Database of luminescent Minerals


Chemical Formula: BaCa(CO3)2

Familly: Carbonates

Status: IMA-GP

Crystal System: Monoclinic

Mineral for Display: No


UV Type Main color Intensity Observation Frequency
Short Waves (254 nm):      Tawn
Other colors SW:                                        
Yellowish White , Pinkish White , Pale Yellow , Dark Orange /Tawn , Violet Pink , Pink , Salmon pink , Yellowish ,

Galerie de photos:


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

No Data


Difficult to recognize from associated minerals, so fluorescence description is sometime subject to caution. For exemple in Nentsberry Haggs Mine, Alston Moor, Eden, Cumbria, United Kingdom barytocalcite is described as fluorescing Pink SW, associated with Witherite fluorescing White SW+LW and Phosphorescent by some authors and fluo White SW associated with calcite fluorescing red by others...;

Main Activator(s) and spectrum:

No data

Best Locality for luminescence(*):

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

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