Franklin/Sterling Hill

This Showcase contains specimens from two world famous mines, the Franklin Mine in Franklin, New Jersey and the Sterling Hill Mine in Ogdensburg, New Jersey. The two ore bodies were mined for zinc, and are located approximately 3 miles apart. Together these two mines have produced more than 80 fluorescent mineral species, prompting the New Jersey state legislature on September 12, 1968 to declare the Franklin Borough “The Fluorescent Mineral Capital of the World”. When it comes to brightness, color, patterns and rarity, no other place on Earth can compare to the Franklin and Sterling Hill Mines. The Franklin Mine was closed in 1954. The Sterling Hill Mine was closed in 1986.

 

Franklin, the Fluorescent Mineral Capital of the World!
George Polman standing on the Parker Shaft!
George Polman in the Noble Pit at Sterling Hill
George Polman standing next to the only outcropping of the Franklin orebody!
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FSH-1005 SOLD

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Name & Location: Calcite, Willemite, Esperite, Hardystonite, Franklin Mine, Franklin, NewJersey.
Size: 7 x 3.5 x 3-inches
Price: $600.00 SOLD

FSH-777

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Name & Location: Calcite, Wollastonite, Franklin Mine, Franklin, New Jersey.
Size: 4.5 x 3 x 2.5-inches
Notes: ”Third Find” wollastonite.
Price: $150.00

FSH-798

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Name & Location: Calcite, Wollastonite, Willemite, Franklin Mine, Franklin, New Jersey.
Size: 3 x 2.5 x 1.5-inches
Notes: ”Third Find” wollastonite, ex. Steve Murphy Collection.
Price: $125.00

FSH-802 SOLD

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Name & Location: Wollastonite, Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, New Jersey.
Size: 6.5 x 4 x 2.5-inches
Notes: Very rich and bright specimen center.
Price: $125.00 SOLD

FSH-817

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Name & Location: Calcite, Barite, Franklin Mine, Franklin New Jersey.
Size: 5 x 4 x 2-inches
Price: $275.00

FSH-821

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Name & Location: Clinohedrite, Willemite, Calcite, Hardystonite, Franklin Mine, Franklin NJ.
Size: 4 x 3 x 2-inches
Price: $175.00

FSH-832

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Name & Location: Clinohedrite, Willemite, Calcite, Franklin Mine, Franklin, New Jersey.
Size: 8 x 4 x 2-inches
Price: $350.00

FSH-841

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Name & Location: Willemite, Franklin Mine, Franklin, New Jersey.
Size: 4 x 3 x 2-inches
Notes: ”Grape” Willemite.
Price: $200.00

FSH-842

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Name & Location: Willemite, Esperite, Calcite, Hardystonite, Clinohedrite, Franklin Mine, Franklin, New Jersey.
Size: 4 x 3 x 1.5-inches
Notes: Five color specimen.
Price: $200.00

FSH-874

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Name & Location: Esperite, Willemite, Franklin Mine, Franklin, New Jersey.
Size: 4 x 4 x 2.25-inche
Price: $600.00

FSH-876 SOLD

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Name & Location: Willemite, Calcite, Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, New Jersey.
Size: 5 x 4 x 3-inches
Notes: Unusual aesthetic specimen, but did not photograph well.
Price: $85.00 SOLD

FSH-911

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Name & Location: Wollastonite, Margarosanite, Microcline, Franklin Mine, Franklin, New Jersey
Size: 3 x 1.5 x 1.25-inches
Notes: Fibrous wollastonite and margarosanite.
Price: $400.00

FSH-915

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Name & Location: Clinohedrite, Willemite, Franklin Mine, Franklin, New Jersey.
Size: 6 x 4 x 2-inches
Price: $250.00

FSH-921

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Name & Location: Willemite, Calcite, Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, New Jersey
Size: 6 x 5 x 3-inches
Notes: Two-toned calcite.
Price: $100.00

FSH-922

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Name & Location: Calcite, Dolomite, Noble Pit, Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, New Jersey.
Size: 6 x 3 x 1.5-inches
Notes: ”Crazy Calcite”
Price: $75.00

FSH-924

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Name & Location: Calcite, Wollastonite, Barite, Franklin Mine, Franklin, New Jersey.
Size: 3.5 x 4 x 3-inches
Notes: ”Third Find” wollastonite.
Price: $125.00

FSH-926

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Name & Location: Esperite, Willemite, Calcite, Franklin Mine, Franklin, New Jersey.
Size: 2.25 x 1.5 x 1-inches
Price: $250.00

