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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, cascaillou
Quartz, Natural and Synthetic (Elise) Feb 02, 2016 13:17 Replies: 42 Views: 12650
Optical Mineralogy and Crystallography (Elise) Jan 11, 2016 11:20 Replies: 5 Views: 1444
Corundum localities (Elise) Dec 31, 2015 14:19 Replies: 0 Views: 544
Best examples of trapiche emerald crystals? (Jim) Dec 12, 2015 11:18 Replies: 20 Views: 6964
Trapiche Pezzottaite (Elise) Nov 26, 2015 21:43 Replies: 1 Views: 847
Lessons from crystal morphology of zunyite with a nod to sphalerite (Pete Richards) Nov 26, 2015 09:14 Replies: 1 Views: 805
Strange planes in quartz (Josele) Nov 04, 2015 04:22 Replies: 25 Views: 7351
Strange kind of crystal growth of galena and sphalerite (Tobi) Nov 03, 2015 22:26 Replies: 5 Views: 1567
On the ease of gypsum crystal growth. (vic rzonca) Oct 28, 2015 10:01 Replies: 2 Views: 945
Morphology of Amethyst from Windham County, Connecticut (kushmeja) Sep 27, 2015 19:14 Replies: 2 Views: 1551
Natural Cleaved Corners In Fluorite: Damage Or Not? (Casimir Sarisky) Aug 24, 2015 15:07 Replies: 2 Views: 1387
Allanite-(La)? (lluis) Aug 14, 2015 02:56 Replies: 6 Views: 8880
Oddities from Brandberg, Namibia (Pierre Joubert) Jul 31, 2015 03:06 Replies: 60 Views: 21344
When Do Crystals Stop Growing? (Screenname) Jul 15, 2015 13:26 Replies: 18 Views: 9453
Differentiating between Aegerine and Arfvedsonite from Mt. Malosa, Malawi (Joseph D'Oliveira) Jul 10, 2015 08:35 Replies: 12 Views: 2764
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607 5762 Feb 02, 2016 13:17
Indrid_Cold 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: 6757
Malbunka Copper Mine, Home of the Azurite Suns - (23) (crocoite) Jul 24, 2015 02:53 Replies: 20 Views: 6182
How to find a pocket? - (22) (Jordi Fabre) Dec 12, 2015 03:28 Replies: 37 Views: 9928
A "complete" Dauphiné twin of quartz - (21) (Pete Richards) Sep 10, 2014 11:43 Replies: 18 Views: 8894
A copper mine to understand Life - (20) (Cesar M. Salvan) Aug 19, 2014 15:49 Replies: 9 Views: 5192
DIY Specific Gravity Kit (tutorial) - (19) (cascaillou) Apr 08, 2014 06:17 Replies: 11 Views: 9553
How to dig a pocket? - (18) (Jordi Fabre) Jan 22, 2014 12:41 Replies: 29 Views: 41489
APXS: from Mars to the mineral collector's workbench - (17) (Cesar M. Salvan) Jun 03, 2014 04:06 Replies: 8 Views: 6643
Photos of epitaxy - (16) (John S. White) Jan 17, 2016 04:04 Replies: 41 Views: 43570
Twinning of the aragonite - (15) (Pete Richards) Jan 07, 2015 23:17 Replies: 9 Views: 8656
Preparing a list of light sensitive minerals - (14) (Jordi Fabre) Jun 04, 2012 08:41 Replies: 83 Views: 56881
100.000 Club What defines a mineral's 'quality?' - (13) (Tracy) Jan 18, 2014 12:00 Replies: 35 Views: 102273
Practical Mineralogy #2: What pseudos tell us about deposit genesis - (12) (Peter Megaw) Jun 01, 2013 06:37 Replies: 17 Views: 15880
Naica Mine - (11) (Jordi Fabre) Oct 15, 2015 11:38 Replies: 55 Views: 46797
New finds out of Mexico - (10) (Jean Sendero) Jul 19, 2015 16:29 Replies: 19 Views: 16078
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26 1084 Jan 17, 2016 16:38
Roger Warin 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

Aqua Blue Transparent Stone looks like Glass, White/Light Blue Round Inclusions (daa906) Feb 11, 2016 05:56 Replies: 9 Views: 2533
Can you help identify these minerals? (earth) Feb 07, 2016 15:24 Replies: 3 Views: 307
Help identifying rock from utah (DJandLIMON111) Feb 07, 2016 10:34 Replies: 2 Views: 304
What kind of rock/mineral is this ? (Podaimivinoto) Feb 06, 2016 10:12 Replies: 3 Views: 570
Quartz Twins? (Reelgoodwoman) Jan 28, 2016 19:09 Replies: 4 Views: 537
Rhombic Pyramid Quartz & Lamellar? (Reelgoodwoman) Jan 27, 2016 17:00 Replies: 7 Views: 717
Wierd fossil or mineral? (DJandLIMON111) Jan 25, 2016 20:40 Replies: 5 Views: 616
A few questions from N.C. (ChrisGarza) Jan 25, 2016 14:37 Replies: 5 Views: 903
Worries about radiation? (Malachite) Jan 22, 2016 18:42 Replies: 9 Views: 763
Quartz sphere - real or fake? (Geko) Jan 22, 2016 09:33 Replies: 8 Views: 807
Analcime with? (BHmineral) Jan 19, 2016 16:08 Replies: 5 Views: 731
Dolomite with Azurite and Malachite? (DJandLIMON111) Jan 11, 2016 16:55 Replies: 11 Views: 1193
Help On Identification False Or Real (Clay Kemp) Jan 09, 2016 13:17 Replies: 9 Views: 978
Quartz and ? (NHBirder) Jan 07, 2016 16:01 Replies: 12 Views: 1183
Not sure what red stuff is thinking maybe garnet? (Jordi Fabre) Jan 07, 2016 12:37 Replies: 7 Views: 1034
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444 3131 Feb 11, 2016 05:56
Stan Salmon 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

