Sarkinite





 Location Found: Franklin and Ogdensburg
     
 
 Year Discovered: 1885
     
 Formula: Mn22+(AsO4)(OH)
 Essential Elements: Arsenic, Hydrogen, Manganese, Oxygen
 All Elements in Formula: Arsenic, Hydrogen, Manganese, Oxygen
     
 IMA Status: Valid - first described prior to 1959 (pre-IMA) - "Grandfathered"
     
     
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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.680

Frondel, Clifford (1972). The minerals of Franklin and Sterling Hill, a checklist. NY.: John Willey & Sons. p.75


The Picking Table References
 PT Issue and PageDescription / Comment
View IssueV. 24, No. 1 - Spring 1983, pg. 6Recent Mineral Occurrences at Sterling Hill, Stephen B. Sanford, Sarkinite
View IssueV. 21, No. 2 - September 1980, pg. 9Mineral Notes Research Reports, Sarkinite
View IssueV. 18, No. 1 - March 1977, pg. 5Recent Mineral Occurances at Sterling Hill by Stephen Sanford - Sarkinite and Brandtite
View IssueV. 17, No. 1 - March 1976, pg. 13Post Palache Mineral Review - Sarkinite
     
Images

     
Brown sarkinite crystals with round rhodochrosite crystal sprays.
Brown sarkinite crystals with round rhodochrosite crystal sprays. Non-fluorescent micro mineral, field of view about 5mm. Photo by JVF.







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