Database of luminescent Minerals


MAKATITE


Chemical Formula: Na2Si4O8(OH)2 4H2O

Familly: Silicates

Status: IMA-A

Mineral for Display: No


Luminescence:


UV Type Main color Intensity Observation Frequency
Long Waves (365nm):      Yellowish White Weak
Short Waves (254 nm):      Greenish Strong
Other colors SW:          
Bluish White , Yellowish White ,
 

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


No Data

Comments:


In Mt-St-Hilaire, Pectolite could be confused with Makatite. The major distinguishing feature is the fluorescence. While not all makatite fluoreseces, when it does it is moderate to strong blueish white or very pale greenish SW (and sometimes LW as well). This specimen fluoresces a weak pinkish LW – typical of MSH pectolite. (see http://www.mindat.org/photo-449516.html in bibliography).


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


Bibliographical Reference for luminescence:



Luminescence Reference on internet:



Mineralogical Reference on internet:


  http://www.mindat.org/show.php?name=Makatite

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

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