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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To mineral collectors, the Sweet Home Mine in Alma, Colorado is best known as a producer of some of the finest rhodochrosite specimens in the world. D...

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

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

To mineral collectors, the Sweet Home Mine in Alma, Colorado is best known as a producer of some of the finest rhodochrosite specimens in the world....

Fluorite is a mineral that occurs in many different colors and habits, and is often fluorescent under UV.  Most commonly, fluorite shows a deep, inten...

Yellowish green scales of liebigite on schist, from the Schwartzwalder Mine, Jefferson Co., Colorado.  Liebigite is a secondary uranyl carbonate miner...

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FINDING MINERALS
 

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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