Database of luminescent Minerals


scapolite


Chemical Formula:See MEIONITE / (Group: MEIONITE, MARIALITE )

Familly: Silicates

Status:

Crystal System: Tetragonal

Mineral for Display: No


Luminescence:


UV Type Main color Intensity Observation Frequency
Long Waves (365nm):      Violet red
Mid waves (320 nm):      Orange Red
Short Waves (254 nm):      Red
Other colors LW:                                   
Yellow , Orangy yellow , Orange , Dark Orange /Tawn , Orange Red , Red , Bluish ,
Other colors MW:     
Yellowish White ,
Other colors SW:                         
Bluish White , Yellowish White , Orange Red , Violet red , Blue ,

Daylight Picture


SCAPOLITE;
Photo and Copyright: James Hamblen
Site of the author
Used with permission of the author

Short Waves Pictures (254nm)


SCAPOLITE;
UVSW
Photo and Copyright: James Hamblen
Site of the author
Used with permission of the author

 

Galerie de photos:

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


No Data

Ténébrescence: OUI





Main Activator(s) and spectrum:


Most Common Activator: Fe3+

Other activators:            Pb2+ , S2- , Eu2+ , O-2 ,


Col. G. Barmarin; Spectre: G. Barmarin


Comments on activators and spectra:


Activators:

red fluorescence:Fe3+? Mn2+
blue fluorescence: Pb2+ (Langban, Sweden) 

A recent find of colorless scapolite in Badakhshan ( Afghanistan) turns to a blue color when exposed to UVSW.


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=Scapolite

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

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