"Fire" Tugtupite from Greenland - simply the brightest

28.6.2016

Tugtupite from Greenland is a bright, rich fluorescent mineral.  The fluorescence is quite varied depending on which locality it is found.  Some pieces are a bright cherry red, others pink, peach, white, or an almost purple color.  Bright red is the most commonly found within the Ilimaussaq Complex and this variety is the brightest of them all.  We nicknamed it "Fire Tugtupite".  Interestingly, these pieces show a subdued response under MW and LW.  They also do not exhibit any signifcant tenebrescence.  The green fluorescence is chkalovite.  This specimen is about 4" wide.

 

 

 

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