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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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Zincite is considered to be a rare mineral, occurring in quantity at only Franklin and Sterling Hill, New Jersey.  In its pure form, zincite consists...

When it comes to fluorescent rocks, the brighter and more colors seen under UV, the better.  Franklin, New Jersey, the Fluorescent Mineral Capital of...

Buff-colored piece of solid Axinite-(Mn) [aka manganaxinite], with minor willemite and a blue/white fluorescent mineral that is likely margarosanite....

Hyalophane is a barium rich variety of the feldspar mineral microcline that shows pink/magenta fluorescence under short wave UV.  In this specimen, th...

This is a classic, bright fluorescent specimen from the famous Sterling mine in Sterling Hill, Ogdensburg, New Jersey.  This piece contains the three...

This is a classic mineral association from Franklin, New Jersey; brightly fluorescent calcite and willemite in combination with pink rhodonite and bla...

The Amity area of the Town of Warwick, in Orange County, New York, is located near the central region of the Franklin marble belt, and is notable for...

Light grey, translucent crystals of willemite on and in a light grey matrix, from Balmat, St. Lawrence Co., New York.  The willemite fluoresces bright...

This is a beautiful rock from the Franklin mine, Franklin, Sussex County, New Jersey, that shows a spectacular 5-color fluorescent response under shor...

This classic fluorescent rock from Franklin, New Jersey, contains orange fluorescent clinohedrite, green fluorescing willemite, and black non-fluoresc...

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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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