Chemical Formula: Ca3Si3O8(OH)2
Mineral for Display: No
|Long Waves (365nm): || White ||Short Waves (254 nm): || White |
Phosphorescence (in the common meaning of the term) seen by naked eye:
Rosenhanite from Durham Quarry, Wake County, North Carolina, USA is reported to have a light orange pink luminescence LW and no response SW.
Main Activator(s) and spectrum:
Best Locality for luminescence(*):
- Highway 101 Cut, near Cloverdale, Mendocino County, California, USA ;
- Russian River, Mendocino Co., California, USA (bright white SW);
- Durham Quarry, Wake County, North Carolina, USA ;
(*)Data are not exhaustive and are limited to the most important localities for fluorescence
Bibliographical Reference for luminescence:
- The Henkel Glossary of Fluorescent Minerals, Dr. Gerhard Henkel, Published by the FMS, 1989 ,
- Fluorescence: Gems and Minerals Under Ultraviolet Light, Manuel Robbins, 1994, Geoscience Press, ISBN 0-945005-13-X ,
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