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19 Jun-23:41:56 Sainte marie-aux-mines show 2018 - the chronicles of carles manresa (Jordi Fabre)
19 Jun-02:45:42 Re: which locality? (Lluis)
19 Jun-02:04:15 Atacamite? (Mathias)
19 Jun-01:45:54 Re: which locality? (Mathias)
18 Jun-23:51:35 Sainte marie-aux-mines show 2018 - the awakening of the dragon (Jordi Fabre)
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18 Jun-08:40:52 Re: which locality? (Mathias)
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18 Jun-06:41:45 Question regarding portuguese minerals (Liaemars)
18 Jun-03:33:29 Re: my collection of crystals (Pierre Joubert)
18 Jun-03:26:36 Which locality? (Mathias)
18 Jun-00:26:50 Re: collection of heimo hellwig (Heimo Hellwig)
17 Jun-23:05:43 The mizunaka collection - rhodochrosite (Am Mizunaka)
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17 Jun-10:18:10 Re: micro photos of inclusions in quartz (Zbhjzm)
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16 Jun-22:09:03 Re: hairlike gold inclusions in quartz?? (Zbhjzm)
16 Jun-17:47:24 Re: tucson show 2018 (Greg Lilly)
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16 Jun-16:02:35 Re: my collection of crystals (Bob Harman)
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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.


Jordi Fabre


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

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

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

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

John S. White
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Mineral specimen related questions  Topics   Posts   Last Post 
Questions you have about mineral specimens, such as help in identifying a mineral or queries about localities for specimens
 
