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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
Differentiating between Aegerine and Arfvedsonite from Mt. Malosa, Malawi (Joseph D'Oliveira) Jul 02, 2015 09:41 Replies: 6 Views: 463
Mineral photography setups (Scott LaBorde) Jun 29, 2015 11:10 Replies: 11 Views: 2707
Quartz, Natural and Synthetic (Elise) Jun 20, 2015 08:10 Replies: 30 Views: 5137
Faces in this Hellín Sulphur Crystal (prcantos) Jun 20, 2015 03:50 Replies: 2 Views: 435
How to identify bruising on specimens (Casimir Sarisky) Jun 16, 2015 15:54 Replies: 9 Views: 951
My first pocket!!! (Jared3339) Jun 15, 2015 01:36 Replies: 3 Views: 669
Crystallography of Fujian Garnets (prcantos) Jun 11, 2015 04:50 Replies: 8 Views: 1317
Strange planes in quartz (Josele) Jun 04, 2015 12:58 Replies: 20 Views: 2838
When Do Crystals Stop Growing? (Screenname) Jun 04, 2015 06:45 Replies: 17 Views: 6861
Why does Calcite fluoresce blue?? (Parvin) May 21, 2015 15:32 Replies: 18 Views: 2658
Miller-Bravais Indices: really necessary? (prcantos) May 07, 2015 16:00 Replies: 7 Views: 1154
Optical calcite spar (Roger Warin) Mar 30, 2015 04:28 Replies: 8 Views: 1723
What would cause the shape of this cavity? (DJandLIMON111) Mar 23, 2015 10:36 Replies: 8 Views: 1603
What should I buy to start testing what Rocks/minerals i have (Alex Kaminski) Feb 18, 2015 11:51 Replies: 8 Views: 1454
what makes calcite White vs. colorless? (df) Feb 07, 2015 08:06 Replies: 5 Views: 1158
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601 5711 Jul 02, 2015 09:41
cascaillou 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: 5250
How to find a pocket? - (22) (Jordi Fabre) Jun 01, 2015 15:16 Replies: 37 Views: 5480
A "complete" Dauphiné twin of quartz - (21) (Pete Richards) Sep 10, 2014 11:43 Replies: 18 Views: 5866
A copper mine to understand Life - (20) (Cesar M. Salvan) Aug 19, 2014 15:49 Replies: 9 Views: 3350
DIY Specific Gravity Kit (tutorial) - (19) (cascaillou) Apr 08, 2014 06:17 Replies: 11 Views: 7210
How to dig a pocket? - (18) (Jordi Fabre) Jan 22, 2014 12:41 Replies: 29 Views: 37466
APXS: from Mars to the mineral collector's workbench - (17) (Cesar M. Salvan) Jun 03, 2014 04:06 Replies: 8 Views: 4810
Photos of epitaxy - (16) (John S. White) Jun 19, 2015 16:50 Replies: 39 Views: 38080
Twinning of the aragonite - (15) (Pete Richards) Jan 07, 2015 23:17 Replies: 9 Views: 7168
Preparing a list of light sensitive minerals - (14) (Jordi Fabre) Jun 04, 2012 08:41 Replies: 83 Views: 52898
What defines a mineral's 'quality?' - (13) (Tracy) Jan 18, 2014 12:00 Replies: 35 Views: 99086
Practical Mineralogy #2: What pseudos tell us about deposit genesis - (12) (Peter Megaw) Jun 01, 2013 06:37 Replies: 17 Views: 14390
Naica Mine - (11) (Jordi Fabre) Jun 09, 2013 03:33 Replies: 44 Views: 40278
New finds out of Mexico - (10) (Jean Sendero) Jul 14, 2014 12:16 Replies: 17 Views: 12496
Complex fluorite crystal forms - (9) (Ru Smith) Jun 19, 2015 13:45 Replies: 48 Views: 21483
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24 1027 Jun 19, 2015 16:50
prcantos View latest post
No new posts FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?     
Novice Collectors: If you've got a cool rock and want to know about it this is the place for you!
