NJ Mineral, Fossil, Gem & Jewelry Show

NJ Mineral, Fossil, Gem & Jewelry Show The NJ Mineral, Fossil, Gem & Jewelry Show is a 5-day public show held every May at the Expo Center in Edison, NJ. This is an excellent way to get the kids engaged in science and nature.

Presented by Eons Expos, the same folks that bring you the Denver Mineral Show every September and the Tucson 22nd Street Show every February.

Presented by Eons Expos, the same folks that bring you the Denver Mineral Show every September and the Tucson 22nd Street Show every February.

Operating as usual

08/19/2021
Opening Day

Here are 500 very happy people entering the main sales floor on opening day, through two pairs of double-doors.

Bus shelter posters and billboards throughout the state of NJ (as well as in Philly) go live over the next 6 days. Pleas...
07/20/2021

Bus shelter posters and billboards throughout the state of NJ (as well as in Philly) go live over the next 6 days. Please support our efforts by attending our event (weekday tickets are $15 per person / $30 per family). This is a great opportunity to get the kids off of electronics and have some family time!

Bus shelter posters and billboards throughout the state of NJ (as well as in Philly) go live over the next 6 days. Please support our efforts by attending our event (weekday tickets are $15 per person / $30 per family). This is a great opportunity to get the kids off of electronics and have some family time!

We are preparing for a monstrous Gem Show for August 18-22 at the NJ Expo Center in Edison, NJ. In 2 weeks you'll start ...
07/09/2021

We are preparing for a monstrous Gem Show for August 18-22 at the NJ Expo Center in Edison, NJ. In 2 weeks you'll start seeing some of the 64 billboards and bus shelter posters throughout NJ and Philly. Here is the map. Please grab a friend and come visit us!

We are preparing for a monstrous Gem Show for August 18-22 at the NJ Expo Center in Edison, NJ. In 2 weeks you'll start seeing some of the 64 billboards and bus shelter posters throughout NJ and Philly. Here is the map. Please grab a friend and come visit us!

01/08/2021

The NJ State Health Department will take over the NJ Expo Center to turn it into a COVID-19 vaccination center for 4 months. Therefore, we had to reschedule this year's show to August 18-22. After this year, all future NJ Shows will be in May.

04/09/2019

Thank you for coming to our event. Attendance was up 3% on the weekend, setting new Saturday and Sunday attendance records. But the week day attendance was down 17% (Wed – Fri). Apparently, many "regulars" (e.g. resellers) that dealers count on to cover their costs did not show up during the week, but the general public responded favorably to our advertising and packed the show on the weekend. All five days combined resulted in a 5% decline versus last year when the show took place during spring break.

A last-minute change to our exhibits: the dinosaur skeletons in the Junior Ballroom have been replaced by Geoffrey Notki...
03/19/2019

A last-minute change to our exhibits: the dinosaur skeletons in the Junior Ballroom have been replaced by Geoffrey Notkin's Aerolite Meteorites exhibit. Come meet Geoff who is famous as one half of Meteorite Men and was just appointed president of the National Space Society (NSS). Those who enjoyed his classy exhibit at the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show learned a great deal about these fascinating space rocks. Among the many specimens will be 1,000+ for sale. Part of the proceeds go to education outreach services.
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NJ Mineral, Fossil, Gem & Jewelry Show
April 3 - 7 (Wed - Sunday) at the NJ Expo Center, Edison, NJ
Advance tickets: $10 for *all* 3 weekdays, $15 for *both* weekend days
Tickets at the door are cash-only and $5 higher
Visit our website to get your tickets: www.NJ.Show

Where do visitors to our show live? Here is a heat map generated from a 3,000 person sample (out of 17,000 visitors) sho...
05/18/2018

Where do visitors to our show live? Here is a heat map generated from a 3,000 person sample (out of 17,000 visitors) showing the top 9 hotspots. An interesting observation is that folks from NJ will travel much longer distances to get to the show than those who live in NY. This is true even though 3x more New Yorkers live within 35 miles of the show than those from New Jersey. (For example, Staten Island is 7 miles from the show but it has no hot spots). Is this dynamic due to the bridge and tunnel tolls?

