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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
N'Chwaning 1, 2, 3, Hotazel, Wessels - do you really care? (bob kerr) Feb 25, 2017 04:23 Replies: 17 Views: 692
Montroydite from Terlingua, Texas (Tom Tucker) Feb 23, 2017 16:33 Replies: 10 Views: 728
Public mining in Oaxaca, Mexico (ancientmttreasures) Feb 17, 2017 19:47 Replies: 7 Views: 507
Negative crystals and their formation (Donn C.) Feb 12, 2017 17:01 Replies: 7 Views: 639
Light sensitivity of cinnabar crystals (Chatian Mine, China)? (Tobi) Feb 02, 2017 16:47 Replies: 16 Views: 1098
Copper specimen from Zambia? (Pierre Joubert) Jan 21, 2017 03:25 Replies: 5 Views: 682
Epitaxial albite on microcline? (Josele) Jan 18, 2017 14:01 Replies: 4 Views: 631
Spanish aragonite (Bob Carnein) Jan 17, 2017 12:13 Replies: 4 Views: 685
Cristobalite / Libyan desert glass (Roger Warin) Jan 16, 2017 11:27 Replies: 3 Views: 4348
Cechite from Ulldemolins (Cesar M. Salvan) Jan 02, 2017 10:04 Replies: 6 Views: 1053
Cristobalite in Lybian Desert Glass (Roger Warin) Dec 25, 2016 08:45 Replies: 7 Views: 913
Very unusual calcite crystal (Pete Richards) Dec 22, 2016 06:28 Replies: 5 Views: 750
Weird face in quartz (Josele) Dec 09, 2016 05:17 Replies: 14 Views: 2151
Im loving this Beryl (texasdigger) Dec 08, 2016 23:58 Replies: 5 Views: 848
Merelaniite - a new mineral from the famous tanzanite deposit (John Jaszczak) Nov 26, 2016 13:30 Replies: 9 Views: 2292
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645 6053 Feb 25, 2017 04:23
Fiebre Verde 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: 9712
An opportune harvest in Serra do Caldeirão claims, Brazil - (25) (Jordi Fabre) Jul 07, 2016 12:02 Replies: 0 Views: 2416
Trip to the Eastern Emerald Belt, Colombia - (24) (Fiebre Verde) Nov 13, 2016 16:39 Replies: 12 Views: 4985
Malbunka Copper Mine, Home of the Azurite Suns - (23) (crocoite) Jan 12, 2017 04:56 Replies: 45 Views: 17192
How to find a pocket? - (22) (Jordi Fabre) Dec 12, 2015 03:28 Replies: 37 Views: 19633
A "complete" Dauphiné twin of quartz - (21) (Pete Richards) Sep 10, 2014 11:43 Replies: 18 Views: 15644
A copper mine to understand Life - (20) (Cesar M. Salvan) Aug 19, 2014 15:49 Replies: 9 Views: 9262
DIY Specific Gravity Kit (tutorial) - (19) (cascaillou) Apr 08, 2014 06:17 Replies: 11 Views: 14237
How to dig a pocket? - (18) (Jordi Fabre) Jan 22, 2014 12:41 Replies: 29 Views: 47960
APXS: from Mars to the mineral collector's workbench - (17) (Cesar M. Salvan) Jun 03, 2014 04:06 Replies: 8 Views: 11210
Photos of epitaxy - (16) (John S. White) Feb 20, 2016 08:10 Replies: 46 Views: 54807
Twinning of the aragonite - (15) (Pete Richards) Jan 07, 2015 23:17 Replies: 9 Views: 12439
Preparing a list of light sensitive minerals - (14) (Jordi Fabre) Jun 04, 2012 08:41 Replies: 83 Views: 67206
100.000 Club What defines a mineral's 'quality?' - (13) (Tracy) Jan 18, 2014 12:00 Replies: 35 Views: 109653
Practical Mineralogy #2: What pseudos tell us about deposit genesis - (12) (Peter Megaw) Jun 01, 2013 06:37 Replies: 17 Views: 20774
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29 1172 Feb 08, 2017 22:24
amigo View latest post
No new posts News about shows     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
Tucson Show 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Feb 18, 2017 13:26 Replies: 92 Views: 23950
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 06, 2016 11:21 Replies: 68 Views: 18179
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 18, 2016 14:37 Replies: 47 Views: 21838
Tucson Show 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Feb 28, 2016 16:01 Replies: 61 Views: 36103
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Nov 27, 2015 23:45 Replies: 102 Views: 55176
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 20, 2015 16:38 Replies: 58 Views: 38709
2015 Tucson In Retrospect (Don Lum) Mar 15, 2015 15:47 Replies: 58 Views: 29291
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 30, 2015 22:03 Replies: 174 Views: 126102
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 01, 2014 02:35 Replies: 80 Views: 62701
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2014 (Jordi Fabre) May 06, 2015 16:42 Replies: 40 Views: 34063
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 30, 2014 01:38 Replies: 111 Views: 102998
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2013 (Jordi Fabre) Oct 28, 2014 15:19 Replies: 122 Views: 87089
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2013 - 50th Edition! (Jordi Fabre) Jul 16, 2013 04:27 Replies: 65 Views: 73469
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2013 (Jordi Fabre) Jan 05, 2017 09:38 Replies: 162 Views: 137321
100.000 Club Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2012 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 15, 2013 07:47 Replies: 103 Views: 125469
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34 2099 Feb 18, 2017 13:26
Jordi Fabre View latest post
No new posts Mineral Shows     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
37th Expominerales Madrid Show (Spain) (Cosme Perez) Jan 16, 2017 14:15 Replies: 0 Views: 498
Tucson 2017 - Tucson Hotel City Center changes (vic rzonca) Jan 03, 2017 15:54 Replies: 9 Views: 1861
