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Zincite Exhibit at Franklin, New Jersey

I attended the Franklin, New Jersey, mineral show this past September. Although this show is relatively small and local, it usually does have several public display exhibits of interesting local minerals, especially Franklin and Sterling Hill minerals. At this show, there were two display exhibits dedicated to Zincite which I found interesting.

Zincite is an unusual mineral, and is found in a natural state only from the Franklin mineral district. I photographed the Zincite specimen cases, as well as some of the individual minerals in the case. This post demonstrates an interesting variety and diversity of colors and habits of this mineral.


Zincite Display Case of Dick Hauck
Zincite Display Case of Dick Hauck

Red Zincite in Calcite from Sterling Hill
Red Zincite in Calcite from Sterling Hill

Bright Orange Zincite with Franklinite from Sterling Hill
Bright Orange Zincite with Franklinite from Sterling Hill

Zincite Case from the Franklin Mineral Museum
Zincite Case from the Franklin Mineral Museum

Unusual Yellow Zincite Vein
Unusual Yellow Zincite Vein

Parallel Fingers of Zincite in Calcite
Parallel "Fingers" of Zincite in Calcite

Zincite with a Very Dark, Almost Black Color
Zincite with a Very Dark, Almost Black Color

Zincite with a Pearly Luster and Iridescent Effect
Zincite with a Pearly Luster and Iridescent Effect

Zincite with a Pearly Luster and Iridescent Effect
Large Zincite Crystals (Greater than Half Inch) from Franklin