Fluorescent Minerals
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New Jersey area is probably the most famous location for fluorescent minerals. The mines of Franklin and the Sterling
Hill Mine at Ogdensburg, Sussex County in northwestern New Jersey are world famous for fluorescent minerals.  No
other site has produced more rare and interesting minerals. Over 80 fluorescent mineral samples have been taken from
these mines. While other great localities can have similar minerals, no location on earth compares with the minerals of
Franklin and Sterling Hill, New Jersey.

The city of Franklin calls itself
"The Fluorescent Mineral Capital of the World"! We can't imagine a fluorescent
mineral display that does not contain a specimen from Franklin or Sterling Hill. The most common specimens from these
localities can literally "light up" a fluorescent display with beautiful
reds (Calcite) and greens (Willemite) under
short-wave ultraviolet light. These specimens are made even more interesting with a mix of non fluorescent
black
(Franklinite)
contrasting the fluorescent display with black designs. Other fluorescent minerals from here include
Esperite (bright yellow-green)
, Clinohedrite (orange-yellow), Hardystonite (violet-blue), Barite (white),
Manganaxinite (an intense red) and Wollastonite (bright-yellow) to name a few.

Sadly, the mines are now closed and filled with water and rock. Only a few mine dumps remain to provide any new
material. Two museums are present to educate the public about these remarkable mines and one allows tours into
some of the actual mine shafts and both provide mine dump collecting opportunities. It is easy to see that these mines
are truly one of the best mineral localities to ever be discovered and specimens from them should be treasured.

Franklin Mineral Museum           (click on Links to see museums)            Sterling Hill Mining Museum

Most of the specimens available now are from the "trailings" or dump sites known as "dumps". This is the material that
was removed from the mines many years ago. Specimens from the famous
Trotter Dump and the Buckwheat Dump
are highly collectible but the true prize comes from old stock specimens actually removed from the mines and stored
without being weathered and oxidized. Franklinite is a prized mineral if found in its crystal form. Older specimens from
these areas had large Franklinite inclusions and are referred to as "Jumbo" series specimens.

Information above on this page courtesy of the Franklin-Sterling Hill website http://franklin-sterlinghill.com/
A Grade Calcite (red-orange), Willemite (green) and Franklinite (black) direct
from the
Franklin Mine, New Jersey. This specimen was acquired from a 1950's
Collection. This is an amazingly unique  specimen that explodes in color under
SW Ultra-Violet light and has a phosphorescent effect with some of the Calcite
continuing to glow orange-red when removed from the SW-UV light! Fluorescent
Photos taken under a Way Too Cool 254 nm SW 9-Watt Lamp.
Own a Classic!  This is not dump material!

X-L Piece weighs 90 oz or 5.65 lbs (2.56kg) and measures 5.4 x 5 x 2.8
inches (13.8 x 12.7 x 7.1 cm)
Item # 1CWF06164992
X-L Calcite, Willemite and
Franklinite from the Franklin
Mine, New Jersey

$124.00
Item # SMSH06169032
AA Grade Sodalite from Mount
Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada

$59.00
Super double fluorescent colors in
this AA Grade Sodalite direct
from Mount Saint-Hilaire located
in southern Quebec, Canada. This
is an amazingly unique specimen
that shows a red color under a
254 nm SW Ultra-Violet light and
an orange color under a 312 nm
MW Ultra-Violet Light! Photos
taken under 9W Way too Cool
lamp.