Dioptase or malachite after dioptase? (Pierre Joubert) Feb 04, 2016 02:08 Replies: 45 Views: 4767
Sulfur & Realgar? (DJandLIMON111) Jan 23, 2016 20:23 Replies: 8 Views: 727
Apatite, Bolivia (Philip G) Jan 08, 2016 17:04 Replies: 5 Views: 889
Strange morphology of quartz (texasdigger) Dec 19, 2015 22:29 Replies: 11 Views: 1439
What is it and where's it from (vic rzonca) Dec 13, 2015 02:54 Replies: 5 Views: 945
Gypsum from Cave of Swords? (Turbo) Dec 02, 2015 22:38 Replies: 0 Views: 570
Calcite from unknown locality (Don Lum) Dec 02, 2015 14:24 Replies: 7 Views: 1269
Strange nodular feldspar - where does it come from ? (Peter Seroka) Nov 02, 2015 16:07 Replies: 11 Views: 1832
Old Arsenopyrite, from Cornwall? (Ivan Blanco (PDM)) Oct 25, 2015 16:20 Replies: 3 Views: 1267
Pink, rubellite tourmaline (texasdigger) Oct 23, 2015 17:02 Replies: 5 Views: 1242
Demantoid on Matrix? (joelle1059) Oct 09, 2015 11:55 Replies: 5 Views: 1255
Is it smithsonite? (h.abbasi) Oct 06, 2015 14:51 Replies: 5 Views: 1301
Viitaniemiite? (Josele) Oct 02, 2015 06:28 Replies: 7 Views: 2331
It is Wavellite? (ploum) Sep 20, 2015 03:43 Replies: 2 Views: 1146
Tektites? (Screenname) Sep 14, 2015 12:41 Replies: 19 Views: 9492
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949 6234 Feb 04, 2016 02:08
Pierre Joubert 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 collection of macro's (DJandLIMON111) Jan 28, 2016 12:31 Replies: 4 Views: 631
Quartz microscope pictures (DJandLIMON111) Dec 25, 2015 19:25 Replies: 3 Views: 2202
Articles on Digital Photomicrography and Photomacrography (Elise) Aug 17, 2015 15:10 Replies: 1 Views: 1616
Stack software, comparative speed, optimizations and others (ofarcis) Jun 15, 2015 14:21 Replies: 18 Views: 13130
Hematite Eifel (Matteo_Chinellato) Mar 29, 2015 10:53 Replies: 3 Views: 3211
Italian Anatase (Matteo_Chinellato) Nov 16, 2014 10:18 Replies: 5 Views: 2994
Up close colourful minerals (David) Nov 14, 2014 15:22 Replies: 0 Views: 2364
Elbaite from Elba Island (Roger Warin) Oct 26, 2014 07:59 Replies: 5 Views: 6583
My modest collection of minerals / micro photos ... (ofarcis) Oct 24, 2014 03:53 Replies: 59 Views: 33765
First attempt (Adrian Pripoae) Oct 23, 2014 13:25 Replies: 1 Views: 2515
Igneous Rocks from egypt (Magdy) Oct 14, 2014 10:33 Replies: 4 Views: 3185
Snowflake Photographs? (trtlman) Oct 11, 2014 14:10 Replies: 18 Views: 9363
Haüyne, EIfel (Roger Warin) Sep 23, 2014 16:14 Replies: 4 Views: 2864
Apatite from Göscheneralp (Roger Warin) Sep 03, 2014 00:07 Replies: 0 Views: 2597
Favorite SEM photos (Cesar M. Salvan) Aug 26, 2014 16:41 Replies: 16 Views: 7056
...see all topics

77 601 Jan 28, 2016 12:31
DJandLIMON111 View latest post
No new posts Exceptional finds     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Antonio Alcaide, John Cornish
Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode (Antonio Da Silveira) Jan 06, 2016 01:45 Replies: 35 Views: 97456
CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia (John Cornish) Feb 28, 2014 20:03 Replies: 63 Views: 43100
2013, an Update... CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine (John Cornish) Jun 24, 2013 08:14 Replies: 13 Views: 14024
Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode - 'Part 2' (Antonio Da Silveira) Oct 23, 2010 17:27 Replies: 6 Views: 18659
Scoop! - An important find of amber in the "La Florida" Mine, Spain (Jordi Fabre) Dec 14, 2008 15:03 Replies: 0 Views: 11952

