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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

There is a widespread area that spans a region within America's Heartland between northwestern Nebraska to southwestern South Dakota that produces a u...

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

Geodes are great fun. They're much better than Easter Eggs during an egg hunt, and this one was found during such an escapade. Momma always told me "G...

There isn't too much information on minerals from Taiwan let alone fluorescent ones. This piece was purchased in Taitung by local collectors that were...

A member of our Fluorescent Mineral group on FB wanted some pics of some beautiful petrified wood he found way out in the wilderness in North Dakota....

 Paul Garland was a prolific collector and photographer of fluorescent minerals.  Sadly, he passed a while ago.  I obtained permission from his sister...

Translucent, bluish/grey, river-worn, nodule of chalcedony with numerous radiating inclusions of manganese oxide.  Found in the Agate Flats area, nort...

Many of the geodes collected from the famous Dugway Geode Beds in the Utah West Desert show impressive green fluorescence under UV.  This example show...

A cut, but unpolished, Lava Cap Thunder Egg half, containing chalcedony, calcite and manganese oxide pseudomorphs, enclosed in a rhyolite shell.  Ther...

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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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