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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/
...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

We have acquired some new Fluorescent Minerals                   
...Hope You Enjoy Them!
Visual Under-glow effect from Calcite!
LW
Sterling Hill Mine
AA Grade Extra Large Cabinet Calcite,Willemite and Franklinite in a layered formation from the
Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, Sussex County, New Jersey. This unique specimen explodes in color
under SW Ultra-Violet light.  Calcite fluoresces a dark orange, Willemite a brilliant green (with veins)
which is phosphorescent with a nice afterglow. Franklinite is non-fluorescent black. Photos taken in a
blackout box with a Nikon CoolPix L-1 under a Way Too Cool 254 nm SW 9-Watt Lamp.
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Specimen weighs 299 oz or 18.7 lbs (8.48kg) and measures 7.6 x 6 x 5.2 inches (19.3 x 15.2 x 13.3 cm)
Item #32CWF09195077
Calcite, Willemite and Franklinite from
the Sterling Hill Mine

$299.00
Large 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 red-orange,
Willemite fluoresces a brilliant green. Franklinite is non-fluorescent black.
Photos taken in a blackout box with a Nikon CoolPix L-1  under a Way Too Cool
254 nm SW 9-Watt Lamp.
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Specimen weighs 163 oz or 10.2 lbs (4.63kg)
and measures 8.8 x 5.2 x 3.3 inches (22.3 x 13.3 x 8.3 cm)
Item #36-CWF09190476
Calcite Willemite and Franklinite from
the Sterling Hill Mine

$179.00
Sterling Hill Mine
Extra Large Cabinet Wollastonite in Calcite from the Nobel Pit at the Sterling Hill
Mine, Ogdensburg, Sussex County, New Jersey. This unique specimen
explodes in color under SW Ultra-Violet light. Wollastonite fluoresces a brilliant
golden yellow against a magenta Calcite matrix. Photos taken in a blackout box
with a Nikon CoolPix L-1  under a Way Too Cool 254 nm SW 9-Watt Lamp.
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Specimen weighs 166 oz or 10.39 lbs (4.71kg)
and measures 9.5 x 6.7 x 3.5 inches (24.1 x 17.2 x 8.9 cm)
Item #38-WOL09192152
Extra Large Cabinet Wollastonite from
the Sterling Hill Mine

$350.00
Sterling Hill Mine
Very Rare Agrellite from Kipawa alkaline complex, Les
Lacs-du-Temiscaminque, Temiscaminque, RCM, Quebec, Canada  This unique
specimen includes Agrellite which shows a pink color under SW  and LW
Ultra-Violet light. The Uranyl Calcite fluoresces green under SW ultra-violet light.
Photos taken in a blackout box with a Nikon CoolPix L-1  under a Way Too Cool
254 nm SW and 368 nm LW 9-Watt Lamp.
(ex; Stuart Schneider Collection #2651, Oradell, NJ)

Specimen weighs 4.5 oz or 0.28 lbs (129g)
and measures 3.5 x 2.4 x 0.8 inches (8.9 x 6.1 x 2 cm)
Item #39-AGLT11209152
Agrellite with Uranyl Calcite from
Kipawa Complex Canada

$42.00
Kipawa Complex
Sterling Hill Mine
A Grade Large Cabinet Calcite,Willemite,Franklinite with nice Willemite Veins 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 with
nice phosphorescence. Franklinite is
non-fluorescent black. Photos taken with a Nikon CoolPix L-1  under a Way Too Cool
254 nm SW 9-Watt Lamp in a blackout display box
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Specimen weighs 35.7 oz or 2.23 lbs (1.013kg)
and measures 6.2 x 3 x 2.5 inches (15.8 x 7.6 x 6.4cm)
Item #30CWF11207661
Calcite, Willemite and Franklinite from
the Sterling Hill Mine

$57.00
Sterling Hill Mine
A Grade Large Cabinet Calcite,Willemite,Franklinite with a big Willemite Vein 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 with
nice phosphorescence. Franklinite is
non-fluorescent black. Photos taken with a Nikon CoolPix L-1  under a Way Too Cool 254 nm SW 9-Watt Lamp
in a blackout display box.  
Own a Classic!

Specimen weighs 50 oz or 3.1 lbs (1.421kg) and measures 5.1 x 4.5 x 2.7 inches (13.1 x 11.6 x 7cm)
Item #31CWF01200071
Calcite, Willemite and Franklinite from
the Sterling Hill Mine

$57.00
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 with
a dim phosphorescence. Franklinite is non-fluorescent black. Photos
taken with a Nikon CoolPix L-1  under a Way Too Cool 254 nm SW 9-Watt Lamp in a
blackout display box.  
Own a Classic!