5 122 Jan 06, 2016 01:45
Pierre Joubert 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
Rhodochrosite geodes (Charlotte) Feb 06, 2016 17:01 Replies: 0 Views: 330
The phurcalite from Assunçao mine (Ferreira de Aves, Satao, Portugal) (Cesar M. Salvan) Jan 11, 2016 16:15 Replies: 9 Views: 3873
Is the Cave of Giants synonymous with Cave of Crystals or Cave of Swords? (Turbo) Nov 24, 2015 22:12 Replies: 5 Views: 1338
New find of Chinese Mineral Specimen (Xueyan Jin) Nov 12, 2015 00:28 Replies: 8 Views: 2550
Spruce claim quartz on pyrite (dontgogreen) Nov 10, 2015 20:16 Replies: 0 Views: 702
Derby (mikedutton) Oct 03, 2015 16:14 Replies: 3 Views: 1139
Blue John fluorite rediscovered (Tobi) Sep 08, 2015 03:31 Replies: 1 Views: 1162
The Behavior of Navajun Pyrite Cubes (Casimir Sarisky) Aug 14, 2015 11:12 Replies: 8 Views: 2388
Heftetjern-Pegmatit, Telemark, Drangedal, Tørdal, Norway (Maxilos) Jul 14, 2015 15:18 Replies: 8 Views: 2385
On the mineralogy of Shijiangshan, Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia A.R. (China) (Cesar M. Salvan) Jul 03, 2015 13:23 Replies: 10 Views: 5415
Ben Loyal, Sutherland, Scotland (Mike Wood) Jun 03, 2015 15:14 Replies: 10 Views: 5700
Collecting quartz on the Little Falls dolostone (vic rzonca) Jun 01, 2015 16:44 Replies: 73 Views: 34859
Volborthite and Tangeite from Milpillas mine (Cesar M. Salvan) May 07, 2015 08:15 Replies: 4 Views: 2804
How to determine mineral/energy exploration of my land? (ylekyote) May 04, 2015 13:56 Replies: 8 Views: 2760
Old (and abandoned) mines in Pribram city, Czech republic (Psax) Mar 03, 2015 14:55 Replies: 4 Views: 3849
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202 1749 Feb 06, 2016 17:01
Charlotte 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.      
Westmorland (James) Jun 11, 2015 08:20 Replies: 18 Views: 5860
From Kearsarge Mountain? (GneissWare) Jun 08, 2015 22:27 Replies: 7 Views: 1806

2 27 Jun 11, 2015 08:20
James 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.      
Cacholong (opal) digging (ACC79) Feb 11, 2016 16:31 Replies: 3 Views: 832
Manganese mining. (Heimo Hellwig) Jan 29, 2016 01:45 Replies: 8 Views: 1182
My recent trip to Namibia. (Pierre Joubert) Dec 22, 2015 01:43 Replies: 18 Views: 4706
The Namib Desert (Heimo Hellwig) Nov 11, 2015 00:17 Replies: 15 Views: 4699
Uis, Namibia (Heimo Hellwig) Sep 22, 2015 05:10 Replies: 11 Views: 3399
The snows are melting in the mountains... time for a zeolite hunt! (Rei) May 12, 2015 15:30 Replies: 26 Views: 7817
St Peters Dome (trickpats) May 11, 2015 11:50 Replies: 6 Views: 2488
The picrite of Ölfusvatnsárgljúfur (Rei) May 09, 2015 03:17 Replies: 13 Views: 3618
Visit to eastern Sicily (Richard_Murphy) Jan 03, 2015 05:10 Replies: 7 Views: 5280
Mineral Collecting from Frankfurt to Renchen (Tmcombs) Jan 02, 2015 10:12 Replies: 1 Views: 1887
Trip to Luc Yen, Vietnam (Sam314159) Oct 31, 2014 19:01 Replies: 1 Views: 2545
Lapidary Dealers in St. Petersburg, Russia (Rick Shaffer) Sep 13, 2014 21:02 Replies: 4 Views: 4526
West Kenya Minerals (Byron Anderson) Aug 16, 2014 09:16 Replies: 1 Views: 2449
Planning a rockhounding trip to Bancroft, Ontario (Sam314159) Jan 20, 2014 12:57 Replies: 0 Views: 2579
Ariège area (jonas winslo) Dec 05, 2013 14:22 Replies: 1 Views: 2763
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41 274 Feb 11, 2016 16:31
Mike Wood 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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52 859 Dec 19, 2015 20:24
Frank Imbriacco 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


15 270 Jun 07, 2015 06:05
Tobi 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


