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: 4058

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.

Fluorescence

Gems and Minerals Under Ultraviolet Light

Author: Manuel Robbins

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 374

View: 6594

The complete source for understanding and locating fluorescent minerals. Documents all major locations in the U.S. and throughout the world. One of very few publications on this subject. Includes experiments for home and school use.

The Collector’s Book of Fluorescent Minerals

Author: Manuel A. Robbins

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1475747926

Category: Science

Page: 289

View: 4203

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.

Collecting Fluorescent Minerals

Author: Stuart Schneider

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764336195

Category: Nature

Page: 208

View: 383

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.

Minerals of the World

Author: Walter Schumann

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 140275339X

Category: Nature

Page: 232

View: 2918

It’s the classic work: revised and updated! Identify over 500 of the most collectible minerals quickly and easily with this fully photographed field guide. And this new reissue makes identification easier, with new cleavability ratings for each entry alongside the handy classifications based on streak color, Mohs’ hardness, and specific gravity. A complete introductory discussion of mineral forms and properties explains the essential criteria for recognition, and each of the hundreds of minerals (from Ankerite to Zinwaldite) is accompanied by information on its fracture, luster, chemical formula, aggregates, distinguishing characteristics, and localities.

New York Rocks & Minerals

A Field Guide to the Empire State

Author: Dan R. Lynch,Bob Lynch

Publisher: Adventure Publications

ISBN: 1591936322

Category: Nature

Page: 264

View: 5057

Get the perfect guide to rocks and minerals in the Empire State! New York Rocks & Minerals, by Dan R. Lynch and Bob Lynch, features comprehensive entries for 105 different types of common rocks and rare finds. The easy-to-use format means you'll quickly find what you need to know and where to look, while the authors' photographs depict the detail needed for identification--no need to guess from line drawings. With this field guide in hand, identifying and collecting can be fun and informative. This handy field guide features: Incredible, sharp, full-color pictures Photos and facts for 105 rocks and minerals Fascinating information about everything from garnets and "Herkimer diamonds" to fossils and labradorite Easy-to-use format

Collecting Rocks, Gems and Minerals

Identification, Values, Lapidary Uses

Author: Patti Polk

Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1440215308

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 272

View: 6776

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 Insights from the author’s decades of rock-collecting know-how Includes a foreword by Johann Zenz, world-renowned agate expert, author and lecturer

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: 3368

Rockhounding Pennsylvania and New Jersey

A Guide to the States' Best Rockhounding Sites

Author: Robert Beard

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762792868

Category: Nature

Page: 288

View: 1099

DIVA complete guide and source-book brimming with advice on collecting and preparing gems and minerals . /div

Handbook of Fluorescent Gems and Minerals

An Exposition and Catalog of the Fluorescent and Phosphorescent Gems and Minerals, Including the Uses of Ultra-violet Light in the Earth Sciences

Author: Jack De Ment

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fluorescence

Page: 68

View: 2683

Uncle Tungsten

Memories of a Chemical Boyhood

Author: Oliver Sacks

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330537210

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 250

View: 4506

‘If you did not think that gallium and iridium could move you, this superb book will change your mind’ The Times In Uncle Tungsten, Oliver Sacks evokes, with warmth and wit, his upbringing in wartime England. He tells of the large science-steeped family who fostered his early fascination with chemistry. There follow his years at boarding school where, though unhappy, he developed the intellectual curiosity that would shape his later life. And we hear of his return to London, an emotionally bereft ten-year-old who found solace in his passion for learning. Uncle Tungsten radiates all the delight and wonder of a boy’s adventures, and is an unforgettable portrait of an extraordinary young mind.

Instrumentelle Analytik

Grundlagen - Geräte - Anwendungen

Author: Douglas A. Skoog,F. James Holler,Stanley R. Crouch

Publisher: Springer Spektrum

ISBN: 9783642381690

Category: Science

Page: 1030

View: 5637

Das Standard-Lehrbuchs zur Instrumentellen Analytik, begründet von Skoog und Leary, ist hiermit endlich wieder auf Deutsch verfügbar. Als stark erweiterte, komplett überarbeitete Ausgabe unterstützt es fortgeschrittene Studenten der Chemie an Universitäten und Hochschulen. Es berücksichtig die Anforderungen einer großen Vielfalt an Disziplinen, die ein Grundwissen in Analytischer Chemie benötigen, und richtet sich damit auch an Physiker, Ingenieure und Biochemiker. Das Buch führt aktuell und kompetent in die Grundzüge und Feinheiten der heutigen Instrumentellen Analytischen Chemie ein. Der Focus liegt in diesem Buch auf den theoretischen Grundlagen der diversen Gerätetypen, deren optimales Anwendungsgebiet, Empfindlichkeit und Präzision sowie deren Grenzen. Über 700 detailreiche, selbsterklärende Abbildungen, Anhänge zu Statistik und Elektronik, Übungsaufgaben mit Lösungen und viele wichtige Originalzitate ergänzen dieses moderne Lehrbuch für Studierende und Praktiker.

Boltzmann's Atom

The Great Debate that Launched a Revolution in Physics

Author: David Lindley

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684851865

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 260

View: 1437

A portrait of the Austrian physicist goes back to the turn of the century, when the existence of the atom was still largely theoretical and two men, Ludwig Boltzmann and Ernst Mach, competed for accolades amid a growing field of scientists.

Geologie fÃ1⁄4r Dummies

Author: Alecia M. Spooner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527687483

Category: Education

Page: 376

View: 7383

Fragen Sie sich auch manchmal, warum die Erde so aussieht wie sie aussieht? Eiszeiten, Vulkanismus, Erosion, Meteoriteneinschlï¿1⁄2ge - unser Planet hat in seiner Geschichte schon einiges mitgemacht. Und so vielgestaltig die Erde aussieht, so umfangreich und komplex ist auch das Thema Geologie. Aber keine Sorge, Alecia Spooner erklï¿1⁄2rt Ihnen leicht verstï¿1⁄2ndlich alles Wichtige, was es zum Thema Geologie zu wissen gibt: von den chemischen Grundlagen und der Bedeutung von Wind und Wasser fï¿1⁄2r die Geowissenschaften bis zur Bildung und Bestimmung von Gesteinen. Sie erfahren alles Wissenswerte zu Konvektion, Plattentektonik, Mineralien, Fossilien, Erdbeben, Oberflï¿1⁄2chenprozessen, den geologischen Zeitaltern und vieles, vieles mehr. Nehmen Sie das Buch zur Hand und bringen Sie die Steine ins Rollen!

Modern Luminescence Spectroscopy of Minerals and Materials

Author: Dan Gafta,Michael Gaft,Renata Reisfeld,Gerard Panczer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540219187

Category: Science

Page: 356

View: 4641

Luminescence Spectroscopy of Minerals and Materials presents an overview of the general concepts in luminescence spectroscopy as well as experimental methods and their interpretation. Special emphasis is laid on the fluorescence lifetime and the determination of time-resolved spectra. This method enables the exposure of new luminescence in minerals previously hidden by more intensive centers. Specialists in the fields of solid state physics, chemistry and spectroscopy will find a wealth of new information in this unique book.

Edelsteine und Schmucksteine

Alle Arten und Varietäten 1900 Einzelstücke

Author: Walter Schumann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783835414327

Category:

Page: 320

View: 4551