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02 May-17:57:28 What is the source of the recent upsurge in viburnum trend minerals? (Jeff)
02 May-17:50:45 Fading fluorite. (Vic Rzonca)
02 May-16:51:18 Re: collection of fiebre verde - muzo (#585) (Fiebre Verde)
02 May-10:56:09 Re: collection of michael shaw (Crosstimber)
01 May-16:52:47 Re: collection of ras (Robert Seitz)
01 May-14:17:10 The mim museum in beirut, lebanon - images of the collection / 61 (Mim Museum)
01 May-13:41:42 Re: collection of fiebre verde - pyrite (#8500) (Fiebre Verde)
01 May-13:32:36 Re: in memoriam: arthur tracey grant jr. (1925–2015) (Elise)
01 May-12:50:33 Re: elbaite (Roger Warin)
01 May-12:23:36 Re: elbaite (Jesse Fisher)
01 May-10:44:38 Elbaite (Roger Warin)
01 May-08:55:59 Re: why a "delicate subject"? (Roy Starkey)
01 May-08:40:23 Re: why a "delicate subject"? (Tom Mazanec)
01 May-01:52:09 Re: epitaxy: a very rare example, torbernite on saleeite (Roger Warin)
01 May-00:49:00 Re: yellow tourmaline? and unknown location (Byron Anderson)
30 Apr-20:47:02 Re: collection of michael shaw (Crosstimber)
30 Apr-19:30:00 Re: yellow tourmaline? and unknown location (Byron Anderson)
30 Apr-19:21:19 Re: yellow tourmaline? and unknown location (Alfredo)
30 Apr-19:03:40 Re: yellow tourmaline unknown location (Byron Anderson)
30 Apr-18:42:01 Re: why a "delicate subject"? (Alfredo)
30 Apr-17:22:29 Re: yellow tourmaline? and unknown location (Josele)
30 Apr-16:27:56 Re: epitaxy: a very rare example, torbernite on saleeite (Pete Richards)
30 Apr-16:27:10 Aventurine? (Reelgoodwoman)
30 Apr-16:11:11 The mizunaka collection - datolite, quartz (Am Mizunaka)
30 Apr-16:04:42 Re: yellow tourmaline unknown location (Lluis)

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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
What is the source of the recent upsurge in Viburnum Trend minerals? (Jeff) May 02, 2016 17:57 Replies: 0 Views: 15
The Micro-World and inclusions in minerals (Elise) Apr 29, 2016 14:14 Replies: 3 Views: 371
Quartz, Natural and Synthetic (Elise) Apr 29, 2016 14:09 Replies: 44 Views: 16130
Pericline (Josele) Apr 23, 2016 22:30 Replies: 12 Views: 1228
Abellaite, new mineral species, the first new mineral species discovered in Catalonia (joan abella creus) Mar 30, 2016 04:39 Replies: 0 Views: 514
Iridescent cuprite from Milpillas (bob kerr) Mar 17, 2016 16:29 Replies: 5 Views: 987
Best examples of trapiche emerald crystals? (Jim) Mar 14, 2016 13:33 Replies: 21 Views: 8312
Trapiche Pezzottaite (Elise) Mar 14, 2016 13:23 Replies: 4 Views: 1630
What causes the blue color of the stones of the beaches of Flores, Indonesia? (Elise) Mar 14, 2016 12:54 Replies: 9 Views: 1217
Beryl with steep endings (Roger Warin) Mar 09, 2016 18:21 Replies: 7 Views: 1318
I need everyone's opinion on this specimen I found. (levi.nivison) Feb 22, 2016 16:20 Replies: 10 Views: 1514
Gold from Bastogne (Belgium) (Roger Warin) Feb 21, 2016 16:58 Replies: 0 Views: 558
Cuprian Gold (Roger Warin) Feb 20, 2016 15:12 Replies: 1 Views: 791
Mexican Calcite (Roger Warin) Feb 19, 2016 07:52 Replies: 2 Views: 803
Optical Mineralogy and Crystallography (Elise) Jan 11, 2016 11:20 Replies: 5 Views: 2168
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618 5829 May 02, 2016 17:57
Jeff 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: 7336
Malbunka Copper Mine, Home of the Azurite Suns - (23) (crocoite) Jul 24, 2015 02:53 Replies: 20 Views: 7985
How to find a pocket? - (22) (Jordi Fabre) Dec 12, 2015 03:28 Replies: 37 Views: 11921
A "complete" Dauphiné twin of quartz - (21) (Pete Richards) Sep 10, 2014 11:43 Replies: 18 Views: 10164
A copper mine to understand Life - (20) (Cesar M. Salvan) Aug 19, 2014 15:49 Replies: 9 Views: 5976
DIY Specific Gravity Kit (tutorial) - (19) (cascaillou) Apr 08, 2014 06:17 Replies: 11 Views: 10548
How to dig a pocket? - (18) (Jordi Fabre) Jan 22, 2014 12:41 Replies: 29 Views: 42902
APXS: from Mars to the mineral collector's workbench - (17) (Cesar M. Salvan) Jun 03, 2014 04:06 Replies: 8 Views: 7461
Photos of epitaxy - (16) (John S. White) Feb 20, 2016 08:10 Replies: 46 Views: 46204
Twinning of the aragonite - (15) (Pete Richards) Jan 07, 2015 23:17 Replies: 9 Views: 9388
Preparing a list of light sensitive minerals - (14) (Jordi Fabre) Jun 04, 2012 08:41 Replies: 83 Views: 58983
100.000 Club What defines a mineral's 'quality?' - (13) (Tracy) Jan 18, 2014 12:00 Replies: 35 Views: 103671
Practical Mineralogy #2: What pseudos tell us about deposit genesis - (12) (Peter Megaw) Jun 01, 2013 06:37 Replies: 17 Views: 16583
Naica Mine - (11) (Jordi Fabre) Oct 15, 2015 11:38 Replies: 55 Views: 49127
New finds out of Mexico - (10) (Jean Sendero) Jul 19, 2015 16:29 Replies: 19 Views: 17401
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26 1089 Feb 20, 2016 08:10
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

