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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
Spanish aragonite (Bob Carnein) Jan 17, 2017 12:13 Replies: 4 Views: 385
Cristobalite / Libyan desert glass (Roger Warin) Jan 16, 2017 11:27 Replies: 3 Views: 4137
Epitaxial albite on microcline? (Josele) Jan 16, 2017 00:09 Replies: 3 Views: 333
Cechite from Ulldemolins (Cesar M. Salvan) Jan 02, 2017 10:04 Replies: 6 Views: 801
Cristobalite in Lybian Desert Glass (Roger Warin) Dec 25, 2016 08:45 Replies: 7 Views: 657
Very unusual calcite crystal (Pete Richards) Dec 22, 2016 06:28 Replies: 5 Views: 508
Weird face in quartz (Josele) Dec 09, 2016 05:17 Replies: 14 Views: 1801
Im loving this Beryl (texasdigger) Dec 08, 2016 23:58 Replies: 5 Views: 658
Merelaniite - a new mineral from the famous tanzanite deposit (John Jaszczak) Nov 26, 2016 13:30 Replies: 9 Views: 1895
Please help identify this mineral/crystal. (rhichens) Nov 25, 2016 16:19 Replies: 21 Views: 3079
Colorless crystals with sturmanite (Pete Richards) Nov 25, 2016 11:29 Replies: 6 Views: 1027
Quartz, Natural and Synthetic (Elise) Nov 18, 2016 16:30 Replies: 46 Views: 27449
Help needed identifying tumblestones (rick_bakker) Nov 12, 2016 05:00 Replies: 3 Views: 684
Turquoise-blue Fluorite from Cornwall UK (markbeckett) Oct 15, 2016 11:11 Replies: 7 Views: 4009
The Micro-World and inclusions in minerals (Elise) Oct 05, 2016 13:04 Replies: 5 Views: 2890
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640 5986 Jan 17, 2017 12:13
Bob Carnein 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: 9539
An opportune harvest in Serra do Caldeirão claims, Brazil - (25) (Jordi Fabre) Jul 07, 2016 12:02 Replies: 0 Views: 2260
Trip to the Eastern Emerald Belt, Colombia - (24) (Fiebre Verde) Nov 13, 2016 16:39 Replies: 12 Views: 4693
Malbunka Copper Mine, Home of the Azurite Suns - (23) (crocoite) Jan 12, 2017 04:56 Replies: 45 Views: 16448
How to find a pocket? - (22) (Jordi Fabre) Dec 12, 2015 03:28 Replies: 37 Views: 19081
A "complete" Dauphiné twin of quartz - (21) (Pete Richards) Sep 10, 2014 11:43 Replies: 18 Views: 15296
A copper mine to understand Life - (20) (Cesar M. Salvan) Aug 19, 2014 15:49 Replies: 9 Views: 9030
DIY Specific Gravity Kit (tutorial) - (19) (cascaillou) Apr 08, 2014 06:17 Replies: 11 Views: 13972
How to dig a pocket? - (18) (Jordi Fabre) Jan 22, 2014 12:41 Replies: 29 Views: 47552
APXS: from Mars to the mineral collector's workbench - (17) (Cesar M. Salvan) Jun 03, 2014 04:06 Replies: 8 Views: 10961
Photos of epitaxy - (16) (John S. White) Feb 20, 2016 08:10 Replies: 46 Views: 54062
Twinning of the aragonite - (15) (Pete Richards) Jan 07, 2015 23:17 Replies: 9 Views: 12222
Preparing a list of light sensitive minerals - (14) (Jordi Fabre) Jun 04, 2012 08:41 Replies: 83 Views: 66418
100.000 Club What defines a mineral's 'quality?' - (13) (Tracy) Jan 18, 2014 12:00 Replies: 35 Views: 109289
Practical Mineralogy #2: What pseudos tell us about deposit genesis - (12) (Peter Megaw) Jun 01, 2013 06:37 Replies: 17 Views: 20464
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29 1171 Jan 16, 2017 15:23
Philippe Durand 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

Amazonite: Where is it from? (JMiguelE) Jan 14, 2017 19:05 Replies: 8 Views: 556
Sapphire? (ssama2) Jan 14, 2017 11:16 Replies: 1 Views: 164
Hello, new to this forum. Please help with ID of stone/mineral? (Denny1st) Jan 13, 2017 22:01 Replies: 3 Views: 226
Hi me again (Curnow) Jan 12, 2017 19:01 Replies: 2 Views: 335
Hi anybody know what this one is (Curnow) Jan 12, 2017 13:06 Replies: 4 Views: 409
Pitchblende? (Curnow) Jan 12, 2017 06:58 Replies: 20 Views: 801
Help needed (Curnow) Jan 12, 2017 05:57 Replies: 4 Views: 313
is it mica rock or other kind (E.Hasan) Dec 24, 2016 13:05 Replies: 2 Views: 394
NJ mineral? (StevieFresh) Dec 18, 2016 13:23 Replies: 4 Views: 517
Gold in amethyst? (owenwagner) Dec 10, 2016 23:05 Replies: 4 Views: 568
We found a mine on my property! What kind of stone? (louie) Dec 03, 2016 19:20 Replies: 12 Views: 1752
Help Me Identify This.. (ambralynne93) Nov 28, 2016 10:43 Replies: 1 Views: 857
Introduction and help needed to id minerals found at Lac Du Cerf, QC (jessgagnon) Nov 25, 2016 15:10 Replies: 2 Views: 545
Help ID these minerals (wrebbitrocks) Nov 20, 2016 21:11 Replies: 2 Views: 681
