Database of luminescent Minerals


Chemical Formula:See PARVOWINCHITE

Status: NR

Mineral for Display: Yes


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

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

No Data


Tirodite describe actually a Mn-rich amphiboles within the Mn-rich cummingtonite/manganocummingtonite range. 

Associated with TALC (fluo yellow) and TREMOLITE (fluo orange);

Material labelled tirodite from the International Talc Company mine, Talcville, New York, USA, has been shown to be manganocummingtonite by electron microprobe (by Mike Hawkins, curator at the NY State Museum mineral collection). See further discussions at:

Additional material labeled "tirodite" from the International Talc Company mine, Talcville, New York, USA, was confirmed to be anthophyllite by XRD performed by John Attard on a sample submitted by John Duck in April, 2012.

Accordingly, without confirmation, the identity of similar material may be either manganocummingtonite or anthophyllite. Visual identification or identification by fluorescent response is not possible.

Main Activator(s) and spectrum:

Most Common Activator: Mn2+

No spectrum for the moment

Best Locality for luminescence(*):

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

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