Mineral specimens from Franklin, NJ   USA 

(Daylight mainly with some UV)

Garnet (Andradite var. Melanite)    Mill Site, Franklin N.J.             5.5” x 3.5” x 3.1”        59.4 oz

Nice color and quality for Franklin garnet, semi gemmy.  Three areas of coverage.  Old piece from the collection of the late Joe Kaiser.                    $110    # USFD1

Garnet (Andradite var. Melanite) & Augite                        Sterling Hill Mine (Passaic Pit), Franklin, N.J.             4” x 3” x 3.5”                      43.25 oz                      

Nice crystal form, representative of older (better quality) Sterling’s mud zone garnet.  Really good coverage and displays well.  Old piece from the collection of the late Joe Kaiser.                  $75    #USFD2

Calcite (Dog Tooth) & Pyrite                       

Sterling Hill Mine, Franklin N.J.         

4.75” x 3.75” x .4” 32.9oz            

Two vugs total with dogtooth calcite that’s coated with tiny pieces of pyrite.  Really cool piece since crystal specimens from Sterling are rare.  Former late Joe Kaiser collection.           $25    #USFD3

Sarkinite         Sterling Hill Mine, Franklin, N.J.        

2” x 1.75” x 1.5”                    

6.5 oz

Top of piece has two spots of coverage as well as a minor “vug”. Comes with a Gerstmann label.  Has one owners mark, and came from the late Joe Kaiser’s collection, who does not mark specimens.                  $40    #USFD4

SOLD

Greenockite               Sterling Hill Mine, Franklin, N.J.         2.25” x 1.75” x 1.25”              2.9 oz

This piece has two owner marks, but also came from the late Joe Kaiser’s collection, who does not mark specimens.      $35    #USFD5

Realgar           Sterling Hill Mine, Franklin, N.J.         

            1” x .1” x .25”                         Negligible weight

            Small, but a super rare find.  If you weren’t present in the two weeks it was being pulled out, you did not get a specimen.  Comes in a plastic display case with a label.  Piece comes from the late Joe Kaiser’s collection.                   $35    #USFD6

Rhodonite (Bladed)      Sterling Hill Mine, Franklin N.J.                     

3” x 2.5” x 1.5”           12 oz               

Bladed rhodonite is rare for local.  This piece has two owner marks, but also came from the late Joe Kaiser’s collection, who does not mark specimens.           $110    #USFD7

Rhodonite & Franklinite        Sterling Hill Mine, Franklin, N.J.         3.75” x 2.5” x 3”         19.4 oz

            Nice blocky rhodonite with several franklinite crystals.  Piece comes from the late Joe Kaiser’s collection.                   $50    #USFD8

SOLD

Todorokite, Calcite, & Willemite      Sterling Hill Mine, Franklin, N.J.         3” x 2.9” x 1.1”

6.75 oz             Has one owners mark and came from the late Joe Kaiser’s collection, who did not mark specimens.  Classic representative piece.                 $35    #USFD9

SOLD