Franklin Fluorescent Minerals

I realized I haven’t taken any photos of my fluorescent minerals using a digital SLR. I decided it was time, and took a practice run a few days ago. The results are promising, though I can see some areas for improvement.

All of the minerals below are from the Franklin/Sterling Hills area of New Jersey; famed for their bright and vivid colors when illuminated by short-wave UV light.

In terms of color, the red is calcite, and the green is willemite. They are the 2 most common minerals. Next is clinohedrite, coming in with the orange, except in the case of the wollostonite, which is also orange, and finally, the purple colored hardystonite.

Franklin fluorescent

Calcite and willemite.
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Franklin fluorescent

Calcite and willemite.
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Franklin fluorescent

Wollastonite and calcite.
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Franklin fluorescent

Barite and calcite.
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Franklin fluorescent

Nice 4-color: willemite, calcite, clenohedrite and hardstonite.
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April 21st, 2008|Categories: Glowrocks, Photography|2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. benja22 April 21, 2008 at 11:55 pm

    Very Cool!
    Your photography skills never cease to amaze me. It’s fun to watch your experiments withe the camera. I’m still working on not cutting heads off in group photo’s.
    Nice work.
    Ben

  2. glowrocks April 26, 2008 at 6:21 am

    Thanks! I do keep trying, that’s for sure.

    BTW, I enjoy reading your experiences w/linux. We use debian at work (now migrating to redhat for new installs). I use ubuntu at home; it’s debian w/a pretty face.

    Of course, I prefer my Mac over any computer I’ve ever used. it is unix, underneath, so I’m right at home! 🙂

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