Weighs 13.1 oz or 0.82 lbs (372g)
and measures 6.3 x 3.4 x 1.2
inches (16.1 x 8.7 x 3.1 cm)
Buckwheat Dump Fluorescents      Rogerly Mine Fluorite      Manganoan Calcite     
MW
MW
The most famous mine in La Paz County Arizona is the Red Cloud. Geronimo is a sister mine to the Red Cloud and is the
source of fantastic two color mid wave pieces. Geronimo pieces are more expensive due to their relative rarity.
MW
The Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum was started in 1884 and was only open during state fairs until 1953, when six Arizona
mining companies provided funds for its year-round operation as a formal museum dedicated to minerals and mining. The
exhibits included more than 3,000 rocks and minerals and many mining artifacts. In 2010, the Arizona Historical Society took
control of the museum under provisions of a new state law. The museum was intended to be made over into a more historical
venue. At an August 2010 meeting of the historical society's board of directors, it was reported that the museum transfer had
been more complex than anticipated, due in large part to unanticipated liabilities associated with items in the museum
collection that were on loan to the mineral museum. Some loaned specimens on display were valued in the "tens of thousands
of dollars" range, and the museum is fully liable for any loss or damage to them. After finding out what a liability they had
stepped into, they closed the museum in May, 2011. Although Arizona seems intent on changing its mineral museum into a
historical museum, a lot of Arizona’s rich mining information seems to be getting lost the same way that the Mother Road
tourism venues were lost when Route 66 was bypassed to accommodate a “modern Interstate 40”.
reference source:       http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arizona_Mining_and_Mineral_Museum
...Notice...
Fluorescent Specimens listed on this Page will require a Short Wave (SW) Ultraviolet light, or a Medium Wave(MW) Ultraviolet light, or a
Long Wave (LW) Ultraviolet light.           
These Will Not Fluoresce under a "Black Light"
Museum Specimens
Rare Old Stock Specimen of yellow Opal var. Hyalite from Spruce Pine, NC with
history ID tags... Ex: Schortmann's Mineral specimen November 1964
http://www.minrec.org/labels.asp?colid=573, Ex: Excalibur Mineral Company (no
date) specimen. We procured this for SpiritRock Shop from a New Jersey mineral
dealer in February 2013. This has been a display specimen in our Fluorescent
display cabinet for the past few years. According to the included tags this piece
was x-rayed in 1964 checking orthoclase for plagioclase feldspar (none found) and
conducted a Single photon emission local tomography (SPELT). Results listed on
tag reverse side (see photos). There are small mica books in the matrix as well.
This is a Large Cabinet specimen which glows brightly under SW Ultra-Violet light.
Fluorescent Photos taken under a Way Too Cool 254 nm SW 9-Watt Lamp. Ships
in a Large Flat Rate Priority Mail Box, we cannot combine shipping on this piece.

This Large Specimen weighs 152 oz or 9.53 lbs (4.32kg)
and measures 7.9 x 7.2 x 3.4 inches (20 x 18.4 x 8.7 cm)
Item # 20HNC02135607
9.5 lb Opal var. Hyalite on
quartz+orthoclase+muscovite from
Spruce Pine, NC

$119.00
Franklin Mine
SW
MW
MW
SW
Arizona's Famous Medium Wave Fluorescent Specimens
Red Cloud Mine
Purple Passion Mine
Geronimo Mine

We have acquired some new Fluorescent Minerals                   
              ...Hope You Enjoy Them!
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Visual Under-glow effect from Calcite!
Item # A-HNC12166365
Opal-AN var Hyalite on Matrix
from the Spruce Pine District,
Mitchell County, North
Carolina

$110.00
“Opal-AN” is a term for amorphous (without a clearly defined shape
or form) opal with a glass-like structure. The "A" stands for
amorphous; the "N" means its structure is network-like (similar to
silica glass). This form of opal occurs as Hyalite in volcanic and
pegmatite environments where the silica deposits form globular and
irregular crusts. Hyalite has a bright green fluorescent glow under
SW, MW and LW Ultra Violet illumination. This will probably be the
brightest rock in your fluorescent display. Hyalite from North Carolina
is getting very difficult to obtain because localities are closed or
restricted. We were lucky and found a dealer who sold us a few local
specimens at the classic Spruce Pine, Spruce Pine District, Mitchell
County, North Carolina “2016 Grassy Creek Gem and Mineral Show.”
This weighs72.2 oz or 4.5 lbs (2047g)
and measures 10 x 5.3 x 2.3 inches (25.4 x 13.5 x 5.9cm)
AA Grade Calcite (red-orange), Willemite (green) and Franklinite (black) direct
from the
Franklin Mine, New Jersey. This specimen was acquired from a 1950's
mine inspector. This is an amazingly unique  specimen that explodes in color
under SW Ultra-Violet light and has a mix of Calcite and Franklinite on a band of
Willemite. Fluorescent Photos taken under a Way Too Cool 254 nm SW 9-Watt
Lamp.
This piece ships UPS Ground to Continental USA ONLY

Own a Classic!  This is not dump material!

X-L Piece weighs 86.6 oz or 5.41 lbs (2455g)
and measures 6 x 4.6 x 3.2 inches (15.4 x 11.8 x 8.1 cm)
Item # 28CWF06165292
X-L Calcite, Willemite and
Franklinite from the Franklin
Mine, New Jersey

$120.00
Franklin Mine
Sterling Hill Mine
Very Rare Fluorescent Calcite (red-orange)and Pyrite from Ordersville, Utah. This is the
second specimen of its type we have found from this area. It has been in our personal
collection for quite a few years now. This is an amazingly unique specimen that explodes
in color under SW Ultra-Violet light and an interesting daylight look as well! Fluorescent
Photos taken under a Way Too Cool 254 nm SW 9-Watt Lamp.
Own a Rare Specimen!  

