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Mineral Specimen #6088    Willemite, Franklinite and unidentified Fluorescent Species

Franklin Mine, Sussex Co., New Jersey

11.7 x 8 x 4 cm


The specimen is a bit of a mystery. One side is a typical mix of Willemite and Franklinite. Another side has a surface which has a bumpy, brown colored surface with a submetallic luster. This unidentified material is present as just a thin layer on this side. On another side, there is another unidentified material which varies a bit in color but is generally a peachy pink/orange. The big surprise here is this surface fluoresces a yellow/orange color under long wave. This does not match with anything I could find from Franklin.

Condition: Good

Flaws: Essentially massive material.

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