Fluorescent Minerals 2
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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/
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
Item # 53CWFZ07175942
2.4 lb Calcite Willemite
Franklinite and Zincite from
the Franklin Mine, NJ


$69.00

We have acquired some new Fluorescent Minerals                   
...Hope You Enjoy Them!
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Visual Under-glow effect from Calcite!
Franklin Mine
Sterling Hill Mine
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LW
Sterling Hill Mine
Very Rare Cabinet Chondrodite in Marble specimen from a 1970's collection. This is an
amazingly unique  specimen that s
hows best color with a strong or very close SW Ultra-
Violet light
. Chondrodite fluoresces yellow and marble is non-fluorescent. Nice daylight
presentation.
Photos taken under two Raytech LS-218CB SW 15-Watt Lamps with a
Nikon L1 Coolpix
 camera.

Specimen weighs 11.9 oz or 0.74 lbs (339g)
and measures 4
.6 x 2.7 x 1.1 inches (11.9 x 7 x 2.8cm)
Item # 57CHM07175942
Chondrodite in Marble
Limecrest Quarry Sparta, NJ

$4
9.00
Sterling Hill Mine
Fluorescent
Corundums
(Rubies and Sapphires)
Item # 60TCF07170032
Troostite, Calcite and
F
ranklinite from the Sterling
Hill Mine

$
49.00
Arizona Fluorescents
Best with MW and  some
with SW & LW
Purple Passion Mine
Geronimo Mine
Red Cloud Mine
A Grade Calcite (red-orange), Willemite (green) veins and spots, Franklinite (black) and Zincite (non-fluorescent) direct from
the
Franklin Mine, New Jersey. This is an amazingly unique  specimen that explodes in color under SW Ultra-Violet light and
has a phosphorescent effect with the W
illemite continuing to glow green when removed from the SW-UV light! (photos taken at
@ 6 seconds after SW light removed)
Fluorescent Photos taken under a Way Too Cool 254 nm SW 9-Watt Lamp in black out
photo box.
Own a Classic specimen from a Classic Location!  
Piece weighs 38.3 oz or 2.4 lbs (1.086kg) and measures 5.2 x 3.8 x 3 inches (13.4 x 9.8 x 7.6 cm)
A Grade Cabinet Chondrodite (yellow) Diopside (blue) and Calcite (red) from
the Long Lake Zinc Mine near Parham, Ontario, Canada that has been closed
to collecting for a few years now. This is an amazingly unique  specimen that
explodes in color under SW Ultra-Violet light. These are some of our favorites...
they remind us of nebula photos sent back from the Hubble Space Telescope.
Photos taken under
two Raytech LS-218CB SW 15-Watt Lamps with a Nikon
L1 Coolpix camera
.
Own a Classic!

Specimen weighs 10.2 oz or 0.64 lbs (292g)
and measures 3
.6 x 3 x 1.3 inches (9.2 x 7.7 x 3.3cm)
Item # 55CHDIOP07175132
Chondrodite and Diopside on
C
alcite from the Long Lake
Zinc Mine

$4
8.00
A Grade Cabinet Aragonite (blue-white), Chondrodite (yellow) Diopside
(blue) and Calcite (red) from the Long Lake Zinc Mine near Parham,
Ontario, Canada that has been closed to collecting for a few years now.
This is an amazingly unique  specimen that explodes in color under SW
Ultra-Violet light. These are some of our favorites...they remind us of
nebula photos sent back from the Hubble Space Telescope. Photos taken
under two Raytech LS-218CB SW 15-Watt Lamps with a Nikon L1 Coolpix
camera.
Own a Classic!

Specimen weighs 20 oz or 1.25 lbs (568g)
and measures 4
.6 x 2.5 x 2.2 inches (11.7 x 6.5 x 5.7cm)
Item # 56ARCDC07170663
Aragonite "Lightning Bolts"
with
Chondrodite and
Diopside on Calcite from the
Long Lake Zinc Mine

$58.00
Cabinet Chondrodite (yellow) Diopside (blue) and Calcite (red) from the Long Lake Zinc
Mine near Parham, Ontario, Canada that has been closed to collecting for a few years
now. This is an amazingly unique  specimen that explodes in color under SW
Ultra-Violet light. These are some of our favorites...they remind us of nebula photos
sent back from the Hubble Space Telescope. Photos taken under two Raytech
LS-218CB SW 15-Watt Lamps with a Nikon L1 Coolpix camera.
Own a Classic!

Specimen weighs 10.2 oz or 0.64 lbs (290g)
and measures 2
.9 x 2.6 x 1.6 inches (7.4 x 6.6 x 4cm)
Item # 58CHDIOP07170001
Chondrodite and Diopside on
Calcite from the Long Lake
Zinc Mine

$38.00
Item # 59CWF07175932
2 lb Calcite Willemite and
F
ranklinite from the Franklin
Mine, NJ

$5
6.00
Franklin Mine
A Grade Calcite (red-orange), Willemite (green) and Franklinite (black) direct from the
Franklin Mine,
New Jersey. This is an amazingly unique  specimen that explodes in
color under SW Ultra-Violet light! Photos taken under a Way Too Cool 254 nm SW
9-Watt Lamp in blackout photo box.

Own a Classic specimen from a Classic Location!

