Fluorescent Minerals
SpiritRock Shop
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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/
A Grade Calcite (red-orange), Willemite (green) and Franklinite (black) direct
from the
Franklin Mine, New Jersey. This specimen was acquired from a 1950's
Collection. This is an amazingly unique  specimen that explodes in color under
SW Ultra-Violet light and has a phosphorescent effect with some of the Calcite
continuing to glow orange-red when removed from the SW-UV light! Fluorescent
Photos taken under a Way Too Cool 254 nm SW 9-Watt Lamp.
Own a Classic!  This is not dump material!

X-L Piece weighs 90 oz or 5.65 lbs (2.56kg) and measures 5.4 x 5 x 2.8
inches (13.8 x 12.7 x 7.1 cm)
Item # 1CWF06164992
X-L Calcite, Willemite and
Franklinite from the Franklin
Mine, New Jersey

$124.00
Item # SMSH06169032
AA Grade Sodalite from Mount
Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada

$59.00
Super double fluorescent colors in
this AA Grade Sodalite direct
from Mount Saint-Hilaire located
in southern Quebec, Canada. This
is an amazingly unique specimen
that shows a red color under a
254 nm SW Ultra-Violet light and
an orange color under a 312 nm
MW Ultra-Violet Light! Photos
taken under 9W Way too Cool
lamp.

Weighs 13.1 oz or 0.82 lbs (372g)
and measures 6.3 x 3.4 x 1.2
inches (16.1 x 8.7 x 3.1 cm)
MW
...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
Rare Old Stock Specimen of yellow Opal var. Hyalite from Spruce Pine, NC with
history ID tags... Ex: Schortmann's Mineral specimen November 1964
http://www.minrec.org/labels.asp?colid=573, Ex: Excalibur Mineral Company (no
date) specimen. We procured this for SpiritRock Shop from a New Jersey mineral
dealer in February 2013. This has been a display specimen in our Fluorescent
display cabinet for the past few years. According to the included tags this piece
was x-rayed in 1964 checking orthoclase for plagioclase feldspar (none found) and
conducted a Single photon emission local tomography (SPELT). Results listed on
tag reverse side (see photos). There are small mica books in the matrix as well.
This is a Large Cabinet specimen which glows brightly under SW Ultra-Violet light.
Fluorescent Photos taken under a Way Too Cool 254 nm SW 9-Watt Lamp. Ships
in a Large Flat Rate Priority Mail Box, we cannot combine shipping on this piece.

This Large Specimen weighs 152 oz or 9.53 lbs (4.32kg)
and measures 7.9 x 7.2 x 3.4 inches (20 x 18.4 x 8.7 cm)
Item # 20HNC02135607
9.5 lb Opal var. Hyalite on
quartz+orthoclase+muscovite from
Spruce Pine, NC

$119.00
SW
MW
MW
SW

We have acquired some new Fluorescent Minerals                   
...Hope You Enjoy Them!
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Visual Under-glow effect from Calcite!
AA Grade Calcite (red-orange), Willemite (green) and Franklinite (black) direct
from the
Franklin Mine, New Jersey. This specimen was acquired from a 1950's
mine inspector. This is an amazingly unique  specimen that explodes in color
under SW Ultra-Violet light and has a mix of Calcite and Franklinite on a band of
Willemite. Fluorescent Photos taken under a Way Too Cool 254 nm SW 9-Watt
Lamp.
This piece ships UPS Ground to Continental USA ONLY

Own a Classic!  This is not dump material!

X-L Piece weighs 86.6 oz or 5.41 lbs (2455g)
and measures 6 x 4.6 x 3.2 inches (15.4 x 11.8 x 8.1 cm)
Item # 28CWF06165292
X-L Calcite, Willemite and
Franklinite from the Franklin
Mine, New Jersey

$120.00
Franklin Mine
SW & MW
Super Bright Color!
This Specimen sold for $12.50 in
1964...that was 51 years ago...
That would be $95.68 in todays
dollars
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LW
AA Grade Large Cabinet Diopside and Calcite 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 Diopside fluoresces bright blue and Calcite pink/red. Photos taken under a Way
Too Cool 254 nm SW 9-Watt Lamp.
Own a Classic!
ex; The Schneider Collection SS-2593, 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 # 25DIOP06179324
Diopside and Calcite from the
Long Lake Zinc Mine

