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Franklin Mine, Franklin, Franklin Mining District, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 41° 6' 57'' North , 74° 35' 15'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 41.1158333333, -74.5875


This is the consolidated property (circa 1898) on the Franklin orebody, formerly owned by the New Jersey Zinc Co. The coordinates are for a central portion of the mine complex. Individual named pits and shafts are nearby. It incorporated all earlier workings. This mine was served initially by the Parker shaft, which soon proved inadequate to handle the mine's output. The Palmer shaft subsequently replaced it with a larger mill and served the mine until its closure in the mid-1950's. This mine reached a depth of 1,150 feet. This locality is within the Franklin Mining District. The complete list of mineral species occurring within this district, as well as the official boundaries of the district, can be found under the locality file for "Franklin Mining District." Those who share an interest in the unique mineralogy of the Franklin, NJ, area owe a special debt of thanks to mineralogists, past and present, Samuel L. Penfield, Yale University, Charles Palache, Harvard University, Clifford Frondel, Harvard University, Paulus (Paul) Brian Moore (University of Chicago, retired), Peter Leavens, University of Delaware, retired, Pete J. Dunn, (National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, retired), Charles B. Sclar, Lehigh University, and John L. Baum, Curator Emeritus, Franklin Mineral Museum, and former Head Geologist, New Jersey, Zinc Co., Franklin, NJ, for their significant contributions to the body of knowledge of the history, geology and mineralogy of this district.

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Boron Metasomatism at Franklin by Richard Gunter


Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

Acanthite

Actinolite

Adamite

Adelite

Aegirine

Aegirine-augite

Albite

Allactite

Allanite-(Ce)

Alleghanyite

Almandine

'Amphibole Supergroup'

Analcime

Anatase

Andradite

var: Melanite

Anglesite

Anhydrite

Annabergite

'Anorthoclase'

Antigorite

var: Vorhauserite

Antlerite

'Apatite'

Aragonite

Arseniosiderite

Arsenopyrite

Atacamite

Augite

Aurichalcite

Austinite

Axinite-(Fe)

Axinite-(Mn) (TL)

Azurite

'Bakerite'

Bannisterite (TL)

Barylite

Barysilite

Baryte

Bementite (TL)

Bornite

Bostwickite (TL)

Breithauptite

Brochantite

Brookite

Bultfonteinite

Bustamite (TL)

Cahnite (TL)

Calcite

Carminite

Carrollite

Caryopilite

Celestine

Celsian

'Chabazite'

Chabazite-Ca

Chalcocite

Chalcophanite

Chalcopyrite

Chamosite

Charlesite (TL)

Chloritoid

Chlorophoenicite (TL)

Chondrodite

Chrysocolla

Cianciulliite (TL)

Clinochlore

Clinochrysotile

Clinohedrite (TL)

Copper

Cuprite

Cuprostibite

Cuspidine

Cyprine

Datolite

var: Botryolite

Descloizite

Diopside

var: Schefferite

Djurleite

Dolomite

Domeykite

Epidote

Erythrite

Esperite (TL)

Eveite

Fayalite

var: Roepperite (of Brush)

Feitknechtite (TL)

Ferro-actinolite

Flinkite

Fluorapatite

Fluorapophyllite-(K)

Fluorapophyllite-(Na)

Fluorite

Fluor-uvite (TL)

Franklinfurnaceite (TL)

Franklinite (TL)

Franklinphilite (TL)

Friedelite

Gageite (TL)

Gageite-2M (TL)

Gahnite

Galena

Ganomalite

Ganophyllite

Genthelvite

Gersdorffite

Glaucochroite (TL)

Glaucodot

Goethite

Graphite

Groutite

Grunerite

Gypsum

Hancockite (TL)

Hardystonite (TL)

Hastingsite

Hauckite

Hausmannite

Hawleyite

Hedenbergite

Hedyphane

Hellandite-(Y)

Hematite

Hemimorphite

Hendricksite (TL)

Hetaerolite

'Heulandite'

Hodgkinsonite (TL)

'Hornblende'

Hübnerite

Humite

'Humite Group'

Hyalophane

Hydrotalcite

Hydroxyapophyllite-(K)

Hydrozincite

Ilmenite

Jacobsite

Jarosewichite (TL)

Jerrygibbsite (TL)

Johannsenite (TL)

Johnbaumite (TL)

Junitoite

Kentrolite

Kittatinnyite (TL)

