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Collecting Fluorescent Minerals


An introduction to fluorescent minerals, types of fluorescence, how to find fluorescent minerals, light sources, types of light, and where to collect. The strength of this book is the over 150 pages of breathtaking photos showing fluorescent minerals under daylight and UV illumination (that's about 1000 photos). You can learn a lot about fluorescent minerals from these detailed photos. Paperback, 8 1/2" x 11", 192 pages.
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Collecting Fluorescent MineralsTable of Contents

Acknowledgments4
Chapter One: Fluorescent Minerals5
Collecting Fluorescent Minerals5
Getting Started5
What You Need To Take With You To Dig In Mine Dumps Or On Field Trips6
Fluorescence8
Tenebrescence, Triboluminescence, and Thermoluminescence8
Activators9
Crystals versus Massive Form9
Important Things to Consider9
Mineral Lights10
Chapter Two: Finding Fluorescent Minerals14
History of the Area14
The Franklin Mine15
The Parker Shaft16
The Sterling Hill Mine16
Mont Saint-Hilaire20
Oka22
Purple Passion Mine22
Balmat, St. Lawrence County, New York22
Yavapai County, Arizona23
California and Mexico23
Collecting Fluorescent Minerals in Greenland23
Kvanefjeld24
The Ilimaussaq Complex24
Tasaq Slopes25
Tunulliarfik25
Kangerluarsuk25
Getting Your Finds Home26
Chapter Three: Classic Fluorescent Minerals That Fit into Every Collection27
Radioactive Mineral Collecting31
Chapter Four: A Photographic Display of Fluorescent Minerals32
Franklin Mine, Sterling Hill Mine, and Vicinity, New Jersey33
Eastern to Central United States104
Western United States to Mexico114
Canada137
Greenland154
China162
Other Countries166
Unknown Locations187
Mineral Shows188
Miscellaneous Mineral Collectibles189
Resources190
Collecting Groups, Information, and Museums190
Mineral Dealers190
Mineral Lights and Supplies191
Bibliography191
Index192