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A drop of hydrochloric acid will fizz when it is in contact with carbonate minerals such as calcite and dolomite or carbonate rocks such as limestone, dolostone and marble.

The Rare Gemstone Ammolite.  This dazzling iridescent fossil of an 80 million year old ammonite measuring two feet in diameter was discovered near Alberta, Canada and is a particularly rare example of an ancient sea creature that went extinct at the same time as most dinosaurs. The spectacular coloration is the result of millions of years of high temperatures and pressures acting on the animal’s shell to create a gemstone known as ammolite.

Opalized 80 million years old Ammonite measuring 2 ft. in diameter, discovered near Alberta, Canada. Shown here under fluorescent light. Hands down, the most beautiful ammonite I've ever seen!

Photography of the Invisible World: UV Fluorescent Minerals

Today now very bright images which fluorescent minerals can provide. A very good friend of mine was so kind to open up his mineral collectio.

Spectacular Nature Collection: Fluorescent Minerals, Darwin Mines, California, fluorescent treasures, scheelite, fluorite,

Fluorescent Treasures by Floris van Breugel on

Fluorescent Minerals Of Africa Gallery

Fluorescent Minerals Of Africa Gallery

Fluorescent Minerals

Fluorescent mineral rock (Unidentified) specimen (AB) as seen under a shortwave ultraviolet light. compared to a photo inset of the same rock in natural light.

Franklin Fluorescent Minerals

Franklin Fluorescent Minerals

Fluorescent Minerals Tugtupite Aegirine SW LW Tugtupit Aegirin 62x43x28mm 97gr

Fluorescent Minerals Tugtupite Aegirine SW LW Tugtupit Aegirin 62x43x28mm 97gr

Fluorescent Minerals Tugtupite Aegirine SW LW Tugtupit Aegirin in Collectibles, Rocks, Fossils & Minerals, Crystals & Mineral Specimens

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Fluorescent Calcite (red) and Willemite (green). Photo courtesy of Sterling Hill Mine.

Fluorescent Minerals of Southern Arizona 2a

Fluorescent Minerals of Southern Arizona

Natural glow-in the dark rocks! Who woulda thunk it?  I've borrowed a collection from the junior high for tomorrow's Geology program at the library.

Natural glow-in the dark rocks! Who woulda thunk it? I've borrowed a collection from the junior high for tomorrow's Geology program at the library.

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