No new posts Minerals and Mineralogy     
In this forum you can suggest and discuss things related to the technical and scientific aspects of minerals and mineralogy.   Moderators John S. White, Peter Megaw, chris, alfredo, Antonio Alcaide, cascaillou
Carbonates form on ponds in Oman like ice (Matt_Zukowski) Apr 30, 2018 16:26 Replies: 5 Views: 1300
Minerals of DR Congo, Katanga. (Roger Warin) Apr 20, 2018 06:44 Replies: 25 Views: 9848
Great website on Quartz and all Quartz growth variants! (Peter Lemkin) Apr 12, 2018 05:55 Replies: 1 Views: 1160
Central Massif of Picos de Europa, Asturias (Gagat Minerals) Mar 19, 2018 09:22 Replies: 9 Views: 1689
San Benito County (Roger Warin) Mar 18, 2018 11:59 Replies: 9 Views: 1836
Stellerite from Mali (Gagat Minerals) Mar 18, 2018 07:51 Replies: 2 Views: 866
Percentage of pigment (Tom Mazanec) Mar 15, 2018 05:54 Replies: 6 Views: 1211
A new find: Hoganite from Morocco (Manuel Mesa) Feb 28, 2018 12:52 Replies: 17 Views: 3619
Collecting focuses and how they can change (Tobi) Jan 20, 2018 02:00 Replies: 22 Views: 6928
Minerals and the Origins of Life: the key roles of apatite and struvite (Cesar M. Salvan) Jan 12, 2018 00:40 Replies: 9 Views: 5044
Percentage of minerals known (Tom Mazanec) Jan 08, 2018 12:02 Replies: 11 Views: 2719
Minerals sans life (Tom Mazanec) Jan 06, 2018 18:38 Replies: 15 Views: 3545
Prospecting pegmatite for schorl: need help. (cascaillou) Dec 14, 2017 14:11 Replies: 8 Views: 2459
"Frosted patterns" on the faces of Quartz (Reef) Nov 30, 2017 06:46 Replies: 9 Views: 2406
Mineral names in different languages and their meaning (Tobi) Nov 21, 2017 15:22 Replies: 16 Views: 3749
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686 6428 Apr 30, 2018 16:26
Vinoterapia 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: 13128
100.000 Club Mineral specimens with inclusions - (28) (Elise) May 28, 2018 12:07 Replies: 87 Views: 112982
New Mexico Collecting - (27) (Philip Simmons) May 25, 2018 20:16 Replies: 33 Views: 13862
Faden Quartz Crystals - (26) (marco campos-venuti) Dec 17, 2017 08:26 Replies: 48 Views: 20881
An opportune harvest of Gold in Serra do Caldeirão claims, Brazil - (25) (Jordi Fabre) Aug 29, 2017 05:42 Replies: 1 Views: 5591
Trip to the Eastern Emerald Belt, Colombia - (24) (Fiebre Verde) Nov 13, 2016 16:39 Replies: 12 Views: 10634
Malbunka Copper Mine, Home of the Azurite Suns - (23) (crocoite) Jul 09, 2017 05:24 Replies: 55 Views: 32928
How to find a pocket? - (22) (Jordi Fabre) Aug 24, 2017 03:37 Replies: 42 Views: 33256
A "complete" Dauphiné twin of quartz - (21) (Pete Richards) Sep 10, 2014 11:43 Replies: 18 Views: 21539
A copper mine to understand Life - (20) (Cesar M. Salvan) Aug 19, 2014 15:49 Replies: 9 Views: 13753
DIY Specific Gravity Kit (tutorial) - (19) (cascaillou) Mar 23, 2018 04:19 Replies: 12 Views: 19766
How to dig a pocket? - (18) (Jordi Fabre) Jan 22, 2014 12:41 Replies: 29 Views: 57676
APXS: from Mars to the mineral collector's workbench - (17) (Cesar M. Salvan) Jun 03, 2014 04:06 Replies: 8 Views: 15737
Photos of epitaxy - (16) (John S. White) May 28, 2018 22:05 Replies: 54 Views: 71338
Twinning of the aragonite - (15) (Pete Richards) Jan 07, 2015 23:17 Replies: 9 Views: 17168
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31 1356 May 28, 2018 22:05
Bob Morgan View latest post
No new posts News about shows     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Jun 19, 2018 23:41 Replies: 5 Views: 1057
Tucson Show 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Jun 16, 2018 17:47 Replies: 158 Views: 53012
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 22, 2017 05:21 Replies: 77 Views: 33230
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 08, 2017 13:56 Replies: 59 Views: 36225
Tucson Show 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Apr 06, 2017 09:01 Replies: 114 Views: 73970
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 06, 2016 11:21 Replies: 68 Views: 43740
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 18, 2016 14:37 Replies: 47 Views: 40781
Tucson Show 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Feb 28, 2016 16:01 Replies: 61 Views: 57109
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Nov 27, 2015 23:45 Replies: 102 Views: 86821
2015 Tucson In Retrospect (Don Lum) Oct 19, 2017 00:36 Replies: 61 Views: 48013
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 20, 2015 16:38 Replies: 58 Views: 58397
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 30, 2015 22:03 Replies: 174 Views: 172675
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 01, 2014 02:35 Replies: 80 Views: 86371
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2014 (Jordi Fabre) May 06, 2015 16:42 Replies: 40 Views: 46638
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 30, 2014 01:38 Replies: 111 Views: 132097
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38 2427 Jun 19, 2018 23:41
Jordi Fabre View latest post
No new posts Mineral Shows     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
2018 S.I.E.S.C. Gem & Mineral Show (Mike Chontofalsky) Mar 02, 2018 14:41 Replies: 0 Views: 1453
New York City - Watson Hotel / June 23 & 24, 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 01, 2018 16:09 Replies: 1 Views: 1344
New York City - Watson Hotel / March 3 & 4, 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 01, 2018 14:26 Replies: 0 Views: 1096
Friends of Mineralogy Midwest Chapter 6th Annual Mineralogical Symposium (Jordi Fabre) Feb 24, 2018 14:27 Replies: 0 Views: 796
Mineral Show in Copenhagen, Denmark (Jordi Fabre) Feb 19, 2018 09:04 Replies: 4 Views: 1300
Quartzite - 2018 (Robert Seitz) Jan 18, 2018 12:21 Replies: 19 Views: 3903
Two Minerals Shows in Prague (Jordi Fabre) Jan 08, 2018 09:52 Replies: 0 Views: 1258
Soledade, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil - Mineral Show 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Jan 08, 2018 09:44 Replies: 0 Views: 1212
2018 Tucson HTCC status (bob kerr) Jan 04, 2018 10:17 Replies: 25 Views: 6574
Worcester, MA Show, November 18th-19th - Location Change! (Jordi Fabre) Nov 14, 2017 02:47 Replies: 0 Views: 1602
38th Annual New Mexico Mineral Symposium (from Mindat) (Tobi) Nov 09, 2017 11:26 Replies: 6 Views: 2264
West Springfield, MA. August 11 - 13, 2017, The East Coast Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show (vic rzonca) Aug 13, 2017 04:54 Replies: 25 Views: 7604
Chamonix show fifty years (Philippe Durand) Aug 08, 2017 14:06 Replies: 14 Views: 5963
6th Chenzhou - Hunan Mineral Show in China (Jordi Fabre) Jul 14, 2017 14:11 Replies: 0 Views: 1945
Treasures of the Earth - Saturday July 15 & Sunday July 16, Syracuse, NY (Jordi Fabre) Jul 10, 2017 10:56 Replies: 0 Views: 1837
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194 1841 Mar 02, 2018 14:41
Mike Chontofalsky View latest post
No new posts Mineral Shows by Gail Spann     
To know more about this Forum, please use this link   Moderators chris, Gail
Gail Spann's Tucson Adventures. February 2018. (Gail) Feb 28, 2018 21:37 Replies: 209 Views: 34803
Tucson 2017, The insanity continues...but it sure is fun! (Gail) Feb 27, 2017 22:25 Replies: 112 Views: 49157
100.000 Club TUCSON, 2016. And away we go.... (Gail) Mar 19, 2016 11:45 Replies: 445 Views: 183573
The magic of Tucson, 2015. Gail Spann report. (Gail) Aug 12, 2015 11:19 Replies: 116 Views: 85335
100.000 Club Tucson 2014 Show Report, Gail Spann Having Fun Again... (Gail) Jul 26, 2014 19:32 Replies: 156 Views: 109939
Houston Fine Mineral Show Report, with Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 03, 2013 09:23 Replies: 103 Views: 83481
100.000 Club 2013 Tucson Show Adventure ~ Gail Spann Style. (Gail) Apr 27, 2013 02:57 Replies: 598 Views: 359818
Fabulous Denver Gem and Mineral Show, Sept 14, 2012 and on...Gail Spann (Gail) Nov 04, 2012 01:57 Replies: 43 Views: 55106
100.000 Club Gail Spann's 2012 East Coast Gem and Mineral Show report (Gail) Aug 29, 2012 14:27 Replies: 151 Views: 106202
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin... (Gail) Oct 02, 2012 11:21 Replies: 632 Views: 451434
FMF party in Tucson, 2012. You coming? (Gail) Mar 03, 2012 02:28 Replies: 49 Views: 58817
Fort Worth, Texas, Gem and Mineral Show. Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 01, 2011 20:35 Replies: 33 Views: 48462
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011 (Gail) Oct 07, 2012 11:38 Replies: 370 Views: 342563
100.000 Club FMFs party in Tucson, 2011 (Gail) Feb 27, 2011 22:43 Replies: 114 Views: 102372
Gail Spann's Tucson show report, 2011 (Gail) Jan 17, 2011 01:30 Replies: 28 Views: 38808
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35 5088 Feb 28, 2018 21:37
bob kerr 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 identify this rock - Thank you (jlggps) Jun 04, 2018 13:17 Replies: 4 Views: 802
Can someone tell me what this is please. (Siarajane) May 31, 2018 09:39 Replies: 3 Views: 757
A Large Stilbite Vug (BasaltDays) May 29, 2018 08:17 Replies: 0 Views: 469
Can anyone help me identify this strange rock formation (olsufkajeff) May 26, 2018 14:01 Replies: 8 Views: 706
Please identify - rock with white inclusions (foreman) May 26, 2018 10:08 Replies: 7 Views: 1081
Please help identify (SouthernAppalachian) May 23, 2018 16:52 Replies: 3 Views: 511
Please identify (Vcollector) May 22, 2018 19:09 Replies: 5 Views: 1142
What is that mineral (ivital) May 20, 2018 13:36 Replies: 3 Views: 562
Sedimentary, Iron, Minerals. Curious. (Khosa) May 20, 2018 10:36 Replies: 6 Views: 1025
Zircon or Spinel? (Nick_G) May 16, 2018 08:42 Replies: 16 Views: 1595
Meterorite or am I crazy (jim hill) May 12, 2018 13:05 Replies: 11 Views: 916
Extraordinary druzy mineral formation from Pacific Northwest but what the heck is it? (rockngifts) May 12, 2018 01:20 Replies: 1 Views: 354
Bauxite and quartz or is it diamonds (jim hill) May 07, 2018 06:10 Replies: 3 Views: 528
What olive stone did you get at the top of a small mountain (Hook111111) Apr 30, 2018 08:08 Replies: 3 Views: 664
What is this? (Starchek) Apr 28, 2018 16:57 Replies: 3 Views: 560
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709 4846 Jun 04, 2018 13:17
Pete Richards 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

