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I created this Forum with the idea of creating a place to share questions and answers with other mineral enthusiasts and, most importantly, to try to provide a serious space where mineralogy questions can be discussed free of bothersome errors, free due the high standards of the administrators and moderators. We owe much of the success of this Forum to their fine texts; with them helping us, our Forum looks "clean" at least in terms of its scientific content.

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


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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
Rare quartz crystals (Peter Seroka) May 27, 2016 17:01 Replies: 3 Views: 332
Quartz, Natural and Synthetic (Elise) May 20, 2016 09:59 Replies: 45 Views: 17380
Could this be a very rare limestone shatter cone from the UK? (James Hunt) May 19, 2016 00:52 Replies: 18 Views: 1210
Moor's head elbaite (Roger Warin) May 11, 2016 10:48 Replies: 0 Views: 279
Pericline (Josele) May 10, 2016 16:25 Replies: 13 Views: 1682
The Micro-World and inclusions in minerals (Elise) May 04, 2016 16:12 Replies: 4 Views: 723
Abellaite, new mineral species, the first new mineral species discovered in Catalonia (joan abella creus) Mar 30, 2016 04:39 Replies: 0 Views: 635
Iridescent cuprite from Milpillas (bob kerr) Mar 17, 2016 16:29 Replies: 5 Views: 1140
Best examples of trapiche emerald crystals? (Jim) Mar 14, 2016 13:33 Replies: 21 Views: 8661
Trapiche Pezzottaite (Elise) Mar 14, 2016 13:23 Replies: 4 Views: 1818
What causes the blue color of the stones of the beaches of Flores, Indonesia? (Elise) Mar 14, 2016 12:54 Replies: 9 Views: 1421
Beryl with steep endings (Roger Warin) Mar 09, 2016 18:21 Replies: 7 Views: 1504
I need everyone's opinion on this specimen I found. (levi.nivison) Feb 22, 2016 16:20 Replies: 10 Views: 1715
Gold from Bastogne (Belgium) (Roger Warin) Feb 21, 2016 16:58 Replies: 0 Views: 640
Cuprian Gold (Roger Warin) Feb 20, 2016 15:12 Replies: 1 Views: 898
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620 5855 May 27, 2016 17:01
Peter Seroka 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: 7511
Trip to the Eastern Emerald Belt, Colombia - (24) (Fiebre Verde) May 14, 2016 16:33 Replies: 8 Views: 758
Malbunka Copper Mine, Home of the Azurite Suns - (23) (crocoite) Jul 24, 2015 02:53 Replies: 20 Views: 8453
How to find a pocket? - (22) (Jordi Fabre) Dec 12, 2015 03:28 Replies: 37 Views: 12558
A "complete" Dauphiné twin of quartz - (21) (Pete Richards) Sep 10, 2014 11:43 Replies: 18 Views: 10580
A copper mine to understand Life - (20) (Cesar M. Salvan) Aug 19, 2014 15:49 Replies: 9 Views: 6186
DIY Specific Gravity Kit (tutorial) - (19) (cascaillou) Apr 08, 2014 06:17 Replies: 11 Views: 10846
How to dig a pocket? - (18) (Jordi Fabre) Jan 22, 2014 12:41 Replies: 29 Views: 43253
APXS: from Mars to the mineral collector's workbench - (17) (Cesar M. Salvan) Jun 03, 2014 04:06 Replies: 8 Views: 7774
Photos of epitaxy - (16) (John S. White) Feb 20, 2016 08:10 Replies: 46 Views: 46888
Twinning of the aragonite - (15) (Pete Richards) Jan 07, 2015 23:17 Replies: 9 Views: 9602
Preparing a list of light sensitive minerals - (14) (Jordi Fabre) Jun 04, 2012 08:41 Replies: 83 Views: 59662
100.000 Club What defines a mineral's 'quality?' - (13) (Tracy) Jan 18, 2014 12:00 Replies: 35 Views: 104088
Practical Mineralogy #2: What pseudos tell us about deposit genesis - (12) (Peter Megaw) Jun 01, 2013 06:37 Replies: 17 Views: 16840
Naica Mine - (11) (Jordi Fabre) Oct 15, 2015 11:38 Replies: 55 Views: 49853
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27 1098 May 14, 2016 16:33
Fiebre Verde View latest post
No new posts FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?     
Novice Collectors: If you've got a cool rock and want to know about it this is the place for you!
To know more about how this section works, please use: Asking: "What is this? / Where is it from?"   Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris

Please help me identify this yellow metal (barbydoll88) May 27, 2016 17:22 Replies: 4 Views: 308
Which minerals turn into pink under fluorescent light? (barbydoll88) May 26, 2016 10:16 Replies: 27 Views: 1125
Please help identify these (Jbaker) May 25, 2016 01:59 Replies: 10 Views: 455
Help in identifying these please (Starstuff1303) May 22, 2016 09:50 Replies: 1 Views: 222
Need help identifying this stone (Tezeth) May 21, 2016 12:29 Replies: 4 Views: 477
Is it really diorite and so is it really rare? (barbydoll88) May 21, 2016 09:46 Replies: 3 Views: 293
Hello, what are that stones? (barbydoll88) May 21, 2016 08:01 Replies: 10 Views: 662
Arkansas find (till8908) May 19, 2016 21:16 Replies: 18 Views: 1247
Not sure what this is... (wolfywolf) May 09, 2016 13:44 Replies: 2 Views: 438
Tsumeb specimen?? (Heimo Hellwig) May 08, 2016 06:36 Replies: 12 Views: 1401
Identification assistance (mackenzie) May 04, 2016 19:13 Replies: 5 Views: 542
Aventurine? (Reelgoodwoman) Apr 30, 2016 16:27 Replies: 0 Views: 291
Malachite pseudomorph? (dreadn0ught) Apr 29, 2016 02:35 Replies: 11 Views: 868
I'm back and I got some minerals and a new youtube channel! (Jared3339) Apr 27, 2016 17:16 Replies: 0 Views: 375
For Beginners Video (Jared3339) Apr 27, 2016 17:07 Replies: 1 Views: 332
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480 3396 May 27, 2016 17:22
barbydoll88 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

