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26 Nov-22:48:42 Unsure of what, found in nm (Mlanejr)
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26 Nov-14:12:52 Re: don lum collection (Don Lum)
26 Nov-09:40:20 Re: collection of michael shaw (Crosstimber)
26 Nov-04:56:28 Re: the mizunaka collection (Mike Wood)
25 Nov-20:34:51 Re: the mizunaka collection (Gneissware)
25 Nov-18:21:41 The mizunaka collection - beryl (Am Mizunaka)
25 Nov-11:36:02 Re: loss of luster on russian cuprite (Bob Kerr)
25 Nov-04:11:21 Fmf database of localities - a new improvement to make things easier! (Jordi Fabre)
25 Nov-03:13:45 New data base of localities within the fmf - an improvement to make things easier! (Jordi Fabre)
25 Nov-02:23:56 Re: loss of luster on russian cuprite (Jordi Fabre)
24 Nov-23:19:46 Re: loss of luster on russian cuprite (Roger Warin)
24 Nov-22:31:37 Re: loss of luster on russian cuprite (Martin Rich)
24 Nov-22:14:34 Re: loss of luster on russian cuprite (John Betts)
24 Nov-16:41:11 Re: collection of michael shaw (Crosstimber)
24 Nov-09:55:59 Re: loss of luster on russian cuprite (Peter)
24 Nov-08:47:02 Re: loss of luster on russian cuprite (Alfredo)
24 Nov-08:20:58 Re: loss of luster on russian cuprite (Pete Richards)
24 Nov-06:07:06 Re: loss of luster on russian cuprite (Jordi Fabre)
24 Nov-02:23:50 Re: museo andres del castillo - lima (Alfredo)
24 Nov-00:02:13 Re: museo andres del castillo - lima (Matt_zukowski)
23 Nov-23:43:46 Re: loss of luster on russian cuprite (Matt_zukowski)
23 Nov-23:37:12 Re: don lum collection (Don Lum)
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I created this Forum with the idea of creating a place to share questions and answers with other mineral enthusiasts and, most importantly, to try to provide a serious space where mineralogy questions can be discussed free of bothersome errors, free due the high standards of my partners John and Pete. We owe much of the success of this Forum to their fine texts; with them helping us, our Forum looks "clean", at least in terms of its scientific content. This Forum is still young so it needs all available help to grow, that's why we encourage posts from everybody. All of them will be more than welcome here.

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


Jordi Fabre


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

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

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

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

John S. White
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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
Stibnite bent at 90° (Roger Warin) Nov 23, 2014 16:44 Replies: 2 Views: 336
2014 - International year of crystallography: for example, pyrite. (Roger Warin) Nov 23, 2014 10:07 Replies: 32 Views: 7561
Why does Calcite fluoresce blue?? (Parvin) Nov 17, 2014 06:45 Replies: 3 Views: 487
Crystallography of some Respina Mine diploid pyrites (prcantos) Nov 11, 2014 17:36 Replies: 4 Views: 571
Discussing the tutorial "DIY Specific Gravity Kit (tutorial) - (19)" (Jordi Fabre) Nov 04, 2014 11:44 Replies: 2 Views: 1106
Alteration of feldspar crystals in granite from Elba Island (Italy) (marco campos-venuti) Nov 03, 2014 05:13 Replies: 2 Views: 596
Formation of 'blue lace agate' (xenolithos) Sep 30, 2014 01:09 Replies: 14 Views: 1889
Barytocalcite synthesis : fluorescent or not? (Parvin) Sep 20, 2014 16:06 Replies: 1 Views: 643
Thermal Decomposition of Calcium Carbonate (Parvin) Sep 17, 2014 15:04 Replies: 1 Views: 554
Corundum var. Sapphire and Ruby from same locality (MSrockhound) Sep 15, 2014 04:48 Replies: 10 Views: 3496
Orbicular Hematite, Keswick, Cumbria, UK (bugrock) Sep 12, 2014 12:48 Replies: 8 Views: 1284
Manganese Carbonate (Parvin) Sep 12, 2014 08:49 Replies: 4 Views: 808
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584 5483 Nov 23, 2014 16:44
Roger Warin 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: 3873
A "complete" Dauphiné twin of quartz - (21) (Pete Richards) Sep 10, 2014 11:43 Replies: 18 Views: 3077
A copper mine to understand Life - (20) (Cesar M. Salvan) Aug 19, 2014 15:49 Replies: 9 Views: 1704
DIY Specific Gravity Kit (tutorial) - (19) (cascaillou) Apr 08, 2014 06:17 Replies: 11 Views: 3849
How to dig a pocket? - (18) (Jordi Fabre) Jan 22, 2014 12:41 Replies: 29 Views: 8945
APXS: from Mars to the mineral collector's workbench - (17) (Cesar M. Salvan) Jun 03, 2014 04:06 Replies: 8 Views: 2983
Photos of epitaxy - (16) (John S. White) Jun 03, 2012 19:04 Replies: 34 Views: 32393
Twinning of the aragonite - (15) (Pete Richards) Jan 13, 2014 17:32 Replies: 8 Views: 5220
Preparing a list of light sensitive minerals - (14) (Jordi Fabre) Jun 04, 2012 08:41 Replies: 83 Views: 45999
What defines a mineral's 'quality?' - (13) (Tracy) Jan 18, 2014 12:00 Replies: 35 Views: 38901
Practical Mineralogy #2: What pseudos tell us about deposit genesis - (12) (Peter Megaw) Jun 01, 2013 06:37 Replies: 17 Views: 11864
Naica Mine - (11) (Jordi Fabre) Jun 09, 2013 03:33 Replies: 44 Views: 34588
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23 958 Nov 22, 2014 16:40
prcantos 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

