Calcite and Aragonite - Helvetia Mining District, AZ

Calcite (orange) and aragonite (blu/wht) from the Helvetia Mining area near Tucson AZ. This piece was collecting during a visit to the Tucson Gem show in 2017. We made a side visit to the mine and brought back numerous wonders. A short photo essay on this collecting trip was posted in the Facebook fluorescent mineral group (

The large pic is shortwave, followed by a gallery of LW and MW images. The aragonite is briefly phosphorescent.

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