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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
Rare quartz crystals (Peter Seroka) Sep 19, 2016 04:28 Replies: 6 Views: 2244
How quartz crystals are formed. (Pierre Joubert) Sep 16, 2016 09:42 Replies: 8 Views: 3535
Help with Chromium-rich Tremolite (GneissWare) Sep 08, 2016 13:10 Replies: 3 Views: 569
Question about preserving weddellite specimens (Jim) Sep 01, 2016 06:50 Replies: 2 Views: 309
Please help identify this mineral/crystal. (rhichens) Aug 29, 2016 18:26 Replies: 14 Views: 817
Minerals and the Origins of Life: the key roles of apatite and struvite (Cesar M. Salvan) Aug 27, 2016 19:05 Replies: 8 Views: 757
Help with identifying collector (John S. White) Aug 25, 2016 14:39 Replies: 9 Views: 660
Azurite/Malachite pseudomorphs (dontgogreen) Aug 15, 2016 11:24 Replies: 1 Views: 478
Rutile (William Hope Handy) Jul 25, 2016 13:53 Replies: 8 Views: 958
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: 1123
Help with identification (metwerks) May 31, 2016 07:58 Replies: 2 Views: 1799
Quartz, Natural and Synthetic (Elise) May 20, 2016 09:59 Replies: 45 Views: 22612
Could this be a very rare limestone shatter cone from the UK? (James Hunt) May 19, 2016 00:52 Replies: 18 Views: 3633
Moor's head elbaite (Roger Warin) May 11, 2016 10:48 Replies: 0 Views: 1996
Pericline (Josele) May 10, 2016 16:25 Replies: 13 Views: 3563
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627 5883 Sep 19, 2016 04:28
Harjo 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: 8668
An opportune harvest in Serra do Caldeirão claims, Brazil - (25) (Jordi Fabre) Jul 07, 2016 12:02 Replies: 0 Views: 934
Trip to the Eastern Emerald Belt, Colombia - (24) (Fiebre Verde) Jun 06, 2016 12:17 Replies: 10 Views: 3056
Malbunka Copper Mine, Home of the Azurite Suns - (23) (crocoite) Aug 06, 2016 03:52 Replies: 44 Views: 13076
How to find a pocket? - (22) (Jordi Fabre) Dec 12, 2015 03:28 Replies: 37 Views: 16139
A "complete" Dauphiné twin of quartz - (21) (Pete Richards) Sep 10, 2014 11:43 Replies: 18 Views: 13113
A copper mine to understand Life - (20) (Cesar M. Salvan) Aug 19, 2014 15:49 Replies: 9 Views: 7727
DIY Specific Gravity Kit (tutorial) - (19) (cascaillou) Apr 08, 2014 06:17 Replies: 11 Views: 12559
How to dig a pocket? - (18) (Jordi Fabre) Jan 22, 2014 12:41 Replies: 29 Views: 45560
APXS: from Mars to the mineral collector's workbench - (17) (Cesar M. Salvan) Jun 03, 2014 04:06 Replies: 8 Views: 9573
Photos of epitaxy - (16) (John S. White) Feb 20, 2016 08:10 Replies: 46 Views: 50469
Twinning of the aragonite - (15) (Pete Richards) Jan 07, 2015 23:17 Replies: 9 Views: 10986
Preparing a list of light sensitive minerals - (14) (Jordi Fabre) Jun 04, 2012 08:41 Replies: 83 Views: 63263
100.000 Club What defines a mineral's 'quality?' - (13) (Tracy) Jan 18, 2014 12:00 Replies: 35 Views: 106883
Practical Mineralogy #2: What pseudos tell us about deposit genesis - (12) (Peter Megaw) Jun 01, 2013 06:37 Replies: 17 Views: 18890
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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

What are these (from Ytterby mine)? (Savager) Sep 21, 2016 11:50 Replies: 2 Views: 163
"What Is" Unknown Rock (Josh F.) Sep 16, 2016 02:56 Replies: 7 Views: 497
"What IS" Glassy Gray/bluish Rock - Updated w/Pic (Josh F.) Sep 15, 2016 00:49 Replies: 11 Views: 487
What is it ? (RoughDiamond) Sep 14, 2016 16:34 Replies: 17 Views: 784
Id and thoughts on what to make with it. (Geo2053) Sep 13, 2016 20:05 Replies: 6 Views: 404
Australian rocks (Cass) Sep 13, 2016 15:55 Replies: 2 Views: 312
I was told this is a stalactite/stalagmite (trtlman) Sep 10, 2016 23:28 Replies: 5 Views: 382
Green crystal? (cathkenn) Sep 10, 2016 05:29 Replies: 6 Views: 399
What is this? (Charlie53) Sep 09, 2016 18:41 Replies: 6 Views: 411
Grey crystal (cathkenn) Sep 09, 2016 12:38 Replies: 7 Views: 382
Forum and how to use (cathkenn) Sep 09, 2016 04:38 Replies: 1 Views: 203
Green stone found in UK close to Blackchurck Rock (IonutCenusa) Sep 08, 2016 16:34 Replies: 3 Views: 269
Found in southern Adirondacks (Adirondack Al) Sep 06, 2016 06:22 Replies: 5 Views: 652
multicolor semi translucent full crystals (Magdy) Aug 23, 2016 16:21 Replies: 3 Views: 434
Grayish blue sapphire? (Magdy) Aug 23, 2016 09:22 Replies: 4 Views: 430
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520 3638 Sep 21, 2016 11:50
lluis 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

