Pargasite





 Location Found: Franklin
     
 
 Year Discovered: 1814
     
 Formula: {Na}{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
 Essential Elements: Aluminum, Calcium, Hydrogen, Magnesium, Oxygen, Silicon, Sodium
 All Elements in Formula: Aluminum, Calcium, Hydrogen, Magnesium, Oxygen, Silicon, Sodium
     
 IMA Status: Approved
     
Fluorescent Mineral Properties

 Shortwave UV light: Moderately bright greenish-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.457

Frondel, Clifford (1972). The minerals of Franklin and Sterling Hill, a checklist. NY.: John Willey & Sons. p.70


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 - Pargasite
View IssueV. 33, No. 2 - Fall 1992, pg. 11The Check List of Franklin-Sterling Hill Fluorescent Minerals - Pargasite (Fluorescent Info)
     
Images

     
Pargasite (FL blue-green), diopside, supposedly from Sterling Hill MinePargasite (FL blue-green), diopside, supposedly from Sterling Hill Mine under shortwave UV Light
Pargasite (green) with diopside, from the Sterling Hill Mine. Photo by JVF.
Pargasite with diopside, from the Sterling Hill Mine, under shortwave UV light. The pargasite fluoresces blue-green and diopside blue. Photo by JVF.


Pargasite, phlogopite and minor graphite from Franklin quarry, Franklin NJPargasite, phlogopite and minor graphite from Franklin quarry, Franklin NJ under shortwave UV Light
Pargasite (green), phlogopite (tan) and minor graphite (silver gray) from Franklin quarry, Franklin NJ. Photo by WP.
Pargasite, phlogopite and minor graphite from Franklin quarry, Franklin NJ under shortwave UV light. The pargasite fluoresces greenish blue, phlogopite yellow tan and the graphite is non-fluorescent.







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