Newbie first post. What is this Green crystal? (wrebbitrocks) Nov 20, 2016 02:43 Replies: 1 Views: 495
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548 3813 Jan 14, 2017 19:05
nicu 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

Inclusions in rutilated quartz (paolo) Jan 15, 2017 02:48 Replies: 11 Views: 738
Malachite from Willis Mountain VA (steven calamuci) Jan 14, 2017 20:08 Replies: 4 Views: 1151
Fluorite with which mineral and from which it can come (geofossile) Jan 14, 2017 16:53 Replies: 7 Views: 325
Agate moss? (Agate) Jan 12, 2017 14:18 Replies: 6 Views: 412
Bluish crystal ID (Robson Vieira) Jan 12, 2017 07:22 Replies: 5 Views: 370
Locality Correct? - Minium, Plumbojarosite, Cerrusite specimens from Tres Marias, Chihuahu (daviddillman) Jan 07, 2017 21:15 Replies: 6 Views: 505
ID confirmation (Robson Vieira) Jan 07, 2017 13:36 Replies: 2 Views: 272
Help with a ID mineral (Robson Vieira) Jan 06, 2017 17:18 Replies: 8 Views: 534
Unusual Circular Pattern on Goethite (Joe Haigh) Dec 31, 2016 14:53 Replies: 7 Views: 541
Tsumeb specimen. (Heimo Hellwig) Dec 28, 2016 10:17 Replies: 4 Views: 511
Fluorite specimen covered with a layer of unknown mineral (zbhjzm) Dec 18, 2016 23:11 Replies: 4 Views: 548
Fluorite from Yaogangxian? (jfc035) Dec 03, 2016 14:33 Replies: 4 Views: 697
Brasilian geode (Roger Warin) Nov 21, 2016 07:39 Replies: 1 Views: 749
Identify minerals with the Rosasite from the Ojuela mine. (herrej) Oct 17, 2016 13:23 Replies: 6 Views: 1325
Marcasite with unknown mineral, Pomorzany mine, Poland (herrej) Oct 15, 2016 13:19 Replies: 4 Views: 848
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994 6559 Jan 15, 2017 02:48
paolo 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: 929
Special John S. White photographs (ploum) Jul 14, 2016 13:15 Replies: 15 Views: 12610
North American pyrrhotites (dontgogreen) Jun 13, 2016 22:02 Replies: 6 Views: 2146
Elbaite (Roger Warin) May 01, 2016 12:50 Replies: 2 Views: 2704
Epitaxy: a very rare example, torbernite on saleeite (Roger Warin) May 01, 2016 01:52 Replies: 2 Views: 1956
Saleeite (Roger Warin) Apr 29, 2016 22:07 Replies: 0 Views: 3417
My collection of macro's (DJandLIMON111) Apr 19, 2016 12:04 Replies: 11 Views: 4937
Snowflake Photographs? (trtlman) Feb 14, 2016 08:52 Replies: 19 Views: 14817
Quartz microscope pictures (DJandLIMON111) Dec 25, 2015 19:25 Replies: 3 Views: 5222
Articles on Digital Photomicrography and Photomacrography (Elise) Aug 17, 2015 15:10 Replies: 1 Views: 4163
Stack software, comparative speed, optimizations and others (ofarcis) Jun 15, 2015 14:21 Replies: 18 Views: 18644
Hematite Eifel (Matteo_Chinellato) Mar 29, 2015 10:53 Replies: 3 Views: 5653
Italian Anatase (Matteo_Chinellato) Nov 16, 2014 10:18 Replies: 5 Views: 5441
Up close colourful minerals (David) Nov 14, 2014 15:22 Replies: 0 Views: 6240
Elbaite from Elba Island (Roger Warin) Oct 26, 2014 07:59 Replies: 5 Views: 9648
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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 Tourmalines? (Tobi) Jan 14, 2017 14:59 Replies: 19 Views: 1257
Favourite Fluorites? (Tobi) Jan 10, 2017 16:11 Replies: 129 Views: 92246
Favourite Galenas? (Tobi) Jan 10, 2017 15:30 Replies: 6 Views: 1348
Favourite Beryls? (Tobi) Jan 09, 2017 16:35 Replies: 15 Views: 1100
Favourite Rhodochrosites? (Tobi) Jan 09, 2017 09:14 Replies: 22 Views: 2946
Favourite Calcites? (Tobi) Jan 08, 2017 11:41 Replies: 13 Views: 2015
Favourite Quartzes? (Tobi) Sep 30, 2016 02:47 Replies: 23 Views: 3750
Favourite Fluorapatites? (Tobi) Sep 21, 2016 13:03 Replies: 9 Views: 1699
Favourite Mimetites? (Tobi) Aug 30, 2016 03:14 Replies: 8 Views: 1411
Favourite Pyromorphites? (Tobi) Aug 27, 2016 09:34 Replies: 12 Views: 1972
Favourite Wulfenites? (Tobi) Aug 26, 2016 17:13 Replies: 20 Views: 2872
Favourite Sphalerites? (Tobi) Aug 26, 2016 03:44 Replies: 16 Views: 2627
Favourite Garnets? (Tobi) Aug 26, 2016 03:32 Replies: 5 Views: 1091
The other ten of the top twenty locations (Tom Mazanec) Mar 04, 2016 10:15 Replies: 9 Views: 4163
Favourite SEM photos (Cesar M. Salvan) Aug 26, 2014 16:41 Replies: 16 Views: 10544
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17 378 Jan 14, 2017 14:59
Jean Sendero 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: 509
