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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We're still finding mysteries in the wide assortment of fluorescent minerals from Greenland.  This piece has two nodules of radiating natrolite which...

Orange fluorescing sodalite atop a non-fluorescent ussingite.  The bluish/green mineral on the top is assumed to be natrolite.  Areas of the sodalite...

The nickname “Fantasy Rock” encompasses a group of rocks found on the Taseq Slope in the Ilimaussaq Complex, Greenland and only in this one locality w...

Cluster of small translucent natrolite crystals with interspersed crystals of microcline and an unidentified non-fluorescent brownish mineral. From th...

Locality: Mont Saint-Hilaire, La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM, Montérégie, Québec, Canada.

Obviously this natrolite contains some uranyl, which makes it lig...

Has anyone ever seen the scary horned natrolite from MSH? Some uranyl lights up the party...

Courtesy of MKA: http://fluo.mineralogie.be/index.html

"Fantasy Rock" is a nickname given to a fantastical assemblage of rare minerals found on the Taseq Slope, Ilimaussaq Complex, Greenland.  This specime...

When I took this pic we weren't sure what the radiating crystals were.  Have since found out they are natrolite....

When I took this pic we weren't sure what the green fluorescence was.  Since decided that it is natrolite.

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