Aragonite Needles - Sterling Hill mine, Ogdensburg, Sussex County, NJ

Rare layers of needles of aragonite on a dark matrix from the 1040 and 1080 stopes, between the 430 foot and 500 foot levels in the Sterling Hill mine, Ogdensburg, Sussex County, NJ. The aragonite fluoresces creamy white SW. It weighs 2 lb. 10.6 oz. and is 6.0 x 4.0 x 2.5 inches.

(Courtesy Stu Schneider, FB)

4 views0 comments

Email comments or suggestions:


Nature’s Rainbows is a non-commercial web site maintained entirely by volunteer hobbyists and contributors.  Our mission is to provide information about UV and luminescence, premium fluorescent mineral photos, and a fluorescent mineral database for the enjoyment of FL mineral collectors around the world.  Information on this web site is covered under a Creative Commons License.

Feel free to contact us with comments and suggestions.

Like us on Facebook!

  • reddit
  • Facebook Social Icon

Subscribe to our RSS (Real Simple Syndication) feed to get new posts delivered directly to your desktop!