RHODONITE with fluorescent CALCITE - Sterling Mine, Sterling Hill, New Jersey, USA
Pink Rhodonite with red SW fluorescing Calcite, a few small plates of shiny brown mica and one small area with green Gahnite.
under LW UV there's a single violet spot of phosphorescent Sphalerite and a few very weak pale pink Sphalerite very short streaks (different than the magenta LW fluorescing Calcite)
from Sterling Mine, Sterling Hill, Ogdensburg, Franklin Mining District, Ogdensburg, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA - a less common occurrence for Rhodonite than Franklin
Measures approximately 2.5 x 2 x 1 inch, 4.16 oz / 63 x 51 x 25 mm, 118g
Item # A0510714
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).