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17 Oct-04:15:39 Re: need help id the inclusions of these phantom quartz (James)
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14 Oct-13:33:31 Re: collecting quartz on the little falls dolostone (Pierre Joubert)
14 Oct-11:34:43 Re: collection of michael shaw (Crosstimber)
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I created this Forum with the idea of creating a place to share questions and answers with other mineral enthusiasts and, most importantly, to try to provide a serious space where mineralogy questions can be discussed free of bothersome errors, free due the high standards of the administrators and moderators. We owe much of the success of this Forum to their fine texts; with them helping us, our Forum looks "clean" at least in terms of its scientific content.

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


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

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

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

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

John S. White
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Mineral specimen related questions  Topics   Posts   Last Post 
Questions you have about mineral specimens, such as help in identifying a mineral or queries about localities for specimens
 
No new posts Minerals and Mineralogy     
In this forum you can suggest and discuss things related to the technical and scientific aspects of minerals and mineralogy.   Moderators John S. White, Peter Megaw, chris, alfredo, Antonio Alcaide, cascaillou
Quartz Inclusions (Roger Warin) Oct 16, 2017 13:59 Replies: 22 Views: 4376
Alfredopetrovite (Jordi Fabre) Oct 15, 2017 11:40 Replies: 1 Views: 217
Is Kambaba Jasper a Stromatolite? (Stone Mania) Oct 14, 2017 03:41 Replies: 22 Views: 1045
Mineral oddities.....well sort of! (Bob Harman) Sep 30, 2017 22:43 Replies: 2 Views: 458
Blue celestine from Madagascar (Bob Harman) Sep 29, 2017 16:35 Replies: 4 Views: 492
How common is pyrite disease? (protium) Sep 20, 2017 19:17 Replies: 6 Views: 544
Cause of coloration in green fluorite (protium) Sep 18, 2017 15:08 Replies: 12 Views: 860
interpretation of a geological map (Alex D.) Sep 13, 2017 22:40 Replies: 13 Views: 1100
Scientifically Identifying Minerals? (evin likes rocks) Sep 02, 2017 07:01 Replies: 7 Views: 961
Can you identify this 'hedgehog'? (Steve Cole) Aug 18, 2017 22:32 Replies: 5 Views: 865
Oddities from Brandberg, Namibia (Pierre Joubert) Aug 16, 2017 10:48 Replies: 70 Views: 37090
Black or very dark background? (John S. White) Aug 16, 2017 04:21 Replies: 6 Views: 861
Ex so and so’s collection (John S. White) Aug 15, 2017 17:34 Replies: 26 Views: 3142
Erionite and cancer (James) Aug 07, 2017 11:42 Replies: 6 Views: 1310
Mannardite and Ankangite (BHmineral) Aug 04, 2017 02:59 Replies: 4 Views: 918
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667 6259 Oct 16, 2017 13:59
zbhjzm 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: 11039
New Mexico Collecting - (27) (Philip Simmons) Apr 24, 2017 11:00 Replies: 21 Views: 7508
Faden Quartz Crystals - (26) (marco campos-venuti) Apr 14, 2017 01:40 Replies: 41 Views: 11576
An opportune harvest of Gold in Serra do Caldeirão claims, Brazil - (25) (Jordi Fabre) Aug 29, 2017 05:42 Replies: 1 Views: 3861
Trip to the Eastern Emerald Belt, Colombia - (24) (Fiebre Verde) Nov 13, 2016 16:39 Replies: 12 Views: 7575
Malbunka Copper Mine, Home of the Azurite Suns - (23) (crocoite) Jul 09, 2017 05:24 Replies: 55 Views: 24252
How to find a pocket? - (22) (Jordi Fabre) Aug 24, 2017 03:37 Replies: 42 Views: 25217
A "complete" Dauphiné twin of quartz - (21) (Pete Richards) Sep 10, 2014 11:43 Replies: 18 Views: 18341
A copper mine to understand Life - (20) (Cesar M. Salvan) Aug 19, 2014 15:49 Replies: 9 Views: 11257
DIY Specific Gravity Kit (tutorial) - (19) (cascaillou) Apr 08, 2014 06:17 Replies: 11 Views: 16752
How to dig a pocket? - (18) (Jordi Fabre) Jan 22, 2014 12:41 Replies: 29 Views: 52082
APXS: from Mars to the mineral collector's workbench - (17) (Cesar M. Salvan) Jun 03, 2014 04:06 Replies: 8 Views: 13255
Photos of epitaxy - (16) (John S. White) Feb 20, 2016 08:10 Replies: 46 Views: 61332
Twinning of the aragonite - (15) (Pete Richards) Jan 07, 2015 23:17 Replies: 9 Views: 14461
Preparing a list of light sensitive minerals - (14) (Jordi Fabre) Jun 04, 2012 08:41 Replies: 83 Views: 74545
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30 1225 Aug 29, 2017 05:42
Cesar M. Salvan View latest post
No new posts News about shows     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Oct 15, 2017 14:34 Replies: 1 Views: 747
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 08, 2017 13:56 Replies: 59 Views: 21393
Tucson Show 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Apr 06, 2017 09:01 Replies: 114 Views: 52318
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 06, 2016 11:21 Replies: 68 Views: 30509
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 18, 2016 14:37 Replies: 47 Views: 30643
Tucson Show 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Feb 28, 2016 16:01 Replies: 61 Views: 45894
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Nov 27, 2015 23:45 Replies: 102 Views: 69976
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 20, 2015 16:38 Replies: 58 Views: 48218
2015 Tucson In Retrospect (Don Lum) Mar 15, 2015 15:47 Replies: 58 Views: 37329
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 30, 2015 22:03 Replies: 174 Views: 148866
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 01, 2014 02:35 Replies: 80 Views: 73284
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2014 (Jordi Fabre) May 06, 2015 16:42 Replies: 40 Views: 39669
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 30, 2014 01:38 Replies: 111 Views: 116571
100.000 Club Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2013 (Jordi Fabre) Oct 28, 2014 15:19 Replies: 122 Views: 101871
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2013 - 50th Edition! (Jordi Fabre) Jul 16, 2013 04:27 Replies: 65 Views: 83663
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36 2183 Oct 15, 2017 14:34
Jordi Fabre View latest post
No new posts Mineral Shows     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
West Springfield, MA. August 11 - 13, 2017, The East Coast Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show (vic rzonca) Aug 13, 2017 04:54 Replies: 25 Views: 3249
Chamonix show fifty years (Philippe Durand) Aug 08, 2017 14:06 Replies: 14 Views: 2423
6th Chenzhou - Hunan Mineral Show in China (Jordi Fabre) Jul 14, 2017 14:11 Replies: 0 Views: 674
Treasures of the Earth - Saturday July 15 & Sunday July 16, Syracuse, NY (Jordi Fabre) Jul 10, 2017 10:56 Replies: 0 Views: 636
Fosminer 2017 - 40th edition (Jordi Fabre) Jun 27, 2017 07:41 Replies: 0 Views: 660
Minerant 2017 - Mineral show in Antwerp, Belgium (Jordi Fabre) Apr 10, 2017 04:31 Replies: 0 Views: 1508
63rd Annual Palomar Gem and Mineral Club's 3 - 4 June 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Apr 06, 2017 07:47 Replies: 0 Views: 859
New York - New Jersey Mineral Show 7 - 9 April 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Apr 06, 2017 07:28 Replies: 0 Views: 922
Belgium - Liege Interminal Show. (Roger Warin) Mar 28, 2017 14:31 Replies: 0 Views: 1126
Texas Mineral Show at the Woodlands (Jordi Fabre) Mar 14, 2017 11:40 Replies: 1 Views: 1321
Gem & Mineral Show of the Southern Illinois Earth Science Club (Jordi Fabre) Feb 25, 2017 18:12 Replies: 0 Views: 1213
37th Expominerales Madrid Show (Spain) (Cosme Perez) Jan 16, 2017 14:15 Replies: 0 Views: 1494
Tucson 2017 - Tucson Hotel City Center changes (vic rzonca) Jan 03, 2017 15:54 Replies: 9 Views: 4693
5th Chenzhou - Hunan Mineral Show in China (Jordi Fabre) Nov 26, 2016 18:51 Replies: 0 Views: 2003
The Liège Mineral Show (Intermineral 2016), Palais des Congrès (valere) Nov 14, 2016 14:44 Replies: 13 Views: 4714
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183 1775 Aug 13, 2017 04:54
John S. White View latest post
No new posts Mineral Shows by Gail Spann     
To know more about this Forum, please use this link   Moderators chris, Gail
Tucson 2017, The insanity continues...but it sure is fun! (Gail) Feb 27, 2017 22:25 Replies: 112 Views: 33197
100.000 Club TUCSON, 2016. And away we go.... (Gail) Mar 19, 2016 11:45 Replies: 445 Views: 138036
The magic of Tucson, 2015. Gail Spann report. (Gail) Aug 12, 2015 11:19 Replies: 116 Views: 71186
Tucson 2014 Show Report, Gail Spann Having Fun Again... (Gail) Jul 26, 2014 19:32 Replies: 156 Views: 94223
Houston Fine Mineral Show Report, with Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 03, 2013 09:23 Replies: 103 Views: 70812
100.000 Club 2013 Tucson Show Adventure ~ Gail Spann Style. (Gail) Apr 27, 2013 02:57 Replies: 598 Views: 296275
Fabulous Denver Gem and Mineral Show, Sept 14, 2012 and on...Gail Spann (Gail) Nov 04, 2012 01:57 Replies: 43 Views: 48236
Gail Spann's 2012 East Coast Gem and Mineral Show report (Gail) Aug 29, 2012 14:27 Replies: 151 Views: 90029
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin... (Gail) Oct 02, 2012 11:21 Replies: 632 Views: 394889
FMF party in Tucson, 2012. You coming? (Gail) Mar 03, 2012 02:28 Replies: 49 Views: 51860
Fort Worth, Texas, Gem and Mineral Show. Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 01, 2011 20:35 Replies: 33 Views: 42732
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011 (Gail) Oct 07, 2012 11:38 Replies: 370 Views: 304401
FMFs party in Tucson, 2011 (Gail) Feb 27, 2011 22:43 Replies: 114 Views: 90971
Gail Spann's Tucson show report, 2011 (Gail) Jan 17, 2011 01:30 Replies: 28 Views: 34656
Gail Spann's HOUSTON 2010 show report (Gail) Jun 28, 2010 02:56 Replies: 122 Views: 85521
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34 4878 Sep 21, 2017 12:55
Tobi 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

