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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

Wollastonite is a fairly common and widespread mineral. That said, minerals from each locale seem to have their unique differences and qualities. Here...

Translucent lemon yellow fluorapatite crystals from Cerro del Mercado, Durango, Mexico. Calcite, hyalite opal, and quartz form the matrix.  The apatit...

Though our collection isn't very extensive, this is without a doubt, the most unique piece we have. First of all, the color patterns across the differ...

This is a beautiful 4-color, mixed mineral, fluorescent specimen from the Franklin Mine, Franklin, New Jersey.  The primary component is chlorophane,...

Bright fluorescent fluorapatite from the Rothsay Beryl Mine, Perenjori Shire, Western Australia.  Under short wave UV this specimen fluoresces bright...

Jumillaite is not a recognized mineral species. It's a post-volcanic mixture of different silicates, such as analcime, leucite and others. It's the wh...

Blue-green fluorapatite in a Harding pegmatite groundmass consisting of quartz and muscovite schist.  From the Harding Mine, near Dixon, Taos Co., New...

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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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