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28 Jul-10:37:25 Re: the collection of pierre and riana joubert (Apitaangel)
28 Jul-07:37:10 Re: the collection of pierre and riana joubert (Pierre Joubert)
28 Jul-06:38:15 Re: the collection of pierre and riana joubert (Reinhardt Van Vuuren)
28 Jul-04:36:58 Re: the collection of pierre and riana joubert (Pierre Joubert)
28 Jul-03:54:44 Some minerals and rocks for identification (Kokoqn4o)
28 Jul-03:44:49 Re: the collection of pierre and riana joubert (Joan Martinez Bruguera)
28 Jul-02:03:36 Re: 2 geodes with fossils - id help (Prcantos)
28 Jul-01:35:42 2 geodes with fossils - id help (Krmorris1)
28 Jul-00:10:35 The mizunaka collection - barite (Am Mizunaka)
27 Jul-14:29:15 Re: collection of michael shaw (Crosstimber)
27 Jul-10:53:32 Re: the collection of pierre and riana joubert (Pierre Joubert)
27 Jul-10:09:20 Re: the collection of pierre and riana joubert (Don Lum)
27 Jul-08:57:44 Re: the collection of pierre and riana joubert (Pierre Joubert)
27 Jul-08:27:41 Re: the collection of pierre and riana joubert (Crosstimber)
27 Jul-05:09:03 Re: the collection of pierre and riana joubert (Pierre Joubert)
26 Jul-09:20:00 Re: collection of michael shaw (Crosstimber)
25 Jul-13:33:50 Re: collection of heimo hellwig (Pierre Joubert)
25 Jul-09:59:04 Re: collection of heimo hellwig (Heimo Hellwig)
25 Jul-01:59:18 Re: don lum collection (Don Lum)
24 Jul-22:06:22 The mizunaka collection - quartz (Am Mizunaka)
24 Jul-19:33:25 Recent trip to the museum national d'histoire naturelle in paris, france (Bluecapproductions)
24 Jul-19:19:22 Re: collection of michael shaw (Gneissware)
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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
Strange planes in quartz (Josele) Jul 20, 2015 08:04 Replies: 21 Views: 3336
When Do Crystals Stop Growing? (Screenname) Jul 15, 2015 13:26 Replies: 18 Views: 7199
Differentiating between Aegerine and Arfvedsonite from Mt. Malosa, Malawi (Joseph D'Oliveira) Jul 10, 2015 08:35 Replies: 12 Views: 1317
Mineral photography setups (Scott LaBorde) Jun 29, 2015 11:10 Replies: 11 Views: 3062
Quartz, Natural and Synthetic (Elise) Jun 20, 2015 08:10 Replies: 30 Views: 5627
Faces in this Hellín Sulphur Crystal (prcantos) Jun 20, 2015 03:50 Replies: 2 Views: 570
How to identify bruising on specimens (Casimir Sarisky) Jun 16, 2015 15:54 Replies: 9 Views: 1189
My first pocket!!! (Jared3339) Jun 15, 2015 01:36 Replies: 3 Views: 793
Crystallography of Fujian Garnets (prcantos) Jun 11, 2015 04:50 Replies: 8 Views: 1489
Why does Calcite fluoresce blue?? (Parvin) May 21, 2015 15:32 Replies: 18 Views: 2879
Miller-Bravais Indices: really necessary? (prcantos) May 07, 2015 16:00 Replies: 7 Views: 1304
Optical calcite spar (Roger Warin) Mar 30, 2015 04:28 Replies: 8 Views: 1843
What would cause the shape of this cavity? (DJandLIMON111) Mar 23, 2015 10:36 Replies: 8 Views: 1709
What should I buy to start testing what Rocks/minerals i have (Alex Kaminski) Feb 18, 2015 11:51 Replies: 8 Views: 1562
what makes calcite White vs. colorless? (df) Feb 07, 2015 08:06 Replies: 5 Views: 1237
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600 5719 Jul 20, 2015 08:04
Elise 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: 5343
Malbunka Copper Mine, Home of the Azurite Suns - (23) (crocoite) Jul 24, 2015 02:53 Replies: 20 Views: 1768
How to find a pocket? - (22) (Jordi Fabre) Jun 01, 2015 15:16 Replies: 37 Views: 5858
A "complete" Dauphiné twin of quartz - (21) (Pete Richards) Sep 10, 2014 11:43 Replies: 18 Views: 6127
A copper mine to understand Life - (20) (Cesar M. Salvan) Aug 19, 2014 15:49 Replies: 9 Views: 3505
DIY Specific Gravity Kit (tutorial) - (19) (cascaillou) Apr 08, 2014 06:17 Replies: 11 Views: 7384
How to dig a pocket? - (18) (Jordi Fabre) Jan 22, 2014 12:41 Replies: 29 Views: 37937
APXS: from Mars to the mineral collector's workbench - (17) (Cesar M. Salvan) Jun 03, 2014 04:06 Replies: 8 Views: 4960
Photos of epitaxy - (16) (John S. White) Jun 19, 2015 16:50 Replies: 39 Views: 38743
Preparing a list of light sensitive minerals - (14) (Jordi Fabre) Jun 04, 2012 08:41 Replies: 83 Views: 53423
Twinning of the aragonite - (15) (Pete Richards) Jan 07, 2015 23:17 Replies: 9 Views: 7306
What defines a mineral's 'quality?' - (13) (Tracy) Jan 18, 2014 12:00 Replies: 35 Views: 99363
Practical Mineralogy #2: What pseudos tell us about deposit genesis - (12) (Peter Megaw) Jun 01, 2013 06:37 Replies: 17 Views: 14570
Naica Mine - (11) (Jordi Fabre) Jun 09, 2013 03:33 Replies: 44 Views: 40786
New finds out of Mexico - (10) (Jean Sendero) Jul 19, 2015 16:29 Replies: 19 Views: 12956
