Fluorescent Minerals
SpiritRock Shop
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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
...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
SW
MW
MW
SW

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 Wollastonite in Franklin marble from the Nobel pit saddle of the Sterling
Hill Mine, New Jersey. These specimens are a highly sought after collectibles. This is
an amazingly unique specimen. The Wollastonite (yellow) explodes in color under
SW Ultra-Violet light! Fluorescent Photos taken under a "Way Too Cool" 254 nm SW
9-Watt Lamp.
Own a Classic!  This is not dump material!
ex; The Schneider Collection SS-2606, Teaneck, NJ  
Specimen weighs 7.7 oz or 0.48 lbs (218g)
and measures 4.1 x 2.8 x 1.1 inches (10.6 x 7.3 x 2.9cm)
Item # 29WOLLA06179302
Wollastonite in Franklin Marble  
from the Nobel pit saddle,
Sterling Hill Mine, New Jersey

$49.00
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
Sterling Hill Mine
AA Grade Large Cabinet Diopside and Calcite from the Long Lake Zinc Mine near
Parham, Ontario, Canada that has been closed to collecting for a few years now.
This is an amazingly unique  specimen that explodes in color under SW Ultra-Violet
light Diopside fluoresces bright blue and Calcite pink/red. Photos taken under a Way
Too Cool 254 nm SW 9-Watt Lamp.
Own a Classic!
ex; The Schneider Collection SS-2593, Teaneck, NJ  
Specimen weighs 87.1 oz or 5.45 lbs (2.471kg)
and measures 6.5 x 4.7 x 2.7 inches (16.7 x 11.9 x 6.8cm)
Item # 25DIOP06179324
Diopside and Calcite from the
Long Lake Zinc Mine

$90.00
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.

ex; The Schneider Collection SS-2519, Oradell, NJ
ex; Wards Natural Science in Rochester, NY

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 # 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)
Franklin Mine
SW
SW
SW
SW
AA Grade Cabinet Willemite and Franklinite with a Willemite Vein from the Sterling Hill
Mine, Ogdensburg, Sussex County, New Jersey. This unique specimen explodes in
color under SW Ultra-Violet light Willemite fluoresces a brilliant green and Franklinite
is non-fluorescent black. Photos taken with a Nikon CoolPix L-1  under a Way Too
Cool 254 nm SW 9-Watt Lamp.
Own a Classic!
ex; The Schneider Collection SS-2427, Teaneck, NJ  
Specimen weighs 87.1 oz or 5.45 lbs (2.471kg)
and measures 6.5 x 4.7 x 2.7 inches (16.7 x 11.9 x 6.8cm)
Item # 26WILF06179382
Willemite and Franklinite with
a Willemite Vein from the
Sterling Hill Mine

$59.00
SW
AA Grade Cabinet Calcite,Willemite,Franklinite and Zincite from the Sterling Hill Mine,
Ogdensburg, Sussex County, New Jersey. This unique specimen explodes in color
under SW Ultra-Violet light Calcite fluoresces a brilliant orange, Willemite a brilliant
green, Franklinite and Zincite are non-fluorescent black. Photos taken with a Nikon
CoolPix L-1  under a Way Too Cool 254 nm SW 9-Watt Lamp.
Own a Classic!

Specimen weighs 26.8 oz or 1.67 lbs (760g)
and measures 4.5 x 4.4 x 1.2 inches (11.6 x 11.3 x 3.2cm)
Item # 27CWFZ06170001
Calcite, Willemite, Franklinite and
Zincite from the Sterling Hill Mine

$69.00
Sterling Hill Mine
Franklin Mine
AA Grade Cabinet Very Rich Eucryptite from the Parker Mountain Mine, Center
Strafford, New Hampshire. Eucryptite fluoresces a strong cherry red under shortwave
ultra-violet light. This piece displays lots of color. A rare find! Photos taken with a
Nikon CoolPix L-1  under a Way Too Cool 254 nm SW 9-Watt Lamp.
Own a Classic!
ex; The Schneider Collection SS-2625, Teaneck, NJ  

Specimen weighs 6.4 oz or 0.40 lbs (183g)
and measures 3.4 x 2.3 x 1.3 inches (8.8 x 6 x 3.4cm)
Item # 30EUCRYPT06179305
Very Rich and Rare Eucryptite from
the Parker Mountain Mine

$106.00
AA Grade Large Cabinet Calcite,Willemite,Franklinite and Zincite from the Sterling Hill
Mine, Ogdensburg, Sussex County, New Jersey. This unique specimen explodes in
color under SW Ultra-Violet light Calcite fluoresces a brilliant orange, Willemite a
brilliant green that phosphoresces (on the side with the SS-2578 tag), Franklinite and
Zincite are non-fluorescent black. Photos taken with a Nikon CoolPix L-1  under a Way
Too Cool 254 nm SW 9-Watt Lamp.
Own a Classic!
ex; The Schneider Collection SS-2578, Teaneck, NJ
Specimen weighs 72.1 oz or 4.51 lbs (2.046kg)
and measures 4.8 x 4.2 x 3.2 inches (12.3 x 10.6 x 8.1cm)
Item #31CWFZ06179343
Calcite, Willemite, Franklinite and
Zincite from the Sterling Hill Mine

