Database of luminescent Minerals


CHELYABINSKITE


Chemical Formula: (Ca,Mg)3(SO4,CO3)2[Si(OH)6] · 9H2O (?)

Familly: Sulfates

Status: IMA-A

Crystal System: Orthorhombic

Mineral for Display: No


Luminescence:


UV Type Main color Intensity Observation Frequency
Long Waves (365nm):      Bluish White
 

Phosphorescence (in the common meaning of the term) seen by naked eye:


No Data

Comments:


A mineral of a burning mine dump in the Ural mountains of Russia (Chelyabinsk), this calcium silicon sulfate hydroxl hydrate occurs as small incrustations of white balls or fibers. Fluorescence is reported as bluish white, UV band not stated. Discredited by IMA in 1986.


Main Activator(s) and spectrum:


No data


Best Locality for luminescence(*):


(*)Data are not exhaustive and are limited to the most important localities for fluorescence


Bibliographical Reference for luminescence:



Luminescence Reference on internet:



Mineralogical Reference on internet:


  http://www.mindat.org/show.php?name=Chelyabinskite

  http://webmineral.com/data/Chelyabinskite.shtml

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