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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This beautiful fluorescent rock from the Aroona Zinc Mine, Leigh Creek, Flinders Ranges, South Australia features willemite and dolomite.  The size of...

Swirling veins of fluorescent willemite and dolomite dominate this specimen from the Aroona Zinc Mine, Leigh Creek, Flinders Ranges, South Australia....

This lovely 2-color fluorescent specimen contains willemite and sphalerite, and is from the Nelly James Mine (also known as Miller Canyon), in souther...

This beautiful 4-color rock is from the Nelly James Mine (also known as Miller Canyon), in southern Arizona.  At its best under short wave UV, this sp...

This beautiful 3-color fluorescent rock features a combination of calcite, willemite and fluorite and is part of a find made by New Mexico based colle...

This stunning fluorescent rock features a beautiful 3-color combination of calcite, willemite and fluorite and is part of a find made by New Mexico ba...

A large, well-formed, red/brown willemite crystal sits on top of a matrix of white calcite, from the Sterling Mine, Sterling Hill, Ogdensburg, New Jer...

This is a spectacular 4-color, mixed mineral, fluorescent specimen from the Franklin Mine, Franklin, New Jersey.  This rock contains sphalerite, chlor...

This is a variety of willemite from Franklin, New Jersey called "apple green willemite" for its, well...  apple green color.  This is one of the brigh...

A rich SW assemblage from Potter-Cramer. Wickenburgite fluoresces shades of pink and red, fluorite in violet blue, willemite in pale green, cerussite...

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