|Following are links to lists of minerals-- not the
list of all known minerals, just the ones that can still be found at existing
collecting areas of the Franklin / Sterling district (and nearby quarries). If anyone has information
to contribute to this list, please let me know. The links below will take
you to lists of minerals you can find in the...
Sussex Co. quarries
To dig or not to dig is a question that depends on what you're trying to find. The rarer fluorescent minerals tend to be much less common on the dump surface, though I found small amounts of cuspidine and hardystonite right on the surface, both on one day. I also found a rare dendritic willemite specimen without digging.
Sometimes you can dig for hours and still find little else but marble and dolomite, which aren't very interesting unless you're searching for microminerals.
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