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25 May-19:32:37 The mizunaka collection - pink grossular (Am Mizunaka)
25 May-11:31:19 Re: a. E. Seaman mineral museum, michigan technological univ., houghton, michigan (John Jaszczak)
25 May-11:26:25 Re: a. E. Seaman mineral museum, michigan technological univ., houghton, michigan (John Jaszczak)
25 May-11:26:03 Re: on the mineralogy of shijiangshan, ulanhad league, inner mongolia a.r. (china) (Cesar M. Salvan)
25 May-02:38:02 Re: donation from jordi fabre of part of the folch collection duplicates to the mcna (Pierre Joubert)
24 May-21:06:49 Re: long beach california rocks please i'd (Pete Richards)
24 May-21:03:48 Re: need rock id help, summit county ohio (Bethan40)
24 May-20:35:41 Re: long beach california rocks please i'd (Occeana)
24 May-20:18:48 Re: need rock id help, summit county ohio (Matt_zukowski)
24 May-19:46:18 Re: need rock id help, summit county ohio (Crosstimber)
24 May-19:03:32 Need rock id help, summit county ohio (Bethan40)
24 May-17:13:12 Re: donation from jordi fabre of part of the folch collection duplicates to the mcna (Peter Van Hout)
24 May-16:07:32 Re: donation from jordi fabre of part of the folch collection duplicates to the mcna (Pete Modreski)
24 May-15:54:40 The mizunaka collection - green grossular (Am Mizunaka)
24 May-14:25:52 Re: the collection of pierre and riana joubert (Pierre Joubert)
24 May-13:00:38 Re: donation from jordi fabre of part of the folch collection duplicates to the mcna (Don Lum)
24 May-06:59:38 Donation by jordi fabre of part of the folch collection duplicates to the mcna (Carles Curto)
24 May-02:22:51 Re: heliodor (Adshah)
23 May-23:19:31 The mizunaka collection - vesuvianite (Am Mizunaka)
23 May-13:25:17 Re: the collection of pierre and riana joubert (Prcantos)
23 May-08:50:16 Re: the collection of pierre and riana joubert (Jared3339)
23 May-07:57:25 Re: the collection of pierre and riana joubert (Jared3339)
23 May-07:36:32 Re: the collection of pierre and riana joubert (Vic Rzonca)
23 May-07:11:48 Re: heliodor (Josele)
23 May-04:39:40 Re: shock impact / shatter cone? (Xenolithos)

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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
Why does Calcite fluoresce blue?? (Parvin) May 21, 2015 15:32 Replies: 18 Views: 2141
Strange planes in quartz (Josele) May 17, 2015 05:00 Replies: 19 Views: 2004
Miller-Bravais Indices: really necessary? (prcantos) May 07, 2015 16:00 Replies: 7 Views: 783
Optical calcite spar (Roger Warin) Mar 30, 2015 04:28 Replies: 8 Views: 1327
What would cause the shape of this cavity? (DJandLIMON111) Mar 23, 2015 10:36 Replies: 8 Views: 1302
Quartz, Natural and Synthetic (Elise) Mar 10, 2015 17:01 Replies: 26 Views: 3742
Mineral photography setups (Scott LaBorde) Mar 05, 2015 19:19 Replies: 5 Views: 1630
What should I buy to start testing what Rocks/minerals i have (Alex Kaminski) Feb 18, 2015 11:51 Replies: 8 Views: 1234
what makes calcite White vs. colorless? (df) Feb 07, 2015 08:06 Replies: 5 Views: 962
Oddities from Brandberg, Namibia (Pierre Joubert) Feb 03, 2015 04:22 Replies: 56 Views: 13919
2014 - International year of crystallography: for example, pyrite. (Roger Warin) Dec 30, 2014 15:35 Replies: 34 Views: 11475
Among the rarest minerals (Roger Warin) Dec 22, 2014 17:34 Replies: 8 Views: 2468
Why quartz parallel association is not a twin? (marco campos-venuti) Dec 20, 2014 18:25 Replies: 3 Views: 1192
When Do Crystals Stop Growing? (Screenname) Dec 19, 2014 12:56 Replies: 16 Views: 6317
Old labels of minerals (Roger Warin) Dec 05, 2014 18:41 Replies: 9 Views: 6865
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596 5666 May 21, 2015 15:32
Josele 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: 4983
How to find a pocket? - (22) (Jordi Fabre) Apr 09, 2015 01:15 Replies: 35 Views: 4435
A "complete" Dauphiné twin of quartz - (21) (Pete Richards) Sep 10, 2014 11:43 Replies: 18 Views: 5296
A copper mine to understand Life - (20) (Cesar M. Salvan) Aug 19, 2014 15:49 Replies: 9 Views: 3042
DIY Specific Gravity Kit (tutorial) - (19) (cascaillou) Apr 08, 2014 06:17 Replies: 11 Views: 6780
How to dig a pocket? - (18) (Jordi Fabre) Jan 22, 2014 12:41 Replies: 29 Views: 34727
APXS: from Mars to the mineral collector's workbench - (17) (Cesar M. Salvan) Jun 03, 2014 04:06 Replies: 8 Views: 4499
Photos of epitaxy - (16) (John S. White) May 18, 2015 05:11 Replies: 35 Views: 36931
Twinning of the aragonite - (15) (Pete Richards) Jan 07, 2015 23:17 Replies: 9 Views: 6855
Preparing a list of light sensitive minerals - (14) (Jordi Fabre) Jun 04, 2012 08:41 Replies: 83 Views: 51987
What defines a mineral's 'quality?' - (13) (Tracy) Jan 18, 2014 12:00 Replies: 35 Views: 97373
