Open post

Southern Arizona Fluorescent Minerals

Arizona! What a great place to collect fluorescent minerals. In addition to the usual bright calcite, willemite, fluorites and scheelites, Southern Arizona glows with some very unusual calcite, caliche, chalcedony. These unusual specimens, with their combination of colors and textures, are beautiful in both natural and ultraviolet light. -rf

Continue readingMore Tag
Open post

Fluorescent Mineral Collection

Brightest Specimens Medium Bright Specimens Less Bright Specimens Collection Notes This collection is organized by: fluorescent brightness and then locale. A few specimens are grouped by locale when they aren’t overwhelmed by brighter specimens. Photography The images on this page were made by a Samsung S5 smart phone camera. No kidding! That little camera: renders […]

Continue readingMore Tag
Open post

Western United States Rocks

Hogan and Purple Passion Claims Arizona These ugly appearing, palm to hand sized rocks are 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 […]

Continue readingMore Tag

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 […]

Continue readingMore Tag
Scroll to top