Our Favorite Fluorescent Franklin Minerals


The pictures below are some of our favorite fluorescent Franklin minerals under shortwave / longwave UV light.
     
Fluorescent Xonotlite crystals, roeblingite, clinohedrite under shortwave UV light.Fluorescent sphalerite vein under longwave UV light
Xonotlite crystals (violet, gray), roeblingite (red), amethystine clinohedrite (yellow), feldspar (maroon) and very minor willemite (green) from Franklin, NJ under shortwave UV light. Photo by Robert A. Boymistruk.

Sphalerite vein(orange, purple, blue) in willemite (green), calcite, and franklinite ore (non-fluorescent) from Sterling Hill, NJ under longwave UV light. Photo by JVF
Fluorescent prehnite, pectolite, margarosanite under shortwave UV lightFluorescent barite, calcite, willemite under shortwave UV light
Prehnite (pink), pectolite (orange), margarosanite (blue) from Franklin, NJ under shortwave UV light. Photo by JVF

Barite (white and gray), calcite (orange and red) and willemite (green) from Franklin, NJ under shortwave UV light. Photo by Robert A. Boymistruk.
Fluorescent 2nd Find wollastonite, calcite, hardystonite, willemite under shortwave UV lightFluorescent 3rd Find wollastonite in calcite under shortwave UV light
Wollastonite "second find" (yellow-orange), calcite (orange-red), willemite (green) and hardystonite (blue) from Franklin, NJ under shortwave UV light. Photo by Robert A. Boymistruk.

"3rd Find" wollastonite (orange) in calcite (red) under shortwave UV light, Franklin, NJ
Fluorescent margarosanite, feldspar, hardystonite, clinohedrite, willemite under shortwave UV light.Fluorescent barite, calcite, willemite, hardystonite under shortwave UV light
Margarosanite (violet blue), feldspar (red), hardystonite (blue), clinohedrite (orange), willemite (green) from Franklin, NJ under shortwave UV light. Photo by JVF.

Barite (white and gray), calcite (orange), willemite (green) and hardystonite (violet) from Franklin, NJ under shortwave UV light. Photo by Alex Kerstanski.
Fluorescent clinohedrite, calcite, willemite and hardystonite  under shortwave UV light.Fluorescent margarosanite, calcite and willemite under shortwave UV light
Clinohedrite (orange), calcite (orange-red), willemite (green) and hardystonite (violet-blue) from Franklin, NJ under shortwave UV light. Photo by WP.

Margarosanite (blue), calcite (red-orange) and willemite (green) from Shuster Park, Franklin, NJ under shortwave UV light. Photo by Robert A. Boymistruk.
Fluorescent cuspidine in calcite under shortwave UV lightFluorescent secondary zincite, sphalerite and willemite under longwave UV light.
Cuspidine (mustard yellow) in calcite (red) from Franklin, NJ under shortwave UV light. Photo by JVF

Secondary zincite (yellow to yellow-green), sphalerite (blue and orange-red) and willemite (green) from Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, NJ under longwave UV light. Photo by WP.
Sphalerite (orange, pink), willemite (green), Sterling Mine, Ogdensburg, NJ

Calcite (red), willemite (green), and fluorite, variety chlorophane (blue-green), Franklin, NJ


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