Database of luminescent Minerals


CATAPLEIITE


Chemical Formula: Na2ZrSi3O9 2H2O

Familly: Silicates

Status: IMA-GP

Crystal System: Monoclinic

Mineral for Display: No


Luminescence:


UV Type Main color Intensity Observation Frequency
Long Waves (365nm):      Green Weak
Short Waves (254 nm):      Green Strong
Other colors LW:     
Yellowish White ,
Other colors SW:     
Bluish White ,

Daylight Picture


CATAPLEITE, Norra Kärr, Sweden ;
Col. G.Barmarin; Photo: G. Barmarin

Long Waves Picture (365nm)


CATAPLEITE, Norra Kärr, Sweden ; UVLW
Col. G.Barmarin; Photo: G. Barmarin

Short Waves Pictures (254nm)


CATAPLEITE, Norra Kärr, Sweden ; UVSW
Col. G.Barmarin; Photo: G. Barmarin

 

Galerie de photos:

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


No Data

Main Activator(s) and spectrum:


Most Common Activator: n[TiO6] cluster

Other activators:            (UO2)2+ (Uranyl ion) as impurities ,

Peaks in the spectrum (nm):

(UO2)2+ : 499, 521, 544, 570, 597nm

Very large band with max at 550 nm (Gorobets)


Col. G. Barmarin; Spectre: G. Barmarin


Comments on activators and spectra:


Blue luminescence in catapleite due to TiO6 (Gaft);
Green luminescence due to Uranyl impurities (Typical spectrum);

Cathodoluminescence: light-blue;


Best Locality for luminescence(*):


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


Bibliographical Reference for luminescence:



Mineralogical Reference on internet:


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

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

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