Tag: calcite

Southern Arizona Fluorescent Minerals

Southern Arizona Fluorescent Minerals

Arizona! What a great place to collect fluorescent minerals. In addition to the usual bright calcite, willemite, fluorites and scheelites, Southern Arizona glows with some very unusual calcite, caliche, chalcedony. These unusual specimens, with their combination of colors and textures, are beautiful in both natural […]

Grape-Willemite Calcite Andradite Aegirine

Grape-Willemite Calcite Andradite Aegirine

Another Franklin NJ fluorescent hand sized specimen. In natural light, the willemite has a reddish grape color. But it glows the same intense green seen in most willemite from this locality. There’s a small amount of red fluorescent calcite scattered through a non-fluorescent andradite/aegirine matrix. […]

Hardystonite Clinohedrite Specimen

Hardystonite Clinohedrite Specimen

Another beautiful hand sized specimen from Franklin, NJ. It contains: hardystonite – blue clinohedrite – dull orange willemite – green calcite – red franklinite – non-fluorescent black There are more Franklin, NJ specimens to be seen on the Eastern United States page. Specimens from this […]

Sterling Hill Mine Sphalerite

Sterling Hill Mine Sphalerite

Here’s a new specimen from the Sterling Hill Mine near Franklin New, Jersey. It’s a bright, hand sized piece of sphalerite that glows: pinkish-orange under long wave ultraviolet purplish-red under short wave ultraviolet with an intense orange phosphorescence The sphalerite contrasts nicely with the red […]

Esperite Delight

Esperite Delight

Finally got an esperite specimen from Franklin, New Jersey. And it’s both brightly fluorescent and a beauty in natural light. The esperite glows yellow, willemite green, and calcite red. The dark black non-fluorescent franklinite provides a nice contrast. I first saw Franklin esperite almost 60 […]

Another Langban Specimen

Another Langban Specimen

This new specimen is a rare combination of: svabite – orange calcite – red-orange contrasted against a dark, non-fluorescent matrix. Nice! Still not much chance of my going to Sweden, although my son base jumps off their rock walls in his flying squirrel suit all […]

Tennessee Quartz

Tennessee Quartz

I’ve acquired another specimen from Mark at Minershop. It’s a 4 inch quartz specimen from Woodbury, TN. Mark says: Yellow fluorescent quartz is a rarity (or any fluorescence in quartz crystals) and these are striking. In this piece transparent quartz crystals (fluorescent yellow), the yellow has […]

Calcite and Svabite

Calcite and Svabite

I’ve obtained another specimen. It’s a brilliant 5″ beauty from Langban, Sweden via Mark Cole’s Minershop Store. Under shortwave, the calcite shines bright red and the svabite glows an yellow-orange. I’ve put it in the Eastern Hemisphere Rocks page where there’s a natural light image […]