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25 1050 Jul 24, 2015 02:53
Jordi Fabre 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

Some minerals and rocks for identification (kokoqn4o) Jul 28, 2015 03:54 Replies: 0 Views: 83
2 Geodes with fossils - ID help (krmorris1) Jul 28, 2015 02:03 Replies: 1 Views: 134
Black quartz or black beryl?? (Ken) Jul 23, 2015 22:49 Replies: 8 Views: 581
Large yellow/orange rock/mineral from an estate (Chuck H) Jul 22, 2015 10:52 Replies: 3 Views: 387
Is this black tourmaline? (thedude1994) Jul 21, 2015 17:49 Replies: 0 Views: 169
Mineral/rock found on holiday (Woodnote) Jul 21, 2015 14:04 Replies: 5 Views: 459
Is this Eclogite? (brockles) Jul 21, 2015 02:49 Replies: 6 Views: 397
What minerals are these guys (thedude1994) Jul 20, 2015 03:05 Replies: 8 Views: 528
2000+ Collection from Bisbee AZ (greg crites) Jul 15, 2015 23:14 Replies: 2 Views: 451
Obsidian, slag or what? (Z007) Jul 15, 2015 01:27 Replies: 2 Views: 300
What is this? (M_Henderson) Jul 11, 2015 16:30 Replies: 12 Views: 832
Breccia / Conglomerate / kimberlite?? (metwerks) Jul 08, 2015 15:34 Replies: 4 Views: 437
Hi, can you help me? (OnyxHunter) Jul 07, 2015 12:13 Replies: 1 Views: 315
I'm stumped on what this is (Shepherd) Jul 02, 2015 21:08 Replies: 5 Views: 675
How to differentiate a torbernite and jade? (Gregory Shu) Jun 29, 2015 07:32 Replies: 9 Views: 1137
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379 2693 Jul 28, 2015 03:54
kokoqn4o 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

What type of quartz is this (Drk9) Jul 20, 2015 16:25 Replies: 0 Views: 210
Mottramite coating-replacing or just plain old Mottramite – Ojuela, Mapimí, Durango (Jean Sendero) Jul 19, 2015 18:11 Replies: 3 Views: 319
Older Tetrahedrite from Clausthal? (jfc035) Jul 14, 2015 09:43 Replies: 7 Views: 546
Looking to identify a specimen (paulb104) Jul 11, 2015 08:41 Replies: 4 Views: 477
Help to identify (marco campos-venuti) Jun 30, 2015 11:47 Replies: 7 Views: 667
Katanga specimen (Philip G) Jun 20, 2015 16:37 Replies: 3 Views: 776
Is this really shattuckite after cuprite? (mineral tiger) Jun 09, 2015 20:45 Replies: 21 Views: 2660
What is it, if this is worth something? (noname) Jun 04, 2015 08:46 Replies: 1 Views: 516
What are these? (Ethan Howe) May 30, 2015 14:00 Replies: 1 Views: 586
Aventurine? (Dale Hallmark) May 29, 2015 13:58 Replies: 9 Views: 1760
Beautiful Minerals What Is It (occeana) May 26, 2015 02:33 Replies: 3 Views: 780
Heliodor (adshah) May 24, 2015 02:22 Replies: 3 Views: 917
Several different stones found at yard sale (Christina822015) May 22, 2015 11:16 Replies: 14 Views: 2258
What is this rock? (metwerks) May 12, 2015 15:11 Replies: 3 Views: 979
Mysterious Black Crystals (Something Fishy!) (Andy Love) May 11, 2015 14:53 Replies: 35 Views: 12267
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930 6075 Jul 20, 2015 16:25
Drk9 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
Stack software, comparative speed, optimizations and others (ofarcis) Jun 15, 2015 14:21 Replies: 18 Views: 10659
Hematite Eifel (Matteo_Chinellato) Mar 29, 2015 10:53 Replies: 3 Views: 2241
Quartz microscope pictures (DJandLIMON111) Mar 29, 2015 10:03 Replies: 2 Views: 1093
Italian Anatase (Matteo_Chinellato) Nov 16, 2014 10:18 Replies: 5 Views: 1995
Up close colourful minerals (David) Nov 14, 2014 15:22 Replies: 0 Views: 1498
Elbaite from Elba Island (Roger Warin) Oct 26, 2014 07:59 Replies: 5 Views: 5562
My modest collection of minerals / micro photos ... (ofarcis) Oct 24, 2014 03:53 Replies: 59 Views: 29083
First attempt (Adrian Pripoae) Oct 23, 2014 13:25 Replies: 1 Views: 1708
Igneous Rocks from egypt (Magdy) Oct 14, 2014 10:33 Replies: 4 Views: 2157
Snowflake Photographs? (trtlman) Oct 11, 2014 14:10 Replies: 18 Views: 7746
Haüyne, EIfel (Roger Warin) Sep 23, 2014 16:14 Replies: 4 Views: 1998
Apatite from Göscheneralp (Roger Warin) Sep 03, 2014 00:07 Replies: 0 Views: 1580
Favorite SEM photos (Cesar M. Salvan) Aug 26, 2014 16:41 Replies: 16 Views: 5032
A DIY Ball Table (Paul S) Aug 21, 2014 14:05 Replies: 6 Views: 6558
Tutorial to do better photos of minerals by Xiao-dong (xdxucn) Aug 12, 2014 21:33 Replies: 15 Views: 4553
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75 594 Jun 15, 2015 14:21
Don Lum 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: 38106
2013, an Update... CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine (John Cornish) Jun 24, 2013 08:14 Replies: 13 Views: 11731
Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode (Antonio Da Silveira) Oct 19, 2012 18:26 Replies: 32 Views: 90882
Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode - 'Part 2' (Antonio Da Silveira) Oct 23, 2010 17:27 Replies: 6 Views: 16911
Scoop! - An important find of amber in the "La Florida" Mine, Spain (Jordi Fabre) Dec 14, 2008 15:03 Replies: 0 Views: 11066

5 119 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
Heftetjern-Pegmatit, Telemark, Drangedal, Tørdal, Norway (Maxilos) Jul 14, 2015 15:18 Replies: 8 Views: 956
On the mineralogy of Shijiangshan, Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia A.R. (China) (Cesar M. Salvan) Jul 03, 2015 13:23 Replies: 10 Views: 3439
Ben Loyal, Sutherland, Scotland (Mike Wood) Jun 03, 2015 15:14 Replies: 10 Views: 4166
Collecting quartz on the Little Falls dolostone (vic rzonca) Jun 01, 2015 16:44 Replies: 73 Views: 30026
Volborthite and Tangeite from Milpillas mine (Cesar M. Salvan) May 07, 2015 08:15 Replies: 4 Views: 1717
The phurcalite from Assunçao mine (Ferreira de Aves, Satao, Portugal) (Cesar M. Salvan) May 05, 2015 01:19 Replies: 8 Views: 2071
How to determine mineral/energy exploration of my land? (ylekyote) May 04, 2015 13:56 Replies: 8 Views: 1473
Old (and abandoned) mines in Pribram city, Czech republic (Psax) Mar 03, 2015 14:55 Replies: 4 Views: 2830
Spoil bank of former uranium mine, Mineshaft n.16, Haje, Pribram, Czech Republic (Psax) Feb 25, 2015 13:36 Replies: 2 Views: 1356
Dioptase from M'fouati District, Republic of Congo (Joseph D'Oliveira) Feb 21, 2015 19:37 Replies: 2 Views: 1096
Rose Quarz mine in Spain (jesus balmaseda) Dec 16, 2014 18:35 Replies: 6 Views: 8177
Agates from Iran (Reyhane) Dec 14, 2014 10:29 Replies: 29 Views: 4586
Tenerife island (ACC79) Oct 10, 2014 21:49 Replies: 10 Views: 3320
Occurrence information request: Kannad, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India (Adrian Pripoae) Oct 09, 2014 14:19 Replies: 0 Views: 1546
Hallelujah Junction, Nevada (John S. White) Oct 06, 2014 21:14 Replies: 23 Views: 12111
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195 1716 Jul 14, 2015 15:18
Mike Wood 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.      
Westmorland (James) Jun 11, 2015 08:20 Replies: 18 Views: 2005
From Kearsarge Mountain? (GneissWare) Jun 08, 2015 22:27 Replies: 7 Views: 788

2 25 Jun 11, 2015 08:20
James View latest post
No new posts Rockhounding trips     
In this forum you are able to post reports of trips to your favorite mines and famous or unknown mineral localities, as well as request from other FMFers information you need to plan your collecting / rockhounding trips.      
The snows are melting in the mountains... time for a zeolite hunt! (Rei) May 12, 2015 15:30 Replies: 26 Views: 4932
St Peters Dome (trickpats) May 11, 2015 11:50 Replies: 6 Views: 1324
The picrite of Ölfusvatnsárgljúfur (Rei) May 09, 2015 03:17 Replies: 13 Views: 2022
Visit to eastern Sicily (Richard_Murphy) Jan 03, 2015 05:10 Replies: 7 Views: 4284
Mineral Collecting from Frankfurt to Renchen (Tmcombs) Jan 02, 2015 10:12 Replies: 1 Views: 1170
Trip to Luc Yen, Vietnam (Sam314159) Oct 31, 2014 19:01 Replies: 1 Views: 1771
Lapidary Dealers in St. Petersburg, Russia (Rick Shaffer) Sep 13, 2014 21:02 Replies: 4 Views: 3482
West Kenya Minerals (Byron Anderson) Aug 16, 2014 09:16 Replies: 1 Views: 1682
Planning a rockhounding trip to Bancroft, Ontario (Sam314159) Jan 20, 2014 12:57 Replies: 0 Views: 1940
Ariège area (jonas winslo) Dec 05, 2013 14:22 Replies: 1 Views: 2124
Rock and Mineral clubs or shops in China? (ellencmoe) Oct 11, 2013 14:10 Replies: 4 Views: 4190
Trip to Namibia (Julio Landmann) Apr 24, 2013 09:38 Replies: 13 Views: 6991
Looking for geologic/mineral sites to visit in Spain, Portugal (Pete Modreski) Apr 21, 2013 16:15 Replies: 6 Views: 4641
The 2nd International Mindat.Org Conference in Midelt, Morocco 2012 (Jan Erik) Nov 28, 2012 06:45 Replies: 5 Views: 6527
Moroccan Trip 2004 (yowanni) Apr 01, 2012 23:02 Replies: 14 Views: 14999
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36 214 May 12, 2015 15:30
Mike Wood 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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52 847 Jul 23, 2015 15:35
NellsRocks 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


15 270 Jun 07, 2015 06:05
Tobi View latest post
No new posts A mineralogical trip through Germany     Access to the FMF Gallery
This section of the forum is special in that it is dedicated to images of minerals from the different lands of Germany. So, although you can add as many pictures as you like in each of the existing threads, you can't create any new threads within it.