Unsure of what, found in NM (Mlanejr) Nov 26, 2014 22:48 Replies: 0 Views: 38
Need help identifying finished stone tile (wayne) Nov 20, 2014 17:44 Replies: 11 Views: 729
Black stone and rock cluster (zharsanyi72) Nov 20, 2014 17:26 Replies: 9 Views: 526
What kind of Calcite? (zharsanyi72) Nov 19, 2014 18:50 Replies: 5 Views: 294
What do i have? (zharsanyi72) Nov 16, 2014 22:17 Replies: 2 Views: 255
Can someone tell me what this is? (Cheesehead) Nov 14, 2014 12:50 Replies: 2 Views: 292
I found a vein of these on my property (Margie) Nov 03, 2014 17:54 Replies: 8 Views: 1055
ID: Round hard rock with minerals on from coal mine (Fello) Oct 29, 2014 08:26 Replies: 6 Views: 848
Please help indentify..mica? (tallya) Oct 27, 2014 15:02 Replies: 5 Views: 622
Please help identify (rkasper) Oct 22, 2014 16:27 Replies: 4 Views: 655
What is within this Spodumene (Kunzite) from Brazil? (alloverthenation) Oct 19, 2014 00:34 Replies: 11 Views: 1236
Location and Mineral ID Verification - Selenite (Gypsum) (kushmeja) Oct 18, 2014 15:05 Replies: 5 Views: 755
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280 1980 Nov 26, 2014 22:48
Mlanejr View latest post
No new posts What is it? - Where is it from?     
In this forum you can add messages about the identification of minerals/localities. You can also include photos, so that others can help you identify your specimens or the locality that it comes from.
To know more about it, please use: Asking: "What is this? / Where is it from?"   Moderators chris, Pete Modreski, Antonio Alcaide

Asking: "What is this? / Where is it from?" (James) Sep 12, 2011 13:32 Replies: 3 Views: 13780
Metallic lustrous mineral from Florida (Tony S) Nov 17, 2014 13:21 Replies: 7 Views: 681
Pink Garnet from "Mexico" (parrish) Nov 08, 2014 08:28 Replies: 5 Views: 758
Not paint - No clue what it is. (Jean Sendero) Nov 07, 2014 09:27 Replies: 5 Views: 685
Unidentified green stuff (Josele) Nov 06, 2014 18:06 Replies: 5 Views: 586
ID please (snappleget) Nov 03, 2014 19:06 Replies: 3 Views: 495
Please help indentify ....Malachite with Calcite? (tallya) Oct 24, 2014 10:45 Replies: 2 Views: 568
Please help me identifying three blue stones (Magdy) Oct 24, 2014 09:59 Replies: 2 Views: 532
A natural heart from Egypt . what mineral is it ? (Magdy) Oct 23, 2014 13:44 Replies: 2 Views: 688
Is this a normal stone or it is a man-made statue of pottery ? (Magdy) Oct 17, 2014 02:47 Replies: 4 Views: 728
What is it? (purich) Oct 14, 2014 06:52 Replies: 8 Views: 1059
Please identify this stone from Egypt (Magdy) Oct 12, 2014 12:54 Replies: 7 Views: 837
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885 5744 Nov 17, 2014 13:21
Mark Ost View latest post
No new posts Micros & Macros     
In this Forum you can add photos of minerals micromounts or macro minerals, give opinions on their identification, and share information on microscopes and taking photos.   Moderators chris, Antonio Alcaide
Hematite Eifel (Matteo_Chinellato) Nov 16, 2014 10:47 Replies: 2 Views: 402
Italian Anatase (Matteo_Chinellato) Nov 16, 2014 10:18 Replies: 5 Views: 540
Up close colourful minerals (David) Nov 14, 2014 15:22 Replies: 0 Views: 281
Elbaite from Elba Island (Roger Warin) Oct 26, 2014 07:59 Replies: 5 Views: 4102
My modest collection of minerals / micro photos ... (ofarcis) Oct 24, 2014 03:53 Replies: 59 Views: 21792
First attempt (Adrian Pripoae) Oct 23, 2014 13:25 Replies: 1 Views: 727
Igneous Rocks from egypt (Magdy) Oct 14, 2014 10:33 Replies: 4 Views: 726
Snowflake Photographs? (trtlman) Oct 11, 2014 14:10 Replies: 18 Views: 4762
Haüyne, EIfel (Roger Warin) Sep 23, 2014 16:14 Replies: 4 Views: 850
Stack software, comparative speed, optimizations and others (ofarcis) Sep 11, 2014 09:11 Replies: 17 Views: 7386
Apatite from Göscheneralp (Roger Warin) Sep 03, 2014 00:07 Replies: 0 Views: 564
Favorite SEM photos (Cesar M. Salvan) Aug 26, 2014 16:41 Replies: 16 Views: 2560
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74 589 Nov 16, 2014 10:47
Tobi View latest post
No new posts Exceptional finds     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Antonio Alcaide, John Cornish
CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia (John Cornish) Feb 28, 2014 20:03 Replies: 63 Views: 29959
2013, an Update... CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine (John Cornish) Jun 24, 2013 08:14 Replies: 13 Views: 8583
Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode (Antonio Da Silveira) Oct 19, 2012 18:26 Replies: 32 Views: 82026
Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode - 'Part 2' (Antonio Da Silveira) Oct 23, 2010 17:27 Replies: 6 Views: 14708
Scoop! - An important find of amber in the "La Florida" Mine, Spain (Jordi Fabre) Dec 14, 2008 15:03 Replies: 0 Views: 9928

