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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Large, brightly fluorescent, pseudo-octahedral scheelite crystal on a matrix of non-fluorescent muscovite plates. From Mt Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Sich...

Grains and veins of scheelite in quartz matrix, fluorescing bright cornflower blue in SW. 

Lit by a 240w SW transilluminator. Specimen is 132 x 94 x 50...

Yxsjoberg is a skarn-hosted tungsten-copper-beryllium deposit located in the Bergslagen mining district in south-central Sweden. The earliest records...

There was a recent post in the FMS Fluorescent Mineral Group on Facebook discussing the fluorescence of scheelite under LW UV (UVA).  I checked the pi...

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

Honey colored, octahedral scheelite crystals on a light matrix, from the Oriiz mine, Golden, Santa Fe County, New Mexico.  Under short wave UV the sch...

Under normal daylight, this is an unimpressive looking mottled rock containing grey, black, white, and reddish/brown minerals, from the Pine Creek Min...

Fluorescent scheelite crystals on quartz
Cínovec / Zinnwald (Cinvald), Erzgebirge; Krusné Hory Mts (Ore Mts), Germany & Czech Republic
92 x 69 x 46 mm

From the collection of T. Österberg

The Yxsjöberg Mine in Sweden is a copper-tungsten deposit discovered in 1728.  It has been mined for copper through...

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