Database of luminescent Minerals


NOT FLUORESCENT but cited by some authors

DOUBTFULL FLUORESCENCE but cited by some authors

Chemical Formula: Pb5(VO4)3Cl

Familly: Phosphates, Arseniates, Vanadates

Status: IMA-GP

Crystal System: Hexagonal

Mineral for Display: No

Associated names (luminescent varieties, discredited names, synonymes etc.):  endlichite


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

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

No Data


Doubtfull, See ENDLICHITE

Main Activator(s) and spectrum:

Most Common Activator:

Other activators:            Nd3+ , VO43- ,

Peaks in the spectrum (nm):

VO43- : broad band at 655nm

Nd3+ : 808, 879, 899, 901nm

No spectrum for the moment

Comments on activators and spectra:

Vanadinite was studied by steady-state luminescence spectroscopy and luminescence of (VO4)3- metal-oxygen complexes was found (Gorobets and Rogojine 2001).

Excitation by CW laser with 532 and 780 nm revealed narrow luminescence lines possibly belonging to Nd3+ and luminescence band similar to ascribed to (VO4)3-

Best Locality for luminescence(*):

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

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