Apatite from Pakistan with Unusual Fluorescent Responses


Apatite is usually fluorescent a bright lemon yellow under SW and dimmer under MW and sometimes LW.  This specimen fluoresces the typical lemon yellow under SW (perhaps not as saturated as most), but under midwave shifts to a bright white with a yellow tint.  Under LW it has an almost peach color.  Unusual....




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