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Sterling Mine, Sterling Hill, Ogdensburg, Franklin Mining District, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA
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Latitude: 41°5'1"N
Longitude: 74°36'17"W
 
 
The Sterling Mine (NOT the Sterling Hill Mine) is the consolidated property of the Sterling Hill orebody, formerly owned by the New Jersey Zinc Co. Although the mine openings are on Sterling Hill, the mine migrates off of the hill as it deepens. The mine achieved a depth of about 2,670 feet at the sump of the North orebody wintz, under the center of the Wallkill River Valley. This deposit consists of a folded orebody. The main orebody is folded into the East vein, East leg of the West vein, & the West leg of the West vein. The transverse vein is comprised of a "red" ore component and a "black" ore component. The black ore contains significant arsenic in the form of löllingite. During late hydrothermal reworking löllingite may have been a source of arsenic for the numerous secondary arsenates. The North orebody extends down from the 1850 foot level to a point about 2,550 feet and is comprised of "red" ore containing locally abundant sussexite and sphalerite.

This locality is within the Franklin Mining District.

Mineral List

Acanthite
Actinolite
Adamite
Adelite
Aegirine
Akrochordite
Albite
Allactite
Alleghanyite
Almandine
Anandite
Andradite
Anhydrite
Annite
Anorthite
Aragonite
Arsenic
Arseniosiderite
Arsenopyrite
Aurichalcite
Austinite
Axinite-(Mn)
Azurite
Bariopharmacosiderite
Baryte
Bassanite
Baumhauerite
Bementite
Berthierite
Bianchite
'Biotite'
Birnessite
Bornite
Brandtite
Brochantite
Brucite
Bustamite
Calcite
Canavesite
Caryopilite
Celestine
'Chabazite'
Chalcocite
Chalcophanite
Chalcopyrite
'Chlorite Group'
Chlorophoenicite
Chrysocolla
Chrysotile
Clinochlore
Clinochrysotile
Clinoclase
Clinohumite
Clinozoisite
Conichalcite
Connellite
Copper
Corundum
Covellite
Cryptomelane
Cummingtonite
Cuprite
Descloizite
Devilline
Digenite
Diopside
Djurleite
Dolomite
Duftite
Dypingite
Edenite
Epidote
Epsomite
Erythrite
Euchroite
Eveite
Fayalite
var: Roepperite (of Brush)
Ferrimolybdite
Fluckite
Fluoborite
Fluorapatite
Fluorapophyllite-(K)
Fluorite
Fluorophlogopite
Forsterite
Fraipontite
Franklinite (TL)
Friedelite
Gahnite
Galena
Gerstmannite (TL)
Goethite
Gold
Goldmanite
Graphite
Greenockite
Grossular
Guérinite
Gypsum
var: Selenite
Haidingerite
Halotrichite
Hastingsite
Hauckite (TL)
Hawleyite
Hematite
Hemimorphite
Hetaerolite
'Heulandite'
Hexahydrite
Hodgkinsonite
Holdenite
'Hornblende'
Humite
Hydrozincite
Johnbaumite
Kaolinite
Kolicite (TL)
Köttigite
'Köttigite-Parasymplesite Series'
Kraisslite (TL)
Kutnohorite
Laumontite
Lawsonbauerite (TL)
Legrandite
'Limonite'
Linarite
Liroconite
Löllingite
Magnesiochlorophoenicite
Magnesio-hornblende
Magnussonite
Malachite
Manganocummingtonite
Manganohörnesite
Marcasite
Margarite
Mcallisterite
Mcgovernite (TL)
Meta-ankoleite
Metalodèvite
Metazeunerite
Microcline
Miguelromeroite
Mimetite
Molybdenite
Monohydrocalcite
Mooreite (TL)
Muscovite
var: Illite
Natrolite
Neotocite
Newberyite
Niahite
Nontronite
Norbergite
Ogdensburgite (TL)
Ojuelaite
Orthoserpierite
Otavite
Parabrandtite (TL)
'Parachrysotile'
Parasymplesite
Pharmacolite
Pharmacosiderite
Phlogopite
Picropharmacolite
Piemontite
Powellite
Pyrite
Pyroaurite
Pyroaurite-2H
Pyrochroite
Pyrophanite
Pyrosmalite-(Mn) (TL)
Pyroxmangite
Pyrrhotite
Quartz
Realgar
Retzian-(La) (TL)
Retzian-(Nd) (TL)
Rhodochrosite
Rhodonite
Rosasite
Rouaite
Sarkinite
Sauconite
Scheelite
Scorodite
Seligmannite
Serpierite
Siderite
Sillimanite
Silver
Smithsonite
Sonolite
Spangolite
Spessartine
Sphalerite
var: Cleiophane
Starkeyite
Sterlinghillite (TL)
Stibnite
'Stilbite'
Stilbite-Ca
Sulphur
Sussexite
'Sussexite-Szaibelyite Series'
Synadelphite
Szaibélyite
Talc
Tennantite
Tephroite (TL)
Tetrahedrite
Thortveitite
Tilasite
Todorokite
Torreyite (TL)
'UM1986-10-CO:ClHMgMnZn' (TL)
Uraninite
Uranophane
Uranospinite
'Uvite'
Vesuvianite
Villyaellenite
Wallkilldellite-(Mn) (TL)
Wendwilsonite (TL)
Willemite
var: Troostite
Wollastonite
Woodruffite
Wulfenite
Wurtzite
var: Voltzite
Yeatmanite
Yukonite
'Zinalsite' (TL)
Zincite (TL)
Zinkenite
Zircon
Znucalite