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


12 178 Jul 17, 2015 13:23
Andreas Gerstenberg 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
"Using acid" for newbies (Jared3339) Jul 17, 2015 13:00 Replies: 10 Views: 932
Removing matrix using tile saw and air scribe (GneissWare) Jul 14, 2015 13:01 Replies: 8 Views: 1209
Removing stubborn minerals from quartz (Pierre Joubert) Jun 17, 2015 03:58 Replies: 12 Views: 1289
Cleaning "Rusty" spots off Goethite With Otherwise Good Luster (daviddillman) May 11, 2015 01:43 Replies: 13 Views: 1649
Storage of Krohnkite ? (daviddillman) May 09, 2015 21:39 Replies: 5 Views: 850
Photographing minerals (Jared3339) May 08, 2015 01:45 Replies: 5 Views: 1034
Table of acid compatibilities? (Rei) Apr 29, 2015 19:51 Replies: 9 Views: 1444
Cleaning Iron Stains off Blanchard New Mexico Specimen with Malachite (daviddillman) Apr 23, 2015 10:49 Replies: 5 Views: 1181
Removing Gibbsite (bulwynkl) Apr 14, 2015 23:20 Replies: 3 Views: 910
Cleaning Large Creedite Specimen. (bantone) Apr 06, 2015 21:03 Replies: 0 Views: 790
Amethyst Cathedral Calcium(?) Deposit (bennefie) Mar 29, 2015 20:57 Replies: 1 Views: 945
Mica cleaning question. (vic rzonca) Mar 12, 2015 16:29 Replies: 5 Views: 1278
Removing hematite from calcite (fluorite3377) Feb 19, 2015 11:22 Replies: 10 Views: 1726
Yellow Feldspar from HCl (Byron Anderson) Feb 14, 2015 11:19 Replies: 5 Views: 1109
Looking for Equipment for Preparing and Cleaning Minerals (J Downey) Feb 12, 2015 18:09 Replies: 2 Views: 989
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108 933 Jul 17, 2015 13:00
GneissWare View latest post
No new posts Mineral Shows by Gail Spann     
To know more about this Forum, please use this link   Moderators chris, Gail
The magic of Tucson, 2015. Gail Spann report. (Gail) Feb 24, 2015 11:26 Replies: 115 Views: 28650
Tucson 2014 Show Report, Gail Spann Having Fun Again... (Gail) Jul 26, 2014 19:32 Replies: 156 Views: 54762
Houston Fine Mineral Show Report, with Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 03, 2013 09:23 Replies: 103 Views: 41133
100.000 Club 2013 Tucson Show Adventure ~ Gail Spann Style. (Gail) Apr 27, 2013 02:57 Replies: 598 Views: 189326
Fabulous Denver Gem and Mineral Show, Sept 14, 2012 and on...Gail Spann (Gail) Nov 04, 2012 01:57 Replies: 43 Views: 30657
Gail Spann's 2012 East Coast Gem and Mineral Show report (Gail) Aug 29, 2012 14:27 Replies: 151 Views: 60922
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin... (Gail) Oct 02, 2012 11:21 Replies: 632 Views: 282147
FMF party in Tucson, 2012. You coming? (Gail) Mar 03, 2012 02:28 Replies: 49 Views: 35970
Fort Worth, Texas, Gem and Mineral Show. Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 01, 2011 20:35 Replies: 33 Views: 28548
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011 (Gail) Oct 07, 2012 11:38 Replies: 370 Views: 215520
FMFs party in Tucson, 2011 (Gail) Feb 27, 2011 22:43 Replies: 114 Views: 66012
Gail Spann's Tucson show report, 2011 (Gail) Jan 17, 2011 01:30 Replies: 28 Views: 24285
Gail Spann's HOUSTON 2010 show report (Gail) Jun 28, 2010 02:56 Replies: 122 Views: 61100
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Tucson photo fest, 2010 (Gail) Feb 10, 2012 22:50 Replies: 443 Views: 217055
Gail Spann's photofest of the Denver 2009 show. (Gail) Oct 03, 2009 16:07 Replies: 130 Views: 62197
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27 4088 Feb 24, 2015 11:26
Gail View latest post
No new posts News about shows     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 20, 2015 16:38 Replies: 58 Views: 13795
2015 Tucson In Retrospect (Don Lum) Mar 15, 2015 15:47 Replies: 58 Views: 11493
Tucson Show 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Jun 06, 2015 12:32 Replies: 171 Views: 70477
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 01, 2014 02:35 Replies: 80 Views: 35631
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2014 (Jordi Fabre) May 06, 2015 16:42 Replies: 40 Views: 20042
Tucson Show 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 30, 2014 01:38 Replies: 111 Views: 73578
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2013 (Jordi Fabre) Oct 28, 2014 15:19 Replies: 122 Views: 61165
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2013 - 50th Edition! (Jordi Fabre) Jul 16, 2013 04:27 Replies: 65 Views: 48131
Tucson Show 2013 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 16, 2013 09:26 Replies: 161 Views: 98274
100.000 Club Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2012 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 15, 2013 07:47 Replies: 103 Views: 103585
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2012 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 17, 2012 05:06 Replies: 76 Views: 53382
Tucson Show 2012 (Jordi Fabre) May 13, 2012 09:17 Replies: 101 Views: 90191
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2011 (Jordi Fabre) Nov 27, 2011 14:31 Replies: 60 Views: 59758
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2011 (Jordi Fabre) Nov 16, 2011 06:02 Replies: 40 Views: 47148
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2011 (Jordi Fabre) Feb 28, 2011 02:28 Replies: 168 Views: 159322
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Roger Warin View latest post