Interesting unknown specimen. (texasdigger) May 28, 2016 12:35 Replies: 12 Views: 649
Annabergite from Laurium Greece (GneissWare) May 28, 2016 09:20 Replies: 5 Views: 214
Tsumeb Specimen? (Heimo Hellwig) May 26, 2016 11:36 Replies: 0 Views: 170
Dioptase from Congo or Namibia (texasdigger) May 26, 2016 04:20 Replies: 2 Views: 304
Unknown black minerals inside geode (paradoxwizard) May 24, 2016 17:56 Replies: 3 Views: 298
Chromium mineral in the heart of emerald region (Fiebre Verde) May 22, 2016 18:59 Replies: 7 Views: 524
Columnar black unknown (John Betts) May 14, 2016 10:11 Replies: 4 Views: 453
Yellow Tourmaline? and unknown location (Byron Anderson) May 04, 2016 22:49 Replies: 10 Views: 901
In what conditions are this kind of minerals formed? (paolo) Apr 30, 2016 02:10 Replies: 13 Views: 1283
Elbaite with albite - where is it from? (Roger Warin) Apr 29, 2016 08:42 Replies: 12 Views: 1251
Eye agate with tightly packed tiny eyes or something else? (NeedHelp) Apr 10, 2016 20:07 Replies: 7 Views: 967
Nifontovite on matrix from the rey y reina mine, charcas (herrej) Apr 08, 2016 06:19 Replies: 5 Views: 730
Blackbird Mine unknown (John Betts) Apr 04, 2016 16:19 Replies: 7 Views: 1041
Zinkenite/Jamesonite from the San José Mine, Bolivia (Joseph D'Oliveira) Apr 01, 2016 23:19 Replies: 1 Views: 519
What do you think about one of these sapphire terminations? (texasdigger) Mar 31, 2016 05:19 Replies: 8 Views: 1119
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972 6403 May 28, 2016 12:35
texasdigger View latest post
No new posts Micros & Macros - Images of Minerals     
In this Forum you can add photos of minerals micromounts or macro minerals, give opinions on their identification, and share information on microscopes and taking photos.   Moderators chris, Antonio Alcaide
Elbaite (Roger Warin) May 01, 2016 12:50 Replies: 2 Views: 575
Epitaxy: a very rare example, torbernite on saleeite (Roger Warin) May 01, 2016 01:52 Replies: 2 Views: 397
Saleeite (Roger Warin) Apr 29, 2016 22:07 Replies: 0 Views: 278
My collection of macro's (DJandLIMON111) Apr 19, 2016 12:04 Replies: 11 Views: 2056
Snowflake Photographs? (trtlman) Feb 14, 2016 08:52 Replies: 19 Views: 11136
Quartz microscope pictures (DJandLIMON111) Dec 25, 2015 19:25 Replies: 3 Views: 2979
Articles on Digital Photomicrography and Photomacrography (Elise) Aug 17, 2015 15:10 Replies: 1 Views: 2237
Stack software, comparative speed, optimizations and others (ofarcis) Jun 15, 2015 14:21 Replies: 18 Views: 14514
Hematite Eifel (Matteo_Chinellato) Mar 29, 2015 10:53 Replies: 3 Views: 3834
Italian Anatase (Matteo_Chinellato) Nov 16, 2014 10:18 Replies: 5 Views: 3606
Up close colourful minerals (David) Nov 14, 2014 15:22 Replies: 0 Views: 3149
Elbaite from Elba Island (Roger Warin) Oct 26, 2014 07:59 Replies: 5 Views: 7335
My modest collection of minerals / micro photos ... (ofarcis) Oct 24, 2014 03:53 Replies: 59 Views: 36485
First attempt (Adrian Pripoae) Oct 23, 2014 13:25 Replies: 1 Views: 3083
Igneous Rocks from egypt (Magdy) Oct 14, 2014 10:33 Replies: 4 Views: 3963
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80 616 May 01, 2016 12:50
Roger Warin View latest post
No new posts Exceptional finds     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Antonio Alcaide, John Cornish
The biggest nuggets. (Roger Warin) Mar 19, 2016 15:20 Replies: 9 Views: 1850
100.000 Club Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode (Antonio Da Silveira) Jan 06, 2016 01:45 Replies: 35 Views: 101731
CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia (John Cornish) Feb 28, 2014 20:03 Replies: 63 Views: 46281
2013, an Update... CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine (John Cornish) Jun 24, 2013 08:14 Replies: 13 Views: 15362
Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode - 'Part 2' (Antonio Da Silveira) Oct 23, 2010 17:27 Replies: 6 Views: 19747
Scoop! - An important find of amber in the "La Florida" Mine, Spain (Jordi Fabre) Dec 14, 2008 15:03 Replies: 0 Views: 12644