Aventurine? (Reelgoodwoman) Apr 30, 2016 16:27 Replies: 0 Views: 123
Malachite pseudomorph? (dreadn0ught) Apr 29, 2016 02:35 Replies: 11 Views: 543
I'm back and I got some minerals and a new youtube channel! (Jared3339) Apr 27, 2016 17:16 Replies: 0 Views: 229
For Beginners Video (Jared3339) Apr 27, 2016 17:07 Replies: 1 Views: 188
Yellow orange mineral (harrivitikainen) Apr 24, 2016 16:22 Replies: 2 Views: 267
kyanite? Thank for you help (joelle1059) Apr 15, 2016 19:39 Replies: 4 Views: 435
No idea on this one... (BirdMan) Apr 15, 2016 18:16 Replies: 7 Views: 618
Difficulty to identify this rock (joelle1059) Apr 15, 2016 17:27 Replies: 8 Views: 541
Large smoky druzy quartz-ish specimen? (BirdMan) Apr 15, 2016 17:08 Replies: 6 Views: 594
Need help identifying this stone (Acladeas) Apr 15, 2016 08:09 Replies: 1 Views: 272
Help needed (joelle1059) Apr 14, 2016 15:50 Replies: 5 Views: 410
Opal? (BirdMan) Apr 14, 2016 11:09 Replies: 6 Views: 678
It came from the sea... allegedly (BirdMan) Apr 14, 2016 09:41 Replies: 5 Views: 426
New member/strange specimen (BirdMan) Apr 10, 2016 17:15 Replies: 3 Views: 620
Found rock have no clue what it is looks cool (northalbertan) Apr 09, 2016 18:18 Replies: 4 Views: 483
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469 3289 Apr 30, 2016 16:27
Reelgoodwoman 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

Yellow Tourmaline? and unknown location (Byron Anderson) May 01, 2016 00:49 Replies: 9 Views: 416
In what conditions are this kind of minerals formed? (paolo) Apr 30, 2016 02:10 Replies: 13 Views: 935
Elbaite with albite - where is it from? (Roger Warin) Apr 29, 2016 08:42 Replies: 12 Views: 849
Eye agate with tightly packed tiny eyes or something else? (NeedHelp) Apr 10, 2016 20:07 Replies: 7 Views: 766
Nifontovite on matrix from the rey y reina mine, charcas (herrej) Apr 08, 2016 06:19 Replies: 5 Views: 586
Blackbird Mine unknown (John Betts) Apr 04, 2016 16:19 Replies: 7 Views: 880
Zinkenite/Jamesonite from the San José Mine, Bolivia (Joseph D'Oliveira) Apr 01, 2016 23:19 Replies: 1 Views: 413
What do you think about one of these sapphire terminations? (texasdigger) Mar 31, 2016 05:19 Replies: 8 Views: 943
Reference to a Kuhn collection (Philip Mostmans) Mar 22, 2016 02:54 Replies: 4 Views: 758
Sphene/Titanite (Caduborous) Mar 18, 2016 16:05 Replies: 5 Views: 744
Merged rocks? (Marselik) Mar 18, 2016 12:59 Replies: 4 Views: 646
Identification of minerals (ogran75) Mar 07, 2016 12:50 Replies: 22 Views: 2246
Too precise locality (Roger Warin) Mar 04, 2016 05:37 Replies: 6 Views: 1016
Brazilianite from Bahia (Gerhard Brandstetter) Feb 26, 2016 05:09 Replies: 3 Views: 912
Pink Rough... (shambava) Feb 25, 2016 05:03 Replies: 4 Views: 838
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965 6362 May 01, 2016 00:49
Byron Anderson 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
Elbaite (Roger Warin) May 01, 2016 12:50 Replies: 2 Views: 235
Epitaxy: a very rare example, torbernite on saleeite (Roger Warin) May 01, 2016 01:52 Replies: 2 Views: 222
Saleeite (Roger Warin) Apr 29, 2016 22:07 Replies: 0 Views: 145
My collection of macro's (DJandLIMON111) Apr 19, 2016 12:04 Replies: 11 Views: 1768
Snowflake Photographs? (trtlman) Feb 14, 2016 08:52 Replies: 19 Views: 10837
Quartz microscope pictures (DJandLIMON111) Dec 25, 2015 19:25 Replies: 3 Views: 2737
Articles on Digital Photomicrography and Photomacrography (Elise) Aug 17, 2015 15:10 Replies: 1 Views: 2075
Stack software, comparative speed, optimizations and others (ofarcis) Jun 15, 2015 14:21 Replies: 18 Views: 14175
Hematite Eifel (Matteo_Chinellato) Mar 29, 2015 10:53 Replies: 3 Views: 3664
Italian Anatase (Matteo_Chinellato) Nov 16, 2014 10:18 Replies: 5 Views: 3440
Up close colourful minerals (David) Nov 14, 2014 15:22 Replies: 0 Views: 2897
Elbaite from Elba Island (Roger Warin) Oct 26, 2014 07:59 Replies: 5 Views: 7129
My modest collection of minerals / micro photos ... (ofarcis) Oct 24, 2014 03:53 Replies: 59 Views: 35945
First attempt (Adrian Pripoae) Oct 23, 2014 13:25 Replies: 1 Views: 2921
Igneous Rocks from egypt (Magdy) Oct 14, 2014 10:33 Replies: 4 Views: 3753
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80 616 May 01, 2016 12:50
Roger Warin 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: 1557
100.000 Club Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode (Antonio Da Silveira) Jan 06, 2016 01:45 Replies: 35 Views: 100653
CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia (John Cornish) Feb 28, 2014 20:03 Replies: 63 Views: 45496
2013, an Update... CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine (John Cornish) Jun 24, 2013 08:14 Replies: 13 Views: 15037
Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode - 'Part 2' (Antonio Da Silveira) Oct 23, 2010 17:27 Replies: 6 Views: 19466
Scoop! - An important find of amber in the "La Florida" Mine, Spain (Jordi Fabre) Dec 14, 2008 15:03 Replies: 0 Views: 12457

