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01 Apr-21:31:19 Is this wisconsin chicken bone jade? (Siriptitous)
01 Apr-03:23:06 Re: shanghai international mineral and fossil show and other chinese shows (Jordi Fabre)
01 Apr-01:57:13 Re: sulphur and creedite specimens? (Jordi Fabre)
01 Apr-00:26:59 Re: some finds. (Adrian Pripoae)
31 Mar-23:45:45 Re: the mizunaka collection (Am Mizunaka)
31 Mar-23:11:42 Re: sulphur and creedite specimens? (Jerfsterf)
31 Mar-23:09:34 Sulphur and creedite specimens? (Jerfsterf)
31 Mar-21:30:24 Re: the mizunaka collection (Gneissware)
31 Mar-18:44:56 The mizunaka collection - faden quartz (Am Mizunaka)
31 Mar-17:57:53 Re: just for fun.... (Cmaracing)
31 Mar-17:50:53 Re: just for fun.... (Pete Modreski)
31 Mar-17:46:20 Re: some finds. (Cmaracing)
31 Mar-17:40:41 Re: just for fun.... (Cmaracing)
31 Mar-17:34:23 Re: some finds. (Psax)
31 Mar-17:31:26 Re: need help (Psax)
31 Mar-17:31:12 Re: just for fun.... (Pete Modreski)
31 Mar-17:21:39 Some finds (Cmaracing)
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31 Mar-16:49:02 Just for fun.... (Cmaracing)
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31 Mar-16:13:18 Re: need help (Kushmeja)
31 Mar-16:06:36 Re: need help (Cmaracing)
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31 Mar-14:07:44 Need help (Cmaracing)
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I created this Forum with the idea of creating a place to share questions and answers with other mineral enthusiasts and, most importantly, to try to provide a serious space where mineralogy questions can be discussed free of bothersome errors, free due the high standards of my partners John and Pete. We owe much of the success of this Forum to their fine texts; with them helping us, our Forum looks "clean", at least in terms of its scientific content. This Forum is still young so it needs all available help to grow, that's why we encourage posts from everybody. All of them will be more than welcome here.

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


Jordi Fabre


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

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

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

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

John S. White
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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
Optical calcite spar (Roger Warin) Mar 30, 2015 04:28 Replies: 8 Views: 535
Amethyst Cathedral Calcium(?) Deposit (bennefie) Mar 29, 2015 20:57 Replies: 1 Views: 237
What would cause the shape of this cavity? (DJandLIMON111) Mar 23, 2015 10:36 Replies: 8 Views: 812
Strange planes in quartz (Josele) Mar 16, 2015 09:34 Replies: 11 Views: 924
Quartz, Natural and Synthetic (Elise) Mar 10, 2015 17:01 Replies: 26 Views: 2644
Mineral photography setups (Scott LaBorde) Mar 05, 2015 19:19 Replies: 5 Views: 1105
What should I buy to start testing what Rocks/minerals i have (Alex Kaminski) Feb 18, 2015 11:51 Replies: 8 Views: 894
what makes calcite White vs. colorless? (df) Feb 07, 2015 08:06 Replies: 5 Views: 694
Oddities from Brandberg, Namibia (Pierre Joubert) Feb 03, 2015 04:22 Replies: 56 Views: 12751
2014 - International year of crystallography: for example, pyrite. (Roger Warin) Dec 30, 2014 15:35 Replies: 34 Views: 10620
Among the rarest minerals (Roger Warin) Dec 22, 2014 17:34 Replies: 8 Views: 2010
Why quartz parallel association is not a twin? (marco campos-venuti) Dec 20, 2014 18:25 Replies: 3 Views: 954
When Do Crystals Stop Growing? (Screenname) Dec 19, 2014 12:56 Replies: 16 Views: 5849
Old labels of minerals (Roger Warin) Dec 05, 2014 18:41 Replies: 9 Views: 5916
Stibnite bent at 90° (Roger Warin) Nov 23, 2014 16:44 Replies: 2 Views: 1288
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595 5637 Mar 30, 2015 04:28
xenolithos 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: 4659
How to find a pocket? - (22) (Jordi Fabre) Mar 29, 2015 12:47 Replies: 30 Views: 2615
A "complete" Dauphiné twin of quartz - (21) (Pete Richards) Sep 10, 2014 11:43 Replies: 18 Views: 4605
A copper mine to understand Life - (20) (Cesar M. Salvan) Aug 19, 2014 15:49 Replies: 9 Views: 2595
DIY Specific Gravity Kit (tutorial) - (19) (cascaillou) Apr 08, 2014 06:17 Replies: 11 Views: 6045
How to dig a pocket? - (18) (Jordi Fabre) Jan 22, 2014 12:41 Replies: 29 Views: 27056
APXS: from Mars to the mineral collector's workbench - (17) (Cesar M. Salvan) Jun 03, 2014 04:06 Replies: 8 Views: 4026
Photos of epitaxy - (16) (John S. White) Jun 03, 2012 19:04 Replies: 34 Views: 35472
Twinning of the aragonite - (15) (Pete Richards) Jan 07, 2015 23:17 Replies: 9 Views: 6416
Preparing a list of light sensitive minerals - (14) (Jordi Fabre) Jun 04, 2012 08:41 Replies: 83 Views: 50408
What defines a mineral's 'quality?' - (13) (Tracy) Jan 18, 2014 12:00 Replies: 35 Views: 85547
Practical Mineralogy #2: What pseudos tell us about deposit genesis - (12) (Peter Megaw) Jun 01, 2013 06:37 Replies: 17 Views: 13435
Naica Mine - (11) (Jordi Fabre) Jun 09, 2013 03:33 Replies: 44 Views: 37930
New finds out of Mexico - (10) (Jean Sendero) Jul 14, 2014 12:16 Replies: 17 Views: 11246
Complex fluorite crystal forms - (9) (Ru Smith) Nov 22, 2014 16:40 Replies: 47 Views: 19675
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24 1014 Mar 29, 2015 12:47
Pierre Joubert 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

