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 multi-colored fluorescent specimen was surface collected from the tailings that remain at the site of the former Minerva No. 1 Mine, in...

Most of the calcite I've seen from this mine has been massive habit - beautiful veins intersecting willemite.  This is a crystal specimen from the sam...

Miller Canyon is located in the rugged terrain of the Huachuca Mountains, in Cochise County, Arizona.  Near the top of Miller Canyon lies the Nelly Ja...

The Nelly James was a small open pit lead, copper, zinc, gold and silver mine located in Miller Canyon, in the Huachuca Mountains, Cochise County, Ari...

This triangular-shaped piece of waste rock was surface collected from a tailings pile at the Maxfield mine, in Big Cottonwood Canyon, Salt Lake County...

England has some very interesting and famous fluorescent materials. Material from the Danby Level, Northside Mines, Whaw, Arkengarthdale, North Yorksh...

Collected in October 2016 during a visit with Mark and John in the late afternoon. In just a few minutes I learned some very valuable clues as what to...

Normally I’m not a big fan of cutting or polishing rocks, as I prefer them in their original, natural condition.  I’ll make an exception with this one...

This is a beautiful multi-colored fluorescent specimen from the Long Lake Zinc Mine, near Parham, Frontenac Co., Ontario, Canada.  Under short wave UV...

This is a small, but spectacular fluorescent specimen, collected in 2016 from the Big Yellow Mine, located on the back side of Indian Grave Peak, nort...

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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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