No new posts Mineral Shows     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
Mineral & Gem Show "Changsha" in China (Jordi Fabre) Jul 19, 2015 18:55 Replies: 29 Views: 18422
MinFoss Stuttgart 2015 (Jordi Fabre) May 13, 2015 09:35 Replies: 0 Views: 828
In September 2015 a new Mineralogical Event in Paris : "Fête des Mineraux" (Jordi Fabre) Apr 29, 2015 10:12 Replies: 0 Views: 867
Tri-State Gem & Mineral Society 9th Annual Outdoor Rock Swap (sdelano) Apr 09, 2015 13:01 Replies: 0 Views: 863
Shanghai International Mineral and Fossil Show and other Chinese Shows (Jordi Fabre) Apr 01, 2015 03:23 Replies: 1 Views: 1640
Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum spring 2015 sale (Jordi Fabre) Mar 31, 2015 01:49 Replies: 0 Views: 1005
AsiaWorld - Expo Hong Kong 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 27, 2015 11:41 Replies: 0 Views: 932
My Tucson Top Ten 2015 (bob kerr) Feb 24, 2015 12:20 Replies: 4 Views: 1811
100.000 Club Tucson, questionable prices? (James) Feb 22, 2015 15:18 Replies: 145 Views: 105771
Pueblo Gem & Mineral Show 2015 Mineral Lecture Series Announcement (Rocksaholics) Feb 07, 2015 21:36 Replies: 1 Views: 3074
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2015 - Some recommendations? (Richard_Murphy) Jan 24, 2015 06:28 Replies: 3 Views: 3826
30th Annual Budapest Show (28-29-30 August 2015, Hungary)! (Jordi Fabre) Dec 11, 2014 14:17 Replies: 1 Views: 2615
Lyon's Mineral Show (chris) Nov 10, 2014 15:06 Replies: 16 Views: 9492
54 International Mineralientage Zürich / Switzerland (Jordi Fabre) Nov 08, 2014 07:09 Replies: 0 Views: 1476
Liege - INTERMINERAL (Roger Warin) Oct 20, 2014 00:23 Replies: 0 Views: 1665
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147 1439 Jul 19, 2015 18:55
Peter Megaw 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: 10709
100.000 Club Collection of Carles Millan (Carles Millan) Jun 28, 2015 08:23 Replies: 729 Views: 469257
100.000 Club Collection of Nurbo (nurbo) Dec 30, 2013 14:23 Replies: 403 Views: 232821
100.000 Club Collection of Tobi (Tobi) Jul 14, 2015 16:56 Replies: 652 Views: 269117
100.000 Club Collection of Michael Shaw (crosstimber) Jul 27, 2015 14:29 Replies: 675 Views: 258891
100.000 Club Andreas Gerstenberg Collection (Andreas Gerstenberg) Apr 23, 2015 06:51 Replies: 162 Views: 151789
100.000 Club New generation for picture - Ploum (ploum) Apr 20, 2015 08:18 Replies: 376 Views: 154954
100.000 Club Don Lum Collection (Don Lum) Jul 25, 2015 01:59 Replies: 695 Views: 186367
100.000 Club Collection of Miguel (José Miguel) Mar 07, 2015 10:33 Replies: 215 Views: 109492
100.000 Club Bob's rocks (GneissWare) Jul 03, 2015 12:03 Replies: 313 Views: 114245
100.000 Club The Mizunaka Collection (am mizunaka) Jul 28, 2015 00:10 Replies: 457 Views: 126306
The collection of Pierre and Riana Joubert (Pierre Joubert) Jul 28, 2015 10:37 Replies: 202 Views: 58613
Collection of Heimo Hellwig (Heimo Hellwig) Jul 25, 2015 13:33 Replies: 53 Views: 11171
Collection of Fiebre Verde (Fiebre Verde) Jul 23, 2015 05:04 Replies: 189 Views: 30805
Hasan Abbasi's Collection (h.abbasi) Jul 17, 2015 09:00 Replies: 45 Views: 23865
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117 8502 Jul 28, 2015 10:37
ApitaAngel 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: 245083
Nimfiara's collection (nimfiara) May 10, 2012 17:20 Replies: 30 Views: 31680
Linda's Private Collection (Linda Smith) Feb 08, 2012 04:31 Replies: 39 Views: 40339
Debbie's Collection (Debbie Woolf) Jul 04, 2011 10:45 Replies: 20 Views: 23168
Tracy's favorite specimens (Tracy) Jun 04, 2011 14:01 Replies: 73 Views: 71363
Colleen's Collection (Colleen Thomson) May 28, 2011 19:33 Replies: 10 Views: 15765
Jessica's mineral collection (Jessica Simonoff) Jan 30, 2010 18:52 Replies: 18 Views: 25253
Linda St-Cyr's favorites (Linda St-Cyr) May 17, 2009 09:09 Replies: 6 Views: 20360

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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
Panasqueira Mine (crosstimber) Apr 13, 2015 09:42 Replies: 17 Views: 7482
Classification of crystallographic forms - any references? (prcantos) Mar 06, 2015 11:11 Replies: 21 Views: 4208
Australian micromineral newsletter... (crocoite) Jan 26, 2015 00:07 Replies: 15 Views: 11745
Mathematical Crystallography by Boisen & Gibbs (prcantos) Oct 09, 2014 03:55 Replies: 0 Views: 2215
Crystal Mountains - Minerals of the Cairngorms NEW BOOK (Roy Starkey) Oct 07, 2014 09:54 Replies: 11 Views: 3556
New book:"Crystal Forms of Fluorite - Kristallformen von Fluorit" (jrg) Sep 13, 2014 15:40 Replies: 11 Views: 5090
The long awaited new NAMIBIA book released on September 1st! (MINERALIEN-Welt) Aug 28, 2014 05:53 Replies: 2 Views: 2124
Importance of Cataloguing & Mineral-Collector Demographics (Banko45) Jul 25, 2014 20:56 Replies: 12 Views: 3851
Jaspers & Agates (Josele) Jun 28, 2014 08:08 Replies: 12 Views: 4733
New Book: Rhodochrosite, Crystals of Drama and Nuance (Jordi Fabre) May 22, 2014 09:28 Replies: 16 Views: 9641
Geonieuws. 50th anniversary of the MKA: The mineralogy of Belgium (Jordi Fabre) Apr 23, 2014 02:43 Replies: 0 Views: 1946
New book: Les Ferreres Mine, Camprodon, Girona, Catalonia (Rocabruna Research Team) Mar 17, 2014 06:32 Replies: 0 Views: 2218
