Database of luminescent Minerals


URANOPHANE


Chemical Formula: Ca(UO2)2[SiO3(OH)]2 5H2O

Familly: Silicates

Status: IMA-GP

Mineral for Display: No


Luminescence:


UV Type Main color Intensity Observation Frequency
Long Waves (365nm):      Green MediumAlways

Daylight Picture


URANOPHANE ,
Mina Eureka termino de Castell-estaó,
municipio de La Torre de Cabdella,
Lérida province, Spain
Photo and Copyright: Joan Abella i Creus, Spain
Used with permission of the author

Short Waves Pictures (254nm)


URANOPHANE , UVSW
Mina Eureka termino de Castell-estaó,
municipio de La Torre de Cabdella,
Lérida province, Spain
Photo and Copyright: Joan Abella i Creus, Spain
Used with permission of the author

 

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


No phosphorescence seen by naked eye whatever the type of UV

Comments:


Synonyme: uranotile; 


Main Activator(s) and spectrum:


Most Common Activator: (UO2)2+ (Uranyl ion) intrinsic

Peaks in the spectrum (nm):

499nm, 513nm, 535nm, 560nm, 586nm, 597nm, 609nm


Col. G. Barmarin; Spectre: G. Barmarin

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Comments on activators and spectra:


Spectra Gorobets: 19400 cm-1, 18670 cm-1, 17960 cm-1;


Best Locality for luminescence(*):


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


Bibliographical Reference for luminescence:



Luminescence Reference on internet:



Mineralogical Reference on internet:


  http://www.mindat.org/show.php?name=Uranophane

  http://webmineral.com/data/Uranophane.shtml

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