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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 an excellent example of Greenland Fantasy Rock, showing a beautiful multi-colored, multi-wavelength fluorescent response under various UV wave...

Famous “Tugtulite” (original story below) from the type locale for tugtupite. We made many significant discoveries over the 11 years I conducted tours...

Fluorite is a common mineral - but not so in the Ilimaussaq Complex, especially the fluorescent variety.  Over a dozen years of exploration we only fo...

Let's face it - most rocks from Greenland are butt-ugly. Sure, gem tugtupite is pretty, along with the occasional crystal find (sorensenite, etc) but...

From the closed cryolite mine (the world's only?) in Greenland.  Fluorescent cryolite is quite rare and unusual - most are not fluorescent.  Shown SW...

Bright yellow fluorescing polylithionite with an unusual violet/blue fluorescence from an unknown mineral (shortwave shown 1st pic).  Gallery below sh...

 Leucophanite is only found in a few places around the world - most notably Norway, Canada (MSH), and Greenland.  It is quite rare from Greenland.  Re...

Mottled white to grey colored rock consisting of light colored tugtupite and grey chkalovite, with back needle-like crystals of arfvedsonite.  Shows a...

Brick-shaped rock consisting of white to light pink tugtupite, light colored sodalite (var. hackmanite), grey analcime, chkalovite and dark grains of...

Plates of silvery polylithionite mica and pink crystals of eudialyte dominate this specimen from Kangerluarssaq fjord, Ilímaussaq complex, Narsaq, Gre...

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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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