5th Chenzhou - Hunan Mineral Show in China (Jordi Fabre) Nov 26, 2016 18:51 Replies: 0 Views: 1086
The Liège Mineral Show (Intermineral 2016), Palais des Congrès (valere) Nov 14, 2016 14:44 Replies: 13 Views: 2206
Beijing Mineral / Gem / Fossil Show (Jordi Fabre) Oct 23, 2016 13:46 Replies: 0 Views: 1435
Fête des Minéraux Bourg d'Oisans, France 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Oct 23, 2016 13:34 Replies: 0 Views: 1217
Verona Mineral Show (Jordi Fabre) Oct 21, 2016 13:31 Replies: 0 Views: 1440
Micromineral Society of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History Symposium (Tom Mazanec) Oct 19, 2016 22:29 Replies: 2 Views: 1019
The Xiamen Gem & Mineral Fair 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Oct 16, 2016 17:11 Replies: 0 Views: 1322
The first mineral show (Tom Mazanec) Oct 04, 2016 06:33 Replies: 5 Views: 2468
My first Tucson trip for the 2017 Show (Turbo) Aug 29, 2016 09:29 Replies: 7 Views: 1969
New Executive Inn Show in 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Aug 28, 2016 11:48 Replies: 0 Views: 1741
2016 Tucson Show - A Look Back (Don Lum) Aug 21, 2016 15:16 Replies: 135 Views: 35901
East Coast Show (vic rzonca) Aug 18, 2016 12:53 Replies: 18 Views: 5346
Gem and Mineral Fair - China Xiamen International 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 20, 2016 11:08 Replies: 0 Views: 2130
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173 1725 Jan 31, 2017 21:28
Robert Seitz 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 2017, The insanity continues...but it sure is fun! (Gail) Feb 21, 2017 15:51 Replies: 104 Views: 12194
TUCSON, 2016. And away we go.... (Gail) Mar 19, 2016 11:45 Replies: 445 Views: 97716
The magic of Tucson, 2015. Gail Spann report. (Gail) Aug 12, 2015 11:19 Replies: 116 Views: 58689
Tucson 2014 Show Report, Gail Spann Having Fun Again... (Gail) Jul 26, 2014 19:32 Replies: 156 Views: 81302
Houston Fine Mineral Show Report, with Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 03, 2013 09:23 Replies: 103 Views: 60634
100.000 Club 2013 Tucson Show Adventure ~ Gail Spann Style. (Gail) Apr 27, 2013 02:57 Replies: 598 Views: 247808
Fabulous Denver Gem and Mineral Show, Sept 14, 2012 and on...Gail Spann (Gail) Nov 04, 2012 01:57 Replies: 43 Views: 42470
Gail Spann's 2012 East Coast Gem and Mineral Show report (Gail) Aug 29, 2012 14:27 Replies: 151 Views: 78065
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin... (Gail) Oct 02, 2012 11:21 Replies: 632 Views: 347561
FMF party in Tucson, 2012. You coming? (Gail) Mar 03, 2012 02:28 Replies: 49 Views: 46839
Fort Worth, Texas, Gem and Mineral Show. Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 01, 2011 20:35 Replies: 33 Views: 38321
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011 (Gail) Oct 07, 2012 11:38 Replies: 370 Views: 268835
FMFs party in Tucson, 2011 (Gail) Feb 27, 2011 22:43 Replies: 114 Views: 82858
Gail Spann's Tucson show report, 2011 (Gail) Jan 17, 2011 01:30 Replies: 28 Views: 31509
Gail Spann's HOUSTON 2010 show report (Gail) Jun 28, 2010 02:56 Replies: 122 Views: 76204
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32 4818 Feb 21, 2017 15:51
Gail 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

Stumped, please help (RobynM) Feb 24, 2017 20:50 Replies: 5 Views: 228
Tourmaline identification (Bianke) Feb 21, 2017 09:11 Replies: 5 Views: 304
Colored Glass or Obsidian (ilzho) Feb 18, 2017 19:44 Replies: 2 Views: 199
Is this Jasper? (ilzho) Feb 17, 2017 08:52 Replies: 2 Views: 219
What is it? (Ricardo Melendez) Feb 16, 2017 13:38 Replies: 4 Views: 228
More green rock Id Help (ilzho) Feb 16, 2017 11:36 Replies: 1 Views: 188
What is this???? (Rockster) Feb 15, 2017 11:38 Replies: 3 Views: 293
Desert Rose, concretion, geode? (ilzho) Feb 14, 2017 20:42 Replies: 1 Views: 165
Green rock Id help (ilzho) Feb 14, 2017 18:13 Replies: 1 Views: 136
Please help, what is this? From Mexico desert. (isreal) Feb 05, 2017 20:23 Replies: 5 Views: 388
What are these Little green gems (BerylBoyd) Feb 04, 2017 16:48 Replies: 7 Views: 572
Can somebody please help me identify this bright blue massive crystalline formation? (andminerals) Jan 30, 2017 11:24 Replies: 1 Views: 335
What is this? (evanofford) Jan 29, 2017 22:31 Replies: 2 Views: 252
Can anyone help me identify this rock? (Luna_moon) Jan 28, 2017 20:56 Replies: 9 Views: 804
What is it? Chalcedony? (BHmineral) Jan 25, 2017 13:38 Replies: 5 Views: 482
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567 3898 Feb 24, 2017 20:50
crosstimber 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 from Naica but from which period, 1970's?? (herrej) Feb 25, 2017 04:06 Replies: 5 Views: 285
Chinese fluorite (jfc035) Feb 06, 2017 16:00 Replies: 4 Views: 605
Cherry Quartz with trapped gold nugget ? What do I have ? (zharsanyi72) Jan 30, 2017 15:49 Replies: 13 Views: 849
Rock ID from China? (MarcAlan) Jan 29, 2017 22:34 Replies: 2 Views: 312
Phenakite from Mozambique? (g1powermac) Jan 26, 2017 09:18 Replies: 5 Views: 578
Looking to identify Green Minerals surrounding sagenite in agate (TRG) Jan 19, 2017 18:41 Replies: 5 Views: 496
Malachite from Willis Mountain VA (steven calamuci) Jan 18, 2017 14:05 Replies: 5 Views: 1444