242 entries listed. 222 valid minerals. 19 type localities (valid minerals). 2 type localities (others). 2 erroneous literature entries.

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References

Bauer, L.H. & Berman, H.(1929), American Mineralogist: 14: 103 (abstract) (Torreyite).

Bauer, L.H. & Berman, H. (1929), American Mineralogist: 14: 165-172 (Torreyite).

Palache, Charles (1935), USGS Professional Paper 180: 25, 26, 28, 35-36, 39, 41, 47-48, 50-52, 55, 57, 59, 68, 77, 83-87, 89-90, 91, 98, 115 & figure 19-6, 122, 123, 128, 129, 130.

American Mineralogist (1937): 22(2): 11 (abstract) (Yeatmanite).

Palache, C., et al (1938), American Mineralogist: 23: 527-530 (Yeatmanite).

Palache, Charles (1941), Contributions to the mineralogy of Sterling Hill, New Jersey: Morphology of graphite, arsenopyrite, pyrite and arsenic: American Mineralogist: 26(12): 709-717.

Prewitt-Hopkins, J. (1949), American Mineralogist: 34: 589-595 (Mooreite, Torreyite).

Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 369, 575, 726, 780, 787.

Frondel, Clifford & Bauer, Lawson (1953), American Mineralogist: 38: 755-760 (Pyrosmalite-Mn).

Frondel, Clifford (1953), American Mineralogist: 38: 761-769 (Woodruffite).

Chukrov, F.V. (1956), Kora Vyvetrivania: 2: 107-123 (abstract in American Mineralogist: 44: 208) ("Zinalsite").

Metsger, et al (1958), Geological Society of America Bulletin: 69: 775-788 (Gahnite).

Gaines, R.V. (1959), American Mineralogist: 44: 199-200 (Brandtite).

Frondel, C., et al (1960), American Mineralogist: 45: 871-875.

Frondel, Clifford, et al (1960), American Mineralogist: 45: 1167-1173 (Todorokite).

Hendricks, J (1960), Notes on the minerals of Franklin & Sterling Hill.

Frondel, Clifford (1961), Arkiv för Mineralogi och Geologi Stockholm: 2: 571 (Magnussonite).

Frondel, Clifford & Ito, J. (1965), American Mineralogist: 50: 502-503 (Sussexite).

Frondel, Clifford, et al (1966), American Mineralogist: 51: 1388-1393 (Microcline).

Frondel, Clifford (1967), American Mineralogist: 52: 617-634 ("Voltzite").

Cook, D.K. (1969), American Mineralogist: 54: 1392-1398.

Finney, J.J. (1969), American Mineralogist: 54: 973-975 (Mooreite).

Frondel, Clifford (1970), American Mineralogist: 55: 1051-1054 (Uraninite).

Mineralogical Record (1970): 1: 86 (Willemite).

Baum, J.L. (1972), The Picking Table: 13(1): 4-6 (Wollastonite).

Burns, R.G. & Huggins, F.E. (1972), American Mineralogist: 57: 967-985 (Fayalite).

Frondel, C. (1972), The Minerals of Franklin and Sterling Hill - a checklist.

Cook, D.K. (1973), Recent Work on the Minerals of Franklin and Sterling Hill, New Jersey, Mineralogical Record: 4: 62-66.

