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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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Terlingua calcite is a rock of many faces, as few other fluorescent minerals show such a varied fluorescent response under different UV wavelengths....

Acicular Aragonite "aka" Aragonito de Pantoja.

Deposit located in the municipality of Pantoja in Toledo. This municipality is approximately 50 km from...

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...

Who would have thought a fluorescent rock that floats?!? Here's aragonite and calcite on pumice from Taupo, New Zealand. The area around Taupo is volc...

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The worldwide denomination aragostrontianite for this mineral is incorrect.

This carbonate tipical of Bocchieggiano / Ballarino mine...

This is a bright white, branching coral-like formation of pristine aragonite that shows a beautiful multi-wave fluorescent response under UV. This spe...

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

This is fine 4" example of Strontio-Aragonite from the Boccheggiano pyrite mine in Italy.  It shows a strong red/pink fluorescence in LW.  The fluores...

A little known mining area exists on Chunky Gal Mountain, near Franklin, Clay County, North Carolina.  This area produces fine crystals of corundum th...

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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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