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25 May-20:07:08 The mizunaka collection - quartz with fluorite (Am Mizunaka)
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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) May 25, 2017 13:33 Replies: 16 Views: 1176
Cause of Blue, Green and Blue/Green Coloration of Cookeite (daviddillman) May 03, 2017 18:02 Replies: 4 Views: 753
Oddities from Brandberg, Namibia (Pierre Joubert) Mar 29, 2017 07:54 Replies: 61 Views: 31542
Public mining in Oaxaca, Mexico (ancientmttreasures) Mar 12, 2017 09:16 Replies: 10 Views: 1735
N'Chwaning 1, 2, 3, Hotazel, Wessels - do you really care? (bob kerr) Mar 02, 2017 01:24 Replies: 22 Views: 2768
Montroydite from Terlingua, Texas (Tom Tucker) Feb 23, 2017 16:33 Replies: 10 Views: 1529
Negative crystals and their formation (Donn C.) Feb 12, 2017 17:01 Replies: 7 Views: 1359
Light sensitivity of cinnabar crystals (Chatian Mine, China)? (Tobi) Feb 02, 2017 16:47 Replies: 16 Views: 2085
Copper specimen from Zambia? (Pierre Joubert) Jan 21, 2017 03:25 Replies: 5 Views: 1241
Epitaxial albite on microcline? (Josele) Jan 18, 2017 14:01 Replies: 4 Views: 1150
Spanish aragonite (Bob Carnein) Jan 17, 2017 12:13 Replies: 4 Views: 1245
Cristobalite / Libyan desert glass (Roger Warin) Jan 16, 2017 11:27 Replies: 3 Views: 4956
Cechite from Ulldemolins (Cesar M. Salvan) Jan 02, 2017 10:04 Replies: 6 Views: 1687
Cristobalite in Lybian Desert Glass (Roger Warin) Dec 25, 2016 08:45 Replies: 7 Views: 1578
Very unusual calcite crystal (Pete Richards) Dec 22, 2016 06:28 Replies: 5 Views: 1315
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647 6084 May 25, 2017 13:33
cascaillou View latest post
No new posts Featured Columns of FMF     
This Forum functions a little like a library, each featured topic will be numbered and will maintain the order even if new posts arrive.
The FMF users cannot create new threads here but, yes, they can publish posts in the already created threads. Only the Forum administrators can create new threads in this section.
To know more about how this works, please use this link   Moderator Jordi Fabre

What is "Featured Columns of FMF"? (Jordi Fabre) Apr 04, 2013 01:58 Replies: 0 Views: 10205
New Mexico Collecting - (27) (Philip Simmons) Apr 24, 2017 11:00 Replies: 21 Views: 4181
Faden Quartz Crystals - (26) (marco campos-venuti) Apr 14, 2017 01:40 Replies: 41 Views: 6998
An opportune harvest in Serra do Caldeirão claims, Brazil - (25) (Jordi Fabre) Jul 07, 2016 12:02 Replies: 0 Views: 2825
Trip to the Eastern Emerald Belt, Colombia - (24) (Fiebre Verde) Nov 13, 2016 16:39 Replies: 12 Views: 5969
Malbunka Copper Mine, Home of the Azurite Suns - (23) (crocoite) Jan 12, 2017 04:56 Replies: 45 Views: 19403
How to find a pocket? - (22) (Jordi Fabre) Dec 12, 2015 03:28 Replies: 37 Views: 21249
A "complete" Dauphiné twin of quartz - (21) (Pete Richards) Sep 10, 2014 11:43 Replies: 18 Views: 16660
A copper mine to understand Life - (20) (Cesar M. Salvan) Aug 19, 2014 15:49 Replies: 9 Views: 9918
DIY Specific Gravity Kit (tutorial) - (19) (cascaillou) Apr 08, 2014 06:17 Replies: 11 Views: 15133
How to dig a pocket? - (18) (Jordi Fabre) Jan 22, 2014 12:41 Replies: 29 Views: 49202
APXS: from Mars to the mineral collector's workbench - (17) (Cesar M. Salvan) Jun 03, 2014 04:06 Replies: 8 Views: 11925
Photos of epitaxy - (16) (John S. White) Feb 20, 2016 08:10 Replies: 46 Views: 57149
Twinning of the aragonite - (15) (Pete Richards) Jan 07, 2015 23:17 Replies: 9 Views: 13102
Preparing a list of light sensitive minerals - (14) (Jordi Fabre) Jun 04, 2012 08:41 Replies: 83 Views: 69596
