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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 the administrators and moderators. 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.

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.


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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, cascaillou
Help with identifying collector (John S. White) Aug 24, 2016 14:02 Replies: 7 Views: 242
Minerals and the Origins of Life: the key roles of apatite and struvite (Cesar M. Salvan) Aug 23, 2016 17:51 Replies: 3 Views: 210
Azurite/Malachite pseudomorphs (dontgogreen) Aug 15, 2016 11:24 Replies: 1 Views: 315
Rutile (William Hope Handy) Jul 25, 2016 13:53 Replies: 8 Views: 765
Could anyone tell me what's these are, and If I should keep them or throw them out (Susan Hern) Jul 14, 2016 11:21 Replies: 7 Views: 893
Help with identification (metwerks) May 31, 2016 07:58 Replies: 2 Views: 1645
Rare quartz crystals (Peter Seroka) May 30, 2016 09:19 Replies: 5 Views: 1874
Quartz, Natural and Synthetic (Elise) May 20, 2016 09:59 Replies: 45 Views: 21645
Could this be a very rare limestone shatter cone from the UK? (James Hunt) May 19, 2016 00:52 Replies: 18 Views: 3260
Moor's head elbaite (Roger Warin) May 11, 2016 10:48 Replies: 0 Views: 1833
Pericline (Josele) May 10, 2016 16:25 Replies: 13 Views: 3300
The Micro-World and inclusions in minerals (Elise) May 04, 2016 16:12 Replies: 4 Views: 1720
Abellaite, new mineral species, the first new mineral species discovered in Catalonia (joan abella creus) Mar 30, 2016 04:39 Replies: 0 Views: 2188
Iridescent cuprite from Milpillas (bob kerr) Mar 17, 2016 16:29 Replies: 5 Views: 2135
Best examples of trapiche emerald crystals? (Jim) Mar 14, 2016 13:33 Replies: 21 Views: 10921
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624 5850 Aug 24, 2016 14:02
John S. White 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: 8488
An opportune harvest in Serra do Caldeirão claims, Brazil - (25) (Jordi Fabre) Jul 07, 2016 12:02 Replies: 0 Views: 763
Trip to the Eastern Emerald Belt, Colombia - (24) (Fiebre Verde) Jun 06, 2016 12:17 Replies: 10 Views: 2790
Malbunka Copper Mine, Home of the Azurite Suns - (23) (crocoite) Aug 06, 2016 03:52 Replies: 44 Views: 12314
How to find a pocket? - (22) (Jordi Fabre) Dec 12, 2015 03:28 Replies: 37 Views: 15524
A "complete" Dauphiné twin of quartz - (21) (Pete Richards) Sep 10, 2014 11:43 Replies: 18 Views: 12760
A copper mine to understand Life - (20) (Cesar M. Salvan) Aug 19, 2014 15:49 Replies: 9 Views: 7559
DIY Specific Gravity Kit (tutorial) - (19) (cascaillou) Apr 08, 2014 06:17 Replies: 11 Views: 12307
How to dig a pocket? - (18) (Jordi Fabre) Jan 22, 2014 12:41 Replies: 29 Views: 45213
APXS: from Mars to the mineral collector's workbench - (17) (Cesar M. Salvan) Jun 03, 2014 04:06 Replies: 8 Views: 9324
Photos of epitaxy - (16) (John S. White) Feb 20, 2016 08:10 Replies: 46 Views: 49827
Twinning of the aragonite - (15) (Pete Richards) Jan 07, 2015 23:17 Replies: 9 Views: 10808
Preparing a list of light sensitive minerals - (14) (Jordi Fabre) Jun 04, 2012 08:41 Replies: 83 Views: 62611
100.000 Club What defines a mineral's 'quality?' - (13) (Tracy) Jan 18, 2014 12:00 Replies: 35 Views: 106560
Practical Mineralogy #2: What pseudos tell us about deposit genesis - (12) (Peter Megaw) Jun 01, 2013 06:37 Replies: 17 Views: 18585
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28 1131 Aug 06, 2016 03:52
crocoite 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

multicolor semi translucent full crystals (Magdy) Aug 23, 2016 16:21 Replies: 3 Views: 192
Grayish blue sapphire? (Magdy) Aug 23, 2016 09:22 Replies: 4 Views: 233
Semi-translucent light blue stone (Magdy) Aug 21, 2016 14:49 Replies: 5 Views: 544
Live in UK, this arrived in a delivery of gravel (Owly) Aug 19, 2016 14:27 Replies: 21 Views: 1027
whats in the quartz? (harrivitikainen) Aug 09, 2016 10:16 Replies: 2 Views: 315
I hope to study that stone with you (Magdy) Aug 06, 2016 00:35 Replies: 4 Views: 430
Identifying bangle material (tentate) Aug 05, 2016 10:33 Replies: 7 Views: 423
Cool looking rock, not sure what it is but looks like it has a fossil (SushiFreak) Aug 03, 2016 10:09 Replies: 2 Views: 397
Unidentified minerals (darren seed) Jul 31, 2016 15:30 Replies: 1 Views: 350
Any ideas what this might be? (Lee) Jul 22, 2016 06:57 Replies: 2 Views: 518
Need Help Identifying Green Stone (shosh_leon) Jul 20, 2016 10:32 Replies: 7 Views: 857
Is this a coral fossil in association with hematite? (AndyH) Jul 16, 2016 19:30 Replies: 10 Views: 1204
Big heart shape rock Michigan (Lee) Jul 12, 2016 05:44 Replies: 11 Views: 1113
Unknown black and green minerals (Spyko) Jul 11, 2016 04:14 Replies: 10 Views: 1148
Cleaning out some muck from years past. (vic rzonca) Jul 10, 2016 07:29 Replies: 0 Views: 422
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504 3547 Aug 23, 2016 16:21
Bob Harman 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

