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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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The Cave-In-Rock area of Hardin County in southern Illinois is known for producing some of the most spectacular display quality fluorite specimens on...

This spectacular fluorescent specimen features multiple golden, twinned, calcite crystals on a matrix of dark purple, hydrocarbon-included fluorite, f...

This beautiful multi-colored fluorescent specimen was surface collected from the tailings that remain at the site of the former Minerva No. 1 Mine, in...

Strontianite is an uncommon strontium carbonate mineral that was sometimes encountered during fluorspar (fluorite) mining activities in the historic C...

Last year (2017) the midwest chapter of the FMS had their annual meetup in Marion KY, followed by an evening of collecting at the Minerva Mine in So....

This calcite was mined by the Griffith family in 2017 from their private commercial specimen mining operation located in Hastie's quarry in the Spar M...

Witherite is a relatively rare barium carbonate mineral that shows a blue/white fluorescent response under short and long wave UV.  The historical flu...

The Cave-In-Rock area of Hardin County, Illinois, is best known to collectors for its historical production of world-class specimens of fluorite.  How...

Cluster of white, bladed, barite crystals without matrix, with needle-like, off-white calcite crystals occurring between the central barite blades on...

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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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