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Fluorescent Mineral Gallery: Phosphorescent and Fluorescent Minerals For Sale

Fluorescent minerals, when illuminated with only ultraviolet (UV) light (invisible to the human eye) will emit visible light and appear to glow in the dark.

Below is a gallery of Fluorescent and phosphorescent minerals available for sale from John Betts - Fine Minerals in New York City, NY. Fluorescent minerals found on this page include: Adamite, Andersonite, Aragonite, Artinite, Benitoite, Calcite, Corundum, Fluorapatite, Fluorite, Hemimorphite, Hydromagnesite, Novacekite, Phlogopite, Powellite, Rhodonite, Sanbornite, Gillespite, Scapolite, Scheelite, Sodalite, Hackmanite, Strontianite, Magnesite, Vlasovite, Gittinsite, Agrellite, Sapphire, Zircon, Witherite, Willemite, Manganocalcite. Phosphorescent minerals continue to glow in the dark after the UV light is extinguished.

Shortwave fluorescent lamps are relatively expensive because the filter on the front of the lamp is made by only one supplier in Japan. Low wattage shortwave UV lamps may be purchased for about $40, but to really enjoy fluorescent minerals, you should buy a better lamp, with brighter wattage (output) and expect to pay $300 (used) to $600. Look for brands like SuperBright, TripleBright or Way Too Cool.

Longwave fluorescent lamps are much less expensive and are the type commonly seen in mall stores selling fluorescent posters. They are less expensive because the filters are not as expensive. I use an inexpensive flashlight-type longwave UV lamp called a "Convoy S2" that are available from dealers of Way Too Cool lamps for around $55.

The preview images below of the fluorescent minerals are illustrated illuminated either with 254 nm shortwave (SW) or 365 nm longwave (LW) ultraviolet illumination, causing them to fluoresce. To see photographs of these fluorescent minerals under daylight illumination and larger UV illuminated images, click on the preview photo. To purchase fluorescent mineral specimens from this gallery, go to the Online order form.

Sizes: (t) = Thumbnail, (m) = Miniature, (c) = Cabinet, (lc) = Large Cabinet

 

FLUORESCENT MINERALS UNDER SHORTWAVE UV ILLUMINATION

The minerals shown below fluoresce under 254 nm shortwave ultraviolet illumination. Ultraviolet illumination is invisible to the human eye. These minerals absorb the energy of the invisible ultraviolet illumination, then emit visible light in various colors. The result is that these minerals appear to glow in the dark. Several of the minerals below also fluoresce under 365 nm longwave ultraviolet illumination, sometimes in a different color. Images under both UV light sources are shown if the minerals respond to both wavelengths.

Cerussite sixling-twinned crystals with Hydrocerussite coating plus minor Calcite for sale from Tsumeb Mine, Lead Pocket, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia
#75233, Cerussite sixling-twinned crystals with Hydrocerussite coating plus minor Calcite, Tsumeb Mine, Lead Pocket, Namibia (m) $425

Olmiite on Hematite for sale from N'Chwaning II Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
#73618, Olmiite on Hematite, N'Chwaning II Mine, South Africa (Type Locality for Olmiite) (c) $400

Scheelite on doubly-terminated Quartz for sale from Yaogangxian Mine, Nanling Mountains, Hunan, China
#80378, Scheelite on doubly-terminated Quartz, Yaogangxian Mine, China (c) $325

Hardystonite, Franklinite, Willemite for sale from Franklin District, Sussex County, New Jersey
#80514, Hardystonite, Franklinite, Willemite, Franklin District, New Jersey (Type Locality for Hardystonite and Franklinite) (m) $65

Pyromorphite for sale from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi, China
#80646, Pyromorphite, Daoping Mine, China (m) $34

Sphalerite, and Willemite in Franklinite for sale from Franklin District, Sussex County, New Jersey
#80507, Sphalerite, and Willemite in Franklinite, Franklin District, New Jersey (Type Locality for Franklinite) (m) $28

Galena in Calcite for sale from Sterling Mine, 700' Level, Ogdensburg, Sterling Hill, Sussex County, New Jersey
#80506, Galena in Calcite, Sterling Mine, 700' Level, Ogdensburg, New Jersey (m) $28

Hyalite Opal on Albite with Fluorapatite for sale from pegmatite prospect near Weymouth Pond, Oxford County, Maine
#79648, Hyalite Opal on Albite with Fluorapatite, pegmatite prospect near Weymouth Pond, Maine (c) $16

Fluorapatite on Albite for sale from pegmatite prospect near Weymouth Pond, Oxford County, Maine
#79653, Fluorapatite on Albite, pegmatite prospect near Weymouth Pond, Maine (t) $15

