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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

Here is a cabinet-sized "Third Find" Wollastonite from my collection. Notice the cream colored Barite embedded in the Calcite which is tending more to...

This is an interesting fluorescent specimen from a location previously unknown for producing fluorescent minerals-  the Lockport Vein, Lockport, Henry...

Several well-formed, terminated, amber barite crystals on a dark chocolate brown matrix, from the Elk Creek area of Meade County, South Dakota.  Under...

Sprays of golden amber barite crystals cover a dark chocolate brown matrix in this specimen from the Elk Creek area of Meade County, South Dakota.  Un...

This specimen of barite from the Linwood mine, Buffalo, Scott County, Iowa, is most interesting from a scientific perspective.  It is one of the brigh...

Cluster of white, bladed, barite crystals without matrix, with needle-like, off-white calcite crystals occurring between the central barite blades on...

 Exceptionally rich specimen of bright yellow fluorescing barite on an orange/red calcite matrix - A classic example of this highly sought material fr...

This is a large-grained rock containing light grey-colored calcite and barite, and black franklinite crystals; a much sought after mineral assemblage...

Route 72 Roadcut (found in 1974) - Near Ellis Avenue, New Britain, Connecticut - Shortwave

Collected in October 2016 during a visit with Mark and John in the late afternoon. In just a few minutes I learned some very valuable clues as what to...

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FINDING MINERALS
 

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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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