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I created this Forum with the idea of creating a place to share questions and answers with other mineral enthusiasts and, most importantly, to try to provide a serious space where mineralogy questions can be discussed free of bothersome errors, free due the high standards of my partners John and Pete. We owe much of the success of this Forum to their fine texts; with them helping us, our Forum looks "clean", at least in terms of its scientific content. This Forum is still young so it needs all available help to grow, that's why we encourage posts from everybody. All of them will be more than welcome here.

During my mineralogical journeys I frequently receive mail asking many different questions. When I answered just the person who sent the message, I always had the feeling of something being lost. By publishing all these questions and answers on the Forum, others can share our thoughts about minerals and mineralogy. That's why I created this Forum.


Jordi Fabre


FMF English Forum moderated by John S. White and Peter Megaw
John S. White
Peter Megaw

I have been serving as a moderator for the English version of FMF Forum now since 2007. This does not seem possible, but one cannot deny the facts. It has been a lot of fun for me and I hope that visitors to the Forum are enjoying it as well.

We are now (Dec. 2009) adding a new face as an additional moderator - Peter Megaw. Actually Peter is not new to regular visitors to the Forum as he has been one of the most prolific contributors to many of the threads. He brings awesome credentials to this role, all of which I do not have space to detail here. He is a Consulting Geologist and co-founder of IMDEX/Cascabel and MAG Silver. He got his B.A. and M.A. in geology at the University of Texas and a Ph.D. in economic geology from the University of Arizona. He has explored Mexico for 30 years and has made important ore discoveries at Juanicipio-Fresnillo, Zacatecas; Platosa, Durango; and Cinco de Mayo, Chihuahua.

Peter has been a dedicated mineral collector since 1977. Living in Tucson, Arizona, he has served as exhibits chairman for the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show™ every year since 1984. His minerals have won many trophies for him in various competitive displays. He was recently named a consulting editor for Rocks & Minerals Magazine. There is much more that can be written about Peter but space here is somewhat limited.

John S. White
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Mineral specimen related questions  Topics   Posts   Last Post 
Questions you have about mineral specimens, such as help in identifying a mineral or queries about localities for specimens
 
No new posts Minerals and Mineralogy     
In this forum you can suggest and discuss things related to the technical and scientific aspects of minerals and mineralogy.   Moderators John S. White, Peter Megaw, chris, alfredo, Antonio Alcaide
Corundum var. Sapphire and Ruby from same locality (MSrockhound) Sep 15, 2014 04:48 Replies: 10 Views: 2159
Orbicular Hematite, Keswick, Cumbria, UK (bugrock) Sep 12, 2014 12:48 Replies: 8 Views: 732
Manganese Carbonate (Parvin) Sep 12, 2014 08:49 Replies: 4 Views: 299
Fluorapatite Synthesis (Parvin) Sep 11, 2014 12:42 Replies: 8 Views: 601
Fluorescent Fluorapatite (Parvin) Sep 05, 2014 14:08 Replies: 0 Views: 154
Brookite - Crystal habit. (Roger Warin) Sep 05, 2014 04:29 Replies: 1 Views: 316
Cervandonite-(Ce) (Roger Warin) Sep 01, 2014 17:06 Replies: 1 Views: 241
Correcting color enhanced Anglesite (bob kerr) Aug 29, 2014 05:56 Replies: 13 Views: 1030
Synthesis of fluorescent calcite with Manganese (Parvin) Aug 27, 2014 14:31 Replies: 10 Views: 876
Sunlight activation of fluorescence in calcite? (waterdog) Aug 27, 2014 09:07 Replies: 3 Views: 1956
Fluorite crystal morphology (Philip Mostmans) Aug 26, 2014 09:30 Replies: 6 Views: 740
What minerals are on your wish list? (crosstimber) Aug 12, 2014 16:15 Replies: 39 Views: 9891
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577 5437 Sep 15, 2014 04:48
ACC79 View latest post
No new posts Featured Columns of FMF     
This Forum functions a little like a library, each featured topic will be numbered and will maintain the order even if new posts arrive.
The FMF users cannot create new threads here but, yes, they can publish posts in the already created threads. Only the Forum administrators can create new threads in this section.
To know more about how this works, please use this link   Moderator Jordi Fabre

What is "Featured Columns of FMF"? (Jordi Fabre) Apr 04, 2013 01:58 Replies: 0 Views: 3482
A "complete" Dauphiné twin of quartz - (21) (Pete Richards) Sep 10, 2014 11:43 Replies: 18 Views: 1629
A copper mine to understand Life - (20) (Cesar M. Salvan) Aug 19, 2014 15:49 Replies: 9 Views: 1061
DIY Specific Gravity Kit (tutorial) - (19) (cascaillou) Apr 08, 2014 06:17 Replies: 11 Views: 2502
How to dig a pocket? - (18) (Jordi Fabre) Jan 22, 2014 12:41 Replies: 29 Views: 7769
APXS: from Mars to the mineral collector's workbench - (17) (Cesar M. Salvan) Jun 03, 2014 04:06 Replies: 8 Views: 2450
Photos of epitaxy - (16) (John S. White) Jun 03, 2012 19:04 Replies: 34 Views: 31090
Twinning of the aragonite - (15) (Pete Richards) Jan 13, 2014 17:32 Replies: 8 Views: 4707
Preparing a list of light sensitive minerals - (14) (Jordi Fabre) Jun 04, 2012 08:41 Replies: 83 Views: 43739
What defines a mineral's 'quality?' - (13) (Tracy) Jan 18, 2014 12:00 Replies: 35 Views: 37757
Practical Mineralogy #2: What pseudos tell us about deposit genesis - (12) (Peter Megaw) Jun 01, 2013 06:37 Replies: 17 Views: 11012
Naica Mine - (11) (Jordi Fabre) Jun 09, 2013 03:33 Replies: 44 Views: 32902
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23 947 Sep 10, 2014 11:43
Elise View latest post
No new posts FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?     
Novice Collectors: If you've got a cool rock and want to know about it this is the place for you!
To know more about how this section works, please use: Asking: "What is this? / Where is it from?"   Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris

