Minerals For Sale:
Ribbon Ore with Micros (#CR324) including probable Chlorophoenicite
This is a more detailed listing of a mineral from the main category page, Daylight Specimens of the Franklin-Sterling Hill Area.
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Ribbon Ore with Micros
A miniature to small-cabinet specimen of "ribbon ore". The matrix consists of zincite, franklinite, calcite, and willemite, having a ribbon of some non-fluorescent mineral that approximately bisects the piece. The mineral is unidentified; it bears superficial resemblance to solid friedelite, but more likely it is a mixture formed by one or more minerals having been dispersed very finely in calcite. The ribbon does not fluoresce.
Also of interest is the presence of one or more microminerals consisting of white to golden-brown, acicular crystals, visible through a 10x loupe or better yet, a stereo inspection microscope. Most likely the white mineral is chlorophoenicite, although it may be brandtite or something else.
Groups: Arsenates (chlorophoenicite or brandtite); Silicates (willemite, etc.); Oxides (zincite, franklinite); Carbonates (calcite).
Specimen Size: approx. 2 1/4" x 1 1/2" x 1 1/4"
Ship. wt. 1 lb
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