Tugtupite - A Rare Fluorescent Mineral from Greenland
Tugtupite is the most widely known fluorescent mineral from Greeenland. It is used in making beautiful tugtupite cabochons.Read more
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A beautiful addition of calcite crystals and a matrix of pyrite. The specimen displays a brief intense phosphorescence (BIP).
Brief intense phosphorescence, or ÒBIPÓ, is a phenomenon where for a brief moment immediately after the shortwave lamp is turned off, it displays a very short-lived, but bright phosphorescence or flash. ItÕs very difficult to capture this in the photos. Typical for manganese activated calcites.