6 132 Mar 19, 2016 15:20
Roger Warin View latest post
No new posts Mines and Mineral Localities     Access to the FMF Gallery
In this forum you're able to place your favorite mines and famous or unknown mineral localities. This section is special because all the photos published here also appear in "FMF Gallery". To find out more please use this link   Moderators chris, Pete Modreski, Antonio Alcaide
Collecting quartz on the Little Falls dolostone (vic rzonca) Apr 25, 2016 10:00 Replies: 89 Views: 39119
Spruce claim quartz on pyrite (dontgogreen) Apr 25, 2016 05:17 Replies: 1 Views: 1254
Quartz druze (vic rzonca) Apr 08, 2016 11:09 Replies: 12 Views: 1565
Gold from Kilo-Moto, DR Congo (Roger Warin) Mar 20, 2016 03:19 Replies: 2 Views: 595
Future localities? (Tom Mazanec) Mar 20, 2016 01:53 Replies: 5 Views: 623
Are we running out of localities? (Tom Mazanec) Mar 05, 2016 04:13 Replies: 5 Views: 1189
The other ten of the top twenty locations (Tom Mazanec) Mar 04, 2016 10:15 Replies: 9 Views: 1770
Rhodochrosite geodes (Charlotte) Feb 06, 2016 17:01 Replies: 0 Views: 868
The phurcalite from Assunçao mine (Ferreira de Aves, Satao, Portugal) (Cesar M. Salvan) Jan 11, 2016 16:15 Replies: 9 Views: 4929
Is the Cave of Giants synonymous with Cave of Crystals or Cave of Swords? (Turbo) Nov 24, 2015 22:12 Replies: 5 Views: 1995
New find of Chinese Mineral Specimen (Xueyan Jin) Nov 12, 2015 00:28 Replies: 8 Views: 3268
Derby (mikedutton) Oct 03, 2015 16:14 Replies: 3 Views: 1586
Blue John fluorite rediscovered (Tobi) Sep 08, 2015 03:31 Replies: 1 Views: 1562
The Behavior of Navajun Pyrite Cubes (Casimir Sarisky) Aug 14, 2015 11:12 Replies: 8 Views: 3111
Heftetjern-Pegmatit, Telemark, Drangedal, Tørdal, Norway (Maxilos) Jul 14, 2015 15:18 Replies: 8 Views: 3089
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207 1804 Apr 25, 2016 10:00
Tobi View latest post
No new posts Improving the FMF Data Base of localities     
FMF has a database of mineral localities that is used when adding photos of specimens. This has been created so that we can check the localities are consistent, and debate and discuss them. Please use this to add suggestions for new localities not created yet or debate the existing.      
Westmorland (James) Jun 11, 2015 08:20 Replies: 18 Views: 7020
From Kearsarge Mountain? (GneissWare) Jun 08, 2015 22:27 Replies: 7 Views: 2328

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.      
Utah Smoky Quartz Find (camile89) Mar 29, 2016 20:17 Replies: 2 Views: 665
Cacholong (opal) digging (ACC79) Feb 17, 2016 16:00 Replies: 5 Views: 1897
Manganese mining. (Heimo Hellwig) Jan 29, 2016 01:45 Replies: 8 Views: 2012
My recent trip to Namibia. (Pierre Joubert) Dec 22, 2015 01:43 Replies: 18 Views: 5769
The Namib Desert (Heimo Hellwig) Nov 11, 2015 00:17 Replies: 15 Views: 5774
Uis, Namibia (Heimo Hellwig) Sep 22, 2015 05:10 Replies: 11 Views: 4237
The snows are melting in the mountains... time for a zeolite hunt! (Rei) May 12, 2015 15:30 Replies: 26 Views: 9399
St Peters Dome (trickpats) May 11, 2015 11:50 Replies: 6 Views: 3090
The picrite of Ölfusvatnsárgljúfur (Rei) May 09, 2015 03:17 Replies: 13 Views: 4530
Visit to eastern Sicily (Richard_Murphy) Jan 03, 2015 05:10 Replies: 7 Views: 5786
Mineral Collecting from Frankfurt to Renchen (Tmcombs) Jan 02, 2015 10:12 Replies: 1 Views: 2257
Trip to Luc Yen, Vietnam (Sam314159) Oct 31, 2014 19:01 Replies: 1 Views: 2939
Lapidary Dealers in St. Petersburg, Russia (Rick Shaffer) Sep 13, 2014 21:02 Replies: 4 Views: 5079
West Kenya Minerals (Byron Anderson) Aug 16, 2014 09:16 Replies: 1 Views: 2903
Planning a rockhounding trip to Bancroft, Ontario (Sam314159) Jan 20, 2014 12:57 Replies: 0 Views: 2958
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42 279 Mar 29, 2016 20:17
crosstimber 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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52 870 Apr 19, 2016 17:04
Jordi Fabre View latest post
No new posts A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK     Access to the FMF Gallery
This section of the forum is special in that it is dedicated to images of minerals from the different regions of the UK. So, although you can add as many pictures as you like in each of the existing threads, you can't create any new threads within it.
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section "A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK" or on this link
To know more about the reasons for this particular Forum, please use this link   Moderators Jordi Fabre, James, chris