Inclusions in rutilated quartz (paolo) Jan 15, 2017 02:48 Replies: 11 Views: 1024
Fluorite with which mineral and from which it can come (geofossile) Jan 14, 2017 16:53 Replies: 7 Views: 553
Agate moss? (Agate) Jan 12, 2017 14:18 Replies: 6 Views: 609
Bluish crystal ID (Robson Vieira) Jan 12, 2017 07:22 Replies: 5 Views: 605
Locality Correct? - Minium, Plumbojarosite, Cerrusite specimens from Tres Marias, Chihuahu (daviddillman) Jan 07, 2017 21:15 Replies: 6 Views: 762
ID confirmation (Robson Vieira) Jan 07, 2017 13:36 Replies: 2 Views: 446
Help with a ID mineral (Robson Vieira) Jan 06, 2017 17:18 Replies: 8 Views: 806
Unusual Circular Pattern on Goethite (Joe Haigh) Dec 31, 2016 14:53 Replies: 7 Views: 804
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1000 6600 Feb 25, 2017 04:06
herrej 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
Lighting and mineral photos (dontgogreen) Nov 05, 2016 19:15 Replies: 1 Views: 1112
Special John S. White photographs (ploum) Jul 14, 2016 13:15 Replies: 15 Views: 12865
North American pyrrhotites (dontgogreen) Jun 13, 2016 22:02 Replies: 6 Views: 2297
Elbaite (Roger Warin) May 01, 2016 12:50 Replies: 2 Views: 2817
Epitaxy: a very rare example, torbernite on saleeite (Roger Warin) May 01, 2016 01:52 Replies: 2 Views: 2069
Saleeite (Roger Warin) Apr 29, 2016 22:07 Replies: 0 Views: 3515
My collection of macro's (DJandLIMON111) Apr 19, 2016 12:04 Replies: 11 Views: 5161
Snowflake Photographs? (trtlman) Feb 14, 2016 08:52 Replies: 19 Views: 15074
Quartz microscope pictures (DJandLIMON111) Dec 25, 2015 19:25 Replies: 3 Views: 5352
Articles on Digital Photomicrography and Photomacrography (Elise) Aug 17, 2015 15:10 Replies: 1 Views: 4266
Stack software, comparative speed, optimizations and others (ofarcis) Jun 15, 2015 14:21 Replies: 18 Views: 18995
Hematite Eifel (Matteo_Chinellato) Mar 29, 2015 10:53 Replies: 3 Views: 5779
Italian Anatase (Matteo_Chinellato) Nov 16, 2014 10:18 Replies: 5 Views: 5595
Up close colourful minerals (David) Nov 14, 2014 15:22 Replies: 0 Views: 6345
Elbaite from Elba Island (Roger Warin) Oct 26, 2014 07:59 Replies: 5 Views: 9829
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81 615 Nov 05, 2016 19:15
Matt_Zukowski 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 Fluorites? (Tobi) Feb 24, 2017 14:20 Replies: 135 Views: 94241
Favourite Tourmalines? (Tobi) Jan 14, 2017 14:59 Replies: 19 Views: 1733
Favourite Galenas? (Tobi) Jan 10, 2017 15:30 Replies: 6 Views: 1527
Favourite Beryls? (Tobi) Jan 09, 2017 16:35 Replies: 15 Views: 1496
Favourite Rhodochrosites? (Tobi) Jan 09, 2017 09:14 Replies: 22 Views: 3339
Favourite Calcites? (Tobi) Jan 08, 2017 11:41 Replies: 13 Views: 2254
Favourite Quartzes? (Tobi) Sep 30, 2016 02:47 Replies: 23 Views: 4144
Favourite Fluorapatites? (Tobi) Sep 21, 2016 13:03 Replies: 9 Views: 1892
Favourite Mimetites? (Tobi) Aug 30, 2016 03:14 Replies: 8 Views: 1582
Favourite Pyromorphites? (Tobi) Aug 27, 2016 09:34 Replies: 12 Views: 2166
Favourite Wulfenites? (Tobi) Aug 26, 2016 17:13 Replies: 20 Views: 3237
Favourite Sphalerites? (Tobi) Aug 26, 2016 03:44 Replies: 16 Views: 2873
Favourite Garnets? (Tobi) Aug 26, 2016 03:32 Replies: 5 Views: 1223
The other ten of the top twenty locations (Tom Mazanec) Mar 04, 2016 10:15 Replies: 9 Views: 4344
Favourite SEM photos (Cesar M. Salvan) Aug 26, 2014 16:41 Replies: 16 Views: 10803
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17 384 Feb 24, 2017 14:20
Tobi 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
Serra do Caldeirao claims (dontgogreen) Dec 18, 2016 10:15 Replies: 2 Views: 826
Collecting quartz on the Little Falls dolostone (vic rzonca) Nov 16, 2016 16:15 Replies: 102 Views: 55435
The Tsumeb Mine (Heimo Hellwig) Nov 02, 2016 02:11 Replies: 8 Views: 1625
Location Question - "Schlaggenwald" (Jesse Fisher) Sep 25, 2016 13:04 Replies: 6 Views: 1377
Lignite/Brown Coal in Stringtown, OK (Xhou) Sep 04, 2016 12:42 Replies: 1 Views: 926
Maine tourmaline find a month ago. (vic rzonca) Aug 31, 2016 22:34 Replies: 12 Views: 8542
The incredible valleys with Pyrite cubes in La Rioja, Spain (James) Aug 24, 2016 05:20 Replies: 27 Views: 4850
Mines and minerals. (vic rzonca) Aug 07, 2016 09:21 Replies: 0 Views: 1611
Todays and past mercury mines in the world (langsholt) Jul 24, 2016 23:27 Replies: 5 Views: 1495
Tschudi mine (Heimo Hellwig) May 09, 2016 11:44 Replies: 0 Views: 4125
Spruce claim quartz on pyrite (dontgogreen) May 07, 2016 13:42 Replies: 2 Views: 4167
What is the source of the recent upsurge in Viburnum Trend minerals? (Jeff) May 02, 2016 19:00 Replies: 1 Views: 2124
Quartz druze (vic rzonca) Apr 08, 2016 11:09 Replies: 12 Views: 4319
Gold from Kilo-Moto, DR Congo (Roger Warin) Mar 20, 2016 03:19 Replies: 2 Views: 2269
Future localities? (Tom Mazanec) Mar 20, 2016 01:53 Replies: 5 Views: 2517
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215 1758 Dec 18, 2016 10:15
Jordi Fabre 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: 3164
Westmorland (James) Jun 11, 2015 08:20 Replies: 18 Views: 11643
From Kearsarge Mountain? (GneissWare) Jun 08, 2015 22:27 Replies: 7 Views: 4821

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.      
