|Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.|
|Latitude & Longitude:||27° North , 102° West (est.)|
|Margin of Error:||~142km|
Locality known for fluorescent calcites.
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1 valid mineral.
Detailed Mineral List:
Habit: cleavable masses
Colour: white to pale pink
Fluorescence: blue to pink
Description: Famous Terlingua-type calcite, found in irregular, translucent cleavable masses, milky with pink zones. Fluoresces blue under SW UV with strong phosphorescence and bright pink under LW UV. Both colors mix under MW UV to produce a lavender hue. Fluorescence is strongest in the pink zones.
Reference: Schneider, S. (2004): Collecting Fluorescent Minerals. Published by Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., Atglen, PA, 2004. 192p. [photos on p. 118]
List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification
|Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates|
List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification
|Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES|
List of minerals for each chemical element
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Schneider, S. (2004): Collecting Fluorescent Minerals. Published by Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., Atglen, PA, 2004. 192p. [photo on p. 118]
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