New Book: LUMINESCENCE IN MINERAL KINGDOM (Jordi Fabre) Feb 16, 2014 07:57 Replies: 10 Views: 8562
New Book on Lake Superior Region Iron Ranges (bugrock) Nov 29, 2013 15:52 Replies: 1 Views: 2430
MINERALS – The Collectors Newspaper (Tomasz Praszkier) Oct 20, 2013 12:32 Replies: 9 Views: 9194
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Jordi Fabre 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
A new mineral artist - Barbara Stanley (James) May 26, 2015 05:55 Replies: 16 Views: 8001
Fabre's past (vic rzonca) May 15, 2015 11:32 Replies: 19 Views: 9206
Red Cloud Wulfenite... (crocoite) Apr 17, 2015 09:33 Replies: 1 Views: 993
Mineral Illustration (Turbo) Jan 18, 2015 04:24 Replies: 79 Views: 43882
Mineral collages - the next generation (Tobi) Jan 02, 2015 09:19 Replies: 8 Views: 1829
Steve Sorrell's 2014 Artwork... (crocoite) Nov 21, 2014 14:04 Replies: 40 Views: 13336
Man-made objects Imitating Mother Nature (Don Lum) Apr 30, 2014 10:18 Replies: 29 Views: 14219
A new generation of mineral collages (Tobi) Mar 22, 2014 13:36 Replies: 15 Views: 7653
My Art Work (trtlman) Dec 28, 2013 17:18 Replies: 16 Views: 7969
Steve Sorrell's 2013 Artwork... (crocoite) Dec 27, 2013 23:47 Replies: 72 Views: 26571
Illustrations 2013 (Félix Estrella) Aug 14, 2013 10:49 Replies: 15 Views: 8958
New Paintings 2013 (Schwertner) Jun 11, 2013 12:16 Replies: 103 Views: 36435
Mineral's art drafts (Jordi Fabre) Jun 08, 2013 04:07 Replies: 23 Views: 29857
Petroglyphs (benchambers) Apr 10, 2013 02:11 Replies: 5 Views: 4699
2013 Paint Off!!! (crocoite) Apr 09, 2013 10:44 Replies: 46 Views: 20879
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27 658 May 26, 2015 05:55
James View latest post
No new posts The histories behind mineral specimens     
Many specimens have very interesting histories that should be saved.   Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Antonio Alcaide
Mineral labels as art ;) (Tobi) Sep 22, 2014 02:06 Replies: 23 Views: 21985
If it is a twin it was juicy and delicious (Don Lum) Sep 14, 2014 12:53 Replies: 25 Views: 7673
How all you got started in collecting? (vic rzonca) Jun 08, 2014 10:32 Replies: 21 Views: 17969
Bill Lawrence Memorial (BlueCapProductions) May 05, 2014 13:56 Replies: 4 Views: 2626
Sir Arthur Russell - 50th Anniversary on 24th February (Roy Starkey) Feb 02, 2014 12:58 Replies: 5 Views: 3730
Reminiscences of an Old Former Curator by John S. White (Jordi Fabre) Jan 19, 2014 17:06 Replies: 6 Views: 4399
Rogues gallery of photos of yesteryear's mineral collecting greats (Jordi Fabre) Jan 12, 2014 06:26 Replies: 16 Views: 6877
Biggest nugget? 64.7 kg. (Roger Warin) Nov 12, 2013 16:25 Replies: 6 Views: 5852
Willard Perkins Classic "Perky" Mount (Peter Megaw) Aug 30, 2013 06:13 Replies: 14 Views: 10088
Airport security (James) Jun 07, 2013 13:04 Replies: 23 Views: 27372
Mining hand made crafts (Joaquin Montoro) Aug 11, 2012 05:29 Replies: 23 Views: 23616
What makes a great mineral collector? (David) Mar 19, 2012 11:58 Replies: 21 Views: 16203
Highgrading, the selling of stolen goods and turning a blind eye (BlueCapProductions) Dec 01, 2011 02:48 Replies: 42 Views: 39427
My first teacher (Unregistered user) Oct 15, 2011 03:08 Replies: 5 Views: 8339
The Almadén's "Spanish flag" (Jordi Fabre) Aug 17, 2011 03:49 Replies: 4 Views: 16668
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Tobi 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: 16467
FMF Guide of Rocks - SEDIMENTARY ROCKS (prcantos) Dec 11, 2013 17:45 Replies: 5 Views: 9338
FMF Guide of Rocks - METAMORPHIC ROCKS (prcantos) Jul 05, 2015 06:56 Replies: 16 Views: 18780
Genesis of the serpentine minerals and rocks (prcantos) Jun 06, 2013 04:48 Replies: 2 Views: 4376

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prcantos 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
Bismutoferrite from China...Caveat Emptor (Peter Megaw) May 31, 2015 18:56 Replies: 3 Views: 719
The intense oiling of Chinese minerals (nitana2000) Apr 29, 2015 14:20 Replies: 14 Views: 6150
Milpillas Azurite - fake specimen (Cascavel1) Dec 04, 2014 09:47 Replies: 27 Views: 15499
Huanggang Mine scheelite color (Josele) Jul 21, 2014 17:48 Replies: 11 Views: 3878
An error in the Forum (h.abbasi) May 19, 2014 06:05 Replies: 5 Views: 2738
Scorodite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Durango... Sulfur Isotope results (Peter Megaw) Feb 08, 2014 11:16 Replies: 5 Views: 3951
Goethite -not cacoxenite- inclusions in amethyst from Brazil (Antonio Alcaide) Jan 22, 2014 10:45 Replies: 10 Views: 15242
Why an organic substance should not be called a mineral? (Mike P.) Oct 12, 2013 18:46 Replies: 18 Views: 9241
Perfect replicas of natural crystals? (David) May 20, 2013 19:46 Replies: 4 Views: 4011
What is it? (wade) Apr 01, 2013 22:37 Replies: 10 Views: 7839
Azeztulite - Himalaya gold ???? (Kristen) Sep 12, 2012 08:41 Replies: 7 Views: 7472
The bismuth eggs are they a home grow? (trtlman) Jul 12, 2012 12:52 Replies: 4 Views: 9153
Specimens incorrectly labeled Bravoite coating Pyrite from Colorado (John S. White) Jul 12, 2012 12:40 Replies: 8 Views: 13789
Palladium-rich gold from Icabaru, Venezuela (Cesar M. Salvan) Jul 06, 2012 15:26 Replies: 24 Views: 33303