15 280 Apr 22, 2016 15:14
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


12 248 Apr 26, 2016 10:57
Andreas Gerstenberg 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
Fading fluorite. (vic rzonca) May 02, 2016 17:50 Replies: 0 Views: 18
Why a "delicate subject"? (Tom Mazanec) May 01, 2016 08:55 Replies: 3 Views: 393
How to remove iron stains? (daviddillman) Feb 19, 2016 06:25 Replies: 24 Views: 16487
Stilbite and sandblasting - unexpected result (Rei) Feb 08, 2016 16:35 Replies: 6 Views: 1776
Cleaning off the "white stuff" on Milpillas Brochantities (bob kerr) Dec 23, 2015 09:29 Replies: 2 Views: 1355
Fluorite cleaning ! (h.abbasi) Dec 14, 2015 13:14 Replies: 9 Views: 1948
Trimming methods - wulfenite (dontgogreen) Dec 04, 2015 09:05 Replies: 4 Views: 1551
Mounting very tiny specimens (rocks2dust) Nov 26, 2015 12:29 Replies: 10 Views: 2251
Light sensitivity of pink fluorapatite (Tobi) Nov 04, 2015 06:41 Replies: 3 Views: 1484
Potential Toxicity of Handling Raw Malachite Specimens. (Joseph D'Oliveira) Sep 02, 2015 15:21 Replies: 14 Views: 4030
Removing Tarnish From Pyrite (Casimir Sarisky) Aug 24, 2015 14:39 Replies: 11 Views: 2986
"Using acid" for newbies (Jared3339) Jul 17, 2015 13:00 Replies: 10 Views: 2849
Removing matrix using tile saw and air scribe (GneissWare) Jul 14, 2015 13:01 Replies: 8 Views: 3069
Removing stubborn minerals from quartz (Pierre Joubert) Jun 17, 2015 03:58 Replies: 12 Views: 3363
Cleaning "Rusty" spots off Goethite With Otherwise Good Luster (daviddillman) May 11, 2015 01:43 Replies: 13 Views: 3774
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118 1007 May 02, 2016 17:50
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: 56445
The magic of Tucson, 2015. Gail Spann report. (Gail) Aug 12, 2015 11:19 Replies: 116 Views: 43832
Tucson 2014 Show Report, Gail Spann Having Fun Again... (Gail) Jul 26, 2014 19:32 Replies: 156 Views: 68481
Houston Fine Mineral Show Report, with Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 03, 2013 09:23 Replies: 103 Views: 49422
100.000 Club 2013 Tucson Show Adventure ~ Gail Spann Style. (Gail) Apr 27, 2013 02:57 Replies: 598 Views: 215053
Fabulous Denver Gem and Mineral Show, Sept 14, 2012 and on...Gail Spann (Gail) Nov 04, 2012 01:57 Replies: 43 Views: 34946
Gail Spann's 2012 East Coast Gem and Mineral Show report (Gail) Aug 29, 2012 14:27 Replies: 151 Views: 67397
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin... (Gail) Oct 02, 2012 11:21 Replies: 632 Views: 310938
FMF party in Tucson, 2012. You coming? (Gail) Mar 03, 2012 02:28 Replies: 49 Views: 39822
Fort Worth, Texas, Gem and Mineral Show. Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 01, 2011 20:35 Replies: 33 Views: 32152
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011 (Gail) Oct 07, 2012 11:38 Replies: 370 Views: 234689
FMFs party in Tucson, 2011 (Gail) Feb 27, 2011 22:43 Replies: 114 Views: 71769
Gail Spann's Tucson show report, 2011 (Gail) Jan 17, 2011 01:30 Replies: 28 Views: 26933
Gail Spann's HOUSTON 2010 show report (Gail) Jun 28, 2010 02:56 Replies: 122 Views: 66757
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Tucson photo fest, 2010 (Gail) Feb 10, 2012 22:50 Replies: 443 Views: 247996
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30 4607 Mar 19, 2016 11:45
Roger Warin View latest post
No new posts News about shows     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
Tucson Show 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Feb 28, 2016 16:01 Replies: 61 Views: 22105
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Nov 27, 2015 23:45 Replies: 102 Views: 32842
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 20, 2015 16:38 Replies: 58 Views: 25968
2015 Tucson In Retrospect (Don Lum) Mar 15, 2015 15:47 Replies: 58 Views: 19592
Tucson Show 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 30, 2015 22:03 Replies: 174 Views: 98487
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 01, 2014 02:35 Replies: 80 Views: 48435
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2014 (Jordi Fabre) May 06, 2015 16:42 Replies: 40 Views: 26211
Tucson Show 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 30, 2014 01:38 Replies: 111 Views: 87396
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2013 (Jordi Fabre) Oct 28, 2014 15:19 Replies: 122 Views: 72936
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2013 - 50th Edition! (Jordi Fabre) Jul 16, 2013 04:27 Replies: 65 Views: 57673
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2013 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 16, 2013 09:26 Replies: 161 Views: 113506
100.000 Club Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2012 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 15, 2013 07:47 Replies: 103 Views: 111513
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2012 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 17, 2012 05:06 Replies: 76 Views: 62052
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2012 (Jordi Fabre) May 13, 2012 09:17 Replies: 101 Views: 100290
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2011 (Jordi Fabre) Nov 27, 2011 14:31 Replies: 60 Views: 67962
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bob kerr View latest post
No new posts Mineral Shows     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
Mineral Show: 53rd 2016 Annual New England Gem & Mineral Show (Joe Weisberg) Apr 25, 2016 17:19 Replies: 1 Views: 310
43rd Annual Rochester Mineralogical Symposium (Elise) Apr 25, 2016 13:58 Replies: 7 Views: 710
Some of my 2016 Tucson experience. (vic rzonca) Mar 21, 2016 10:45 Replies: 21 Views: 2518
100.000 Club Tucson, questionable prices? (James) Mar 16, 2016 07:15 Replies: 162 Views: 122238
2016 Tucson Show - A Look Back (Don Lum) Mar 14, 2016 10:24 Replies: 126 Views: 17755
2016 Gem & Mineral Show in Marion,IL (Mike Chontofalsky) Jan 25, 2016 18:51 Replies: 0 Views: 938
Mineral Show in Idar-Oberstein, Germany in May 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 05, 2015 19:01 Replies: 0 Views: 1106
Ste Marie 2009, a collector's point of view (chris) Nov 22, 2015 03:05 Replies: 46 Views: 30251
Washington D.C. area Mineral Show (dontgogreen) Nov 20, 2015 13:16 Replies: 1 Views: 1163
MINERANT mineral show in Antwerp, Belgium (Jordi Fabre) Oct 07, 2015 13:42 Replies: 0 Views: 1464
In September 2015 a new Mineralogical Event in Paris : "Fête des Mineraux" (Jordi Fabre) Sep 27, 2015 09:48 Replies: 2 Views: 2552
Mineral & Gem Show "Changsha" in China (Jordi Fabre) Sep 14, 2015 10:07 Replies: 31 Views: 25202
The East Coast Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show 2015 (vic rzonca) Aug 01, 2015 16:43 Replies: 0 Views: 1980
MinFoss Stuttgart 2015 (Jordi Fabre) May 13, 2015 09:35 Replies: 0 Views: 2102
Tri-State Gem & Mineral Society 9th Annual Outdoor Rock Swap (sdelano) Apr 09, 2015 13:01 Replies: 0 Views: 2160
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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: 13592
500.000 Club Collection of Carles Millan (Carles Millan) Apr 07, 2016 07:29 Replies: 772 Views: 542450
100.000 Club Collection of Nurbo (nurbo) Mar 26, 2016 14:37 Replies: 404 Views: 268201
100.000 Club Collection of Tobi (Tobi) Mar 06, 2016 10:13 Replies: 698 Views: 324578
100.000 Club Collection of Michael Shaw (crosstimber) May 02, 2016 10:56 Replies: 829 Views: 369641
100.000 Club Andreas Gerstenberg Collection (Andreas Gerstenberg) Dec 08, 2015 09:33 Replies: 164 Views: 175449
100.000 Club New generation for picture - Ploum (ploum) Apr 23, 2016 17:34 Replies: 571 Views: 223184
100.000 Club Don Lum Collection (Don Lum) Mar 03, 2016 14:57 Replies: 780 Views: 251037
100.000 Club Collection of Miguel (José Miguel) Mar 07, 2015 10:33 Replies: 215 Views: 120806
100.000 Club Bob's rocks (GneissWare) Mar 02, 2016 23:29 Replies: 328 Views: 136029
100.000 Club The Mizunaka Collection (am mizunaka) Apr 30, 2016 16:11 Replies: 644 Views: 200875
100.000 Club The micro photographs of Christian Rewitzer (Jordi Fabre) Feb 20, 2016 23:50 Replies: 77 Views: 114662
Collection of Fiebre Verde (Fiebre Verde) May 02, 2016 16:51 Replies: 352 Views: 70363
Collection of ras (Robert Seitz) May 01, 2016 16:52 Replies: 14 Views: 2398
Collection of Heimo Hellwig (Heimo Hellwig) Apr 30, 2016 04:56 Replies: 204 Views: 41834
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126 9845 May 02, 2016 16:51
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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: 270180
Nimfiara's collection (nimfiara) May 10, 2012 17:20 Replies: 30 Views: 35739
Linda's Private Collection (Linda Smith) Feb 08, 2012 04:31 Replies: 39 Views: 44573
Debbie's Collection (Debbie Woolf) Jul 04, 2011 10:45 Replies: 20 Views: 26781
Tracy's favorite specimens (Tracy) Jun 04, 2011 14:01 Replies: 73 Views: 79102
Colleen's Collection (Colleen Thomson) May 28, 2011 19:33 Replies: 10 Views: 17723
Jessica's mineral collection (Jessica Simonoff) Jan 30, 2010 18:52 Replies: 18 Views: 27989
Linda St-Cyr's favorites (Linda St-Cyr) May 17, 2009 09:09 Replies: 6 Views: 23092

