Collecting Fluorescent Minerals

Author: Stuart Schneider

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764336195

Category: Nature

Page: 208

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Revised and Expanded 2nd Edition. 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 dont 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.

The Collector’s Book of Fluorescent Minerals

Author: Manuel A. Robbins

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1475747926

Category: Science

Page: 289

View: 3165

Over the last several decades, the number of people who are actively involved in the hobby or science of mineral collecting has grown at an increasing pace. In response to the growing demand for informa tion which this large and active group has created, a number of books have been published dealing with mineralogy. As a result, the reader now has a choice among mineral locality guides, field handbooks, photo collections, or books dedicated to the systematic description of minerals. However, as interest in mineralogy has grown, as collectors have become increasingly knowledgeable and aware of mineralogy in its many facets, the need for more specialized information has also grown. Nowhere is this need greater than in the subject of the fluorescence of minerals. The number of collectors who now main tain a fluorescent collection is substantial, interest is constantly increasing, and manufacturers have recently responded by the intro duction of new ultraviolet equipment with major improvements in utility and performance. Yet when the collector searches for any information on this subject, little will be found. He or she will seek in vain for the answers to questions which present themselves as in terest in fluorescent minerals grows and matures. Which minerals fluoresce? Where are fluorescent minerals found? What makes a mineral fluoresce? Why does ultraviolet light produce fluorescence? What is an activator, and how does it contribute to fluorescence? On these matters, the available mineralogy books are largely silent.

Ultraviolet light and fluorescent minerals

understanding, collecting, and displaying fluorescent minerals

Author: Thomas S. Warren

Publisher: Gem Guides Book Co

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 209

View: 6664

This book provides information on the nature of ultraviolet light, how it causes fluorescence, and mineral fluorescence as a hobby. Also included are discussions of major fluorescent minerals and mineral groups and techniques for collecting them.

Collecting Rocks, Gems and Minerals

Identification, Values and Lapidary Uses

Author: Patti Polk

Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.

ISBN: 144024619X

Category: Nature

Page: 352

View: 5589

A rockhound's must-have resource! Easy to use and lavishly illustrated, this new and completely revised and expanded edition of Collecting Rocks, Gems, and Minerals is designed with beginners in mind, yet filled with valuable technical information for seasoned collectors. This guide takes you from being simply someone who enjoys rocks to a knowledgeable enthusiast in no time and features: An easy-to-use, quick reference format arranged by category and color of stone 800+ beautiful color photographs Values and tips for locating, buying and collecting Both lapidary and mineral display materials Decades of rock-collecting know-how of the author Foreword by Johann Zenz, world-renowned agate expert, author and lecturer.

A Field Guide to Rocks and Minerals

Author: Frederick H. Pough

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395910962

Category: Nature

Page: 396

View: 9880

Describes hundreds of minerals and lists their geographic distribution, physical properties, chemical composition, and crystalline structure

The Uranium and Fluorescent Minerals

A Handbook for the Collector of Fluorescent Gems and Minerals, a Guide for the Prospector for Uranium Minerals

Author: Henry Carl Dake

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Uranium ores

Page: 79

View: 9462

The Internet Outdoor Family Fun Yellow Pages

The Online Guide to the Best Outdoor Family Sites

Author: Jack Sanders

Publisher: International Marine Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780071347334

Category: Computers

Page: 371

View: 8762

Featuring over 2,000 great Web sites and newsgroups for outdoor family activities, this quick reference offers a treasure chest of information and tips for the active family. 200 illustrations.

The World of Fluorescent Minerals

Author: Stuart L. Schneider

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764325441

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 192

View: 3534

The rich and diverse world of fluorescent minerals is explored in this sweeping survey. Breathtakingly pure colors, with their ethereal glow, immediately capture your attention. Did you know that color television is a result of the study of fluorescing minerals? Fresh finds of fluorescent minerals are showing up regularly around the globe, and their collection is an entertaining and popular pasttime. To help the collector, over 825 photos display the minerals both as they might be found in daylight and in under the effects of ultraviolet light. Written for the collector and the merely curious, this pictorial reference will enrich your collecting experience with its informative text. It is an essential source for enjoying and identifying fluorescent minerals.

Earth Science

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Geology

Page: N.A

View: 2935

Horizon

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Africa

Page: N.A

View: 1267

The Lapidary Journal

Author: Lelande Quick

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Jewelry

Page: N.A

View: 2565

General Chemistry

Author: Linus Pauling

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486134652

Category: Science

Page: 992

View: 5624

Revised third edition of classic first-year text by Nobel laureate. Atomic and molecular structure, quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, thermodynamics correlated with descriptive chemistry. Problems.

Hobbies

Author: Otto C. Lightner,Pearl Ann Reeder

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Collectors and collecting

Page: N.A

View: 8892