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 El Refugio Mine, located in Choix, in the Mexican state of Sinaloa, is a notable source of beautiful specimens of the zinc carbonate mineral smith...

Vivid pink and blue fluorescence is seen in this specimen of smithsonite from the Glove Mine in Santa Cruz County, Arizona.  When viewed under visible...

Vivid pink and blue fluorescence is seen in this specimen of smithsonite from the Glove Mine in Santa Cruz County, Arizona.  When viewed under visible...

The El Refugio mine, located in Choix, in the Mexican state of Sinaloa, is a notable source of beautiful specimens of the zinc carbonate mineral smith...

This specimen was mined during a trip with Bill Gardner in the 2005 and comes from Hogan Claim site.

Nothing to say about the calcite beauty (it seems...

Smithonita, Hidrozincita, Fluorita, Calcita.

Mina Eduardo, Güéjar Sierra, Granada, España.

The El Refugio mine, located in Choix, in the Mexican state of Sinaloa, is a notable source of beautiful specimens of the zinc carbonate mineral smith...

Simply, one of the best mineral names in fluorescent rocks. Turkey Fat Smithsonite, from the Rush Historic District, Marion County, Arkansas. Very nic...

Diopside (fl blue & yellow), smithsonite (fl red) under 253.7nm SW from the Red Raven Mine in Adelanto, CA. All mineral identifications for this speci...

Green Willemite and white-tan Smithsonite -as  described in Robbins (1994). Willemite covers about half of the surface of the specimen and consists of...

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