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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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Photo credit: Svetozar Simov

(This is an archive of an excellent post in our Fluorescent Mineral Facebook group by Richard David Armstrong)

There have b...

Over the 2018 holidays my daughters were in town.  One left after Christmas but was replaced by my BFF Howie Green and his wife.  Always looking for s...

I’ve known more than one collector who has been enticed by the brilliant blue/green fluorescence of the mineral gaspeite.  In fact, under the light of...

A rock just went viral!  A fellow found some glowing rocks on the beaches of Lake Superior and quickly realized how neat they were.  He did some inves...

by Chris Clemens

The Midwest Chapter of the Fluorescent Mineral Society (FMS) held its first annual meeting at the Ben E. Clement M...

There's been some cornfusion about the fluorescence of pyromorphite lately. I'll try and summarize, but invite others to wikify. For our purposes the...

The Ilímaussaq complex is one of the world's most fascinating igneous complexes. The abundance of rare elements has resulted in more than two hundred...

Originally published in UV Waves, the bi-monthly publication from the Fluorescent Mineral Society.

Helvetia. Just the name conjures up all sorts of tho...

Glenn Waychunas

Mar 1, 2018

Normally I do not send around a report, but now that I have some responsibility with the FMS, I consider it a duty (and a ni...

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