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31 May-09:34:32 Re: fluorite and possibly calcite (Les Presmyk)
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30 May-21:01:24 Re: fluorite and possibly calcite (Dale Hallmark)
30 May-20:47:31 Re: fluorite and possibly calcite (Pete Richards)
30 May-20:09:40 Re: fluorite and possibly calcite (Dale Hallmark)
30 May-19:57:51 Re: fluorite and possibly calcite (Matt_zukowski)
30 May-19:35:57 Re: fluorite and possibly calcite (Dale Hallmark)
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30 May-18:34:29 Re: interesting unknown specimen. (Texasdigger)
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30 May-18:12:24 Re: fluorite and possibly calcite (Steven Calamuci)
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30 May-16:25:51 Fluorite and possibly calcite (Steven Calamuci)
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30 May-15:53:58 Re: collection of fiebre verde (Fiebre Verde)
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I created this Forum with the idea of creating a place to share questions and answers with other mineral enthusiasts and, most importantly, to try to provide a serious space where mineralogy questions can be discussed free of bothersome errors, free due the high standards of the administrators and moderators. We owe much of the success of this Forum to their fine texts; with them helping us, our Forum looks "clean" at least in terms of its scientific content.

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


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

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

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

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

John S. White
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Mineral specimen related questions  Topics   Posts   Last Post 
Questions you have about mineral specimens, such as help in identifying a mineral or queries about localities for specimens
 
No new posts Minerals and Mineralogy     
In this forum you can suggest and discuss things related to the technical and scientific aspects of minerals and mineralogy.   Moderators John S. White, Peter Megaw, chris, alfredo, Antonio Alcaide, cascaillou
Help with identification (metwerks) May 31, 2016 07:58 Replies: 2 Views: 91
Rare quartz crystals (Peter Seroka) May 30, 2016 09:19 Replies: 5 Views: 577
Quartz, Natural and Synthetic (Elise) May 20, 2016 09:59 Replies: 45 Views: 17519
Could this be a very rare limestone shatter cone from the UK? (James Hunt) May 19, 2016 00:52 Replies: 18 Views: 1258
Moor's head elbaite (Roger Warin) May 11, 2016 10:48 Replies: 0 Views: 300
Pericline (Josele) May 10, 2016 16:25 Replies: 13 Views: 1719
The Micro-World and inclusions in minerals (Elise) May 04, 2016 16:12 Replies: 4 Views: 745
Abellaite, new mineral species, the first new mineral species discovered in Catalonia (joan abella creus) Mar 30, 2016 04:39 Replies: 0 Views: 648
Iridescent cuprite from Milpillas (bob kerr) Mar 17, 2016 16:29 Replies: 5 Views: 1166
Best examples of trapiche emerald crystals? (Jim) Mar 14, 2016 13:33 Replies: 21 Views: 8687
Trapiche Pezzottaite (Elise) Mar 14, 2016 13:23 Replies: 4 Views: 1833
What causes the blue color of the stones of the beaches of Flores, Indonesia? (Elise) Mar 14, 2016 12:54 Replies: 9 Views: 1446
Beryl with steep endings (Roger Warin) Mar 09, 2016 18:21 Replies: 7 Views: 1528
I need everyone's opinion on this specimen I found. (levi.nivison) Feb 22, 2016 16:20 Replies: 10 Views: 1739
Gold from Bastogne (Belgium) (Roger Warin) Feb 21, 2016 16:58 Replies: 0 Views: 657
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621 5860 May 31, 2016 07:58
Peter Megaw 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: 7528
Trip to the Eastern Emerald Belt, Colombia - (24) (Fiebre Verde) May 14, 2016 16:33 Replies: 8 Views: 789
Malbunka Copper Mine, Home of the Azurite Suns - (23) (crocoite) Jul 24, 2015 02:53 Replies: 20 Views: 8517
How to find a pocket? - (22) (Jordi Fabre) Dec 12, 2015 03:28 Replies: 37 Views: 12633
A "complete" Dauphiné twin of quartz - (21) (Pete Richards) Sep 10, 2014 11:43 Replies: 18 Views: 10624
A copper mine to understand Life - (20) (Cesar M. Salvan) Aug 19, 2014 15:49 Replies: 9 Views: 6209
DIY Specific Gravity Kit (tutorial) - (19) (cascaillou) Apr 08, 2014 06:17 Replies: 11 Views: 10884
How to dig a pocket? - (18) (Jordi Fabre) Jan 22, 2014 12:41 Replies: 29 Views: 43285
APXS: from Mars to the mineral collector's workbench - (17) (Cesar M. Salvan) Jun 03, 2014 04:06 Replies: 8 Views: 7819
Photos of epitaxy - (16) (John S. White) Feb 20, 2016 08:10 Replies: 46 Views: 46953
Twinning of the aragonite - (15) (Pete Richards) Jan 07, 2015 23:17 Replies: 9 Views: 9626
Preparing a list of light sensitive minerals - (14) (Jordi Fabre) Jun 04, 2012 08:41 Replies: 83 Views: 59716
100.000 Club What defines a mineral's 'quality?' - (13) (Tracy) Jan 18, 2014 12:00 Replies: 35 Views: 104117
Practical Mineralogy #2: What pseudos tell us about deposit genesis - (12) (Peter Megaw) Jun 01, 2013 06:37 Replies: 17 Views: 16865
Naica Mine - (11) (Jordi Fabre) Oct 15, 2015 11:38 Replies: 55 Views: 49950
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27 1098 May 14, 2016 16:33
Fiebre Verde 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

