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Nature’s Rainbows is a non-commercial web site maintained entirely by volunteer hobbyists and contributors.  Our mission is to provide information about UV and luminescence, premium fluorescent mineral photos, and a fluorescent mineral database for the enjoyment of FL mineral collectors around the world.  Information on this web site is covered under a Creative Commons License.


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Fluorescent Mineral Photo Gallery

Minerals that are fluorescent under shortwave, midwave, and/or longwave UV from around the world.  Each database entry shows white light photos along with UV photos, as well as localities and descriptions.  Use the index to search for specific minerals, or fluorescent minerals from a region.   If this page is entered via the index, the results are filtered.

Click any thumbnail for a full set of larger images.  Skip to the next page of images below, or filter  by

Some of the best examples of norbergite is found in the areas around the Franklin Nj, especially at the Limecrest Quarry, Sparta, Sussex Co., where it...

As explained by Earl Verbeek, resident Franklin FLM guru: "The term "radiating willemite" has nothing to do with its fluorescent or phosphorescent pro...

I'm not terribly fluent in the rarer assemblages of Franklin minerals, but this piece looks like it has it all.  Under shortwave UV bright green fluor...

Prehnite from Franklin, NJ.  The first pic shows a beautiful face under shortwave UV. The 2nd pic was taken using the Convoy 365nm LW flashlight. This...

Margarosanite from Franklin, NJ.  The first pic shows a beautiful face under shortwave UV.  The 2nd pic was taken using the Convoy 365nm LW flashlight...

 Exceptionally rich specimen of bright yellow fluorescing barite on an orange/red calcite matrix - A classic example of this highly sought material fr...

We have a bunch of folks attending the Franklin "SuperDigg" this April (2017).  Many of them are carrying the new Convoy 365nm LW flashlight (see the...

We have a bunch of folks attending the Franklin "SuperDigg" this April (2017).  Many of them are carrying the new Convoy 365nm LW flashlight (see the...

 We have a bunch of folks attending the Franklin "SuperDigg" this April (2017).  Many of them are carrying the new Convoy 365nm LW flashlight so I tho...

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FINDING MINERALS
 

Ten sets of images are displayed at a time.  Browse the archives for past pics, or just keep hitting "Older" to load more pics. 

You may filter the view of the archive to find minerals in a certain geographic area, or those that respond to specific wavelengths or have other characteristics.  If the view is filtered the results show only that selection.

Famous localities are listed as separate geographic areas under Region View.

Using the search box above you may find specific minerals, mines, or localities.

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