Fluorescent Smithsonite and Willemite, Third Plain Zinc Deposit, Bunkers Range, South Australia

This is a beautiful fluorescent specimen from the Lower Slope, Third Plain Zinc Deposit, Angorichina Station, Bunkers Range, Northern Flinders Ranges, South Australia. Its primary component species are smithsonite and willemite. Under short wave UV, veins of smithsonite show a rich blue fluorescent response and the willemite fluoresces green/blue with bright and lasting phosphorescence. The fluorescent coverage on this piece is outstanding. It was collected in 2015, and measures 8.2 x 5.9 x 5.2 cm, and it weighs 264 gms.

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