Fluorescent Mineral Photo Gallery

Minerals that are fluorescent under shortwave, midwave, and/or longwave UV from around the world.  Each database entry shows white light photos along with UV photos, as well as localities and descriptions.  Use the index to search for specific minerals, or fluorescent minerals from a region.   If this page is entered via the index, the results are filtered.

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Certainly not the most impressive fluorescent mineral, but it is quite rare any many people don't even know that it can fluoresce. It isn't the greate...

Phlogopite fluorescing yellowish green in red fluorescing calcite. Under SW-UV.

Locality: Badakhshan, Afghanistan.

Source: Fluorescent Minerals Wor...

From where else? Francon Quarry, Montréal, Quebec, Canada... With somegreenish and white unknowns... Both in white light and SW-UV.

Source: F...

Calcite, aragonite and sphalerite from the Passa Limani slag locality, Lavrion, Attica, Greece. 

Source: Fluorescent Minerals Workgroup MKA

This hydrozincite comes from the Minas de Altaiz, in the Picos de Europa National Park in the Norts of Spain. The fluorescence is due to some lead rep...

 Source: Fluorescent Minerals Workgroup MKA

Halite from Fulda, Germany.

This specimen died in July 2013. We were staying at Kitty and Bill Heacox home i...

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