6 132 Mar 19, 2016 15:20
Roger Warin 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
Tschudi mine (Heimo Hellwig) May 09, 2016 11:44 Replies: 0 Views: 340
Spruce claim quartz on pyrite (dontgogreen) May 07, 2016 13:42 Replies: 2 Views: 1699
What is the source of the recent upsurge in Viburnum Trend minerals? (Jeff) May 02, 2016 19:00 Replies: 1 Views: 426
Collecting quartz on the Little Falls dolostone (vic rzonca) Apr 25, 2016 10:00 Replies: 89 Views: 40137
Quartz druze (vic rzonca) Apr 08, 2016 11:09 Replies: 12 Views: 1761
Gold from Kilo-Moto, DR Congo (Roger Warin) Mar 20, 2016 03:19 Replies: 2 Views: 697
Future localities? (Tom Mazanec) Mar 20, 2016 01:53 Replies: 5 Views: 737
Are we running out of localities? (Tom Mazanec) Mar 05, 2016 04:13 Replies: 5 Views: 1315
The other ten of the top twenty locations (Tom Mazanec) Mar 04, 2016 10:15 Replies: 9 Views: 1929
Rhodochrosite geodes (Charlotte) Feb 06, 2016 17:01 Replies: 0 Views: 964
The phurcalite from Assunçao mine (Ferreira de Aves, Satao, Portugal) (Cesar M. Salvan) Jan 11, 2016 16:15 Replies: 9 Views: 5266
Is the Cave of Giants synonymous with Cave of Crystals or Cave of Swords? (Turbo) Nov 24, 2015 22:12 Replies: 5 Views: 2245
New find of Chinese Mineral Specimen (Xueyan Jin) Nov 12, 2015 00:28 Replies: 8 Views: 3504
Derby (mikedutton) Oct 03, 2015 16:14 Replies: 3 Views: 1752
Blue John fluorite rediscovered (Tobi) Sep 08, 2015 03:31 Replies: 1 Views: 1722
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209 1808 May 09, 2016 11:44
Heimo Hellwig View latest post
No new posts Improving the FMF Data Base of localities     
FMF has a database of mineral localities that is used when adding photos of specimens. This has been created so that we can check the localities are consistent, and debate and discuss them. Please use this to add suggestions for new localities not created yet or debate the existing.      
Proper locality name of the Czar Mine? (Jordi Fabre) May 11, 2016 05:20 Replies: 4 Views: 424
Westmorland (James) Jun 11, 2015 08:20 Replies: 18 Views: 7456
From Kearsarge Mountain? (GneissWare) Jun 08, 2015 22:27 Replies: 7 Views: 2554

3 32 May 11, 2016 05:20
Jordi Fabre View latest post
No new posts Rockhounding trips     
In this forum you are able to post reports of trips to your favorite mines and famous or unknown mineral localities, as well as request from other FMFers information you need to plan your collecting / rockhounding trips.      
The Namib Desert (Heimo Hellwig) May 23, 2016 11:37 Replies: 16 Views: 6297
Utah Smoky Quartz Find (camile89) Mar 29, 2016 20:17 Replies: 2 Views: 822
Cacholong (opal) digging (ACC79) Feb 17, 2016 16:00 Replies: 5 Views: 2014
Manganese mining. (Heimo Hellwig) Jan 29, 2016 01:45 Replies: 8 Views: 2151
My recent trip to Namibia. (Pierre Joubert) Dec 22, 2015 01:43 Replies: 18 Views: 6141
Uis, Namibia (Heimo Hellwig) Sep 22, 2015 05:10 Replies: 11 Views: 4551
The snows are melting in the mountains... time for a zeolite hunt! (Rei) May 12, 2015 15:30 Replies: 26 Views: 9907
St Peters Dome (trickpats) May 11, 2015 11:50 Replies: 6 Views: 3310
The picrite of Ölfusvatnsárgljúfur (Rei) May 09, 2015 03:17 Replies: 13 Views: 4821
Visit to eastern Sicily (Richard_Murphy) Jan 03, 2015 05:10 Replies: 7 Views: 5946
Mineral Collecting from Frankfurt to Renchen (Tmcombs) Jan 02, 2015 10:12 Replies: 1 Views: 2415
Trip to Luc Yen, Vietnam (Sam314159) Oct 31, 2014 19:01 Replies: 1 Views: 3089
Lapidary Dealers in St. Petersburg, Russia (Rick Shaffer) Sep 13, 2014 21:02 Replies: 4 Views: 5254
West Kenya Minerals (Byron Anderson) Aug 16, 2014 09:16 Replies: 1 Views: 3069
Planning a rockhounding trip to Bancroft, Ontario (Sam314159) Jan 20, 2014 12:57 Replies: 0 Views: 3116
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42 280 May 23, 2016 11:37
Heimo Hellwig 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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52 906 May 28, 2016 14:48
Bob Harman View latest post
No new posts A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK     Access to the FMF Gallery
This section of the forum is special in that it is dedicated to images of minerals from the different regions of the UK. So, although you can add as many pictures as you like in each of the existing threads, you can't create any new threads within it.
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section "A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK" or on this link
To know more about the reasons for this particular Forum, please use this link   Moderators Jordi Fabre, James, chris


15 292 May 24, 2016 12:08
GneissWare 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