Mineralogical Record (1974): 5: 74 (Willemite).

Moore, P.B. & Araki, T. (1977), American Mineralogist: 62: 51-59 (Gerstmannite).

Chukrov, et al (1978), On Structural varieties of todorokite, Academii Nauk S.S.S.R. Izvestia, Ser. Geol.: 12: 86-95 (Todorokite).

Moore, P. & Ito, J. (1978), American Mineralogist: 63: 938-940 (Kraisslite).

Parker, F. J. (1978), Mineralogical Record: 9: 385-386 (Tilasite).

Dunn, Pete J. (1979), Mineralogical Record: 10: 160-165.

Dunn, Pete J., et al: (1979), American Mineralogist: 64: 708-712. (Kolicite).

Dunn, P.J., et al (1979), American Mineralogist: 64: 949-952 (Lawsonbauerite, Torreyite).

Hill, R.J. (1979), Australian Mineralogist: 26: 126-128 (Mooreite).

American Mineralogist (1980): 65: 483-487 (Kolicite).

Dunn, Pete J. (1980), Mineralogical Magazine: 43: 681 (Sarkinite).

Dunn, P.J. & Leavens, P.B. (1980), American Mineralogist: 65: 196-199 (Yeatmanite).

Dunn, P.J. & Nelen, J.A. (1980), American Mineralogist: 65: 957-960 (Kraisslite).

Dunn, P.J., Peacor, D.R., and Sturman, B.D. (1980) Hauckite, Fe3 3+(Mg,Mn)24Zn18(SO4)4(CO3)2(OH)81, a new mineral from Sterling Hill, New Jersey. American Mineralogist: 65: 192-195.

Dunn, P.J. (1981), American Mineralogist: 66: 182-184 (Sterlinghillite).

Dunn, P.J. (1981) Mineralogical Magazine: 44: 235-236 (Akrochordite).

Dunn, P.J. (1981), Mineralogical Record: 12: 369-370 (Ogdensburgite).

Dunn, P.J. (1981), Mineralogical Record: 12: 371 (Willemite).

Dunn, P.J. (1981), Mineralogical Record: 12: 373-375 (Holdenite).

Dunn, P.J. & Leavens, P.B. (1981), Mineralogical Record: 12: 371-372 (Pyroaurite).

The Picking Table (1981): 22(1): 2 (Guerinite).

Dunn, P.J. & Sturman (1982), American Mineralogist: 67: 841-845 (Retzian-(Nd)).

Mineralogical Record (1982): 13: 35-38.

Parker, F. J. & Troy, J. (1982), Mineralogical Record: 13: 35-38 (Kraisslite).

Parker, F. (1983), The Picking Table: 24(2): 8 (Laumontite).

Peters, et al (1983), Minerals of the Buckwheat dolomite, Franklin, New Jersey, Mineralogical Record: 14: 183-194.

Reilly, L.C. (1983), Senior thesis, Yale University (Clinohumite).

Dunn, P.J., et al (1984), Mineralogical Magazine: 48: 533-535 (Retzian-(La)).

Dunn, P.J. & Ramik, R.A. (1984), American Mineralogist: 69: 800-802 (Magnussonite).

Parker, F.J. & Smith, B.E. (1984), The Picking Table: 25(1): 2 (Ferrimolybdite).

Petersen, et al (1984), A highly magnesian alleghanyite from Sterling Hill, New Jersey, Mineralogical Record: 15: 299-302.

Craig, J.R., et al (1985), Canadian Mineralogist: 23: 491-494 (Pyrophanite).

Dunn, Pete J. (1985), American Mineralogist:70: 379-387 (Clinohumite).

Francis, Carl A. (1985), American Mineralogist: 70: 182-185.

Peacor, D. & Dunn, Pete J. (1985), Mineralogical Record: 16: 121-124.

Bayliss, P. & St. J. Warne, S. (1987), Powder Diffraction: 2: 225-226 (Haidingerite).

Dunn, P.J., et al (1987), American Mineralogist: 72: 217-221 (Wendwilsonite).

Dunn, P.J., et al (1987), Neues Jahrbuch für Min. Abhandlungen: 157: 113-119 (Parabrandtite).

Mineralogical Record (1987): 18: 360 (Fluckite).

Peacor, et al (1987), American Mineralogist: 72: 319-328 (Kutnohorite).

The Picking Table (1987): 28(2): 3 (Fluckite, Otavite).

