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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The Electric Opal Claim in Zacatecas, Mexico produced specimens of hyalite opal that were notable for having brilliant green fluorescence under UV, an...

The El Refugio Mine, located in Choix, in the Mexican state of Sinaloa, is a notable source of beautiful specimens of the zinc carbonate mineral smith...

The El Refugio mine, located in Choix, in the Mexican state of Sinaloa, is a notable source of beautiful specimens of the zinc carbonate mineral smith...

Pink grossular dodecahedrons and yellow non-fluorescent vesuvianite in a matrix of quartz and calcite, from the famous deposit in Sierra de Cruces. Th...

This is a large, spectacular, plate of brightly fluorescent, plumose and needle-like calcite scalenohedrons from the San Antonio Mine, East Camp, Sant...

This specimen of Mariposa calcite shows bright orange fluorescence under short wave UV on the underside of the base of the piece. Note the fluorescent...

Mariposa calcite specimens are produced by several mines in the West Camp area of the Santa Eulalia Mining District in the Mexican State of Chihuahua....

Flowery colorless sprays of calcite crystals on matrix fluorescing SW violet (second generation) and orange (first generation). Specific locale unknow...

Macro photos of glassy botryoidal hyalite on matrix. The textures are remarkable in white light, and LW produces a very bright green fluorescence. SW,...

Macro photos of a terlingua-type calcite crystal. This material is colorless in white light, bright pink in LW, and (not pictured) blue in SW. It also...

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