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 large patches of Calcite and Willemite and are referred to as "Jumbo"
series specimens.

Information above on this page courtesy of the Franklin-Sterling Hill website http://franklin-sterlinghill.com/

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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"

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Calcite, Willemite and Franklinite from the Sterling Hill Mine

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A Grade Large Cabinet Calcite,Willemite,Franklinite with nice Willemite Veins 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 with nice phosphorescence. Franklinite is non-fluorescent black. Photos taken with a Nikon CoolPix L-1 under a Way Too Cool 254 nm SW 9-Watt Lamp in a blackout display box Own a Classic!

Specimen weighs 35.7 oz or 2.23 lbs (1.013kg) and measures 6.2 x 3 x 2.5 inches (15.8 x 7.6 x 6.4cm)

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Calcite, Willemite and Franklinite from the Sterling Hill Mine

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A Grade Large Cabinet Calcite,Willemite,Franklinite with a big Willemite Vein 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 with nice phosphorescence. Franklinite is non-fluorescent black. Photos taken with a Nikon CoolPix L-1 under a Way Too Cool 254 nm SW 9-Watt Lamp in a blackout display box. Own a Classic!

Specimen weighs 50 oz or 3.1 lbs (1.421kg) and measures 5.1 x 4.5 x 2.7 inches (13.1 x 11.6 x 7cm)

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Calcite, Willemite and Franklinite from the Sterling Hill Mine

$299.00

Sterling Hill Mine

A Grade Large Cabinet Calcite,Willemite,Franklinite with a big Willemite Vein 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 with nice phosphorescence. Franklinite is non-fluorescent black. Photos taken with a Nikon CoolPix L-1 under a Way Too Cool 254 nm SW 9-Watt Lamp in a blackout display box. Own a Classic!

Specimen weighs 50 oz or 3.1 lbs (1.421kg) and measures 5.1 x 4.5 x 2.7 inches (13.1 x 11.6 x 7cm)

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Calcite, Willemite and Franklinite from the Sterling Hill Mine

$117.00

Sterling Hill Mine

A Grade Large Cabinet Calcite,Willemite,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 brilliant green with a dim phosphorescence. Franklinite is non-fluorescent black. Photos taken with a Nikon CoolPix L-1 under a Way Too Cool 254 nm SW 9-Watt Lamp in a blackout display box. Own a Classic!

Specimen weighs 126 oz or 7.8 lbs (3.573kg) and measures 8.3 x 7.4 x 1.9 inches (21 x 18.8 x 4.8cm)

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Calcite, Willemite and Franklinite with Slickenslides from the Sterling Hill Mine

$149.00

Sterling Hill Mine

A Grade Large Cabinet Calcite,Willemite,Franklinite from the Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, Sussex County, New Jersey. There is also a a slickenside section which is a smoothly polished surface caused by frictional movement between rocks along the two sides of a fault. This surface is normally striated in the direction of movement. The plane may be coated by mineral fibres that grew during the fault movement, known as slickenfibres, which also show the direction of displacement. This unique specimen explodes in color under SW Ultra-Violet light Calcite fluoresces a brilliant orange, Willemite a brilliant green with nice phosphorescence. Franklinite is non-fluorescent black. Photos taken with a Nikon CoolPix L-1 under a Way Too Cool 254 nm SW 9-Watt Lamp in a blackout display box. Own a Classic!

Specimen weighs 134 oz or 8.4 lbs (3.821kg) and measures 8.3 x 6 x 2.9 inches (21 x 15.4 x 7.4cm)

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Calcite Willemite and Franklinite from the Sterling Hill Mine

$179.00

Sterling Hill Mine

Large Cabinet 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 red-orange, Willemite fluoresces a brilliant green. Franklinite is non-fluorescent black. Photos taken in a blackout box with a Nikon CoolPix L-1 under a Way Too Cool 254 nm SW 9-Watt Lamp. Own a Classic!

