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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.

Rhodochrosite for sale from N'Chwaning III Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Fluorescent Mineral #81282, Rhodochrosite, N'Chwaning III Mine, South Africa (m) $350

Colemanite for sale from Kramer Deposit, Boron, Kern County, California
Fluorescent Mineral #81121, Colemanite, Kramer Deposit, Boron, California (c) $38

Fluorite for sale from Riemvasmaak, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Fluorescent Mineral #80898, Fluorite, Riemvasmaak, South Africa (m) $650

Fluorescent Mineral Specimen of Wulfenite on Calcite for sale from Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia
Fluorescent Mineral #80880, Wulfenite on Calcite, Tsumeb Mine, Namibia (m) $400

Fluorite for sale from Firestone Level, Skears Mine, Middleton-in-Teesdale,  County Durham, England
Fluorescent Mineral #81526, Fluorite, Firestone Level, Skears Mine, England (lc) $750

Colemanite on Calcite for sale from Kramer Deposit, Boron, Kern County, California
Fluorescent Mineral #81014, Colemanite on Calcite, Kramer Deposit, Boron, California (c) $150

Scheelite on doubly-terminated Quartz for sale from Yaogangxian Mine, 32 km southeast of Chenzhou, Hunan, China
Fluorescent Mineral #80378, Scheelite on doubly-terminated Quartz, Yaogangxian Mine, China (c) $295

Elbaite var. Rubellite Tourmaline with Albite and Muscovite for sale from Paprok, Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
Fluorescent Mineral #81510, Elbaite var. Rubellite Tourmaline with Albite and Muscovite, Paprok, Afghanistan (m) $375

Fluorite (zoned crystals) with Quartz for sale from Boltsburn West Level, south side of Rookhopeburn, 100 meters NW of Boltsburn mine shaft, County Durham, England
Fluorescent Mineral #81555, Fluorite (zoned crystals) with Quartz, Boltsburn West Level, south side of Rookhopeburn, England (c) $875

Calcite (internally zoned) for sale from Dalnegorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia
Fluorescent Mineral #81570, Calcite (internally zoned), Dalnegorsk, Russia (m) $550

Grossular Garnet and Calcite (floater cluster crystallized on all sides) for sale from Handan, Hebei, China
Fluorescent Mineral #81501, Grossular Garnet and Calcite (floater cluster crystallized on all sides), Handan, China (m) $495

Colemanite on Calcite for sale from Kramer Deposit, Boron, Kern County, California
Fluorescent Mineral #81009, Colemanite on Calcite, Kramer Deposit, Boron, California (c) $75

  

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.

 

Spinel for sale from Mahenge, Morogoro Region, Tanzania
Fluorescent Mineral #81581, Spinel, Mahenge, Tanzania (t) $125

Colemanite on Calcite for sale from Kramer Deposit, Boron, Kern County, California
Fluorescent Mineral #81014, Colemanite on Calcite, Kramer Deposit, Boron, California (c) $150

Grossular Garnet and Calcite (floater cluster crystallized on all sides) for sale from Handan, Hebei, China
Fluorescent Mineral #81501, Grossular Garnet and Calcite (floater cluster crystallized on all sides), Handan, China (m) $495

Fluorite (stalactitic formation that formed over Stibnite) for sale from Weishan, Dali Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan, China
Fluorescent Mineral #81514, Fluorite (stalactitic formation that formed over Stibnite), Weishan, Dali Autonomous Prefecture, China (c) $400

Corundum var. Ruby for sale from An Phu, Luc Yen, Yenbai Province, Vietnam
Fluorescent Mineral #81045, Corundum var. Ruby, An Phu, Luc Yen, Vietnam (t) $35

Fluorite (zoned crystals) with Quartz for sale from Boltsburn West Level, south side of Rookhopeburn, 100 meters NW of Boltsburn mine shaft, County Durham, England
Fluorescent Mineral #81555, Fluorite (zoned crystals) with Quartz, Boltsburn West Level, south side of Rookhopeburn, England (c) $875