12 204 Jan 31, 2016 04:20
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
Stilbite and sandblasting - unexpected result (Rei) Feb 08, 2016 16:35 Replies: 6 Views: 1084
Cleaning off the "white stuff" on Milpillas Brochantities (bob kerr) Dec 23, 2015 09:29 Replies: 2 Views: 872
Fluorite cleaning ! (h.abbasi) Dec 14, 2015 13:14 Replies: 9 Views: 1277
Trimming methods - wulfenite (dontgogreen) Dec 04, 2015 09:05 Replies: 4 Views: 1081
Mounting very tiny specimens (rocks2dust) Nov 26, 2015 12:29 Replies: 10 Views: 1637
Light sensitivity of pink fluorapatite (Tobi) Nov 04, 2015 06:41 Replies: 3 Views: 1060
Potential Toxicity of Handling Raw Malachite Specimens. (Joseph D'Oliveira) Sep 02, 2015 15:21 Replies: 14 Views: 3077
How to remove iron stains? (daviddillman) Aug 31, 2015 09:28 Replies: 23 Views: 14561
Removing Tarnish From Pyrite (Casimir Sarisky) Aug 24, 2015 14:39 Replies: 11 Views: 2142
"Using acid" for newbies (Jared3339) Jul 17, 2015 13:00 Replies: 10 Views: 2210
Removing matrix using tile saw and air scribe (GneissWare) Jul 14, 2015 13:01 Replies: 8 Views: 2449
Removing stubborn minerals from quartz (Pierre Joubert) Jun 17, 2015 03:58 Replies: 12 Views: 2648
Cleaning "Rusty" spots off Goethite With Otherwise Good Luster (daviddillman) May 11, 2015 01:43 Replies: 13 Views: 2993
Storage of Krohnkite ? (daviddillman) May 09, 2015 21:39 Replies: 5 Views: 1769
Photographing minerals (Jared3339) May 08, 2015 01:45 Replies: 5 Views: 1963
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116 1001 Feb 08, 2016 16:35
Mike Wood 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) Feb 10, 2016 23:06 Replies: 52 Views: 7308
The magic of Tucson, 2015. Gail Spann report. (Gail) Aug 12, 2015 11:19 Replies: 116 Views: 39560
Tucson 2014 Show Report, Gail Spann Having Fun Again... (Gail) Jul 26, 2014 19:32 Replies: 156 Views: 63677
Houston Fine Mineral Show Report, with Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 03, 2013 09:23 Replies: 103 Views: 46572
100.000 Club 2013 Tucson Show Adventure ~ Gail Spann Style. (Gail) Apr 27, 2013 02:57 Replies: 598 Views: 204143
Fabulous Denver Gem and Mineral Show, Sept 14, 2012 and on...Gail Spann (Gail) Nov 04, 2012 01:57 Replies: 43 Views: 33316
Gail Spann's 2012 East Coast Gem and Mineral Show report (Gail) Aug 29, 2012 14:27 Replies: 151 Views: 64910
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin... (Gail) Oct 02, 2012 11:21 Replies: 632 Views: 299855
FMF party in Tucson, 2012. You coming? (Gail) Mar 03, 2012 02:28 Replies: 49 Views: 38314
Fort Worth, Texas, Gem and Mineral Show. Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 01, 2011 20:35 Replies: 33 Views: 30902
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011 (Gail) Oct 07, 2012 11:38 Replies: 370 Views: 227732
FMFs party in Tucson, 2011 (Gail) Feb 27, 2011 22:43 Replies: 114 Views: 69622
Gail Spann's Tucson show report, 2011 (Gail) Jan 17, 2011 01:30 Replies: 28 Views: 25969
Gail Spann's HOUSTON 2010 show report (Gail) Jun 28, 2010 02:56 Replies: 122 Views: 64475
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Tucson photo fest, 2010 (Gail) Feb 10, 2012 22:50 Replies: 443 Views: 232674
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30 4214 Feb 10, 2016 23:06
Gail View latest post
No new posts News about shows     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
Tucson Show 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Feb 13, 2016 00:05 Replies: 36 Views: 10086
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Nov 27, 2015 23:45 Replies: 102 Views: 26823
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 20, 2015 16:38 Replies: 58 Views: 22561
2015 Tucson In Retrospect (Don Lum) Mar 15, 2015 15:47 Replies: 58 Views: 16928
Tucson Show 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 30, 2015 22:03 Replies: 174 Views: 90417
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 01, 2014 02:35 Replies: 80 Views: 44717
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2014 (Jordi Fabre) May 06, 2015 16:42 Replies: 40 Views: 24208
Tucson Show 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 30, 2014 01:38 Replies: 111 Views: 82662
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2013 (Jordi Fabre) Oct 28, 2014 15:19 Replies: 122 Views: 69357
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2013 - 50th Edition! (Jordi Fabre) Jul 16, 2013 04:27 Replies: 65 Views: 54814
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2013 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 16, 2013 09:26 Replies: 161 Views: 107825
100.000 Club Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2012 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 15, 2013 07:47 Replies: 103 Views: 108779
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2012 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 17, 2012 05:06 Replies: 76 Views: 58449
Tucson Show 2012 (Jordi Fabre) May 13, 2012 09:17 Replies: 101 Views: 96594
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2011 (Jordi Fabre) Nov 27, 2011 14:31 Replies: 60 Views: 65077
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31 1877 Feb 13, 2016 00:05
Jordi Fabre View latest post
No new posts Mineral Shows     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
2016 Gem & Mineral Show in Marion,IL (Mike Chontofalsky) Jan 25, 2016 18:51 Replies: 0 Views: 421
Mineral Show in Idar-Oberstein, Germany in May 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 05, 2015 19:01 Replies: 0 Views: 623
Ste Marie 2009, a collector's point of view (chris) Nov 22, 2015 03:05 Replies: 46 Views: 28490
Washington D.C. area Mineral Show (dontgogreen) Nov 20, 2015 13:16 Replies: 1 Views: 766
MINERANT mineral show in Antwerp, Belgium (Jordi Fabre) Oct 07, 2015 13:42 Replies: 0 Views: 1002
In September 2015 a new Mineralogical Event in Paris : "Fête des Mineraux" (Jordi Fabre) Sep 27, 2015 09:48 Replies: 2 Views: 2050
Mineral & Gem Show "Changsha" in China (Jordi Fabre) Sep 14, 2015 10:07 Replies: 31 Views: 23229
The East Coast Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show 2015 (vic rzonca) Aug 01, 2015 16:43 Replies: 0 Views: 1504
MinFoss Stuttgart 2015 (Jordi Fabre) May 13, 2015 09:35 Replies: 0 Views: 1617
Tri-State Gem & Mineral Society 9th Annual Outdoor Rock Swap (sdelano) Apr 09, 2015 13:01 Replies: 0 Views: 1583
Shanghai International Mineral and Fossil Show and other Chinese Shows (Jordi Fabre) Apr 01, 2015 03:23 Replies: 1 Views: 2504
Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum spring 2015 sale (Jordi Fabre) Mar 31, 2015 01:49 Replies: 0 Views: 1712
AsiaWorld - Expo Hong Kong 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 27, 2015 11:41 Replies: 0 Views: 1626
My Tucson Top Ten 2015 (bob kerr) Feb 24, 2015 12:20 Replies: 4 Views: 2771
100.000 Club Tucson, questionable prices? (James) Feb 22, 2015 15:18 Replies: 145 Views: 115136
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152 1451 Jan 25, 2016 18:51
Mike Chontofalsky 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: 12698
500.000 Club Collection of Carles Millan (Carles Millan) Dec 06, 2015 12:18 Replies: 760 Views: 517748
100.000 Club Collection of Nurbo (nurbo) Dec 30, 2013 14:23 Replies: 403 Views: 255905
100.000 Club Collection of Tobi (Tobi) Feb 07, 2016 13:08 Replies: 688 Views: 303280
100.000 Club Collection of Michael Shaw (crosstimber) Jan 25, 2016 12:16 Replies: 780 Views: 333235
100.000 Club Andreas Gerstenberg Collection (Andreas Gerstenberg) Dec 08, 2015 09:33 Replies: 164 Views: 167918
100.000 Club New generation for picture - Ploum (ploum) Feb 06, 2016 13:47 Replies: 539 Views: 199010
100.000 Club Don Lum Collection (Don Lum) Jan 13, 2016 23:18 Replies: 772 Views: 234335
100.000 Club Collection of Miguel (José Miguel) Mar 07, 2015 10:33 Replies: 215 Views: 116910
100.000 Club Bob's rocks (GneissWare) Feb 01, 2016 18:55 Replies: 320 Views: 129254
100.000 Club The Mizunaka Collection (am mizunaka) Feb 06, 2016 18:24 Replies: 589 Views: 178257
Collection of Heimo Hellwig (Heimo Hellwig) Feb 12, 2016 06:28 Replies: 170 Views: 31912
Collection of Fiebre Verde (Fiebre Verde) Feb 12, 2016 04:09 Replies: 271 Views: 54283
Collection of Ricardo (Ricardo Melendez) Feb 06, 2016 14:28 Replies: 49 Views: 9158
Collection of R. Mahoney (Reelgoodwoman) Feb 01, 2016 12:26 Replies: 19 Views: 1229
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125 9488 Feb 12, 2016 06:28
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: 262177
Nimfiara's collection (nimfiara) May 10, 2012 17:20 Replies: 30 Views: 34300
Linda's Private Collection (Linda Smith) Feb 08, 2012 04:31 Replies: 39 Views: 43252
Debbie's Collection (Debbie Woolf) Jul 04, 2011 10:45 Replies: 20 Views: 25510
Tracy's favorite specimens (Tracy) Jun 04, 2011 14:01 Replies: 73 Views: 76343
Colleen's Collection (Colleen Thomson) May 28, 2011 19:33 Replies: 10 Views: 17093
Jessica's mineral collection (Jessica Simonoff) Jan 30, 2010 18:52 Replies: 18 Views: 27100
Linda St-Cyr's favorites (Linda St-Cyr) May 17, 2009 09:09 Replies: 6 Views: 22327

