Franklinite is a rare mineral that is part of the spinel family. Its name is derived from its finding place: Franklin, New Jersey USA. The mineral was first found in the famous Franklin Mines. As many as 300 different minerals came from these mines and became famous for its huge diversity of fluorescent minerals
Fluorescence with willemite
Franklinite from New Jersey USA often occurs in combination with Zincite and Willemite. The latter mineral causes the rock to glow beautifully green when illuminated with UV light. In daylight, franklinite is black or dark brown.
Franklinite is seen as a powerful tool for increasing spiritual energy and helps improve mental clarity. Also, it departs intuition and confidence in oneself. It is because of this that franklinite is seen as a powerful source of protection and an important tool for spiritual transformations.