Aragonite on Calcite, w/ Sulfur - Italy


Every time I photograph one of these specimens I'm struck by the detail and beauty.  Vividly fluorescent but it doesn't stop there; the fluorescent response changes under each wavelength.  And it's extremely phosphorescent to boot (see the pic below, no lights at all).  If there were a contest for the classiest fluorescent mineral - as much as I like Greenland - this would make it a hard decision for me.

La Grasta Mine, Sommatino, Caltanisseta, Sicily, Italy







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