Taseq East

Yellow sodalite collected on first night at Taseq East



I discovered two large pieces of yellow sodalite our night in Greenland, high up on Taseq East. The sodalite fluoresces a blazing bright orange under longwave ultraviolet. The response to shortwave is also remarkable - the yellow gemmy part of the sodalite turns a deep shade of purple and remains that way for about an hour. Then it returns to it's normal yellow color. That phenomenon is called tenebrescence. I'll add some "before and after" pictures soon.


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