The crystalline structure of some minerals cause them to glow.
Crystals temporarily absorb a small amount of light and an instant later release a small amount of it in a different wavelength.
As Glenn went through a litany of identifications of these samples including "Augite, Phlogopite..." and the like, I realized all the homework I had if some of this find were to come to be on display at Museum Village.
At Glenn's home, constructed of the hand-hewn beams from the original barn for the property that used to sit out next to Little York Road when I was a kid, every nook and cranny is seemingly filled with mineral treasures on display.
The estimate on the age of this crystals is somewhere in the 800 million years ago range, according to Glenn, who has been a quick study of a collection that most mineralogist would take a lifetime to acquire.
The crystals may have been formed when our local Mount Adam and Eve, composed of granite, pushed through an existing marble belt forming the kind of stuff you find in plentitude in Franklin.
Here he took Gabe, George and I into the back room and brought out the black light.
In addition to being a visual sensation of perfect tetrahedrons and octahedrons in natural light, many of these crystals fluoresce under a black light.The handful of spinels Glenn fished out of a nearby puddle and dropped into my son's open palms paled to the importance he placed on the amount of mud he could take away from the site---a memorable day for all of us.It looked like a meteor crater, but it was here that Glenn extracted with a house-size back hoe on catepillar tracks what he has called the "mother lode", a rich vein of all types of crystals, some measuring four inches in diameter.Μάθετε περισσότερα, μεταξύ άλλων για τις διαθέσιμες δυνατότητες: Πολιτική για τα cookies.This blog is a forum for those who claim Warwick, NY as their hometown as well as those who have had experiences there that they wish to share.Fluorite, which is prevalent in this particular dig done in Amity, actually has exceptional fluorescing ability.