Lijst van fluorescerende mineralen


Scheikundige formule: CaWO4

Familie: Tungstaten, Molybdaten

Status: IMA-GP

Kristal Systeem: Tetragonaal

Mineraal om tentoon te stellen: Ja

Fluorescerende variëteiten:  cuproscheelitemolybdoscheelite


UV Type Kleur Intensiteit Frequentie van de observatie
Lange Golven (365nm):      Violet roos Zeer zwak
Korte Golven(254 nm):      Blauw wit Zeer sterkAltijd
Andere kleuren lange golven:     
Violet rood ,
Andere kleuren korte golven:     
Witte ,

Daglicht foto

Photo and Copyright: James Hamblen
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Used with permission of the author

Korte golf foto (254nm)

Photo and Copyright: James Hamblen
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Used with permission of the author


Foto galerij:


     Naar de volledige galerij (8 beelden in totaal)

Fosforescentie (in de algemene betekenis) zien met het blote oog:

No Data

Thermoluminescencie: Ja


A very thin  coating of SCHEELITE on WOLFRAMITE makes it glow and give the impression that this mineral is luminescent.

Activator en spectrum:

Voornaamste Activator: WO42-

Andere activatoren: Sm3+ , Eu3+ , Dy3+ , Tb3+ , Pr3+ , Nd3+ ,

Pieks in het spectrum (nm):

WO42-: Broad band centered at 425 - 435nm
Tb3+: 439nm
Dy3+: 488, 575nm
Sm3+: 609, 647nm
Pr3+: 607nm

Spectrum: Michael Gaft, Petah Tikva, Israel. Plot: Institute of Mineralogy, University of Vienna, Austria, with permission of the authors.


  Vers la galerie de spectres (9 spectres au total)

Commentaar over activators en spectra:

Broad band centered at 425 - 435 nm activator: (WO4)2- ;
Peaks in relation with the presence of REE: 488 et 575 (Dy3+), 609 et 647 (Sm3+), 439 (Tb3+) et 607 (Pr3+); the pegmatitic and hydrothermel scheelite  shows the lines of Erbium and Terbium, while scheelite occurences related to eruptive complexe and sulfide ore shows dominantly the lines of the REE of the Cerium group.
Green emission due to (MoO4)2-(Tarashchan) or possibly Pb (Blasse).
The natural photoluminescence emission of ordered CaWO4 is attributed to an intrinsic slight distortion of the [WO4] tetrahedral.
Lifetime: 9μs (@ 405nm);

The color of the fluorescence of scheelite gives an idea of the unwilled presence of molybdenium in the ore. Concentrate of scheelite not penalized for molybdenium have a distinct blue fluorescence color. Those that fluoresce white are borderline  and contain roughly 0,35% to 1% of Mo. And scheelite that fluoresces distinctly yellow contains more than 1% corresponding to a transition to powellite. Higher than 4,8%, the yellow fluorescence color stays unchanged and cannot anymore be used as an indication of the percentage of Mo. Using this property, a method was  developped by R.S. Canon jr. (1942) while studying tungsten deposits in the seven Devils mining district of Idaho. A serie of finely powdered synthetic preparation or natural ore of known composition are permanently mounted in circular areas on a black card, being placed in order of increasing molybdenium content. There are twelve standard values on the card: 0,05, 0,19, 0,33, 0,48, 0,72, 0,96, 1,4, 2,4, 3,4, and 4,8% plus a pure calcium molybdate (48% Mo). Alternating with the covered circle are circular holes of the same size. The card is used by placing a hole over a powdered sample of the scheelite ore to be tested and comparing the fluorescence color of the sample with those of the adjacent standards. The sample will be found to have a fluorescence color according or between two standards and hence the approximate composition could be defined.

Scheelite incorporates also tens to thousands of ppm RRE in substitution for Ca giving sometimes typical peaks in the fluorescence spectrum.

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