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30 1209 Apr 24, 2017 11:00
Philippe Durand View latest post
No new posts News about shows     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2017 (Jordi Fabre) May 14, 2017 12:34 Replies: 4 Views: 1178
Tucson Show 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Apr 06, 2017 09:01 Replies: 114 Views: 39311
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 06, 2016 11:21 Replies: 68 Views: 22827
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 18, 2016 14:37 Replies: 47 Views: 24899
Tucson Show 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Feb 28, 2016 16:01 Replies: 61 Views: 39699
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Nov 27, 2015 23:45 Replies: 102 Views: 60488
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 20, 2015 16:38 Replies: 58 Views: 42353
2015 Tucson In Retrospect (Don Lum) Mar 15, 2015 15:47 Replies: 58 Views: 32136
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 30, 2015 22:03 Replies: 174 Views: 134463
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 01, 2014 02:35 Replies: 80 Views: 66232
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2014 (Jordi Fabre) May 06, 2015 16:42 Replies: 40 Views: 36043
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 30, 2014 01:38 Replies: 111 Views: 107671
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2013 (Jordi Fabre) Oct 28, 2014 15:19 Replies: 122 Views: 91735
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2013 - 50th Edition! (Jordi Fabre) Jul 16, 2013 04:27 Replies: 65 Views: 76982
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2013 (Jordi Fabre) Jan 05, 2017 09:38 Replies: 162 Views: 143531
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35 2126 May 14, 2017 12:34
Jordi Fabre View latest post
No new posts Mineral Shows     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
Minerant 2017 - Mineral show in Antwerp, Belgium (Jordi Fabre) Apr 10, 2017 04:31 Replies: 0 Views: 622
63rd Annual Palomar Gem and Mineral Club's 3 - 4 June 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Apr 06, 2017 07:47 Replies: 0 Views: 344
New York - New Jersey Mineral Show 7 - 9 April 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Apr 06, 2017 07:28 Replies: 0 Views: 373
Belgium - Liege Interminal Show. (Roger Warin) Mar 28, 2017 14:31 Replies: 0 Views: 526
Texas Mineral Show at the Woodlands (Jordi Fabre) Mar 14, 2017 11:40 Replies: 1 Views: 771
Gem & Mineral Show of the Southern Illinois Earth Science Club (Jordi Fabre) Feb 25, 2017 18:12 Replies: 0 Views: 680
37th Expominerales Madrid Show (Spain) (Cosme Perez) Jan 16, 2017 14:15 Replies: 0 Views: 889
Tucson 2017 - Tucson Hotel City Center changes (vic rzonca) Jan 03, 2017 15:54 Replies: 9 Views: 3076
5th Chenzhou - Hunan Mineral Show in China (Jordi Fabre) Nov 26, 2016 18:51 Replies: 0 Views: 1437
The Liège Mineral Show (Intermineral 2016), Palais des Congrès (valere) Nov 14, 2016 14:44 Replies: 13 Views: 3066
Beijing Mineral / Gem / Fossil Show (Jordi Fabre) Oct 23, 2016 13:46 Replies: 0 Views: 1800
Fête des Minéraux Bourg d'Oisans, France 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Oct 23, 2016 13:34 Replies: 0 Views: 1541
Verona Mineral Show (Jordi Fabre) Oct 21, 2016 13:31 Replies: 0 Views: 1819
Micromineral Society of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History Symposium (Tom Mazanec) Oct 19, 2016 22:29 Replies: 2 Views: 1448
The Xiamen Gem & Mineral Fair 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Oct 16, 2016 17:11 Replies: 0 Views: 1651
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179 1732 Apr 10, 2017 04:31
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
