NAME ORIGIN: Named after its chemical composition containing fluorine (Latin, fluere = "to flow") and cerium (Named after the asteroid Ceres) with the modifier La-lanthanum (Greek, lanthanein = "to lie hidden").
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the locality. LOCALITY: Franklin Furnace, the former name for Franklin, New Jersey, USA.
Franklinite (Zn,Mn++,Fe++)(Fe+++,Mn+++)2O4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1819
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its locality which was named after Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), American scientist and inventor. LOCALITY: Dominant ore mineral at Franklin and Sterling Hill, New Jersey, USA.
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its locality and from the Greek philos = 'friend.' The 'friends of Franklin' are those scientific investigators who helped study the unique mineralogy and geology of this deposit. LOCALITY: Franklin mine, Sussex County, New Jersey.