Interesting unknown specimen. (texasdigger) Sep 11, 2016 01:59 Replies: 20 Views: 4330
Tsumeb Specimen? (Heimo Hellwig) Sep 10, 2016 06:24 Replies: 4 Views: 2062
White inclusions in clear Yaogangxian quartz (Tobi) Sep 10, 2016 04:52 Replies: 7 Views: 701
Stellerite Location Assistance Requested (Frank Imbriacco) Aug 15, 2016 15:22 Replies: 2 Views: 470
Help with unknown gemstones in matrix... (quigi) Aug 15, 2016 13:56 Replies: 4 Views: 531
Please help with Silver locality (Gerhard Brandstetter) Aug 06, 2016 15:39 Replies: 4 Views: 599
What is it where it's from. Another try. (vic rzonca) Jul 13, 2016 07:46 Replies: 2 Views: 629
Quartz and Albite from where? (Philippe Durand) Jul 10, 2016 13:58 Replies: 2 Views: 672
Fluorite and possibly Calcite (steven calamuci) Jun 01, 2016 01:26 Replies: 14 Views: 2368
Annabergite from Laurium Greece (GneissWare) May 28, 2016 09:20 Replies: 5 Views: 1475
Dioptase from Congo or Namibia (texasdigger) May 26, 2016 04:20 Replies: 2 Views: 1338
Unknown black minerals inside geode (paradoxwizard) May 24, 2016 17:56 Replies: 3 Views: 1361
Chromium mineral in the heart of emerald region (Fiebre Verde) May 22, 2016 18:59 Replies: 7 Views: 1832
Columnar black unknown (John Betts) May 14, 2016 10:11 Replies: 4 Views: 1603
Yellow Tourmaline? and unknown location (Byron Anderson) May 04, 2016 22:49 Replies: 10 Views: 2374
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978 6454 Sep 11, 2016 01:59
E.Hasan 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: 11409
North American pyrrhotites (dontgogreen) Jun 13, 2016 22:02 Replies: 6 Views: 1262
Elbaite (Roger Warin) May 01, 2016 12:50 Replies: 2 Views: 1952
Epitaxy: a very rare example, torbernite on saleeite (Roger Warin) May 01, 2016 01:52 Replies: 2 Views: 1317
Saleeite (Roger Warin) Apr 29, 2016 22:07 Replies: 0 Views: 1911
My collection of macro's (DJandLIMON111) Apr 19, 2016 12:04 Replies: 11 Views: 3614
Snowflake Photographs? (trtlman) Feb 14, 2016 08:52 Replies: 19 Views: 13216
Quartz microscope pictures (DJandLIMON111) Dec 25, 2015 19:25 Replies: 3 Views: 4271
Articles on Digital Photomicrography and Photomacrography (Elise) Aug 17, 2015 15:10 Replies: 1 Views: 3349
Stack software, comparative speed, optimizations and others (ofarcis) Jun 15, 2015 14:21 Replies: 18 Views: 16706
Hematite Eifel (Matteo_Chinellato) Mar 29, 2015 10:53 Replies: 3 Views: 4898
Italian Anatase (Matteo_Chinellato) Nov 16, 2014 10:18 Replies: 5 Views: 4623
Up close colourful minerals (David) Nov 14, 2014 15:22 Replies: 0 Views: 5109
Elbaite from Elba Island (Roger Warin) Oct 26, 2014 07:59 Replies: 5 Views: 8607
My modest collection of minerals / micro photos ... (ofarcis) Oct 24, 2014 03:53 Replies: 59 Views: 40075
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80 613 Jul 14, 2016 13:15
Tobi View latest post
No new posts Favorite Minerals     Access to the FMF Gallery
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.This section is special because all the photos published here also appear in "FMF Gallery". To find out more please use this link   Moderator Tobi
Favourite Fluorapatites? (Tobi) Sep 21, 2016 13:03 Replies: 9 Views: 784
Favourite Quartzes? (Tobi) Sep 09, 2016 10:34 Replies: 21 Views: 1501
Favourite Mimetites? (Tobi) Aug 30, 2016 03:14 Replies: 8 Views: 629
Favourite Calcites? (Tobi) Aug 27, 2016 15:00 Replies: 12 Views: 885
Favourite Rhodochrosites? (Tobi) Aug 27, 2016 10:59 Replies: 18 Views: 1210
Favourite Pyromorphites? (Tobi) Aug 27, 2016 09:34 Replies: 12 Views: 889
Favourite Wulfenites? (Tobi) Aug 26, 2016 17:13 Replies: 20 Views: 1260
Favourite Fluorites? (Tobi) Aug 26, 2016 07:54 Replies: 120 Views: 86015
Favourite Sphalerites? (Tobi) Aug 26, 2016 03:44 Replies: 16 Views: 1098
Favourite Galenas? (Tobi) Aug 26, 2016 03:35 Replies: 5 Views: 506
Favourite Garnets? (Tobi) Aug 26, 2016 03:32 Replies: 5 Views: 408
The other ten of the top twenty locations (Tom Mazanec) Mar 04, 2016 10:15 Replies: 9 Views: 3155
Favourite SEM photos (Cesar M. Salvan) Aug 26, 2014 16:41 Replies: 16 Views: 9013
Favourite countries of origin? (Tobi) Sep 01, 2010 12:23 Replies: 26 Views: 10329
Favourite mineral species/families? (Tobi) Aug 15, 2010 15:02 Replies: 13 Views: 6447

15 325 Sep 21, 2016 13:03
Thomas Uhlig 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
Lignite/Brown Coal in Stringtown, OK (Xhou) Sep 04, 2016 12:42 Replies: 1 Views: 283
Maine tourmaline find a month ago. (vic rzonca) Aug 31, 2016 22:34 Replies: 12 Views: 7169
