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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 spectacular fluorescent specimen features multiple golden, twinned, calcite crystals on a matrix of dark purple, hydrocarbon-included fluorite, f...

This is a lovely fluorescent specimen featuring numerous zircon crystals and minor fluorite in a non-fluorescent quartz matrix.  Collected from the Eu...

This beautiful multi-colored fluorescent specimen was surface collected from the tailings that remain at the site of the former Minerva No. 1 Mine, in...

To mineral collectors, the Sweet Home Mine in Alma, Colorado is best known as a producer of some of the finest rhodochrosite specimens in the world....

Lustrous root beer-colored fluorite cubes on a light grey limestone matrix, from the Stoneco White Rock Quarry, Clay Center, Ottawa Co., Ohio.  Fluori...

Large plate of water-clear, honey-colored fluorite crystals on a light grey limestone matrix.  From the May Stone and Sand Quarry in Ft. Wayne, Indian...

Had a great time at Tucson and found lots of new material. This was one of my favorite finds - Calcite crystals on fluorite crystals - shown LW, SW, a...

Located in the Trigo Mountains of La Paz County, Arizona, the Red Cloud mine is a location famous for producing some of the best wulfenite specimens i...

This specimen was mined during a trip with Bill Gardner in the 2005 and comes from Hogan Claim site.

Nothing to say about the calcite beauty (it seems...

Fluorite and Barite of pale fluorescence with a coating of rare sand give it a contrast that makes it really aesthetic. 90x 60 mm 

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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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