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Franklin Mine, Franklin, Franklin Mining District, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA
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Latitude: 41°6'57"N
Longitude: 74°35'15"W
 
 
This is the consolidated property (circa 1898) on the Franklin orebody, formerly owned by the New Jersey Zinc Co. The co-ordinates 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.

Mindat Articles

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
var: Byssolite
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
Cerussite
'Chabazite'
Chalcocite
Chalcophanite
Chalcopyrite
Chamosite
Charlesite (TL)
Chloritoid
Chlorophoenicite (TL)
Chondrodite
Chrysocolla
Cianciulliite (TL)
Clinochlore
Clinochrysotile
Clinohedrite (TL)
Copper
Cuprite
Cuprostibite
Cuspidine
Datolite
var: Botryolite
Descloizite
Diopside
var: Schefferite
Djurleite
Dolomite
Domeykite
Dypingite
Edenite
Epidote
Epidote-(Pb) (TL)
var: Hancockite (TL)
Erythrite
Esperite (TL)
Eveite
Fayalite
var: Roepperite (of Brush)

Feitknechtite (TL)
Ferro-actinolite
Flinkite
Fluorapatite
Fluorapophyllite-(K)
Fluorapophyllite-(Na)
Fluorite
var: Chlorophane
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
Greenockite
Grossular
Groutite
Grunerite
Gypsum
Hardystonite (TL)
Hastingsite
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)
Jarosite
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-hornblende
Magnesio-riebeckite
Magnetite
Malachite
Manganberzeliite
Manganhumite
Manganite
Manganocummingtonite
Manganosite
Marcasite
Margarite
Margarosanite (TL)
Marialite
var: Algerite (TL)

Marsturite (TL)
Meionite
Microcline
var: Amazonite
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 (TL)
Pyroxferroite
Pyroxmangite
Pyrrhotite
Quartz
Rammelsbergite
Rhodochrosite
Rhodonite
Richterite
Roeblingite (TL)
'Roméite Group'
Rosasite
Roweite (TL)
Rutile
Safflorite
Samfowlerite (TL)
Sarkinite
'Scapolite'
Schallerite (TL)
Scheelite
Sclarite (TL)
Sepiolite
Siderite
Silver
Skutterudite
Smithsonite
Sonolite
Spessartine
Sphalerite
var: Cleiophane
Spinel
'Stilbite'
Stilpnomelane
Strontianite
Sussexite (TL)
Synchysite-(Ce)
Talc
Tennantite
Tephroite
Thomsonite-Ca
Thorite
Thorutite
Titanite
Todorokite
Tremolite
Turneaureite (TL)
Uraninite
'Uvite'
Vesuvianite
var: Cyprine
var: Manganoan Vesuvianite
Wawayandaite (TL)
Willemite
var: Troostite
Wollastonite
Xonotlite
Yeatmanite (TL)
Zincite (TL)
Zircon


377 entries listed. 229 valid minerals. 49 type localities (valid minerals). 3 type localities (others). 4 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, p. 20-21. http://www.newryqs.com/Franklin%20Mineral%20Vein.pdf

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]

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