Chemical Formula: MgWO4
Familly: Tungstates, Molybdates
Crystal System: Monoclinic
Mineral for Display: No
|Long Waves (365nm): || Blue ||Weak||Short Waves (254 nm): || Blue ||Weak|
Phosphorescence (in the common meaning of the term) seen by naked eye:
Found as inclusion in scheelite;
Synthetic MgWO4 is also fluorescent in pale blue under SW and LW UV.
Main Activator(s) and spectrum:
Most Common Activator: WO42-
No spectrum for the moment
Best Locality for luminescence(*):
- Huanzala mine, Huallanca district, Bolognesi Province, Ancash Department, Peru;
(*)Data are not exhaustive and are limited to the most important localities for fluorescence
Bibliographical Reference for luminescence:
- UV Waves, Newsletter of the Fluorescent Mineral Society ,
Luminescence Reference on internet:
- Kevin T. Brady, UV Waves September-October 2010;
- American Mineralogist, October 2010, vol.95, N°10, page 1598
- HUANZALAITE, MgWO4, A NEW MINERAL SPECIES FROM THE HUANZALA MINE, PERU Ritsuro Miyawaki, Kazumi Yokoyama, Satoshi Matsubara, Hirofumi Furuta, Atsushi Gomi and Ryosuke Murakami, Canadian Mineralogist 48(1):105-112 (2010)
Mineralogical Reference on internet:
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