Photos from the Field: Minerals Glow in Mining Museum

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August/September 2018
By MOTHER EARTH NEWS

Our Flickr photo group functions as a place where photographers of all skill levels can upload images to share photos with each other and with us, and we then choose some of our favorites to publish in print.

Congratulations to those featured in our August/September 2018 Photos from the Field, whose photos are shown below.

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Photo by Jackie Touw Photography



Rainbow Tunnel, located in the Sterling Hill Mining Museum in Ogdensburg, New Jersey, glows under ultraviolet light that illuminates the bright fluorescent zinc ore that’s exposed in the mine’s walls. The green indicates the presence of willemite, one of the main zinc ore minerals in the mine.




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