what is it? (bigrocks) Oct 10, 2017 16:33 Replies: 5 Views: 458
Respondent photo (Bob Harman) Oct 09, 2017 20:34 Replies: 2 Views: 310
What kind of stone is this (Empresive) Oct 09, 2017 14:26 Replies: 10 Views: 559
Re: Quartz Inclusions (Agate) Oct 09, 2017 08:12 Replies: 2 Views: 220
Can Someone Identify This Specimen for Me? (Dorskey_Spudwyzer) Oct 09, 2017 02:26 Replies: 0 Views: 156
What is this? (Asgardird) Oct 09, 2017 00:49 Replies: 0 Views: 109
Rock mineral? (Asgardird) Oct 07, 2017 04:27 Replies: 7 Views: 482
i got it for sure ? (jim hill) Oct 06, 2017 02:08 Replies: 3 Views: 398
Cobalt and green rock help identifying (Tracy cameron) Oct 03, 2017 23:20 Replies: 5 Views: 419
What is it? (bigrocks) Oct 03, 2017 01:26 Replies: 7 Views: 544
Rock ID Central Indiana (cincinnatikid85) Sep 27, 2017 16:51 Replies: 4 Views: 407
Need help identifying this rock (gone fishing) Sep 25, 2017 02:11 Replies: 13 Views: 1008
Help me identify these rocks/minerals (borg_jos) Sep 23, 2017 11:19 Replies: 4 Views: 469
Someone told me this is what happens to mud at the bottom of a lake (trtlman) Sep 22, 2017 10:22 Replies: 9 Views: 661
Concrete or pumice (Alex D.) Sep 20, 2017 23:07 Replies: 2 Views: 379
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636 4340 Oct 10, 2017 16:33
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

