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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Let's face it - most rocks from Greenland are butt-ugly. Sure, gem tugtupite is pretty, along with the occasional crystal find (sorensenite, etc) but...

This is a Prehnite from Merelani Mine, Arusha, Tanzania. A group of nice blue crystals with a light sprinkling of graphite matrix.

Prehnite from Franklin, NJ.  The first pic shows a beautiful face under shortwave UV. The 2nd pic was taken using the Convoy 365nm LW flashlight. This...

Prehnite from the Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Canada. 

Also an uncommon species in a fluorescent mineral display. Photo in LW-UV. Two specimens of the same...

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Ten sets of images are displayed at a time.  Browse the archives for past pics, or just keep hitting "Older" to load more pics. 

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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