17th October 2019

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What chemicals are used to make fireworks?

Metal salts commonly used in firework displays include: strontium carbonate (red fireworks), calcium chloride (orange fireworks), sodium nitrate (yellow fireworks), barium chloride (green fireworks) and copper chloride (blue fireworks).

Thereof, what minerals are used to make bright greens?

Barium produces bright greens; strontium yields deep reds; copper produces blues; and sodium yields yellow. Other colors can be made by mixing elements; strontium and sodium produce brilliant orange; Titanium, zirconium, and magnesium alloys make silvery white; copper and strontium make lavender.

What are the minerals that glow under ultraviolet light?

Minerals with phosphorescence can glow for a brief time after the light source is turned off. Minerals that are sometimes phosphorescent include calcite, celestite, colemanite, fluorite, sphalerite, and willemite. Thermoluminescence is the ability of a mineral to emit a small amount of light upon being heated.

What is the mineral for June?

Traditional Birthstones
January GarnetFebruary AmethystMarch Bloodstone
May EmeraldJune AlexandriteJuly Ruby
September SapphireOctober TourmalineNovember Yellow Topaz
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