12 255 May 09, 2016 11:20
chris View latest post
No new posts Conserving, Preparing and Cleaning Minerals     
This Forum brings together questions and results on the delicate subject of preparation, conservation and cleaning of the minerals.   Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Antonio Alcaide
Fading fluorite. (vic rzonca) May 12, 2016 11:28 Replies: 5 Views: 757
Why a "delicate subject"? (Tom Mazanec) May 01, 2016 08:55 Replies: 3 Views: 610
How to remove iron stains? (daviddillman) Feb 19, 2016 06:25 Replies: 24 Views: 16947
Stilbite and sandblasting - unexpected result (Rei) Feb 08, 2016 16:35 Replies: 6 Views: 1886
Cleaning off the "white stuff" on Milpillas Brochantities (bob kerr) Dec 23, 2015 09:29 Replies: 2 Views: 1558
Fluorite cleaning ! (h.abbasi) Dec 14, 2015 13:14 Replies: 9 Views: 2151
Trimming methods - wulfenite (dontgogreen) Dec 04, 2015 09:05 Replies: 4 Views: 1720
Mounting very tiny specimens (rocks2dust) Nov 26, 2015 12:29 Replies: 10 Views: 2437
Light sensitivity of pink fluorapatite (Tobi) Nov 04, 2015 06:41 Replies: 3 Views: 1648
Potential Toxicity of Handling Raw Malachite Specimens. (Joseph D'Oliveira) Sep 02, 2015 15:21 Replies: 14 Views: 4321
Removing Tarnish From Pyrite (Casimir Sarisky) Aug 24, 2015 14:39 Replies: 11 Views: 3298
"Using acid" for newbies (Jared3339) Jul 17, 2015 13:00 Replies: 10 Views: 3104
Removing matrix using tile saw and air scribe (GneissWare) Jul 14, 2015 13:01 Replies: 8 Views: 3284
Removing stubborn minerals from quartz (Pierre Joubert) Jun 17, 2015 03:58 Replies: 12 Views: 3629
Cleaning "Rusty" spots off Goethite With Otherwise Good Luster (daviddillman) May 11, 2015 01:43 Replies: 13 Views: 4019
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118 1012 May 12, 2016 11:28
Jamison Brizendine View latest post
No new posts Mineral Shows by Gail Spann     
To know more about this Forum, please use this link   Moderators chris, Gail
TUCSON, 2016. And away we go.... (Gail) Mar 19, 2016 11:45 Replies: 445 Views: 59733
The magic of Tucson, 2015. Gail Spann report. (Gail) Aug 12, 2015 11:19 Replies: 116 Views: 45341
Tucson 2014 Show Report, Gail Spann Having Fun Again... (Gail) Jul 26, 2014 19:32 Replies: 156 Views: 69859
Houston Fine Mineral Show Report, with Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 03, 2013 09:23 Replies: 103 Views: 50435
100.000 Club 2013 Tucson Show Adventure ~ Gail Spann Style. (Gail) Apr 27, 2013 02:57 Replies: 598 Views: 218562
Fabulous Denver Gem and Mineral Show, Sept 14, 2012 and on...Gail Spann (Gail) Nov 04, 2012 01:57 Replies: 43 Views: 35475
Gail Spann's 2012 East Coast Gem and Mineral Show report (Gail) Aug 29, 2012 14:27 Replies: 151 Views: 68164
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin... (Gail) Oct 02, 2012 11:21 Replies: 632 Views: 314164
FMF party in Tucson, 2012. You coming? (Gail) Mar 03, 2012 02:28 Replies: 49 Views: 40388
Fort Worth, Texas, Gem and Mineral Show. Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 01, 2011 20:35 Replies: 33 Views: 32528
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011 (Gail) Oct 07, 2012 11:38 Replies: 370 Views: 237143
FMFs party in Tucson, 2011 (Gail) Feb 27, 2011 22:43 Replies: 114 Views: 72614
Gail Spann's Tucson show report, 2011 (Gail) Jan 17, 2011 01:30 Replies: 28 Views: 27245
Gail Spann's HOUSTON 2010 show report (Gail) Jun 28, 2010 02:56 Replies: 122 Views: 67454
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Tucson photo fest, 2010 (Gail) Feb 10, 2012 22:50 Replies: 443 Views: 250387
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30 4607 Mar 19, 2016 11:45
Roger Warin View latest post
No new posts News about shows     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
Tucson Show 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Feb 28, 2016 16:01 Replies: 61 Views: 23132
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Nov 27, 2015 23:45 Replies: 102 Views: 34589
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 20, 2015 16:38 Replies: 58 Views: 27044
2015 Tucson In Retrospect (Don Lum) Mar 15, 2015 15:47 Replies: 58 Views: 20479
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 30, 2015 22:03 Replies: 174 Views: 101223
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 01, 2014 02:35 Replies: 80 Views: 49656
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2014 (Jordi Fabre) May 06, 2015 16:42 Replies: 40 Views: 26866
Tucson Show 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 30, 2014 01:38 Replies: 111 Views: 88856
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2013 (Jordi Fabre) Oct 28, 2014 15:19 Replies: 122 Views: 74165
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2013 - 50th Edition! (Jordi Fabre) Jul 16, 2013 04:27 Replies: 65 Views: 59387
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2013 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 16, 2013 09:26 Replies: 161 Views: 115871
