Fluorescent Minerals
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New Jersey area is probably the most famous location for fluorescent minerals. The mines of Franklin and the Sterling
Hill Mine at Ogdensburg, Sussex County in northwestern New Jersey are world famous for fluorescent minerals.  No
other site has produced more rare and interesting minerals. Over 80 fluorescent mineral samples have been taken from
these mines. While other great localities can have similar minerals, no location on earth compares with the minerals of
Franklin and Sterling Hill, New Jersey.

The city of Franklin calls itself
"The Fluorescent Mineral Capital of the World"! We can't imagine a fluorescent
mineral display that does not contain a specimen from Franklin or Sterling Hill. The most common specimens from these
localities can literally "light up" a fluorescent display with beautiful
reds (Calcite) and greens (Willemite) under
short-wave ultraviolet light. These specimens are made even more interesting with a mix of non fluorescent
black
(Franklinite)
contrasting the fluorescent display with black designs. Other fluorescent minerals from here include
Esperite (bright yellow-green)
, Clinohedrite (orange-yellow), Hardystonite (violet-blue), Barite (white),
Manganaxinite (an intense red) and Wollastonite (bright-yellow) to name a few.

Sadly, the mines are now closed and filled with water and rock. Only a few mine dumps remain to provide any new
material. Two museums are present to educate the public about these remarkable mines and one allows tours into
some of the actual mine shafts and both provide mine dump collecting opportunities. It is easy to see that these mines
are truly one of the best mineral localities to ever be discovered and specimens from them should be treasured.

Franklin Mineral Museum           (click on Links to see museums)            Sterling Hill Mining Museum

Most of the specimens available now are from the "trailings" or dump sites known as "dumps". This is the material that
was removed from the mines many years ago. Specimens from the famous
Trotter Dump and the Buckwheat Dump
are highly collectible but the true prize comes from old stock specimens actually removed from the mines and stored
without being weathered and oxidized. Franklinite is a prized mineral if found in its crystal form. Older specimens from
these areas had large Franklinite inclusions and are referred to as "Jumbo" series specimens.

Information above on this page courtesy of the Franklin-Sterling Hill website http://franklin-sterlinghill.com/
Specimen of Black Willemite (a SW fluorescent brilliant green), Calcite and
Franklinite from the Sterling Hill Mine “black ore” zone , Ogdensburg, Sussex
County, New Jersey. This unique specimen explodes in color under SW Ultra-
Violet light. Franklinite is non-fluorescent black. Photos taken with a Nikon CoolPix
L-1  under a Way Too Cool 254 nm SW 9-Watt Lamp.

Own a Classic!  This is not dump material!
Weighs 16.7oz or 1.04 lbs (475g)
and Measures 4.1 x 2.7 x 1.5" (10.5 x 7 x 3.8 cm)
Item # 72CWF10171912
Fluorescent Black
Willemite, Calcite and
Franklinite from the Sterling
Hill Mine, New Jersey

$49.00
Item # 81FLR10170021
Fluorite from Deming, NM

$24.00
This green Fluorite is from the Greenleaf Mine on Fluorite Ridge located North of Deming, New Mexico. This is an
amazingly unique specimen that shows a deep blue color under a 254 nm SW Ultra-Violet light or a 368 nm LW
Ultra-Violet Light! Photos taken under 9W Way too Cool lamp.

Weighs 5.9 oz or 0.37 lbs (168g) and measures 2.2 x 2.1 x 1.4 inches (5.7 x 5.3 x 3.6 cm)
Buckwheat Dump Fluorescents      Rogerly Mine Fluorite      Manganoan Calcite     
...Notice...
Fluorescent Specimens listed on this Page will require a Short Wave (SW) Ultraviolet light, or a Medium Wave(MW) Ultraviolet light, or a
Long Wave (LW) Ultraviolet light.           
These Will Not Fluoresce under a "Black Light"
Museum Specimens
Classic 4 Color specimen of Chrondrodite, Aragonite and Diopside
on Calcite
from the closed Long Lake Zinc Mine in  Parham, Olden
Township, Frontenac County, Ontario, Canada.
This  Specimen weighs 9.3 oz or 0.58 lbs (264g)
and measures 2
.8 x 2.2 x 2 inches (7.2 x 5.7 x 5.1 cm)
Item # 85CHON11175121
Classic 4 Color specimen of Chondrodite, Aragonite
and Diopside on Calcite


