Quartz





 Location Found: Franklin and Ogdensburg
     
 
     
 Formula: SiO2
 Essential Elements: Oxygen, Silicon
 All Elements in Formula: Oxygen, Silicon
     
 IMA Status: Valid - first described prior to 1959 (pre-IMA) - "Grandfathered"
     
Fluorescent Mineral Properties

 Shortwave UV light: Moderately bright to weak cream, yellow, pale orange, and yellowish green
 Mid wave UV light: Bright to weak cream, yellow, pale orange, and yellowish green
 Longwave UV light: Weak cream, yellow, pale orange, and yellowish green
     
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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.507

Frondel, Clifford (1972). The minerals of Franklin and Sterling Hill, a checklist. NY.: John Willey & Sons. p.73


The Picking Table References
 PT Issue and PageDescription / Comment
V. 58, No. 1 - Spring 2017, pg. 16Fluorescent Minerals of Franklin and Sterling Hill, N.J., Part 2, Richard C. Bostwick - Quartz
View IssueV. 41, No. 1 - Spring 2000, pg. 14A Scheelite-bearing Assemblage From Franklin, New Jersey By Robert E. Jenkins II - Quartz (Small Description)
View IssueV. 35, No. 2 - Fall 1994, pg. 21A Complex Base-Metal Assemblage From the Sterling Mine New Jersey - Quartz
View IssueV. 33, No. 2 - Fall 1992, pg. 11The Check List of Franklin-Sterling Hill Fluorescent Minerals - Quartz (Fluorescent Info)
View IssueV. 30, No. 1 - Spring 1989, pg. 9The Epidote-Pyroxene-Fluorapophyllite Assemblage in the Franklin Mine at Franklin, New Jersey, Philip P. Betancourt, Quartz (small description)
View IssueV. 27 No. 2 - Fall 1986, pg. 7Minerals of the Franklin Quarry, Philip P. Betancourt, Quartz
View IssueV. 24 No. 2 - Fall 1983, pg. 15Minerals of the Buckwheat Dolomite Franklin, New Jersey, Quartz (small description)
View IssueV. 7, No. 2 - August 1966, pg. 12The Minerals of Sterling Hill 1962-65 by Frank Z. Edwards - Quartz
     
Images

     
Quartz with calcite coating and veins from Sterling Hill, Ogdensburg, NJ.Quartz with calcite coating and veins from Sterling Hill, Ogdensburg, NJ. under shortwave UV Light
Quartz with calcite coating and veins from Sterling Hill, Ogdensburg, NJ. Photo by WP.
Quartz with calcite coating and veins from Sterling Hill, Ogdensburg, NJ under shortwave UV light. The calcite fluoresces red-orange and the quartz is non-fluorescent. Photo by WP.


Quartz, rhodonite, calcite, willemite and minor franklinite from Franklin, NJQuartz, rhodonite, calcite, willemite and minor franklinite from Franklin, NJ under shortwave UV Light
Quartz (gray), rhodonite (pink), calcite (white), willemite and minor franklinite from Franklin, NJ. From the collection of, and photo by Robert A. Boymistruk.
Quartz, rhodonite, calcite, willemite and minor franklinite from Franklin, NJ under shortwave UV light. The calcite fluoresces orange to orange-red and willemite green, the quartz, rhodonite and franklinite are non-fluorescent. From the collection of, and photo by Robert A. Boymistruk.


Quartz druze on willemite, calcite, franklinite ore from Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, NJQuartz druze on willemite, calcite, franklinite ore from Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, NJ under shortwave UV Light
Quartz druze (brown and white) on willemite, calcite, franklinite ore from the Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, NJ. 4" x 3". From the collection of, and photo by JVF.
Quartz druze on willemite, calcite, franklinite ore from the Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, NJ under shortwave UV light. The quartz fluoresces dark green, calcite red, willemite green, the franklinite is non-fluorescent. 4" x 3". From the collection of, and photo by JVF.







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