Mineralpedia Details for Rosenhahnite
Leo Rosenhahn, an amateur mineralogist from California, USA who discovered the mineral, is the namesake for Rosenhahnite. At its type locality in Russian River in California, USA, Rosenhahnite occurs in veins within brecciated, garnet- and diopside-bearing metamorphosed sediments. Rosenhahnite can be found at additional localities including Japan, New Zealand, and Russia. It will fluoresce a light orange-pink under long-wave ultraviolet light.
Ref. Handbook of Mineralogy, Anthony et al (1995) and MSA at http://www.handbookofmineralogy.org/pdfs/rosenhahnite.pdf
Rosenhahnite from Russian River, Mendocino Co., California, United States
- Special Info
- Fluorescent, Type Locality
Here's a specimen with a little history behind it. Basically read the accompanied label as it is from Leo Rosenhahn himself - the guy they named the mineral after. And to further this, the specimen was analyzed by Adolf Pabst. I like what the label says about the mineral never being found in place. It was found as float. May not be true now. It is slightly fluorescent orange.