Malachite





 Location Found: Franklin and Ogdensburg
     
 
     
 Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
 Essential Elements: Carbon, Copper, Hydrogen, Oxygen
 All Elements in Formula: Carbon, Copper, Hydrogen, Oxygen
     
 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   Malachite

     
 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.622

Frondel, Clifford (1972). The minerals of Franklin and Sterling Hill, a checklist. NY.: John Willey & Sons. p.66


The Picking Table References
 PT Issue and PageDescription / Comment
View IssueV. 35, No. 2 - Fall 1994, pg. 21A Complex Base-Metal Assemblage From the Sterling Mine New Jersey - Malachite
View IssueV. 27 No. 2 - Fall 1986, pg. 6Minerals of the Franklin Quarry, Philip P. Betancourt, Malachite
View IssueV. 7, No. 2 - August 1966, pg. 11The Minerals of Sterling Hill 1962-65 by Frank Z. Edwards - Malachite
     
Images

     
Malachite, calcite, feldspar, franklinite and biotite mica from Sterling Hill Mine, NJ.
Malachite (light greenish blue), calcite, feldspar (light green), franklinite (black) and biotite mica (glossy black) from Sterling Hill Mine, NJ. Photo By WP.







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