Axinite-(Mn)





 Location Found: Franklin (Type Locality) and Ogdensburg
     
 Mineral Note: Manganaxinite renamed with suffix "-Mn" by IMA in 2008.
 Year Discovered: 1909
     
 Formula: Ca2Mn2+Al2BSi4O15(OH)
 Essential Elements: Aluminum, Boron, Calcium, Hydrogen, Manganese, Oxygen, Silicon
 All Elements in Formula: Aluminum, Boron, Calcium, Hydrogen, Manganese, Oxygen, Silicon
     
 IMA Status: Valid - first described prior to 1959 (pre-IMA) - "Grandfathered"
     
Fluorescent Mineral Properties

 Shortwave UV light: Orange-red to red, brightness ranging from very bright to weak
 Mid wave UV light: Orange-red to red, generally weakest of all wavelengths
 Longwave UV light: Orange-red to red, generally weak
 Additional Information: Phosphorescence can be observed under ideal conditions but is extremely weak
     
 To find out more about this mineral at minDat's website, follow this link   Axinite-(Mn)

     
 References:
Dunn, Pete J. (1995). Franklin and Sterling Hill New Jersey: the world's most magnificent mineral deposits. Franklin, NJ.: The Franklin-Ogdensburg Mineralogical Society. p.415. 'Manganaxinite'

Frondel, Clifford (1972). The minerals of Franklin and Sterling Hill, a checklist. NY.: John Willey & Sons. p.43


The Picking Table References
 PT Issue and PageDescription / Comment
V. 57, No. 2 - Fall 2016, pg. 12Fluorescent Minerals of Franklin and Sterling Hill, N.J., Part 1, Richard C. Bostwick - Axinite-(Mn)
View IssueV. 45, No. 1 - Spring 2004, pg. 12The Art of Fluorescent Mineral Photography, With Special Attention to the Minerals of Franklin and Sterling Hill Photographing the More Popular Franklin and Sterling Hill Fluorescent Minerals - Manganaxinite
View IssueV. 33, No. 2 - Fall 1992, pg. 11The Check List of Franklin-Sterling Hill Fluorescent Minerals - Manganaxinite (Fluorescent Info)
View IssueV. 20, No. 2 - September 1979, pg. 7Contributions to the Mineralogy of Franklin and Sterling Hill New Jersey, manganaxinite now Axinite-(Mn) (small article)
View IssueV. 18, No. 2 - September 1977, pg. 15The Fluorescent Minerals of Franklin and Sterling Hill, NJ by Richard C. Bostwick - Manganaxinite now Axinite-(Mn)
View IssueV. 13, No. 2 - August 1972, pg. 11The Fluorescent Minerals of Franklin/Ogdensburg Area by Frank Z. Edwards - Axinite (Fluorescent Info)
View IssueV. 13, No. 1 - February 1972, pg. 10Franklin Mineral Notes - Axinite
View IssueV. 10, No. 1 - February 1969, pg. 10Harvard Research on Franklin Minerals - Axinites
View IssueV. 7, No. 2 - August 1966, pg. 6The Minerals of Sterling Hill 1962-65 by Frank Z. Edwards - Axinite (small article)
View IssueV. 6, No. 1 - February 1965, pg. 7Axinite
     
Images

     
Axinite-(Mn), margarosanite, willemite, andradite, franklinite, from FranklinAxinite-(Mn), margarosanite, willemite, andradite, franklinite, from Franklin under shortwave UV Light
Axinite-(Mn), margarosanite, willemite, andradite and franklinite from Franklin Mine, Franklin, New Jersey. Collected by Nick Trofimuk, from the collection of Richard C. Bostwick and Tema Hecht, photo by Tema Hecht. 4 ¾" x 3 ½" x 1 ¼" (12 x 9 x 3.3 cm)
Axinite-(Mn), margarosanite, willemite, andradite and franklinite from Franklin Mine, Franklin, New Jersey under shortwave UV light. The axinite-(Mn) fluoresces red, margarosanite pale blue and the willemite green. Collected by Nick Trofimuk, from the collection of Richard C. Bostwick and Tema Hecht, photo by Tema Hecht. 4 ¾" x 3 ½" x 1 ¼" (12 x 9 x 3.3 cm)


Axinite-(Mn) ( non-fluorescent), rhodonite, willemite and franklinite from Franklin, NJ.
Axinite-(Mn) (golden, non-fluorescent), rhodonite (pink), willemite and franklinite from Franklin, NJ. From the collection of, and photo by Robert A. Boymistruk.


Axinite-(Mn) crystals, willemite, rhodonite and franklinite from Franklin, NJAxinite-(Mn) crystals, willemite, rhodonite and franklinite from Franklin, NJ under shortwave UV Light
Axinite-(Mn) crystals (golden brown), willemite (white), rhodonite (pink) and franklinite (black) from Franklin, NJ. 3 1/4" x 2 7/8". From the collection of, and photo by Robert A. Boymistruk.
Axinite-(Mn) crystals, willemite, rhodonite and franklinite from Franklin, NJ under shortwave UV light. The axinite-(Mn) fluoresces red and the willemite green, the rhodonite and franklinite are non-fluorescent. 3 1/4" x 2 7/8". From the collection of, and photo by Robert A. Boymistruk.


Axinite-(Mn) crystals, rhodonite and barite from Franklin, NJ
Axinite-(Mn) crystals (golden), rhodonite (pink) and barite (white) from Franklin, NJ. 2" x 2". From the collection of Zack and Ralph Bonard, photo by WP.







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