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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Photo in daylight and UV-LW-Strong yellow-green (LW & SW UV).  A secondary mineral resulting from the oxidation of primary uranium minerals in hydroth...

Small (approximately 1mm) hexagonal white crystals of willemite on a dark unidentified matrix, from the lead/zinc/silver mine of Peyrebrune, Montredon...

This gypsum is waterclear but contains some humic acids. This organic stuff is accumulated more rapidly in the faster growing direction than in the ot...

This banded aragonite has formed on the sea-floor by compression of all kind of small skeletons and shells of living creatures. Photo in SW UV

Locality...

Very sharp calcite needles that fluoresce a stong greenish white with an equally strong phosphorescence. Clearly some polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons...

Autunite from France - a classic locality offering spectacular specimens.  The closeup below was posted to the FLM group on FB by Gianluca Fortunato a...

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Ten sets of images are displayed at a time.  Browse the archives for past pics, or just keep hitting "Older" to load more pics. 

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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