Amethyst Black Agate Sphere (thehippi) Jun 05, 2012 14:49 Replies: 7 Views: 9193
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alfredo View latest post
No new posts Off-Topic and Introductions     
In this forum you can discuss topics not covered by any other of our forums and you can also introduce yourself as a new Forum member.   Moderators chris, Xavi Tutusaus, Antonio Alcaide
Presentation of new members - Reference Thread (Jordi Fabre) Jun 24, 2015 07:00 Replies: 246 Views: 74747
Fluorite Collectors, Which Fluorite Should I Add As My Flagship Of My Collection? (Casimir Sarisky) Jul 05, 2015 06:20 Replies: 20 Views: 2536
OsoSoft Mineral Label 5.0 - Looking for someone who has this software. (Mark Beregszaszi) Jul 02, 2015 16:08 Replies: 2 Views: 369
Mineral Display Case Project (Turbo) Jun 18, 2015 18:56 Replies: 49 Views: 7900
Are polished minerals frowned upon in this establishment? (Jared3339) Jun 01, 2015 14:20 Replies: 10 Views: 1424
Attaching Thumbnails - Choice of glue (daviddillman) May 07, 2015 04:00 Replies: 1 Views: 892
Prospecting for Gold (trickpats) May 02, 2015 05:05 Replies: 2 Views: 1128
Contact info wanted (John S. White) Apr 10, 2015 09:10 Replies: 1 Views: 1045
Polished Acrylic Base Supplier (Adrian Pripoae) Mar 03, 2015 10:44 Replies: 5 Views: 1597
Collection of Tobi (some display impressions) (Tobi) Mar 02, 2015 00:46 Replies: 21 Views: 4919
Private Museums Publicly Subsidized by Major Tax Write-offs (Joan Kureczka) Feb 26, 2015 13:02 Replies: 1 Views: 976
Need direction selling "Elsevier's Minerals of the World Poster/Chart compiled by P. (hawkjames) Feb 03, 2015 12:43 Replies: 5 Views: 1784
Advice for an aspiring mineral dealer (headstashcrystals) Jan 30, 2015 17:23 Replies: 6 Views: 1920
Hand Lenses (Peter Megaw) Jan 22, 2015 15:57 Replies: 17 Views: 12923
Food safe water rocks for PH balancing drinking water (Crusher) Jan 18, 2015 12:02 Replies: 8 Views: 1843
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prcantos View latest post
No new posts The Ten Thousand Club     
This Section displays, in one location, all those subjects that, while they are no longer on the main page, have been read more than 10,000 times and are from the sections: "Minerals and Mineralogy" "What is it? - Where is it from?" "Micros & Macros" and "Mines and Mineral Localities".
The other Sections of FMF will not move their topics to here because we prefer to keep their topics grouped.   Moderators chris, Antonio Alcaide

Quartz collecting outings in South Africa (Pierre Joubert) Jun 11, 2015 05:23 Replies: 187 Views: 62640
Very nice Amethyst in the Railroad Works in North of Spain (Joan R.) May 11, 2015 16:02 Replies: 16 Views: 23672
Daylight Fluorescent Hyalite Opal from Mexico (Peter Megaw) May 06, 2015 19:10 Replies: 31 Views: 19304
Radioactive minerals (Roger Warin) Jan 25, 2015 06:40 Replies: 26 Views: 14217
Very little mineralogy in mineral collecting today (John S. White) Sep 23, 2014 15:47 Replies: 94 Views: 95419
Tessin habit quartz (Scott LaBorde) Sep 13, 2014 06:05 Replies: 32 Views: 21208
New find of minerals from New York (Glenn Rhein) Aug 29, 2014 03:02 Replies: 120 Views: 74554
What minerals are on your wish list? (crosstimber) Aug 12, 2014 16:15 Replies: 39 Views: 16295
Endomorph or Pseudomorph? (Gail) Jul 22, 2014 19:30 Replies: 49 Views: 38395
Spinel twins (Ru Smith) Jun 23, 2014 15:45 Replies: 54 Views: 31435
Digging a little... (Justin297206913) Apr 26, 2014 19:57 Replies: 61 Views: 16841
"Smithsonite - Think Zinc!" Lithographie 13 (Elise) Feb 10, 2014 19:16 Replies: 26 Views: 20839
Freeware: Mineral Database (Joan R.) Jan 22, 2014 06:04 Replies: 58 Views: 61575
Home Grown Crystals (Screenname) Jan 21, 2014 14:26 Replies: 39 Views: 15910
Tetrahedron [111] penetration twin (Josele) Jan 08, 2014 05:18 Replies: 16 Views: 13385
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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: 9347
Exchange-Wanted: inclusion quartz crystals, 2 to 3cm, DT or floater, unpolished (cascaillou) Sep 11, 2014 11:08 Replies: 0 Views: 3516
Exchange - Wanted: arsenolite, montroydite, lithiophosphate (cascaillou) Sep 11, 2014 11:01 Replies: 0 Views: 1262
Rhodochrosite rough (Jack Chiang) Aug 23, 2014 13:03 Replies: 1 Views: 1379
Fossils for minerals (appies) Jun 09, 2014 02:41 Replies: 1 Views: 2762
Polish minerals for exchange (Lucas Etienne) Apr 30, 2014 10:30 Replies: 22 Views: 7040
Hourglass Selenite (Alan) Apr 15, 2014 11:05 Replies: 6 Views: 3609
Rare goshenite on aquamarine from Hohenstein (appies) Mar 02, 2014 14:58 Replies: 2 Views: 2227
Silver/Safflorite/Skutterudite/Rammelsberg slabs for exchange (Joseph D'Oliveira) Dec 27, 2013 14:39 Replies: 26 Views: 13744
Rare, Italian species and worlwide too for exchange microminerals (domenico) Oct 11, 2013 04:39 Replies: 5 Views: 4956
Mtoroite for swap... (Chris Foltz) Oct 11, 2013 04:14 Replies: 8 Views: 5688
Pyrite for exchange (Cesar M. Salvan) Sep 13, 2013 12:41 Replies: 1 Views: 2317
Exchange - Mineral specimens old German Handwritten labels from Freiberg Academy (Bobe) Apr 17, 2013 08:55 Replies: 2 Views: 5503
I need stoness for carving purpose (yingminwang) Feb 27, 2013 02:25 Replies: 1 Views: 2550
Silver ore cab to exchange (Chris Foltz) Jan 15, 2013 23:48 Replies: 0 Views: 2475