5 111 Feb 28, 2014 20:03
Byron Anderson View latest post
No new posts Mines and Mineral Localities     Access to the FMF Gallery
In this forum you're able to place your favorite mines and famous or unknown mineral localities. This section is special because all the photos published here also appear in "FMF Gallery". To find out more please use this link   Moderators chris, Pete Modreski, Antonio Alcaide
Collecting quartz on the Little Falls dolostone (vic rzonca) Nov 13, 2014 06:40 Replies: 60 Views: 22072
Tenerife island (ACC79) Oct 10, 2014 21:49 Replies: 10 Views: 1211
Occurrence information request: Kannad, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India (Adrian Pripoae) Oct 09, 2014 14:19 Replies: 0 Views: 425
Hallelujah Junction, Nevada (John S. White) Oct 06, 2014 21:14 Replies: 23 Views: 6732
Kipushi Mine (D.R. Congo) (Roger Warin) Sep 02, 2014 15:58 Replies: 8 Views: 2580
Champion Andalusite Mine (rcollar) Aug 20, 2014 15:45 Replies: 1 Views: 720
Collecting at Cornwall, PA mine dumps (David Fryauff) Aug 07, 2014 14:56 Replies: 3 Views: 805
On the mineralogy of Shijiangshan, Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia A.R. (China) (Cesar M. Salvan) Aug 05, 2014 02:52 Replies: 4 Views: 1286
Crocidolite from Qriqueland, South Africa (GneissWare) Jul 15, 2014 08:15 Replies: 4 Views: 1207
Green Dream claim 2014 (thecrystalfinder) Jul 11, 2014 10:44 Replies: 1 Views: 901
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico (Peter Megaw) Jul 07, 2014 13:59 Replies: 8 Views: 6980
Ben Loyal, Sutherland, Scotland (Mike Wood) Jun 15, 2014 17:56 Replies: 7 Views: 1626
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187 1620 Nov 13, 2014 06:40
Chris Rayburn 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.      
Trip to Luc Yen, Vietnam (Sam314159) Oct 31, 2014 19:01 Replies: 1 Views: 401
Lapidary Dealers in St. Petersburg, Russia (Rick Shaffer) Sep 13, 2014 21:02 Replies: 4 Views: 2247
West Kenya Minerals (Byron Anderson) Aug 16, 2014 09:16 Replies: 1 Views: 694
Planning a rockhounding trip to Bancroft, Ontario (Sam314159) Jan 20, 2014 12:57 Replies: 0 Views: 1015
Ariège area (jonas winslo) Dec 05, 2013 14:22 Replies: 1 Views: 1236
Rock and Mineral clubs or shops in China? (ellencmoe) Oct 11, 2013 14:10 Replies: 4 Views: 3003
Visit to eastern Sicily (Richard_Murphy) May 15, 2013 07:39 Replies: 5 Views: 2643
Trip to Namibia (Julio Landmann) Apr 24, 2013 09:38 Replies: 13 Views: 5152
Looking for geologic/mineral sites to visit in Spain, Portugal (Pete Modreski) Apr 21, 2013 16:15 Replies: 6 Views: 3207
The 2nd International Mindat.Org Conference in Midelt, Morocco 2012 (Jan Erik) Nov 28, 2012 06:45 Replies: 5 Views: 4469
Moroccan Trip 2004 (yowanni) Apr 01, 2012 23:02 Replies: 14 Views: 11003
Expedition to the giant halite cubes of Merkers ... (Tobi) Feb 02, 2012 13:01 Replies: 4 Views: 5340
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32 162 Oct 31, 2014 19:01
pub1tzu 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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52 836 Apr 12, 2014 07:25
Tobi View latest post
No new posts A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK     Access to the FMF Gallery
This section of the forum is special in that it is dedicated to images of minerals from the different regions of the UK. So, although you can add as many pictures as you like in each of the existing threads, you can't create any new threads within it.
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section "A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK" or on this link
To know more about the reasons for this particular Forum, please use this link   Moderators Jordi Fabre, James, chris

