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26 Apr-21:47:25 Re: quartz and limonite from a sandstone quarry (Dale Hallmark)
26 Apr-20:16:02 Re: the salt cathedral of zipaquira (Franjungle)
26 Apr-20:05:17 Re: collection of fiebre verde (Franjungle)
26 Apr-19:38:59 Re: don lum collection (Don Lum)
26 Apr-19:09:10 Re: quartz and limonite from a sandstone quarry (Texasdigger)
26 Apr-16:43:55 Quartz and limonite from a sandstone quarry (Pete Richards)
26 Apr-16:39:07 The mizunaka collection - fluorite with pyrite (Am Mizunaka)
26 Apr-11:50:41 Re: fluorite from whiteman creek, vernon, bc, canada (Bob Harman)
26 Apr-11:43:31 Re: collection of manuel mesa (Manuel Mesa)
26 Apr-09:27:15 Re: fluorite from whiteman creek, vernon, bc, canada (Tobi)
26 Apr-06:37:40 Re: collection of fiebre verde (Fiebre Verde)
26 Apr-05:59:51 Re: a mineralogical trip through germany / niedersachsen - lower saxony (Jordi Fabre)
26 Apr-02:26:26 Re: collection of heimo hellwig (Heimo Hellwig)
26 Apr-01:23:45 Re: need some help (Texasdigger)
25 Apr-22:39:35 Re: the salt cathedral of zipaquira (Franjungle)
25 Apr-22:28:30 Re: collection of fiebre verde (Franjungle)
25 Apr-18:27:57 Re: fluorite from whiteman creek, vernon, bc, canada (Bob Carnein)
25 Apr-16:25:57 The mizunaka collection - calcite (Am Mizunaka)
25 Apr-16:24:14 Re: fluorite from whiteman creek, vernon, bc, canada (Kushmeja)
25 Apr-16:13:37 Re: fluorite from whiteman creek, vernon, bc, canada (Thecrystalfinder)
25 Apr-16:11:04 Fluorite from whiteman creek, vernon, bc, canada (Thecrystalfinder)
25 Apr-15:49:05 Re: purple fluorite macro (Bob Kerr)
25 Apr-11:40:37 Re: collection of manuel mesa (Manuel Mesa)
25 Apr-05:38:56 Re: purple fluorite macro (Tobi)
24 Apr-21:23:10 Re: the salt cathedral of zipaquira (Franjungle)

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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.

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.

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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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