Piece weighs 33 oz or 2.06 lbs (938g)
and measures 4.2 x 2.5 x 2.3 inches (10.8 x 6.3 x 6cm)
AA Grade Cabinet Troostite (Tan Willemite) green,Franklinite black, and Calcite
red-orange 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 i
s 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 16.2 oz or 1 lb (459g)
and measures 3
.2 x 2.8 x 2.1 inches (8.3 x 7.3 x 5.5cm)
A Grade Cabinet Aragonite (blue-white), Chondrodite (yellow) Diopside
(blue) and Calcite (red) from the Long Lake Zinc Mine near Parham,
Ontario, Canada that has been closed to collecting for a few years now.
This is an amazingly unique  specimen that explodes in color under SW
Ultra-Violet light. These are some of our favorites...they remind us of
nebula photos sent back from the Hubble Space Telescope.
This piece
has an added daylight attraction of Chalcopyrite Crystals on two sides.
Photos taken under two Raytech LS-218CB SW 15-Watt Lamps with a
Nikon L1 Coolpix camera.
Own a Classic!

Specimen weighs 28.3 oz or 1.77 lbs (804g)
and measures 4
.6 x 3.8 x 1.99 inches (11.7 x 9.6 x 5cm)
Item # 61ARCDC07174053
Aragonite "Lightning Bolts" with
Chondrodite and Diopside on Calcite from
the Long Lake Zinc Mine

$6
4.00
A Grade Cabinet Aragonite (blue-white), Diopside (blue) and Calcite (non-fluorescent)
from the Long Lake Zinc Mine near Parham, Ontario, Canada that has been closed to
collecting for a few years now. This is an amazingly unique  specimen that explodes in
color under SW Ultra-Violet light. These are some of our favorites...they remind us of
nebula photos sent back from the Hubble Space Telescope. Photos taken with a Nikon
CoolPix L-1  under a Way Too Cool 254 nm SW 9-Watt Lamp
in a blackout box. Own
a Classic!

Specimen weighs 19.9 oz or 1.24 lbs (566g)
and measures 4
.2 x 4.1 x 2.4 inches (10.8 x 10.6 x 6.1cm)
Item # 62ARDC07174072
Aragonite "Lightning Bolts" with
Diopside on Calcite from the Long
Lake Zinc Mine

$5
4.00
A Grade Cabinet Aragonite (blue-white), Chondrodite (yellow) Diopside
(blue) and Calcite (red) from the Long Lake Zinc Mine near Parham,
Ontario, Canada that has been closed to collecting for a few years now.
This is an amazingly unique  specimen that explodes in color under SW
Ultra-Violet light. These are some of our favorites...they remind us of
nebula photos sent back from the Hubble Space Telescope. Photos taken
with a Nikon CoolPix L-1  under a Way Too Cool 254 nm SW 9-Watt Lamp
in a blackout box.
Own a Classic!

Specimen weighs 18.7 oz or 1.17 lbs (532g)
and measures 4
.7 x 3.8 x 2.2 inches (12.1 x 9.8 x 5.6cm)
Item # 63ARCDC07174532
Aragonite "Lightning Bolts" with
Chondrodite and Diopside on
Calcite from the Long Lake Zinc
Mine

$4
7.00
AA Grade Large Cabinet Calcite,Willemite,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 that phosphoresces
. 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 164 oz or 10.3 lbs (4.67kg)
and measures 1
1 x 7.5 x 2.2 inches (27.9 x 19 x 5.6cm)
Item #64CWF07170055
XXL Calcite, Willemite and Franklinite
from the Sterling Hill Mine

$1
29.00
Sterling Hill Mine
AA Grade Large Cabinet Calcite,Willemite,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 that phosphoresces. 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 156 oz or 9.7 lbs (4.44kg)
and measures 8
.5 x 8.4 x 3 inches (21.5 x 21.3 x 7.6cm)
Item #65CWF07170076
XXL Calcite, Willemite and Franklinite
from the Sterling Hill Mine

$149.00
AA Grade Large Cabinet Calcite,Willemite,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 79 oz or 4.9 lbs (2.25kg)
and measures 9
.2 x 7.5 x 1.5 inches (23.3 x 19 x 3.8cm)
Item #66CWF07170004
XXL Calcite, Willemite and Franklinite
from the Sterling Hill Mine

$79.00
Specimen of Green Willemite 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!

Weighs 9.4oz or 0.59 lbs (268g)
and Measures 3.
4 x 2 x 1.1" (8.6 x 5.3 x 2.8cm)
Item #67WF07178971
Green Willemite and Franklinite from the Sterling Hill Mine

$3
6.00
A Grade Large Cabinet Calcite,Willemite,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 27.7 oz or 1.73 lbs (768g)
and measures 4
.98 x 3.2 x 1.9 inches (12.6 x 8.1 x 5cm)
Item #68CWF07170521
Calcite, Willemite and Franklinite from
the Sterling Hill Mine

$
51.00
Sterling Hill Mine
A Grade Large Cabinet Calcite,Willemite,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 (966g)
and measures 5
.2 x 3.8 x 2 inches (13.4 x 9.6 x 5.1cm)
Item #69CWF07170521
Calcite, Willemite and Franklinite from
the Sterling Hill Mine

$5
5.00
Sterling Hill Mine
AA Grade Large Cabinet Calcite,Willemite,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,
with
a highly desirable
Willemite brilliant green vein. 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 54.1 oz or 3.38 lbs (1.53kg) and measures 6.7 x 5.4 x 1.6 inches (17 x 13.7 x 4.1cm)
Item #70CWF07170003
Calcite, Willemite and Franklinite from
the Sterling Hill Mine

$7
9.00
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