To know more about how this section works, please use: Asking: "What is this? / Where is it from?"   Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris

I'm stumped on what this is (Shepherd) Jul 02, 2015 21:08 Replies: 5 Views: 344
How to differentiate a torbernite and jade? (Gregory Shu) Jun 29, 2015 07:32 Replies: 9 Views: 871
Is it TALC? (NellsRocks) Jun 25, 2015 16:46 Replies: 9 Views: 675
Strange rock or mineral? (ilmar91) Jun 14, 2015 17:04 Replies: 7 Views: 979
Found in Poland Poznan, what is it? (mussimusk) Jun 07, 2015 22:21 Replies: 5 Views: 772
Banded Quartz (metwerks) May 30, 2015 15:17 Replies: 1 Views: 546
What is this? an Agate? (pierres-gemmes) May 29, 2015 02:37 Replies: 15 Views: 1401
What is this ? Is it a fossil or something ? (wordie53) May 29, 2015 02:24 Replies: 1 Views: 505
Identification needed (pjr) May 29, 2015 01:48 Replies: 5 Views: 865
Amateur's question (Donni) May 28, 2015 22:34 Replies: 8 Views: 1022
Obsidian or slag?? (metwerks) May 26, 2015 18:26 Replies: 5 Views: 782
Long Beach California Rocks Please I'D (occeana) May 24, 2015 21:06 Replies: 4 Views: 931
Need Rock ID Help, Summit County Ohio (bethan40) May 24, 2015 21:03 Replies: 3 Views: 544
Shock impact / shatter cone? (Deapsea251) May 23, 2015 04:39 Replies: 20 Views: 2076
Smoky quartz? (Jared3339) May 21, 2015 05:54 Replies: 16 Views: 1558
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366 2628 Jul 02, 2015 21:08
Matt_Zukowski 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

Help to identify (marco campos-venuti) Jun 30, 2015 11:47 Replies: 7 Views: 374
Katanga specimen (Philip G) Jun 20, 2015 16:37 Replies: 3 Views: 627
Is this really shattuckite after cuprite? (mineral tiger) Jun 09, 2015 20:45 Replies: 21 Views: 2379
What is it, if this is worth something? (noname) Jun 04, 2015 08:46 Replies: 1 Views: 406
What are these? (Ethan Howe) May 30, 2015 14:00 Replies: 1 Views: 480
Aventurine? (Dale Hallmark) May 29, 2015 13:58 Replies: 9 Views: 1630
Beautiful Minerals What Is It (occeana) May 26, 2015 02:33 Replies: 3 Views: 670
Heliodor (adshah) May 24, 2015 02:22 Replies: 3 Views: 801
Several different stones found at yard sale (Christina822015) May 22, 2015 11:16 Replies: 14 Views: 2039
What is this rock? (metwerks) May 12, 2015 15:11 Replies: 3 Views: 879
Mysterious Black Crystals (Something Fishy!) (Andy Love) May 11, 2015 14:53 Replies: 35 Views: 11465
Findlay Arch Ohio fluorite questioned locality (Jamison Brizendine) May 08, 2015 10:42 Replies: 0 Views: 596
Identifying a specimen from famed German dealer Manfred Schaeffer. (paulybrina) Apr 28, 2015 17:40 Replies: 8 Views: 1600
What is it? (Timo Bisschop) Apr 27, 2015 10:28 Replies: 3 Views: 864
What is the white mineral? (Peter Perkins) Apr 14, 2015 05:19 Replies: 2 Views: 797
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926 6057 Jun 30, 2015 11:47
marco campos-venuti 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: 10297
Hematite Eifel (Matteo_Chinellato) Mar 29, 2015 10:53 Replies: 3 Views: 2143
Quartz microscope pictures (DJandLIMON111) Mar 29, 2015 10:03 Replies: 2 Views: 1035
Italian Anatase (Matteo_Chinellato) Nov 16, 2014 10:18 Replies: 5 Views: 1893
Up close colourful minerals (David) Nov 14, 2014 15:22 Replies: 0 Views: 1435
Elbaite from Elba Island (Roger Warin) Oct 26, 2014 07:59 Replies: 5 Views: 5450
My modest collection of minerals / micro photos ... (ofarcis) Oct 24, 2014 03:53 Replies: 59 Views: 28496
First attempt (Adrian Pripoae) Oct 23, 2014 13:25 Replies: 1 Views: 1645
Igneous Rocks from egypt (Magdy) Oct 14, 2014 10:33 Replies: 4 Views: 2053
Snowflake Photographs? (trtlman) Oct 11, 2014 14:10 Replies: 18 Views: 7500
Haüyne, EIfel (Roger Warin) Sep 23, 2014 16:14 Replies: 4 Views: 1897
Apatite from Göscheneralp (Roger Warin) Sep 03, 2014 00:07 Replies: 0 Views: 1526
Favorite SEM photos (Cesar M. Salvan) Aug 26, 2014 16:41 Replies: 16 Views: 4797
A DIY Ball Table (Paul S) Aug 21, 2014 14:05 Replies: 6 Views: 6453
Tutorial to do better photos of minerals by Xiao-dong (xdxucn) Aug 12, 2014 21:33 Replies: 15 Views: 4265
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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: 37519
2013, an Update... CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine (John Cornish) Jun 24, 2013 08:14 Replies: 13 Views: 11500
Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode (Antonio Da Silveira) Oct 19, 2012 18:26 Replies: 32 Views: 90194
Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode - 'Part 2' (Antonio Da Silveira) Oct 23, 2010 17:27 Replies: 6 Views: 16744
