What minerals are fluorescent?
Where are fluorescent minerals collected? (region, mine, state?)
Huge database of high quality photos of Fluorescent Rocks & Minerals are archived in Nature's Rainbows' large gallery. Minerals are listed by name, country/state, and region.
Use this database to find fluorescent minerals in your area, or a place you plan to visit. Use it to help ID minerals, or just enjoy the pretty pics.
Each posting is accompanied by a set of tags that provide the mineral name and the geographical location. You can sort (filter) the view of the database using these tags in the mineral or country index. If you are interested in minerals from a specific region around the world use the Region View.
Fluorescent mineral photography is a challenge. People (and cameras) usually take pictures of well-lit scenes and rarely have to worry about overexposing an image. When photographing fluorescent minerals the game is changed dramatically. The camera now has to capture vividly glowing, saturated colors in a dark room. Cameras just aren't designed to do this.
The Basics, Where to Find Them, and How to Collect Them: Rock collecting is a pretty easy hobby to get into - buy a hammer, find a pile of rocks, and you're rock collecting. Fluorescent mineral collecting is a little more complicated. But folks are drawn to our hobby without even having learned how to collect white light rocks - the wondrous colors and glowing rocks draw folks like a moth to flame.
GlowNotes is the Nature's Rainbow Blog - a place with timely content and information about fluorescence, UV, fluorescent displays, mineral lights, and more. Be sure to check back often as we keep this section fresh and lively. We post many of the hot topics from the Fluorescent Mineral Facebook Discussion Group here. GlowNote Blog posts are indexed by topic, including educational, photography, equipment (lights and accessories), minerals, and displays. An index is provided on the GlowNotes Blog main page.
A Few of our Featured Posts
GlowNotes Fluorescent Mineral Blog
Fluorescent Mineral Quick Links
Fluorescent Minerals from New Jersey and Franklin - The fluorescent mineral capital of the world
Fluorescent Minerals from Greenland - The newest major locality for fluorescent minerals
Fluorescent Minerals from Sweden - and the areas around Langban
Fluorescent Minerals from Arizona, USA - Perhaps the most prolific state after New Jersey for fluorescent minerals
Fluorescent Minerals from Afghanistan - More and more becoming recognized as a premiere locality for fluorescent minerals
Fluorescent Minerals from China - A huge country virtually untapped for fluorescent minerals (beyond what shows up as crystals)
Fluorescent Minerals from Australia - The Puttapa Zinc Mine along with a few others has made this an important region for FL Minerals
Fluorescent Minerals from the Southwest USA - One of the most prolific collecting regions in the USA
Fluorescent Minerals of Mexico - Numerous mines produce some spectacular fluorescent specimens
Fluorescent Minerals by State, Country, or Region - Drill down to a specific state or country for fluorescent minerals from only that area
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