New Mexico Collecting (Philip Simmons) Feb 25, 2017 06:48 Replies: 4 Views: 284
Looking for references for Emerald Mine Tours in Colombia (MSrockhound) Jan 17, 2017 19:22 Replies: 0 Views: 451
Lets go to India - Need Advice (Nico78) Dec 20, 2016 11:11 Replies: 0 Views: 439
We returned to a favorite spot in Franklin N.C. (mcmahand) Nov 14, 2016 03:09 Replies: 1 Views: 862
Pseudoctahedral Calcite (dontgogreen) Nov 07, 2016 17:50 Replies: 8 Views: 1386
The Namib Desert (Heimo Hellwig) Sep 28, 2016 03:00 Replies: 22 Views: 12839
Video trip report Sterling Hill Mine, Herkimers, and Mount Mica (mcmahand) Aug 08, 2016 19:48 Replies: 0 Views: 1634
Utah Smoky Quartz Find (camile89) Mar 29, 2016 20:17 Replies: 2 Views: 2776
Cacholong (opal) digging (ACC79) Feb 17, 2016 16:00 Replies: 5 Views: 4286
Manganese mining. (Heimo Hellwig) Jan 29, 2016 01:45 Replies: 8 Views: 4774
My recent trip to Namibia. (Pierre Joubert) Dec 22, 2015 01:43 Replies: 18 Views: 11219
Uis, Namibia (Heimo Hellwig) Sep 22, 2015 05:10 Replies: 11 Views: 8080
The snows are melting in the mountains... time for a zeolite hunt! (Rei) May 12, 2015 15:30 Replies: 26 Views: 16318
St Peters Dome (trickpats) May 11, 2015 11:50 Replies: 6 Views: 6982
The picrite of Ölfusvatnsárgljúfur (Rei) May 09, 2015 03:17 Replies: 13 Views: 8515
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48 305 Feb 25, 2017 06:48
Jordi Fabre View latest post
No new posts Exceptional finds     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Antonio Alcaide, John Cornish
The biggest nuggets. (Roger Warin) Nov 08, 2016 03:51 Replies: 10 Views: 6332
100.000 Club Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode (Antonio Da Silveira) Jan 06, 2016 01:45 Replies: 35 Views: 113567
CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia (John Cornish) Feb 28, 2014 20:03 Replies: 63 Views: 55395
2013, an Update... CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine (John Cornish) Jun 24, 2013 08:14 Replies: 13 Views: 19494
Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode - 'Part 2' (Antonio Da Silveira) Oct 23, 2010 17:27 Replies: 6 Views: 23165
Scoop! - An important find of amber in the "La Florida" Mine, Spain (Jordi Fabre) Dec 14, 2008 15:03 Replies: 0 Views: 14746

6 133 Nov 08, 2016 03:51
cptbtptp248 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 1003 Feb 14, 2017 14:34
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
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15 302 Oct 14, 2016 20:24
Jesse Fisher View latest post
No new posts A mineralogical trip through Germany     Access to the FMF Gallery
This section of the forum is special in that it is dedicated to images of minerals from the different lands of Germany. So, although you can add as many pictures as you like in each of the existing threads, you can't create any new threads within it.
