Nasonite





 Location Found: Franklin (Type Locality)
     
 
 Year Discovered: 1899
     
 Formula: Pb6Ca4(Si2O7)3Cl2
 Essential Elements: Calcium, Chlorine, Lead, Oxygen, Silicon
 All Elements in Formula: Calcium, Chlorine, Lead, Oxygen, Silicon
     
 IMA Status: Valid - first described prior to 1959 (pre-IMA) - "Grandfathered"
     
Fluorescent Mineral Properties

 Shortwave UV light: Weak pale yellow
 Mid wave UV light: Weak pale yellow
     
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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.418

Frondel, Clifford (1972). The minerals of Franklin and Sterling Hill, a checklist. NY.: John Willey & Sons. p.69


The Picking Table References
 PT Issue and PageDescription / Comment
V. 58, No. 1 - Spring 2017, pg. 14Fluorescent Minerals of Franklin and Sterling Hill, N.J., Part 2, Richard C. Bostwick - Nasonite
View IssueV. 45, No. 1 - Spring 2004, pg. 13The 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 - Nasonite
View IssueV. 33, No. 2 - Fall 1992, pg. 11The Check List of Franklin-Sterling Hill Fluorescent Minerals - Nasonite (Fluorescent Info)
View IssueV. 33, No. 1 - Spring 1992, pg. 22The Lead Silicate Minerals of Franklin, New Jersey: an SEM Survey, Herb Yeates, Nasonite
View IssueV. 30, No. 1 - Spring 1989, pg. 17Research Reports, Nasonite
View IssueV. 28, No. 1 - Spring 1987, pg. 25Mineral Notes Research Reports, The Margarosanite Assemblage, Nasonite
View IssueV. 13, No. 1 - February 1972, pg. 12Franklin Mineral Notes - Nasonite
     
Images

     
Nasonite, prehnite, clinohedrite, willemite, xonotlite, hancockite, hendricksite, andradite garnet, frankliniteNasonite, prehnite, clinohedrite, willemite, xonotlite, hancockite, hendricksite, andradite garnet, franklinite under shortwave UV Light
Nasonite, prehnite, clinohedrite, willemite, xonotlite (fluorescent), hancockite, hendricksite mica, andradite garnet, and franklinite (non-fluorescent) from Franklin, NJ. Photo by JVF.
Nasonite, prehnite, clinohedrite, willemite, xonotlite, hancockite, hendricksite mica, andradite garnet, and franklinite from Franklin, NJ under Shortwave UV light. The nasonite fluoresces dull white (gray), prehnite peach pink, clinohedrite orange, willemite green, and some xonotlite deep blue. Photo by JVF.







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