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The Henkel Glossary of Fluorescent Minerals

The Fluorescent Mineral Society is an international organization of professional mineralogists, gemologists, amateur collectors, and others who study and collect fluorescent minerals.   The society was founded in 1971, incorporated in 1993, and is in the process of being granted non-profit status at this time.

The Henkel Glossary of Fluorescent Minerals is a special issue of the Journal of the Fluorescent Mineral Society which offers the most comprehensive list of mineral fluorescences we know of. For each of well over 500 mineral species reported to fluoresce (along with a number of groups and mineraloids) it lists the name, formula, fluorescent colors observed (with LW/SW band stated where possible), and number of references.
It is largely the work of the late Dr. Gerhard Henkel who monitored a number of mineralogical publications for years, noting each mention of fluorescence. His full data from which the glossary was extracted includes the publication citations and locale information -- one of these days we intend to publish the full data, perhaps electronically.

The Henkel Glossary is available for $18.50, postpaid for U.S. addresses - send orders to Fluorescent Mineral Society, P. O. Box 572694 Tarzana, CA 91357-2694.
Doug Mitchell, Newsletter editor, Fluorescent Mineral Society, Inc.

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