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Franklin mineral cabachon Calcite and Willemite

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SilicaTales's loves5 of 17Calcite Willemite and FrankliniteLötz Phänomen Genre 377, ca. 1900 I
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    Posted 10 years ago

    Hedgewalker
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    This is a Willemite and Calcite cab shown under short wave UV light.I delivered a water heater for a plumber and the home owner had a house full of minerals.After talking rocks with him for a little bit he gave me this piece as a tip for delivering the heater to his basement.

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    Comments

    1. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 10 years ago
      Wolcott here is one you may like.
    2. wolcott1 wolcott1, 10 years ago
      Yes sir, that's a beauty! Is it a pendant?
    3. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 10 years ago
      Yes The natural light pics are a bit blurry...I'll have to get some better ones.
    4. wolcott1 wolcott1, 10 years ago
      Makes me wonder if I have any of these kind of rocks hanging around that I didn't know could get all glowy :)
    5. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 10 years ago
      You never know...fluorescent rocks are found around the world.Franklin has the most diverse species list some only found here.But willemite and calcite are found elsewhere also.
    6. wolcott1 wolcott1, 10 years ago
      I wonder if the Victorians were into these kinds of minerals. zthey were all about nature in terms of design. The UV lights were invente in the 1800's. Just a thought. You got me thinking :)
    7. wolcott1 wolcott1, 10 years ago
      Never mind it was just a theory of a french physicist at that point. It wasn't until much later that the lights went on!
    8. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 10 years ago
      These minerals were discovered(at least here)by mistake.A piece of equipment needed to be welded in the mine and the welder put off a primitive form of short wave UV light which excited the atoms in the minerals and made them glow.
    9. wolcott1 wolcott1, 10 years ago
      I wonder when they were discovered. Imagine the welders surprise.
    10. wolcott1 wolcott1, 10 years ago
      Haha thanks Scandi, I do have my moments of spaciness as you witnessed ;)
      Hedgewalker, thanks for posting!
    11. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 9 years ago
      Thanks BELLIN !!
    12. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 9 years ago
      Thanks ay !!
    13. aycockonxion aycockonxion, 9 years ago
      Great lookin piece Hedge!
    14. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 9 years ago
      Thanks van and Marc !!
    15. SilicaTales, 8 years ago
      This is absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
    16. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 8 years ago
      Thanks Silica,Vintage,aldo and Mani !!!

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