Database of luminescent Minerals


Chemical Formula:See ALBITE / Anglo-Saxon name for ALBITE/ANORTHITE serie

Status: NON APPR

Mineral for Display: No


UV Type Main color Intensity Observation Frequency
Short Waves (254 nm):      Red

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

No Data

Thermoluminescence: Yes

Main Activator(s) and spectrum:

Most Common Activator: Fe3+

Other activators:            Pb2+ , Cr3+ , Eu2+ , Ce3+ , Sm3+ , Eu3+ , Tb3+ , Mn2+ , Tl+ ,

Peaks in the spectrum (nm):

Tl+ repl. Na+ : 287nm  : 321-325 347 (Ce3+),
Eu2+ : 405-412nm
Mn2+ repl.Ca2+ : broad bands peaking at 555-570nm
Fe3+ repl. [Al3+]IV : broad band at 700-750-780nm
Sm3+  : 560, 600, 645, 805nm
Eu3+ : 600-615nm   
Tb3+  : 580, 620nm
Cr3+ repl. [Al3+]IV (?): 680, 683nm
Pb+ repl. Na+ : 850nm

Spectrum: Michael Gaft, Petah Tikva, Israel. Plot: Institute of Mineralogy, University of Vienna, Austria, with permission of the authors.

Comments on activators and spectra:

Activators: Tl+, Pb+, Pb2+, REE3+ (Ce, Dy, Sm, Tb, Nd), Eu2+, Mn2+ (delay time: 10-12ms), Fe3+, Cr3+ (Tarashchan in Gaft)

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

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