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Don Lum 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
Antique books (ACC79) Feb 05, 2016 14:35 Replies: 1 Views: 555
Australian micromineral newsletter... (crocoite) Jan 24, 2016 14:49 Replies: 18 Views: 13553
Minerales y Minas de España by Miguel Calvo (Minerals and Mines of Spain) (Antonio Alcaide) Dec 09, 2015 22:38 Replies: 3 Views: 4938
Panasqueira Mine (crosstimber) Apr 13, 2015 09:42 Replies: 17 Views: 9573
Classification of crystallographic forms - any references? (prcantos) Mar 06, 2015 11:11 Replies: 21 Views: 6792
Mathematical Crystallography by Boisen & Gibbs (prcantos) Oct 09, 2014 03:55 Replies: 0 Views: 2998
Crystal Mountains - Minerals of the Cairngorms NEW BOOK (Roy Starkey) Oct 07, 2014 09:54 Replies: 11 Views: 4850
New book:"Crystal Forms of Fluorite - Kristallformen von Fluorit" (jrg) Sep 13, 2014 15:40 Replies: 11 Views: 6512
The long awaited new NAMIBIA book released on September 1st! (MINERALIEN-Welt) Aug 28, 2014 05:53 Replies: 2 Views: 3026
Importance of Cataloguing & Mineral-Collector Demographics (Banko45) Jul 25, 2014 20:56 Replies: 12 Views: 5351
Jaspers & Agates (Josele) Jun 28, 2014 08:08 Replies: 12 Views: 6520
New Book: Rhodochrosite, Crystals of Drama and Nuance (Jordi Fabre) May 22, 2014 09:28 Replies: 16 Views: 11614
Geonieuws. 50th anniversary of the MKA: The mineralogy of Belgium (Jordi Fabre) Apr 23, 2014 02:43 Replies: 0 Views: 2569
New book: Les Ferreres Mine, Camprodon, Girona, Catalonia (Rocabruna Research Team) Mar 17, 2014 06:32 Replies: 0 Views: 2848
New Book: LUMINESCENCE IN MINERAL KINGDOM (Jordi Fabre) Feb 16, 2014 07:57 Replies: 10 Views: 9817
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ACC79 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
Mineral collages 3.0 - highlights from my collection (Tobi) Feb 09, 2016 18:06 Replies: 11 Views: 1088
2016 Paintings... (crocoite) Jan 22, 2016 10:55 Replies: 1 Views: 426
New Paintings 2013 (Schwertner) Jan 14, 2016 04:56 Replies: 105 Views: 40854
A new mineral artist - Barbara Stanley (James) May 26, 2015 05:55 Replies: 16 Views: 10263
Fabre's past (vic rzonca) May 15, 2015 11:32 Replies: 19 Views: 11054
Red Cloud Wulfenite... (crocoite) Apr 17, 2015 09:33 Replies: 1 Views: 1659
Mineral Illustration (Turbo) Jan 18, 2015 04:24 Replies: 79 Views: 48038
Mineral collages - the next generation (Tobi) Jan 02, 2015 09:19 Replies: 8 Views: 3190
Steve Sorrell's 2014 Artwork... (crocoite) Nov 21, 2014 14:04 Replies: 40 Views: 16008
Man-made objects Imitating Mother Nature (Don Lum) Apr 30, 2014 10:18 Replies: 29 Views: 16321
A new generation of mineral collages (Tobi) Mar 22, 2014 13:36 Replies: 15 Views: 8891
My Art Work (trtlman) Dec 28, 2013 17:18 Replies: 16 Views: 9077
Steve Sorrell's 2013 Artwork... (crocoite) Dec 27, 2013 23:47 Replies: 72 Views: 29296
Illustrations 2013 (Félix Estrella) Aug 14, 2013 10:49 Replies: 15 Views: 10315
Mineral's art drafts (Jordi Fabre) Jun 08, 2013 04:07 Replies: 23 Views: 33113
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29 674 Feb 09, 2016 18:06
Tobi 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) Dec 03, 2015 11:20 Replies: 2 Views: 881
Mineral labels as art ;) (Tobi) Sep 22, 2014 02:06 Replies: 23 Views: 24038
If it is a twin it was juicy and delicious (Don Lum) Sep 14, 2014 12:53 Replies: 25 Views: 9514
How all you got started in collecting? (vic rzonca) Jun 08, 2014 10:32 Replies: 21 Views: 19560
Bill Lawrence Memorial (BlueCapProductions) May 05, 2014 13:56 Replies: 4 Views: 3466
Sir Arthur Russell - 50th Anniversary on 24th February (Roy Starkey) Feb 02, 2014 12:58 Replies: 5 Views: 4543
Reminiscences of an Old Former Curator by John S. White (Jordi Fabre) Jan 19, 2014 17:06 Replies: 6 Views: 5315
Rogues gallery of photos of yesteryear's mineral collecting greats (Jordi Fabre) Jan 12, 2014 06:26 Replies: 16 Views: 8122
Biggest nugget? 64.7 kg. (Roger Warin) Nov 12, 2013 16:25 Replies: 6 Views: 6678
Willard Perkins Classic "Perky" Mount (Peter Megaw) Aug 30, 2013 06:13 Replies: 14 Views: 11975
Airport security (James) Jun 07, 2013 13:04 Replies: 23 Views: 29718
Mining hand made crafts (Joaquin Montoro) Aug 11, 2012 05:29 Replies: 23 Views: 25243
What makes a great mineral collector? (David) Mar 19, 2012 11:58 Replies: 21 Views: 17526
Miargyrite mystery label (Joan Massagué) Jan 02, 2012 09:14 Replies: 13 Views: 8754
Highgrading, the selling of stolen goods and turning a blind eye (BlueCapProductions) Dec 01, 2011 02:48 Replies: 42 Views: 41798
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33 395 Dec 03, 2015 11:20
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: 19206
FMF Guide of Rocks - SEDIMENTARY ROCKS (prcantos) Dec 11, 2013 17:45 Replies: 5 Views: 11853
FMF Guide of Rocks - METAMORPHIC ROCKS (prcantos) Jul 05, 2015 06:56 Replies: 16 Views: 21449
Grave Stones of Interest to Rock People... no, really... (NellsRocks) Dec 11, 2015 21:15 Replies: 13 Views: 1767
Genesis of the serpentine minerals and rocks (prcantos) Jun 06, 2013 04:48 Replies: 2 Views: 5316