Scoop! - An important find of amber in the "La Florida" Mine, Spain (Jordi Fabre) Dec 14, 2008 15:03 Replies: 0 Views: 10981

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
On the mineralogy of Shijiangshan, Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia A.R. (China) (Cesar M. Salvan) Jul 03, 2015 13:23 Replies: 10 Views: 3023
Malbunka Copper Mine, Home of the Azurite Suns (crocoite) Jul 02, 2015 04:21 Replies: 6 Views: 640
Ben Loyal, Sutherland, Scotland (Mike Wood) Jun 03, 2015 15:14 Replies: 10 Views: 3972
Collecting quartz on the Little Falls dolostone (vic rzonca) Jun 01, 2015 16:44 Replies: 73 Views: 29387
Volborthite and Tangeite from Milpillas mine (Cesar M. Salvan) May 07, 2015 08:15 Replies: 4 Views: 1595
The phurcalite from Assunçao mine (Ferreira de Aves, Satao, Portugal) (Cesar M. Salvan) May 05, 2015 01:19 Replies: 8 Views: 1922
How to determine mineral/energy exploration of my land? (ylekyote) May 04, 2015 13:56 Replies: 8 Views: 1336
Old (and abandoned) mines in Pribram city, Czech republic (Psax) Mar 03, 2015 14:55 Replies: 4 Views: 2727
Spoil bank of former uranium mine, Mineshaft n.16, Haje, Pribram, Czech Republic (Psax) Feb 25, 2015 13:36 Replies: 2 Views: 1264
Dioptase from M'fouati District, Republic of Congo (Joseph D'Oliveira) Feb 21, 2015 19:37 Replies: 2 Views: 1030
Rose Quarz mine in Spain (jesus balmaseda) Dec 16, 2014 18:35 Replies: 6 Views: 8060
Agates from Iran (Reyhane) Dec 14, 2014 10:29 Replies: 29 Views: 4235
Tenerife island (ACC79) Oct 10, 2014 21:49 Replies: 10 Views: 3139
Occurrence information request: Kannad, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India (Adrian Pripoae) Oct 09, 2014 14:19 Replies: 0 Views: 1481
Hallelujah Junction, Nevada (John S. White) Oct 06, 2014 21:14 Replies: 23 Views: 11713
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195 1714 Jul 03, 2015 13:23
GneissWare 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: 1754
From Kearsarge Mountain? (GneissWare) Jun 08, 2015 22:27 Replies: 7 Views: 661

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: 4501
St Peters Dome (trickpats) May 11, 2015 11:50 Replies: 6 Views: 1221
The picrite of Ölfusvatnsárgljúfur (Rei) May 09, 2015 03:17 Replies: 13 Views: 1824
Visit to eastern Sicily (Richard_Murphy) Jan 03, 2015 05:10 Replies: 7 Views: 4179
Mineral Collecting from Frankfurt to Renchen (Tmcombs) Jan 02, 2015 10:12 Replies: 1 Views: 1103
Trip to Luc Yen, Vietnam (Sam314159) Oct 31, 2014 19:01 Replies: 1 Views: 1700
Lapidary Dealers in St. Petersburg, Russia (Rick Shaffer) Sep 13, 2014 21:02 Replies: 4 Views: 3391
West Kenya Minerals (Byron Anderson) Aug 16, 2014 09:16 Replies: 1 Views: 1611
Planning a rockhounding trip to Bancroft, Ontario (Sam314159) Jan 20, 2014 12:57 Replies: 0 Views: 1884
Ariège area (jonas winslo) Dec 05, 2013 14:22 Replies: 1 Views: 2063
Rock and Mineral clubs or shops in China? (ellencmoe) Oct 11, 2013 14:10 Replies: 4 Views: 4104
Trip to Namibia (Julio Landmann) Apr 24, 2013 09:38 Replies: 13 Views: 6800
Looking for geologic/mineral sites to visit in Spain, Portugal (Pete Modreski) Apr 21, 2013 16:15 Replies: 6 Views: 4372
The 2nd International Mindat.Org Conference in Midelt, Morocco 2012 (Jan Erik) Nov 28, 2012 06:45 Replies: 5 Views: 6429
Moroccan Trip 2004 (yowanni) Apr 01, 2012 23:02 Replies: 14 Views: 14465
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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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52 846 Jun 28, 2015 16:05
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


12 171 Jul 01, 2015 11:36
Tobi View latest post
No new posts Preparing and Cleaning Minerals     
This Forum brings together questions and results on the delicate subject of preparation and cleaning of minerals.   Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Antonio Alcaide
Removing matrix using tile saw and air scribe (GneissWare) Jul 01, 2015 09:39 Replies: 6 Views: 672
"Using acid" for newbies (Jared3339) Jun 21, 2015 13:48 Replies: 2 Views: 406
Removing stubborn minerals from quartz (Pierre Joubert) Jun 17, 2015 03:58 Replies: 12 Views: 1081
Cleaning "Rusty" spots off Goethite With Otherwise Good Luster (daviddillman) May 11, 2015 01:43 Replies: 13 Views: 1466
Storage of Krohnkite ? (daviddillman) May 09, 2015 21:39 Replies: 5 Views: 747
Photographing minerals (Jared3339) May 08, 2015 01:45 Replies: 5 Views: 917
Table of acid compatibilities? (Rei) Apr 29, 2015 19:51 Replies: 9 Views: 1302
