Zincite, Willemite
Sterling Mine, Sterling Hill, Ogdensburg, Franklin Mining District, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA
Small Cabinet, 6.7 x 4.5 x 3.2 cm
Famous for its fluorescent minerals, this classic combination from Franklin, New Jersey does not disappoint. The cleaved but recognizable crystal of Zincite is enormous, spanning the entire specimen at 6.7 cm. There is even one large face, 3 cm, and several smaller ones. The smaller crystal faces have excellent luster, as do the cleaved faces. Intergrown is a vein of Willemite, ending in a rough, 1.5 cm crystal. The Willemite has superb green fluoresence. An excellent Franklin piece. Ex. Charlie Key.