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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Fluorite is not a commonly occurring mineral species in the state of Wisconsin, but here's a rare example of the elusive Wisconsin fluorite. This spec...

This is a manganoan calcite nodule on a goethite matrix, from a location not generally known for producing fluorescent minerals- the Montreal Mine, Mo...

Plate of scalenohedral calcite crystals showing an unusual purple/blue fluorescent response under mid wave UV (302 nm).  This specimen is from an unco...

This is an interesting fluorescent calcite specimen from a location not generally known for producing fluorescent minerals.  From the Montreal mine in...

This is a single, colorless calcite crystal from one of the lead mines that used to operate in Shullsburg, Wisconsin.  Under UV, this specimen shows a...

Wisconsin is famous for its dairy production and badgers, but is not generally known as a source of fluorescent minerals.  In 1826, lead ore was disco...

This is an interesting specimen of colorless, banded, quartz that was dug up in a farm field in Cato Township, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin.  Under sho...

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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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