Franklin Furnace, also known as the Franklin Mine, is a famous mineral location for rare zinc, iron, manganese minerals in old mines in Franklin, New Jersey, USA. This locale produced more species of minerals (over 300) and more different fluorescent minerals than any other location. The mineral association (assemblage) from Franklin includes willemite, zincite and franklinite.
During the mid-to-late 19th century the furnace was the center of a large iron making operation. The Furnace mine which was adjacent to the actual furnace, was a 120+ foot vertical shaft just under Franklin Falls.
Sterling Hill, a very similar ore deposit, is located a few miles away in Ogdensburg.
- Kemp, James Furman (1901). The Ore Deposits of the United States and Canada. New York: Scientific Publishing Co. pp. 250–257.
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