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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The state of Oklahoma is not known to be a prolific source of fluorescent mineral specimens.  However, the Great Salt Plains, located in the town of J...

Selenite from the Red River Spillway (Floodway) in Winnepeg, Manitoba, Canada should be on everyone's list to add to their collection. Beautiful in na...

There’s a lot of confusion about the minerals from Afghanistan.  Sometimes they are called wernerite, other times scapolite, and even other times misi...

I call this Bird of Paradise. A fabulous Gypsum specimen photographed in LW. LW is the brightest.  MW is dimmer, and SW is even dimmer - but all the s...

This gypsum is waterclear but contains some humic acids. This organic stuff is accumulated more rapidly in the faster growing direction than in the ot...

A lot going on with this amazing specimen from Badakshan, Afghanistan.  The large picture is shown under fullwave (SW+MW+LW) - phlogopite yellow, afgh...

Twinned selenite (gypsum) crystals from the Willow Creek location, near Nanton, Alberta, Canada.  These crystals show a very unique fluorescent respon...

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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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