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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
Public mining in Oaxaca, Mexico (ancientmttreasures) Feb 17, 2017 19:47 Replies: 7 Views: 418
Montroydite from Terlingua, Texas (Tom Tucker) Feb 16, 2017 17:23 Replies: 1 Views: 332
Negative crystals and their formation (Donn C.) Feb 12, 2017 17:01 Replies: 7 Views: 592
Light sensitivity of cinnabar crystals (Chatian Mine, China)? (Tobi) Feb 02, 2017 16:47 Replies: 16 Views: 1036
Copper specimen from Zambia? (Pierre Joubert) Jan 21, 2017 03:25 Replies: 5 Views: 652
Epitaxial albite on microcline? (Josele) Jan 18, 2017 14:01 Replies: 4 Views: 608
Spanish aragonite (Bob Carnein) Jan 17, 2017 12:13 Replies: 4 Views: 657
Cristobalite / Libyan desert glass (Roger Warin) Jan 16, 2017 11:27 Replies: 3 Views: 4319
Cechite from Ulldemolins (Cesar M. Salvan) Jan 02, 2017 10:04 Replies: 6 Views: 1024
Cristobalite in Lybian Desert Glass (Roger Warin) Dec 25, 2016 08:45 Replies: 7 Views: 883
Very unusual calcite crystal (Pete Richards) Dec 22, 2016 06:28 Replies: 5 Views: 719
Weird face in quartz (Josele) Dec 09, 2016 05:17 Replies: 14 Views: 2102
Im loving this Beryl (texasdigger) Dec 08, 2016 23:58 Replies: 5 Views: 819
Merelaniite - a new mineral from the famous tanzanite deposit (John Jaszczak) Nov 26, 2016 13:30 Replies: 9 Views: 2241
Please help identify this mineral/crystal. (rhichens) Nov 25, 2016 16:19 Replies: 21 Views: 3429
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644 6026 Feb 17, 2017 19:47
Inma 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: 9687
An opportune harvest in Serra do Caldeirão claims, Brazil - (25) (Jordi Fabre) Jul 07, 2016 12:02 Replies: 0 Views: 2396
Trip to the Eastern Emerald Belt, Colombia - (24) (Fiebre Verde) Nov 13, 2016 16:39 Replies: 12 Views: 4940
Malbunka Copper Mine, Home of the Azurite Suns - (23) (crocoite) Jan 12, 2017 04:56 Replies: 45 Views: 17098
How to find a pocket? - (22) (Jordi Fabre) Dec 12, 2015 03:28 Replies: 37 Views: 19510
A "complete" Dauphiné twin of quartz - (21) (Pete Richards) Sep 10, 2014 11:43 Replies: 18 Views: 15590
A copper mine to understand Life - (20) (Cesar M. Salvan) Aug 19, 2014 15:49 Replies: 9 Views: 9230
DIY Specific Gravity Kit (tutorial) - (19) (cascaillou) Apr 08, 2014 06:17 Replies: 11 Views: 14186
How to dig a pocket? - (18) (Jordi Fabre) Jan 22, 2014 12:41 Replies: 29 Views: 47905
APXS: from Mars to the mineral collector's workbench - (17) (Cesar M. Salvan) Jun 03, 2014 04:06 Replies: 8 Views: 11175
Photos of epitaxy - (16) (John S. White) Feb 20, 2016 08:10 Replies: 46 Views: 54702
Twinning of the aragonite - (15) (Pete Richards) Jan 07, 2015 23:17 Replies: 9 Views: 12408
Preparing a list of light sensitive minerals - (14) (Jordi Fabre) Jun 04, 2012 08:41 Replies: 83 Views: 67060
100.000 Club What defines a mineral's 'quality?' - (13) (Tracy) Jan 18, 2014 12:00 Replies: 35 Views: 109600
Practical Mineralogy #2: What pseudos tell us about deposit genesis - (12) (Peter Megaw) Jun 01, 2013 06:37 Replies: 17 Views: 20742
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29 1172 Feb 08, 2017 22:24
amigo View latest post
No new posts News about shows     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
Tucson Show 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Feb 18, 2017 13:26 Replies: 92 Views: 22415
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 06, 2016 11:21 Replies: 68 Views: 17944
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 18, 2016 14:37 Replies: 47 Views: 21699
Tucson Show 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Feb 28, 2016 16:01 Replies: 61 Views: 35950
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Nov 27, 2015 23:45 Replies: 102 Views: 54934
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 20, 2015 16:38 Replies: 58 Views: 38607
2015 Tucson In Retrospect (Don Lum) Mar 15, 2015 15:47 Replies: 58 Views: 29156