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section "A Mineralogical trip through Germany" or on this link
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12 280 Feb 24, 2017 14:43
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
Removing stubborn minerals from quartz (Pierre Joubert) Feb 19, 2017 13:48 Replies: 24 Views: 8894
Unreliable Water Guns? (daviddillman) Aug 30, 2016 10:24 Replies: 12 Views: 2107
Cleaning Pyrite (John S. White) Jul 21, 2016 05:07 Replies: 23 Views: 15962
How to remove biological materials from minerals (Pete Richards) Jun 13, 2016 18:13 Replies: 7 Views: 1988
Fading fluorite. (vic rzonca) May 12, 2016 11:28 Replies: 5 Views: 3188
Why a "delicate subject"? (Tom Mazanec) May 01, 2016 08:55 Replies: 3 Views: 2395
How to remove iron stains? (daviddillman) Feb 19, 2016 06:25 Replies: 24 Views: 22812
Stilbite and sandblasting - unexpected result (Rei) Feb 08, 2016 16:35 Replies: 6 Views: 4037
Cleaning off the "white stuff" on Milpillas Brochantities (bob kerr) Dec 23, 2015 09:29 Replies: 2 Views: 3780
Fluorite cleaning ! (h.abbasi) Dec 14, 2015 13:14 Replies: 9 Views: 5441
Trimming methods - wulfenite (dontgogreen) Dec 04, 2015 09:05 Replies: 4 Views: 4016
Mounting very tiny specimens (rocks2dust) Nov 26, 2015 12:29 Replies: 10 Views: 5149
Light sensitivity of pink fluorapatite (Tobi) Nov 04, 2015 06:41 Replies: 3 Views: 4333
Potential Toxicity of Handling Raw Malachite Specimens. (Joseph D'Oliveira) Sep 02, 2015 15:21 Replies: 14 Views: 9258
Removing Tarnish From Pyrite (Casimir Sarisky) Aug 24, 2015 14:39 Replies: 11 Views: 6612
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120 1064 Feb 19, 2017 13:48
Pierre Joubert 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: 17667
500.000 Club Collection of Carles Millan (Carles Millan) Dec 06, 2016 16:44 Replies: 820 Views: 704977
500.000 Club Collection of Michael Shaw (crosstimber) Feb 24, 2017 17:16 Replies: 998 Views: 627147
500.000 Club Don Lum Collection (Don Lum) Feb 19, 2017 19:49 Replies: 934 Views: 576101
100.000 Club Collection of Nurbo (nurbo) Mar 26, 2016 14:37 Replies: 404 Views: 321153
100.000 Club Collection of Tobi (Tobi) Feb 19, 2017 05:33 Replies: 785 Views: 476297
100.000 Club Andreas Gerstenberg Collection (Andreas Gerstenberg) Jan 18, 2017 12:38 Replies: 167 Views: 204460
100.000 Club New generation for picture - Ploum (ploum) Dec 22, 2016 08:42 Replies: 804 Views: 328730
100.000 Club Collection of Miguel (José Miguel) Feb 16, 2017 12:47 Replies: 222 Views: 140638
100.000 Club Bob's rocks (GneissWare) Feb 24, 2017 20:06 Replies: 342 Views: 167716
100.000 Club The Mizunaka Collection (am mizunaka) Feb 23, 2017 17:21 Replies: 791 Views: 293909
100.000 Club The micro photographs of Christian Rewitzer (Jordi Fabre) Feb 20, 2016 23:50 Replies: 77 Views: 137704
100.000 Club Collection of Fiebre Verde (Fiebre Verde) Feb 25, 2017 06:37 Replies: 495 Views: 133388
100.000 Club The collection of Pierre and Riana Joubert (Pierre Joubert) Jan 31, 2017 00:31 Replies: 251 Views: 102469
Collection of Philippe Durand (Philippe Durand) Feb 25, 2017 03:16 Replies: 169 Views: 30675
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131 11632 Feb 25, 2017 06:37
Fiebre Verde View latest post
No new posts Women's Private Collections     Access to the FMF Gallery
In this forum female collectors can publish their favorite specimens, with photos of them or just descriptions. This section is special because all the photos published here also appear in "FMF Gallery". To find out more please use this link.   Moderators chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
100.000 Club Gail's collection (Gail) Jul 19, 2016 00:07 Replies: 374 Views: 319609
Nimfiara's collection (nimfiara) May 10, 2012 17:20 Replies: 30 Views: 42803
Linda's Private Collection (Linda Smith) Feb 08, 2012 04:31 Replies: 39 Views: 50406
Debbie's Collection (Debbie Woolf) Jul 04, 2011 10:45 Replies: 20 Views: 31522
Tracy's favorite specimens (Tracy) Jun 04, 2011 14:01 Replies: 73 Views: 89246
Colleen's Collection (Colleen Thomson) May 28, 2011 19:33 Replies: 10 Views: 20534
Jessica's mineral collection (Jessica Simonoff) Jan 30, 2010 18:52 Replies: 18 Views: 32097
Linda St-Cyr's favorites (Linda St-Cyr) May 17, 2009 09:09 Replies: 6 Views: 26541

8 578 Jul 19, 2016 00:07
Gail View latest post
No new posts Mineralogical Literature     
New books, journals, etc that merit your attention.   Moderators John S. White, Carles Millan, chris, Antonio Alcaide
Mineralogy by Dexter Perkins (Tom Mazanec) Jan 03, 2017 18:03 Replies: 14 Views: 1649
Panasqueira Mine (crosstimber) Nov 08, 2016 11:01 Replies: 19 Views: 16435
ExtraLapis No. 50: Kalifornien/California - a great article written by Jesse Fisher (Tobi) Sep 25, 2016 04:46 Replies: 3 Views: 1412
My reading (Tom Mazanec) Jun 11, 2016 13:43 Replies: 8 Views: 3542
Quartz from Spain (Miguel Calvo) Apr 28, 2016 01:17 Replies: 1 Views: 2621
Antique books (ACC79) Feb 05, 2016 14:35 Replies: 1 Views: 2636
Australian micromineral newsletter... (crocoite) Jan 24, 2016 14:49 Replies: 18 Views: 18354
Minerales y Minas de España by Miguel Calvo (Minerals and Mines of Spain) (Antonio Alcaide) Dec 09, 2015 22:38 Replies: 3 Views: 8212
Classification of crystallographic forms - any references? (prcantos) Mar 06, 2015 11:11 Replies: 21 Views: 13915