Need help ID the inclusions of these phantom quartz (zbhjzm) Oct 17, 2017 04:15 Replies: 17 Views: 1208
Need help in identifying a mineral sample (Makanudo) Oct 05, 2017 17:35 Replies: 7 Views: 429
Stone ID (Makanudo) Oct 05, 2017 11:16 Replies: 2 Views: 229
One more of....what is this? (Steinen) Sep 19, 2017 13:18 Replies: 3 Views: 386
Just getting started (jim hill) Sep 12, 2017 01:51 Replies: 10 Views: 941
NellsRocks official "What type of Rock" thread (NellsRocks) Sep 11, 2017 09:28 Replies: 6 Views: 850
Is this cookeite and or lepidolite on tourmaline? (texasdigger) Sep 10, 2017 19:47 Replies: 3 Views: 548
Radial platelets in quartz. Clinochlorite? (zbhjzm) Sep 07, 2017 10:49 Replies: 2 Views: 440
Blue and Green Rocks (Rene Kuhn) Sep 01, 2017 16:42 Replies: 5 Views: 745
Indentification help. (Love&Crystals) Aug 29, 2017 14:01 Replies: 0 Views: 302
What is this? (eutaxitic) Aug 07, 2017 12:51 Replies: 4 Views: 911
Pyrite or Chalcopyrite? (Quickclay) Aug 06, 2017 14:06 Replies: 12 Views: 1089
After help in identifying a gemstone (Vavavali) Aug 03, 2017 10:08 Replies: 1 Views: 582
Someone can provide a more accurate/specific locality for this Garnet? (am mizunaka) Aug 02, 2017 19:34 Replies: 1 Views: 374
Witherite xls from KY (dontgogreen) Jul 03, 2017 21:32 Replies: 5 Views: 1390
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1033 6858 Oct 17, 2017 04:15
James View latest post
No new posts Micros & Macros - Images of Minerals     
In this Forum you can add photos of minerals micromounts or macro minerals, give opinions on their identification, and share information on microscopes and taking photos.   Moderators chris, Antonio Alcaide
Micro photos of a boulder opal (zbhjzm) Sep 09, 2017 09:14 Replies: 2 Views: 424
Stack software, comparative speed, optimizations and others (ofarcis) Sep 06, 2017 10:40 Replies: 20 Views: 22062
Pyrite and marcasite intergrowths (Roger Warin) Jul 03, 2017 13:33 Replies: 0 Views: 896
Bixbite Crystal in rhyolite matrix (Lueshie) May 10, 2017 15:45 Replies: 1 Views: 1108
Purple fluorite macro (Proudtex76) Apr 25, 2017 15:49 Replies: 2 Views: 1203
Lighting and mineral photos (dontgogreen) Nov 05, 2016 19:15 Replies: 1 Views: 2111
Special John S. White photographs (ploum) Jul 14, 2016 13:15 Replies: 15 Views: 15381
North American pyrrhotites (dontgogreen) Jun 13, 2016 22:02 Replies: 6 Views: 3583
Elbaite (Roger Warin) May 01, 2016 12:50 Replies: 2 Views: 3777
Epitaxy: a very rare example, torbernite on saleeite (Roger Warin) May 01, 2016 01:52 Replies: 2 Views: 2998
Saleeite (Roger Warin) Apr 29, 2016 22:07 Replies: 0 Views: 4290
My collection of macro's (DJandLIMON111) Apr 19, 2016 12:04 Replies: 11 Views: 7278
Snowflake Photographs? (trtlman) Feb 14, 2016 08:52 Replies: 19 Views: 17967
Quartz microscope pictures (DJandLIMON111) Dec 25, 2015 19:25 Replies: 3 Views: 6417
Articles on Digital Photomicrography and Photomacrography (Elise) Aug 17, 2015 15:10 Replies: 1 Views: 5011
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85 626 Sep 09, 2017 09:14
zbhjzm View latest post
No new posts Favorite Minerals     Access to the FMF Gallery
In this forum you can add your favorite localities and minerals. When a mineral comes from many hundreds, or thousands, of places it's worth comparing favorites to identify the most desired ones.This section is special because all the photos published here also appear in "FMF Gallery". To find out more please use this link   Moderator Tobi
Favourite Calcites? (Tobi) Oct 01, 2017 02:19 Replies: 30 Views: 7159
Favourite Topazes? (Tobi) Sep 25, 2017 15:50 Replies: 8 Views: 982
100.000 Club Favourite Fluorites? (Tobi) Aug 12, 2017 15:58 Replies: 139 Views: 109184
Favourite Garnets? (Tobi) Aug 05, 2017 14:55 Replies: 6 Views: 2550
Favourite Pyrites? (Tobi) May 08, 2017 14:40 Replies: 21 Views: 4108
Favourite Wulfenites? (Tobi) May 03, 2017 11:41 Replies: 23 Views: 7274
Favourite Smithsonites? (Tobi) Apr 30, 2017 05:21 Replies: 4 Views: 1445
Favourite Mimetites? (Tobi) Apr 21, 2017 11:53 Replies: 9 Views: 3550
Favourite Rhodochrosites? (Tobi) Apr 12, 2017 08:42 Replies: 23 Views: 6869
Favourite Galenas? (Tobi) Apr 11, 2017 02:41 Replies: 7 Views: 3182
Favourite Tourmalines? (Tobi) Jan 14, 2017 14:59 Replies: 19 Views: 5633
Favourite Beryls? (Tobi) Jan 09, 2017 16:35 Replies: 15 Views: 4439
Favourite Quartzes? (Tobi) Sep 30, 2016 02:47 Replies: 23 Views: 7831
Favourite Fluorapatites? (Tobi) Sep 21, 2016 13:03 Replies: 9 Views: 3716
Favourite Pyromorphites? (Tobi) Aug 27, 2016 09:34 Replies: 12 Views: 3988
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20 448 Oct 01, 2017 02:19
Tobi View latest post
No new posts Mines and Mineral Localities     Access to the FMF Gallery
In this forum you're able to place your favorite mines and famous or unknown mineral localities. This section is special because all the photos published here also appear in "FMF Gallery". To find out more please use this link   Moderators chris, Pete Modreski, Antonio Alcaide
Collecting quartz on the Little Falls dolostone (vic rzonca) Oct 14, 2017 13:33 Replies: 106 Views: 67471
About "Franklin Furnace" (J. G. Alcolea) Oct 13, 2017 15:45 Replies: 8 Views: 434
Graves Mountain, Georgia, USA - Hematite (Mike Lee) Oct 12, 2017 10:57 Replies: 2 Views: 303
New Zealand alpine minerals? (Philippe Durand) Aug 16, 2017 20:24 Replies: 21 Views: 2155
The Tsumeb Mine (Heimo Hellwig) May 13, 2017 01:21 Replies: 12 Views: 4599
La Viesca Mine and the finds made there (James) May 03, 2017 16:50 Replies: 8 Views: 12447
Quartz and limonite from a sandstone quarry (Pete Richards) Apr 28, 2017 08:36 Replies: 4 Views: 1530
Fluorite from Whiteman Creek, Vernon, BC, Canada (thecrystalfinder) Apr 26, 2017 11:50 Replies: 5 Views: 1808
Serra do Caldeirao claims (dontgogreen) Dec 18, 2016 10:15 Replies: 2 Views: 2105
Location Question - "Schlaggenwald" (Jesse Fisher) Sep 25, 2016 13:04 Replies: 6 Views: 2571
Lignite/Brown Coal in Stringtown, OK (Xhou) Sep 04, 2016 12:42 Replies: 1 Views: 1681
Maine tourmaline find a month ago. (vic rzonca) Aug 31, 2016 22:34 Replies: 12 Views: 10565
The incredible valleys with Pyrite cubes in La Rioja, Spain (James) Aug 24, 2016 05:20 Replies: 27 Views: 8303
Mines and minerals. (vic rzonca) Aug 07, 2016 09:21 Replies: 0 Views: 2316
Todays and past mercury mines in the world (langsholt) Jul 24, 2016 23:27 Replies: 5 Views: 2614
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219 1816 Oct 14, 2017 13:33
Pierre Joubert 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.      
Modificación requested for Capestang locality (Philippe Durand) Mar 24, 2017 12:31 Replies: 2 Views: 1067
Change in French administrative area (Philippe Durand) Mar 24, 2017 05:51 Replies: 1 Views: 933
Proper locality name of the Czar Mine? (Jordi Fabre) May 11, 2016 05:20 Replies: 4 Views: 4298
Westmorland (James) Jun 11, 2015 08:20 Replies: 18 Views: 13620
From Kearsarge Mountain? (GneissWare) Jun 08, 2015 22:27 Replies: 7 Views: 6020

