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 is a fluorescent youngite specimen from Guernsey, Wyoming. Youngite is an agatized brecciated jasper with a coating of grayish translucent druzy...

Granted, this isn't the brightest piece around, but it's very intriguing. The microcline under longwave fluoresces a decent whitish blue. Under midwav...

Snakeskin agate is known for the peculiar scaly appearance of the outside of the rocks. Unfortunately this one is a pretty poor example of the scales,...

Alaska, known for abundant wildlife, incredible fishing, stunning scenery, and of course oil, offers very little to the fluorescent world--at least so...

Translucent, bluish/grey, river-worn, nodule of chalcedony with numerous radiating inclusions of manganese oxide.  Found in the Agate Flats area, nort...

Fluorescent youngite specimen from Guernsey, Wyoming. Youngite is an agatized brecciated jasper with a coating of grayish translucent druzy quartz. Fo...

Collected by T. Menzel, zektzerite is a lithium sodium zirconium silicate - only found in a couple of places around the world.  It was discovered in 1...

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Famous localities are listed as separate geographic areas under Region View.

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