Humite





 Location Found: Franklin and Ogdensburg
     
 
 Year Discovered: 1813
     
 Formula: (Mg,Fe2+)7(SiO4)3(F,OH)2
 Essential Elements: Fluorine, Magnesium, Oxygen, Silicon
 All Elements in Formula: Fluorine, Hydrogen, Iron, Magnesium, Oxygen, Silicon
     
 IMA Status: Valid - first described prior to 1959 (pre-IMA) - "Grandfathered"
     
Fluorescent Mineral Properties

 Shortwave UV light: Weak pale yellow
     
 To find out more about this mineral at minDat's website, follow this link   Humite

     
 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.347

Frondel, Clifford (1972). The minerals of Franklin and Sterling Hill, a checklist. NY.: John Willey & Sons. p.62


The Picking Table References
 PT Issue and PageDescription / Comment
V. 57, No. 2 - Fall 2016, pg. 20Fluorescent Minerals of Franklin and Sterling Hill, N.J., Part 1, Richard C. Bostwick - Humite
View IssueV. 16, No. 2 - August 1975, pg. 7The Olivine and Humite Groups at Franklin-Sterling Hill by David A. Cook
View IssueV. 12, No. 2 - August 1971, pg. 7New Minerals for Franklin-Sterling Validated List - Humite (small article)
     
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