Is this wisconsin chicken bone jade? (Siriptitous) Apr 01, 2015 21:31 Replies: 0 Views: 65
Sulphur and creedite specimens? (jerfsterf) Apr 01, 2015 01:57 Replies: 2 Views: 208
Some finds (cmaracing) Apr 01, 2015 00:26 Replies: 3 Views: 222
Just for fun.... (cmaracing) Mar 31, 2015 17:57 Replies: 4 Views: 226
Need Help (cmaracing) Mar 31, 2015 17:31 Replies: 6 Views: 228
Limestone help (Psax) Mar 29, 2015 08:01 Replies: 5 Views: 272
Stone problem 3 (mr.O'K) Mar 29, 2015 06:21 Replies: 3 Views: 435
What is this? (hoop) Mar 28, 2015 03:17 Replies: 4 Views: 930
What do I have here? (steve123) Mar 26, 2015 15:28 Replies: 6 Views: 568
Stone problem (mr.O'K) Mar 23, 2015 02:33 Replies: 8 Views: 893
What did I find? (erasedover) Mar 22, 2015 16:09 Replies: 2 Views: 289
ID help (Johnsonm08) Mar 19, 2015 21:10 Replies: 1 Views: 246
Johachidolite (Guitu) Mar 18, 2015 12:42 Replies: 9 Views: 904
A chocolate gemstone?? (Ken) Mar 17, 2015 23:44 Replies: 7 Views: 797
Stone problem 2 (mr.O'K) Mar 16, 2015 03:43 Replies: 9 Views: 800
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327 2314 Apr 01, 2015 21:31
Siriptitous View latest post
No new posts What is it? - Where is it from?     
In this forum you can add messages about the identification of minerals/localities. You can also include photos, so that others can help you identify your specimens or the locality that it comes from.
To know more about it, please use: Asking: "What is this? / Where is it from?"   Moderators chris, Pete Modreski, Antonio Alcaide

Asking: "What is this? / Where is it from?" (James) Sep 12, 2011 13:32 Replies: 3 Views: 15939
Mysterious Black Crystals (Something Fishy!) (Andy Love) Mar 25, 2015 14:51 Replies: 25 Views: 2598
Unknown Minerals in a Rock (petrographic microscope pictures) (Liderpina) Mar 24, 2015 11:46 Replies: 4 Views: 482
Yellow Mimetite on Calcite. From which mine in Mexico? (herrej) Mar 21, 2015 17:37 Replies: 4 Views: 379
Aventurine? (Dale Hallmark) Mar 14, 2015 13:21 Replies: 8 Views: 750
Vivianite but from where (herrej) Mar 09, 2015 12:19 Replies: 2 Views: 444
Dioptase - where is it from? (5600miles) Mar 06, 2015 09:34 Replies: 7 Views: 845
Gem Iolite Crystal Locality (John Betts) Mar 03, 2015 17:37 Replies: 7 Views: 980
Smithsonite with dendrites (Philip G) Mar 01, 2015 21:59 Replies: 3 Views: 557
From the Minerva mine, Cave-in-Rock, Illinois--I think! (Pete Modreski) Feb 25, 2015 02:48 Replies: 10 Views: 2589
Please identify this stone (Magdy) Feb 24, 2015 16:47 Replies: 7 Views: 706
A weird peridot? (Josele) Feb 17, 2015 07:49 Replies: 9 Views: 1157
Hollow rhombohedral crystal on a Huanggang specimen (Tobi) Feb 16, 2015 00:49 Replies: 2 Views: 559
Purple, Pink, White, and Reddish Stones found near Aragon, Spain (Tmcombs) Feb 09, 2015 20:10 Replies: 2 Views: 553
I need help for accurate identification this stone(mineral) (Yanislav) Feb 07, 2015 00:21 Replies: 13 Views: 4066
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914 5964 Mar 25, 2015 14:51
Pete Modreski View latest post
No new posts Micros & Macros     
In this Forum you can add photos of minerals micromounts or macro minerals, give opinions on their identification, and share information on microscopes and taking photos.   Moderators chris, Antonio Alcaide
Hematite Eifel (Matteo_Chinellato) Mar 29, 2015 10:53 Replies: 3 Views: 1399
Quartz microscope pictures (DJandLIMON111) Mar 29, 2015 10:03 Replies: 2 Views: 378
Italian Anatase (Matteo_Chinellato) Nov 16, 2014 10:18 Replies: 5 Views: 1409
Up close colourful minerals (David) Nov 14, 2014 15:22 Replies: 0 Views: 1010
Elbaite from Elba Island (Roger Warin) Oct 26, 2014 07:59 Replies: 5 Views: 4863
My modest collection of minerals / micro photos ... (ofarcis) Oct 24, 2014 03:53 Replies: 59 Views: 26086
First attempt (Adrian Pripoae) Oct 23, 2014 13:25 Replies: 1 Views: 1209
Igneous Rocks from egypt (Magdy) Oct 14, 2014 10:33 Replies: 4 Views: 1527
Snowflake Photographs? (trtlman) Oct 11, 2014 14:10 Replies: 18 Views: 6503
Haüyne, EIfel (Roger Warin) Sep 23, 2014 16:14 Replies: 4 Views: 1441
Stack software, comparative speed, optimizations and others (ofarcis) Sep 11, 2014 09:11 Replies: 17 Views: 8922
Apatite from Göscheneralp (Roger Warin) Sep 03, 2014 00:07 Replies: 0 Views: 1091
Favorite SEM photos (Cesar M. Salvan) Aug 26, 2014 16:41 Replies: 16 Views: 3865
A DIY Ball Table (Paul S) Aug 21, 2014 14:05 Replies: 6 Views: 5765
Tutorial to do better photos of minerals by Xiao-dong (xdxucn) Aug 12, 2014 21:33 Replies: 15 Views: 3103
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75 593 Mar 29, 2015 10:53
DJandLIMON111 View latest post
No new posts Exceptional finds     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Antonio Alcaide, John Cornish
CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia (John Cornish) Feb 28, 2014 20:03 Replies: 63 Views: 34563
2013, an Update... CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine (John Cornish) Jun 24, 2013 08:14 Replies: 13 Views: 10260
Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode (Antonio Da Silveira) Oct 19, 2012 18:26 Replies: 32 Views: 86870
Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode - 'Part 2' (Antonio Da Silveira) Oct 23, 2010 17:27 Replies: 6 Views: 15842
Scoop! - An important find of amber in the "La Florida" Mine, Spain (Jordi Fabre) Dec 14, 2008 15:03 Replies: 0 Views: 10472