Please help me identify this yellow metal (barbydoll88) May 27, 2016 17:22 Replies: 4 Views: 359
Which minerals turn into pink under fluorescent light? (barbydoll88) May 26, 2016 10:16 Replies: 27 Views: 1186
Please help identify these (Jbaker) May 25, 2016 01:59 Replies: 10 Views: 468
Help in identifying these please (Starstuff1303) May 22, 2016 09:50 Replies: 1 Views: 237
Need help identifying this stone (Tezeth) May 21, 2016 12:29 Replies: 4 Views: 495
Is it really diorite and so is it really rare? (barbydoll88) May 21, 2016 09:46 Replies: 3 Views: 309
Hello, what are that stones? (barbydoll88) May 21, 2016 08:01 Replies: 10 Views: 679
Arkansas find (till8908) May 19, 2016 21:16 Replies: 18 Views: 1264
Not sure what this is... (wolfywolf) May 09, 2016 13:44 Replies: 2 Views: 455
Tsumeb specimen?? (Heimo Hellwig) May 08, 2016 06:36 Replies: 12 Views: 1428
Identification assistance (mackenzie) May 04, 2016 19:13 Replies: 5 Views: 554
Aventurine? (Reelgoodwoman) Apr 30, 2016 16:27 Replies: 0 Views: 302
Malachite pseudomorph? (dreadn0ught) Apr 29, 2016 02:35 Replies: 11 Views: 902
I'm back and I got some minerals and a new youtube channel! (Jared3339) Apr 27, 2016 17:16 Replies: 0 Views: 386
For Beginners Video (Jared3339) Apr 27, 2016 17:07 Replies: 1 Views: 346
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480 3396 May 27, 2016 17:22
barbydoll88 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

Fluorite and possibly Calcite (steven calamuci) May 31, 2016 09:34 Replies: 10 Views: 340
Interesting unknown specimen. (texasdigger) May 31, 2016 00:50 Replies: 18 Views: 917
Annabergite from Laurium Greece (GneissWare) May 28, 2016 09:20 Replies: 5 Views: 295
Tsumeb Specimen? (Heimo Hellwig) May 26, 2016 11:36 Replies: 0 Views: 194
Dioptase from Congo or Namibia (texasdigger) May 26, 2016 04:20 Replies: 2 Views: 333
Unknown black minerals inside geode (paradoxwizard) May 24, 2016 17:56 Replies: 3 Views: 320
Chromium mineral in the heart of emerald region (Fiebre Verde) May 22, 2016 18:59 Replies: 7 Views: 556
Columnar black unknown (John Betts) May 14, 2016 10:11 Replies: 4 Views: 475
Yellow Tourmaline? and unknown location (Byron Anderson) May 04, 2016 22:49 Replies: 10 Views: 918
In what conditions are this kind of minerals formed? (paolo) Apr 30, 2016 02:10 Replies: 13 Views: 1309
Elbaite with albite - where is it from? (Roger Warin) Apr 29, 2016 08:42 Replies: 12 Views: 1276
Eye agate with tightly packed tiny eyes or something else? (NeedHelp) Apr 10, 2016 20:07 Replies: 7 Views: 983
Nifontovite on matrix from the rey y reina mine, charcas (herrej) Apr 08, 2016 06:19 Replies: 5 Views: 751
Blackbird Mine unknown (John Betts) Apr 04, 2016 16:19 Replies: 7 Views: 1058
Zinkenite/Jamesonite from the San José Mine, Bolivia (Joseph D'Oliveira) Apr 01, 2016 23:19 Replies: 1 Views: 535
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973 6420 May 31, 2016 09:34
Les Presmyk 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: 606
Epitaxy: a very rare example, torbernite on saleeite (Roger Warin) May 01, 2016 01:52 Replies: 2 Views: 414
Saleeite (Roger Warin) Apr 29, 2016 22:07 Replies: 0 Views: 293
My collection of macro's (DJandLIMON111) Apr 19, 2016 12:04 Replies: 11 Views: 2075
Snowflake Photographs? (trtlman) Feb 14, 2016 08:52 Replies: 19 Views: 11170
Quartz microscope pictures (DJandLIMON111) Dec 25, 2015 19:25 Replies: 3 Views: 2996
Articles on Digital Photomicrography and Photomacrography (Elise) Aug 17, 2015 15:10 Replies: 1 Views: 2251
Stack software, comparative speed, optimizations and others (ofarcis) Jun 15, 2015 14:21 Replies: 18 Views: 14552
Hematite Eifel (Matteo_Chinellato) Mar 29, 2015 10:53 Replies: 3 Views: 3852
Italian Anatase (Matteo_Chinellato) Nov 16, 2014 10:18 Replies: 5 Views: 3618
Up close colourful minerals (David) Nov 14, 2014 15:22 Replies: 0 Views: 3159
Elbaite from Elba Island (Roger Warin) Oct 26, 2014 07:59 Replies: 5 Views: 7347
My modest collection of minerals / micro photos ... (ofarcis) Oct 24, 2014 03:53 Replies: 59 Views: 36578
First attempt (Adrian Pripoae) Oct 23, 2014 13:25 Replies: 1 Views: 3094
Igneous Rocks from egypt (Magdy) Oct 14, 2014 10:33 Replies: 4 Views: 3983
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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: 1886
100.000 Club Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode (Antonio Da Silveira) Jan 06, 2016 01:45 Replies: 35 Views: 101875
CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia (John Cornish) Feb 28, 2014 20:03 Replies: 63 Views: 46364
2013, an Update... CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine (John Cornish) Jun 24, 2013 08:14 Replies: 13 Views: 15395
Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode - 'Part 2' (Antonio Da Silveira) Oct 23, 2010 17:27 Replies: 6 Views: 19780
Scoop! - An important find of amber in the "La Florida" Mine, Spain (Jordi Fabre) Dec 14, 2008 15:03 Replies: 0 Views: 12679

