Database of luminescent Minerals


Chemical Formula:See BERYL

Familly: Silicates

Status: NR

Crystal System: Hexagonal

Mineral for Display: No


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

Daylight Picture

Emeraude, Muzo, Colombia;
Photo and Copyright: Richard Loyens

Long Waves Picture (365nm)

Emeraude, Muzo, Colombia;
fluo red, excitation: laser 405nm
Photo and Copyright: Richard Loyens


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

No phosphorescence seen by naked eye whatever the type of UV


Gem variety of BERYL of green color; Narrow line at 684 nm and broad band peaking at 715 nm (Cr3+ impurity ions in highly distorted octahedron sites)

Main Activator(s) and spectrum:

Most Common Activator: Cr3+

Peaks in the spectrum (nm):

Cr3+ : Lines at 683nm, 

Cr3+ replacing Al3+ : broad band peaking at 730nm  

Cr3+ : (666), 685, (696), 717, 728, 738nm

Col. G. Barmarin; Spectre: G. Barmarin


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