Black Lights: Seeing Minerals in a Whole “New Light”

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Black lights were once expensive and difficult to find (since the 70’s).  Today, the cost has come way down, and they can be purchased at almost any hardware store.  This program by Jim Lobb, a local collector, will introduce you to the colorful world revealed by the ultraviolet lamp.  Why are some minerals so vibrant colored and others don’t show any change?  Where can you buy an inexpensive and safe black light?  Where do you find fluorescent minerals, or should I buy them?  They make a great holiday gift for budding scientists.  This is a free program.

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