Tracy, R.J., et al (1987), Eos, Transactions of the American Geophysical Union: 68(16): 467 (abstract).

Mineralogical Record (1988): 19: 273-275.

Dunn, Pete J. and Frondel, Clifford (1990), an Uncommon Margarite / corundum assemblage from Sterling Hill, New Jersey, Mineralogical Record: 21: 425-427.

Francis, Carl A. (1990), The Picking Table: 31(2): 4-6 (Clinochrysotile).

Johnson, C.A. (1990), PhD dissertation, Yale University (Biotite).

Parker, F. J. & Guy, R.E. (1990), The Picking Table: 31(1): 6-9 (Pyrosmalite-Mn).

Bostwick, Richard C. (1991), The Picking Table: 32(2): 4-6 (Znucalite).

Tracy, R.J. (1991), Ba-rich Micas from the Franklin Marble, Lime Crest and Sterling Hill, New Jersey, American Mineralogist: 76: 1683-1693.

Jenkins, Robert E. (1992), The Picking Table: 33(2): 12-13.

Criddle, A.J. & Stanley, C.J. (1993), Quantitative Data File for Ore Minerals, Chapman & Hall, London, 635pp. (Zinkenite).

Jenkins, Robert E. II (1993), The Picking Table: 34(2): 6-11 (Duftite).

Grice, J.D. & Dunn, P.J. (1994), Mineralogical Magazine: 58: 333-336 (Sonolite).

Jaszczak, John A. (1994), Famous graphite crystals from Sterling Hill, New Jersey: The Picking Table: 35(2).

Jenkins, Robert E. II (1994), The Picking Table: 35(1): 16-24.

Jenkins, Robert E. II & Misiur, S. (1994), Mineralogical Record: 25: 95-102; erratum: Ibid., 25: 386.

Cianciulli, J. (1995), The Picking Table: 36(1): 27 (Fraipontite).

Dunn, Pete J. (1995), Franklin and Sterling Hill New Jersey: the world's most magnificent mineral deposits, Part 3: 336-342, 346, 347, 348-350, 357, 360, 361, 362, 363, 369, 375-376, 378-380, 382, 384-399, 400, 401, 404, 405, 407, 414, 418, 421, 424, 434, 438-439, 442, 449, 450, 453, 454, 454, 455, 459.

Dunn, Pete J. (1995), Franklin and Sterling Hill New Jersey: the world's most magnificent mineral deposits, Part 4: 463, 465, 468, 469, 470, 478, 485, 486, 490, 491-492, 498-499, 500-501, 505, 507-508, 509, 513, 514, 517, 520-521, 522, 523, 526, 530, 531, 532, 533, 534, 535, 538, 539-543, 544, 546, 552, 553-555, 556, 558-565, 566, 578, 580-581, 584, 586, 590-591, 592, 596-597, 601-603, 605, 606, 608-609, 613, 614, 615-616, 617, 618, 619-620, 621, 622-624, 625, 626.

Dunn, Pete J. (1995), Franklin and Sterling Hill New Jersey: the world's most magnificent mineral deposits, Part 5: 627, 629, 630, 631, 632, 633, 634, 635-636, 637-638, 639-640, 641, 642, 644, 645, 650, 651, 653, 655, 656-657, 658, 659, 665-666, 667-668, 669, 670, 671, 672, 673, 674, 675, 676, 677, 678-680, 682-683, 684, 683, 684, 685,

Sarp, et al, Riviéra Scientifique (2001): 85: 3-12 (15 October, 2001) (Rouaite).

Verbeek, Earl R. and Nikischer, Tony (2010) Changes to the Mineral Species List in 2010, The Picking Table: 52(1): 15 (Miguelromeroite).

Cooper, M.A., and Hawthorne, F.C. (2012), The crystal structure of kraisslite, [4]Zn3(Mn,Mg)25(Fe3+,Al)(As3+O3)2[(Si,As5+)O4]10(OH)16, from the Sterling Hill mine, Ogdensburg, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA. Mineralogical Magazine: 76: 2819-2836.

The Picking Table: 17(2): 4.

Valentino, A.J., et al, Economic Geology: 85: 1941-1946 (Pyrophanite).

Ondrush, P. & Veselovsky, F. (authors) confirmed analysis on Sterling Mine material, personal communication with C.S. Lemanski, Jr.

External Links

http://www.fluomin.org/uk/guideFranklin.php [List of fluorescent minerals from Franklin]

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