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DVH 3 Yooperlite Hearts Fluorescent Sodalite in Syenite 3.6oz (2742)

DVH 3 Yooperlite Hearts Fluorescent Sodalite in Syenite 3.6oz (2742)

$ 150.00

I made these 3  matte finish hearts out of a beach rock found on the shores of Lake Superior in Keweenaw county, Michigan, the peninsula of the Upper Peninsula! The smallest is the light grey one and it measures 40x30x18mm.  The others are a little larger.  They weigh a little over an ounce each.  These are NOT drilled.  I thought they were a little big for beads so I just left them as hearts for display, an altar, or as pocket rocks.  This listing is for ALL THREE.  Each comes in a separate gift box.  :) 

The rock is syenite with inclusions of fluorescent sodalite. The sodalite fluoresces a bright orange-yellow under ultraviolet light. I took the fluorescent picture of the stone using a Convoy 365nm Ultraviolet (UV) Flashlight from Way To Cool to illuminate the bead and the other picture under a regular LED daylight bulb. The UV light is what makes the sodalite "glow" and how brilliant it is will depend on the quality of the UV light you look at it with. With a good light they look like glowing hot coals!

The rockhound who "discovered" fluorescent sodalite in syenite on the beaches of the Keweenaw County gave these rocks the trade name "yooperlite" because they come from the U.P. and the Yoopers like them! A great gift and even better if you give it to someone with a fluorescent lamp.

Fluorescent minerals show up best under a QUALITY ultraviolet lamp. A simple long wave "black light" bulb will not do any fluorescent mineral justice. Don't be fooled by cheap knock off ultraviolet flashlights. You get what you pay for. I highly recommend the quality UV lamps available at Way To Cool.


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