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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Three red fluorescent calcities from Sardinia, Italy.

- The first one is a very beautiful specimen in daylight too.

Quartz and galena crystals are among...

On the typical yellow limestone matrix of this italian locality, there are several calcite cristals. Their color varies from white to honey and the di...

This specimen was mined during a trip with Bill Gardner in the 2005 and comes from Hogan Claim site.

Nothing to say about the calcite beauty (it seems...

White glassy calcite matrix mainly covered by Afghanite Phlogopite and other several varieties of fluorescent and NF minerals in  small quantity . Qui...

Good sample of Powellite Crystal from India.

Directly bought from an indian collector at the International Mineralogical Exhibition in Turin (2017).


Radial brownish Willemite concretions with a 2nd generation growth of white cristals. These fluoresce very bright and willemite has intense and long g...

This mineral comes from Somma-Vesuvius Complex (Naples, Italy).

It was found around 1960s in the pumice layers of the 79 DC Vesuvius  eruption, the one...

This kind of fluorite was well described by Robbins (1984). “...This material is opaque, and greenish or gray in daylight. Under long wave, the fluore...

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Polylithionite rose over a small microcline matrix. Fluorescence is the tipical yellow in Sw and in this sample it’s quite pale. Th...

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The worldwide denomination aragostrontianite for this mineral is incorrect.

This carbonate tipical of Bocchieggiano / Ballarino mine...

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