Serpentine's and jasper (steven calamuci) Sep 16, 2014 19:07 Replies: 2 Views: 152
What's it? Erionite? (BHmineral) Sep 16, 2014 17:17 Replies: 5 Views: 414
A stone seems like serendibite (Magdy) Sep 16, 2014 15:16 Replies: 29 Views: 1090
Crystal "flowers"? (TimS) Sep 15, 2014 13:10 Replies: 2 Views: 215
Axinite from Polar Ural ? (Roger Warin) Sep 15, 2014 03:38 Replies: 4 Views: 596
Small Brazilian collection of stones by a lay enthusiast novice (Victor Ghirotto) Sep 12, 2014 06:42 Replies: 1 Views: 215
Tsumeb Minerals (Heimo Hellwig) Sep 12, 2014 04:15 Replies: 8 Views: 984
Trying to ID Mineral (JaxTiki) Sep 05, 2014 15:36 Replies: 8 Views: 1456
Strange stone?! (mussimusk) Sep 01, 2014 20:15 Replies: 8 Views: 537
Eudialyte with? (BHmineral) Aug 25, 2014 08:05 Replies: 3 Views: 391
One more recognizable ask :) (mussimusk) Aug 23, 2014 08:39 Replies: 4 Views: 511
Mineral? How? (mussimusk) Aug 23, 2014 06:24 Replies: 14 Views: 1353
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252 1832 Sep 16, 2014 19:07
steven calamuci View latest post
No new posts What is it? - Where is it from?     
In this forum you can add messages about the identification of minerals/localities. You can also include photos, so that others can help you identify your specimens or the locality that it comes from.
To know more about it, please use: Asking: "What is this? / Where is it from?"   Moderators chris, Pete Modreski, Antonio Alcaide

Asking: "What is this? / Where is it from?" (James) Sep 12, 2011 13:32 Replies: 3 Views: 12783
Is this Kimberlit ? (Joakim Kjellgren) Sep 16, 2014 05:35 Replies: 3 Views: 241
Unidentified strange black stone (Magdy) Sep 14, 2014 15:47 Replies: 8 Views: 355
Need Help Identifying a Recent Acquisition (kushmeja) Sep 14, 2014 01:48 Replies: 1 Views: 165
Unidentified Mineral from the beach in Egypt (Magdy) Sep 12, 2014 10:16 Replies: 2 Views: 228
Unidentified Mineral (Magdy) Sep 11, 2014 23:12 Replies: 11 Views: 431
Request assistance in determining location (Don Lum) Sep 06, 2014 15:55 Replies: 15 Views: 787
Colemanite, confirming the locality (Roger Warin) Aug 30, 2014 13:17 Replies: 9 Views: 749
Eisenkiesel verification (captaincaveman) Aug 15, 2014 07:48 Replies: 9 Views: 718
Unidentified green to yellow Mineral (Vitomorim) Aug 12, 2014 17:29 Replies: 3 Views: 491
Unidentified Mineral (Vitomorim) Aug 12, 2014 16:20 Replies: 13 Views: 1052
Rough corundum (Ruby) - identification, price and treating (D.Z) Aug 10, 2014 13:18 Replies: 12 Views: 836
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860 5594 Sep 16, 2014 05:35
Joakim Kjellgren View latest post
No new posts Micros & Macros     
In this Forum you can add photos of minerals micromounts or macro minerals, give opinions on their identification, and share information on microscopes and taking photos.   Moderators chris, Antonio Alcaide
My modest collection of minerals / micro photos ... (ofarcis) Sep 16, 2014 15:33 Replies: 51 Views: 17224
Stack software, comparative speed, optimizations and others (ofarcis) Sep 11, 2014 09:11 Replies: 17 Views: 6434
First attempt (Adrian Pripoae) Sep 06, 2014 17:25 Replies: 0 Views: 218
Apatite from Göscheneralp (Roger Warin) Sep 03, 2014 00:07 Replies: 0 Views: 209
Favorite SEM photos (Cesar M. Salvan) Aug 26, 2014 16:41 Replies: 16 Views: 1670
A DIY Ball Table (Paul S) Aug 21, 2014 14:05 Replies: 6 Views: 4433
Tutorial to do better photos of minerals by Xiao-dong (xdxucn) Aug 12, 2014 21:33 Replies: 15 Views: 1212
My jasper is really starting to "pop"! (Rei) Jun 14, 2014 12:25 Replies: 1 Views: 651
More Lompoc Gypsum (dironot) Apr 18, 2014 22:07 Replies: 0 Views: 736
My geode (amethyst) specimen. (mlesage54) Apr 18, 2014 09:17 Replies: 6 Views: 1528
Malachite specimen. (mlesage54) Feb 27, 2014 11:09 Replies: 2 Views: 1163
Snowflake Photographs? (trtlman) Feb 17, 2014 13:28 Replies: 17 Views: 3970
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69 558 Sep 16, 2014 15:33
Roger Warin View latest post
No new posts Exceptional finds     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Antonio Alcaide, John Cornish
CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia (John Cornish) Feb 28, 2014 20:03 Replies: 63 Views: 27810
2013, an Update... CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine (John Cornish) Jun 24, 2013 08:14 Replies: 13 Views: 7800
Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode (Antonio Da Silveira) Oct 19, 2012 18:26 Replies: 32 Views: 80014
Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode - 'Part 2' (Antonio Da Silveira) Oct 23, 2010 17:27 Replies: 6 Views: 14121
Scoop! - An important find of amber in the "La Florida" Mine, Spain (Jordi Fabre) Dec 14, 2008 15:03 Replies: 0 Views: 9658