5 119 Feb 28, 2014 20:03
Byron Anderson View latest post
No new posts Mines and Mineral Localities     Access to the FMF Gallery
In this forum you're able to place your favorite mines and famous or unknown mineral localities. This section is special because all the photos published here also appear in "FMF Gallery". To find out more please use this link   Moderators chris, Pete Modreski, Antonio Alcaide
The phurcalite from Assunçao mine (Ferreira de Aves, Satao, Portugal) (Cesar M. Salvan) Mar 22, 2015 14:59 Replies: 3 Views: 447
Volborthite and Tangeite from Milpillas mine (Cesar M. Salvan) Mar 03, 2015 17:23 Replies: 1 Views: 571
Old (and abandoned) mines in Pribram city, Czech republic (Psax) Mar 03, 2015 14:55 Replies: 4 Views: 2142
Spoil bank of former uranium mine, Mineshaft n.16, Haje, Pribram, Czech Republic (Psax) Feb 25, 2015 13:36 Replies: 2 Views: 680
Dioptase from M'fouati District, Republic of Congo (Joseph D'Oliveira) Feb 21, 2015 19:37 Replies: 2 Views: 566
Rose Quarz mine in Spain (jesus balmaseda) Dec 16, 2014 18:35 Replies: 6 Views: 7496
Agates from Iran (Reyhane) Dec 14, 2014 10:29 Replies: 29 Views: 3278
Ben Loyal, Sutherland, Scotland (Mike Wood) Dec 04, 2014 12:24 Replies: 9 Views: 2868
Collecting quartz on the Little Falls dolostone (vic rzonca) Nov 13, 2014 06:40 Replies: 60 Views: 25982
Tenerife island (ACC79) Oct 10, 2014 21:49 Replies: 10 Views: 2397
Occurrence information request: Kannad, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India (Adrian Pripoae) Oct 09, 2014 14:19 Replies: 0 Views: 1036
Hallelujah Junction, Nevada (John S. White) Oct 06, 2014 21:14 Replies: 23 Views: 9695
Kipushi Mine (D.R. Congo) (Roger Warin) Sep 02, 2014 15:58 Replies: 8 Views: 3512
Champion Andalusite Mine (rcollar) Aug 20, 2014 15:45 Replies: 1 Views: 1157
Collecting at Cornwall, PA mine dumps (David Fryauff) Aug 07, 2014 14:56 Replies: 3 Views: 1304
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193 1670 Mar 22, 2015 14:59
stef4412 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.      
Visit to eastern Sicily (Richard_Murphy) Jan 03, 2015 05:10 Replies: 7 Views: 3628
Mineral Collecting from Frankfurt to Renchen (Tmcombs) Jan 02, 2015 10:12 Replies: 1 Views: 697
Trip to Luc Yen, Vietnam (Sam314159) Oct 31, 2014 19:01 Replies: 1 Views: 1230
Lapidary Dealers in St. Petersburg, Russia (Rick Shaffer) Sep 13, 2014 21:02 Replies: 4 Views: 2880
West Kenya Minerals (Byron Anderson) Aug 16, 2014 09:16 Replies: 1 Views: 1190
Planning a rockhounding trip to Bancroft, Ontario (Sam314159) Jan 20, 2014 12:57 Replies: 0 Views: 1505
Ariège area (jonas winslo) Dec 05, 2013 14:22 Replies: 1 Views: 1671
Rock and Mineral clubs or shops in China? (ellencmoe) Oct 11, 2013 14:10 Replies: 4 Views: 3608
Trip to Namibia (Julio Landmann) Apr 24, 2013 09:38 Replies: 13 Views: 6128
Looking for geologic/mineral sites to visit in Spain, Portugal (Pete Modreski) Apr 21, 2013 16:15 Replies: 6 Views: 3819
The 2nd International Mindat.Org Conference in Midelt, Morocco 2012 (Jan Erik) Nov 28, 2012 06:45 Replies: 5 Views: 5657
Moroccan Trip 2004 (yowanni) Apr 01, 2012 23:02 Replies: 14 Views: 13151
Expedition to the giant halite cubes of Merkers ... (Tobi) Feb 02, 2012 13:01 Replies: 4 Views: 5753
A trip to Almaden (Joaquin Montoro) Oct 14, 2011 09:10 Replies: 9 Views: 7412
Museums and mineral shops in Barcelona and Madrid - fluorescent minerals (ebayster) Oct 03, 2011 08:22 Replies: 3 Views: 5345
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33 166 Jan 03, 2015 05:10
Riccardo Modanesi 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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52 843 Mar 22, 2015 04:38
Tobi View latest post
No new posts A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK     Access to the FMF Gallery
This section of the forum is special in that it is dedicated to images of minerals from the different regions of the UK. So, although you can add as many pictures as you like in each of the existing threads, you can't create any new threads within it.
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section "A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK" or on this link
To know more about the reasons for this particular Forum, please use this link   Moderators Jordi Fabre, James, chris