Collecting quartz on the Little Falls dolostone (vic rzonca) Nov 16, 2016 16:15 Replies: 102 Views: 54194
The Tsumeb Mine (Heimo Hellwig) Nov 02, 2016 02:11 Replies: 8 Views: 1444
Location Question - "Schlaggenwald" (Jesse Fisher) Sep 25, 2016 13:04 Replies: 6 Views: 1250
Lignite/Brown Coal in Stringtown, OK (Xhou) Sep 04, 2016 12:42 Replies: 1 Views: 826
Maine tourmaline find a month ago. (vic rzonca) Aug 31, 2016 22:34 Replies: 12 Views: 8323
The incredible valleys with Pyrite cubes in La Rioja, Spain (James) Aug 24, 2016 05:20 Replies: 27 Views: 4458
Mines and minerals. (vic rzonca) Aug 07, 2016 09:21 Replies: 0 Views: 1491
Todays and past mercury mines in the world (langsholt) Jul 24, 2016 23:27 Replies: 5 Views: 1366
Tschudi mine (Heimo Hellwig) May 09, 2016 11:44 Replies: 0 Views: 4025
Spruce claim quartz on pyrite (dontgogreen) May 07, 2016 13:42 Replies: 2 Views: 4069
What is the source of the recent upsurge in Viburnum Trend minerals? (Jeff) May 02, 2016 19:00 Replies: 1 Views: 2013
Quartz druze (vic rzonca) Apr 08, 2016 11:09 Replies: 12 Views: 4138
Gold from Kilo-Moto, DR Congo (Roger Warin) Mar 20, 2016 03:19 Replies: 2 Views: 2158
Future localities? (Tom Mazanec) Mar 20, 2016 01:53 Replies: 5 Views: 2386
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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: 2991
Westmorland (James) Jun 11, 2015 08:20 Replies: 18 Views: 11443
From Kearsarge Mountain? (GneissWare) Jun 08, 2015 22:27 Replies: 7 Views: 4705

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.      
Looking for references for Emerald Mine Tours in Colombia (MSrockhound) Jan 17, 2017 19:22 Replies: 0 Views: 93
Lets go to India - Need Advice (Nico78) Dec 20, 2016 11:11 Replies: 0 Views: 332
We returned to a favorite spot in Franklin N.C. (mcmahand) Nov 14, 2016 03:09 Replies: 1 Views: 754
Pseudoctahedral Calcite (dontgogreen) Nov 07, 2016 17:50 Replies: 8 Views: 1180
The Namib Desert (Heimo Hellwig) Sep 28, 2016 03:00 Replies: 22 Views: 12443
Video trip report Sterling Hill Mine, Herkimers, and Mount Mica (mcmahand) Aug 08, 2016 19:48 Replies: 0 Views: 1518
Utah Smoky Quartz Find (camile89) Mar 29, 2016 20:17 Replies: 2 Views: 2633
Cacholong (opal) digging (ACC79) Feb 17, 2016 16:00 Replies: 5 Views: 4111
Manganese mining. (Heimo Hellwig) Jan 29, 2016 01:45 Replies: 8 Views: 4567
My recent trip to Namibia. (Pierre Joubert) Dec 22, 2015 01:43 Replies: 18 Views: 10901
Uis, Namibia (Heimo Hellwig) Sep 22, 2015 05:10 Replies: 11 Views: 7826
The snows are melting in the mountains... time for a zeolite hunt! (Rei) May 12, 2015 15:30 Replies: 26 Views: 15912
St Peters Dome (trickpats) May 11, 2015 11:50 Replies: 6 Views: 6338
The picrite of Ölfusvatnsárgljúfur (Rei) May 09, 2015 03:17 Replies: 13 Views: 8254
Visit to eastern Sicily (Richard_Murphy) Jan 03, 2015 05:10 Replies: 7 Views: 7954
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47 300 Jan 17, 2017 19:22
MSrockhound 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: 5969
100.000 Club Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode (Antonio Da Silveira) Jan 06, 2016 01:45 Replies: 35 Views: 112581
CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia (John Cornish) Feb 28, 2014 20:03 Replies: 63 Views: 54451
2013, an Update... CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine (John Cornish) Jun 24, 2013 08:14 Replies: 13 Views: 19166
Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode - 'Part 2' (Antonio Da Silveira) Oct 23, 2010 17:27 Replies: 6 Views: 22871
Scoop! - An important find of amber in the "La Florida" Mine, Spain (Jordi Fabre) Dec 14, 2008 15:03 Replies: 0 Views: 14593

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
To know more about the reasons for this particular Forum, please use this link   Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris

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52 997 Dec 29, 2016 12:20
vic rzonca View latest post
No new posts A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK     Access to the FMF Gallery
This section of the forum is special in that it is dedicated to images of minerals from the different regions of the UK. So, although you can add as many pictures as you like in each of the existing threads, you can't create any new threads within it.