Colemanite on Calcite for sale from Kramer Deposit, Boron, Kern County, California
Fluorescent Mineral #81009, Colemanite on Calcite, Kramer Deposit, Boron, California (c) $75

Fluorite with Calcite for sale from Kharan District, Baluchistan, Pakistan
Fluorescent Mineral #81069, Fluorite with Calcite, Kharan District, Pakistan (lc) $400

Corundum var. Ruby for sale from Morogoro Region, Tanzania
Fluorescent Mineral #81061, Corundum var. Ruby, Tanzania (t) $24

Rhodochrosite for sale from N'Chwaning III Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Fluorescent Mineral #81282, Rhodochrosite, N'Chwaning III Mine, South Africa (m) $350

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

Fluorite for sale from Riemvasmaak, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Fluorescent Mineral #80898, Fluorite, Riemvasmaak, South Africa (m) $650

Descloizite on Calcite for sale from Prince Mine, north slope of Prince Mountain, Peoria, Maricopa County, Arizona
Fluorescent Mineral #81411, Descloizite on Calcite, Prince Mine, north slope of Prince Mountain, Arizona (lc) $95

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

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

Corundum var. Ruby for sale from Winza, Mpwapwa District, Dodoma, Tanzania
Fluorescent Mineral #81059, Corundum var. Ruby, Winza, Mpwapwa District, Tanzania (t) $24

Elbaite var. Rubellite Tourmaline with Albite and Muscovite for sale from Paprok, Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
Fluorescent Mineral #81510, Elbaite var. Rubellite Tourmaline with Albite and Muscovite, Paprok, Afghanistan (m) $375

Calcite (internally zoned) for sale from Dalnegorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia
Fluorescent Mineral #81570, Calcite (internally zoned), Dalnegorsk, Russia (m) $550

Fluorite (Spinel Law twinned) for sale from Mundo Nuevo Mine, Huamachuco, La Libertad, Peru
Fluorescent Mineral #80960, Fluorite (Spinel Law twinned), Mundo Nuevo Mine, Peru (c) $400

Fluorescent Mineral Specimen of Corundum var. Ruby for sale from Winza, Mpwapwa District, Dodoma, Tanzania
Fluorescent Mineral #80741, Corundum var. Ruby, Winza, Mpwapwa District, Tanzania (t) $26

Fluorescent Mineral Specimen of Fluorite for sale from Ruyuan, Lechang, Guangdong, China
Fluorescent Mineral #80822, Fluorite, Ruyuan, Lechang, China (c) $250

Spinel for sale from Mahenge, Morogoro Region, Tanzania
Fluorescent Mineral #81644, Spinel, Mahenge, Tanzania (t) $65

Fluorite for sale from Firestone Level, Skears Mine, Middleton-in-Teesdale,  County Durham, England
Fluorescent Mineral #81526, Fluorite, Firestone Level, Skears Mine, England (lc) $750

Corundum var. Ruby for sale from Winza, Mpwapwa District, Dodoma, Tanzania
Fluorescent Mineral #81062, Corundum var. Ruby, Winza, Mpwapwa District, Tanzania (t) $18

Fluorite for sale from De'an Mine, Wushan, Jiangxi Province, China
Fluorescent Mineral #81499, Fluorite, De'an Mine, Wushan, China (lc) $595

Colemanite for sale from Kramer Deposit, Boron, Kern County, California
Fluorescent Mineral #81121, Colemanite, Kramer Deposit, Boron, California (c) $38

Corundum var. Ruby for sale from Jegdalek, Sarobi, Afghanistan
Fluorescent Mineral #81056, Corundum var. Ruby, Jegdalek, Afghanistan (t) $28

Corundum var. Ruby for sale from Morogoro Region, Tanzania
Fluorescent Mineral #81058, Corundum var. Ruby, Tanzania (t) $25

  

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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