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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

Bright yellow fluorescing polylithionite with an unusual violet/blue fluorescence from an unknown mineral (shortwave shown 1st pic).  Gallery below sh...

Plates of silvery polylithionite mica and pink crystals of eudialyte dominate this specimen from Kangerluarssaq fjord, Ilímaussaq complex, Narsaq, Gre...

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Polylithionite rose over a small microcline matrix. Fluorescence is the tipical yellow in Sw and in this sample it’s quite pale. Th...

Mont St. Hilaire is a suburb of Montreal in Quebec, Canada and is named for the mountain of the same name.  There are several working quarries in the...

 This variety of polylithionite was nicknamed "Silver Poly" due to the bright silver color of the polylithionite.  It is found covering a matrix of so...

A little patch of chkalovite in lower right middle.

Pieces from this area within the Ilimaussaq Complex were nicknamed "Kangerella" for their beauty.  The tugtupite responds differently to each waveleng...

A beautiful pinkish fluorescing tugtupite with a vein of delicate polylithionite crystals.  The tugtupite is nicely tenebrescent - both minerals are v...

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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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