Which locality? (Mathias) Jun 19, 2018 02:45 Replies: 7 Views: 358
Atacamite? (Mathias) Jun 19, 2018 02:04 Replies: 0 Views: 124
Hairlike Gold inclusions in Quartz?? (zbhjzm) Jun 16, 2018 22:09 Replies: 25 Views: 2238
What crystal is this (Kaleb) Jun 16, 2018 15:03 Replies: 4 Views: 218
Prasiolite ? (Dimce Catle) Jun 11, 2018 17:50 Replies: 2 Views: 484
I need help identifying these rocks, please. Thank you (donjones) Jun 07, 2018 12:33 Replies: 2 Views: 495
Is this bournonite from Herodsfoot or from Harz?? (jfc035) Jun 03, 2018 04:03 Replies: 2 Views: 517
Peruvian quartz twin (Pete Richards) May 26, 2018 16:25 Replies: 2 Views: 523
Romanian Bournonite and Tetrahedrite (jfc035) May 12, 2018 12:34 Replies: 1 Views: 408
Elbaite from Afghanistan/Pakistan? (herrej) May 09, 2018 15:15 Replies: 7 Views: 977
Went looking for morels and came home with rocks (jim hill) May 09, 2018 12:31 Replies: 0 Views: 302
Mica and Calcite crystal? and a surprise (jim hill) May 07, 2018 22:59 Replies: 3 Views: 597
Smithsonite from Adis Abeba, Ethiopia?? (herrej) May 06, 2018 07:08 Replies: 7 Views: 838
What is that ? (Hook111111) May 02, 2018 04:24 Replies: 1 Views: 470
What is that ? (Hook111111) May 02, 2018 04:23 Replies: 1 Views: 367
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1085 7173 Jun 19, 2018 02:45
lluis 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
My collection of crystals (Kaleb) Jun 18, 2018 03:33 Replies: 5 Views: 383
Micro photos of inclusions in Quartz (zbhjzm) Jun 17, 2018 10:18 Replies: 71 Views: 15897
I want to photograph my collection (Malcolm Uffelman Jr) Dec 06, 2017 11:28 Replies: 10 Views: 2638
Zaïrite (Roger Warin) Dec 06, 2017 09:58 Replies: 0 Views: 985
Super thin hematite inclusions in amethyst (zbhjzm) Nov 13, 2017 05:52 Replies: 22 Views: 4979
Micro photos of a boulder opal (zbhjzm) Sep 09, 2017 09:14 Replies: 2 Views: 1712
Stack software, comparative speed, optimizations and others (ofarcis) Sep 06, 2017 10:40 Replies: 20 Views: 26549
Pyrite and marcasite intergrowths (Roger Warin) Jul 03, 2017 13:33 Replies: 0 Views: 1995
Bixbite Crystal in rhyolite matrix (Lueshie) May 10, 2017 15:45 Replies: 1 Views: 2213
Purple fluorite macro (Proudtex76) Apr 25, 2017 15:49 Replies: 2 Views: 2312
Lighting and mineral photos (dontgogreen) Nov 05, 2016 19:15 Replies: 1 Views: 3172
Special John S. White photographs (ploum) Jul 14, 2016 13:15 Replies: 15 Views: 18552
North American pyrrhotites (dontgogreen) Jun 13, 2016 22:02 Replies: 6 Views: 5138
Elbaite (Roger Warin) May 01, 2016 12:50 Replies: 2 Views: 4802
Epitaxy: a very rare example, torbernite on saleeite (Roger Warin) May 01, 2016 01:52 Replies: 2 Views: 4119
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90 739 Jun 18, 2018 03:33
Pierre Joubert View latest post
No new posts Favorite Minerals     Access to the FMF Gallery
In this forum you can add your favorite localities and minerals. When a mineral comes from many hundreds, or thousands, of places it's worth comparing favorites to identify the most desired ones.This section is special because all the photos published here also appear in "FMF Gallery". To find out more please use this link   Moderator Tobi
Favourite Quartzes? (Tobi) Jun 15, 2018 05:26 Replies: 38 Views: 14511
Favourite Galenas? (Tobi) Apr 11, 2018 02:00 Replies: 19 Views: 6371
Favourite Barytes? (Tobi) Apr 10, 2018 18:21 Replies: 2 Views: 593
100.000 Club Favourite Fluorites? (Tobi) Apr 09, 2018 18:20 Replies: 183 Views: 135972
Favourite Sphalerites? (Tobi) Apr 08, 2018 13:14 Replies: 17 Views: 8224
Favourite Pyromorphites? (Tobi) Apr 08, 2018 13:11 Replies: 13 Views: 6537
Favourite Calcites? (Tobi) Apr 04, 2018 07:56 Replies: 34 Views: 13104
Favourite Topazes? (Tobi) Sep 25, 2017 15:50 Replies: 8 Views: 3184
Favourite Garnets? (Tobi) Aug 05, 2017 14:55 Replies: 6 Views: 4407
Favourite Pyrites? (Tobi) May 08, 2017 14:40 Replies: 21 Views: 7747
Favourite Wulfenites? (Tobi) May 03, 2017 11:41 Replies: 23 Views: 12128
Favourite Smithsonites? (Tobi) Apr 30, 2017 05:21 Replies: 4 Views: 2735
Favourite Mimetites? (Tobi) Apr 21, 2017 11:53 Replies: 9 Views: 6000
Favourite Rhodochrosites? (Tobi) Apr 12, 2017 08:42 Replies: 23 Views: 11541
Favourite Tourmalines? (Tobi) Jan 14, 2017 14:59 Replies: 19 Views: 9717
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21 528 Jun 15, 2018 05:26
Amir Akhavan 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
Question regarding Portuguese minerals (liaemars) Jun 18, 2018 06:41 Replies: 0 Views: 128
Sweet Home Mine 2.0 (Tobi) Jun 16, 2018 07:11 Replies: 6 Views: 1554
On the mineralogy of Shijiangshan, Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia A.R. (China) (Cesar M. Salvan) May 27, 2018 19:33 Replies: 15 Views: 15793
Sapo mine Tourmaline (texasdigger) Apr 22, 2018 18:15 Replies: 1 Views: 752
Collecting quartz on the Little Falls dolostone (vic rzonca) Apr 08, 2018 14:52 Replies: 109 Views: 81628
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico (Peter Megaw) Mar 05, 2018 11:18 Replies: 17 Views: 15438
Huge Island of Madagascar (Roger Warin) Feb 11, 2018 08:21 Replies: 7 Views: 2334
A request for information on mineral collecting in France (Pierre Joubert) Jan 29, 2018 00:25 Replies: 2 Views: 1036
New Zealand alpine minerals? (Philippe Durand) Oct 21, 2017 01:31 Replies: 22 Views: 5714
About "Franklin Furnace" (J. G. Alcolea) Oct 13, 2017 15:45 Replies: 8 Views: 2638
Graves Mountain, Georgia, USA - Hematite (Mike Lee) Oct 12, 2017 10:57 Replies: 2 Views: 1680
The Tsumeb Mine (Heimo Hellwig) May 13, 2017 01:21 Replies: 12 Views: 7482
La Viesca Mine and the finds made there (James) May 03, 2017 16:50 Replies: 8 Views: 15289
Quartz and limonite from a sandstone quarry (Pete Richards) Apr 28, 2017 08:36 Replies: 4 Views: 3011
Fluorite from Whiteman Creek, Vernon, BC, Canada (thecrystalfinder) Apr 26, 2017 11:50 Replies: 5 Views: 3908
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224 1850 Jun 18, 2018 06:41
liaemars 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.      
Modificación requested for Capestang locality (Philippe Durand) Mar 24, 2017 12:31 Replies: 2 Views: 2450
Change in French administrative area (Philippe Durand) Mar 24, 2017 05:51 Replies: 1 Views: 1870
Proper locality name of the Czar Mine? (Jordi Fabre) May 11, 2016 05:20 Replies: 4 Views: 5767
Westmorland (James) Jun 11, 2015 08:20 Replies: 18 Views: 16370
From Kearsarge Mountain? (GneissWare) Jun 08, 2015 22:27 Replies: 7 Views: 7571

