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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 exceptional two-color fluorescent specimen was collected by notable New Mexico collectors Ken and Gail Hennig from a new find in Socorro County,...

This kind of fluorite was well described by Robbins (1984). “...This material is opaque, and greenish or gray in daylight. Under long wave, the fluore...

Honey colored, octahedral scheelite crystals on a light matrix, from the Oriiz mine, Golden, Santa Fe County, New Mexico.  Under short wave UV the sch...

A really nice example from the Mahoney mining area in New Mexico measuring 3.5" x 2.5" x 2.0".  Photographed in SW.

Fluorescent calcite and willemite from the Stevenson-Bennett Mine, Organ Mts, Doña Ana Co., New Mexico.  Under short wave UV the calcite fluoresces br...

This specimen contains intensely red fluorescent eucryptite in weak blue fluorescent spodumene, from the Harding Mine (Harding pegmatite), near Dixon,...

This is an interesting multi-wave fluorescent specimen consisting of light-colored hemimorphite on an unknown brown matrix, from the Petroglyph Mine,...

A cut, but unpolished, Lava Cap Thunder Egg half, containing chalcedony, calcite and manganese oxide pseudomorphs, enclosed in a rhyolite shell.  Ther...

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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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