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 30, 2015 22:03 Replies: 174 Views: 125715
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 01, 2014 02:35 Replies: 80 Views: 62532
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2014 (Jordi Fabre) May 06, 2015 16:42 Replies: 40 Views: 33970
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 30, 2014 01:38 Replies: 111 Views: 102813
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2013 (Jordi Fabre) Oct 28, 2014 15:19 Replies: 122 Views: 86902
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2013 - 50th Edition! (Jordi Fabre) Jul 16, 2013 04:27 Replies: 65 Views: 73293
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2013 (Jordi Fabre) Jan 05, 2017 09:38 Replies: 162 Views: 136999
100.000 Club Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2012 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 15, 2013 07:47 Replies: 103 Views: 125294
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34 2099 Feb 18, 2017 13:26
Jordi Fabre View latest post
No new posts Mineral Shows     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
37th Expominerales Madrid Show (Spain) (Cosme Perez) Jan 16, 2017 14:15 Replies: 0 Views: 453
Tucson 2017 - Tucson Hotel City Center changes (vic rzonca) Jan 03, 2017 15:54 Replies: 9 Views: 1788
5th Chenzhou - Hunan Mineral Show in China (Jordi Fabre) Nov 26, 2016 18:51 Replies: 0 Views: 1067
The Liège Mineral Show (Intermineral 2016), Palais des Congrès (valere) Nov 14, 2016 14:44 Replies: 13 Views: 2152
Beijing Mineral / Gem / Fossil Show (Jordi Fabre) Oct 23, 2016 13:46 Replies: 0 Views: 1415
Fête des Minéraux Bourg d'Oisans, France 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Oct 23, 2016 13:34 Replies: 0 Views: 1193
Verona Mineral Show (Jordi Fabre) Oct 21, 2016 13:31 Replies: 0 Views: 1418
Micromineral Society of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History Symposium (Tom Mazanec) Oct 19, 2016 22:29 Replies: 2 Views: 1000
The Xiamen Gem & Mineral Fair 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Oct 16, 2016 17:11 Replies: 0 Views: 1302
The first mineral show (Tom Mazanec) Oct 04, 2016 06:33 Replies: 5 Views: 2439
My first Tucson trip for the 2017 Show (Turbo) Aug 29, 2016 09:29 Replies: 7 Views: 1939
New Executive Inn Show in 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Aug 28, 2016 11:48 Replies: 0 Views: 1721
2016 Tucson Show - A Look Back (Don Lum) Aug 21, 2016 15:16 Replies: 135 Views: 35658
East Coast Show (vic rzonca) Aug 18, 2016 12:53 Replies: 18 Views: 5274
Gem and Mineral Fair - China Xiamen International 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 20, 2016 11:08 Replies: 0 Views: 2115
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173 1725 Jan 31, 2017 21:28
Robert Seitz 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 19, 2017 18:04 Replies: 101 Views: 10012
TUCSON, 2016. And away we go.... (Gail) Mar 19, 2016 11:45 Replies: 445 Views: 97059
The magic of Tucson, 2015. Gail Spann report. (Gail) Aug 12, 2015 11:19 Replies: 116 Views: 58474
Tucson 2014 Show Report, Gail Spann Having Fun Again... (Gail) Jul 26, 2014 19:32 Replies: 156 Views: 81070
Houston Fine Mineral Show Report, with Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 03, 2013 09:23 Replies: 103 Views: 60471
100.000 Club 2013 Tucson Show Adventure ~ Gail Spann Style. (Gail) Apr 27, 2013 02:57 Replies: 598 Views: 247146
Fabulous Denver Gem and Mineral Show, Sept 14, 2012 and on...Gail Spann (Gail) Nov 04, 2012 01:57 Replies: 43 Views: 42362
Gail Spann's 2012 East Coast Gem and Mineral Show report (Gail) Aug 29, 2012 14:27 Replies: 151 Views: 77796
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin... (Gail) Oct 02, 2012 11:21 Replies: 632 Views: 347191
FMF party in Tucson, 2012. You coming? (Gail) Mar 03, 2012 02:28 Replies: 49 Views: 46703
