The UV Waves

The Waves is the bi-monthly newsletter of the FMS. Each issue covers the latest happenings of the FMS and its chapters.

Typically, there’ll be an article or two highlighting a collecting trip, a chapter meeting, or an interesting subject regarding a unique mineral or the science of fluorescents.

The Waves will soon be an open access publication. While the most recent editions will be available only to members for a limited time, all prior editions will be accessible to the general public via this site. As the task will take time, please check back periodically to find the most recent postings.

Journal of The Fluorescent Mineral Society 2017-2018 Volume 36

The Journal of the Fluorescent Mineral Society

The Journal is published on a somewhat annual basis and is typically more technical than The Waves. Articles often go in depth on the specifics of a fluorescent mineral or family of minerals or can cover the latest research into the science of fluorescence, afterglow, tenebrescence and the like.

The Journal will also soon be completely open access. Though the most recent edition will be a benefit for members, all prior issues will be uploaded over time and accessible here.

Journal of The Fluorescent Mineral Society 2017-2018 Volume 36

The Henkel Glossary

The Henkel Glossary of Fluorescent Minerals, edited by Dr. Earl Verbeek and Dr. Peter Modreski, was published as a 1988-89 as a special issue of the Journal of the Fluorescent Mineral Society. All of the original 1000 copies have been distributed, so it has recently been reprinted.

The Henkel Glossary of Fluorescent Minerals by Dr. Gerhard Henkel, Journal of the Fluorescent Mineral Society, volume 15 (1988-9), is the most exhaustive listing of fluorescent minerals known.

In 91 pages, it lists 566 mineral species and 59 related substances, plus entries for numerous variety, group, and alternate names. For each substance, it gives the name, chemical formula (or composition), longwave UV fluorescence colors, shortwave UV fluorescence colors, and the number of localities reported from.

The Henkel Glossary is printed in small-book format for portability and is generally patterned after Michael Fleischer’s ‘Glossary of Mineral Species’.

Copies are available from the FMS for $18.50 postpaid. To order or obtain further information, use our contact form or write:

FMS – Henkel Glossary
PO Box 252
Hazel Crest, IL 60429, USA


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