Mooreite





 Location Found: Ogdensburg (Type Locality)
     
 
 Year Discovered: 1929
     
 Formula: Mg92Mn2Zn4(SO4)2(OH)26 · 8H2O
 Essential Elements: Hydrogen, Magnesium, Manganese, Oxygen, Sulfur, Zinc
 All Elements in Formula: Hydrogen, Magnesium, Manganese, Oxygen, Sulfur, Zinc
     
 IMA Status: Valid - first described prior to 1959 (pre-IMA) - "Grandfathered"
     
     
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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.637

Frondel, Clifford (1972). The minerals of Franklin and Sterling Hill, a checklist. NY.: John Willey & Sons. p.69


The Picking Table References
 PT Issue and PageDescription / Comment
View IssueV. 36, No. 1 - Spring 1995, pg. 14Closest-Packing and Hydrogen Bonds in Minerals of the Franklin Marble, Paul B. Moore - Mooreite and Lawsonbauerite
View IssueV. 10, No. 2 - August 1969, pg. 10Mineral Notes - Mooreite
View IssueV. 9, No. 1 - February 1968, pg. 15The Exclusive Minerals of Franklin/Ogdensburg, N.J. (as of January 1968) by Frank Z. Edwards - Mooreite
View IssueV. 7, No. 2 - August 1966, pg. 11The Minerals of Sterling Hill 1962-65 by Frank Z. Edwards - Mooreite
     
Images

     
Mooreite on matrix from Sterling Hill, NJ
Mooreite (lustrous to dull, light tan colored plates) on matrix from Sterling Hill, NJ. 2 3/4" x 2". Photo by WP.


Mooreite on hancockite and franklinite from Sterling Hill, NJ
Mooreite (lustrous to dull, translucent light tan colored plates) on hancockite (red-brown) and franklinite (black) from Sterling Hill, NJ. Field of view 1/2" x 3/8". Photo by WP.







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