Fort Worth, Texas, Gem and Mineral Show. Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 01, 2011 20:35 Replies: 33 Views: 38231
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011 (Gail) Oct 07, 2012 11:38 Replies: 370 Views: 268230
FMFs party in Tucson, 2011 (Gail) Feb 27, 2011 22:43 Replies: 114 Views: 82753
Gail Spann's Tucson show report, 2011 (Gail) Jan 17, 2011 01:30 Replies: 28 Views: 31440
Gail Spann's HOUSTON 2010 show report (Gail) Jun 28, 2010 02:56 Replies: 122 Views: 76062
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32 4815 Feb 19, 2017 18:04
Gail 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

Colored Glass or Obsidian (ilzho) Feb 18, 2017 19:44 Replies: 2 Views: 149
Is this Jasper? (ilzho) Feb 17, 2017 08:52 Replies: 2 Views: 192
What is it? (Ricardo Melendez) Feb 16, 2017 13:38 Replies: 4 Views: 205
More green rock Id Help (ilzho) Feb 16, 2017 11:36 Replies: 1 Views: 157
What is this???? (Rockster) Feb 15, 2017 11:38 Replies: 3 Views: 258
Desert Rose, concretion, geode? (ilzho) Feb 14, 2017 20:42 Replies: 1 Views: 143
Green rock Id help (ilzho) Feb 14, 2017 18:13 Replies: 1 Views: 117
Please help, what is this? From Mexico desert. (isreal) Feb 05, 2017 20:23 Replies: 5 Views: 355
What are these Little green gems (BerylBoyd) Feb 04, 2017 16:48 Replies: 7 Views: 535
Can somebody please help me identify this bright blue massive crystalline formation? (andminerals) Jan 30, 2017 11:24 Replies: 1 Views: 312
What is this? (evanofford) Jan 29, 2017 22:31 Replies: 2 Views: 229
Can anyone help me identify this rock? (Luna_moon) Jan 28, 2017 20:56 Replies: 9 Views: 753
What is it? Chalcedony? (BHmineral) Jan 25, 2017 13:38 Replies: 5 Views: 438
Could this be a meteorite? (Grandpa'sRocks) Jan 23, 2017 16:32 Replies: 1 Views: 410
One more for identification (Greg1959) Jan 23, 2017 15:34 Replies: 2 Views: 404
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565 3886 Feb 18, 2017 19:44
ilzho 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

Chinese fluorite (jfc035) Feb 06, 2017 16:00 Replies: 4 Views: 549
Cherry Quartz with trapped gold nugget ? What do I have ? (zharsanyi72) Jan 30, 2017 15:49 Replies: 13 Views: 781
Rock ID from China? (MarcAlan) Jan 29, 2017 22:34 Replies: 2 Views: 289
Phenakite from Mozambique? (g1powermac) Jan 26, 2017 09:18 Replies: 5 Views: 539
Looking to identify Green Minerals surrounding sagenite in agate (TRG) Jan 19, 2017 18:41 Replies: 5 Views: 470
Malachite from Willis Mountain VA (steven calamuci) Jan 18, 2017 14:05 Replies: 5 Views: 1413
Inclusions in rutilated quartz (paolo) Jan 15, 2017 02:48 Replies: 11 Views: 974
Fluorite with which mineral and from which it can come (geofossile) Jan 14, 2017 16:53 Replies: 7 Views: 523
Agate moss? (Agate) Jan 12, 2017 14:18 Replies: 6 Views: 580
Bluish crystal ID (Robson Vieira) Jan 12, 2017 07:22 Replies: 5 Views: 572
Locality Correct? - Minium, Plumbojarosite, Cerrusite specimens from Tres Marias, Chihuahu (daviddillman) Jan 07, 2017 21:15 Replies: 6 Views: 733
ID confirmation (Robson Vieira) Jan 07, 2017 13:36 Replies: 2 Views: 424
Help with a ID mineral (Robson Vieira) Jan 06, 2017 17:18 Replies: 8 Views: 750
Unusual Circular Pattern on Goethite (Joe Haigh) Dec 31, 2016 14:53 Replies: 7 Views: 763
Tsumeb specimen. (Heimo Hellwig) Dec 28, 2016 10:17 Replies: 4 Views: 664
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999 6594 Feb 06, 2017 16:00
jfc035 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
Lighting and mineral photos (dontgogreen) Nov 05, 2016 19:15 Replies: 1 Views: 1089
Special John S. White photographs (ploum) Jul 14, 2016 13:15 Replies: 15 Views: 12823
North American pyrrhotites (dontgogreen) Jun 13, 2016 22:02 Replies: 6 Views: 2272
Elbaite (Roger Warin) May 01, 2016 12:50 Replies: 2 Views: 2797
Epitaxy: a very rare example, torbernite on saleeite (Roger Warin) May 01, 2016 01:52 Replies: 2 Views: 2045
Saleeite (Roger Warin) Apr 29, 2016 22:07 Replies: 0 Views: 3498
