This is a not-for-profit, informational website
provided to share some of
the beauty of the remarkable fluorescent minerals of Ilímaussaq,
Their unique colors, complex form, peculiar chemistry and textural
variety place them among our planet’s more fascinating natural creations.
Thanks to Mark Cole of
minershop.com for sharing specimens, collecting
stories, and location photos. Thanks to Prof. Henning Sørensen for kindly
providing a copy of a classic report on the complex, and to Michael Marks of Tübingen
University for sharing recent petrologic research.
This website has large graphics and so will be slow to load. It was tested on users with 32-bit
color and current
versions of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer® running under Windows. It may
work correctly with others. Images will degrade at lesser video settings.
Note that many of the image files are large (~100Kb), as are the Macromedia
Flash® animations. I’ve generally decided in favor of better graphics,
rather than degrade the images by making them smaller. You’ll need
high-speed access to keep the viewing experience fun.
As noted on the bottom of most pages, unless otherwise noted, all content
is Copyright © 2003 by Herb Yeates and all rights reserved. No other
use may be made of these materials without my permission.
For usage permissions, or any other questions or comments, write to me
at the address shown at the foot of this page.