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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Coyote Hole is relatively unknown to the fluorescent rock world, but clearly has some interesting material. Here is a piece that appears to have calci...

The desert Southwest has so much to offer in landscape, wildlife, geology and fluorescent rocks. Here's a nice scheelite and calcite from the Temp Piu...

Normally I’m not a big fan of cutting or polishing rocks, as I prefer them in their original, natural condition.  I’ll make an exception with this one...

Cryolithionite is a rare lithium-containing mineral that occurs at only a few locations worldwide.  This specimen was collected from the Zapot pegmati...

Here's an Opal from the Peacock Mine in the Virgin Valley of Nevada. Though opal typically only glows green, the mineral is great for providing unique...

This picture was shot with a 0.5sec exposure at f11, iso100 - one of the brightest fluorescent minerals I have photographed.  

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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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