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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The Electric Opal Claim in Zacatecas, Mexico produced specimens of hyalite opal that were notable for having brilliant green fluorescence under UV, an...

This is a variety of willemite from Franklin, New Jersey called "apple green willemite" for its, well...  apple green color.  This is one of the brigh...

Colorless to greenish, transparent, glassy bubbles of hyalite opal (Opal-AN) covering an unknown brown/grey colored matrix, from Electric Opal Knob, Z...

Daylight fluorescence is a phenomenon where some fluorescent minerals show a noticeable color change under sunlight, due to the UV component of the su...

If you like fluorescent rocks you will really like this.  I recently purchased a flat of top grade extreme color changing hackmanite mine rough from A...

Gemmy, green cubes of fluorite with minor non-fluorescent galena on a light brown matrix, from the source of some of the most beautiful and brightly f...

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You may filter the view of the archive to find minerals in a certain geographic area, or those that respond to specific wavelengths or have other characteristics.  If the view is filtered the results show only that selection.

Famous localities are listed as separate geographic areas under Region View.

Using the search box above you may find specific minerals, mines, or localities.

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