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 brightly fluorescent and phosphorescent rosette of flat, bladed, selenite crystals from Las Salinas de Otuma, Paracas, Pisco, Ica, Peru.  Co...

Rosettes and larger twinned crystals of translucent golden selenite, fluorescing pale yellow in LW. The crystals are also phosphorescent for several s...

This is a unique mixed-mineral specimen, that due to its manganocalcite content, is of interest as a fluorescent specimen.  It consists of white to li...

Here's an interesting piece from the Huanzala Mine, in Ancash, Peru: fluorite surrounded by botryoidal calcite in almost a geode like formation. The f...

This is a find from one of the Peruvian dealers at the 2017 Tucson show.  The first pic is a combination of longwave and shortwave; the sphalerite is...

Cerro Huarihuyn, Miraflores, Huamalíes Province, Huánuco Dept., Peru

A large plate of very pink manganocalcite crystals on a matrix of sphalerite (non-fluorescent), w/ some pyrite. Very bright under SW, but also quite f...

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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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