Rhodochrosite





 Location Found: Franklin and Ogdensburg
     
 
 Year Discovered: 1813
     
 Formula: MnCO3
 Essential Elements: Carbon, Manganese, Oxygen
 All Elements in Formula: Carbon, Manganese, Oxygen
     
 IMA Status: Approved
     
     
 To find out more about this mineral at minDat's website, follow this link   Rhodochrosite

     
 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.613

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
View IssueV. 10, No. 2 - August 1969, pg. 11Mineral Notes - Rhodochrosite/Manganosite
View IssueV. 7, No. 2 - August 1966, pg. 13The Minerals of Sterling Hill 1962-65 by Frank Z. Edwards - Rhodochrosite
     
Images

     
Rhodochrosite crystal sprays on Sterling Hill ore
Rhodochrosite crystal sprays (pink) on Sterling Hill ore. Non-fluorescent micro mineral, field of view about 4 mm. Photo by JVF.


Rhodochrosite, willemite crystals and minor calite from Franklin, NJRhodochrosite, willemite crystals and minor calite from Franklin, NJ under shortwave UV Light
Rhodochrosite (pink), willemite crystals (green) and minor calite from Franklin, NJ. From the collection of, and photo by Robert A. Boymistruk.
Rhodochrosite, willemite crystals and minor calite from Franklin, NJ under shortwave UV light. The willemite fluoresces green and the calcite red-orange, rhodochrosite is non-fluorescent. From the collection of, and photo by Robert A. Boymistruk.







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