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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

Aesthetic cluster of waxy, pale yellow, calcite scalenohedrons and minor chalcopyrite on a minimal limestone matrix, from the Sweetwater Mine, Ellingt...

This is an interesting specimen consisting of what appears to be two generations of calcite and areas of drusy quartz, on a limestone matrix. This spe...

Some friends stopped by returning from their visit to the annual Keokuk Geodefest in the Illinois area.  They collected a massive number of quartz geo...

MW and SW UV Exposure Date Shot: 2016/09/17 20:31:38.00 Nikon D3200 Lens: VR 18-55mm f/3.5-5

The calcite fluoresces a beautiful dark pink under MW, more red under SW.  The yellow mineral is unknown, likely caliche.

This is a cluster of milky white calcite crystals from the Sweetwater Mine, Ellington, Viburnum Trend District, Reynolds Co., Missouri, that shows a s...

This spectacular fluorescent specimen, from a classic midwestern location, consists of a large cluster of light tan/yellow colored, waxy textured, sca...

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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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