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


12 168 Mar 12, 2015 07:40
Andreas Gerstenberg View latest post
No new posts Preparing and Cleaning Minerals     
This Forum brings together questions and results on the delicate subject of preparation and cleaning of minerals.   Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Antonio Alcaide
Mica cleaning question. (vic rzonca) Mar 12, 2015 16:29 Replies: 5 Views: 595
Removing hematite from calcite (fluorite3377) Feb 19, 2015 11:22 Replies: 10 Views: 999
Yellow Feldspar from HCl (Byron Anderson) Feb 14, 2015 11:19 Replies: 5 Views: 604
Looking for Equipment for Preparing and Cleaning Minerals (J Downey) Feb 12, 2015 18:09 Replies: 2 Views: 496
Preserving Realgar - Is it possible? (Jean Sendero) Dec 03, 2014 08:52 Replies: 16 Views: 3012
Loss of luster on russian cuprite (bob kerr) Dec 02, 2014 18:31 Replies: 13 Views: 3388
Pressure water gun (cleaning spot gun) (ACC79) Oct 05, 2014 18:26 Replies: 16 Views: 3668
Agate: to cut or not to cut? (TimS) Sep 18, 2014 15:53 Replies: 3 Views: 1343
...any suggestions for stabilizing the Magnetite matrix of Chifeng Scheelite? (Jack Thurber) Aug 18, 2014 03:06 Replies: 5 Views: 1937
Storage (captaincaveman) Aug 15, 2014 06:21 Replies: 4 Views: 1537
Waller solution / Super Iron Out (Rei) Jul 07, 2014 21:42 Replies: 19 Views: 5756
How to "cement" Amethyst clusters (Kitdog) Jun 24, 2014 06:06 Replies: 2 Views: 1548
Crystals forming on fools gold ammonites (robhanson) Jun 01, 2014 13:56 Replies: 12 Views: 4533
How can restoring color of a crystal? (h.abbasi) May 25, 2014 21:49 Replies: 4 Views: 1957
Acid cleaning: results (Rei) May 10, 2014 02:44 Replies: 3 Views: 1966
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97 851 Mar 12, 2015 16:29
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
The magic of Tucson, 2015. Gail Spann report. (Gail) Feb 24, 2015 11:26 Replies: 115 Views: 22280
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Houston Fine Mineral Show Report, with Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 03, 2013 09:23 Replies: 103 Views: 37075
100.000 Club 2013 Tucson Show Adventure ~ Gail Spann Style. (Gail) Apr 27, 2013 02:57 Replies: 598 Views: 175331
Fabulous Denver Gem and Mineral Show, Sept 14, 2012 and on...Gail Spann (Gail) Nov 04, 2012 01:57 Replies: 43 Views: 28573
Gail Spann's 2012 East Coast Gem and Mineral Show report (Gail) Aug 29, 2012 14:27 Replies: 151 Views: 57612
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin... (Gail) Oct 02, 2012 11:21 Replies: 632 Views: 268912
FMF party in Tucson, 2012. You coming? (Gail) Mar 03, 2012 02:28 Replies: 49 Views: 33933
Fort Worth, Texas, Gem and Mineral Show. Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 01, 2011 20:35 Replies: 33 Views: 27065
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011 (Gail) Oct 07, 2012 11:38 Replies: 370 Views: 205717
FMFs party in Tucson, 2011 (Gail) Feb 27, 2011 22:43 Replies: 114 Views: 63120
Gail Spann's Tucson show report, 2011 (Gail) Jan 17, 2011 01:30 Replies: 28 Views: 23087
Gail Spann's HOUSTON 2010 show report (Gail) Jun 28, 2010 02:56 Replies: 122 Views: 58298
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Tucson photo fest, 2010 (Gail) Feb 10, 2012 22:50 Replies: 443 Views: 208509
Gail Spann's photofest of the Denver 2009 show. (Gail) Oct 03, 2009 16:07 Replies: 130 Views: 58784
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27 4088 Feb 24, 2015 11:26
Gail View latest post
No new posts News about shows     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 29, 2015 12:28 Replies: 0 Views: 228
2015 Tucson In Retrospect (Don Lum) Mar 15, 2015 15:47 Replies: 58 Views: 8376
Tucson Show 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 28, 2015 18:44 Replies: 169 Views: 58336
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 01, 2014 02:35 Replies: 80 Views: 29926
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 21, 2014 16:04 Replies: 38 Views: 16389
Tucson Show 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 30, 2014 01:38 Replies: 111 Views: 66445
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2013 (Jordi Fabre) Oct 28, 2014 15:19 Replies: 122 Views: 55610
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2013 - 50th Edition! (Jordi Fabre) Jul 16, 2013 04:27 Replies: 65 Views: 43248
Tucson Show 2013 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 16, 2013 09:26 Replies: 161 Views: 91750
100.000 Club Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2012 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 15, 2013 07:47 Replies: 103 Views: 100007
