Aren't these florescent, glow in the dark rocks just mesmerizing? Who doesn't want to find natural stones that glow in dark? It's a rock hunter's dream! Check out our Yooperlite Map.
These rocks are sometimes called Keweenaw Emberlites, glow rocks, Embers or Sodalites. Whatever you want to call them, they are incredible!
Yooperlite is a name for rocks that consist of a syenite-rich fluorescent sodalite. Sodalite is mineral that fluoresces an orange or yellow color under ultra violet light.
Do these Yooperlight stones really glow in the dark? These rocks are grey in nature when you see them on the beach but glow when under a UV light. Fantastic challenge for rock hunting in Michigan!
They are sometimes called Keweenaw Emberlites, glow rocks, Embers or Sodalites!
Our resident Yooper (Chris' Mom!), Susan Delisle, says, "It's best to go late at night and be sure to use a black light."
It takes some patience but it can be done! She and her friend Denise have found a few in the Keweenaw area.
We created this Yooperlite Interactive Map to help you determine where to find Yooperlites.
Helpful Map Tips:
We love buying local! Superior Fire Lights, located in Sault Ste. Marie, makes gorgeous Yooperlite jewelry from the glowing stones they have found! These Fluorescent Sodalite necklaces are durable, super unique and very fun to wear!
You have got to see their amazing selection of Yooperlite Jewelry! They are incredible and made in Michigan!
Honest Hands Ring Company on Etsy offers incredible Yooperlite Rings and Petoskey Stone rings that you need to see.
Everything Yooper has a great selection of these glowing dragon eggs that you just have to see! So many cool things! If you want a few spectacular Sodalite Fluorescent Yooperlite Glow Rocks, check their current prices!
This blacklight headlamp to keep your hands free while searching for these Michigan rocks. Plus, it's one less thing to loose in the dark. Perfect for kids.
We love this flashlight as it has a wide beam. Good grip with a band to snap onto a backpack. Perfect for rock hunting.
These are great Emergency Light Sticks that be used to:
This black light UV flashlight, 365nm, has a black filter lens and is excellent for finding glowing rocks and minerals. It comes recommended by rock hunters. 1 AA battery. Perfect light for finding Yooperlite rocks.
We highly suggest arriving at your intended beach before dark so you have time to become familiar with the area. Walk the path in daylight to make sure there aren't any obstacles or washouts that might cause you to fall.
Yooperlite rocks can be found year round, but if the shorelines are covered in snow during the winter, it will be very difficult. As such, we recommend spring, summer and fall!
When is the best time to find the glow in the dark rocks?
In our opinion, early spring (as early as end of March and April) is best as the beaches have not been picked over yet, the mosquitos and bugs are minimal and the crashing waves have "reset" the beach during the winter with all new stones to discover! So get hunting!
Love stones? Michigan is also famous for Petoskey stones. Learn where to find them and how to polish Petoskey Stones.
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Are Yooperlites easy to find? Are they rare? Can they be worth something? Answer Hi Becki! Finding Yooperlites takes some persistence, a little …
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We think these glow in the dark rocks are so cool, we want to find them but what do they look like? Answer Hey Staci! These Yooperlite rocks …
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I just heard about these glow in the dark rocks and we are headed to the UP to try and find a couple. Any ideas on the best ways to find them? Answer …
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What are these yooperlights? Where can they be found. are they free? Answer Hi Michelle! These incredible rocks are Syenite rocks that are …