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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 Another nice specimen from Western Finland. The fluorescence is shown in the light of a defocused violet laser. There's also a spray of red tourmalin...

 This is the tip of a large kunzite crystal (130 * 30 *5 mm) in halogen light, 365 nm Convoy S2+, and MW-UV respectively. When lighted with halogen fr...

This is a so-called "black" calcite from the Gralex quarry, Mont-sur-Marchienne (near Charleroi), Hainout Province, Belgium.

These crystals are darker...

Tyuyamunite: Margaritas No. 1 Mine, Sierra Peña Blanca, Peña Blanca District, Mun. de Aldama, Chihuahua, Mexico

This is a calcium uranyl vanadate. The...

Wavellite: Kielce District, Świętokrzyskie Mts (Holy Cross Mts), Świętokrzyskie, Poland

The specimen has a broken wavellite sphere on a quartz matrix....

Cerussite: Mibladen, Morocco.

A small crystal group of which the faces have been etched slightly. It fluoresces in long wave UV but becomes VERY sexy i...

Jumillaite is not a recognized mineral species. It's a post-volcanic mixture of different silicates, such as analcime, leucite and others. It's the wh...

This scheelite from Pingwu, Sichuan, China, contains some Rare Earth Elements. As a result it fluoresces red when hit with a 405 nm violet laser beam....

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