Fluorescent Minerals For Sale:  Page 3

Franklin & Sterling Hill

(Larger Specimens)


Important: Fluorescent minerals require a special ultraviolet lamp to view them (normally, a short-wave UV lamp).  It's worth it to get a good lamp.

The color response of your computer's monitor may not be the best representation of the photographs. The colors shown in the photos, at least as they appear on our office monitor, are the most accurate representations we were able to capture with the limitations of the camera.


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Scapolite (Meionite) & Willemite - Franklin, NJ (#F683)


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Scapolite (Meionite) with Willemite - Franklin, NJ.  

A very large specimen, probably one of the largest and best examples of this assemblage you're likely to find for sale.  This pinkish-fl. variety of meionite occurs in a distinctive assemblage that includes willemite, microcline (var. amazonite), calcite (fl. red SW), and the rare mineral petedunnite (NF; drab olive green and dark green in daylight).  There is also quartz (mostly NF), unusual in rock that contains willemite.

This is mostly a calc-silicate rock, so the mineral calcite (a carbonate) occurs only in small amounts here.

Brightness is moderate, but the fl. is very attractive under a bright SW source.  We've had smaller examples of this assemblage from time to time, but never one of this size.

Specimen size approx. 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" x 3"

Weight approx. 10 lbs.

F683 ... $375.00





Scapolite - Sparta, NJ (#F652)


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Scapolite - Lime Crest Quarry, Sparta, NJ.  
Subtle but beautiful, multi-colored fl response in SW.  Requires a powerful SW lamp such as a Superbright. 

This is one of the largest and best of its type we've had. 

Specimen size approx. 6" x 3 3/4" x 2 3/4"

Weight approx. 4 lbs.

F652 ... $75.00





Scapolite (Meionite) - Ogdensburg, New Jersey. (#F646 )


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Scapolite (Meionite) with Calcite - Ogdensburg, New Jersey. 

A very large specimen of fluorescent meionite from the Noble Pit, Sterling Hill, Ogdensburg, NJ.  FL response is moderate red-magenta in SW UV.  It requires a powerful SW lamp such as a Superbright to appreciate the colors.

This is one of the two largest specimens we've ever had of this material.  It was difficult to get solid pieces of this in large size, as it involved essentially hard-rock mining.

Back / alternate face of specimen (not shown) has more calcite (fl red-orange SW) with the meionite.

Size approx. 11 1/2" x 7" x 3 1/2"

Ship. wt. 16 lbs.  Ships in its own packaging.

#F646 ...  $250.00






Scapolite (Meionite) & Calcite - Ogdensburg, New Jersey. (#F657 )


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This is not quite the largest specimen we've had of this assemblage, but this one has a fairly well-defined crystal of pyroxene (diopside or augite), visible at the upper right in the normal-light photo.  There are several other crystals in the calcite.

Overall, this may be the best example of this material we've had or will have.  It was difficult to get intact, unweathered specimens of this from the host rock, especially with crystals having any degree of completeness.

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Size approx. 7 3/4" x 4 1/2" x 3 3/4"

Ship. wt. 6.5 lbs.

#F657 ...  $265.00





Norbergite - Franklin, NJ (#F645)


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Norbergite - Franklin, NJ.  

A very large specimen with dense coverage of fluorescent norbergite.  This is about the brightest grade of fluorescent norbergite.  Collected many years ago from the Farber quarry.

Specimen size approx. 8 1/2" x 5 1/4" x 3".  The bright-fl norbergite covers an area about 6" x 5".

Weight approx 6.3 lbs

F645.....$95.00





Sphalerite in Calcite with Willemite - Franklin, New Jersey. (#F675 )


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Sphalerite - Franklin, NJ.  

A band of sphalerite approx. 1" wide and about 5 3/4" long, in calcite (fl. red-orange SW) with willemite (fl. green SW).  There is some hydrozincite (fl. blue SW) on the sphalerite.

This sphalerite contains the variety known as "cleiophane" (FL blue), visible only in MW and LW UV (not shown). There is quite a bit of it in here, with good distribution along the band. The cleiophane is phosphorescent blue, especially in LW.

This large specimen also displays well in daylight, because of the sphalerite band.

Size approx. 6" x 6" x 3".

Weight approx. 6 lbs 4 oz.

#F675 ...  $175.00







Willemite with Calcite - Franklin, New Jersey. (#F643 )


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A large, dense specimen with translucent to sub-translucent willemite (fl green SW) and minor amts of calcite (fl red SW) in a matrix of franklinite (NF).  This variety of willemite has a somewhat gemmy appearance, and while not really faceting material, it is sometimes referred to as "gemmy" willemite.

Size approx. 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" x 3"

Weight approx. 7 lbs 9 oz.

#F643 ...  $59.00





Willemite with Calcite - Franklin, New Jersey. (#F677 )


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Large specimen showing the beginnings of mylonitization.  The willemite grains are somewhat stretched or elongated in that zone along the botttom third of the specimen.

Size approx. 6 1/2" x 4 1/2" x 2 1/2"

Weight approx. 6 lbs 3 oz.

#F677 ...  $54.00




Wollastonite - Franklin, NJ (#F625)


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Wollastonite - Sterling Hill, Ogdensburg, NJ.  
Moderate yellow-orange FL, SW.  This is a very large specimen.  Collected from the "saddle" outcrop, Noble Pit, Sterling Hill, about 1998-'00.

Specimen size approx. 9 1/4" x 6" x 2"

Weight approx. 8 lbs 5 oz.

F625 ... $95







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