Rhodonite





 Location Found: Franklin and Ogdensburg
     
 
 Year Discovered: 1819
     
 Formula: MnSiO3
 Essential Elements: Manganese, Oxygen, Silicon
 All Elements in Formula: Manganese, Oxygen, Silicon
     
 IMA Status: Approved
     
Fluorescent Mineral Properties

 Shortwave UV light: Rarely weak deep red
 Mid wave UV light: Rarely weak deep red
 Longwave UV light: Rarely weak deep red
     
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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.443

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 - Rhodonite
View IssueV. 35, No. 1 - Spring 1994, pg. 21Geology and Mineralogy of a Veinlet Assemblage Associated With Wollastonite-Bearing Rocks, Sterling Mine, Ogdensburg, New Jersey, Robert E. Jenkins II - Rhodonite
View IssueV. 30, No. 1 - Spring 1989, pg. 17Research Reports, Bustamite & Rhodonite
View IssueV. 11, No. 2 - August 1970, pg. 10Additional Mineral Notes - Bustamite/Rhodonite (small article)
View IssueV. 8, No. 1 - February 1967, pg. 7Rhodonite
View IssueV. 7, No. 2 - August 1966, pg. 13The Minerals of Sterling Hill 1962-65 by Frank Z. Edwards - Rhodonite
     
Images

     
Rhodonite and calcite in matrix, from the Sterling Hill Mine, NJ
Rhodonite (pink) and calcite (white) in matrix from the Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, NJ. 3 3/4" x 3". Photo by WP.


Rhodonite crystals, calcite and minor franklinite from Franklin, NJ
Rhodonite crystals (dark pink), calcite (white) and minor franklinite (black) from Franklin, NJ. From the collection of, and photo by Robert A. Boymistruk.


Bladed rhodonite, calcite and minor franklinite from Franklin, NJ
Bladed rhodonite (dark pink), calcite (white, light gray) and minor franklinite (black) from Franklin, NJ. From the collection of, and photo by Robert A. Boymistruk.


Bladed rhodonite, franklinite, willemite with minor calcite and hedyphane from Franklin, NJ
Bladed rhodonite (pink to dark pink), franklinite (black), willemite (light green) with minor calcite (white, light gray) and hedyphane (light orange tan) from Franklin, NJ. From the collection of, and photo by Robert A. Boymistruk.


Rhodonite crystals, calcite, willemite and minor franklinite from Franklin, NJ
Rhodonite crystals (pink), calcite (white), willemite (light tan) and minor franklinite (black) from Franklin, NJ. From the collection of, and photo by Robert A. Boymistruk.


Rhodonite crystals, hedyphane, hematite and willemite from Franklin, N.J
Rhodonite crystals (pink), hedyphane (white), hematite (redish brown) and willemite (clear) from Franklin, N.J. 2 3/4" x 1 3/4". From the collection of, and photo by Robert A. Boymistruk.


Corrugated rhodonite crystals, calcite and minor franklinite from Franklin, NJ
Corrugated rhodonite crystals (pink, dark brown coating), calcite (white) and minor franklinite (black) from Franklin, NJ. 3 3/4" x 2". From the collection of, and photo by Robert A. Boymistruk.


Rhodonite, willemite and andradite garnet from Franklin, NJ
Rhodonite (pink), willemite (light green) and andradite garnet (golden brown) from Franklin, NJ. 3 1/4" x 3". From the collection of, and photo by Robert A. Boymistruk.


Rhodonite slickenside from the Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, NJ
Rhodonite slickenside (pink) from the Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, NJ. Field of view 2”. From the collection of, and photo by WP.







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