Pectolite





 Location Found: Franklin
     
 
 Year Discovered: 1828
     
 Formula: NaCa2(HSi3O9)
 Essential Elements: Calcium, Hydrogen, Oxygen, Silicon, Sodium
 All Elements in Formula: Calcium, Hydrogen, Oxygen, Silicon, Sodium
     
 IMA Status: Valid - first described prior to 1959 (pre-IMA) - "Grandfathered"
     
Fluorescent Mineral Properties

 Shortwave UV light: Moderately bright orange
 Mid wave UV light: Orange
 Additional Information: Phosphoresces moderately bright orange
     
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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.442

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 - Pectolite
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 - Pectolite
View IssueV. 33, No. 2 - Fall 1992, pg. 11The Check List of Franklin-Sterling Hill Fluorescent Minerals - Pectolite (Fluorescent Info)
View IssueV. 18, No. 2 - September 1977, pg. 16The Fluorescent Minerals of Franklin and Sterling Hill, NJ by Richard C. Bostwick - Pectolite
View IssueV. 16, No. 2 - August 1975, pg. 11Franklin Pectolite - Rarer Than You Think by Fred J. Parker and Dr. Arnold Fainberg
View IssueV. 13, No. 2 - August 1972, pg. 12The Fluorescent Minerals of Franklin/Ogdensburg Area by Frank Z. Edwards - Pectolite (Fluorescent Info)
     
Images

     
Pectolite, axinite, margarosanite, xonotlite, willemite, hendricksite, andradite garnet, franklinitePectolite, axinite, margarosanite, xonotlite, willemite, hendricksite, andradite garnet, franklinite under longwave UV Light
Pectolite, axinite, margarosanite, xonotlite, willemite with non-fluorescent hendricksite mica, andradite garnet, and franklinite from Franklin, New Jersey. Photo by JVF.
Pectolite, axinite, margarosanite, xonotlite, willemite with non-fluorescent hendricksite mica, andradite garnet, and franklinite from Franklin, New Jersey, under longwave UV light. The pectolite fluoresces peach and the margarosanite light blue. Photo by JVF.
Pectolite, axinite, margarosanite, xonotlite, willemite, hendricksite, andradite garnet, franklinite under shortwave UV Light
Pectolite, axinite, margarosanite, xonotlite, willemite with non-fluorescent hendricksite mica, andradite garnet, and franklinite from Franklin, New Jersey, under shortwave UV light. The pectolite fluoresces orange, axinite red, margarosanite light blue, xonotlite purple and the willemite green. Photo by JVF.







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