Database of luminescent Minerals


DIOPSIDE


Chemical Formula: CaMgSi2O6

Familly: Silicates

Status: IMA-A (GP)

Mineral for Display: No


Luminescence:


UV Type Main color Intensity Observation Frequency
Long Waves (365nm):      Blue Weak
Short Waves (254 nm):      Blue Strong
Other colors SW:     
Yellow ,

Daylight Picture


DIOPSIDE, Stockton Mining District, Tooele, Utah, USA

Photo and Copyright: James Horste
Used with permission of the author.

Short Waves Pictures (254nm)


DIOPSIDE UVSW, Stockton Mining District, Tooele, Utah, USA

Photo and Copyright: James Horste
Used with permission of the author.

 

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


No Data

Comments:


Variety fassaite : white SW and LW;
Associated as grain (fluo blue SW) in wernerite (fluo orange LW) in Canada.
Associated with NORBERGITE (fluo Yellow SW) in Franklin, New jersey, USA;


Main Activator(s) and spectrum:


Most Common Activator: n[TiO6] cluster

Other activators:            Cr3+ , Mn2+ ,

Peaks in the spectrum (nm):

[TiOn]m-: 520nm
Mn2+II repl. Ca2+: 580nm
Mn2+I repl. Mg2+: 690nm
Cr3+ repl. Mg2+?: 684, 705, 860nm

No spectrum for the moment


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=Diopside

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

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