Database of luminescent Minerals


Chemical Formula: NaAlSi3O8

Familly: Silicates

Status: IMA-GP

Crystal System: Triclinic

Mineral for Display: No

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


UV Type Main color Intensity Observation Frequency
Long Waves (365nm):      Red Very weak
Mid waves (320 nm):      Red Very weak
Short Waves (254 nm):      Red Weak
Other colors LW:                                   
White , Yellowish White , Violet red , Violet Pink , Pink , Blue , Bluish ,
Other colors MW:               
Violet red , Violet Pink , Pink ,
Other colors SW:                                   
White , Yellowish White , Orange , Violet red , Violet Pink , Pink , Green ,

Daylight Picture

ALBITE, Gilgit District, Pakistan;
Col. G.Barmarin; Photo: G. Barmarin

Short Waves Pictures (254nm)

ALBITE, Gilgit District, Pakistan;   UVSW
Col. G.Barmarin; Photo: G. Barmarin


Galerie de photos:


     To the gallery (2 images in the gallery)

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

No Data

Thermoluminescence: Yes


Pericline variety (ellongated albite following b axis) is sometime fluorescent: SW and LW: red; OL: bleu;

Cleavelandite variety (albite in lamellar masses) is sometime fluorescent: SW and LW: cream; SW: pink (very weak);

Main Activator(s) and spectrum:

Most Common Activator: Fe3+

No spectrum for the moment

Comments on activators and spectra:

Cathodoluminescence: faint light blue (Khibiny).

Best Locality for luminescence(*):

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

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