Database of luminescent Minerals


Chemical Formula: SiC

Familly: Native elements

Status: PLT

Crystal System: Hexagonal

Mineral for Display: No


UV Type Main color Intensity Observation Frequency
Long Waves (365nm):      Orangy yellow
Other colors LW:               
Orange , Dark Orange /Tawn , Tawn ,

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

No Data

Thermoluminescence: Yes


Thermoluminescent: bright yellow when heated.

Natural Moissanite extracted from heavy concentrates of alluvium from an unspecified stream in Chatkalo-Kuraminskii range on Uzbekistan/Kyrgyzstan border, near well known diamond-bearing explosive pipe Koshmansay. The concentrate was collected in the middle of the 80th. Sample received from Pavel M. Kartashov.

Main Activator(s) and spectrum:

No data

Best Locality for luminescence(*):

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

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