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Fluorescent Mineral Collection

Brightest Specimens Medium Bright Specimens Less Bright Specimens Collection Notes This collection is organized by: fluorescent brightness and then locale. A few specimens are grouped by locale when they aren’t overwhelmed by brighter specimens. Photography The images on this page were made by a Samsung S5 smart phone camera. No kidding! That little camera: renders […]

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Sheep Herder Hill Fire

Casper Mountain is on fire. It’s been 6 years since the last major fire there. And we have all been holding our breath, this season, and waiting for snow. first smoke appeared 8/9/12 about 4pm aerial attack began using single engine agriculture type aircraft on 8/10 the fire blows up it spots up to a […]

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The Dark Side of Casper Mountain

The Mine I’ve spent a lot of time hunting fluorescent minerals on Casper Mountain. Looking at my Confessions page, I’ve probably spent way too much time there. But until now, only half the story was told. Here’s the other half. And it’s as intriguing as the fluorescent mineral side of the story. Collecting fluorescent minerals […]

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Wyoming Rocks

Pacer Pegmatite The fluorescent minerals at the Casper Mountain pegmatite are mineralogical mutts. They are comprised of admixtures of quartz, albite, and small trace amounts of other pegmatite minerals that gradually grade into each other. Few large, distinct crystals are found. Not too interesting mineralogically. But when they butt up against a serpentine contact, some […]

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