Chemical Formula: (Ca,Mg)3(SO4,CO3)2[Si(OH)6] · 9H2O (?)
Crystal System: Orthorhombic
Mineral for Display: No
|Long Waves (365nm): || Bluish White |
Phosphorescence (in the common meaning of the term) seen by naked eye:
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:
Best Locality for luminescence(*):
- Chelyabinsk coal basin, Urals Region, Russia;
(*)Data are not exhaustive and are limited to the most important localities for fluorescence
Bibliographical Reference for luminescence:
- Luminescenza nel regno minerale, Guido Mazzoleni, fotografia Roberto Appiani, Libri Sandit, 2010, ISBN 978-88-95990-63-7 ,
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