Albite





 Location Found: Franklin and Ogdensburg
     
 Mineral Note: The mineral oligoclase found in earlier Franklin Mineral Lists is a variety of albite.
 Year Discovered: 1815
     
 Formula: NaAlSi3O8
 Essential Elements: Aluminum, Oxygen, Silicon, Sodium
 All Elements in Formula: Aluminum, Oxygen, Silicon, Sodium
     
 IMA Status: Valid - first described prior to 1959 (pre-IMA) - "Grandfathered"
     
Fluorescent Mineral Properties

 Shortwave UV light: Red, weak to moderate brightness
 Mid wave UV light: Red, weaker than shortwave
 Longwave UV light: Red, weaker than shortwave
     
 To find out more about this mineral at minDat's website, follow this link   Albite

     
 References:
Dunn, Pete J. (1995). Franklin and Sterling Hill New Jersey: the world's most magnificent mineral deposits. Franklin, NJ.: The Franklin-Ogdensburg Mineralogical Society. p.508

Frondel, Clifford (1972). The minerals of Franklin and Sterling Hill, a checklist. NY.: John Willey & Sons. p.39


The Picking Table References
 PT Issue and PageDescription / Comment
V. 57, No. 2 - Fall 2016, pg. 12Fluorescent Minerals of Franklin and Sterling Hill, N.J., Part 1, Richard C. Bostwick - Albite
View IssueV. 33, No. 2 - Fall 1992, pg. 10The Check List of Franklin-Sterling Hill Fluorescent Minerals - Albite (Fluorescent Info)
View IssueV. 27 No. 2 - Fall 1986, pg. 5Minerals of the Franklin Quarry, Philip P. Betancourt, Albite
View IssueV. 24 No. 2 - Fall 1983, pg. 11Minerals of the Buckwheat Dolomite Franklin, New Jersey, Albite (small description)
     
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