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section "A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK" or on this link
To know more about the reasons for this particular Forum, please use this link   Moderators Jordi Fabre, James, chris


15 302 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
To know more about the reasons for this particular Forum, please use this link   Moderator Tobi


12 275 Jan 18, 2017 12:54
Andreas Gerstenberg View latest post
No new posts Conserving, Preparing and Cleaning Minerals     
This Forum brings together questions and results on the delicate subject of preparation, conservation and cleaning of the minerals.   Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Antonio Alcaide
Removing stubborn minerals from quartz (Pierre Joubert) Sep 26, 2016 15:02 Replies: 16 Views: 8241
Unreliable Water Guns? (daviddillman) Aug 30, 2016 10:24 Replies: 12 Views: 1912
Cleaning Pyrite (John S. White) Jul 21, 2016 05:07 Replies: 23 Views: 15622
How to remove biological materials from minerals (Pete Richards) Jun 13, 2016 18:13 Replies: 7 Views: 1874
Fading fluorite. (vic rzonca) May 12, 2016 11:28 Replies: 5 Views: 3020
Why a "delicate subject"? (Tom Mazanec) May 01, 2016 08:55 Replies: 3 Views: 2272
How to remove iron stains? (daviddillman) Feb 19, 2016 06:25 Replies: 24 Views: 22348
Stilbite and sandblasting - unexpected result (Rei) Feb 08, 2016 16:35 Replies: 6 Views: 3782
Cleaning off the "white stuff" on Milpillas Brochantities (bob kerr) Dec 23, 2015 09:29 Replies: 2 Views: 3672
Fluorite cleaning ! (h.abbasi) Dec 14, 2015 13:14 Replies: 9 Views: 5273
Trimming methods - wulfenite (dontgogreen) Dec 04, 2015 09:05 Replies: 4 Views: 3870
Mounting very tiny specimens (rocks2dust) Nov 26, 2015 12:29 Replies: 10 Views: 4995
Light sensitivity of pink fluorapatite (Tobi) Nov 04, 2015 06:41 Replies: 3 Views: 4224
Potential Toxicity of Handling Raw Malachite Specimens. (Joseph D'Oliveira) Sep 02, 2015 15:21 Replies: 14 Views: 8993
Removing Tarnish From Pyrite (Casimir Sarisky) Aug 24, 2015 14:39 Replies: 11 Views: 6424
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120 1056 Sep 26, 2016 15:02
Pierre Joubert View latest post
No new posts Mineral Shows by Gail Spann     
To know more about this Forum, please use this link   Moderators chris, Gail
TUCSON, 2016. And away we go.... (Gail) Mar 19, 2016 11:45 Replies: 445 Views: 94090
The magic of Tucson, 2015. Gail Spann report. (Gail) Aug 12, 2015 11:19 Replies: 116 Views: 57405
Tucson 2014 Show Report, Gail Spann Having Fun Again... (Gail) Jul 26, 2014 19:32 Replies: 156 Views: 80221
Houston Fine Mineral Show Report, with Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 03, 2013 09:23 Replies: 103 Views: 59670
100.000 Club 2013 Tucson Show Adventure ~ Gail Spann Style. (Gail) Apr 27, 2013 02:57 Replies: 598 Views: 244414
Fabulous Denver Gem and Mineral Show, Sept 14, 2012 and on...Gail Spann (Gail) Nov 04, 2012 01:57 Replies: 43 Views: 41879
Gail Spann's 2012 East Coast Gem and Mineral Show report (Gail) Aug 29, 2012 14:27 Replies: 151 Views: 76839
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin... (Gail) Oct 02, 2012 11:21 Replies: 632 Views: 344391
FMF party in Tucson, 2012. You coming? (Gail) Mar 03, 2012 02:28 Replies: 49 Views: 46249
Fort Worth, Texas, Gem and Mineral Show. Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 01, 2011 20:35 Replies: 33 Views: 37409
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011 (Gail) Oct 07, 2012 11:38 Replies: 370 Views: 265466
FMFs party in Tucson, 2011 (Gail) Feb 27, 2011 22:43 Replies: 114 Views: 81968
Gail Spann's Tucson show report, 2011 (Gail) Jan 17, 2011 01:30 Replies: 28 Views: 31149
Gail Spann's HOUSTON 2010 show report (Gail) Jun 28, 2010 02:56 Replies: 122 Views: 75418
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Tucson photo fest, 2010 (Gail) Feb 10, 2012 22:50 Replies: 443 Views: 274503
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31 4713 Oct 03, 2016 16:23
vic rzonca View latest post
No new posts News about shows     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
Tucson Show 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Jan 18, 2017 03:42 Replies: 10 Views: 1557
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 06, 2016 11:21 Replies: 68 Views: 16360
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 18, 2016 14:37 Replies: 47 Views: 20528
Tucson Show 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Feb 28, 2016 16:01 Replies: 61 Views: 34828
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Nov 27, 2015 23:45 Replies: 102 Views: 53539
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 20, 2015 16:38 Replies: 58 Views: 37770
2015 Tucson In Retrospect (Don Lum) Mar 15, 2015 15:47 Replies: 58 Views: 28374
