Barite (IMA = baryte)





 Location Found: Franklin and Ogdensburg
     
 
     
 Formula: BaSO4
 Essential Elements: Barium, Oxygen, Sulfur
 All Elements in Formula: Barium, Oxygen, Sulfur
     
 IMA Status: Valid - first described prior to 1959 (pre-IMA) - "Grandfathered"
     
Fluorescent Mineral Properties

 Shortwave UV light: Typically bright cream (very pale yellow), Sterling Hill can also be yellow
 Mid wave UV light: Moderately bright cream (very pale yellow), Sterling Hill can also be yellow
 Longwave UV light: Weak cream (very pale yellow), Sterling Hill can also be yellow
 Additional Information: Sterling Hill can also phosphoresce yellow
     
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 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.628

Frondel, Clifford (1972). The minerals of Franklin and Sterling Hill, a checklist. NY.: John Willey & Sons. p.44


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 - Barite
View IssueV. 45, No. 1 - Spring 2004, pg. 9The 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 - Barite
View IssueV. 35, No. 1 - Spring 1994, pg. 20Geology and Mineralogy of a Veinlet Assemblage Associated With Wollastonite-Bearing Rocks, Sterling Mine, Ogdensburg, New Jersey, Robert E. Jenkins II - Barite
View IssueV. 34, No. 2 - Fall 1993, pg. 16Recent Mineral Finds From The Sterling Mine Ogdensburg, New Jersey - Barite
View IssueV. 33, No. 2 - Fall 1992, pg. 10The Check List of Franklin-Sterling Hill Fluorescent Minerals - Barite (Fluorescent Info)
View IssueV. 24, No. 1 - Spring 1983, pg. 4Recent Mineral Occurrences at Sterling Hill, Stephen B. Sanford, Barite
View IssueV. 18, No. 1 - March 1977, pg. 20The Fluorescent Minerals of Franklin and Sterling Hill, NJ by Richard C. Bostwick - Barite
View IssueV. 15, No. 2 - August 1974, pg. 9Fluorescent Corner - Barite
View IssueV. 13, No. 2 - August 1972, pg. 11The Fluorescent Minerals of Franklin/Ogdensburg Area by Frank Z. Edwards - Barite (Fluorescent Info)
     
Images

     
Barite, calcite and minor franklinite from the Sterling Hill Mine, NJ.Barite, calcite and minor franklinite from the Sterling Hill Mine, NJ. under shortwave UV Light
Barite, calcite and minor franklinite from the Sterling Hill Mine, NJ. Actual image width 2" (51 mm). Photo by WP.
Barite, calcite and minor franklinite from the Sterling Hill Mine, NJ under shortwave UV light. The barite fluoresces cream and the calcite red-orange, franklinite is non-fluorescent. Actual image width 2" (51 mm). Photo by WP.


Barite, calcite and franklinite from Franklin, NJBarite, calcite and franklinite from Franklin, NJ under shortwave UV Light
Barite, calcite and franklinite from Franklin, NJ. Photo by WP.
Barite, calcite and franklinite from Franklin, NJ under shortwave UV light. The barite fluoresces cream and the calcite orange-red, franklinite is non-fluorescent. Photo by WP.


Barite, hyalophane, calcite, and andradite from Franklin, NJBarite, hyalophane, calcite, and andradite from Franklin, NJ under midwave UV Light
Barite (white and gray), hyalophane (light brown), calcite (beige), and andradite (golden brown) from Franklin, NJ. 3 3/4" X 3 3/4". From the collection of Alex & Gary Kerstanski, photo by Alex Kerstanski.
Barite, hyalophane, calcite, and andradite from Franklin, NJ under mid-wave UV light. The barite fluoresces light pale yellow, calcite weak red, the hyalophane and andradite are non-fluorescent 3 3/4" X 3 3/4". From the collection of Alex & Gary Kerstanski, photo by Alex Kerstanski.
Barite, hyalophane, calcite, and andradite from Franklin, NJ under shortwave UV Light
Barite, hyalophane, calcite, and andradite from Franklin, NJ under shortwave UV light. The barite fluoresces bright white-cream, calcite red-orange, hyalophane deep red and the andradite is non-fluorescent 3 3/4" X 3 3/4". From the collection of Alex & Gary Kerstanski, photo by Alex Kerstanski.







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