White inclusions in clear Yaogangxian quartz (Tobi) Aug 23, 2016 12:22 Replies: 5 Views: 285
Stellerite Location Assistance Requested (Frank Imbriacco) Aug 15, 2016 15:22 Replies: 2 Views: 306
Help with unknown gemstones in matrix... (quigi) Aug 15, 2016 13:56 Replies: 4 Views: 351
Please help with Silver locality (Gerhard Brandstetter) Aug 06, 2016 15:39 Replies: 4 Views: 454
What is it where it's from. Another try. (vic rzonca) Jul 13, 2016 07:46 Replies: 2 Views: 516
Quartz and Albite from where? (Philippe Durand) Jul 10, 2016 13:58 Replies: 2 Views: 543
Interesting unknown specimen. (texasdigger) Jun 06, 2016 08:34 Replies: 19 Views: 3752
Fluorite and possibly Calcite (steven calamuci) Jun 01, 2016 01:26 Replies: 14 Views: 2141
Annabergite from Laurium Greece (GneissWare) May 28, 2016 09:20 Replies: 5 Views: 1317
Tsumeb Specimen? (Heimo Hellwig) May 26, 2016 11:36 Replies: 0 Views: 1630
Dioptase from Congo or Namibia (texasdigger) May 26, 2016 04:20 Replies: 2 Views: 1180
Unknown black minerals inside geode (paradoxwizard) May 24, 2016 17:56 Replies: 3 Views: 1211
Chromium mineral in the heart of emerald region (Fiebre Verde) May 22, 2016 18:59 Replies: 7 Views: 1680
Columnar black unknown (John Betts) May 14, 2016 10:11 Replies: 4 Views: 1455
Yellow Tourmaline? and unknown location (Byron Anderson) May 04, 2016 22:49 Replies: 10 Views: 2172
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978 6447 Aug 23, 2016 12:22
Tobi View latest post
No new posts Micros & Macros - Images of Minerals     
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
Special John S. White photographs (ploum) Jul 14, 2016 13:15 Replies: 15 Views: 11103
North American pyrrhotites (dontgogreen) Jun 13, 2016 22:02 Replies: 6 Views: 1083
Elbaite (Roger Warin) May 01, 2016 12:50 Replies: 2 Views: 1825
Epitaxy: a very rare example, torbernite on saleeite (Roger Warin) May 01, 2016 01:52 Replies: 2 Views: 1203
Saleeite (Roger Warin) Apr 29, 2016 22:07 Replies: 0 Views: 1770
My collection of macro's (DJandLIMON111) Apr 19, 2016 12:04 Replies: 11 Views: 3395
Snowflake Photographs? (trtlman) Feb 14, 2016 08:52 Replies: 19 Views: 12969
Quartz microscope pictures (DJandLIMON111) Dec 25, 2015 19:25 Replies: 3 Views: 4127
Articles on Digital Photomicrography and Photomacrography (Elise) Aug 17, 2015 15:10 Replies: 1 Views: 3220
Stack software, comparative speed, optimizations and others (ofarcis) Jun 15, 2015 14:21 Replies: 18 Views: 16399
Hematite Eifel (Matteo_Chinellato) Mar 29, 2015 10:53 Replies: 3 Views: 4799
Italian Anatase (Matteo_Chinellato) Nov 16, 2014 10:18 Replies: 5 Views: 4508
Up close colourful minerals (David) Nov 14, 2014 15:22 Replies: 0 Views: 4973
Elbaite from Elba Island (Roger Warin) Oct 26, 2014 07:59 Replies: 5 Views: 8437
My modest collection of minerals / micro photos ... (ofarcis) Oct 24, 2014 03:53 Replies: 59 Views: 39633
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80 613 Jul 14, 2016 13:15
Tobi View latest post
No new posts Exceptional finds     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Antonio Alcaide, John Cornish
The biggest nuggets. (Roger Warin) Mar 19, 2016 15:20 Replies: 9 Views: 3586
100.000 Club Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode (Antonio Da Silveira) Jan 06, 2016 01:45 Replies: 35 Views: 106212
CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia (John Cornish) Feb 28, 2014 20:03 Replies: 63 Views: 49698
2013, an Update... CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine (John Cornish) Jun 24, 2013 08:14 Replies: 13 Views: 17133
Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode - 'Part 2' (Antonio Da Silveira) Oct 23, 2010 17:27 Replies: 6 Views: 21192
Scoop! - An important find of amber in the "La Florida" Mine, Spain (Jordi Fabre) Dec 14, 2008 15:03 Replies: 0 Views: 13633

