fluorescent ZINCITE recrystallized - closed locality - Palmerton, Pennsylvania
Dark Zincite crystals of anthropogenic origin - formed after processing Franklin/Sterling Hill zinc ore. Fluorescent yellow-green under both LW and SW UV.
unique to Palmerton, this specimen was collected about 1986 - today access and collecting are not permitted - the locality is a Superfund site
Measures approximately 2.75 x 1.75 x 1.75 inch, 8.08 oz / 70 x 44 x 44 mm, 228g
Item # A0091215
To show the fluorescent response the specimen was illuminated using 6 watt 254nm (Short Wave) / 366nm (Long Wave) UVGL-58 lamp (you need a proper UV light source to observe the fluorescence, more powerful lamp = brighter response).