This is my passion too. Digging for minerals. Ever since my father took me to Franklin NJ and News Street Quarry I was hooked on the search for minerals. Crystals are Gods art forms of order.
I was taking a lot of photos in my hotel from previous finds and here I share some of the beauty a camera and the creator can put together.
I finally invested in a better ultraviolet lamp for about 1000 and am happy with it. I have been experimenting with listening to Tangerine Dream while photographing with my older collectibles with Rebel Canon Ti5 with macrolenses and a helicon stacking program.
Then playing with the parameters on the software and the UV lamp I got some nice photos I think:
Short wave UV of the same specimen.