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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Classic combo from LLZ. In SW, the chondrodite fluoresces yellow, the calcite pink, the diopside aqua blue, and the aragonite blue. 

Lit by a 15w Glw S...

This is a beautiful multi-colored fluorescent specimen from the Long Lake Zinc Mine, near Parham, Frontenac Co., Ontario, Canada.  Under short wave UV...

The Parham combos are top material for the fluorophile collectors. Calcite = red, diopside = greenish blue, chondrodite = orange, aragonite/hydrozinci...

Locality: Long Lake Zinc Mine, Olden Township, Frontenac Co., Ontario, Canada

The locality yields specimens that are stunning. Sometimes I wonder if th...

This spectacular fluorescent specimen is from the Long Lake Zinc Mine, Olden Township, near Parham, Frontenac Co., Ontario, Canada.  Under short wave...

Long Lake - there's some really good pieces to be found in that mine, especially if you're willing to camp out for a few days and do some serious rock...

I visited this area three times several years ago and spent some serious time busting boulders. If you find the right piece it can be exquisite, brigh...

Taken under "fullwave" - SW+MW+LW - very rare layered material from LLZ

Exceptional examples of the complex mineralogy at the LLZ mine in Canada.  Only a couple of specimens like this were collected from one large boulder....

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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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