Database of luminescent Minerals


PHURCALITE


Chemical Formula: Ca2(UO2)3O2(PO4)2 7H2O

Familly: Phosphates, Arseniates, Vanadates

Status: IMA-A

Mineral for Display: No


Luminescence:


UV Type Main color Intensity Observation Frequency
Long Waves (365nm):      Yellowish Green Medium
Short Waves (254 nm):      Yellowish Green Medium

Daylight Picture


PHURCALITE ,
Posey Mine,
San Juan County, Utah, USA
Photo and Copyright: Christopher J. Stefano, Michigan, USA
Used with permission of the author

Short Waves Pictures (254nm)


PHURCALITE UVSW,
Posey Mine,
San Juan County, Utah, USA
Photo and Copyright: Christopher J. Stefano, Michigan, USA
Used with permission of the author

 

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) intrinsic

Peaks in the spectrum (nm):

(UO2)2+ : 521, 541, 560, 584nm


Col. G. Barmarin; Spectre: G. Barmarin


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=Phurcalite

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

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