5 37 Mar 24, 2017 12:31
Philippe Durand 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.      
Garnets in Itadori River near Nagoya (Japan) (Alex D.) Sep 06, 2017 07:39 Replies: 13 Views: 1035
Quartz from alpine-type fissures in Raleigh, North Carolina (Scott LaBorde) Aug 30, 2017 14:45 Replies: 2 Views: 823
Driving distance to the Rowley Mine from Scottsdale? (Dave Graley) Aug 08, 2017 09:32 Replies: 0 Views: 332
Rockhounding in Israel - contact needed (dimrub) Jul 16, 2017 23:35 Replies: 8 Views: 1293
The Bogota´s French Connection (franjungle) Jun 29, 2017 08:40 Replies: 8 Views: 1967
Hallelujah Junction, Near Reno, Nevada. Spann Adventure (Gail) Jun 11, 2017 06:27 Replies: 29 Views: 5132
Iceland! (peter@vanpeborgh.eu) Jun 09, 2017 12:28 Replies: 0 Views: 649
Advice needed: a rockhounding trip for a beginner (dimrub) Jun 05, 2017 10:45 Replies: 15 Views: 2452
The Namib Desert (Heimo Hellwig) Jun 05, 2017 08:40 Replies: 26 Views: 17752
A crystal collecting outing to Ceres, South Africa (Reinhardt van Vuuren) May 08, 2017 02:20 Replies: 7 Views: 2376
The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira (franjungle) May 04, 2017 23:01 Replies: 33 Views: 5928
Looking for references for Emerald Mine Tours in Colombia (MSrockhound) Jan 17, 2017 19:22 Replies: 0 Views: 1302
Lets go to India - Need Advice (Nico78) Dec 20, 2016 11:11 Replies: 0 Views: 1210
We returned to a favorite spot in Franklin N.C. (mcmahand) Nov 14, 2016 03:09 Replies: 1 Views: 1593
Pseudoctahedral Calcite (dontgogreen) Nov 07, 2016 17:50 Replies: 8 Views: 2770
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57 429 Sep 06, 2017 07:39
John S. White View latest post
No new posts Exceptional finds     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Antonio Alcaide, John Cornish
The biggest nuggets. (Roger Warin) Nov 08, 2016 03:51 Replies: 10 Views: 8867
100.000 Club Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode (Antonio Da Silveira) Jan 06, 2016 01:45 Replies: 35 Views: 121153
CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia (John Cornish) Feb 28, 2014 20:03 Replies: 63 Views: 64099
2013, an Update... CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine (John Cornish) Jun 24, 2013 08:14 Replies: 13 Views: 22262
Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode - 'Part 2' (Antonio Da Silveira) Oct 23, 2010 17:27 Replies: 6 Views: 25349
Scoop! - An important find of amber in the "La Florida" Mine, Spain (Jordi Fabre) Dec 14, 2008 15:03 Replies: 0 Views: 15987