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2012 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 17, 2012 05:06 Replies: 76 Views: 49874
Tucson Show 2012 (Jordi Fabre) May 13, 2012 09:17 Replies: 101 Views: 85974
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2011 (Jordi Fabre) Nov 27, 2011 14:31 Replies: 60 Views: 56277
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2011 (Jordi Fabre) Nov 16, 2011 06:02 Replies: 40 Views: 44878
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2011 (Jordi Fabre) Feb 28, 2011 02:28 Replies: 168 Views: 151675
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29 1672 Mar 29, 2015 12:28
Jordi Fabre View latest post
No new posts Mineral Shows     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
Shanghai International Mineral and Fossil Show and other Chinese Shows (Jordi Fabre) Apr 01, 2015 03:23 Replies: 1 Views: 511
Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum spring 2015 sale (Jordi Fabre) Mar 31, 2015 01:49 Replies: 0 Views: 223
AsiaWorld - Expo Hong Kong 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 27, 2015 11:41 Replies: 0 Views: 261
My Tucson Top Ten 2015 (bob kerr) Feb 24, 2015 12:20 Replies: 4 Views: 1167
Tucson, questionable prices? (James) Feb 22, 2015 15:18 Replies: 145 Views: 99844
Pueblo Gem & Mineral Show 2015 Mineral Lecture Series Announcement (Rocksaholics) Feb 07, 2015 21:36 Replies: 1 Views: 2260
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2015 - Some recommendations? (Richard_Murphy) Jan 24, 2015 06:28 Replies: 3 Views: 3299
30th Annual Budapest Show (28-29-30 August 2015, Hungary)! (Jordi Fabre) Dec 11, 2014 14:17 Replies: 1 Views: 1942
Lyon's Mineral Show (chris) Nov 10, 2014 15:06 Replies: 16 Views: 7013
54 International Mineralientage Zürich / Switzerland (Jordi Fabre) Nov 08, 2014 07:09 Replies: 0 Views: 959
Liege - INTERMINERAL (Roger Warin) Oct 20, 2014 00:23 Replies: 0 Views: 1121
Bologna Mineral Show 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Oct 15, 2014 16:27 Replies: 0 Views: 1317
MINERANT 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Oct 14, 2014 15:54 Replies: 0 Views: 1108
My 2014 Tucson Experience (Don Lum) Oct 12, 2014 13:22 Replies: 188 Views: 51226
2014 Denver Mineral Shows (crosstimber) Oct 02, 2014 08:37 Replies: 16 Views: 6441
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143 1429 Apr 01, 2015 03:23
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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) Oct 03, 2014 03:25 Replies: 3 Views: 9614
100.000 Club Collection of Carles Millan (Carles Millan) Feb 02, 2015 15:19 Replies: 711 Views: 435307
100.000 Club Collection of Nurbo (nurbo) Dec 30, 2013 14:23 Replies: 403 Views: 217644
100.000 Club Collection of Tobi (Tobi) Mar 31, 2015 06:09 Replies: 628 Views: 243297
100.000 Club Collection of Michael Shaw (crosstimber) Mar 27, 2015 09:48 Replies: 636 Views: 218206
100.000 Club Andreas Gerstenberg Collection (Andreas Gerstenberg) Oct 28, 2014 05:24 Replies: 160 Views: 140102
100.000 Club New generation for picture - Ploum (ploum) Mar 16, 2015 19:07 Replies: 375 Views: 137258
100.000 Club Don Lum Collection (Don Lum) Jan 13, 2015 20:11 Replies: 688 Views: 162573
100.000 Club Collection of Miguel (José Miguel) Mar 07, 2015 10:33 Replies: 215 Views: 103383
100.000 Club Bob's rocks (GneissWare) Mar 29, 2015 11:11 Replies: 307 Views: 102397
The Mizunaka Collection (am mizunaka) Mar 31, 2015 23:45 Replies: 353 Views: 94021
Collection of Fiebre Verde (Fiebre Verde) Mar 31, 2015 04:44 Replies: 175 Views: 22690
Richy's collection (Martin Rich) Mar 29, 2015 08:26 Replies: 8 Views: 809
Collection of Doug Merson (Doug) Mar 19, 2015 16:55 Replies: 43 Views: 27554
Vítor Amorim Collection (Vitomorim) Mar 14, 2015 07:33 Replies: 18 Views: 6955
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116 8211 Mar 31, 2015 23:45
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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: 234161
Nimfiara's collection (nimfiara) May 10, 2012 17:20 Replies: 30 Views: 29887
Linda's Private Collection (Linda Smith) Feb 08, 2012 04:31 Replies: 39 Views: 38539
Debbie's Collection (Debbie Woolf) Jul 04, 2011 10:45 Replies: 20 Views: 21909
Tracy's favorite specimens (Tracy) Jun 04, 2011 14:01 Replies: 73 Views: 67518
Colleen's Collection (Colleen Thomson) May 28, 2011 19:33 Replies: 10 Views: 14918
Jessica's mineral collection (Jessica Simonoff) Jan 30, 2010 18:52 Replies: 18 Views: 23974
Linda St-Cyr's favorites (Linda St-Cyr) May 17, 2009 09:09 Replies: 6 Views: 19185

