Bustamite





 Location Found: Franklin (Type Locality) and Ogdensburg
     
 
 Year Discovered: 1922
     
 Formula: CaMn2+(Si2O6)
 Essential Elements: Calcium, Manganese, Oxygen, Silicon
 All Elements in Formula: Calcium, Manganese, Oxygen, Silicon
     
 IMA Status: Valid - first described prior to 1959 (pre-IMA) - "Grandfathered"
     
Fluorescent Mineral Properties

 Shortwave UV light: Very rarely bright cherry-red
 Longwave UV light: Weak red, rarely bright cherry-red
 Additional Information: Sterling Hill non-fluorescent, Franklin mostly non-fluorescent
     
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 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.437

Frondel, Clifford (1972). The minerals of Franklin and Sterling Hill, a checklist. NY.: John Willey & Sons. p.47


The Picking Table References
 PT Issue and PageDescription / Comment
V. 57, No. 2 - Fall 2016, pg. 14Fluorescent Minerals of Franklin and Sterling Hill, N.J., Part 1, Richard C. Bostwick - Bustamite
View IssueV. 45, No. 1 - Spring 2004, pg. 9The Art of Fluorescent Mineral Photography, With Special Attention to the Minerals of Franklin and Sterling Hill Photographing the More Popular Franklin and Sterling Hill Fluorescent Minerals - Bustamite
View IssueV. 33, No. 2 - Fall 1992, pg. 10The Check List of Franklin-Sterling Hill Fluorescent Minerals - Bustamite (Fluorescent Info)
View IssueV. 30, No. 1 - Spring 1989, pg. 17Research Reports, Bustamite & Rhodonite
View IssueV. 18, No. 1 - March 1977, pg. 20The Fluorescent Minerals of Franklin and Sterling Hill, NJ by Richard C. Bostwick - Bustamite
View IssueV. 9, No. 1 - February 1968, pg. 7Mineralogical Data - Johannsenite/Bustamite
View IssueV. 6, No. 1 - February 1965, pg. 9Bustamite
View IssueV. 6, No. 1 - February 1965, pg. 10Bustamite and Johannsenite
     
Images

     
Bustamite, hardystonite, with minor willemite, franklinite and clinohedrite, from Franklin, NJ.Bustamite, hardystonite, with minor willemite, franklinite and clinohedrite, from Franklin, NJ. under shortwave UV Light
Bustamite (pink), hardystonite (gray to white), with minor willemite, franklinite (black) and clinohedrite, from Franklin, NJ. From the collection of, and photo by Robert A. Boymistruk.
Bustamite, hardystonite, with minor willemite, franklinite and clinohedrite, from Franklin, NJ under shortwave UV light. The bustamite fluoresces cherry red, hardystonite (blue and lavender), clinohedrite (orange) and the willemite green, the franklinite is non-fluorescent. From the collection of, and photo by Robert A. Boymistruk.


Bustamite, andradite garnet and minor willemite from Franklin, NJBustamite, andradite garnet and minor willemite from Franklin, NJ under longwave UV Light
Bustamite (pink), andradite garnet (straw to dark brown) and minor willemite from Franklin, NJ. Photo by WP.
Bustamite, andradite garnet and minor willemite from Franklin, NJ under longwave UV light. The bustamite fluoresces red and willemite green, the andradite garnet is non-fluorescent. Photo by WP.
Bustamite, andradite garnet and minor willemite from Franklin, NJ under shortwave UV Light
Bustamite, andradite garnet and minor willemite from Franklin, NJ under shortwave UV light. The bustamite scarcely fluoresces red and willemite green, the andradite garnet is non-fluorescent. Photo by WP.


Bustamite, willemite and minor franklinite, from Franklin, NJBustamite, willemite and minor franklinite, from Franklin, NJ under longwave UV Light
Bustamite (pink), willemite (motor oil green to light green) and minor franklinite (black), from Franklin, NJ. 4" x 3 1/4". From the collection of, and photo by Robert A. Boymistruk.
Bustamite, willemite and minor franklinite, from Franklin, NJ under longwave UV light. The bustamite fluoresces dark red and the willemite green, franklinite is non-fluorescent. 4" x 3 1/4". From the collection of, and photo by Robert A. Boymistruk.


Bustamite, hardystonite, clinohedrite, andradite garnet, willemite and apatite crystal from Franklin, NJBustamite, hardystonite, clinohedrite, andradite garnet, willemite and apatite crystal from Franklin, NJ under shortwave UV Light
Bustamite (pink), hardystonite, clinohedrite, andradite garnet (brown), willemite and an apatite crystal (light teal) from Franklin, NJ. 4 1/8" x 2 1/4". From the collection of, and photo by Robert A. Boymistruk.
Bustamite, hardystonite, clinohedrite, andradite garnet, willemite and an apatite crystal from Franklin, NJ under shortwave UV light. The bustamite fluoresces dark red, hardystonite purple, clinohedrite orange and the willemite green, the garnet and apatite are non-fluorescent. 4 1/8" x 2 1/4". From the collection of, and photo by Robert A. Boymistruk.


Bustamite crystals, calcite, hendricksite mica with minor andradite garnet, willemite and franklinite from Franklin, NJBustamite crystals, calcite, hendricksite mica with minor andradite garnet, willemite and franklinite from Franklin, NJ under shortwave UV Light
Bustamite crystals (pink), calcite (white), hendricksite mica (dark brown) with minor andradite garnet (brown), willemite (light yellow) and franklinite (black) from Franklin, NJ. 4" x 3". From the collection of, and photo by Robert A. Boymistruk.
Bustamite crystals, calcite, hendricksite mica with minor andradite garnet, willemite and franklinite from Franklin, NJ under shortwave UV light. The calcite fluoresces orange and the willemite green, the bustamite, franklinite, mica and garnet are non-fluorescent. 4" x 3". From the collection of, and photo by Robert A. Boymistruk.







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