Ken's Fluorescent Minerals

Ken's Fluorescent Minerals

These are pictures of fluorescent minerals photographed under long wave (LW) or short wave (SW) ultraviolet light.
Whether you are a mineral collector or just browsing, I hope you enjoy this site. The photos will be updated every few months, so please stop by again. Please e-mail with questions, comments and corrections.


More Minerals on Page Two

More minerals from the original home page

Books and Information Sources:

Fluorescence: Gems and Minerals Under Ultraviolet Light, by Manuel Robbins, 1994, ISBN 0-945005-13-X

The Collector's Book of Fluorescent Minerals, by Manuel Robbins, 1983, ISBN 0-442-27506-4

Simon & Schuster's Guide to Rocks and Minerals, by Annibale Mottana, Rodolfo Crespi & Guiseppe Liborio, 1977, ISBN 0-671-24417-5

Ultraviolet Light and Fluorescent Minerals , by Thomas S. Warren, Sterling Gleason, Richard C. Bostwick, Earl R. Verbeek, 1995, ISBN 0-9635098-0-2

Nature's Hidden Rainbows - Fluorescent Minerals of Franklin, NJ, by Robert Jones, Jr., 1964, Published by Ultraviolet Products Inc.

The Henkel Glossary of Fluorescent Minerals, Journal of the Fluorescent Mineral Society - Special Issue Vol. 15 1988-89

The New York Mineralogical Club

Do you live in the New York City area? A very active club with Monthly Meetings and lots of Field Trips.

The Fluorescent Mineral Society

is a non-profit organization for those interested in the fluorescence of minerals.

Buddy can you spare a light? Sources for UV lamps

Links I like:

Resource links:

Dial up The Ore House BBS - (516) 671-2337

A computer bulletin board dedicated to mineral collecting. It's free and you get full access on the first call.

Copyright 1995 Kenneth Colosky. All rights reserved. No reproduction of these images is permitted without express written permission.

Last modified 12/7/95

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