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Glow Notes - Displays

 

An example of how a well designed display can be built to accentuate any decor.  The top is 3 sedimentary slabs from the Green River formation and contain fossil fish. Inside the cabinet is a shortwave light from Engenious Designs. Most of the specimens are from the famous Sterling Mine, Ogdensberg, NJ.  Posted to our Fluorescent Mineral Facebook Group by one of our members.
 

(Click to open a larger image, display and photo by Paul Tackowiak)

 

 

The posts below are all display posts in chronological order.   Blog posts may be narrowed by the five categories listed, or the entire list viewed by returning to the main GNB page above.  Page through posts using "Next Ten" links at the bottom of the page.

Serious question here. I just had cataract surgery and can now only see FS with sunglasses on. Does anyone know if this will improve as I heal or am I doomed to wearing sunglasses to see my beloved rock? I am using a cheap harbor freight light but my husband says he ca...

July 8, 2015

(This is copied from a Facebook post by Bruce W.  Black boxes are had to find for our hobby; white boxes destroy fluorescence.):

Ever want to store your glow rocks in boxes, but don't want to pay for flats? Do what I do - collect copy paper boxes at your place of busine...

Ultraviolation Fluorescent Mineral Only Show - "If it don't glow, you're at the wrong show"

January 15, 2015

Over time folks have posted pictures of their own fluorescent mineral displays in the Facebook FMS Fluorescent Mineral Group.  These are great examples of what you can do at home with some simple cabinetry and a good UV display light.  There were several threads discus...

January 14, 2015

This is one of the most frequently asked questions in the FMS Fluorescent Mineral Group.  Folks are very creative and we’ve seen some great displays filled with glowing rocks and lit by powerful UV lights.  But, as we know, UV can be dangerous to your eyes; viewers mus...

January 9, 2015

Go to a show!   There are several shows each year where folks put on great displays of fluorescent minerals.  The video below was shot at the NY/NJ Gem and Mineral show - great place to bring the kids.  Other shows include the Spring and Fall Gem and Mineral shows in F...

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