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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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Esperite Delight

Esperite Delight

Finally got an esperite specimen from Franklin, New Jersey. And it’s both brightly fluorescent and a beauty in natural light. The esperite glows yellow, willemite green, and calcite red. The dark black non-fluorescent franklinite provides a nice contrast. I first saw Franklin esperite almost 60 […]

New Langban Specimen

New Langban Specimen

Mineral deposits around Langban, Filipstad, Varmland Sweden contain some unique and rare minerals. Some of them are fluorescent. This new specimen is of a rare combination of: willemite – green svabite – orange berzeliite – blue nasonite – yellow I’d enjoy going fluorescent mineral collecting […]

Eastern United States Rocks

Eastern United States Rocks

¬†Franklin New Jersey These hand to double hand sized rocks contain: aegirine – non fluorescent olive green andradite – non fluorescent olive green calcite – bright to dull red clinohedrite – orange diopside – bright blue specks esperite – bright yellow hardystonite – blue franklinite […]

Eastern Hemisphere Rocks

Eastern Hemisphere Rocks

Langban Sweden Langban rocks have some of the brightest fluorescence found. That brightness is often in sharp contrast to a dark to black background. These hand sized specimens are bright and impressive with: calcite – bright red svabite – bright yellow dolomite – bright pink […]

Western United States Rocks

Western United States Rocks

Hogan and Purple Passion Claims Arizona These ugly appearing, palm to hand sized rocks are interesting geologically. And they are spectacularly fluorescent. Fluorescent rocks from the Hogan and Purple Passion Claims are some of the world’s best. fluorite – blue calcite – dull red to […]