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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 gemmy cluster of yellow fluorite cubes from Aouli, Morocco makes a nice display specimen under normal light.  Under UV, however, it also shows an...

A new mineral to us, we found this specimen buried in a flat of old specimens at a local rock show. We left it there for two days, and it remained, de...

Radial brownish Willemite concretions with a 2nd generation growth of white cristals. These fluoresce very bright and willemite has intense and long g...

Here's a quartet of Tarbuttite specimens from the Broken Hill Mine in Kabwe Zambia. Though not as bright as the material from the Skorpion Mine in Nam...

Green Willemite and white-tan Smithsonite -as  described in Robbins (1994). Willemite covers about half of the surface of the specimen and consists of...

This is a Prehnite from Merelani Mine, Arusha, Tanzania. A group of nice blue crystals with a light sprinkling of graphite matrix.

Calcite and Fluorite, w/ Pyrite - El Hammam Mine, Morocco under shortwave, midwave, and longwave UV

A small (2.5 inch) olmiite and calcite from the Nchwaning Mine II in South Africa. The Olmiite fluoresces a deep red, in all wavelengths. The calcite...

Soft pastel green sheaves of Tarbuttite - Skorpion Mine, Rosh Pinah, Karas Region, Namibia
Size : 80mm across.  1st pic in Longwave UV - 2nd in white...

Courtesy of Marco Frigerio (Classic Rocks and Gems) - Facebook

Large Fluorite cluster, Riemvasmaak, Kakamas, ZF Mgcawu District, Northern Cape Provin...

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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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