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


12 141 Nov 15, 2014 05:18
Tobi View latest post
No new posts Preparing and Cleaning Minerals     
This Forum brings together questions and results on the delicate subject of preparation and cleaning of minerals.   Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Antonio Alcaide
Loss of luster on russian cuprite (bob kerr) Nov 25, 2014 11:36 Replies: 12 Views: 883
Preserving Realgar - Is it possible? (Jean Sendero) Oct 29, 2014 09:33 Replies: 14 Views: 1601
Pressure water gun (cleaning spot gun) (ACC79) Oct 05, 2014 18:26 Replies: 16 Views: 2206
Agate: to cut or not to cut? (TimS) Sep 18, 2014 15:53 Replies: 3 Views: 776
...any suggestions for stabilizing the Magnetite matrix of Chifeng Scheelite? (Jack Thurber) Aug 18, 2014 03:06 Replies: 5 Views: 1296
Storage (captaincaveman) Aug 15, 2014 06:21 Replies: 4 Views: 880
Waller solution / Super Iron Out (Rei) Jul 07, 2014 21:42 Replies: 19 Views: 2996
How to "cement" Amethyst clusters (Kitdog) Jun 24, 2014 06:06 Replies: 2 Views: 1008
Crystals forming on fools gold ammonites (robhanson) Jun 01, 2014 13:56 Replies: 12 Views: 2372
How can restoring color of a crystal? (h.abbasi) May 25, 2014 21:49 Replies: 4 Views: 1414
Acid cleaning: results (Rei) May 10, 2014 02:44 Replies: 3 Views: 1405
Polishing (Rei) May 07, 2014 18:30 Replies: 2 Views: 954
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93 822 Nov 25, 2014 11:36
bob kerr 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 2014 Show Report, Gail Spann Having Fun Again... (Gail) Jul 26, 2014 19:32 Replies: 156 Views: 37331
Houston Fine Mineral Show Report, with Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 03, 2013 09:23 Replies: 103 Views: 31940
100.000 Club 2013 Tucson Show Adventure ~ Gail Spann Style. (Gail) Apr 27, 2013 02:57 Replies: 598 Views: 153639
Fabulous Denver Gem and Mineral Show, Sept 14, 2012 and on...Gail Spann (Gail) Nov 04, 2012 01:57 Replies: 43 Views: 24923
Gail Spann's 2012 East Coast Gem and Mineral Show report (Gail) Aug 29, 2012 14:27 Replies: 151 Views: 51535
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin... (Gail) Oct 02, 2012 11:21 Replies: 632 Views: 240453
FMF party in Tucson, 2012. You coming? (Gail) Mar 03, 2012 02:28 Replies: 49 Views: 31052
Fort Worth, Texas, Gem and Mineral Show. Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 01, 2011 20:35 Replies: 33 Views: 24455
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011 (Gail) Oct 07, 2012 11:38 Replies: 370 Views: 186253
FMFs party in Tucson, 2011 (Gail) Feb 27, 2011 22:43 Replies: 114 Views: 57804
Gail Spann's Tucson show report, 2011 (Gail) Jan 17, 2011 01:30 Replies: 28 Views: 21159
Gail Spann's HOUSTON 2010 show report (Gail) Jun 28, 2010 02:56 Replies: 122 Views: 53841
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28 3972 Oct 06, 2014 14:29
Gail View latest post
No new posts News about shows     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Nov 08, 2014 13:08 Replies: 78 Views: 18949
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 21, 2014 16:04 Replies: 38 Views: 12575
Tucson Show 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 30, 2014 01:38 Replies: 111 Views: 57634
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2013 (Jordi Fabre) Oct 28, 2014 15:19 Replies: 122 Views: 47853
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2013 - 50th Edition! (Jordi Fabre) Jul 16, 2013 04:27 Replies: 65 Views: 36823
Tucson Show 2013 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 16, 2013 09:26 Replies: 161 Views: 81814
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2012 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 15, 2013 07:47 Replies: 103 Views: 93985
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2012 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 17, 2012 05:06 Replies: 76 Views: 45367
Tucson Show 2012 (Jordi Fabre) May 13, 2012 09:17 Replies: 101 Views: 78598
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2011 (Jordi Fabre) Nov 27, 2011 14:31 Replies: 60 Views: 51318
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2011 (Jordi Fabre) Nov 16, 2011 06:02 Replies: 40 Views: 41308
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2011 (Jordi Fabre) Feb 28, 2011 02:28 Replies: 168 Views: 138725
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26 1438 Nov 08, 2014 13:08
Jordi Fabre View latest post
No new posts Mineral Shows     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
Lyon's Mineral Show (chris) Nov 10, 2014 15:06 Replies: 16 Views: 1863
54 International Mineralientage Zürich / Switzerland (Jordi Fabre) Nov 08, 2014 07:09 Replies: 0 Views: 343
Liege - INTERMINERAL (Roger Warin) Oct 20, 2014 00:23 Replies: 0 Views: 430
30th Annual Budapest Show (28-29-30 August 2015, Hungary)! (Jordi Fabre) Oct 15, 2014 16:57 Replies: 0 Views: 635
Bologna Mineral Show 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Oct 15, 2014 16:27 Replies: 0 Views: 606
MINERANT 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Oct 14, 2014 15:54 Replies: 0 Views: 462
My 2014 Tucson Experience (Don Lum) Oct 12, 2014 13:22 Replies: 188 Views: 41375
2014 Denver Mineral Shows (crosstimber) Oct 02, 2014 08:37 Replies: 16 Views: 3779
EUROMINERALEXPO 3-4-5 October 2014, Torino, Italy (Jordi Fabre) Sep 28, 2014 12:28 Replies: 0 Views: 675
Pueblo Gem & Mineral Show 2015 Mineral Lecture Series Announcement. (Rocksaholics) Sep 23, 2014 18:48 Replies: 0 Views: 561
Annual Open House from the CSM Geology Museum in Denver Show 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Sep 08, 2014 07:47 Replies: 0 Views: 664
Tokyo Gem & Mineral Winter Show 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Aug 22, 2014 04:39 Replies: 0 Views: 578
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140 1394 Nov 10, 2014 15:06
chris 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) Oct 03, 2014 03:25 Replies: 3 Views: 8788
100.000 Club Collection of Carles Millan (Carles Millan) Oct 09, 2014 14:16 Replies: 684 Views: 392478
100.000 Club Collection of Nurbo (nurbo) Dec 30, 2013 14:23 Replies: 403 Views: 196960
100.000 Club Collection of Tobi (Tobi) Nov 15, 2014 05:04 Replies: 567 Views: 206156
100.000 Club Collection of Michael Shaw (crosstimber) Nov 26, 2014 09:40 Replies: 556 Views: 166606
100.000 Club Andreas Gerstenberg Collection (Andreas Gerstenberg) Oct 28, 2014 05:24 Replies: 160 Views: 124599
100.000 Club Don Lum Collection (Don Lum) Nov 26, 2014 14:12 Replies: 642 Views: 128646
100.000 Club New generation for picture - Ploum (ploum) Nov 20, 2014 02:46 Replies: 312 Views: 107095
The Mizunaka Collection (am mizunaka) Nov 26, 2014 22:24 Replies: 256 Views: 48930
Collection of Joaquin Montoro (Joaquin Montoro) Nov 22, 2014 04:52 Replies: 100 Views: 47252
Deyu Collection (Deyu) Nov 21, 2014 15:13 Replies: 23 Views: 2588
Collection of Heimo Hellwig (Heimo Hellwig) Nov 17, 2014 00:05 Replies: 30 Views: 4066
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114 7566 Nov 26, 2014 22:24
am mizunaka 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) Jan 12, 2014 11:27 Replies: 328 Views: 217792
Nimfiara's collection (nimfiara) May 10, 2012 17:20 Replies: 30 Views: 26526
Linda's Private Collection (Linda Smith) Feb 08, 2012 04:31 Replies: 39 Views: 36017
Debbie's Collection (Debbie Woolf) Jul 04, 2011 10:45 Replies: 20 Views: 20275
Tracy's favorite specimens (Tracy) Jun 04, 2011 14:01 Replies: 73 Views: 59497
Colleen's Collection (Colleen Thomson) May 28, 2011 19:33 Replies: 10 Views: 13927
Jessica's mineral collection (Jessica Simonoff) Jan 30, 2010 18:52 Replies: 18 Views: 22039
Linda St-Cyr's favorites (Linda St-Cyr) May 17, 2009 09:09 Replies: 6 Views: 17902