Specimen weighs 9 oz or 0.56 lbs (257g)
and measures 3.5 x 2.2 x 1.4 inches (9 x 5.7 x 3.7 cm)
Item # F-CPYR06169911
Calcite, Pyrite and Bornite from
Orderville, Utah

$59.00
AA Grade Calcite (red-orange), Franklinite (black) and Willemite (green) direct from
the
Sterling Hill Mine, New Jersey. This piece is from a miners collection from the
1950's. These specimens are a highly sought after collectibles. This is an amazingly
unique  specimen that explodes in color under SW Ultra-Violet light and an
interesting daylight look as well! Fluorescent Photos taken under a "Way Too Cool"
254 nm SW 9-Watt Lamp.
Own a Classic!  This is not dump material!

Specimen weighs 72.3 oz or 4.5 lbs (2052g)
and measures 6.5 x 4 x 2.7 inches (16.6 x 10.3 x 6.8 cm)
Item # H-CWF12165992
Calcite, Franklinite, Zincite and
Willemite from the Sterling Hill
Mine, New Jersey

$86.00
Amazing Cherry Red Calcite with Purple Fluorite This specimen was
collected during the "BIG DIG" in early August of 2009. This is an
amazingly unique  specimen that explodes in color under SW/MW/LW
Ultra-Violet light! Fluorescent Photos taken under a Way Too Cool Triple
Wave 254/312/368 nm SW/MW/LW 9-Watt Lamp.

Piece weighs 28.4 oz or 1.78 lbs (806g)
and measures 5 x 4.2 x 2.48 inches (12.8 x 10.6 x 6.3cm)
Item # 23PPMCF06161131
Calcite with Fluorite from the
Purple Passion Mine in Arizona

$43.00
Amazing Cherry Red Calcite with Purple Fluorite This specimen was
collected during the "BIG DIG" in early August of 2009. This is an
amazingly unique  specimen that explodes in color under SW/MW/LW
Ultra-Violet light! Fluorescent Photos taken under a Way Too Cool Triple
Wave 254/312/368 nm SW/MW/LW 9-Watt Lamp.

Piece weighs 10.5 oz or 0.66 lbs (299g)
and measures 3.8x 2.7 x 1.7 inches (9.6 x 7 x 4.3cm)
Item # 24PPMCF06168140
Calcite with Fluorite from the
Purple Passion Mine in Arizona

$37.00
Amazing Cherry Red Calcite with Purple Fluorite This specimen was
collected during the "BIG DIG" in early August of 2009. This is an
amazingly unique  specimen that explodes in color under SW/MW/LW
Ultra-Violet light! Fluorescent Photos taken under a Way Too Cool Triple
Wave 254/312/368 nm SW/MW/LW 9-Watt Lamp.

Piece weighs 1.86 oz or 0.11 lbs (53.5g)
and measures 2.8 x 1.4 x 0.95 inches (7.1 x 3.6 x 2.4cm)
Item # 25PPMCF06162700
Calcite with Fluorite from the
Purple Passion Mine in
Arizona

$18.00
From the Red Cloud Mine, La Paz County, Arizona. This is a combination
of orange Calcite, green/cream Willemite, and violet Fluorite, arranged in a
nice veined formation. This is an amazingly unique  specimen that
explodes in color under SW/MW/LW Ultra-Violet light! Fluorescent Photos
taken under a Way Too Cool Triple Wave 254/312/368 nm SW/MW/LW
9-Watt Lamp.

Piece weighs 36.6 oz or 2.29 lbs (1038g)
and measures 5.4 x 3.9 x 2.9 inches (13.8 x 9.9 x 7.4cm)
Item # 26PPMCF06169991
Calcite, Willemite and  
Fluorite from the Red Cloud
Mine

$49.00
From the Red Cloud Mine, La Paz County, Arizona. This is a combination
of orange Calcite, green/cream Willemite, and violet Fluorite, arranged in a
nice veined formation. This is an amazingly unique  specimen that
explodes in color under SW/MW/LW Ultra-Violet light! Fluorescent Photos
taken under a Way Too Cool Triple Wave 254/312/368 nm SW/MW/LW
9-Watt Lamp.

