Franklinite, Willemite
Franklin Mine, Franklin, Franklin Mining District, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA
Cabinet, 10.8 x 8.2 x 6.8 cm
A textbook, classic, 1.5 cm, lustrous franklinite crystal with interesting beveled edges is perched on matrix of rose-tan willemite, innumerable smaller and broken franklinites and a bit of calcite. This is classic combination material from the Franklin Mine of New Jersey and the Marty Zinn Collection, # 8499. The willemite has a superb green fluorescense. The calcite fluoresces a more muted red, in this instance.