5 37 Mar 24, 2017 12:31
Philippe Durand 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.      
Agates in Sicily? (alanbartlett) Apr 27, 2018 13:28 Replies: 9 Views: 1227
The Namib Desert (Heimo Hellwig) Apr 07, 2018 02:06 Replies: 31 Views: 23901
Rockhounding trip Juchem Quarry (JessieG) Apr 06, 2018 13:32 Replies: 3 Views: 841
Rockhounding trips - A gem hunt in Minas Gerais (MatheusTorres) Nov 26, 2017 03:33 Replies: 2 Views: 1771
Garnets in Itadori River near Nagoya (Japan) (Alex D.) Sep 06, 2017 07:39 Replies: 13 Views: 3674
Quartz from alpine-type fissures in Raleigh, North Carolina (Scott LaBorde) Aug 30, 2017 14:45 Replies: 2 Views: 2107
Driving distance to the Rowley Mine from Scottsdale? (Dave Graley) Aug 08, 2017 09:32 Replies: 0 Views: 1333
Rockhounding in Israel - contact needed (dimrub) Jul 16, 2017 23:35 Replies: 8 Views: 3254
The Bogota´s French Connection (franjungle) Jun 29, 2017 08:40 Replies: 8 Views: 4215
Hallelujah Junction, Near Reno, Nevada. Spann Adventure (Gail) Jun 11, 2017 06:27 Replies: 29 Views: 10827
Iceland! (peter@vanpeborgh.eu) Jun 09, 2017 12:28 Replies: 0 Views: 1711
Advice needed: a rockhounding trip for a beginner (dimrub) Jun 05, 2017 10:45 Replies: 15 Views: 5809
A crystal collecting outing to Ceres, South Africa (Reinhardt van Vuuren) May 08, 2017 02:20 Replies: 7 Views: 4499
The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira (franjungle) May 04, 2017 23:01 Replies: 33 Views: 10814
Looking for references for Emerald Mine Tours in Colombia (MSrockhound) Jan 17, 2017 19:22 Replies: 0 Views: 2326
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60 451 Apr 27, 2018 13:28
Pete Modreski View latest post
No new posts Exceptional finds     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Antonio Alcaide, John Cornish
100.000 Club Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode (Antonio Da Silveira) Oct 29, 2017 03:11 Replies: 36 Views: 130269
The biggest nuggets. (Roger Warin) Nov 08, 2016 03:51 Replies: 10 Views: 11816
CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia (John Cornish) Feb 28, 2014 20:03 Replies: 63 Views: 74666
2013, an Update... CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine (John Cornish) Jun 24, 2013 08:14 Replies: 13 Views: 25528
Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode - 'Part 2' (Antonio Da Silveira) Oct 23, 2010 17:27 Replies: 6 Views: 27601
Scoop! - An important find of amber in the "La Florida" Mine, Spain (Jordi Fabre) Dec 14, 2008 15:03 Replies: 0 Views: 17945

