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    PAIR OF BRIGHTLY FLUORESCENT FRANKLIN AREA CABINET SPECIMENS
    Sterling Hill, Sussex Co, New Jersey
    This Lot comprises a choice, large cabinet-sized specimen of fluorescent Tremolite crystals in marble, from Passaic Pit at Sterling Hill, Ogdensburg, New Jersey. The specimen exhibits bright blue fluorescence under shortwave ultraviolet and measures 5 x 3½ x 3 inches (12.7 x 8.9 x 7.6 cm). The fluorescence is exceptionally bright and rich for this species from the Franklin area, and the largest crystal measures over 1 inch, and while the others are between ½ and ¾ inches. The second member of the pair is specimen of Hydrozincite, showing brilliant blue spots under short-wave UV, along with bright red-orange fluorescing Calcite. This specimen measuring 4¼ x 2¼ x 2½-inch (10.8 x 5.7 x 6.4 cm) is also rich in non-fluorescent Galena, a very scarce mineral from the Franklin area, even as all Lead minerals are rare in this region. Offered at no reserve.

    Provenance: ex. Hugh Ronemus Collection (Tremolite ex. Dr Al Jehe Collection, originally mislabeled as Diopside)


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2012
    20th Sunday
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