Database of luminescent Minerals


Chemical Formula: Ca2MgAl2BSi4O15(OH)

Familly: Silicates

Status: IMA-A

Crystal System: Triclinic

Mineral for Display: No

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


UV Type Main color Intensity Observation Frequency
Long Waves (365nm):      Red
Short Waves (254 nm):      Red
Other colors SW:     
Greenish ,

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

No Data


Discovered in Tanzania 1975 and formerly known as Magnesio-axinite, it was renamed by the IMA in 2008 as Axinite-(Mg)

The magnesium analogue of Axinite-(Fe) and Axinite-(Mn).

Main Activator(s) and spectrum:

Most Common Activator: Cr3+

Peaks in the spectrum (nm):

Cr3+ : 687, 702nm

Best Locality for luminescence(*):

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

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