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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
Quartz from Spain (Miguel Calvo) Apr 28, 2016 01:17 Replies: 1 Views: 556
My reading (Tom Mazanec) Apr 16, 2016 18:46 Replies: 7 Views: 882
Antique books (ACC79) Feb 05, 2016 14:35 Replies: 1 Views: 1099
Australian micromineral newsletter... (crocoite) Jan 24, 2016 14:49 Replies: 18 Views: 14366
Minerales y Minas de España by Miguel Calvo (Minerals and Mines of Spain) (Antonio Alcaide) Dec 09, 2015 22:38 Replies: 3 Views: 5449
Panasqueira Mine (crosstimber) Apr 13, 2015 09:42 Replies: 17 Views: 10599
Classification of crystallographic forms - any references? (prcantos) Mar 06, 2015 11:11 Replies: 21 Views: 8015
Mathematical Crystallography by Boisen & Gibbs (prcantos) Oct 09, 2014 03:55 Replies: 0 Views: 3524
Crystal Mountains - Minerals of the Cairngorms NEW BOOK (Roy Starkey) Oct 07, 2014 09:54 Replies: 11 Views: 5430
New book:"Crystal Forms of Fluorite - Kristallformen von Fluorit" (jrg) Sep 13, 2014 15:40 Replies: 11 Views: 7187
The long awaited new NAMIBIA book released on September 1st! (MINERALIEN-Welt) Aug 28, 2014 05:53 Replies: 2 Views: 3470
Importance of Cataloguing & Mineral-Collector Demographics (Banko45) Jul 25, 2014 20:56 Replies: 12 Views: 5987
Jaspers & Agates (Josele) Jun 28, 2014 08:08 Replies: 12 Views: 7429
New Book: Rhodochrosite, Crystals of Drama and Nuance (Jordi Fabre) May 22, 2014 09:28 Replies: 16 Views: 12576
Geonieuws. 50th anniversary of the MKA: The mineralogy of Belgium (Jordi Fabre) Apr 23, 2014 02:43 Replies: 0 Views: 2961
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No new posts Mineral Art and Artists     
This forum is dedicated to the discussion and display of Mineral Art, Mineral Artists, techniques, materials, and exhibits. All media are covered, although Mineral Photography is best discussed in its own forum.   Moderators chris, Gail, crocoite
2016 Paintings... (crocoite) Apr 23, 2016 09:15 Replies: 11 Views: 2148
Fabre's past (vic rzonca) Apr 05, 2016 16:11 Replies: 24 Views: 12608
Mineral collages 3.0 - highlights from my collection (Tobi) Feb 17, 2016 11:05 Replies: 12 Views: 2258
New Paintings 2013 (Schwertner) Jan 14, 2016 04:56 Replies: 105 Views: 43520
A new mineral artist - Barbara Stanley (James) May 26, 2015 05:55 Replies: 16 Views: 11011
Red Cloud Wulfenite... (crocoite) Apr 17, 2015 09:33 Replies: 1 Views: 2034
Mineral Illustration (Turbo) Jan 18, 2015 04:24 Replies: 79 Views: 50255
Mineral collages - the next generation (Tobi) Jan 02, 2015 09:19 Replies: 8 Views: 3939
Steve Sorrell's 2014 Artwork... (crocoite) Nov 21, 2014 14:04 Replies: 40 Views: 17173
Man-made objects Imitating Mother Nature (Don Lum) Apr 30, 2014 10:18 Replies: 29 Views: 17148
A new generation of mineral collages (Tobi) Mar 22, 2014 13:36 Replies: 15 Views: 9487
My Art Work (trtlman) Dec 28, 2013 17:18 Replies: 16 Views: 9675
Steve Sorrell's 2013 Artwork... (crocoite) Dec 27, 2013 23:47 Replies: 72 Views: 30580
Illustrations 2013 (Félix Estrella) Aug 14, 2013 10:49 Replies: 15 Views: 11041
Mineral's art drafts (Jordi Fabre) Jun 08, 2013 04:07 Replies: 23 Views: 34690
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No new posts The histories behind mineral specimens     
Many specimens have very interesting histories that should be saved.   Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Antonio Alcaide
History of minerals. (vic rzonca) Mar 26, 2016 05:49 Replies: 3 Views: 728
"H. Deisinger" Collection (Jamison Brizendine) Dec 03, 2015 11:20 Replies: 2 Views: 1397
Mineral labels as art ;) (Tobi) Sep 22, 2014 02:06 Replies: 23 Views: 25069
If it is a twin it was juicy and delicious (Don Lum) Sep 14, 2014 12:53 Replies: 25 Views: 10447
How all you got started in collecting? (vic rzonca) Jun 08, 2014 10:32 Replies: 21 Views: 20448
Bill Lawrence Memorial (BlueCapProductions) May 05, 2014 13:56 Replies: 4 Views: 3881
Sir Arthur Russell - 50th Anniversary on 24th February (Roy Starkey) Feb 02, 2014 12:58 Replies: 5 Views: 4972
Reminiscences of an Old Former Curator by John S. White (Jordi Fabre) Jan 19, 2014 17:06 Replies: 6 Views: 5822
Rogues gallery of photos of yesteryear's mineral collecting greats (Jordi Fabre) Jan 12, 2014 06:26 Replies: 16 Views: 8785
Biggest nugget? 64.7 kg. (Roger Warin) Nov 12, 2013 16:25 Replies: 6 Views: 7120
Willard Perkins Classic "Perky" Mount (Peter Megaw) Aug 30, 2013 06:13 Replies: 14 Views: 12779
Airport security (James) Jun 07, 2013 13:04 Replies: 23 Views: 30773
Mining hand made crafts (Joaquin Montoro) Aug 11, 2012 05:29 Replies: 23 Views: 26302
What makes a great mineral collector? (David) Mar 19, 2012 11:58 Replies: 21 Views: 18269
Miargyrite mystery label (Joan Massagué) Jan 02, 2012 09:14 Replies: 13 Views: 9223
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No new posts FMF Guide of Rocks     
This Forum aims to collect photographs of rocks from all around the world and as much information as possible about the rocks: age, origin, description, composition... Rocks are closely related to minerals, as rocks are composed of minerals and minerals are found growing on their surfaces and in their cavities. We intend to create a collective work where everybody can contribute and where expert opinions of geologists and petrologists are widely shared.   Moderators chris, prcantos
FMF Guide of Rocks - IGNEOUS ROCKS (prcantos) Feb 18, 2014 16:36 Replies: 13 Views: 20356
FMF Guide of Rocks - SEDIMENTARY ROCKS (prcantos) Dec 11, 2013 17:45 Replies: 5 Views: 12405
FMF Guide of Rocks - METAMORPHIC ROCKS (prcantos) Jul 05, 2015 06:56 Replies: 16 Views: 22584
Not Sure What Rock Is!!!??? (Aliengng) Mar 24, 2016 06:09 Replies: 15 Views: 1457
Grave Stones of Interest to Rock People... no, really... (NellsRocks) Dec 11, 2015 21:15 Replies: 13 Views: 2649
Genesis of the serpentine minerals and rocks (prcantos) Jun 06, 2013 04:48 Replies: 2 Views: 5700

