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WORLDWIDE FLUORESCENT SPECIMENS

(Last update 08/23/2019)

(All UV photos are taken under shortwave UV lamps, unless stated otherwise; SW= shortwave, LW=longwave, WL=white light;

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                                                              CABINET-SIZE SPECIMENS:

 

BNAGL02 - Agrellite (fl-SW/LW), Albite, Calcite (fl-SW), Eudialite - Villadieu Township, Quebec, Canada - 1 lb. 15 oz., 4 X 3 1/2 X 2 3/4 in. - (SOLD)

A great 3-4 color Canadian fluorescent, with patches of pink Eudialite for daylight interest....

PUTA03 - Calcite, Willemite, Aragonite (fl-SW) - Beltana Zinc Mine, Puttapa, South Australia - 13 oz., 3 1/2 X 2 X 1 3/4 in. - $33

Nice example of an increasingly rare fluorescent combo from "down under"...

YELL22 - Scapolite "Wernerite" (fl-SW/LW), Tremolite (fl-SW) - Grenville, Ontario, Canada - 6 1/2 oz., 2 1/2 X 2 X 1 3/4 in. - $19

A Canadian classic, pretty in LW (brighter yellow) or SW (above - my favorite)....

HOG06 - Calcite, Smithsonite, Caliche (fl-SW) - Hogan Claim, Yavapai County, Arizona - 9 1/2 oz., 3 X 3 X 1 1/2 in. - $16

Nice fluorescent specimen from the Hogan Claim, self-collected in 2002....

YOW02 - "Youngite" (Chalcedony/Jasper mix) (fl-S/W) - Guernsey, Wyoming - 7 oz., 3 1/4 X 2 3/4 X1 3/4 in. - $24

Nice clean piece of this lapidary material, very attractive in white light as well....

NLONG09 - Calcite, Aragonite, Chondrodite (fl-SW) - Long Lake Zinc Mine, Parham, Ontario, Canada - 1 lb. 4 oz., 4 1/4 X 3 1/4 X 2 1/4 in. - (SOLD)

A great example of the Longlake "lightning-bolt" Aragonite veins in a matrix dotted with Chondrodite "stars"...

PPFL26 - Calcite, Willemite, Aragonite, Fluorite (fl-SW) - Purple Passion Mine, Yavapai Cty., Arizona - 13 oz., 4 X 3 1/2 X 1 1/2 in. - $31

A beautiful multicolor fluorescent from the famous Purple Passion Mine - self-collected about 12 years ago....

DGG10 - Chalcedony, Quartz (fl-SW) - Dugway Geode Beds, Juab County, Utah - 9 oz., 4 1/2 X 2 1/2 X 1 in. - $25

Half of a nice double Dugway geode, face-polished - very cool....

TIRON02 - Parvowinchite ("Tirodite"), Tremolite, Talc (fl-SW/LW) - Talcville, NY - 11 oz., 4 x 3 x 1 1/4 in. - (SOLD)

One of my favorite fluorescent combos, shown in SW UV, but equally interesting (and different) in LW....

BEN05 - Benitoite (fl-SW), assoc. Natrolite - San Benito County, California - 12 oz., 4 1/2 X 2 3/4 X 2 1/4 in. - $55

An interesting rare fluorescent from the only source in the world - has an unknown red fluorescent as well....

SCAPO01 - Scapolite, Aragonite (fl-SW/LW) - Otter Lake, Quebec, Canada - 9 oz., 3 3/4 X 1 1/2 X 1 1/2 in. - $27

A large, well-formed (and partially terminated) Scapolite xl which fluoresces deep red in SW UV (pictured), with patches of Aragonite (?) fluorescing white in both SW and LW....

DGG14 - Chalcedony, Quartz (fl-SW) - Dugway Geode Beds, Juab County, Utah - 6 oz., 3 1/2 X 3 1/4 X 1 in. - $16

Nice Dugway geode, face-polished - very cool....