The incredible valleys with Pyrite cubes in La Rioja, Spain (James) Aug 24, 2016 05:20 Replies: 27 Views: 2740
Mines and minerals. (vic rzonca) Aug 07, 2016 09:21 Replies: 0 Views: 370
Todays and past mercury mines in the world (langsholt) Jul 24, 2016 23:27 Replies: 5 Views: 760
Collecting quartz on the Little Falls dolostone (vic rzonca) Jul 13, 2016 07:44 Replies: 95 Views: 47043
Tschudi mine (Heimo Hellwig) May 09, 2016 11:44 Replies: 0 Views: 2474
Spruce claim quartz on pyrite (dontgogreen) May 07, 2016 13:42 Replies: 2 Views: 3069
What is the source of the recent upsurge in Viburnum Trend minerals? (Jeff) May 02, 2016 19:00 Replies: 1 Views: 1387
Quartz druze (vic rzonca) Apr 08, 2016 11:09 Replies: 12 Views: 3074
Gold from Kilo-Moto, DR Congo (Roger Warin) Mar 20, 2016 03:19 Replies: 2 Views: 1557
Future localities? (Tom Mazanec) Mar 20, 2016 01:53 Replies: 5 Views: 1671
Are we running out of localities? (Tom Mazanec) Mar 05, 2016 04:13 Replies: 5 Views: 2242
Rhodochrosite geodes (Charlotte) Feb 06, 2016 17:01 Replies: 0 Views: 2553
The phurcalite from Assunçao mine (Ferreira de Aves, Satao, Portugal) (Cesar M. Salvan) Jan 11, 2016 16:15 Replies: 9 Views: 7097
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212 1732 Sep 04, 2016 12:42
alfredo 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: 2013
Westmorland (James) Jun 11, 2015 08:20 Replies: 18 Views: 9671
From Kearsarge Mountain? (GneissWare) Jun 08, 2015 22:27 Replies: 7 Views: 3762

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: 378
The Namib Desert (Heimo Hellwig) May 23, 2016 11:37 Replies: 16 Views: 9033
Utah Smoky Quartz Find (camile89) Mar 29, 2016 20:17 Replies: 2 Views: 1822
Cacholong (opal) digging (ACC79) Feb 17, 2016 16:00 Replies: 5 Views: 3154
Manganese mining. (Heimo Hellwig) Jan 29, 2016 01:45 Replies: 8 Views: 3433
My recent trip to Namibia. (Pierre Joubert) Dec 22, 2015 01:43 Replies: 18 Views: 8498
Uis, Namibia (Heimo Hellwig) Sep 22, 2015 05:10 Replies: 11 Views: 6157
The snows are melting in the mountains... time for a zeolite hunt! (Rei) May 12, 2015 15:30 Replies: 26 Views: 13070
St Peters Dome (trickpats) May 11, 2015 11:50 Replies: 6 Views: 4951
The picrite of Ölfusvatnsárgljúfur (Rei) May 09, 2015 03:17 Replies: 13 Views: 6593
Visit to eastern Sicily (Richard_Murphy) Jan 03, 2015 05:10 Replies: 7 Views: 7086
Mineral Collecting from Frankfurt to Renchen (Tmcombs) Jan 02, 2015 10:12 Replies: 1 Views: 3383
Trip to Luc Yen, Vietnam (Sam314159) Oct 31, 2014 19:01 Replies: 1 Views: 4021
Lapidary Dealers in St. Petersburg, Russia (Rick Shaffer) Sep 13, 2014 21:02 Replies: 4 Views: 6367
West Kenya Minerals (Byron Anderson) Aug 16, 2014 09:16 Replies: 1 Views: 4072
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43 281 Aug 08, 2016 19:48
mcmahand 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: 3904
100.000 Club Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode (Antonio Da Silveira) Jan 06, 2016 01:45 Replies: 35 Views: 107323
CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia (John Cornish) Feb 28, 2014 20:03 Replies: 63 Views: 50422
2013, an Update... CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine (John Cornish) Jun 24, 2013 08:14 Replies: 13 Views: 17518
Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode - 'Part 2' (Antonio Da Silveira) Oct 23, 2010 17:27 Replies: 6 Views: 21483
Scoop! - An important find of amber in the "La Florida" Mine, Spain (Jordi Fabre) Dec 14, 2008 15:03 Replies: 0 Views: 13748

6 132 Mar 19, 2016 15:20
Roger Warin 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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52 973 Sep 20, 2016 12:54
Bob Harman 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


12 267 Sep 21, 2016 14:19
Ivan Blanco (PDM) 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
Unreliable Water Guns? (daviddillman) Aug 30, 2016 10:24 Replies: 12 Views: 804
Cleaning Pyrite (John S. White) Jul 21, 2016 05:07 Replies: 23 Views: 14121
How to remove biological materials from minerals (Pete Richards) Jun 13, 2016 18:13 Replies: 7 Views: 1205
Fading fluorite. (vic rzonca) May 12, 2016 11:28 Replies: 5 Views: 2205
Why a "delicate subject"? (Tom Mazanec) May 01, 2016 08:55 Replies: 3 Views: 1624
How to remove iron stains? (daviddillman) Feb 19, 2016 06:25 Replies: 24 Views: 19877
Stilbite and sandblasting - unexpected result (Rei) Feb 08, 2016 16:35 Replies: 6 Views: 2982
Cleaning off the "white stuff" on Milpillas Brochantities (bob kerr) Dec 23, 2015 09:29 Replies: 2 Views: 2779
