Chemical Formula:See wilkeite Ca5(SiO4,PO4,SO4)3(F,OH,Cl)
Familly: Phosphates, Arseniates, Vanadates
Mineral for Display: No
Associated names (luminescent varieties, discredited names, synonymes etc.): wilkeite, ellestadite,
|Long Waves (365nm): || White ||Weak||Short Waves (254 nm): || Bluish White |
Phosphorescence (in the common meaning of the term) seen by naked eye:
variety wilkeite : fluorellestadite containing phosphate or silico sulfato fluorapatite
Main Activator(s) and spectrum:
Best Locality for luminescence(*):
- Crestmore quarries, Crestmore, Riverside 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 ,
- Luminescenza nel regno minerale, Guido Mazzoleni, fotografia Roberto Appiani, Libri Sandit, 2010, ISBN 978-88-95990-63-7 ,
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