Database of luminescent Minerals


Chemical Formula:See HAUYNE

Familly: Rock


Mineral for Display: No


UV Type Main color Intensity Observation Frequency
Long Waves (365nm):      Dark Orange /Tawn
Short Waves (254 nm):      Blue
Other colors LW:               
Yellowish White , Orange , Tawn ,
Other colors SW:     
Violet Pink ,

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

No Data


A metamorphic rock having lazurite as an essential component. The name Lapis Lazuli has been used both to describe the blue mineral previously known as lazurite (but in most cases is actually a Sulphur-rich variety of Hauyne) and the rock that is made up predominantly of this mineral plus calcite, pyrite and other minerals. (

Because lapis is a rock, the fluorescence depends highly of the minerals present and can be very different from sample to sample.


LW: lazurite(?): light blue, calcite: pinkisch.

SW: fluorescence of different minerals from the sodalite group and or afghanite.


Lazurite of Ovalle Chile said to be thermoluminescente and phosphorescente by De Ment (associated calcite?) (see bibliography)

Main Activator(s) and spectrum:

No data

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