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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 gemmy cluster of yellow fluorite cubes from Aouli, Morocco makes a nice display specimen under normal light.  Under UV, however, it also shows an...

A new mineral to us, we found this specimen buried in a flat of old specimens at a local rock show. We left it there for two days, and it remained, de...

Calcite and Fluorite, w/ Pyrite - El Hammam Mine, Morocco under shortwave, midwave, and longwave UV

Yellowish-colored, well-formed, gemmy crystals of cerussite on a bed of galena, with minor orange barite crystals, from Mibladen, Morocco.  The ceruss...

It's rare to find two-color fluorescence under longwave UV only.  This specimen from El Hammam Mine in Morocco, illuminated under 365nm LW LEDs, has b...

Cerussite: Mibladen, Morocco.

A small crystal group of which the faces have been etched slightly. It fluoresces in long wave UV but becomes VERY sexy i...

Reportedly from the El Hammam Mine, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco - shown under all three wavelengths

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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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