$90.00
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        
Franklin Mine
SW
SW
SW
SW
AA Grade Large Cabinet 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 that phosphoresces (on the side with the SS-2578 tag), 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!
ex; The Schneider Collection SS-2578, Teaneck, NJ
Specimen weighs 72.1 oz or 4.51 lbs (2.046kg)
and measures 4.8 x 4.2 x 3.2 inches (12.3 x 10.6 x 8.1cm)
Item #31CWFZ06179343
Calcite, Willemite, Franklinite and
Zincite from the Sterling Hill Mine

$72.00
Sterling Hill Mine
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Item #9
This piece weighs 101.9oz or 6.37 lbs (2.89kg) and measures 6 x 5 x 4.7 inches (15.4 x 12.7 x 12cm)
Item# 28
Large Markagunt Plateau
Volcanic "Rope"Rock

$42.00
This piece weighs 60 oz or 3.75 lbs (1.7kg) and measures 5.9 x 5 x 4.1 inches (15.1 x 12.7 x 10.5cm)
Item# 29
Large Markagunt Plateau
Volcanic Textured Rock

$26.00
Item #2
Item #1
Item #6
This specimen was procured from a dealer who provided a mineral ID card from
the 1999 Tucson show detailing that this specimen was obtained in a trade from
Bill Gardner, claim holder, Purple Passion Mine in exchange for Franklin Calcite
and Willemite combos of equal value.  This is an amazingly unique  specimen
that explodes in color under SW/MW/LW Ultra-Violet light! The calcite fluoresces
brilliant red under SW, and is interlaced with green willemite. Willemite
phosphoresces long after the SW has been turned off. Fluorite fluoresces best
under MW and LW, and is a bright purple color. Aragonite fluoresces light blue to
white under SW and phosphoresces white. Fluorescent Photos taken under a
Way Too Cool Triple Wave 254/312/368 nm SW/MW/LW 9-Watt Lamp.
Piece weighs 43.4 oz or 2.69 lbs (1.22kg)
and measures 5.4 x 4.8 x 3.5 inches (13.7 x 12.1 x 8.9cm)
Item # 47PPMCF06179226
Crazy Calcite, Caliche and
Fluorite from the Purple
Passion Mine in Arizona

$99.00
Amazing Cherry Red Calcite and cream Willemite with Purple Fluorite This
specimen was collected from the Red Cloud Mine in La Paz County,
Arizona. This is an amazingly unique  specimen that explodes in color
under SW/MW/LW Ultra-Violet light! Fluorescent Photos taken under a
Way Too Cool Triple Wave 254/312/368 nm SW/MW/LW 9-Watt Lamp.

Piece weighs 66.4 oz or 4.15 lbs (1.885kg)
and measures 6.4 x 5 x 3.4 inches (16.3 x 12.7 x 8.6cm)
Item # 48RCM06170062
Calcite, Willemite and  
Fluorite from the Red Cloud
Mine

$57.00
SW & MW & LW
SW & LW
SW
MW
SW & MW & LW
Item #10
Item #11
Item # 2CRNDS01179927
High Grade Rare Ruby Pink
Fluorescent Sapphire from
India

$199.00
Here's an excellent multi crystal mass formation of one of the most fluorescent types of Ruby/Sapphire Crystal
Clusters ever found in India. Purple Pink sapphire in matrix. Sapphire has strong SW fluorescent red glow.
specimen weighs 21 oz or 1.31 lbs (597g) and measures 4.1 x 2.8 x 2.2 inches (10.6 x 7.2 x 5.7cm)
Item #12
Item # MNC02130105
Scott Williams Mineral
Company Manganoan
Calcite from Peru

$124.00


Look at this beauty! It is Manganoan Calcite on a quartz and manganese base from
the Pachapaqui District,  Bolognesi Province, Ancash Department, Peru.
Manganoan calcite is calcite with a high manganese content. This gives the mineral
a pink color, darker with higher content of manganese. This specimen is a
fluorescent mineral as well!

This specimen comes with specimen card from the
Scott Williams Mineral Company
Oberlin, Kansas
For more Information about Scott Williams Mineral Company and his career...
http://www.mineralogicalrecord.com/labels.asp?page=1&colid=484

This specimen weighs 13 oz or 0.81 lbs (368g)
and measures 3.7 x 2.7 x 2.3 inches (9.5 x 6.9 x 5.9cm)
13W SW Ultra Violet Light
Item #13
This Item has not
been paid for yet
Status of Order
Items 1 through 12 pd on 5 July 2017
with 15% discount = $896.00

No shipping/insurance costs have been paid

2nd order added item #13

Total amount currently due for item 13 and
shipping & insurance for all items purchased
and invoiced on 15 August 2017 is
$473.15