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SC398 - Sodalite

Locality: Horne Quarry, Red Hill, Moultonborough, Carroll Co., New Hampshire, USA (MINDAT)
Size: 10 x 7 x 7 cm - Cabinet (6-10 cm)
minID: VJ6-7EG

Sodalite in syenite. The sodalite fluoresces bright orange under longwave UV light. Under shortwave UV light the matrix fluoresces a deep, weak red, typical of feldspars. The black mineral is an hornblende amphibole, possibly hastingsite.

Photo in normal light.
Fluorescence under shortwave UV light (254nm Hg light).
Fluorescence under longwave UV light (365nm LED).
Fluorescence spectrum under 365nm UVA LED excitation.
Last update: 24 June 2021