Fluorapatite, Willemite, Hendricksite, Andradite

Specimen ID: 44Y-C8H

Fluorapatite : Ca5(PO4)3F
Willemite : Zn2SiO4
Hendricksite : KZn3(Si3Al)O10(OH)2
Andradite : Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
As recorded:
Buckwheat pit, Franklin Mine, Franklin, Franklin Mining District, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA
Mindat locality:
7.5cm x 5cm x 2.5cm
Collected by:

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This piece, collected the Buckwheat Dump in 2007, features grains of fluorescent willemite (bright green) and fluorapatite (bright orange)in a matrix of non-fluorescent andradite and hendricksite. The size of this piece is 7.5 x 5 x 2.5 cm. This picture is taken under a shortwave UV light, but to see the same piece in natural light, refer to picture # 327082 in my photo collection.
Bruce T. Mitchell - 27th April 2011
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