5 111 Feb 28, 2014 20:03
Byron Anderson View latest post
No new posts Mines and Mineral Localities     Access to the FMF Gallery
In this forum you're able to place your favorite mines and famous or unknown mineral localities. This section is special because all the photos published here also appear in "FMF Gallery". To find out more please use this link   Moderators chris, Pete Modreski, Antonio Alcaide
Kipushi Mine (D.R. Congo) (Roger Warin) Sep 02, 2014 15:58 Replies: 8 Views: 1953
Champion Andalusite Mine (rcollar) Aug 20, 2014 15:45 Replies: 1 Views: 390
Collecting at Cornwall, PA mine dumps (David Fryauff) Aug 07, 2014 14:56 Replies: 3 Views: 484
On the mineralogy of Shijiangshan, Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia A.R. (China) (Cesar M. Salvan) Aug 05, 2014 02:52 Replies: 4 Views: 867
Crocidolite from Qriqueland, South Africa (GneissWare) Jul 15, 2014 08:15 Replies: 4 Views: 822
Green Dream claim 2014 (thecrystalfinder) Jul 11, 2014 10:44 Replies: 1 Views: 642
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico (Peter Megaw) Jul 07, 2014 13:59 Replies: 8 Views: 6456
Ben Loyal, Sutherland, Scotland (Mike Wood) Jun 15, 2014 17:56 Replies: 7 Views: 1189
Collecting quartz on the Little Falls dolostone (vic rzonca) Jun 12, 2014 21:30 Replies: 56 Views: 19800
Any Tips for Collecting in Green Ridge Pegmatite Area, Grand Co. Colorado? (daviddillman) Jun 07, 2014 19:06 Replies: 2 Views: 830
Hallelujah Junction, Nevada (John S. White) Jun 04, 2014 09:28 Replies: 20 Views: 5166
A new discovery of quartz crystals in the Montseny Massif - Catalonia - Spain (Joan Martinez Bruguera) May 22, 2014 08:57 Replies: 18 Views: 3231
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185 1601 Sep 02, 2014 15:58
Roger Warin View latest post
No new posts Rockhounding trips     
In this forum you are able to post reports of trips to your favorite mines and famous or unknown mineral localities, as well as request from other FMFers information you need to plan your collecting / rockhounding trips.      
Lapidary Dealers in St. Petersburg, Russia (Rick Shaffer) Sep 13, 2014 21:02 Replies: 4 Views: 1718
West Kenya Minerals (Byron Anderson) Aug 16, 2014 09:16 Replies: 1 Views: 426
Planning a rockhounding trip to Bancroft, Ontario (Sam314159) Jan 20, 2014 12:57 Replies: 0 Views: 779
Ariège area (jonas winslo) Dec 05, 2013 14:22 Replies: 1 Views: 1012
Rock and Mineral clubs or shops in China? (ellencmoe) Oct 11, 2013 14:10 Replies: 4 Views: 2629
Visit to eastern Sicily (Richard_Murphy) May 15, 2013 07:39 Replies: 5 Views: 2323
Trip to Namibia (Julio Landmann) Apr 24, 2013 09:38 Replies: 13 Views: 4621
Looking for geologic/mineral sites to visit in Spain, Portugal (Pete Modreski) Apr 21, 2013 16:15 Replies: 6 Views: 2844
The 2nd International Mindat.Org Conference in Midelt, Morocco 2012 (Jan Erik) Nov 28, 2012 06:45 Replies: 5 Views: 4027
Moroccan Trip 2004 (yowanni) Apr 01, 2012 23:02 Replies: 14 Views: 10331
Expedition to the giant halite cubes of Merkers ... (Tobi) Feb 02, 2012 13:01 Replies: 4 Views: 5031
A trip to Almaden (Joaquin Montoro) Oct 14, 2011 09:10 Replies: 9 Views: 6366
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31 160 Sep 13, 2014 21:02
ACC79 View latest post
No new posts A mineralogical trip through the states of USA     Access to the FMF Gallery
This section of the forum is special in that it is dedicated to images of minerals from the different states of the USA. So, although you can add as many pictures as you like in each of the existing threads, you can't create any new threads within it.
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section "A mineralogical trip through the states of USA", or on "...see all topics", or on this link
To know more about the reasons for this particular Forum, please use this link   Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris

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52 836 Apr 12, 2014 07:25
Tobi View latest post
No new posts A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK     Access to the FMF Gallery
This section of the forum is special in that it is dedicated to images of minerals from the different regions of the UK. So, although you can add as many pictures as you like in each of the existing threads, you can't create any new threads within it.
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section "A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK" or on this link
To know more about the reasons for this particular Forum, please use this link   Moderators Jordi Fabre, James, chris

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15 265 Aug 25, 2014 04:52
Jordi Fabre View latest post
No new posts A mineralogical trip through Germany     Access to the FMF Gallery
This section of the forum is special in that it is dedicated to images of minerals from the different lands of Germany. So, although you can add as many pictures as you like in each of the existing threads, you can't create any new threads within it.
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section "A Mineralogical trip through Germany" or on this link
To know more about the reasons for this particular Forum, please use this link   Moderator Tobi


