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Franklinfurnaceite & Hodgkinsonite

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Franklinfurnaceite & Hodgkinsonite

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: 
1.2 × 0.9 × 0.7 cm
Description

You are bidding on a world class micromount with exceptional, free-growing clusters of franklinfurnaceite crystals in a rich vug of lustrous, sharp hodgkinsonite prisms. A truly exceptional and highly aesthetic example of both species from the Alice Kraissl and Steve Phillips collection of Franklin District micromounts and rarities. 

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Franklinfurnaceite

Formula: 
Ca2Fe3+Mn2+3Mn3+(Zn2Si2O10)(OH)8
Strunz: 
9.EC.55
Hardness: 
3.0
Type Locality: 
Franklin Mine, Franklin, Franklin Mining District, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA

Hodgkinsonite

Formula: 
Mn2+Zn2(SiO4)(OH)2
Strunz: 
9.AE.20
Hardness: 
4.5 - 5.0
Type Locality: 
Franklin Mine, Franklin, Franklin Mining District, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA

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