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    Franklin, Sussex Co, New Jersey
    The highlight of this Lot is a brightly colored specimen of Manganaxinite, 3 x 2 7/8 x 1 7/8 inches (7.6 x 7.3 x 4.8 cm), a very rare shortwave UV fluorescent, occurring here with green-fluorescing Willemite and non-fluorescents Epidote-[Pb] (formerly Hancockite), Franklinite, and Andradite. This is accompanied by an unusually rich 3 7/8 x 1 1/2 x 1 1/2-inch (9.8 x 3.8 x 3.8 cm) specimen of bright blue shortwave fluorescent Tremolite crystals in marble, with the largest crystal measuring 1½ inches (3.8 cm) long. The third specimen is an "exsolution" Willemite in non-fluorescent Tephroite, with the green shortwave fluorescent Willemite occurring as thin, parallel veinlets in the tension fractures of the Tephroite, making for a particularly interesting specimen, 3¼ x 2½ x 2½ inches (8.3 x 6.4 x 6.4 cm).

    Provenance: ex. Hugh Ronemus Collection; (Manganaxinite originally purchased from Ray Vajdik)

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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2012
    20th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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