Chondrodite





 Location Found: Franklin
     
 
 Year Discovered: 1817
     
 Formula: (Mg,Fe2+)5(SiO4)2(F,OH)2
 Essential Elements: Fluorine, Magnesium, Oxygen, Silicon
 All Elements in Formula: Fluorine, Hydrogen, Iron, Magnesium, Oxygen, Silicon
     
 IMA Status: Valid - first described prior to 1959 (pre-IMA) - "Grandfathered"
     
Fluorescent Mineral Properties

 Shortwave UV light: Bright to weak yellow to orange-yellow to yellow-orange
     
 To find out more about this mineral at minDat's website, follow this link   Chondrodite

     
 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.346

Frondel, Clifford (1972). The minerals of Franklin and Sterling Hill, a checklist. NY.: John Willey & Sons. p.50


The Picking Table References
 PT Issue and PageDescription / Comment
V. 57, No. 2 - Fall 2016, pg. 15Fluorescent Minerals of Franklin and Sterling Hill, N.J., Part 1, Richard C. Bostwick - Chondrodite
View IssueV. 33, No. 2 - Fall 1992, pg. 10The Check List of Franklin-Sterling Hill Fluorescent Minerals - Chondrodite (Fluorescent Info)
View IssueV. 18, No. 1 - March 1977, pg. 22The Fluorescent Minerals of Franklin and Sterling Hill, NJ by Richard C. Bostwick - Chondrodite
View IssueV. 13, No. 2 - August 1972, pg. 12The Fluorescent Minerals of Franklin/Ogdensburg Area by Frank Z. Edwards - Chondrodite/Norbergite (Fluorescent Info)
     
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