Fluorescent Minerals
Cochise College
Virtual Geology Museum    Geology Home Page
Hall of Minerals
Roger Weller, geology instructor     wellerr@cochise.edu 
last edited:  12/15/15
                    


Fluorescence occurs when a mineral absorbs
ultraviolet light and then emits visible light.


fluorescent aragonite


specific fluorescent minerals
aragonite: 1 
calcite:  1 
fluorite:  1  2  3
opal:  1                                                                                                         
powellite:  1                                                                                           
scapolite:  1
scheelite:  1                                                                                                     
wernerite:  1
willemite:  1  2  3
fluorescent displays:  1  
                                                                              
photo pairs
The first view is a mineral observed under normal light,
while the second is the same mineral

viewed under ultraviolet light.
fluorescent pairs:  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11 

other things that fluoresce
scorpions:  1  2
 

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copyright 2015-R.Weller

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