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
Tschudi mine (Heimo Hellwig) May 09, 2016 11:44 Replies: 0 Views: 372
Spruce claim quartz on pyrite (dontgogreen) May 07, 2016 13:42 Replies: 2 Views: 1726
What is the source of the recent upsurge in Viburnum Trend minerals? (Jeff) May 02, 2016 19:00 Replies: 1 Views: 439
Collecting quartz on the Little Falls dolostone (vic rzonca) Apr 25, 2016 10:00 Replies: 89 Views: 40216
Quartz druze (vic rzonca) Apr 08, 2016 11:09 Replies: 12 Views: 1780
Gold from Kilo-Moto, DR Congo (Roger Warin) Mar 20, 2016 03:19 Replies: 2 Views: 710
Future localities? (Tom Mazanec) Mar 20, 2016 01:53 Replies: 5 Views: 747
Are we running out of localities? (Tom Mazanec) Mar 05, 2016 04:13 Replies: 5 Views: 1323
The other ten of the top twenty locations (Tom Mazanec) Mar 04, 2016 10:15 Replies: 9 Views: 1949
Rhodochrosite geodes (Charlotte) Feb 06, 2016 17:01 Replies: 0 Views: 974
The phurcalite from Assunçao mine (Ferreira de Aves, Satao, Portugal) (Cesar M. Salvan) Jan 11, 2016 16:15 Replies: 9 Views: 5293
Is the Cave of Giants synonymous with Cave of Crystals or Cave of Swords? (Turbo) Nov 24, 2015 22:12 Replies: 5 Views: 2261
New find of Chinese Mineral Specimen (Xueyan Jin) Nov 12, 2015 00:28 Replies: 8 Views: 3522
Derby (mikedutton) Oct 03, 2015 16:14 Replies: 3 Views: 1769
Blue John fluorite rediscovered (Tobi) Sep 08, 2015 03:31 Replies: 1 Views: 1732
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209 1808 May 09, 2016 11:44
Heimo Hellwig View latest post
No new posts Improving the FMF Data Base of localities     
FMF has a database of mineral localities that is used when adding photos of specimens. This has been created so that we can check the localities are consistent, and debate and discuss them. Please use this to add suggestions for new localities not created yet or debate the existing.      
Proper locality name of the Czar Mine? (Jordi Fabre) May 11, 2016 05:20 Replies: 4 Views: 447
Westmorland (James) Jun 11, 2015 08:20 Replies: 18 Views: 7482
From Kearsarge Mountain? (GneissWare) Jun 08, 2015 22:27 Replies: 7 Views: 2574

3 32 May 11, 2016 05:20
Jordi Fabre View latest post
No new posts Rockhounding trips     
In this forum you are able to post reports of trips to your favorite mines and famous or unknown mineral localities, as well as request from other FMFers information you need to plan your collecting / rockhounding trips.      
The Namib Desert (Heimo Hellwig) May 23, 2016 11:37 Replies: 16 Views: 6356
Utah Smoky Quartz Find (camile89) Mar 29, 2016 20:17 Replies: 2 Views: 836
Cacholong (opal) digging (ACC79) Feb 17, 2016 16:00 Replies: 5 Views: 2024
Manganese mining. (Heimo Hellwig) Jan 29, 2016 01:45 Replies: 8 Views: 2167
My recent trip to Namibia. (Pierre Joubert) Dec 22, 2015 01:43 Replies: 18 Views: 6184
Uis, Namibia (Heimo Hellwig) Sep 22, 2015 05:10 Replies: 11 Views: 4576
The snows are melting in the mountains... time for a zeolite hunt! (Rei) May 12, 2015 15:30 Replies: 26 Views: 9955
St Peters Dome (trickpats) May 11, 2015 11:50 Replies: 6 Views: 3345
The picrite of Ölfusvatnsárgljúfur (Rei) May 09, 2015 03:17 Replies: 13 Views: 4845
Visit to eastern Sicily (Richard_Murphy) Jan 03, 2015 05:10 Replies: 7 Views: 5960
Mineral Collecting from Frankfurt to Renchen (Tmcombs) Jan 02, 2015 10:12 Replies: 1 Views: 2425
Trip to Luc Yen, Vietnam (Sam314159) Oct 31, 2014 19:01 Replies: 1 Views: 3105
Lapidary Dealers in St. Petersburg, Russia (Rick Shaffer) Sep 13, 2014 21:02 Replies: 4 Views: 5270
West Kenya Minerals (Byron Anderson) Aug 16, 2014 09:16 Replies: 1 Views: 3081
Planning a rockhounding trip to Bancroft, Ontario (Sam314159) Jan 20, 2014 12:57 Replies: 0 Views: 3123
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42 280 May 23, 2016 11:37
Heimo Hellwig 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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52 908 May 30, 2016 13:53
Bob Harman View latest post
No new posts A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK     Access to the FMF Gallery
This section of the forum is special in that it is dedicated to images of minerals from the different regions of the UK. So, although you can add as many pictures as you like in each of the existing threads, you can't create any new threads within it.
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section "A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK" or on this link
To know more about the reasons for this particular Forum, please use this link   Moderators Jordi Fabre, James, chris


15 292 May 24, 2016 12:08
GneissWare 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