Piece weighs 36.1 oz or 2.26 lbs (1025g)
and measures 4.7 x 3.9 x 2.5 inches (11.9 x 10 x 6.5cm)
Item # 27PPMCF06168991
Calcite, Willemite and  
Fluorite from the Red Cloud
Mine

$45.00
From the Geronimo Mine, La Paz County, Arizona. This is a combination
of orange Calcite, green/cream Willemite, and violet Fluorite, arranged in a
nice veined formation. This is an amazingly unique  specimen that
explodes in color under SW/MW/LW Ultra-Violet light! Fluorescent Photos
taken under a Way Too Cool Triple Wave 254/312/368 nm SW/MW/LW
9-Watt Lamp.

Piece weighs 7 oz or 0.44 lbs (200g)
and measures 4 x 2.1 x 1.1 inches (10.1 x 5.5 x 2.9cm)
Item # 31GMCF06168991
Calcite and  Fluorite from the
Geronimo Mine

$39.00
From the Cleveland Chicago Group in Castle Dome, Arizona. This is a
combination of Fluorite, Hyalite and Willemite arranged in a nice
crystallized formation. This is an amazingly unique  specimen that explodes
in color under SW/MW/LW Ultra-Violet light! Fluorescent Photos taken
under a Way Too Cool Triple Wave 254/312/368 nm SW/MW/LW 9-Watt
Lamp.

Piece weighs 21.1 oz or 1.32 lbs (599g)
and measures 4.5 x 2.9 x 2 inches (11.6 x 7.5 x 5.1cm)

The Cleveland-Chicago Vein Group is a deposit of ore that has a number of
shafts, prospects, and adits running its length, hence the “group” designation.  
The minerals mined of economic interest were Lead, Silver, Zinc, Copper, Gold,
and Fluorine.  
Item # 30CFHCD06168991
Hyalite, Willemite and  
Fluorite from the
Cleveland-Chicago Group

$45.00
SW & MW
SW & MW
SW & MW
SW & MW
SW & MW
SW & MW
SW & MW
Super Bright Color!
This Specimen sold for $12.50 in
1964...that was 51 years ago...
That would be $95.68 in todays
dollars
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LW
SW
Sterling Hill Mine
AA Grade Calcite (red-orange), Franklinite (black) and Willemite (green) direct from the
Sterling Hill Mine,
New Jersey. These specimens are a highly sought after collectibles.
This is an amazingly unique  specimen that explodes in color under SW Ultra-Violet light
and an interesting daylight look as well! Fluorescent Photos taken under a Way Too
Cool 254 nm SW 9-Watt Lamp.
Own a Classic!  This is not dump material!

Specimen weighs 39.98 oz or 2.49 lbs (1133g)
and measures 5.8 x 3.4 x 1.8 inches (14.9 x 8.6 x 4.8 cm)
Item # B-CWF12169833
Calcite, Franklinite and Willemite
from the Sterling Hill Mine, New
Jersey

$79.00
SW
LW
LW
MW
SW
MW
Red Calcite from Mexico that is very much like Terlingua Calcite. It
fluoresces Blue under SW and has from 5 to10 seconds of
Phosphorescence when SW light is turned off.  It is a Purple under
MW and Pink under LW. This is an amazingly unique  specimen that
has multiple colors under SW, MW, and LW Ultra-Violet light and an
interesting daylight look as well! Fluorescent Photos taken with a
Nikon Cool Pix L1 camera under "Way Too Cool" 254 nm SW, 312
nm MW and 368 nm LW 9-Watt Triple Wave Lamp.

Specimen weighs 15 oz or 0.94 lbs (428g)
and measures 4 x 2.8 x 1.8 inches (10.3 x 7.2 x 4.7 cm)
Item # C-RTC12166532
Red Calcite Fluoresces SW, MW and
LW and is Phosphorescent on SW

$57.00
SW
LW
LW
MW
SW
MW
Tan Hardystonite with Clinohedrite, Willemite and Calcite. It is from
the Franklin Mine, Franklin, sussex County, NJ. The Hardystonite
fluoresces purple-blue SW, the Clinohedrite fluoresces pumpkin
orange SW, the Willemite fluoresces green SW and the Calcite
fluoresces red-orange SW. Fluorescent Photos taken with a Nikon
Cool Pix L1 camera under "Way Too Cool" 254 nm SW, 312 nm MW
and 368 nm LW 9-Watt Triple Wave Lamp.