Specimen weighs 126 oz or 7.8 lbs (3.573kg)
and measures 8.3 x 7.4 x 1.9 inches (21 x 18.8 x 4.8cm)
Item #33CWF01200040
Calcite, Willemite and Franklinite from
the Sterling Hill Mine

$117.00
Sterling Hill Mine
A Grade Large Cabinet Calcite,Willemite,Franklinite from the Sterling Hill
Mine, Ogdensburg, Sussex County, New Jersey.  There is also a a
slickenside section which is a smoothly polished surface caused by
frictional movement between rocks along the two sides of a fault. This
surface is normally striated in the direction of movement. The plane may be
coated by mineral fibres that grew during the fault movement, known as
slickenfibres, which also show the direction of displacement. This unique
specimen explodes in color under SW Ultra-Violet light Calcite fluoresces a
brilliant orange, Willemite a brilliant green with
nice phosphorescence.
Franklinite is non-fluorescent black. Photos taken with a Nikon CoolPix L-1  
under a Way Too Cool 254 nm SW 9-Watt Lamp in a blackout display box.  
Own a Classic!

Specimen weighs 134 oz or 8.4 lbs (3.821kg)
and measures 8.3 x 6 x 2.9 inches (21 x 15.4 x 7.4cm)
Item #34CWF01200064
Calcite, Willemite and Franklinite with
Slickenslides from the Sterling Hill Mine

$149.00
slickenslide
slickenslide
slickenslide
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Small Cabinet Calcite, Willemite and Rhodonite from the Mill site of the Franklin Mine, Franklin, Sussex County,
New Jersey. This unique specimen is a great daylight piece that explodes in color under SW Ultra-Violet light.
Calcite fluoresces a brilliant red-orange, Willemite fluoresces a brilliant green. Rhodonite is non-fluorescent black.
Photos taken in a blackout box with a Nikon CoolPix L-1  under a Way Too Cool 254 nm SW 9-Watt Lamp.
(ex; Stuart Schneider Collection #2645, Oradell, NJ)

Specimen weighs 2.4 oz or 0.15 lbs (68g) and measures 2.4 x 1.3 x 0.9 inches (6.2 x 3.3 x 2.5 cm)
Item #40RCW11200971
Rhodonite Calcite and Willemite from
the Franklin Mine

$42.00
Very Rare fluorescent Las Choyas Geode half with a matte polish finish from
Chihuahua, Mexico. This unique specimen includes Chalcedony that
fluoresces green and a calcite crystal in the vug which fluoresces red-orange
under SW ultra-violet light. Photos taken in a blackout box with a Nikon
CoolPix L-1  under a Way Too Cool 254 nm SW and 368 nm LW 9-Watt
Lamp.


Specimen weighs 16.2 oz or 1.01 lbs (460g)
and measures 5 x 3 x 1.6 inches (12.8 x 7.6 x 4.1 cm)
Item #42-LCG11200010
Fluorescent Las Choyas
Geode Half from Mexico

$42.00
Beautiful specimen with Aragonite (SW/UV blue/white), Diopside (SW/UV blue)
on Calcite (SW/UV dark red).  A classic Long Lake look! Long Lake minerals
are known for their beautiful pastel colors and spectacular starry night "Galaxy"
patterns. From the Long Lake Zinc Mine, Parham, Olden Township, Frontenac
County, Ontario, Canada. Photos taken in a blackout box with a Nikon CoolPix
L-1  under a Way Too Cool 254 nm SW and 368 nm LW 9-Watt Lamp.

Specimen weighs 7.24 oz or 0.45 lbs (205g)
and measures 2.8 x 2.3 x 1.5 inches (7.2 x 5.9 x 4 cm)
Item #41-ADC11200051
Aragonite Diopside and Calcite
from the Long Lake Zinc Mine

$32.00
Franklin Mine
Long Lake Zinc Mine
Fluorescent Yooperlite from the shores of Lake Superior. Yooperlites are all
naturally tumbled by Lake Superior and you will receive them exactly as found
along the shore of Lake Superior. These rocks are Syenite Clasts that are
rich in fluorescent Sodalite. The use of a LW Ultra-Violet  light makes the
Sodalite glow. These glowing rocks can be found along the shores of Lake
Superior. Our Yooperlites are from along the North and South Shore of Lake
Superior on the Keweenaw Peninsula which is located in Upper Michigan.  
Photos taken in a blackout box with a Nikon CoolPix L-1 under a Way Too
Cool 368 nm LW 9-Watt Lamp.


