• Franklinite with Zinkenite, Willemite and Calcite
  • Franklinite with Zinkenite, Willemite and Calcite
Oxides and Hydroxides

Franklinite with Zinkenite, Willemite and Calcite

$250.00   €211  £190.00 approx.  

This specimen is priced in US dollars, all other prices are approximate.

ID: CC20789
The Franklin-Stirling Hill orebody is one of the most diversely mineralised deposits on Earth containing over 300 different species.  This lovely miniature is a great example of the rich ore and is composed of mixed granular black Franklinite, vermillion-red Zinkenite, greenish-beige Willemite and white Calcite, the latter occurring more as a sparse yet pervasive matrix.  Although none of the ore minerals are euhedral (i.e. developed into crystals) some of the Franklinite and Willemite is semi-rounded, displaying first-stage sub-hederal development.  When viewed under both LW and SW ultraviolet, the specimen remains coal black (non-fluorescing) save for the few patches of Calcite which glow bright red.  A fine miniature example from Franklin Furnace, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA.

Details

Dimensions
3.4 × 7.1 × 2.7 cm
Categories
Calcite, Oxides and Hydroxides, Silicates, Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides
Locality
Franklin Furnace, Franklin, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Calcite, Franklinite, Willemite, Zinkenite

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