Graphite





 Location Found: Franklin and Ogdensburg
     
 
     
 Formula: C
 Essential Elements: Carbon
 All Elements in Formula: Carbon
     
 IMA Status: Valid - first described prior to 1959 (pre-IMA) - "Grandfathered"
     
     
 To find out more about this mineral at minDat's website, follow this link   Graphite

     
 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.521

Frondel, Clifford (1972). The minerals of Franklin and Sterling Hill, a checklist. NY.: John Willey & Sons. p.58


The Picking Table References
 PT Issue and PageDescription / Comment
V. 53, No. 2 - Fall 2012, pg. 17Spirals, Scales, Cones, and Lamellae: The Strange World of Graphite Overgrowths From the Trotter Mine Dump, Franklin, New Jersey
View IssueV. 43, No. 2 - Fall 2002, pg. 11Growth Spirals on Graphite Crystals From the Trotter Mine Dump, Franklin, New Jersey
View IssueV. 40, Combined Issue 1999, pg. 27A New Find of Spherical Graphite From Sterling Hill, New Jersey
View IssueV. 39, No. 1 Spring 1998, pg. 20Unusual Graphite Crystals From The Lime Crest Quarry, Sparta, New Jersey
View IssueV. 35, No. 2 - Fall 1994, pg. 6Famous Graphite Crystals from Sterling Hill, New Jersey
View IssueV. 32, No. 1 - Spring 1991, pg. 11Graphite in Ore, An Unusual Occurrence at the Sterling Mine
View IssueV. 32, No. 1 - Spring 1991, pg. 9An Uncommon Margarite/Corundum Assemblage From Sterling Hill, New Jersey, Pete J. Dunn, Clifford Frondel, Graphite (small description)
View IssueV. 27 No. 2 - Fall 1986, pg. 6Minerals of the Franklin Quarry, Philip P. Betancourt, Graphite
View IssueV. 24 No. 2 - Fall 1983, pg. 14Minerals of the Buckwheat Dolomite Franklin, New Jersey, Graphite (small description)
View IssueV. 7, No. 2 - August 1966, pg. 9The Minerals of Sterling Hill 1962-65 by Frank Z. Edwards - Graphite (small article)
     
Images

     
Graphite on Franklin marble with minor diopside from Braen Franklin Quarry, Franklin, NJ
Graphite (metallic silver gray) on Franklin marble with minor diopside (olive green) from Braen Franklin Quarry, Franklin, NJ. 1 1/2" x 1". Photo by WP.







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