6 132 Mar 19, 2016 15:20
Roger Warin 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
The incredible valleys with Pyrite cubes in La Rioja, Spain (James) Aug 24, 2016 05:20 Replies: 27 Views: 2160
Mines and minerals. (vic rzonca) Aug 07, 2016 09:21 Replies: 0 Views: 250
Todays and past mercury mines in the world (langsholt) Jul 24, 2016 23:27 Replies: 5 Views: 622
Collecting quartz on the Little Falls dolostone (vic rzonca) Jul 13, 2016 07:44 Replies: 95 Views: 46011
Tschudi mine (Heimo Hellwig) May 09, 2016 11:44 Replies: 0 Views: 2312
Spruce claim quartz on pyrite (dontgogreen) May 07, 2016 13:42 Replies: 2 Views: 2942
What is the source of the recent upsurge in Viburnum Trend minerals? (Jeff) May 02, 2016 19:00 Replies: 1 Views: 1290
Quartz druze (vic rzonca) Apr 08, 2016 11:09 Replies: 12 Views: 2912
Gold from Kilo-Moto, DR Congo (Roger Warin) Mar 20, 2016 03:19 Replies: 2 Views: 1452
Future localities? (Tom Mazanec) Mar 20, 2016 01:53 Replies: 5 Views: 1556
Are we running out of localities? (Tom Mazanec) Mar 05, 2016 04:13 Replies: 5 Views: 2101
Rhodochrosite geodes (Charlotte) Feb 06, 2016 17:01 Replies: 0 Views: 2406
The phurcalite from Assunçao mine (Ferreira de Aves, Satao, Portugal) (Cesar M. Salvan) Jan 11, 2016 16:15 Replies: 9 Views: 6802
Is the Cave of Giants synonymous with Cave of Crystals or Cave of Swords? (Turbo) Nov 24, 2015 22:12 Replies: 5 Views: 3449
New find of Chinese Mineral Specimen (Xueyan Jin) Nov 12, 2015 00:28 Replies: 8 Views: 4698
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211 1726 Aug 24, 2016 05:20
Tobi View latest post
No new posts Favorite Minerals & Localities     
In this forum you can add your favorite localities and minerals. When a mineral comes from many hundreds, or thousands, of places it's worth comparing favorites to identify the most desired ones.   Moderator Tobi
Favourite wulfenite localities? (Tobi) Aug 25, 2016 01:02 Replies: 8 Views: 213
Favourite sphalerite localities? (Tobi) Aug 24, 2016 19:49 Replies: 14 Views: 499
Favourite pyromorphite localities? (Tobi) Aug 24, 2016 14:50 Replies: 9 Views: 288
Favourite fluorite localities? (Tobi) Aug 24, 2016 09:26 Replies: 116 Views: 84725
Favourite calcite localities? (Tobi) Aug 24, 2016 09:14 Replies: 7 Views: 237
Favourite fluorapatite localities? (Tobi) Aug 24, 2016 08:11 Replies: 2 Views: 100
Favourite mimetite localities? (Tobi) Aug 24, 2016 07:12 Replies: 1 Views: 88
Favourite quartz localities? (Tobi) Aug 24, 2016 05:39 Replies: 0 Views: 87
Favourite galena localities? (Tobi) Aug 24, 2016 03:05 Replies: 1 Views: 109
The other ten of the top twenty locations (Tom Mazanec) Mar 04, 2016 10:15 Replies: 9 Views: 2952
Favorite SEM photos (Cesar M. Salvan) Aug 26, 2014 16:41 Replies: 16 Views: 8832
Favourite countries of origin? (Tobi) Sep 01, 2010 12:23 Replies: 26 Views: 10122
Favourite mineral species/families? (Tobi) Aug 15, 2010 15:02 Replies: 13 Views: 6299

13 235 Aug 25, 2016 01:02
Tobi View latest post
No new posts Improving the FMF Data Base of localities     
FMF has a database of mineral localities that is used when adding photos of specimens. This has been created so that we can check the localities are consistent, and debate and discuss them. Please use this to add suggestions for new localities not created yet or debate the existing.      
Proper locality name of the Czar Mine? (Jordi Fabre) May 11, 2016 05:20 Replies: 4 Views: 1844
Westmorland (James) Jun 11, 2015 08:20 Replies: 18 Views: 9386
From Kearsarge Mountain? (GneissWare) Jun 08, 2015 22:27 Replies: 7 Views: 3605

3 32 May 11, 2016 05:20
Jordi Fabre 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.      
Video trip report Sterling Hill Mine, Herkimers, and Mount Mica (mcmahand) Aug 08, 2016 19:48 Replies: 0 Views: 213
The Namib Desert (Heimo Hellwig) May 23, 2016 11:37 Replies: 16 Views: 8587
Utah Smoky Quartz Find (camile89) Mar 29, 2016 20:17 Replies: 2 Views: 1676
Cacholong (opal) digging (ACC79) Feb 17, 2016 16:00 Replies: 5 Views: 2947
Manganese mining. (Heimo Hellwig) Jan 29, 2016 01:45 Replies: 8 Views: 3196
My recent trip to Namibia. (Pierre Joubert) Dec 22, 2015 01:43 Replies: 18 Views: 8034
Uis, Namibia (Heimo Hellwig) Sep 22, 2015 05:10 Replies: 11 Views: 5870
The snows are melting in the mountains... time for a zeolite hunt! (Rei) May 12, 2015 15:30 Replies: 26 Views: 12569
St Peters Dome (trickpats) May 11, 2015 11:50 Replies: 6 Views: 4742
The picrite of Ölfusvatnsárgljúfur (Rei) May 09, 2015 03:17 Replies: 13 Views: 6303
Visit to eastern Sicily (Richard_Murphy) Jan 03, 2015 05:10 Replies: 7 Views: 6964
Mineral Collecting from Frankfurt to Renchen (Tmcombs) Jan 02, 2015 10:12 Replies: 1 Views: 3288
Trip to Luc Yen, Vietnam (Sam314159) Oct 31, 2014 19:01 Replies: 1 Views: 3921
Lapidary Dealers in St. Petersburg, Russia (Rick Shaffer) Sep 13, 2014 21:02 Replies: 4 Views: 6241
West Kenya Minerals (Byron Anderson) Aug 16, 2014 09:16 Replies: 1 Views: 3954
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43 281 Aug 08, 2016 19:48
mcmahand 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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52 971 Aug 18, 2016 02:53
Jordi Fabre 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


15 296 Aug 08, 2016 10:08
Jesse Fisher 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