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 30, 2015 22:03 Replies: 174 Views: 123582
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 01, 2014 02:35 Replies: 80 Views: 61536
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2014 (Jordi Fabre) May 06, 2015 16:42 Replies: 40 Views: 33392
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 30, 2014 01:38 Replies: 111 Views: 101591
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2013 (Jordi Fabre) Oct 28, 2014 15:19 Replies: 122 Views: 85754
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2013 - 50th Edition! (Jordi Fabre) Jul 16, 2013 04:27 Replies: 65 Views: 72289
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2013 (Jordi Fabre) Jan 05, 2017 09:38 Replies: 162 Views: 135232
100.000 Club Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2012 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 15, 2013 07:47 Replies: 103 Views: 124113
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34 2018 Jan 18, 2017 03:42
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: 174
Tucson 2017 - Tucson Hotel City Center changes (vic rzonca) Jan 03, 2017 15:54 Replies: 9 Views: 1165
5th Chenzhou - Hunan Mineral Show in China (Jordi Fabre) Nov 26, 2016 18:51 Replies: 0 Views: 956
The Liège Mineral Show (Intermineral 2016), Palais des Congrès (valere) Nov 14, 2016 14:44 Replies: 13 Views: 1862
Beijing Mineral / Gem / Fossil Show (Jordi Fabre) Oct 23, 2016 13:46 Replies: 0 Views: 1286
Fête des Minéraux Bourg d'Oisans, France 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Oct 23, 2016 13:34 Replies: 0 Views: 1107
Verona Mineral Show (Jordi Fabre) Oct 21, 2016 13:31 Replies: 0 Views: 1305
Micromineral Society of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History Symposium (Tom Mazanec) Oct 19, 2016 22:29 Replies: 2 Views: 898
The Xiamen Gem & Mineral Fair 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Oct 16, 2016 17:11 Replies: 0 Views: 1188
The first mineral show (Tom Mazanec) Oct 04, 2016 06:33 Replies: 5 Views: 2352
My first Tucson trip for the 2017 Show (Turbo) Aug 29, 2016 09:29 Replies: 7 Views: 1736
New Executive Inn Show in 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Aug 28, 2016 11:48 Replies: 0 Views: 1636
2016 Tucson Show - A Look Back (Don Lum) Aug 21, 2016 15:16 Replies: 135 Views: 34544
East Coast Show (vic rzonca) Aug 18, 2016 12:53 Replies: 18 Views: 5014
Gem and Mineral Fair - China Xiamen International 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 20, 2016 11:08 Replies: 0 Views: 2018
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172 1724 Jan 16, 2017 14:15
Cosme Perez 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: 17358
500.000 Club Collection of Carles Millan (Carles Millan) Dec 06, 2016 16:44 Replies: 820 Views: 695319
500.000 Club Collection of Michael Shaw (crosstimber) Jan 18, 2017 12:44 Replies: 968 Views: 609869
500.000 Club Don Lum Collection (Don Lum) Jan 17, 2017 19:22 Replies: 909 Views: 562385
100.000 Club Collection of Nurbo (nurbo) Mar 26, 2016 14:37 Replies: 404 Views: 317231
100.000 Club Collection of Tobi (Tobi) Dec 18, 2016 17:25 Replies: 769 Views: 468187
100.000 Club Andreas Gerstenberg Collection (Andreas Gerstenberg) Jan 18, 2017 12:38 Replies: 167 Views: 201486
100.000 Club New generation for picture - Ploum (ploum) Dec 22, 2016 08:42 Replies: 804 Views: 320745
100.000 Club Collection of Miguel (José Miguel) Jan 05, 2017 08:50 Replies: 217 Views: 138122
100.000 Club Bob's rocks (GneissWare) Jan 17, 2017 23:17 Replies: 334 Views: 164116
100.000 Club The Mizunaka Collection (am mizunaka) Jan 18, 2017 01:54 Replies: 778 Views: 284621
100.000 Club The micro photographs of Christian Rewitzer (Jordi Fabre) Feb 20, 2016 23:50 Replies: 77 Views: 135654
100.000 Club Collection of Fiebre Verde (Fiebre Verde) Jan 17, 2017 15:23 Replies: 475 Views: 128048
Collection of ras (Robert Seitz) Jan 18, 2017 11:00 Replies: 47 Views: 12102
Vics collection (vic rzonca) Jan 14, 2017 11:58 Replies: 72 Views: 52270
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130 11400 Jan 18, 2017 12:44
crosstimber 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: 316335
Nimfiara's collection (nimfiara) May 10, 2012 17:20 Replies: 30 Views: 42217
Linda's Private Collection (Linda Smith) Feb 08, 2012 04:31 Replies: 39 Views: 49959
Debbie's Collection (Debbie Woolf) Jul 04, 2011 10:45 Replies: 20 Views: 31215
Tracy's favorite specimens (Tracy) Jun 04, 2011 14:01 Replies: 73 Views: 88295
Colleen's Collection (Colleen Thomson) May 28, 2011 19:33 Replies: 10 Views: 20381
Jessica's mineral collection (Jessica Simonoff) Jan 30, 2010 18:52 Replies: 18 Views: 31818
Linda St-Cyr's favorites (Linda St-Cyr) May 17, 2009 09:09 Replies: 6 Views: 26300

