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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Located on the bank of the Mississippi River, in Buffalo, Scott Co., Iowa, the Linwood Mine is one of the largest underground limestone mines currentl...

Tremolite mixed with anthopyllite and/or clino-suenoite from the International Talc Company Mine, Talcville, New York, USA. 10x6x2cm, 145 g.

Under long...

This post features a large specimen of well-crystallized colemanite from Boron, Kern County, California.  This piece shows a bright multi-wavelength f...

Fluorite cubes (fluorescent blue) and powdery cerussite (fluorescent yellow) from the Blanchard Mine, Bingham, NM, USA.

The overall size is about 12 x...

Nosean on Sanidine from the In den Dellen quarries in Germany. The overall size is about 6 x 5 x 4 cm and weights 74 g.

Under long wave the nosean...

This is a fluorescent, Pleistocene age (approx. 1-2 Ma) Busycon rucksorum whelk fossil from the famous Rucks' Pit site in Fort Drum, Florida.  These f...

To mineral collectors, the Sweet Home Mine in Alma, Colorado is best known as a producer of some of the finest rhodochrosite specimens in the world. D...

This lovely 2-color fluorescent specimen contains willemite and sphalerite, and is from the Nelly James Mine (also known as Miller Canyon), in souther...

This beautiful 3-color fluorescent rock features a combination of calcite, willemite and fluorite and is part of a find made by New Mexico based colle...

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