Fluorite cleaning ! (h.abbasi) Dec 14, 2015 13:14 Replies: 9 Views: 4195
Trimming methods - wulfenite (dontgogreen) Dec 04, 2015 09:05 Replies: 4 Views: 2958
Mounting very tiny specimens (rocks2dust) Nov 26, 2015 12:29 Replies: 10 Views: 3889
Light sensitivity of pink fluorapatite (Tobi) Nov 04, 2015 06:41 Replies: 3 Views: 3420
Potential Toxicity of Handling Raw Malachite Specimens. (Joseph D'Oliveira) Sep 02, 2015 15:21 Replies: 14 Views: 7350
Removing Tarnish From Pyrite (Casimir Sarisky) Aug 24, 2015 14:39 Replies: 11 Views: 5090
"Using acid" for newbies (Jared3339) Jul 17, 2015 13:00 Replies: 10 Views: 4570
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120 1052 Aug 30, 2016 10:24
vic rzonca 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: 76893
The magic of Tucson, 2015. Gail Spann report. (Gail) Aug 12, 2015 11:19 Replies: 116 Views: 52107
Tucson 2014 Show Report, Gail Spann Having Fun Again... (Gail) Jul 26, 2014 19:32 Replies: 156 Views: 75484
Houston Fine Mineral Show Report, with Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 03, 2013 09:23 Replies: 103 Views: 54979
100.000 Club 2013 Tucson Show Adventure ~ Gail Spann Style. (Gail) Apr 27, 2013 02:57 Replies: 598 Views: 231870
Fabulous Denver Gem and Mineral Show, Sept 14, 2012 and on...Gail Spann (Gail) Nov 04, 2012 01:57 Replies: 43 Views: 38719
Gail Spann's 2012 East Coast Gem and Mineral Show report (Gail) Aug 29, 2012 14:27 Replies: 151 Views: 72856
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin... (Gail) Oct 02, 2012 11:21 Replies: 632 Views: 328984
FMF party in Tucson, 2012. You coming? (Gail) Mar 03, 2012 02:28 Replies: 49 Views: 43157
Fort Worth, Texas, Gem and Mineral Show. Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 01, 2011 20:35 Replies: 33 Views: 34852
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011 (Gail) Oct 07, 2012 11:38 Replies: 370 Views: 250039
FMFs party in Tucson, 2011 (Gail) Feb 27, 2011 22:43 Replies: 114 Views: 77191
Gail Spann's Tucson show report, 2011 (Gail) Jan 17, 2011 01:30 Replies: 28 Views: 29426
Gail Spann's HOUSTON 2010 show report (Gail) Jun 28, 2010 02:56 Replies: 122 Views: 71394
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Tucson photo fest, 2010 (Gail) Feb 10, 2012 22:50 Replies: 443 Views: 262836
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31 4678 Sep 23, 2016 10:19
Gail 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: 15527
Tucson Show 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Feb 28, 2016 16:01 Replies: 61 Views: 28927
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Nov 27, 2015 23:45 Replies: 102 Views: 45058
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 20, 2015 16:38 Replies: 58 Views: 32748
2015 Tucson In Retrospect (Don Lum) Mar 15, 2015 15:47 Replies: 58 Views: 25157
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 30, 2015 22:03 Replies: 174 Views: 112752
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 01, 2014 02:35 Replies: 80 Views: 55570
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2014 (Jordi Fabre) May 06, 2015 16:42 Replies: 40 Views: 30346
Tucson Show 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 30, 2014 01:38 Replies: 111 Views: 95695
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2013 (Jordi Fabre) Oct 28, 2014 15:19 Replies: 122 Views: 80288
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2013 - 50th Edition! (Jordi Fabre) Jul 16, 2013 04:27 Replies: 65 Views: 65269
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2013 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 16, 2013 09:26 Replies: 161 Views: 125566
100.000 Club Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2012 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 15, 2013 07:47 Replies: 103 Views: 118516
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2012 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 17, 2012 05:06 Replies: 76 Views: 69132
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2012 (Jordi Fabre) May 13, 2012 09:17 Replies: 101 Views: 107645
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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
My first Tucson trip for the 2017 Show (Turbo) Aug 29, 2016 09:29 Replies: 7 Views: 775
New Executive Inn Show in 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Aug 28, 2016 11:48 Replies: 0 Views: 393
2016 Tucson Show - A Look Back (Don Lum) Aug 21, 2016 15:16 Replies: 135 Views: 27258
