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I have hundreds of fluorescent minerals available from famous and rare locations around the world. If you are looking for a particular specimen, E-mail me and I will send you a list of those specimens available and a photo(s).
In addition to the single specimens shown here, I will soon be offering beginner  boxed mineral collections of Shortwave U.V.
Longwave collections are perfect for the novice collector and a great way to learn about the world of fluorescent minerals.
Boxed Longwave UV Collection now available.
See the ROCK COLLECTIONS page. 
 
 
 
 

Reasonable offers considered.
Mineral "Bundles" will be discounted.

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Common abbreviations used when dealing with fluorescent minerals.
UV-Ultraviolet
SW-Shortwave
MW-Midwave
LW-Longwave
PH-Phosphorescent
TE-Tenebrescent
NF-Non fluorescent

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Always use safety glasses to ptotect your eyes when using SHORT WAVE UV

Adamite

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Vugs on backside of specimen

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A true classic!
Very collectable fluorescent bright green Adamite crystals and crystal sprays of non fluorescent Calcite in a matrix composed of Limonite. Choice specimen has several vugs filled with crystals. Light greenish-yellow crystals are attractive under natural light and very fluorescent under short wave.
From the world famous Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.
Specimen is 1.5" x 2" x 2.70"
Item code: adam1002  SOLD

Agrellite and Eudialyte

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Unusual bright magenta-pink shortwave fluorescence Agrellite and red (NF) Eudialyte makes this a real stand out specimen. Some minor Thorite is visible. Medium cabinet size from the Kipawa River, Villedieu Township, Quebec, Canada.
Specimen is 1 1/4" x 1 3/4" x 3 5/8"
Item Code: agr1005 SOLD
 

Calcite

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Exquisite  undamaged dog-tooth Calcite crystal cluster that fluoresces a bright reddish/orange under short wave and soft pink under long wave. Choice  specimen was hand picked from a lot of about 100. It has taken me two years to get a second shipment from Brazil that fluoresce! Get yours now, these could be the last of the fluorescent Calcites for years or for ever from this location. From Irai, Rio Grande Du Sur, Brazil
Large cabinet size specimen is 1.50" x 3.25" x 4.50" and weigh's 5.5 oz.
Item Code: calbz1014 $ 65.00  SOLD
 

Cave Calcite

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During normal mining activity, miners breached a cavern and discovered these wonderful Calcite's growing on the walls and ceiling. Specimens will be available for a limited time as very few were acquired undamaged.  
Exquisite Calcite crystal clusters  that fluoresces a bright green under short wave. Choice  specimen was hand picked from a lot of about 100. From Mina Potosi, Santa Eulalia District, Chihuahua, Mexico. This specimen is a two color piece. It has an unknown turquoise fluorescent mineral.
Large Cabinet size specimen is 3" x 3.75" x 4.5"
Item Code: cavec1020 $55.00 
 
 

Cave Calcite

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During normal mining activity, miners breached a cavern and discovered these wonderful Calcite's growing on the walls and ceiling. Specimens will be available for a limited time as very few were acquired undamaged.  
Exquisite Calcite crystal clusters  that fluoresces a bright green under short wave. Choice  specimen was hand picked from a lot of about 100. From Mina Potosi, Santa Eulalia District, Chihuahua, Mexico. This specimen is a two color piece. It has an unknown turquoise fluorescent mineral.
Large Cabinet size specimen is 3" x 3.5" x 4.5"
Item Code: cavec1021 $75.00 
 
 

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The second picture is under longwave UV.
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CALCITE
Outstandingly bright under both Shortwave UV and Longwave UV illumination. Terlingua CALCITE is a bright pink under longwave and a bright blue under shortwave. After exposure to shortwave, there is an enduring blue phosphorescence.
Every mineral collection should be graced by one (or more) of these exceptional specimens from a mine closed long ago. From Terlingua, Big Bend, Brewster County, Texas.
Cabinet size specimen is
1.5" x 1.5" x 3.25"
Item code: tcal1020 $30.00 
 
 

