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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/
Item # 4WCF08141862
AA Grade X-L Willemite,
and Franklinite with
Calcite Underglow from
New Jersey

$129.00
From our personal collection comes this AA Grade Willemite (green) Calcite (red) and Franklinite (black)
direct from the Sterling Hill Mine New Jersey that has been stored indoors for years.  
This is not dump
material!
This is a cut above minerals normally available from Sterling Hill .This bright and beautiful
specimen is from the 1100 ft level before the mine flooded. Specimen looks like it has a "lava" glowing
under the green Willemite and black Franklinite...One of a Kind!

This piece weighs 3.44 lbs (1561g) and measures 7.2 x 4.5 x 1.8 inches (182 x 114 x 44mm)
A Grade Calcite (red-orange), Willemite (green) and Franklinite (black) direct from the Sterling Hill
Mine,
New Jersey. This specimen was acquired from a 1950's Collection and is from the 1100 ft
level of the mine. This is an amazingly unique  specimen that explodes in color under SW
Ultra-Violet light and has a phosphorescent effect with some of the Willemite continuing to glow
green when removed from the SW-UV light and then slowly fading!
Own a Classic!  This is not dump material!

X-L Piece weighs 5.09 lbs (2309g) and measures 6.4 x 5.4 x 2.1 inches (16.3 x 13.9 x 5.5cm)
Item # 1CWF10129962
X-L Calcite, Willemite
and Franklinite from the
Sterling Hill Mine,
New Jersey

$80.00
Not Dump
Material!
Sterling Hill
Mine
Visual Under-glow effect from Calcite!
Sterling Hill
Mine
Item # CERU02140104
Cerussite with Barite on Galena Matrix

$79.00
Item# 236SvH05132681
Fluorescent and
Tenebrescent Sodalite var.
Hackmanite from Canada

$35.00
This fluorescent mineral Hackmanite which
displays a fiery orange (long wave) is from the
Davis Quarry in Canada. This specimen is also
Tenebrescent. The characteristic of
Tenebrescence (also known as reversible
photochromism) is the ability of minerals to change
color when exposed to sunlight. The effect can be
repeated indefinitely, parts of this mineral will
change to a light lilac purple when exposed to
sunlight or shortwave lamp (slight effect).

Specimen weighs 4.2 oz or 0.26 lbs (119g)
measures 1.9 x 1.8 x 1.8 inches (4.9 x 4.6 x 4.6cm)

Again, as with all fluorescent specimens, the more powerful
your lamp is the brighter the mineral will display. This specimen
was photographed under a "Blak Ray" LW lamp.
Item# 428W02137522
Fluorescent Mineral  
Rare Witherite from
Northumberland England
Collected 1941

$49.00
Fluorescent mineral Witherite displays yellow orange under short wave and long wave
and is phosphorescent in both waves. Old time rare mineral from Fallowfield near
Hexham, Northumberland, England collected 1941. This piece comes with an old time
vintage label from Wards Science in Rochester, NY. This specimen has been a
collection piece since at least 1941, making it a 72 year old collection piece...I believe
that is really Old Stock!

This Piece weighs 11.5oz or 0.72 lbs (328g)
and measures 2.7 x 2.2 x 1.4 inches (6.8 x 5.6 x 3.6cm)
Sterling Hill
Mine
Item # SMSH08149032
AA Grade Sodalite from
Mount Saint-Hilaire,
Quebec, Canada

$85.00
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 SW
Ultra-Violet light and an orange
color under 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)
Item # 25CCA11120582
Very Rare Chondrodite,
Calcite, Aragonite Long Lake
Zinc Mine Canada

$78.00
Fluorescent mineral Chondrodite (yellow), Calcite (red), Aragonite (white-lightning bolts) excellent
example of
Long Lake Lightning on Crimson Red Calcite. This is from the Long Lake Zinc
Mine in Parham Ontario Canada, a closed privately owned location. This unique pastel
fluorescence is found only in this location.

This weighs 46.2 oz or 3.1 lbs (1284g) and measures 4.6 x 4.7 x 2.5" (11.8 x 12 x 6.4cm)
Old Stock fluorescent mineral Wollastonite (displays yellow
under shortwave) from Mina Santa Fe in Chiapas, Mexico.
This mineral is also phosphorescent and will continue to glow
for 10 to 20 seconds after you turn off the UV light after about
20 seconds exposure.
Specimen collected in 1961 with original labels from the
Scott Williams Mineral Company
For more Information about Scott Williams Mineral Company
and his career...
http://www.mineralogicalrecord.com/labels.asp?page=1&colid=484

This specimen weighs 5.6oz or 0.35 lb (159g)
and measures 3.4 x 1.9 x 1" (8.6 x 4.9 x 2.7 cm
)
Item # 76WOL02137013
Fluorescent Mineral Wollastonite
from the Scott Williams Mineral
Company

$69.00
Short Wave
Item # 43WCF03139980
Calcite with Willemite and
Franklinite from New Jersey

