Fluorescent minerals

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Minerals such as Tremolite, Diopside, Norbergite, Wollastonite, Fluorapatite, Willemite, Calcite, Sphalerite, Cleiophane, Franklinite, Chlorophane, Fluorite, Rucks Pit Calcite Clam fossil pieces, Sodalite or Hackmanite,  among others.

NOTE: Typical Blacklight UV lights will NOT display any color.  Also, the intensity of the color will vary depending on the strength of the lamp you have.  I suggest you use a SuperBright II Shortwave lamp, and the Convoy S2+ Longwave UV lamp to view the maximum color output of these rocks.  I do NOT recommend using a “wand” type, or blacklight “flashlight” for these rocks, as they may not show satisfactory color with those inferior lamps.

 

Fluorescent Mineral Books

Collecting Fluorescent Minerals

Two excellent introductory books about fluorescent minerals are:Collecting Fluorescent Minerals andThe World of Fluorescent Minerals, both by Stuart Schneider. These books are written in easy-to-understand language, and each of them has a fantastic collection of color photographs showing fluorescent minerals under normal light and different wavelengths of ultraviolet light. They are great for learning about fluorescent minerals and serve as valuable reference books.

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