Schalenblende, Raibl Mines, Tarvisio, Italy

Specimen of fluorescent schalenblende from the Raibl Mines, Cave del Predil, Tarvisio, Udine Province, Friulli Benezia Giulia, Italy, consisting of swirling bands of orange fluorescent sphalerite and cream/white fluorescent dolomite, with minor non-fluorescent galena. As shown in the photographs below, this specimen shows its best response under long wave UV, but is also weakly fluorescent under short wave UV. This size of this piece is 111 x 80 x 48 mm, and it weighs 405 grams.