Compared to Shortwave, only about 15% of the
fluorescent minerals will fluoresce in longwave.
is one of
more common minerals and can produce some spectacular colors.
|A deep red Calcite with
some Sphalerite pinks and purples in SW. The Sphalerite shows pink,
and blue LW
Calcite: FL red-orange with Willemite: FL
green SW. Sphalerite: FL, orange, blue, purple, yellow
and cream LW
|The typical red and greens of Calcite and Willemite SW, a nice rich yellow Scheelite coating under LW.|
|Good size stone at 5
pounds, Willemite: FL green, Calcite: FL orange SW|
Sphalerite: FL, PH orange, blue, purple and yellow LW
|Bright fluorescence in both
SW and LW with Sphalerite|
and Hydrozincite (blue) dominating.
|5 color stone, Sphalerite: fluorescing orange, blue and purple in both SW and LW , typical orange and green of Calcite and Willemite SW|
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