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      NESOSILICATES

 

Mineral Specimens - Pectolite, Prehnite, Clinohedrite, Franklin, NJ

 

 W1370

 CLINOHEDRITE, PECTOLITE,

 PREHNITE

 Franklin, Sussex County, NJ, USA

 An intensely fluorescent mixture of what appears

 to be clinohedrite, pectolite, and prehnite in

 diopside and andradite.

 

 

Mineral Specimens - Pectolite, Prehnite ???, Franklin, NJ

 

 Specimen size - approx 9.5 cm X 5.7 cm X 3 cm

 

 Under short wave ultraviolet

 SuperBright 2000SW UV source

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mineral Specimens - Clinohedrite, Prehnite, Franklin, NJ

 FL380

 CLINOHEDRITE, PREHNITE,

 XONOTLITE

 Franklin, Sussex County, NJ, USA

 Crystalline vein of clinohedrite exposed in

 hancockite, andradite, hendricksite. On the

 reverse side of this piece is a vein of fluorescent

 prehnite and xonotlite. A fine example of a unique

 assemblage from Franklin.

 

 

Mineral Specimens - Clinohedrite, Prehnite, Franklin, NJ

 

 Specimen size - approx 13 cm X 8 cm X 5.5 cm

 

 Under short wave ultraviolet

 SuperBright 2000SW UV source

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mineral Specimens - Esperite, Franklin, NJ

 MLX92

 ESPERITE

 Franklin, Sussex County, NJ, USA

 Massive esperite and hardystonite with willemite

 and franklinite.

 Specimen size - approx 8 cm  X  5 cm  X  3 cm

 

 

 

 

 

Mineral Specimens - Esperite, Franklin, NJ

 

 Under short wave ultraviolet

 SuperBright 2000SW UV source

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mineral Specimens - Datolite, Franklin, NJ

 L1059

 DATOLITE

 Franklin, Sussex County, NJ, USA

 White datolite cystals on hancockite and

 pyrochroite. Pyrochroite is an uncommon Mn

 hydroxide similar to brucite.

 (Lee Areson collection LA1059)

 Specimen size - approx  6.7 cm  X  5.5 cm

 X 2.5 cm

 

 

 

Mineral Specimens - Esperite, Hardystonite, Willemite, Calcite, Franklin, NJ

  BL332

  ESPERITE, HARDYSTONITE,

  WILLEMITE, CALCITE

  Franklin, Sussex County, NJ, USA,

  Massive esperite, hardystonite, willemite in

  calcite with franklinite. Fine classic color

  combination from Franklin.

  Specimen size - approx 11 cm X 9.5 cm X 6 cm

 

 

 

Mineral Specimens - Esperite, Hardystonite, Calcite, Willemite, Franklin, NJ

 

 Under short wave ultraviolet

 SuperBright 2000SW UV source

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mineral Specimens - Esperite, Hardystonite, Willemite, Franklin, NJ

94212

ESPERITE, HARDYSTONITE, WILLEMITE

Franklin, Sussex County, NJ, USA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mineral Specimens - Esperite, Hardystonite, Willemite, Franklin, NJ

 Esperite, willemite grains in calcite, franklinite mix

 with hardystonite. A nice Franklin fluorescent!

 Specimen size -  approx. 17cm   X  10 cm   X  7.5 cm.

 

 Under short wave ultraviolet

 SuperBright 2000SW UV source

 

 

 

 

 

Mineral Specimens - Esperite, Hardystonite, Willemite, Franklin, NJ

Mineral Specimens - Esperite, Hardystonite, Willemite, Franklin, NJ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mineral Specimens - Tephroite, Willemite, Zincite, Franklin, NJ

 94214

 TEPHROITE, WILLEMITE, ZINCITE

 Franklin, Sussex County, NJ, USA

 Grey tephroite vein with imbedded franklinite, zincite in gneissic

 Franklin ore. This specimen is what's known to local collectors as

 a 'wobbler', a piece that exhibits an optical illusion when rocked

 front to back where the nonfluorescent vein appears to fall out of

 the rock. Strange!

 Specimen size - approx. 6.8 cm X 4.4 cm X 3.1 cm.

 

 

 

Mineral Specimens - Tephroite, Willemite, Zincite, Franklin, NJ

 

 Under short wave ultraviolet

 SuperBright 2000SW UV source

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mineral Specimens - Datolite, Franklin, NJ

 M0246

  DATOLITE

  Franklin, Sussex County, NJ, USA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Unusual pink crystalline datolite filling in brecciated andradite. Specimen size - approx. 3 cm  X  2.4 cm   X  2 cm.

 

 

 

      Sorry, the mineral specimens on this page are not for sale.

 

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