Fluorescent Minerals from Different Locations

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$29.99 BK5  Collecting Fluorescent Minerals- by Stuart Schneider  -  Features over 800 color photographs showing how fluorescent minerals look both under UV light and day light. Learn where fluorescent minerals are mined and discover unusual minerals form Europe and North America.  A comprehensive resource section provides helpful advice on caring for, collecting and displaying fluorescent minerals.  There are a total of 192 pages.  It measures 8 1/2" wide x 11 1/2" tall x 1" thick.

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Collecting Fluorescent Minerals

$30.00 M800b  Here's a new item, a very cool Yooperlite.  It's a pretty plain looking rock in color until under a LW UV light shows a pretty bright yellow color almost looking like a volcano bursting lava from within. It also has lots of sparkle. This nice specimen measures 2 1/4" x 1 3/8" x 1 1/8". 

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Yooperlites were recently discovered on the shores of Lake Superior in Michigan's Upper Peninsula by Eric Rintamaki. They are syenite rocks that contain sodalite, a fluorescent mineral that has never before been identified in Michigan. The sodalite is what gives the Yooperlites their glow under a UV lamp.  Yooperlite is derived from the nick name Yoopers which is what the folks in that area call themselves.

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$18.00 M801c  Here is a neat set of  of 2 smaller Dugway Geodes from an unknown location in Utah. They have a very cool cavity and measures 2 1/4" x 2 3/8" x 1 1/8",  2 3/8" x 2 3/8" x 1".  It has a lovely pale grey colored Quartz inside the sparkly crystal cavity that fluoresces a cool green color under a short wave UV light. Under a UV/LW  (not shown) is has more of a blue-green color. The face of of the cavities have been polished.  This specimen is a beautiful work of nature.

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Geodes are geological rock formations which occur in sedimentary and certain volcanic rocks.  They are essentially rock cavities or vugs with internal Crystal formations or concentric banding.  The exterior is generally Limestone while the interior contains Quartz Crystals and/or Chalcedony deposits.  If the Geode is completely filled with Crystal, being solid all the way through, it is then called a nodule.

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 Dugway Geode

$85.00 M802c  This is an interesting and fairly rare Kunzite crystal specimen.  It is a pale purple in normal light and fluoresces a cool reddish orange under long wave UV light.  The specimen is 2 7/16" long x 1 1/4" x almost 1/2" thick.  An excellent addition to any serious fluorescent mineral collection. 

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Kunzite, or a form of Spodumene is a pyroxene mineral consisting of lithium aluminium inosilicate, and is a source of lithium.  It occurs as colorless to yellowish, purplish, or lilac kunzite, prismatic crystals, often of great size.  Kunzite was discovered at the Pala Chief Mine near San Diego, California and named after gemologist GF Kunz, who first described it after the turn of the twentieth century.  Kunzite is an unusual and rare stone.

mineralmineral Kunzite

$12.00 M803c  Here is a treasure found here in the Black Hills of South Dakota, a great piece of Chalcedony. The unique specimen measures 4 1/8" x 2 1/2" x 2".  It will fluoresce bright green under a SW/UV light. Make it part of your mineral collection!  

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Chalcedony is a cryptocrystalline form of silica, composed of very fine intergrowths of the minerals quartz and moganite.
It has a waxy luster, and may be semitransparent or translucent. It can assume a wide range of colors, but those most commonly seen are white to gray, grayish-blue or a shade of brown ranging from pale to nearly black.

mineralmineral South Dakota Chalcedony

$12.00 M804c  Here is a very nice piece of Manganocalcite from Peru. It measures 2 1/4" x 1 1/2" x  1 1/8" and has a nice pink color that varies from pale to darker pink in normal light.  Under SW/UV it shows a brilliant Orange color. Also will fluoresce under a LW/UV light as shown in last photo.

