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Franklinite (dodecahedral crystals) from Franklin Mining District, Sussex County, New Jersey (Type Locality for Franklinite)

 
Franklinite (dodecahedral crystals) from Franklin Mining District, Sussex County, New Jersey (Type Locality for Franklinite)

Franklinite (dodecahedral crystals) from Franklin Mining District, Sussex County, New Jersey (Type Locality for Franklinite)

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Franklinite (dodecahedral crystals) from Franklin Mining District, Sussex County, New Jersey (Type Locality for Franklinite)

DESCRIPTION:No. 28164
Mineral:Franklinite (dodecahedral crystals)
Locality:Franklin Mining District, Sussex County, New Jersey (Type Locality for Franklinite)
Description:Highly lustrous crystals of black franklinite in white calcite matrix with minor brown willemite. The franklinite crystals are the rare dodecahedral form and are exceptionally glossy for the species. The calcite fluoresces orange under UV illumination. Ex. Anthony J. DiDonato; Ex. A. Lincoln Sherk II, MD. (1896-1970)
Overall Size:6x6x4 cm
Crystals:1.5-3 cm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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