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    Fluorescent Mineral Specimen
    Sterling Mine,
    Sterling Hill, Ogdensburg
    New Jersey, USA
    3.17 x 2.46 x 2.14 inches (8.05 x 6.26 x 5.44 cm)


    This spotted chunk of rock might not look like much in ordinary light, but it really fires when put under ultraviolet light. The material, from the world-famous Franklin Ore Body in New Jersey, is very popular with collectors of fluorescent minerals. This piece glows an electric green and reddish-orange which is truly amazing to see. This is a case study in duality as this mineral example is a "beauty and the beast."

    [Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]




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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2016
    5th Thursday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 16
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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