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Manganocalcite or Manganoan Calcite is a Manganese rich mineral that gives it it's pink color. It is sometimes confused with Rhodocrosite.  Manganocalcite is sometimes called the "Reiki Stone" as it is said to have healing properties.

mineralmineral Manganocalcite

$6.00 M805b  This is a piece of Fluorite from China. This specimen has pretty color in different shades of a purple.  It fluoresces a nice Bluish Purple under UV/SW light.  The unique specimen measures 2" x 1 1/2" x 1 1/4" and has a natural unpolished finish. A really neat addition to any mineral collection.

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Fluorite, also referred to as fluor-spar, is a mineral composed of Calcium Fluoride.  It is a widely occurring mineral found world wide and is often found with metallic minerals such as Galena, Sphalerite, Barite, Quartz and Calcite.  Fluorite may fluoresce strongly in ultraviolet light which may be due to the presence of some impurities such as Yttrium.  Blue is the most common color but red, purple, green, yellow and white are also frequent.  It can be used in high performance telescopes, camera lens, enamels and in the making of opalescent glass.

mineralmineral Fluorite

$175.00 M806c   Here's a new item, an incredible Double Terminated Quartz Crystal with enhydro bubbles of water and yellow petroleum. It is amazing under a LW UV light that unfortunately we were not able to capture completely in the photo. It has lots of sparkle and other neat inclusions. This nice specimen measures  3/4" x 5/8" x 3/8".  Grab this rare beauty quick!

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Quartz is the second most common mineral in the Earth's continental crust.  It is mainly composed of Silica or Silica based minerals.  Although Quartz is known by a variety of names, the most important distinction between types of Quartz is that of macro-crystalline, individual crystals visible to the unaided eye, and micro-crystalline, where aggregates of crystals are only visible under high magnification.  There are many forms of Quartz including Chalcedony, Amethyst, Citrine, and Carnelian which are results of mineral impurities or heat treatments.

Enhydro Bubble is water that was trapped inside a crystal or agate during it's formation.Enhydro Crystal is a Quartz or Agate stone that contains bubbles of water inside.The most valuable Enhydro Crystals are those that have moving bubbles.An air pocket is present in the crystal, causing the water bubble to move up and down right within the pocket.
Other Enhydro Crystals also have water bubbles inside them, but they are usually stationary.

mineralmineral Quartz Crystal

$15.00 M807c  This is a nice specimen of Dark Baltic Amber.  It measures 3" x 1 5/8" x  1 1/4" and has a natural unpolished appearance.  The specimen is rather unremarkable with dark honey amber colors in normal light but under long wave UV light has a brilliant blue color. Nice!

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Amber is the common name for the fossil resin or tree sap that is appreciated for its inherent and interesting mixture of color.  It is widely used for the manufacture of ornamental objects including jewelry.  Although it is not mineralized, it is sometimes considered and used as a gemstone.  Most of the world's Amber is in the range of 30-90 million years old.

mineralmineral Dark Amber

$14.00 M808c   Here is a natural Ruby specimen from India.  It measures 1 1/4" x  1 1/8" x 1/2" and has a soft Purple color with a couple black specs of Tourmaline.  The mineral has a bright Reddish Purple glow visible under long wave UV light.

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A Ruby is a variety of the mineral corundum (aluminum oxide).  The color comes mainly from the chromium element.  The Ruby is considered one of the four precious stones, together with the sapphire, the emerald, and the diamond.  Rubies were found for centuries in Burma.  They have also been found in Thailand, Sri Lanka, Madagascar, Vietnam, Nepal and Pakistan.  Rubies have been found in the US states of Montana, North and South Carolina.

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$100.00 M809b  Here is something different from the gift department at the Rock Shed. This is an exceptional  specimen of Youngite from Wyoming. It measures 3" x 3 3/8" x 2" and has a nice botryoidal quartz druzy finish on some of the natural exposed parts in the cavities. This Youngite specimen is very colorful and shows a brilliant green under short wave UV light. A perfect gift for that perfect person.
 