Here is where folks come from, by state:

NJ - 74%
NY - 18%
PA - 5%
CT - 0.7%
MD - 0.7%
DE - 0.3%

We'll use this map to change billboard locations and newspaper buys. Plus, it shows us that starting a new major show on Long Island has huge potential.

04/04/2018

BONUS! If you came today (Saturday) then you can re-enter for free tomorrow. Don't wash off your UV hand stamp. That's needed to gain re-entry.

FREE dinosaur bone sample to the first 2,000 children. Get yours at the large DINOSAURS ROCK booth.  Plus, win a FREE Di...
03/14/2018

FREE dinosaur bone sample to the first 2,000 children. Get yours at the large DINOSAURS ROCK booth. Plus, win a FREE Dinosaurs Rock birthday party (Value $500). Register at their booth. QUADRUPLE the chance of winning by having your child wear a dinosaur costume. Winner announced 1 week after show. Must live within 75 miles to obtain the free birthday party.

The first two of 21 billboards went up on I-287 and Rt. 22.  They really "pop" under the overcast weather, don't they?  ...
03/09/2018

The first two of 21 billboards went up on I-287 and Rt. 22. They really "pop" under the overcast weather, don't they? BTW, did you buy your tickets online yet? www.NJ.Show

Our center-fold ad in Rock & Gem magazine gives you a good summary of the show.  Perfect to share with your Facebook fri...
02/23/2018

Our center-fold ad in Rock & Gem magazine gives you a good summary of the show. Perfect to share with your Facebook friends!

NJ Mineral, Fossil, Gem & Jewelry Show
02/22/2018

NJ Mineral, Fossil, Gem & Jewelry Show

We're going to press with this ad copy that readers will see in the March issue of National Geographic. This is the firs...
01/03/2018

We're going to press with this ad copy that readers will see in the March issue of National Geographic. This is the first time that a mineral, fossil & gem show has ever been advertised in this magazine, so we're guardedly optimistic about its potential results. The cool thing is that everything in the ad will be for sale at the show, including the 6" aquamarine cross from The Arkenstone Gallery of Fine Minerals and the pallasite meteorite slice from Aerolite Meteorites. Thank you for following us!

10/09/2017

We need your opinion! We've got $35,000 to spend on a full page ad in either Time magazine or National Geographic. The Time ad is in 3 million copies nationwide, with about 554,000 of them in the 7 states closest to the NY/NJ Show. The NatGeo ad would be in *only* in those 7 states and goes to 468,000 subscribers. Advertising beyond our closest 7 states won't materially increase our attendance, but Time will reach 86,000 more folks within our targeted 7 states. HOWEVER, NatGeo readers are already interested in science and history, which are just the folks that are more likely to attend the show. A half page in each is not an option. Which magazine do we advertise in?

08/26/2017

Do you like numbers? We do. Here are the number of subscribers, by those seven states within a 3.5 hour drive of the venue, to NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC magazine. All these folks will see our full-page ad for the 'NY / NJ Mineral, Fossil & Gem Show' in the March 2018 issue. This is the sort of stuff that we spend your admission fee on, which is necessary to keep the show viable. It will take 3,500 attendees to pay for just this one ad.

CT: 27,049
MA: 69,758
MD: 58,100
NJ: 61,888
NY: 123,507
PA: 75,469
VA / DC: 52,423

TOTAL: 468,194

Remember, the show is now 5 days long and admission dropped to $10 on Wed-Friday and remains at $15 for Sat & Sunday (April 4-8, 2018). Our *Primary* special exhibit (there are many) is 'Titanoboa : Monster Snake' from the Smithsonian Institution. See you there?

04/14/2017
Titanoboa: Monster Snake - Teaser

Here's a teaser video for next year's 'Titanoboa : Monster Snake' exhibit.

Meet Titanoboa: She's longer than a bus, eats crocodiles for breakfast and makes modern anacondas look like a garter snakes.

04/14/2017

Attendance increase slightly over last year’s 16,000 but it felt much busier than the 2016 show, so we reckon that folks simply lingered longer, had more fun, and returned more often -- and therefore the venue felt busier.

