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Collecting Fluorescent Minerals

 
Collecting Fluorescent Minerals Collecting Fluorescent Minerals by Stuart Schneider. Paperback, 8 1/2" x 11", 192 pages.

An introduction to fluorescent minerals, types of fluorescence, how to find fluorescent minerals, light sources, types of light, where to collect fluorescent minerals, hundreds of breathtaking photos reveal how specimens appear in both daylight and UV light!

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Collecting Fluorescent Minerals
Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

4

Chapter One: Fluorescent Minerals

5
    Collecting Fluorescent Minerals
5
    Getting Started
5
    What You Need To Take With You To Dig In Mine Dumps Or On Field Trips
6
    Fluorescence
8
    Tenebrescence, Triboluminescence, and Thermoluminescence
8
    Activators
9
    Crystals versus Massive Form
9
    Important Things to Consider
9
    Mineral Lights
10

Chapter Two: Finding Fluorescent Minerals

14
    History of the Area
14
    The Franklin Mine
15
    The Parker Shaft
16
    The Sterling Hill Mine
16
    Mont Saint-Hilaire
20
    Oka
22
    Purple Passion Mine
22
    Balmat, St. Lawrence County, New York
22
    Yavapai County, Arizona
23
    California and Mexico
23
    Collecting Fluorescent Minerals in Greenland
23
      Kvanefjeld
24
        The Ilimaussaq Complex
24
        Tasaq Slopes
25
        Tunulliarfik
25
        Kangerluarsuk
25
    Getting Your Finds Home
26

Chapter Three: Classic Fluorescent Minerals That Fit into Every Collection

27
    Radioactive Mineral Collecting
31

Chapter Four: A Photographic Display of Fluorescent Minerals

32
    Franklin Mine, Sterling Hill Mine, and Vicinity, New Jersey
33
    Eastern to Central United States
104
    Western United States to Mexico
114
    Canada
137
    Greenland
154
    China
162
    Other Countries
166
    Unknown Locations
187
    Mineral Shows
188
    Miscellaneous Mineral Collectibles
189

Resources

190
    Collecting Groups, Information, and Museums
190
    Mineral Dealers
190
    Mineral Lights and Supplies
191

Bibliography

191

Index

192

 

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