Database of luminescent Minerals


Chemical Formula:

Familly: Organic


Crystal System: Amorphous

Mineral for Display: No

Associated names (luminescent varieties, discredited names, synonymes etc.):  wiedgeritethioelaterite


UV Type Main color Intensity Observation Frequency
Long Waves (365nm):      Dark Orange /Tawn
Other colors LW:               
Yellowish White , Pale Yellow , Greenish white ,

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

No phosphorescence seen by naked eye whatever the type of UV


Type of bitumen.

Thioelaterite: elaterite containing thioalcohols and thioethers.

Wiedgerite: soft bitumen resembling elaterite but containing much sulfur and water.


Main Activator(s) and spectrum:

Most Common Activator: Intrinsic organic material

No spectrum for the moment

Best Locality for luminescence(*):

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

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