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Don Lum View latest post
No new posts Mineralogical Literature     
New books, journals, etc that merit your attention.   Moderators John S. White, Carles Millan, chris, Antonio Alcaide
Mathematical Crystallography by Boisen & Gibbs (prcantos) Oct 09, 2014 03:55 Replies: 0 Views: 564
Crystal Mountains - Minerals of the Cairngorms NEW BOOK (Roy Starkey) Oct 07, 2014 09:54 Replies: 11 Views: 1840
New book:"Crystal Forms of Fluorite - Kristallformen von Fluorit" (jrg) Sep 13, 2014 15:40 Replies: 11 Views: 3068
The long awaited new NAMIBIA book released on September 1st! (MINERALIEN-Welt) Aug 28, 2014 05:53 Replies: 2 Views: 1023
Australian micromineral newsletter... (crocoite) Aug 18, 2014 06:27 Replies: 14 Views: 9830
Panasqueira Mine article in Mineralogical Record (crosstimber) Aug 10, 2014 03:44 Replies: 9 Views: 2988
Importance of Cataloguing & Mineral-Collector Demographics (Banko45) Jul 25, 2014 20:56 Replies: 12 Views: 1918
Jaspers & Agates (Josele) Jun 28, 2014 08:08 Replies: 12 Views: 2195
New Book: Rhodochrosite, Crystals of Drama and Nuance (Jordi Fabre) May 22, 2014 09:28 Replies: 16 Views: 6616
Geonieuws. 50th anniversary of the MKA: The mineralogy of Belgium (Jordi Fabre) Apr 23, 2014 02:43 Replies: 0 Views: 954
New book: Les Ferreres Mine, Camprodon, Girona, Catalonia (Rocabruna Research Team) Mar 17, 2014 06:32 Replies: 0 Views: 1253
New Book: LUMINESCENCE IN MINERAL KINGDOM (Jordi Fabre) Feb 16, 2014 07:57 Replies: 10 Views: 6809
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No new posts Mineral Art and Artists     
This forum is dedicated to the discussion and display of Mineral Art, Mineral Artists, techniques, materials, and exhibits. All media are covered, although Mineral Photography is best discussed in its own forum.   Moderators chris, Gail, crocoite
Steve Sorrell's 2014 Artwork... (crocoite) Nov 21, 2014 14:04 Replies: 40 Views: 7807
Man-made objects Imitating Mother Nature (Don Lum) Apr 30, 2014 10:18 Replies: 29 Views: 8475
Mineral Illustration (Turbo) Mar 30, 2014 10:51 Replies: 71 Views: 36537
A new generation of mineral collages (Tobi) Mar 22, 2014 13:36 Replies: 15 Views: 5109
My Art Work (trtlman) Dec 28, 2013 17:18 Replies: 16 Views: 6324
Steve Sorrell's 2013 Artwork... (crocoite) Dec 27, 2013 23:47 Replies: 72 Views: 20094
Fabre's past (vic rzonca) Aug 17, 2013 16:35 Replies: 14 Views: 6043
Illustrations 2013 (Félix Estrella) Aug 14, 2013 10:49 Replies: 15 Views: 6981
New Paintings 2013 (Schwertner) Jun 11, 2013 12:16 Replies: 103 Views: 28690
Mineral's art drafts (Jordi Fabre) Jun 08, 2013 04:07 Replies: 23 Views: 24728
Petroglyphs (benchambers) Apr 10, 2013 02:11 Replies: 5 Views: 3612
2013 Paint Off!!! (crocoite) Apr 09, 2013 10:44 Replies: 46 Views: 16505
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25 628 Nov 21, 2014 14:04
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No new posts The histories behind mineral specimens     
Many specimens have very interesting histories that should be saved.   Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Antonio Alcaide
Mineral labels as art ;) (Tobi) Sep 22, 2014 02:06 Replies: 23 Views: 18360
If it is a twin it was juicy and delicious (Don Lum) Sep 14, 2014 12:53 Replies: 25 Views: 3598
How all you got started in collecting? (vic rzonca) Jun 08, 2014 10:32 Replies: 21 Views: 15261
Bill Lawrence Memorial (BlueCapProductions) May 05, 2014 13:56 Replies: 4 Views: 1551
Sir Arthur Russell - 50th Anniversary on 24th February (Roy Starkey) Feb 02, 2014 12:58 Replies: 5 Views: 2237
Reminiscences of an Old Former Curator by John S. White (Jordi Fabre) Jan 19, 2014 17:06 Replies: 6 Views: 3235
Rogues gallery of photos of yesteryear's mineral collecting greats (Jordi Fabre) Jan 12, 2014 06:26 Replies: 16 Views: 4823
Biggest nugget? 64.7 kg. (Roger Warin) Nov 12, 2013 16:25 Replies: 6 Views: 3793
Willard Perkins Classic "Perky" Mount (Peter Megaw) Aug 30, 2013 06:13 Replies: 14 Views: 7621
Airport security (James) Jun 07, 2013 13:04 Replies: 23 Views: 24261
Mining hand made crafts (Joaquin Montoro) Aug 11, 2012 05:29 Replies: 23 Views: 20734
What makes a great mineral collector? (David) Mar 19, 2012 11:58 Replies: 21 Views: 13724
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32 378 Sep 22, 2014 02:06
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No new posts FMF Guide of Rocks     
This Forum aims to collect photographs of rocks from all around the world and as much information as possible about the rocks: age, origin, description, composition... Rocks are closely related to minerals, as rocks are composed of minerals and minerals are found growing on their surfaces and in their cavities. We intend to create a collective work where everybody can contribute and where expert opinions of geologists and petrologists are widely shared.   Moderators chris, prcantos
FMF Guide of Rocks - IGNEOUS ROCKS (prcantos) Feb 18, 2014 16:36 Replies: 13 Views: 13063
FMF Guide of Rocks - SEDIMENTARY ROCKS (prcantos) Dec 11, 2013 17:45 Replies: 5 Views: 7614
FMF Guide of Rocks - METAMORPHIC ROCKS (prcantos) Dec 11, 2013 17:34 Replies: 15 Views: 15446
Genesis of the serpentine minerals and rocks (prcantos) Jun 06, 2013 04:48 Replies: 2 Views: 2717

