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 beautiful fluorescent rock from the Aroona Zinc Mine, Leigh Creek, Flinders Ranges, South Australia features willemite and dolomite.  The size of...

Swirling veins of fluorescent willemite and dolomite dominate this specimen from the Aroona Zinc Mine, Leigh Creek, Flinders Ranges, South Australia....

An incredibly bright SW combo, the dolomite fluoresces deep red and the calcite red-orange. Under LW, the dolomite continues to produce a faint red. 


The Midwest is host to a variety of locations that have produced unique fluorite specimens that do not show the typical deep blue fluorescent response...

This is lovely and somewhat unusual fluorite from a classic Midwest location.  This specimen originated from the White Rock Quarry in Clay Center, Ohi...

Dolomite a pinkish orange, very bright SW.  Calcite orange... (H. Green collection)

Crazy calcite is an unofficial local name applied to a type of rock containing dolomite in calcite from Franklin, New Jersey, that fluoresces two shad...

We've had plenty of postings from the Puttapa Zinc Mine so it is now time for one from its neighbor, the Aroona zinc mine. Evidently there is a much g...

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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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