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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

Some think this piece looks like a cross between Nemo and Dory, regardless, it's an interesting and allegedly relatively rare. It's hackmanite, cryoli...

Brick-shaped rock consisting of white to light pink tugtupite, light colored sodalite (var. hackmanite), grey analcime, chkalovite and dark grains of...

Hackmanite from Greenland offers the most striking color change (tenebrescence) I have seen from any place in the world.   Most sodalite from the Ilim...

"Red" sodalite is found in one area along the southern shore of the Tunuliarfik Fjord.  It is so named because the almost colorless sodalite turns a n...

This blocky specimen of hackmanite is from the Davis Quarry, Bancroft, Ontario, Canada.  Under long wave UV it shows a bright, saturated, orange fluor...

 The first pic shows this specimen under shortwave UV, while the 2nd pic shows the longwave view.  The gallery provides other views, closeup and an an...

Phlogopite, hackmanite, and winchite from Sar-E-Sang Jurm, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan. The phlogopite, a mica, glows yellow, the hackmanite (sod...

If you like fluorescent rocks you will really like this.  I recently purchased a flat of top grade extreme color changing hackmanite mine rough from A...

I’ve handled a lot of sodalite/hackmanite from Greenland (and other parts of the world) but this material is the strangest I’ve seen. 

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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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