Minehillite





 Location Found: Franklin (Type Locality), unique to Franklin/Ogdensburg area
     
 
 Year Discovered: 1984
     
 Formula: (K,Na)2-3Ca28Zn4Al4Si40O112(OH)16
 Essential Elements: Aluminum, Calcium, Hydrogen, Oxygen, Potassium, Silicon, Zinc
 All Elements in Formula: Aluminum, Calcium, Hydrogen, Oxygen, Potassium, Silicon, Sodium, Zinc
     
 IMA Status: Approved
     
Fluorescent Mineral Properties

 Shortwave UV light: Weak violet
 Mid wave UV light: Violet-blue, moderate brightness
 Longwave UV light: Weak pale yellow
     
 To find out more about this mineral at minDat's website, follow this link   Minehillite

     
 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.501


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 - Minehillite
View IssueV. 45, No. 1 - Spring 2004, pg. 12The Art of Fluorescent Mineral Photography, With Special Attention to the Minerals of Franklin and Sterling Hill Photographing the More Popular Franklin and Sterling Hill Fluorescent Minerals - Minehillite
View IssueV. 41, No. 1 - Spring 2000, pg. 10Minehillite (article mentions close visual appearance of margarosanite and minehillite)
View IssueV. 33, No. 2 - Fall 1992, pg. 11The Check List of Franklin-Sterling Hill Fluorescent Minerals - Minehillite (Fluorescent Info)
View IssueV. 26, Combined Issue 1985, pg. 8Mineral Notes New To Science, Minehillite
View IssueV. 25 No. 1 - Spring 1984, pg. 5Mineral Notes New To Science, Minehillite
     
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