Wollastonite





 Location Found: Franklin and Ogdensburg
     
 
     
 Formula: CaSiO3
 Essential Elements: Calcium, Oxygen, Silicon
 All Elements in Formula: Calcium, Oxygen, Silicon
     
 IMA Status: Valid - first described prior to 1959 (pre-IMA) - "Grandfathered" 1962
     
Fluorescent Mineral Properties

 Shortwave UV light: Bright to moderately bright orange, yellow-orange, orange-yellow, and yellow, weak pink, lavender
 Mid wave UV light: Moderately bright orange, yellow-orange, orange-yellow, and yellow, weak pink, lavender
 Longwave UV light: Moderately bright orange, yellow-orange, orange-yellow, and yellow, weak pink, lavender
 Additional Information: Phosphorescence is often redder than fluorescence
     
 To find out more about this mineral at minDat's website, follow this link   Wollastonite

     
 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.449

Frondel, Clifford (1972). The minerals of Franklin and Sterling Hill, a checklist. NY.: John Willey & Sons. p.84


The Picking Table References
 PT Issue and PageDescription / Comment
V. 58, No. 1 - Spring 2017, pg. 23Fluorescent Minerals of Franklin and Sterling Hill, N.J., Part 2, Richard C. Bostwick - Wollastonite
V. 54, No. 1 - Spring 2013, pg. 23Ore-Contact Wollastonite, A Previously Undocumented Occurrence at Franklin, New Jersey (Has table of minerals associated with occurrence type)
View IssueV. 46, Spring/Fall 2005, pg. 21Upon Furthur Reflection...A Correction to "Wollastonite From Franklin, New Jersey" Richard C. Bostwick
View IssueV. 45, No. 2 - Fall 2004, pg. 9Wollastonite From Franklin, New Jersey by Richard C. Bostwick (long article, first, second, third, original and dump find with pictures)
View IssueV. 45, No. 1 - Spring 2004, pg. 14The Art of Fluorescent Mineral Photography, With Special Attention to the Minerals of Franklin and Sterling Hill Photographing the More Popular Franklin and Sterling Hill Fluorescent Minerals - Wollastonite
View IssueV. 35, No. 1 - Spring 1994, pg. 16Geology and Mineralogy of a Veinlet Assemblage Associated With Wollastonite-Bearing Rocks, Sterling Mine, Ogdensburg, New Jersey, Robert E. Jenkins II
View IssueV. 34, No. 2 - Fall 1993, pg. 14Recent Mineral Finds From The Sterling Mine Ogdensburg, New Jersey - Wollastonite
View IssueV. 33, No. 2 - Fall 1992, pg. 11The Check List of Franklin-Sterling Hill Fluorescent Minerals - Wollastonite (Fluorescent Info)
View IssueV. 19, No. 2 - September 1978, pg. 6Recent Mineral Occurrences at Sterling Hill by Stephen Sanford - Wollastonite (small article)
View IssueV. 18, No. 2 - September 1977, pg. 21The Fluorescent Minerals of Franklin and Sterling Hill, NJ by Richard C. Bostwick - Wollastonite
View IssueV. 18, No. 1 - March 1977, pg. 6Recent Mineral Occurances at Sterling Hill by Stephen Sanford - Wollastonite
View IssueV. 17, No. 1 - March 1976, pg. 5Sterling Hill Minerals - Wollastonite
View IssueV. 13, No. 2 - August 1972, pg. 13The Fluorescent Minerals of Franklin/Ogdensburg Area by Frank Z. Edwards - Wollastonite (Fluorescent Info)
View IssueV. 13, No. 1 - February 1972, pg. 4Franklin Mineral Notes - Wollastonite by John L. Baum
View IssueV. 7, No. 2 - August 1966, pg. 14The Minerals of Sterling Hill 1962-65 by Frank Z. Edwards - Wollastonite (small article)
     
Images

     
Wollastonite in calcite, pyrite, diopside Sterling Hill MineWollastonite in calcite, pyrite, diopside Sterling Hill Mine under shortwave UV Light
Wollastonite in calcite, with pyrite, and grains and masses of diopside from Sterling Hill Mine. Photo by JVF
Wollastonite in calcite, with pyrite, and grains and masses of diopside from Sterling Hill Mine under shortwave UV light. The wollastonite fluoresces yellow. Photo by JVF


Wollastonite 'third find', bustamite (variety ferrobustamite) in calcite from Franklin, NJWollastonite 'third find', bustamite (variety ferrobustamite) in calcite from Franklin, NJ under shortwave UV Light
Wollastonite "third find", bustamite (variety ferrobustamite) in calcite from Franklin, NJ. From the collection of, and photo by JVF.
Wollastonite "third find", bustamite (variety ferrobustamite) in calcite from Franklin, NJ under shortwave UV light. The wollastonite fluoresces orange and the calcite dull red-orange. From the collection of, and photo by JVF.


Wollastonite "second find", calcite, willemite, hardystonite, minor garnet, from Franklin, NJ.Wollastonite "second find", calcite, willemite, hardystonite, minor garnet, from Franklin, NJ. under shortwave UV Light
Wollastonite "second find", calcite, willemite, hardystonite, minor garnet, from Franklin, NJ. From the collection of, and photo by Robert A. Boymistruk.
Wollastonite "second find", calcite, willemite, hardystonite, minor garnet, from Franklin, NJ under shortwave UV light. The wollastonite fluoresces yellow-orange, calcite orange-red, willemite green, and the hardystonite blue, the garnet is non-fluorescent. From the collection of, and photo by Robert A. Boymistruk.


Wollastonite "fibrous" and margarosanite, from Franklin, NJWollastonite "fibrous" and margarosanite, from Franklin, NJ under shortwave UV Light
Wollastonite "fibrous" and margarosanite, from Franklin, NJ. 2" x 1 1/4". Photo by WP.
Wollastonite "fibrous" and margarosanite, from Franklin, NJ under shortwave UV light. The wollastonite fluoresces orange-yellow and the margarosanite blue. 2" x 1 1/4". Photo by WP.


Wollastonite "green-eyed" and calcite, from Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, NJWollastonite "green-eyed" and calcite, from Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, NJ under shortwave UV Light
Wollastonite "green-eyed" and calcite, from Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, NJ. 6" x 2 3/4". From the collection of Gerry McLoughlin, photo by WP.
Wollastonite "green-eyed" and calcite, from Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, NJ under shortwave UV light. The wollastonite fluoresces orange-yellow, yellow-orange with green tint and the calcite very weak red. 6" x 2 3/4". From the collection of Gerry McLoughlin, photo by WP.







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