Database of luminescent Minerals


Chemical Formula: SrCO3

Familly: Carbonates

Status: IMA-GP

Crystal System: Orthorhombic

Mineral for Display: No


UV Type Main color Intensity Observation Frequency
Long Waves (365nm):      Bluish White
Mid waves (320 nm):      Bluish White
Short Waves (254 nm):      Bluish White
Other colors LW:               
White , Pink , Greenish white ,
Other colors MW:     
White ,
Other colors SW:     
White ,

Daylight Picture

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Short Waves Pictures (254nm)

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UVSW, Photo and Copyright:
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Phosphorescence (in the common meaning of the term) seen by naked eye:

UV Type Color Intensity Observation Frequency
Long Wave (365nm): Greenish
Short Waves (254 nm): Greenish

Main Activator(s) and spectrum:

Most Common Activator: Organic impurities

Other activators:            (UO2)2+ (Uranyl ion) as impurities , Pb2+ , Eu2+ , Ce3+ , Sm3+ , Dy3+ , O-2 , Nd3+ ,

Peaks in the spectrum (nm):

435, 465, 475, 495, 500nm

Very large band at 631nm

No spectrum for the moment

Comments on activators and spectra:

Strontianite has been studied by steady-state luminescence spectroscopy and trivalent REE, such as Dy, Sm, Nd and Ce, were found together with Mn2+ and uranyl (Gorobets and Rogojine 2001).


Luminescence characterized by broad bands associated with absoption of water-organic complexes (Tarashchan in Gaft).
Also possibly Pb2+ (Gaft);
O-2 (Gorobets);

Best Locality for luminescence(*):

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

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