Cover Gorobets B.S., Rogojine A.A. Luminescent spectra of minerals. Reference-book
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Luminescent spectra of minerals. Reference-book

302 pp. (English). Paperback. ISBN 5-901837-05-3.

The book describes spectral luminescent properties of a large group of minerals. This is the first publication of the kind that has no analogues in the scientific literature on the subject.

Part I presents classification of luminescent substances in nature at several systematic levels: global luminescent geospheres, geochemical luminescent anomalies and crystal-chemistry systematization of luminescent minerals.

New luminescence techniques are described: detection of luminescent properties of minerals (apatite, fluorite, calcite, plagioclases, scheelite, and other) versus their genetically-defined features; mineralogical analysis; models of luminescent haloes of kimberlite pipes, ruby bearing scarns, emerald-bearing rocks, etc. Techniques for luminescent sorting of minerals are also depicted.

Part II summarizes spectroscopic luminescent properties of minerals. It includes photo-, X-ray-, and cathodoluminescence spectra, excitation spectra and time-decay parameters of luminescent minerals broken into 25 groups. These groups represent homoatomic minerals, sulfides, halides and oxygenous minerals versus different metals in their formulas, groups of minerals with adsorbed luminescent impurities and a group of hydrocarbon minerals. Summary features of over two thousand samples of some 320 minerals are presented in numerous tables. Information on samples' history is also provided (genetic types of mother rocks, names and geographic locations of deposits, etc.). The presented results are based on the analysis of about three thousand spectra measured at room and liquid-nitrogen temperatures. Most of the observed spectral bands and lines are ascribed to definite electron transitions in luminescent chemical elements and molecules.


Preface by Dr. Alexander Khomiakov

Authors' forward

Part I. Luminescent substances in Nature

1. Definitions, basic physical mechanism and schemes of luminescence

2. Global system of luminescent geospheres

2.1. Cosmos and Earth's atmosphere

2.2. Hydrosphere

2.3. Biosphere

2.4. Lithosphere

3. Luminescent geochemical anomalies in the lithosphere

4. Crystal chemistry systematization of minerals by luminescence properties

5. Luminescent properties of minerals versus their genesis

5.1. Apatite

5.2. Fluorite

5.3. Calcite

5.4. Plagioclases

5.5. Quartz

5.6. Anhydrite, celestite and barite

5.7. Datolite and danburite

5.8. Scheelite

5.9. Lithium micas

6. Applications of luminescent mineralogical analysis in the geology and technology of mineral resources

6.1. Luminescent minerals in sands (Tables)

6.2. Rubies

6.3 Apatite (grading magnetic anomalies in hunting for kimberlite bodies)

6.4. Uranyl minerals (low temperature analysis)

6.5. Scheelite - molybdocsheelite

6.6. Cassiterite

6.7. Boron minerals

6.8. Luminescent haloes of ore bodies

6.9. Luminescence sorting of minerals

Part II. Spectral characteristics of luminescent minerals

1. Homoatomic minerals

2. Sulfides

3-23. Halides and oxy-compounds

3. Minerals of sodium (Na+)

4. Minerals of potassium and cesium (K+, Cs1)

5. Minerals of silver (Ag+)

6. Minerals of magnesium (Mg21)

7. Minerals of calcium (Ca2+)

8. Minerals of strontium and barium (Sr2+, Ba2+)

9. Minerals of zinc (Zn2+)

10. Minerals of manganese (Mn2+)

11. Minerals of aluminum (Al3+Vi)

12. Minerals of lanthanides, yttrium and thorium (TR3+, Y3+, Th4+)

13. Minerals of silicon (Si4+)

14. Minerals of titanium (Ti4+)

15. Minerals of zirconium (Zr4+)

16. Minerals of tin (Sn4+)

17. Minerals of vanadium (V5+)

18. Minerals of chromium (Cr6+)

19. Minerals of molybdenum and tungsten (Mo6", W6*)

20. Minerals of uranium (U6+)

21. Minerals of small-sized and large-sized cations (H+, Be2+, B3+, Pb2+)

22. Minerals with S"2 and 0"2 centers in the anion sublattice

23. Uranyl absorbing minerals

24. Minerals containing organic fluorophors

25. Cyclic hydrocarbons

Post scriptum

(some problems for the future investigation of luminescence spectra of minerals and an attempt

to estimate the confidence level of the identification of luminescent elements)


Alphabetical index of minerals