12 138 Aug 19, 2014 08:48
Andreas Gerstenberg View latest post
No new posts Preparing and Cleaning Minerals     
This Forum brings together questions and results on the delicate subject of preparation and cleaning of minerals.   Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Antonio Alcaide
Pressure water gun (cleaning spot gun) (ACC79) Sep 16, 2014 19:55 Replies: 5 Views: 347
...any suggestions for stabilizing the Magnetite matrix of Chifeng Scheelite? (Jack Thurber) Aug 18, 2014 03:06 Replies: 5 Views: 913
Storage (captaincaveman) Aug 15, 2014 06:21 Replies: 4 Views: 482
Waller solution / Super Iron Out (Rei) Jul 07, 2014 21:42 Replies: 19 Views: 2134
How to "cement" Amethyst clusters (Kitdog) Jun 24, 2014 06:06 Replies: 2 Views: 731
Crystals forming on fools gold ammonites (robhanson) Jun 01, 2014 13:56 Replies: 12 Views: 1813
How can restoring color of a crystal? (h.abbasi) May 25, 2014 21:49 Replies: 4 Views: 1115
Acid cleaning: results (Rei) May 10, 2014 02:44 Replies: 3 Views: 1083
Polishing (Rei) May 07, 2014 18:30 Replies: 2 Views: 705
Cleaning with oxalic acid (Rei) Apr 29, 2014 14:00 Replies: 12 Views: 1974
How to clean clay off large (pyrite) specimens?? (lidaasteria) Apr 14, 2014 07:24 Replies: 4 Views: 1460
Repairing a mineral (headstashcrystals) Mar 20, 2014 09:36 Replies: 2 Views: 1131
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90 779 Sep 16, 2014 19:55
Martin Rich View latest post
No new posts Mineral Shows by Gail Spann     
To know more about this Forum, please use this link   Moderators chris, Gail
Tucson 2014 Show Report, Gail Spann Having Fun Again... (Gail) Jul 26, 2014 19:32 Replies: 156 Views: 32835
Houston Fine Mineral Show Report, with Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 03, 2013 09:23 Replies: 103 Views: 29856
100.000 Club 2013 Tucson Show Adventure ~ Gail Spann Style. (Gail) Apr 27, 2013 02:57 Replies: 598 Views: 144592
Fabulous Denver Gem and Mineral Show, Sept 14, 2012 and on...Gail Spann (Gail) Nov 04, 2012 01:57 Replies: 43 Views: 23689
Gail Spann's 2012 East Coast Gem and Mineral Show report (Gail) Aug 29, 2012 14:27 Replies: 151 Views: 48991
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin... (Gail) Oct 02, 2012 11:21 Replies: 632 Views: 230189
FMF party in Tucson, 2012. You coming? (Gail) Mar 03, 2012 02:28 Replies: 49 Views: 29790
Fort Worth, Texas, Gem and Mineral Show. Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 01, 2011 20:35 Replies: 33 Views: 23498
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011 (Gail) Oct 07, 2012 11:38 Replies: 370 Views: 180057
FMFs party in Tucson, 2011 (Gail) Feb 27, 2011 22:43 Replies: 114 Views: 55610
Gail Spann's Tucson show report, 2011 (Gail) Jan 17, 2011 01:30 Replies: 28 Views: 20349
Gail Spann's HOUSTON 2010 show report (Gail) Jun 28, 2010 02:56 Replies: 122 Views: 51838
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28 3945 Sep 17, 2014 09:20
Gail View latest post
No new posts News about shows     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 21, 2014 16:04 Replies: 38 Views: 10467
Tucson Show 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 30, 2014 01:38 Replies: 111 Views: 53508
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2013 (Jordi Fabre) Nov 05, 2013 03:05 Replies: 114 Views: 43095
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2013 - 50th Edition! (Jordi Fabre) Jul 16, 2013 04:27 Replies: 65 Views: 33896
Tucson Show 2013 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 16, 2013 09:26 Replies: 161 Views: 77340
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2012 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 15, 2013 07:47 Replies: 103 Views: 91056
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2012 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 17, 2012 05:06 Replies: 76 Views: 43370
Tucson Show 2012 (Jordi Fabre) May 13, 2012 09:17 Replies: 101 Views: 75331
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2011 (Jordi Fabre) Nov 27, 2011 14:31 Replies: 60 Views: 49024
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2011 (Jordi Fabre) Nov 16, 2011 06:02 Replies: 40 Views: 40062
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2011 (Jordi Fabre) Feb 28, 2011 02:28 Replies: 168 Views: 133959
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2010 (Jordi Fabre) Nov 14, 2010 14:30 Replies: 54 Views: 47161
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25 1351 Jul 21, 2014 16:04
Tobi View latest post
No new posts Mineral Shows     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
My 2014 Tucson Experience (Don Lum) Sep 13, 2014 15:43 Replies: 186 Views: 35988
Annual Open House from the CSM Geology Museum in Denver Show 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Sep 08, 2014 07:47 Replies: 0 Views: 288
Tokyo Gem & Mineral Winter Show 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Aug 22, 2014 04:39 Replies: 0 Views: 234
Japan Mineral Show 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Aug 14, 2014 05:44 Replies: 0 Views: 361
East Coast Mineral Show 2014 (vic rzonca) Aug 11, 2014 08:44 Replies: 2 Views: 594
Prague Gem & Mineral Show 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 03, 2014 04:45 Replies: 0 Views: 596
The 50th Annual Rock Swap June 28 & 29 (vic rzonca) Jun 30, 2014 16:19 Replies: 5 Views: 1169
The Easter Mineral Show in Bourg d'Oisans, France (Jordi Fabre) Jun 28, 2014 11:15 Replies: 1 Views: 1367
The Second Annual New England Mineral Conference (Jordi Fabre) Jun 12, 2014 19:22 Replies: 9 Views: 2503
Steinwelten, a Mineral Show in Zürich, Switzerland (Jordi Fabre) May 10, 2014 10:41 Replies: 2 Views: 854
Shows in Stuttgart, Germany and access to a list of the main European Shows (Jordi Fabre) Apr 17, 2014 14:26 Replies: 1 Views: 1087
Mineral & Fossil show in Amsterdam (Herman van Dennebroek) Mar 23, 2014 06:22 Replies: 1 Views: 955
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131 1351 Sep 13, 2014 15:43
Don Lum View latest post
No new posts Collection photos and Collector's page     Access to the FMF Gallery
This forum’s aim is to allow all collectors to publish pictures of the minerals in their collection and use it as a kind of personal home page. To know more about it, please use this link . This section is special because all the photos published here also appear in "FMF Gallery". To find out more please use this link   Moderators Carles Millan, chris, Antonio Alcaide
How does "Collection Photos" work? (Jordi Fabre) Nov 28, 2008 09:29 Replies: 1 Views: 8238
100.000 Club Collection of Carles Millan (Carles Millan) Jul 11, 2014 05:16 Replies: 682 Views: 376889
100.000 Club Collection of Nurbo (nurbo) Dec 30, 2013 14:23 Replies: 403 Views: 188870
100.000 Club Collection of Tobi (Tobi) Sep 14, 2014 11:34 Replies: 553 Views: 193879
100.000 Club Collection of Michael Shaw (crosstimber) Sep 09, 2014 15:06 Replies: 526 Views: 148440
100.000 Club Andreas Gerstenberg Collection (Andreas Gerstenberg) Apr 10, 2014 09:48 Replies: 156 Views: 117687
100.000 Club Don Lum Collection (Don Lum) Sep 14, 2014 14:51 Replies: 585 Views: 108280
Collection of Heimo Hellwig (Heimo Hellwig) Sep 17, 2014 07:12 Replies: 23 Views: 1962
Manuel de Torres minerals Collection (ofarcis) Sep 17, 2014 04:49 Replies: 42 Views: 9437
The Mizunaka Collection (am mizunaka) Sep 16, 2014 19:58 Replies: 208 Views: 34032
Collection of Jason (captaincaveman) Sep 14, 2014 05:32 Replies: 52 Views: 3511
Collection of Joaquin Montoro (Joaquin Montoro) Sep 12, 2014 13:29 Replies: 98 Views: 44988
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111 7213 Sep 17, 2014 07:12
Heimo Hellwig View latest post
No new posts Women's Private Collections     Access to the FMF Gallery
In this forum female collectors can publish their favorite specimens, with photos of them or just descriptions. This section is special because all the photos published here also appear in "FMF Gallery". To find out more please use this link.   Moderators chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
100.000 Club Gail's collection (Gail) Jan 12, 2014 11:27 Replies: 328 Views: 210984
Nimfiara's collection (nimfiara) May 10, 2012 17:20 Replies: 30 Views: 25526
Linda's Private Collection (Linda Smith) Feb 08, 2012 04:31 Replies: 39 Views: 34753
Debbie's Collection (Debbie Woolf) Jul 04, 2011 10:45 Replies: 20 Views: 19541
Tracy's favorite specimens (Tracy) Jun 04, 2011 14:01 Replies: 73 Views: 57717
Colleen's Collection (Colleen Thomson) May 28, 2011 19:33 Replies: 10 Views: 13437
Jessica's mineral collection (Jessica Simonoff) Jan 30, 2010 18:52 Replies: 18 Views: 21145
Linda St-Cyr's favorites (Linda St-Cyr) May 17, 2009 09:09 Replies: 6 Views: 17225

