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Collecting Fluorescent Minerals

Collecting Fluorescent Minerals


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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, Amzaonite, Feldspar, Hardystonite, leucophanite, Microcline, Smithsonite, plus many more. But don't let the hard-to-pronounce names keep you away. Over 800 beatiful color photographs illustrate how fluorescent minerals look under the 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.

Author: Stuart Schneider; Pages: 191; Published: 2004; Cover: Paperback
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