The big changes for next year are that we're doubling the number of dinosaur and Ice Age skeletons, extending the 3-day show into a 5-day show (Wed-Sun) and reducing ticket prices on weekdays. (Weekend prices remain the same.) This should level out attendance and attract more visitors over-all because too many folks on Facebook say that they had conflicting weekend plans. Further, by extending to five days the show is far less exposed to the risk of a bad weather event. And lastly, a longer show will attract more dealers from further away; since most live west of the Mississippi River.

2018 SPECIAL EXHIBIT: 'Titanoboa : Monster Snake' from the Smithsonian Institution.

04/11/2017

A 3-minute walk through the Main sales floor, starting with Amanda Alece Adkins of Colorado Rocks.

04/02/2017
The Evolving Universe

This is the 5 minute introduction video to our exhibit 'The Evolving Universe' at the NY / NJ Mineral, Fossil & Gem Show next weekend. The first half shows lots of trippy astrophotos with little explanation offered, but that's the point: the exhibition explains it all.

03/29/2017
Located at the NJ Convention & Expo Center

Buy your tickets right now online!

They are priced the same as those purchased at the door except that the ticketing company charges a $1.82 ticket fee to buy on-line. HOWEVER, we'll make it up to you by letting advance ticket purchasers in the door 30 minutes before opening time so that you can peruse our most popular exhibits before the crowds: the glowing UV mineral exhibition from the Franklin Mineral Museum and The Evolving Universe from the Smithsonian Institution. Click the banner immediately below.

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PRESS RELEASEThis exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution will be hosted by the NY / NJ Mineral, Fossil, Gem & Jewel...
03/22/2017
The Evolving Universe

PRESS RELEASE

This exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution will be hosted by the NY / NJ Mineral, Fossil, Gem & Jewelry Show at the NJ Convention & Expo Center in Edison, NJ for 3 days: April 7-9, 2017. We're one stop on its 12-city tour.

The cosmos constantly changes. Stars are born, live out their lives, and die - sometimes calmly, sometimes explosively. Galaxies form, grow, and collide dramatically. A new exhibition and website developed by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO), the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, and circulated by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service; reveal the dynamic and evolving universe through breathtaking photographs and informative captions.

"The Evolving Universe" explores how the stars, galaxies and universe undergo the same stages as life on Earth: from birth, to maturity and, eventually, to death. This remarkable journey from present-day Earth to the far reaches of space and time will be on view at the NJ Expo Center from April 7 through 9, and will then continue to travel on a twelve-city tour through the end of 2017.

A worldwide audience also can experience the exhibition through its website, located at www.mnh.si.edu/exhibits/evolving-universe. All of the images featured in the museum gallery can be downloaded in high-resolution jpegs or PDFs formatted in poster size.

Visitors to the exhibition or website can choose one of two paths to explore the cosmos. They can begin close to home with our solar system and move outward to the farthest reaches of the universe. Or they can begin 13.7 billion years ago at the moment of the Big Bang and move forward in time to the present day. Along their journey they will learn how a variety of telescopes and instruments, reveal the fascinating history of the expanding universe.

In addition to telescopic images, researchers are actively investigating microscopic images of meteorites found on Earth. Their composition reveals what changes have taken place in the universe during the passage of billions of years while the Earth was still in formation, well before humans even existed. All of the elements—the raw materials that make up everything in the universe, including the Earth and human bodies—are formed within stars and released into space when stars die. Visitors may be surprised to learn that their bodies are composed of this stardust and will be able to see an example of interstellar diamond dust found in a meteorite in 1969. This will join the compelling visuals and epic stories of supernovas, stellar nurseries, nebulae and galaxy clusters that reveal the fascinating history of the expanding universe.

SITES has been sharing the wealth of Smithsonian collections and research programs with millions of people outside Washington, D.C., for 65 years. SITES connects Americans to their shared cultural heritage through a wide range of exhibitions about art, science and history, which are shown wherever people live, work and play. Exhibition descriptions and tour schedules are available at www.sites.si.edu.

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, located on 10th Street and Constitution Avenue N.W. in Washington, D.C., welcomes more than 6 million visitors annually. The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more information about the museum, visit it at www.mnh.si.edu.

