Willemite, Calcite
Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 01.25.2022 | Filed under:

Willemite, Calcite

Specimen # 200562
Mineral: Willemite, Calcite
Location: Trotter Dump, Franklin Mine, Franklin, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA
Size: 5.5 x 5.0 x 2.5 cm


A classic Franklin specimen with dark-salmon-coloured willemite crystals in cream-coloured calcite. Until you get it under the UV! The willemite crystals are distinct, with rough terminations. Three are complete and the others are not. Which under ultravilolet light seems less relevant…  From the Pete Richards Collection, he acquired this specimen from Duane Leavitt in June 1994. A brilliant fluorescent specimen!