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Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Rocks and Minerals ➔ Zincite with Franklinite and Calcite

Identifier:
16520
Description:
Zincite is used as a zinc ore and fluoresces green under ultraviolet light. This specimen includes franklinite, a rare iron oxide, and calcite, a calcium carbonate mineral. It was found in Franklin, New Jersey and was donated by Charles A Whitemore.

Zincite Formula: (Zn,Mn)O
Franklinite Formula: (Zn,Mn,Fe2+)(Fe3+, Mn3+)2O4
Calcite Formula: CaCO3
Current Location Status:
In Storage
Source:
Gift Of Charles A. Whittemore
Maker/Donor
Charles A. Whittemore
Curator of the Kent Scientific Institute
Related Place
Franklin
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