Sussexite





 Location Found: Franklin (Type Locality) and Ogdensburg
     
 
 Year Discovered: 1868
     
 Formula: Mn2+BO2(OH)
 Essential Elements: Boron, Hydrogen, Manganese, Oxygen
 All Elements in Formula: Boron, 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.642

Frondel, Clifford (1972). The minerals of Franklin and Sterling Hill, a checklist. NY.: John Willey & Sons. p.79


The Picking Table References
 PT Issue and PageDescription / Comment
View IssueV. 9, No. 1 - February 1968, pg. 16The Exclusive Minerals of Franklin/Ogdensburg, N.J. (as of January 1968) by Frank Z. Edwards - Sussexite (Short Note)
View IssueV. 7, No. 2 - August 1966, pg. 13The Minerals of Sterling Hill 1962-65 by Frank Z. Edwards - Sussexite
View IssueV. 6, No. 2 - August 1965, pg. 13Sussexite From Sterling Hill, New Jersey
     
Images

     
Sussexite (pinkish beige), with willemite, calcite, and franklinite, Franklin NJ
Sussexite (non-fluorescent) is pinkish beige in this picture, with willemite, calcite, and franklinite, from Franklin, NJ. Photo by WP.


Sussexite and dolomite from Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, NJ
Sussexite (pink to dark lavender) and dolomite (white) from Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, NJ. 2" x 2 1/4". Photo by WP.


Fibrous sussexite from the Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, NJ
Fibrous sussexite (white to light gray) from the Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, NJ. Field of view 1". From the collection of, and photo by WP.







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