Clinohedrite





 Location Found: Franklin (Type Locality)
     
 
 Year Discovered: 1898
     
 Formula: CaZn(SiO4) · H2O
 Essential Elements: Calcium, Hydrogen, Oxygen, Silicon, Zinc
 All Elements in Formula: Calcium, Hydrogen, Oxygen, Silicon, Zinc
     
 IMA Status: Valid - first described prior to 1959 (pre-IMA) - "Grandfathered"
     
Fluorescent Mineral Properties

 Shortwave UV light: Bright orange
 Mid wave UV light: Moderately weak orange
 Longwave UV light: Orange
 Additional Information: Phosphoresces orange, weakest fluorescence at mid-wave
     
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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.363

Frondel, Clifford (1972). The minerals of Franklin and Sterling Hill, a checklist. NY.: John Willey & Sons. p.51


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 - Clinohedrite
View IssueV. 45, No. 1 - Spring 2004, pg. 10The 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 - Clinohedrite
View IssueV. 37, No. 1 - Spring 1996, pg. 18Closest-Packed Mineral Structures of Franklin-Ogdensburg: Kepler's Gift of the Snowflake, Part two of two parts, Paul B. Moore - Clinohedrite
View IssueV. 36, No. 1 - Spring 1995, pg. 12Closest-Packing and Hydrogen Bonds in Minerals of the Franklin Marble, Paul B. Moore - Clinohedrite
View IssueV. 33, No. 2 - Fall 1992, pg. 10The Check List of Franklin-Sterling Hill Fluorescent Minerals - Clinohedrite (Fluorescent Info)
View IssueV. 18, No. 1 - March 1977, pg. 23The Fluorescent Minerals of Franklin and Sterling Hill, NJ by Richard C. Bostwick - Clinohedrite
View IssueV. 13, No. 2 - August 1972, pg. 12The Fluorescent Minerals of Franklin/Ogdensburg Area by Frank Z. Edwards - Clinohedrite (Fluorescent Info)
View IssueV. 9, No. 1 - February 1968, pg. 12The Exclusive Minerals of Franklin/Ogdensburg, N.J. (as of January 1968) by Frank Z. Edwards - Clinohedrite
     
Images

     
Clinohedrite, hardystonite, willemite, calcite from FranklinClinohedrite, hardystonite, willemite, calcite from Franklin under shortwave UV Light
Clinohedrite, minor hardystonite, willemite, calcite, and franklinite from Franklin, New Jersey. Visible plates and coatings of clinohedrite are rare. Photo by JVF
Clinohedrite from Franklin, New Jersey under shortwave UV light. The clinohedrite fluoresces bright orange, hardystonite violet blue, willemite green and the calcite just a couple of spots of red. Photo by JVF
Clinohedrite, hardystonite, willemite, calcite from Franklin under longwave UV Light
Clinohedrite from Franklin, New Jersey under longwave UV light. The clinohedrite fluoresces dull orange and willemite green. A strong longwave UV response (fluorescence) is uncommon. Photo by JVF


Clinohedrite, hardystonite, willemite, andradite garnet and franklinite from Franklin, NJClinohedrite, hardystonite, willemite, andradite garnet and franklinite from Franklin, NJ under shortwave UV Light
Clinohedrite, hardystonite, willemite, andradite garnet (brown) and franklinite (black) from Franklin, New Jersey. 5 3/4" x 4 1/4". From the collection of, and photo by Robert A. Boymistruk.
Clinohedrite, hardystonite, willemite, andradite garnet and franklinite from Franklin, NJ under shortwave UV light. The clinohedrite fluoresces bright orange, hardystonite violet blue, willemite green and the garnet and franklinite are non-fluorescent. 5 3/4" x 4 1/4". From the collection of, and photo by Robert A. Boymistruk.


Clinohedrite, hardystonite, willemite, diopside, andradite garnet and franklinite from Franklin, NJClinohedrite, hardystonite, willemite, diopside, andradite garnet and franklinite from Franklin, NJ under longwave UV Light
Clinohedrite, hardystonite, willemite (tan, white), diopside(tan, zinc-schefferite), andradite garnet (straw) and franklinite (black) from Franklin, New Jersey. 2 1/4" x 1 1/4". Photo by WP.
Clinohedrite, hardystonite, willemite, diopside, andradite garnet and franklinite from Franklin, NJ under longwave UV light. The clinohedrite fluoresces dark orange, hardystonite very weak violet, willemite green and the diopside, garnet and franklinite are non-fluorescent. 2 1/4" x 1 1/4". Photo by WP.
Clinohedrite, hardystonite, willemite, diopside, andradite garnet and franklinite from Franklin, NJ under shortwave UV Light
Clinohedrite, hardystonite, willemite, diopside, andradite garnet and franklinite from Franklin, NJ under shortwave UV light. The clinohedrite fluoresces bright orange, hardystonite violet blue, willemite green and the diopside, garnet and franklinite are non-fluorescent. 2 1/4" x 1 1/4". Photo by WP.


Clinohedrite, hardystonite, willemite and franklinite from Franklin, NJClinohedrite, hardystonite, willemite and franklinite from Franklin, NJ under longwave UV Light
Clinohedrite, hardystonite, willemite (green, white) and franklinite (black) from Franklin, New Jersey. 3" x 3 1/2". Photo by WP.
Clinohedrite, hardystonite, willemite and franklinite from Franklin, NJ under longwave UV light. The clinohedrite fluoresces weak light orange, hardystonite very weak violet, willemite green and the franklinite is non-fluorescent. 3" x 3 1/2". Photo by WP.
Clinohedrite, hardystonite, willemite and franklinite from Franklin, NJ under shortwave UV Light
Clinohedrite, hardystonite, willemite and franklinite from Franklin, NJ under shortwave UV light. The clinohedrite fluoresces orange, hardystonite violet, willemite green and the franklinite is non-fluorescent. 3" x 3 1/2". Photo by WP.







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