Mathematical Crystallography by Boisen & Gibbs (prcantos) Oct 09, 2014 03:55 Replies: 0 Views: 6176
Crystal Mountains - Minerals of the Cairngorms NEW BOOK (Roy Starkey) Oct 07, 2014 09:54 Replies: 11 Views: 8323
New book:"Crystal Forms of Fluorite - Kristallformen von Fluorit" (jrg) Sep 13, 2014 15:40 Replies: 11 Views: 10341
The long awaited new NAMIBIA book released on September 1st! (MINERALIEN-Welt) Aug 28, 2014 05:53 Replies: 2 Views: 5729
Importance of Cataloguing & Mineral-Collector Demographics (Banko45) Jul 25, 2014 20:56 Replies: 12 Views: 8941
Jaspers & Agates (Josele) Jun 28, 2014 08:08 Replies: 12 Views: 11233
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83 672 Jan 03, 2017 18:03
Tom Mazanec 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
Mineral collages 4.0 (Tobi) Jan 22, 2017 07:36 Replies: 9 Views: 1179
Fabre's past (vic rzonca) Jan 14, 2017 11:02 Replies: 37 Views: 18733
Artisan Made Gems (vic rzonca) Nov 14, 2016 12:05 Replies: 4 Views: 1143
Da Boss... (crocoite) Aug 24, 2016 03:14 Replies: 3 Views: 1209
Mineralogical Museum of Marburg, drawn by me :-) (Tobi) Aug 18, 2016 05:40 Replies: 6 Views: 1370
2016 Paintings... (crocoite) Apr 23, 2016 09:15 Replies: 11 Views: 5934
Mineral collages 3.0 - highlights from my collection (Tobi) Feb 17, 2016 11:05 Replies: 12 Views: 5249
New Paintings 2013 (Schwertner) Jan 14, 2016 04:56 Replies: 105 Views: 50913
A new mineral artist - Barbara Stanley (James) May 26, 2015 05:55 Replies: 16 Views: 14927
Red Cloud Wulfenite... (crocoite) Apr 17, 2015 09:33 Replies: 1 Views: 3974
Mineral Illustration (Turbo) Jan 18, 2015 04:24 Replies: 79 Views: 57883
Mineral collages - the next generation (Tobi) Jan 02, 2015 09:19 Replies: 8 Views: 7221
Steve Sorrell's 2014 Artwork... (crocoite) Nov 21, 2014 14:04 Replies: 40 Views: 22620
Man-made objects Imitating Mother Nature (Don Lum) Apr 30, 2014 10:18 Replies: 29 Views: 20740
A new generation of mineral collages (Tobi) Mar 22, 2014 13:36 Replies: 15 Views: 12805
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33 729 Jan 22, 2017 07:36
Tobi 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) Jan 12, 2017 09:24 Replies: 5 Views: 3741
Finding a little Mexican treasure (Jean Sendero) Nov 05, 2016 16:03 Replies: 0 Views: 1576
Your very first rock? (Tobi) Oct 30, 2016 09:30 Replies: 2 Views: 740
Minerals and Their Stories (crosstimber) Oct 29, 2016 08:00 Replies: 5 Views: 1050
"H. Deisinger" Collection (Jamison Brizendine) Aug 24, 2016 07:20 Replies: 4 Views: 4353
Mineral labels as art ;) (Tobi) Sep 22, 2014 02:06 Replies: 23 Views: 30206
If it is a twin it was juicy and delicious (Don Lum) Sep 14, 2014 12:53 Replies: 25 Views: 14406
How all you got started in collecting? (vic rzonca) Jun 08, 2014 10:32 Replies: 21 Views: 25199
Bill Lawrence Memorial (BlueCapProductions) May 05, 2014 13:56 Replies: 4 Views: 6098
Sir Arthur Russell - 50th Anniversary on 24th February (Roy Starkey) Feb 02, 2014 12:58 Replies: 5 Views: 7036
Reminiscences of an Old Former Curator by John S. White (Jordi Fabre) Jan 19, 2014 17:06 Replies: 6 Views: 8091
Rogues gallery of photos of yesteryear's mineral collecting greats (Jordi Fabre) Jan 12, 2014 06:26 Replies: 16 Views: 11954
Biggest nugget? 64.7 kg. (Roger Warin) Nov 12, 2013 16:25 Replies: 6 Views: 9687
Willard Perkins Classic "Perky" Mount (Peter Megaw) Aug 30, 2013 06:13 Replies: 14 Views: 16802
Airport security (James) Jun 07, 2013 13:04 Replies: 23 Views: 36284
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37 413 Jan 12, 2017 09:24
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: 25332
FMF Guide of Rocks - SEDIMENTARY ROCKS (prcantos) Dec 11, 2013 17:45 Replies: 5 Views: 14932
FMF Guide of Rocks - METAMORPHIC ROCKS (prcantos) Jul 05, 2015 06:56 Replies: 16 Views: 27863
Not Sure What Rock Is!!!??? (Aliengng) Mar 24, 2016 06:09 Replies: 15 Views: 5839
Grave Stones of Interest to Rock People... no, really... (NellsRocks) Dec 11, 2015 21:15 Replies: 13 Views: 6624
Genesis of the serpentine minerals and rocks (prcantos) Jun 06, 2013 04:48 Replies: 2 Views: 7877

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
Please help me identify if these are fake or treated (TomS) Feb 09, 2017 22:10 Replies: 16 Views: 870
Fake Colombian Emeralds (Fiebre Verde) Nov 13, 2016 14:31 Replies: 18 Views: 8495
Treatments, Synthetics and Simulants: QUARTZ & CHALCEDONY (cascaillou) Dec 20, 2015 20:34 Replies: 3 Views: 4503
Fake silver crystals Morocco (Christophe Gobin) Nov 24, 2015 03:59 Replies: 1 Views: 3385
Chinese "Hydrozincite" specimens? (Barry Vincent) Oct 08, 2015 03:23 Replies: 4 Views: 4125
Bismutoferrite from China...Caveat Emptor (Peter Megaw) May 31, 2015 18:56 Replies: 3 Views: 4234
The intense oiling of Chinese minerals (nitana2000) Apr 29, 2015 14:20 Replies: 14 Views: 12996
Milpillas Azurite - fake specimen (Cascavel1) Dec 04, 2014 09:47 Replies: 27 Views: 23501
Huanggang Mine scheelite color (Josele) Jul 21, 2014 17:48 Replies: 11 Views: 8188
Scorodite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Durango... Sulfur Isotope results (Peter Megaw) Feb 08, 2014 11:16 Replies: 5 Views: 7475
Goethite -not cacoxenite- inclusions in amethyst from Brazil (Antonio Alcaide) Jan 22, 2014 10:45 Replies: 10 Views: 22036
Why an organic substance should not be called a mineral? (Mike P.) Oct 12, 2013 18:46 Replies: 18 Views: 16705
