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Fluorescent Minerals and their Identification using UV Light

The first person to observe fluorescence in minerals was George Stokes in 1852. He noted the ability of fluorite to produce a blue glow when illuminated with ultraviolet light and called this phenomenon "fluorescence" after the mineral fluorite. The name became synonymous with metallurgists, gemologists and biologists. [caption id="attachment_9448" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Fluorit...
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