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 material is variously called chalcedony, agate, or pastellite jasper. It comes from an area south of Burro Creek. Pale blue in white light, under...

Snakeskin agate is known for the peculiar scaly appearance of the outside of the rocks. Unfortunately this one is a pretty poor example of the scales,...

A member of our Fluorescent Mineral group on FB wanted some pics of some beautiful petrified wood he found way out in the wilderness in North Dakota....

Translucent, bluish/grey, river-worn, nodule of chalcedony with numerous radiating inclusions of manganese oxide.  Found in the Agate Flats area, nort...

This is a nodule of Sweetwater Agate, a translucent grey/blue dendritic agate found in the Agate Flats area, north of the Sweetwater River, near Jeffr...

Not so much fluorescent minerals in Florida. This one is darn "purty", though: Agatized coral, Withlacoochee river bed, Florida. Photos in natural lig...

Agate/chalcedony nodule from the Granite Mountains, Fremont County, Wyoming, that shows a unique multi-colored fluorescent response dependent on the U...

Black and White agate with pockets of calcite and aragonite. Not as spectacular in daylight as Crazy Lace Agate [also from Chihuahua] but it more than...

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