Chemical Formula: alpha SiO2
Familly: Oxides and hydroxides
Crystal System: Tetragonal
Mineral for Display: No
|Short Waves (254 nm): || Red ||Weak|
Phosphorescence (in the common meaning of the term) seen by naked eye:
Further investigation needed;
Main Activator(s) and spectrum:
Best Locality for luminescence(*):
- In obsidian, Mono county, 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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