This isn't today's Science Friday video, but it's a recent Science Friday video that I missed, OK? You'll like it, anyway. Science Friday
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"In 1968, the New Jersey Senate decreed the town of Franklin a geological wonder: "The Fluorescent Mineral Capital of the World." Over 350 different minerals have been found in the area, ninety of which glow brilliantly under ultraviolet light. There are two mineral museums devoted to fluorescing rocks, the region's unusual geology and its zinc mining history."

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mdr says:

There's a guy who owns a rock shop in the Twin Cities (Enchanted Rock Garden) who grew up in or near Franklin, NJ and is very knowledgeable in fluorescent rocks. I attended one of the demonstrations he gives occasionally around town. Very cool, very beautiful stuff.

posted on Sat, 05/21/2011 - 10:42am

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