Sterling Hill – May 29

Sterling Hill in northwestern New Jersey is one of the most prolific mineral species localities in the world. Through the work of the Hauck brothers, an excellent museum has been established at this historic mine site. Genetically related to the more well known and nearby Franklin deposit, Sterling Hill has many mineralogical surprises of its own. This gallery celebrates the mineralogical diversity of the site; the Sterling mine is the type locality for 18 species (including chalcophanite, gerstmanite, hetaerolite, hauckite, kraisslite, and mcgovernite all seen below).

This gallery contains 23 specimens.