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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

Zunyite is an uncommon aluminum sorosilicate mineral that shows a soft, cherry red fluorescent response under short wave UV.  Zunyite gets its name fr...

Located in the Trigo Mountains of La Paz County, Arizona, the Red Cloud mine is a location famous for producing some of the best wulfenite specimens i...

This specimen was mined during a trip with Bill Gardner in the 2005 and comes from Hogan Claim site.

Nothing to say about the calcite beauty (it seems...

Miller Canyon is located in the rugged terrain of the Huachuca Mountains, in Cochise County, Arizona.  Near the top of Miller Canyon lies the Nelly Ja...

The Nelly James was a small open pit lead, copper, zinc, gold and silver mine located in Miller Canyon, in the Huachuca Mountains, Cochise County, Ari...

This is a small, but interesting specimen of fluorescent wollastonite from an uncommon location.  Collected from an unknown mine in Maricopa County, A...

Calcite and Fluorite combinations rarely get boring. This one has a very unique fluorite pattern within the primarily calcite matrix. It's from the Pu...

Under normal daylight, this is a rather nondescript looking rock, but when viewed under UV it explodes with color in a spectacular multi-wavelength fl...

A prime FL example from this newly discovered location in Arizona located in the Santa Rita Mountains!  This specimen is 5x3x2" and is over 1lb 2oz....

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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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