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No new posts Mineralogical Literature     
New books, journals, etc that merit your attention.   Moderators John S. White, Carles Millan, chris, Antonio Alcaide
New book:"Crystal Forms of Fluorite - Kristallformen von Fluorit" (jrg) Sep 13, 2014 15:40 Replies: 11 Views: 2390
Crystal Mountains - Minerals of the Cairngorms NEW BOOK (Roy Starkey) Aug 31, 2014 10:08 Replies: 9 Views: 944
The long awaited new NAMIBIA book released on September 1st! (MINERALIEN-Welt) Aug 28, 2014 05:53 Replies: 2 Views: 596
Australian micromineral newsletter... (crocoite) Aug 18, 2014 06:27 Replies: 14 Views: 9296
Panasqueira Mine article in Mineralogical Record (crosstimber) Aug 10, 2014 03:44 Replies: 9 Views: 2572
Importance of Cataloguing & Mineral-Collector Demographics (Banko45) Jul 25, 2014 20:56 Replies: 12 Views: 1451
Jaspers & Agates (Josele) Jun 28, 2014 08:08 Replies: 12 Views: 1626
New Book: Rhodochrosite, Crystals of Drama and Nuance (Jordi Fabre) May 22, 2014 09:28 Replies: 16 Views: 5764
Geonieuws. 50th anniversary of the MKA: The mineralogy of Belgium (Jordi Fabre) Apr 23, 2014 02:43 Replies: 0 Views: 717
New book: Les Ferreres Mine, Camprodon, Girona, Catalonia (Rocabruna Research Team) Mar 17, 2014 06:32 Replies: 0 Views: 982
New Book: LUMINESCENCE IN MINERAL KINGDOM (Jordi Fabre) Feb 16, 2014 07:57 Replies: 10 Views: 6314
New Book on Lake Superior Region Iron Ranges (bugrock) Nov 29, 2013 15:52 Replies: 1 Views: 1316
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No new posts Mineral Art and Artists     
This forum is dedicated to the discussion and display of Mineral Art, Mineral Artists, techniques, materials, and exhibits. All media are covered, although Mineral Photography is best discussed in its own forum.   Moderators chris, Gail, crocoite
Steve Sorrell's 2014 Artwork... (crocoite) Aug 22, 2014 16:48 Replies: 32 Views: 6057
Man-made objects Imitating Mother Nature (Don Lum) Apr 30, 2014 10:18 Replies: 29 Views: 7386
Mineral Illustration (Turbo) Mar 30, 2014 10:51 Replies: 71 Views: 34570
A new generation of mineral collages (Tobi) Mar 22, 2014 13:36 Replies: 15 Views: 4587
My Art Work (trtlman) Dec 28, 2013 17:18 Replies: 16 Views: 5776
Steve Sorrell's 2013 Artwork... (crocoite) Dec 27, 2013 23:47 Replies: 72 Views: 18434
Fabre's past (vic rzonca) Aug 17, 2013 16:35 Replies: 14 Views: 5202
Illustrations 2013 (Félix Estrella) Aug 14, 2013 10:49 Replies: 15 Views: 6385
New Paintings 2013 (Schwertner) Jun 11, 2013 12:16 Replies: 103 Views: 26135
Mineral's art drafts (Jordi Fabre) Jun 08, 2013 04:07 Replies: 23 Views: 23456
Petroglyphs (benchambers) Apr 10, 2013 02:11 Replies: 5 Views: 3264
2013 Paint Off!!! (crocoite) Apr 09, 2013 10:44 Replies: 46 Views: 15309
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25 620 Aug 22, 2014 16:48
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No new posts The histories behind mineral specimens     
Many specimens have very interesting histories that should be saved.   Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Antonio Alcaide
If it is a twin it was juicy and delicious (Don Lum) Sep 14, 2014 12:53 Replies: 25 Views: 2718
How all you got started in collecting? (vic rzonca) Jun 08, 2014 10:32 Replies: 21 Views: 14534
Bill Lawrence Memorial (BlueCapProductions) May 05, 2014 13:56 Replies: 4 Views: 1249
Sir Arthur Russell - 50th Anniversary on 24th February (Roy Starkey) Feb 02, 2014 12:58 Replies: 5 Views: 1920
Reminiscences of an Old Former Curator by John S. White (Jordi Fabre) Jan 19, 2014 17:06 Replies: 6 Views: 2902
Rogues gallery of photos of yesteryear's mineral collecting greats (Jordi Fabre) Jan 12, 2014 06:26 Replies: 16 Views: 4258
Biggest nugget? 64.7 kg. (Roger Warin) Nov 12, 2013 16:25 Replies: 6 Views: 3396
Willard Perkins Classic "Perky" Mount (Peter Megaw) Aug 30, 2013 06:13 Replies: 14 Views: 6847
Airport security (James) Jun 07, 2013 13:04 Replies: 23 Views: 23300
Mineral labels as art ;) (Tobi) Apr 12, 2013 17:19 Replies: 20 Views: 16848
Mining hand made crafts (Joaquin Montoro) Aug 11, 2012 05:29 Replies: 23 Views: 19949
What makes a great mineral collector? (David) Mar 19, 2012 11:58 Replies: 21 Views: 13028
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No new posts FMF Guide of Rocks     
This Forum aims to collect photographs of rocks from all around the world and as much information as possible about the rocks: age, origin, description, composition... Rocks are closely related to minerals, as rocks are composed of minerals and minerals are found growing on their surfaces and in their cavities. We intend to create a collective work where everybody can contribute and where expert opinions of geologists and petrologists are widely shared.   Moderators chris, prcantos
FMF Guide of Rocks - IGNEOUS ROCKS (prcantos) Feb 18, 2014 16:36 Replies: 13 Views: 12108
FMF Guide of Rocks - SEDIMENTARY ROCKS (prcantos) Dec 11, 2013 17:45 Replies: 5 Views: 7095
FMF Guide of Rocks - METAMORPHIC ROCKS (prcantos) Dec 11, 2013 17:34 Replies: 15 Views: 14509
Genesis of the serpentine minerals and rocks (prcantos) Jun 06, 2013 04:48 Replies: 2 Views: 2449