Tucson 2017, The insanity continues...but it sure is fun! (Gail) Feb 27, 2017 22:25 Replies: 112 Views: 23277
100.000 Club TUCSON, 2016. And away we go.... (Gail) Mar 19, 2016 11:45 Replies: 445 Views: 111216
The magic of Tucson, 2015. Gail Spann report. (Gail) Aug 12, 2015 11:19 Replies: 116 Views: 62878
Tucson 2014 Show Report, Gail Spann Having Fun Again... (Gail) Jul 26, 2014 19:32 Replies: 156 Views: 85059
Houston Fine Mineral Show Report, with Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 03, 2013 09:23 Replies: 103 Views: 63953
100.000 Club 2013 Tucson Show Adventure ~ Gail Spann Style. (Gail) Apr 27, 2013 02:57 Replies: 598 Views: 259434
Fabulous Denver Gem and Mineral Show, Sept 14, 2012 and on...Gail Spann (Gail) Nov 04, 2012 01:57 Replies: 43 Views: 44350
Gail Spann's 2012 East Coast Gem and Mineral Show report (Gail) Aug 29, 2012 14:27 Replies: 151 Views: 81256
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin... (Gail) Oct 02, 2012 11:21 Replies: 632 Views: 358640
FMF party in Tucson, 2012. You coming? (Gail) Mar 03, 2012 02:28 Replies: 49 Views: 48243
Fort Worth, Texas, Gem and Mineral Show. Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 01, 2011 20:35 Replies: 33 Views: 39700
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011 (Gail) Oct 07, 2012 11:38 Replies: 370 Views: 277326
FMFs party in Tucson, 2011 (Gail) Feb 27, 2011 22:43 Replies: 114 Views: 84860
Gail Spann's Tucson show report, 2011 (Gail) Jan 17, 2011 01:30 Replies: 28 Views: 32457
Gail Spann's HOUSTON 2010 show report (Gail) Jun 28, 2010 02:56 Replies: 122 Views: 78862
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32 4826 Feb 27, 2017 22:25
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

Desperate to find out what this is (Ifoundsomething) May 25, 2017 05:01 Replies: 16 Views: 740
Help Identifying Hawaiian Stone/ Mineral (hawaiian) May 18, 2017 03:14 Replies: 0 Views: 190
Interesting crystal (rmawhorter) May 12, 2017 00:27 Replies: 2 Views: 364
Intriguing beach find, but what are they? (Acoma) May 11, 2017 03:42 Replies: 8 Views: 699
Amazonite? Please help me to identify... (gajonois) May 10, 2017 03:01 Replies: 2 Views: 349
A clue for this? (Ricardo Melendez) May 08, 2017 19:56 Replies: 7 Views: 649
Smokey quartz location? (Lueshie) May 06, 2017 15:01 Replies: 2 Views: 381
Identify red mineral (Marouenca) May 04, 2017 10:41 Replies: 5 Views: 593
Help with New minerals (Marouenca) May 02, 2017 16:39 Replies: 1 Views: 268
Help with this new one (Marouenca) Apr 29, 2017 12:18 Replies: 7 Views: 687
Need some help (B.agee515) Apr 26, 2017 01:23 Replies: 3 Views: 596
Help with identification (randomcat) Apr 24, 2017 03:13 Replies: 2 Views: 428
Woodhouseite with Rutile? (BHmineral) Apr 21, 2017 08:55 Replies: 5 Views: 587
Help identifying a mineral (Siriptitous) Apr 19, 2017 12:33 Replies: 5 Views: 566
Possible pitchblende - any ideas? (Murray) Apr 18, 2017 21:42 Replies: 10 Views: 892
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597 4076 May 25, 2017 05:01
James 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

New one like iron? (Marouenca) May 06, 2017 15:25 Replies: 8 Views: 741
Tsumeb whites. (Heimo Hellwig) May 05, 2017 12:34 Replies: 6 Views: 950
Cristobalite with Osumilite or Hortonolite, Sardinia ? (Roger Warin) May 03, 2017 12:15 Replies: 8 Views: 671
Palmarejo Chihuahua: White material on Calcite (Jean Sendero) May 01, 2017 09:45 Replies: 9 Views: 886
Zebra Jasper, What is it and Where's it From? (Stone Mania) Apr 18, 2017 04:40 Replies: 8 Views: 1076
Old St. Andreasberg specimen of Arsenic, Pyrargyrite and ? (GneissWare) Apr 16, 2017 16:20 Replies: 5 Views: 607