Cleaning Iron Stains off Blanchard New Mexico Specimen with Malachite (daviddillman) Apr 23, 2015 10:49 Replies: 5 Views: 1042
Removing Gibbsite (bulwynkl) Apr 14, 2015 23:20 Replies: 3 Views: 846
Cleaning Large Creedite Specimen. (bantone) Apr 06, 2015 21:03 Replies: 0 Views: 707
Amethyst Cathedral Calcium(?) Deposit (bennefie) Mar 29, 2015 20:57 Replies: 1 Views: 863
Mica cleaning question. (vic rzonca) Mar 12, 2015 16:29 Replies: 5 Views: 1201
Removing hematite from calcite (fluorite3377) Feb 19, 2015 11:22 Replies: 10 Views: 1631
Yellow Feldspar from HCl (Byron Anderson) Feb 14, 2015 11:19 Replies: 5 Views: 1031
Looking for Equipment for Preparing and Cleaning Minerals (J Downey) Feb 12, 2015 18:09 Replies: 2 Views: 917
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108 923 Jul 01, 2015 09:39
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: 27657
Tucson 2014 Show Report, Gail Spann Having Fun Again... (Gail) Jul 26, 2014 19:32 Replies: 156 Views: 53392
Houston Fine Mineral Show Report, with Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 03, 2013 09:23 Replies: 103 Views: 40343
100.000 Club 2013 Tucson Show Adventure ~ Gail Spann Style. (Gail) Apr 27, 2013 02:57 Replies: 598 Views: 187580
Fabulous Denver Gem and Mineral Show, Sept 14, 2012 and on...Gail Spann (Gail) Nov 04, 2012 01:57 Replies: 43 Views: 30361
Gail Spann's 2012 East Coast Gem and Mineral Show report (Gail) Aug 29, 2012 14:27 Replies: 151 Views: 60374
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin... (Gail) Oct 02, 2012 11:21 Replies: 632 Views: 279310
FMF party in Tucson, 2012. You coming? (Gail) Mar 03, 2012 02:28 Replies: 49 Views: 35607
Fort Worth, Texas, Gem and Mineral Show. Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 01, 2011 20:35 Replies: 33 Views: 28303
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011 (Gail) Oct 07, 2012 11:38 Replies: 370 Views: 213640
FMFs party in Tucson, 2011 (Gail) Feb 27, 2011 22:43 Replies: 114 Views: 65401
Gail Spann's Tucson show report, 2011 (Gail) Jan 17, 2011 01:30 Replies: 28 Views: 24055
Gail Spann's HOUSTON 2010 show report (Gail) Jun 28, 2010 02:56 Replies: 122 Views: 60554
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Tucson photo fest, 2010 (Gail) Feb 10, 2012 22:50 Replies: 443 Views: 214880
Gail Spann's photofest of the Denver 2009 show. (Gail) Oct 03, 2009 16:07 Replies: 130 Views: 61493
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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 04, 2015 01:57 Replies: 20 Views: 5988
2015 Tucson In Retrospect (Don Lum) Mar 15, 2015 15:47 Replies: 58 Views: 10946
Tucson Show 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Jun 06, 2015 12:32 Replies: 171 Views: 68363
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 01, 2014 02:35 Replies: 80 Views: 34542
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2014 (Jordi Fabre) May 06, 2015 16:42 Replies: 40 Views: 19515
Tucson Show 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 30, 2014 01:38 Replies: 111 Views: 72391
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2013 (Jordi Fabre) Oct 28, 2014 15:19 Replies: 122 Views: 60402
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2013 - 50th Edition! (Jordi Fabre) Jul 16, 2013 04:27 Replies: 65 Views: 47340
Tucson Show 2013 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 16, 2013 09:26 Replies: 161 Views: 97010
100.000 Club Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2012 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 15, 2013 07:47 Replies: 103 Views: 102870
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2012 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 17, 2012 05:06 Replies: 76 Views: 52676
Tucson Show 2012 (Jordi Fabre) May 13, 2012 09:17 Replies: 101 Views: 89292
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2011 (Jordi Fabre) Nov 27, 2011 14:31 Replies: 60 Views: 59012
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2011 (Jordi Fabre) Nov 16, 2011 06:02 Replies: 40 Views: 46737
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2011 (Jordi Fabre) Feb 28, 2011 02:28 Replies: 168 Views: 157865
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Roger Warin View latest post
No new posts Mineral Shows     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
3rd China (Hunan) Gem and Mineral Show: WORLD'S BIGGEST SHOW..HOPEFULLY FOREVER (Peter Megaw) Jun 02, 2015 00:16 Replies: 4 Views: 1302
MinFoss Stuttgart 2015 (Jordi Fabre) May 13, 2015 09:35 Replies: 0 Views: 730
In September 2015 a new Mineralogical Event in Paris : "Fête des Mineraux" (Jordi Fabre) Apr 29, 2015 10:12 Replies: 0 Views: 775