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No new posts Incorrect classification and fakes     
In this Forum you can provide information and discuss false identifications, inadequate classifications and fakes.   Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Antonio Alcaide, cascaillou
Treatments, Synthetics and Simulants: QUARTZ & CHALCEDONY (cascaillou) Dec 20, 2015 20:34 Replies: 3 Views: 1793
Fake Colombian Emeralds (Fiebre Verde) Dec 08, 2015 14:24 Replies: 8 Views: 2224
Fake silver crystals Morocco (Christophe Gobin) Nov 24, 2015 03:59 Replies: 1 Views: 1231
Chinese "Hydrozincite" specimens? (Barry Vincent) Oct 08, 2015 03:23 Replies: 4 Views: 1736
Bismutoferrite from China...Caveat Emptor (Peter Megaw) May 31, 2015 18:56 Replies: 3 Views: 2017
The intense oiling of Chinese minerals (nitana2000) Apr 29, 2015 14:20 Replies: 14 Views: 8791
Milpillas Azurite - fake specimen (Cascavel1) Dec 04, 2014 09:47 Replies: 27 Views: 18896
Huanggang Mine scheelite color (Josele) Jul 21, 2014 17:48 Replies: 11 Views: 5549
Scorodite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Durango... Sulfur Isotope results (Peter Megaw) Feb 08, 2014 11:16 Replies: 5 Views: 5274
Goethite -not cacoxenite- inclusions in amethyst from Brazil (Antonio Alcaide) Jan 22, 2014 10:45 Replies: 10 Views: 17937
Why an organic substance should not be called a mineral? (Mike P.) Oct 12, 2013 18:46 Replies: 18 Views: 12267
Perfect replicas of natural crystals? (David) May 20, 2013 19:46 Replies: 4 Views: 4987
What is it? (wade) Apr 01, 2013 22:37 Replies: 10 Views: 9627
Azeztulite - Himalaya gold ???? (Kristen) Sep 12, 2012 08:41 Replies: 7 Views: 9089
The bismuth eggs are they a home grow? (trtlman) Jul 12, 2012 12:52 Replies: 4 Views: 10726
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No new posts Off-Topic and Introductions     
In this forum you can discuss topics not covered by any other of our forums and you can also introduce yourself as a new Forum member.   Moderators chris, Xavi Tutusaus, Antonio Alcaide
Presentation of new members - Reference Thread (Jordi Fabre) Jan 31, 2016 15:32 Replies: 252 Views: 92486
THEFT of 60 world class mineral specimens in Johannesburg! (Jordi Fabre) Apr 29, 2016 10:04 Replies: 19 Views: 12861
What took the IMA so long? (Tom Mazanec) Apr 26, 2016 10:59 Replies: 8 Views: 616
Rarest mineral? (Tom Mazanec) Apr 22, 2016 12:47 Replies: 13 Views: 916
The Spanish Collections (Tom Mazanec) Apr 21, 2016 12:29 Replies: 1 Views: 270
More virtual mineralogical trips through different countries? (Tobi) Apr 18, 2016 14:06 Replies: 5 Views: 457
Heliodor (Pierre Joubert) Apr 18, 2016 07:53 Replies: 3 Views: 340
Good places to get micros (Tom Mazanec) Apr 17, 2016 18:20 Replies: 2 Views: 293
A new and more restrictive law in Germany regulating the collection of minerals? (Riccardo Modanesi) Apr 14, 2016 11:58 Replies: 5 Views: 1729
How do you get your specimens? (Tom Mazanec) Apr 13, 2016 11:31 Replies: 13 Views: 1422
Geodes (davidcalhoun) Apr 11, 2016 00:56 Replies: 6 Views: 800
Collection of Tobi (some display impressions) (Tobi) Apr 10, 2016 12:20 Replies: 24 Views: 8818
Just some collection statistics (Tobi) Apr 10, 2016 03:08 Replies: 2 Views: 481
How many mineral species are there in the world? (Tom Mazanec) Apr 09, 2016 12:47 Replies: 6 Views: 575
Tree Growing Around Rock (NellsRocks) Apr 02, 2016 14:29 Replies: 0 Views: 354
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No new posts The Ten Thousand Club     
This Section displays, in one location, all those subjects that, while they are no longer on the main page, have been read more than 10,000 times and are from the sections: "Minerals and Mineralogy" "What is it? - Where is it from?" "Micros & Macros" and "Mines and Mineral Localities".
The other Sections of FMF will not move their topics to here because we prefer to keep their topics grouped.   Moderators chris, Antonio Alcaide