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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: 17938
2014 Graphic Excellence Award again for the Mineralogical Record and two more medals! (Jordi Fabre) Dec 31, 2014 13:22 Replies: 3 Views: 1320
Mineralogical Record News (Jordi Fabre) Apr 09, 2014 04:04 Replies: 1 Views: 2349
The 2013 Graphic Excellence Award for the Mineralogical Record! (Jordi Fabre) May 22, 2013 12:27 Replies: 0 Views: 2598
The Mineralogical Record (Jordi Fabre) Apr 28, 2010 13:58 Replies: 8 Views: 8702
Article in M. Record about the John White single crystal collection (Jordi Fabre) Sep 26, 2009 08:31 Replies: 2 Views: 5490
Opinions about Mineralogical Record's Article (Jordi Fabre) May 18, 2009 11:59 Replies: 15 Views: 24315
Mineralogical Record, an excellent magazine. (Joan R.) Jan 21, 2008 06:47 Replies: 0 Views: 3754

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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: 2452
Rocks & Minerals Magazine - May-June 2014 Issue (Peter Megaw) May 24, 2014 15:39 Replies: 2 Views: 2184
Rocks & Minerals Magazine - Jan/Feb 2014 issue (Jordi Fabre) Mar 12, 2014 10:16 Replies: 1 Views: 1999
Rocks & Minerals Magazine - Nov/Dec 2013 issue (Rocks & Minerals) Dec 01, 2013 13:52 Replies: 2 Views: 3436
Superb improvement in the printing quality of R&M Magazine (Jordi Fabre) Apr 29, 2013 09:16 Replies: 3 Views: 3752
Rocks & Minerals ONLINE (Jordi Fabre) Aug 20, 2012 12:03 Replies: 4 Views: 6821
Five years of FMF in Rocks & Minerals (Antonio Alcaide) Oct 04, 2011 12:51 Replies: 1 Views: 3841
In Rock and Minerals: "Natural Versus Aesthetic" from Jesse Fisher (Jordi Fabre) Apr 12, 2010 20:05 Replies: 20 Views: 16021

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Elise View latest post
No new posts MINERALIEN-Welt     
MINERALIEN-Welt is a German mineral magazine with fine articles about the world of minerals. In this forum we hope to get in touch with our readers. We are open to new ideas for improvement and will also keep you updated about new publications from Bode Verlag.   Moderator MINERALIEN-Welt
"Klassiker Harz" (Harz Classic) New Book! (Jordi Fabre) Feb 21, 2015 12:01 Replies: 1 Views: 1159
MINERALIEN-Welt back in Denver 2013 - Booth E26 (MINERALIEN-Welt) Sep 05, 2013 13:41 Replies: 1 Views: 3234
NEW BOOK "Exquisite Agates - Erlesene Achate" by Dietrich Mayer! (MINERALIEN-Welt) Aug 06, 2013 11:00 Replies: 2 Views: 4460

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Tobi View latest post
No new posts Le Règne Minéral     
Le Règne Minéral is the French mineralogical magazine since 1995. It has published many articles about classic French mineralogy and new discoveries. The readers can also discover French mineral collectors and personalities, reports of the world’s greatest mineral shows, book reviews, press reviews and many other articles about international mineralogy. Join us!!   Moderator Julien
Le Règne Minéral special issu 2014 : Alpine Rodingites !!! (Julien) May 19, 2015 04:48 Replies: 0 Views: 1064
Crystal-hunters Chronicles (Julien) Nov 12, 2014 12:04 Replies: 12 Views: 5601
News from les Editions du Piat (Julien) Jul 11, 2014 03:09 Replies: 3 Views: 2032
Special Edition of Le Règne Minéral (Julien) Jul 10, 2014 10:26 Replies: 0 Views: 1530
A book about French mineralogy (Julien) Sep 16, 2013 11:58 Replies: 3 Views: 3450
Le Règne Minéral #113 (Julien) Sep 16, 2013 02:29 Replies: 0 Views: 2340
New publication of les Editions du Piat (Julien) Aug 19, 2013 08:57 Replies: 0 Views: 2289
"Contes à Cristaux" by Claude Julien Ducarre (Julien) Aug 19, 2013 08:35 Replies: 0 Views: 2368
A new book for the end of June: The minerals of Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines (Julien) Jun 05, 2013 08:01 Replies: 0 Views: 3369
Le Règne Minéral 102 (Julien) Jun 04, 2012 10:17 Replies: 8 Views: 9517
French zeolites : Le Règne Minéral Special Issue 17 (Julien) Jun 04, 2012 01:57 Replies: 0 Views: 4460
Le Règne Minéral n°101 (Julien) Oct 11, 2011 06:25 Replies: 3 Views: 5453
Le Règne Minéral n°100 (Julien) Sep 13, 2011 11:38 Replies: 10 Views: 8732

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Julien View latest post
No new posts Mineral Up Editions     
  Moderator Joaquim Callen
Gold for Collectors - The Book (Joaquim Callen) Oct 28, 2014 05:32 Replies: 1 Views: 6507
2014 Mineral Up calendar (Peter Van Hout) Nov 14, 2013 17:34 Replies: 0 Views: 2397

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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
Albert Chapman Collection - The Mexican Dimension - Australian Museum Sydney (Jean Sendero) Jan 24, 2015 14:47 Replies: 4 Views: 1579
Museo Andres Del Castillo - Lima (Fiebre Verde) Nov 24, 2014 02:23 Replies: 3 Views: 1867
Teylers Museum, Haarlem, Netherlands (Peter Megaw) Nov 15, 2014 12:14 Replies: 2 Views: 2485
Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt (Germany) (Tobi) Nov 15, 2014 02:52 Replies: 11 Views: 4160
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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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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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