EDUV Studio

EDUV Studio

Check out EDUV Studio. A great collection, beautifully photographed and displayed. -dM

White Knob Quarry Again

White Knob Quarry Again

The DzrtGrls, besides producing a great White Knob Quarry video, have collected at the Omya property before. And they’ve got some great images of that adventure at their DzrtGrls site.   Check it out. And while there, it’s also a great place for exploring the history and archaeology of the desert southwest. -dM

Adventures of a Fluorescent Mineral Collector

Adventures of a Fluorescent Mineral Collector

Corby Waste’s Fourth-Millennium.net, is another must visit site for anyone interested in collecting fluorescent minerals. His adventures include: decades of collecting at most of the classic North American localities some neat and rare specimens excellent photography stereo pairs and a neat spiritual Greenland trip This is another one of my favorite sites. Check it out. -dM

MineralArts

MineralArts

MineralArts.com has some beautiful images of southern Arizona fluorescent minerals. The fluorescent rocks displayed were collected in the mountains of southern Arizona. The rocks consist of calcite and aragonite with minor amounts of opal, sphalerite, and amphiboles. The fluorescence is the result of minor impurities in the minerals slightly altering chemical bonds in the crystal structures of the minerals. The limestone host rock was subjected […]

Looking for Fluorescent Rocks on Mars

Looking for Fluorescent Rocks on Mars

Lately, especially considering the activity at this site, I’ve thought that wondering around at night and looking for fluorescent rocks makes one an anachronism. But maybe not if you’re looking for them on Mars. It’s the latest thing up there. 😉 The illumination came from MAHLI’s two ultraviolet LEDs, which emit light in a waveband centered at a wavelength of 365 nanometers. The exposure duration […]

Dzrtgrls at White Knob Quarry

Dzrtgrls at White Knob Quarry

Here’s a neat fluorescent collecting clip thanks to the Dzrtgrls. And if you’re into exploring, check out the Dzrtgirls website. I’ve been following them for years and never miss one of their adventures. -dM

The Dark Side of Casper Mountain

The Dark Side of Casper Mountain

The Mine I’ve spent a lot of time hunting fluorescent minerals on Casper Mountain. Looking at my Confessions page, I’ve probably spent way too much time there. But until now, only half the story has been told. Here’s the other half. And it’s as intriguing as the fluorescent mineral side of the story. Collecting fluorescent minerals requires: going to out of the way places late […]

Mark Cole’s Fluorescent Photo Database

Mark Cole’s Fluorescent Photo Database

Mark Cole runs Minershop.com. where he sells an excellent array of world wide fluorescent minerals. And he runs an annual fluorescent mineral collecting trip to Greenland. As a side note, It’s been my dream to go there. But I’ve had to settle for using the silver pick on Mark’s Ebay auctions. He’s a great guy to deal with. Through the years, Mark has sold tons […]

Wishing for My Old Camera

Wishing for My Old Camera

I replace my broken Canon A40 with a Canon A530. And I spent about four hours shooting my fluorescent minerals. The results were horrible. It’s probably too early to fault the camera, as operator error might be the cause. The old A40 did a pretty good job, especially with the brighter fluorescence. The color match was great. And little extra blue cast was added. The […]

New Camera – New Photos

It’s been over a year since the Canon A40 hit the tile floor and came to it’s end. The A40 was my first digital camera. It was a great camera for it’s time. But that was almost a decade ago. And that’s an eternity for technology. So, it’s time for a new camera. And what better way to play with my new toy than redo […]

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