Cahnite





 Location Found: Franklin (Type Locality)
     
 
 Year Discovered: 1921
     
 Formula: Ca2[B(OH)4](AsO4)
 Essential Elements: Arsenic, Boron, Calcium, Hydrogen, Oxygen
 All Elements in Formula: Arsenic, Boron, Calcium, Hydrogen, Oxygen
     
 IMA Status: Valid - first described prior to 1959 (pre-IMA) - "Grandfathered"
     
Fluorescent Mineral Properties

 Shortwave UV light: Moderately weak cream
 Mid wave UV light: Moderately weak cream
 Longwave UV light: Moderately weak cream
 Additional Information: Phosphoresces moderately weak cream
     
 To find out more about this mineral at minDat's website, follow this link   Cahnite

     
 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.660

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 - Cahnite
View IssueV. 34, No. 1 - Spring 1993, pg. 11The Flinktie / Cahntie / Jarosewichite Assemblage From Franklin, New Jersey, Vandall T. King - Cahnite
View IssueV. 33, No. 2 - Fall 1992, pg. 10The Check List of Franklin-Sterling Hill Fluorescent Minerals - Cahnite (Fluorescent Info)
View IssueV. 18, No. 1 - March 1977, pg. 21The Fluorescent Minerals of Franklin and Sterling Hill, NJ by Richard C. Bostwick - Cahnite
View IssueV. 9, No. 1 - February 1968, pg. 11The Exclusive Minerals of Franklin/Ogdensburg, N.J. (as of January 1968) by Frank Z. Edwards - Cahnite
View IssueV. 2, No. 1 - February 1961, pg. 5Crystal Structure of Cahnite (small article)
     
No Images at this time.

     





All content including, but not limited to, mineral images, maps, graphics, and text on the Franklin-Ogdensburg Mineralogical Society, Inc. (FOMS) website is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
Creative Commons License