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Grape Willemite Calcite Andradite Aegirine

Grape Willemite Calcite Andradite Aegirine

Another Franklin NJ fluorescent hand sized specimen. In natural light, the willemite has a reddish grape color. But it glows the same intense green seen in most willemite from this locality. There’s a small amount of red fluorescent calcite scattered through a non-fluorescent andradite/aegirine matrix. There’s more images of this specimen and other from this locale at the Eastern United States page. -dM

Hardystonite Clinohedrite Specimen

Hardystonite Clinohedrite Specimen

Another beautiful hand sized specimen from Franklin, NJ. It contains: hardystonite – blue clinohedrite – dull orange willemite – green calcite – red franklinite – non-fluorescent black There are more Franklin, NJ specimens to be seen on the Eastern United States page. Specimens from this locale are unique. There are only a couple other locations on earth, that come close to matching their complexity, brilliance […]

Sterling Hill Mine Sphalerite

Sterling Hill Mine Sphalerite

Here’s a new specimen from the Sterling Hill Mine near Franklin New, Jersey. It’s a bright, hand sized piece of sphalerite that glows: pinkish-orange under long wave ultraviolet purplish-red under short wave ultraviolet with an intense orange phosphorescence The sphalerite contrasts nicely with the red glowing calcite, green glowing willemite, and the non-fluorescent franklinite. Like most ore specimens from this locality, it’s got a satisfying […]

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