I took a few photos of some of our most colorful fluorescent minerals. The rocks were lit with a shortwave UV lights.

They are all from the Franklin, New Jersey area and like all minerals from that region, are extremely colorful!

The different colors indicate the different minerals:

  • Barite, cream
  • Calcite, red
  • Clinohedrite, orange
  • Franklinite, red
  • Hardystonite, blue
  • Willemite, green

You can click any image to see a larger version, and much larger copies of these photos are available on Flickr.

Hardystonite, Clinohedrite, Willemite & Calcite

Hardystonite, Clinohedrite, Willemite & Calcite

Hardystonite, Clinohedrite, Willemite & Calcite

Hardystonite, Clinohedrite, Willemite & Calcite

Franklinite & Willemite

Franklinite & Willemite

Barite in Calcite

Barite in Calcite

Franklinite & Willemite Carving

Franklinite & Willemite Carving

Hardystonite, Clinohedrite & Willemite

Hardystonite, Clinohedrite & Willemite

Hardystonite, Clinohedrite, Willemite & Calcite

Hardystonite, Clinohedrite, Willemite & Calcite

Hardystonite, Clinohedrite, Willemite & Calcite

Hardystonite, Clinohedrite, Willemite & Calcite

Hardystonite, Clinohedrite, Willemite & Calcite

Hardystonite, Clinohedrite, Willemite & Calcite