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No new posts Incorrect classification and fakes     
In this Forum you can provide information and discuss false identifications, inadequate classifications and fakes.   Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Antonio Alcaide
Huanggang Mine scheelite color (Josele) Jul 21, 2014 17:48 Replies: 11 Views: 2194
An error in the Forum (h.abbasi) May 19, 2014 06:05 Replies: 5 Views: 1579
Scorodite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Durango... Sulfur Isotope results (Peter Megaw) Feb 08, 2014 11:16 Replies: 5 Views: 2753
Goethite -not cacoxenite- inclusions in amethyst from Brazil (Antonio Alcaide) Jan 22, 2014 10:45 Replies: 10 Views: 11373
Why an organic substance should not be called a mineral? (Mike P.) Oct 12, 2013 18:46 Replies: 18 Views: 6690
Perfect replicas of natural crystals? (David) May 20, 2013 19:46 Replies: 4 Views: 3059
Milpillas Azurite - fake specimen (Cascavel1) Nov 25, 2012 11:14 Replies: 24 Views: 11401
Azeztulite - Himalaya gold ???? (Kristen) Sep 12, 2012 08:41 Replies: 7 Views: 6087
The bismuth eggs are they a home grow? (trtlman) Jul 12, 2012 12:52 Replies: 4 Views: 7362
Specimens incorrectly labeled Bravoite coating Pyrite from Colorado (John S. White) Jul 12, 2012 12:40 Replies: 8 Views: 12143
Palladium-rich gold from Icabaru, Venezuela (Cesar M. Salvan) Jul 06, 2012 15:26 Replies: 24 Views: 28108
Amethyst Black Agate Sphere (thehippi) Jun 05, 2012 14:49 Replies: 7 Views: 7243
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No new posts Off-Topic and Introductions     
In this forum you can discuss topics not covered by any other of our forums and you can also introduce yourself as a new Forum member.   Moderators chris, Xavi Tutusaus, Antonio Alcaide
Presentation of new members - Reference Thread (Jordi Fabre) Nov 04, 2014 07:43 Replies: 222 Views: 49256
Uranophane (Pierre Joubert) Nov 19, 2014 03:23 Replies: 15 Views: 975
Parrish's collection (parrish) Nov 07, 2014 08:39 Replies: 12 Views: 1257
Classroom donations? (markcharneski) Oct 06, 2014 08:22 Replies: 0 Views: 387
Collection of Tobi (some display impressions) (Tobi) Sep 20, 2014 13:08 Replies: 10 Views: 1443
Kaboom! (Rei) Sep 04, 2014 06:38 Replies: 8 Views: 1548
Article in Barrons entitled: "Collectibles Lag Equities" (Matt_Zukowski) Jul 27, 2014 18:04 Replies: 3 Views: 913
Be careful when you use Hotels' PCs while travelling (chris) Jul 15, 2014 10:30 Replies: 0 Views: 752
The end of an era! (John S. White) Jun 14, 2014 09:26 Replies: 8 Views: 2133
is that certificate false ......., (deutsh) Jun 09, 2014 21:45 Replies: 11 Views: 2142
Uhaul (Matt_Zukowski) Apr 30, 2014 19:45 Replies: 8 Views: 1919
Are There Mineralogical Collection Regulations in Germany? (James Jones) Apr 20, 2014 06:55 Replies: 6 Views: 1780
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No new posts The Ten Thousand Club     
This Section displays, in one location, all those subjects that, while they are no longer on the main page, have been read more than 10,000 times and are from the sections: "Minerals and Mineralogy" "What is it? - Where is it from?" "Micros & Macros" and "Mines and Mineral Localities".
The other Sections of FMF will not move their topics to here because we prefer to keep their topics grouped.   Moderators chris, Antonio Alcaide

Quartz collecting outings in South Africa (Pierre Joubert) Oct 07, 2014 01:04 Replies: 144 Views: 40777
Very little mineralogy in mineral collecting today (John S. White) Sep 23, 2014 15:47 Replies: 94 Views: 86287
Tessin habit quartz (Scott LaBorde) Sep 13, 2014 06:05 Replies: 32 Views: 17734
New find of minerals from New York (Glenn Rhein) Aug 29, 2014 03:02 Replies: 120 Views: 64948
What minerals are on your wish list? (crosstimber) Aug 12, 2014 16:15 Replies: 39 Views: 11087
Endomorph or Pseudomorph? (Gail) Jul 22, 2014 19:30 Replies: 49 Views: 31815
Spinel twins (Ru Smith) Jun 23, 2014 15:45 Replies: 54 Views: 25303
Digging a little... (Justin297206913) Apr 26, 2014 19:57 Replies: 61 Views: 11135
Daylight Fluorescent Hyalite Opal from Mexico (Peter Megaw) Mar 28, 2014 21:55 Replies: 30 Views: 10848
"Smithsonite - Think Zinc!" Lithographie 13 (Elise) Feb 10, 2014 19:16 Replies: 26 Views: 17152
Freeware: Mineral Database (Joan R.) Jan 22, 2014 06:04 Replies: 58 Views: 56101
Home Grown Crystals (Screenname) Jan 21, 2014 14:26 Replies: 39 Views: 11286
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No new posts Mineral Exchange Area     
In this forum you will be able to trade minerals and publish their pictures. To know how to do it, please use this link.   Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Antonio Alcaide
How does "Mineral Exchange Area" work? (Jordi Fabre) Aug 20, 2008 03:17 Replies: 0 Views: 8164
Exchange-Wanted: inclusion quartz crystals, 2 to 3cm, DT or floater, unpolished (cascaillou) Sep 11, 2014 11:08 Replies: 0 Views: 1099
Exchange - Wanted: arsenolite, montroydite, cobaltomenite, lithiophosphate (cascaillou) Sep 11, 2014 11:01 Replies: 0 Views: 418
Rhodochrosite rough (Jack Chiang) Aug 23, 2014 13:03 Replies: 1 Views: 590
Fossils for minerals (appies) Jun 09, 2014 02:41 Replies: 1 Views: 1851
Polish minerals for exchange (Lucas Etienne) Apr 30, 2014 10:30 Replies: 22 Views: 4150
Hourglass Selenite (Alan) Apr 15, 2014 11:05 Replies: 6 Views: 1902
Rare goshenite on aquamarine from Hohenstein (appies) Mar 02, 2014 14:58 Replies: 2 Views: 1318
Silver/Safflorite/Skutterudite/Rammelsberg slabs for exchange (Joseph D'Oliveira) Dec 27, 2013 14:39 Replies: 26 Views: 11134
Rare, Italian species and worlwide too for exchange microminerals (domenico) Oct 11, 2013 04:39 Replies: 5 Views: 3908
Mtoroite for swap... (Chris Foltz) Oct 11, 2013 04:14 Replies: 8 Views: 4491
Pyrite for exchange (Cesar M. Salvan) Sep 13, 2013 12:41 Replies: 1 Views: 1559
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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) May 01, 2014 16:11 Replies: 37 Views: 11716
Mineralogical Record News (Jordi Fabre) Apr 09, 2014 04:04 Replies: 1 Views: 1461
The 2013 Graphic Excellence Award for the Mineralogical Record! (Jordi Fabre) May 22, 2013 12:27 Replies: 0 Views: 1857
The Mineralogical Record (Jordi Fabre) Apr 28, 2010 13:58 Replies: 8 Views: 7217
Article in M. Record about the John White single crystal collection (Jordi Fabre) Sep 26, 2009 08:31 Replies: 2 Views: 4569
Opinions about Mineralogical Record's Article (Jordi Fabre) May 18, 2009 11:59 Replies: 15 Views: 22208
Mineralogical Record, an excellent magazine. (Joan R.) Jan 21, 2008 06:47 Replies: 0 Views: 3010