12 264 Aug 17, 2016 11:43
Tobi View latest post
No new posts Conserving, Preparing and Cleaning Minerals     
This Forum brings together questions and results on the delicate subject of preparation, conservation and cleaning of the minerals.   Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Antonio Alcaide
Cleaning Pyrite (John S. White) Jul 21, 2016 05:07 Replies: 23 Views: 13742
How to remove biological materials from minerals (Pete Richards) Jun 13, 2016 18:13 Replies: 7 Views: 1006
Fading fluorite. (vic rzonca) May 12, 2016 11:28 Replies: 5 Views: 2085
Why a "delicate subject"? (Tom Mazanec) May 01, 2016 08:55 Replies: 3 Views: 1473
How to remove iron stains? (daviddillman) Feb 19, 2016 06:25 Replies: 24 Views: 19410
Stilbite and sandblasting - unexpected result (Rei) Feb 08, 2016 16:35 Replies: 6 Views: 2829
Cleaning off the "white stuff" on Milpillas Brochantities (bob kerr) Dec 23, 2015 09:29 Replies: 2 Views: 2653
Fluorite cleaning ! (h.abbasi) Dec 14, 2015 13:14 Replies: 9 Views: 3990
Trimming methods - wulfenite (dontgogreen) Dec 04, 2015 09:05 Replies: 4 Views: 2796
Mounting very tiny specimens (rocks2dust) Nov 26, 2015 12:29 Replies: 10 Views: 3699
Light sensitivity of pink fluorapatite (Tobi) Nov 04, 2015 06:41 Replies: 3 Views: 3285
Potential Toxicity of Handling Raw Malachite Specimens. (Joseph D'Oliveira) Sep 02, 2015 15:21 Replies: 14 Views: 7072
Removing Tarnish From Pyrite (Casimir Sarisky) Aug 24, 2015 14:39 Replies: 11 Views: 4872
"Using acid" for newbies (Jared3339) Jul 17, 2015 13:00 Replies: 10 Views: 4374
Removing matrix using tile saw and air scribe (GneissWare) Jul 14, 2015 13:01 Replies: 8 Views: 4519
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119 1039 Jul 21, 2016 05:07
Carles Millan 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, 2016. And away we go.... (Gail) Mar 19, 2016 11:45 Replies: 445 Views: 73277
The magic of Tucson, 2015. Gail Spann report. (Gail) Aug 12, 2015 11:19 Replies: 116 Views: 50914
Tucson 2014 Show Report, Gail Spann Having Fun Again... (Gail) Jul 26, 2014 19:32 Replies: 156 Views: 74639
Houston Fine Mineral Show Report, with Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 03, 2013 09:23 Replies: 103 Views: 54255
100.000 Club 2013 Tucson Show Adventure ~ Gail Spann Style. (Gail) Apr 27, 2013 02:57 Replies: 598 Views: 230182
Fabulous Denver Gem and Mineral Show, Sept 14, 2012 and on...Gail Spann (Gail) Nov 04, 2012 01:57 Replies: 43 Views: 38304
Gail Spann's 2012 East Coast Gem and Mineral Show report (Gail) Aug 29, 2012 14:27 Replies: 151 Views: 72374
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin... (Gail) Oct 02, 2012 11:21 Replies: 632 Views: 326972
FMF party in Tucson, 2012. You coming? (Gail) Mar 03, 2012 02:28 Replies: 49 Views: 42899
Fort Worth, Texas, Gem and Mineral Show. Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 01, 2011 20:35 Replies: 33 Views: 34514
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011 (Gail) Oct 07, 2012 11:38 Replies: 370 Views: 248318
FMFs party in Tucson, 2011 (Gail) Feb 27, 2011 22:43 Replies: 114 Views: 76727
Gail Spann's Tucson show report, 2011 (Gail) Jan 17, 2011 01:30 Replies: 28 Views: 29194
Gail Spann's HOUSTON 2010 show report (Gail) Jun 28, 2010 02:56 Replies: 122 Views: 70652
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Tucson photo fest, 2010 (Gail) Feb 10, 2012 22:50 Replies: 443 Views: 260661
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30 4608 Jul 01, 2016 16:24
clarkymk View latest post
No new posts News about shows     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 23, 2016 10:12 Replies: 46 Views: 14332
Tucson Show 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Feb 28, 2016 16:01 Replies: 61 Views: 27726
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Nov 27, 2015 23:45 Replies: 102 Views: 43035
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 20, 2015 16:38 Replies: 58 Views: 31698
2015 Tucson In Retrospect (Don Lum) Mar 15, 2015 15:47 Replies: 58 Views: 24383
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 30, 2015 22:03 Replies: 174 Views: 110462
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 01, 2014 02:35 Replies: 80 Views: 54568
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2014 (Jordi Fabre) May 06, 2015 16:42 Replies: 40 Views: 29735
Tucson Show 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 30, 2014 01:38 Replies: 111 Views: 94625
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2013 (Jordi Fabre) Oct 28, 2014 15:19 Replies: 122 Views: 79366
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2013 - 50th Edition! (Jordi Fabre) Jul 16, 2013 04:27 Replies: 65 Views: 64246
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2013 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 16, 2013 09:26 Replies: 161 Views: 123962
100.000 Club Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2012 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 15, 2013 07:47 Replies: 103 Views: 117718
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2012 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 17, 2012 05:06 Replies: 76 Views: 68178
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2012 (Jordi Fabre) May 13, 2012 09:17 Replies: 101 Views: 106663
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32 1938 Jul 23, 2016 10:12
Tomasz Praszkier View latest post
No new posts Mineral Shows     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
2016 Tucson Show - A Look Back (Don Lum) Aug 21, 2016 15:16 Replies: 135 Views: 25410
East Coast Show (vic rzonca) Aug 18, 2016 12:53 Replies: 18 Views: 2090
Gem and Mineral Fair - China Xiamen International 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 20, 2016 11:08 Replies: 0 Views: 509
Auction : minerals from the Alexandre Delerm collection (Rossini SVV) Jun 14, 2016 02:36 Replies: 8 Views: 2730
New England Mineral Conference (vic rzonca) May 29, 2016 15:47 Replies: 1 Views: 1509
Mineral Show: 53rd 2016 Annual New England Gem & Mineral Show (Joe Weisberg) May 29, 2016 15:46 Replies: 2 Views: 1601
Tips for my first mineral show (Tom Mazanec) May 15, 2016 14:35 Replies: 7 Views: 1909
The first mineral show (Tom Mazanec) May 14, 2016 12:24 Replies: 1 Views: 1051
43rd Annual Rochester Mineralogical Symposium (Elise) Apr 25, 2016 13:58 Replies: 7 Views: 1919
Some of my 2016 Tucson experience. (vic rzonca) Mar 21, 2016 10:45 Replies: 21 Views: 4651
100.000 Club Tucson, questionable prices? (James) Mar 16, 2016 07:15 Replies: 162 Views: 129015
2016 Gem & Mineral Show in Marion,IL (Mike Chontofalsky) Jan 25, 2016 18:51 Replies: 0 Views: 2550
Mineral Show in Idar-Oberstein, Germany in May 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 05, 2015 19:01 Replies: 0 Views: 3408
Ste Marie 2009, a collector's point of view (chris) Nov 22, 2015 03:05 Replies: 46 Views: 32774
Washington D.C. area Mineral Show (dontgogreen) Nov 20, 2015 13:16 Replies: 1 Views: 2230
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162 1679 Aug 21, 2016 15:16
Tobi 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) Sep 18, 2015 16:30 Replies: 4 Views: 15467
500.000 Club Collection of Carles Millan (Carles Millan) Aug 07, 2016 03:20 Replies: 787 Views: 590716
100.000 Club Collection of Nurbo (nurbo) Mar 26, 2016 14:37 Replies: 404 Views: 289739
100.000 Club Collection of Tobi (Tobi) Aug 22, 2016 13:13 Replies: 721 Views: 370808
100.000 Club Collection of Michael Shaw (crosstimber) Aug 24, 2016 10:45 Replies: 870 Views: 445683
100.000 Club Andreas Gerstenberg Collection (Andreas Gerstenberg) Dec 08, 2015 09:33 Replies: 164 Views: 186938
100.000 Club New generation for picture - Ploum (ploum) Aug 22, 2016 14:32 Replies: 729 Views: 270320
100.000 Club Don Lum Collection (Don Lum) Aug 16, 2016 18:25 Replies: 810 Views: 331672
100.000 Club Collection of Miguel (José Miguel) Mar 07, 2015 10:33 Replies: 215 Views: 127622
100.000 Club Bob's rocks (GneissWare) Jun 19, 2016 23:53 Replies: 333 Views: 148965
100.000 Club The Mizunaka Collection (am mizunaka) Aug 23, 2016 17:27 Replies: 712 Views: 234536
100.000 Club The micro photographs of Christian Rewitzer (Jordi Fabre) Feb 20, 2016 23:50 Replies: 77 Views: 124420
Collection of Fiebre Verde (Fiebre Verde) Aug 23, 2016 15:24 Replies: 422 Views: 95476
Collection of Heimo Hellwig (Heimo Hellwig) Aug 23, 2016 01:25 Replies: 233 Views: 55415
Collection of Philippe Durand (Philippe Durand) Aug 22, 2016 10:42 Replies: 90 Views: 12559
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126 10472 Aug 24, 2016 10:45
crosstimber 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) Jul 19, 2016 00:07 Replies: 374 Views: 294810
Nimfiara's collection (nimfiara) May 10, 2012 17:20 Replies: 30 Views: 39011
Linda's Private Collection (Linda Smith) Feb 08, 2012 04:31 Replies: 39 Views: 47119
Debbie's Collection (Debbie Woolf) Jul 04, 2011 10:45 Replies: 20 Views: 29043
Tracy's favorite specimens (Tracy) Jun 04, 2011 14:01 Replies: 73 Views: 83041
Colleen's Collection (Colleen Thomson) May 28, 2011 19:33 Replies: 10 Views: 19153
Jessica's mineral collection (Jessica Simonoff) Jan 30, 2010 18:52 Replies: 18 Views: 30040
Linda St-Cyr's favorites (Linda St-Cyr) May 17, 2009 09:09 Replies: 6 Views: 24729