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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
Classification of crystallographic forms - any references? (prcantos) Mar 06, 2015 11:11 Replies: 21 Views: 2840
Australian micromineral newsletter... (crocoite) Jan 26, 2015 00:07 Replies: 15 Views: 11023
Panasqueira Mine (crosstimber) Jan 10, 2015 14:21 Replies: 16 Views: 5664
Mathematical Crystallography by Boisen & Gibbs (prcantos) Oct 09, 2014 03:55 Replies: 0 Views: 1550
Crystal Mountains - Minerals of the Cairngorms NEW BOOK (Roy Starkey) Oct 07, 2014 09:54 Replies: 11 Views: 2803
New book:"Crystal Forms of Fluorite - Kristallformen von Fluorit" (jrg) Sep 13, 2014 15:40 Replies: 11 Views: 4132
The long awaited new NAMIBIA book released on September 1st! (MINERALIEN-Welt) Aug 28, 2014 05:53 Replies: 2 Views: 1567
Importance of Cataloguing & Mineral-Collector Demographics (Banko45) Jul 25, 2014 20:56 Replies: 12 Views: 2934
Jaspers & Agates (Josele) Jun 28, 2014 08:08 Replies: 12 Views: 3569
New Book: Rhodochrosite, Crystals of Drama and Nuance (Jordi Fabre) May 22, 2014 09:28 Replies: 16 Views: 8418
Geonieuws. 50th anniversary of the MKA: The mineralogy of Belgium (Jordi Fabre) Apr 23, 2014 02:43 Replies: 0 Views: 1447
New book: Les Ferreres Mine, Camprodon, Girona, Catalonia (Rocabruna Research Team) Mar 17, 2014 06:32 Replies: 0 Views: 1707
New Book: LUMINESCENCE IN MINERAL KINGDOM (Jordi Fabre) Feb 16, 2014 07:57 Replies: 10 Views: 7714
New Book on Lake Superior Region Iron Ranges (bugrock) Nov 29, 2013 15:52 Replies: 1 Views: 1889
MINERALS – The Collectors Newspaper (Tomasz Praszkier) Oct 20, 2013 12:32 Replies: 9 Views: 8570
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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
A new mineral artist - Barbara Stanley (James) Mar 01, 2015 09:53 Replies: 15 Views: 6537
Mineral Illustration (Turbo) Jan 18, 2015 04:24 Replies: 79 Views: 40998
Mineral collages - the next generation (Tobi) Jan 02, 2015 09:19 Replies: 8 Views: 1169
Steve Sorrell's 2014 Artwork... (crocoite) Nov 21, 2014 14:04 Replies: 40 Views: 11202
Man-made objects Imitating Mother Nature (Don Lum) Apr 30, 2014 10:18 Replies: 29 Views: 12011
A new generation of mineral collages (Tobi) Mar 22, 2014 13:36 Replies: 15 Views: 6562
My Art Work (trtlman) Dec 28, 2013 17:18 Replies: 16 Views: 7189
Steve Sorrell's 2013 Artwork... (crocoite) Dec 27, 2013 23:47 Replies: 72 Views: 23911
Fabre's past (vic rzonca) Aug 17, 2013 16:35 Replies: 14 Views: 6954
Illustrations 2013 (Félix Estrella) Aug 14, 2013 10:49 Replies: 15 Views: 7988
New Paintings 2013 (Schwertner) Jun 11, 2013 12:16 Replies: 103 Views: 33239
Mineral's art drafts (Jordi Fabre) Jun 08, 2013 04:07 Replies: 23 Views: 27568
Petroglyphs (benchambers) Apr 10, 2013 02:11 Replies: 5 Views: 4059
2013 Paint Off!!! (crocoite) Apr 09, 2013 10:44 Replies: 46 Views: 18942
Some of my paintings from 2012 (Schwertner) Jan 04, 2013 17:46 Replies: 44 Views: 17601
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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
Mineral labels as art ;) (Tobi) Sep 22, 2014 02:06 Replies: 23 Views: 20416
If it is a twin it was juicy and delicious (Don Lum) Sep 14, 2014 12:53 Replies: 25 Views: 6049
How all you got started in collecting? (vic rzonca) Jun 08, 2014 10:32 Replies: 21 Views: 16868
Bill Lawrence Memorial (BlueCapProductions) May 05, 2014 13:56 Replies: 4 Views: 2084
Sir Arthur Russell - 50th Anniversary on 24th February (Roy Starkey) Feb 02, 2014 12:58 Replies: 5 Views: 3067
Reminiscences of an Old Former Curator by John S. White (Jordi Fabre) Jan 19, 2014 17:06 Replies: 6 Views: 3838
Rogues gallery of photos of yesteryear's mineral collecting greats (Jordi Fabre) Jan 12, 2014 06:26 Replies: 16 Views: 5958
Biggest nugget? 64.7 kg. (Roger Warin) Nov 12, 2013 16:25 Replies: 6 Views: 5025
Willard Perkins Classic "Perky" Mount (Peter Megaw) Aug 30, 2013 06:13 Replies: 14 Views: 8927
Airport security (James) Jun 07, 2013 13:04 Replies: 23 Views: 25891
Mining hand made crafts (Joaquin Montoro) Aug 11, 2012 05:29 Replies: 23 Views: 22482
What makes a great mineral collector? (David) Mar 19, 2012 11:58 Replies: 21 Views: 15167
Highgrading, the selling of stolen goods and turning a blind eye (BlueCapProductions) Dec 01, 2011 02:48 Replies: 42 Views: 34394
My first teacher (Unregistered user) Oct 15, 2011 03:08 Replies: 5 Views: 6519
The Almadén's "Spanish flag" (Jordi Fabre) Aug 17, 2011 03:49 Replies: 4 Views: 15971
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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: 14820
FMF Guide of Rocks - SEDIMENTARY ROCKS (prcantos) Dec 11, 2013 17:45 Replies: 5 Views: 8605
FMF Guide of Rocks - METAMORPHIC ROCKS (prcantos) Dec 11, 2013 17:34 Replies: 15 Views: 16825
Genesis of the serpentine minerals and rocks (prcantos) Jun 06, 2013 04:48 Replies: 2 Views: 3654