East Coast Show (vic rzonca) Aug 18, 2016 12:53 Replies: 18 Views: 3235
Gem and Mineral Fair - China Xiamen International 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 20, 2016 11:08 Replies: 0 Views: 759
Auction : minerals from the Alexandre Delerm collection (Rossini SVV) Jun 14, 2016 02:36 Replies: 8 Views: 3094
New England Mineral Conference (vic rzonca) May 29, 2016 15:47 Replies: 1 Views: 1746
Mineral Show: 53rd 2016 Annual New England Gem & Mineral Show (Joe Weisberg) May 29, 2016 15:46 Replies: 2 Views: 1756
Tips for my first mineral show (Tom Mazanec) May 15, 2016 14:35 Replies: 7 Views: 2100
The first mineral show (Tom Mazanec) May 14, 2016 12:24 Replies: 1 Views: 1170
43rd Annual Rochester Mineralogical Symposium (Elise) Apr 25, 2016 13:58 Replies: 7 Views: 2040
Some of my 2016 Tucson experience. (vic rzonca) Mar 21, 2016 10:45 Replies: 21 Views: 4944
100.000 Club Tucson, questionable prices? (James) Mar 16, 2016 07:15 Replies: 162 Views: 130146
2016 Gem & Mineral Show in Marion,IL (Mike Chontofalsky) Jan 25, 2016 18:51 Replies: 0 Views: 2706
Mineral Show in Idar-Oberstein, Germany in May 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 05, 2015 19:01 Replies: 0 Views: 3567
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163 1687 Aug 29, 2016 09:29
Peter Megaw 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: 15722
500.000 Club Collection of Carles Millan (Carles Millan) Aug 07, 2016 03:20 Replies: 787 Views: 599366
100.000 Club Collection of Nurbo (nurbo) Mar 26, 2016 14:37 Replies: 404 Views: 293631
100.000 Club Collection of Tobi (Tobi) Sep 22, 2016 09:48 Replies: 752 Views: 379755
100.000 Club Collection of Michael Shaw (crosstimber) Sep 24, 2016 10:53 Replies: 884 Views: 459182
100.000 Club Andreas Gerstenberg Collection (Andreas Gerstenberg) Dec 08, 2015 09:33 Replies: 164 Views: 189320
100.000 Club New generation for picture - Ploum (ploum) Sep 20, 2016 15:11 Replies: 744 Views: 278040
100.000 Club Don Lum Collection (Don Lum) Sep 15, 2016 21:27 Replies: 820 Views: 342171
100.000 Club Collection of Miguel (José Miguel) Mar 07, 2015 10:33 Replies: 215 Views: 128944
100.000 Club Bob's rocks (GneissWare) Jun 19, 2016 23:53 Replies: 333 Views: 151111
100.000 Club The Mizunaka Collection (am mizunaka) Sep 24, 2016 15:41 Replies: 728 Views: 242172
100.000 Club The micro photographs of Christian Rewitzer (Jordi Fabre) Feb 20, 2016 23:50 Replies: 77 Views: 126216
100.000 Club Collection of Fiebre Verde (Fiebre Verde) Sep 21, 2016 14:55 Replies: 445 Views: 101312
Collection of Manuel Mesa (Manuel Mesa) Sep 24, 2016 11:42 Replies: 15 Views: 941
Collection of Philippe Durand (Philippe Durand) Sep 23, 2016 13:14 Replies: 109 Views: 15214
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127 10692 Sep 24, 2016 15:41
am mizunaka 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: 297995
Nimfiara's collection (nimfiara) May 10, 2012 17:20 Replies: 30 Views: 39408
Linda's Private Collection (Linda Smith) Feb 08, 2012 04:31 Replies: 39 Views: 47557
Debbie's Collection (Debbie Woolf) Jul 04, 2011 10:45 Replies: 20 Views: 29367
Tracy's favorite specimens (Tracy) Jun 04, 2011 14:01 Replies: 73 Views: 83881
Colleen's Collection (Colleen Thomson) May 28, 2011 19:33 Replies: 10 Views: 19299
Jessica's mineral collection (Jessica Simonoff) Jan 30, 2010 18:52 Replies: 18 Views: 30234
Linda St-Cyr's favorites (Linda St-Cyr) May 17, 2009 09:09 Replies: 6 Views: 25000

8 578 Jul 19, 2016 00:07
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: 327
My reading (Tom Mazanec) Jun 11, 2016 13:43 Replies: 8 Views: 2487
Quartz from Spain (Miguel Calvo) Apr 28, 2016 01:17 Replies: 1 Views: 1895
Antique books (ACC79) Feb 05, 2016 14:35 Replies: 1 Views: 1976
Australian micromineral newsletter... (crocoite) Jan 24, 2016 14:49 Replies: 18 Views: 16437
Minerales y Minas de España by Miguel Calvo (Minerals and Mines of Spain) (Antonio Alcaide) Dec 09, 2015 22:38 Replies: 3 Views: 6991
Panasqueira Mine (crosstimber) Apr 13, 2015 09:42 Replies: 17 Views: 13383
Classification of crystallographic forms - any references? (prcantos) Mar 06, 2015 11:11 Replies: 21 Views: 11100
Mathematical Crystallography by Boisen & Gibbs (prcantos) Oct 09, 2014 03:55 Replies: 0 Views: 5016
Crystal Mountains - Minerals of the Cairngorms NEW BOOK (Roy Starkey) Oct 07, 2014 09:54 Replies: 11 Views: 6925
New book:"Crystal Forms of Fluorite - Kristallformen von Fluorit" (jrg) Sep 13, 2014 15:40 Replies: 11 Views: 8843
