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Fluorescent Mineral Collection

Fluorescent Mineral Collection

Brightest Specimens Medium Bright Specimens Less Bright Specimens Collection Notes This collection is organized by: fluorescent brightness and then locale. A few specimens are grouped by locale when they aren’t overwhelmed by brighter specimens. For specimen images and more information check out the Fluorescence page. Photography The images created for this page were made using a Samsung S5 smart phone camera. No kidding! I’ve found […]

Grape Willemite Calcite Andradite Aegirine

Grape Willemite Calcite Andradite Aegirine

Another Franklin NJ fluorescent hand sized specimen. In natural light, the willemite has a reddish grape color. But it glows the same intense green seen in most willemite from this locality. There’s a small amount of red fluorescent calcite scattered through a non-fluorescent andradite/aegirine matrix. There’s more images of this specimen and other from this locale at the Eastern United States page. -dM

Hardystonite Clinohedrite Specimen

Hardystonite Clinohedrite Specimen

Another beautiful hand sized specimen from Franklin, NJ. It contains: hardystonite – blue clinohedrite – dull orange willemite – green calcite – red franklinite – non-fluorescent black There are more Franklin, NJ specimens to be seen on the Eastern United States page. Specimens from this locale are unique. There are only a couple other locations on earth, that come close to matching their complexity, brilliance […]

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