Database of luminescent Minerals


NATROLITE


Chemical Formula: Na2[Al2Si3O10] 2H2O

Familly: Silicates

Status:

Crystal System: Orthorhombic

Mineral for Display: No


Luminescence:


UV Type Main color Intensity Observation Frequency
Long Waves (365nm):      Greenish white Weak
Short Waves (254 nm):      Green StrongRarely
Other colors LW:     
White ,
Other colors SW:          
White , Greenish white ,

Daylight Picture


NATROLITE, Poudrette Quarry, Mt St Hilaire
Quebec, Canada;
Copyright 2006 S. Schneider,
The World of Fluorescent Minerals
Used with permission of the author,

Short Waves Pictures (254nm)


NATROLITE, Poudrette Quarry, Mt St Hilaire
Quebec, Canada; SW (254 nm)
Copyright 2006 S. Schneider,
The World of Fluorescent Minerals,
Used with permission of the author,

 

Galerie de photos:

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


No phosphorescence seen by naked eye whatever the type of UV

Main Activator(s) and spectrum:


Most Common Activator: (UO2)2+ (Uranyl ion) as impurities

Peaks in the spectrum (nm):

(UO2)2+ : 488, 504 , 523-524, 545-546, 566, 593-594nm


Col. G.Barmarin; Photo: G. Barmarin

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Comments on activators and spectra:


Green luminescence due to Uranium in traces (typical spectrum of uranyl).

Gunnel (1939) has studied the luminescence of natrolite from Oberschaffhauser, Germany (yellowish-white LW). Probably published in The Mineralogist at this time.


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=Natrolite

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

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