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The Fluorescent Mineral Titles Book Shelf

This small selection of books relates to the fluorescence of rocks under SW Ultraviolet light.



 
Ultraviolet Light and Fluorescent Minerals: Understanding Collecting and Displaying Fluorescent Minerals 
(Soft Cover)

This book has been prepared to meet the often-expressed need for a broad and accurate introduction to the fluorescent-mineral hobby. The subject matter is intended to complement, rather than duplicate other recent texts on mineral fluorescence and differs from them chiefly in offering information not only on the minerals themselves but also on the nature of ultraviolet light, the lamps used to produce it, and useful techniques for collecting, learning about, and displaying fluorescent minerals. The agents that cause minerals to fluoresce and those that act to prevent it are explained as well. Some of this information has never before been presented in nontechnical fashion and thus may be of interest not only to beginning hobbyists, but also to more advanced collectors.



 
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Fluorescence: Gems and Minerals Under Ultraviolet Light 
(Hard cover)
Fluorescence, the generation of visible light in color via stimulation of ultraviolet radiation, is widely appreciated in mineral museum displays. Robbins's highly readable treatise for mineral collectors and mineralogists begins with an explanation of the terms and dimensions of mineral luminescence and with an overview of activators, the trace elements responsible for inducing fluorescence in minerals. Principal chapters cover gemstones and specific mineral species and their fluorescent colors, activators, and source localities. A major section of the book provides an extensive catalog and description of the fluorescent minerals and their collecting localities. A final chapter concerns a group of interesting laboratory experiments with the nature of light, mineral fluorescence, and crystals. Color plates include 48 excellent photographs of minerals under ultraviolet light. There is a complete bibliography on mineral fluorescence and an index of minerals and localities. The book is well suited to undergraduate geoscience students and to mineral collectors among the general readership, and it is more thorough than Robbins's earlier The collector's Book of Fluorescent Minerals.



 
 
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Collector's Book Of Fluorescent Minerals 
(Hardcover)
The ultimate authorative book on minerals that fluoresce under Shortwave and Longwave Ultraviolet light. 



 
 







                     
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