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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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...

In early September 2018, after it looked like my grandchildren’s parents were required to prepare for a U.S. Government shutdown on the first of Octob...

by Chris Clemens


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

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

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

8/31/17 - A major component of rock collecting (for me) is simply getting out in nature.  A buddy dragged me out to a very remote area here in middle...

by Chris Clemens


The promise of this year’s Super Diggg on April 29th was too tempting to resist-  over six million pounds of Mill Site rock mate...

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Ten sets of images are displayed at a time.  Browse the archives for past pics, or just keep hitting "Older" to load more pics. 

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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