12 255 May 09, 2016 11:20
chris 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 12, 2016 11:28 Replies: 5 Views: 776
Why a "delicate subject"? (Tom Mazanec) May 01, 2016 08:55 Replies: 3 Views: 623
How to remove iron stains? (daviddillman) Feb 19, 2016 06:25 Replies: 24 Views: 16994
Stilbite and sandblasting - unexpected result (Rei) Feb 08, 2016 16:35 Replies: 6 Views: 1893
Cleaning off the "white stuff" on Milpillas Brochantities (bob kerr) Dec 23, 2015 09:29 Replies: 2 Views: 1573
Fluorite cleaning ! (h.abbasi) Dec 14, 2015 13:14 Replies: 9 Views: 2167
Trimming methods - wulfenite (dontgogreen) Dec 04, 2015 09:05 Replies: 4 Views: 1734
Mounting very tiny specimens (rocks2dust) Nov 26, 2015 12:29 Replies: 10 Views: 2447
Light sensitivity of pink fluorapatite (Tobi) Nov 04, 2015 06:41 Replies: 3 Views: 1665
Potential Toxicity of Handling Raw Malachite Specimens. (Joseph D'Oliveira) Sep 02, 2015 15:21 Replies: 14 Views: 4340
Removing Tarnish From Pyrite (Casimir Sarisky) Aug 24, 2015 14:39 Replies: 11 Views: 3325
"Using acid" for newbies (Jared3339) Jul 17, 2015 13:00 Replies: 10 Views: 3124
Removing matrix using tile saw and air scribe (GneissWare) Jul 14, 2015 13:01 Replies: 8 Views: 3305
Removing stubborn minerals from quartz (Pierre Joubert) Jun 17, 2015 03:58 Replies: 12 Views: 3659
Cleaning "Rusty" spots off Goethite With Otherwise Good Luster (daviddillman) May 11, 2015 01:43 Replies: 13 Views: 4038
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118 1012 May 12, 2016 11:28
Jamison Brizendine 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: 59956
The magic of Tucson, 2015. Gail Spann report. (Gail) Aug 12, 2015 11:19 Replies: 116 Views: 45471
Tucson 2014 Show Report, Gail Spann Having Fun Again... (Gail) Jul 26, 2014 19:32 Replies: 156 Views: 69973
Houston Fine Mineral Show Report, with Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 03, 2013 09:23 Replies: 103 Views: 50577
100.000 Club 2013 Tucson Show Adventure ~ Gail Spann Style. (Gail) Apr 27, 2013 02:57 Replies: 598 Views: 218776
Fabulous Denver Gem and Mineral Show, Sept 14, 2012 and on...Gail Spann (Gail) Nov 04, 2012 01:57 Replies: 43 Views: 35534
Gail Spann's 2012 East Coast Gem and Mineral Show report (Gail) Aug 29, 2012 14:27 Replies: 151 Views: 68253
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin... (Gail) Oct 02, 2012 11:21 Replies: 632 Views: 314561
FMF party in Tucson, 2012. You coming? (Gail) Mar 03, 2012 02:28 Replies: 49 Views: 40437
Fort Worth, Texas, Gem and Mineral Show. Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 01, 2011 20:35 Replies: 33 Views: 32573
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011 (Gail) Oct 07, 2012 11:38 Replies: 370 Views: 237312
FMFs party in Tucson, 2011 (Gail) Feb 27, 2011 22:43 Replies: 114 Views: 72701
Gail Spann's Tucson show report, 2011 (Gail) Jan 17, 2011 01:30 Replies: 28 Views: 27265
Gail Spann's HOUSTON 2010 show report (Gail) Jun 28, 2010 02:56 Replies: 122 Views: 67527
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Tucson photo fest, 2010 (Gail) Feb 10, 2012 22:50 Replies: 443 Views: 250560
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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: 23249
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Nov 27, 2015 23:45 Replies: 102 Views: 34849
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 20, 2015 16:38 Replies: 58 Views: 27169
2015 Tucson In Retrospect (Don Lum) Mar 15, 2015 15:47 Replies: 58 Views: 20550
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 30, 2015 22:03 Replies: 174 Views: 101495
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 01, 2014 02:35 Replies: 80 Views: 49761
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2014 (Jordi Fabre) May 06, 2015 16:42 Replies: 40 Views: 26938
Tucson Show 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 30, 2014 01:38 Replies: 111 Views: 88980
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2013 (Jordi Fabre) Oct 28, 2014 15:19 Replies: 122 Views: 74376
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2013 - 50th Edition! (Jordi Fabre) Jul 16, 2013 04:27 Replies: 65 Views: 59498
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2013 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 16, 2013 09:26 Replies: 161 Views: 116016
100.000 Club Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2012 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 15, 2013 07:47 Replies: 103 Views: 112971
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2012 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 17, 2012 05:06 Replies: 76 Views: 63304
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2012 (Jordi Fabre) May 13, 2012 09:17 Replies: 101 Views: 101570
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2011 (Jordi Fabre) Nov 27, 2011 14:31 Replies: 60 Views: 69050
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31 1892 Feb 28, 2016 16:01
bob kerr View latest post
No new posts Mineral Shows     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
New England Mineral Conference (vic rzonca) May 29, 2016 15:47 Replies: 1 Views: 384
Mineral Show: 53rd 2016 Annual New England Gem & Mineral Show (Joe Weisberg) May 29, 2016 15:46 Replies: 2 Views: 603
Auction sale : minerals from the Alexandre Delerm collection (Rossini SVV) May 27, 2016 17:59 Replies: 7 Views: 653
Tips for my first mineral show (Tom Mazanec) May 15, 2016 14:35 Replies: 7 Views: 790
The first mineral show (Tom Mazanec) May 14, 2016 12:24 Replies: 1 Views: 283
43rd Annual Rochester Mineralogical Symposium (Elise) Apr 25, 2016 13:58 Replies: 7 Views: 946
Some of my 2016 Tucson experience. (vic rzonca) Mar 21, 2016 10:45 Replies: 21 Views: 2850
100.000 Club Tucson, questionable prices? (James) Mar 16, 2016 07:15 Replies: 162 Views: 123515
2016 Tucson Show - A Look Back (Don Lum) Mar 14, 2016 10:24 Replies: 126 Views: 19185
2016 Gem & Mineral Show in Marion,IL (Mike Chontofalsky) Jan 25, 2016 18:51 Replies: 0 Views: 1053
Mineral Show in Idar-Oberstein, Germany in May 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 05, 2015 19:01 Replies: 0 Views: 1436
Ste Marie 2009, a collector's point of view (chris) Nov 22, 2015 03:05 Replies: 46 Views: 30745
Washington D.C. area Mineral Show (dontgogreen) Nov 20, 2015 13:16 Replies: 1 Views: 1335
MINERANT mineral show in Antwerp, Belgium (Jordi Fabre) Oct 07, 2015 13:42 Replies: 0 Views: 1756
In September 2015 a new Mineralogical Event in Paris : "Fête des Mineraux" (Jordi Fabre) Sep 27, 2015 09:48 Replies: 2 Views: 2746
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159 1648 May 29, 2016 15:47
NellsRocks View latest post
No new posts Collection photos and Collector's page     Access to the FMF Gallery
This forum’s aim is to allow all collectors to publish pictures of the minerals in their collection and use it as a kind of personal home page. To know more about it, please use this link . This section is special because all the photos published here also appear in "FMF Gallery". To find out more please use this link   Moderators Carles Millan, chris, Antonio Alcaide
How does "Collection Photos" work? (Jordi Fabre) Sep 18, 2015 16:30 Replies: 4 Views: 13981
500.000 Club Collection of Carles Millan (Carles Millan) May 23, 2016 07:59 Replies: 781 Views: 553682
100.000 Club Collection of Nurbo (nurbo) Mar 26, 2016 14:37 Replies: 404 Views: 272804
100.000 Club Collection of Tobi (Tobi) May 30, 2016 02:30 Replies: 716 Views: 335726
100.000 Club Collection of Michael Shaw (crosstimber) May 28, 2016 09:55 Replies: 835 Views: 387919
100.000 Club Andreas Gerstenberg Collection (Andreas Gerstenberg) Dec 08, 2015 09:33 Replies: 164 Views: 177997
100.000 Club New generation for picture - Ploum (ploum) May 29, 2016 15:34 Replies: 602 Views: 232248
100.000 Club Don Lum Collection (Don Lum) Mar 03, 2016 14:57 Replies: 780 Views: 268742
100.000 Club Collection of Miguel (José Miguel) Mar 07, 2015 10:33 Replies: 215 Views: 122079
100.000 Club Bob's rocks (GneissWare) May 23, 2016 10:28 Replies: 332 Views: 138725
100.000 Club The Mizunaka Collection (am mizunaka) May 27, 2016 16:22 Replies: 656 Views: 208424
100.000 Club The micro photographs of Christian Rewitzer (Jordi Fabre) Feb 20, 2016 23:50 Replies: 77 Views: 117049
Collection of ras (Robert Seitz) May 30, 2016 16:06 Replies: 16 Views: 3064
Collection of Fiebre Verde (Fiebre Verde) May 30, 2016 15:53 Replies: 377 Views: 76608
Collection of Philippe Durand (Philippe Durand) May 30, 2016 15:10 Replies: 34 Views: 2434
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128 10088 May 30, 2016 16:06
Robert Seitz View latest post
No new posts Women's Private Collections     Access to the FMF Gallery
In this forum female collectors can publish their favorite specimens, with photos of them or just descriptions. This section is special because all the photos published here also appear in "FMF Gallery". To find out more please use this link.   Moderators chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
100.000 Club Gail's collection (Gail) May 27, 2016 13:06 Replies: 352 Views: 275219
Nimfiara's collection (nimfiara) May 10, 2012 17:20 Replies: 30 Views: 36314
Linda's Private Collection (Linda Smith) Feb 08, 2012 04:31 Replies: 39 Views: 45038
Debbie's Collection (Debbie Woolf) Jul 04, 2011 10:45 Replies: 20 Views: 27152
Tracy's favorite specimens (Tracy) Jun 04, 2011 14:01 Replies: 73 Views: 79901
Colleen's Collection (Colleen Thomson) May 28, 2011 19:33 Replies: 10 Views: 17964
Jessica's mineral collection (Jessica Simonoff) Jan 30, 2010 18:52 Replies: 18 Views: 28288
Linda St-Cyr's favorites (Linda St-Cyr) May 17, 2009 09:09 Replies: 6 Views: 23435

