Friday, February 20, 2009

Franklinite ....

For Valentine's Becky, being a geologist, gave me a mineral with my name. The mineral was named after Benjamin Franklin and the borough of Franklin, NJ (also named after him).


The mineral is a black colored substance, usually found with glow in the dark willemite and calcite (willemite – green; calcite – red). It has a chemical formula of Zn(2+)Fe2(3+)O4. Discovered in 1819, diamagnetic, with an isometric cristallline structure (m3m (4/m 3 2/m) - Hexoctahedral), and a cell volume of V 603.35 ų.

Also according to my very scientific experiment this morning, not edible.

Geologist make me happy ...