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 Cave-In-Rock area of Hardin County, Illinois, is best known to collectors for its historical production of world-class specimens of fluorite.  How...

This single, double terminated Herkimer diamond-like, quartz crystals is from Pakistan.  It is a beautiful little specimen when viewed under natural l...

These are double terminated, Herkimer diamond-like, quartz crystals from Pakistan that contain petroleum (oil) inclusions.  When viewed under visible...

Quartz with hyalite opal, Chihuahua, Mexico. A geode with fluorescing hyalite opal also has a few tiny quartz crystals. This one is about 3 mm high an...

Route 72 Roadcut (found in 1974) - Near Ellis Avenue, New Britain, Connecticut - Shortwave

The Ilimaussaq Complex is an alkaline complex which is not supposed to have any quartz.  But the rules are not always followed.  This piece exhibits y...

Actually, this is a very unusual specimen consisting of brightly fluorescent hyalite opal (Opal-AN) on translucent quartz, from the Lord Hill Quarry,...

Many of the geodes collected from the famous Dugway Geode Beds in the Utah West Desert show impressive green fluorescence under UV.  This example show...

These petroleum and tar inclusions look like tropical fish... The larger green and brown inclusion (white light) are real. All the others are reflecti...

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FINDING MINERALS
 

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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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