Night Falls At The Long Lake Zinc Mine

Night Falls At The Mine

The sky finally got dark and we got our first look at the large rock piles called mine dumps. Under short-wave ultraviolet the ordinary looking rocks were wonderfully colorful, glowing in fantastic combinations of red, yellow and blue. Sometimes there was white and a few other colors mixed in.


Most of them were small but a few that I found were large museum-quality pieces. The Long Lake Zinc Mine specimens are uniquely beautiful. I know of no other location in the world that has fluorescent minerals like these.

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