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The World of Fluorescent Minerals


An introduction to fluorescent minerals, types of fluorescence, light sources, activators, extensive identification guide with photos, how to find fluorescent minerals and much more. This book contains over 160 pages of color photographs featuring fluorescent minerals under daylight and UV illumination. This book is a 8 1/2" x 11" paperback with 192 pages.
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The World of Fluorescent MineralsTable of Contents

Acknowledgments4
Introduction5
The Colors in the Book5
Value Guide5
Fluorescent Minerals6
Fluorescence, Tenebrescence, Triboluminescence and Thermoluminescence6
Fluorescence in Everyday Life and Into the Future6
Ultraviolet Lamps7
Activators8
Finding Fluorescent Minerals9
The Franklin and Sterling Hill Mines, New Jersey9
Fluorescent Franklin-Sterling area Minerals and their Typical Fluorescent Colors11
Fluorescence Table - Franklin/Sterling Hill11
The Andover Area Mines, Sussex County12
Canada13
The Long Lake Mine13
Mont Saint-Hilaire14
Fluorescence Table - Mont Saint-Hilaire14
Other Places14
St. Lawrence County, New York14
The Western United States14
Mexico15
Greenland15
Fluorescence Table - Greenland15
Pakistan and Afghanistan15
Information about some Specific Types of Minerals16
Scheelite16
Powellite16
Feldspars16
Sphalerite17
Willemite17
Photographing Fluorescent Minerals18
A GALLERY OF MINERALS20
Franklin Mine, Sterling Hill Mine, and the Rest of New Jersey20
Eastern and Midwestern U.S.68
Western U.S.83
Canada105
Mexico118
Other Countries (Alphabetically)123
Miners Lamps183
Building a Small Battery Pack for your Portable 12 Volt UV Lamp184
Documenting Your Collection186
Displaying Your Collection187
Things to Consider188
Collector Names of Minerals188
Resources189
Collecting Groups, Information, and Museums189
Mineral Dealers189
Ultraviolet Lamps and Supplies190
Bibliography191
Index192