My collection of macro's (DJandLIMON111) Apr 19, 2016 12:04 Replies: 11 Views: 5112
Snowflake Photographs? (trtlman) Feb 14, 2016 08:52 Replies: 19 Views: 15025
Quartz microscope pictures (DJandLIMON111) Dec 25, 2015 19:25 Replies: 3 Views: 5332
Articles on Digital Photomicrography and Photomacrography (Elise) Aug 17, 2015 15:10 Replies: 1 Views: 4245
Stack software, comparative speed, optimizations and others (ofarcis) Jun 15, 2015 14:21 Replies: 18 Views: 18925
Hematite Eifel (Matteo_Chinellato) Mar 29, 2015 10:53 Replies: 3 Views: 5753
Italian Anatase (Matteo_Chinellato) Nov 16, 2014 10:18 Replies: 5 Views: 5556
Up close colourful minerals (David) Nov 14, 2014 15:22 Replies: 0 Views: 6325
Elbaite from Elba Island (Roger Warin) Oct 26, 2014 07:59 Replies: 5 Views: 9800
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81 615 Nov 05, 2016 19:15
Matt_Zukowski 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 Fluorites? (Tobi) Feb 06, 2017 10:01 Replies: 131 Views: 93593
Favourite Tourmalines? (Tobi) Jan 14, 2017 14:59 Replies: 19 Views: 1652
Favourite Galenas? (Tobi) Jan 10, 2017 15:30 Replies: 6 Views: 1492
Favourite Beryls? (Tobi) Jan 09, 2017 16:35 Replies: 15 Views: 1403
Favourite Rhodochrosites? (Tobi) Jan 09, 2017 09:14 Replies: 22 Views: 3276
Favourite Calcites? (Tobi) Jan 08, 2017 11:41 Replies: 13 Views: 2215
Favourite Quartzes? (Tobi) Sep 30, 2016 02:47 Replies: 23 Views: 4065
Favourite Fluorapatites? (Tobi) Sep 21, 2016 13:03 Replies: 9 Views: 1862
Favourite Mimetites? (Tobi) Aug 30, 2016 03:14 Replies: 8 Views: 1555
Favourite Pyromorphites? (Tobi) Aug 27, 2016 09:34 Replies: 12 Views: 2135
Favourite Wulfenites? (Tobi) Aug 26, 2016 17:13 Replies: 20 Views: 3181
Favourite Sphalerites? (Tobi) Aug 26, 2016 03:44 Replies: 16 Views: 2830
Favourite Garnets? (Tobi) Aug 26, 2016 03:32 Replies: 5 Views: 1197
The other ten of the top twenty locations (Tom Mazanec) Mar 04, 2016 10:15 Replies: 9 Views: 4312
Favourite SEM photos (Cesar M. Salvan) Aug 26, 2014 16:41 Replies: 16 Views: 10746
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17 380 Feb 06, 2017 10:01
Jesse Fisher 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
Serra do Caldeirao claims (dontgogreen) Dec 18, 2016 10:15 Replies: 2 Views: 778
Collecting quartz on the Little Falls dolostone (vic rzonca) Nov 16, 2016 16:15 Replies: 102 Views: 55252
The Tsumeb Mine (Heimo Hellwig) Nov 02, 2016 02:11 Replies: 8 Views: 1593
Location Question - "Schlaggenwald" (Jesse Fisher) Sep 25, 2016 13:04 Replies: 6 Views: 1349
Lignite/Brown Coal in Stringtown, OK (Xhou) Sep 04, 2016 12:42 Replies: 1 Views: 907
Maine tourmaline find a month ago. (vic rzonca) Aug 31, 2016 22:34 Replies: 12 Views: 8495
The incredible valleys with Pyrite cubes in La Rioja, Spain (James) Aug 24, 2016 05:20 Replies: 27 Views: 4770
Mines and minerals. (vic rzonca) Aug 07, 2016 09:21 Replies: 0 Views: 1597
Todays and past mercury mines in the world (langsholt) Jul 24, 2016 23:27 Replies: 5 Views: 1467
Tschudi mine (Heimo Hellwig) May 09, 2016 11:44 Replies: 0 Views: 4108
Spruce claim quartz on pyrite (dontgogreen) May 07, 2016 13:42 Replies: 2 Views: 4149
What is the source of the recent upsurge in Viburnum Trend minerals? (Jeff) May 02, 2016 19:00 Replies: 1 Views: 2103
Quartz druze (vic rzonca) Apr 08, 2016 11:09 Replies: 12 Views: 4270
Gold from Kilo-Moto, DR Congo (Roger Warin) Mar 20, 2016 03:19 Replies: 2 Views: 2249
Future localities? (Tom Mazanec) Mar 20, 2016 01:53 Replies: 5 Views: 2488
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215 1758 Dec 18, 2016 10:15
Jordi Fabre View latest post
No new posts Improving the FMF Data Base of localities     
FMF has a database of mineral localities that is used when adding photos of specimens. This has been created so that we can check the localities are consistent, and debate and discuss them. Please use this to add suggestions for new localities not created yet or debate the existing.      
