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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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 Another nice specimen from Western Finland. The fluorescence is shown in the light of a defocused violet laser. There's also a spray of red tourmalin...

 This is the tip of a large kunzite crystal (130 * 30 *5 mm) in halogen light, 365 nm Convoy S2+, and MW-UV respectively. When lighted with halogen fr...

This specimen contains intensely red fluorescent eucryptite in weak blue fluorescent spodumene, from the Harding Mine (Harding pegmatite), near Dixon,...

This is an off-white to pinkish section of a spodumene crystal, with two intact crystal faces, from the B.B. #7 Quarry, Norway, Oxford Co., Maine.  Th...

The fluorescent mineral is spodumene but the piece has all kinds of other minerals - quite pretty under white light. I find the MW fluorescence very u...

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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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