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1999, Softcover

Dimensions: 6 x 9
ISBN: 9780963509802
$25.00
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Ultraviolet Light and Fluorescent Minerals
Understanding, Collecting and Displaying Fluorescent Minerals

English Language: English

Contributions by: Thomas S. Warren, Sterling Gleason, Richard C. Bostwick, Earl R. Verbeek


This book takes a broad look at the hobby of mineral fluorescence. It offers discussions of the major fluorescent minerals and mineral groups, techniques for collection them either on field trips or through trade and purchase, and the many ways fluorescent minerals can be displayed and enjoyed in the home. Fluorescent minerals present a puzzle. Many are of quite ordinary appearance in daylight, but when placed under the invisible rays of an ultraviolet lamp in a darkened room, they suddenly glow in beautiful colors. The transformation is so marked and so mysteriously compelling that many people instantly wish to learn more about it. This book provides information on the nature of ultraviolet light, how it causes fluorescence in a wide range of minerals, and how hobbyists can extract years of pleasure learning about them.











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