$
49.00

We have acquired some new Fluorescent Minerals                   
...Hope You Enjoy Them!
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Visual Under-glow effect from Calcite!
Large cabinet specimen of red-brown mahogany Sphalerite veins in fluorescent
Calcite, Willemite and Franklinite ore from the  Sterling Hill Mine, near Franklin NJ..  
Fluoresces green and orange under short wave UV light; bright orange, and green
under long wave UV light.
This piece is from the personal collection of Sterling Hill hoist operator Hector Anderina.

Own a Rare Specimen!  

Specimen weighs 82.8 oz or 5.17 lbs (2.349kg)
and measures 7.2 x 4.4 x 2.8 inches (18.2 x 11.2 x 7.1 cm)
Item # 75SCWF10171005
Large Cabinet Sphalerite veins in
fluorescent Calcite, Willemite and
Franklinite Ore from the Sterling
Hill Mine

$94.00
SW & MW
Official PayPal Seal
LW
Sterling Hill Mine
Specimen of Calcite, Willemite and Franklinite from the Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, Sussex County, New Jersey. This
unique specimen explodes in color under SW Ultra-Violet light Calcite fluoresces a brilliant orange, Willemite a green,
Franklinite is non-fluorescent black. Photos taken with a Nikon CoolPix L-1  under a Way Too Cool 254 nm SW 9-Watt Lamp.
Own a Classic!
Specimen weighs 14.8 oz or 0.92 lbs (420g)
and measures 2.7 x 2.5 x 2.1 inches (6.9 x 6.4 x 5.5cm)
Item # 74CWF10174122
Calcite, Willemite and
Franklinite from the Sterling
Hill Mine

$49.00
SW
LW
MW
SW
MW
Tan Hardystonite with Clinohedrite, Willemite and Calcite. It is from
the Franklin Mine, Franklin, sussex County, NJ. The Hardystonite
fluoresces purple-blue SW, the Clinohedrite fluoresces pumpkin
orange SW, the Willemite fluoresces green SW and the Calcite
fluoresces red-orange SW. Fluorescent Photos taken with a Nikon
Cool Pix L1 camera under "Way Too Cool" 254 nm SW, 312 nm MW
and 368 nm LW 9-Watt Triple Wave Lamp.

ex; The Schneider Collection SS-2519, Oradell, NJ
ex; Wards Natural Science in Rochester, NY

Specimen weighs 15 oz or 0.94 lbs (428g)
and measures 4 x 2.8 x 1.8 inches (10.3 x 7.2 x 4.7 cm)
Item # D-HCWC12165293
Tan Hardystonite with Clinohedrite,
Willemite and Calcite from the
Franklin Mine

$69.00
Sterling Hill Mine
AA Grade Calcite (red-orange), Franklinite (black) and apple green Willemite (green) direct from the Sterling Hill
Mine,
New Jersey. This piece is from a miners collection from the 1950's. These specimens are a highly sought
after collectibles. This is an amazingly unique  specimen that explodes in color under SW Ultra-Violet light and an
interesting daylight look as well! Fluorescent Photos taken under a "Way Too Cool" 254 nm SW 9-Watt Lamp.
Own a Classic!  This is not dump material!

Specimen weighs 22.7 oz or 1.4 lbs (646g)
and measures 4 x 2.9 x 1.7 inches (10.1 x 7.3 x 4.3 cm)
Item # J-CWF12165942
Calcite, Franklinite, Zincite and
Apple Green Willemite from the
Sterling Hill Mine, New Jersey

$69.00
Franklinite Crystal Cluster in Calcite from Sterling Hill, New Jersey. This specimen
was procured from a mineral dealer at the 2012 Hendersonville, NC Rock Gem and
Mineral Show. The Calcite fluoresces orange under SW and the piece has an
interesting daylight look as well! Fluorescent Photos taken under a "Way Too Cool"
254 nm SW 9-Watt Lamp.


