- golden brown
Rhodonite - pale pink
Hendricksite - black, micaceous flakes
UNIDENTIFIED - blue-gray
Locality: Buckwheat Dump, Franklin, New Jersey
Here's a very interesting daylight specimen from the Buckwheat, found in 2005 or 2006.
The unidentified mineral does not appear to be scapolite; it has a fairly high melting point.
It does appear to be a silicate, but it's uncertain as to which.
One problem with Franklin minerals is that most of them have manganese and zinc in them, so it's hard to narrow them down without at least a semi-quantitative analysis. However, some physical clues can also help (hardness, fracture, etc.)
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