Practical Mineralogy #2: What pseudos tell us about deposit genesis - (12) (Peter Megaw) Jun 01, 2013 06:37 Replies: 17 Views: 13996
Naica Mine - (11) (Jordi Fabre) Jun 09, 2013 03:33 Replies: 44 Views: 39447
New finds out of Mexico - (10) (Jean Sendero) Jul 14, 2014 12:16 Replies: 17 Views: 11974
Complex fluorite crystal forms - (9) (Ru Smith) Nov 22, 2014 16:40 Replies: 47 Views: 20721
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24 1020 May 18, 2015 05:11
jibby 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

Long Beach California Rocks Please I'D (occeana) May 24, 2015 21:06 Replies: 4 Views: 443
Need Rock ID Help, Summit County Ohio (bethan40) May 24, 2015 21:03 Replies: 3 Views: 186
Shock impact / shatter cone? (Deapsea251) May 23, 2015 04:39 Replies: 20 Views: 1283
Smoky quartz? (Jared3339) May 21, 2015 05:54 Replies: 16 Views: 1059
"Globular," spiky drusy and strange host rock (Donni) May 20, 2015 14:39 Replies: 9 Views: 673
What mineral is this? (metwerks) May 19, 2015 12:29 Replies: 2 Views: 389
China Stibnite on Purple Fluorite (stanphang) May 18, 2015 13:18 Replies: 5 Views: 657
Help identifying (metwerks) May 14, 2015 21:19 Replies: 6 Views: 651
Need help identifying.....septarian nodule?? (metwerks) May 14, 2015 07:51 Replies: 10 Views: 1186
Cannot identify this mineral, help please! (Guitu) May 13, 2015 03:17 Replies: 10 Views: 914
Got another one (local find) (Jared3339) May 08, 2015 06:04 Replies: 4 Views: 596
Orange Red. Blue. What is it ?..... (Jared3339) May 07, 2015 13:55 Replies: 11 Views: 944
I know what this is, do you? (kurgan) May 06, 2015 12:58 Replies: 4 Views: 489
Hi everybody identify? (Jared3339) May 05, 2015 17:23 Replies: 6 Views: 600
Please up me with this rock. It's very special to me. (Donni) May 05, 2015 12:26 Replies: 13 Views: 848
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354 2544 May 24, 2015 21:06
Pete Richards View latest post
No new posts What is it? - Where is it from?     
In this forum you can add messages about the identification of minerals/localities. You can also include photos, so that others can help you identify your specimens or the locality that it comes from.
To know more about it, please use: Asking: "What is this? / Where is it from?"   Moderators chris, Pete Modreski, Antonio Alcaide

Asking: "What is this? / Where is it from?" (James) Sep 12, 2011 13:32 Replies: 3 Views: 17075
Heliodor (adshah) May 24, 2015 02:22 Replies: 3 Views: 404
Several different stones found at yard sale (Christina822015) May 22, 2015 11:16 Replies: 14 Views: 653
What is this rock? (metwerks) May 12, 2015 15:11 Replies: 3 Views: 578
Mysterious Black Crystals (Something Fishy!) (Andy Love) May 11, 2015 14:53 Replies: 35 Views: 9519
Findlay Arch Ohio fluorite questioned locality (Jamison Brizendine) May 08, 2015 10:42 Replies: 0 Views: 316
Identifying a specimen from famed German dealer Manfred Schaeffer. (paulybrina) Apr 28, 2015 17:40 Replies: 8 Views: 1235
What is it? (Timo Bisschop) Apr 27, 2015 10:28 Replies: 3 Views: 580
What is the white mineral? (Peter Perkins) Apr 14, 2015 05:19 Replies: 2 Views: 527
Can somebody help me Identify this mineral ? (rockman101) Apr 12, 2015 10:12 Replies: 12 Views: 1317
Yellow Mimetite on Calcite. From which mine in Mexico? (herrej) Apr 06, 2015 17:48 Replies: 6 Views: 977
Unknown Minerals in a Rock (petrographic microscope pictures) (Liderpina) Mar 24, 2015 11:46 Replies: 4 Views: 922
Aventurine? (Dale Hallmark) Mar 14, 2015 13:21 Replies: 8 Views: 1153
Vivianite but from where (herrej) Mar 09, 2015 12:19 Replies: 2 Views: 772
Dioptase - where is it from? (5600miles) Mar 06, 2015 09:34 Replies: 7 Views: 1262
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922 6029 May 24, 2015 02:22
adshah View latest post
No new posts Micros & Macros     
In this Forum you can add photos of minerals micromounts or macro minerals, give opinions on their identification, and share information on microscopes and taking photos.   Moderators chris, Antonio Alcaide
Hematite Eifel (Matteo_Chinellato) Mar 29, 2015 10:53 Replies: 3 Views: 1839
Quartz microscope pictures (DJandLIMON111) Mar 29, 2015 10:03 Replies: 2 Views: 781
Italian Anatase (Matteo_Chinellato) Nov 16, 2014 10:18 Replies: 5 Views: 1678
Up close colourful minerals (David) Nov 14, 2014 15:22 Replies: 0 Views: 1256
Elbaite from Elba Island (Roger Warin) Oct 26, 2014 07:59 Replies: 5 Views: 5207
My modest collection of minerals / micro photos ... (ofarcis) Oct 24, 2014 03:53 Replies: 59 Views: 27477
First attempt (Adrian Pripoae) Oct 23, 2014 13:25 Replies: 1 Views: 1443
Igneous Rocks from egypt (Magdy) Oct 14, 2014 10:33 Replies: 4 Views: 1823
