Author: Rajani

When some minerals are directly exposed to a particular kind of radiation (ultraviolet radiation, X-rays or electrical discharge), they begin to glow i.e. they produce visible light. What Aare Fluorescent Minerals? This phenomenon is called fluorescence and the minerals possessing this ability are called fluorescent minerals. As rocks are composed of minerals, not the whole rock but the part that has fluorescent mineral shows fluorescence. One of the most common minerals exhibiting fluorescence and certainly the best example of fluorescent mineral is fluorite (CaF2), in which the entire phenomenon is named after. Fluorescence is one of the important optical properties…

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