Email comments or suggestions:

Home

RSS Feed
  • reddit
  • Facebook Social Icon

Subscribe to our RSS (Real Simple Syndication) feed to get new posts delivered directly to your desktop!

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.


Feel free to contact us with comments and suggestions.

Like us on Facebook!

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 is an excellent example of Greenland Fantasy Rock, showing a beautiful multi-colored, multi-wavelength fluorescent response under various UV wave...

Brick-shaped rock consisting of white to light pink tugtupite, light colored sodalite (var. hackmanite), grey analcime, chkalovite and dark grains of...

We're still finding mysteries in the wide assortment of fluorescent minerals from Greenland.  This piece has two nodules of radiating natrolite which...

Tugtupite fluoresces a cherry red under SW and encircles a whitish/magenta fluorescing chkalovite. Bluish fluorescence is analcime, and the orange is...

My mantra on the FMS Facebook Fluorescent Mineral Group is "Crack that rock!".   Folks new to the hobby are sometimes used to finding a rock that is j...

The nickname “Fantasy Rock” encompasses a group of rocks found on the Taseq Slope in the Ilimaussaq Complex, Greenland and only in this one locality w...

 Fantasy Rock is a nickname we came up with for wildly fluorescent combination specimens from the Taseq Slope in Ilimaussaq, Greenland.  On this piece...

Bubble gum pink colored tugtupite in a white analcime matrix, from the Taseq Slope, Ilimaussaq Complex, Narsaq, Greenland.  This specimen shows a beau...

"Fantasy Rock" is a nickname given to a fantastical assemblage of rare minerals found on the Taseq Slope, Ilimaussaq Complex, Greenland.  This specime...

This is a very nice piece of tugtupite from the Taseq Slope (east). It is the first find we made of tugtupite from an area that was not on Kvanefjeld....

Please reload

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.

Questions or comments?