NLONG10 - Calcite, Diopside, Chondrodite (fl-SW) - Long Lake Zinc Mine, Parham, Ontario, Canada - 9 oz., 4 1/4 X 2 X 1 3/4 in. - $22

Diopside and Chondrodite "stars" in a red Calcite "sunset"....

CANW01 - Scapolite "Wernerite" (fl-SW/LW), Tremolite (fl-SW) - Grenville, Ontario, Canada - 1 lb.2 oz., 4 X 3 X 2 in. - (SOLD)

A Canadian classic, pretty in LW (brighter yellow), or my personal favorite (above), in SW with the Tremolite fluorescing blue....

NLONG03 - Calcite, Aragonite, Chondrodite (fl-SW) - Long Lake Zinc Mine, Parham, Ontario, Canada - 11 oz., 4 X 2 3/4 X 1 1/2 in. - $23

"Lightning Bolt" Aragonite veins and Chondrodite blebs in a Calcite matrix - nice classic Long Lake...

POW01 - Powellite (fl-SW) - Flying Saucer Claim Group, Maricopa County, AZ - 7 oz., 3 1/2 X 2 X 1 3/4 in. - $17 (SOLD)

Nice cabinet-size specimen of Powellite from Arizona....

PPFL21 - Calcite, Fluorite, Willemite (fl-SW) - Purple Passion Mine, Yavapai County, Arizona - 5 1/2 oz., 3 X 2 1/4 X 1 1/4 in. - $16

Interesting Purple Passion Mine specimen, a conglomerate composed of bits and pieces of a number of fluorescent minerals....

TOMC06 - Calcite xl. (fl-SW/LW) - Thomasville Limestone Quarry, Thomasville, PA - 2 1/2 oz., 4 X 1 X 3/4 in. - $10

Unusual Calcite crystal, with two-tone fluorescence under SW UV....

 

              LARGE CABINET AND JUMBO SPECIMENS

 

ROGFL2 - Fluorite (fl-LW/SW) - Rogerly Mine, County Durham, England - 6 lbs. 13 oz., 12 X 7 X 2 1/2 in. - (SOLD)

A huge plate entirely covered by sea-green crystals which fluoresce brightly under either SW or LW (above)

BNAGL03 - Agrellite, Albite, Calcite (fl-S/W), Eudialite - Kipawa Complex, Quebec, Canada - 12 lbs. 8 oz., 8 1/2 X 6 X 6 in. - $650

This is simply the most colorful large Agrellite combo specimen I've ever seen (from the collection of Gerry McLoughlin) - plenty of Eudialite for white-light interest...

BLONG05 - Calcite, Diopside, Chondrodite, Aragonite (fl-SW) - Parham, Ontario, Canada - 6 lbs., 14 oz., 8 3/4 X 5 1/4 X 4 1/2 in. - $77

A large cabinet specimen with alternating Chondrodite and Diopside bands of "stars" - great (and differing) views on all sides - an ex-Gerry McLoughlin piece....

PPXL05 - Calcite, Willemite/Aragonite, Fluorite - Purple Passion Claim, Yavapai Cty., Arizona - 7 lbs. 6 oz., 7 1/4 X 5 X 4 1/2 in. - $95

Another huge Purple Passion multicolor piece, containing Smithsonite and another unknown fluorescent mineral

BAJASEL02 - Selenite (fl-LW/SW) - Baja California, Mexico- 2 lbs. 12 oz., 6 X 6 X 3 1/2 in. - $75

A very sharp 2-way specimen, a mound of snowy-white crystals which fluoresce in a ghostly blue-white with areas of a peachy orange...

MG1055 - Calcite, Fluorite, Willemite, Aragonite (fl-S/W) - Red Cloud Mine, Arizona - 5 lbs. 2 oz., 7 1/4 X 6 X 3 3/4 in. - $145

A big colorful Arizona fluorescent combo....

