Fluorescent Minerals Page 2

...Notice...

Fluorescent Specimens listed on this Page will require a Short Wave (SW) Ultraviolet light, or a Medium Wave(MW) Ultraviolet light, or a Long Wave (LW) Ultraviolet light.

These Will Not Fluoresce under a "Black Light"

1 Terlingua Calcite

1 i Terlingua Calcite (9)
1 h Terlingua Calcite (8)
1 g Terlingua Calcite (7)
1 f Terlingua Calcite (6)
1 e Terlingua Calcite (5)
1 d Terlingua Calcite (4)
1 c Terlingua Calcite (3)
1 b LW Terlingua Calcite (2)
1 a SW Terlingua Calcite (1)
1 i Terlingua Calcite (9) 1 h Terlingua Calcite (8) 1 g Terlingua Calcite (7) 1 f Terlingua Calcite (6) 1 e Terlingua Calcite (5) 1 d Terlingua Calcite (4) 1 c Terlingua Calcite (3) 1 b LW Terlingua Calcite (2) 1 a SW Terlingua Calcite (1)
Item #1-TC082200990

Old Stock Large Cabinet Terlingua Calcite from Terlingua, Texas

$249.00

The name "Terlingua Calcite" refers only to that Calcite which has bright blue fluorescence under SW ultra-violet light and has strong blue phosphorescence. When switched to a LW ultra-violet light the specimen changes color to a bright pink fluorescence but will not display any phosphorescence. True Terlingua Calcite is from Texas.   More specifically it is from the “Little 38 Mine” which is about 4 miles west of Terlingua in Brewster County, Texas. We were able to pick up many old stock mineral specimens from a rock shop that closed down after 33 years in business. This specimen was in a box marked “Terlingua 38 Mine”. We also obtained a few marked “Terlingua-like Mex” which we list as were labeled.

This large cabinet display specimen fluoresces excellent colors with amazing phosphorescence.  Photos taken with a Nikon CoolPix L-1 under a Way Too Cool 254 nm SW 9-Watt Lamp and a 365 nm LW 9-Watt Lamp in a blackout display box. Own a Classic!

Specimen weighs 48.3 oz or 3.02 lbs (1.37 kg) and measures 5.9 x 3.6 x 3.4 inches (15.1 x 9.1 x 8.7 cm)

 

2 Terlingua Calcite

2 a SW Terlingua Calcite (1)
2 b LW Terlingua Calcite (2)
2 Terlingua Calcite (3)
2 Terlingua Calcite (4)
2 a SW Terlingua Calcite (1) 2 b LW Terlingua Calcite (2) 2 Terlingua Calcite (3) 2 Terlingua Calcite (4)
Item #2-TC08220562

Old Stock Terlingua Calcite from Terlingua, Texas

$53.00

The name "Terlingua Calcite" refers only to that Calcite which has bright blue fluorescence under SW ultra-violet light and has strong blue phosphorescence. When switched to a LW ultra-violet light the specimen changes color to a bright pink fluorescence but will not display any phosphorescence. True Terlingua Calcite is from Texas.   More specifically it is from the “Little 38 Mine” which is about 4 miles west of Terlingua in Brewster County, Texas. We were able to pick up many old stock mineral specimens from a rock shop that closed down after 33 years in business. This specimen was in a box marked “Terlingua 38 Mine”. We also obtained a few marked “Terlingua-like Mex” which we list as were labeled.

This very nice specimen fluoresces excellent colors with amazing phosphorescence.  Photos taken with a Nikon CoolPix L-1 under a Way Too Cool 254 nm SW 9-Watt Lamp and a 365 nm LW 9-Watt Lamp in a blackout display box. Own a Classic!

Specimen weighs 10.2 oz or 0.64 lbs (290g) and measures 2.9 x 2.8 x 2.2 inches (7.3 x 7.1 x 5.6 cm)

 

 

3 Terlingua Calcite

3 a SW Terlingua Calcite (1)
3 b LW Terlingua Calcite (2)
3 Terlingua Calcite (3)
3 Terlingua Calcite (4)
3 a SW Terlingua Calcite (1) 3 b LW Terlingua Calcite (2) 3 Terlingua Calcite (3) 3 Terlingua Calcite (4)
Item #3-TC08225812

Old Stock Terlingua Calcite from Terlingua, Texas

$44.00

The name "Terlingua Calcite" refers only to that Calcite which has bright blue fluorescence under SW ultra-violet light and has strong blue phosphorescence. When switched to a LW ultra-violet light the specimen changes color to a bright pink fluorescence but will not display any phosphorescence. True Terlingua Calcite is from Texas.   More specifically it is from the “Little 38 Mine” which is about 4 miles west of Terlingua in Brewster County, Texas. We were able to pick up many old stock mineral specimens from a rock shop that closed down after 33 years in business. This specimen was in a box marked “Terlingua 38 Mine”. We also obtained a few marked “Terlingua-like Mex” which we list as were labeled.

