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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.

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This midwestern fluorescent beauty consists of pockets of scalenohedral calcite crystals on a limestone matrix, and was collected from the Pugh Quarry...

Terlingua calcite is a rock of many faces, as few other fluorescent minerals show such a varied fluorescent response under different UV wavelengths....

Lustrous root beer-colored fluorite cubes on a light grey limestone matrix, from the Stoneco White Rock Quarry, Clay Center, Ottawa Co., Ohio.  Fluori...

Had a great time at Tucson and found lots of new material. This was one of my favorite finds - Calcite crystals on fluorite crystals - shown LW, SW, a...

On the typical yellow limestone matrix of this italian locality, there are several calcite cristals. Their color varies from white to honey and the di...

Approximately 30% of all diamonds show a fluorescent response under UV.  In most cases, the fluorescence is brightest under long wave (365nm).  The fl...

Opal, Sepiolite.

Cerro de los Batallones, Torrejón de Velasco, Madrid, Spain.

The green fluorescence with an orange contrast due to clay deposits and al...

Located in the Trigo Mountains of La Paz County, Arizona, the Red Cloud mine is a location famous for producing some of the best wulfenite specimens i...

Israel is not known for it's fluorescent rocks. Or really any rocks at all, as laws apparently prevent collecting samples to sell (with one, notable,...

This exceptional two-color fluorescent specimen was collected by notable New Mexico collectors Ken and Gail Hennig from a new find in Socorro County,...

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FINDING MINERALS
 

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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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