6 134 Oct 29, 2017 03:11
Peter Lemkin 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
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52 1064 May 27, 2018 14:47
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.
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15 449 May 12, 2018 07:29
Tobi View latest post
No new posts A mineralogical trip through Germany     Access to the FMF Gallery
This section of the forum is special in that it is dedicated to images of minerals from the different lands of Germany. So, although you can add as many pictures as you like in each of the existing threads, you can't create any new threads within it.
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12 360 May 27, 2018 13:49
Jesse Fisher 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
Making acrylic or Polycarbonate stands for mineral specimens (Pierre Joubert) Jun 06, 2018 18:42 Replies: 5 Views: 1152
Cleaning mixed sulfides. (vic rzonca) May 16, 2018 14:19 Replies: 4 Views: 702
Hinged boxes for crystal collections wanted (John S. White) May 15, 2018 09:16 Replies: 8 Views: 12799
Help how do I clean anhydrite? (Greg Lilly) Apr 29, 2018 18:40 Replies: 2 Views: 547
A terrible nuisance (John S. White) Nov 10, 2017 01:47 Replies: 17 Views: 5265
Potential Toxicity of Handling Raw Malachite Specimens. (Joseph D'Oliveira) Nov 03, 2017 20:33 Replies: 26 Views: 17361
Cleaning Carrolite specimens (Pierre Joubert) Oct 02, 2017 16:50 Replies: 2 Views: 1690
Cleaning with Water/ Spot Cleaning Guns (Agate?) (Ceanna) Aug 25, 2017 10:36 Replies: 13 Views: 4095
Removing stubborn minerals from quartz (Pierre Joubert) Apr 20, 2017 11:26 Replies: 32 Views: 18703
Information about turquoise mineral (Lundy) Apr 01, 2017 21:39 Replies: 7 Views: 3313
How to clean golden calcite (jtozier) Mar 14, 2017 15:01 Replies: 16 Views: 6666
Unreliable Water Guns? (daviddillman) Aug 30, 2016 10:24 Replies: 12 Views: 6194
Cleaning Pyrite (John S. White) Jul 21, 2016 05:07 Replies: 23 Views: 24039
How to remove biological materials from minerals (Pete Richards) Jun 13, 2016 18:13 Replies: 7 Views: 4808
Fading fluorite. (vic rzonca) May 12, 2016 11:28 Replies: 5 Views: 7091
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128 1160 Jun 06, 2018 18:42
Bob Morgan 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: 22455
500.000 Club Collection of Carles Millan (Carles Millan) Apr 27, 2018 08:04 Replies: 836 Views: 903367
500.000 Club Collection of Michael Shaw (crosstimber) Jun 16, 2018 09:52 Replies: 1278 Views: 922142
500.000 Club Don Lum Collection (Don Lum) Jun 16, 2018 16:53 Replies: 1169 Views: 804539
500.000 Club Collection of Tobi (Tobi) May 11, 2018 09:35 Replies: 852 Views: 646417
500.000 Club The Mizunaka Collection (am mizunaka) Jun 17, 2018 23:05 Replies: 1155 Views: 545459
500.000 Club New generation for picture - Ploum (ploum) Apr 25, 2018 14:20 Replies: 940 Views: 535401
100.000 Club Collection of Nurbo (nurbo) Mar 26, 2016 14:37 Replies: 404 Views: 408125
100.000 Club Andreas Gerstenberg Collection (Andreas Gerstenberg) May 19, 2018 14:36 Replies: 182 Views: 257608
100.000 Club Collection of Miguel (José Miguel) Apr 14, 2017 05:32 Replies: 223 Views: 183321
100.000 Club Bob's rocks (GneissWare) Feb 27, 2017 01:50 Replies: 344 Views: 234973
100.000 Club The micro photographs of Christian Rewitzer (Jordi Fabre) Feb 20, 2016 23:50 Replies: 77 Views: 177685
100.000 Club Collection of Fiebre Verde (Fiebre Verde) Jun 16, 2018 10:24 Replies: 621 Views: 281955
100.000 Club The collection of Pierre and Riana Joubert (Pierre Joubert) Jun 12, 2018 03:22 Replies: 284 Views: 157462
100.000 Club Collection of Heimo Hellwig (Heimo Hellwig) Jun 18, 2018 00:26 Replies: 583 Views: 218125
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134 13509 Jun 18, 2018 00:26
Heimo Hellwig View latest post
No new posts Women's Private Collections     Access to the FMF Gallery
In this forum female collectors can publish their favorite specimens, with photos of them or just descriptions. This section is special because all the photos published here also appear in "FMF Gallery". To find out more please use this link.   Moderators chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
100.000 Club Tracy's favorite specimens (Tracy) Dec 21, 2017 10:32 Replies: 74 Views: 109196
100.000 Club Gail's collection (Gail) Aug 03, 2017 04:02 Replies: 375 Views: 399673
The sad news about Diana Weinrich. (Gail) Jan 08, 2018 11:39 Replies: 16 Views: 4974
Nimfiara's collection (nimfiara) May 10, 2012 17:20 Replies: 30 Views: 53204
Linda's Private Collection (Linda Smith) Feb 08, 2012 04:31 Replies: 39 Views: 60168
Debbie's Collection (Debbie Woolf) Jul 04, 2011 10:45 Replies: 20 Views: 38603
Colleen's Collection (Colleen Thomson) May 28, 2011 19:33 Replies: 10 Views: 24743
Jessica's mineral collection (Jessica Simonoff) Jan 30, 2010 18:52 Replies: 18 Views: 38362
Linda St-Cyr's favorites (Linda St-Cyr) May 17, 2009 09:09 Replies: 6 Views: 30516

