Fluorescent Minerals For Sale:  Page 1

Franklin & Sterling Hill


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.

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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 & Dolomite ("Crazy Calcite") - Sterling Hill, Ogdensburg, NJ (#F624)






"Crazy Calcite" - Sterling Hill, Ogdensburg, NJ.   An extra-large specimen with good distribution of calcite and dolomite.  This is one of the best ones we've had.


Calcite:  FL bright red-orange SW

Dolomite:  FL violet SW

Specimen size:  approx. 6 3/4" to 7" by 5 1/4" (display face).  Thickness about 2 1/4".

Weight approx. 8 lbs 5 oz.

F624 ... $95.00





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





Sphalerite - Franklin, NJ (#F618)






Sphalerite - Franklin, NJ.  
Sphalerite variety "cleiophane" in a non-FL matrix.  The sphalerite fl. blue and orange in SW, MW, and LW UV.  It is one of the few minerals that fl. two completely different colors in the same specimen.

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

Weight approx. 13.5 oz.

F618 ... $20





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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