6 133 Nov 08, 2016 03:51
cptbtptp248 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
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52 1034 Sep 13, 2017 08:19
rweaver 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
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15 429 Jul 16, 2017 18:46
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.
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12 321 Jul 31, 2017 14:55
Andreas Gerstenberg View latest post
No new posts Conserving, Preparing and Cleaning Minerals     
This Forum brings together questions and results on the delicate subject of preparation, conservation and cleaning of the minerals.   Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Antonio Alcaide
Cleaning Carrolite specimens (Pierre Joubert) Oct 02, 2017 16:50 Replies: 2 Views: 363
Cleaning with Water/ Spot Cleaning Guns (Agate?) (Ceanna) Aug 25, 2017 10:36 Replies: 13 Views: 1402
Potential Toxicity of Handling Raw Malachite Specimens. (Joseph D'Oliveira) Aug 16, 2017 06:50 Replies: 25 Views: 12464
Removing stubborn minerals from quartz (Pierre Joubert) Apr 20, 2017 11:26 Replies: 32 Views: 14019
Information about turquoise mineral (Lundy) Apr 01, 2017 21:39 Replies: 7 Views: 1822
How to clean golden calcite (jtozier) Mar 14, 2017 15:01 Replies: 16 Views: 3504
Unreliable Water Guns? (daviddillman) Aug 30, 2016 10:24 Replies: 12 Views: 3963
Cleaning Pyrite (John S. White) Jul 21, 2016 05:07 Replies: 23 Views: 19735
How to remove biological materials from minerals (Pete Richards) Jun 13, 2016 18:13 Replies: 7 Views: 3256
Fading fluorite. (vic rzonca) May 12, 2016 11:28 Replies: 5 Views: 4818
Why a "delicate subject"? (Tom Mazanec) May 01, 2016 08:55 Replies: 3 Views: 3430
How to remove iron stains? (daviddillman) Feb 19, 2016 06:25 Replies: 24 Views: 26901
Stilbite and sandblasting - unexpected result (Rei) Feb 08, 2016 16:35 Replies: 6 Views: 5373
Cleaning off the "white stuff" on Milpillas Brochantities (bob kerr) Dec 23, 2015 09:29 Replies: 2 Views: 4637
Fluorite cleaning ! (h.abbasi) Dec 14, 2015 13:14 Replies: 9 Views: 6889
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124 1125 Oct 02, 2017 16:50
Pierre Joubert View latest post
No new posts Collection photos and Collector's page     Access to the FMF Gallery
This forum’s aim is to allow all collectors to publish pictures of the minerals in their collection and use it as a kind of personal home page. To know more about it, please use this link . This section is special because all the photos published here also appear in "FMF Gallery". To find out more please use this link   Moderators Carles Millan, chris, Antonio Alcaide
How does "Collection Photos" work? (Jordi Fabre) Sep 18, 2015 16:30 Replies: 4 Views: 19868
500.000 Club Collection of Carles Millan (Carles Millan) May 24, 2017 03:24 Replies: 823 Views: 800561
500.000 Club Collection of Michael Shaw (crosstimber) Oct 16, 2017 08:41 Replies: 1158 Views: 761427
500.000 Club Don Lum Collection (Don Lum) Sep 17, 2017 10:01 Replies: 1140 Views: 686110
500.000 Club Collection of Tobi (Tobi) Sep 24, 2017 10:51 Replies: 824 Views: 553544
100.000 Club Collection of Nurbo (nurbo) Mar 26, 2016 14:37 Replies: 404 Views: 361628
100.000 Club Andreas Gerstenberg Collection (Andreas Gerstenberg) Jan 18, 2017 12:38 Replies: 167 Views: 228725
100.000 Club New generation for picture - Ploum (ploum) Oct 16, 2017 14:34 Replies: 872 Views: 417773
100.000 Club Collection of Miguel (José Miguel) Apr 14, 2017 05:32 Replies: 223 Views: 160078
100.000 Club Bob's rocks (GneissWare) Feb 27, 2017 01:50 Replies: 344 Views: 198542
100.000 Club The Mizunaka Collection (am mizunaka) Oct 13, 2017 13:47 Replies: 978 Views: 407908
100.000 Club The micro photographs of Christian Rewitzer (Jordi Fabre) Feb 20, 2016 23:50 Replies: 77 Views: 157767
100.000 Club Collection of Fiebre Verde (Fiebre Verde) Oct 10, 2017 13:47 Replies: 574 Views: 205048
100.000 Club The collection of Pierre and Riana Joubert (Pierre Joubert) Aug 21, 2017 02:41 Replies: 267 Views: 127264
100.000 Club Collection of Heimo Hellwig (Heimo Hellwig) Oct 12, 2017 01:11 Replies: 512 Views: 151601
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133 12766 Oct 16, 2017 18:50
franjungle 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) Aug 03, 2017 04:02 Replies: 375 Views: 357190
Nimfiara's collection (nimfiara) May 10, 2012 17:20 Replies: 30 Views: 47593
Linda's Private Collection (Linda Smith) Feb 08, 2012 04:31 Replies: 39 Views: 54893
Debbie's Collection (Debbie Woolf) Jul 04, 2011 10:45 Replies: 20 Views: 34616
Tracy's favorite specimens (Tracy) Jun 04, 2011 14:01 Replies: 73 Views: 97961
Colleen's Collection (Colleen Thomson) May 28, 2011 19:33 Replies: 10 Views: 22409
Jessica's mineral collection (Jessica Simonoff) Jan 30, 2010 18:52 Replies: 18 Views: 34968
Linda St-Cyr's favorites (Linda St-Cyr) May 17, 2009 09:09 Replies: 6 Views: 28340

