Database of luminescent Minerals


Chemical Formula: ThSiO4

Familly: Silicates

Status: IMA-GP

Crystal System: Monoclinic

Mineral for Display: No


UV Type Main color Intensity Observation Frequency
Short Waves (254 nm):      Pinkish White
Other colors LW:     
Other colors MW:     
Other colors SW:          
White , Yellowish White ,

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

No Data


Huttonite was first described in 1950 from beach sand and fluvio-glacial deposits in South Westland, at Gillespie Beach, near Fox Glacier, New Zealand, where it was found as anhedral grains of no more than 0.2 mm. Pure samples were subsequently obtained by handpicking huttonite grains under a microscope. This was accomplished in the presence of short wave (254 nm) fluorescent light, where the dull white fluorescence distinguishes it from accompagning scheelite (fluoresces blue) and zircon (fluoresces yellow).

Main Activator(s) and spectrum:

Most Common Activator: No data

No spectrum for the moment

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