Tri-State Gem & Mineral Society 9th Annual Outdoor Rock Swap (sdelano) Apr 09, 2015 13:01 Replies: 0 Views: 774
Shanghai International Mineral and Fossil Show and other Chinese Shows (Jordi Fabre) Apr 01, 2015 03:23 Replies: 1 Views: 1547
Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum spring 2015 sale (Jordi Fabre) Mar 31, 2015 01:49 Replies: 0 Views: 912
AsiaWorld - Expo Hong Kong 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 27, 2015 11:41 Replies: 0 Views: 859
My Tucson Top Ten 2015 (bob kerr) Feb 24, 2015 12:20 Replies: 4 Views: 1732
100.000 Club Tucson, questionable prices? (James) Feb 22, 2015 15:18 Replies: 145 Views: 104694
Pueblo Gem & Mineral Show 2015 Mineral Lecture Series Announcement (Rocksaholics) Feb 07, 2015 21:36 Replies: 1 Views: 3005
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2015 - Some recommendations? (Richard_Murphy) Jan 24, 2015 06:28 Replies: 3 Views: 3758
30th Annual Budapest Show (28-29-30 August 2015, Hungary)! (Jordi Fabre) Dec 11, 2014 14:17 Replies: 1 Views: 2544
Lyon's Mineral Show (chris) Nov 10, 2014 15:06 Replies: 16 Views: 9134
54 International Mineralientage Zürich / Switzerland (Jordi Fabre) Nov 08, 2014 07:09 Replies: 0 Views: 1407
Liege - INTERMINERAL (Roger Warin) Oct 20, 2014 00:23 Replies: 0 Views: 1583
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147 1437 Jun 02, 2015 00:16
James 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: 10525
100.000 Club Collection of Carles Millan (Carles Millan) Jun 28, 2015 08:23 Replies: 729 Views: 462697
100.000 Club Collection of Nurbo (nurbo) Dec 30, 2013 14:23 Replies: 403 Views: 229725
100.000 Club Collection of Tobi (Tobi) Jul 01, 2015 11:41 Replies: 647 Views: 264681
100.000 Club Collection of Michael Shaw (crosstimber) Jun 29, 2015 15:22 Replies: 661 Views: 250989
100.000 Club Andreas Gerstenberg Collection (Andreas Gerstenberg) Apr 23, 2015 06:51 Replies: 162 Views: 149620
100.000 Club New generation for picture - Ploum (ploum) Apr 20, 2015 08:18 Replies: 376 Views: 152133
100.000 Club Don Lum Collection (Don Lum) Jan 13, 2015 20:11 Replies: 688 Views: 181647
100.000 Club Collection of Miguel (José Miguel) Mar 07, 2015 10:33 Replies: 215 Views: 108282
100.000 Club Bob's rocks (GneissWare) Jul 03, 2015 12:03 Replies: 313 Views: 111957
100.000 Club The Mizunaka Collection (am mizunaka) Jul 02, 2015 19:35 Replies: 438 Views: 120191
The collection of Pierre and Riana Joubert (Pierre Joubert) Jun 26, 2015 14:26 Replies: 192 Views: 56623
Collection of Heimo Hellwig (Heimo Hellwig) Jun 19, 2015 11:27 Replies: 50 Views: 10346
Vics collection (vic rzonca) Jun 16, 2015 06:16 Replies: 66 Views: 39402
Adrian Pripoae Collection (Adrian Pripoae) Jun 03, 2015 11:36 Replies: 25 Views: 5174
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116 8416 Jul 03, 2015 12:03
GneissWare 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: 242587
Nimfiara's collection (nimfiara) May 10, 2012 17:20 Replies: 30 Views: 31328
Linda's Private Collection (Linda Smith) Feb 08, 2012 04:31 Replies: 39 Views: 39953
Debbie's Collection (Debbie Woolf) Jul 04, 2011 10:45 Replies: 20 Views: 22907
Tracy's favorite specimens (Tracy) Jun 04, 2011 14:01 Replies: 73 Views: 70702
Colleen's Collection (Colleen Thomson) May 28, 2011 19:33 Replies: 10 Views: 15608
Jessica's mineral collection (Jessica Simonoff) Jan 30, 2010 18:52 Replies: 18 Views: 25036
Linda St-Cyr's favorites (Linda St-Cyr) May 17, 2009 09:09 Replies: 6 Views: 20141

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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: 7204
Classification of crystallographic forms - any references? (prcantos) Mar 06, 2015 11:11 Replies: 21 Views: 3991
Australian micromineral newsletter... (crocoite) Jan 26, 2015 00:07 Replies: 15 Views: 11619
Mathematical Crystallography by Boisen & Gibbs (prcantos) Oct 09, 2014 03:55 Replies: 0 Views: 2135
Crystal Mountains - Minerals of the Cairngorms NEW BOOK (Roy Starkey) Oct 07, 2014 09:54 Replies: 11 Views: 3412
New book:"Crystal Forms of Fluorite - Kristallformen von Fluorit" (jrg) Sep 13, 2014 15:40 Replies: 11 Views: 4921
The long awaited new NAMIBIA book released on September 1st! (MINERALIEN-Welt) Aug 28, 2014 05:53 Replies: 2 Views: 2038
Importance of Cataloguing & Mineral-Collector Demographics (Banko45) Jul 25, 2014 20:56 Replies: 12 Views: 3677
Jaspers & Agates (Josele) Jun 28, 2014 08:08 Replies: 12 Views: 4527
New Book: Rhodochrosite, Crystals of Drama and Nuance (Jordi Fabre) May 22, 2014 09:28 Replies: 16 Views: 9417