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Gail View latest post
No new posts Mineralogical Literature     
New books, journals, etc that merit your attention.   Moderators John S. White, Carles Millan, chris, Antonio Alcaide
ExtraLapis No. 50: Kalifornien/California - a great article written by Jesse Fisher (Tobi) Aug 19, 2016 12:22 Replies: 0 Views: 177
My reading (Tom Mazanec) Jun 11, 2016 13:43 Replies: 8 Views: 2329
Quartz from Spain (Miguel Calvo) Apr 28, 2016 01:17 Replies: 1 Views: 1806
Antique books (ACC79) Feb 05, 2016 14:35 Replies: 1 Views: 1872
Australian micromineral newsletter... (crocoite) Jan 24, 2016 14:49 Replies: 18 Views: 16232
Minerales y Minas de España by Miguel Calvo (Minerals and Mines of Spain) (Antonio Alcaide) Dec 09, 2015 22:38 Replies: 3 Views: 6832
Panasqueira Mine (crosstimber) Apr 13, 2015 09:42 Replies: 17 Views: 13107
Classification of crystallographic forms - any references? (prcantos) Mar 06, 2015 11:11 Replies: 21 Views: 10735
Mathematical Crystallography by Boisen & Gibbs (prcantos) Oct 09, 2014 03:55 Replies: 0 Views: 4905
Crystal Mountains - Minerals of the Cairngorms NEW BOOK (Roy Starkey) Oct 07, 2014 09:54 Replies: 11 Views: 6810
New book:"Crystal Forms of Fluorite - Kristallformen von Fluorit" (jrg) Sep 13, 2014 15:40 Replies: 11 Views: 8691
The long awaited new NAMIBIA book released on September 1st! (MINERALIEN-Welt) Aug 28, 2014 05:53 Replies: 2 Views: 4582
Importance of Cataloguing & Mineral-Collector Demographics (Banko45) Jul 25, 2014 20:56 Replies: 12 Views: 7318
Jaspers & Agates (Josele) Jun 28, 2014 08:08 Replies: 12 Views: 9117
New Book: Rhodochrosite, Crystals of Drama and Nuance (Jordi Fabre) May 22, 2014 09:28 Replies: 16 Views: 14520
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Tobi View latest post
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
Da Boss... (crocoite) Aug 24, 2016 03:14 Replies: 3 Views: 238
Mineralogical Museum of Marburg, drawn by me :-) (Tobi) Aug 18, 2016 05:40 Replies: 6 Views: 435
Fabre's past (vic rzonca) Aug 05, 2016 22:46 Replies: 35 Views: 15459
2016 Paintings... (crocoite) Apr 23, 2016 09:15 Replies: 11 Views: 3937
Mineral collages 3.0 - highlights from my collection (Tobi) Feb 17, 2016 11:05 Replies: 12 Views: 3568
New Paintings 2013 (Schwertner) Jan 14, 2016 04:56 Replies: 105 Views: 47179
A new mineral artist - Barbara Stanley (James) May 26, 2015 05:55 Replies: 16 Views: 13070
Red Cloud Wulfenite... (crocoite) Apr 17, 2015 09:33 Replies: 1 Views: 3097
Mineral Illustration (Turbo) Jan 18, 2015 04:24 Replies: 79 Views: 54055
Mineral collages - the next generation (Tobi) Jan 02, 2015 09:19 Replies: 8 Views: 5473
Steve Sorrell's 2014 Artwork... (crocoite) Nov 21, 2014 14:04 Replies: 40 Views: 19709
Man-made objects Imitating Mother Nature (Don Lum) Apr 30, 2014 10:18 Replies: 29 Views: 19049
A new generation of mineral collages (Tobi) Mar 22, 2014 13:36 Replies: 15 Views: 11110
My Art Work (trtlman) Dec 28, 2013 17:18 Replies: 16 Views: 11267
Steve Sorrell's 2013 Artwork... (crocoite) Dec 27, 2013 23:47 Replies: 72 Views: 33512
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31 712 Aug 24, 2016 03:14
crocoite View latest post
No new posts The histories behind mineral specimens     
Many specimens have very interesting histories that should be saved.   Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Antonio Alcaide
"H. Deisinger" Collection (Jamison Brizendine) Aug 24, 2016 07:20 Replies: 4 Views: 2891
History of minerals. (vic rzonca) Jul 26, 2016 02:34 Replies: 4 Views: 2281
Mineral labels as art ;) (Tobi) Sep 22, 2014 02:06 Replies: 23 Views: 27547
If it is a twin it was juicy and delicious (Don Lum) Sep 14, 2014 12:53 Replies: 25 Views: 12392
How all you got started in collecting? (vic rzonca) Jun 08, 2014 10:32 Replies: 21 Views: 22765
Bill Lawrence Memorial (BlueCapProductions) May 05, 2014 13:56 Replies: 4 Views: 5068
Sir Arthur Russell - 50th Anniversary on 24th February (Roy Starkey) Feb 02, 2014 12:58 Replies: 5 Views: 6048
Reminiscences of an Old Former Curator by John S. White (Jordi Fabre) Jan 19, 2014 17:06 Replies: 6 Views: 7010
Rogues gallery of photos of yesteryear's mineral collecting greats (Jordi Fabre) Jan 12, 2014 06:26 Replies: 16 Views: 10453
Biggest nugget? 64.7 kg. (Roger Warin) Nov 12, 2013 16:25 Replies: 6 Views: 8395
Willard Perkins Classic "Perky" Mount (Peter Megaw) Aug 30, 2013 06:13 Replies: 14 Views: 14685
Airport security (James) Jun 07, 2013 13:04 Replies: 23 Views: 33598
Mining hand made crafts (Joaquin Montoro) Aug 11, 2012 05:29 Replies: 23 Views: 28466
What makes a great mineral collector? (David) Mar 19, 2012 11:58 Replies: 21 Views: 20243
Miargyrite mystery label (Joan Massagué) Jan 02, 2012 09:14 Replies: 13 Views: 10636
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34 402 Aug 24, 2016 07:20
Jamison Brizendine View latest post
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: 22743
FMF Guide of Rocks - SEDIMENTARY ROCKS (prcantos) Dec 11, 2013 17:45 Replies: 5 Views: 13703
FMF Guide of Rocks - METAMORPHIC ROCKS (prcantos) Jul 05, 2015 06:56 Replies: 16 Views: 24836
Not Sure What Rock Is!!!??? (Aliengng) Mar 24, 2016 06:09 Replies: 15 Views: 3340
Grave Stones of Interest to Rock People... no, really... (NellsRocks) Dec 11, 2015 21:15 Replies: 13 Views: 4611
Genesis of the serpentine minerals and rocks (prcantos) Jun 06, 2013 04:48 Replies: 2 Views: 6786