100.000 Club Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2012 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 15, 2013 07:47 Replies: 103 Views: 112867
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2012 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 17, 2012 05:06 Replies: 76 Views: 63221
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2012 (Jordi Fabre) May 13, 2012 09:17 Replies: 101 Views: 101472
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2011 (Jordi Fabre) Nov 27, 2011 14:31 Replies: 60 Views: 68947
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31 1892 Feb 28, 2016 16:01
bob kerr View latest post
No new posts Mineral Shows     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
Auction sale : minerals from the Alexandre Delerm collection (Rossini SVV) May 27, 2016 17:59 Replies: 7 Views: 548
Tips for my first mineral show (Tom Mazanec) May 15, 2016 14:35 Replies: 7 Views: 760
The first mineral show (Tom Mazanec) May 14, 2016 12:24 Replies: 1 Views: 267
New England Mineral Conference (vic rzonca) May 03, 2016 14:03 Replies: 0 Views: 288
Mineral Show: 53rd 2016 Annual New England Gem & Mineral Show (Joe Weisberg) Apr 25, 2016 17:19 Replies: 1 Views: 472
43rd Annual Rochester Mineralogical Symposium (Elise) Apr 25, 2016 13:58 Replies: 7 Views: 926
Some of my 2016 Tucson experience. (vic rzonca) Mar 21, 2016 10:45 Replies: 21 Views: 2815
100.000 Club Tucson, questionable prices? (James) Mar 16, 2016 07:15 Replies: 162 Views: 123419
2016 Tucson Show - A Look Back (Don Lum) Mar 14, 2016 10:24 Replies: 126 Views: 19073
2016 Gem & Mineral Show in Marion,IL (Mike Chontofalsky) Jan 25, 2016 18:51 Replies: 0 Views: 1044
Mineral Show in Idar-Oberstein, Germany in May 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 05, 2015 19:01 Replies: 0 Views: 1417
Ste Marie 2009, a collector's point of view (chris) Nov 22, 2015 03:05 Replies: 46 Views: 30696
Washington D.C. area Mineral Show (dontgogreen) Nov 20, 2015 13:16 Replies: 1 Views: 1324
MINERANT mineral show in Antwerp, Belgium (Jordi Fabre) Oct 07, 2015 13:42 Replies: 0 Views: 1740
In September 2015 a new Mineralogical Event in Paris : "Fête des Mineraux" (Jordi Fabre) Sep 27, 2015 09:48 Replies: 2 Views: 2730
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alfredo View latest post
No new posts Collection photos and Collector's page     Access to the FMF Gallery
This forum’s aim is to allow all collectors to publish pictures of the minerals in their collection and use it as a kind of personal home page. To know more about it, please use this link . This section is special because all the photos published here also appear in "FMF Gallery". To find out more please use this link   Moderators Carles Millan, chris, Antonio Alcaide
How does "Collection Photos" work? (Jordi Fabre) Sep 18, 2015 16:30 Replies: 4 Views: 13951
500.000 Club Collection of Carles Millan (Carles Millan) May 23, 2016 07:59 Replies: 781 Views: 552866
100.000 Club Collection of Nurbo (nurbo) Mar 26, 2016 14:37 Replies: 404 Views: 272428
100.000 Club Collection of Tobi (Tobi) May 24, 2016 15:20 Replies: 712 Views: 334869
100.000 Club Collection of Michael Shaw (crosstimber) May 28, 2016 09:55 Replies: 835 Views: 386756
100.000 Club Andreas Gerstenberg Collection (Andreas Gerstenberg) Dec 08, 2015 09:33 Replies: 164 Views: 177726
100.000 Club New generation for picture - Ploum (ploum) May 28, 2016 18:04 Replies: 597 Views: 231393
100.000 Club Don Lum Collection (Don Lum) Mar 03, 2016 14:57 Replies: 780 Views: 267958
100.000 Club Collection of Miguel (José Miguel) Mar 07, 2015 10:33 Replies: 215 Views: 121995
100.000 Club Bob's rocks (GneissWare) May 23, 2016 10:28 Replies: 332 Views: 138514
100.000 Club The Mizunaka Collection (am mizunaka) May 27, 2016 16:22 Replies: 656 Views: 207873
100.000 Club The micro photographs of Christian Rewitzer (Jordi Fabre) Feb 20, 2016 23:50 Replies: 77 Views: 116764
Collection of JC (JC) May 28, 2016 12:26 Replies: 24 Views: 1747
Collection of Fiebre Verde (Fiebre Verde) May 28, 2016 08:49 Replies: 372 Views: 75945
Collection of Philippe Durand (Philippe Durand) May 28, 2016 05:22 Replies: 32 Views: 2237
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128 10063 May 28, 2016 18:04
Down2Earth 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) May 27, 2016 13:06 Replies: 352 Views: 274825
Nimfiara's collection (nimfiara) May 10, 2012 17:20 Replies: 30 Views: 36243
Linda's Private Collection (Linda Smith) Feb 08, 2012 04:31 Replies: 39 Views: 45012
Debbie's Collection (Debbie Woolf) Jul 04, 2011 10:45 Replies: 20 Views: 27114
Tracy's favorite specimens (Tracy) Jun 04, 2011 14:01 Replies: 73 Views: 79842
Colleen's Collection (Colleen Thomson) May 28, 2011 19:33 Replies: 10 Views: 17932
Jessica's mineral collection (Jessica Simonoff) Jan 30, 2010 18:52 Replies: 18 Views: 28253
Linda St-Cyr's favorites (Linda St-Cyr) May 17, 2009 09:09 Replies: 6 Views: 23381