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Youngite is an Agatized Brecciated Jasper with a grayish translucent druzy quartz around the outside of the material. The druzy quartz usually fluoresces green. The Jasper center color varies from tan to peach, brown, reddish and salmon. Youngite is used in making gemstone beads or cabochons and is very hard.

mineralmineral Youngite

$6.00 M811c  Here is something different for the mineral collector, a nice Selenite Rose specimen.  This material has a unique appearance much like a frosted pine cone cluster in normal light and has a pale blue color under SW UV light and a pretty silvery white under a LW UV light.  This specimen measures approximately 1 3/4" x 2".  Very cool!

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Selenite, also known as Satin Spar, Desert Rose and Gypsum Flower, is a variety of Crystalline Gypsum.  Gypsum is a very soft mineral composed of Calcium Sulfate.  Gypsum Flowers are rosette shaped Gypsum with spreading fibers and can include an outer druze of sand or with sand throughout.  The difference between Desert Roses and Gypsum Flowers is that Desert Roses look like roses, whereas, gypsum flowers are a myriad of shapes.

mineralmineral              Selenite Rose

$70.00 M812c  This is a combination mineral of Willemite, Franklinite and Calcite from world famous Franklin locale in New Jersey. This exceptional specimen measures 4 3/8" x 2 3/4" x  1" and has a been cut an lightly polished.  It has small black metallic Franklinite crystals on a Calcite matrix and a scattered amount of Willemite as well.  This awesome specimen displays brilliant orange colors with some very small specks of  green under SW/UV light and pinkish purple under a LW/UV light (not shown).  Very nice!

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Franklinite, named for Benjamin Franklin, is found in Franklin and Sterling Hill, Sussex County, New Jersey.  It is black in color and a slightly magnetic member of the spinel group.

Willemite is a rare nesosilicate  and zinc mineral found principally in Franklin, New Jersey with Franklinite and Zincite. Willemite can have a variety of colors from white, colorless, reddish, green, yellow, orange and black.  It is known for its brilliant green fluorescence.

Calcite is a Carbonate mineral that is most widely distributed on the Earth's surface.  It is a common constituent of sedimentary rocks with Limestone in particular.  A Calcite formation can take on many different shapes and sizes which is dependent on the location, ground water occurrence and temperature.  Calcite is usually white or colorless but can be gray, red, yellow, green, blue, violet, brown or black.  The deeper the color is usually indicative of the definitive impurities from the earth or water.

mineralmineral Franklinite - Willemite - Calcite

$14.00 M813b  Here's a fabulous new item, a specimen of Pink Calcite.  It measures 2 1/4" x 1 5/8" x 1 1/2".  It fluoresces under  both a LW/SW UV light. Grab this beauty quick!

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Calcite is a Carbonate mineral that is most widely distributed on the Earth's surface.  It is a common constituent of sedimentary rocks with Limestone in particular.  A Calcite formation can take on many different shapes and sizes which is dependent on the location, ground water occurrence and temperature.  Calcite is usually white or colorless but can be gray, red, yellow, green, blue, violet, brown or black.  The deeper the color is usually indicative of the definitive impurities from the earth or water.

 

mineralmineral Pink Calcite

$60.00 M814c    This is an interesting combination specimen from Franklin, Sussex County, New Jersey.  This is a combination of Willemite and Franklinite on Calcite.  It has dirty gray color with black and grayish accents.  It exhibits a bright Orange with a smattering of Green Willemite under short wave UV light.  This larger specimen measures 5 1/2" x nearly 3 3/4" x over 3 1/8" with lots of character.

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Willemite is a rare nesosilicate  and zinc mineral found principally in Franklin, New Jersey with Franklinite and Zincite.  Willemite can have a variety of colors from white, colorless, reddish, green, yellow, orange and black.  It is known for its brilliant green fluorescence.

