Hauckite - Sold
- Sterling Hill
- Sussex County
- New Jersey
- 1.4 by 1.1 by 0.4 cm – Thumbnail specimen (fits into a 3 cm cube)
Hauckite is a complex zinc manganese iron carbonate sulfate hydroxide. Dunn et al. (1980) named the mineral in honor of Richard Hauck, cofounder of the Sterling Hill Mining Museum. This specimen hosts orange microcrystals on a matrix of fibrous white sussexite and massive black pyrochroite.
This specimen was part of the personal collection of Ralph Merrill, proprietor of the prolific mail order business Minerals Unlimited. Included is a Richard Hauck label bearing his signature. This specimen is a consequently great provenance piece. Merrill's collection card and label also ship with the specimen.