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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

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...

Zincite is considered to be a rare mineral, occurring in quantity at only Franklin and Sterling Hill, New Jersey.  In its pure form, zincite consists...

A premium example of exsolution Willemite in brown Tephroite, with Calcite, and Franklinite (NF) from Sterling Hill NJ.  It measures 3.5"x3"x2" and we...

This exceptional two-color fluorescent specimen was collected by notable New Mexico collectors Ken and Gail Hennig from a new find in Socorro County,...

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...

Arizona is home to some great fluorescent rock collecting (as well as some of the best birding in North America). Great mines are scattered throughout...

The Garpenberg mine is a currently very active zinc mine and is one of Europe's most progressive underground mining operations.  Collecting is not pos...

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 Margarosanite with some Willemite from my collection. I think the tan mineral on lower right is that Pecto-Prehnit...

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

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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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