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new jersey FLUORESCENT SPECIMENS

(Last update 01/17/2022)

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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

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....

SHBAR04 - Calcite, Barite (fl-SW) - Franklin, NJ - 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...

SHSC2002 - Calcite, Willemite (fl-SW), Zincite, Franklinite - Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, NJ - 1 lb. 7 oz., 5 X 2 1/2 X 2 in. - $32

Just another "red & green"? Nope - this one has a big patch of bright red Zincite for daylight interest.... Oh, and the Willemite is very phosphorescent...

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...

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

A very nice Franklin 3-color specimen...

SHCWF04 - Willemite, Calcite (fl-SW), Franklinite - Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, NJ - 6 oz., 2 1/2 X 2 1/4 X 1 in. - $15

Nice Sterling Hill small cabinet, with a bit of slickenside and very phosphorescent Willemite...

MYBU13 - Calcite, Willemite (fl-SW), Franklinite - Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, NJ - 2 1/2 oz., 3 X 2 X 1 in. - $15

Another nice small cabinet example of mylonitized ore from the Sterling Hill Mine....

HRDX23 - Calcite, Willemite, Hardystonite (fl-SW) - Franklin, NJ - 14 oz., 3 1/4 X 2 X 2 in. - $19

The Hardystonite is minor, but it's still a nice colorful fluorescent with lots of tiny well-formed Franklinite xls. on all sides...

FF20N - Xonotlite, Margarosanite, Willemite (fl-S/W), Franklinite, Andradite - Franklin Mine, Franklin, NJ - 7 1/2 oz., 3 X 1 3/4 X 1 1/2 in. - $30

Bought this at least 15 years ago, label saying "Xonotlite, Margarosanite" - Pretty fluorescent, but I can't vouch for the mineral ID: Xonotlite yes (I think), but Margarosanite very minor if at all....

SHSC21 - Willemite, Calcite (fl-SW), Franklinite - Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, NJ - 9 oz., 3 3/4 X 2 X 1 in. - $15

Mostly black Willemite and Franklinite, with an amazing transformation in UV - self-collected many years ago....

SHSC17 - Calcite, Willemite (fl-SW/LW), Franklinite - Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, NJ - 1 lb. 3 oz., 4 1/2 X 3 X 2 1/2 in. - $19

Pretty specimen in S/W UV, but also very nice in L/W too (uncommon) - good smattering of well-formed tiny Franklinite xls. - self-collected many years ago...

FF24N - Calcite, Willemite, Hardystonite (fl-S/W), Franklinite - Buckwheat Dump, Franklin, NJ - 11 oz., 3 X 2 1/2 X 1 1/4 in. - $23

Nice cabinet Franklin 3-color, which could use a good cleaning - bright spots in photo are over-exposed Willemite, not Esperite...

 

 

FRANKLIN / STERLING HILL LARGE CABINETS AND JUMBOS

BF3COL05 - Hardystonite, Clinohedrite, Willemite (fl-SW) - Franklin, NJ - 7 lbs., 1 oz., 7 1/4 X 6 X 3 3/4 in. - $650

This is a great big bright Hardy/Clino, made very special by the remnants of a "blow-back" drilling hole on one side - sure wish I had the core!

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...

GMHARD01 - Clinohedrite, Hardystonite, Willemite (fl-SW), Franklinite - Franklin, NJ - 8 lbs. 3 oz., 8 X 6 X 3 in. - $300

Another massive classic 3-color Franklin piece (ex-Gerry Mcloughlin collection)...

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....

BF4COL03 - Clinohedrite, Hardystonite, Willemite, Calcite (fl-SW) - Franklin, NJ - 3 lbs. 6 oz., 5 1/4 X 4 1/4 X 3 1/2 in. - (on loan)

A spectacular true Franklin 4-color, better in person than in the picture, where the Willemite is a bit over-exposed....

GMSH23 - Calcite, Willemite, Hydrozincite (fl-SW) - Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, NJ - 3 lbs. 1 oz., 7 1/4 X 3 1/4 X 2 1/4 in. - $95

A 3-color beauty from Sterling Hill (ex. Gerry McLoughlin) showing some mylonitization.... Willemite quite phosphorescent

BF3COL01 - Clinohedrite, Hardystonite, Willemite (fl-SW), Franklinite - Franklin, NJ - 4 lbs., 4 1/2 X 4 1/2 X 4 in. - $155

A nice big bright Franklin 3-color, ex. Gerry McCloughlin collection

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...

GMSH14 - Calcite, Willemite (fl-SW), Franklinite - Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, NJ - 8 lbs. 1 oz. - $28

Another big Gerry McLoughlin specimen, with the Willemite (somewhat phosphorescent) in seams, blebs, and coating one side, plus a bit of Hydrozincite...

BF4COL04 - Calcite, Willemite, Hardystonite, Clinohedrite (fl-SW) - Franklin, NJ - 8 lbs. 8 oz., 7 1/4 X 4 1/2 X 4 in. - $675

This a big 4-color hunk of the best that Franklin has to offer - multiple display faces, sits well in several positions...

SHSC23 -Cement (w/Calcite, Willemite, Hydrozincite - fl S/W) - Sterling Hill, Ogdensburg, NJ - 1 lb. 15 oz., 6 X 4 3/4 X 2 1/4 in. - $25

Here's a broken chunk of fluorescent concrete, with bits of Calcite, Willemite, and Hydrozincite making it quite attractive under S/W UV...

SHSC14 - Calcite, Willemite, Hydrozincite (fl-SW) - Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, NJ - 3 lbs. 2 oz., 8 X 3 1/4 X 3 in. - $95

Here's a great piece of self-collected mylonitized ore from Sterling Hill - at least 4 different views, every one spectacular...

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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