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Fluorescent Minerals From the Ilimaussaq Complex, Greenland

Over 200 minerals have been identified from  the Ilimaussaq Complex, South Greenland - and over 15 are only found here.  Ilimaussaq is the type locality for dozens of alkaline minerals including tugtupite, ussingite, polylithionite, sorensenite, and more.  Rare minerals such as chkalovite, leucophanite, catapleite, villiaumite and dozens more add to the allure of this remote "geologist's mecca".

 

In the past several years this area has become a world-class locale for fluorescent minerals and deeply tenebrescent sodalite hackmanite.  

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