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Monazite from North Carolina having the alexandrite effect

Lawrence R. Bernstein
Monazite from North Carolina having the alexandrite effect
American Mineralogist (April 1982) 67 (3-4): 356-359


This monazite from Montgomery County is unusual because it contains no Th, U or Fe-group elements. The alexandrite effect (reddish orange under incandescent light, yellow-orange in daylight) is the result of several narrow absorption bands from Nd (super 3+) rather than a small number of broad bands. Microprobe analyses of rim and core are given.

ISSN: 0003-004X
EISSN: 1945-3027
Serial Title: American Mineralogist
Serial Volume: 67
Serial Issue: 3-4
Title: Monazite from North Carolina having the alexandrite effect
Affiliation: Stanford Univ., Dep. Geol., Stanford, CA, United States
Pages: 356-359
Published: 198204
Text Language: English
Publisher: Mineralogical Society of America, Washington, DC, United States
References: 9
Accession Number: 1982-058425
Categories: Mineralogy of non-silicates
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 1 table
N35°10'00" - N35°30'00", W80°10'00" - W79°40'00"
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United KingdomTwickenhamUKUnited Kingdom
Update Code: 1982
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