Specimen weighs 3.2 oz (93.5g)
and measures 1.9 x 1.5 x 1.1 inches (4.9 x 3.9 x 2.8 cm)
Item # K-FRN12165671
Franklinite Crystals (Xls) in
Calcite from Sterling Hill, New
Jersey

$49.00        
Granite with Fluorescent Potassium-Feldspar phenocrysts we collected from the
Sierra-Nevada Mountains in 1996.Fluorescent Photos taken under a "Way Too Cool"
254 nm SW 9-Watt Lamp.
Specimen weighs 12.5 oz or 0.78 lb (356g)
and measures 4.8 x 2.8 x 1.4 inches 12.2 x 7.2 x 3.7cm)
Item #M-FRN12160001
Granite with Fluorescent
Potassium-Feldspar phenocrysts
from the Sierra-Nevada Mountains

$45.00        
Fluorescent
Corundums
(Rubies and Sapphires)
AA Grade Cabinet Willemite and Franklinite with a Willemite Vein from the Sterling Hill
Mine, Ogdensburg, Sussex County, New Jersey. This unique specimen explodes in
color under SW Ultra-Violet light Willemite fluoresces a brilliant green and Franklinite
is non-fluorescent black. Photos taken with a Nikon CoolPix L-1  under a Way Too
Cool 254 nm SW 9-Watt Lamp.
Own a Classic!
ex; The Schneider Collection SS-2427, Teaneck, NJ  
Specimen weighs 87.1 oz or 5.45 lbs (2.471kg)
and measures 6.5 x 4.7 x 2.7 inches (16.7 x 11.9 x 6.8cm)
Item # 26WILF06179382
Willemite and Franklinite with
a Willemite Vein from the
Sterling Hill Mine

$59.00
SW
AA Grade Cabinet Calcite,Willemite and Franklinite from the Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, Sussex County, New Jersey. This
unique specimen explodes in color under SW Ultra-Violet light Calcite fluoresces a brilliant orange, Willemite a brilliant green,
Franklinite is non-fluorescent black. Photos taken with a Nikon CoolPix L-1  under a Way Too Cool 254 nm SW 9-Watt Lamp.
Own a Classic!

Specimen weighs 34 oz or 2.12 lbs (965g)
and measures 4.4 x 3.2 x 2.4 inches (11.2 x 8.2 x 6.1cm)
Item # 76CWF10175682
Calcite, Willemite and Franklinite
from the Sterling Hill Mine

$69.00
Sterling Hill Mine
Franklin Mine
Tremolite from the Franklin Quarry, in Sussex County, NJ.  A rare find! Photos taken with a Nikon CoolPix L-1  under a
Raytech Model LS-218CB with 2 each 254 nm SW 15-Watt Lamps.
Own a Classic! ex; The Schneider Collection  Teaneck, NJ  

Specimen weighs 8.3 oz or 0.52 lbs (238g) and measures 2.6 x 2.5 x 2 inches (6.8 x 6.4 x 5.2cm)
Item # 82Trem10172181
Very Rare Tremolite
from the Franklin Quarry

$36.00
Calcite,Willemite and Franklinite sphere from the Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, Sussex County, New Jersey. This unique
specimen explodes in color under SW Ultra-Violet light Calcite fluoresces a brilliant orange, Willemite a brilliant green and
Franklinite is non-fluorescent black. Photos taken with a Nikon CoolPix L-1  under a Way Too Cool 254 nm SW 9-Watt Lamp.
Own a Classic!

Specimen weighs 8.72 oz or 0.54 lbs (247g) and measures 2.19 inches diameter (55.6mm)
Item #83CWF10171062
Calcite, Willemite and Franklinite
55.6mm Fluorescent Sphere

$56.00
Sterling Hill Mine
AA Grade Old Stock Fluorescent green Fluorite Sphere from Singapore. This specimen has been in our Personal Collection
since 2004. We procured it from a Singapore Minerals Dealer in Quartzsite, AZ in early 2004.  Photos taken with a Nikon
CoolPix L-1  under a Way Too Cool 254 nm SW 9-Watt Lamp.

