Collecting Fluorescent Minerals

Collecting Fluorescent Minerals

Book - 2010
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Seeing fluorescent minerals up close for the first time is an exciting experience. The colors are so pure and the glow is so seemingly unnatural, that it is hard to believe they are natural rocks. Hundreds of glowing minerals are shown, including Aragonite, Celestine, Feldspar, Microcline, Picropharmacolite, Quartz, Spinel, Smithsonite, plus many more. But don't let the hard-to-pronounce names keep you away. Over 870 beautiful color photographs illustrate how fluorescent minerals look under UV light and in daylight, making this an invaluable field guide.Here are minerals from the United States, including mines in New Jersey, New York, Arizona, and California, as well as beautiful and unusual minerals from Canada, Mexico, Greenland, Italy, Sweden, and other places. Included are values, a comprehensive resources section, plus helpful advice on caring for, collecting, and displaying minerals. The field of collecting fluorescent minerals is relatively new and this is one of the most complete references available.
Publisher: Atglen, PA : Schiffer Pub., c2010
Edition: Revised & expanded 2nd edition
ISBN: 9780764336195
Branch Call Number: 549.125 S359c 2010
Characteristics: 208 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm


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Sep 10, 2013

the author gives excellent recommendations on tools and has specific knowledge of collection sites. This is more a field guide to these sites (extemely detailed, many photos) but I was disappointed because all the sites are on the East Coast, in Canada, etc and I wanted either general information or specific data for the West Coast.

The Photos are awesome. The tool recommendations the first I've found.


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