The long awaited new NAMIBIA book released on September 1st! (MINERALIEN-Welt) Aug 28, 2014 05:53 Replies: 2 Views: 4693
Importance of Cataloguing & Mineral-Collector Demographics (Banko45) Jul 25, 2014 20:56 Replies: 12 Views: 7509
Jaspers & Agates (Josele) Jun 28, 2014 08:08 Replies: 12 Views: 9401
New Book: Rhodochrosite, Crystals of Drama and Nuance (Jordi Fabre) May 22, 2014 09:28 Replies: 16 Views: 14925
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82 652 Aug 19, 2016 12:22
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: 445
Mineralogical Museum of Marburg, drawn by me :-) (Tobi) Aug 18, 2016 05:40 Replies: 6 Views: 604
Fabre's past (vic rzonca) Aug 05, 2016 22:46 Replies: 35 Views: 15863
2016 Paintings... (crocoite) Apr 23, 2016 09:15 Replies: 11 Views: 4194
Mineral collages 3.0 - highlights from my collection (Tobi) Feb 17, 2016 11:05 Replies: 12 Views: 3824
New Paintings 2013 (Schwertner) Jan 14, 2016 04:56 Replies: 105 Views: 47613
A new mineral artist - Barbara Stanley (James) May 26, 2015 05:55 Replies: 16 Views: 13266
Red Cloud Wulfenite... (crocoite) Apr 17, 2015 09:33 Replies: 1 Views: 3181
Mineral Illustration (Turbo) Jan 18, 2015 04:24 Replies: 79 Views: 54420
Mineral collages - the next generation (Tobi) Jan 02, 2015 09:19 Replies: 8 Views: 5627
Steve Sorrell's 2014 Artwork... (crocoite) Nov 21, 2014 14:04 Replies: 40 Views: 19992
Man-made objects Imitating Mother Nature (Don Lum) Apr 30, 2014 10:18 Replies: 29 Views: 19210
A new generation of mineral collages (Tobi) Mar 22, 2014 13:36 Replies: 15 Views: 11308
My Art Work (trtlman) Dec 28, 2013 17:18 Replies: 16 Views: 11404
Steve Sorrell's 2013 Artwork... (crocoite) Dec 27, 2013 23:47 Replies: 72 Views: 33810
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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: 3098
History of minerals. (vic rzonca) Jul 26, 2016 02:34 Replies: 4 Views: 2425
Mineral labels as art ;) (Tobi) Sep 22, 2014 02:06 Replies: 23 Views: 27809
If it is a twin it was juicy and delicious (Don Lum) Sep 14, 2014 12:53 Replies: 25 Views: 12588
How all you got started in collecting? (vic rzonca) Jun 08, 2014 10:32 Replies: 21 Views: 23039
Bill Lawrence Memorial (BlueCapProductions) May 05, 2014 13:56 Replies: 4 Views: 5183
Sir Arthur Russell - 50th Anniversary on 24th February (Roy Starkey) Feb 02, 2014 12:58 Replies: 5 Views: 6147
Reminiscences of an Old Former Curator by John S. White (Jordi Fabre) Jan 19, 2014 17:06 Replies: 6 Views: 7116
Rogues gallery of photos of yesteryear's mineral collecting greats (Jordi Fabre) Jan 12, 2014 06:26 Replies: 16 Views: 10593
Biggest nugget? 64.7 kg. (Roger Warin) Nov 12, 2013 16:25 Replies: 6 Views: 8533
Willard Perkins Classic "Perky" Mount (Peter Megaw) Aug 30, 2013 06:13 Replies: 14 Views: 14905
Airport security (James) Jun 07, 2013 13:04 Replies: 23 Views: 33927
Mining hand made crafts (Joaquin Montoro) Aug 11, 2012 05:29 Replies: 23 Views: 28811
What makes a great mineral collector? (David) Mar 19, 2012 11:58 Replies: 21 Views: 20409
Miargyrite mystery label (Joan Massagué) Jan 02, 2012 09:14 Replies: 13 Views: 10777
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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: 23107
FMF Guide of Rocks - SEDIMENTARY ROCKS (prcantos) Dec 11, 2013 17:45 Replies: 5 Views: 13850
FMF Guide of Rocks - METAMORPHIC ROCKS (prcantos) Jul 05, 2015 06:56 Replies: 16 Views: 25217
Not Sure What Rock Is!!!??? (Aliengng) Mar 24, 2016 06:09 Replies: 15 Views: 3604
Grave Stones of Interest to Rock People... no, really... (NellsRocks) Dec 11, 2015 21:15 Replies: 13 Views: 4883
Genesis of the serpentine minerals and rocks (prcantos) Jun 06, 2013 04:48 Replies: 2 Views: 6915

6 70 Mar 24, 2016 06:09
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: 5165
Treatments, Synthetics and Simulants: QUARTZ & CHALCEDONY (cascaillou) Dec 20, 2015 20:34 Replies: 3 Views: 3275
Fake silver crystals Morocco (Christophe Gobin) Nov 24, 2015 03:59 Replies: 1 Views: 2501
Chinese "Hydrozincite" specimens? (Barry Vincent) Oct 08, 2015 03:23 Replies: 4 Views: 3115
Bismutoferrite from China...Caveat Emptor (Peter Megaw) May 31, 2015 18:56 Replies: 3 Views: 3275
The intense oiling of Chinese minerals (nitana2000) Apr 29, 2015 14:20 Replies: 14 Views: 10987
Milpillas Azurite - fake specimen (Cascavel1) Dec 04, 2014 09:47 Replies: 27 Views: 21443
Huanggang Mine scheelite color (Josele) Jul 21, 2014 17:48 Replies: 11 Views: 6968
