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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A classic Franklin SW piece. Areas of deep violet blue hardystonite alternate with non-fluorescent garnet. Orange clinohedrite is visible within the h...

When it comes to fluorescent rocks, the brighter and more colors seen under UV, the better.  Franklin, New Jersey, the Fluorescent Mineral Capital of...

This is a beautiful rock from the Franklin mine, Franklin, Sussex County, New Jersey, that shows a spectacular 5-color fluorescent response under shor...

This classic fluorescent rock from Franklin, New Jersey, contains orange fluorescent clinohedrite, green fluorescing willemite, and black non-fluoresc...

 We have a bunch of folks attending the Franklin "SuperDigg" this April (2017).  Many of them are carrying the new Convoy 365nm LW flashlight so I tho...

Green willemite, violet-blue hardystonite and orange clinohedrite. Some very minor calcite and a spec of esperite are on the back side. There is also...

A fragment of highly altered, granular franklinite-calcite-hendricksite ore bearing a hydrothermal alteration crust of several minerals:  myriad gray...

This spectacular, multi-colored, fluorescent specimen is from the famous Franklin Mine, Franklin, Sussex County, New Jersey.  Under short wave UV the...

3-color specimen from the famous Franklin Mine in NJ.  Interesting (to me) how the clino and hardy seem to intermix.

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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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