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Gail View latest post
No new posts Mineralogical Literature     
New books, journals, etc that merit your attention.   Moderators John S. White, Carles Millan, chris, Antonio Alcaide
Quartz from Spain (Miguel Calvo) Apr 28, 2016 01:17 Replies: 1 Views: 728
My reading (Tom Mazanec) Apr 16, 2016 18:46 Replies: 7 Views: 1114
Antique books (ACC79) Feb 05, 2016 14:35 Replies: 1 Views: 1186
Australian micromineral newsletter... (crocoite) Jan 24, 2016 14:49 Replies: 18 Views: 14767
Minerales y Minas de España by Miguel Calvo (Minerals and Mines of Spain) (Antonio Alcaide) Dec 09, 2015 22:38 Replies: 3 Views: 5707
Panasqueira Mine (crosstimber) Apr 13, 2015 09:42 Replies: 17 Views: 11097
Classification of crystallographic forms - any references? (prcantos) Mar 06, 2015 11:11 Replies: 21 Views: 8480
Mathematical Crystallography by Boisen & Gibbs (prcantos) Oct 09, 2014 03:55 Replies: 0 Views: 3800
Crystal Mountains - Minerals of the Cairngorms NEW BOOK (Roy Starkey) Oct 07, 2014 09:54 Replies: 11 Views: 5656
New book:"Crystal Forms of Fluorite - Kristallformen von Fluorit" (jrg) Sep 13, 2014 15:40 Replies: 11 Views: 7418
The long awaited new NAMIBIA book released on September 1st! (MINERALIEN-Welt) Aug 28, 2014 05:53 Replies: 2 Views: 3632
Importance of Cataloguing & Mineral-Collector Demographics (Banko45) Jul 25, 2014 20:56 Replies: 12 Views: 6212
Jaspers & Agates (Josele) Jun 28, 2014 08:08 Replies: 12 Views: 7696
New Book: Rhodochrosite, Crystals of Drama and Nuance (Jordi Fabre) May 22, 2014 09:28 Replies: 16 Views: 12846
Geonieuws. 50th anniversary of the MKA: The mineralogy of Belgium (Jordi Fabre) Apr 23, 2014 02:43 Replies: 0 Views: 3128
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keith compton View latest post
No new posts Mineral Art and Artists     
This forum is dedicated to the discussion and display of Mineral Art, Mineral Artists, techniques, materials, and exhibits. All media are covered, although Mineral Photography is best discussed in its own forum.   Moderators chris, Gail, crocoite
2016 Paintings... (crocoite) Apr 23, 2016 09:15 Replies: 11 Views: 2418
Fabre's past (vic rzonca) Apr 05, 2016 16:11 Replies: 24 Views: 12927
Mineral collages 3.0 - highlights from my collection (Tobi) Feb 17, 2016 11:05 Replies: 12 Views: 2488
New Paintings 2013 (Schwertner) Jan 14, 2016 04:56 Replies: 105 Views: 44165
A new mineral artist - Barbara Stanley (James) May 26, 2015 05:55 Replies: 16 Views: 11318
Red Cloud Wulfenite... (crocoite) Apr 17, 2015 09:33 Replies: 1 Views: 2196
Mineral Illustration (Turbo) Jan 18, 2015 04:24 Replies: 79 Views: 50828
Mineral collages - the next generation (Tobi) Jan 02, 2015 09:19 Replies: 8 Views: 4221
Steve Sorrell's 2014 Artwork... (crocoite) Nov 21, 2014 14:04 Replies: 40 Views: 17581
Man-made objects Imitating Mother Nature (Don Lum) Apr 30, 2014 10:18 Replies: 29 Views: 17359
A new generation of mineral collages (Tobi) Mar 22, 2014 13:36 Replies: 15 Views: 9733
My Art Work (trtlman) Dec 28, 2013 17:18 Replies: 16 Views: 9885
Steve Sorrell's 2013 Artwork... (crocoite) Dec 27, 2013 23:47 Replies: 72 Views: 30949
Illustrations 2013 (Félix Estrella) Aug 14, 2013 10:49 Replies: 15 Views: 11307
Mineral's art drafts (Jordi Fabre) Jun 08, 2013 04:07 Replies: 23 Views: 35360
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crocoite View latest post
No new posts The histories behind mineral specimens     
Many specimens have very interesting histories that should be saved.   Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Antonio Alcaide
History of minerals. (vic rzonca) Mar 26, 2016 05:49 Replies: 3 Views: 887
"H. Deisinger" Collection (Jamison Brizendine) Dec 03, 2015 11:20 Replies: 2 Views: 1621
Mineral labels as art ;) (Tobi) Sep 22, 2014 02:06 Replies: 23 Views: 25473
If it is a twin it was juicy and delicious (Don Lum) Sep 14, 2014 12:53 Replies: 25 Views: 10680
How all you got started in collecting? (vic rzonca) Jun 08, 2014 10:32 Replies: 21 Views: 20743
Bill Lawrence Memorial (BlueCapProductions) May 05, 2014 13:56 Replies: 4 Views: 4077
Sir Arthur Russell - 50th Anniversary on 24th February (Roy Starkey) Feb 02, 2014 12:58 Replies: 5 Views: 5146
Reminiscences of an Old Former Curator by John S. White (Jordi Fabre) Jan 19, 2014 17:06 Replies: 6 Views: 6009
Rogues gallery of photos of yesteryear's mineral collecting greats (Jordi Fabre) Jan 12, 2014 06:26 Replies: 16 Views: 8998
Biggest nugget? 64.7 kg. (Roger Warin) Nov 12, 2013 16:25 Replies: 6 Views: 7324
Willard Perkins Classic "Perky" Mount (Peter Megaw) Aug 30, 2013 06:13 Replies: 14 Views: 13066
Airport security (James) Jun 07, 2013 13:04 Replies: 23 Views: 31156
Mining hand made crafts (Joaquin Montoro) Aug 11, 2012 05:29 Replies: 23 Views: 26665
What makes a great mineral collector? (David) Mar 19, 2012 11:58 Replies: 21 Views: 18484
Miargyrite mystery label (Joan Massagué) Jan 02, 2012 09:14 Replies: 13 Views: 9410
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vic rzonca View latest post
No new posts FMF Guide of Rocks     
This Forum aims to collect photographs of rocks from all around the world and as much information as possible about the rocks: age, origin, description, composition... Rocks are closely related to minerals, as rocks are composed of minerals and minerals are found growing on their surfaces and in their cavities. We intend to create a collective work where everybody can contribute and where expert opinions of geologists and petrologists are widely shared.   Moderators chris, prcantos
FMF Guide of Rocks - IGNEOUS ROCKS (prcantos) Feb 18, 2014 16:36 Replies: 13 Views: 20785
FMF Guide of Rocks - SEDIMENTARY ROCKS (prcantos) Dec 11, 2013 17:45 Replies: 5 Views: 12604
FMF Guide of Rocks - METAMORPHIC ROCKS (prcantos) Jul 05, 2015 06:56 Replies: 16 Views: 23071
Not Sure What Rock Is!!!??? (Aliengng) Mar 24, 2016 06:09 Replies: 15 Views: 1730
Grave Stones of Interest to Rock People... no, really... (NellsRocks) Dec 11, 2015 21:15 Replies: 13 Views: 2992
Genesis of the serpentine minerals and rocks (prcantos) Jun 06, 2013 04:48 Replies: 2 Views: 5904

