Database of luminescent Minerals


Chemical Formula: Ca2Mn+2Al2BSi4O15(OH)

Familly: Silicates

Status: IMA-GP

Mineral for Display: No

Associated names (luminescent varieties, discredited names, synonymes etc.):  severginiteaxinite


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

Daylight Picture

MANGANAXINITE, Franklin, New Jersey, USA;
Photo and Copyright: James Van Fleet

Short Waves Pictures (254nm)

Franklin, New Jersey, USA;
Photo and Copyright: James Van Fleet


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

No Data


Manganaxinit was named by J. Fromm in 1909. The name manganaxinite was used by Aminoff in 1919 when referring to specimens from Franklin, New Jersey, USA and further supported by Charles Palache in 1929. Renamed Axinite-Mn by IMA in 2008.

Main Activator(s) and spectrum:

Most Common Activator: Mn2+

Peaks in the spectrum (nm):

Mn2+: large band peaking at +/-630 nm

No spectrum for the moment

Best Locality for luminescence(*):

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

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