Snowflake Photographs? (trtlman) Oct 11, 2014 14:10 Replies: 18 Views: 7128
Haüyne, EIfel (Roger Warin) Sep 23, 2014 16:14 Replies: 4 Views: 1694
Stack software, comparative speed, optimizations and others (ofarcis) Sep 11, 2014 09:11 Replies: 17 Views: 9651
Apatite from Göscheneralp (Roger Warin) Sep 03, 2014 00:07 Replies: 0 Views: 1342
Favorite SEM photos (Cesar M. Salvan) Aug 26, 2014 16:41 Replies: 16 Views: 4411
A DIY Ball Table (Paul S) Aug 21, 2014 14:05 Replies: 6 Views: 6192
Tutorial to do better photos of minerals by Xiao-dong (xdxucn) Aug 12, 2014 21:33 Replies: 15 Views: 3794
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75 593 Mar 29, 2015 10:53
DJandLIMON111 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: 36404
2013, an Update... CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine (John Cornish) Jun 24, 2013 08:14 Replies: 13 Views: 10971
Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode (Antonio Da Silveira) Oct 19, 2012 18:26 Replies: 32 Views: 89024
Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode - 'Part 2' (Antonio Da Silveira) Oct 23, 2010 17:27 Replies: 6 Views: 16433
Scoop! - An important find of amber in the "La Florida" Mine, Spain (Jordi Fabre) Dec 14, 2008 15:03 Replies: 0 Views: 10788

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) May 25, 2015 11:26 Replies: 5 Views: 2050
Collecting quartz on the Little Falls dolostone (vic rzonca) May 11, 2015 15:08 Replies: 62 Views: 27620
Volborthite and Tangeite from Milpillas mine (Cesar M. Salvan) May 07, 2015 08:15 Replies: 4 Views: 1275
The phurcalite from Assunçao mine (Ferreira de Aves, Satao, Portugal) (Cesar M. Salvan) May 05, 2015 01:19 Replies: 8 Views: 1530
How to determine mineral/energy exploration of my land? (ylekyote) May 04, 2015 13:56 Replies: 8 Views: 983
Old (and abandoned) mines in Pribram city, Czech republic (Psax) Mar 03, 2015 14:55 Replies: 4 Views: 2514
Spoil bank of former uranium mine, Mineshaft n.16, Haje, Pribram, Czech Republic (Psax) Feb 25, 2015 13:36 Replies: 2 Views: 1075
Dioptase from M'fouati District, Republic of Congo (Joseph D'Oliveira) Feb 21, 2015 19:37 Replies: 2 Views: 872
Rose Quarz mine in Spain (jesus balmaseda) Dec 16, 2014 18:35 Replies: 6 Views: 7824
Agates from Iran (Reyhane) Dec 14, 2014 10:29 Replies: 29 Views: 3789
Ben Loyal, Sutherland, Scotland (Mike Wood) Dec 04, 2014 12:24 Replies: 9 Views: 3273
Tenerife island (ACC79) Oct 10, 2014 21:49 Replies: 10 Views: 2816
Occurrence information request: Kannad, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India (Adrian Pripoae) Oct 09, 2014 14:19 Replies: 0 Views: 1293
Hallelujah Junction, Nevada (John S. White) Oct 06, 2014 21:14 Replies: 23 Views: 10930
Kipushi Mine (D.R. Congo) (Roger Warin) Sep 02, 2014 15:58 Replies: 8 Views: 3889
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194 1690 May 25, 2015 11:26
Cesar M. Salvan 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: 3268
St Peters Dome (trickpats) May 11, 2015 11:50 Replies: 6 Views: 904
The picrite of Ölfusvatnsárgljúfur (Rei) May 09, 2015 03:17 Replies: 13 Views: 1393
Visit to eastern Sicily (Richard_Murphy) Jan 03, 2015 05:10 Replies: 7 Views: 3977
Mineral Collecting from Frankfurt to Renchen (Tmcombs) Jan 02, 2015 10:12 Replies: 1 Views: 951
Trip to Luc Yen, Vietnam (Sam314159) Oct 31, 2014 19:01 Replies: 1 Views: 1518
Lapidary Dealers in St. Petersburg, Russia (Rick Shaffer) Sep 13, 2014 21:02 Replies: 4 Views: 3187
West Kenya Minerals (Byron Anderson) Aug 16, 2014 09:16 Replies: 1 Views: 1439
Planning a rockhounding trip to Bancroft, Ontario (Sam314159) Jan 20, 2014 12:57 Replies: 0 Views: 1731
Ariège area (jonas winslo) Dec 05, 2013 14:22 Replies: 1 Views: 1903
Rock and Mineral clubs or shops in China? (ellencmoe) Oct 11, 2013 14:10 Replies: 4 Views: 3924
Trip to Namibia (Julio Landmann) Apr 24, 2013 09:38 Replies: 13 Views: 6515
Looking for geologic/mineral sites to visit in Spain, Portugal (Pete Modreski) Apr 21, 2013 16:15 Replies: 6 Views: 4121
The 2nd International Mindat.Org Conference in Midelt, Morocco 2012 (Jan Erik) Nov 28, 2012 06:45 Replies: 5 Views: 6120
Moroccan Trip 2004 (yowanni) Apr 01, 2012 23:02 Replies: 14 Views: 14005
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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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52 843 Mar 22, 2015 04:38
Tobi View latest post
No new posts A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK     Access to the FMF Gallery
This section of the forum is special in that it is dedicated to images of minerals from the different regions of the UK. So, although you can add as many pictures as you like in each of the existing threads, you can't create any new threads within it.