Quartz collecting outings in South Africa (Pierre Joubert) Mar 31, 2016 00:32 Replies: 201 Views: 81332
More about beta Quartz (nitana2000) Mar 08, 2016 12:34 Replies: 27 Views: 25947
Ilmenite pseudo (John S. White) Feb 18, 2016 08:02 Replies: 3 Views: 23534
Question about cubic diamond crystals (Jim) Nov 26, 2015 11:28 Replies: 21 Views: 21742
Very nice Amethyst in the Railroad Works in North of Spain (Joan R.) May 11, 2015 16:02 Replies: 16 Views: 27797
Mysterious Black Crystals (Something Fishy!) (Andy Love) May 11, 2015 14:53 Replies: 35 Views: 19967
Daylight Fluorescent Hyalite Opal from Mexico (Peter Megaw) May 06, 2015 19:10 Replies: 31 Views: 25599
Radioactive minerals (Roger Warin) Jan 25, 2015 06:40 Replies: 26 Views: 18461
2014 - International year of crystallography: for example, pyrite. (Roger Warin) Dec 30, 2014 15:35 Replies: 34 Views: 17453
Hallelujah Junction, Nevada (John S. White) Oct 06, 2014 21:14 Replies: 23 Views: 18164
100.000 Club Very little mineralogy in mineral collecting today (John S. White) Sep 23, 2014 15:47 Replies: 94 Views: 103927
Tessin habit quartz (Scott LaBorde) Sep 13, 2014 06:05 Replies: 32 Views: 25091
New find of minerals from New York (Glenn Rhein) Aug 29, 2014 03:02 Replies: 120 Views: 82703
What minerals are on your wish list? (crosstimber) Aug 12, 2014 16:15 Replies: 39 Views: 19534
Endomorph or Pseudomorph? (Gail) Jul 22, 2014 19:30 Replies: 49 Views: 43873
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No new posts Mineral Exchange Area     
In this forum you will be able to trade minerals and publish their pictures. To know how to do it, please use this link.   Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Antonio Alcaide
How does "Mineral Exchange Area" work? (Jordi Fabre) Aug 20, 2008 03:17 Replies: 0 Views: 10857
Looking for Native Sulphur specimens (bgreenstone) Mar 21, 2016 08:28 Replies: 0 Views: 531
Help with free collecting (solarflare) Feb 11, 2016 18:09 Replies: 8 Views: 1717
NJ Minerals available for trade (Gary Moldovany) Feb 07, 2016 10:45 Replies: 2 Views: 3682
Pyrite for exchange (Cesar M. Salvan) Jan 05, 2016 01:17 Replies: 2 Views: 3727
Bulgarian minerals for exchange (Wolfgang Proestler) Nov 22, 2015 08:32 Replies: 12 Views: 2429
Exchange-Wanted: inclusion quartz crystals, 2 to 3cm, DT or floater, unpolished (cascaillou) Sep 11, 2014 11:08 Replies: 0 Views: 4799
Exchange - Wanted: arsenolite, montroydite, lithiophosphate (cascaillou) Sep 11, 2014 11:01 Replies: 0 Views: 2398
Rhodochrosite rough (Jack Chiang) Aug 23, 2014 13:03 Replies: 1 Views: 2403
Fossils for minerals (appies) Jun 09, 2014 02:41 Replies: 1 Views: 3688
Polish minerals for exchange (Lucas Etienne) Apr 30, 2014 10:30 Replies: 22 Views: 9648
Hourglass Selenite (Alan) Apr 15, 2014 11:05 Replies: 6 Views: 5156
Rare goshenite on aquamarine from Hohenstein (appies) Mar 02, 2014 14:58 Replies: 2 Views: 3196
Silver/Safflorite/Skutterudite/Rammelsberg slabs for exchange (Joseph D'Oliveira) Dec 27, 2013 14:39 Replies: 26 Views: 16203
Rare, Italian species and worlwide too for exchange microminerals (domenico) Oct 11, 2013 04:39 Replies: 5 Views: 6211
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Mineralogical Magazines  Topics   Posts   Last Post 
A kind of special space for mineralogical magazines to allow publishers and readers to keep in touch.
What is it about them that makes it a pleasure to receive them, which old ones you miss, the new issues, the new books they publish...
 
