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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