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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 # 1CWF10104992
X-L Calcite, Willemite and
Franklinite from the Franklin
Mine, New Jersey

$85.00
Item # CERU02140104
Cerussite with Barite on
Galena Matrix

$59.00
Item# 428W02137522
Fluorescent Mineral  Rare
Witherite from Northumberland
England Collected 1941

$39.00
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 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)
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

$49.00
Short Wave
Item # 26GH0715BRC001
Rare Green Opal-var. Hyalite
from North Carolina
A nice cabinet display of rare daylight green North Carolina Opal var.
Hyalite up to 6.4mm thick with brilliant fluorescent green glow on a matrix
of quartz and muscovite. Photo taken under a 254 nm SW 9 Watt
Ultra-violet light. This was procured from an old stock estate collection in
western North Carolina

Weighs 47.9oz or 2.99 lbs (1358g)
and Measures 6.2 x 4.7 x 2.6" (15.9 x 11.9 x 6.7cm)
Buckwheat Dump Fluorescents      Rogerly Mine Fluorite      Manganoan Calcite     
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)
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

$149.00
Sterling Hill Mine
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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A Grade Calcite (red-orange), Franklinite (black) and Zincite Crystals
(Non-fluorescent) 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 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!

X-L Piece weighs 79 oz or 4.96 lbs (2.25kg) and measures 6 x 4.2 x 2.4
inches (15.3 x 10.7 x 6.1 cm)
Item # 2CFZ10108932
X-L Calcite, Franklinite and
Zincite Crystals from the
Franklin Mine, New Jersey

$75.00
Visual Under-glow effect from Calcite!
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)
Willemite (green) and Franklinite (black) are layered upon a 3/4"
(19mm) thick band of Iron Pyrite (non-fluorescent) direct from
the
Franklin Mine, New Jersey. This specimen was acquired
from a 1950's miner's Collection. 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 29.6 oz or 1.85 lbs (839g) and measures
4.3 x 3 x 2.2 inches (11 x 7.7 x 5.8 cm)
Item # 3WFP10108951
Rare Willemite, Franklinite
and Iron Pyrite from the
Franklin Mine, New Jersey

$69.00
AA Grade Calcite (red-orange), Franklinite (black) and Willemite direct from the
Sterling Hill Mine,
New Jersey. This specimen was acquired from a Miners  
Collection from the 1950's. These specimens with large sections of different
minerals are called "Jumbo Specimens" and are a highly sought after
collectible.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!

Piece weighs 15.5 oz or 0.97 lbs (437g) and measures 3.7 x 2.7 x 1.5
inches (9.6 x 7 x 3.8 cm)
Item # 4CWF10100532
Calcite, Franklinite and
Willemite from the Sterling
Hill Mine, New Jersey

$47.00
Top Grade Wernerite veins that fluoresce brightly under Long Wave (LW) This is
an amazingly unique specimen that glows very mild yellow color under 254 nm
SW Ultra-Violet light and a stronger yellow under 312 nm MW Ultra Violet light.  
Fluorescent Photos taken under a Way Too Cool 368 nm LW 9-Watt Lamp.
This specimen is from the ZCA Mines in St Lawrence County, New York


Piece weighs 16.3 oz or 1 lbs (464g) and measures 3.9 x 2.4 x 2.1 inches
(9.9 x 6.1 x 5.5 cm)
Item # 7W10100023
Yellow Wernerite from the
ZCA Mines, New York

$70.00
LW
LW
Item # 10CCA08144605
Very Rare Chondrodite,
Calcite, Aragonite Long Lake
Zinc Mine Canada

$85.00
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. The photos on the right side were taken under a 312 nm MW 9 Watt
Ultra-violet light. The Photos on the left were taken under a 254 nm SW 9 Watt Ultra-violet light. You
can see the yellow Chondrodite shows up under SW. There ia an additional patch of Hyalite Green
visible under SW also. This is a very interesting specimen!

This weighs 36.9 oz or 2.3 lbs (1047g) and measures 4.5 x 4 x 2.6" (11.5 x 10.3 x 6.6cm)
SW
SW
SW
MW
MW
Item # 11CCA08149944
Very Rare Chondrodite,
Calcite, Aragonite and
Diopside from Long Lake
Zinc Mine Canada

$79.00
Fluorescent mineral Chondrodite (yellow), Calcite (red),
Aragonite (white-lightning bolts) and Diopside (lt blue,white to
green)usually found as individual blue,white or green dots
(shortwave) 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. The
photos on the right side were taken under a 312 nm MW 9 Watt
Ultra-violet light. The Photos on the left were taken under a 254
nm SW 9 Watt Ultra-violet light. You can see the yellow
Chondrodite shows up under SW. There ia an additional patch of
Hyalite Green visible under SW also. This is a very interesting
specimen!

