Clintonite



Clintonite, a calcium magnesium aluminosilicate hydroxide mineral, is in the brittle-mica group and is related to margarite. It is found only rarely in the local parts of the Franklin Marble, but more abundantly in the northern extent of the formation in New York. It was reported from Franklin by Struwe (1957) as occurring as 3 mm brown crystals with a bronzy luster, resembling phlogopite, and associated with norbergite, pargasite, spinel, and graphite. It has not been seen by [Dunn]. (Dunn, 1995)

 Location Found: Franklin
     
 Mineral Note: Provenance uncertain. Added by Struwe (1957), but analyzed specimen is possibly from Amity, NY, area, and not Franklin.
 Year Discovered: 1828
     
 Formula: Ca(Mg,Al)3(Al3SiO10)(OH)2
 Essential Elements: Aluminum, Calcium, Hydrogen, Magnesium, Oxygen, Silicon
 All Elements in Formula: Aluminum, Calcium, Hydrogen, Magnesium, Oxygen, Silicon
     
 IMA Status: Approved
     
     
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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.469


The Picking Table References
 PT Issue and PageDescription / Comment
View IssueV. 36, No. 1 - Spring 1995, pg. 10Closest-Packing and Hydrogen Bonds in Minerals of the Franklin Marble, Paul B. Moore - Clintonite
View IssueV. 30, No, 2 - Fall 1989, pg. 3Notes from the Laboratory & Changes to the List of Species From Franklin and Sterling Hill, Pete J. Dunn, John L. Baum, Clintonite
     
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