Sauconite





 Location Found: Ogdensburg
     
 
 Year Discovered: 1875
     
 Formula: Na0.3Zn3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · 4H2O
 Essential Elements: Hydrogen, Oxygen, Silicon, Sodium, Zinc
 All Elements in Formula: Aluminum, Hydrogen, Oxygen, Silicon, Sodium, Zinc
     
 IMA Status: Valid - first described prior to 1959 (pre-IMA) - "Grandfathered"
     
     
 To find out more about this mineral at minDat's website, follow this link   Sauconite

     
 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.486

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. 12, No. 2 - August 1971, pg. 7New Minerals for Franklin-Sterling Validated List - Sauconite (small article)
     
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