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vic rzonca View latest post
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, cascaillou
Fake Colombian Emeralds (Fiebre Verde) May 08, 2016 20:18 Replies: 11 Views: 4875
Treatments, Synthetics and Simulants: QUARTZ & CHALCEDONY (cascaillou) Dec 20, 2015 20:34 Replies: 3 Views: 3135
Fake silver crystals Morocco (Christophe Gobin) Nov 24, 2015 03:59 Replies: 1 Views: 2376
Chinese "Hydrozincite" specimens? (Barry Vincent) Oct 08, 2015 03:23 Replies: 4 Views: 2966
Bismutoferrite from China...Caveat Emptor (Peter Megaw) May 31, 2015 18:56 Replies: 3 Views: 3149
The intense oiling of Chinese minerals (nitana2000) Apr 29, 2015 14:20 Replies: 14 Views: 10709
Milpillas Azurite - fake specimen (Cascavel1) Dec 04, 2014 09:47 Replies: 27 Views: 21186
Huanggang Mine scheelite color (Josele) Jul 21, 2014 17:48 Replies: 11 Views: 6798
Scorodite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Durango... Sulfur Isotope results (Peter Megaw) Feb 08, 2014 11:16 Replies: 5 Views: 6419
Goethite -not cacoxenite- inclusions in amethyst from Brazil (Antonio Alcaide) Jan 22, 2014 10:45 Replies: 10 Views: 19963
Why an organic substance should not be called a mineral? (Mike P.) Oct 12, 2013 18:46 Replies: 18 Views: 14302
Perfect replicas of natural crystals? (David) May 20, 2013 19:46 Replies: 4 Views: 6007
What is it? (wade) Apr 01, 2013 22:37 Replies: 10 Views: 11188
Azeztulite - Himalaya gold ???? (Kristen) Sep 12, 2012 08:41 Replies: 7 Views: 10379
The bismuth eggs are they a home grow? (trtlman) Jul 12, 2012 12:52 Replies: 4 Views: 11951
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Fiebre Verde View latest post
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
100.000 Club Presentation of new members - Reference Thread (Jordi Fabre) Jun 01, 2016 13:45 Replies: 259 Views: 101964
Trying to find out what to look for in this location in New York (Grant M.) Jul 19, 2016 13:25 Replies: 1 Views: 508
Theft of Colin Owen mineral specimens and collection (Pierre Joubert) Jul 15, 2016 10:34 Replies: 14 Views: 1778
How are these display shelves made? (clarkymk) Jul 03, 2016 11:06 Replies: 10 Views: 2192
Denver mineralogy (dontgogreen) Jun 30, 2016 22:58 Replies: 2 Views: 572
The next episode of Mineral Explorers will be devoted to the Iberian Peninsula (Jordi Fabre) Jun 23, 2016 14:12 Replies: 4 Views: 2332
One for you slag lovers. (vic rzonca) Jun 23, 2016 07:54 Replies: 12 Views: 1257
Where to look for sea-formed crystals at beaches (Grant M.) Jun 20, 2016 09:45 Replies: 7 Views: 860
Please help identify this thread and help me locate a drill bit for it (Paleo) Jun 14, 2016 12:15 Replies: 0 Views: 457
Mineral rich site help (Grant M.) Jun 07, 2016 18:34 Replies: 2 Views: 1025
Christian Montabone (GneissWare) Jun 04, 2016 18:12 Replies: 0 Views: 1612
Where to get little boxes and bags (Tom Mazanec) May 31, 2016 23:04 Replies: 3 Views: 1043
Orissa Kyanite questions. (Olde_English) May 18, 2016 00:32 Replies: 1 Views: 1012
Storing micromounts (Tom Mazanec) May 17, 2016 18:37 Replies: 4 Views: 1181
Cold, warm or hot? (Tom Mazanec) May 16, 2016 20:14 Replies: 1 Views: 993
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341 2868 Jul 19, 2016 13:25
Jordi Fabre View latest post
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

