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Mineral Specimens - Pyroxene, Rudeville, Sussex County, NJ

 

  M0409

  PYROXENE

  Rudeville, Hardyston Township,

  Sussex County, NJ, USA

  Cluster of black pyroxene ('augite') crystals

  from a gneiss/marble contact.

 

 

 Specimen size -  approx.  6.0 cm.  X  5.0 cm.  X  3.0 cm.

 

Mineral Specimens - Diopside, Franklin, Sussex County, NJ

 

  M0155                        

  DIOPSIDE

  Farber Quarry, Franklin, Sussex

  County, NJ, USA 

  Bright green broken pyroxene crystal of un-

  certain form in marble. This material fluoresces

  bright blue under short-wave UV light.

 

 Specimen size - approx. 5.0 cm.  X   4.0 cm.  X  2.0 cm.

 

Mineral Specimens - Spinel, Sparta, Sussex County, NJ

                                                                        

  M1534                        

  SPINEL

  Limecrest Quarry, Sparta,

  Sussex County, NJ, USA 

  Purplish spinel octahedron in marble with

  minor graphite, chondrodite.

 

 

 Specimen size  4.5 cm.  X  4.3 cm.  X  3.5 cm.

 

Mineral Specimens - Chondrodite, Sparta, Sussex County, NJ   

  M1123

  CHONDRODITE

  Limecrest Quarry, Sparta,

  Sussex County, NJ, USA 

  Solid chunk of chondrodite with imbedded

  phlogopite. An unusual specimen in that

  humite minerals usually occur in the marble

 

 as discrete grains and crystals.

 Specimen size - approx. 7.0 cm.  X  6.5 cm.  X  5.5 cm.

 

Mineral Specimens - Corundum, Sparta, Sussex County, NJ

 

  M1063

  CORUNDUM

  Limecrest Quarry, Sparta,

  Sussex County, NJ, USA 

  Blue corundum crystals with rutile in marble.

 

 

 

 Specimen size - approx. 3.5 cm.  X  2.5 cm.  X  2.2 cm.

 

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