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Mineral Specimen #4740    Zincite, Franklinite, Calcite

Sterling Mine, Sterling Hill, Ogdensburg, Franklin Mining District, Sussex Co., New Jersey

Type Location

10.8 x 7.7 x 3 cm


Richly red/orange colored Zincinte black crystals of Franklinite; this is the cotype location for both species. Some minor, massive, white colored Calcite is also present which fluoresces orange under SW UV.

Condition: Good

Flaws: Essentially massive material. Although most of the Franklinite crystal are not complete, about 10% are.

This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From New York, New Jersey and New England | Oxides and Hydroxides | Minerals Priced Between 50 and 99 Dollars