fluorescent FLUORITE on CALCITE with PYRITE - Huanzala Mine, Huallanca, Peru
Light lavender colored Fluorite cubes on white Calcite platy crystals, with golden Pyrite micros. The Fluorite fluoresces blue LW SW, Calcite responds in pink SW LW.
Measures approximately 1 x 1 x 0.75 inch, 0.77 oz / 25 x 25 x 19 mm, 22g
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).