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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Vivid pink and blue fluorescence is seen in this specimen of smithsonite from the Glove Mine in Santa Cruz County, Arizona.  When viewed under visible...

Vivid pink and blue fluorescence is seen in this specimen of smithsonite from the Glove Mine in Santa Cruz County, Arizona.  When viewed under visible...

This banded fluorescent beauty is from the Pure Potential Mine in La Paz County, Arizona, and features alternating bands of red fluorescent calcite an...

Tiny (1mm) colorless to brown zunyite crystals in quartz matrix, fluorescing deep red in SW. Yellow-fluorescing microcrystals of what is likely pyroph...

This material is variously called chalcedony, agate, or pastellite jasper. It comes from an area south of Burro Creek. Pale blue in white light, under...

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

Named after its type locality, the Zuni mine in San Juan County, Colorado, zunyite is an uncommon aluminum sorosilicate mineral that shows a soft, che...

This is a lovely fluorescent specimen featuring numerous zircon crystals and minor fluorite in a non-fluorescent quartz matrix.  Collected from the Eu...

A piece of calcite from Purple Passion displaying SW violet and orange fluorescence. 

Lit by a 15w Glw Stck. Specimen is 78 x 42 x 38mm.

A rich SW assemblage from Potter-Cramer. Wickenburgite fluoresces shades of pink and red, fluorite in violet blue, willemite in pale green, cerussite...

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