This weighs 33.1 oz or 2 lbs (939g) and measures 4.7 x 4.3 x 2"
(12.1 x 11 x 5 cm)
SW
MW
SW
MW
AA Grade Calcite (red-orange), Franklinite (black) and Willemite direct from the
1100 ft level of the
 Sterling Hill Mine, New Jersey. This specimen was acquired
from a Collection from the 1950's. These specimens with large sections of
different minerals are called
"Jumbo Specimens" and are a highly sought after
collectible. 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!

Piece weighs 24.8 oz or 1.55 lbs (703g) and measures 5.5 x 3.2 x 1.3
inches (14 x 8.1 x 3.5 cm)
Item # 12JCWF07109151
Calcite, Franklinite and
Willemite from the Sterling Hill
Mine, New Jersey

$54.00
AA Grade Calcite (red-orange), Franklinite (black) and Willemite direct from the
1100 ft level of the
 Sterling Hill Mine, New Jersey. This specimen was acquired
from a Collection from the 1950's. These specimens with large sections of
different minerals are called
"Jumbo Specimens" and are a highly sought after
collectible. 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!

Piece weighs 21.9 oz or 1.37 lbs (621g) and measures 5.5 x 3.8 x 1.1
inches (14 x 9.6 x 2.8 cm)
Item # 13JCWF07108151
Calcite, Franklinite and
Willemite from the Sterling Hill
Mine, New Jersey

$59.00
Sterling Hill
Mine
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 142 oz or 8.93 lbs (4.05kg)
and measures 10 x 5.1 x 4.7 inches (25 x 13.1 x 11.9 cm)
Item # 19CWF09055187
X-L Calcite, Willemite and
Franklinite from the Franklin
Mine, New Jersey

$195.00
Franklin Mine
Franklin Mine
Franklin Mine
Sterling Hill
Mine
AA Grade Calcite (red-orange), Franklinite (black) and Willemite direct from the
1100 ft level of the
 Sterling Hill Mine, New Jersey. This specimen was acquired
from a Collection from the 1950's. These specimens with large sections of
different minerals are called
"Jumbo Specimens" and are a highly sought after
collectible. 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!

Piece weighs 59.5 oz or 3.7 lbs (1.69kg)
and measures 6 x 3.4 x 2.7 inches (15.3 x 8.6 x 6.9 cm)
Item # 18JCWF08104422
Calcite, Franklinite and
Willemite from the Sterling Hill
Mine, New Jersey

$58.00
Sterling Hill
Mine
AA Grade Calcite (red-orange), Franklinite (black) and Willemite direct from the
1100 ft level of the
 Sterling Hill Mine, New Jersey. This specimen was acquired
from a Collection from the 1950's. These specimens with large sections of
different minerals are called
"Jumbo Specimens" and are a highly sought after
collectible. 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!

Piece weighs 82.4 oz or 5.15 lbs (2.33kg)
and measures 6.3 x 5.4 x 2.1 inches (16.1 x 13.7 x 5.5 cm)
Item # 17JCWF09108114
Calcite, Franklinite and
Willemite from the Sterling Hill
Mine, New Jersey

$85.00
Amazing Cherry Red Calcite striated with Purple Fluorite This specimen was
collected during the "BIG DIG" in early August of 2009. It is striated along one
side with green Willemite that phosphoresces long after the UV lamp has been
turned off 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 48.5 oz or 3 lbs (1.37kg)
and measures 5.6 x 4.2 x 3.2 inches (14.2 x 10.7 x 8.3 cm)
Item # 15PPMCF09106171
Calcite Striated with Fluorite
from the Purple Passion Mine
in Arizona

$58.00
SW
Item # 16PPMCF09107112
Calcite Striated with Fluorite
from the Purple Passion Mine
in Arizona

$64.00
LW
LW
MW
Amazing Cherry Red Calcite striated with Purple Fluorite This specimen was
collected during the "BIG DIG" in early August of 2009. The fluoritein this
specimen is green in daylight. 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 66.1 oz or 4.13 lbs (1.87kg)
and measures 6.6 x 4 x 3.4 inches (16.8 x 10.3 x 8.6 cm)
SW
MW
LW
LW
LW