Norbergite





 Location Found: Franklin and Ogdensburg
     
 
 Year Discovered: 1926
     
 Formula: Mg3(SiO4)(F,OH)2
 Essential Elements: Fluorine, Magnesium, Oxygen, Silicon
 All Elements in Formula: Fluorine, Hydrogen, Magnesium, Oxygen, Silicon
     
 IMA Status: Valid - first described prior to 1959 (pre-IMA) - "Grandfathered"
     
Fluorescent Mineral Properties

 Shortwave UV light: Bright to weak yellow
 Mid wave UV light: Weak 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.345

Frondel, Clifford (1972). The minerals of Franklin and Sterling Hill, a checklist. NY.: John Willey & Sons. p.70


The Picking Table References
 PT Issue and PageDescription / Comment
V. 58, No. 1 - Spring 2017, pg. 14Fluorescent Minerals of Franklin and Sterling Hill, N.J., Part 2, Richard C. Bostwick - Norbergite
View IssueV. 45, No. 1 - Spring 2004, pg. 13The 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 - Norbergite
View IssueV. 33, No. 2 - Fall 1992, pg. 11The Check List of Franklin-Sterling Hill Fluorescent Minerals - Norbergite (Fluorescent Info)
View IssueV. 27 No. 2 - Fall 1986, pg. 7Minerals of the Franklin Quarry, Philip P. Betancourt, Norbergite
View IssueV. 13, No. 2 - August 1972, pg. 12The Fluorescent Minerals of Franklin/Ogdensburg Area by Frank Z. Edwards - Chondrodite/Norbergite (Fluorescent Info)
View IssueV. 10, No. 2 - August 1969, pg. 10Mineral Notes - Norbergite
View IssueV. 8, No. 2 - August 1967, pg. 6Mineralogical Data - Norbergite
     
Images

     
Norbergite from Braen Stone Industries' Franklin QuarryNorbergite from Braen Stone Industries' Franklin Quarry under shortwave UV Light
Norbergite (yellow-cream) from Braen Stone Industries' Franklin Quarry. Photo by JVF.
Norbergite from Braen Stone Industries' Franklin Quarry under shortwave UV light. The norbergite fluoresces yellow. Photo by JVF.


Norbergite vein from Braen Stone Industries' Franklin QuarryNorbergite vein from Braen Stone Industries' Franklin Quarry under shortwave UV Light
Norbergite vein (yellow-cream) from Braen Stone Industries' Franklin Quarry. Photo by JVF.
Norbergite vein from Braen Stone Industries' Franklin Quarry under shortwave UV light. The norbergite fluoresces yellow. Photo by JVF.







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