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Gail View latest post
No new posts Mineralogical Literature     
New books, journals, etc that merit your attention.   Moderators John S. White, Carles Millan, chris, Antonio Alcaide
Mineralogy by Dexter Perkins (Tom Mazanec) Jan 03, 2017 18:03 Replies: 14 Views: 1177
Panasqueira Mine (crosstimber) Nov 08, 2016 11:01 Replies: 19 Views: 16138
ExtraLapis No. 50: Kalifornien/California - a great article written by Jesse Fisher (Tobi) Sep 25, 2016 04:46 Replies: 3 Views: 1303
My reading (Tom Mazanec) Jun 11, 2016 13:43 Replies: 8 Views: 3389
Quartz from Spain (Miguel Calvo) Apr 28, 2016 01:17 Replies: 1 Views: 2524
Antique books (ACC79) Feb 05, 2016 14:35 Replies: 1 Views: 2537
Australian micromineral newsletter... (crocoite) Jan 24, 2016 14:49 Replies: 18 Views: 18168
Minerales y Minas de España by Miguel Calvo (Minerals and Mines of Spain) (Antonio Alcaide) Dec 09, 2015 22:38 Replies: 3 Views: 8085
Classification of crystallographic forms - any references? (prcantos) Mar 06, 2015 11:11 Replies: 21 Views: 13612
Mathematical Crystallography by Boisen & Gibbs (prcantos) Oct 09, 2014 03:55 Replies: 0 Views: 6085
Crystal Mountains - Minerals of the Cairngorms NEW BOOK (Roy Starkey) Oct 07, 2014 09:54 Replies: 11 Views: 8171
New book:"Crystal Forms of Fluorite - Kristallformen von Fluorit" (jrg) Sep 13, 2014 15:40 Replies: 11 Views: 10138
The long awaited new NAMIBIA book released on September 1st! (MINERALIEN-Welt) Aug 28, 2014 05:53 Replies: 2 Views: 5596
Importance of Cataloguing & Mineral-Collector Demographics (Banko45) Jul 25, 2014 20:56 Replies: 12 Views: 8773
Jaspers & Agates (Josele) Jun 28, 2014 08:08 Replies: 12 Views: 11015
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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 15, 2017 14:31 Replies: 7 Views: 557
Fabre's past (vic rzonca) Jan 14, 2017 11:02 Replies: 37 Views: 18186
Artisan Made Gems (vic rzonca) Nov 14, 2016 12:05 Replies: 4 Views: 1008
Da Boss... (crocoite) Aug 24, 2016 03:14 Replies: 3 Views: 1119
Mineralogical Museum of Marburg, drawn by me :-) (Tobi) Aug 18, 2016 05:40 Replies: 6 Views: 1250
2016 Paintings... (crocoite) Apr 23, 2016 09:15 Replies: 11 Views: 5689
Mineral collages 3.0 - highlights from my collection (Tobi) Feb 17, 2016 11:05 Replies: 12 Views: 5020
New Paintings 2013 (Schwertner) Jan 14, 2016 04:56 Replies: 105 Views: 50254
A new mineral artist - Barbara Stanley (James) May 26, 2015 05:55 Replies: 16 Views: 14732
Red Cloud Wulfenite... (crocoite) Apr 17, 2015 09:33 Replies: 1 Views: 3890
Mineral Illustration (Turbo) Jan 18, 2015 04:24 Replies: 79 Views: 57163
Mineral collages - the next generation (Tobi) Jan 02, 2015 09:19 Replies: 8 Views: 6948
Steve Sorrell's 2014 Artwork... (crocoite) Nov 21, 2014 14:04 Replies: 40 Views: 22142
Man-made objects Imitating Mother Nature (Don Lum) Apr 30, 2014 10:18 Replies: 29 Views: 20459
A new generation of mineral collages (Tobi) Mar 22, 2014 13:36 Replies: 15 Views: 12600
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33 727 Jan 15, 2017 14:31
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No new posts The histories behind mineral specimens     
Many specimens have very interesting histories that should be saved.   Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Antonio Alcaide
History of minerals. (vic rzonca) Jan 12, 2017 09:24 Replies: 5 Views: 3379
Finding a little Mexican treasure (Jean Sendero) Nov 05, 2016 16:03 Replies: 0 Views: 1453
Your very first rock? (Tobi) Oct 30, 2016 09:30 Replies: 2 Views: 627
Minerals and Their Stories (crosstimber) Oct 29, 2016 08:00 Replies: 5 Views: 909
"H. Deisinger" Collection (Jamison Brizendine) Aug 24, 2016 07:20 Replies: 4 Views: 4216
Mineral labels as art ;) (Tobi) Sep 22, 2014 02:06 Replies: 23 Views: 29839
If it is a twin it was juicy and delicious (Don Lum) Sep 14, 2014 12:53 Replies: 25 Views: 14141
How all you got started in collecting? (vic rzonca) Jun 08, 2014 10:32 Replies: 21 Views: 24890
Bill Lawrence Memorial (BlueCapProductions) May 05, 2014 13:56 Replies: 4 Views: 5976
Sir Arthur Russell - 50th Anniversary on 24th February (Roy Starkey) Feb 02, 2014 12:58 Replies: 5 Views: 6911
Reminiscences of an Old Former Curator by John S. White (Jordi Fabre) Jan 19, 2014 17:06 Replies: 6 Views: 7967
Rogues gallery of photos of yesteryear's mineral collecting greats (Jordi Fabre) Jan 12, 2014 06:26 Replies: 16 Views: 11697
Biggest nugget? 64.7 kg. (Roger Warin) Nov 12, 2013 16:25 Replies: 6 Views: 9531
Willard Perkins Classic "Perky" Mount (Peter Megaw) Aug 30, 2013 06:13 Replies: 14 Views: 16534
Airport security (James) Jun 07, 2013 13:04 Replies: 23 Views: 35889