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Gail View latest post
No new posts Mineralogical Literature     
New books, journals, etc that merit your attention.   Moderators John S. White, Carles Millan, chris, Antonio Alcaide
Quartz from Spain (Miguel Calvo) Apr 28, 2016 01:17 Replies: 1 Views: 709
My reading (Tom Mazanec) Apr 16, 2016 18:46 Replies: 7 Views: 1099
Antique books (ACC79) Feb 05, 2016 14:35 Replies: 1 Views: 1176
Australian micromineral newsletter... (crocoite) Jan 24, 2016 14:49 Replies: 18 Views: 14747
Minerales y Minas de España by Miguel Calvo (Minerals and Mines of Spain) (Antonio Alcaide) Dec 09, 2015 22:38 Replies: 3 Views: 5686
Panasqueira Mine (crosstimber) Apr 13, 2015 09:42 Replies: 17 Views: 11061
Classification of crystallographic forms - any references? (prcantos) Mar 06, 2015 11:11 Replies: 21 Views: 8430
Mathematical Crystallography by Boisen & Gibbs (prcantos) Oct 09, 2014 03:55 Replies: 0 Views: 3779
Crystal Mountains - Minerals of the Cairngorms NEW BOOK (Roy Starkey) Oct 07, 2014 09:54 Replies: 11 Views: 5644
New book:"Crystal Forms of Fluorite - Kristallformen von Fluorit" (jrg) Sep 13, 2014 15:40 Replies: 11 Views: 7390
The long awaited new NAMIBIA book released on September 1st! (MINERALIEN-Welt) Aug 28, 2014 05:53 Replies: 2 Views: 3620
Importance of Cataloguing & Mineral-Collector Demographics (Banko45) Jul 25, 2014 20:56 Replies: 12 Views: 6194
Jaspers & Agates (Josele) Jun 28, 2014 08:08 Replies: 12 Views: 7660
New Book: Rhodochrosite, Crystals of Drama and Nuance (Jordi Fabre) May 22, 2014 09:28 Replies: 16 Views: 12822
Geonieuws. 50th anniversary of the MKA: The mineralogy of Belgium (Jordi Fabre) Apr 23, 2014 02:43 Replies: 0 Views: 3119
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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
2016 Paintings... (crocoite) Apr 23, 2016 09:15 Replies: 11 Views: 2388
Fabre's past (vic rzonca) Apr 05, 2016 16:11 Replies: 24 Views: 12895
Mineral collages 3.0 - highlights from my collection (Tobi) Feb 17, 2016 11:05 Replies: 12 Views: 2466
New Paintings 2013 (Schwertner) Jan 14, 2016 04:56 Replies: 105 Views: 44108
A new mineral artist - Barbara Stanley (James) May 26, 2015 05:55 Replies: 16 Views: 11297
Red Cloud Wulfenite... (crocoite) Apr 17, 2015 09:33 Replies: 1 Views: 2179
Mineral Illustration (Turbo) Jan 18, 2015 04:24 Replies: 79 Views: 50767
Mineral collages - the next generation (Tobi) Jan 02, 2015 09:19 Replies: 8 Views: 4179
Steve Sorrell's 2014 Artwork... (crocoite) Nov 21, 2014 14:04 Replies: 40 Views: 17540
Man-made objects Imitating Mother Nature (Don Lum) Apr 30, 2014 10:18 Replies: 29 Views: 17336
A new generation of mineral collages (Tobi) Mar 22, 2014 13:36 Replies: 15 Views: 9692
My Art Work (trtlman) Dec 28, 2013 17:18 Replies: 16 Views: 9865
Steve Sorrell's 2013 Artwork... (crocoite) Dec 27, 2013 23:47 Replies: 72 Views: 30909
Illustrations 2013 (Félix Estrella) Aug 14, 2013 10:49 Replies: 15 Views: 11285
Mineral's art drafts (Jordi Fabre) Jun 08, 2013 04:07 Replies: 23 Views: 35294
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crocoite View latest post
No new posts The histories behind mineral specimens     
Many specimens have very interesting histories that should be saved.   Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Antonio Alcaide
History of minerals. (vic rzonca) Mar 26, 2016 05:49 Replies: 3 Views: 867
"H. Deisinger" Collection (Jamison Brizendine) Dec 03, 2015 11:20 Replies: 2 Views: 1601
Mineral labels as art ;) (Tobi) Sep 22, 2014 02:06 Replies: 23 Views: 25430
If it is a twin it was juicy and delicious (Don Lum) Sep 14, 2014 12:53 Replies: 25 Views: 10663
How all you got started in collecting? (vic rzonca) Jun 08, 2014 10:32 Replies: 21 Views: 20711
Bill Lawrence Memorial (BlueCapProductions) May 05, 2014 13:56 Replies: 4 Views: 4057
Sir Arthur Russell - 50th Anniversary on 24th February (Roy Starkey) Feb 02, 2014 12:58 Replies: 5 Views: 5136
Reminiscences of an Old Former Curator by John S. White (Jordi Fabre) Jan 19, 2014 17:06 Replies: 6 Views: 5994
Rogues gallery of photos of yesteryear's mineral collecting greats (Jordi Fabre) Jan 12, 2014 06:26 Replies: 16 Views: 8979
Biggest nugget? 64.7 kg. (Roger Warin) Nov 12, 2013 16:25 Replies: 6 Views: 7310
Willard Perkins Classic "Perky" Mount (Peter Megaw) Aug 30, 2013 06:13 Replies: 14 Views: 13047
Airport security (James) Jun 07, 2013 13:04 Replies: 23 Views: 31119
Mining hand made crafts (Joaquin Montoro) Aug 11, 2012 05:29 Replies: 23 Views: 26620
What makes a great mineral collector? (David) Mar 19, 2012 11:58 Replies: 21 Views: 18468
Miargyrite mystery label (Joan Massagué) Jan 02, 2012 09:14 Replies: 13 Views: 9396
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vic rzonca View latest post
No new posts FMF Guide of Rocks     
This Forum aims to collect photographs of rocks from all around the world and as much information as possible about the rocks: age, origin, description, composition... Rocks are closely related to minerals, as rocks are composed of minerals and minerals are found growing on their surfaces and in their cavities. We intend to create a collective work where everybody can contribute and where expert opinions of geologists and petrologists are widely shared.   Moderators chris, prcantos
FMF Guide of Rocks - IGNEOUS ROCKS (prcantos) Feb 18, 2014 16:36 Replies: 13 Views: 20736
FMF Guide of Rocks - SEDIMENTARY ROCKS (prcantos) Dec 11, 2013 17:45 Replies: 5 Views: 12580
FMF Guide of Rocks - METAMORPHIC ROCKS (prcantos) Jul 05, 2015 06:56 Replies: 16 Views: 23000
Not Sure What Rock Is!!!??? (Aliengng) Mar 24, 2016 06:09 Replies: 15 Views: 1703
Grave Stones of Interest to Rock People... no, really... (NellsRocks) Dec 11, 2015 21:15 Replies: 13 Views: 2965
Genesis of the serpentine minerals and rocks (prcantos) Jun 06, 2013 04:48 Replies: 2 Views: 5876