Kolicite

Larsenite (TL)

Lead

Lennilenapeite (TL)

Leucophoenicite (TL)

Lizardite

var: Baumite

Löllingite

Loseyite (TL)

Magnesiochlorophoenicite (TL)

Magnesio-riebeckite

Magnetite

Manganberzeliite

Manganhumite

Manganite

Manganocummingtonite

Manganosite

Marcasite

Margarosanite (TL)

Marsturite (TL)

Meionite

var: Algerite (FRL)

Microcline

Mimetite

Minehillite (TL)

Molybdenite

Monazite-(Ce)

Muscovite

var: Barian Muscovite

Nasonite (TL)

Natrolite

Nelenite (TL)

Neotocite

Nickeline

Orthoclase

Pararammelsbergite

Pectolite

Pennantite

Petedunnite (TL)

Phlogopite

'Pimelite'

Powellite

Prehnite

Pumpellyite-(Mg)

Pyrite

Pyrobelonite

Pyrochroite

var: Hydrohausmannite (FRL)

Pyroxferroite

Pyroxmangite

Pyrrhotite

Quartz

Rammelsbergite

Rhodochrosite

Rhodonite

var: Fowlerite (FRL)

Richterite

Roeblingite (TL)

'Roméite Group'

Rosasite

Roweite (TL)

Rutile

Safflorite

Samfowlerite (TL)

Sarkinite

Schallerite (TL)

Scheelite

Sclarite (TL)

Sepiolite

Siderite

Silver

Skutterudite

Smithsonite

Sonolite

Spessartine

Sphalerite

var: Cleiophane

Spinel

Stilpnomelane

var: Ferristilpnomelane

Strontianite

Sussexite (TL)

Synchysite-(Ce)

Talc

Tennantite

Tenorite

Tephroite

Thomsonite-Ca

Thorite

Thorutite

Titanite

Todorokite

Tremolite

Turneaureite (TL)

Uraninite

Vesuvianite

var: Cyprine (of Berzelius)

var: Manganoan Vesuvianite ?

Wawayandaite (TL)

Willemite

var: Troostite

Wollastonite

Xonotlite

Yeatmanite (TL)

Zincite (TL)

Zircon


223 valid minerals. 49 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 3 (FRL) - first recorded locality of unapproved mineral/variety/etc. 5 erroneous literature entries.

Localities in this Region


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References

Key bibliographical publications for the Franklin District include, but are not limited to:

Bayley, W.S. (1910): Iron mines and mining in New Jersey, Geological Survey of New Jersey, Volume VII of the Final Report Series of the State Geologist, Trenton, NJ 512pp. and 2 maps (out of print) [cited as: Bayley, W.S.(1910): XX]

Palache, C. (1935): The Minerals of Franklin and Sterling Hill, Sussex County, New Jersey, U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 180, 135pp., with map (reprinted in 1937, 1961 and 1974) (out of print) [cited as: Palache, C. (1935): XX]

Proceedings Volume: Lehigh University Department of Geological Scienes and the Franklin-Ogdensburg Mineralogical Society Symposium on Character and Origin of the Franklin-Sterling Hill orebodies (1990), Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, 118pp. (out of print)

Dunn, P.J. (1995): Franklin and Sterling Hill New Jersey: the world's most magnificent mineral deposits, 5 parts + 2 supplements, 978 pp. (in print) [cited as: Dunn, P.J.:Pt X:XX]

The Picking Table, Journal of the Franklin-Ogdensburg Mineralogical Society (F.O.M.S.), volumes 1 through 51 (in print).

Cianciulli, J. (2004): Grunerite now added to the Franklin-Sterling Hill mineral list, Mineral News: 20(10): 1-3.

Nikischer, T. and Orosz, J. (2007): Lunar Mineral Found at Franklin, Sussex Co., New Jersey. Mineral News: 23(8): 1, 2, 9, 14.

King, Van and Nemetz, Janet (2013), Paragenesis of the Rhodonite-Axinite-(Mn) Assemblage, Franklin, New Jersey, USA. 40th Program and Abstracts Rochester Mineralogical Symposium: 20-21.

NOTE: A comprehensive bibliography of the publications relevent to the Franklin District is found in Dunn,P.J.(1995): Part 1.

External Links

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

http://www.newryqs.com/Franklin%20Mineral%20Vein.pdf (King and Nemetz pdf)

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