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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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Horn Silver Sphalerite is one of our favorite materials. Fluorescent in all wavelengths with an amazing array of colors, phosphorescent, and tribolumi...

The Horn Silver mine is located in the town of Frisco, Beaver County, Utah, and during its heyday in the late 1870s, was one of the richest silver pro...

This is a polished slice of a septarian nodule from the famous Muddy Creek location in Orderville, Kane Co., Utah.  The interior of these nodules are...

Tiffany stone is a complex rock composed of opalized fluorite with bands and veins of chalcedony, manganese oxide and bertrandite. The only known sour...

Specimen consisting of white, radiating sprays of acicular crystals of austinite, and small, greenish yellow prismatic crystals of adamite on a rust-c...

This triangular-shaped piece of waste rock was surface collected from a tailings pile at the Maxfield mine, in Big Cottonwood Canyon, Salt Lake County...

The Thomas Range, located near the town of Delta in the West Desert area of Utah, is a small mountain range that formed approximately 7 million years...

Colorless, translucent, calcite cleavage rhomb from an unknown location in Utah.  Looking somewhat average under visible light, it shows an unexpected...

Natrozippeite, also known as sodium zippeite, is a secondary hydrous sodium uranium sulfate that commonly forms as efflorescent encrustations on sands...

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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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