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vic rzonca View latest post
No new posts Incorrect classification and fakes     
In this Forum you can provide information and discuss false identifications, inadequate classifications and fakes.   Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Antonio Alcaide, cascaillou
Fake Colombian Emeralds (Fiebre Verde) May 08, 2016 20:18 Replies: 11 Views: 2846
Treatments, Synthetics and Simulants: QUARTZ & CHALCEDONY (cascaillou) Dec 20, 2015 20:34 Replies: 3 Views: 2032
Fake silver crystals Morocco (Christophe Gobin) Nov 24, 2015 03:59 Replies: 1 Views: 1377
Chinese "Hydrozincite" specimens? (Barry Vincent) Oct 08, 2015 03:23 Replies: 4 Views: 1947
Bismutoferrite from China...Caveat Emptor (Peter Megaw) May 31, 2015 18:56 Replies: 3 Views: 2220
The intense oiling of Chinese minerals (nitana2000) Apr 29, 2015 14:20 Replies: 14 Views: 9123
Milpillas Azurite - fake specimen (Cascavel1) Dec 04, 2014 09:47 Replies: 27 Views: 19172
Huanggang Mine scheelite color (Josele) Jul 21, 2014 17:48 Replies: 11 Views: 5736
Scorodite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Durango... Sulfur Isotope results (Peter Megaw) Feb 08, 2014 11:16 Replies: 5 Views: 5459
Goethite -not cacoxenite- inclusions in amethyst from Brazil (Antonio Alcaide) Jan 22, 2014 10:45 Replies: 10 Views: 18256
Why an organic substance should not be called a mineral? (Mike P.) Oct 12, 2013 18:46 Replies: 18 Views: 12523
Perfect replicas of natural crystals? (David) May 20, 2013 19:46 Replies: 4 Views: 5125
What is it? (wade) Apr 01, 2013 22:37 Replies: 10 Views: 9818
Azeztulite - Himalaya gold ???? (Kristen) Sep 12, 2012 08:41 Replies: 7 Views: 9254
The bismuth eggs are they a home grow? (trtlman) Jul 12, 2012 12:52 Replies: 4 Views: 10916
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Fiebre Verde 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) May 12, 2016 11:38 Replies: 255 Views: 94467
Orissa Kyanite questions. (Olde_English) May 18, 2016 00:32 Replies: 1 Views: 291
Storing micromounts (Tom Mazanec) May 17, 2016 18:37 Replies: 4 Views: 352
Cold, warm or hot? (Tom Mazanec) May 16, 2016 20:14 Replies: 1 Views: 278
Database for an Apple Mac? (Tom Mazanec) May 16, 2016 11:48 Replies: 9 Views: 509
How are these display shelves made? (clarkymk) May 10, 2016 08:13 Replies: 6 Views: 781
Just some collection statistics (Tobi) May 08, 2016 16:16 Replies: 9 Views: 981
How do they make photomicrograph slides? (Tom Mazanec) May 05, 2016 09:57 Replies: 8 Views: 690
THEFT of 60 world class mineral specimens in Johannesburg! (Jordi Fabre) Apr 29, 2016 10:04 Replies: 19 Views: 13287
What took the IMA so long? (Tom Mazanec) Apr 26, 2016 10:59 Replies: 8 Views: 868
Rarest mineral? (Tom Mazanec) Apr 22, 2016 12:47 Replies: 13 Views: 1189
The Spanish Collections (Tom Mazanec) Apr 21, 2016 12:29 Replies: 1 Views: 371
More virtual mineralogical trips through different countries? (Tobi) Apr 18, 2016 14:06 Replies: 5 Views: 617
Heliodor (Pierre Joubert) Apr 18, 2016 07:53 Replies: 3 Views: 475
Good places to get micros (Tom Mazanec) Apr 17, 2016 18:20 Replies: 2 Views: 420
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lluis 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) Mar 31, 2016 00:32 Replies: 201 Views: 83865
More about beta Quartz (nitana2000) Mar 08, 2016 12:34 Replies: 27 Views: 26360
Ilmenite pseudo (John S. White) Feb 18, 2016 08:02 Replies: 3 Views: 23986
Question about cubic diamond crystals (Jim) Nov 26, 2015 11:28 Replies: 21 Views: 22253
Very nice Amethyst in the Railroad Works in North of Spain (Joan R.) May 11, 2015 16:02 Replies: 16 Views: 28272
Mysterious Black Crystals (Something Fishy!) (Andy Love) May 11, 2015 14:53 Replies: 35 Views: 20669
Daylight Fluorescent Hyalite Opal from Mexico (Peter Megaw) May 06, 2015 19:10 Replies: 31 Views: 26218
Radioactive minerals (Roger Warin) Jan 25, 2015 06:40 Replies: 26 Views: 18855
2014 - International year of crystallography: for example, pyrite. (Roger Warin) Dec 30, 2014 15:35 Replies: 34 Views: 17867
Hallelujah Junction, Nevada (John S. White) Oct 06, 2014 21:14 Replies: 23 Views: 18794
100.000 Club Very little mineralogy in mineral collecting today (John S. White) Sep 23, 2014 15:47 Replies: 94 Views: 104777
Tessin habit quartz (Scott LaBorde) Sep 13, 2014 06:05 Replies: 32 Views: 25449
New find of minerals from New York (Glenn Rhein) Aug 29, 2014 03:02 Replies: 120 Views: 83511
What minerals are on your wish list? (crosstimber) Aug 12, 2014 16:15 Replies: 39 Views: 19820
Endomorph or Pseudomorph? (Gail) Jul 22, 2014 19:30 Replies: 49 Views: 44414
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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: 11110
Looking for Native Sulphur specimens (bgreenstone) Mar 21, 2016 08:28 Replies: 0 Views: 740
Help with free collecting (solarflare) Feb 11, 2016 18:09 Replies: 8 Views: 1835
NJ Minerals available for trade (Gary Moldovany) Feb 07, 2016 10:45 Replies: 2 Views: 3828
Pyrite for exchange (Cesar M. Salvan) Jan 05, 2016 01:17 Replies: 2 Views: 3938
Bulgarian minerals for exchange (Wolfgang Proestler) Nov 22, 2015 08:32 Replies: 12 Views: 2627
Exchange-Wanted: inclusion quartz crystals, 2 to 3cm, DT or floater, unpolished (cascaillou) Sep 11, 2014 11:08 Replies: 0 Views: 5066
Exchange - Wanted: arsenolite, montroydite, lithiophosphate (cascaillou) Sep 11, 2014 11:01 Replies: 0 Views: 2629
Rhodochrosite rough (Jack Chiang) Aug 23, 2014 13:03 Replies: 1 Views: 2520
Fossils for minerals (appies) Jun 09, 2014 02:41 Replies: 1 Views: 3826
Polish minerals for exchange (Lucas Etienne) Apr 30, 2014 10:30 Replies: 22 Views: 9868
Hourglass Selenite (Alan) Apr 15, 2014 11:05 Replies: 6 Views: 5330
Rare goshenite on aquamarine from Hohenstein (appies) Mar 02, 2014 14:58 Replies: 2 Views: 3370
Silver/Safflorite/Skutterudite/Rammelsberg slabs for exchange (Joseph D'Oliveira) Dec 27, 2013 14:39 Replies: 26 Views: 16494
Rare, Italian species and worlwide too for exchange microminerals (domenico) Oct 11, 2013 04:39 Replies: 5 Views: 6362
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bgreenstone View latest post