This exhibit is hosted by the NY / NJ Mineral, Fossil, Gem & Jewelry Show at the NJ Convention & Expo Center in Edison, NJ for 3 days: April 7-9, 2017

Website: www.NYNJ.Show

Media Contact:
Lowell Carhart
[email protected]
(804) 291-6357

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07/06/2016
2017 NY / NJ Mineral, Fossil, Gem & Jewelry Show

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2017 NY / NJ Mineral, Fossil, Gem & Jewelry Show at the NJ Convention & Exposition Center

If you missed the "History of Radiation / Cold War" exhibit at the April 2016 show or wish to see the highlights again, ...
06/02/2016

If you missed the "History of Radiation / Cold War" exhibit at the April 2016 show or wish to see the highlights again, here's a new album accompanied with explanations.

We start with hand-colored pages from the first mining book ever written. The author lived & worked in the silver mining town of St. Joachimsthal in the early 1500s. Today the town is called Jáchymov in Czech. This town gave us the word "dollar"; the ore used by Marie Curie to discover Radium; and Uranium extracted by slave labor for the Russians to make their nuclear bombs during the Cold War.

The exhibits touches on X-ray and Radium mania from 1905-1935, quack items, WW2, and several events during the Cold War. It ends with the "weapons secured" command at the conclusion of the Cuban Missile Crisis. All throughout, radioactive radium, uranium, and plutonium are at the center of events, even if never acknowledged.

The items were collected over a period of 6 months on eBay and Craigslist, and the exhibit was cobbled together over 4 days by William Kolb, Justin Zzyzx, and myself, Lowell Carhart. Forgive the blurry photography; it is difficult to get crisp photos of items behind glass using just an iPhone.

The collection is being reinterpreted, arranged better, signed more professionally, and will then be taken on the road. I hope you enjoy these highlight photos.

New!  We will now have a paleontologist at the annual NYNJ Show to authenticate and identify your fossils for free.  Our...
05/17/2016
American Museum of Natural History

New! We will now have a paleontologist at the annual NYNJ Show to authenticate and identify your fossils for free. Our expert for the 2017 show is Carl Mehling, Paleontology Collections Manager, at the American Museum of Natural History.

The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world's preeminent scientific and cultural institutions.

05/12/2016

We've just gone national: next April you'll see half-page ads advertising our show in Scientific American magazine, Discover magazine, Smithsonian magazine, and Popular Science magazine. Together, they reach more than 15 million people. It's part of our effort to expand into all sciences and history. We want to become a science and history show that *specializes* in fossils, minerals and gems, while presenting special exhibits from museums throughout the world.

05/06/2016

The contract has been signed. One of the premier special exhibits at our 2017 show will be "Evolving Universe" from the Smithsonian Institution. Even though we are a mineral, fossil, and "gem show" our special exhibits will encompass all sciences (and history) to appeal to the largest possible audience. In your travels if you come across an outstanding special exhibit at a museum, please message me so we can try to get it. -Lowell

03/28/2016

The most valuable item at our show won't be a dinosaur, mineral, or gem. Rather, it's a small piece of wreckage from the U-2 shot down over Cuba in October 1962 during the Cuban Missile Crisis. It is part of our 'History of Radioactivity' exhibit which encompasses the Cold War. The artifact is on loan from the Museum of the Revolution in Havana, Cuba via the The Cold War Museum in Warrenton, VA. The loan was arranged by the son of the pilot, Major Rudolph Anderson, who died during the reconnaissance mission.

PRESS RELEASE: DINOSAURS ARE BACK AT THE NJ CONVENTION & EXPO CENTER APRIL 8-10NY / NJ MINERAL, FOSSIL, GEM & JEWELRY SH...
03/23/2016

PRESS RELEASE: DINOSAURS ARE BACK AT THE NJ CONVENTION & EXPO CENTER APRIL 8-10

NY / NJ MINERAL, FOSSIL, GEM & JEWELRY SHOW

EDISON, NJ – a 38-foot long Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton locked in mortal combat with a Triceratops, a special exhibit 'Natural Histories' from the American Museum of Natural History, the hugely popular glow-in-the-dark ultraviolet mineral room from the Sterling Hill Mining Museum, two dozen unique exhibits from private collectors including 'The History of Radiation', children's activities like geode busting, gemstone sluicing, metal detection, and a fossil dig, meet the stars of the TV show 'Prospectors', and see lots more dinosaurs, whales, and other fossil & mineral treats. All this and more surprises await you at the 5th annual NY / NJ Mineral, Fossil, Gem and Jewelry Show running April 8 thru 10 at the NJ Convention and Expo Center. Come join 15,000 other like-minded nature and science lovers. You simply cannot miss this 'New Jersey Top 5 Family Event'!