Scorodite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Durango... Sulfur Isotope results (Peter Megaw) Feb 08, 2014 11:16 Replies: 5 Views: 6522
Goethite -not cacoxenite- inclusions in amethyst from Brazil (Antonio Alcaide) Jan 22, 2014 10:45 Replies: 10 Views: 20192
Why an organic substance should not be called a mineral? (Mike P.) Oct 12, 2013 18:46 Replies: 18 Views: 14619
Perfect replicas of natural crystals? (David) May 20, 2013 19:46 Replies: 4 Views: 6095
What is it? (wade) Apr 01, 2013 22:37 Replies: 10 Views: 11388
Azeztulite - Himalaya gold ???? (Kristen) Sep 12, 2012 08:41 Replies: 7 Views: 10519
The bismuth eggs are they a home grow? (trtlman) Jul 12, 2012 12:52 Replies: 4 Views: 12161
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43 454 May 08, 2016 20:18
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: 102980
Piezoelectric xtal production for radio use during WWII (Matt_Zukowski) Sep 15, 2016 05:28 Replies: 1 Views: 210
Trinitite (Tom Mazanec) Sep 12, 2016 11:53 Replies: 8 Views: 601
Trying to find out what to look for in this location in New York (Grant M.) Jul 19, 2016 13:25 Replies: 1 Views: 611
Theft of Colin Owen mineral specimens and collection (Pierre Joubert) Jul 15, 2016 10:34 Replies: 14 Views: 2054
How are these display shelves made? (clarkymk) Jul 03, 2016 11:06 Replies: 10 Views: 2346
Denver mineralogy (dontgogreen) Jun 30, 2016 22:58 Replies: 2 Views: 669
The next episode of Mineral Explorers will be devoted to the Iberian Peninsula (Jordi Fabre) Jun 23, 2016 14:12 Replies: 4 Views: 2456
One for you slag lovers. (vic rzonca) Jun 23, 2016 07:54 Replies: 12 Views: 1437
Where to look for sea-formed crystals at beaches (Grant M.) Jun 20, 2016 09:45 Replies: 7 Views: 984
Please help identify this thread and help me locate a drill bit for it (Paleo) Jun 14, 2016 12:15 Replies: 0 Views: 573
Mineral rich site help (Grant M.) Jun 07, 2016 18:34 Replies: 2 Views: 1120
Christian Montabone (GneissWare) Jun 04, 2016 18:12 Replies: 0 Views: 1741
Where to get little boxes and bags (Tom Mazanec) May 31, 2016 23:04 Replies: 3 Views: 1180
Orissa Kyanite questions. (Olde_English) May 18, 2016 00:32 Replies: 1 Views: 1116
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343 2879 Sep 15, 2016 05:28
Pierre Joubert 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) Sep 19, 2016 01:55 Replies: 234 Views: 99324
What about heliodor from Tajikistan? (parfaitelumiere) Sep 09, 2016 03:20 Replies: 90 Views: 72110
Maximum number of minerals on a specimen (David) Aug 12, 2016 11:02 Replies: 21 Views: 16441
More about beta Quartz (nitana2000) Mar 08, 2016 12:34 Replies: 27 Views: 29129
Ilmenite pseudo (John S. White) Feb 18, 2016 08:02 Replies: 3 Views: 25936
Question about cubic diamond crystals (Jim) Nov 26, 2015 11:28 Replies: 21 Views: 25390
Very nice Amethyst in the Railroad Works in North of Spain (Joan R.) May 11, 2015 16:02 Replies: 16 Views: 30873
Mysterious Black Crystals (Something Fishy!) (Andy Love) May 11, 2015 14:53 Replies: 35 Views: 24117
Daylight Fluorescent Hyalite Opal from Mexico (Peter Megaw) May 06, 2015 19:10 Replies: 31 Views: 29548
Radioactive minerals (Roger Warin) Jan 25, 2015 06:40 Replies: 26 Views: 21383
2014 - International year of crystallography: for example, pyrite. (Roger Warin) Dec 30, 2014 15:35 Replies: 34 Views: 20433
Hallelujah Junction, Nevada (John S. White) Oct 06, 2014 21:14 Replies: 23 Views: 22174
100.000 Club Very little mineralogy in mineral collecting today (John S. White) Sep 23, 2014 15:47 Replies: 94 Views: 109498
Tessin habit quartz (Scott LaBorde) Sep 13, 2014 06:05 Replies: 32 Views: 28204
New find of minerals from New York (Glenn Rhein) Aug 29, 2014 03:02 Replies: 120 Views: 88923
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148 778 Sep 19, 2016 01:55
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: 12256
Calcites from each State (Pat Tucci) Jun 29, 2016 07:24 Replies: 19 Views: 2120
Looking for Native Sulphur specimens (bgreenstone) Mar 21, 2016 08:28 Replies: 0 Views: 2823
Help with free collecting (solarflare) Feb 11, 2016 18:09 Replies: 8 Views: 2987
NJ Minerals available for trade (Gary Moldovany) Feb 07, 2016 10:45 Replies: 2 Views: 4803
Pyrite for exchange (Cesar M. Salvan) Jan 05, 2016 01:17 Replies: 2 Views: 5190
Bulgarian minerals for exchange (Wolfgang Proestler) Nov 22, 2015 08:32 Replies: 12 Views: 4163
Exchange-Wanted: inclusion quartz crystals, 2 to 3cm, DT or floater, unpolished (cascaillou) Sep 11, 2014 11:08 Replies: 0 Views: 6254
