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Zincite from
Sterling Mine, Sterling Hill, Ogdensburg, Franklin Mining District, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA

Locality type:Mine
Classification
Species:Zincite
Formula:ZnO
Comments:Occurs throughout the ore body as a primary ore mineral and as secondary material recrystallized in fracture seams.
Habit:Rarely hexagonal, pinacoidal; commonly massive, platy
Colour:Dark red, red, yellow, nearly colorless (rare)
Luminescent properties:Yellow-green (pale shades only)(SW UV).
Quality for species:Excellent - world class for species or very significant. (!!)
Abundance at site:Extremely common
Special Storage/
Display Requirements:
None.
Confirmation
Validity:Valid - Type Locality
References
References:Min.Rec.:19:273; Palache(1935):39; Dunn(1995):Pt4:558-565.
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Franklinite78 photos of Zincite associated with Franklinite at this locality.
Willemite72 photos of Zincite associated with Willemite at this locality.
Calcite65 photos of Zincite associated with Calcite at this locality.
Sussexite15 photos of Zincite associated with Sussexite at this locality.
Hetaerolite12 photos of Zincite associated with Hetaerolite at this locality.
Chlorophoenicite10 photos of Zincite associated with Chlorophoenicite at this locality.
Hodgkinsonite9 photos of Zincite associated with Hodgkinsonite at this locality.
Hydrozincite9 photos of Zincite associated with Hydrozincite at this locality.
Pyrochroite8 photos of Zincite associated with Pyrochroite at this locality.
Adelite6 photos of Zincite associated with Adelite at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Zincite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Sterling Mine, Sterling Hill, Ogdensburg, Franklin Mining District, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA
Photo GalleryView Gallery (49 photos)
Localities for Zincite in this Region
North Ore Body, Sterling Mine, Sterling Hill, Ogdensburg, Franklin Mining District, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA
Nearest other occurrences of Zincite
3.6km (2.2 miles) Buckwheat dump mineral collecting site, Franklin Mine, Franklin, Franklin Mining District, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA
3.7km (2.3 miles) Taylor Road dumps, Franklin Mine, Franklin, Franklin Mining District, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA
3.8km (2.3 miles) Buckwheat pit (Southwest opening; Buckwheat Mine), Franklin Mine, Franklin, Franklin Mining District, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA
3.9km (2.4 miles) Franklin Mine, Franklin, Franklin Mining District, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA
4.1km (2.5 miles) Trotter Mine (Lehigh Mine; Trotter Shaft; Trotter Dump), Franklin Mine, Franklin, Franklin Mining District, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA
4.3km (2.7 miles) Hamburg Mine (Hamburg Road Mine), Franklin Mine, Franklin, Franklin Mining District, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA
4.7km (2.9 miles) Mill site dump, Franklin Mine, Franklin, Franklin Mining District, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA
4.7km (2.9 miles) Franklin, Franklin Mining District, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA
52.9km (32.9 miles) Hackensack, Bergen Co., New Jersey, USA
87.7km (54.5 miles) Palmerton zinc smelter slag locality, Palmerton, Lower Towamensing Township, Carbon Co., Pennsylvania, USA
 
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