Perfect replicas of natural crystals? (David) May 20, 2013 19:46 Replies: 4 Views: 6978
What is it? (wade) Apr 01, 2013 22:37 Replies: 10 Views: 12944
Azeztulite - Himalaya gold ???? (Kristen) Sep 12, 2012 08:41 Replies: 7 Views: 11596
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44 478 Feb 09, 2017 22:10
Bob Harman 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) Dec 28, 2016 00:31 Replies: 274 Views: 116116
Suggestions: Aquamarine w/ Black Tourmaline inclusions (ancientmttreasures) Feb 21, 2017 11:34 Replies: 1 Views: 231
Need bulk minerals for project idea (blahood2) Feb 19, 2017 14:10 Replies: 0 Views: 159
Minerals from Iran (alireza777) Feb 17, 2017 04:02 Replies: 5 Views: 602
Garnet Demantoid (alireza777) Feb 13, 2017 14:55 Replies: 1 Views: 314
Can I get help growing alum crystals (candy_rainbows) Jan 27, 2017 03:44 Replies: 3 Views: 478
Database for an Apple Mac? (Tom Mazanec) Jan 01, 2017 20:05 Replies: 10 Views: 2850
Merry Christmas 2016 and Best Wishes for the New Year! (crosstimber) Jan 01, 2017 02:15 Replies: 32 Views: 2914
New minerals (Tom Mazanec) Dec 27, 2016 19:29 Replies: 3 Views: 501
Dry Ice (Tom Mazanec) Dec 21, 2016 02:47 Replies: 4 Views: 570
The next episode of Mineral Explorers will be devoted to the Iberian Peninsula (Jordi Fabre) Dec 20, 2016 03:18 Replies: 17 Views: 4651
Harder than diamond, softer than talc (Tom Mazanec) Dec 19, 2016 10:38 Replies: 12 Views: 971
What can a highly mineralized spring near known gold mines tell you? NOT a leak... (MikeD) Dec 12, 2016 11:54 Replies: 5 Views: 770
"stone" vs. "rock" (Tom Mazanec) Dec 11, 2016 15:48 Replies: 7 Views: 712
Number of recognized species (Tom Mazanec) Dec 08, 2016 15:09 Replies: 3 Views: 465
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364 3021 Feb 21, 2017 11:34
prcantos 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

100.000 Club Quartz collecting outings in South Africa (Pierre Joubert) Feb 07, 2017 02:27 Replies: 272 Views: 120692
New find of minerals from New York (Glenn Rhein) Jan 04, 2017 03:56 Replies: 122 Views: 96032
Radioactive minerals (Roger Warin) Nov 01, 2016 05:40 Replies: 29 Views: 25189
What about heliodor from Tajikistan? (parfaitelumiere) Sep 09, 2016 03:20 Replies: 90 Views: 77606
Maximum number of minerals on a specimen (David) Aug 12, 2016 11:02 Replies: 21 Views: 18490
More about beta Quartz (nitana2000) Mar 08, 2016 12:34 Replies: 27 Views: 31967
Ilmenite pseudo (John S. White) Feb 18, 2016 08:02 Replies: 3 Views: 28261
Question about cubic diamond crystals (Jim) Nov 26, 2015 11:28 Replies: 21 Views: 28713
Very nice Amethyst in the Railroad Works in North of Spain (Joan R.) May 11, 2015 16:02 Replies: 16 Views: 33643
Mysterious Black Crystals (Something Fishy!) (Andy Love) May 11, 2015 14:53 Replies: 35 Views: 28128
Daylight Fluorescent Hyalite Opal from Mexico (Peter Megaw) May 06, 2015 19:10 Replies: 31 Views: 32776
2014 - International year of crystallography: for example, pyrite. (Roger Warin) Dec 30, 2014 15:35 Replies: 34 Views: 22888
Hallelujah Junction, Nevada (John S. White) Oct 06, 2014 21:14 Replies: 23 Views: 25750
100.000 Club Very little mineralogy in mineral collecting today (John S. White) Sep 23, 2014 15:47 Replies: 94 Views: 114521
Tessin habit quartz (Scott LaBorde) Sep 13, 2014 06:05 Replies: 32 Views: 30849
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148 821 Feb 07, 2017 02:27
Pierre Joubert View latest post
No new posts Mineral Exchange Area     
In this forum you will be able to trade minerals and publish their pictures. To know how to do it, please use this link.   Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Antonio Alcaide
How does "Mineral Exchange Area" work? (Jordi Fabre) Aug 20, 2008 03:17 Replies: 0 Views: 13518
Meteorite with old labels wanted (Krantz and others) (illaenus) Nov 15, 2016 14:14 Replies: 1 Views: 1152
Calcites from each State (Pat Tucci) Jun 29, 2016 07:24 Replies: 19 Views: 3578
Looking for Native Sulphur specimens (bgreenstone) Mar 21, 2016 08:28 Replies: 0 Views: 4441
Help with free collecting (solarflare) Feb 11, 2016 18:09 Replies: 8 Views: 3993
NJ Minerals available for trade (Gary Moldovany) Feb 07, 2016 10:45 Replies: 2 Views: 5661
Pyrite for exchange (Cesar M. Salvan) Jan 05, 2016 01:17 Replies: 2 Views: 6165
Bulgarian minerals for exchange (Wolfgang Proestler) Nov 22, 2015 08:32 Replies: 12 Views: 5641
Exchange-Wanted: inclusion quartz crystals, 2 to 3cm, DT or floater, unpolished (cascaillou) Sep 11, 2014 11:08 Replies: 0 Views: 7293
Exchange - Wanted: arsenolite, montroydite, lithiophosphate (cascaillou) Sep 11, 2014 11:01 Replies: 0 Views: 4740
Rhodochrosite rough (Jack Chiang) Aug 23, 2014 13:03 Replies: 1 Views: 4265
Fossils for minerals (appies) Jun 09, 2014 02:41 Replies: 1 Views: 5502
Polish minerals for exchange (Lucas Etienne) Apr 30, 2014 10:30 Replies: 22 Views: 14136
Hourglass Selenite (Alan) Apr 15, 2014 11:05 Replies: 6 Views: 7881
Rare goshenite on aquamarine from Hohenstein (appies) Mar 02, 2014 14:58 Replies: 2 Views: 5251
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38 208 Nov 15, 2016 14:14
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Mineralogical Magazines  Topics   Posts   Last Post 
A kind of special space for mineralogical magazines to allow publishers and readers to keep in touch.