Proper locality name of the Czar Mine? (Jordi Fabre) May 11, 2016 05:20 Replies: 4 Views: 3131
Westmorland (James) Jun 11, 2015 08:20 Replies: 18 Views: 11604
From Kearsarge Mountain? (GneissWare) Jun 08, 2015 22:27 Replies: 7 Views: 4799

3 32 May 11, 2016 05:20
Jordi Fabre View latest post
No new posts Rockhounding trips     
In this forum you are able to post reports of trips to your favorite mines and famous or unknown mineral localities, as well as request from other FMFers information you need to plan your collecting / rockhounding trips.      
Looking for references for Emerald Mine Tours in Colombia (MSrockhound) Jan 17, 2017 19:22 Replies: 0 Views: 409
Lets go to India - Need Advice (Nico78) Dec 20, 2016 11:11 Replies: 0 Views: 424
We returned to a favorite spot in Franklin N.C. (mcmahand) Nov 14, 2016 03:09 Replies: 1 Views: 847
Pseudoctahedral Calcite (dontgogreen) Nov 07, 2016 17:50 Replies: 8 Views: 1354
The Namib Desert (Heimo Hellwig) Sep 28, 2016 03:00 Replies: 22 Views: 12767
Video trip report Sterling Hill Mine, Herkimers, and Mount Mica (mcmahand) Aug 08, 2016 19:48 Replies: 0 Views: 1616
Utah Smoky Quartz Find (camile89) Mar 29, 2016 20:17 Replies: 2 Views: 2744
Cacholong (opal) digging (ACC79) Feb 17, 2016 16:00 Replies: 5 Views: 4252
Manganese mining. (Heimo Hellwig) Jan 29, 2016 01:45 Replies: 8 Views: 4742
My recent trip to Namibia. (Pierre Joubert) Dec 22, 2015 01:43 Replies: 18 Views: 11161
Uis, Namibia (Heimo Hellwig) Sep 22, 2015 05:10 Replies: 11 Views: 8023
The snows are melting in the mountains... time for a zeolite hunt! (Rei) May 12, 2015 15:30 Replies: 26 Views: 16239
St Peters Dome (trickpats) May 11, 2015 11:50 Replies: 6 Views: 6940
The picrite of Ölfusvatnsárgljúfur (Rei) May 09, 2015 03:17 Replies: 13 Views: 8463
Visit to eastern Sicily (Richard_Murphy) Jan 03, 2015 05:10 Replies: 7 Views: 8045
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47 300 Jan 17, 2017 19:22
MSrockhound 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: 6274
100.000 Club Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode (Antonio Da Silveira) Jan 06, 2016 01:45 Replies: 35 Views: 113402
CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia (John Cornish) Feb 28, 2014 20:03 Replies: 63 Views: 55258
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6 133 Nov 08, 2016 03:51
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No new posts A mineralogical trip through the states of USA     Access to the FMF Gallery
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52 1003 Feb 14, 2017 14:34
Bob Harman View latest post
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15 302 Oct 14, 2016 20:24
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12 275 Jan 18, 2017 12:54
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No new posts Conserving, Preparing and Cleaning Minerals     
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Removing stubborn minerals from quartz (Pierre Joubert) Feb 19, 2017 13:48 Replies: 24 Views: 8717
Unreliable Water Guns? (daviddillman) Aug 30, 2016 10:24 Replies: 12 Views: 2070
Cleaning Pyrite (John S. White) Jul 21, 2016 05:07 Replies: 23 Views: 15867
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How to remove iron stains? (daviddillman) Feb 19, 2016 06:25 Replies: 24 Views: 22716
Stilbite and sandblasting - unexpected result (Rei) Feb 08, 2016 16:35 Replies: 6 Views: 4005
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Fluorite cleaning ! (h.abbasi) Dec 14, 2015 13:14 Replies: 9 Views: 5401
Trimming methods - wulfenite (dontgogreen) Dec 04, 2015 09:05 Replies: 4 Views: 3991
Mounting very tiny specimens (rocks2dust) Nov 26, 2015 12:29 Replies: 10 Views: 5101
Light sensitivity of pink fluorapatite (Tobi) Nov 04, 2015 06:41 Replies: 3 Views: 4311
Potential Toxicity of Handling Raw Malachite Specimens. (Joseph D'Oliveira) Sep 02, 2015 15:21 Replies: 14 Views: 9195
