Fluorescent/Phosphorescent Celestine and Strontianite, Lime City, Ohio


Blocky, white, celestine crystals, partially altered to strontianite, sit on a light-colored limestone matrix, from the Stoneco Quarry, Lime City, Wood Co., Ohio.  This specimen shows a similar blue/white fluorescent response under all UV wavelengths.  It also phosphoresces blue/green following exposure to short and mid wave UV, and green following long wave.  This piece measures 7.6 x 7.6 x 3.3 cm, and weighs 180 grams.

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