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 large specimen from the Graymont Quarry in Genoa, Ohio features colorless, transparent fluorite cubes with root beer brown, zoned centers on a li...

This is a brightly fluorescent cluster of root beer brown colored fluorite cubes, with white bladed celestine crystals, from the Graymont Quarry, Geno...

The Pugh Quarry is a large open pit limestone operation located near the town of Custar, in Wood County, northwest Ohio, and has been a notable source...

Massive translucent brown fluorite exhibiting two-tone fluorescence of white and violet in LW. 

Lit by a pair of 365nm flashlights. Specimen is 58 x 38...

Macro photos of translucent brown fluorite crystals up to 7mm on matrix. Microcrystals of pyrite are also visible in white light. The fluorite fluores...

This midwestern fluorescent beauty consists of pockets of scalenohedral calcite crystals on a limestone matrix, and was collected from the Pugh Quarry...

Lustrous root beer-colored fluorite cubes on a light grey limestone matrix, from the Stoneco White Rock Quarry, Clay Center, Ottawa Co., Ohio.  Fluori...

The Midwest is host to a variety of locations that have produced unique fluorite specimens that do not show the typical deep blue fluorescent response...

This is lovely and somewhat unusual fluorite from a classic Midwest location.  This specimen originated from the White Rock Quarry in Clay Center, Ohi...

This is a matrix-free cluster of blocky white celestine crystals, partially altered to strontianite, and honey-colored calcite scalenohedrons, collect...

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