Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsPhysics · 9 years ago

i took a photo of a peridot in a dark room on my phone, i think the LED light from my phone made the peridot..?

....dim or loose color? is that supposed to happen to peridots or am i imaginating it??

Update:

will it go back to normal?

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
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    What color is the phone LED light. Red? Peridot (fayalite) is yellow-green. It absorbs red light. No, you were not imagining the dimming.

    Source(s): B.S. in earth sciences, hour's spent staring at thin sections with monocular petrographic microscopes and giving myself headaches, walking out of Dinwiddie Hall unfocused after midnight, and walking or bycling the whole length of the Tulane University uptown campus to Charles Rosen hall after midnight many times. M.S. in geology.
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