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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 is a matrix-free cluster of blocky white celestine crystals, partially altered to strontianite, and honey-colored calcite scalenohedrons, collect...

From the Stoneco Quarry, Lime City, Wood Co., Ohio, this is a beautiful Midwestern fluorescent specimen consisting of blocky, white celestine crystals...

This beautiful fluorescent specimen from the Midwest features a prominent doubly-terminated calcite crystal on a limestone matrix, surrounded by numer...

Beautiful fluorescent specimen consisting of clusters of celestine and calcite crystals, from the Stoneco Quarry, Lime City, Wood Co., Ohio.  This sin...

Root beer-colored fluorite cubes with white translucent blades of celestine, from the Stoneco White Rock Quarry, Clay Center, Ottawa Co., Ohio.  Fluor...

A single, large, root beer-colored fluorite cube with minor translucent celestine, from the Stoneco White Rock Quarry, Clay Center, Ottawa Co., Ohio....

Blue-green celestine on aragonite. The celestine fluoresces a color that is hard to describe... somewhere between tan and grey. The aragonite glows br...

It has been reported that crystals of sulfur from Maybee, Michigan, occasionally show weak yellow fluorescence under UV (Robbins, Fluorescence-  Gem a...

Blocky, white, celestine crystals, partially altered to strontianite, sit on a light-colored limestone matrix, from the Stoneco Quarry, Lime City, Woo...

Strongly phosphorescent (2nd set of pics) with delicate crystals - from the La Grasta Mine, Sommatino, Caltanisseta, Sicily, Italy

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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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