Greenockite





 Location Found: Franklin and Ogdensburg
     
 
 Year Discovered: 1840
     
 Formula: CdS
 Essential Elements: Cadmium, Sulfur
 All Elements in Formula: Cadmium, Sulfur
     
 IMA Status: Valid - first described prior to 1959 (pre-IMA) - "Grandfathered"
     
Fluorescent Mineral Properties

 Longwave UV light: Cherry red
     
 To find out more about this mineral at minDat's website, follow this link   Greenockite

     
 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.533

Frondel, Clifford (1972). The minerals of Franklin and Sterling Hill, a checklist. NY.: John Willey & Sons. p.59


The Picking Table References
 PT Issue and PageDescription / Comment
V. 57, No. 2 - Fall 2016, pg. 18Fluorescent Minerals of Franklin and Sterling Hill, N.J., Part 1, Richard C. Bostwick - Greenockite
V. 51, No. 1 - Spring 2010, pg. 8A Forensic Analysis of Purported Greenockite (Cadmium Sulfide) From Sterling Hill
View IssueV. 20, No. 2 - September 1979, pg. 8Contributions to the Mineralogy of Franklin and Sterling Hill New Jersey, Greenockite (small article)
     
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