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120 1064 Feb 19, 2017 13:48
Pierre Joubert View latest post
No new posts Collection photos and Collector's page     Access to the FMF Gallery
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100.000 Club The Mizunaka Collection (am mizunaka) Feb 16, 2017 19:44 Replies: 788 Views: 292139
100.000 Club The micro photographs of Christian Rewitzer (Jordi Fabre) Feb 20, 2016 23:50 Replies: 77 Views: 137344
100.000 Club Collection of Fiebre Verde (Fiebre Verde) Feb 19, 2017 13:59 Replies: 493 Views: 132541
100.000 Club The collection of Pierre and Riana Joubert (Pierre Joubert) Jan 31, 2017 00:31 Replies: 251 Views: 102010
Collection of ras (Robert Seitz) Feb 19, 2017 12:39 Replies: 53 Views: 13706
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131 11602 Feb 19, 2017 19:49
Don Lum View latest post
No new posts Women's Private Collections     Access to the FMF Gallery
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100.000 Club Gail's collection (Gail) Jul 19, 2016 00:07 Replies: 374 Views: 319046
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Tracy's favorite specimens (Tracy) Jun 04, 2011 14:01 Replies: 73 Views: 89072
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8 578 Jul 19, 2016 00:07
Gail View latest post
No new posts Mineralogical Literature     
New books, journals, etc that merit your attention.   Moderators John S. White, Carles Millan, chris, Antonio Alcaide
Mineralogy by Dexter Perkins (Tom Mazanec) Jan 03, 2017 18:03 Replies: 14 Views: 1582
Panasqueira Mine (crosstimber) Nov 08, 2016 11:01 Replies: 19 Views: 16361
ExtraLapis No. 50: Kalifornien/California - a great article written by Jesse Fisher (Tobi) Sep 25, 2016 04:46 Replies: 3 Views: 1388
My reading (Tom Mazanec) Jun 11, 2016 13:43 Replies: 8 Views: 3508
Quartz from Spain (Miguel Calvo) Apr 28, 2016 01:17 Replies: 1 Views: 2602
Antique books (ACC79) Feb 05, 2016 14:35 Replies: 1 Views: 2619
Australian micromineral newsletter... (crocoite) Jan 24, 2016 14:49 Replies: 18 Views: 18315
Minerales y Minas de España by Miguel Calvo (Minerals and Mines of Spain) (Antonio Alcaide) Dec 09, 2015 22:38 Replies: 3 Views: 8194
Classification of crystallographic forms - any references? (prcantos) Mar 06, 2015 11:11 Replies: 21 Views: 13853
Mathematical Crystallography by Boisen & Gibbs (prcantos) Oct 09, 2014 03:55 Replies: 0 Views: 6162
Crystal Mountains - Minerals of the Cairngorms NEW BOOK (Roy Starkey) Oct 07, 2014 09:54 Replies: 11 Views: 8295
New book:"Crystal Forms of Fluorite - Kristallformen von Fluorit" (jrg) Sep 13, 2014 15:40 Replies: 11 Views: 10301
The long awaited new NAMIBIA book released on September 1st! (MINERALIEN-Welt) Aug 28, 2014 05:53 Replies: 2 Views: 5703
Importance of Cataloguing & Mineral-Collector Demographics (Banko45) Jul 25, 2014 20:56 Replies: 12 Views: 8897
Jaspers & Agates (Josele) Jun 28, 2014 08:08 Replies: 12 Views: 11200
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83 672 Jan 03, 2017 18:03
Tom Mazanec 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
Mineral collages 4.0 (Tobi) Jan 22, 2017 07:36 Replies: 9 Views: 1111
Fabre's past (vic rzonca) Jan 14, 2017 11:02 Replies: 37 Views: 18604
Artisan Made Gems (vic rzonca) Nov 14, 2016 12:05 Replies: 4 Views: 1119
Da Boss... (crocoite) Aug 24, 2016 03:14 Replies: 3 Views: 1186
Mineralogical Museum of Marburg, drawn by me :-) (Tobi) Aug 18, 2016 05:40 Replies: 6 Views: 1340
2016 Paintings... (crocoite) Apr 23, 2016 09:15 Replies: 11 Views: 5876
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New Paintings 2013 (Schwertner) Jan 14, 2016 04:56 Replies: 105 Views: 50781
A new mineral artist - Barbara Stanley (James) May 26, 2015 05:55 Replies: 16 Views: 14877
Red Cloud Wulfenite... (crocoite) Apr 17, 2015 09:33 Replies: 1 Views: 3959
