Chemical Formula: Na2B4O5(OH)4 8H2O
Crystal System: Monoclinic
Mineral for Display: No
|Long Waves (365nm): || Yellowish White ||Weak||Short Waves (254 nm): || Yellowish White ||Weak|
Phosphorescence (in the common meaning of the term) seen by naked eye:
Borax is rapidly altered in fluo Tincalconite through loss of water but sometimes, fresh unaltered borax is also fluo;
Main Activator(s) and spectrum:
Best Locality for luminescence(*):
- Searles Lake, San Bernardino Co., California, USA;
(*)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 ,
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