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Mineral Specimen #4702    Axinite-(Mn), Willemite

Franklin Mine, Franklin, Franklin Mining District, Sussex Co., New Jersey

Type Location

3.1 x 2.8 x 2.6 cm


Ex. John Melhase - pre 1938, Ex. California Academy of Sciences, Ex. Steve Pullman

Much of this specimen is composed of massive, orange brown Axinite-(Mn) with a couple of areas of extant, light orange colored, bladed crystals. Under SW, the Axinite fluoresces a bright red/orange. This is the type location for the species. Such specimens are very seldom available.

Condition: Good

Flaws: Essentially massive material.

This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From New York, New Jersey and New England | Sorosilicates | Nesosilicates | Fluorescents | Minerals Priced Between 100 and 199 Dollars