$35.00
A nice cabinet display of famous New Jersey glow with brilliant orange Calcite with an even mix of
green Willemite and black Franklinite.  This is dump material, as can be seen by the weathering.
We have no other information on the exact location, either the Trotter or Buckwheat Dump, but this
piece came from an old NJ collection.
This specimen fluoresces under Short Wave Ultra Violet light (SW) UV

Weighs 34.3oz or 2.14 lbs (974g) and Measures 3.8 x 3 x 2.7" (9.8 x 7.7 x 6.9cm)
Item # 17WCF05133635
XL Brick Red Calcite
with Willemite and
Franklinite from the
Sterling Hill Mine

$159.00
A stunning XL daylight and
UV light cabinet display of
famous New Jersey glow
with brilliant orange Calcite
with splotches of green
Willemite and black
Franklinite.  This is not
dump material. This
extraordinary piece is from
the Sterling Hill Mine.


This piece Weighs
82oz or 5.12 lbs (2326g)
and Measures 8 x 5.8 x 2.2"
(20.3 x 14.7 x 5.6cm)
Item # 45WCF03139941
Calcite with Willemite
and Franklinite from
New Jersey

$46.00
A nice cabinet display of famous New Jersey glow with brilliant green Willemite with patches of
orange Calcite and a heavy mix of small black Franklinite crystals.  This is dump material, as can be
seen by the weathering. We have no other information on the exact location, either the Trotter or
Buckwheat Dump, but this piece came from an old NJ collection.
This specimen fluoresces under Short Wave Ultra Violet light (SW) UV

Weighs 45.3oz or 2.83 lbs (1248g) and Measures 5.2 x 2.8 x 2.7" (13.4 x 7.3 x 7.0cm)
From our Personal Collection
comes this Fluorescent Mineral
Red Halite that we collected in
2004 from the Salton Sea in the
Colorado Desert of Imperial and
Riverside counties in Southern
California.

weighs 6.3 oz or 0.4 lbs (180g)
and measures 2.6 x 2.5 x 1.1"
(6.8 x 6.4 x 2.9 cm)
For More Fluorescents      Rogerly Mine Fluorite      Manganoan Calcite     
Item # RHSS08142431
Red Halite Rock Salt from the
Salton Sea, California

$35.00
Item # 13WCF05130522
Calcite with Willemite and Franklinite
from New Jersey

$54.00
A bright orange cabinet display of famous New Jersey glow with brilliant
green Willemite sprinkles with a mix of small black Franklinite crystals. This
beautiful specimen was procured from a collector in Franklin, NJ. This
specimen fluoresces under Short Wave Ultra Violet light (SW) UV

Specimen weighs 52.2oz or 3.26 lbs (1481g)
and Measures 5.8 x 4.5 x 2.5" (14.8 x 11.5 x 6.5cm)
Item # 14WCF05131522
Calcite with Willemite and Franklinite
from New Jersey

$49.00
A bright orange cabinet display of famous New Jersey glow with brilliant
green Willemite sprinkles with a mix of small black Franklinite crystals. This
beautiful specimen was procured from a collector in Franklin, NJ. This
specimen fluoresces under Short Wave Ultra Violet light (SW) UV

Specimen weighs 38oz or 2.37 lbs (1077g)
and Measures 5.8 x 3.2 x 2.6" (14.7 x 8.1 x 6.6cm)
This Specimen comes with a tag
from the Franklin Mineral Museum
MW
Item # 45LLM07134992
4 Color Flourescent from the
Long Lake Zinc Mine in
Canada

$90.00
Rare Find! Fluorescent mineral calcite (red) and
(peach) Chrondite (yellow) and Hydrozincite (blue)
from the Long Lake Zinc Mine in Ontario, Canada This
is a top grade specimen from this mine! Best viewed
under SW ultra-violet light. Photos taken under 13W
Way Too Cool lamp with Nikon CoolPix L1

This weighs 21.8 oz or 1.36 lbs (619g) and measures
4.8 x 3.3 x 1.9" (12.3 x 8.4 x 4.8cm)
MW
MW
MW
Item # 43GM07135214
XL Calcite and Fluorite from
the Geronimo Mine

$85.00
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. This is an excellent
specimen from this mine! Best viewed under MW
ultra-violet light. Photos taken under 13W Way Too
Cool lamp with Nikon CoolPix L1

This weighs 95.6 oz or 5.97 lbs (2711g) and measures
7.4 x 4.6 x 3.4" (18.8 x 11.8 x 8.6cm)
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"
Polishers Laps Saws
This is a specimen of fluorescent mineral Cerussite (yellow) long wave, on Barite (dull red)
shortwave, on a matrix of Galena. It is from the Atlas Mountains, Mibladen, Morocco. These
are the brightest Cerussite minerals we have ever seen. Cerussite is rarely brightly
fluorescent, but these crystals are a wonderful Lemon Yellow! This beautiful specimen
shows well in a fluorescent display case and is also an excellent daylight specimen!