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section "A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK" or on this link
To know more about the reasons for this particular Forum, please use this link   Moderators Jordi Fabre, James, chris


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


12 168 Mar 12, 2015 07:40
Andreas Gerstenberg View latest post
No new posts Preparing and Cleaning Minerals     
This Forum brings together questions and results on the delicate subject of preparation and cleaning of minerals.   Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Antonio Alcaide
Cleaning "Rusty" spots off Goethite With Otherwise Good Luster (daviddillman) May 11, 2015 01:43 Replies: 13 Views: 876
Storage of Krohnkite ? (daviddillman) May 09, 2015 21:39 Replies: 5 Views: 428
Photographing minerals (Jared3339) May 08, 2015 01:45 Replies: 5 Views: 605
Table of acid compatibilities? (Rei) Apr 29, 2015 19:51 Replies: 9 Views: 926
Cleaning Iron Stains off Blanchard New Mexico Specimen with Malachite (daviddillman) Apr 23, 2015 10:49 Replies: 5 Views: 731
Removing Gibbsite (bulwynkl) Apr 14, 2015 23:20 Replies: 3 Views: 636
Cleaning Large Creedite Specimen. (bantone) Apr 06, 2015 21:03 Replies: 0 Views: 486
Amethyst Cathedral Calcium(?) Deposit (bennefie) Mar 29, 2015 20:57 Replies: 1 Views: 620
Mica cleaning question. (vic rzonca) Mar 12, 2015 16:29 Replies: 5 Views: 967
Removing hematite from calcite (fluorite3377) Feb 19, 2015 11:22 Replies: 10 Views: 1413
Yellow Feldspar from HCl (Byron Anderson) Feb 14, 2015 11:19 Replies: 5 Views: 871
Looking for Equipment for Preparing and Cleaning Minerals (J Downey) Feb 12, 2015 18:09 Replies: 2 Views: 756
Preserving Realgar - Is it possible? (Jean Sendero) Dec 03, 2014 08:52 Replies: 16 Views: 3489
Loss of luster on russian cuprite (bob kerr) Dec 02, 2014 18:31 Replies: 13 Views: 3988
Pressure water gun (cleaning spot gun) (ACC79) Oct 05, 2014 18:26 Replies: 16 Views: 4250
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105 900 May 11, 2015 01:43
Jordi Fabre 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: 25678
Tucson 2014 Show Report, Gail Spann Having Fun Again... (Gail) Jul 26, 2014 19:32 Replies: 156 Views: 51601
Houston Fine Mineral Show Report, with Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 03, 2013 09:23 Replies: 103 Views: 39070
100.000 Club 2013 Tucson Show Adventure ~ Gail Spann Style. (Gail) Apr 27, 2013 02:57 Replies: 598 Views: 183134
Fabulous Denver Gem and Mineral Show, Sept 14, 2012 and on...Gail Spann (Gail) Nov 04, 2012 01:57 Replies: 43 Views: 29909
Gail Spann's 2012 East Coast Gem and Mineral Show report (Gail) Aug 29, 2012 14:27 Replies: 151 Views: 59483
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin... (Gail) Oct 02, 2012 11:21 Replies: 632 Views: 275613
FMF party in Tucson, 2012. You coming? (Gail) Mar 03, 2012 02:28 Replies: 49 Views: 35016
Fort Worth, Texas, Gem and Mineral Show. Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 01, 2011 20:35 Replies: 33 Views: 27903
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011 (Gail) Oct 07, 2012 11:38 Replies: 370 Views: 211458
FMFs party in Tucson, 2011 (Gail) Feb 27, 2011 22:43 Replies: 114 Views: 64473
Gail Spann's Tucson show report, 2011 (Gail) Jan 17, 2011 01:30 Replies: 28 Views: 23650
Gail Spann's HOUSTON 2010 show report (Gail) Jun 28, 2010 02:56 Replies: 122 Views: 59826
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Tucson photo fest, 2010 (Gail) Feb 10, 2012 22:50 Replies: 443 Views: 212862
Gail Spann's photofest of the Denver 2009 show. (Gail) Oct 03, 2009 16:07 Replies: 130 Views: 60696
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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) Mar 29, 2015 12:28 Replies: 0 Views: 736
2015 Tucson In Retrospect (Don Lum) Mar 15, 2015 15:47 Replies: 58 Views: 9967
Tucson Show 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 28, 2015 18:44 Replies: 169 Views: 64532
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 01, 2014 02:35 Replies: 80 Views: 32709
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2014 (Jordi Fabre) May 06, 2015 16:42 Replies: 40 Views: 18289
Tucson Show 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 30, 2014 01:38 Replies: 111 Views: 70274
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2013 (Jordi Fabre) Oct 28, 2014 15:19 Replies: 122 Views: 58874
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2013 - 50th Edition! (Jordi Fabre) Jul 16, 2013 04:27 Replies: 65 Views: 45749
Tucson Show 2013 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 16, 2013 09:26 Replies: 161 Views: 95271
100.000 Club Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2012 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 15, 2013 07:47 Replies: 103 Views: 101831
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2012 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 17, 2012 05:06 Replies: 76 Views: 51507
Tucson Show 2012 (Jordi Fabre) May 13, 2012 09:17 Replies: 101 Views: 88052
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2011 (Jordi Fabre) Nov 27, 2011 14:31 Replies: 60 Views: 57940