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Pete Richards 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
Treatments, Synthetics and Simulants: QUARTZ & CHALCEDONY (cascaillou) Dec 20, 2015 20:34 Replies: 3 Views: 1108
Fake Colombian Emeralds (Fiebre Verde) Dec 08, 2015 14:24 Replies: 8 Views: 1599
Fake silver crystals Morocco (Christophe Gobin) Nov 24, 2015 03:59 Replies: 1 Views: 823
Chinese "Hydrozincite" specimens? (Barry Vincent) Oct 08, 2015 03:23 Replies: 4 Views: 1311
Bismutoferrite from China...Caveat Emptor (Peter Megaw) May 31, 2015 18:56 Replies: 3 Views: 1579
The intense oiling of Chinese minerals (nitana2000) Apr 29, 2015 14:20 Replies: 14 Views: 7867
Milpillas Azurite - fake specimen (Cascavel1) Dec 04, 2014 09:47 Replies: 27 Views: 17693
Huanggang Mine scheelite color (Josele) Jul 21, 2014 17:48 Replies: 11 Views: 5063
An error in the Forum (h.abbasi) May 19, 2014 06:05 Replies: 5 Views: 3536
Scorodite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Durango... Sulfur Isotope results (Peter Megaw) Feb 08, 2014 11:16 Replies: 5 Views: 4867
Goethite -not cacoxenite- inclusions in amethyst from Brazil (Antonio Alcaide) Jan 22, 2014 10:45 Replies: 10 Views: 17101
Why an organic substance should not be called a mineral? (Mike P.) Oct 12, 2013 18:46 Replies: 18 Views: 11483
Perfect replicas of natural crystals? (David) May 20, 2013 19:46 Replies: 4 Views: 4644
What is it? (wade) Apr 01, 2013 22:37 Replies: 10 Views: 9041
Azeztulite - Himalaya gold ???? (Kristen) Sep 12, 2012 08:41 Replies: 7 Views: 8543
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44 457 Dec 20, 2015 20:34
cascaillou 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
Presentation of new members - Reference Thread (Jordi Fabre) Jan 31, 2016 15:32 Replies: 252 Views: 87938
Gravitational waves detected (prcantos) Feb 11, 2016 16:27 Replies: 1 Views: 217
Looking for amethyst (Martin Nemec) Feb 09, 2016 06:50 Replies: 1 Views: 296
Paterson Museum Collection Photos Wanted (Frank Imbriacco) Feb 02, 2016 19:05 Replies: 0 Views: 294
2016 Adelaide Mine Crocoite shipment to Tucson - Red River Floor pocket (bob kerr) Jan 18, 2016 04:38 Replies: 1 Views: 790
International Crystallography Group (h.abbasi) Jan 05, 2016 01:18 Replies: 0 Views: 501
Merry Christmas 2015 and Happy New Year! (Jordi Fabre) Jan 01, 2016 12:32 Replies: 28 Views: 4234
Which club?? (mikedutton) Dec 22, 2015 17:12 Replies: 13 Views: 1364
krysoberylli alexandrite suomi (krysoberylli) Nov 22, 2015 06:14 Replies: 7 Views: 1215
Where is .... (mikedutton) Nov 17, 2015 03:06 Replies: 2 Views: 885
Please help with fluorescent minerals (Kat Coupe) Nov 15, 2015 04:17 Replies: 9 Views: 1305
A new and more restrictive law in Germany regulating the collection of minerals? (Riccardo Modanesi) Oct 27, 2015 13:29 Replies: 3 Views: 1118
Collection of Tobi (some display impressions) (Tobi) Oct 26, 2015 04:33 Replies: 23 Views: 7625
Questions for Pierre Joubert (Jared3339) Oct 06, 2015 09:14 Replies: 4 Views: 1018
Why is it difficult to get a good and original phenakite (majorkkr) Sep 08, 2015 16:00 Replies: 3 Views: 1072
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303 2608 Feb 11, 2016 16:27
Mike Chontofalsky 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

