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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.

Click any thumbnail for a full set of larger images.  Skip to the next page of images below, or filter  by

This is a beautiful fluorescent specimen from the Lower Slope, Third Plain Zinc Deposit, Angorichina Station, Bunkers Range, Northern Flinders Ranges,...

A fascinating example of Puttapa Australia measuring 3". The UV photo is LW + SW. Photographed with a 60mm macro lens at F32 ISO 100.

An extraordinary example from the Puttapa Zinc mine in Australia measuring 3". The UV photo is a combination of LW and SW.  Photographed with a 60mm m...

This is an exquisite specimen from the Third Plain Zinc Mine in Australia.  Very bright under shortwave (actually brighter than most of its brethren f...

From the Puttapa zinc mine (Beltana mine), a site famous for producing spectacularly colorful fluorescent specimens, this rock has a single cut surfac...

Bright fluorescent fluorapatite from the Rothsay Beryl Mine, Perenjori Shire, Western Australia.  Under short wave UV this specimen fluoresces bright...

A nice 3.75" example from Puttapa Australia. From the Warrington collection, WA. Photographed under LW and SW with a 60mm macro lens at F32. The yello...

This is a recent barn find rescue.  A fabulous fluorescent example from Puttapa Australia. This rock weighs 1 lb 9 oz and is about 5" across.  The UV...

We've had plenty of postings from the Puttapa Zinc Mine so it is now time for one from its neighbor, the Aroona zinc mine. Evidently there is a much g...

Amazingly phosphorescent (blue and green), very long lasting.  The willemite on this piece is fluorescent both blue and green, with areas of orange ca...

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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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