Fluorescent Gem Scapolite from Tanzania

This sparkling little gem scapolite crystal was a find at the 2018 Tucson Gem & Mineral Show. Its country of origin is Tanzania, but the region and mine location is not known. Under normal visible lighting, it has a gemmy, pale yellow appearance. Luscious red fluorescence is seen under short wave UV (254 nm) and it shows a pale pink response under long wave UV (365 nm). The size of this crystal is 15.4 x 15.3 x 15.2 mm.

Deep, saturated, red fluorescence is seen under short wave UV (254 nm).

A pale pink response is seen under long wave UV (365 nm).

Same specimen shown under visible light. Gemmy, pale yellow, tetragonal crystal of scapolite. Singly-terminated.

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