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    FLUORESCENT WERNERITE SPHERE
    Ladysmith Prospect, Quebec Province, Canada
    This beautiful little sphere, in attractive mottled shades of gray and white flecked with brown, holds a colorful secret, for it has been fashioned from fluorescing Wernerite: A member of the Scapolite mineral group that is considered one of the strongest of fluorescent minerals, and when exposed to longwave ultraviolet light, this sphere bursts into vibrant life, showing a vivid, pure yellow glow. Under shortwave light it turns a paler yellow, but now it is additionally flecked with the dramatic electric blue of Diopside. An exquisite example of a fine fluorescent mineral, the sphere measures 3 inches (7.6 cm) in diameter. Offered at no reserve.


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2012
    20th Sunday
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