9 597 Jan 08, 2018 11:39
John Medici 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
Minerales y Minas de España - Silicatos (keith) Apr 12, 2018 06:58 Replies: 2 Views: 848
German Language Magazine (CodyDel) Nov 23, 2017 14:33 Replies: 5 Views: 2044
1929 Ed Over Rocks and Minerals Article (CodyDel) Nov 22, 2017 21:33 Replies: 10 Views: 3587
Australian micromineral newsletter... (crocoite) Mar 25, 2017 20:21 Replies: 19 Views: 24685
Mineralogy by Dexter Perkins (Tom Mazanec) Jan 03, 2017 18:03 Replies: 14 Views: 6732
Panasqueira Mine (crosstimber) Nov 08, 2016 11:01 Replies: 19 Views: 22574
ExtraLapis No. 50: Kalifornien/California - a great article written by Jesse Fisher (Tobi) Sep 25, 2016 04:46 Replies: 3 Views: 3484
My reading (Tom Mazanec) Jun 11, 2016 13:43 Replies: 8 Views: 6654
Quartz from Spain (Miguel Calvo) Apr 28, 2016 01:17 Replies: 1 Views: 4404
Antique books (ACC79) Feb 05, 2016 14:35 Replies: 1 Views: 4323
Minerales y Minas de España by Miguel Calvo (Minerals and Mines of Spain) (Antonio Alcaide) Dec 09, 2015 22:38 Replies: 3 Views: 10621
Classification of crystallographic forms - any references? (prcantos) Mar 06, 2015 11:11 Replies: 21 Views: 21434
Mathematical Crystallography by Boisen & Gibbs (prcantos) Oct 09, 2014 03:55 Replies: 0 Views: 8021
Crystal Mountains - Minerals of the Cairngorms NEW BOOK (Roy Starkey) Oct 07, 2014 09:54 Replies: 11 Views: 11666
New book:"Crystal Forms of Fluorite - Kristallformen von Fluorit" (jrg) Sep 13, 2014 15:40 Replies: 11 Views: 14855
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86 693 Apr 12, 2018 06:58
alfredo 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
Chinese Realgar (crocoite) Apr 24, 2018 21:36 Replies: 8 Views: 2654
Minerals in Watercolor (MasterofStone) Feb 21, 2018 06:22 Replies: 6 Views: 1564
Grossular Garnet, Jeffrey Mine, Canada (crocoite) Dec 30, 2017 02:42 Replies: 0 Views: 876
Rhodochrosite with Barite, Lone Tree Mine, Nevada (crocoite) Dec 07, 2017 05:15 Replies: 0 Views: 1199
Stak Nala Elbaite... (crocoite) Nov 20, 2017 05:23 Replies: 0 Views: 1118
Artisan Made Gems (vic rzonca) Nov 10, 2017 09:13 Replies: 5 Views: 3880
New Artwork... (crocoite) Sep 15, 2017 11:20 Replies: 6 Views: 2276
Mineral collages 4.0 (Tobi) Jul 16, 2017 15:44 Replies: 12 Views: 6723
Fabre's past (vic rzonca) Jan 14, 2017 11:02 Replies: 37 Views: 27694
Da Boss... (crocoite) Aug 24, 2016 03:14 Replies: 3 Views: 3176
Mineralogical Museum of Marburg, drawn by me :-) (Tobi) Aug 18, 2016 05:40 Replies: 6 Views: 4044
2016 Paintings... (crocoite) Apr 23, 2016 09:15 Replies: 11 Views: 10716
Mineral collages 3.0 - highlights from my collection (Tobi) Feb 17, 2016 11:05 Replies: 12 Views: 10265
New Paintings 2013 (Schwertner) Jan 14, 2016 04:56 Replies: 105 Views: 69463
A new mineral artist - Barbara Stanley (James) May 26, 2015 05:55 Replies: 16 Views: 19279
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39 759 Apr 24, 2018 21:36
rubytime 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
Historical Information About Sodalite (Stone Mania) Aug 24, 2017 04:41 Replies: 14 Views: 4010
History of minerals. (vic rzonca) Jan 12, 2017 09:24 Replies: 5 Views: 7152
Finding a little Mexican treasure (Jean Sendero) Nov 05, 2016 16:03 Replies: 0 Views: 3281
Your very first rock? (Tobi) Oct 30, 2016 09:30 Replies: 2 Views: 2563
Minerals and Their Stories (crosstimber) Oct 29, 2016 08:00 Replies: 5 Views: 3558
"H. Deisinger" Collection (Jamison Brizendine) Aug 24, 2016 07:20 Replies: 4 Views: 7200
Mineral labels as art ;) (Tobi) Sep 22, 2014 02:06 Replies: 23 Views: 38063
If it is a twin it was juicy and delicious (Don Lum) Sep 14, 2014 12:53 Replies: 25 Views: 20194
How all you got started in collecting? (vic rzonca) Jun 08, 2014 10:32 Replies: 21 Views: 30883
Bill Lawrence Memorial (BlueCapProductions) May 05, 2014 13:56 Replies: 4 Views: 8354
Sir Arthur Russell - 50th Anniversary on 24th February (Roy Starkey) Feb 02, 2014 12:58 Replies: 5 Views: 9534
Reminiscences of an Old Former Curator by John S. White (Jordi Fabre) Jan 19, 2014 17:06 Replies: 6 Views: 10816
Rogues gallery of photos of yesteryear's mineral collecting greats (Jordi Fabre) Jan 12, 2014 06:26 Replies: 16 Views: 17027
Biggest nugget? 64.7 kg. (Roger Warin) Nov 12, 2013 16:25 Replies: 6 Views: 12613
Willard Perkins Classic "Perky" Mount (Peter Megaw) Aug 30, 2013 06:13 Replies: 14 Views: 22465
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37 385 Aug 24, 2017 04:41
Stone Mania 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: 32033
FMF Guide of Rocks - SEDIMENTARY ROCKS (prcantos) Dec 11, 2013 17:45 Replies: 5 Views: 18098
FMF Guide of Rocks - METAMORPHIC ROCKS (prcantos) Jul 05, 2015 06:56 Replies: 16 Views: 35740
Not Sure What Rock Is!!!??? (Aliengng) Mar 24, 2016 06:09 Replies: 15 Views: 12141
Grave Stones of Interest to Rock People... no, really... (NellsRocks) Dec 11, 2015 21:15 Replies: 13 Views: 11198
Genesis of the serpentine minerals and rocks (prcantos) Jun 06, 2013 04:48 Replies: 2 Views: 10094