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CALCITE
Outstandingly bright under both Shortwave UV and Longwave UV illumination. Terlingua CALCITE is a bright pink under longwave and a bright blue under shortwave. After exposure to shortwave, there is an enduring blue phosphorescence.
Every mineral collection should be graced by one (or more) of these exceptional specimens from a mine closed long ago. From Terlingua, Big Bend, Brewster County, Texas.
Cabinet size specimen is
1.5" x 2" x 2.5"
Item code: tcal1022 $25.00 
 
 

Long Lake Zinc Mine
Specimens from this location exhibit the following SW color response:
Calcite - Red
Humite - Yellow
Diopside - Blue
Aragonite - White and Pink
Hydrozincite - Sky Blue

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Yellow Humite, red Calcite, pink Aragonite and sky blue Hydrozincite combination. There are also some NF Pyrite crystals in the matrix.
Long Lake Zinc Mine
Olden Township, Frontenac Co., Ontario, Canada
Specimen is 1.60" x 1.85" x 2.75"
Item Code: lola1015 $20.00
 

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Red Calcite, pink Aragonite and sky blue Hydrozincite are a choice three color combination. There are also some NF Pyrite crystals in the matrix.
Long Lake Zinc Mine
Olden Township, Frontenac Co., Ontario, Canada
Specimen is 2.25" x 2.75" x 2.75"
Item Code: lola1016 SOLD
 

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Exceptionally bright yellow Humite, red Calcite, pink Aragonite, blue Diopside  and sky blue Hydrozincite combination. There are also some NF Pyrite crystals in the matrix.
Long Lake Zinc Mine
Olden Township, Frontenac Co., Ontario, Canada
Specimen is 1.50" x 3" x 3"
Item Code: lola1017 SOLD
 

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Yellow Humite, (some) red Calcite, pink Aragonite, blue Diopside and sky blue Hydrozincite combination. There are also some NF Pyrite crystals in the matrix.
Long Lake Zinc Mine
Olden Township, Frontenac Co., Ontario, Canada
Specimen is 2.25" x 2.85" x 4.5"
Item Code: lola1018 SOLD

The specimens listed below were excavated by Mineralman at the
White Knob Quarry, Lucerne Valley, Mojave Desert region,
San Bernardino County, CA.
 

The White Knob Quarry:

The White Knob Quarry is located high up on the north face of the San Bernardino Mountain range, overlooking the Lucerne Valley and the southern end of the Mojave Desert in southern California. The White Knob Quarry is one of the world’s purest sources of pharmaceutical-grade calcium carbonate. The fluorescent rock is "waste" rock, full of trace minerals giving us wonderful fluorescence!

The minerals in these specimens from the White Knob Quarry exhibit the following Fluorescent color response:
  • Minerals:

  • Calcite: Red to deep purple  

  • Orthoclase Feldspar: Bright deepScarlet 

  • Aragonite: Bluish-white

  • Wollastonite: Bright canary yellow

  • Hyalite Opal: Green

  • Diopside: Bright sky blue

 

   
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Calcite, Wollastonite and Aragonite
Bright pinkish-red CALCITE, yellow WOLLASTONITE and blue ARAGONITE. Veins of wollastonite thread thru the calcite matrix.
VERY Large cabinet size specimen is
4.9" x 5.3" x 8" and is 6 lbs 3 oz.
White Knob Quarry, Lucerne Valley, Mojave Desert region,
San Bernardino County, CA.
Item Code: WK1060 $80.00
 

Calcite, Fluorite and Willemite

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Outstanding color contrast with red Calcite, blue Fluorite (LW & SW) and whitish veins of Willemite (phosphorescent green) . Individually these minerals are common but when blended by natural processes they make a striking statement in a display. Beautiful specimens like these are in short supply. Add one of these classics to your collection while they are available. Medium size cabinet specimen from the Castle Dome Mountains, Yuma County, Arizona
1.5" x 2" x 2.5"
Item Code: casdm 1008 SOLD

Purple Passion Mine, Wickenburg, Arizona
 

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OUTSTANDING!! Blend of shortwave fluorescent minerals. Vivid red Calcite, green and white Willemite (phosphorescent!) deep blue Fluorite and white Aragonite (phosphorescent!) make these top shelf four color specimens! Be sure to add one of these unique specimens to your collection while they are available! Specimens were collected by mineralman during the August 2009 "Big Dig" at the Purple Passion Mine, Wickenburg, Arizona. Specimen is a choice (and rare) calcite with bands of fluorite and minor willemite, aragonite.

