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A WORD ABOUT PHOTO QUALITY:  Please note that many of the mineral photos were taken with older digital cameras, or else they were scanned with obsolete / low-res scanners.  Thus, some of the photos will look much more blocky / grainy / whatever  than they might today.  Fluorescent mineral photography is also a special challenge for both film and digital;  neither system was designed to handle the peculiar lighting & colors. 

I'm gradually trying to update this site with newer photos or better scans, but there are a lot of pages on here.


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Fluorescent Minerals from New Jersey:


Barite & Calcite - Franklin, NJ
  Barite & Calcite - Sterling Hill, Ogdensburg, NJ

Calcite & Dolomite vein - Buckwheat Dump, Franklin, NJ
4-color fluorescent Clinohedrite, Hardystonite, Willemite, & Calcite - Franklin, NJ

Cuspidine - Franklin, NJ

Cuspidine, etc. - Franklin, NJ
 
Esperite, Willemite, & Calcite - Franklin, NJ.
  Fluoborite - Lime Crest Quarry, Sparta, NJ.

Fluorapatite & Willemite - Franklin, NJ
  Fluorapatite, etc. - Buckwheat Dump, Franklin, NJ.
 Fluorite var. Chlorophane Fluorite, etc. - Buckwheat Dump, Franklin, NJ.
  Hardystonite & Calcite showing excellent zone separation. Franklin, NJ.
  Hardystonite, Calcite, & Willemite - Franklin, NJ.
  Hardystonite, Clinohedrite, & Willemite - Franklin, NJ.
 
Hydrozincite - Franklin, NJ.  Also an Ogdensburg one pictured on the same page
  Hydrozincite & Calcite - Franklin, NJ
  Johnbaumite in Calcite - Buckwheat Dump, Franklin, NJ

Manganaxinite, etc. - Franklin, NJ
  Manganaxinite & Clinohedrite - Franklin, NJ.
  Manganaxinite & Xonotlite - Franklin, NJ
  Margarosanite - Franklin, NJ

Meionite (Scapolite) - Sterling Hill, Ogdensburg, NJ
 Scapolite (meionite) Meionite (Scapolite) - Franklin, NJ
  Microcline with Calcite vein - Buckwheat Dump, Franklin, NJ
  Norbergite - Cork Hill Road, Franklin, NJ

Prehnite, Pectolite, etc. - Parker Shaft, Franklin, NJ
 Lilac-fl. scapolite Scapolite w/ cerussite & galena: Noble Pit, Sterling Hill, Ogdensburg, NJ
  Scapolite - Lime Crest Quarry, Sparta, NJ
 The Legendary Stone Head Scapolite, Fluorapatite, & Calcite: The "Easter Island Stone Head"
Sphalerite from Sterling Hill   Sphalerite - Sterling Hill, Ogdensburg, NJ
  Sphalerite & Calcite - Buckwheat Dump, Franklin, NJ
  Sphalerite vein in Calcite - Buckwheat Dump, Franklin, NJ

Sphalerite vein in Calcite & Willemite - Buckwheat Dump, Franklin, NJ
  Sphalerite & Willemite - Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, NJ
  Willemite & Calcite - Mine Run Dump, Sterling Hill, Ogdensburg, NJ
  Willemite & Calcite showing "crazy" pattern:  Mine Run, Sterling Hill, Ogdensburg, NJ
  Willemite & Calcite showing crystal shapes: Buckwheat Dump, Franklin, NJ
  Willemite & Calcite showing large grain size: Sterling Hill, Ogdensburg, NJ
  Willemite & Calcite, unusual exsolution variety: Buckwheat Dump, Franklin, NJ
 
Willemite & Hardystonite in Calcite - Buckwheat Dump, Franklin, NJ
  Wollastonite in calcite - Noble Pit, Sterling Hill, Ogdensburg, NJ

Xonotlite, etc. - Franklin, NJ
  Zincite, Hydrozincite, Aragonite, & Willemite, unusual fluor. var. of zincite. Passaic Pit, Sterling Hill, Ogdensburg, NJ

Fluorescent Minerals from Everywhere Else:

  Autunite - Guilford, CT.
  Celestite - Lime City Quarry, Ohio

Dendritic Opal - Cedar Rim, Wyoming
  Fluorite, Calcite, & Willemite - Hogan Claim, Yavapai County, AZ.
  Manganapatite - Center Strafford, NH.
  Ruby (Corundum) - Viet Nam

Wollastonite in Calcite - Desert View Mine, San Bernardino Co., CA





Cabochons:

color change & fluorescent cab
Glaucochroite, Willemite, & Calcite - cut from Buckwheat Dump (Franklin) rock.  Exhibits color-change behavior.
Hardystonite Cabochon - cut from Buckwheat Dump (Franklin) material.

Hardystonite, Calcite, & Willemite Cabochon - cut from Franklin Mine material



White-Light Specimens:


Allanite-(Ce) - Buckwheat Dump, Franklin, NJ

Alleghanyite - Sterling Hill, Ogdensburg, NJ

Antigorite (Serpentine) - sub-translucent, compact. Phillipsburg, NJ

Augite ("Jeffersonite") - Noble Pit, Sterling Hill, Ogdensburg, NJ

Bementite - Buckwheat Dump, Franklin, NJ

Bustamite - Franklin, NJ

Epidote - Andover, NJ

Fluorapatite with andradite and willemite - Franklin, NJ

Fluorite - Lime Crest Quarry, Sparta, NJ

Franklinite crystal in calcite - Mine Run, Sterling Hill, Ogdensburg, NJ

Gahnite crystal in calcite - Passaic Pit, Sterling Hill, Ogdensburg, NJ

Galena, Malachite (?), & Calcite - Passaic Pit, Sterling Hill, Ogdensburg, NJ

Hematite micro crystal - Buckwheat Dump, Franklin, NJ

Magnetite - rare cubic form - Balmat, NY

Rhodochrosite - Buckwheat Dump, Franklin, NJ

Rhodonite - Franklin, NJ

Sphalerite specimen weighing 42 lbs. Buckwheat Dump, Franklin, NJ

Thorite : Buckwheat Dump, Franklin, NJ

Tremolite crystal in calcite. Lime Crest, Sparta, NJ

Unidentified with Rhodonite, Andradite, etc.  Buckwheat Dump, Franklin, NJ

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