Exchange - Wanted: arsenolite, montroydite, lithiophosphate (cascaillou) Sep 11, 2014 11:01 Replies: 0 Views: 3733
Rhodochrosite rough (Jack Chiang) Aug 23, 2014 13:03 Replies: 1 Views: 3450
Fossils for minerals (appies) Jun 09, 2014 02:41 Replies: 1 Views: 4763
Polish minerals for exchange (Lucas Etienne) Apr 30, 2014 10:30 Replies: 22 Views: 12155
Hourglass Selenite (Alan) Apr 15, 2014 11:05 Replies: 6 Views: 6600
Rare goshenite on aquamarine from Hohenstein (appies) Mar 02, 2014 14:58 Replies: 2 Views: 4385
Silver/Safflorite/Skutterudite/Rammelsberg slabs for exchange (Joseph D'Oliveira) Dec 27, 2013 14:39 Replies: 26 Views: 18686
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37 206 Jun 29, 2016 07:24
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: 28316
2014 Graphic Excellence Award again for the Mineralogical Record and two more medals! (Jordi Fabre) Dec 31, 2014 13:22 Replies: 3 Views: 3534
Mineralogical Record News (Jordi Fabre) Apr 09, 2014 04:04 Replies: 1 Views: 4603
The 2013 Graphic Excellence Award for the Mineralogical Record! (Jordi Fabre) May 22, 2013 12:27 Replies: 0 Views: 4422
The Mineralogical Record (Jordi Fabre) Apr 28, 2010 13:58 Replies: 8 Views: 11795
Article in M. Record about the John White single crystal collection (Jordi Fabre) Sep 26, 2009 08:31 Replies: 2 Views: 7619
Opinions about Mineralogical Record's Article (Jordi Fabre) May 18, 2009 11:59 Replies: 15 Views: 28070
Mineralogical Record, an excellent magazine. (Joan R.) Jan 21, 2008 06:47 Replies: 0 Views: 5636

8 78 Apr 20, 2015 10:51
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: 6734
Rocks & Minerals Magazine - May-June 2014 Issue (Peter Megaw) May 24, 2014 15:39 Replies: 2 Views: 4438
Rocks & Minerals Magazine - Jan/Feb 2014 issue (Jordi Fabre) Mar 12, 2014 10:16 Replies: 1 Views: 3901
Rocks & Minerals Magazine - Nov/Dec 2013 issue (Rocks & Minerals) Dec 01, 2013 13:52 Replies: 2 Views: 5833
Superb improvement in the printing quality of R&M Magazine (Jordi Fabre) Apr 29, 2013 09:16 Replies: 3 Views: 5744
Rocks & Minerals ONLINE (Jordi Fabre) Aug 20, 2012 12:03 Replies: 4 Views: 9429
Five years of FMF in Rocks & Minerals (Antonio Alcaide) Oct 04, 2011 12:51 Replies: 1 Views: 5747
In Rock and Minerals: "Natural Versus Aesthetic" from Jesse Fisher (Jordi Fabre) Apr 12, 2010 20:05 Replies: 20 Views: 20359

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: 4130
MINERALIEN-Welt back in Denver 2013 - Booth E26 (MINERALIEN-Welt) Sep 05, 2013 13:41 Replies: 1 Views: 5193
NEW BOOK "Exquisite Agates - Erlesene Achate" by Dietrich Mayer! (MINERALIEN-Welt) Aug 06, 2013 11:00 Replies: 2 Views: 7327

3 7 Feb 21, 2015 12:01
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: 2604
Le Règne Minéral special issu 2014 : Alpine Rodingites !!! (Julien) May 19, 2015 04:48 Replies: 0 Views: 6233
Crystal-hunters Chronicles (Julien) Nov 12, 2014 12:04 Replies: 12 Views: 9225
News from les Editions du Piat (Julien) Jul 11, 2014 03:09 Replies: 3 Views: 4232
Special Edition of Le Règne Minéral (Julien) Jul 10, 2014 10:26 Replies: 0 Views: 3584
A book about French mineralogy (Julien) Sep 16, 2013 11:58 Replies: 3 Views: 5669
Le Règne Minéral #113 (Julien) Sep 16, 2013 02:29 Replies: 0 Views: 4133
New publication of les Editions du Piat (Julien) Aug 19, 2013 08:57 Replies: 0 Views: 4202
"Contes à Cristaux" by Claude Julien Ducarre (Julien) Aug 19, 2013 08:35 Replies: 0 Views: 4172
A new book for the end of June: The minerals of Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines (Julien) Jun 05, 2013 08:01 Replies: 0 Views: 5243
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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:
- those selling and buying very expensive material at questionable prices ...


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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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Very little mineralogy in mineral collecting today
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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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The FMF Forum has an anti-spam system that means that you cannot add links to messages. To give you an idea, each day we get about 20 attempts to post ‘rubbish publicity’ on themes that have nothing to do with minerals. So this system keeps the forum...

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