Oleksandr Holovachov

Oleksandr Holovachov

Interested in photographing fluorescent plants? If so, then check out Oleksandr Holovachov’s site. Some beautiful images can be seen. And there’s a great intro into the nuances of fluorescent plant photography. Oleksandr has truly mastered this art. Check it out. -dM

Fluorescent Plants – Craig P Burrows

Fluorescent Plants – Craig P Burrows

Wow! There are some spectacular fluorescent plants. I’ve noticed a few fluorescent lichens and clovers while hunting fluorescent rocks. But nothing like these images taken by Craig P. Burrows, a professional photographer whose portfolio is well work a look. Unlike fluorescent rocks, where the focus is on collecting and displaying them, fluorescent life forms are difficult, if not impossible to collect. Rather, the focus is […]

EDUV Studio

EDUV Studio

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

Eastern United States Rocks

Eastern United States Rocks

 Franklin New Jersey These hand to double hand sized rocks contain: aegirine – non fluorescent olive green andradite – non fluorescent olive green calcite – bright to dull red clinohedrite – orange diopside – bright blue specks esperite – bright yellow hardystonite – blue franklinite – non-fluorescent black norbergite – yellow specks sphalerite – pinkish-orange willemite – bright green wollastonite – yellow spots and streaks […]

Canada Rocks

Canada Rocks

Long Lake Zinc Mine Rocks from The Long Lake Zinc Mine, near Parham, Ontario often resemble stellar images with bands, streaks and bright specks running through a dull red to red matrix. These specimens are fist to hand sized. And contain the following fluorescent minerals: calcite – dull purple red to red hydrozincite – blue to bright blue white diopside – bright blue specks chondrodite […]

Eastern Hemisphere Rocks

Eastern Hemisphere Rocks

Langban Sweden Langban rocks have some of the brightest fluorescence found. That brightness is often in sharp contrast to a very dark to black background. These hand sized specimens are bright and impressive with: calcite – bright red svabite – bright yellow dolomite – very bright pink red willemite – green berzillite – blue fluorescing under short wave ultraviolet. To learn more about collecting at […]

Western United States Rocks

Western United States Rocks

Hogan and Purple Passion Claims Arizona These ugly appearing, palm to hand sized rocks are very interesting geologically. And they are spectacularly fluorescent. Fluorescent rocks from the Hogan and Purple Passion Claims are some of the world’s best. fluorite – blue calcite – dull red to bright reddish orange willemite -green aragonite – aqua Oregon This palm sized thunder egg is unusual. Rather than being […]

Mexico Rocks

Mexico Rocks

These palm to hand sized specimens are some of the brightest I’ve ever seen. They rival the Langban Sweden specimens for brightness. selenite – green calcite – blue short wave calcite – violet pink long wave The Challenger Cave calcite from Nuevo Leon, changes color under different wavelengths. And it is extremely phosphorescent. It has the brightest phosphorescent of any mineral I’ve seen, glowing a […]

Database of Luminescent Minerals

Database of Luminescent Minerals

The Online Database of Luminescent Minerals is another neat fluorescent mineral site. There are a lot of websites focused on luminescent minerals and some are great. However, as far as known none of them gives an exhaustive and systematic list of the characteristics of luminescent minerals nor information on activators and spectra. This site is made to change this: you will find inside a public […]

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

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