BHACK01 - Hackmanite, Calcite (fl-LW/SW) - Davis Quarry, Bancroft, Ontario, Canada - 3 lbs. 5 oz., 6 1/2 X 4 1/4 X 2 3/4 in. - $105

A nice big chunk of Davis Hackmanite, with a coating of Calcite which fluoresces cream in LW (shown), green in SW...

JSBD11 - Calcite, Dolomite - Lawrence Co., Arkansas - 16 lbs., 9 X 8 X 6 in. - $215

A large 2-sided specimen, with double-terminated Calcite xls. to 3 in., and pink Dolomite xls. with more Calcite on the other - tips of the Calcite xls. fluoresce....

MG1094 - "Youngite" (Chalcedony/Jasper mix) (fl-S/W) - Guernsey, Wyoming - 2 lbs. 11 oz., 5 1/2 X 4 1/4 X 4 in. - $125

A big specimen of this interesting lapidary material, even more attractive in daylight....

BLONG07 - Calcite, Diopside, Chondrodite, Aragonite (fl-SW) - Parham, Ontario, Canada - 8 lbs., 6 oz., 8 X 6 1/2 X 4 1/2 in. - $87

A colorful large cabinet piece with alternating Chondrodite and Diopside bands of "stars", on a background of dull red Calcite...

MG1047 - Sodalite (fl-LW/SW) - Mt. St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada - 25 lbs. 11 oz., 13 X 9 X 7 1/2 in. - (SOLD)

A monster chunk of Sodalite from the famous Mt. St. Hilaire Quarry, shown under L/W UV....

JSJ03 - Fluorite (fl - LW/SW) - Durango, Mexico - 20 lbs., 10 1/2 X 7 X 6 1/2 in. - $120

A beautiful sea-green chunk of Mexican Fluorite, attractive in daylight and LW or SW (shown) UV...

BLONG02- Calcite, Diopside, Aragonite, Chondrodite (fl-SW) - Long Lake Zinc Mine, Ontario, Canada - 4 lb. 10 oz., 6 1/2 X 6 1/2 X 2 in. - (SOLD)

An attractive large multicolored S/W fluorescent - "Milky Way" bands of blue-white Diopside and yellow Chondrodite "stars" on a bright red Calcite background...

MG1061 - Fluorapatite (fl-SW) - Harding Mine, Taos Co., NM - 7 lbs, 7 X 6 X 5 1/2 in. - $195

A huge fluorescent of a different color, with lots of big rough Fluorapatite crystals....

CALARAG01 - Aragonite (fl-LW/SW) - San Luis Obispo County, CA - 5 lbs. 7 oz., 7 X 5 3/4 X 5 in. - $725

Spectacular under white light or any UV wavelength, the crystals are sharp and mostly undamaged

BNAGL01 - Agrellite, Albite, Calcite (fl-S/W) - Kipawa Complex, Quebec, Canada - 1 lb., 7 1/2 X 3 1/2 X 2 3/4 in. - $75

A beautifully colorful Canadian classic under shortwave UV with a roughly even split between Agrellite and Albite....

CALFLUOR02 - Calcite, Fluorite (fl-SW/LW) - Richardson Mine, Wilberforce, Ontario, Canada - 2 lbs. 8 oz., 8 X 4 3/4 X 2 1/4 in. - (SOLD)

A beautiful fluorescent viewed under SW & LW together, and very attractive in white light as well....

JSJ01 - Chondrodite, Calcite, Diopside, Aragonite (fl-S/W) - Long Lake Zinc Mine, Ontario, Canada - 71 lbs., 18 X 14 X 8 in. - $1000

An absolute monster, personally collected about 10 years ago - oh, and shipping will be expensive....

 

Items pictured above which are also on sale in my eBay store have an eBay item # following the price; you can go to my eBay store by clicking here.  If you are considering a purchase of any of the specimens not listed in eBay, please send me an email with any questions; additional images are available upon request. 

Jim Simpson (tigerowner@gmail.com)

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