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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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...

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

Nodules of barite and aragonite are perched on an underlying base of celestine and fluorite on this beautiful specimen from the Annabel Lee Mine, Cave...

These barite specimens, collected from an abandoned barite mine in Custer County, Colorado, show an unusual multi-wavelength red to orange fluorescent...

Macro photo of a large (18mm) translucent yellow stepped cerussite crystal, perched on blades of pink and yellow barite. In MW the cerussite fluoresce...

Delicate casts of light blue triangular plumbogummite crystals growing over/after decayed hexagonal green pyromorphite crystals, a few of which still...

Colorless massive agrellite crystals which fluoresce bright violet pink in MW and SW. This mineral is brightest in MW, pictured here. 

Lit by a 90w MW...

This is a spectacular 4-color, mixed mineral, fluorescent specimen from the Franklin Mine, Franklin, New Jersey.  This rock contains sphalerite, chlor...

Mariposa calcite specimens are produced by several mines in the West Camp area of the Santa Eulalia Mining District in the Mexican State of Chihuahua....

A beautiful fluorescent calcite from the Viburnum Trend in southeastern Missouri. This large single crystal (~4 Inches long) on matrix is from the Wes...

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