$72.00
Sterling Hill Mine
AA Grade Large Cabinet Classic Troostite (Brown Willemite) mixed with a little
Sphalerite, Franklinite and Calcite from the Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, Sussex
County, New Jersey. This unique specimen explodes in color under SW Ultra-Violet
light Calcite fluoresces a brilliant orange, Willemite a brilliant green , Franklinite and
Sphalerite are non-fluorescent or black. Photos taken with a Nikon CoolPix L-1  under
a Way Too Cool 254 nm SW 9-Watt Lamp.
Own a Classic!
ex; Stuart Schneider SS-105, Teaneck, NJ
Specimen weighs 42.2 oz or 2.64 lbs (1.198kg)
and measures 5 x 3.2 x 3.1 inches (12.7 x 8.2 x 8cm)
Item #32TROOST06179363
Classic Troostite with Sphalerite and
Calcite from the Sterling Hill Mine

$76.00
Sterling Hill Mine
Arizona Fluorescents
Best with MW and  some
with SW & LW
Purple Passion Mine
Geronimo Mine
Red Cloud Mine
A Grade Cabinet specimen of Calcite,Willemite,Franklinite and Zincite from the
Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, Sussex County, New Jersey. This unique specimen
explodes in color under SW Ultra-Violet light Calcite fluoresces a brilliant orange,
Willemite a brilliant green, Franklinite and Zincite are non-fluorescent black. Photos
taken with a Nikon CoolPix L-1  under a Way Too Cool 254 nm SW 9-Watt Lamp.

Own a Classic! (from a 1960's estate sale collection)

Weighs 22.8oz or 1.42 lbs (647g)
and Measures 5 x 3.6 x 1.8" (12.9 x 9.2 x 4.7 cm)
Item #62CWFZ06170051
Calcite, Willemite, Franklinite and
Zincite from the Sterling Hill Mine

$45.00
Sterling Hill Mine
A Grade Cabinet specimen of Calcite,tan and black Willemite,Franklinite and Zincite
from the Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, Sussex County, New Jersey. This unique
specimen explodes in color under SW Ultra-Violet light Calcite fluoresces a brilliant
orange, Willemite a green, Franklinite and Zincite are non-fluorescent black. Photos
taken with a Nikon CoolPix L-1  under a Way Too Cool 254 nm SW 9-Watt Lamp.

Own a Classic! (from a 1960's estate sale collection)

Weighs 37.3oz or 2.33 lbs (1057g)
and Measures 4.5 x 4.4 x 2” (11.5 x 11.4 x 5.2 cm)
Item #63CWFZ06170051
Calcite, Willemite, Franklinite and
Zincite from the Sterling Hill Mine

$65.00
Sterling Hill Mine
Specimen of Calcite, Willemite and Franklinite from the Sterling Hill Mine,
Ogdensburg, Sussex County, New Jersey. This unique specimen explodes in color
under SW Ultra-Violet light Calcite fluoresces a brilliant orange, Willemite a green,
Franklinite is non-fluorescent black. Photos taken with a Nikon CoolPix L-1  under a
Way Too Cool 254 nm SW 9-Watt Lamp.

Own a Classic! (from a 1960's estate sale collection)

Weighs 18.1oz or 1.13 lbs (514g)
and Measures 4.1 x 2.9 x 1.6" (10.4 x 7.4 x 4 cm)
Item #64CWF06170051
Calcite, Willemite and Franklinite from
the Sterling Hill Mine

$45.00
Sterling Hill Mine
Specimen of Apple Green Willemite, Black Willemite (both a SW fluorescent brilliant
green) and Franklinite from the Sterling Hill Mine “black ore” zone , Ogdensburg,
Sussex County, New Jersey. This unique specimen explodes in color under SW Ultra-
Violet light. Franklinite is non-fluorescent black. Photos taken with a Nikon CoolPix L-
1  under a Way Too Cool 254 nm SW 9-Watt Lamp.

Own a Classic! (from a 1960's estate sale collection)

Weighs 30oz or 1.87 lbs (849g)
and Measures 3.9 x 2.4 x 2" (9.9 x 6.3 x 5.1 cm)
Item #65WF06170051
Apple Green Willemite, Black Willemite
and Franklinite from the Sterling Hill
Mine

$72.00
Specimen of Sea Foam Green Willemite, Black Willemite (both a SW fluorescent
brilliant green), Calcite and Franklinite from the Sterling Hill Mine “black ore” zone,
Ogdensburg, Sussex County, New Jersey. This unique specimen explodes in color
under SW Ultra-Violet light. Franklinite is non-fluorescent black. Photos taken with a
Nikon CoolPix L-1  under a Way Too Cool 254 nm SW 9-Watt Lamp.

Own a Classic! (from a 1960's estate sale collection)

Weighs 26.5oz or 1.65 lbs (752g)
and Measures 4.4 x 2.3 x 1.9" (11.2 x 5.9 x 4.9 cm)
Item #67WF06170051
Sea Foam Green Willemite, Black
Willemite and Franklinite from the
Sterling Hill Mine

$60.00