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No new posts Incorrect classification and fakes     
In this Forum you can provide information and discuss false identifications, inadequate classifications and fakes.   Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Antonio Alcaide
Huanggang Mine scheelite color (Josele) Jul 21, 2014 17:48 Replies: 11 Views: 1537
An error in the Forum (h.abbasi) May 19, 2014 06:05 Replies: 5 Views: 1286
Scorodite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Durango... Sulfur Isotope results (Peter Megaw) Feb 08, 2014 11:16 Replies: 5 Views: 2376
Goethite -not cacoxenite- inclusions in amethyst from Brazil (Antonio Alcaide) Jan 22, 2014 10:45 Replies: 10 Views: 10680
Why an organic substance should not be called a mineral? (Mike P.) Oct 12, 2013 18:46 Replies: 18 Views: 5898
Perfect replicas of natural crystals? (David) May 20, 2013 19:46 Replies: 4 Views: 2765
Milpillas Azurite - fake specimen (Cascavel1) Nov 25, 2012 11:14 Replies: 24 Views: 10580
Azeztulite - Himalaya gold ???? (Kristen) Sep 12, 2012 08:41 Replies: 7 Views: 5701
The bismuth eggs are they a home grow? (trtlman) Jul 12, 2012 12:52 Replies: 4 Views: 6952
Specimens incorrectly labeled Bravoite coating Pyrite from Colorado (John S. White) Jul 12, 2012 12:40 Replies: 8 Views: 11718
Palladium-rich gold from Icabaru, Venezuela (Cesar M. Salvan) Jul 06, 2012 15:26 Replies: 24 Views: 27063
Amethyst Black Agate Sphere (thehippi) Jun 05, 2012 14:49 Replies: 7 Views: 6776
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No new posts Off-Topic and Introductions     
In this forum you can discuss topics not covered by any other of our forums and you can also introduce yourself as a new Forum member.   Moderators chris, Xavi Tutusaus, Antonio Alcaide
Presentation of new members - Reference Thread (Jordi Fabre) Sep 10, 2014 07:58 Replies: 201 Views: 40941
Collection of Tobi (some display impressions) (Tobi) Sep 14, 2014 16:09 Replies: 7 Views: 382
Kaboom! (Rei) Sep 04, 2014 06:38 Replies: 8 Views: 971
Article in Barrons entitled: "Collectibles Lag Equities" (Matt_Zukowski) Jul 27, 2014 18:04 Replies: 3 Views: 595
Be careful when you use Hotels' PCs while travelling (chris) Jul 15, 2014 10:30 Replies: 0 Views: 503
The end of an era! (John S. White) Jun 14, 2014 09:26 Replies: 8 Views: 1719
is that certificate false ......., (deutsh) Jun 09, 2014 21:45 Replies: 11 Views: 1701
Uhaul (Matt_Zukowski) Apr 30, 2014 19:45 Replies: 8 Views: 1501
Are There Mineralogical Collection Regulations in Germany? (James Jones) Apr 20, 2014 06:55 Replies: 6 Views: 1473
Collecting Mining Memorabilia (crosstimber) Mar 26, 2014 14:33 Replies: 7 Views: 1897
Royal Blue Lapis Lazuli (Mike P.) Mar 09, 2014 08:52 Replies: 8 Views: 1908
The oldest rocks (Roger Warin) Mar 08, 2014 17:29 Replies: 8 Views: 2023
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No new posts The Ten Thousand Club     
This Section displays, in one location, all those subjects that, while they are no longer on the main page, have been read more than 10,000 times and are from the sections: "Minerals and Mineralogy" "What is it? - Where is it from?" "Micros & Macros" and "Mines and Mineral Localities".
The other Sections of FMF will not move their topics to here because we prefer to keep their topics grouped.   Moderators chris, Antonio Alcaide

Tessin habit quartz (Scott LaBorde) Sep 13, 2014 06:05 Replies: 32 Views: 16627
Very little mineralogy in mineral collecting today (John S. White) Sep 01, 2014 08:03 Replies: 92 Views: 82266
New find of minerals from New York (Glenn Rhein) Aug 29, 2014 03:02 Replies: 120 Views: 61784
Quartz collecting outings in South Africa (Pierre Joubert) Aug 06, 2014 01:44 Replies: 123 Views: 35582
Endomorph or Pseudomorph? (Gail) Jul 22, 2014 19:30 Replies: 49 Views: 30167
Spinel twins (Ru Smith) Jun 23, 2014 15:45 Replies: 54 Views: 23401
"Smithsonite - Think Zinc!" Lithographie 13 (Elise) Feb 10, 2014 19:16 Replies: 26 Views: 16267
Freeware: Mineral Database (Joan R.) Jan 22, 2014 06:04 Replies: 58 Views: 54599
Home Grown Crystals (Screenname) Jan 21, 2014 14:26 Replies: 39 Views: 10089
Euclase, an equant crystal (Roger Warin) Jan 06, 2014 17:28 Replies: 26 Views: 10102
For the fluorite lovers: What are your favourite localities? (Tobi) Nov 21, 2013 06:19 Replies: 115 Views: 61334
German Minerals (Tobi) Nov 08, 2013 13:41 Replies: 26 Views: 13279
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No new posts Mineral Exchange Area     
In this forum you will be able to trade minerals and publish their pictures. To know how to do it, please use this link.   Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Antonio Alcaide
How does "Mineral Exchange Area" work? (Jordi Fabre) Aug 20, 2008 03:17 Replies: 0 Views: 7827
Exchange-Wanted: inclusion quartz crystals, 2 to 3cm, DT or floater, unpolished (cascaillou) Sep 11, 2014 11:08 Replies: 0 Views: 186
Exchange - Wanted: arsenolite, montroydite, cobaltomenite, lithiophosphate (cascaillou) Sep 11, 2014 11:01 Replies: 0 Views: 112
Rhodochrosite rough (Jack Chiang) Aug 23, 2014 13:03 Replies: 1 Views: 303
Fossils for minerals (appies) Jun 09, 2014 02:41 Replies: 1 Views: 1616
Polish minerals for exchange (Lucas Etienne) Apr 30, 2014 10:30 Replies: 22 Views: 3207
Hourglass Selenite (Alan) Apr 15, 2014 11:05 Replies: 6 Views: 1568
Rare goshenite on aquamarine from Hohenstein (appies) Mar 02, 2014 14:58 Replies: 2 Views: 1079
Silver/Safflorite/Skutterudite/Rammelsberg slabs for exchange (Joseph D'Oliveira) Dec 27, 2013 14:39 Replies: 26 Views: 10386
Rare, Italian species and worlwide too for exchange microminerals (domenico) Oct 11, 2013 04:39 Replies: 5 Views: 3612
Mtoroite for swap... (Chris Foltz) Oct 11, 2013 04:14 Replies: 8 Views: 4126
Pyrite for exchange (Cesar M. Salvan) Sep 13, 2013 12:41 Replies: 1 Views: 1361
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Mineralogical Magazines  Topics   Posts   Last Post 
A kind of special space for mineralogical magazines to allow publishers and readers to keep in touch.
What is it about them that makes it a pleasure to receive them, which old ones you miss, the new issues, the new books they publish...
 