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vic rzonca View latest post
No new posts Incorrect classification and fakes     
In this Forum you can provide information and discuss false identifications, inadequate classifications and fakes.   Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Antonio Alcaide, cascaillou
Fake Colombian Emeralds (Fiebre Verde) May 08, 2016 20:18 Replies: 11 Views: 2865
Treatments, Synthetics and Simulants: QUARTZ & CHALCEDONY (cascaillou) Dec 20, 2015 20:34 Replies: 3 Views: 2050
Fake silver crystals Morocco (Christophe Gobin) Nov 24, 2015 03:59 Replies: 1 Views: 1390
Chinese "Hydrozincite" specimens? (Barry Vincent) Oct 08, 2015 03:23 Replies: 4 Views: 1960
Bismutoferrite from China...Caveat Emptor (Peter Megaw) May 31, 2015 18:56 Replies: 3 Views: 2232
The intense oiling of Chinese minerals (nitana2000) Apr 29, 2015 14:20 Replies: 14 Views: 9158
Milpillas Azurite - fake specimen (Cascavel1) Dec 04, 2014 09:47 Replies: 27 Views: 19201
Huanggang Mine scheelite color (Josele) Jul 21, 2014 17:48 Replies: 11 Views: 5749
Scorodite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Durango... Sulfur Isotope results (Peter Megaw) Feb 08, 2014 11:16 Replies: 5 Views: 5469
Goethite -not cacoxenite- inclusions in amethyst from Brazil (Antonio Alcaide) Jan 22, 2014 10:45 Replies: 10 Views: 18301
Why an organic substance should not be called a mineral? (Mike P.) Oct 12, 2013 18:46 Replies: 18 Views: 12552
Perfect replicas of natural crystals? (David) May 20, 2013 19:46 Replies: 4 Views: 5133
What is it? (wade) Apr 01, 2013 22:37 Replies: 10 Views: 9841
Azeztulite - Himalaya gold ???? (Kristen) Sep 12, 2012 08:41 Replies: 7 Views: 9268
The bismuth eggs are they a home grow? (trtlman) Jul 12, 2012 12:52 Replies: 4 Views: 10947
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Fiebre Verde View latest post
No new posts Off-Topic and Introductions     
In this forum you can discuss topics not covered by any other of our forums and you can also introduce yourself as a new Forum member.   Moderators chris, Xavi Tutusaus, Antonio Alcaide
Presentation of new members - Reference Thread (Jordi Fabre) May 12, 2016 11:38 Replies: 255 Views: 94640
Orissa Kyanite questions. (Olde_English) May 18, 2016 00:32 Replies: 1 Views: 310
Storing micromounts (Tom Mazanec) May 17, 2016 18:37 Replies: 4 Views: 360
Cold, warm or hot? (Tom Mazanec) May 16, 2016 20:14 Replies: 1 Views: 289
Database for an Apple Mac? (Tom Mazanec) May 16, 2016 11:48 Replies: 9 Views: 530
How are these display shelves made? (clarkymk) May 10, 2016 08:13 Replies: 6 Views: 802
Just some collection statistics (Tobi) May 08, 2016 16:16 Replies: 9 Views: 1006
How do they make photomicrograph slides? (Tom Mazanec) May 05, 2016 09:57 Replies: 8 Views: 712
THEFT of 60 world class mineral specimens in Johannesburg! (Jordi Fabre) Apr 29, 2016 10:04 Replies: 19 Views: 13325
What took the IMA so long? (Tom Mazanec) Apr 26, 2016 10:59 Replies: 8 Views: 902
Rarest mineral? (Tom Mazanec) Apr 22, 2016 12:47 Replies: 13 Views: 1207
The Spanish Collections (Tom Mazanec) Apr 21, 2016 12:29 Replies: 1 Views: 381
More virtual mineralogical trips through different countries? (Tobi) Apr 18, 2016 14:06 Replies: 5 Views: 631
Heliodor (Pierre Joubert) Apr 18, 2016 07:53 Replies: 3 Views: 486
Good places to get micros (Tom Mazanec) Apr 17, 2016 18:20 Replies: 2 Views: 431
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lluis View latest post
No new posts The Ten Thousand Club     
This Section displays, in one location, all those subjects that, while they are no longer on the main page, have been read more than 10,000 times and are from the sections: "Minerals and Mineralogy" "What is it? - Where is it from?" "Micros & Macros" and "Mines and Mineral Localities".
The other Sections of FMF will not move their topics to here because we prefer to keep their topics grouped.   Moderators chris, Antonio Alcaide

