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Nepheline
Vendor: Dr Edward Mason Wrench , 1834 - 1912
Place Object Found: Vesuvius
Department: Earth Sciences
Accession Number: I92.76
Many types of minerals fluoresce under Ultraviolet light. The crystals of nepheline in this rock glow pink or orange. The contrast is quite spectacular. This specimen was found on Mount Vesuvius in Italy at some point prior to 1892.
Display Location: Weston Park Museum

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