Specimen weighs 5 oz or 0.31 lbs (144g) and measures 1.74 inches in diameter (44.4mm)
Item #84FLOSP10170082
Classic 44.4mm Fluorescent green
Fluorite Sphere from Singapore

$46.00
Arizona Fluorescents
Best with MW and  some
with SW & LW
Purple Passion Mine
Geronimo Mine
Red Cloud Mine
A Grade Cabinet specimen of Calcite,Willemite,Franklinite and Zincite from the
Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, Sussex County, New Jersey. This unique specimen
explodes in color under SW Ultra-Violet light Calcite fluoresces a brilliant orange,
Willemite a brilliant green, Franklinite and Zincite are non-fluorescent black. Photos
taken with a Nikon CoolPix L-1  under a Way Too Cool 254 nm SW 9-Watt Lamp.

Own a Classic! (from a 1960's estate sale collection)

Weighs 22.8oz or 1.42 lbs (647g)
and Measures 5 x 3.6 x 1.8" (12.9 x 9.2 x 4.7 cm)
Item #62CWFZ06170051
Calcite, Willemite, Franklinite and
Zincite from the Sterling Hill Mine

$45.00
Sterling Hill Mine
Large Cabinet specimen of Calcite,tan and black Willemite and Franklinite from the
Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, Sussex County, New Jersey. This unique specimen
explodes in color under SW Ultra-Violet light Calcite fluoresces a brilliant orange,
Willemite a green
which is also phosphorescent, Franklinite is non-fluorescent black.
Photos taken with a Nikon CoolPix L-1  under a Way Too Cool 254 nm SW 9-Watt
Lamp.

Own a Classic!
Weighs 61oz or 3.85 lbs (1.74kg)
and Measures 5
.9 x 5.5 x 2.1 inches (15 x 14.1 x 5.4 cm)
Item #2CWF11171233
Large Cabinet Calcite, Willemite and
Franklinite from the Sterling Hill Mine

$6
9.00
Sterling Hill Mine
Specimen of Apple Green Willemite, Black Willemite (both a SW fluorescent brilliant
green) and Franklinite from the Sterling Hill Mine “black ore” zone , Ogdensburg,
Sussex County, New Jersey. This unique specimen explodes in color under SW Ultra-
Violet light. Franklinite is non-fluorescent black. Photos taken with a Nikon CoolPix L-
1  under a Way Too Cool 254 nm SW 9-Watt Lamp.

Own a Classic! (from a 1960's estate sale collection)

Weighs 30oz or 1.87 lbs (849g)
and Measures 3.9 x 2.4 x 2" (9.9 x 6.3 x 5.1 cm)
Item #65WF06170051
Apple Green Willemite, Black Willemite
and Franklinite from the Sterling Hill
Mine

$72.00
Specimen of Sea Foam Green Willemite, Black Willemite (both a SW fluorescent
brilliant green), Calcite and Franklinite from the Sterling Hill Mine “black ore” zone,
Ogdensburg, Sussex County, New Jersey. This unique specimen explodes in color
under SW Ultra-Violet light. Franklinite is non-fluorescent black. Photos taken with a
Nikon CoolPix L-1  under a Way Too Cool 254 nm SW 9-Watt Lamp.

Own a Classic! (from a 1960's estate sale collection)

Weighs 26.5oz or 1.65 lbs (752g)
and Measures 4.4 x 2.3 x 1.9" (11.2 x 5.9 x 4.9 cm)
Item #67WF06170051
Sea Foam Green Willemite, Black
Willemite and Franklinite from the
Sterling Hill Mine

