Fluorescent Minerals For Sale:  Page 1

Franklin & Sterling Hill

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Calcite & Dolomite ("Crazy Calcite") - Sterling Hill, Ogdensburg, NJ (#F623)

"Crazy Calcite" - Sterling Hill, Ogdensburg, NJ.  

Calcite:  FL bright red-orange SW

Dolomite:  FL violet SW

Specimen size approx. 3 1/4" x 2";  max. thickness about 1"

Weight approx. 5 oz.

F623 ... $20

Calcite - Franklin, NJ (#F628)

Calcite "Ribbon Ore" - Franklin, NJ.   Rough crystalline grains of franklinite (nf) in calcite with a ribbon of some other non-fl mineral, probably serpentine.  There are also very small amts. of willemite (fl. green SW) and another, non-fl mineral which may be tephroite.

Calcite:  FL bright red-orange SW

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

Weight approx. 2 3/4 lbs.

F628 ... $39

Scapolite - Sparta, NJ (#F617)

Scapolite - Lime Crest Quarry, Sparta, NJ.  
A pale, subtle FL that requires a very powerful SW lamp such as a Superbright.  This interesting material was found many years ago in the lower levels of the quarry.

Specimen size approx. 2 1/4" x 2" x 1 3/4"

Weight approx. 9 oz.

F617 ... $14

Scapolite (Meionite) - Franklin, NJ (#F627)

Scapolite (Meionite) - Franklin, NJ.  

Meionite with willemite, quartz, and petedunnite.  Quartz is unusual in the rocks that contain fluorescent minerals at this locality;  most of the available silica went into forming willemite.

Meionite:  fl. magenta (SW). 

Willemite:  fl. green (SW)

Petedunnite, Quartz:  non-fl.

Specimen size approx. 3 1/2" x 2 3/4" x 2 1/2"

Weight approx. 1 lb 6 oz.

F627 ... $49

Willemite - Franklin, NJ (#F614)

Willemite - Franklin, NJ.   This is one of the more unusual varieties of willemite, having a purplish hue in daylight ("grape willemite"). 
The NF matrix consists mainly of compact andradite garnet.

Specimen size approx. 4" x 2" x 2"

Weight approx. 1 lb 8 oz.

F614 ... $35

Willemite & Calcite - Franklin, NJ.  

Willemite & Calcite - Franklin, NJ.  
Willemite is dull reddish-tan in daylight (var. "troostite").  This rock also contains some bustamite (nf), a mineral similar to rhodonite and which is often pinkish in daylight. 

Specimen size approx. 2 3/4" x 1 1/2" x 2"

Weight approx. 14 ounces

F622 ... $22

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