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Yes. Only certain minerals will glow under ultraviolet light. First you have to have the uv light shining on it, then you have to turn the lights off and they will grow

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Q: Can some minerals glow under ultraviolet light?
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How does fluorescent work?

Fluorescent lights glow because of an electric discharge in a glass tube that causes mercury atoms to emit ultraviolet light. The inside of the tube is coated with phosphor, which absorbs the ultraviolet light and then re-emits visible light.

What makes blacklight posters glow?

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Related questions

What property do minerals that glow under ultraviolet light display?

What property do minerals that glow under ultraviolet light display

What three minerals glow under ultraviolet light and what is that glow called?

Some minerals that glow under ultraviolet light are scheelite, amber, halite.

What property do minerals that glow under light display.?

What property do minerals that glow under ultraviolet light display

What are three minerals that glow under ultraviolet light?

scheelite, amber, halite and its called luminescence

What nonsilicate mineral glows under ultraviolet light?

3 minerals that glow under ultra violet light

What is called minerals glow under ultraviolet light have a property?


What are 3 minerals that glow under ultraviolet light?

Three minerals that glow under ultraviolet light are calcite, fluorite and sheelite. Sheelite gives a bright blue glow. Calcite can give various colors like red, green, pink and orange.

What is the ability to glow under ultraviolet light called?



can glow sometimes if exposed to ultraviolet light

After absorbing ultraviolet light a mineral releases visible light rays has the property of what?

The ability of a mineral or substance to glow during and after exposure to ultraviolet light is called fluorescence. If it continues to glow after the ultraviolet light has been turned off the effect is called phosphorescence.

Can scorpions see in ultraviolet light?

No. They can not see in ultraviolet light. They are known to glow when exposed to ultraviolet light, though.

What is the name of the glow powder mixed into nail polish that makes it glow under black lights?

Ultraviolet Light Sensitive Phosphorus Powder.