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    us
    Jun 2010
    Atalanta Georgia
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    Black/Uv light for finding gemstones

    I was wondering if a blacklight/ultraviolet light would be of any help while looking for gemstones. I know that they fluoresce, but is the fluorescence bright enough that it would be of any real help in the search? and if so, what is better short wave or longwave UV lighting?

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    se
    Sep 2006
    Sweden
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    Re: Black/Uv light for finding gemstones

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocksforbrainz
    I was wondering if a blacklight/ultraviolet light would be of any help while looking for gemstones. I know that they fluoresce, but is the fluorescence bright enough that it would be of any real help in the search? and if so, what is better short wave or longwave UV lighting?
    Yes, for some it helps, however not all will fluorescence.
    For example some Flourite will glow, just not all.

    Long wave is better, not as hurtful as SW.

    However, search has to be done in the dark; or its effect less.
    Geologists are gneiss, tuff, and a little wacke.

  3. #3
    us
    Jun 2010
    Atalanta Georgia
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    Re: Black/Uv light for finding gemstones

    Thanks a bunch. It might be interesting to try night hunting for gems with a blacklight.

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    us
    Feb 2010
    Vancouver WA
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    Re: Black/Uv light for finding gemstones

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocksforbrainz
    Thanks a bunch. It might be interesting to try night hunting for gems with a blacklight.

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    Wonder what this one would look like under a Black light!!! Just received it from another post!!!
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