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2011 (Jordi Fabre) Nov 16, 2011 06:02 Replies: 40 Views: 46043
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2011 (Jordi Fabre) Feb 28, 2011 02:28 Replies: 168 Views: 155684
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No new posts Mineral Shows     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
MinFoss Stuttgart 2015 (Jordi Fabre) May 13, 2015 09:35 Replies: 0 Views: 420
In September 2015 a new Mineralogical Event in Paris : "Fête des Mineraux" (Jordi Fabre) Apr 29, 2015 10:12 Replies: 0 Views: 445
Tri-State Gem & Mineral Society 9th Annual Outdoor Rock Swap (sdelano) Apr 09, 2015 13:01 Replies: 0 Views: 558
Shanghai International Mineral and Fossil Show and other Chinese Shows (Jordi Fabre) Apr 01, 2015 03:23 Replies: 1 Views: 1221
Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum spring 2015 sale (Jordi Fabre) Mar 31, 2015 01:49 Replies: 0 Views: 676
AsiaWorld - Expo Hong Kong 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 27, 2015 11:41 Replies: 0 Views: 614
My Tucson Top Ten 2015 (bob kerr) Feb 24, 2015 12:20 Replies: 4 Views: 1533
100.000 Club Tucson, questionable prices? (James) Feb 22, 2015 15:18 Replies: 145 Views: 102982
Pueblo Gem & Mineral Show 2015 Mineral Lecture Series Announcement (Rocksaholics) Feb 07, 2015 21:36 Replies: 1 Views: 2705
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2015 - Some recommendations? (Richard_Murphy) Jan 24, 2015 06:28 Replies: 3 Views: 3573
30th Annual Budapest Show (28-29-30 August 2015, Hungary)! (Jordi Fabre) Dec 11, 2014 14:17 Replies: 1 Views: 2298
Lyon's Mineral Show (chris) Nov 10, 2014 15:06 Replies: 16 Views: 8473
54 International Mineralientage Zürich / Switzerland (Jordi Fabre) Nov 08, 2014 07:09 Replies: 0 Views: 1233
Liege - INTERMINERAL (Roger Warin) Oct 20, 2014 00:23 Replies: 0 Views: 1379
Bologna Mineral Show 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Oct 15, 2014 16:27 Replies: 0 Views: 1620
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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: 10135
100.000 Club Collection of Carles Millan (Carles Millan) Apr 17, 2015 04:08 Replies: 721 Views: 452031
100.000 Club Collection of Nurbo (nurbo) Dec 30, 2013 14:23 Replies: 403 Views: 225456
100.000 Club Collection of Tobi (Tobi) Apr 13, 2015 14:56 Replies: 631 Views: 256026
100.000 Club Collection of Michael Shaw (crosstimber) May 22, 2015 14:21 Replies: 646 Views: 238874
100.000 Club Andreas Gerstenberg Collection (Andreas Gerstenberg) Apr 23, 2015 06:51 Replies: 162 Views: 146639
100.000 Club New generation for picture - Ploum (ploum) Apr 20, 2015 08:18 Replies: 376 Views: 147053
100.000 Club Don Lum Collection (Don Lum) Jan 13, 2015 20:11 Replies: 688 Views: 173691
100.000 Club Collection of Miguel (José Miguel) Mar 07, 2015 10:33 Replies: 215 Views: 106388
100.000 Club Bob's rocks (GneissWare) May 15, 2015 15:02 Replies: 310 Views: 108071
100.000 Club The Mizunaka Collection (am mizunaka) May 25, 2015 19:32 Replies: 404 Views: 109267
The collection of Pierre and Riana Joubert (Pierre Joubert) May 24, 2015 14:25 Replies: 189 Views: 53852
Vics collection (vic rzonca) May 21, 2015 16:51 Replies: 65 Views: 38430
Collection of Heimo Hellwig (Heimo Hellwig) May 16, 2015 04:27 Replies: 42 Views: 8341
Richy's collection (Martin Rich) Apr 19, 2015 16:59 Replies: 12 Views: 1915
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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: 239483
Nimfiara's collection (nimfiara) May 10, 2012 17:20 Replies: 30 Views: 30816
Linda's Private Collection (Linda Smith) Feb 08, 2012 04:31 Replies: 39 Views: 39426
Debbie's Collection (Debbie Woolf) Jul 04, 2011 10:45 Replies: 20 Views: 22483
Tracy's favorite specimens (Tracy) Jun 04, 2011 14:01 Replies: 73 Views: 69769
Colleen's Collection (Colleen Thomson) May 28, 2011 19:33 Replies: 10 Views: 15339
Jessica's mineral collection (Jessica Simonoff) Jan 30, 2010 18:52 Replies: 18 Views: 24673
Linda St-Cyr's favorites (Linda St-Cyr) May 17, 2009 09:09 Replies: 6 Views: 19771

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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: 6657
Classification of crystallographic forms - any references? (prcantos) Mar 06, 2015 11:11 Replies: 21 Views: 3575
Australian micromineral newsletter... (crocoite) Jan 26, 2015 00:07 Replies: 15 Views: 11389
Mathematical Crystallography by Boisen & Gibbs (prcantos) Oct 09, 2014 03:55 Replies: 0 Views: 1886
Crystal Mountains - Minerals of the Cairngorms NEW BOOK (Roy Starkey) Oct 07, 2014 09:54 Replies: 11 Views: 3161
New book:"Crystal Forms of Fluorite - Kristallformen von Fluorit" (jrg) Sep 13, 2014 15:40 Replies: 11 Views: 4602
The long awaited new NAMIBIA book released on September 1st! (MINERALIEN-Welt) Aug 28, 2014 05:53 Replies: 2 Views: 1842
Importance of Cataloguing & Mineral-Collector Demographics (Banko45) Jul 25, 2014 20:56 Replies: 12 Views: 3355
Jaspers & Agates (Josele) Jun 28, 2014 08:08 Replies: 12 Views: 4136