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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: 24979
FMF Guide of Rocks - SEDIMENTARY ROCKS (prcantos) Dec 11, 2013 17:45 Replies: 5 Views: 14763
FMF Guide of Rocks - METAMORPHIC ROCKS (prcantos) Jul 05, 2015 06:56 Replies: 16 Views: 27420
Not Sure What Rock Is!!!??? (Aliengng) Mar 24, 2016 06:09 Replies: 15 Views: 5488
Grave Stones of Interest to Rock People... no, really... (NellsRocks) Dec 11, 2015 21:15 Replies: 13 Views: 6392
Genesis of the serpentine minerals and rocks (prcantos) Jun 06, 2013 04:48 Replies: 2 Views: 7752

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
Fake Colombian Emeralds (Fiebre Verde) Nov 13, 2016 14:31 Replies: 18 Views: 8056
Treatments, Synthetics and Simulants: QUARTZ & CHALCEDONY (cascaillou) Dec 20, 2015 20:34 Replies: 3 Views: 4369
Fake silver crystals Morocco (Christophe Gobin) Nov 24, 2015 03:59 Replies: 1 Views: 3278
Chinese "Hydrozincite" specimens? (Barry Vincent) Oct 08, 2015 03:23 Replies: 4 Views: 4013
Bismutoferrite from China...Caveat Emptor (Peter Megaw) May 31, 2015 18:56 Replies: 3 Views: 4134
The intense oiling of Chinese minerals (nitana2000) Apr 29, 2015 14:20 Replies: 14 Views: 12761
Milpillas Azurite - fake specimen (Cascavel1) Dec 04, 2014 09:47 Replies: 27 Views: 23190
Huanggang Mine scheelite color (Josele) Jul 21, 2014 17:48 Replies: 11 Views: 8034
Scorodite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Durango... Sulfur Isotope results (Peter Megaw) Feb 08, 2014 11:16 Replies: 5 Views: 7344
Goethite -not cacoxenite- inclusions in amethyst from Brazil (Antonio Alcaide) Jan 22, 2014 10:45 Replies: 10 Views: 21762
Why an organic substance should not be called a mineral? (Mike P.) Oct 12, 2013 18:46 Replies: 18 Views: 16415
Perfect replicas of natural crystals? (David) May 20, 2013 19:46 Replies: 4 Views: 6859
What is it? (wade) Apr 01, 2013 22:37 Replies: 10 Views: 12750
Azeztulite - Himalaya gold ???? (Kristen) Sep 12, 2012 08:41 Replies: 7 Views: 11425
The bismuth eggs are they a home grow? (trtlman) Jul 12, 2012 12:52 Replies: 4 Views: 13070
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minsur 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: 114093
Database for an Apple Mac? (Tom Mazanec) Jan 01, 2017 20:05 Replies: 10 Views: 2547
Merry Christmas 2016 and Best Wishes for the New Year! (crosstimber) Jan 01, 2017 02:15 Replies: 32 Views: 2253
New minerals (Tom Mazanec) Dec 27, 2016 19:29 Replies: 3 Views: 358
Dry Ice (Tom Mazanec) Dec 21, 2016 02:47 Replies: 4 Views: 436
The next episode of Mineral Explorers will be devoted to the Iberian Peninsula (Jordi Fabre) Dec 20, 2016 03:18 Replies: 17 Views: 4339
Harder than diamond, softer than talc (Tom Mazanec) Dec 19, 2016 10:38 Replies: 12 Views: 668
What can a highly mineralized spring near known gold mines tell you? NOT a leak... (MikeD) Dec 12, 2016 11:54 Replies: 5 Views: 604
"stone" vs. "rock" (Tom Mazanec) Dec 11, 2016 15:48 Replies: 7 Views: 527
Number of recognized species (Tom Mazanec) Dec 08, 2016 15:09 Replies: 3 Views: 364
My first trip with a magnetometer (Jordi Fabre) Dec 03, 2016 13:01 Replies: 1 Views: 378
John Cornish contact info (dontgogreen) Nov 20, 2016 04:08 Replies: 1 Views: 619
Theft at West Coast Mineral and Fossil Show of Kristalle gold. (vic rzonca) Nov 16, 2016 07:43 Replies: 1 Views: 745
Short wave/long wave UV (ultraviolet) light (lundberg) Nov 03, 2016 08:54 Replies: 2 Views: 756
Youtube videos (Tom Mazanec) Oct 30, 2016 08:36 Replies: 1 Views: 604
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359 3006 Jan 01, 2017 20:05
clarkymk 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

New find of minerals from New York (Glenn Rhein) Jan 04, 2017 03:56 Replies: 122 Views: 94807
100.000 Club Quartz collecting outings in South Africa (Pierre Joubert) Nov 18, 2016 19:46 Replies: 270 Views: 117746
Radioactive minerals (Roger Warin) Nov 01, 2016 05:40 Replies: 29 Views: 24471
What about heliodor from Tajikistan? (parfaitelumiere) Sep 09, 2016 03:20 Replies: 90 Views: 76631
Maximum number of minerals on a specimen (David) Aug 12, 2016 11:02 Replies: 21 Views: 18074
More about beta Quartz (nitana2000) Mar 08, 2016 12:34 Replies: 27 Views: 31462
Ilmenite pseudo (John S. White) Feb 18, 2016 08:02 Replies: 3 Views: 27756
Question about cubic diamond crystals (Jim) Nov 26, 2015 11:28 Replies: 21 Views: 28247
Very nice Amethyst in the Railroad Works in North of Spain (Joan R.) May 11, 2015 16:02 Replies: 16 Views: 33207
Mysterious Black Crystals (Something Fishy!) (Andy Love) May 11, 2015 14:53 Replies: 35 Views: 27618
Daylight Fluorescent Hyalite Opal from Mexico (Peter Megaw) May 06, 2015 19:10 Replies: 31 Views: 32310
2014 - International year of crystallography: for example, pyrite. (Roger Warin) Dec 30, 2014 15:35 Replies: 34 Views: 22566
