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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 around Europe. So, I’m thankful they are occasionally sold on […]

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New Langban Specimen

Mineral deposits around Langban, Filipstad, Varmland Sweden contain some unique and rare minerals. Some of them are fluorescent. This new specimen is of a rare combination of: willemite – green svabite – orange berzeliite – blue nasonite – yellow I’d enjoy going fluorescent mineral collecting in Sweden. The rocks are unusually bright with texture and […]

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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 and more information. -rf

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Eastern Hemisphere Rocks

Langban Sweden Langban rocks have some of the brightest fluorescence found. That brightness is often in sharp contrast to a dark to black background. These hand sized specimens are bright and impressive with: calcite – bright red svabite – bright yellow dolomite – bright pink red willemite – green berzillite – blue fluorescing under short […]

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