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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Hauyne (bluish SW, yellow LW), Gonnardite (bluish white all), Phlogopite (yellow SW), Calcite (reddish SW and MW) - a great example of hauyne altering...

Under shortwave  - 1st pic - bright yellow phlogopite crystals on a backdrop of reddish fluorescing calcite, bluish gonnardite (supposed).  Under long...

When I first started bringing rocks back from Greenland we were mystified by our finds.  Tugtupite and sodalite were obvious, but the many other fluor...

This piece was ID’d as lazurite, thomsonite, w/ sodalite.  I can confirm the sodalite by the orange fluorescence, and the phlogopite is obvious under...

Early in my research into Afghanistan minerals I came across this specimen.  I find it one of the most beautiful pieces I have discovered to date. I h...

Haüyne is a very interesting mineral.  As are sodalite, nosean, and even lazurite.  In fact - they are all pretty much the same and very hard to disti...

Haüyne is a very interesting mineral.  As are sodalite, nosean, and even lazurite.  In fact - they are all pretty much the same and very hard to disti...

 As with most of these new minerals out of Afghanistan, this rock benefits from all three wavelengths, what I call "Fullwave" - SW+MW+LW.  The hauyne...

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