Manganberzeliite





 Location Found: Franklin
     
 
 Year Discovered: 1894
     
 Formula: (Ca,Na)3(Mn2+,Mg)2(AsO4)3
 Essential Elements: Arsenic, Calcium, Manganese, Oxygen
 All Elements in Formula: Arsenic, Calcium, Magnesium, Manganese, Oxygen, Sodium
     
 IMA Status: Valid - first described prior to 1959 (pre-IMA) - "Grandfathered"
     
     
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 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.673

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. 4, No. 2 - August 1963, pg. 9Manganberzeliite
View IssueV. 1, No. 1 - February 1960, pg. 9Manganberzeliite (small article)
     
Images

     
Manganberzeliite, willemite and franklinite from Franklin, NJManganberzeliite, willemite and franklinite from Franklin, NJ under shortwave UV Light
Manganberzeliite (light to honey yellow, gemmy), willemite (white to green) and franklinite (black) from Franklin, NJ. From the collection of, and photo by Robert A. Boymistruk.
Manganberzeliite, willemite and franklinite from Franklin, NJ under shortwave UV light. The willemite fluoresces green, the franklinite and manganberzeliite are non-fluorescent. From the collection of, and photo by Robert A. Boymistruk.


Manganberzeliite, willemite, franklinite and calcite from Franklin, NJ
Manganberzeliite (honey yellow), willemite (light green), franklinite (black) and calcite (white) from Franklin, NJ. 4" x 2 5/8". From the collection of, and photo by Robert A. Boymistruk.







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