No new posts The Mineralogical Record     
The Mineralogical Record, founded in 1970, is an American mineral magazine of international interest, providing beautifully illustrated articles on minerals and mineral localities worldwide. Additional features include articles on mineral shows, mineral museums, mineralogical and mining collectibles (e.g. antique instruments), profiles of prominent collectors and their collections, book reviews, and articles on the history of mineral collecting and the history of mineralogy. Special-theme supplements to the regular issues are also published.      
New Standards of Excellence in the Mineral Kingdom - M.R. March-April 2014 (Jordi Fabre) May 01, 2014 16:11 Replies: 37 Views: 8359
Mineralogical Record News (Jordi Fabre) Apr 09, 2014 04:04 Replies: 1 Views: 1227
The 2013 Graphic Excellence Award for the Mineralogical Record! (Jordi Fabre) May 22, 2013 12:27 Replies: 0 Views: 1654
The Mineralogical Record (Jordi Fabre) Apr 28, 2010 13:58 Replies: 8 Views: 6813
Article in M. Record about the John White single crystal collection (Jordi Fabre) Sep 26, 2009 08:31 Replies: 2 Views: 4269
Opinions about Mineralogical Record's Article (Jordi Fabre) May 18, 2009 11:59 Replies: 15 Views: 21545
Mineralogical Record, an excellent magazine. (Joan R.) Jan 21, 2008 06:47 Replies: 0 Views: 2834

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No new posts Rocks & Minerals     
Rocks & Minerals has published feature articles on mineralogy, geology, and paleontology since 1926. Regular departments explore such topics as minerals for the collector; microminerals; recent books, videos, and DVDs; coming events; museum news; and personalities in the field. Detailed lists of collecting opportunities in specific localities are published periodically, as are special theme issues.      
Rocks & Minerals Magazine - May-June 2014 Issue (Peter Megaw) May 24, 2014 15:39 Replies: 2 Views: 816
Rocks & Minerals Magazine - Jan/Feb 2014 issue (Jordi Fabre) Mar 12, 2014 10:16 Replies: 1 Views: 1001
Rocks & Minerals Magazine - Nov/Dec 2013 issue (Rocks & Minerals) Dec 01, 2013 13:52 Replies: 2 Views: 2055
Superb improvement in the printing quality of R&M Magazine (Jordi Fabre) Apr 29, 2013 09:16 Replies: 3 Views: 2670
Rocks & Minerals ONLINE (Jordi Fabre) Aug 20, 2012 12:03 Replies: 4 Views: 4683
Five years of FMF in Rocks & Minerals (Antonio Alcaide) Oct 04, 2011 12:51 Replies: 1 Views: 2905
In Rock and Minerals: "Natural Versus Aesthetic" from Jesse Fisher (Jordi Fabre) Apr 12, 2010 20:05 Replies: 20 Views: 11692

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No new posts MINERALIEN-Welt     
MINERALIEN-Welt is a German mineral magazine with fine articles about the world of minerals. In this forum we hope to get in touch with our readers. We are open to new ideas for improvement and will also keep you updated about new publications from Bode Verlag.   Moderator MINERALIEN-Welt
MINERALIEN-Welt back in Denver 2013 - Booth E26 (MINERALIEN-Welt) Sep 05, 2013 13:41 Replies: 1 Views: 1939
NEW BOOK "Exquisite Agates - Erlesene Achate" by Dietrich Mayer! (MINERALIEN-Welt) Aug 06, 2013 11:00 Replies: 2 Views: 2607

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No new posts Le Règne Minéral     
Le Règne Minéral is the French mineralogical magazine since 1995. It has published many articles about classic French mineralogy and new discoveries. The readers can also discover French mineral collectors and personalities, reports of the world’s greatest mineral shows, book reviews, press reviews and many other articles about international mineralogy. Join us!!   Moderator Julien
News from les Editions du Piat (Julien) Jul 11, 2014 03:09 Replies: 3 Views: 694
Special Edition of Le Règne Minéral (Julien) Jul 10, 2014 10:26 Replies: 0 Views: 390
A book about French mineralogy (Julien) Sep 16, 2013 11:58 Replies: 3 Views: 2254
Le Règne Minéral #113 (Julien) Sep 16, 2013 02:29 Replies: 0 Views: 1488
New publication of les Editions du Piat (Julien) Aug 19, 2013 08:57 Replies: 0 Views: 1433
"Contes à Cristaux" by Claude Julien Ducarre (Julien) Aug 19, 2013 08:35 Replies: 0 Views: 1448
A new book for the end of June: The minerals of Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines (Julien) Jun 05, 2013 08:01 Replies: 0 Views: 1908
Le Règne Minéral 102 (Julien) Jun 04, 2012 10:17 Replies: 8 Views: 7786
French zeolites : Le Règne Minéral Special Issue 17 (Julien) Jun 04, 2012 01:57 Replies: 0 Views: 3069
Le Règne Minéral n°101 (Julien) Oct 11, 2011 06:25 Replies: 3 Views: 4351
Le Règne Minéral n°100 (Julien) Sep 13, 2011 11:38 Replies: 10 Views: 6735

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No new posts Mineral Up     
  Moderator Joaquim Callen
2014 Mineral Up calendar (Peter Van Hout) Nov 14, 2013 17:34 Replies: 0 Views: 1424
Gold for Collectors - The Book (Joaquim Callen) Jan 18, 2013 06:13 Replies: 0 Views: 3304

2 2 Nov 14, 2013 17:34
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Museums with Mineral Exhibits Worldwide  Topics   Posts   Last Post 
Use this forum to tell us about museums that have minerals on display or to discuss specimens that people can see if they visit them.
 
No new posts Worlwide Museums & Visits to Museums and private collections     
Use this forum to tell us about your experiences of visiting museums, exhibits or private collections.   Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Alan.Hart, Antonio Alcaide
Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt (Germany) (Tobi) Aug 23, 2014 04:16 Replies: 9 Views: 697
Teylers Museum, Haarlem, Netherlands (Peter Megaw) Jun 01, 2014 15:31 Replies: 1 Views: 842
Famous piece stolen from a Romanian Museum (David) Jan 27, 2014 14:16 Replies: 0 Views: 1252
Texas Memorial Museum in Peril (Peter Megaw) Jan 25, 2014 01:28 Replies: 8 Views: 2466
Mineral Museums and their Labels (Jordi Fabre) Jan 01, 2014 13:46 Replies: 11 Views: 2688
American Mineral Museums and their Labels... (crocoite) Dec 22, 2013 21:30 Replies: 4 Views: 1876
Clara Mine Museum (Oberwolfach, Black Forest, Germany) (Tobi) Oct 21, 2013 14:00 Replies: 14 Views: 4719
Grand Opening of the MIM Museum in Beirut, Libanon, October 12th 2013 (Jordi Fabre) Oct 14, 2013 10:29 Replies: 0 Views: 1492
GeoMuseum - Clausthal University of Technology (Germany) (Tobi) Aug 08, 2013 09:30 Replies: 17 Views: 4623
Warning: Johannesburg Geology Museum theft: July 2013!! (Jordi Fabre) Jul 19, 2013 11:20 Replies: 2 Views: 1860
New in Worlwide Museums & Visits to Museums and private collections (Jordi Fabre) Jun 19, 2013 05:27 Replies: 0 Views: 1418
A Butte Covellite was stolen from the National Mining Hall of Fame!!!! (Jordi Fabre) Feb 09, 2013 14:51 Replies: 0 Views: 2008
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No new posts The Smithsonian Institution, Museum of Natural History     
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section "The Smithsonian Institution, Museum of Natural History"   Moderator chris