This very nice specimen fluoresces excellent colors with amazing phosphorescence.  Photos taken with a Nikon CoolPix L-1 under a Way Too Cool 254 nm SW 9-Watt Lamp and a 365 nm LW 9-Watt Lamp in a blackout display box. Own a Classic!

Specimen weighs 8.4 oz or 0.53 lbs (239g) and measures 3 x 2.8 x 1.8 inches (7.6 x 7.3 x 4.8 cm)

4 Terlingua-like Calcite Mexico (1)
4 Terlingua-like Calcite Mexico (2)
4 Terlingua-like Calcite Mexico (3)
4 Terlingua-like Calcite Mexico (4)
4 Terlingua-like Calcite Mexico (1) 4 Terlingua-like Calcite Mexico (2) 4 Terlingua-like Calcite Mexico (3) 4 Terlingua-like Calcite Mexico (4)
Item #4-RCTL08227991

Red Calcite Terlingua-Like from Mexico

$42.00

This “Terlingua-Like Calcite" has bright blue fluorescence under SW ultra-violet light and has strong blue phosphorescence. When switched to a LW ultra-violet light the specimen changes color to a bright pink fluorescence but will not display any phosphorescence. We were able to pick up many old stock mineral specimens from a rock shop that closed down after 33 years in business. This specimen was in a box marked “Terlingua-like Mex” which we list as it was labeled.

This very nice specimen fluoresces excellent colors with amazing phosphorescence.  Photos taken with a Nikon CoolPix L-1 under a Way Too Cool 254 nm SW 9-Watt Lamp and a 365 nm LW 9-Watt Lamp in a blackout display box.

Specimen weighs 9.6 oz or 0.6 lbs (272g) and measures 3 x 2.4 x 2 inches (7.8 x 6 x 5 cm)

5 Tremolite and Talc (1)
5 Tremolite and Talc (4)
5 Tremolite and Talc (2)
5 Tremolite and Talc (3)
5 Tremolite and Talc (1) 5 Tremolite and Talc (4) 5 Tremolite and Talc (2) 5 Tremolite and Talc (3)
Item #5-TnTlc08229991

Rare Tremolite and Talc from Balmat, New York

$40.00

Rare Fluorescent Tremolite and Talc specimen from Balmat, NY  (from a 1965 collection). Tremolite fluoresces orange to red and Talc a blue under SW ultra-violet light. Talc, or talcum, is a clay mineral, composed of hydrated magnesium silicate. Tremolite and its associated minerals are excellent fluorescent mineral specimens sought out by fluorescent specimen collectors.

Tremolite contains a form of asbestos which is made of movable and elastic fibers which can be significant health hazards and should never be brought near the mouth. Handle with care, as they all are asbestos. Having these specimens is not dangerous provided you use common sense and keep all specimens away from your nose and mouth. Do not grind, cut or attempt to polish these specimens.  Photos taken in a blackout box with a Nikon CoolPix L-1 under a Way Too Cool 254 nm SW 9-Watt Lamp. 

Specimen weighs 3.58 oz or 0.22 lbs (102g) and measures 3.1 x 1.6 x 0.95 inches (8 x 4 x 2.4 cm)

6 Tirodite and Tremolite (1)
6 Tirodite and Tremolite (2)
6 Tirodite and Tremolite (4)
6 Tirodite and Tremolite (3)
6 Tirodite and Tremolite (1) 6 Tirodite and Tremolite (2) 6 Tirodite and Tremolite (4) 6 Tirodite and Tremolite (3)
Item #6-TnT08225662

Tirodite and Tremolite

$65.00

Manganocummingtonite (aka Tirodite), anthophyllite, and tremolite are virtually indistinguishable in the field and are all members of the amphibole group of silicate minerals. Regardless, they are beautiful fluorescent specimens and exhibit triboluminescence, as well. Handle with care, as they all are asbestos.

