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Mineral Specimen #3031    Scheelite, Calcite, Fluorite

near Tucson, Pima Co., Arizona

Collected 1975 or earlier; Fluoresces under SW

A rough piece of massive material which under SW UV has Scheelite which fluoresces bright blue and Calcite which fluoresces red. During World War II there was enough Scheelite scattered on the desert floor outside of Tucson, that prospectors would collect pieces using portable UV lamps. The price at the time was quite high due to the high demand for the war effort. Also present is purple colored Fluorite.


From the Don Langham collection

5 x 4.9 x 4.2 cm

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This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From Arizona | Oxides and Hydroxides | Calcite | Fluorite | Fluorescents | Minerals Priced Between 25 and 49 Dollars