Database of luminescent Minerals


Chemical Formula: BaZrSi3O9

Familly: Silicates

Status: IMA-A

Crystal System: Hexagonal

Mineral for Display: No


UV Type Main color Intensity Observation Frequency
Long Waves (365nm):      Not fluorescent
Short Waves (254 nm):      Bluish White StrongVery often

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

No Data


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(*):

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

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