Geonieuws. 50th anniversary of the MKA: The mineralogy of Belgium (Jordi Fabre) Apr 23, 2014 02:43 Replies: 0 Views: 1881
New book: Les Ferreres Mine, Camprodon, Girona, Catalonia (Rocabruna Research Team) Mar 17, 2014 06:32 Replies: 0 Views: 2153
New Book: LUMINESCENCE IN MINERAL KINGDOM (Jordi Fabre) Feb 16, 2014 07:57 Replies: 10 Views: 8437
New Book on Lake Superior Region Iron Ranges (bugrock) Nov 29, 2013 15:52 Replies: 1 Views: 2355
MINERALS – The Collectors Newspaper (Tomasz Praszkier) Oct 20, 2013 12:32 Replies: 9 Views: 9080
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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: 7733
Fabre's past (vic rzonca) May 15, 2015 11:32 Replies: 19 Views: 9008
Red Cloud Wulfenite... (crocoite) Apr 17, 2015 09:33 Replies: 1 Views: 908
Mineral Illustration (Turbo) Jan 18, 2015 04:24 Replies: 79 Views: 43299
Mineral collages - the next generation (Tobi) Jan 02, 2015 09:19 Replies: 8 Views: 1697
Steve Sorrell's 2014 Artwork... (crocoite) Nov 21, 2014 14:04 Replies: 40 Views: 12883
Man-made objects Imitating Mother Nature (Don Lum) Apr 30, 2014 10:18 Replies: 29 Views: 13931
A new generation of mineral collages (Tobi) Mar 22, 2014 13:36 Replies: 15 Views: 7490
My Art Work (trtlman) Dec 28, 2013 17:18 Replies: 16 Views: 7830
Steve Sorrell's 2013 Artwork... (crocoite) Dec 27, 2013 23:47 Replies: 72 Views: 26175
Illustrations 2013 (Félix Estrella) Aug 14, 2013 10:49 Replies: 15 Views: 8772
New Paintings 2013 (Schwertner) Jun 11, 2013 12:16 Replies: 103 Views: 35927
Mineral's art drafts (Jordi Fabre) Jun 08, 2013 04:07 Replies: 23 Views: 29463
Petroglyphs (benchambers) Apr 10, 2013 02:11 Replies: 5 Views: 4611
2013 Paint Off!!! (crocoite) Apr 09, 2013 10:44 Replies: 46 Views: 20595
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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: 21712
If it is a twin it was juicy and delicious (Don Lum) Sep 14, 2014 12:53 Replies: 25 Views: 7406
How all you got started in collecting? (vic rzonca) Jun 08, 2014 10:32 Replies: 21 Views: 17758
Bill Lawrence Memorial (BlueCapProductions) May 05, 2014 13:56 Replies: 4 Views: 2536
Sir Arthur Russell - 50th Anniversary on 24th February (Roy Starkey) Feb 02, 2014 12:58 Replies: 5 Views: 3628
Reminiscences of an Old Former Curator by John S. White (Jordi Fabre) Jan 19, 2014 17:06 Replies: 6 Views: 4281
Rogues gallery of photos of yesteryear's mineral collecting greats (Jordi Fabre) Jan 12, 2014 06:26 Replies: 16 Views: 6660
Biggest nugget? 64.7 kg. (Roger Warin) Nov 12, 2013 16:25 Replies: 6 Views: 5775
Willard Perkins Classic "Perky" Mount (Peter Megaw) Aug 30, 2013 06:13 Replies: 14 Views: 9904
Airport security (James) Jun 07, 2013 13:04 Replies: 23 Views: 27067
Mining hand made crafts (Joaquin Montoro) Aug 11, 2012 05:29 Replies: 23 Views: 23376
What makes a great mineral collector? (David) Mar 19, 2012 11:58 Replies: 21 Views: 16016
Highgrading, the selling of stolen goods and turning a blind eye (BlueCapProductions) Dec 01, 2011 02:48 Replies: 42 Views: 39064
My first teacher (Unregistered user) Oct 15, 2011 03:08 Replies: 5 Views: 8259
The Almadén's "Spanish flag" (Jordi Fabre) Aug 17, 2011 03:49 Replies: 4 Views: 16573
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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: 16177
FMF Guide of Rocks - SEDIMENTARY ROCKS (prcantos) Dec 11, 2013 17:45 Replies: 5 Views: 9229
FMF Guide of Rocks - METAMORPHIC ROCKS (prcantos) Dec 11, 2013 17:34 Replies: 15 Views: 18174
Genesis of the serpentine minerals and rocks (prcantos) Jun 06, 2013 04:48 Replies: 2 Views: 4306

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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: 604
The intense oiling of Chinese minerals (nitana2000) Apr 29, 2015 14:20 Replies: 14 Views: 6002
Milpillas Azurite - fake specimen (Cascavel1) Dec 04, 2014 09:47 Replies: 27 Views: 15308
Huanggang Mine scheelite color (Josele) Jul 21, 2014 17:48 Replies: 11 Views: 3721
An error in the Forum (h.abbasi) May 19, 2014 06:05 Replies: 5 Views: 2632
Scorodite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Durango... Sulfur Isotope results (Peter Megaw) Feb 08, 2014 11:16 Replies: 5 Views: 3865
Goethite -not cacoxenite- inclusions in amethyst from Brazil (Antonio Alcaide) Jan 22, 2014 10:45 Replies: 10 Views: 15049
Why an organic substance should not be called a mineral? (Mike P.) Oct 12, 2013 18:46 Replies: 18 Views: 9028
Perfect replicas of natural crystals? (David) May 20, 2013 19:46 Replies: 4 Views: 3931