New Book: Rhodochrosite, Crystals of Drama and Nuance (Jordi Fabre) May 22, 2014 09:28 Replies: 16 Views: 8974
Geonieuws. 50th anniversary of the MKA: The mineralogy of Belgium (Jordi Fabre) Apr 23, 2014 02:43 Replies: 0 Views: 1700
New book: Les Ferreres Mine, Camprodon, Girona, Catalonia (Rocabruna Research Team) Mar 17, 2014 06:32 Replies: 0 Views: 1964
New Book: LUMINESCENCE IN MINERAL KINGDOM (Jordi Fabre) Feb 16, 2014 07:57 Replies: 10 Views: 8144
New Book on Lake Superior Region Iron Ranges (bugrock) Nov 29, 2013 15:52 Replies: 1 Views: 2159
MINERALS – The Collectors Newspaper (Tomasz Praszkier) Oct 20, 2013 12:32 Replies: 9 Views: 8869
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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
Fabre's past (vic rzonca) May 15, 2015 11:32 Replies: 19 Views: 8580
Red Cloud Wulfenite... (crocoite) Apr 17, 2015 09:33 Replies: 1 Views: 669
A new mineral artist - Barbara Stanley (James) Mar 01, 2015 09:53 Replies: 15 Views: 6975
Mineral Illustration (Turbo) Jan 18, 2015 04:24 Replies: 79 Views: 42299
Mineral collages - the next generation (Tobi) Jan 02, 2015 09:19 Replies: 8 Views: 1476
Steve Sorrell's 2014 Artwork... (crocoite) Nov 21, 2014 14:04 Replies: 40 Views: 12219
Man-made objects Imitating Mother Nature (Don Lum) Apr 30, 2014 10:18 Replies: 29 Views: 13419
A new generation of mineral collages (Tobi) Mar 22, 2014 13:36 Replies: 15 Views: 7131
My Art Work (trtlman) Dec 28, 2013 17:18 Replies: 16 Views: 7514
Steve Sorrell's 2013 Artwork... (crocoite) Dec 27, 2013 23:47 Replies: 72 Views: 25301
Illustrations 2013 (Félix Estrella) Aug 14, 2013 10:49 Replies: 15 Views: 8437
New Paintings 2013 (Schwertner) Jun 11, 2013 12:16 Replies: 103 Views: 34800
Mineral's art drafts (Jordi Fabre) Jun 08, 2013 04:07 Replies: 23 Views: 28637
Petroglyphs (benchambers) Apr 10, 2013 02:11 Replies: 5 Views: 4379
2013 Paint Off!!! (crocoite) Apr 09, 2013 10:44 Replies: 46 Views: 19985
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No new posts The histories behind mineral specimens     
Many specimens have very interesting histories that should be saved.   Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Antonio Alcaide
Mineral labels as art ;) (Tobi) Sep 22, 2014 02:06 Replies: 23 Views: 21160
If it is a twin it was juicy and delicious (Don Lum) Sep 14, 2014 12:53 Replies: 25 Views: 6998
How all you got started in collecting? (vic rzonca) Jun 08, 2014 10:32 Replies: 21 Views: 17368
Bill Lawrence Memorial (BlueCapProductions) May 05, 2014 13:56 Replies: 4 Views: 2343
Sir Arthur Russell - 50th Anniversary on 24th February (Roy Starkey) Feb 02, 2014 12:58 Replies: 5 Views: 3434
Reminiscences of an Old Former Curator by John S. White (Jordi Fabre) Jan 19, 2014 17:06 Replies: 6 Views: 4089
Rogues gallery of photos of yesteryear's mineral collecting greats (Jordi Fabre) Jan 12, 2014 06:26 Replies: 16 Views: 6342
Biggest nugget? 64.7 kg. (Roger Warin) Nov 12, 2013 16:25 Replies: 6 Views: 5479
Willard Perkins Classic "Perky" Mount (Peter Megaw) Aug 30, 2013 06:13 Replies: 14 Views: 9533
Airport security (James) Jun 07, 2013 13:04 Replies: 23 Views: 26625
Mining hand made crafts (Joaquin Montoro) Aug 11, 2012 05:29 Replies: 23 Views: 22991
What makes a great mineral collector? (David) Mar 19, 2012 11:58 Replies: 21 Views: 15675
Highgrading, the selling of stolen goods and turning a blind eye (BlueCapProductions) Dec 01, 2011 02:48 Replies: 42 Views: 38387
My first teacher (Unregistered user) Oct 15, 2011 03:08 Replies: 5 Views: 8090
The Almadén's "Spanish flag" (Jordi Fabre) Aug 17, 2011 03:49 Replies: 4 Views: 16349
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No new posts FMF Guide of Rocks     
This Forum aims to collect photographs of rocks from all around the world and as much information as possible about the rocks: age, origin, description, composition... Rocks are closely related to minerals, as rocks are composed of minerals and minerals are found growing on their surfaces and in their cavities. We intend to create a collective work where everybody can contribute and where expert opinions of geologists and petrologists are widely shared.   Moderators chris, prcantos
FMF Guide of Rocks - IGNEOUS ROCKS (prcantos) Feb 18, 2014 16:36 Replies: 13 Views: 15601
FMF Guide of Rocks - SEDIMENTARY ROCKS (prcantos) Dec 11, 2013 17:45 Replies: 5 Views: 8974
FMF Guide of Rocks - METAMORPHIC ROCKS (prcantos) Dec 11, 2013 17:34 Replies: 15 Views: 17646
Genesis of the serpentine minerals and rocks (prcantos) Jun 06, 2013 04:48 Replies: 2 Views: 4052

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No new posts Incorrect classification and fakes     
In this Forum you can provide information and discuss false identifications, inadequate classifications and fakes.   Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Antonio Alcaide
The intense oiling of Chinese minerals (nitana2000) Apr 29, 2015 14:20 Replies: 14 Views: 5594
Milpillas Azurite - fake specimen (Cascavel1) Dec 04, 2014 09:47 Replies: 27 Views: 14911
Huanggang Mine scheelite color (Josele) Jul 21, 2014 17:48 Replies: 11 Views: 3351