Quartz collecting outings in South Africa (Pierre Joubert) Aug 16, 2016 03:45 Replies: 208 Views: 95206
Maximum number of minerals on a specimen (David) Aug 12, 2016 11:02 Replies: 21 Views: 16142
More about beta Quartz (nitana2000) Mar 08, 2016 12:34 Replies: 27 Views: 28721
Ilmenite pseudo (John S. White) Feb 18, 2016 08:02 Replies: 3 Views: 25583
Question about cubic diamond crystals (Jim) Nov 26, 2015 11:28 Replies: 21 Views: 24907
Very nice Amethyst in the Railroad Works in North of Spain (Joan R.) May 11, 2015 16:02 Replies: 16 Views: 30511
Mysterious Black Crystals (Something Fishy!) (Andy Love) May 11, 2015 14:53 Replies: 35 Views: 23450
Daylight Fluorescent Hyalite Opal from Mexico (Peter Megaw) May 06, 2015 19:10 Replies: 31 Views: 29053
Radioactive minerals (Roger Warin) Jan 25, 2015 06:40 Replies: 26 Views: 21023
2014 - International year of crystallography: for example, pyrite. (Roger Warin) Dec 30, 2014 15:35 Replies: 34 Views: 20148
Hallelujah Junction, Nevada (John S. White) Oct 06, 2014 21:14 Replies: 23 Views: 21583
100.000 Club Very little mineralogy in mineral collecting today (John S. White) Sep 23, 2014 15:47 Replies: 94 Views: 108824
Tessin habit quartz (Scott LaBorde) Sep 13, 2014 06:05 Replies: 32 Views: 27853
New find of minerals from New York (Glenn Rhein) Aug 29, 2014 03:02 Replies: 120 Views: 88241
What minerals are on your wish list? (crosstimber) Aug 12, 2014 16:15 Replies: 39 Views: 21472
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148 751 Aug 16, 2016 03:45
Pierre Joubert View latest post
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: 12136
Calcites from each State (Pat Tucci) Jun 29, 2016 07:24 Replies: 19 Views: 1802
Looking for Native Sulphur specimens (bgreenstone) Mar 21, 2016 08:28 Replies: 0 Views: 2684
Help with free collecting (solarflare) Feb 11, 2016 18:09 Replies: 8 Views: 2816
NJ Minerals available for trade (Gary Moldovany) Feb 07, 2016 10:45 Replies: 2 Views: 4709
Pyrite for exchange (Cesar M. Salvan) Jan 05, 2016 01:17 Replies: 2 Views: 5060
Bulgarian minerals for exchange (Wolfgang Proestler) Nov 22, 2015 08:32 Replies: 12 Views: 3927
Exchange-Wanted: inclusion quartz crystals, 2 to 3cm, DT or floater, unpolished (cascaillou) Sep 11, 2014 11:08 Replies: 0 Views: 6164
Exchange - Wanted: arsenolite, montroydite, lithiophosphate (cascaillou) Sep 11, 2014 11:01 Replies: 0 Views: 3657
Rhodochrosite rough (Jack Chiang) Aug 23, 2014 13:03 Replies: 1 Views: 3365
Fossils for minerals (appies) Jun 09, 2014 02:41 Replies: 1 Views: 4670
Polish minerals for exchange (Lucas Etienne) Apr 30, 2014 10:30 Replies: 22 Views: 11952
Hourglass Selenite (Alan) Apr 15, 2014 11:05 Replies: 6 Views: 6468
Rare goshenite on aquamarine from Hohenstein (appies) Mar 02, 2014 14:58 Replies: 2 Views: 4300
Silver/Safflorite/Skutterudite/Rammelsberg slabs for exchange (Joseph D'Oliveira) Dec 27, 2013 14:39 Replies: 26 Views: 18453
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Pierre Joubert View latest post

