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    Nice Beginners Kit
  • Debbie Charles
  • 01/01/2013
  • This kit was purchased as a gift for my nephew (8 yrs old). Light could be larger/wider for better light coverage. My sister and I had a set when we were young which had a better light, but this is good for a beginner. Light has the UV lamp and a white light on then end. The switch is for both, with off in the middle position. Switch is not marked as to which direction turns on which light. Also, hard to turn to the middle positon to turn light off.
    Good for the basics
  • David Shuford
  • 12/02/2012
  • A failing of the UV-Tool lamp that comes with this kit is that it comes with no instructions. It took me a while to figure out how to open it to insert the batteries. Then, it was hard to slide the battery door back on with the batteries inside. I was afraid I was going to break something. Also, there is a little flip-up piece of plastic on the side, and I have no idea what that is for. By accident, I discovered the cover comes off the light tube. I used the light with the cover off until I figured out it is intended to be used with the cover ON. It filters out the visible light from the tube. I had read about that somewhere. It's important to use eye protection with this lamp. Without fail, get the safety goggles, especially for children. The goggles are inexpensive. They come in adult and children's sizes. UV-blocking eyeglasses are not enough in my opinion because you'll want to take them off to test their UV blocking ability. Even if you are careful t...
    Short Wave Kit
  • Dana
  • 05/18/2011
  • Very satisfied with the light and the size of the rocks. Short Wave is the way to go because it shows more minerals(colors). Excellent price!

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    Fluorescent Minerals Kit - Shortwave

    Ages 10+

    Item# KT-FLRSHOR

    $55.95 in_stock

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    Product Overview
    Watch these fluorescent minerals change color under ultraviolet light.

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      Fluorescent Minerals Kit - Shortwave

      Watch these fluorescent minerals change color under ultraviolet light! This set of 10 specimens fluoresce into bright greens, reds, oranges and more under "shortwave" ultraviolet light, peaking at a 254 nm wavelength. More minerals in nature fluoresce under shortwave light than longwave, so the included ultraviolet lamp (254 nm) is useful for expanding your own collection! In addition to the minerals (such as calcite, chalcedony, talc, and willemite), this kit comes a 60-pp booklet with tips for identifying fluorescent minerals. You provide four AA batteries.

      Note: UV light is the part of sun light that causes sunburns. Never look directly at UV bulbs and wear UV filtering goggles if using for extended periods.

      You can also order the shortwave light separately.

      Mineral Color under UV light
      Aragonite tan-pink
      Tremolite pink
      Willemite green
      Opalite lime green
      Chalcedony green
      Calcite & Willemite red and green
      Talc cream
      Resinous coal yellow-bluish
      Norbergite light yellow
      Calcite red

      Shipping Note: This item only ships to a street address in the 50 US states.

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