Database of luminescent Minerals


GAULTITE


Chemical Formula: Na4[Zn2Si7O18] 5H2O

Familly: Silicates

Status: IMA-A

Mineral for Display: No


Luminescence:


UV Type Main color Intensity Observation Frequency
Long Waves (365nm):      Green Strong
Short Waves (254 nm):      Green Strong
 

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


No Data

Comments:


I reported on a mineral from Mont Saint-Hilaire then known only under the temporary designation UK84. It has now been given the name Gaultite. It is a sodium zinc silicate hydrate. As reported in the book, fluorescence is bright green under SW. It was found as small colorless or mauve crystals to 0.05mm in a sodalite cavity at a contact between hornfels and sodalite syenite.


Main Activator(s) and spectrum:


No data


Best Locality for luminescence(*):


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


Bibliographical Reference for luminescence:



Luminescence Reference on internet:



Mineralogical Reference on internet:


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

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

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