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 Electric Opal Claim in Zacatecas, Mexico produced specimens of hyalite opal that were notable for having brilliant green fluorescence under UV, an...

Macro photos of glassy botryoidal hyalite on matrix. The textures are remarkable in white light, and LW produces a very bright green fluorescence. SW,...

Colorless to greenish, transparent, glassy bubbles of hyalite opal (Opal-AN) covering an unknown brown/grey colored matrix, from Electric Opal Knob, Z...

Scheelite (fl white) & hyalite (fl green) from P Pat. Super bright because it's a completely fresh face.

The Thomas Range, located near the town of Delta in the West Desert area of Utah, is a small mountain range that formed approximately 7 million years...

Translucent lemon yellow fluorapatite crystals from Cerro del Mercado, Durango, Mexico. Calcite, hyalite opal, and quartz form the matrix.  The apatit...

This is a hollow, rhyolitic, geode nodule half containing a botryoidal, bubbly mass of colorless hyalite opal and small quartz flowers, from the Cande...

Today is St. Patrick's Day - so in keeping with the theme, here's a blindingly bright piece of hyalite from Georgia.  Shortwave

Coyote Hole is relatively unknown to the fluorescent rock world, but clearly has some interesting material. Here is a piece that appears to have calci...

Hyalite opal is almost always bright green and can be found all over the world. The opal from the Erongo Mountains in Namibia, however, is among the b...

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