Meionite





 Location Found: Franklin and Ogdensburg
     
 
 Year Discovered: 1801
     
 Formula: Ca4Al6Si6O24CO3
 Essential Elements: Aluminum, Calcium, Carbon, Oxygen, Silicon
 All Elements in Formula: Aluminum, Calcium, Carbon, Oxygen, Silicon
     
 IMA Status: Valid - first described prior to 1959 (pre-IMA) - "Grandfathered"
     
Fluorescent Mineral Properties

 Shortwave UV light: Pinkish red, cherry-red, or orange-yellow
 Mid wave UV light: Pinkish red, cherry-red, or orange-yellow
 Longwave UV light: Moderately bright to weak orange-yellow , weak blue
     
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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.512


The Picking Table References
 PT Issue and PageDescription / Comment
V. 58, No. 1 - Spring 2017, pg. 13Fluorescent Minerals of Franklin and Sterling Hill, N.J., Part 2, Richard C. Bostwick - Meionite
View IssueV. 33, No. 2 - Fall 1992, pg. 11The Check List of Franklin-Sterling Hill Fluorescent Minerals - Meionite (Fluorescent Info)
View IssueV. 27 No. 2 - Fall 1986, pg. 7Minerals of the Franklin Quarry, Philip P. Betancourt, Scapolite Group (meionite?)
     
Images

     
Meionite, calcite, franklinite and galena from Sterling Hill Mine, NJ.Meionite, calcite, franklinite and galena from Sterling Hill Mine, NJ. under shortwave UV Light
Meionite, calcite, franklinite and galena (gray, left side) from Sterling Hill Mine, NJ. Photo by WP.
Meionite, calcite, franklinite and galena from Sterling Hill Mine, NJ under shortwave UV light. The meionite fluoresces dark pink to magenta and calcite red-orange, the franklinite and galena are non-fluorescent. Photo by WP.







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