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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 # 4WCF10121862
AA Grade XL Willemite,
Calcite and Franklinite
from New Jersey

$75.00
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
the1100 ft level before the mine flooded.
This piece weighs 3.44 lbs (1561g) and measures 7.2 x 4.5 x 1.8 inches (182 x 114 x 44mm)
Item # 5WCF10121962
A Grade Willemite, Calcite and Franklinite
from New Jersey

$52.00
A 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 the1100 ft level before the mine flooded.
This piece weighs 2.8 lbs (1274g) and measures 4.9 x 3.2 x 2.6 inches
(126 x 81 x 66mm)
AA 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!
This XL 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
XL Calcite, Willemite and
Franklinite from the
Sterling Hill Mine,
New Jersey

$72.00
Not Dump
Material!
Sterling Hill
Mine
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)
Item #20WCF10120061
Willemite Franklinite
and Sphalerite from the
Sterling Hill Mine

$45.00
Willemite (green) and Sphalerite (ruby-orange) from the Sterling Hill Mine New Jersey that has been stored
indoors for years.  
This is not dump material!
This piece was removed from the mine before it was flooded.
This specimen requires SW + MW and LW Ultra violet lighting to see the colors properly

This piece weighs 1.89 lbs (858g) and measures 4.2 x 3.6 x 1.9 inches (10.8 x 9.2 x 4.9cm)
Own a Classic!   This is not dump material!
Sterling Hill
Mine
Item # 8CCAL03139932
XXL Bright Fluorescent
Calcite Crystal from
Hunan, China

$56.00
This XXL Calcite Crystal is
prism like with some surfaces
being opaque and others
somewhat transparent. This is
an exceptional large crystal with
smaller crystals forming on one
side…a very interesting piece
that shines bright pink under
short wave UV light. This is a
great Fluorescent centerpiece
that is also a wonderful daylight
specimen as well.


This Piece weighs
115oz or 7.18 lbs (3261g)
and measures 6.1 x 5.9 x 4.1
inches (15.6 x 15.1 x 10.5cm)
Item # 22WCF10128842
AA Grade XLWillemite,
Calcite and Franklinite
Sterling Hill Mine

$85.00
Super Glowing Colors in this AA Grade Veined Calcite (red-orange), Willemite (green) and  lots of
Franklinite (black) direct from the Sterling Hill 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!
Own a Classic!   This is not dump material!

This Piece weighs 5.41 lbs (2455g) and measures 7.7 x 3.9 x 3 inches (19.4 x 9.9 x 7.8cm)
Sterling Hill
Mine
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)
Item # 19WCF07136272
Willemite, Calcite and
Franklinite from the Franklin
Mining District Sussex
County NJ

$64.00
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 2.7cm
)
Item # 76WOL02137013
Fluorescent Mineral Wollastonite
from the Scott Williams Mineral
Company

$69.00
Short Wave
Item # 16WCF05133681
Calcite with Willemite and
Franklinite from New Jersey

$48.00
A bright cabinet display of famous New Jersey glow with brilliant
orange Calcite with a mix of green Willemite and black Franklinite in
what is called the
Jumbo Series (large sections of mineral types).
This specimen is from the Sterling Hill Mine and does not show any
signs of weathering.  This is not dump material. This specimen
fluoresces under Short Wave Ultra Violet light (SW) UV

Weighs 15.7oz or 0.98 lbs (447g)
and Measures 4 x 3.2 x 1.2 inches (10.2 x 8.3 x 3.2cm)
Item # 43WCF03139980
Calcite with Willemite and
Franklinite from New Jersey

$27.00
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 from the 1950's.
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 from the 1950's.
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)
Item # 40RCM07134213
Calcite Willemite and Fluorite
from the Red Cloud Mine

$65.00
The most famous mine in La Paz County Arizona is
the Red Cloud. The Red Cloud mine is well known for
its specimens with red-orange calcite with creamy
white willemite dots (visible under SW) and blue-violet
veins of fluorite. 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 32 oz or 2 lbs (922g) and measures
4.9 x 3.9 x 3.4" (12.5 x 9.9 x 8.8cm)
Item # 11HCFW03131380
Fluorescent Mineral
Hardystonite, Willemite,
Calcite and Franklinite
from Franklin NJ

$22.00
Fluorescent mineral Hardystonite (blue), Calcite (red), Willemite (green) and
Franklinite (black). This piece has a nice mix with small touches of
Hardystonite blue.