Quartz and Albite with Fluorapatite, Siderite, Hyalite Opal for sale from pegmatite prospect near Weymouth Pond, Oxford County, Maine
#79649, Quartz and Albite with Fluorapatite, Siderite, Hyalite Opal, pegmatite prospect near Weymouth Pond, Maine (m) $15

Plumbogummite pseudomorphs after Pyromorphite for sale from Laohu Hill, Guilin, Guangxi, China
#80377, Plumbogummite pseudomorphs after Pyromorphite, Laohu Hill, Guilin, China (c) $325

Calcite-Kutnohorite with Manganite for sale from Wessels Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
#80353, Calcite-Kutnohorite with Manganite, Wessels Mine, South Africa (m) $40

Fluorite and Quartz for sale from Collector's Corner, West Boltsburn Level, Rookhope, County Durham, England
#75118, Fluorite and Quartz, Collector's Corner, West Boltsburn Level, England (m) $975

Fluorite with minor Calcite for sale from Skears Mine, Firestone Level, Middleton-in-Teesdale,  County Durham, England
#73188, Fluorite with minor Calcite, Skears Mine, Firestone Level, England (lc) $775

Calcite (zoned crystals) for sale from Dalnegorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia
#78731, Calcite (zoned crystals), Dalnegorsk, Russia (m) $575

Datolite, Danburite, Quartz on Sphalerite for sale from Charcas, San Luis Potosí, Mexico
#80143, Datolite, Danburite, Quartz on Sphalerite, Charcas, Mexico (lc) $550

Fluorite for sale from Hilton Mine, Scordale, 4 km NE of Hilton, Cumbria, England
#78072, Fluorite, Hilton Mine, Scordale, England (c) $475

Grossular Garnet intergrown with Calcite for sale from Handan, Hebei, China
#72986, Grossular Garnet intergrown with Calcite, Handan, China (c) $450

Elbaite var. Rubellite Tourmaline for sale from Paprok, Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
#78541, Elbaite var. Rubellite Tourmaline, Paprok, Afghanistan (m) $425

Pyromorphite with Plumbogummite overgrowth for sale from Laohu Hill, Guilin, Guangxi, China
#80386, Pyromorphite with Plumbogummite overgrowth, Laohu Hill, Guilin, China (c) $400

Quartz and Albite with Fluorapatite for sale from pegmatite prospect near Weymouth Pond, Oxford County, Maine
#80283, Quartz and Albite with Fluorapatite, pegmatite prospect near Weymouth Pond, Maine (c) $25

Cerussite-Willemite pseudomorphs after Descloizite with Mimetite for sale from Chah Mileh, Anarak District, Esfahan Province, Iran
#80362, Cerussite-Willemite pseudomorphs after Descloizite with Mimetite, Chah Mileh, Anarak District, Iran (m) $225

Zincite in Calcite for sale from Franklin Mine, Sussex County, New Jersey
#80334, Zincite in Calcite, Franklin Mine, New Jersey (Type Locality for Zincite) (c) $150

Quartz over Calcite on Amethyst Quartz for sale from Alto Uruguai, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
#80610, Quartz over Calcite on Amethyst Quartz, Alto Uruguai, Brazil (lc) $150

Fluorite and Sphalerite for sale from Minerva #1 Mine, Rosiclare Level, Cave-in-Rock District, Hardin County, Illinois
#80401, Fluorite and Sphalerite, Minerva #1 Mine, Rosiclare Level, Illinois (c) $125

Prehnite with Quartz for sale from Krimmler Achental, Hohe Tauern, Salzburg, Austria
#80542, Prehnite with Quartz, Krimmler Achental, Austria (c) $75

Calcite with Pyrrhotite for sale from Dalnegorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia
#80351, Calcite with Pyrrhotite, Dalnegorsk, Russia (m) $65

Calcite var. Manganoan Calcite for sale from N'Chwaning II Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
#80352, Calcite var. Manganoan Calcite, N'Chwaning II Mine, South Africa (m) $42

Quartz and Albite with Fluorapatite, Hyalite Opal for sale from pegmatite prospect near Weymouth Pond, Oxford County, Maine
#79651, Quartz and Albite with Fluorapatite, Hyalite Opal, pegmatite prospect near Weymouth Pond, Maine (m) $10

Barite for sale from Dam Rigg Level, Northside Mines, Arkengarthdale, North Yorkshire, England
#80649, Barite, Dam Rigg Level, Northside Mines, England (m) $28

Willemite, Franklinite, Calcite for sale from Sterling Mine, Ogdensburg, Sterling Hill, Sussex County, New Jersey
#80510, Willemite, Franklinite, Calcite, Sterling Mine, Ogdensburg, New Jersey (Type Locality for Franklinite) (m) $25