In addition to exhibits, attractions, and demonstrations, you can browse 300 vendor booths of treasures from the Earth and Space. Everything is for sale and priced from $1 dollar to $1 million. This is the largest gem show on the East Coast and will offer exotic minerals, crystals, gold, silver, artisan jewelry, fossils of every description and age, dinosaurs (and their p**p), meteorites, home décor, Lithuanian fossil amber (with and without insects), Arizona petrified wood, Mexican turquoise, Australian opals, Columbia emeralds, Afghanistan tourmaline, Mohave agates, Brazilian amethyst, Madagascar ammonites, Indian Zeolites, Zaire malachite, Chinese fluorite, Moroccan mosasaur teeth, California gold nuggets, Burma rubies, Russian meteorites, NJ ultraviolet rocks, and so much, much more.

The NY / NJ Mineral, Fossil, Gem and Jewelry Show is organized and run by Eons Expos, a team of four Jersey siblings that also organizes similar shows in Denver and Tucson. The show nearly fills the 150,000 sq. foot NJ Expo Center and the always-changing special exhibits keep you coming back.

Free parking. Admission is $10 for adults and children 12 and over, $5 for Children ages 5 – 11, and those under 5 are free. One admission is good for all three days. The $5 children's ticket includes a free UV mineral that will glow under the black light in the UV room. The first 1,000 children receive a free piece of fossil dinosaur bone from the Dinosaurs Rock booth. Show hours are Noon to 9 pm on Friday, and 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday & Sunday. The on-site eatery offers reasonably priced meals and there is enough to keep your attention that you'll want to stay for three or four hours. Please visit www.NJ.show for more info.

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Edison, NJ
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This 5-day event is the largest show of its kind east of Denver, Colorado. Items for sale include dinosaurs, mineral specimens, common and rare gems, common and achingly rare fossils, petrified wood, artisan jewelry, meteorites, sharks teeth, opals, sapphires, silver, gold, beads, science gifts, unique interior decor, and so much, much more. Prices are $1 to $100,000. Returning exhibits include a dimmed room full of "black light" UV minerals, local mineral rarities, and lots of dinosaurs! Hands-on kid activities include metal detection, gem sluicing, a fossil dig, and freebies from local mineral & fossil clubs. Family friendly and free parking.

Weekday Ticket (Kids Under 5 are Free) = $15.00 Good For All 3 Weekdays, Unlimited Reentry

Weekend Ticket (Kids Under 5 are Free) = $20.00 Good For Both Weekend Days, Unlimited Reentry

1-Day Family Pass (Kids Under 5 are Free) = $40.00 Up to 2 Adults + Up to 4 Children Under 18 The show is held annually in the 150,000 sq. foot NJ Convention & Exposition Center (a.k.a. "NJ Expo Center") located in Raritan Center. The address for your GPS is 97 Sunfield Ave, Edison, NJ. We're located 1.5 miles off I-287 / Route 440 and there's easy access via the NJ Turnpike, Garden State Parkway, and Routes 1 and 9. We're 15 minutes south of Newark International Airport and 5 miles west of Staten Island.

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Where is the sluicing for the kids?
YouTube video of my CrystalConcentrics setup at the NJ Gem Show - come by - booth 767:
Are there places to eat? Food vendors? Are we allowed to bring food? Thanks!
Is it cold or hot inside the show?
This is the video I shot at the expo a few years back check out those T Rex teeth!
Need to update Instagram...show in August this year....not April.
If we cant get in can we get a refund?
How are the lines today?
Attention patrons..it is 5pm on opening day...2-2 1/2 hour minimum wait to get in. One person out one person in. Be warned. It's rough out there.
There is a line wrapped around the building of people trying to get in. Some are massless. And there is no one directing the line or telling people why it is taking so long to get inside..