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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 a brightly fluorescent and phosphorescent rosette of flat, bladed, selenite crystals from Las Salinas de Otuma, Paracas, Pisco, Ica, Peru.  Co...

This specimen of Mariposa calcite shows bright orange fluorescence under short wave UV on the underside of the base of the piece. Note the fluorescent...

Mariposa calcite specimens are produced by several mines in the West Camp area of the Santa Eulalia Mining District in the Mexican State of Chihuahua....

Dumortierite is an aluminum iron borosilicate mineral that doesn't get much attention in the world of fluorescence, but is a lovely fluorescent specie...

Danburite is a calcium borosilicate mineral that is sometimes cut as a gemstone.  Like many minerals, when found in its pure form it is not fluorescen...

At Tucson 2017 I had my deathray longwave LED flashlight (as did one other fellow).  We came across a vendor selling Mapami fluorite which fluoresced...

Some kyanite has always been known to be weakly fluorescent - a pale red under longwave UV.  With the advent of powerful LW LEDs this mineral can be f...

The El Refugio mine, located in Choix, in the Mexican state of Sinaloa, is a notable source of beautiful specimens of the zinc carbonate mineral smith...

This is an interesting specimen of adamite from the Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Durango, Mexico.  As is the case with many fluorescent minerals, there tends...

Light-colored crystals of hemimorphite on a red/brown limonitic gossan matrix, collected from the Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Durango, Mexico.  The hemimorph...

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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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