Dypingite





 Location Found: Franklin and Ogdensburg
     
 
 Year Discovered: 1961
     
 Formula: Mg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 5H2O
 Essential Elements: Carbon, Hydrogen, Magnesium, Oxygen
 All Elements in Formula: Carbon, Hydrogen, Magnesium, Oxygen
     
 IMA Status: Approved 1970
     
Fluorescent Mineral Properties

 Shortwave UV light: Moderately bright pale blue to white
 Mid wave UV light: Moderately bright pale blue to white
 Longwave UV light: Moderately bright pale blue to white
 Additional Information: Phosphoresces moderately bright pale blue to white
     
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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.620


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 - Dypingite
View IssueV. 33, No. 2 - Fall 1992, pg. 10The Check List of Franklin-Sterling Hill Fluorescent Minerals - Dypingite (Fluorescent Info)
View IssueV. 20, No. 2 - September 1979, pg. 9Contributions to the Mineralogy of Franklin and Sterling Hill New Jersey, Dypingite (small article)
     
Images

     
Dypingite micro-mineral spheres on red willemite / franklinite ore, image width 2 inchesDypingite micro-mineral spheres on red willemite / franklinite ore, image width 2 inches under longwave UV Light
Dypingite micro-mineral spheres (white) on willemite (brick red) / franklinite (black) ore, image width 2" (51 mm). From the collection of, and photo by JVF.
Dypingite micro-mineral spheres on willemite / franklinite ore under longwave UV light. The dypingite fluoresces blue and the willemite green, franklinite is non-fluorescent. Image width 2" (51 mm). From the collection of, and photo by JVF.
Dypingite micro-mineral spheres on red willemite / franklinite ore, image width 2 inches under shortwave UV Light
Dypingite micro-mineral spheres on willemite / franklinite ore under shortwave UV light. The dypingite fluoresces blue and the willemite green, franklinite is non-fluorescent. Image width 2" (51 mm). From the collection of, and photo by JVF.







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