Triboluminescence is a phenomenon in which light is generated when a material is mechanically pulled apart, ripped, scratched, crushed, or rubbed. The phenomenon is not fully understood, but appears to be caused by the separation and reunification of static electrical charges

Photos taken in a blackout box with a Nikon CoolPix L-1 under a Way Too Cool 254 nm SW 9-Watt Lamp. Own a Classic!

Specimen weighs 4.8 oz or 0.3 lbs (137g) and measures 3 x 1.8 x 1.3 inches (7.7 x 4.6 x 3.4 cm)

7 Tremolite (1)
7 Tremolite (4)
7 Tremolite (2)
7 Tremolite (3)
7 Tremolite (1) 7 Tremolite (4) 7 Tremolite (2) 7 Tremolite (3)
Item #7-TRM08220022

Tremolite

$42.00

Tremolite is a member of the amphibole group of silicate minerals. Tremolite forms by metamorphism of sediments rich in dolomite and quartz. Tremolite forms a series with actinolite and ferro-actinolite. Pure magnesium Tremolite is creamy white, but the color grades to dark green with increasing iron content. The fibrous form of Tremolite is one of the six recognized types of asbestos. This pure white specimen fluoresces an orange under SW Ultra-violet light. Photos taken in a blackout box with a Nikon CoolPix L-1 under a Way Too Cool 254 nm SW 9-Watt Lamp. 

Specimen weighs 10.5 oz or 0.65 lbs (298g) and measures 3.9 x 3.1 x 1 inches (9.9 x 7.9 x 2.5 cm)

8 Tirodite and Tremolite (1)
8 Tirodite and Tremolite (4)
8 Tirodite and Tremolite (2)
8 Tirodite and Tremolite (3)
8 Tirodite and Tremolite (1) 8 Tirodite and Tremolite (4) 8 Tirodite and Tremolite (2) 8 Tirodite and Tremolite (3)
Item #8-TnT08225542

Tirodite and Tremolite

$49.00

Manganocummingtonite (aka Tirodite), anthophyllite, and tremolite are virtually indistinguishable in the field and are all members of the amphibole group of silicate minerals. Regardless, they are beautiful fluorescent specimens and exhibit triboluminescence, as well. Handle with care, as they all are asbestos.

Triboluminescence is a phenomenon in which light is generated when a material is mechanically pulled apart, ripped, scratched, crushed, or rubbed. The phenomenon is not fully understood, but appears to be caused by the separation and reunification of static electrical charges

Photos taken in a blackout box with a Nikon CoolPix L-1 under a Way Too Cool 254 nm SW 9-Watt Lamp. Own a Classic!

Specimen weighs 8.5 oz or 0.53 lbs (242g) and measures 2.9 x 2.2 x 1.7 inches (7.4 x 5.6 x 4.4 cm)

9 Tirodite and Tremolite (1)
9 Tirodite and Tremolite (4)
9 Tirodite and Tremolite (2)
9 Tirodite and Tremolite (3)
9 Tirodite and Tremolite (1) 9 Tirodite and Tremolite (4) 9 Tirodite and Tremolite (2) 9 Tirodite and Tremolite (3)
Item #9-TnT08223442

Tirodite and Tremolite

$49.00

Manganocummingtonite (aka Tirodite), anthophyllite, and tremolite are virtually indistinguishable in the field and are all members of the amphibole group of silicate minerals. Regardless, they are beautiful fluorescent specimens and exhibit triboluminescence, as well. Handle with care, as they all are asbestos.

Triboluminescence is a phenomenon in which light is generated when a material is mechanically pulled apart, ripped, scratched, crushed, or rubbed. The phenomenon is not fully understood, but appears to be caused by the separation and reunification of static electrical charges

Photos taken in a blackout box with a Nikon CoolPix L-1 under a Way Too Cool 254 nm SW 9-Watt Lamp. Own a Classic!

