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 cubes (fluorescent blue) and powdery cerussite (fluorescent yellow) from the Blanchard Mine, Bingham, NM, USA.

The overall size is about 12 x...

Macro photo of a large (18mm) translucent yellow stepped cerussite crystal, perched on blades of pink and yellow barite. In MW the cerussite fluoresce...

Yellowish-colored, well-formed, gemmy crystals of cerussite on a bed of galena, with minor orange barite crystals, from Mibladen, Morocco.  The ceruss...

Cerussite: Mibladen, Morocco.

A small crystal group of which the faces have been etched slightly. It fluoresces in long wave UV but becomes VERY sexy i...

On less than 1 cm² we find these three minerals. Calcite fluoresces red, aragonite fluoresces greenish white, cerussite is intergrown with aragonite a...

This is not Tarnowitsite, the plumbo-aragonite variety, but rather a mixture of aragonite and cerussite. The latter causes the yellowish hue of the fl...

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FINDING MINERALS
 

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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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