Dolomite





 Location Found: Franklin and Ogdensburg
     
 
     
 Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
 Essential Elements: Calcium, Carbon, Magnesium, Oxygen
 All Elements in Formula: Calcium, Carbon, Magnesium, Oxygen
     
 IMA Status: Valid - first described prior to 1959 (pre-IMA) - "Grandfathered"
     
Fluorescent Mineral Properties

 Shortwave UV light: Moderately bright to very weak red
 Mid wave UV light: Moderate to very weak red
 Longwave UV light: Moderate to very weak red
 Additional Information: Phosphoresces moderately bright to very weak red, fluoresces weakest longwave
     
 To find out more about this mineral at minDat's website, follow this link   Dolomite

     
 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.616

Frondel, Clifford (1972). The minerals of Franklin and Sterling Hill, a checklist. NY.: John Willey & Sons. p.54


The Picking Table References
 PT Issue and PageDescription / Comment
V. 57, No. 2 - Fall 2016, pg. 16Fluorescent Minerals of Franklin and Sterling Hill, N.J., Part 1, Richard C. Bostwick - Dolomite
View IssueV. 41, No. 1 - Spring 2000, pg. 8Fluorescent Dolomite from Franklin and Sterling Hill Richard Bostwick
View IssueV. 29, No. 2 - Fall 1988, pg. 4The Buckwheat Dolomite Fissure Mineralization of Paleozoic Age
View IssueV. 27 No. 2 - Fall 1986, pg. 5Minerals of the Franklin Quarry, Philip P. Betancourt, Dolomite
View IssueV. 24 No. 2 - Fall 1983, pg. 13Minerals of the Buckwheat Dolomite Franklin, New Jersey, Dolomite (small description)
     
Images

     
Dolomite from Franklin, NJ.  Non-fluorescent.
Dolomite from Franklin, NJ. Non-fluorescent. Photo by JVF.







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