Mineralogical Magazines  Topics   Posts   Last Post 
A kind of special space for mineralogical magazines to allow publishers and readers to keep in touch.
What is it about them that makes it a pleasure to receive them, which old ones you miss, the new issues, the new books they publish...
 
No new posts The Mineralogical Record     
The Mineralogical Record, founded in 1970, is an American mineral magazine of international interest, providing beautifully illustrated articles on minerals and mineral localities worldwide. Additional features include articles on mineral shows, mineral museums, mineralogical and mining collectibles (e.g. antique instruments), profiles of prominent collectors and their collections, book reviews, and articles on the history of mineral collecting and the history of mineralogy. Special-theme supplements to the regular issues are also published.      
New Standards of Excellence in the Mineral Kingdom - M.R. March-April 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Apr 20, 2015 10:51 Replies: 41 Views: 24622
2014 Graphic Excellence Award again for the Mineralogical Record and two more medals! (Jordi Fabre) Dec 31, 2014 13:22 Replies: 3 Views: 2569
Mineralogical Record News (Jordi Fabre) Apr 09, 2014 04:04 Replies: 1 Views: 3580
The 2013 Graphic Excellence Award for the Mineralogical Record! (Jordi Fabre) May 22, 2013 12:27 Replies: 0 Views: 3546
The Mineralogical Record (Jordi Fabre) Apr 28, 2010 13:58 Replies: 8 Views: 10525
Article in M. Record about the John White single crystal collection (Jordi Fabre) Sep 26, 2009 08:31 Replies: 2 Views: 6648
Opinions about Mineralogical Record's Article (Jordi Fabre) May 18, 2009 11:59 Replies: 15 Views: 26444
Mineralogical Record, an excellent magazine. (Joan R.) Jan 21, 2008 06:47 Replies: 0 Views: 4776

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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.      
Some well-deserved plaudits for Marie Huizing and Rocks & Minerals magazine (Jordi Fabre) Jan 04, 2015 11:27 Replies: 9 Views: 4625
Rocks & Minerals Magazine - May-June 2014 Issue (Peter Megaw) May 24, 2014 15:39 Replies: 2 Views: 3421
Rocks & Minerals Magazine - Jan/Feb 2014 issue (Jordi Fabre) Mar 12, 2014 10:16 Replies: 1 Views: 2970
Rocks & Minerals Magazine - Nov/Dec 2013 issue (Rocks & Minerals) Dec 01, 2013 13:52 Replies: 2 Views: 4793
Superb improvement in the printing quality of R&M Magazine (Jordi Fabre) Apr 29, 2013 09:16 Replies: 3 Views: 4767
Rocks & Minerals ONLINE (Jordi Fabre) Aug 20, 2012 12:03 Replies: 4 Views: 8339
Five years of FMF in Rocks & Minerals (Antonio Alcaide) Oct 04, 2011 12:51 Replies: 1 Views: 4852
In Rock and Minerals: "Natural Versus Aesthetic" from Jesse Fisher (Jordi Fabre) Apr 12, 2010 20:05 Replies: 20 Views: 18503

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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: 2612
MINERALIEN-Welt back in Denver 2013 - Booth E26 (MINERALIEN-Welt) Sep 05, 2013 13:41 Replies: 1 Views: 4315
NEW BOOK "Exquisite Agates - Erlesene Achate" by Dietrich Mayer! (MINERALIEN-Welt) Aug 06, 2013 11:00 Replies: 2 Views: 6170

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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: 3975
Crystal-hunters Chronicles (Julien) Nov 12, 2014 12:04 Replies: 12 Views: 7769
News from les Editions du Piat (Julien) Jul 11, 2014 03:09 Replies: 3 Views: 3160
Special Edition of Le Règne Minéral (Julien) Jul 10, 2014 10:26 Replies: 0 Views: 2688
A book about French mineralogy (Julien) Sep 16, 2013 11:58 Replies: 3 Views: 4616
Le Règne Minéral #113 (Julien) Sep 16, 2013 02:29 Replies: 0 Views: 3272
New publication of les Editions du Piat (Julien) Aug 19, 2013 08:57 Replies: 0 Views: 3277
"Contes à Cristaux" by Claude Julien Ducarre (Julien) Aug 19, 2013 08:35 Replies: 0 Views: 3301
A new book for the end of June: The minerals of Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines (Julien) Jun 05, 2013 08:01 Replies: 0 Views: 4370
Le Règne Minéral 102 (Julien) Jun 04, 2012 10:17 Replies: 8 Views: 11033
French zeolites : Le Règne Minéral Special Issue 17 (Julien) Jun 04, 2012 01:57 Replies: 0 Views: 5386
Le Règne Minéral n°101 (Julien) Oct 11, 2011 06:25 Replies: 3 Views: 6541
Le Règne Minéral n°100 (Julien) Sep 13, 2011 11:38 Replies: 10 Views: 10306

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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: 8509
2014 Mineral Up calendar (Peter Van Hout) Nov 14, 2013 17:34 Replies: 0 Views: 3302

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Jordi Fabre View latest post
No new posts Mineralogical Almanac     
     
Reminiscences of a very old former curator (Jordi Fabre) Jan 23, 2016 11:38 Replies: 1 Views: 985

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No new posts Blue Cap Productions     
  Moderator BlueCapProductions
What's Hot in Ste. Marie 2016 (Jordi Fabre) May 25, 2016 13:00 Replies: 0 Views: 249
Lets start the Blue Cap Productions section! (Jordi Fabre) Jan 22, 2016 16:59 Replies: 0 Views: 857

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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
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This section gathers all of the memorial tributes to those who were part of the mineral world and sadly are no longer with us. Although we greatly mourn their passing, we also rejoice in celebrating their accomplishments and having had the chance to spend time with them.      
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Tucson, questionable prices?
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Sadly I could not make Tucson this year. I have read your reports (thank you very much) and also some of the other ones on the web and it seems to me that the Tucson world is made up of two very different groups:
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We have created a section on the forum: "Collection photos and Collector's page" whose aim is to allow all collectors who wish to publish pictures of specimens in their collection. The idea is for each collector/collection to have a single ...

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One thing that troubles me greatly about the mineral hobby today is that very few collectors appear to have much, if any, intellectual curiosity about minerals. The focus for most collectors appears to be only beauty and perfection, rather than rari...

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