Database of luminescent Minerals


Chemical Formula: Na[AlSi2O6] H2O

Familly: Silicates


Crystal System: Triclinic

Mineral for Display: No


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

Daylight Picture

Analcime, Taseq Slope, Ilimaussaq Complex, Greenland;

Short Waves Pictures (254nm)

Analcime, Taseq Slope, Ilimaussaq Complex, Greenland;
Bluish white SW with red tugtupite


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

No Data

Main Activator(s) and spectrum:

Most Common Activator: S2-

Other activators:            Fe3+ ,

Peaks in the spectrum (nm):

S2- : very broad band peaking at 603nm with weak vibrational structure

Fe3+ : red large band peaking at 725 nm with very long decay time 

No spectrum for the moment

Comments on activators and spectra:

Laser induced time-resolved luminescence spectra of analcime revealed slightly structured orange band peaking at 603 nm with very short decay time evidently belonging to S2- , red band peaking at 725 nm with very long decay time evidently belonging to Fe3+ and blue band peaking at 450 nm with short decay time with unknown origin (Gaft).

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