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

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 41° 7' 19'' North , 74° 34' 51'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 41.1219444444, -74.5808333333


Franklin includes all of the localities within the incorporated limits of the borough of Franklin, including the Franklin mine. 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 the late Professor Charles Palache, Harvard University; Paul {Paulus} Brian Moore of the University of Chicago, Pete J. Dunn, Department of Mineral Sciences, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; 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.

Mineral List

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

Acanthite

Actinolite

Adamite

Adelite

Aegirine

Aegirine-augite

Albite

var: Oligoclase

Allactite

Allanite-(Ce)

Alleghanyite

Almandine

Amphibole Supergroup

var: Byssolite

var: Uralite

Analcime

Anatase

Andradite

var: Melanite

Anglesite

Anhydrite

Annabergite

Anorthite

'Anorthoclase'

Antigorite

var: Vorhauserite

Antlerite

'Apatite'

Aragonite

Arsenopyrite

Atacamite

Augite

Aurichalcite

Austinite

Axinite-(Fe)

Axinite-(Mn) (TL)

Azurite

'Bakerite'

Bannisterite (TL)

Barylite

Barysilite

Baryte

Bementite (TL)

Bornite

Bostwickite (TL)

Breithauptite

Brianyoungite

Brochantite

Brookite

Brucite

Bultfonteinite

Bustamite (TL)

Cahnite (TL)

Calcite

Caryopilite

Celestine

Celsian

Cerussite

'Chabazite'

Chabazite-Ca

Chalcocite

Chalcophanite

Chalcopyrite

Chamosite

Charlesite (TL)

Chloritoid

Chlorophoenicite (TL)

Chondrodite

Chrysocolla

Chrysotile

Cianciulliite (TL)

Clinochlore

'Clinochrysotile'

Clinohedrite (TL)

Clinozoisite

Copper

Corundum

Cuprite

Cuprostibite

Cuspidine

Cyprine

Datolite

var: Botryolite

Diopside

var: Schefferite

Djurleite

Dolomite

Domeykite

Dravite

Dypingite

Edenite

Epidote

Erythrite

Esperite (TL)

Fayalite

var: Roepperite (of Brush)

Feitknechtite (TL)

Ferriakasakaite-(La)

Ferro-actinolite

Flinkite

Fluoborite

Fluorapatite

Fluorapophyllite-(K)

Fluorapophyllite-(Na)

Fluorite

var: Chlorophane

Fluorophlogopite

Fluor-uvite (TL)

Franklinfurnaceite (TL)

Franklinite (TL)

Franklinphilite (TL)

Friedelite

Gageite (TL)

'Gageite-2M' (FRL)

Gahnite

Galena

Ganomalite

Ganophyllite

Genthelvite

Gersdorffite

Glaucochroite (TL)

Glaucodot

Goethite

Gonyerite

Graphite

Greenockite

Grossular

var: Caswellite

Groutite

Grunerite

Gypsum

Hancockite (TL)

Hardystonite (TL)

Hastingsite

Hauckite

Hausmannite

Hawleyite

Hedenbergite

Hedyphane

Hellandite-(Y)

Hematite

Hemimorphite

Hendricksite (TL)

Hercynite

Hetaerolite

'Heulandite'

Hodgkinsonite (TL)

Holdenite (TL)

'Hornblende'

Hübnerite

Humite

'Humite Group'

Hyalophane

Hydrotalcite

Hydroxyapophyllite-(K)

Hydrozincite

Ilmenite

Jacobsite

Jarosewichite (TL)

Jarosite

'Jeffersonite'

Jerrygibbsite (TL)

Johannsenite (TL)

Johnbaumite (TL)

Junitoite

Kentrolite

Kittatinnyite (TL)

Kolicite

Kutnohorite

Larsenite (TL)

Lead

Lennilenapeite (TL)

Leucophoenicite (TL)

Litharge ?

Lizardite

var: Baumite

Löllingite

Loseyite (TL)

Macfallite

Magnesiochlorophoenicite (TL)

Magnesio-hornblende

Magnesio-riebeckite

Magnetite

Malachite

Manganberzeliite

Manganhumite

Manganite

Manganocummingtonite

Manganosite

Manganvesuvianite

Marcasite

Margarite

Margarosanite (TL)

Marialite

Marsturite (TL)

Meionite

var: Algerite (FRL)

'Mica Group'

Microcline

var: Amazonite

Mimetite

Minehillite (TL)

Molybdenite

Monazite-(Ce)

Muscovite

var: Barian Muscovite

Nasonite (TL)

Natrolite

Nelenite (TL)

Neotocite

Nickeline

Norbergite

'Orthochrysotile'

Orthoclase

Pararammelsbergite

Pargasite

Pectolite

Pennantite

Petedunnite (TL)

Phlogopite

'Pimelite'

Powellite

Prehnite

Pumpellyite-(Mg)

Pyrite

Pyrobelonite

Pyrochroite

var: Hydrohausmannite (FRL)

'Pyroxene Group'

Pyroxferroite

Pyroxmangite

Pyrrhotite

Quartz

Rammelsbergite

Rhodochrosite

Rhodonite

var: Fowlerite (FRL)

Ribbeite

Richterite

Roeblingite (TL)

'Roméite Group'

Rosasite

Roweite (TL)

Rutile

Safflorite

Samfowlerite (TL)

Sarkinite

'Scapolite'

Schallerite (TL)

Scheelite

Sclarite (TL)

Sepiolite

'Serpentine Subgroup'

Siderite

Silver

Simonkolleite

Skutterudite

Smithsonite

Sonolite

Spessartine

Sphalerite

var: Cleiophane

Spinel

'Stilbite'

Stilpnomelane

var: Ferristilpnomelane

Strontianite

Sussexite (TL)

Svabite

Synchysite-(Ce)

Szaibélyite

Talc

Tennantite

Tenorite

Tephroite

Thomsonite-Ca

Thorite

Thorutite

'Tirodite'

Titanite

Todorokite

'Tourmaline'

Tremolite

Turneaureite (TL)

'UM1985-26-SiO:CaMgPbZn'

'UM1986-10-CO:ClHMgMnZn' (FRL)

'UM1986-23-O:BaMnU'

Uraninite

'Uvite Series'

Vesuvianite

var: Cyprine (of Berzelius)

'Vredenburgite'

Wallkilldellite

Wawayandaite (TL)

Willemite

var: Troostite

Wollastonite

Xonotlite

Yeatmanite (TL)

Zincite (TL)

Zircon


253 valid minerals. 49 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 5 (FRL) - first recorded locality of unapproved mineral/variety/etc. 4 erroneous literature entries.

Localities in this Region


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References

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 [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)[cited as: Palache, C.(1935):XX].

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

Dunn, P.J.(1995): Franklin and Sterling Hill New Jersey: the world's most magnificent mineral deposits, 5 parts + 2 supplementals, 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 42.

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

NOTE: A comprehensive bibliography of the publications relevant to the Franklin District is found in Dunn, P.J., 1995: Pt1.

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