Specimen weighs 163 oz or 10.2 lbs (4.63kg) and measures 8.8 x 5.2 x 3.3 inches (22.3 x 13.3 x 8.3 cm)

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Extra Large Cabinet Wollastonite from the Sterling Hill Mine

$350.00

Sterling Hill Mine

Extra Large Cabinet Wollastonite in Calcite from the Nobel Pit at the Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, Sussex County, New Jersey. This unique specimen explodes in color under SW Ultra-Violet light. Wollastonite fluoresces a brilliant golden yellow against a magenta Calcite matrix. Photos taken in a blackout box with a Nikon CoolPix L-1 under a Way Too Cool 254 nm SW 9-Watt Lamp. Own a Classic!

Specimen weighs 166 oz or 10.39 lbs (4.71kg) and measures 9.5 x 6.7 x 3.5 inches (24.1 x 17.2 x 8.9 cm)

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Agrellite with Uranyl Calcite from Kipawa Complex Canada

$42.00

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Very Rare Agrellite from Kipawa alkaline complex, Les Lacs-du-Temiscaminque, Temiscaminque, RCM, Quebec, Canada This unique specimen includes Agrellite which shows a pink color under SW and LW Ultra-Violet light. The Uranyl Calcite fluoresces green under SW ultra-violet light. Photos taken in a blackout box with a Nikon CoolPix L-1 under a Way Too Cool 254 nm SW and 368 nm LW 9-Watt Lamp. (ex; Stuart Schneider Collection #2651, Oradell, NJ)

Specimen weighs 4.5 oz or 0.28 lbs (129g) and measures 3.5 x 2.4 x 0.8 inches (8.9 x 6.1 x 2 cm)

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Rhodonite Calcite and Willemite from the Franklin Mine

$42.00

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Small Cabinet Calcite, Willemite and Rhodonite from the Mill site of the Franklin Mine, Franklin, Sussex County, New Jersey. This unique specimen is a great daylight piece that explodes in color under SW Ultra-Violet light. Calcite fluoresces a brilliant red-orange, Willemite fluoresces a brilliant green. Rhodonite is non-fluorescent black. Photos taken in a blackout box with a Nikon CoolPix L-1 under a Way Too Cool 254 nm SW 9-Watt Lamp. (ex; Stuart Schneider Collection #2645, Oradell, NJ)

Specimen weighs 2.4 oz or 0.15 lbs (68g) and measures 2.4 x 1.3 x 0.9 inches (6.2 x 3.3 x 2.5 cm)

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Aragonite Diopside and Calcite from the Long Lake Zinc Mine

$32.00

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Long Lake Zinc Mine

Beautiful specimen with Aragonite (SW/UV blue/white), Diopside (SW/UV blue) on Calcite (SW/UV dark red). A classic Long Lake look! Long Lake minerals are known for their beautiful pastel colors and spectacular starry night "Galaxy" patterns. From the Long Lake Zinc Mine, Parham, Olden Township, Frontenac County, Ontario, Canada. Photos taken in a blackout box with a Nikon CoolPix L-1 under a Way Too Cool 254 nm SW and 368 nm LW 9-Watt Lamp.

Specimen weighs 7.24 oz or 0.45 lbs (205g) and measures 2.8 x 2.3 x 1.5 inches (7.2 x 5.9 x 4 cm)

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Fluorescent Las Choyas Geode Half from Mexico

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Very Rare fluorescent Las Choyas Geode half with a matte polish finish from Chihuahua, Mexico. This unique specimen includes Chalcedony that fluoresces green and a calcite crystal in the vug which fluoresces red-orange under SW ultra-violet light. Photos taken in a blackout box with a Nikon CoolPix L-1 under a Way Too Cool 254 nm SW and 368 nm LW 9-Watt Lamp.

Specimen weighs 16.2 oz or 1.01 lbs (460g) and measures 5 x 3 x 1.6 inches (12.8 x 7.6 x 4.1 cm)

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Erik Rintamaki found “glowing rocks” on the shore of Lake Superior. He named his find “Yooperlites”, which comes from the nickname "Yoopers," which refers to people who live in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. His discovery of Yooperlites was verified and made public in May 2018 after being studied by Michigan State, along with the University of Saskatchewan. Michigan State identified these as Syenite Clasts containing fluorescent Sodalite

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Fluorescent Yooperlite from Lake Superior

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Fluorescent Yooperlite from the shores of Lake Superior. Yooperlites are all naturally tumbled by Lake Superior and you will receive them exactly as found along the shore of Lake Superior. These rocks are Syenite Clasts that are rich in fluorescent Sodalite. The use of a LW Ultra-Violet light makes the Sodalite glow. These glowing rocks can be found along the shores of Lake Superior. Our Yooperlites are from along the North and South Shore of Lake Superior on the Keweenaw Peninsula which is located in Upper Michigan. Photos taken in a blackout box with a Nikon CoolPix L-1 under a Way Too Cool 368 nm LW 9-Watt Lamp.

