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Esperite from
Parker Shaft (Parker Mine), Franklin Mine, Franklin, Franklin Mining District, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA

Mineral Species
Species:Esperite
Formula:PbCa2Zn3(SiO4)3
Description
Type Locality:Parker Shaft (Parker Mine), Franklin Mine, Franklin, Franklin Mining District, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA is the type locality for Esperite
Comments:Massive, in nodules up to 15 cm, associated with hardystonite, willemite, franklinite, less commonly calcite, clinohedrite, and axinite-(Mn).
Habit:massive
Colour:white to creamy, dingy
Luminescent properties:bright yellow-green
Quality of samples:Excellent - world class for species or very significant. (!!)
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:Palache (1935): 81; Dunn(1995): Pt3: 368.
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Willemite10 photos of Esperite associated with Willemite at this locality.
Franklinite10 photos of Esperite associated with Franklinite at this locality.
Hardystonite6 photos of Esperite associated with Hardystonite at this locality.
Calcite5 photos of Esperite associated with Calcite at this locality.
Zincite3 photos of Esperite associated with Zincite at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Esperite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Parker Shaft (Parker Mine), Franklin Mine, Franklin, Franklin Mining District, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA
Photo GalleryView Gallery (11 photos)
Nearest other occurrences of Esperite
0.4km (0.3 miles) A Mill site dump, Franklin, Franklin Mining District, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA
0.6km (0.4 miles) B Franklin Mine, Franklin, Franklin Mining District, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA
0.9km (0.6 miles) C Buckwheat dump mineral collecting site, Franklin, Franklin Mining District, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA
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