Quartz collecting outings in South Africa (Pierre Joubert) Mar 31, 2016 00:32 Replies: 201 Views: 84071
More about beta Quartz (nitana2000) Mar 08, 2016 12:34 Replies: 27 Views: 26437
Ilmenite pseudo (John S. White) Feb 18, 2016 08:02 Replies: 3 Views: 24069
Question about cubic diamond crystals (Jim) Nov 26, 2015 11:28 Replies: 21 Views: 22311
Very nice Amethyst in the Railroad Works in North of Spain (Joan R.) May 11, 2015 16:02 Replies: 16 Views: 28310
Mysterious Black Crystals (Something Fishy!) (Andy Love) May 11, 2015 14:53 Replies: 35 Views: 20740
Daylight Fluorescent Hyalite Opal from Mexico (Peter Megaw) May 06, 2015 19:10 Replies: 31 Views: 26271
Radioactive minerals (Roger Warin) Jan 25, 2015 06:40 Replies: 26 Views: 18911
2014 - International year of crystallography: for example, pyrite. (Roger Warin) Dec 30, 2014 15:35 Replies: 34 Views: 17916
Hallelujah Junction, Nevada (John S. White) Oct 06, 2014 21:14 Replies: 23 Views: 18863
100.000 Club Very little mineralogy in mineral collecting today (John S. White) Sep 23, 2014 15:47 Replies: 94 Views: 104869
Tessin habit quartz (Scott LaBorde) Sep 13, 2014 06:05 Replies: 32 Views: 25477
New find of minerals from New York (Glenn Rhein) Aug 29, 2014 03:02 Replies: 120 Views: 83575
What minerals are on your wish list? (crosstimber) Aug 12, 2014 16:15 Replies: 39 Views: 19852
Endomorph or Pseudomorph? (Gail) Jul 22, 2014 19:30 Replies: 49 Views: 44490
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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: 11131
Looking for Native Sulphur specimens (bgreenstone) Mar 21, 2016 08:28 Replies: 0 Views: 765
Help with free collecting (solarflare) Feb 11, 2016 18:09 Replies: 8 Views: 1852
NJ Minerals available for trade (Gary Moldovany) Feb 07, 2016 10:45 Replies: 2 Views: 3843
Pyrite for exchange (Cesar M. Salvan) Jan 05, 2016 01:17 Replies: 2 Views: 3952
Bulgarian minerals for exchange (Wolfgang Proestler) Nov 22, 2015 08:32 Replies: 12 Views: 2644
Exchange-Wanted: inclusion quartz crystals, 2 to 3cm, DT or floater, unpolished (cascaillou) Sep 11, 2014 11:08 Replies: 0 Views: 5084
Exchange - Wanted: arsenolite, montroydite, lithiophosphate (cascaillou) Sep 11, 2014 11:01 Replies: 0 Views: 2640
Rhodochrosite rough (Jack Chiang) Aug 23, 2014 13:03 Replies: 1 Views: 2532
Fossils for minerals (appies) Jun 09, 2014 02:41 Replies: 1 Views: 3836
Polish minerals for exchange (Lucas Etienne) Apr 30, 2014 10:30 Replies: 22 Views: 9897
Hourglass Selenite (Alan) Apr 15, 2014 11:05 Replies: 6 Views: 5350
Rare goshenite on aquamarine from Hohenstein (appies) Mar 02, 2014 14:58 Replies: 2 Views: 3380
Silver/Safflorite/Skutterudite/Rammelsberg slabs for exchange (Joseph D'Oliveira) Dec 27, 2013 14:39 Replies: 26 Views: 16521
Rare, Italian species and worlwide too for exchange microminerals (domenico) Oct 11, 2013 04:39 Replies: 5 Views: 6370
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bgreenstone View latest post

Mineralogical Magazines  Topics   Posts   Last Post 
A kind of special space for mineralogical magazines to allow publishers and readers to keep in touch.
What is it about them that makes it a pleasure to receive them, which old ones you miss, the new issues, the new books they publish...
 
