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 post features a large specimen of well-crystallized colemanite from Boron, Kern County, California.  This piece shows a bright multi-wavelength f...

Here's a beautiful, multi-colored fluorescent specimen from a little-known area in Imperial County, California.  This little fluorescent gem was colle...

Pabstite is a rare barium tin titanium silicate mineral that is only found in 4 known locations worldwide:  1.) Santa Cruz, California; 2.) Baja Calif...

Cascade Canyon is a little known location situated in the San Gabriel Mountains, northeast of Los Angeles.  The rocks of Cascade Canyon are primarily...

Here's a beautiful, red fluorescing mizzonite from the mountains near Lone Pine, California. At least that's what the card reads. Mizzonite, it turns...

Lemon opal, also known as semi-opal, from the Manhattan mine in Knoxville, Napa County, California.  Under long wave UV, the lemon opal shows a bright...

Wollastonite is a fairly common and widespread mineral. That said, minerals from each locale seem to have their unique differences and qualities. Here...

We haven't been able to dig up a lot of information on this material. We picked up this piece from a rock shop near the mine, so we assume the id is c...

Somewhere between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, lie the Cady Mountains. At least there is some treasure between the two cities, here's a nice piece of fl...

Rick Kennedy surprised most folks in the FMS Fluorescent Mineral Group (FB) by posting pics of this magnificent cluster of carpathite crystals.  Carpa...

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