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Scapolite, Willemite, Calcite, Quartz, and Pyroxene: A Potpourri of Franklin Minerals

12.5.2018

Willemite and calcite are staples of the Franklin Mine; scapolite, quartz and pyroxene, probably less so. Here's a small, but nevertheless interesting specimen that hosts all five. The scapolite is of the variety meionite and shows a magenta hue. The calcite, red. The willemite, green. The quartz and pyroxene, no glow at all; the latter being the black material in natural light. Shown in shortwave, midwave, longwave, and natural light.

 

 

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