8 579 Aug 03, 2017 04:02
Jordi Fabre 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
1929 Ed Over Rocks and Minerals Article (CodyDel) Jul 27, 2017 18:39 Replies: 9 Views: 1362
Australian micromineral newsletter... (crocoite) Mar 25, 2017 20:21 Replies: 19 Views: 21561
Mineralogy by Dexter Perkins (Tom Mazanec) Jan 03, 2017 18:03 Replies: 14 Views: 4092
Panasqueira Mine (crosstimber) Nov 08, 2016 11:01 Replies: 19 Views: 19236
ExtraLapis No. 50: Kalifornien/California - a great article written by Jesse Fisher (Tobi) Sep 25, 2016 04:46 Replies: 3 Views: 2364
My reading (Tom Mazanec) Jun 11, 2016 13:43 Replies: 8 Views: 4893
Quartz from Spain (Miguel Calvo) Apr 28, 2016 01:17 Replies: 1 Views: 3438
Antique books (ACC79) Feb 05, 2016 14:35 Replies: 1 Views: 3390
Minerales y Minas de España by Miguel Calvo (Minerals and Mines of Spain) (Antonio Alcaide) Dec 09, 2015 22:38 Replies: 3 Views: 9288
Classification of crystallographic forms - any references? (prcantos) Mar 06, 2015 11:11 Replies: 21 Views: 17359
Mathematical Crystallography by Boisen & Gibbs (prcantos) Oct 09, 2014 03:55 Replies: 0 Views: 6952
Crystal Mountains - Minerals of the Cairngorms NEW BOOK (Roy Starkey) Oct 07, 2014 09:54 Replies: 11 Views: 9745
New book:"Crystal Forms of Fluorite - Kristallformen von Fluorit" (jrg) Sep 13, 2014 15:40 Replies: 11 Views: 12265
The long awaited new NAMIBIA book released on September 1st! (MINERALIEN-Welt) Aug 28, 2014 05:53 Replies: 2 Views: 6824
Importance of Cataloguing & Mineral-Collector Demographics (Banko45) Jul 25, 2014 20:56 Replies: 12 Views: 10703
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84 683 Jul 27, 2017 18:39
vic rzonca 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
New Artwork... (crocoite) Sep 15, 2017 11:20 Replies: 6 Views: 684
Mineral collages 4.0 (Tobi) Jul 16, 2017 15:44 Replies: 12 Views: 4220
Fabre's past (vic rzonca) Jan 14, 2017 11:02 Replies: 37 Views: 22983
Artisan Made Gems (vic rzonca) Nov 14, 2016 12:05 Replies: 4 Views: 2211
Da Boss... (crocoite) Aug 24, 2016 03:14 Replies: 3 Views: 2130
Mineralogical Museum of Marburg, drawn by me :-) (Tobi) Aug 18, 2016 05:40 Replies: 6 Views: 2618
2016 Paintings... (crocoite) Apr 23, 2016 09:15 Replies: 11 Views: 8078
Mineral collages 3.0 - highlights from my collection (Tobi) Feb 17, 2016 11:05 Replies: 12 Views: 7273
New Paintings 2013 (Schwertner) Jan 14, 2016 04:56 Replies: 105 Views: 59055
A new mineral artist - Barbara Stanley (James) May 26, 2015 05:55 Replies: 16 Views: 16912
Red Cloud Wulfenite... (crocoite) Apr 17, 2015 09:33 Replies: 1 Views: 4756
Mineral Illustration (Turbo) Jan 18, 2015 04:24 Replies: 79 Views: 64865
Mineral collages - the next generation (Tobi) Jan 02, 2015 09:19 Replies: 8 Views: 9348
Steve Sorrell's 2014 Artwork... (crocoite) Nov 21, 2014 14:04 Replies: 40 Views: 26851
Man-made objects Imitating Mother Nature (Don Lum) Apr 30, 2014 10:18 Replies: 29 Views: 23587
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34 739 Sep 15, 2017 11:20
Philippe Durand 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
Historical Information About Sodalite (Stone Mania) Aug 24, 2017 04:41 Replies: 14 Views: 1352
History of minerals. (vic rzonca) Jan 12, 2017 09:24 Replies: 5 Views: 5764
Finding a little Mexican treasure (Jean Sendero) Nov 05, 2016 16:03 Replies: 0 Views: 2354
Your very first rock? (Tobi) Oct 30, 2016 09:30 Replies: 2 Views: 1587
Minerals and Their Stories (crosstimber) Oct 29, 2016 08:00 Replies: 5 Views: 2277
"H. Deisinger" Collection (Jamison Brizendine) Aug 24, 2016 07:20 Replies: 4 Views: 5628
Mineral labels as art ;) (Tobi) Sep 22, 2014 02:06 Replies: 23 Views: 33795
If it is a twin it was juicy and delicious (Don Lum) Sep 14, 2014 12:53 Replies: 25 Views: 17078
How all you got started in collecting? (vic rzonca) Jun 08, 2014 10:32 Replies: 21 Views: 27886
Bill Lawrence Memorial (BlueCapProductions) May 05, 2014 13:56 Replies: 4 Views: 7077
Sir Arthur Russell - 50th Anniversary on 24th February (Roy Starkey) Feb 02, 2014 12:58 Replies: 5 Views: 8103
Reminiscences of an Old Former Curator by John S. White (Jordi Fabre) Jan 19, 2014 17:06 Replies: 6 Views: 9290
Rogues gallery of photos of yesteryear's mineral collecting greats (Jordi Fabre) Jan 12, 2014 06:26 Replies: 16 Views: 14296
Biggest nugget? 64.7 kg. (Roger Warin) Nov 12, 2013 16:25 Replies: 6 Views: 10977
Willard Perkins Classic "Perky" Mount (Peter Megaw) Aug 30, 2013 06:13 Replies: 14 Views: 19310
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37 385 Aug 24, 2017 04:41
Stone Mania 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: 28462
FMF Guide of Rocks - SEDIMENTARY ROCKS (prcantos) Dec 11, 2013 17:45 Replies: 5 Views: 16302
FMF Guide of Rocks - METAMORPHIC ROCKS (prcantos) Jul 05, 2015 06:56 Replies: 16 Views: 31468
Not Sure What Rock Is!!!??? (Aliengng) Mar 24, 2016 06:09 Replies: 15 Views: 8665
Grave Stones of Interest to Rock People... no, really... (NellsRocks) Dec 11, 2015 21:15 Replies: 13 Views: 8715
Genesis of the serpentine minerals and rocks (prcantos) Jun 06, 2013 04:48 Replies: 2 Views: 8923

