Exceptional Apatite Minerals, part 2
An unusual pink-orange-fluorescing fluorapatite from the Taylor Road dump in Franklin, Sussex County, NJ. The fluorapatite fluoresces pale pink-orange SW and MW. It weighs 8.5 oz. and is 2.8 x 2.0 x 1.7 inches. Fluorapatite on quartz from Shigar valley, Skardu district, Pakistan. It fluoresces bright yellow under SW. The apatite crystal is 2 inches long. The piece weighs 8.3 oz. and is 3.5 x 2.5 x 2.0 inches.
Cuspidine. A small quantity was found by Dru Wilbur among stones used for an old mill foundation in Franklin, NJ. This is from that find. This Cuspidine fluoresces orange under SW and rose pink under MW. It weighs 3.0 oz. and is 2.0 x 1.6 x 1.0 inches. An example of fluorapatite with quartz, feldspar & muscovite mica from the Harding Pegmatite, Taos County, New Mexico. It fluoresces yellow SW and brighter yellow MW. It weighs 2 lb 3.0 oz and is 4.5 x 4.0 x 2.5 inches.
Fluorapatite crystals on albite crystals from Medina, Minas Gerias, Brazil. The fluorapatite fluoresces yellow and the albite fluoresces purple-red SW. It weighs 1.8 oz. and is 1.9 x 1.9 x 1.3 inches. Crystals of fluorapatite with quartz crystals and aegirine from Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Pakistan. The fluorapatite fluoresces bright yellow SW. It weighs 2.2 oz. and is 1.7 x 1.6 x 1.3 inches.
Rare crystals of fluorapatite with feldspar on quartz from Riedertobel, Amsteg, Canton Uri, Switzerland. The fluorapatite fluoresces lavender SW and the feldspar fluoresces velvety red SW. It weighs 3.8 oz. and is 3.0 x 2.0 x 0.9 inches. A group of weathered fluorapatite crystals from the Noble pit, Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, Sussex County, NJ. It weighs 9.0 oz and is 4.0 x 1.8 x 1.5 inches.
Fluorapatite on pyrite crystals from Huanzala, Huanuco Department, Peru. The apatite fluoresces lavender SW. It weighs 6.8 oz. and is 3.3 x 2.0 x 1.5 inches
New Jersey Fluorescents, page 1
More New Jersey Fluorescents, page 2
Even More New Jersey Fluorescents, page 3
New Jersey and Other Fluorescents, page 4
Foreign Fluorescents, page 5
Fluorescent Links, books, etc, page 6
Rare New Jersey Fluorescents, page 7
Fluorescent Apatites, page 7a
Fluorescent Calcites, page 7c
Fluorescent Calcites, page 7d
More Rare Fluorescents, page 8
Fluorescent Minerals for Sale, page 9
Fluorescent Minerals for Sale, page 9a
Fluorescent Minerals for Sale, page 9b
Fluorescent Minerals for Sale, page 10
Fluorescent Minerals for Sale, page 10a
Fluorescent Minerals for Sale, page 11
Fluorescent Minerals for Sale, page 11a
Fluorescent Minerals for Sale, page 12
Fluorescent Minerals for Sale, page 12a