What is it? (wade) Apr 01, 2013 22:37 Replies: 10 Views: 7723
Azeztulite - Himalaya gold ???? (Kristen) Sep 12, 2012 08:41 Replies: 7 Views: 7376
The bismuth eggs are they a home grow? (trtlman) Jul 12, 2012 12:52 Replies: 4 Views: 9025
Specimens incorrectly labeled Bravoite coating Pyrite from Colorado (John S. White) Jul 12, 2012 12:40 Replies: 8 Views: 13663
Palladium-rich gold from Icabaru, Venezuela (Cesar M. Salvan) Jul 06, 2012 15:26 Replies: 24 Views: 33104
Amethyst Black Agate Sphere (thehippi) Jun 05, 2012 14:49 Replies: 7 Views: 9041
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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: 72691
Fluorite Collectors, Which Fluorite Should I Add As My Flagship Of My Collection? (Casimir Sarisky) Jul 04, 2015 03:04 Replies: 19 Views: 1743
OsoSoft Mineral Label 5.0 - Looking for someone who has this software. (Mark Beregszaszi) Jul 02, 2015 16:08 Replies: 2 Views: 189
Mineral Display Case Project (Turbo) Jun 18, 2015 18:56 Replies: 49 Views: 7385
Are polished minerals frowned upon in this establishment? (Jared3339) Jun 01, 2015 14:20 Replies: 10 Views: 1266
Attaching Thumbnails - Choice of glue (daviddillman) May 07, 2015 04:00 Replies: 1 Views: 816
Prospecting for Gold (trickpats) May 02, 2015 05:05 Replies: 2 Views: 1061
Contact info wanted (John S. White) Apr 10, 2015 09:10 Replies: 1 Views: 1000
Polished Acrylic Base Supplier (Adrian Pripoae) Mar 03, 2015 10:44 Replies: 5 Views: 1520
Collection of Tobi (some display impressions) (Tobi) Mar 02, 2015 00:46 Replies: 21 Views: 4712
Private Museums Publicly Subsidized by Major Tax Write-offs (Joan Kureczka) Feb 26, 2015 13:02 Replies: 1 Views: 925
Need direction selling "Elsevier's Minerals of the World Poster/Chart compiled by P. (hawkjames) Feb 03, 2015 12:43 Replies: 5 Views: 1689
Advice for an aspiring mineral dealer (headstashcrystals) Jan 30, 2015 17:23 Replies: 6 Views: 1834
Hand Lenses (Peter Megaw) Jan 22, 2015 15:57 Replies: 17 Views: 12744
Food safe water rocks for PH balancing drinking water (Crusher) Jan 18, 2015 12:02 Replies: 8 Views: 1743
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No new posts The Ten Thousand Club     
This Section displays, in one location, all those subjects that, while they are no longer on the main page, have been read more than 10,000 times and are from the sections: "Minerals and Mineralogy" "What is it? - Where is it from?" "Micros & Macros" and "Mines and Mineral Localities".
The other Sections of FMF will not move their topics to here because we prefer to keep their topics grouped.   Moderators chris, Antonio Alcaide

Quartz collecting outings in South Africa (Pierre Joubert) Jun 11, 2015 05:23 Replies: 187 Views: 61111
Very nice Amethyst in the Railroad Works in North of Spain (Joan R.) May 11, 2015 16:02 Replies: 16 Views: 23392
Daylight Fluorescent Hyalite Opal from Mexico (Peter Megaw) May 06, 2015 19:10 Replies: 31 Views: 18833
Radioactive minerals (Roger Warin) Jan 25, 2015 06:40 Replies: 26 Views: 13967
Very little mineralogy in mineral collecting today (John S. White) Sep 23, 2014 15:47 Replies: 94 Views: 94645
Tessin habit quartz (Scott LaBorde) Sep 13, 2014 06:05 Replies: 32 Views: 20917
New find of minerals from New York (Glenn Rhein) Aug 29, 2014 03:02 Replies: 120 Views: 73752
What minerals are on your wish list? (crosstimber) Aug 12, 2014 16:15 Replies: 39 Views: 15928
Endomorph or Pseudomorph? (Gail) Jul 22, 2014 19:30 Replies: 49 Views: 37793
Spinel twins (Ru Smith) Jun 23, 2014 15:45 Replies: 54 Views: 30922
Digging a little... (Justin297206913) Apr 26, 2014 19:57 Replies: 61 Views: 16382
"Smithsonite - Think Zinc!" Lithographie 13 (Elise) Feb 10, 2014 19:16 Replies: 26 Views: 20577
Freeware: Mineral Database (Joan R.) Jan 22, 2014 06:04 Replies: 58 Views: 61167
Home Grown Crystals (Screenname) Jan 21, 2014 14:26 Replies: 39 Views: 15449
Tetrahedron [111] penetration twin (Josele) Jan 08, 2014 05:18 Replies: 16 Views: 13155
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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: 9287
Exchange-Wanted: inclusion quartz crystals, 2 to 3cm, DT or floater, unpolished (cascaillou) Sep 11, 2014 11:08 Replies: 0 Views: 3440
Exchange - Wanted: arsenolite, montroydite, lithiophosphate (cascaillou) Sep 11, 2014 11:01 Replies: 0 Views: 1205
Rhodochrosite rough (Jack Chiang) Aug 23, 2014 13:03 Replies: 1 Views: 1322
Fossils for minerals (appies) Jun 09, 2014 02:41 Replies: 1 Views: 2707
Polish minerals for exchange (Lucas Etienne) Apr 30, 2014 10:30 Replies: 22 Views: 6769