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No new posts Rocks & Minerals     
Rocks & Minerals has published feature articles on mineralogy, geology, and paleontology since 1926. Regular departments explore such topics as minerals for the collector; microminerals; recent books, videos, and DVDs; coming events; museum news; and personalities in the field. Detailed lists of collecting opportunities in specific localities are published periodically, as are special theme issues.      
Rocks & Minerals Magazine - May-June 2014 Issue (Peter Megaw) May 24, 2014 15:39 Replies: 2 Views: 1146
Rocks & Minerals Magazine - Jan/Feb 2014 issue (Jordi Fabre) Mar 12, 2014 10:16 Replies: 1 Views: 1210
Rocks & Minerals Magazine - Nov/Dec 2013 issue (Rocks & Minerals) Dec 01, 2013 13:52 Replies: 2 Views: 2377
Superb improvement in the printing quality of R&M Magazine (Jordi Fabre) Apr 29, 2013 09:16 Replies: 3 Views: 2916
Rocks & Minerals ONLINE (Jordi Fabre) Aug 20, 2012 12:03 Replies: 4 Views: 4987
Five years of FMF in Rocks & Minerals (Antonio Alcaide) Oct 04, 2011 12:51 Replies: 1 Views: 3109
In Rock and Minerals: "Natural Versus Aesthetic" from Jesse Fisher (Jordi Fabre) Apr 12, 2010 20:05 Replies: 20 Views: 12461

7 40 May 24, 2014 15:39
Jim 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
MINERALIEN-Welt back in Denver 2013 - Booth E26 (MINERALIEN-Welt) Sep 05, 2013 13:41 Replies: 1 Views: 2310
NEW BOOK "Exquisite Agates - Erlesene Achate" by Dietrich Mayer! (MINERALIEN-Welt) Aug 06, 2013 11:00 Replies: 2 Views: 3013

2 5 Sep 05, 2013 13:41
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No new posts Le Règne Minéral     
Le Règne Minéral is the French mineralogical magazine since 1995. It has published many articles about classic French mineralogy and new discoveries. The readers can also discover French mineral collectors and personalities, reports of the world’s greatest mineral shows, book reviews, press reviews and many other articles about international mineralogy. Join us!!   Moderator Julien
Crystal-hunters Chronicles (Julien) Nov 12, 2014 12:04 Replies: 12 Views: 1888
News from les Editions du Piat (Julien) Jul 11, 2014 03:09 Replies: 3 Views: 1059
Special Edition of Le Règne Minéral (Julien) Jul 10, 2014 10:26 Replies: 0 Views: 620
A book about French mineralogy (Julien) Sep 16, 2013 11:58 Replies: 3 Views: 2524
Le Règne Minéral #113 (Julien) Sep 16, 2013 02:29 Replies: 0 Views: 1675
New publication of les Editions du Piat (Julien) Aug 19, 2013 08:57 Replies: 0 Views: 1624
"Contes à Cristaux" by Claude Julien Ducarre (Julien) Aug 19, 2013 08:35 Replies: 0 Views: 1655
A new book for the end of June: The minerals of Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines (Julien) Jun 05, 2013 08:01 Replies: 0 Views: 2143
Le Règne Minéral 102 (Julien) Jun 04, 2012 10:17 Replies: 8 Views: 8153
French zeolites : Le Règne Minéral Special Issue 17 (Julien) Jun 04, 2012 01:57 Replies: 0 Views: 3268
Le Règne Minéral n°101 (Julien) Oct 11, 2011 06:25 Replies: 3 Views: 4610
Le Règne Minéral n°100 (Julien) Sep 13, 2011 11:38 Replies: 10 Views: 7177

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No new posts Mineral Up Editions     
  Moderator Joaquim Callen
Gold for Collectors - The Book (Joaquim Callen) Oct 28, 2014 05:32 Replies: 1 Views: 4452
2014 Mineral Up calendar (Peter Van Hout) Nov 14, 2013 17:34 Replies: 0 Views: 1714

2 3 Oct 28, 2014 05:32
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Museums with Mineral Exhibits Worldwide  Topics   Posts   Last Post 
Use this forum to tell us about museums that have minerals on display or to discuss specimens that people can see if they visit them.
 
No new posts Worlwide Museums & Visits to Museums and private collections     
Use this forum to tell us about your experiences of visiting museums, exhibits or private collections.   Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Alan.Hart, Antonio Alcaide
Museo Andres Del Castillo - Lima (Fiebre Verde) Nov 24, 2014 02:23 Replies: 3 Views: 333
Teylers Museum, Haarlem, Netherlands (Peter Megaw) Nov 15, 2014 12:14 Replies: 2 Views: 1298
Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt (Germany) (Tobi) Nov 15, 2014 02:52 Replies: 11 Views: 1666
Famous piece stolen from a Romanian Museum (David) Jan 27, 2014 14:16 Replies: 0 Views: 1515
Texas Memorial Museum in Peril (Peter Megaw) Jan 25, 2014 01:28 Replies: 8 Views: 2908
Mineral Museums and their Labels (Jordi Fabre) Jan 01, 2014 13:46 Replies: 11 Views: 3113
American Mineral Museums and their Labels... (crocoite) Dec 22, 2013 21:30 Replies: 4 Views: 2167
Clara Mine Museum (Oberwolfach, Black Forest, Germany) (Tobi) Oct 21, 2013 14:00 Replies: 14 Views: 5226
Grand Opening of the MIM Museum in Beirut, Libanon, October 12th 2013 (Jordi Fabre) Oct 14, 2013 10:29 Replies: 0 Views: 1689
GeoMuseum - Clausthal University of Technology (Germany) (Tobi) Aug 08, 2013 09:30 Replies: 17 Views: 5215
Warning: Johannesburg Geology Museum theft: July 2013!! (Jordi Fabre) Jul 19, 2013 11:20 Replies: 2 Views: 2101
New in Worlwide Museums & Visits to Museums and private collections (Jordi Fabre) Jun 19, 2013 05:27 Replies: 0 Views: 1611
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No new posts The Smithsonian Institution, Museum of Natural History     
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section "The Smithsonian Institution, Museum of Natural History"   Moderator chris

