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Willemite in Calcite with Franklinite from Sterling Mine, Ogdensburg, Sterling Hill, Sussex County, New Jersey (Type Locality for Franklinite)

 
Willemite in Calcite with Franklinite from Sterling Mine, Ogdensburg, Sterling Hill, Sussex County, New Jersey (Type Locality for Franklinite)

Willemite in Calcite with Franklinite from Sterling Mine, Ogdensburg, Sterling Hill, Sussex County, New Jersey (Type Locality for Franklinite)

Willemite in Calcite with Franklinite from Sterling Mine, Ogdensburg, Sterling Hill, Sussex County, New Jersey (Type Locality for Franklinite)

Photo below under shortwave ultraviolet illumination:
Willemite in Calcite with Franklinite from Sterling Mine, Ogdensburg, Sterling Hill, Sussex County, New Jersey (Type Locality for Franklinite)

Photo below under shortwave ultraviolet illumination:
Willemite in Calcite with Franklinite from Sterling Mine, Ogdensburg, Sterling Hill, Sussex County, New Jersey (Type Locality for Franklinite)

DESCRIPTION:No. 52614
Mineral:Willemite in Calcite with Franklinite
Locality:Sterling Mine, Ogdensburg, Sterling Hill, Sussex County, New Jersey (Type Locality for Franklinite)
Description:Unusually large (90 mm) willemite crystal embedded in white calcite with other willemite, plus minor franklinite. The calcite fluoresces orange under SW UV illumination, the willemite fluoresces green, and phosphoresces when illumination is extinguished. Ex. Robert Hauck collection, co-founder of the Sterling Hill Mining Museum
Overall Size:16x15x12 cm
Crystals:90 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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