Question about cubic diamond crystals (Jim) Nov 26, 2015 11:28 Replies: 21 Views: 20323
Quartz collecting outings in South Africa (Pierre Joubert) Jun 11, 2015 05:23 Replies: 187 Views: 74101
Very nice Amethyst in the Railroad Works in North of Spain (Joan R.) May 11, 2015 16:02 Replies: 16 Views: 26557
Mysterious Black Crystals (Something Fishy!) (Andy Love) May 11, 2015 14:53 Replies: 35 Views: 17787
Daylight Fluorescent Hyalite Opal from Mexico (Peter Megaw) May 06, 2015 19:10 Replies: 31 Views: 23620
Radioactive minerals (Roger Warin) Jan 25, 2015 06:40 Replies: 26 Views: 17133
2014 - International year of crystallography: for example, pyrite. (Roger Warin) Dec 30, 2014 15:35 Replies: 34 Views: 16056
Hallelujah Junction, Nevada (John S. White) Oct 06, 2014 21:14 Replies: 23 Views: 16390
100.000 Club Very little mineralogy in mineral collecting today (John S. White) Sep 23, 2014 15:47 Replies: 94 Views: 101356
Tessin habit quartz (Scott LaBorde) Sep 13, 2014 06:05 Replies: 32 Views: 23796
New find of minerals from New York (Glenn Rhein) Aug 29, 2014 03:02 Replies: 120 Views: 80106
What minerals are on your wish list? (crosstimber) Aug 12, 2014 16:15 Replies: 39 Views: 18435
Endomorph or Pseudomorph? (Gail) Jul 22, 2014 19:30 Replies: 49 Views: 41877
Spinel twins (Ru Smith) Jun 23, 2014 15:45 Replies: 54 Views: 35223
Digging a little... (Justin297206913) Apr 26, 2014 19:57 Replies: 61 Views: 19904
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149 729 Nov 26, 2015 11:28
John Betts 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: 10147
Help with free collecting (solarflare) Feb 11, 2016 18:09 Replies: 8 Views: 701
NJ Minerals available for trade (Gary Moldovany) Feb 07, 2016 10:45 Replies: 2 Views: 3256
Pyrite for exchange (Cesar M. Salvan) Jan 05, 2016 01:17 Replies: 2 Views: 3309
Bulgarian minerals for exchange (Wolfgang Proestler) Nov 22, 2015 08:32 Replies: 12 Views: 1715
Exchange-Wanted: inclusion quartz crystals, 2 to 3cm, DT or floater, unpolished (cascaillou) Sep 11, 2014 11:08 Replies: 0 Views: 4342
Exchange - Wanted: arsenolite, montroydite, lithiophosphate (cascaillou) Sep 11, 2014 11:01 Replies: 0 Views: 1984
Rhodochrosite rough (Jack Chiang) Aug 23, 2014 13:03 Replies: 1 Views: 2063
Fossils for minerals (appies) Jun 09, 2014 02:41 Replies: 1 Views: 3364
Polish minerals for exchange (Lucas Etienne) Apr 30, 2014 10:30 Replies: 22 Views: 8946
Hourglass Selenite (Alan) Apr 15, 2014 11:05 Replies: 6 Views: 4683
Rare goshenite on aquamarine from Hohenstein (appies) Mar 02, 2014 14:58 Replies: 2 Views: 2879
Silver/Safflorite/Skutterudite/Rammelsberg slabs for exchange (Joseph D'Oliveira) Dec 27, 2013 14:39 Replies: 26 Views: 15389
Rare, Italian species and worlwide too for exchange microminerals (domenico) Oct 11, 2013 04:39 Replies: 5 Views: 5803
Mtoroite for swap... (Chris Foltz) Oct 11, 2013 04:14 Replies: 8 Views: 6554
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Jordi Fabre 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: 21913
2014 Graphic Excellence Award again for the Mineralogical Record and two more medals! (Jordi Fabre) Dec 31, 2014 13:22 Replies: 3 Views: 2058
Mineralogical Record News (Jordi Fabre) Apr 09, 2014 04:04 Replies: 1 Views: 3059
The 2013 Graphic Excellence Award for the Mineralogical Record! (Jordi Fabre) May 22, 2013 12:27 Replies: 0 Views: 3126
The Mineralogical Record (Jordi Fabre) Apr 28, 2010 13:58 Replies: 8 Views: 9809
Article in M. Record about the John White single crystal collection (Jordi Fabre) Sep 26, 2009 08:31 Replies: 2 Views: 6146
Opinions about Mineralogical Record's Article (Jordi Fabre) May 18, 2009 11:59 Replies: 15 Views: 25598
Mineralogical Record, an excellent magazine. (Joan R.) Jan 21, 2008 06:47 Replies: 0 Views: 4350