Specimen weighs 15 oz or 0.94 lbs (428g)
and measures 4 x 2.8 x 1.8 inches (10.3 x 7.2 x 4.7 cm)
Item # D-HCWC12165293
Tan Hardystonite with Clinohedrite,
Willemite and Calcite from the
Franklin Mine

$69.00
Item # E-HNC12162222
Opal-AN var Hyalite on
Quartz, Orthoclase and Mica
Matrix from Mitchell County,
North Carolina

$54.00
“Opal-AN” is a term for amorphous (without a clearly defined shape or form)
opal with a glass-like structure. The "A" stands for amorphous; the "N" means
its structure is network-like (similar to silica glass). This form of opal occurs as
Hyalite in volcanic and pegmatite environments where the silica deposits form
globular and irregular crusts. Hyalite has a bright green fluorescent glow
under SW, MW and LW Ultra Violet illumination. This will probably be the
brightest rock in your fluorescent display. Hyalite from North Carolina is getting
very difficult to obtain because localities are closed or restricted. We were
lucky and found a dealer who sold us a few local specimens at the classic
Spruce Pine, Spruce Pine District, Mitchell County, North Carolina “2016
Grassy Creek Gem and Mineral Show.”
This weighs 8.8 oz or 0.55 lbs (250g)
and measures 5.2 x 2.1 x 1.3 inches (13.2 x 5.3 x 3.5cm)
LW
MW
SW
Item # G-BHNC12162222
Opal-AN var Rare Blue
Hyalite on Quartz, Orthoclase
and Mica Matrix from Mitchell
County, North Carolina

$69.00
Rare NC Blue Hyalite
“Opal-AN” is a term for amorphous (without a clearly defined shape or form)
opal with a glass-like structure. The "A" stands for amorphous; the "N" means
its structure is network-like (similar to silica glass). This form of opal occurs as
Hyalite in volcanic and pegmatite environments where the silica deposits form
globular and irregular crusts. Hyalite has a bright green fluorescent glow
under SW, MW and LW Ultra Violet illumination. This will probably be the
brightest rock in your fluorescent display. Hyalite from North Carolina is getting
very difficult to obtain because localities are closed or restricted. We were
lucky and found a dealer who sold us a few local specimens at the classic
Spruce Pine, Spruce Pine District, Mitchell County, North Carolina “2016
Grassy Creek Gem and Mineral Show.”
This weighs 5.5 oz or 0.34 lbs (156g)
and measures 3.8 x 1.7 x 1.1 inches (9.8 x 4.4 x 2.8cm)
Sterling Hill Mine
AA Grade Calcite (red-orange), Franklinite (black) and apple green Willemite (green)
direct from the
Sterling Hill Mine, New Jersey. This piece is from a miners collection
from the 1950's. These specimens are a highly sought after collectibles. This is an
amazingly unique  specimen that explodes in color under SW Ultra-Violet light and an
interesting daylight look as well! Fluorescent Photos taken under a "Way Too Cool"
254 nm SW 9-Watt Lamp.
Own a Classic!  This is not dump material!

Specimen weighs 22.7 oz or 1.4 lbs (646g)
and measures 4 x 2.9 x 1.7 inches (10.1 x 7.3 x 4.3 cm)
Item # J-CWF12165942
Calcite, Franklinite, Zincite and
Apple Green Willemite from the
Sterling Hill Mine, New Jersey

$69.00
Franklinite Crystal Cluster in Calcite from Sterling Hill, New Jersey. This specimen
was procured from a mineral dealer at the 2012 Hendersonville, NC Rock Gem and
Mineral Show. The Calcite fluoresces orange under SW and the piece has an
interesting daylight look as well! Fluorescent Photos taken under a "Way Too Cool"
254 nm SW 9-Watt Lamp.


Specimen weighs 3.2 oz (93.5g)
and measures 1.9 x 1.5 x 1.1 inches (4.9 x 3.9 x 2.8 cm)
Item # K-FRN12165671
Franklinite Crystals (Xls) in
Calcite from Sterling Hill, New
Jersey

$49.00        
Granite with Fluorescent Potassium-Feldspar phenocrysts we collected from the
Sierra-Nevada Mountains in 1996.Fluorescent Photos taken under a "Way Too Cool"
254 nm SW 9-Watt Lamp.
Specimen weighs 12.5 oz or 0.78 lb (356g)
and measures 4.8 x 2.8 x 1.4 inches 12.2 x 7.2 x 3.7cm)
Item #M-FRN12160001
Granite with Fluorescent
Potassium-Feldspar phenocrysts
from the Sierra-Nevada Mountains

$45.00        
Fluorescent
Corundums

(Rubies and
Sapphires)