WILLEMITE FLUORESCENT FRANKLIN
A stunning specimen of Willemite Fluorescent Franklin showing off the brightest fluorescence of all natural minerals Willemite. This rare special specimen is short and long wave fluorescent and features large areas of Willemite and Calcite. The dark grey metal shown in the natural light photos is Zinc ore Franklinite. The white mineral is Mangano Calcite which in this case shows BIP Brief Intense Phosphorescence. Pics taken with shortwave, longwave, and sunlight. Very cool stuff and this is one of my very favorite rocks. To view this spectacular specimen you will need a UVC Shortwave Lamp and UVA Longwave Lamp. Make sure you wear safety glasses. This specimen shows Willemite Phosphorescence, which is when you take your UVC short wave away it will phosphoresce for a few seconds. Willemite Franklinite Calcite is also known as the Christmas Tree Rock for the colours Green and Red. This is a quality collectable specimen with wow factor.
Buckwheat Dump, Franklin, New Jersey, USA.
9.5cm x 4.6cm x 4.3cm, 250g.
Willemite, Zinc Silicate.
Franklinite, Zinc Iron Manganese Oxide
Calcite, Calcium Carbonate