Dragon Minerals - Update November 15, 2018

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21382: Manganoan Calcite, Franklinite, and Willemite
Sterling Mine, Franklin Mining District, Sussex County, New Jersey
Small cabinet - 8.9 x 7.0 x 3.2 cm (3.5 x 2.8 x 1.3 inches)
Weight - 208 grams (0.46 pounds)
Specimen status: Sold

An opaque cleavage chunk of pink manganoan calcite hosts numerous light brown willemite blebs, as well scattered franklinite crystals to about 2 mm (some complete some not). As is typical for Franklin District material, the willemite displays bright neon-green fluorescence under shortwave UV (last picture).







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