6 70 Mar 24, 2016 06:09
vic rzonca View latest post
No new posts Incorrect classification and fakes     
In this Forum you can provide information and discuss false identifications, inadequate classifications and fakes.   Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Antonio Alcaide, cascaillou
Iron Man (vic rzonca) Aug 28, 2017 07:57 Replies: 7 Views: 993
Tanzanite? (Harald) Aug 02, 2017 22:31 Replies: 6 Views: 1022
Fake Colombian Emeralds (Fiebre Verde) May 31, 2017 17:17 Replies: 27 Views: 13652
Quarter million fake Tourmaline cluster. (texasdigger) May 22, 2017 11:36 Replies: 19 Views: 2712
Please help me identify if these are fake or treated (TomS) Feb 09, 2017 22:10 Replies: 16 Views: 3949
Treatments, Synthetics and Simulants: QUARTZ & CHALCEDONY (cascaillou) Dec 20, 2015 20:34 Replies: 3 Views: 5571
Fake silver crystals Morocco (Christophe Gobin) Nov 24, 2015 03:59 Replies: 1 Views: 4210
Chinese "Hydrozincite" specimens? (Barry Vincent) Oct 08, 2015 03:23 Replies: 4 Views: 5050
Bismutoferrite from China...Caveat Emptor (Peter Megaw) May 31, 2015 18:56 Replies: 3 Views: 5179
The intense oiling of Chinese minerals (nitana2000) Apr 29, 2015 14:20 Replies: 14 Views: 15327
Milpillas Azurite - fake specimen (Cascavel1) Dec 04, 2014 09:47 Replies: 27 Views: 26948
Huanggang Mine scheelite color (Josele) Jul 21, 2014 17:48 Replies: 11 Views: 9923
Scorodite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Durango... Sulfur Isotope results (Peter Megaw) Feb 08, 2014 11:16 Replies: 5 Views: 8683
Goethite -not cacoxenite- inclusions in amethyst from Brazil (Antonio Alcaide) Jan 22, 2014 10:45 Replies: 10 Views: 24771
Why an organic substance should not be called a mineral? (Mike P.) Oct 12, 2013 18:46 Replies: 18 Views: 19511
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47 522 Aug 28, 2017 07:57
vic rzonca View latest post
No new posts Reporting thefts and disappearances     
On this forum you can add report on the theft of specimens; tell people about other losses and/or advise people of things they should be wary of; or report any other incidents.. including ones during collecting trips or other mineral related activities.      
Theft of Tourmalines from Fallbrook Gem & Mineral Society Museum in California (Chris Wentzell) Oct 14, 2017 03:38 Replies: 23 Views: 2420
Theft from the Franklin Mineral Museum, New Jersey (Jordi Fabre) Jul 18, 2017 07:43 Replies: 0 Views: 591
Theft at West Coast Mineral and Fossil Show of Kristalle gold. (vic rzonca) Nov 16, 2016 07:43 Replies: 1 Views: 1426
Stolen specimen inquiry (Jordi Fabre) Aug 06, 2016 05:08 Replies: 3 Views: 3568
Theft of Colin Owen mineral specimens and collection (Pierre Joubert) Jul 15, 2016 10:34 Replies: 14 Views: 5034
THEFT of 60 world class mineral specimens in Johannesburg! (Jordi Fabre) Apr 29, 2016 10:04 Replies: 19 Views: 19857
Famous piece stolen from a Romanian Museum (David) Jan 27, 2014 14:16 Replies: 0 Views: 6320
Warning: Johannesburg Geology Museum theft: July 2013!! (Jordi Fabre) Jul 19, 2013 11:20 Replies: 2 Views: 5696
A Butte Covellite was stolen from the National Mining Hall of Fame!!!! (Jordi Fabre) Feb 09, 2013 14:51 Replies: 0 Views: 3877
California Mining and Mineral Museum Robbed (Jordi Fabre) Oct 05, 2012 12:59 Replies: 3 Views: 4790
Theft at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History (Jordi Fabre) Feb 28, 2012 23:42 Replies: 1 Views: 2905
Highgrading, the selling of stolen goods and turning a blind eye (BlueCapProductions) Dec 01, 2011 02:48 Replies: 42 Views: 50142
Theft of Rice Museum Gold Collection! (Jordi Fabre) Apr 23, 2010 14:32 Replies: 4 Views: 6948
Theft of minerals from a Museum in Iceland (John S. White) Oct 28, 2009 11:22 Replies: 6 Views: 5032

14 132 Oct 14, 2017 03:38
Pierre Joubert 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
100.000 Club Presentation of new members - Reference Thread (Jordi Fabre) Aug 18, 2017 02:07 Replies: 288 Views: 135462
How should I proceed here? (Justin Hickok) Oct 12, 2017 17:20 Replies: 1 Views: 201
EDS Testing of Gold Jewelry (Lucca) Oct 08, 2017 04:43 Replies: 3 Views: 302
Lawn boulders (Tom Mazanec) Sep 30, 2017 11:28 Replies: 1 Views: 259
I am back (trtlman) Sep 20, 2017 16:02 Replies: 0 Views: 208
Hurricane Harvey and the mineral collectors from Texas (Jordi Fabre) Aug 31, 2017 12:30 Replies: 8 Views: 1395
Duke of Devonshire Emerald Currently Displayed (Stone Mania) Aug 07, 2017 12:24 Replies: 18 Views: 1736
The oldest rocks (Roger Warin) Aug 05, 2017 04:06 Replies: 11 Views: 5851
Can I get help growing alum crystals (candy_rainbows) Jul 12, 2017 08:00 Replies: 4 Views: 1898
Wood completely Petrified in less than a year? (Daniel Boom) Jul 11, 2017 11:57 Replies: 21 Views: 2548
Twenty basic minerals (Tom Mazanec) May 29, 2017 22:24 Replies: 8 Views: 1723
Public version ;-) (Tobi) May 12, 2017 11:18 Replies: 1 Views: 924
Naica and its "Cave of the Swords" (Tobi) Apr 06, 2017 08:29 Replies: 9 Views: 5685
-ite and -lite (Tom Mazanec) Apr 04, 2017 00:50 Replies: 9 Views: 2221
Just some collection statistics (Tobi) Mar 26, 2017 16:01 Replies: 30 Views: 7087
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369 3097 Oct 12, 2017 17:20
Jordi Fabre View latest post
No new posts The Ten Thousand Club     
This Section displays, in one location, all those subjects that, while they are no longer on the main page, have been read more than 10,000 times and are from the sections: "Minerals and Mineralogy" "What is it? - Where is it from?" "Micros & Macros" and "Mines and Mineral Localities".
The other Sections of FMF will not move their topics to here because we prefer to keep their topics grouped.   Moderators chris, Antonio Alcaide