This piece weighs 14.6 oz or 0.92 lbs (416g) and measures
4 x 2.1 x 1.7 inches (10.3 x 5.3 x 4.5cm)
Rare Grape Seed Light Apple Green Willemite (green) and Franklinite (black)
direct from the
Sterling Hill Mine, New Jersey. This specimen was acquired from
a 1950's Collection and is from the 1100 ft level of the mine. This is an amazingly
unique  specimen that explodes in color under SW Ultra-Violet light. These are
specimens stored indoors for many years.
Own a Classic!  This is not dump material!

This Large Specimen weighs 3.24 lbs (1470g)
and measures 5.1 x 3.8 x 2 inches (13 x 9.6 x 5.1cm)
Item # BRWF08142594
Extra-Large Brick Red
Willemite and Franklinite from
the Sterling Hill Mine,
New Jersey

$112.00
Brick Red Willemite (green) and Franklinite (black) direct from the
Sterling Hill Mine,
New Jersey. This specimen was acquired from
a 1950's Collection and is from the 1100 ft level of the mine. This
is an amazingly unique  specimen that explodes in color under SW
Ultra-Violet light and has a small spatter of Orange Calcite
Own a Classic!  This is not dump material!
This X-L Piece weighs 7.3 lbs (3314g)
and measures 9.6 x 4.9 x 2.1" (24.3 x 12.5 x 5.5cm)
Item # 5AGSW08149991
Rare Grape Seed Apple
Green Willemite and
Franklinite from the
Sterling Hill Mine,
New Jersey

$99.00
Sterling Hill Mine
Sterling Hill Mine
Item # 6CDF08145371
Chondrodite Diopside from
Long Lake Mine, Canada

$62.00
A nice cabinet display of the famous and unique pastel fluorescent
Chondrodite Diopside from the Long Lake Zinc Mine in Ontario, Canada.
This mine has been sold and is now a private site.
No more collecting is allowed, they are now very difficult to find for
sale. A true loss for collectors!
This specimen photographed under a  
9W Way Too Cool Short Wave Ultra Violet light (SW) UV

Weighs 13.7oz or 0.85 lbs (388g)
and Measures 3.6 x 2.3 x 2.3" (9.1 x 5.9 x 5.9 cm)
A Grade Calcite (red-orange), Willemite (green) and Franklinite (black) direct
from the
Sterling Hill Mine, New Jersey. This specimen was acquired from a
1950's Collection and is from the 1100 ft level of the mine. This is an amazingly
unique  specimen that explodes in color under SW Ultra-Violet light.
Own a Classic!  This is not dump material!

X-L Piece weighs 4.14 lbs (1877g)
and measures 10 x 5.5 x 1.6 inches (26.2 x 14.1 x 4.1 cm)
Item # 7CWF08146354
X-L Calcite, Willemite
and Franklinite from the
Sterling Hill Mine,
New Jersey

$85.00
AA Grade Clinohedrite (yellow-orange), Calcite (red-orange), Willemite (green)
and Franklinite (black) direct from the
Sterling Hill Mine, New Jersey. This
specimen was acquired from a 1950's Collection and is from the 1100 ft level of
the mine. This is an amazingly unique  specimen that explodes in color under SW
Ultra-Violet light.
Own a Classic!  This is not dump material!

This Piece weighs 7.6 oz or 0.47 lbs (216g)
and measures 3 x 2.3 x 1.4 inches (7.8 x 6 x 3.7 cm)
Item # 8CCWF08148751
Clinohedrite, Calcite,
Willemite and Franklinite
from the Sterling Hill
Mine, New Jersey

$32.00
A Grade Hardystonite (blue), Clinohedrite (yellow-orange), Calcite (red-orange),
Willemite (green) and Franklinite (black) direct from the
Sterling Hill Mine, New
Jersey. This specimen was acquired from a 1950's Collection and is from the
1100 ft level of the mine. This is an amazingly unique  specimen that explodes in
color under SW Ultra-Violet light.
Own a Classic!  This is not dump material!

This Piece weighs 17.9 oz or 1.1 lbs (508g)
and measures 3.2 x 2.4 x 1.6 inches (8.1 x 6.1 x 4.2 cm)
Item # 9HCCWF08143251
Hardystonite, Calcite,
Clinohedrite, Willemite and
Franklinite from the Sterling Hill
Mine,
New Jersey

$46.00
Rhodonite (non fluorescent), Willemite (green) and Franklinite (black) direct from
the
Sterling Hill Mine, New Jersey. This specimen was acquired from a 1950's
Collection and is from the 1100 ft level of the mine. This is an amazingly unique  
specimen that explodes in color under SW Ultra-Violet light.
Own a Classic!  This is not dump material!

This Large Piece weighs 69.5 oz or 4.3 lbs (1971g)
and measures 5.7 x 3.8 x 2.9 inches (14.5 x 9.6 x 7.4 cm)
Item # RWF08140094
Rhodonite, Willemite and
Franklinite from the Sterling Hill
Mine,
New Jersey

$99.00
Sterling Hill
Mine
SW
MW
MW
SW
Arizona's Famous Medium Wave Fluorescent Specimens
Red Cloud Mine
Purple Passion Mine
Geronimo Mine
On Reserve
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