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 fluorescent rock from the Aroona Zinc Mine, Leigh Creek, Flinders Ranges, South Australia features willemite and dolomite.  The size of...

Swirling veins of fluorescent willemite and dolomite dominate this specimen from the Aroona Zinc Mine, Leigh Creek, Flinders Ranges, South Australia....

This is an excellent example of brightly fluorescent amber, from a relatively new find in the coal deposits of the Bukit Barisan (Barisan Mountain Ran...

This is a beautiful fluorescent specimen from the Lower Slope, Third Plain Zinc Deposit, Angorichina Station, Bunkers Range, Northern Flinders Ranges,...

This gemmy blue amber comes from the South Sumatra Basin, an area of massive coal deposits located in Indonesia.  This deposit is one of only three ar...

Carpathite (formerly called karpatite) is a very interesting fluorescent mineral.  The vast majority of minerals (fluorescent and non-fluorescent alik...

Striking color contrasts w/ a nice vug of calcite crystals.  Also very phosphorescent

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You may filter the view of the archive to find minerals in a certain geographic area, or those that respond to specific wavelengths or have other characteristics.  If the view is filtered the results show only that selection.

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

Using the search box above you may find specific minerals, mines, or localities.

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