One suggestion I have for people who collect here for the first time: bring SAFETY GOGGLES, gloves, strong work boots, and a rock hammer.
Name & Location: Calcite, Buckwheat Dump, Franklin Mine, Franklin New Jersey. Size: 5 x 4 x 3-inches Notes: Rare midrange blue find from the 1990s.
Rhodonite MnSiO3 with Franklinite, Buckwheat Dump of the Franklin Mine, Franklin, Susex Co., New Jersey
This year the Super Diggg, held annually during the spring Gem & Mineral Show since 2005, returns to the Franklin Mineral Museum.
Buckwheat Dump, Franklin, New Jersey. Reference specimens, mostly massive or subh. xtln. These hematites came from the contact between ore & dolomite rock ...
Dr. Earl Verbeek (in red bandana) provides an informative geological perspective on the Buckwheat area and Franklin ore body.
The Buckwheat Dump in Franklin, New Jersey is an excellent site for collecting specimens. Still today rare finds are being discovered.
Fluorescent calcite (red) and willemite (green). Matching halves from a rock I split in the Buckwheat Dump, Franklin Mine. Larger half is 4"x3"x2"
Gahnite from Davis Pyrite Mine (Davis Mine; Davis Sulfur Ore Mine), Rowe, Franklin Co., Massachusetts, USA
(Above) View of the Buckwheat Pit, Franklin, NJ. The pit flooded when the Franklin mines closed in 1954 after more than a century of zinc mining.
Calcite and minor franklinite, from the Buckwheat Dump, Franklin NJ under shortwave UV light. The calcite fluoresces red-orange, franklinite is ...
Photographed by Michael P. Klimetz. Microcline. (Feldspar). [Massive with Franklinite]. Buckwheat Dump. Franklin. Sussex County
Aragonite coating on calcite / willemite / franklinite ore from the Franklin Buckwheat Dump, Franklin, New Jersey under shortwave UV light.
The mining company dumped layer upon layer of mine rock there, resulting in a mineral dump that had rock from all the major Franklin ...
At the Franklin Mineral Museum, Welsh Hall holds more than 5,000 specimens of minerals from around the world
Buckwheat Dump. Franklin Mine. Franklin. Sussex County. NEW JERSEY. Photographs by Michael P. Klimetz
Franklin Mineral Dump. Click picture for larger size. Permit for my first visit to Buckwheat Dump, 1964
Fluorite "chlorophane", with minor franklinite, willemite and calcite, from the Buckwheat dump Franklin, NJ under shortwave UV light.
Buckwheat dump mineral collecting site, Franklin Mine, Franklin, Franklin Mining District, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA
We arrived at the mine around 3pm and met up with Nate to pay our dues, sign release forms and get introduced. The Boston group was busy at the Eureka Mine ...
I made pulled-pork burritos. She drank wine. I drank beer. She started a fire in my Franklin stove, saying she felt like a pioneer woman on the prairie.
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