Yooperlite

£19.20

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SIZE:  30-50mm (Average)

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Description

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These fluorescent sodalite rocks are found along the shores of the Great Lakes and are especially popular in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and the shores of Lake Superior. Erik Rintamaki of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula first spotted something unfamiliar and intriguing along the shores of Lake Superior under the setting sun and evening sky.

Erik named these fluorescent sodalites “Yooperlites,” and caught the attention of geologists, mineralogists, rockhounds, educators and just about anyone who had lived in or visited the Upper Peninsula. The origin of the name “Yooperlites” is the abated abbreviation of “U.P.” for Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. “Yoopers” are the area’s colloquial citizenry. “Lite” refers to the rock’s fluorescent properties from sodalite.

This mineral is HIGHLY fluorescent under Low Wave UV light!

From the USA
HIGHLY Fluorescent under Low Wave UV!

MAY DIFFER TO PHOTOThe image shows an example of the single specimen you will receive. This will be picked from our stock box graded and with a size approximately within the size range indicated. It will not be the same specimen shown in the photo, the colours, shape, size and style may vary as with any natural item. To guarantee the specimen you receive will be representative by that in photo, we would always recommend the Actual as seen version of this item.

 

Additional information

Unique

(May differ to photo)

Origin

USA

Colour

grey

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