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Gageite & Zincite

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Gageite & Zincite

Steven Phillips collection
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Description
Locality: 
Franklin Mine, Franklin, Sussex County, New Jersey, United States of America
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1.1 × 0.5 × 0.7 cm
Description

You are bidding on a stunner of a gageite specimen with numerous, pale purple to dark brown prisms of the mineral richly scattered on primary zincite crystals with calcite from Franklin. An exceptional example of this species from the Alice Kraissl and Steve Phillips collections. 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Gageite

Formula: 
Mn21(Si4O12)2O3(OH)20
Strunz: 
9.DH.35
Crystal System: 
Triclinic Monoclinic
Hardness: 
3.0
Type Locality: 
Franklin Mine, Franklin, Franklin Mining District, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA

Zincite

Formula: 
(Zn,Mn2+,Fe2+)O
Strunz: 
4.AB.20
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
4.0
Type Locality: 
Sterling Mine, Sterling Hill, Ogdensburg, Franklin Mining District, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA

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