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Diopside var. Schefferite from Franklin Mining District, Sussex County, New Jersey

 
Diopside var. Schefferite from Franklin Mining District, Sussex County, New Jersey

Photo below under shortwave ultraviolet illumination:
Diopside var. Schefferite from Franklin Mining District, Sussex County, New Jersey

DESCRIPTION:No. 43133
Mineral:Diopside var. Schefferite
Locality:Franklin Mining District, Sussex County, New Jersey
Description:Dark greenish-gray schefferite crystals, the old name for manganese-rich diopside crystals, in colorless calcite matrix that fluoresces orange under UV illumination.
Overall Size:5.5x2.5x2 cm
Crystals:5-18 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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