FSH-950

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Name & Location: Esperite, Hardystonite, Willemite, Clinohedrite, Franklin Mine, Franklin, N
Size: 2 x 2 x .75-inches
Notes: Specimen did not photograph well. Nice little esperite/hardystonite combination, with minor clinohedrite on side of specimen.
Price: $200.00

FSH-951

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Name & Location: Prehnite, Xonotlite, Franklin Mine, Franklin, New Jersey.
Size: 2 x 2.5 x 2.5-inches
Notes: Not all blue in photograph is xonotlite, just lighter blue dots.
Price: $150.00

FSH-952

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Name & Location: Willemite, Calcite, Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, New Jersey.
Size: 6 x 4 x 2-inches
Price: $100.00

FSH-955

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Name & Location: Calcite, Barite, Franklin Mine, Franklin, New Jersey.
Size: 5.5 x 3.5 x 2.5-inches
Price: $250.00

FSH-961

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Name & Location: Calcite, Dolomite, Noble Pit, Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, New Jersey.
Size: 6 x 2.5 x 1.5-inches
Price: $75.00

FSH-964

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Name & Location: Clinohedrite, Willemite, Franklin Mine, Franklin, New Jersey.
Size: 6 x 4 x 3.5-inches
Price: $150.00

FSH-965

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Name & Location: Willemite, Franklin Mine, Franklin, New Jersey.
Size: 3.5 x 2.5 x 1.5-inches
Notes: ”Grape” Willemite.
Price: $65.00

FSH-968

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Shortwave Ultraviolet

Name & Location: Willemite,Calcite, Hardystonite, Clinohedrite, Franklin Mine, Franklin, NJ.
Size: 5.5 x 4 x 2.5-inches
Price: $200.00

FSH-969

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Name & Location: Calcite, Passaic Pit, Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, New Jersey.
Size: 6 x 3 x 1.5-inches
Notes: ”Leopard Calcite
Price: $50.00

FSH-972

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Name & Location: Willemite, Sphalerite, Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, New Jersey.
Size: 5 x 3.5 x 2-inches
Notes: “Mahogany Sphalerite”
Price: $125.00

FSH-974

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Name & Location: Calcite, Scapolite, Noble Pit, Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, New Jersey.
Size: 6 x 6 x 3-inches
Notes: Large display size specimen of this interesting scapolite.
Price: $350.00

FSH-981

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Name & Location: Wollastonite, Calcite, Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, New Jersey.
Size: 6 x 2.5 x 1.5-inches
Price: $75.00

FSH-983 SOLD

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Name & Location: Willemite, Calcite, Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, New Jersey.
Size: 4.5 x 4.5 x 2.5-inches
Notes: Exsolution willemite.
Price: $250.00 SOLD

FSH-986

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Name & Location: Wollastonite, Noble Pit, Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, New Jersey. Jersey.
Size: 6 x 4 x 3-inches
Notes: Medium mustard colored wollastonite from a find in the 1990s. Very rich specimen from this find.
Price: $125.00

FSH-989 SOLD

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Name & Location: Sphalerite, Franklin Mine, Franklin, New Jersey.
Size: 6 x 5 x 3-inches
Price: $250.00 SOLD

FSH-990

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Name & Location: Wollastonite, Margarosanite, Franklin Mine, Franklin, New Jersey.
Size: 3 x 3 x 2.5-inches
Notes: Fibrous wollastonite.
Price: $550.00

FSH-995 SOLD

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Name & Location: Willemite, Clinohedrite, Hardystonite, Franklin Mine, Franklin, New Jersey.
Size: 4.5 x 3 x 2-inches
Price: $150.00 SOLD

FSH-997

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Name & Location: Calcite, Hardystonite, Willemite, Franklin Mine, Franklin, New Jersey.
Size: 7 x 6 x 3-inches
Price: $250.00

FSH-999

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Name & Location: Calcite, Willemite, Franklin Mine, Franklin New Jersey.
Size: 4.5 x 4.5 x 3-inches
Notes: Unusual two toned calcite, specimen did not photograph well.
Price: $75.00

FSH-1001

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Name & Location: Wollastonite, Calcite, Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, New Jersey.
Size: 7 x 4 x 3-inches
Price: $350.00

FSH-1002 SOLD

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Name & Location: Willemite, Calcite, Hydrozincite, Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, NJ
Size: 6 x 5 x 4-inches
Notes: ”Tutti Frutti” specimen.
Price: $250.00 SOLD