 Specimen is 2.5" x 3.5" x 4"

Item Code: pur1036 SOLD

Miller Canyon, Huachuca Mountains, Cochise County, Arizona

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Super bright shortwave fluorescent red/ orange CALCITE, green WILLEMITE and blue -white HYDROZINCITE! Outstanding three color plus rare location makes this a real top shelf keeper!  Willemite in this specimen is also PHOSPHORESCENT!  This very rare and extremely remote location is noted as a producer of fluorescent minerals that rival Franklin, New Jersey in brightness and color. Refer to "FLUORESCENCE Gems and Minerals Under Ultraviolet Light" by Manuel Robbins, pages 17, 204 and 213. This may be the last opportunity to acquire one of these remarkable beauties. The hillside outcrop where these specimens come from is played out and nothing but nonmechanized hand tools are permitted for collecting or traveling to the site. All collecting equipment and specimens have to be carried out in backpacks for several miles over dangerous terrain and steep elevation changes.  From Miller Canyon, Huachuca Mountains, Cochise County, Arizona. Specimen is a medium cabinet size.  1.5" x 2" x 2.5" Note coin for size reference. 

Item Code: mcan1019 SOLD

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Super bright shortwave fluorescent red/ orange CALCITE, green WILLEMITE and blue -white HYDROZINCITE! Outstanding three color plus rare location makes this a real top shelf keeper!  Willemite in most specimens is also PHOSPHORESCENT!  This very rare and extremely remote location is noted as a producer of fluorescent minerals that rival Franklin, New Jersey in brightness and color. Refer to "FLUORESCENCE Gems and Minerals Under Ultraviolet Light" by Manuel Robbins, pages 17, 204 and 213. This may be the last opportunity to acquire one of these remarkable beauties. The hillside outcrop where these specimens come from is played out and nothing but nonmechanized hand tools are permitted for collecting or traveling to the site. All collecting equipment and specimens have to be carried out in backpacks for several miles over dangerous terrain and steep elevation changes.  From Miller Canyon, Huachuca Mountains, Cochise County, Arizona. Specimen is a small cabinet size.  1" x 1.5" x 2.6" Note coin for size reference. 

Item Code: mcan1024 $30.00

The minerals in these specimens from The Princess Pat Mine exhibit the following fluorescent color response:
  • Aragonite- Cream and highly Phosphorescent  or Blue and not phosphorescent
  • Calcite- Red
  • Caliche- Orange
  • Hyalite Opal- Green
  • Powellite- Yellow
  • Scheelite- Blue/White

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Hyalite, Scheelite and Aragonite
 
Three vivid colors enhance this outstanding specimen. Bright green Hyalite is a beautiful contrast to the white Scheelite and blue Aragonite.
A small cabinet size at
1" x 1 1/2" x 2"
From The Princess Pat Mine, San Bernardino Co., CA.
Item Code: pp1033 SOLD
 

Fluorapatite

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Choice large undamaged FLUORAPATITE crystal nestled next to  Aquamarine crystals in a bed of Muscovite matrix. FLUORAPATITE is a bright lemon-yellow under shortwave UV and orange under longwave UV. Large cabinet size specimen is 2" x 4" x 4.75". FLUORAPATITE crystal is 3/4". Two smaller FLUORAPATITE crystals adorn this piece.
From Shigar Valley, Haramosh mountains, Gilgit, Pakistan.
Item code: fap1001 $ 350.00

Fluorapatite

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Choice FLUORAPATITE crystal with very little matrix. FLUORAPATITE is a bright lemon-yellow under shortwave UV and orange under longwave UV. FLUORAPATITE crystal  is 1/2" x 1/2" x 3/4".
From Shigar Valley, Haramosh mountains, Gilgit, Pakistan.
Item code: fap1006 $ 50.00

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