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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Pink grossular dodecahedrons and yellow non-fluorescent vesuvianite in a matrix of quartz and calcite, from the famous deposit in Sierra de Cruces. Th...

Tiny (1mm) colorless to brown zunyite crystals in quartz matrix, fluorescing deep red in SW. Yellow-fluorescing microcrystals of what is likely pyroph...

This material is variously called chalcedony, agate, or pastellite jasper. It comes from an area south of Burro Creek. Pale blue in white light, under...

An incredibly bright SW combo, the dolomite fluoresces deep red and the calcite red-orange. Under LW, the dolomite continues to produce a faint red. 

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Grains and veins of scheelite in quartz matrix, fluorescing bright cornflower blue in SW. 

Lit by a 240w SW transilluminator. Specimen is 132 x 94 x 50...

Macro photo of a large (18mm) translucent yellow stepped cerussite crystal, perched on blades of pink and yellow barite. In MW the cerussite fluoresce...

Delicate casts of light blue triangular plumbogummite crystals growing over/after decayed hexagonal green pyromorphite crystals, a few of which still...

Colorless massive agrellite crystals which fluoresce bright violet pink in MW and SW. This mineral is brightest in MW, pictured here. 

Lit by a 90w MW...

Massive translucent brown fluorite exhibiting two-tone fluorescence of white and violet in LW. 

Lit by a pair of 365nm flashlights. Specimen is 58 x 38...

Macro photos of translucent brown fluorite crystals up to 7mm on matrix. Microcrystals of pyrite are also visible in white light. The fluorite fluores...

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