An error in the Forum (h.abbasi) May 19, 2014 06:05 Replies: 5 Views: 2389
Scorodite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Durango... Sulfur Isotope results (Peter Megaw) Feb 08, 2014 11:16 Replies: 5 Views: 3652
Goethite -not cacoxenite- inclusions in amethyst from Brazil (Antonio Alcaide) Jan 22, 2014 10:45 Replies: 10 Views: 14616
Why an organic substance should not be called a mineral? (Mike P.) Oct 12, 2013 18:46 Replies: 18 Views: 8613
Perfect replicas of natural crystals? (David) May 20, 2013 19:46 Replies: 4 Views: 3762
Azeztulite - Himalaya gold ???? (Kristen) Sep 12, 2012 08:41 Replies: 7 Views: 7148
The bismuth eggs are they a home grow? (trtlman) Jul 12, 2012 12:52 Replies: 4 Views: 8703
Specimens incorrectly labeled Bravoite coating Pyrite from Colorado (John S. White) Jul 12, 2012 12:40 Replies: 8 Views: 13431
Palladium-rich gold from Icabaru, Venezuela (Cesar M. Salvan) Jul 06, 2012 15:26 Replies: 24 Views: 32619
Amethyst Black Agate Sphere (thehippi) Jun 05, 2012 14:49 Replies: 7 Views: 8745
Blue Barites from Baia Sprie (Felsobanya) Mine, Romania (GneissWare) Apr 11, 2012 22:07 Replies: 14 Views: 11474
A fake Chinese cinnabar disclosed (Carles Millan) Jan 21, 2012 06:14 Replies: 30 Views: 25273
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No new posts Off-Topic and Introductions     
In this forum you can discuss topics not covered by any other of our forums and you can also introduce yourself as a new Forum member.   Moderators chris, Xavi Tutusaus, Antonio Alcaide
Presentation of new members - Reference Thread (Jordi Fabre) Mar 29, 2015 05:20 Replies: 240 Views: 68502
Attaching Thumbnails - Choice of glue (daviddillman) May 07, 2015 04:00 Replies: 1 Views: 483
Prospecting for Gold (trickpats) May 02, 2015 05:05 Replies: 2 Views: 757
Contact info wanted (John S. White) Apr 10, 2015 09:10 Replies: 1 Views: 806
Polished Acrylic Base Supplier (Adrian Pripoae) Mar 03, 2015 10:44 Replies: 5 Views: 1281
Collection of Tobi (some display impressions) (Tobi) Mar 02, 2015 00:46 Replies: 21 Views: 4326
Private Museums Publicly Subsidized by Major Tax Write-offs (Joan Kureczka) Feb 26, 2015 13:02 Replies: 1 Views: 760
Mineral Display Case Project (Turbo) Feb 19, 2015 12:29 Replies: 46 Views: 6350
Need direction selling "Elsevier's Minerals of the World Poster/Chart compiled by P. (hawkjames) Feb 03, 2015 12:43 Replies: 5 Views: 1465
Advice for an aspiring mineral dealer (headstashcrystals) Jan 30, 2015 17:23 Replies: 6 Views: 1639
Hand Lenses (Peter Megaw) Jan 22, 2015 15:57 Replies: 17 Views: 12385
Food safe water rocks for PH balancing drinking water (Crusher) Jan 18, 2015 12:02 Replies: 8 Views: 1541
Geology tools (jbaldwin) Jan 05, 2015 02:25 Replies: 1 Views: 1032
Merry Christmas 2014 and Happy New Year! (Roger Warin) Jan 01, 2015 10:36 Replies: 27 Views: 4363
Parrish's collection (parrish) Dec 26, 2014 09:35 Replies: 13 Views: 3174
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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

Very nice Amethyst in the Railroad Works in North of Spain (Joan R.) May 11, 2015 16:02 Replies: 16 Views: 22679
Daylight Fluorescent Hyalite Opal from Mexico (Peter Megaw) May 06, 2015 19:10 Replies: 31 Views: 17590
Quartz collecting outings in South Africa (Pierre Joubert) Mar 11, 2015 02:28 Replies: 172 Views: 57442
Radioactive minerals (Roger Warin) Jan 25, 2015 06:40 Replies: 26 Views: 13484
Very little mineralogy in mineral collecting today (John S. White) Sep 23, 2014 15:47 Replies: 94 Views: 93376
Tessin habit quartz (Scott LaBorde) Sep 13, 2014 06:05 Replies: 32 Views: 20371
New find of minerals from New York (Glenn Rhein) Aug 29, 2014 03:02 Replies: 120 Views: 72553
What minerals are on your wish list? (crosstimber) Aug 12, 2014 16:15 Replies: 39 Views: 15215
Endomorph or Pseudomorph? (Gail) Jul 22, 2014 19:30 Replies: 49 Views: 36814
Spinel twins (Ru Smith) Jun 23, 2014 15:45 Replies: 54 Views: 29980
Digging a little... (Justin297206913) Apr 26, 2014 19:57 Replies: 61 Views: 15577
"Smithsonite - Think Zinc!" Lithographie 13 (Elise) Feb 10, 2014 19:16 Replies: 26 Views: 20165
Freeware: Mineral Database (Joan R.) Jan 22, 2014 06:04 Replies: 58 Views: 60528
Home Grown Crystals (Screenname) Jan 21, 2014 14:26 Replies: 39 Views: 14802
Tetrahedron [111] penetration twin (Josele) Jan 08, 2014 05:18 Replies: 16 Views: 12708
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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: 9075
Exchange-Wanted: inclusion quartz crystals, 2 to 3cm, DT or floater, unpolished (cascaillou) Sep 11, 2014 11:08 Replies: 0 Views: 3047
Exchange - Wanted: arsenolite, montroydite, lithiophosphate (cascaillou) Sep 11, 2014 11:01 Replies: 0 Views: 1036
Rhodochrosite rough (Jack Chiang) Aug 23, 2014 13:03 Replies: 1 Views: 1160
Fossils for minerals (appies) Jun 09, 2014 02:41 Replies: 1 Views: 2544
Polish minerals for exchange (Lucas Etienne) Apr 30, 2014 10:30 Replies: 22 Views: 6340
Hourglass Selenite (Alan) Apr 15, 2014 11:05 Replies: 6 Views: 3219
Rare goshenite on aquamarine from Hohenstein (appies) Mar 02, 2014 14:58 Replies: 2 Views: 2016
