Chemical Formula: Ca(UO2)3(MoO4)3(OH)2 11H2O
Familly: Tungstates, Molybdates
Mineral for Display: No
|Long Waves (365nm): || Green ||Strong||Always||Short Waves (254 nm): || Green ||Strong|
Calcurmolite, Rabejac, France.
Photo and Copyright: G. Barmarin
Collection: G. Barmarin
Long Waves Picture (365nm)
Calcurmolite, Rabejac, France,
under UV LW.
Photo and Collection: G. Barmarin
Phosphorescence (in the common meaning of the term) seen by naked eye:
No phosphorescence seen by naked eye whatever the type of UV
Strong yellowish green fluorescence
Main Activator(s) and spectrum:
Most Common Activator: (UO2)2+ (Uranyl ion) intrinsic
Peaks in the spectrum (nm):
(UO2)2+ : (520nm), 530nm, (550nm), (580nm)
Col. G. Barmarin; Spectre: G. Barmarin
Best Locality for luminescence(*):
- Rabejac, Lodève, Hérault, Languedoc-Roussillon, France;
- Paulding Uranium prospect, Watersmeet, Gogebic Co., Michigan, 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 ,
- Uranium minerals Website: http://www.uraniumminerals.com ,
- Introduction to radioactive minerals, Robert Lauf, Schiffer Publishing, 2008, ISBN 978-0-7643-2912-8 ,
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