Fluorescent 5 Tremolite and Talc
Rare Tremolite and Talc from Balmat, New York
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)
|Dimensions||3.1 × 1.6 × 0.95 in|