Fluorescent Mineral Group #98
Display of minerals showing fluorescence and phosphorescence
Wollastonite VUV Phosphorescence
Wollastonite phosphorescing from VUV. Top row: Franklin, Sterling Hill
Bottom row: Desert View,CA
FOV: ~6 inches wide
Display Group 50 - UV
Natural fluorescent rocks.Front row (L>R):Sodalite (orange)/Ussingite (green), Willemite (green)/Hardystonite (purple), Fluorite (blue)/Barite (beige) (View ~ 13" wide)Shown in UV light.
Synthetic Willemite and Barium based mineral on Crystalline Rock -- WL
Attempt at synthetic willemite and unknown barium based mineral.
Terlingua Calcite Spectra mono
Spectrum of Terligua type Calcite: LW, MW and SW
Synthetic Willemite and Barium based mineral on Crystalline Rock -- UV
Synthetic willemite and synthetic MB1 fluorescing green and orange along with white fluorescence from unknown host rock.
Agrellite (fl. pink) and Vlasovite (fl. yellow) and unknown mineral (fl. red SW, blue MW) on red (non fl.) Eudialyte.Specimen is ~3" at widest.
Synthetic Willemite and Barium based mineral on Crystalline Rock -- Phos
Synthetic willemite and MB1 phosphorescing after exposure to UV light. (UV = LW + MW + SW)
185nm (VUV) light was used to "charge" strongly phosporescent minerals. Top>Bottom: Walstromite, Terlingua type Calcite, Afghanistan Hackmanite, Heated Barite, Heated Celestine, Synthetic Willemite.Photos were taken at 1 second intervals
Response of "Kangerella"
Display Group 50 - WL
Natural fluorescent rocks.Front row (L>R):Sodalite/Ussingite, Willemite/Hardystonite, Fluorite/Barite (View ~ 13" wide)Shown in white light.
Spalerite w/ Willemite -- Sterling Hill, NJ
Sphalerite with willemite from the Sterling Hill mine. Size: ~ 8" at widest.