Willemite, Franklinite, Calcite for sale from Sterling Mine, Ogdensburg, Sterling Hill, Sussex County, New Jersey
#80513, Willemite, Franklinite, Calcite, Sterling Mine, Ogdensburg, New Jersey (Type Locality for Franklinite) (m) $25

Fluorapatite on Albite with Hyalite Opal for sale from pegmatite prospect near Weymouth Pond, Oxford County, Maine
#79654, Fluorapatite on Albite with Hyalite Opal, pegmatite prospect near Weymouth Pond, Maine (t) $8

  

FLUORESCENT MINERALS UNDER LONGWAVE UV ILLUMINATION

The minerals shown below fluoresce under 365 nm longwave ultraviolet illumination. Ultraviolet illumination is invisible to the human eye. These minerals absorb the energy of the invisible ultraviolet illumination, then emit visible light in various colors. The result is that these minerals appear to glow in the dark. Several of the minerals below also fluoresce under 254 nm shortwave ultraviolet illumination, sometimes in a different color. Images under both UV light sources are shown if the minerals respond to both wavelengths.

 

Prehnite with Quartz for sale from Krimmler Achental, Hohe Tauern, Salzburg, Austria
#80542, Prehnite with Quartz, Krimmler Achental, Austria (c) $75

Calcite var. Manganoan Calcite for sale from N'Chwaning II Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
#80352, Calcite var. Manganoan Calcite, N'Chwaning II Mine, South Africa (m) $42

Fluorite and Quartz for sale from Collector's Corner, West Boltsburn Level, Rookhope, County Durham, England
#75118, Fluorite and Quartz, Collector's Corner, West Boltsburn Level, England (m) $975

Fluorite with minor Calcite for sale from Skears Mine, Firestone Level, Middleton-in-Teesdale,  County Durham, England
#73188, Fluorite with minor Calcite, Skears Mine, Firestone Level, England (lc) $775

Calcite (zoned crystals) for sale from Dalnegorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia
#78731, Calcite (zoned crystals), Dalnegorsk, Russia (m) $575

Datolite, Danburite, Quartz on Sphalerite for sale from Charcas, San Luis Potosí, Mexico
#80143, Datolite, Danburite, Quartz on Sphalerite, Charcas, Mexico (lc) $550

Fluorite for sale from Hilton Mine, Scordale, 4 km NE of Hilton, Cumbria, England
#78072, Fluorite, Hilton Mine, Scordale, England (c) $475

Grossular Garnet intergrown with Calcite for sale from Handan, Hebei, China
#72986, Grossular Garnet intergrown with Calcite, Handan, China (c) $450

Elbaite var. Rubellite Tourmaline for sale from Paprok, Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
#78541, Elbaite var. Rubellite Tourmaline, Paprok, Afghanistan (m) $425

Pyromorphite with Plumbogummite overgrowth for sale from Laohu Hill, Guilin, Guangxi, China
#80386, Pyromorphite with Plumbogummite overgrowth, Laohu Hill, Guilin, China (c) $400

Plumbogummite pseudomorphs after Pyromorphite for sale from Laohu Hill, Guilin, Guangxi, China
#80377, Plumbogummite pseudomorphs after Pyromorphite, Laohu Hill, Guilin, China (c) $325

Cerussite-Willemite pseudomorphs after Descloizite with Mimetite for sale from Chah Mileh, Anarak District, Esfahan Province, Iran
#80362, Cerussite-Willemite pseudomorphs after Descloizite with Mimetite, Chah Mileh, Anarak District, Iran (m) $225

Zincite in Calcite for sale from Franklin Mine, Sussex County, New Jersey
#80334, Zincite in Calcite, Franklin Mine, New Jersey (Type Locality for Zincite) (c) $150

Quartz over Calcite on Amethyst Quartz for sale from Alto Uruguai, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
#80610, Quartz over Calcite on Amethyst Quartz, Alto Uruguai, Brazil (lc) $150

Fluorite and Sphalerite for sale from Minerva #1 Mine, Rosiclare Level, Cave-in-Rock District, Hardin County, Illinois
#80401, Fluorite and Sphalerite, Minerva #1 Mine, Rosiclare Level, Illinois (c) $125

Willemite, Franklinite, Calcite for sale from Sterling Mine, Ogdensburg, Sterling Hill, Sussex County, New Jersey
#80510, Willemite, Franklinite, Calcite, Sterling Mine, Ogdensburg, New Jersey (Type Locality for Franklinite) (m) $25

Calcite with Pyrrhotite for sale from Dalnegorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia
#80351, Calcite with Pyrrhotite, Dalnegorsk, Russia (m) $65

Quartz and Albite with Fluorapatite for sale from pegmatite prospect near Weymouth Pond, Oxford County, Maine
#80283, Quartz and Albite with Fluorapatite, pegmatite prospect near Weymouth Pond, Maine (c) $25