5 187 Aug 02, 2012 06:27
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No new posts The A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum     
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section "The A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum"   Moderator chris

2 275 May 06, 2014 14:26
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No new posts Harvard Museum of Natural History     
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section "Harvard Museum of Natural History"   Moderator chris

2 58 May 25, 2014 05:00
Tobi View latest post
No new posts University Arizona Tucson Mineral Museum     
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section "University Arizona Tucson Mineral Museum"   Moderator chris

1 10 Feb 21, 2011 19:53
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No new posts Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum     
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section "Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum"   Moderator chris

2 18 Sep 28, 2012 01:15
Jordi Fabre View latest post
No new posts Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Dallas, Texas     
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section "Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Dallas, Texas"   Moderators chris, Gail

4 48 Aug 24, 2014 12:35
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No new posts Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County     
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section "Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Trip to Burma organized by the Gem & Mineral Curatorial Staff of the NHMLA! (Jordi Fabre) Jul 20, 2014 12:51 Replies: 3 Views: 782
Nice link from the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (Jordi Fabre) Aug 02, 2010 20:26 Replies: 3 Views: 3471

2 8 Jul 20, 2014 12:51
Mark Ost View latest post
No new posts Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals     
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section "Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals"   Moderator chris

1 30 Mar 03, 2012 08:57
John Cornish View latest post
No new posts University of Delaware Museum of Minerals     
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section "University of Delaware Museum of Minerals"   Moderator chris

3 18 Dec 03, 2012 17:33
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No new posts Lyman Museum in Hilo, Hawaii     
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section "Lyman Museum in Hilo, Hawaii"   Moderator chris

1 12 Jan 10, 2011 18:45
Doug View latest post
No new posts Other Museums in USA     
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section "Other Museums in USA"   Moderator chris

4 71 Jun 17, 2013 02:00
Tobi View latest post
No new posts The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) Ontario, Canada     
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section "Royal Ontario Museum"   Moderator chris

2 30 Jul 03, 2012 20:03
Tracy View latest post
No new posts Natural History Museum London     
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section "Natural History Museum London"   Moderator chris

3 209 Nov 26, 2011 16:55
Gail View latest post
No new posts Scottish Museums     
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section "Scottish Museums"   Moderator chris

3 13 Jun 09, 2013 19:31
Colleen Thomson View latest post
No new posts Mineralogical Museum of Marburg     
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section "Mineralogical Museum of Marburg"   Moderators chris, Tobi

9 222 Sep 08, 2014 14:57
Martin Rich View latest post
No new posts Museum Fur Naturkunde Berlin     
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section "Museum Fur Naturkunde Berlin"   Moderator chris

1 2 Mar 12, 2010 09:53
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No new posts Paris Museums     
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section "Paris Museums"      

2 5 Aug 31, 2013 10:30
Jacquou HO View latest post
No new posts The Natural History Museum of Milan, Italy     
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section "The Natural History Museum of Milan, Italy"   Moderator chris

1 22 Apr 14, 2013 17:55
Nico78 View latest post
No new posts MIM Museum (Beirut, Lebanon)     
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section "MIM Museum (Beirut, Lebanon)"      

1 27 Aug 10, 2014 11:28
Jordi Fabre View latest post
No new posts The Folch Collection     
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section "The Folch Collection"   Moderator chris

4 57 Dec 06, 2011 05:08
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Messages related to the Forum  Topics   Posts   Last Post 
Discussions about general aspects of the Forum, such as how to do things and how to get the most from being a member
 
No new posts Comments & Suggestions     
You can use this to add your comments and suggestions on, as well as propose improvements to the Forum.   Moderators chris, Antonio Alcaide
New improvement to the forum: the option of downloading a Word version! (Joan Fabre) Mar 27, 2014 17:08 Replies: 9 Views: 1719
Image upload system improvements in FMF (Joan Fabre) Jan 16, 2014 19:25 Replies: 9 Views: 2480
FMF - 5 years of growing a mineralogy community (Jordi Fabre) Aug 10, 2011 11:01 Replies: 3 Views: 5550
New Data Base of localities within the FMF! (Jordi Fabre) Aug 28, 2014 05:00 Replies: 0 Views: 278
A major new improvement (Jordi Fabre) Aug 26, 2014 16:33 Replies: 4 Views: 631
Eighth anniversary of FMF! (Jordi Fabre) Aug 10, 2014 13:14 Replies: 14 Views: 891
Merging two different sections in order to organize better FMF (Jordi Fabre) Apr 01, 2014 06:03 Replies: 0 Views: 739
Introducing a new site administrator (crosstimber) Mar 21, 2014 01:32 Replies: 13 Views: 4028
Another useful feature of the Forum (crosstimber) Feb 11, 2014 00:11 Replies: 4 Views: 2465
Go ahead and download images for the USA, UK and Germany mineralogical trips! (Jordi Fabre) Jan 17, 2014 06:03 Replies: 0 Views: 986
A major new improvement in FMF!! (Jordi Fabre) Jan 15, 2014 07:17 Replies: 13 Views: 3386
15,000,000 (vic rzonca) Sep 05, 2013 12:46 Replies: 6 Views: 2312
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No new posts Forum questions     
Here you'll be able to ask any question related to our forum and how it works.   Moderators Joan Fabre, Carles Millan, chris, Antonio Alcaide
A general guide for using the Forum with some rules and tips (James) Sep 13, 2011 04:47 Replies: 1 Views: 15736
FMF Gallery - User's Guide (James) Sep 13, 2011 04:50 Replies: 0 Views: 8689
How to add links between posts within the FMF (James) Sep 12, 2011 07:11 Replies: 0 Views: 3833
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Memorial tributes to those who were part of the mineral world
 
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This section gathers all of the memorial tributes to those who were part of the mineral world and sadly are no longer with us. Although we greatly mourn their passing, we also rejoice in celebrating their accomplishments and having had the chance to spend time with them.      
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One thing that troubles me greatly about the mineral hobby today is that very few collectors appear to have much, if any, intellectual curiosity about minerals. The focus for most collectors appears to be only beauty and perfection, rather than rari...

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Sadly I could not make Tucson this year. I have read your reports (thank you very much) and also some of the other ones on the web and it seems to me that the Tucson world is made up of two very different groups:
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