Silver/Safflorite/Skutterudite/Rammelsberg slabs for exchange (Joseph D'Oliveira) Dec 27, 2013 14:39 Replies: 26 Views: 13165
Rare, Italian species and worlwide too for exchange microminerals (domenico) Oct 11, 2013 04:39 Replies: 5 Views: 4703
Mtoroite for swap... (Chris Foltz) Oct 11, 2013 04:14 Replies: 8 Views: 5386
Pyrite for exchange (Cesar M. Salvan) Sep 13, 2013 12:41 Replies: 1 Views: 2110
Exchange - Mineral specimens old German Handwritten labels from Freiberg Academy (Bobe) Apr 17, 2013 08:55 Replies: 2 Views: 5265
I need stoness for carving purpose (yingminwang) Feb 27, 2013 02:25 Replies: 1 Views: 2359
Silver ore cab to exchange (Chris Foltz) Jan 15, 2013 23:48 Replies: 0 Views: 2299
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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: 16427
2014 Graphic Excellence Award again for the Mineralogical Record and two more medals! (Jordi Fabre) Dec 31, 2014 13:22 Replies: 3 Views: 1096
Mineralogical Record News (Jordi Fabre) Apr 09, 2014 04:04 Replies: 1 Views: 2114
The 2013 Graphic Excellence Award for the Mineralogical Record! (Jordi Fabre) May 22, 2013 12:27 Replies: 0 Views: 2416
The Mineralogical Record (Jordi Fabre) Apr 28, 2010 13:58 Replies: 8 Views: 8323
Article in M. Record about the John White single crystal collection (Jordi Fabre) Sep 26, 2009 08:31 Replies: 2 Views: 5251
Opinions about Mineralogical Record's Article (Jordi Fabre) May 18, 2009 11:59 Replies: 15 Views: 23870
Mineralogical Record, an excellent magazine. (Joan R.) Jan 21, 2008 06:47 Replies: 0 Views: 3551

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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: 1973
Rocks & Minerals Magazine - May-June 2014 Issue (Peter Megaw) May 24, 2014 15:39 Replies: 2 Views: 1922
Rocks & Minerals Magazine - Jan/Feb 2014 issue (Jordi Fabre) Mar 12, 2014 10:16 Replies: 1 Views: 1769
Rocks & Minerals Magazine - Nov/Dec 2013 issue (Rocks & Minerals) Dec 01, 2013 13:52 Replies: 2 Views: 3161
Superb improvement in the printing quality of R&M Magazine (Jordi Fabre) Apr 29, 2013 09:16 Replies: 3 Views: 3520
Rocks & Minerals ONLINE (Jordi Fabre) Aug 20, 2012 12:03 Replies: 4 Views: 6554
Five years of FMF in Rocks & Minerals (Antonio Alcaide) Oct 04, 2011 12:51 Replies: 1 Views: 3654
In Rock and Minerals: "Natural Versus Aesthetic" from Jesse Fisher (Jordi Fabre) Apr 12, 2010 20:05 Replies: 20 Views: 15459

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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: 850
MINERALIEN-Welt back in Denver 2013 - Booth E26 (MINERALIEN-Welt) Sep 05, 2013 13:41 Replies: 1 Views: 3024
NEW BOOK "Exquisite Agates - Erlesene Achate" by Dietrich Mayer! (MINERALIEN-Welt) Aug 06, 2013 11:00 Replies: 2 Views: 4134

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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: 372
Crystal-hunters Chronicles (Julien) Nov 12, 2014 12:04 Replies: 12 Views: 5023
News from les Editions du Piat (Julien) Jul 11, 2014 03:09 Replies: 3 Views: 1749
Special Edition of Le Règne Minéral (Julien) Jul 10, 2014 10:26 Replies: 0 Views: 1281
A book about French mineralogy (Julien) Sep 16, 2013 11:58 Replies: 3 Views: 3225
Le Règne Minéral #113 (Julien) Sep 16, 2013 02:29 Replies: 0 Views: 2156
New publication of les Editions du Piat (Julien) Aug 19, 2013 08:57 Replies: 0 Views: 2097
"Contes à Cristaux" by Claude Julien Ducarre (Julien) Aug 19, 2013 08:35 Replies: 0 Views: 2196
A new book for the end of June: The minerals of Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines (Julien) Jun 05, 2013 08:01 Replies: 0 Views: 3120
Le Règne Minéral 102 (Julien) Jun 04, 2012 10:17 Replies: 8 Views: 9172
French zeolites : Le Règne Minéral Special Issue 17 (Julien) Jun 04, 2012 01:57 Replies: 0 Views: 4229
Le Règne Minéral n°101 (Julien) Oct 11, 2011 06:25 Replies: 3 Views: 5262
Le Règne Minéral n°100 (Julien) Sep 13, 2011 11:38 Replies: 10 Views: 8432

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No new posts Mineral Up Editions     
  Moderator Joaquim Callen
Gold for Collectors - The Book (Joaquim Callen) Oct 28, 2014 05:32 Replies: 1 Views: 6029
2014 Mineral Up calendar (Peter Van Hout) Nov 14, 2013 17:34 Replies: 0 Views: 2209

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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: 1203
Museo Andres Del Castillo - Lima (Fiebre Verde) Nov 24, 2014 02:23 Replies: 3 Views: 1596
Teylers Museum, Haarlem, Netherlands (Peter Megaw) Nov 15, 2014 12:14 Replies: 2 Views: 2204
Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt (Germany) (Tobi) Nov 15, 2014 02:52 Replies: 11 Views: 3493
Famous piece stolen from a Romanian Museum (David) Jan 27, 2014 14:16 Replies: 0 Views: 2634
Texas Memorial Museum in Peril (Peter Megaw) Jan 25, 2014 01:28 Replies: 8 Views: 4075
Mineral Museums and their Labels (Jordi Fabre) Jan 01, 2014 13:46 Replies: 11 Views: 4251
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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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