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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 is an excellent example of Greenland Fantasy Rock, showing a beautiful multi-colored, multi-wavelength fluorescent response under various UV wave...

Tiffany stone is a complex rock composed of opalized fluorite with bands and veins of chalcedony, manganese oxide and bertrandite. The only known sour...

Fluorite is a mineral that occurs in many different colors and habits, and is often fluorescent under UV.  Most commonly, fluorite shows a deep, inten...

Plates of silvery polylithionite mica and pink crystals of eudialyte dominate this specimen from Kangerluarssaq fjord, Ilímaussaq complex, Narsaq, Gre...

Here a beautiful mix of Autunite and Torbernite from Assunçao (Portugal).

On a gray rock matrix are several crystals of Meta-Autunite (yellow and yello...

This is a hollow, rhyolitic, geode nodule half containing a botryoidal, bubbly mass of colorless hyalite opal and small quartz flowers, from the Cande...

This is a nice little gemmy Adamite from the Ojuela Mine, Mapami, Durango, Mexico. It is pretty small (4.2 cm x 3.1 cm x 1.6 cm, 28.3 grams), but it i...

Small yellow/green, plate-like, crystals of metauranocircite on a dark limonitic stained Rhyolite matrix.  From the Davier Mine, located in the northe...

Natrozippeite, also known as sodium zippeite, is a secondary hydrous sodium uranium sulfate that commonly forms as efflorescent encrustations on sands...

Very interesting fluorescent specimen consisting of a cluster of large, blocky, light-colored scapolite crystals (partially altered to feldspar, var....

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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.

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

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