5 192 Oct 21, 2014 02:46
James View latest post
No new posts The A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum     
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section "The A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum"   Moderator chris

2 275 May 06, 2014 14:26
John Jaszczak View latest post
No new posts Harvard Museum of Natural History     
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section "Harvard Museum of Natural History"   Moderator chris

2 58 May 25, 2014 05:00
Tobi View latest post
No new posts University Arizona Tucson Mineral Museum     
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section "University Arizona Tucson Mineral Museum"   Moderator chris

1 10 Feb 21, 2011 19:53
Matt_Zukowski View latest post
No new posts Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum     
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section "Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum"   Moderator chris

2 18 Sep 28, 2012 01:15
Jordi Fabre View latest post
No new posts Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Dallas, Texas     
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section "Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Dallas, Texas"   Moderators chris, Gail

4 48 Aug 24, 2014 12:35
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No new posts Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County     
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section "Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Trip to Burma organized by the Gem & Mineral Curatorial Staff of the NHMLA! (Jordi Fabre) Jul 20, 2014 12:51 Replies: 3 Views: 1186
Nice link from the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (Jordi Fabre) Aug 02, 2010 20:26 Replies: 3 Views: 3730

2 8 Jul 20, 2014 12:51
Mark Ost View latest post
No new posts Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals     
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section "Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals"   Moderator chris

1 30 Mar 03, 2012 08:57
John Cornish View latest post
No new posts University of Delaware Museum of Minerals     
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section "University of Delaware Museum of Minerals"   Moderator chris

3 18 Dec 03, 2012 17:33
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No new posts Lyman Museum in Hilo, Hawaii     
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section "Lyman Museum in Hilo, Hawaii"   Moderator chris

1 12 Jan 10, 2011 18:45
Doug View latest post
No new posts Other Museums in USA     
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section "Other Museums in USA"   Moderator chris

4 71 Jun 17, 2013 02:00
Tobi View latest post
No new posts The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) Ontario, Canada     
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section "Royal Ontario Museum"   Moderator chris

2 30 Jul 03, 2012 20:03
Tracy View latest post
No new posts Natural History Museum London     
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section "Natural History Museum London"   Moderator chris

3 209 Nov 26, 2011 16:55
Gail View latest post
No new posts Scottish Museums     
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section "Scottish Museums"   Moderator chris

3 13 Jun 09, 2013 19:31
Colleen Thomson View latest post
No new posts Mineralogical Museum of Marburg     
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section "Mineralogical Museum of Marburg"   Moderators chris, Tobi

9 222 Sep 08, 2014 14:57
Martin Rich View latest post
No new posts Museum Fur Naturkunde Berlin     
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section "Museum Fur Naturkunde Berlin"   Moderator chris

1 2 Mar 12, 2010 09:53
Andreas Gerstenberg View latest post
No new posts Paris Museums     
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section "Paris Museums"      

2 5 Aug 31, 2013 10:30
Jacquou HO View latest post
No new posts The Natural History Museum of Milan, Italy     
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section "The Natural History Museum of Milan, Italy"   Moderator chris

1 22 Apr 14, 2013 17:55
Nico78 View latest post
No new posts MIM Museum (Beirut, Lebanon)     
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section "MIM Museum (Beirut, Lebanon)"      

1 29 Oct 17, 2014 15:10
Fiebre Verde View latest post
No new posts The Folch Collection     
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section "The Folch Collection"   Moderator chris

4 57 Dec 06, 2011 05:08
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Messages related to the Forum  Topics   Posts   Last Post 
Discussions about general aspects of the Forum, such as how to do things and how to get the most from being a member
 
No new posts Comments & Suggestions     
You can use this to add your comments and suggestions on, as well as propose improvements to the Forum.   Moderators chris, Antonio Alcaide
New improvement to the forum: the option of downloading a Word version! (Joan Fabre) Mar 27, 2014 17:08 Replies: 9 Views: 2101
Image upload system improvements in FMF (Joan Fabre) Jan 16, 2014 19:25 Replies: 9 Views: 2916
FMF - 5 years of growing a mineralogy community (Jordi Fabre) Aug 10, 2011 11:01 Replies: 3 Views: 5869
New Data Base of localities within the FMF! (Jordi Fabre) Nov 25, 2014 03:13 Replies: 1 Views: 896
FMF Database of Localities - Comments & Suggestions (crosstimber) Nov 25, 2014 04:11 Replies: 16 Views: 1741
A major new improvement (Jordi Fabre) Aug 26, 2014 16:33 Replies: 4 Views: 1010
Eighth anniversary of FMF! (Jordi Fabre) Aug 10, 2014 13:14 Replies: 14 Views: 1395
Merging two different sections in order to organize better FMF (Jordi Fabre) Apr 01, 2014 06:03 Replies: 0 Views: 961
Introducing a new site administrator (crosstimber) Mar 21, 2014 01:32 Replies: 13 Views: 4672
Another useful feature of the Forum (crosstimber) Feb 11, 2014 00:11 Replies: 4 Views: 2719
Go ahead and download images for the USA, UK and Germany mineralogical trips! (Jordi Fabre) Jan 17, 2014 06:03 Replies: 0 Views: 1251
A major new improvement in FMF!! (Jordi Fabre) Jan 15, 2014 07:17 Replies: 13 Views: 3907
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No new posts Forum questions     
Here you'll be able to ask any question related to our forum and how it works.   Moderators Joan Fabre, Carles Millan, chris, Antonio Alcaide
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Memorial tributes to those who were part of the mineral world
 
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This section gathers all of the memorial tributes to those who were part of the mineral world and sadly are no longer with us. Although we greatly mourn their passing, we also rejoice in celebrating their accomplishments and having had the chance to spend time with them.      
In Memoriam - Dr. Victor Gorduza passed away (nicu) Aug 17, 2014 07:57 Replies: 1 Views: 798
In Memoriam - Luiz Menezes, a wonderful friend (Jordi Fabre) Jul 24, 2014 12:29 Replies: 16 Views: 3100
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Edward Swoboda has passed away (Jordi Fabre) Jan 10, 2013 21:55 Replies: 11 Views: 4261
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