Database of luminescent Minerals


Chemical Formula: CaMoO4

Familly: Tungstates, Molybdates

Status: IMA-GP

Mineral for Display: Yes


UV Type Main color Intensity Observation Frequency
Long Waves (365nm):      Yellowish White WeakVery rarely
Short Waves (254 nm):      Yellowish White Very StrongAlways

Daylight Picture


Col. G.Barmarin; Photo: G. Barmarin

Short Waves Pictures (254nm)

OC (254 nm)
Col. G.Barmarin; Photo: G. Barmarin


Galerie de photos:


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

No Data

Main Activator(s) and spectrum:

Most Common Activator: MoO42-

Peaks in the spectrum (nm):

MoO42- : Broad band peaking at 530 - 550 nm (Gorobets)

526, 564, 601, 646nm 

(Lifetime: 30 μs)

Col. G.Barmarin; Photo: G. Barmarin


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Comments on activators and spectra:

The natural photoluminescence emission of ordered CaMoO4 is attributed to an intrinsic slight distortion of the [MoO4] tetrahedral.

Best Locality for luminescence(*):

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