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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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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...

Wollastonite is a fairly common and widespread mineral. That said, minerals from each locale seem to have their unique differences and qualities. Here...

Here is a cabinet-sized "Third Find" Wollastonite from my collection. Notice the cream colored Barite embedded in the Calcite which is tending more to...

This is a small, but interesting specimen of fluorescent wollastonite from an uncommon location.  Collected from an unknown mine in Maricopa County, A...

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

From the collection of T. Österberg

The Garpenberg mine is located in Berglagen, a very old mining area in the southern part of Sweden.  As early as 80...

Collectors of fluorescent minerals are familiar with the bright, warm yellow, fluorescent wollastonite from the Franklin/Sterling Hill, New Jersey are...

The White Knob Quarry is operated by Omya, mining white calcium carbonate.  Mainly a marble and limestone quarry, much of the gangue ore is tossed asi...

This is a light-colored, granite-like rock that predominantly contains wollastonite crystals in a calcite groundmass, with other unidentified mineral...

Here's an interesting example of miserite, wollastonite, and aegirine from the Union Carbide Vanadium Mine, Potash Sulphur Springs, Garland County, Ar...

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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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