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SC258 - Quartz

Locality: La Sassa carbonate vein, La Sassa, Montecatini Val di Cecina, Pisa Province, Tuscany, Italy (MINDAT)
Size: 7 x 6 x 5 cm - Small cabinet (5-7 cm)
Weight: 140 g
minID: XW4-7QC

Quartz is rarely fluorescent, quartz from La Sassa in Tuscany (Italy) is one of the most notable exceptions. This sample has an “eye” with a stronger, more deep color and is covered by tiny fluorescent crystals (the magenta speckles in the macro images are artifact from the camera sensor).

Photo in normal light.
Fluorescence under longwave UV light (365nm LED).
Macro photo of tiny crystals.
Macro photo of the tiny crystal fluorescence under longwave UV light (365nm LED).
Last update: 28 December 2020