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new jersey FLUORESCENT SPECIMENS

(Last update 02/03/2017)

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(All UV photos are taken under shortwave UV lamps, unless stated otherwise; SW=shortwave, LW=longwave, WL=white light)

 

FRANKLIN / STERLING HILL CABINET SPECIMENS

MG1021 - Hardystonite, Calcite, Willemite (fl-SW), Franklinite - 11 oz., 3 X 2 X 1 3/4 in. - (SOLD)

A great Franklin 3-color, with a large area of very bright Hardystonite

MG1034 - Willemite xls. in Calcite (fl-SW) - 1 lb. 1 oz., 5 X 3 1/4 X 2 1/2 in. - $300

A great "two-way" specimen, spectacular in UV, but a beauty in white light as well - xls. to 3/4 in.

MG1011 - Clinohedrite, Hardystonite, Willemite (fl-SW), Franklinite - 1 lb. 6 oz., 4 X 3 X 2 in. - (SOLD)

A clean, beautiful fluorescent - there is minor Calcite also, but not enough to call it 4-color...

JSMY02 - Mylonitized Calcite, Willemite (fl-SW) - 1 lb. 12 oz., 4 1/4 X 3 3/4 X 3 in. - (SOLD)

A nice chunk of mylonitized ore from the Sterling Hill Mine in Ogdensburg New Jersey

MG1015 - Hardystonite, Clinohedrite, Willemite (fl-SW), Franklinite - 6 oz., 2 1/4 X 1 1/2 X 1 1/2 in. - (SOLD)

Beautiful little Hardy/Clino, nice and clean....

MG1027 - Esperite, Hardystonite, Calcite, Willemite (fl-SW), Franklinite - 9 oz., 3 X 2 X 1 1/2 in. - $200

Just a great 4-color Franklin, nicely balanced colors, and very bright....

MG1031 - Cuspidine (?), Calcite, Willemite (fl-SW) - 1 lb. 1 oz., 4 X 2 3/4 X 1 3/4 in. - $325

A nice cabinet-sized specimen with a large area of the rare mineral Cuspidine (?)...

MG1014 - Hardystonite, Clinohedrite, Willemite (fl-SW), Franklinite - 1 lb. 1 oz., 3 X 2 1/2 X 2 1/4 in. - (SOLD)

An very clean bright fluorescent, with an outstanding Clinohedrite face...

SHBAR04 - Calcite, Barite (fl-SW) - Sterling Hill - 1 lb. 8 oz., 5 X 3 X 2 in. - $115

A nice big classic combination specimen - the Barite occurs in a seam of small blebs on two sides...

MG1012 - Hardystonite, Clinohedrite, Willemite (fl-SW), Franklinite - 1 lb. 2 oz., 3 1/2 X 2 3/4 X 1 1/2 in. - (SOLD)

Nice solid blocky specimen, mostly Hardystonite...

SHCWF08 - Calcite, Willemite (fl-SW), Franklinite, Zincite - Sterling Hill Mine 12 oz., 4 X 2 1/2 X 1 1/4 in. - $25

Very nice Sterling Hill piece - any blue is not fluorescence, but a reflection from the Zincite flecks...

MG1006 - Hardystonite, Clinohedrite, Calcite, Willemite (fl-SW), Franklinite - 1 lb. 5 oz., 3 3/4 X 3 X 2 in. - (SOLD)

An outstanding Franklin 4-color - and the view shown is not my favorite (ask)....

MG1044 - Mylonitized Calcite, Willemite (fl-SW), Sterling Hill Mine - 1 lb. 15 oz., 5 X 3 1/2 X 2 in. - (SOLD)

A spectacular specimen of "Mylonite", taken from the 1280 stope of the Sterling Hill Mine

MG1038 - Wollastonite (fl-SW) - 1 1/2 oz., 2 1/2 X 1 1/2 X 3/4 in. - (SOLD)

Nice little Wollastonite crystal specimen, with the largest crystal a full 1 in. (!) in length.... From the 340 level at Sterling Hill.

HRDX03 - Calcite, Willemite, Hardystonite (fl-SW) 1 lb., 4 X 2 1/2 X 2 1/2 in. - (SOLD)

A very colorful Franklin combo, with all three fluorescent species well-represented on both sides...

HRDX04 - Hardystonite, Calcite, Willemite (fl-SW), Franklinite - Franklin, NJ - 13 oz., 4 X 3 X 3/4 in. - $50

A great Franklin 3-color, with all three fluorescent minerals plus Willemite veins visible on two sides...

HRD10 - Calcite, Willemite, Hardystonite (fl-SW) - 9 oz., 3 X 2 X 1 1/2 in. - $30

A very nice Franklin 3-color specimen...

MG1010 - Hardystonite, Clinohedrite, Willemite (fl-SW), Franklinite - 2 lbs. 2 oz., 4 X 3 1/2 X 2 in. - $155

Clean and atrractive in white light, this is a bright beauty in shortwave UV....