Mineral Illustration (Turbo) Jan 18, 2015 04:24 Replies: 79 Views: 57732
Mineral collages - the next generation (Tobi) Jan 02, 2015 09:19 Replies: 8 Views: 7176
Steve Sorrell's 2014 Artwork... (crocoite) Nov 21, 2014 14:04 Replies: 40 Views: 22534
Man-made objects Imitating Mother Nature (Don Lum) Apr 30, 2014 10:18 Replies: 29 Views: 20670
A new generation of mineral collages (Tobi) Mar 22, 2014 13:36 Replies: 15 Views: 12766
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33 729 Jan 22, 2017 07:36
Tobi View latest post
No new posts The histories behind mineral specimens     
Many specimens have very interesting histories that should be saved.   Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Antonio Alcaide
History of minerals. (vic rzonca) Jan 12, 2017 09:24 Replies: 5 Views: 3686
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Your very first rock? (Tobi) Oct 30, 2016 09:30 Replies: 2 Views: 722
Minerals and Their Stories (crosstimber) Oct 29, 2016 08:00 Replies: 5 Views: 1027
"H. Deisinger" Collection (Jamison Brizendine) Aug 24, 2016 07:20 Replies: 4 Views: 4325
Mineral labels as art ;) (Tobi) Sep 22, 2014 02:06 Replies: 23 Views: 30126
If it is a twin it was juicy and delicious (Don Lum) Sep 14, 2014 12:53 Replies: 25 Views: 14354
How all you got started in collecting? (vic rzonca) Jun 08, 2014 10:32 Replies: 21 Views: 25125
Bill Lawrence Memorial (BlueCapProductions) May 05, 2014 13:56 Replies: 4 Views: 6071
Sir Arthur Russell - 50th Anniversary on 24th February (Roy Starkey) Feb 02, 2014 12:58 Replies: 5 Views: 7011
Reminiscences of an Old Former Curator by John S. White (Jordi Fabre) Jan 19, 2014 17:06 Replies: 6 Views: 8069
Rogues gallery of photos of yesteryear's mineral collecting greats (Jordi Fabre) Jan 12, 2014 06:26 Replies: 16 Views: 11911
Biggest nugget? 64.7 kg. (Roger Warin) Nov 12, 2013 16:25 Replies: 6 Views: 9654
Willard Perkins Classic "Perky" Mount (Peter Megaw) Aug 30, 2013 06:13 Replies: 14 Views: 16742
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37 413 Jan 12, 2017 09:24
vic rzonca View latest post
No new posts FMF Guide of Rocks     
This Forum aims to collect photographs of rocks from all around the world and as much information as possible about the rocks: age, origin, description, composition... Rocks are closely related to minerals, as rocks are composed of minerals and minerals are found growing on their surfaces and in their cavities. We intend to create a collective work where everybody can contribute and where expert opinions of geologists and petrologists are widely shared.   Moderators chris, prcantos
FMF Guide of Rocks - IGNEOUS ROCKS (prcantos) Feb 18, 2014 16:36 Replies: 13 Views: 25272
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FMF Guide of Rocks - METAMORPHIC ROCKS (prcantos) Jul 05, 2015 06:56 Replies: 16 Views: 27786
Not Sure What Rock Is!!!??? (Aliengng) Mar 24, 2016 06:09 Replies: 15 Views: 5774
Grave Stones of Interest to Rock People... no, really... (NellsRocks) Dec 11, 2015 21:15 Replies: 13 Views: 6573
Genesis of the serpentine minerals and rocks (prcantos) Jun 06, 2013 04:48 Replies: 2 Views: 7854

6 70 Mar 24, 2016 06:09
vic rzonca View latest post
No new posts Incorrect classification and fakes     
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Please help me identify if these are fake or treated (TomS) Feb 09, 2017 22:10 Replies: 16 Views: 766
Fake Colombian Emeralds (Fiebre Verde) Nov 13, 2016 14:31 Replies: 18 Views: 8431
Treatments, Synthetics and Simulants: QUARTZ & CHALCEDONY (cascaillou) Dec 20, 2015 20:34 Replies: 3 Views: 4474
Fake silver crystals Morocco (Christophe Gobin) Nov 24, 2015 03:59 Replies: 1 Views: 3369
Chinese "Hydrozincite" specimens? (Barry Vincent) Oct 08, 2015 03:23 Replies: 4 Views: 4105
Bismutoferrite from China...Caveat Emptor (Peter Megaw) May 31, 2015 18:56 Replies: 3 Views: 4215
