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Calcite from
San Vicente Mine, Boquillas Del Carmen, Mun. de Ocampo, Coahuila, Mexico

Locality type:Mine
Comments: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.
Habit:cleavable masses
Colour:white to pale pink
Luminescent properties:blue to pink
Quality for species:Good crystals or rich for species - important (!)
Confirmation Methods:Visual (Fluorescence)
References:Schneider, S. (2004): Collecting Fluorescent Minerals. Published by Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., Atglen, PA, 2004. 192p. [photos on p. 118]
Mineral Data:Click here to view Calcite data
Locality Data:Click here to view San Vicente Mine, Boquillas Del Carmen, Mun. de Ocampo, Coahuila, Mexico
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