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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A mixture of anthophyllite (formerly known as manganocummingtonite) and tremolite crystals with minor talc. The anthophyllite fluoresces a dim violet...

The Walworth Quarry has been a productive source of highly desirable fluorite specimens for many years.  The Walworth fluorites are notable for their...

The Amity area of the Town of Warwick, in Orange County, New York, is located near the central region of the Franklin marble belt, and is notable for...

Light grey, translucent crystals of willemite on and in a light grey matrix, from Balmat, St. Lawrence Co., New York.  The willemite fluoresces bright...

This is a beautiful pair of 6" specimens from the Talc mines in New York.  Photographed in LW, SW and NL.

Pink/Red Manganocummingtonite (LW), Orange Tremolite (SW, LW).  This 3" specimen is from the No. 8 Reynolds Mine in Talcville NY. The LW color is quit...

Collectors of fluorescent minerals are familiar with the bright, warm yellow, fluorescent wollastonite from the Franklin/Sterling Hill, New Jersey are...

This multi-wave fluorescent specimen contains wernerite, diopside and minor calcite, collected from the Purple Diopside Mound (PDM), Rose Road, Pitcai...

This is a spectacular fluorescent Diopside specimen that rivals most Franklin material for brightness.  Collected in 1995 from a roadcut along US Rt....

Grains of brightly fluorescent diopside with minor non-fluorescent pyrite in a calcite groundmass, from the Rt. 4 Roadcut, Fort Ann, Washington Co., N...

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