Zincite





 Location Found: Franklin (Type Locality) and Ogdensburg
     
 
 Year Discovered: 1845
     
 Formula: (Zn,Mn2+,Fe2+)O
 Essential Elements: Oxygen, Zinc
 All Elements in Formula: Iron, Manganese, Oxygen, Zinc
     
 IMA Status: Valid - first described prior to 1959 (pre-IMA) - "Grandfathered"
     
Fluorescent Mineral Properties

 Shortwave UV light: Yellow
 Mid wave UV light: Moderately bright yellow
 Longwave UV light: Moderately bright yellow
 Additional Information: Mostly non-fluorescent
     
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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.558

Frondel, Clifford (1972). The minerals of Franklin and Sterling Hill, a checklist. NY.: John Willey & Sons. p.85


The Picking Table References
 PT Issue and PageDescription / Comment
V. 58, No. 1 - Spring 2017, pg. 24Fluorescent Minerals of Franklin and Sterling Hill, N.J., Part 2, Richard C. Bostwick - Zincite
View IssueV. 45, No. 1 - Spring 2004, pg. 15The 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 - Zincite
View IssueV. 33, No. 2 - Fall 1992, pg. 11The Check List of Franklin-Sterling Hill Fluorescent Minerals - Zincite (Fluorescent Info)
View IssueV. 32, No. 1 - Spring 1991, pg. 15Mineral Notes, Research Reports, Manganese-Rich Ore Assemblages, Zincite (small description)
View IssueV. 20, No. 1 - March 1979, pg. 9Other Mineral Information - Green Zincite
View IssueV. 18, No. 2 - September 1977, pg. 22The Fluorescent Minerals of Franklin and Sterling Hill, NJ by Richard C. Bostwick - Zincite
View IssueV. 15, No. 1 - February 1974, pg. 6Fluorescent Mineral Notes - Fluorescent Zincite
View IssueV. 14, No. 1 - February 1973, pg. 9Mineral Notes - Adamite/Fluorescent Zincite (small article)
View IssueV. 10, No. 2 - August 1969, pg. 7Mineral Notes - Unusual Zincite Crystals
View IssueV. 10, No. 1 - February 1969, pg. 13Additional Mineral Notes - Zincite (Short Note)
View IssueV. 9, No. 1 - February 1968, pg. 17The Exclusive Minerals of Franklin/Ogdensburg, N.J. (as of January 1968) by Frank Z. Edwards - Zincite (Short Note)
View IssueV. 9, No. 1 - February 1968, pg. 18Zincite Micromount Crystals by Dr. W. B. Thomas
View IssueV. 7, No. 2 - August 1966, pg. 15The Minerals of Sterling Hill 1962-65 by Frank Z. Edwards - Zincite
View IssueV. 5, No. 2 - August 1964, pg. 14Red Oxide of Zinc
View IssueV. 5, No. 1 - February 1964, pg. 9Mineral Notes - Zincite (small article)
View IssueV. 5, No. 1 - February 1964, pg. 9Mineral Notes - Zincite, Gahnite Genesis (small article)
View IssueV. 1, No. 3 - September 1960, pg. 10The Color of Zincite
     
Images

     
Zincite with franklinite and minor calcite, Sterling Hill NJ
Zincite (red) with franklinite (black) and calcite (white), from the Sterling Hill Mine, NJ. Photo by WP.


Zincite, secondary zincite, franklinite, calcite, willemite, minor hydrozincite from Sterling Hill, NJZincite, secondary zincite, franklinite, calcite, willemite, minor hydrozincite from Sterling Hill, NJ under longwave UV Light
Zincite (red), secondary zincite (yellow), franklinite (black), calcite (white), willemite (tan), minor hydrozincite (powdery white) and sphalerite (not visible) from Sterling Hill, NJ. From the collection of, and photo by Robert A. Boymistruk.
Zincite, secondary zincite, franklinite, calcite, willemite and minor hydrozincite from Sterling Hill, NJ under longwave UV light. The willemite fluoresces green, calcite pale blue, secondary zincite yellow-white, hydrozincite blue and the sphalerite blue, the franklinite and zincite are non-fluorescent. From the collection of, and photo by Robert A. Boymistruk.
Zincite, secondary zincite, franklinite, calcite, willemite, minor hydrozincite from Sterling Hill, NJ under shortwave UV Light
Zincite, secondary zincite, franklinite, calcite, willemite and minor hydrozincite from Sterling Hill, NJ under shortwave UV light. The willemite fluoresces green, calcite orange-red, secondary zincite yellow-white and the hydrozincite blue, the franklinite, sphalerite and zincite are non-fluorescent. From the collection of, and photo by Robert A. Boymistruk.


Zincite (Beefsteak) and calcite from Sterling Hill Mine, NJ
Zincite ("Beefsteak") and calcite (white) from Sterling Hill Mine, NJ. 2 3/4 " x 1 7/8" x 1". From the collection of, and photo by Robert A. Boymistruk.







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