Chemical Formula: BaZrSi3O9
Crystal System: Hexagonal
Mineral for Display: No
|Long Waves (365nm): || Not fluorescent ||Short Waves (254 nm): || Bluish White ||Strong||Very often|
Phosphorescence (in the common meaning of the term) seen by naked eye:
Californian Bazirite occurs as abundant pinpoint to 2 mm blue fluorescent grains in the white side of Sanbornite cleavages, associated with Walstromite and MacDonaldite as veins.
Main Activator(s) and spectrum:
Most Common Activator: Ti - O
Peaks in the spectrum (nm):
Ti-O replacing Zr-O : large band peaking at 470nm (exc. 290nm) (Gorobets)
No spectrum for the moment
Best Locality for luminescence(*):
- Rockall Island, Scotland, United-Kingdom;
- Esquire No. 8 claim (Lander s Gillespite locality), Big Creek, Rush Creek deposit, Big Creek-Rush Creek District, Fresno Co., California, USA (bluish-white SW associated with walstromite orange red SW & celsian blue-white SW);
- Esquire No. 7 claim (Lander s Gillespite locality), Big Creek, Rush Creek deposit, Big Creek-Rush Creek District, Fresno Co., California, USA (bluish-white SW associated with walstromite orange red SW & celsian blue-white SW);
- Darai-Pioz Glacier (Dara-i-Pioz; Dara-Pioz), Alai Range (Alayskiy), Tien Shan Mtn, Region of Republican Subordination, Tajikistan;
- Rockall Island, Inverness-shire, Scotland, UK (pale withish-blue SW);
(*)Data are not exhaustive and are limited to the most important localities for fluorescence
Bibliographical Reference for luminescence:
- The Henkel Glossary of Fluorescent Minerals, Dr. Gerhard Henkel, Published by the FMS, 1989 ,
- Fluorescence: Gems and Minerals Under Ultraviolet Light, Manuel Robbins, 1994, Geoscience Press, ISBN 0-945005-13-X ,
- Luminescent Spectra of Minerals, Boris S. Gorobets and Alexandre A. Rogojine, Moscow, 2002 ,
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