Database of luminescent Minerals


chlorophane


Chemical Formula:See FLUORITE

Status:

Mineral for Display: No


Luminescence:


UV Type Main color Intensity Observation Frequency
Long Waves (365nm):      Greenish white
Short Waves (254 nm):      Greenish white

Daylight Picture


Chlorophane, Blue Bird Mine, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
Photo and Copyright: James Horste
Used with permission of the author.

Long Waves Picture (365nm)


Chlorophane UVLW, Blue Bird Mine, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
Photo and Copyright: James Horste
Used with permission of the author.

 

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


No Data

Triboluminescence: Yes

Thermoluminescence: Yes


Comments:


Thermoluminescent variety of Fluorite;


Main Activator(s) and spectrum:


No data

Comments on activators and spectra:


Kunz and Baskerville studied the emission of chlorophane in 1903. Some specimens from the Long Hill district, Trumbull, Connec., USA, was found by K. H. Roll (1944) to exhibit thermoluminescence, thermophosphorescence, triboluminescence and fluorescence! (see De Ment in bibliography).

Yttrium and Ytterbium are suspected as activators (De Ment 1947).


Best Locality for luminescence(*):


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


Bibliographical Reference for luminescence:



Mineralogical Reference on internet:


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

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

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