Database of luminescent Minerals


ANDERSONITE


Chemical Formula: Na2Ca(UO2)(CO3)3 6H2O

Familly: Carbonates

Status: IMA-GP

Crystal System: Rhomboedric

Mineral for Display: No


Luminescence:


UV Type Main color Intensity Observation Frequency
Long Waves (365nm):      Bluish Green StrongAllways (Intrinsic)
Short Waves (254 nm):      Bluish Green StrongAllways (Intrinsic)

Daylight Picture


ANDERSONITE ,
Mina Eureka termino de Castell-estaó,
municipio de La Torre de Cabdella,
Lérida province, Spain
Photo and Copyright: Joan Abella i Creus, Spain
Used with permission of the author

Long Waves Picture (365nm)


ANDERSONITE , UVSW
Mina Eureka termino de Castell-estaó,
municipio de La Torre de Cabdella,
Lérida province, Spain
Photo and Copyright: Joan Abella i Creus, Spain
Used with permission of the author

 

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


No phosphorescence seen by naked eye whatever the type of UV

Comments:


A particular blue green fluorescence color quite different of the color of common uranium minerals.


Main Activator(s) and spectrum:


Most Common Activator: (UO2)2+ (Uranyl ion) intrinsic

Peaks in the spectrum (nm):

(UO2)2+ : (452),(467), 472, 483,504, 526, 550, 577, 607, 640, (676), (711)


Col. G. Barmarin; Spectre: G. Barmarin


Comments on activators and spectra:


Lifetime: 150μs @500nm;


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=Andersonite

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

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