Leucophoenicite





 Location Found: Franklin (Type Locality)
     
 
 Year Discovered: 1899
     
 Formula: Mn72+(SiO4)3(OH)2
 Essential Elements: Hydrogen, Manganese, Oxygen, Silicon
 All Elements in Formula: Hydrogen, Manganese, Oxygen, Silicon
     
 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   Leucophoenicite

     
 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.352

Frondel, Clifford (1972). The minerals of Franklin and Sterling Hill, a checklist. NY.: John Willey & Sons. p.64


The Picking Table References
 PT Issue and PageDescription / Comment
View IssueV. 30, No, 2 - Fall 1989, pg. 18Research Reports, Leucophoenicite Crystal Structure
View IssueV. 27, No. 1 - Spring 1986, pg. 9Mineral Notes Research Reports, Leucophoenicite
View IssueV. 13, No. 1 - February 1972, pg. 10Franklin Mineral Notes - Leucophoenicite
View IssueV. 11, No. 1 - February 1970, pg. 6Mineral Data - Sonolite, Alleghanyite, Leucophoenicite
View IssueV. 9, No. 1 - February 1968, pg. 9Mineralogical Data - Leucophoenicite
View IssueV. 9, No. 1 - February 1968, pg. 15The Exclusive Minerals of Franklin/Ogdensburg, N.J. (as of January 1968) by Frank Z. Edwards - Leucophoenicite
     
Images

     
Leucophoenicite on green willemite from Franklin NJ.
Leucophoenicite (pink-tan) on green willemite from Franklin NJ. Photo by WP.


Leucophoenicite (gemmy), calcite, and minor franklinite from Franklin, NJ
Leucophoenicite (tan, pink, with gemmy red crystals), calcite (white), and minor franklinite (black) from Franklin, NJ. 4 1/4" x 3" From the collection of, and photo by Robert A. Boymistruk.


Leucophoenicite crystals, and calcite from Franklin, NJ
Leucophoenicite crystals (gemmy red), and calcite (white) from Franklin, NJ. Field of view 1 1/2" x 1" From the collection of, and photo by Robert A. Boymistruk.







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