No new posts The Mineralogical Record     
The Mineralogical Record, founded in 1970, is an American mineral magazine of international interest, providing beautifully illustrated articles on minerals and mineral localities worldwide. Additional features include articles on mineral shows, mineral museums, mineralogical and mining collectibles (e.g. antique instruments), profiles of prominent collectors and their collections, book reviews, and articles on the history of mineral collecting and the history of mineralogy. Special-theme supplements to the regular issues are also published.      
New Standards of Excellence in the Mineral Kingdom - M.R. March-April 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Apr 20, 2015 10:51 Replies: 41 Views: 24680
2014 Graphic Excellence Award again for the Mineralogical Record and two more medals! (Jordi Fabre) Dec 31, 2014 13:22 Replies: 3 Views: 2584
Mineralogical Record News (Jordi Fabre) Apr 09, 2014 04:04 Replies: 1 Views: 3604
The 2013 Graphic Excellence Award for the Mineralogical Record! (Jordi Fabre) May 22, 2013 12:27 Replies: 0 Views: 3557
The Mineralogical Record (Jordi Fabre) Apr 28, 2010 13:58 Replies: 8 Views: 10546
Article in M. Record about the John White single crystal collection (Jordi Fabre) Sep 26, 2009 08:31 Replies: 2 Views: 6656
Opinions about Mineralogical Record's Article (Jordi Fabre) May 18, 2009 11:59 Replies: 15 Views: 26463
Mineralogical Record, an excellent magazine. (Joan R.) Jan 21, 2008 06:47 Replies: 0 Views: 4787

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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: 4646
Rocks & Minerals Magazine - May-June 2014 Issue (Peter Megaw) May 24, 2014 15:39 Replies: 2 Views: 3433
Rocks & Minerals Magazine - Jan/Feb 2014 issue (Jordi Fabre) Mar 12, 2014 10:16 Replies: 1 Views: 2981
Rocks & Minerals Magazine - Nov/Dec 2013 issue (Rocks & Minerals) Dec 01, 2013 13:52 Replies: 2 Views: 4803
Superb improvement in the printing quality of R&M Magazine (Jordi Fabre) Apr 29, 2013 09:16 Replies: 3 Views: 4777
Rocks & Minerals ONLINE (Jordi Fabre) Aug 20, 2012 12:03 Replies: 4 Views: 8362
Five years of FMF in Rocks & Minerals (Antonio Alcaide) Oct 04, 2011 12:51 Replies: 1 Views: 4858
In Rock and Minerals: "Natural Versus Aesthetic" from Jesse Fisher (Jordi Fabre) Apr 12, 2010 20:05 Replies: 20 Views: 18532

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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: 2631
MINERALIEN-Welt back in Denver 2013 - Booth E26 (MINERALIEN-Welt) Sep 05, 2013 13:41 Replies: 1 Views: 4323
NEW BOOK "Exquisite Agates - Erlesene Achate" by Dietrich Mayer! (MINERALIEN-Welt) Aug 06, 2013 11:00 Replies: 2 Views: 6195

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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: 4014
Crystal-hunters Chronicles (Julien) Nov 12, 2014 12:04 Replies: 12 Views: 7796
News from les Editions du Piat (Julien) Jul 11, 2014 03:09 Replies: 3 Views: 3173
Special Edition of Le Règne Minéral (Julien) Jul 10, 2014 10:26 Replies: 0 Views: 2699
A book about French mineralogy (Julien) Sep 16, 2013 11:58 Replies: 3 Views: 4626
Le Règne Minéral #113 (Julien) Sep 16, 2013 02:29 Replies: 0 Views: 3287
New publication of les Editions du Piat (Julien) Aug 19, 2013 08:57 Replies: 0 Views: 3287
"Contes à Cristaux" by Claude Julien Ducarre (Julien) Aug 19, 2013 08:35 Replies: 0 Views: 3310
A new book for the end of June: The minerals of Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines (Julien) Jun 05, 2013 08:01 Replies: 0 Views: 4383
Le Règne Minéral 102 (Julien) Jun 04, 2012 10:17 Replies: 8 Views: 11050
French zeolites : Le Règne Minéral Special Issue 17 (Julien) Jun 04, 2012 01:57 Replies: 0 Views: 5396
Le Règne Minéral n°101 (Julien) Oct 11, 2011 06:25 Replies: 3 Views: 6551
Le Règne Minéral n°100 (Julien) Sep 13, 2011 11:38 Replies: 10 Views: 10324

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Julien View latest post
No new posts Mineral Up Editions     
  Moderator Joaquim Callen
Gold for Collectors - The Book (Joaquim Callen) Oct 28, 2014 05:32 Replies: 1 Views: 8537
2014 Mineral Up calendar (Peter Van Hout) Nov 14, 2013 17:34 Replies: 0 Views: 3312

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Jordi Fabre View latest post
No new posts Mineralogical Almanac     
     
Reminiscences of a very old former curator (Jordi Fabre) Jan 23, 2016 11:38 Replies: 1 Views: 996

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No new posts Blue Cap Productions     
  Moderator BlueCapProductions
What's Hot in Ste. Marie 2016 (Jordi Fabre) May 31, 2016 01:33 Replies: 4 Views: 422
Lets start the Blue Cap Productions section! (Jordi Fabre) Jan 22, 2016 16:59 Replies: 0 Views: 870

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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
Universalmuseum Joanneum in Graz (Austria) (Gerhard Brandstetter) May 30, 2016 12:53 Replies: 6 Views: 764
Northern Ohio museums (Tom Mazanec) May 11, 2016 10:59 Replies: 1 Views: 349
A Plea to the American Museum of Natural History (jakslagle) Feb 04, 2016 12:32 Replies: 6 Views: 2558
Terra Mineralia (Freiberg, Saxony, Germany) (Tobi) Nov 13, 2015 10:29 Replies: 65 Views: 9945
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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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