Chemical Formula: Na3(Ce,La,Nd)(PO4)2
Familly: Phosphates, Arseniates, Vanadates
Mineral for Display: No
|Long Waves (365nm): || Red ||Short Waves (254 nm): || Blue |
Short Waves Pictures (254nm)
VITUSITE-(Ce) fluo blue with Microcline (Rischorrite Non Fluo)
Size: 4,5 x 4,5 x 2,5cm. UVSW,
Rasvumchorr Mt.Khibiny, Kola, Russia;
Photo and Copyright: James Horste
Used with permission of the author.
Phosphorescence (in the common meaning of the term) seen by naked eye:
Main Activator(s) and spectrum:
Most Common Activator: Ce3+
Other activators: Sm3+ ,
Peaks in the spectrum (nm):
Ce3+ intr.: 380 nm
Sm3+ replacing La3+ : 565, 600, 645 nm
No spectrum for the moment
Comments on activators and spectra:
Fluoreces blue SW due to cerium activator, but under LW, red due to samarium activator.
Best Locality for luminescence(*):
- Yubileinaya vein, Lovozero, Kola peninsula, Russia;
- Rasvumchorr Mt. Khibiny, Kola, Russia;
- Kitaa Province, Greenland;
(*)Data are not exhaustive and are limited to the most important localities for fluorescence
Bibliographical Reference for luminescence:
- Luminescent Spectra of Minerals, Boris S. Gorobets and Alexandre A. Rogojine, Moscow, 2002 ,
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