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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: 3757
Rocks & Minerals Magazine - May-June 2014 Issue (Peter Megaw) May 24, 2014 15:39 Replies: 2 Views: 2911
Rocks & Minerals Magazine - Jan/Feb 2014 issue (Jordi Fabre) Mar 12, 2014 10:16 Replies: 1 Views: 2550
Rocks & Minerals Magazine - Nov/Dec 2013 issue (Rocks & Minerals) Dec 01, 2013 13:52 Replies: 2 Views: 4193
Superb improvement in the printing quality of R&M Magazine (Jordi Fabre) Apr 29, 2013 09:16 Replies: 3 Views: 4313
Rocks & Minerals ONLINE (Jordi Fabre) Aug 20, 2012 12:03 Replies: 4 Views: 7759
Five years of FMF in Rocks & Minerals (Antonio Alcaide) Oct 04, 2011 12:51 Replies: 1 Views: 4391
In Rock and Minerals: "Natural Versus Aesthetic" from Jesse Fisher (Jordi Fabre) Apr 12, 2010 20:05 Replies: 20 Views: 17540

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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: 1905
MINERALIEN-Welt back in Denver 2013 - Booth E26 (MINERALIEN-Welt) Sep 05, 2013 13:41 Replies: 1 Views: 3878
NEW BOOK "Exquisite Agates - Erlesene Achate" by Dietrich Mayer! (MINERALIEN-Welt) Aug 06, 2013 11:00 Replies: 2 Views: 5509

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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
Le Règne Minéral special issu 2014 : Alpine Rodingites !!! (Julien) May 19, 2015 04:48 Replies: 0 Views: 2659
Crystal-hunters Chronicles (Julien) Nov 12, 2014 12:04 Replies: 12 Views: 6963
News from les Editions du Piat (Julien) Jul 11, 2014 03:09 Replies: 3 Views: 2682
Special Edition of Le Règne Minéral (Julien) Jul 10, 2014 10:26 Replies: 0 Views: 2208
A book about French mineralogy (Julien) Sep 16, 2013 11:58 Replies: 3 Views: 4130
Le Règne Minéral #113 (Julien) Sep 16, 2013 02:29 Replies: 0 Views: 2838
New publication of les Editions du Piat (Julien) Aug 19, 2013 08:57 Replies: 0 Views: 2841
"Contes à Cristaux" by Claude Julien Ducarre (Julien) Aug 19, 2013 08:35 Replies: 0 Views: 2894
A new book for the end of June: The minerals of Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines (Julien) Jun 05, 2013 08:01 Replies: 0 Views: 3928
Le Règne Minéral 102 (Julien) Jun 04, 2012 10:17 Replies: 8 Views: 10407
French zeolites : Le Règne Minéral Special Issue 17 (Julien) Jun 04, 2012 01:57 Replies: 0 Views: 4960
Le Règne Minéral n°101 (Julien) Oct 11, 2011 06:25 Replies: 3 Views: 6065
Le Règne Minéral n°100 (Julien) Sep 13, 2011 11:38 Replies: 10 Views: 9659

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Julien View latest post
No new posts Mineral Up Editions     
  Moderator Joaquim Callen
Gold for Collectors - The Book (Joaquim Callen) Oct 28, 2014 05:32 Replies: 1 Views: 7633
2014 Mineral Up calendar (Peter Van Hout) Nov 14, 2013 17:34 Replies: 0 Views: 2868

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Jordi Fabre View latest post
No new posts Mineralogical Almanac     
     
Reminiscences of a very old former curator (Jordi Fabre) Jan 23, 2016 11:38 Replies: 1 Views: 453

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Roger Warin View latest post
No new posts Blue Cap Productions     
  Moderator BlueCapProductions
Lets start the Blue Cap Productions section! (Jordi Fabre) Jan 22, 2016 16:59 Replies: 0 Views: 338

1 1 Jan 22, 2016 16:59
Jordi Fabre View latest post

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
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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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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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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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