Database of luminescent Minerals


Chemical Formula: 3CaAl2Si2O8CaCO3

Familly: Silicates

Status: IMA-GP

Crystal System: Tetragonal

Mineral for Display: No

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


UV Type Main color Intensity Observation Frequency
Long Waves (365nm):      Yellow
Short Waves (254 nm):      Yellow Strong
Other colors LW:     
Red ,

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

No Data


Mizzonite = variety of MEIONITE (intermediate with MARIALITE and MEIONITE but with predominantly the last one.

Main Activator(s) and spectrum:

Most Common Activator: S2-

Other activators:            Fe3+ , Eu2+ , O-2 ,

Peaks in the spectrum (nm):

Eu2+ repl. Ca2+  : 440nm

Fe3+ repl. Al3+ : red band

No spectrum for the moment

Comments on activators and spectra:

Activator: O-2 (Gorobets);

The emission spectrum is dependent upon excitation wavelength, indicating that S2- occupies several different sites.

Best Locality for luminescence(*):

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

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