No new posts The Mineralogical Record     
The Mineralogical Record, founded in 1970, is an American mineral magazine of international interest, providing beautifully illustrated articles on minerals and mineral localities worldwide. Additional features include articles on mineral shows, mineral museums, mineralogical and mining collectibles (e.g. antique instruments), profiles of prominent collectors and their collections, book reviews, and articles on the history of mineral collecting and the history of mineralogy. Special-theme supplements to the regular issues are also published.      
New Standards of Excellence in the Mineral Kingdom - M.R. March-April 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Apr 20, 2015 10:51 Replies: 41 Views: 24003
2014 Graphic Excellence Award again for the Mineralogical Record and two more medals! (Jordi Fabre) Dec 31, 2014 13:22 Replies: 3 Views: 2441
Mineralogical Record News (Jordi Fabre) Apr 09, 2014 04:04 Replies: 1 Views: 3441
The 2013 Graphic Excellence Award for the Mineralogical Record! (Jordi Fabre) May 22, 2013 12:27 Replies: 0 Views: 3417
The Mineralogical Record (Jordi Fabre) Apr 28, 2010 13:58 Replies: 8 Views: 10344
Article in M. Record about the John White single crystal collection (Jordi Fabre) Sep 26, 2009 08:31 Replies: 2 Views: 6520
Opinions about Mineralogical Record's Article (Jordi Fabre) May 18, 2009 11:59 Replies: 15 Views: 26227
Mineralogical Record, an excellent magazine. (Joan R.) Jan 21, 2008 06:47 Replies: 0 Views: 4660

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No new posts Rocks & Minerals     
Rocks & Minerals has published feature articles on mineralogy, geology, and paleontology since 1926. Regular departments explore such topics as minerals for the collector; microminerals; recent books, videos, and DVDs; coming events; museum news; and personalities in the field. Detailed lists of collecting opportunities in specific localities are published periodically, as are special theme issues.      
Some well-deserved plaudits for Marie Huizing and Rocks & Minerals magazine (Jordi Fabre) Jan 04, 2015 11:27 Replies: 9 Views: 4342
Rocks & Minerals Magazine - May-June 2014 Issue (Peter Megaw) May 24, 2014 15:39 Replies: 2 Views: 3265
Rocks & Minerals Magazine - Jan/Feb 2014 issue (Jordi Fabre) Mar 12, 2014 10:16 Replies: 1 Views: 2840
Rocks & Minerals Magazine - Nov/Dec 2013 issue (Rocks & Minerals) Dec 01, 2013 13:52 Replies: 2 Views: 4646
Superb improvement in the printing quality of R&M Magazine (Jordi Fabre) Apr 29, 2013 09:16 Replies: 3 Views: 4640
Rocks & Minerals ONLINE (Jordi Fabre) Aug 20, 2012 12:03 Replies: 4 Views: 8180
Five years of FMF in Rocks & Minerals (Antonio Alcaide) Oct 04, 2011 12:51 Replies: 1 Views: 4720
In Rock and Minerals: "Natural Versus Aesthetic" from Jesse Fisher (Jordi Fabre) Apr 12, 2010 20:05 Replies: 20 Views: 18285

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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: 2380
MINERALIEN-Welt back in Denver 2013 - Booth E26 (MINERALIEN-Welt) Sep 05, 2013 13:41 Replies: 1 Views: 4179
NEW BOOK "Exquisite Agates - Erlesene Achate" by Dietrich Mayer! (MINERALIEN-Welt) Aug 06, 2013 11:00 Replies: 2 Views: 5966

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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: 3535
Crystal-hunters Chronicles (Julien) Nov 12, 2014 12:04 Replies: 12 Views: 7545
News from les Editions du Piat (Julien) Jul 11, 2014 03:09 Replies: 3 Views: 3015
Special Edition of Le Règne Minéral (Julien) Jul 10, 2014 10:26 Replies: 0 Views: 2563
A book about French mineralogy (Julien) Sep 16, 2013 11:58 Replies: 3 Views: 4475
Le Règne Minéral #113 (Julien) Sep 16, 2013 02:29 Replies: 0 Views: 3136
New publication of les Editions du Piat (Julien) Aug 19, 2013 08:57 Replies: 0 Views: 3141
"Contes à Cristaux" by Claude Julien Ducarre (Julien) Aug 19, 2013 08:35 Replies: 0 Views: 3181
A new book for the end of June: The minerals of Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines (Julien) Jun 05, 2013 08:01 Replies: 0 Views: 4239
Le Règne Minéral 102 (Julien) Jun 04, 2012 10:17 Replies: 8 Views: 10860
French zeolites : Le Règne Minéral Special Issue 17 (Julien) Jun 04, 2012 01:57 Replies: 0 Views: 5256
Le Règne Minéral n°101 (Julien) Oct 11, 2011 06:25 Replies: 3 Views: 6401
Le Règne Minéral n°100 (Julien) Sep 13, 2011 11:38 Replies: 10 Views: 10135

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No new posts Mineral Up Editions     
  Moderator Joaquim Callen
Gold for Collectors - The Book (Joaquim Callen) Oct 28, 2014 05:32 Replies: 1 Views: 8250
2014 Mineral Up calendar (Peter Van Hout) Nov 14, 2013 17:34 Replies: 0 Views: 3167

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No new posts Mineralogical Almanac     
     
Reminiscences of a very old former curator (Jordi Fabre) Jan 23, 2016 11:38 Replies: 1 Views: 892

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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: 769

1 1 Jan 22, 2016 16:59
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Museums with Mineral Exhibits Worldwide  Topics   Posts   Last Post 
Use this forum to tell us about museums that have minerals on display or to discuss specimens that people can see if they visit them.
 
No new posts Worlwide Museums & Visits to Museums and private collections     
Use this forum to tell us about your experiences of visiting museums, exhibits or private collections.   Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Alan.Hart, Antonio Alcaide
A Plea to the American Museum of Natural History (jakslagle) Feb 04, 2016 12:32 Replies: 6 Views: 2353
Terra Mineralia (Freiberg, Saxony, Germany) (Tobi) Nov 13, 2015 10:29 Replies: 65 Views: 9093
Smale's Virtual Museum of Chinese Minerals (Carles Millan) Aug 19, 2015 12:43 Replies: 1 Views: 1866
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Tucson, questionable prices?
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Sadly I could not make Tucson this year. I have read your reports (thank you very much) and also some of the other ones on the web and it seems to me that the Tucson world is made up of two very different groups:
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We have created a section on the forum: "Collection photos and Collector's page" whose aim is to allow all collectors who wish to publish pictures of specimens in their collection. The idea is for each collector/collection to have a single ...

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One thing that troubles me greatly about the mineral hobby today is that very few collectors appear to have much, if any, intellectual curiosity about minerals. The focus for most collectors appears to be only beauty and perfection, rather than rari...

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