6 70 Mar 24, 2016 06:09
vic rzonca View latest post
No new posts Incorrect classification and fakes     
In this Forum you can provide information and discuss false identifications, inadequate classifications and fakes.   Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Antonio Alcaide, cascaillou
Milpillas "Electric Blue" Azurites AND Malachites - Natural or Chipped? (bob kerr) Jun 06, 2018 16:38 Replies: 12 Views: 1481
Fake Colombian Emeralds (Fiebre Verde) May 14, 2018 19:33 Replies: 33 Views: 19855
Fake specimens from the Erongo and Brandberg region. (Pierre Joubert) May 04, 2018 09:31 Replies: 23 Views: 3410
Iron Man (vic rzonca) Aug 28, 2017 07:57 Replies: 7 Views: 2649
Tanzanite? (Harald) Aug 02, 2017 22:31 Replies: 6 Views: 2376
Quarter million fake Tourmaline cluster. (texasdigger) May 22, 2017 11:36 Replies: 19 Views: 5458
Please help me identify if these are fake or treated (TomS) Feb 09, 2017 22:10 Replies: 16 Views: 7325
Treatments, Synthetics and Simulants: QUARTZ & CHALCEDONY (cascaillou) Dec 20, 2015 20:34 Replies: 3 Views: 6818
Fake silver crystals Morocco (Christophe Gobin) Nov 24, 2015 03:59 Replies: 1 Views: 5208
Chinese "Hydrozincite" specimens? (Barry Vincent) Oct 08, 2015 03:23 Replies: 4 Views: 6293
Bismutoferrite from China...Caveat Emptor (Peter Megaw) May 31, 2015 18:56 Replies: 3 Views: 6379
The intense oiling of Chinese minerals (nitana2000) Apr 29, 2015 14:20 Replies: 14 Views: 18298
Milpillas Azurite - fake specimen (Cascavel1) Dec 04, 2014 09:47 Replies: 27 Views: 31584
Huanggang Mine scheelite color (Josele) Jul 21, 2014 17:48 Replies: 11 Views: 11984
Scorodite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Durango... Sulfur Isotope results (Peter Megaw) Feb 08, 2014 11:16 Replies: 5 Views: 10198
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49 565 Jun 06, 2018 16:38
bob kerr View latest post
No new posts Reporting thefts and disappearances     
On this forum you can add report on the theft of specimens; tell people about other losses and/or advise people of things they should be wary of; or report any other incidents.. including ones during collecting trips or other mineral related activities.      
Theft of Tourmalines from Fallbrook Gem & Mineral Society Museum in California (Chris Wentzell) Oct 25, 2017 14:13 Replies: 26 Views: 8182
Theft from the Franklin Mineral Museum, New Jersey (Jordi Fabre) Jul 18, 2017 07:43 Replies: 0 Views: 1645
Theft at West Coast Mineral and Fossil Show of Kristalle gold. (vic rzonca) Nov 16, 2016 07:43 Replies: 1 Views: 2458
Stolen specimen inquiry (Jordi Fabre) Aug 06, 2016 05:08 Replies: 3 Views: 4762
Theft of Colin Owen mineral specimens and collection (Pierre Joubert) Jul 15, 2016 10:34 Replies: 14 Views: 7497
THEFT of 60 world class mineral specimens in Johannesburg! (Jordi Fabre) Apr 29, 2016 10:04 Replies: 19 Views: 23962
Famous piece stolen from a Romanian Museum (David) Jan 27, 2014 14:16 Replies: 0 Views: 7297
Warning: Johannesburg Geology Museum theft: July 2013!! (Jordi Fabre) Jul 19, 2013 11:20 Replies: 2 Views: 6715
A Butte Covellite was stolen from the National Mining Hall of Fame!!!! (Jordi Fabre) Feb 09, 2013 14:51 Replies: 0 Views: 4675
California Mining and Mineral Museum Robbed (Jordi Fabre) Oct 05, 2012 12:59 Replies: 3 Views: 5906
Theft at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History (Jordi Fabre) Feb 28, 2012 23:42 Replies: 1 Views: 3768
Highgrading, the selling of stolen goods and turning a blind eye (BlueCapProductions) Dec 01, 2011 02:48 Replies: 42 Views: 55361
Theft of Rice Museum Gold Collection! (Jordi Fabre) Apr 23, 2010 14:32 Replies: 4 Views: 8242
Theft of minerals from a Museum in Iceland (John S. White) Oct 28, 2009 11:22 Replies: 6 Views: 6363

14 135 Oct 25, 2017 14:13
Mary FongWalker View latest post
No new posts Off-Topic and Introductions     
In this forum you can discuss topics not covered by any other of our forums and you can also introduce yourself as a new Forum member.   Moderators chris, Xavi Tutusaus, Antonio Alcaide
100.000 Club Presentation of new members - Reference Thread (Jordi Fabre) Jun 02, 2018 08:46 Replies: 329 Views: 167113
Need advice on next step. (Bill E) May 28, 2018 11:36 Replies: 14 Views: 2096
Looking for Lapidary Services in the Central New Mexico Area (Rockhound.newmexico) May 11, 2018 17:32 Replies: 2 Views: 323
Mass on mineral labels? (Bob Harman) May 11, 2018 14:35 Replies: 7 Views: 859
Where to start? an enthusiast beginner prospector (salomonarthur) Mar 07, 2018 22:39 Replies: 3 Views: 1037
Concrete as a mineral (Tom Mazanec) Jan 30, 2018 00:19 Replies: 6 Views: 1449
The PBS Show "THE MINERAL EXPLORERS" (Bob Harman) Jan 23, 2018 18:28 Replies: 1 Views: 1036
A Bit On The Economics Of Being A mineral Dealer (Bob Harman) Jan 19, 2018 23:46 Replies: 11 Views: 2502
The overall health of this hobby (Jordi Fabre) Jan 13, 2018 15:13 Replies: 26 Views: 5075
Economist article on Muzo (Matt_Zukowski) Jan 10, 2018 09:58 Replies: 3 Views: 1361
3D printing in collecting (Tom Mazanec) Jan 03, 2018 09:04 Replies: 2 Views: 1263
Happy Holidays to everyone and a Rocky New Year! (Jordi Fabre) Jan 01, 2018 16:09 Replies: 18 Views: 3926
Does turquoise ever come in other colors? (trtlman) Dec 08, 2017 10:57 Replies: 1 Views: 1161
Is it possible to tell a nature made pearl from a cultured pearl without cutting it open? (trtlman) Oct 21, 2017 16:42 Replies: 5 Views: 2011
How should I proceed here? (Justin Hickok) Oct 12, 2017 17:20 Replies: 1 Views: 1198
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383 3250 Jun 02, 2018 08:46
Susan Robinson 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

