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The World of Fluorescent Minerals

The World of Fluorescent Minerals

by Stuart Schneider

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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 Minerals
Table of Contents

  Acknowledgments
4
  Introduction
5
  The Colors in the Book
5
  Value Guide
5
Fluorescent Minerals
6
    Fluorescence, Tenebrescence, Triboluminescence and Thermoluminescence
6
    Fluorescence in Everyday Life and Into the Future
6
    Ultraviolet Lamps
7
Activators
8
Finding Fluorescent Minerals
9
    The Franklin and Sterling Hill Mines, New Jersey
9
        Fluorescent Franklin-Sterling area Minerals and their Typical Fluorescent Colors
11
        Fluorescence Table - Franklin/Sterling Hill
11
    The Andover Area Mines, Sussex County
12
    Canada
13
        The Long Lake Mine
13
        Mont Saint-Hilaire
14
        Fluorescence Table - Mont Saint-Hilaire
14
    Other Places
14
        St. Lawrence County, New York
14
        The Western United States
14
        Mexico
15
        Greenland
15
        Fluorescence Table - Greenland
15
        Pakistan and Afghanistan
15
Information about some Specific Types of Minerals
16
    Scheelite
16
    Powellite
16
    Feldspars
16
    Sphalerite
17
    Willemite
17
Photographing Fluorescent Minerals
18
A GALLERY OF MINERALS
20
    Franklin Mine, Sterling Hill Mine, and the Rest of New Jersey
20
    Eastern and Midwestern U.S.
68
    Western U.S.
83
    Canada
105
    Mexico
118
    Other Countries (Alphabetically)
123
Miners Lamps
183
Building a Small Battery Pack for your Portable 12 Volt UV Lamp
184
Documenting Your Collection
186
Displaying Your Collection
187
Things to Consider
188
Collector Names of Minerals
188
Resources
189
    Collecting Groups, Information, and Museums
189
    Mineral Dealers
189
    Ultraviolet Lamps and Supplies
190
Bibliography
191
Index
192