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

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A large, well-formed, red/brown willemite crystal sits on top of a matrix of white calcite, from the Sterling Mine, Sterling Hill, Ogdensburg, New Jer...

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

This is a variety of willemite from Franklin, New Jersey called "apple green willemite" for its, well...  apple green color.  This is one of the brigh...

This brightly fluorescent specimen of calcozincite was collected during a 2019 night dig at Sterling Hill, New Jersey.  Calcozincite is a rock compose...

A mixture of anthophyllite (formerly known as manganocummingtonite) and tremolite crystals with minor talc. The anthophyllite fluoresces a dim violet...

Zincite is considered to be a rare mineral, occurring in quantity at only Franklin and Sterling Hill, New Jersey.  In its pure form, zincite consists...

When it comes to fluorescent rocks, the brighter and more colors seen under UV, the better.  Franklin, New Jersey, the Fluorescent Mineral Capital of...

Buff-colored piece of solid Axinite-(Mn) [aka manganaxinite], with minor willemite and a blue/white fluorescent mineral that is likely margarosanite....

Hyalophane is a barium rich variety of the feldspar mineral microcline that shows pink/magenta fluorescence under short wave UV.  In this specimen, th...

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