Maximum number of minerals on a specimen (David) May 06, 2018 03:02 Replies: 37 Views: 28163
100.000 Club Quartz collecting outings in South Africa (Pierre Joubert) Apr 22, 2018 02:35 Replies: 314 Views: 195166
Tetrahedron [111] penetration twin (Josele) Jan 13, 2018 20:26 Replies: 17 Views: 25641
100.000 Club New find of minerals from New York (Glenn Rhein) Dec 04, 2017 13:20 Replies: 123 Views: 127264
I am curious to know what camera you are using... (Pierre Joubert) May 25, 2017 15:33 Replies: 29 Views: 27548
Radioactive minerals (Roger Warin) Nov 01, 2016 05:40 Replies: 29 Views: 36308
What about heliodor from Tajikistan? (parfaitelumiere) Sep 09, 2016 03:20 Replies: 90 Views: 99508
More about beta Quartz (nitana2000) Mar 08, 2016 12:34 Replies: 27 Views: 41473
Ilmenite pseudo (John S. White) Feb 18, 2016 08:02 Replies: 3 Views: 34869
Question about cubic diamond crystals (Jim) Nov 26, 2015 11:28 Replies: 21 Views: 37618
Very nice Amethyst in the Railroad Works in North of Spain (Joan R.) May 11, 2015 16:02 Replies: 16 Views: 41398
Mysterious Black Crystals (Something Fishy!) (Andy Love) May 11, 2015 14:53 Replies: 35 Views: 38191
Daylight Fluorescent Hyalite Opal from Mexico (Peter Megaw) May 06, 2015 19:10 Replies: 31 Views: 43181
2014 - International year of crystallography: for example, pyrite. (Roger Warin) Dec 30, 2014 15:35 Replies: 34 Views: 31860
Hallelujah Junction, Nevada (John S. White) Oct 06, 2014 21:14 Replies: 23 Views: 36980
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147 883 May 06, 2018 03:02
Peter Perkins View latest post
No new posts Mineral Exchange Area     
In this forum you will be able to trade minerals and publish their pictures. To know how to do it, please use this link.   Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Antonio Alcaide
How does "Mineral Exchange Area" work? (Jordi Fabre) Aug 20, 2008 03:17 Replies: 0 Views: 17496
French and alpine mineralogy against UK Fluorite (Max Tom) Mar 12, 2018 03:54 Replies: 2 Views: 1227
Minerals for fossils (Fossil collector) Feb 03, 2018 06:22 Replies: 14 Views: 3089
Exchange of minerals. I'm from Ukraine. (Hereiam) Sep 25, 2017 00:09 Replies: 3 Views: 2156
Meteorite with old labels wanted (Krantz and others) (illaenus) Nov 15, 2016 14:14 Replies: 1 Views: 3998
Calcites from each State (Pat Tucci) Jun 29, 2016 07:24 Replies: 19 Views: 9229
Looking for Native Sulphur specimens (bgreenstone) Mar 21, 2016 08:28 Replies: 0 Views: 6050
Help with free collecting (solarflare) Feb 11, 2016 18:09 Replies: 8 Views: 6940
NJ Minerals available for trade (Gary Moldovany) Feb 07, 2016 10:45 Replies: 2 Views: 7624
Pyrite for exchange (Cesar M. Salvan) Jan 05, 2016 01:17 Replies: 2 Views: 8028
Bulgarian minerals for exchange (Wolfgang Proestler) Nov 22, 2015 08:32 Replies: 12 Views: 12771
Exchange-Wanted: inclusion quartz crystals, 2 to 3cm, DT or floater, unpolished (cascaillou) Sep 11, 2014 11:08 Replies: 0 Views: 8763
Exchange - Wanted: arsenolite, montroydite, lithiophosphate (cascaillou) Sep 11, 2014 11:01 Replies: 0 Views: 6177
Rhodochrosite rough (Jack Chiang) Aug 23, 2014 13:03 Replies: 1 Views: 5851
Fossils for minerals (appies) Jun 09, 2014 02:41 Replies: 1 Views: 7408
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41 230 Mar 12, 2018 03:54
Max Tom 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.      
This Forum is from now a "Fellow" of the Mineralogical Record magazine (Jordi Fabre) Mar 31, 2017 04:24 Replies: 2 Views: 6356
M.R. vol 48 (2) Tri-State District (Robert Seitz) Mar 29, 2017 19:22 Replies: 2 Views: 2163
New Standards of Excellence in the Mineral Kingdom - M.R. March-April 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Apr 20, 2015 10:51 Replies: 41 Views: 42223
2014 Graphic Excellence Award again for the Mineralogical Record and two more medals! (Jordi Fabre) Dec 31, 2014 13:22 Replies: 3 Views: 6386
Mineralogical Record News (Jordi Fabre) Apr 09, 2014 04:04 Replies: 1 Views: 7074
The 2013 Graphic Excellence Award for the Mineralogical Record! (Jordi Fabre) May 22, 2013 12:27 Replies: 0 Views: 6567
The Mineralogical Record (Jordi Fabre) Apr 28, 2010 13:58 Replies: 8 Views: 16367
Article in M. Record about the John White single crystal collection (Jordi Fabre) Sep 26, 2009 08:31 Replies: 2 Views: 10416
Opinions about Mineralogical Record's Article (Jordi Fabre) May 18, 2009 11:59 Replies: 15 Views: 35521
Mineralogical Record, an excellent magazine. (Joan R.) Jan 21, 2008 06:47 Replies: 0 Views: 7787

10 84 Mar 31, 2017 04:24
Jordi Fabre View latest post
No new posts Rocks & Minerals     
Rocks & Minerals has published feature articles on mineralogy, geology, and paleontology since 1926. Regular departments explore such topics as minerals for the collector; microminerals; recent books, videos, and DVDs; coming events; museum news; and personalities in the field. Detailed lists of collecting opportunities in specific localities are published periodically, as are special theme issues.      
Hematite twins (article in Rocks & Minerals Jan/Feb 2018) (Duncan Miller) May 26, 2018 01:35 Replies: 4 Views: 813
Some well-deserved plaudits for Marie Huizing and Rocks & Minerals magazine (Jordi Fabre) Jan 04, 2015 11:27 Replies: 9 Views: 12125
Rocks & Minerals Magazine - May-June 2014 Issue (Peter Megaw) May 24, 2014 15:39 Replies: 2 Views: 7120
Rocks & Minerals Magazine - Jan/Feb 2014 issue (Jordi Fabre) Mar 12, 2014 10:16 Replies: 1 Views: 6019
Rocks & Minerals Magazine - Nov/Dec 2013 issue (Rocks & Minerals) Dec 01, 2013 13:52 Replies: 2 Views: 11215
Superb improvement in the printing quality of R&M Magazine (Jordi Fabre) Apr 29, 2013 09:16 Replies: 3 Views: 8591
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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
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This section gathers all of the memorial tributes to those who were part of the mineral world and sadly are no longer with us. Although we greatly mourn their passing, we also rejoice in celebrating their accomplishments and having had the chance to spend time with them.      
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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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