The intense oiling of Chinese minerals (nitana2000) Apr 29, 2015 14:20 Replies: 14 Views: 12944
Milpillas Azurite - fake specimen (Cascavel1) Dec 04, 2014 09:47 Replies: 27 Views: 23450
Huanggang Mine scheelite color (Josele) Jul 21, 2014 17:48 Replies: 11 Views: 8156
Scorodite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Durango... Sulfur Isotope results (Peter Megaw) Feb 08, 2014 11:16 Replies: 5 Views: 7448
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Why an organic substance should not be called a mineral? (Mike P.) Oct 12, 2013 18:46 Replies: 18 Views: 16638
Perfect replicas of natural crystals? (David) May 20, 2013 19:46 Replies: 4 Views: 6953
What is it? (wade) Apr 01, 2013 22:37 Replies: 10 Views: 12912
Azeztulite - Himalaya gold ???? (Kristen) Sep 12, 2012 08:41 Replies: 7 Views: 11574
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Harder than diamond, softer than talc (Tom Mazanec) Dec 19, 2016 10:38 Replies: 12 Views: 925
What can a highly mineralized spring near known gold mines tell you? NOT a leak... (MikeD) Dec 12, 2016 11:54 Replies: 5 Views: 740
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Number of recognized species (Tom Mazanec) Dec 08, 2016 15:09 Replies: 3 Views: 446
My first trip with a magnetometer (Jordi Fabre) Dec 03, 2016 13:01 Replies: 1 Views: 467
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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".
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100.000 Club Quartz collecting outings in South Africa (Pierre Joubert) Feb 07, 2017 02:27 Replies: 272 Views: 120143
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Radioactive minerals (Roger Warin) Nov 01, 2016 05:40 Replies: 29 Views: 25088
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Maximum number of minerals on a specimen (David) Aug 12, 2016 11:02 Replies: 21 Views: 18380
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Ilmenite pseudo (John S. White) Feb 18, 2016 08:02 Replies: 3 Views: 28196
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Very nice Amethyst in the Railroad Works in North of Spain (Joan R.) May 11, 2015 16:02 Replies: 16 Views: 33557
Mysterious Black Crystals (Something Fishy!) (Andy Love) May 11, 2015 14:53 Replies: 35 Views: 28017
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2014 - International year of crystallography: for example, pyrite. (Roger Warin) Dec 30, 2014 15:35 Replies: 34 Views: 22830
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100.000 Club Very little mineralogy in mineral collecting today (John S. White) Sep 23, 2014 15:47 Replies: 94 Views: 114345
Tessin habit quartz (Scott LaBorde) Sep 13, 2014 06:05 Replies: 32 Views: 30782
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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
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Calcites from each State (Pat Tucci) Jun 29, 2016 07:24 Replies: 19 Views: 3534
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Help with free collecting (solarflare) Feb 11, 2016 18:09 Replies: 8 Views: 3956
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Bulgarian minerals for exchange (Wolfgang Proestler) Nov 22, 2015 08:32 Replies: 12 Views: 5583
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Rhodochrosite rough (Jack Chiang) Aug 23, 2014 13:03 Replies: 1 Views: 4245
Fossils for minerals (appies) Jun 09, 2014 02:41 Replies: 1 Views: 5480
Polish minerals for exchange (Lucas Etienne) Apr 30, 2014 10:30 Replies: 22 Views: 14063
Hourglass Selenite (Alan) Apr 15, 2014 11:05 Replies: 6 Views: 7845
Rare goshenite on aquamarine from Hohenstein (appies) Mar 02, 2014 14:58 Replies: 2 Views: 5232
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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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