This weighs 20.5 oz or 1.28 lbs (584g)
and measures 3.3 x 2.7 x 2" (8.5 x 6.8 x 5.2cm)
For More Fluorescents      Rogerly Mine Fluorite      Manganoan Calcite     
Item # 10CFW03139971
Fluorescent Mineral Willemite,
Calcite and Franklinite Slab from
the Trotter Dump, Franklin NJ

$35.00
Fluorescent mineral  Calcite (orange), Willemite
(green) and Franklinite (black). This end cut slab has
a nice bright color with small touches Willemite
green. Slab also end cut flat on right end top photos.
Comes with a prior specimen card from Nevada
Mineral & Book Co.

This weighs 12.6 oz or 0.79 lbs (359g)
and measures 4.5 x 3.4 x 0.8" (11.4 x 8.6 x 2.2cm)
Willemite, Calcite and Franklinite from the Franklin Mining District Sussex County NJ
New Jersey Glow! This is a display specimen from the estate collection of Dwight Jeffery Warren, member of the Orange County
Chapter of the New York State Archeological Assoc. Photos  taken under Way Too Cool 13W SW UV light with Nikon Coolpix L1

This piece weighs 73.3 oz or 4.58 lbs (2079g) and measures 7.3 x 4.3 x 2.5 inches (18.6 x 11.1 x 6.3cm)
Beautiful Wollastonite (bright yellow) in Marble from Sterling Hill Mine in Ogdensburg, New
Jersey. This specimen is from the 340 ft level before the mine flooded and has been dry
stored for years and shows no signs of oxidation or weathering.

This piece weighs 7oz or 0.44 lbs (201g) and measures 4.5 x 2.3 x 1.1 inches (11.5 x 6 x 2.8cm)
Beautiful Willemite, Calcite, Zincite and Lots of Franklinite from the Franklin Mining District Sussex County NJ. This specimen has a
large chunk of Franklinite and lots of smaller pieces in the mix and shows minimal signs of oxidation or weathering. Nice daylight
piece. Photos  taken under Way Too Cool 13W SW UV light with Nikon Coolpix L1

This piece weighs 81.2oz or 5.07 lbs (2303g) and measures 5.1 x 4.4 x 4.2 inches (13.2 x 11.2 x 10.7cm)
Item # 11WOLL05132681
Wollastonite in Marble from the
Sterling Hill Mine

$35.00
Item # 18WCZF07135272
5 lb Willemite Calcite Zincite
and Franklinite from New
Jersey

$58.00
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
MW
Item # 41GM07135213
Calcite and Fluorite from the
Geronimo Mine

$65.00
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 22.9 oz or 1.43 lbs (649g) and measures
4.4 x 3.1 x 2.6" (11.2 x 7.9 x 6.6cm)
Item # 42NBHM07137213
Calcite Willemite and
Fluorite from the Nayal
Black Hawk Mine

$65.00
Nayal Black Hawk is a group of mines that
encompasses an area of several small hills in the Red
Bluff Mountain area of Arizona. This piece is from the
mine near Castle Dome and is a layered combination
of large violet fluorite crystals, red-orange calcite and
white Willemite (SW)  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 13.5 oz or 0.84 lbs (384g) and measures
4.1 x 2.4 x 2" (10.4 x 6.2 x 5.1cm)
Item # 44PPM07136151
Calcite and Fluorite from the
Purple Passion Mine

$42.00
The Purple Passion Mine in Wickenburg, Arizona is
well-known for its Calcite and Fluorite specimens with
cherry red-orange calcite crystals and blue-violet
fluorite. 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 39.7 oz or 2.48 lbs (1128g) and measures
5.8 x 4.4 x 2.3" (14.9 x 11.3 x 5.9cm)
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
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
MW
The Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum in Phoenix was a museum dedicated to minerals and
mining. It was operated by the Arizona Historical Society. The exhibits included more than 3,000 rocks
and minerals and many mining artifacts. The museum was intended to be made over into a more...
historical... museum. The new proprietors of this "would be museum change over" approached this
venture very uneducated as to the legal and financial ramifications of the many “on loan” items and
exhibits that are privately owned. After finding out what a mess they had stepped into, they closed the
museum in May, 2011. 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 rich
tourism venues were lost when Route 66 was closed to accommodate a “modern Interstate 40”.
...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)