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FLUORESCENT SODALITE

Yooperlites’ Appeal
Close-up view of a fluorescing sodalite, under UV light, along the shores of Lake Superior.
PHOTO BY SAMUEL CAVADA.

It’s been nearly two years since Erik Rintamaki of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula spotted something unfamiliar and utterly intriguing along the shores of Lake Superior under the setting sun and evening sky.

The discovery of fluorescent sodalite, which Erik named “Yooperlites”, caught the attention of geologists, mineralogists, rockhounds, educators, and just about anyone who had lived in or visited the Upper Peninsula at one time or another. The origin of the name “Yooperlites” is the abated abbreviation of “U.P.” for Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. “Yoopers” are the area’s colloquial citizenry. “Lite” refers to the rock’s fluorescent properties from sodalite.

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