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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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Polylithionite rose over a small microcline matrix. Fluorescence is the tipical yellow in Sw and in this sample it’s quite pale. Th...

This blocky specimen of hackmanite is from the Davis Quarry, Bancroft, Ontario, Canada.  Under long wave UV it shows a bright, saturated, orange fluor...

This is a beautiful multi-colored fluorescent specimen from the Long Lake Zinc Mine, near Parham, Frontenac Co., Ontario, Canada.  Under short wave UV...

Wernerite is a member of the scapolite family, intermediate between Meionite and Marialite.  Its interest to fluorescent mineral collectors is that it...

The Parham combos are top material for the fluorophile collectors. Calcite = red, diopside = greenish blue, chondrodite = orange, aragonite/hydrozinci...

Locality: Long Lake Zinc Mine, Olden Township, Frontenac Co., Ontario, Canada

The locality yields specimens that are stunning. Sometimes I wonder if th...

From where else? Francon Quarry, Montréal, Quebec, Canada... With somegreenish and white unknowns... Both in white light and SW-UV.

Source: F...

Prehnite from the Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Canada. 

Also an uncommon species in a fluorescent mineral display. Photo in LW-UV. Two specimens of the same...

Vesuvianite from the Jeffrey mine. Not that often fluorescent. Under LW UV and in white light.

Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec,...

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FINDING MINERALS
 

Ten sets of images are displayed at a time.  Browse the archives for past pics, or just keep hitting "Older" to load more pics. 

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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