- Sterling Hill
- Sussex County
- New Jersey
- 7.8 by 4.1 by 2.9 cm – Small cabinet specimen (under 10 cm)
Friedelite is a layer silicate mineral containing manganese, originally found in the Pyrénées. Bertrand (1876) named the mineral after French mineralogist Charles Friedel (1822-1899). Dunn (1995) describes friedelite from Franklin and Sterling Hill. In this example a flattened vug hosts crystals under 1 mm in size. The color of this friedelite, a pale pumpkin orange, represents an unusual color for the locality. Nice piece!
Item code: MS0940
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