FSH-1006

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Name & Location: Calcite, Dolomite, Noble Pit, Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, New Jersey.
Size: 6.5 x 3 x 2-inches
Notes: ”Crazy Calcite”
Price: $75.00

FSH-1008

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Name & Location: Calcite, Dolomite, Noble Pit, Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, New Jersey.
Size: 6.5 x 2.5 x 3-inches
Notes: ”Crazy Calcite”
Price: $75.00

FSH-1009 SOLD

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Name & Location: Wollastonite, Calcite, Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, New Jersey.
Size: 5 x 5 x 3-inches
Price: $300.00 SOLD

FSH-1011

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Name & Location: Willemite, Calcite, Esperite, Franklin Mine, Franklin New Jersey.
Size: 2.5 x 2 x 2-inches
Price: $250.00

FSH-1012 SOLD

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Name & Location: Wollastonite, Noble Pit, Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, New Jersey. Jersey.
Size: 5.5 x 5 x 2.5-inches
Notes: Medium mustard colored wollastonite from a find in the 1990s. Very rich specimen from this find.
Price: $150.00 SOLD

FSH-1013 SOLD

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Name & Location: Calcite, Esperite, Willemite, Hardystonite, Franklin Mine, Franklin, New Jersey.
Size: 4.5 x 3 x 2-inches
Price: $450.00 SOLD

FSH-1014

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Name & Location: Calcite, Passaic Pit, Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, New Jersey.
Size: 7 x 4 x 2-inches
Notes: ”Leopard Calcite”
Price: $125.00

FSH-1019 SOLD

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Name & Location: Sphalerite, Calcite, Franklin Mine, Franklin, New Jersey.
Size: 5.5 x 3 x 1.5-inches
Price: $100.00 SOLD

FSH-1020

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Name & Location: Willemite, Calcite, Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, New Jersey.
Size: 5 x 2.5 x 2.5-inches
Price: $45.00

FSH-1023

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Name & Location: Willemite, Calcite, Esperite, Franklin Mine, Franklin, New Jersey.
Size: 5 x 4 x 2.5-inche
Price: $450.00

FSH-1024 SOLD

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Name & Location: Willemite, Hardystonite, Clinohedrite, Franklin Mine, Franklin, New Jersey.
Size: 3.5 x 2 x 2-inches
Notes: Ex. George V. Polman collection #1675
Price: $65.00 SOLD

FSH-1025 SOLD

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Name & Location: Microcline, Franklin Mine, Franklin, New Jersey.
Size: 4 x 3.5 x 1.25-inches
Price: $45.00 SOLD

FSH-1026

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Name & Location: Willemite, Calcite, Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, New Jersey.
Size: 3 x 2.5 x 1.5-inches
Notes: Exsolution willemite.
Price: $50.00

FSH-1027

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Name & Location: Wollastonite, Calcite, Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, New Jersey.
Size: 3 x 2 x 1.5-inches
Price: $45.00

FSH-1028 SOLD

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Name & Location: Willemite, Calcite, Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, New Jersey.
Size: 5 x 3 x 3.5-inches
Notes: Exsolution willemite.
Price: $250.00 SOLD

FSH-1029

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Shortwave Ultraviolet

Name & Location: Wollastonite, Calcite, Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, New Jersey.
Size: 3 x 3 x 1.5-inches
Price: $40.00

FSH-1030

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Name & Location: Sphalerite, Calcite, Hydrozincite, Franklin Mine, Franklin, New Jersey.
Size: 5 x 3 x 2-inches
Price: $100.00

FSH-1032

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Name & Location: Willemite, Esperite, Calcite, Franklin Mine, Franklin, New Jersey.
Size: 3.5 x 2.5 x 2-inches
Price: $250.00

FSH-1033 SOLD

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Name & Location: Willemite, Hardystonite, Clinohedrite, Calcite, Franklin Mine, Franklin, New Jersey.
Size: 3.5 x 2 x 2-inches
Price: $50.00 SOLD

FSH-1036

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Name & Location: Esprite, Willemite, Calcite, Franklin Mine, Franklin, New Jersey.
Size: 1.75 x 1.75 x 1.25-inches
Price: $50.00

FSH-1037

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Shortwave & Longwave Ultraviolet

Name & Location: Sphalerite, Calcite, Willemite, Franklin Mine, Franklin, New Jersey.
Size: 4 x 3 x 1.5-inches
Price: $100.00

FSH-1039

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Name & Location: Hardystonite, Esprite, Willemite, Clinohedrite, Franklin Mine, Franklin, New Jersey.
Size: 2.5 x 2 x 1.25-inches
Price: $150.00