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Fluorapatite in Jumillaite

 

Jumillaite is not a recognized mineral species. It's a post-volcanic mixture of different silicates, such as analcime, leucite and others. It's the white fluorescence of this material that enhances the orange-pink fluorescence of the apatite crystal. The fluorescence is caused by different rare earth elements.

Locality: Jumilla, Murcia, Spain

Source: Fluorescent Minerals Workgroup MKA

 

 

 

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