$60.00
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Specimen of Willemite (a SW fluorescent brilliant green), Calcite (Orange) and Franklinite (Black)from the Sterling Hill Mine
, Ogdensburg, Sussex County, New Jersey. This unique specimen explodes in color under SW Ultra-Violet light. Franklinite
is non-fluorescent black. Photos taken with a Nikon CoolPix L-1  under a Way Too Cool 254 nm SW 9-Watt Lamp.
Own a Classic!  This is not dump material!
Weighs 16.7oz or 1.04 lbs (475g) and Measures 4.1 x 2.7 x 1.5" (10.5 x 7 x 3.8 cm)
Item # 73CWF10171981
Fluorescent  Willemite, Calcite and
Franklinite from the Sterling Hill
Mine, New Jersey

$42.00
Sterling Hill Mine
Sterling Hill Mine
Sterling Hill Mine
"Black Ore Zone"
Sterling Hill Mine
Specimen of Black Willemite (a SW fluorescent brilliant green), Calcite and Franklinite from the Sterling Hill Mine “black ore”
zone , Ogdensburg, Sussex County, New Jersey. This unique specimen explodes in color under SW Ultra-Violet light.
Franklinite is non-fluorescent black. Photos taken with a Nikon CoolPix L-1  under a Way Too Cool 254 nm SW 9-Watt Lamp.

Own a Classic!  This is not dump material!
Weighs 18.5oz or 1.16 lbs (526g) and Measures 4.2 x 3.5 x 1.2" (10.6 x 8.9 x 3.2 cm)
Item # 77BWCF10171182
Fluorescent Black
Willemite, Calcite and
Franklinite from the Sterling
Hill Mine, New Jersey

$56.00
Sterling Hill Mine
"Black Ore Zone"
Specimen of Black Willemite (a SW fluorescent brilliant green), Calcite and Franklinite from the Sterling Hill Mine “black ore”
zone , Ogdensburg, Sussex County, New Jersey. This unique specimen explodes in color under SW Ultra-Violet light.
Franklinite is non-fluorescent black. Photos taken with a Nikon CoolPix L-1  under a Way Too Cool 254 nm SW 9-Watt Lamp.

Own a Classic!  This is not dump material!
Weighs 44.9oz or 2.8 lbs (1.274kg) and Measures 5.2 x 2.9 x 2.7" (13.3 x 7.5 x 6.9 cm)
Item # 78CWF10170783
Fluorescent Black
Willemite, Calcite and
Franklinite from the Sterling
Hill Mine, New Jersey
78.00
Sterling Hill Mine
"Black Ore Zone"
Large Cabinet Calcite, Franklinite and Phosphorescent Willemite from the
Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, Sussex County, New Jersey. This unique
specimen explodes in color under SW Ultra-Violet light Calcite fluoresces a
brilliant orange, Willemite a brilliant green
which continues to glow a few seconds
after light source is removed (Phosphorescent)
, Franklinite is non-fluorescent
black. Photos taken with a Nikon CoolPix L-1  under a Way Too Cool 254 nm SW
9-Watt Lamp.


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Specimen weighs 121 oz or 7.6 lbs (3.45kg)
and measures 9.6 x 6.2 x 2.8 inches (24.3 x 15.7 x 7.1cm)
Item # 1CWF11175682
Large Cabinet Calcite, Franklinite and
Phosphorescent Willemite
from the
Sterling Hill Mine

$1
19.00
Sterling Hill Mine
Large Cabinet Calcite, Franklinite and
Phosphorescent Willemite from the
Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, Sussex
County, New Jersey. This unique
specimen explodes in color under SW
Ultra-Violet light Calcite fluoresces a
brilliant orange, Willemite a brilliant green
including veins running through this piece.
They are highly phosphorescent
which
means it continues to glow after the light
source is removed
. Franklinite is
non-fluorescent black. Photos taken with a
Nikon CoolPix L-1  under a Way Too Cool
254 nm SW 9-Watt Lamp.

Own a Classic!
Specimen weighs
61.8 oz or 3.86 lbs (1.75kg)
and measures 6
.4 x 4.5 x 2.3 inches
(1
6.3 x 11.4 x 6cm)
Item # 3CWF11171072
Large Cabinet Calcite, Franklinite
and Phosphorescent Willemite
from the Sterling Hill Mine

$69.00
Sterling Hill Mine