fluorescent ZINCITE recrystallized - closed locality - Palmerton, Pennsylvania

Dark Zincite crystals of anthropogenic origin - formed after processing Franklin/Sterling Hill zinc ore. Fluorescent yellow-green under both LW and SW UV.

unique to Palmerton, this specimen was collected about 1986 - today access and collecting are not permitted - the locality is a Superfund site

from NJ Zinc Co. Palmerton zinc smelter locality, Lower Towamensing Township, Carbon County, Pennsylvania, USA

Measures approximately 2.75 x 1.75 x 1.75 inch, 8.08 oz / 70 x 44 x 44 mm, 228g

Item # A0091215

SOLD

To show the fluorescent response the specimen was illuminated using 6 watt 254nm (Short Wave) / 366nm (Long Wave) UVGL-58 lamp (you need a proper UV light source to observe the fluorescence, more powerful lamp = brighter response).

fluorescent ZINCITE recrystallized, NJ Zinc Co. Palmerton zinc smelter locality, Lower Towamensing Township, Carbon County, Pennsylvania, USA
fluorescent ZINCITE recrystallized, NJ Zinc Co. Palmerton zinc smelter locality, Lower Towamensing Township, Carbon County, Pennsylvania, USA

Crystal Prospect

fluorescent ZINCITE recrystallized, NJ Zinc Co. Palmerton zinc smelter locality, Lower Towamensing Township, Carbon County, Pennsylvania, USA
fluorescent ZINCITE recrystallized, NJ Zinc Co. Palmerton zinc smelter locality, Lower Towamensing Township, Carbon County, Pennsylvania, USA
fluorescent ZINCITE recrystallized, NJ Zinc Co. Palmerton zinc smelter locality, Lower Towamensing Township, Carbon County, Pennsylvania, USA
fluorescent ZINCITE recrystallized, NJ Zinc Co. Palmerton zinc smelter locality, Lower Towamensing Township, Carbon County, Pennsylvania, USA
fluorescent ZINCITE recrystallized, NJ Zinc Co. Palmerton zinc smelter locality, Lower Towamensing Township, Carbon County, Pennsylvania, USA - for sale
fluorescent ZINCITE recrystallized, NJ Zinc Co. Palmerton zinc smelter locality, Lower Towamensing Township, Carbon County, Pennsylvania, USA
fluorescent ZINCITE recrystallized, NJ Zinc Co. Palmerton zinc smelter locality, Lower Towamensing Township, Carbon County, Pennsylvania, USA
fluorescent ZINCITE recrystallized, NJ Zinc Co. Palmerton zinc smelter locality, Lower Towamensing Township, Carbon County, Pennsylvania, USA - sold
fluorescent ZINCITE recrystallized, NJ Zinc Co. Palmerton zinc smelter locality, Lower Towamensing Township, Carbon County, Pennsylvania, USA
fluorescent ZINCITE recrystallized, NJ Zinc Co. Palmerton zinc smelter locality, Lower Towamensing Township, Carbon County, Pennsylvania, USA