 

 

FRANKLIN / STERLING HILL LARGE CABINETS AND JUMBOS

HYDRO07 - Calcite, Hydrozincite, Willemite (fl-SW) - Trotter Dump, Franklin, NJ - 3 lb. 2 oz., 6 X 4 1/2 X 3 in. - $95

A real Franklin 3-color fluorescent standout, unusual for the Wllemite present

JSBIGH02 - Hardystonite, Clinohedrite, Willemite (fl/SW), Franklinite - 6 lbs. 1 oz., 7 1/2 X 4 3/4 X 3 3/4 in. - $625

A bright large-cabinet Clino-Hardy specimen, one of Franklin's more spectacular combos - this is a beaut!

KLSH24 - Calcite, Willemite (fl-SW), Franklinite - Passaic Pit, Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg NJ - 4 lb. 6 oz., 6 1/2 X 4 1/4 X 2 1/4 in. - (SOLD)

A big drab rock under white light, but wow! under S/W ultraviolet....

WOLL09 - Wollastonite, Calcite (fl-SW) - Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, NJ - 2 lbs. 10 oz., 5 X 3 1/2 X 2 1/2 in. - $95

A spectacular Sterling Hill Wollastonite, with unusually bright Calcite...

MG1028 - Esperite, Willemite, Calcite (fl-SW), Franklinite xls. - 5 lbs. 2 oz., 6 X 4 X 2 1/2 in. - (SOLD)

This is a great specimen that I defy anyone to photograph well: lots of Esperite, augmented by Calcite and Willemite, plus Franklinite xls. up to 3/4 in. (!)...

KLCRZY09 - Calcite, Dolomite (fl/SW) "Crazy Calcite" - 3 lbs. 2 oz., 9 X 6 X 1 1/2 in. - $75

A large plate of a snow-white Calcite/Dolomite mix, which fluoresces a mottled red/purple in shortwave UV....

BHARD27 - Hardystonite, Clinohedrite, Willemite (fl-SW) - Franklin, New Jersey - 6 lbs. 11 oz., 7 3/4 X 5 1/2 X 2 1/2 in. - $245

A massive chunk of fluorescent beauty, which also contains Franklinite and Andradite...

NJRG32 - Calcite, Willemite (fl-SW), Zincite, Franklinite - Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensberg, NJ - 2 lb. 10 oz., 6.5 X 4.25 X 1.5 in. - (SOLD)

A great Sterling Hill specimen, with a river of bright green phosphorescent Willemite running through it - there is also a small vug of what I am told is Chlorophoenicite....

BHARD25 - Calcite, Hardystonite, Willemite (fl-SW), Franklinite - Franklin, NJ - 4 lbs. 9 oz., 5 1/4 X 4 1/2 X 3 1/4 in. - $175

A solid chunk of the usual Calcite/Willemite/Franklinite mix, but with a nice band of Hardystonite cutting through it...

MG1018 - Hardystonite, Calcite, Willemite (fl-SW), Franklinite - 3 lbs. 6 oz., 5 1/4 X 4 1/2 X 3 1/2 in. - (SOLD)

Nice big chunk of Franklin beauty, several good views....

JSMY07 - Mylonitized Calcite, Willemite (fl-SW) - Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, NJ - 7lbs. 10 oz., 7 1/4 X 4 X 3 1/2 in. - $65

A big chunk of "Mylonite" from Sterling Hill - great pattern!

BHARD20 - Calcite, Willemite, Hardystonite, Clinohedrite (fl-SW) - Franklin NJ - 2 lbs. 9 oz., 5 1/2 X 3 3/4 X 2 in. - $225

Simply a gorgeous Franklin 4-color combination....

MG1016 - Hardystonite, Clinohedrite, Calcite, Willemite (fl-SW), Franklinite - 4 lbs. 3 oz., 6 X 4 X 2 3/4 in. - (SOLD)

A big showy Franklin 4-color - show this one front and center!

MG1007 - Hardystonite, Clinohedrite, Willemite (fl-SW), Franklinite - 4 lbs. 6 oz., 6 1/4 X 5 1/2 X 3 in. - (SOLD)

A real beauty, with good Clinohedrite in several views....

MG1017 - Hardystonite, Calcite, Willemite (fl-SW), Franklinite - 4 lbs., 6 1/2 X 5 X 1 1/2 in. - $175

A very nice Franklin 3-color, with several good Hardystonite areas....

JSJ02 - Wollastonite (fl/SW) - Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, NJ - 15 1/2 lbs., 11 X 7 1/2 X 6 in. - $225

A monster specimen chock-full of bright Wollastonite crystals...

JSMY06 - Mylonitized Calcite, Willemite (fl-SW) - Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, NJ - 14 lbs., 12 1/2 X 7 1/2 X 4 in. - $150

A spectacular jumbo plate of "Mylonite" - some of the blue may be reflection, but there is a coating of Hydrozincite on the piece....

BIGFR01 - Calcite, Willemite (fl-SW), Khutnahorite, Franklinite, Zincite - Franklin, NJ - 4 lbs., 12 oz., 7 X 5 1/2 X 3 1/2 in. - (SOLD)

This is one of my favorites! Zincite and Franklinite blebs dot a matrix of snowy white Calcite and pink Khutnahorite - almost as pretty in white light (IMHO)...

Items pictured above which are also on sale in my eBay store have an eBay item # following the price; you can go to my eBay store by clicking here.  If you are considering a purchase of any of the specimens not listed in eBay, please send me an email with any questions; additional images may be available upon request. 

 

 

Jim Simpson (tigerowner@gmail.com)

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