100.000 Club Quartz collecting outings in South Africa (Pierre Joubert) Sep 08, 2017 08:04 Replies: 289 Views: 152676
I am curious to know what camera you are using... (Pierre Joubert) May 25, 2017 15:33 Replies: 29 Views: 22207
100.000 Club New find of minerals from New York (Glenn Rhein) Jan 04, 2017 03:56 Replies: 122 Views: 110842
Radioactive minerals (Roger Warin) Nov 01, 2016 05:40 Replies: 29 Views: 30506
What about heliodor from Tajikistan? (parfaitelumiere) Sep 09, 2016 03:20 Replies: 90 Views: 87555
Maximum number of minerals on a specimen (David) Aug 12, 2016 11:02 Replies: 21 Views: 22207
More about beta Quartz (nitana2000) Mar 08, 2016 12:34 Replies: 27 Views: 36320
Ilmenite pseudo (John S. White) Feb 18, 2016 08:02 Replies: 3 Views: 31682
Question about cubic diamond crystals (Jim) Nov 26, 2015 11:28 Replies: 21 Views: 32815
Very nice Amethyst in the Railroad Works in North of Spain (Joan R.) May 11, 2015 16:02 Replies: 16 Views: 36971
Mysterious Black Crystals (Something Fishy!) (Andy Love) May 11, 2015 14:53 Replies: 35 Views: 32632
Daylight Fluorescent Hyalite Opal from Mexico (Peter Megaw) May 06, 2015 19:10 Replies: 31 Views: 37534
2014 - International year of crystallography: for example, pyrite. (Roger Warin) Dec 30, 2014 15:35 Replies: 34 Views: 26982
Hallelujah Junction, Nevada (John S. White) Oct 06, 2014 21:14 Replies: 23 Views: 30947
100.000 Club Very little mineralogy in mineral collecting today (John S. White) Sep 23, 2014 15:47 Replies: 94 Views: 123650
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148 846 Sep 08, 2017 08:04
Pierre Joubert View latest post
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: 15262
Exchange of minerals. I'm from Ukraine. (Hereiam) Sep 25, 2017 00:09 Replies: 3 Views: 534
Meteorite with old labels wanted (Krantz and others) (illaenus) Nov 15, 2016 14:14 Replies: 1 Views: 2939
Calcites from each State (Pat Tucci) Jun 29, 2016 07:24 Replies: 19 Views: 6328
Looking for Native Sulphur specimens (bgreenstone) Mar 21, 2016 08:28 Replies: 0 Views: 5204
Help with free collecting (solarflare) Feb 11, 2016 18:09 Replies: 8 Views: 5446
NJ Minerals available for trade (Gary Moldovany) Feb 07, 2016 10:45 Replies: 2 Views: 6588
Pyrite for exchange (Cesar M. Salvan) Jan 05, 2016 01:17 Replies: 2 Views: 7057
Bulgarian minerals for exchange (Wolfgang Proestler) Nov 22, 2015 08:32 Replies: 12 Views: 7879
Exchange-Wanted: inclusion quartz crystals, 2 to 3cm, DT or floater, unpolished (cascaillou) Sep 11, 2014 11:08 Replies: 0 Views: 7939
Exchange - Wanted: arsenolite, montroydite, lithiophosphate (cascaillou) Sep 11, 2014 11:01 Replies: 0 Views: 5394
Rhodochrosite rough (Jack Chiang) Aug 23, 2014 13:03 Replies: 1 Views: 5010
Fossils for minerals (appies) Jun 09, 2014 02:41 Replies: 1 Views: 6388
Polish minerals for exchange (Lucas Etienne) Apr 30, 2014 10:30 Replies: 22 Views: 17228
Hourglass Selenite (Alan) Apr 15, 2014 11:05 Replies: 6 Views: 9776
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39 212 Sep 25, 2017 00:09
Hereiam View latest post

Mineralogical Magazines  Topics   Posts   Last Post 
A kind of special space for mineralogical magazines to allow publishers and readers to keep in touch.
What is it about them that makes it a pleasure to receive them, which old ones you miss, the new issues, the new books they publish...
 
No new posts The Mineralogical Record     
The Mineralogical Record, founded in 1970, is an American mineral magazine of international interest, providing beautifully illustrated articles on minerals and mineral localities worldwide. Additional features include articles on mineral shows, mineral museums, mineralogical and mining collectibles (e.g. antique instruments), profiles of prominent collectors and their collections, book reviews, and articles on the history of mineral collecting and the history of mineralogy. Special-theme supplements to the regular issues are also published.      
This Forum is from now a "Fellow" of the Mineralogical Record magazine (Jordi Fabre) Mar 31, 2017 04:24 Replies: 2 Views: 2504
M.R. vol 48 (2) Tri-State District (Robert Seitz) Mar 29, 2017 19:22 Replies: 2 Views: 1138
New Standards of Excellence in the Mineral Kingdom - M.R. March-April 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Apr 20, 2015 10:51 Replies: 41 Views: 36793
2014 Graphic Excellence Award again for the Mineralogical Record and two more medals! (Jordi Fabre) Dec 31, 2014 13:22 Replies: 3 Views: 5236
Mineralogical Record News (Jordi Fabre) Apr 09, 2014 04:04 Replies: 1 Views: 6176
The 2013 Graphic Excellence Award for the Mineralogical Record! (Jordi Fabre) May 22, 2013 12:27 Replies: 0 Views: 5789
The Mineralogical Record (Jordi Fabre) Apr 28, 2010 13:58 Replies: 8 Views: 14610
Article in M. Record about the John White single crystal collection (Jordi Fabre) Sep 26, 2009 08:31 Replies: 2 Views: 9289
Opinions about Mineralogical Record's Article (Jordi Fabre) May 18, 2009 11:59 Replies: 15 Views: 31332
Mineralogical Record, an excellent magazine. (Joan R.) Jan 21, 2008 06:47 Replies: 0 Views: 6985

10 84 Mar 31, 2017 04:24
Jordi Fabre View latest post
No new posts Rocks & Minerals     
Rocks & Minerals has published feature articles on mineralogy, geology, and paleontology since 1926. Regular departments explore such topics as minerals for the collector; microminerals; recent books, videos, and DVDs; coming events; museum news; and personalities in the field. Detailed lists of collecting opportunities in specific localities are published periodically, as are special theme issues.      
Some well-deserved plaudits for Marie Huizing and Rocks & Minerals magazine (Jordi Fabre) Jan 04, 2015 11:27 Replies: 9 Views: 10096
Rocks & Minerals Magazine - May-June 2014 Issue (Peter Megaw) May 24, 2014 15:39 Replies: 2 Views: 6047
Rocks & Minerals Magazine - Jan/Feb 2014 issue (Jordi Fabre) Mar 12, 2014 10:16 Replies: 1 Views: 5225
Rocks & Minerals Magazine - Nov/Dec 2013 issue (Rocks & Minerals) Dec 01, 2013 13:52 Replies: 2 Views: 9578
Superb improvement in the printing quality of R&M Magazine (Jordi Fabre) Apr 29, 2013 09:16 Replies: 3 Views: 7507
Rocks & Minerals ONLINE (Jordi Fabre) Aug 20, 2012 12:03 Replies: 4 Views: 11545
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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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