Hallelujah Junction, Nevada (John S. White) Oct 06, 2014 21:14 Replies: 23 Views: 25253
100.000 Club Very little mineralogy in mineral collecting today (John S. White) Sep 23, 2014 15:47 Replies: 94 Views: 113661
Tessin habit quartz (Scott LaBorde) Sep 13, 2014 06:05 Replies: 32 Views: 30569
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148 819 Jan 04, 2017 03:56
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: 13238
Meteorite with old labels wanted (Krantz and others) (illaenus) Nov 15, 2016 14:14 Replies: 1 Views: 861
Calcites from each State (Pat Tucci) Jun 29, 2016 07:24 Replies: 19 Views: 3340
Looking for Native Sulphur specimens (bgreenstone) Mar 21, 2016 08:28 Replies: 0 Views: 4341
Help with free collecting (solarflare) Feb 11, 2016 18:09 Replies: 8 Views: 3842
NJ Minerals available for trade (Gary Moldovany) Feb 07, 2016 10:45 Replies: 2 Views: 5543
Pyrite for exchange (Cesar M. Salvan) Jan 05, 2016 01:17 Replies: 2 Views: 6045
Bulgarian minerals for exchange (Wolfgang Proestler) Nov 22, 2015 08:32 Replies: 12 Views: 5436
Exchange-Wanted: inclusion quartz crystals, 2 to 3cm, DT or floater, unpolished (cascaillou) Sep 11, 2014 11:08 Replies: 0 Views: 7203
Exchange - Wanted: arsenolite, montroydite, lithiophosphate (cascaillou) Sep 11, 2014 11:01 Replies: 0 Views: 4664
Rhodochrosite rough (Jack Chiang) Aug 23, 2014 13:03 Replies: 1 Views: 4171
Fossils for minerals (appies) Jun 09, 2014 02:41 Replies: 1 Views: 5414
Polish minerals for exchange (Lucas Etienne) Apr 30, 2014 10:30 Replies: 22 Views: 13822
Hourglass Selenite (Alan) Apr 15, 2014 11:05 Replies: 6 Views: 7693
Rare goshenite on aquamarine from Hohenstein (appies) Mar 02, 2014 14:58 Replies: 2 Views: 5153
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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: 31608
2014 Graphic Excellence Award again for the Mineralogical Record and two more medals! (Jordi Fabre) Dec 31, 2014 13:22 Replies: 3 Views: 4252
Mineralogical Record News (Jordi Fabre) Apr 09, 2014 04:04 Replies: 1 Views: 5317
The 2013 Graphic Excellence Award for the Mineralogical Record! (Jordi Fabre) May 22, 2013 12:27 Replies: 0 Views: 5037
The Mineralogical Record (Jordi Fabre) Apr 28, 2010 13:58 Replies: 8 Views: 12899
Article in M. Record about the John White single crystal collection (Jordi Fabre) Sep 26, 2009 08:31 Replies: 2 Views: 8344
Opinions about Mineralogical Record's Article (Jordi Fabre) May 18, 2009 11:59 Replies: 15 Views: 29311
Mineralogical Record, an excellent magazine. (Joan R.) Jan 21, 2008 06:47 Replies: 0 Views: 6329

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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: 8313
Rocks & Minerals Magazine - May-June 2014 Issue (Peter Megaw) May 24, 2014 15:39 Replies: 2 Views: 5118
Rocks & Minerals Magazine - Jan/Feb 2014 issue (Jordi Fabre) Mar 12, 2014 10:16 Replies: 1 Views: 4516
Rocks & Minerals Magazine - Nov/Dec 2013 issue (Rocks & Minerals) Dec 01, 2013 13:52 Replies: 2 Views: 6978
Superb improvement in the printing quality of R&M Magazine (Jordi Fabre) Apr 29, 2013 09:16 Replies: 3 Views: 6502
Rocks & Minerals ONLINE (Jordi Fabre) Aug 20, 2012 12:03 Replies: 4 Views: 10196
Five years of FMF in Rocks & Minerals (Antonio Alcaide) Oct 04, 2011 12:51 Replies: 1 Views: 6389
In Rock and Minerals: "Natural Versus Aesthetic" from Jesse Fisher (Jordi Fabre) Apr 12, 2010 20:05 Replies: 20 Views: 22110

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: 954
"Klassiker Harz" (Harz Classic) New Book! (Jordi Fabre) Feb 21, 2015 12:01 Replies: 1 Views: 5070
MINERALIEN-Welt back in Denver 2013 - Booth E26 (MINERALIEN-Welt) Sep 05, 2013 13:41 Replies: 1 Views: 5790
NEW BOOK "Exquisite Agates - Erlesene Achate" by Dietrich Mayer! (MINERALIEN-Welt) Aug 06, 2013 11:00 Replies: 2 Views: 8233

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: 4662
Le Règne Minéral special issu 2014 : Alpine Rodingites !!! (Julien) May 19, 2015 04:48 Replies: 0 Views: 8270
Crystal-hunters Chronicles (Julien) Nov 12, 2014 12:04 Replies: 12 Views: 10471
News from les Editions du Piat (Julien) Jul 11, 2014 03:09 Replies: 3 Views: 5081
Special Edition of Le Règne Minéral (Julien) Jul 10, 2014 10:26 Replies: 0 Views: 4222
A book about French mineralogy (Julien) Sep 16, 2013 11:58 Replies: 3 Views: 6407
Le Règne Minéral #113 (Julien) Sep 16, 2013 02:29 Replies: 0 Views: 4767
New publication of les Editions du Piat (Julien) Aug 19, 2013 08:57 Replies: 0 Views: 4874
"Contes à Cristaux" by Claude Julien Ducarre (Julien) Aug 19, 2013 08:35 Replies: 0 Views: 4788
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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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