Siderite





 Location Found: Franklin and Ogdensburg
     
 
     
 Formula: FeCO3
 Essential Elements: Carbon, Iron, Oxygen
 All Elements in Formula: Carbon, Iron, Oxygen
     
 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   Siderite

     
 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.615

Frondel, Clifford (1972). The minerals of Franklin and Sterling Hill, a checklist. NY.: John Willey & Sons. p.76


     
Images

     
Siderite, calcite and franklinite from the Sterling Hill Mine, NJ.
Siderite (tan to brown), calcite and franklinite from the Sterling Hill Mine, NJ. Photo by JVF.







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