Database of luminescent Minerals


MELLITE


Chemical Formula: Al2[C6(COO)6] 16H2O

Familly: Organic

Status: IMA-GP

Mineral for Display: No


Luminescence:


UV Type Main color Intensity Observation Frequency
Long Waves (365nm):      Blue
Short Waves (254 nm):      Blue
Other colors LW:          
Bluish White , Yellowish White ,
Other colors SW:          
Bluish White , Yellowish White ,

Daylight Picture


Mellite, Csordakut Mine, Tatabanya, Hungary;
Col. G.Barmarin; Photo: G. Barmarin

Long Waves Picture (365nm)


Mellite, UVLW, Csordakut Mine, Tatabanya, Hungary;
Col. G.Barmarin; Photo: G. Barmarin

Short Waves Pictures (254nm)


Mellite, UVSW, Csordakut Mine, Tatabanya, Hungary;
Col. G.Barmarin; Photo: G. Barmarin

 

Galerie de photos:

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     To the gallery (12 images in the gallery)


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


UV Type Color Intensity Observation Frequency
Long Wave (365nm): Bluish White
Short Waves (254 nm): Bluish White
 

Comments:


Aluminium mellitate (benzene hexacarboxylate) hydrate;


Main Activator(s) and spectrum:


Most Common Activator: Intrinsic organic material

No spectrum for the moment

Comments on activators and spectra:


Mellite fluorescence has been investigated by Gunnell in 1939 (probably published in The Mineralogist).


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=Mellite

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

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