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Collecting Fluorescent Minerals

Collecting Fluorescent Minerals

by Stuart Schneider

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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 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