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SC359 - Eucryptite

Locality: Xianghualing Mine (Hsianghualing Mine), Xianghualing Sn-polymetallic ore field, Linwu Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China (MINDAT)
Size: 9 x 8 x 6 cm - Cabinet (6-10 cm)
Weight: 450 g
minID: RLF-TY2

Large eucryptite. Fluoresces a very strong, deep, pure red color under shortwave UV light.

Photo in normal light.
Fluorescence under shortwave UV light (254nm Hg light).
Fluorescence spectra under UVC 275nm LED. The fluorescence should be due to Fe3+ ions replacing the Si4+ in the lattice.
Last update: 12 April 2021