Specimen weighs 5.4 oz or 0.34 lbs (154g) and measures 3 x 2.3 x 1.18 inches (7.6 x 6 x 3 cm)

10-1 SW Opal var Hyalite (1)

10-1 SW Opal var Hyalite (1)

10-2 MW Opal var Hyalite (2)

10-2 MW Opal var Hyalite (2)

10-3 LW Opal var Hyalite (3)

10-3 LW Opal var Hyalite (3)

10-4 Opal var Hyalite (4)

10-4 Opal var Hyalite (4)

10-5 Opal var Hyalite (5)

10-5 Opal var Hyalite (5)

10-6 Opal var Hyalite (6)

10-6 Opal var Hyalite (6)

10-1 SW Opal var Hyalite (1) 10-2 MW Opal var Hyalite (2) 10-3 LW Opal var Hyalite (3) 10-4 Opal var Hyalite (4) 10-5 Opal var Hyalite (5) 10-6 Opal var Hyalite (6)
Item #10BOvHY08220525

Pale Blue and Yellow Opal var Hyalite from Chalk Mountain Mine

$115.00

Large Cabinet Opal var Hyalite on a matrix of white Feldspar and Mica. This specimen is an old stock piece from the 1950,s that is a mix of pale blue and yellow to clear Hyalite that fluoresces beautifully! It is from the Chalk Mountain Mine, Spruce Pine, Mitchell County, North Carolina

ex; H. Seruma collection

Photos taken in a blackout box with a Nikon CoolPix L-1 under a Way Too Cool 254 nm SW, 312nm MW and a 365nm LW  9-Watt Lamp. Own a Classic!

Specimen weighs 67.4oz or 4.2 lbs (1.913kg) and measures 8.2 x 5.5 x 2.2 inches (20.9 x 14 x 5.8 cm)

11-1 SW Opal var Blue Hyalite (8)

11-1 SW Opal var Blue Hyalite (8)

11-2 MW Opal var Blue Hyalite (9)

11-2 MW Opal var Blue Hyalite (9)

11-3 LW Opal var Blue Hyalite (10)

11-3 LW Opal var Blue Hyalite (10)

11-4 Opal var Blue Hyalite (13)

11-4 Opal var Blue Hyalite (13)

11-5 Opal var Blue Hyalite (11)

11-5 Opal var Blue Hyalite (11)

11-6 Opal var Blue Hyalite (12)

11-6 Opal var Blue Hyalite (12)

11-7 Opal var Blue Hyalite (7)

11-7 Opal var Blue Hyalite (7)

11-1 SW Opal var Blue Hyalite (8) 11-2 MW Opal var Blue Hyalite (9) 11-3 LW Opal var Blue Hyalite (10) 11-4 Opal var Blue Hyalite (13) 11-5 Opal var Blue Hyalite (11) 11-6 Opal var Blue Hyalite (12) 11-7 Opal var Blue Hyalite (7)
Item #11-RBOvHY082205911

Rare Blue Opal var Hyalite Chalk Mountain Mine

$235.00

Rare Large Cabinet Blue Opal var Hyalite on a matrix of white Feldspar and Mica. This specimen is an old stock piece from the 1950,s. This specimen has a stunning and beautifully textured plate of pale blue Hyalite that fluoresces amazingly bright! It is from the Chalk Mountain Mine, Spruce Pine, Mitchell County, North Carolina.

ex; H. Seruma collection

Photos taken in a blackout box with a Nikon CoolPix L-1 under a Way Too Cool 254 nm SW, 312nm MW and a 365nm LW  9-Watt Lamp. Own a Classic!

Specimen weighs 82.7oz or 5.17 lbs (2.344kg) and measures 7.9 x 4.3 x 3 inches (20.1 x 10.9 x 7.6 cm)

12 Dogtooth Calcite Plate Peru (1)
12 Dogtooth Calcite Plate Peru (2)
12 Dogtooth Calcite Plate Peru (3)
12 Dogtooth Calcite Plate Peru (4)
12 Dogtooth Calcite Plate Peru (5)
12 Dogtooth Calcite Plate Peru (1) 12 Dogtooth Calcite Plate Peru (2) 12 Dogtooth Calcite Plate Peru (3) 12 Dogtooth Calcite Plate Peru (4) 12 Dogtooth Calcite Plate Peru (5)
Item #12DTCP082294931

Fluorescent Dogtooth Crystal Plate from Peru

$285.00

Large Cabinet white dogtooth crystal plate from Peru. This specimen was obtained from L. Roth as one of her pieces procured on her many trips to South America with her father E. Roth. This plate has a botryoidal-like formation that has a crystal damaged from extraction and shipping. This is a very large, very beautiful fluorescent specimen that also shows brilliantly as a daylight display.

Photos taken in a blackout box with a Nikon CoolPix L-1 under a Way Too Cool 312 nm MW 9-Watt Lamp. (shows dim orange under SW) Own a Classic!

Specimen weighs 115.3oz or 7.2 lbs (3.27 kg) and measures 11.8 x 5.2 x 2.3  inches (29.9 x 13.3 x 6cm)