What is it about them that makes it a pleasure to receive them, which old ones you miss, the new issues, the new books they publish...
 
No new posts The Mineralogical Record     
The Mineralogical Record, founded in 1970, is an American mineral magazine of international interest, providing beautifully illustrated articles on minerals and mineral localities worldwide. Additional features include articles on mineral shows, mineral museums, mineralogical and mining collectibles (e.g. antique instruments), profiles of prominent collectors and their collections, book reviews, and articles on the history of mineral collecting and the history of mineralogy. Special-theme supplements to the regular issues are also published.      
New Standards of Excellence in the Mineral Kingdom - M.R. March-April 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Apr 20, 2015 10:51 Replies: 41 Views: 32149
2014 Graphic Excellence Award again for the Mineralogical Record and two more medals! (Jordi Fabre) Dec 31, 2014 13:22 Replies: 3 Views: 4339
Mineralogical Record News (Jordi Fabre) Apr 09, 2014 04:04 Replies: 1 Views: 5423
The 2013 Graphic Excellence Award for the Mineralogical Record! (Jordi Fabre) May 22, 2013 12:27 Replies: 0 Views: 5122
The Mineralogical Record (Jordi Fabre) Apr 28, 2010 13:58 Replies: 8 Views: 13069
Article in M. Record about the John White single crystal collection (Jordi Fabre) Sep 26, 2009 08:31 Replies: 2 Views: 8446
Opinions about Mineralogical Record's Article (Jordi Fabre) May 18, 2009 11:59 Replies: 15 Views: 29506
Mineralogical Record, an excellent magazine. (Joan R.) Jan 21, 2008 06:47 Replies: 0 Views: 6407

8 78 Apr 20, 2015 10:51
bob kerr View latest post
No new posts Rocks & Minerals     
Rocks & Minerals has published feature articles on mineralogy, geology, and paleontology since 1926. Regular departments explore such topics as minerals for the collector; microminerals; recent books, videos, and DVDs; coming events; museum news; and personalities in the field. Detailed lists of collecting opportunities in specific localities are published periodically, as are special theme issues.      
Some well-deserved plaudits for Marie Huizing and Rocks & Minerals magazine (Jordi Fabre) Jan 04, 2015 11:27 Replies: 9 Views: 8505
Rocks & Minerals Magazine - May-June 2014 Issue (Peter Megaw) May 24, 2014 15:39 Replies: 2 Views: 5219
Rocks & Minerals Magazine - Jan/Feb 2014 issue (Jordi Fabre) Mar 12, 2014 10:16 Replies: 1 Views: 4605
Rocks & Minerals Magazine - Nov/Dec 2013 issue (Rocks & Minerals) Dec 01, 2013 13:52 Replies: 2 Views: 7387
Superb improvement in the printing quality of R&M Magazine (Jordi Fabre) Apr 29, 2013 09:16 Replies: 3 Views: 6609
Rocks & Minerals ONLINE (Jordi Fabre) Aug 20, 2012 12:03 Replies: 4 Views: 10382
Five years of FMF in Rocks & Minerals (Antonio Alcaide) Oct 04, 2011 12:51 Replies: 1 Views: 6472
In Rock and Minerals: "Natural Versus Aesthetic" from Jesse Fisher (Jordi Fabre) Apr 12, 2010 20:05 Replies: 20 Views: 22377

8 50 Jan 04, 2015 11:27
Elise View latest post
No new posts MINERALIEN-Welt     
MINERALIEN-Welt is a German mineral magazine with fine articles about the world of minerals. In this forum we hope to get in touch with our readers. We are open to new ideas for improvement and will also keep you updated about new publications from Bode Verlag.   Moderator MINERALIEN-Welt
New book: NAMIBIA Minerals & Localties Volume 2 is here! (MINERALIEN-Welt) Oct 25, 2016 13:13 Replies: 1 Views: 1105
"Klassiker Harz" (Harz Classic) New Book! (Jordi Fabre) Feb 21, 2015 12:01 Replies: 1 Views: 5165
MINERALIEN-Welt back in Denver 2013 - Booth E26 (MINERALIEN-Welt) Sep 05, 2013 13:41 Replies: 1 Views: 5877
NEW BOOK "Exquisite Agates - Erlesene Achate" by Dietrich Mayer! (MINERALIEN-Welt) Aug 06, 2013 11:00 Replies: 2 Views: 8350

4 9 Oct 25, 2016 13:13
Pierre Joubert View latest post
No new posts Le Règne Minéral     
Le Règne Minéral is the French mineralogical magazine since 1995. It has published many articles about classic French mineralogy and new discoveries. The readers can also discover French mineral collectors and personalities, reports of the world’s greatest mineral shows, book reviews, press reviews and many other articles about international mineralogy. Join us!!   Moderator Julien
Catalog of the le Règne Minéral editions (Jordi Fabre) Jun 03, 2016 07:34 Replies: 0 Views: 4927
Le Règne Minéral special issu 2014 : Alpine Rodingites !!! (Julien) May 19, 2015 04:48 Replies: 0 Views: 8364
Crystal-hunters Chronicles (Julien) Nov 12, 2014 12:04 Replies: 12 Views: 10606
News from les Editions du Piat (Julien) Jul 11, 2014 03:09 Replies: 3 Views: 5167
Special Edition of Le Règne Minéral (Julien) Jul 10, 2014 10:26 Replies: 0 Views: 4301
A book about French mineralogy (Julien) Sep 16, 2013 11:58 Replies: 3 Views: 6489
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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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