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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
Milpillas Azurite - fake specimen (Cascavel1) Dec 04, 2014 09:47 Replies: 27 Views: 14274
Huanggang Mine scheelite color (Josele) Jul 21, 2014 17:48 Replies: 11 Views: 3019
An error in the Forum (h.abbasi) May 19, 2014 06:05 Replies: 5 Views: 2132
Scorodite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Durango... Sulfur Isotope results (Peter Megaw) Feb 08, 2014 11:16 Replies: 5 Views: 3369
Goethite -not cacoxenite- inclusions in amethyst from Brazil (Antonio Alcaide) Jan 22, 2014 10:45 Replies: 10 Views: 13592
Why an organic substance should not be called a mineral? (Mike P.) Oct 12, 2013 18:46 Replies: 18 Views: 8155
Perfect replicas of natural crystals? (David) May 20, 2013 19:46 Replies: 4 Views: 3528
Azeztulite - Himalaya gold ???? (Kristen) Sep 12, 2012 08:41 Replies: 7 Views: 6801
The bismuth eggs are they a home grow? (trtlman) Jul 12, 2012 12:52 Replies: 4 Views: 8179
Specimens incorrectly labeled Bravoite coating Pyrite from Colorado (John S. White) Jul 12, 2012 12:40 Replies: 8 Views: 13004
Palladium-rich gold from Icabaru, Venezuela (Cesar M. Salvan) Jul 06, 2012 15:26 Replies: 24 Views: 31340
Amethyst Black Agate Sphere (thehippi) Jun 05, 2012 14:49 Replies: 7 Views: 8257
Blue Barites from Baia Sprie (Felsobanya) Mine, Romania (GneissWare) Apr 11, 2012 22:07 Replies: 14 Views: 11049
A fake Chinese cinnabar disclosed (Carles Millan) Jan 21, 2012 06:14 Replies: 30 Views: 24629
Detecting Filling with Polymers (daviddillman) Jan 06, 2012 12:24 Replies: 3 Views: 5342
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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) Mar 29, 2015 05:20 Replies: 240 Views: 64476
Polished Acrylic Base Supplier (Adrian Pripoae) Mar 03, 2015 10:44 Replies: 5 Views: 853
Collection of Tobi (some display impressions) (Tobi) Mar 02, 2015 00:46 Replies: 21 Views: 3749
Private Museums Publicly Subsidized by Major Tax Write-offs (Joan Kureczka) Feb 26, 2015 13:02 Replies: 1 Views: 483
Contact info wanted (John S. White) Feb 20, 2015 08:54 Replies: 0 Views: 381
Mineral Display Case Project (Turbo) Feb 19, 2015 12:29 Replies: 46 Views: 5640
Need direction selling "Elsevier's Minerals of the World Poster/Chart compiled by P. (hawkjames) Feb 03, 2015 12:43 Replies: 5 Views: 1016
Advice for an aspiring mineral dealer (headstashcrystals) Jan 30, 2015 17:23 Replies: 6 Views: 1405
Hand Lenses (Peter Megaw) Jan 22, 2015 15:57 Replies: 17 Views: 11848
Food safe water rocks for PH balancing drinking water (Crusher) Jan 18, 2015 12:02 Replies: 8 Views: 1233
Geology tools (jbaldwin) Jan 05, 2015 02:25 Replies: 1 Views: 841
Merry Christmas 2014 and Happy New Year! (Roger Warin) Jan 01, 2015 10:36 Replies: 27 Views: 3805
Parrish's collection (parrish) Dec 26, 2014 09:35 Replies: 13 Views: 2864
THEFT of 60 world class mineral specimens in Johannesburg! (Jordi Fabre) Dec 16, 2014 16:27 Replies: 17 Views: 7736
Uranophane (Pierre Joubert) Dec 03, 2014 01:23 Replies: 19 Views: 4730
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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 11, 2015 02:28 Replies: 172 Views: 54237
Radioactive minerals (Roger Warin) Jan 25, 2015 06:40 Replies: 26 Views: 12690
Very little mineralogy in mineral collecting today (John S. White) Sep 23, 2014 15:47 Replies: 94 Views: 91499
Tessin habit quartz (Scott LaBorde) Sep 13, 2014 06:05 Replies: 32 Views: 19539
New find of minerals from New York (Glenn Rhein) Aug 29, 2014 03:02 Replies: 120 Views: 70716
What minerals are on your wish list? (crosstimber) Aug 12, 2014 16:15 Replies: 39 Views: 14159
Endomorph or Pseudomorph? (Gail) Jul 22, 2014 19:30 Replies: 49 Views: 35419
Spinel twins (Ru Smith) Jun 23, 2014 15:45 Replies: 54 Views: 28585
Digging a little... (Justin297206913) Apr 26, 2014 19:57 Replies: 61 Views: 14407
Daylight Fluorescent Hyalite Opal from Mexico (Peter Megaw) Mar 28, 2014 21:55 Replies: 30 Views: 15919
"Smithsonite - Think Zinc!" Lithographie 13 (Elise) Feb 10, 2014 19:16 Replies: 26 Views: 19343
Freeware: Mineral Database (Joan R.) Jan 22, 2014 06:04 Replies: 58 Views: 59350
Home Grown Crystals (Screenname) Jan 21, 2014 14:26 Replies: 39 Views: 13835
Tetrahedron [111] penetration twin (Josele) Jan 08, 2014 05:18 Replies: 16 Views: 12124
Euclase, an equant crystal (Roger Warin) Jan 06, 2014 17:28 Replies: 26 Views: 13324
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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: 8806
Exchange-Wanted: inclusion quartz crystals, 2 to 3cm, DT or floater, unpolished (cascaillou) Sep 11, 2014 11:08 Replies: 0 Views: 2540
Exchange - Wanted: arsenolite, montroydite, lithiophosphate (cascaillou) Sep 11, 2014 11:01 Replies: 0 Views: 812
Rhodochrosite rough (Jack Chiang) Aug 23, 2014 13:03 Replies: 1 Views: 963
Fossils for minerals (appies) Jun 09, 2014 02:41 Replies: 1 Views: 2333
Polish minerals for exchange (Lucas Etienne) Apr 30, 2014 10:30 Replies: 22 Views: 5685
Hourglass Selenite (Alan) Apr 15, 2014 11:05 Replies: 6 Views: 2817
Rare goshenite on aquamarine from Hohenstein (appies) Mar 02, 2014 14:58 Replies: 2 Views: 1790
Silver/Safflorite/Skutterudite/Rammelsberg slabs for exchange (Joseph D'Oliveira) Dec 27, 2013 14:39 Replies: 26 Views: 12653
Rare, Italian species and worlwide too for exchange microminerals (domenico) Oct 11, 2013 04:39 Replies: 5 Views: 4481
Mtoroite for swap... (Chris Foltz) Oct 11, 2013 04:14 Replies: 8 Views: 5133
Pyrite for exchange (Cesar M. Salvan) Sep 13, 2013 12:41 Replies: 1 Views: 1917
Exchange - Mineral specimens old German Handwritten labels from Freiberg Academy (Bobe) Apr 17, 2013 08:55 Replies: 2 Views: 5054
I need stoness for carving purpose (yingminwang) Feb 27, 2013 02:25 Replies: 1 Views: 2163
Silver ore cab to exchange (Chris Foltz) Jan 15, 2013 23:48 Replies: 0 Views: 2121
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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.      
2014 Graphic Excellence Award again for the Mineralogical Record and two more medals! (Jordi Fabre) Dec 31, 2014 13:22 Replies: 3 Views: 878
New Standards of Excellence in the Mineral Kingdom - M.R. March-April 2014 (Jordi Fabre) May 01, 2014 16:11 Replies: 37 Views: 14528
Mineralogical Record News (Jordi Fabre) Apr 09, 2014 04:04 Replies: 1 Views: 1892
The 2013 Graphic Excellence Award for the Mineralogical Record! (Jordi Fabre) May 22, 2013 12:27 Replies: 0 Views: 2238
The Mineralogical Record (Jordi Fabre) Apr 28, 2010 13:58 Replies: 8 Views: 7955
Article in M. Record about the John White single crystal collection (Jordi Fabre) Sep 26, 2009 08:31 Replies: 2 Views: 5034
Opinions about Mineralogical Record's Article (Jordi Fabre) May 18, 2009 11:59 Replies: 15 Views: 23431
Mineralogical Record, an excellent magazine. (Joan R.) Jan 21, 2008 06:47 Replies: 0 Views: 3369

