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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

Witherite is a relatively rare barium carbonate mineral that shows a blue/white fluorescent response under short and long wave UV.  The historical flu...

England has some very interesting and famous fluorescent materials. Material from the Danby Level, Northside Mines, Whaw, Arkengarthdale, North Yorksh...

Walstromite is pretty much limited to a few locations in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in California. Here’s a very nice, and rela...

And if that’s not enough, minerals include: Calcite (red), Barytocalcite (pink), Witherite (cream), Baryte (yellowish white), Fluorite (dark blue), an...

 From the Rampgill Mine in Cumbria, England.  Most of these are from old-time collections, not found today.  Beautiful pastel colors - shortwave, midw...

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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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