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TitleFranklinite and zincite
DescriptionThis sample shows franklinite (silver) and zincite (red). Both minerals share a common famous locality at Franklin, New Jersey. Franklinite, (Zn,Fe,Mn)(Fe,Mn)2O4 (zinc iron manganese oxide), is found in large enough quantity to serve as a ore of zinc and manganese, two important strategic and industrial metals.
LocationUSA ▹ New Jersey. Near Franklin.
PhotographerDarla Sondrol. 2001-09-18.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection #759.
Key wordsFranklinite, Zincite, New Jersey
Tech details580 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera, 60mm Nikon AF micro lens.
GeoDIL number1555