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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: 1546
Rocks & Minerals Magazine - May-June 2014 Issue (Peter Megaw) May 24, 2014 15:39 Replies: 2 Views: 1693
Rocks & Minerals Magazine - Jan/Feb 2014 issue (Jordi Fabre) Mar 12, 2014 10:16 Replies: 1 Views: 1583
Rocks & Minerals Magazine - Nov/Dec 2013 issue (Rocks & Minerals) Dec 01, 2013 13:52 Replies: 2 Views: 2912
Superb improvement in the printing quality of R&M Magazine (Jordi Fabre) Apr 29, 2013 09:16 Replies: 3 Views: 3326
Rocks & Minerals ONLINE (Jordi Fabre) Aug 20, 2012 12:03 Replies: 4 Views: 6032
Five years of FMF in Rocks & Minerals (Antonio Alcaide) Oct 04, 2011 12:51 Replies: 1 Views: 3482
In Rock and Minerals: "Natural Versus Aesthetic" from Jesse Fisher (Jordi Fabre) Apr 12, 2010 20:05 Replies: 20 Views: 14903

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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: 490
MINERALIEN-Welt back in Denver 2013 - Booth E26 (MINERALIEN-Welt) Sep 05, 2013 13:41 Replies: 1 Views: 2807
NEW BOOK "Exquisite Agates - Erlesene Achate" by Dietrich Mayer! (MINERALIEN-Welt) Aug 06, 2013 11:00 Replies: 2 Views: 3709

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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
Crystal-hunters Chronicles (Julien) Nov 12, 2014 12:04 Replies: 12 Views: 4213
News from les Editions du Piat (Julien) Jul 11, 2014 03:09 Replies: 3 Views: 1520
Special Edition of Le Règne Minéral (Julien) Jul 10, 2014 10:26 Replies: 0 Views: 1059
A book about French mineralogy (Julien) Sep 16, 2013 11:58 Replies: 3 Views: 3012
Le Règne Minéral #113 (Julien) Sep 16, 2013 02:29 Replies: 0 Views: 1979
New publication of les Editions du Piat (Julien) Aug 19, 2013 08:57 Replies: 0 Views: 1932
"Contes à Cristaux" by Claude Julien Ducarre (Julien) Aug 19, 2013 08:35 Replies: 0 Views: 1990
A new book for the end of June: The minerals of Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines (Julien) Jun 05, 2013 08:01 Replies: 0 Views: 2830
Le Règne Minéral 102 (Julien) Jun 04, 2012 10:17 Replies: 8 Views: 8879
French zeolites : Le Règne Minéral Special Issue 17 (Julien) Jun 04, 2012 01:57 Replies: 0 Views: 3949
Le Règne Minéral n°101 (Julien) Oct 11, 2011 06:25 Replies: 3 Views: 5064
Le Règne Minéral n°100 (Julien) Sep 13, 2011 11:38 Replies: 10 Views: 8116

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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: 5568
2014 Mineral Up calendar (Peter Van Hout) Nov 14, 2013 17:34 Replies: 0 Views: 2034

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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
Albert Chapman Collection - The Mexican Dimension - Australian Museum Sydney (Jean Sendero) Jan 24, 2015 14:47 Replies: 4 Views: 860
Museo Andres Del Castillo - Lima (Fiebre Verde) Nov 24, 2014 02:23 Replies: 3 Views: 1334
Teylers Museum, Haarlem, Netherlands (Peter Megaw) Nov 15, 2014 12:14 Replies: 2 Views: 1921
Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt (Germany) (Tobi) Nov 15, 2014 02:52 Replies: 11 Views: 2970
Famous piece stolen from a Romanian Museum (David) Jan 27, 2014 14:16 Replies: 0 Views: 2364
Texas Memorial Museum in Peril (Peter Megaw) Jan 25, 2014 01:28 Replies: 8 Views: 3747
Mineral Museums and their Labels (Jordi Fabre) Jan 01, 2014 13:46 Replies: 11 Views: 3929
American Mineral Museums and their Labels... (crocoite) Dec 22, 2013 21:30 Replies: 4 Views: 2740
Clara Mine Museum (Oberwolfach, Black Forest, Germany) (Tobi) Oct 21, 2013 14:00 Replies: 14 Views: 6092
Grand Opening of the MIM Museum in Beirut, Libanon, October 12th 2013 (Jordi Fabre) Oct 14, 2013 10:29 Replies: 0 Views: 2070
GeoMuseum - Clausthal University of Technology (Germany) (Tobi) Aug 08, 2013 09:30 Replies: 17 Views: 6187
Warning: Johannesburg Geology Museum theft: July 2013!! (Jordi Fabre) Jul 19, 2013 11:20 Replies: 2 Views: 2498
New in Worlwide Museums & Visits to Museums and private collections (Jordi Fabre) Jun 19, 2013 05:27 Replies: 0 Views: 1856
A Butte Covellite was stolen from the National Mining Hall of Fame!!!! (Jordi Fabre) Feb 09, 2013 14:51 Replies: 0 Views: 2335
Mineralogical Museum: University of Copenhagen - KONGSBERG!!! (Peter Megaw) Jan 15, 2013 08:59 Replies: 7 Views: 6844
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No new posts The Smithsonian Institution, Museum of Natural History     
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section "The Smithsonian Institution, Museum of Natural History"   Moderator chris

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No new posts The A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum     
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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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