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) Apr 20, 2015 10:51 Replies: 41 Views: 27797
2014 Graphic Excellence Award again for the Mineralogical Record and two more medals! (Jordi Fabre) Dec 31, 2014 13:22 Replies: 3 Views: 3443
Mineralogical Record News (Jordi Fabre) Apr 09, 2014 04:04 Replies: 1 Views: 4487
The 2013 Graphic Excellence Award for the Mineralogical Record! (Jordi Fabre) May 22, 2013 12:27 Replies: 0 Views: 4336
The Mineralogical Record (Jordi Fabre) Apr 28, 2010 13:58 Replies: 8 Views: 11630
Article in M. Record about the John White single crystal collection (Jordi Fabre) Sep 26, 2009 08:31 Replies: 2 Views: 7526
Opinions about Mineralogical Record's Article (Jordi Fabre) May 18, 2009 11:59 Replies: 15 Views: 27887
Mineralogical Record, an excellent magazine. (Joan R.) Jan 21, 2008 06:47 Replies: 0 Views: 5554

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bob kerr View latest post
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.      
Some well-deserved plaudits for Marie Huizing and Rocks & Minerals magazine (Jordi Fabre) Jan 04, 2015 11:27 Replies: 9 Views: 6569
Rocks & Minerals Magazine - May-June 2014 Issue (Peter Megaw) May 24, 2014 15:39 Replies: 2 Views: 4338
Rocks & Minerals Magazine - Jan/Feb 2014 issue (Jordi Fabre) Mar 12, 2014 10:16 Replies: 1 Views: 3807
Rocks & Minerals Magazine - Nov/Dec 2013 issue (Rocks & Minerals) Dec 01, 2013 13:52 Replies: 2 Views: 5747
Superb improvement in the printing quality of R&M Magazine (Jordi Fabre) Apr 29, 2013 09:16 Replies: 3 Views: 5642
Rocks & Minerals ONLINE (Jordi Fabre) Aug 20, 2012 12:03 Replies: 4 Views: 9322
Five years of FMF in Rocks & Minerals (Antonio Alcaide) Oct 04, 2011 12:51 Replies: 1 Views: 5655
In Rock and Minerals: "Natural Versus Aesthetic" from Jesse Fisher (Jordi Fabre) Apr 12, 2010 20:05 Replies: 20 Views: 20125

8 50 Jan 04, 2015 11:27
Elise View latest post
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
"Klassiker Harz" (Harz Classic) New Book! (Jordi Fabre) Feb 21, 2015 12:01 Replies: 1 Views: 3993
MINERALIEN-Welt back in Denver 2013 - Booth E26 (MINERALIEN-Welt) Sep 05, 2013 13:41 Replies: 1 Views: 5109
NEW BOOK "Exquisite Agates - Erlesene Achate" by Dietrich Mayer! (MINERALIEN-Welt) Aug 06, 2013 11:00 Replies: 2 Views: 7193

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Tobi View latest post
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
Catalog of the le Règne Minéral editions (Jordi Fabre) Jun 03, 2016 07:34 Replies: 0 Views: 2317
Le Règne Minéral special issu 2014 : Alpine Rodingites !!! (Julien) May 19, 2015 04:48 Replies: 0 Views: 6083
Crystal-hunters Chronicles (Julien) Nov 12, 2014 12:04 Replies: 12 Views: 9109
News from les Editions du Piat (Julien) Jul 11, 2014 03:09 Replies: 3 Views: 4144
Special Edition of Le Règne Minéral (Julien) Jul 10, 2014 10:26 Replies: 0 Views: 3503
A book about French mineralogy (Julien) Sep 16, 2013 11:58 Replies: 3 Views: 5578
Le Règne Minéral #113 (Julien) Sep 16, 2013 02:29 Replies: 0 Views: 4066
New publication of les Editions du Piat (Julien) Aug 19, 2013 08:57 Replies: 0 Views: 4116
"Contes à Cristaux" by Claude Julien Ducarre (Julien) Aug 19, 2013 08:35 Replies: 0 Views: 4101
A new book for the end of June: The minerals of Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines (Julien) Jun 05, 2013 08:01 Replies: 0 Views: 5160
Le Règne Minéral 102 (Julien) Jun 04, 2012 10:17 Replies: 8 Views: 12278
French zeolites : Le Règne Minéral Special Issue 17 (Julien) Jun 04, 2012 01:57 Replies: 0 Views: 6214
Le Règne Minéral n°101 (Julien) Oct 11, 2011 06:25 Replies: 3 Views: 7417
Le Règne Minéral n°100 (Julien) Sep 13, 2011 11:38 Replies: 10 Views: 11425

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In Memoriam - Luiz Menezes, a wonderful friend (Jordi Fabre) Jul 24, 2014 12:29 Replies: 16 Views: 8078
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Tucson, questionable prices?
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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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We have created a section on the forum: "Collection photos and Collector's page" whose aim is to allow all collectors who wish to publish pictures of specimens in their collection. The idea is for each collector/collection to have a single ...

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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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