Calcite is a Carbonate mineral that is most widely distributed on the Earth's surface.  It is a common constituent of sedimentary rocks with Limestone in particular.  A Calcite formation can take on many different shapes and sizes which is dependent on the location, ground water occurrence and temperature.  Calcite is usually white or colorless but can be gray, red, yellow, green, blue, violet, brown or black.  The deeper the color is usually indicative of the definitive impurities from the earth or water.

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$150.00 M815c   This is an interesting, very nice quality combination mineral of Willemite, Franklinite and Calcite. This fantastic larger mineral measures 6 1/8" x 5 3/8" x 5", weighs nearly 5 1/2 pounds and has an excellent mix of the three minerals.  It shows an awesome brilliant Green and Orange under short wave UV light and a Pink and Green under a long wave UV light. This material is from Franklin, New Jersey.  A great addition to any serious mineral collection! 

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Willemite is a rare nesosilicate  and zinc mineral found principally in Franklin, New Jersey with Franklinite and Zincite.  Willemite can have a variety of colors from white, colorless, reddish, green, yellow, orange and black.  It is known for its brilliant green fluorescence.

Calcite is a Carbonate mineral that is most widely distributed on the Earth's surface.  It is a common constituent of sedimentary rocks with Limestone in particular.  A Calcite formation can take on many different shapes and sizes which is dependent on the location, ground water occurrence and temperature.  Calcite is usually white or colorless but can be gray, red, yellow, green, blue, violet, brown or black.  The deeper the color is usually indicative of the definitive impurities from the earth or water.

mineral franklinite mineral Franklinite - Willemite - Calcite

$15.00 M816b    Here is something different for the mineral collector, a nice Selenite Rose specimen.  This material has a unique appearance much like a frosted pine cone cluster in normal light and has a pale blue color under SW UV light and a pretty silvery white under a LW UV light.  This specimen measures approximately 3" x 3 1/2".  Very cool!

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Selenite, also known as Satin Spar, Desert Rose and Gypsum Flower, is a variety of Crystalline Gypsum.  Gypsum is a very soft mineral composed of Calcium Sulfate.  Gypsum Flowers are rosette shaped Gypsum with spreading fibers and can include an outer druze of sand or with sand throughout.  The difference between Desert Roses and Gypsum Flowers is that Desert Roses look like roses, whereas, gypsum flowers are a myriad of shapes.

mineral franklinite mineral Selenite Rose

$25.00 M817c   Here's an exceptional large piece of Fossil Coral Tampa Bay, Florida. It  measures 2 7/8" x 4" x 7/8" and the front face has been polished.  It has a neat mix of earth tone colors under regular light and iridescent blue color under a LW UV light. A very interesting piece!

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Coral is built by secreting calcium carbonate skeletons. Hard coral is fossilized over millions of years. It can be almost any color. The stony Corals are often found in Coral reefs, large structures generally found in tropical waters. Reefs are extremely diverse consisting of over 4,000 species of fish, cnidarians, mollusks, crustaceans, and other animals.

mineralmineral  Fossil Coral

$136.25 M818c  This is a portable, easy to use mini UV 4 watt lamp with both short wave and long wave. It makes an excellent lamp for the office or a quick field inspection. The lamp is lightweight and small enough to fit into a pocket. A nylon strap is attached for easy handling and it operates on 4 AA batteries (not included).  A perfect way to view your fluorescent mineral collection. UVSL-14P  95-0188-02

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$15.00 M819b  This is a portable, easy to use 9UV LED LW Light. It makes an excellent tool for the office or a quick field inspection. It is lightweight and small enough to fit into a pocket. A nylon strap is attached for easy handling and it operates on 3 AAA batteries (included). The wave length of this light is 400-405nm, while this is not as effective as a higher dollar light it works great for out in the field testing.  A perfect way to quickly view your fluorescent mineral collection.

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