Database of luminescent Minerals


Chemical Formula:See ARAGONITE

Familly: Rock


Mineral for Display: No


UV Type Main color Intensity Observation Frequency
Long Waves (365nm):      Bluish White
Mid waves (320 nm):      Bluish White
Short Waves (254 nm):      Bluish White
Other colors LW:                    
Yellowish White , Pale Yellow , Greenish white , Yellowish ,
Other colors MW:                    
Yellowish White , Pale Yellow , Greenish white , Yellowish ,
Other colors SW:                    
Yellowish White , Pale Yellow , Greenish white , Yellowish ,

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

UV Type Color Intensity Observation Frequency
Long Wave (365nm): Greenish white
Mid Waves (320 nm): Greenish white
Short Waves (254 nm): Greenish white


White to brown banded sinters, consisting of alternating thin layers of aragonite (white) and calcite (pale  brownish), owing their colour to finely dispersed limonite. Sometimes used as a decorative stone.


Main Activator(s) and spectrum:

Most Common Activator: Organic impurities

No spectrum for the moment

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

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