Calcite-Kutnohorite with Manganite for sale from Wessels Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
#80353, Calcite-Kutnohorite with Manganite, Wessels Mine, South Africa (m) $40

Barite for sale from Dam Rigg Level, Northside Mines, Arkengarthdale, North Yorkshire, England
#80649, Barite, Dam Rigg Level, Northside Mines, England (m) $28

Willemite, Franklinite, Calcite for sale from Sterling Mine, Ogdensburg, Sterling Hill, Sussex County, New Jersey
#80513, Willemite, Franklinite, Calcite, Sterling Mine, Ogdensburg, New Jersey (Type Locality for Franklinite) (m) $25

Cerussite and Quartz in Galena solution cavity for sale from Wheatley Mine, Phoenixville District, Chester County, Pennsylvania
#75727, Cerussite and Quartz in Galena solution cavity, Wheatley Mine, Phoenixville District, Pennsylvania (lc) $1450

Fluorite with Calcite for sale from Kharan District, Baluchistan, Pakistan
#80286, Fluorite with Calcite, Kharan District, Pakistan (lc) $400

Heulandite on Quartz for sale from Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India
#80153, Heulandite on Quartz, Jalgaon, India (lc) $195

Fluorite for sale from Middle Mountain, Carroll County, New Hampshire
#80430, Fluorite, Middle Mountain, New Hampshire (m) $95

Mordenite and Stilbite for sale from Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India
#80314, Mordenite and Stilbite, Jalgaon, India (m) $85

Fluorite, Quartz, Sphalerite over Calcite for sale from Elmwood Mine, Carthage. Smith County, Tennessee
#80565, Fluorite, Quartz, Sphalerite over Calcite, Elmwood Mine, Tennessee (c) $38

  

FLUORESCENT AND PHOSPHORESCENT DIAMOND CRYSTALS

The diamonds shown below fluoresce under 365 nm longwave ultraviolet illumination. Ultraviolet illumination is invisible to the human eye. These diamonds absorb the energy of the invisible ultraviolet illumination, then emit visible light in various colors. The result is that these diamond crystals appear to glow in the dark. Some, as noted in the individual descriptions, phosphoresce when all illumination is extinguished -- truly glowing in the dark. 

Diamond (2.62 carat gem-grade parallel pale-yellow interconnected crystals) for sale from Mirny, Sakha Republic, Siberia, Russia
Longwave Fluorescent Diamond #70946, Diamond (2.62 carat gem-grade parallel pale-yellow interconnected crystals), Mirny, Russia (t) $4605

Diamond (1.54 carat gem-grade cuttable pale-yellow octahedral crystal) for sale from Almazy Anabara Mine, Sakha (Yakutia) Republic, Siberia, Russia
Longwave Fluorescent Diamond #73300, Diamond (1.54 carat gem-grade cuttable pale-yellow octahedral crystal), Almazy Anabara Mine, Russia (t) $5095

Diamond (1.41 carat yellow cuttable gem-grade complex uncut diamond) for sale from Sakha (Yakutia) Republic, Siberia, Russia
Longwave Fluorescent Diamond #73012, Diamond (1.41 carat yellow cuttable gem-grade complex uncut diamond), Sakha (Yakutia) Republic, Russia (t) $3820

Diamond (1.99 carat superb cuttable gem-grade yellow complex crystal) for sale from Matto Grosso, Brazil
Longwave Fluorescent Diamond #73541, Diamond (1.99 carat superb cuttable gem-grade yellow complex crystal), Brazil (t) $5685

Diamond (1.67 carat fancy-yellow tetrahexahedral crystal) for sale from Jwaneng Mine, Naledi River Valley, Botswana
Longwave Fluorescent Diamond #72561, Diamond (1.67 carat fancy-yellow tetrahexahedral crystal), Jwaneng Mine, Botswana (t) $1660

Diamond (4.00 carat cuttable pale-yellow octahedral crystal) for sale from Mirny, Sakha Republic, Siberia, Russia
Longwave Fluorescent Diamond #70943, Diamond (4.00 carat cuttable pale-yellow octahedral crystal), Mirny, Russia (t) $7025

Diamond (3.11 carat superb gem-grade yellow-brown complex crystal) for sale from Letlhakane Mine, south of the Makgadikgadi Salt Plains, Botswana
Longwave Fluorescent Diamond #75228, Diamond (3.11 carat superb gem-grade yellow-brown complex crystal), Letlhakane Mine, Botswana (t) $4225

Diamond (1.75 carat yellow cuttable gem-grade complex rough diamond) for sale from Sakha (Yakutia) Republic, Siberia, Russia
Longwave Fluorescent Diamond #73014, Diamond (1.75 carat yellow cuttable gem-grade complex rough diamond), Sakha (Yakutia) Republic, Russia (t) $4735

 

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