Chemical Formula:See ZINCITE
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|Short Waves (254 nm): || Bluish White |
|Other colors SW: || |
Yellowish White , Pale Yellow , Tawn ,
Phosphorescence (in the common meaning of the term) seen by naked eye:
Named by Charles Upham Shepard in 1876 as a calcium-rich material reminiscent to zincite, but considered today as a mixture of Calcite, Tremolite and Zincite;
Main Activator(s) and spectrum:
Best Locality for luminescence(*):
- Sterling Mine, Ogdensburg, New Jersey, USA;
(*)Data are not exhaustive and are limited to the most important localities for fluorescence
Bibliographical Reference for luminescence:
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