Specimen weighs 8.8 oz or 0.55 lbs (250g)
and measures 3.4 x 2.5 x 1.1 inches (8.7 x 6.3 x 2.8 cm)
Item #43-YLM11202242
Fluorescent Yooperlite
from Lake Superior

$52.00
Yooperlites....What are they?
Erik Rintamaki found “glowing rocks” on the shore of Lake Superior. He named his find
“Yooperlites”, which comes from the nickname "Yoopers," which refers to people who live in
Michigan's Upper Peninsula. His discovery of Yooperlites was verified and made public in May 2018
after being studied by Michigan State, along with the University of Saskatchewan.  Michigan State
identified these as Syenite Clasts containing fluorescent Sodalite
Fluorescent Yooperlite from the shores of Lake Superior. Yooperlites are all
naturally tumbled by Lake Superior and you will receive them exactly as found
along the shore of Lake Superior. These rocks are Syenite Clasts that are
rich in fluorescent Sodalite. The use of a LW Ultra-Violet  light makes the
Sodalite glow. These glowing rocks can be found along the shores of Lake
Superior. Our Yooperlites are from along the North and South Shore of Lake
Superior on the Keweenaw Peninsula which is located in Upper Michigan.  
Photos taken in a blackout box with a Nikon CoolPix L-1 under a Way Too
Cool 368 nm LW 9-Watt Lamp.


Specimen weighs 4 oz or 0.25 lbs (113g)
and measures 2.2 x 1.9 x 1.1 inches (5.7 x 4.8 x 2.8 cm)
Item #44-YLM11201202
Fluorescent Yooperlite
from Lake Superior

$41.00
Large 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 red-orange, Phosphorescent Willemite fluoresces a brilliant
green. Franklinite is non-fluorescent black. Photos taken in a blackout
box with a Nikon CoolPix L-1  under a Way Too Cool 254 nm SW
9-Watt Lamp.
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Specimen weighs 73.2 oz or 4.58 lbs (2.078kg)
and measures 6.6 x 3.4 x 2.7 inches (16.8 x 8.6 x 6.9 cm)
Item #45-CWF11205552
Calcite Willemite and Franklinite from
the Sterling Hill Mine

$63.00
Sterling Hill Mine
Large 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 red-orange, Phosphorescent Willemite fluoresces a brilliant
green. Franklinite is non-fluorescent black. Photos taken in a blackout
box with a Nikon CoolPix L-1  under a Way Too Cool 254 nm SW
9-Watt Lamp.
Own a Classic!
Specimen weighs 37oz or 2.3 lbs (1.049kg)
and measures 3.7 x 3.4 x 2.5 inches (9.5 x 8.6 x 6.5cm)
Item #46-CWF11205881
Calcite Willemite and Franklinite
from the Sterling Hill Mine

$54.00
Sterling Hill Mine
Large 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 red-orange, minor Willemite fluoresces a brilliant green.
Franklinite is non-fluorescent black. Photos taken in a blackout box with
a Nikon CoolPix L-1  under a Way Too Cool 254 nm SW 9-Watt Lamp.
Own a Classic!
Specimen weighs 39.5oz or 2.47 lbs (1.122kg)
and measures 6.2 x 4.2 x 2 inches (15.7 x 10.6 x 5.1cm)
Item #47-CWF11206771
Calcite Willemite and Franklinite
from the Sterling Hill Mine

$45.00
Sterling Hill Mine
Large 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 red-orange, minor Willemite fluoresces a brilliant green.
Franklinite is non-fluorescent black. Photos taken in a blackout box with
a Nikon CoolPix L-1  under a Way Too Cool 254 nm SW 9-Watt Lamp.
Own a Classic!
Specimen weighs 18.1oz or 1.13 lbs (515g)
and measures 5.2 x 3.2 x 1.3 inches (13.4 x 8.2 x 3.4cm)
Item #48-CWF11203551
Calcite Willemite and Franklinite
from the Sterling Hill Mine

$40.00
Sterling Hill Mine
Large 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 red-orange, minor Willemite fluoresces a brilliant green.
Franklinite is non-fluorescent black. Photos taken in a blackout box with
a Nikon CoolPix L-1  under a Way Too Cool 254 nm SW 9-Watt Lamp.
Own a Classic!
Specimen weighs 4oz or 0.25 lbs (116g)
and measures 3.2 x 2 x 0.9 inches (8.3 x 5.1 x 2.4cm)
Item #49-CWF11205401
Calcite Willemite and Franklinite
from the Sterling Hill Mine

$29.00
Sterling Hill Mine