Specimen weighs 8.8 oz or 0.55 lbs (250g) and measures 3.4 x 2.5 x 1.1 inches (8.7 x 6.3 x 2.8 cm)

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Fluorescent Yooperlite from Lake Superior

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Fluorescent Yooperlite from the shores of Lake Superior. Yooperlites are all naturally tumbled by Lake Superior and you will receive them exactly as found along the shore of Lake Superior. These rocks are Syenite Clasts that are rich in fluorescent Sodalite. The use of a LW Ultra-Violet light makes the Sodalite glow. These glowing rocks can be found along the shores of Lake Superior. Our Yooperlites are from along the North and South Shore of Lake Superior on the Keweenaw Peninsula which is located in Upper Michigan. Photos taken in a blackout box with a Nikon CoolPix L-1 under a Way Too Cool 368 nm LW 9-Watt Lamp.

Specimen weighs 4 oz or 0.25 lbs (113g) and measures 2.2 x 1.9 x 1.1 inches (5.7 x 4.8 x 2.8 cm)

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Calcite Willemite and Franklinite from the Sterling Hill Mine

$63.00

Sterling Hill Mine

Large Cabinet 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 red-orange, Phosphorescent Willemite fluoresces a brilliant green. Franklinite is non-fluorescent black. Photos taken in a blackout box with a Nikon CoolPix L-1 under a Way Too Cool 254 nm SW 9-Watt Lamp. Own a Classic!

Specimen weighs 73.2 oz or 4.58 lbs (2.078kg) and measures 6.6 x 3.4 x 2.7 inches (16.8 x 8.6 x 6.9 cm)

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Calcite Willemite and Franklinite from the Sterling Hill Mine

$54.00

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Large Cabinet 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 red-orange, Phosphorescent Willemite fluoresces a brilliant green. Franklinite is non-fluorescent black. Photos taken in a blackout box with a Nikon CoolPix L-1 under a Way Too Cool 254 nm SW 9-Watt Lamp. Own a Classic!

Specimen weighs 37oz or 2.3 lbs (1.049kg) and measures 3.7 x 3.4 x 2.5 inches (9.5 x 8.6 x 6.5cm)

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Calcite Willemite and Franklinite from the Sterling Hill Mine

$45.00

Sterling Hill Mine

Large Cabinet 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 red-orange, minor Willemite fluoresces a brilliant green. Franklinite is non-fluorescent black. Photos taken in a blackout box with a Nikon CoolPix L-1 under a Way Too Cool 254 nm SW 9-Watt Lamp. Own a Classic!

Specimen weighs 39.5oz or 2.47 lbs (1.122kg) and measures 6.2 x 4.2 x 2 inches (15.7 x 10.6 x 5.1cm)

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Calcite Willemite and Franklinite from the Sterling Hill Mine

$40.00

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Large Cabinet 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 red-orange, minor Willemite fluoresces a brilliant green. Franklinite is non-fluorescent black. Photos taken in a blackout box with a Nikon CoolPix L-1 under a Way Too Cool 254 nm SW 9-Watt Lamp. Own a Classic!

Specimen weighs 18.1oz or 1.13 lbs (515g) and measures 5.2 x 3.2 x 1.3 inches (13.4 x 8.2 x 3.4cm)

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Calcite Willemite and Franklinite from the Sterling Hill Mine

$29.00

Sterling Hill Mine

Large Cabinet 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 red-orange, minor Willemite fluoresces a brilliant green. Franklinite is non-fluorescent black. Photos taken in a blackout box with a Nikon CoolPix L-1 under a Way Too Cool 254 nm SW 9-Watt Lamp. Own a Classic!

Specimen weighs 4oz or 0.25 lbs (116g) and measures 3.2 x 2 x 0.9 inches (8.3 x 5.1 x 2.4cm)