Hourglass Selenite (Alan) Apr 15, 2014 11:05 Replies: 6 Views: 3493
Rare goshenite on aquamarine from Hohenstein (appies) Mar 02, 2014 14:58 Replies: 2 Views: 2168
Silver/Safflorite/Skutterudite/Rammelsberg slabs for exchange (Joseph D'Oliveira) Dec 27, 2013 14:39 Replies: 26 Views: 13515
Rare, Italian species and worlwide too for exchange microminerals (domenico) Oct 11, 2013 04:39 Replies: 5 Views: 4886
Mtoroite for swap... (Chris Foltz) Oct 11, 2013 04:14 Replies: 8 Views: 5599
Pyrite for exchange (Cesar M. Salvan) Sep 13, 2013 12:41 Replies: 1 Views: 2269
Exchange - Mineral specimens old German Handwritten labels from Freiberg Academy (Bobe) Apr 17, 2013 08:55 Replies: 2 Views: 5437
I need stoness for carving purpose (yingminwang) Feb 27, 2013 02:25 Replies: 1 Views: 2505
Silver ore cab to exchange (Chris Foltz) Jan 15, 2013 23:48 Replies: 0 Views: 2431
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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: 17448
2014 Graphic Excellence Award again for the Mineralogical Record and two more medals! (Jordi Fabre) Dec 31, 2014 13:22 Replies: 3 Views: 1250
Mineralogical Record News (Jordi Fabre) Apr 09, 2014 04:04 Replies: 1 Views: 2283
The 2013 Graphic Excellence Award for the Mineralogical Record! (Jordi Fabre) May 22, 2013 12:27 Replies: 0 Views: 2551
The Mineralogical Record (Jordi Fabre) Apr 28, 2010 13:58 Replies: 8 Views: 8569
Article in M. Record about the John White single crystal collection (Jordi Fabre) Sep 26, 2009 08:31 Replies: 2 Views: 5429
Opinions about Mineralogical Record's Article (Jordi Fabre) May 18, 2009 11:59 Replies: 15 Views: 24172
Mineralogical Record, an excellent magazine. (Joan R.) Jan 21, 2008 06:47 Replies: 0 Views: 3709

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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: 2318
Rocks & Minerals Magazine - May-June 2014 Issue (Peter Megaw) May 24, 2014 15:39 Replies: 2 Views: 2118
Rocks & Minerals Magazine - Jan/Feb 2014 issue (Jordi Fabre) Mar 12, 2014 10:16 Replies: 1 Views: 1939
Rocks & Minerals Magazine - Nov/Dec 2013 issue (Rocks & Minerals) Dec 01, 2013 13:52 Replies: 2 Views: 3369
Superb improvement in the printing quality of R&M Magazine (Jordi Fabre) Apr 29, 2013 09:16 Replies: 3 Views: 3690
Rocks & Minerals ONLINE (Jordi Fabre) Aug 20, 2012 12:03 Replies: 4 Views: 6739
Five years of FMF in Rocks & Minerals (Antonio Alcaide) Oct 04, 2011 12:51 Replies: 1 Views: 3795
In Rock and Minerals: "Natural Versus Aesthetic" from Jesse Fisher (Jordi Fabre) Apr 12, 2010 20:05 Replies: 20 Views: 15822

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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: 1089
MINERALIEN-Welt back in Denver 2013 - Booth E26 (MINERALIEN-Welt) Sep 05, 2013 13:41 Replies: 1 Views: 3184
NEW BOOK "Exquisite Agates - Erlesene Achate" by Dietrich Mayer! (MINERALIEN-Welt) Aug 06, 2013 11:00 Replies: 2 Views: 4357

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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: 867
Crystal-hunters Chronicles (Julien) Nov 12, 2014 12:04 Replies: 12 Views: 5454
News from les Editions du Piat (Julien) Jul 11, 2014 03:09 Replies: 3 Views: 1958
Special Edition of Le Règne Minéral (Julien) Jul 10, 2014 10:26 Replies: 0 Views: 1469
A book about French mineralogy (Julien) Sep 16, 2013 11:58 Replies: 3 Views: 3395
Le Règne Minéral #113 (Julien) Sep 16, 2013 02:29 Replies: 0 Views: 2304
New publication of les Editions du Piat (Julien) Aug 19, 2013 08:57 Replies: 0 Views: 2237
"Contes à Cristaux" by Claude Julien Ducarre (Julien) Aug 19, 2013 08:35 Replies: 0 Views: 2331
A new book for the end of June: The minerals of Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines (Julien) Jun 05, 2013 08:01 Replies: 0 Views: 3318
Le Règne Minéral 102 (Julien) Jun 04, 2012 10:17 Replies: 8 Views: 9414
French zeolites : Le Règne Minéral Special Issue 17 (Julien) Jun 04, 2012 01:57 Replies: 0 Views: 4428
Le Règne Minéral n°101 (Julien) Oct 11, 2011 06:25 Replies: 3 Views: 5411
Le Règne Minéral n°100 (Julien) Sep 13, 2011 11:38 Replies: 10 Views: 8650

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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: 6380
2014 Mineral Up calendar (Peter Van Hout) Nov 14, 2013 17:34 Replies: 0 Views: 2360

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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: 1489
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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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