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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.

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When it comes to fluorescent rocks, the brighter and more colors seen under UV, the better.  Franklin, New Jersey, the Fluorescent Mineral Capital of...

Here is a cabinet-sized specimen of Esperite, Willemite and some deep blue Hardystonite from my collection. The Hardystonite is actually a thin layer...

This is a beautiful rock from the Franklin mine, Franklin, Sussex County, New Jersey, that shows a spectacular 5-color fluorescent response under shor...

This colorful fluorescent specimen is from the Desert View Mine, Holcomb Valley, San Bernardino Mts, San Bernardino Co., California, and predominantly...

We have a bunch of folks attending the Franklin "SuperDigg" this April (2017).  Many of them are carrying the new Convoy 365nm LW flashlight (see the...

 We have a bunch of folks attending the Franklin "SuperDigg" this April (2017).  Many of them are carrying the new Convoy 365nm LW flashlight so I tho...

The beautiful blue fluorescent mineral hardystonite is a favorite among collectors of specimens from Franklin, New Jersey.  This mineral typically sho...

Spectacular under short wave UV, green fluorescent willemite lightning bolts flash in a blue hardystonite sky in this specimen from the Franklin Mine,...

Green willemite, violet-blue hardystonite and orange clinohedrite. Some very minor calcite and a spec of esperite are on the back side. There is also...

This specimen is an excellent example of building with the materials at hand.  It is a piece of concrete, collected from the Trotter Dump, Franklin, N...

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FINDING MINERALS
 

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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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