Unknown mineral from Erongo mountains (Pierre Joubert) Apr 14, 2017 06:26 Replies: 29 Views: 2780
Strange "egg" (texasdigger) Mar 24, 2017 00:37 Replies: 0 Views: 561
Locality for this gypsum specimen? (Woody Thompson) Mar 21, 2017 06:57 Replies: 0 Views: 490
Diopside with Garnet label discrepancy (texasdigger) Mar 03, 2017 14:55 Replies: 4 Views: 1073
Zeolite or carbonate? (monizerimar) Feb 26, 2017 15:24 Replies: 4 Views: 1045
Fluorite from Naica but from which period, 1970's?? (herrej) Feb 25, 2017 04:06 Replies: 5 Views: 947
Chinese fluorite (jfc035) Feb 06, 2017 16:00 Replies: 4 Views: 1118
Cherry Quartz with trapped gold nugget ? What do I have ? (zharsanyi72) Jan 30, 2017 15:49 Replies: 13 Views: 1721
Rock ID from China? (MarcAlan) Jan 29, 2017 22:34 Replies: 2 Views: 708
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1011 6692 May 06, 2017 15:25
Marouenca 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
Bixbite Crystal in rhyolite matrix (Lueshie) May 10, 2017 15:45 Replies: 1 Views: 327
Purple fluorite macro (Proudtex76) Apr 25, 2017 15:49 Replies: 2 Views: 558
Lighting and mineral photos (dontgogreen) Nov 05, 2016 19:15 Replies: 1 Views: 1554
Special John S. White photographs (ploum) Jul 14, 2016 13:15 Replies: 15 Views: 13641
North American pyrrhotites (dontgogreen) Jun 13, 2016 22:02 Replies: 6 Views: 2768
Elbaite (Roger Warin) May 01, 2016 12:50 Replies: 2 Views: 3182
Epitaxy: a very rare example, torbernite on saleeite (Roger Warin) May 01, 2016 01:52 Replies: 2 Views: 2406
Saleeite (Roger Warin) Apr 29, 2016 22:07 Replies: 0 Views: 3821
My collection of macro's (DJandLIMON111) Apr 19, 2016 12:04 Replies: 11 Views: 5963
Snowflake Photographs? (trtlman) Feb 14, 2016 08:52 Replies: 19 Views: 15981
Quartz microscope pictures (DJandLIMON111) Dec 25, 2015 19:25 Replies: 3 Views: 5723
Articles on Digital Photomicrography and Photomacrography (Elise) Aug 17, 2015 15:10 Replies: 1 Views: 4543
Stack software, comparative speed, optimizations and others (ofarcis) Jun 15, 2015 14:21 Replies: 18 Views: 19866
Hematite Eifel (Matteo_Chinellato) Mar 29, 2015 10:53 Replies: 3 Views: 6114
Italian Anatase (Matteo_Chinellato) Nov 16, 2014 10:18 Replies: 5 Views: 5973
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83 620 May 10, 2017 15:45
Bob Harman 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 Pyrites? (Tobi) May 08, 2017 14:40 Replies: 21 Views: 2115
Favourite Wulfenites? (Tobi) May 03, 2017 11:41 Replies: 23 Views: 4793
Favourite Smithsonites? (Tobi) Apr 30, 2017 05:21 Replies: 4 Views: 787
Favourite Mimetites? (Tobi) Apr 21, 2017 11:53 Replies: 9 Views: 2292
Favourite Calcites? (Tobi) Apr 19, 2017 14:50 Replies: 26 Views: 4202
Favourite Rhodochrosites? (Tobi) Apr 12, 2017 08:42 Replies: 23 Views: 4556
Favourite Galenas? (Tobi) Apr 11, 2017 02:41 Replies: 7 Views: 2160
Favourite Fluorites? (Tobi) Feb 24, 2017 14:20 Replies: 135 Views: 99011
Favourite Tourmalines? (Tobi) Jan 14, 2017 14:59 Replies: 19 Views: 3387
Favourite Beryls? (Tobi) Jan 09, 2017 16:35 Replies: 15 Views: 2598
Favourite Quartzes? (Tobi) Sep 30, 2016 02:47 Replies: 23 Views: 5378
Favourite Fluorapatites? (Tobi) Sep 21, 2016 13:03 Replies: 9 Views: 2502
Favourite Pyromorphites? (Tobi) Aug 27, 2016 09:34 Replies: 12 Views: 2731
Favourite Sphalerites? (Tobi) Aug 26, 2016 03:44 Replies: 16 Views: 3719
Favourite Garnets? (Tobi) Aug 26, 2016 03:32 Replies: 5 Views: 1610
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19 430 May 08, 2017 14:40
marco campos-venuti 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
The Tsumeb Mine (Heimo Hellwig) May 13, 2017 01:21 Replies: 12 Views: 2771
La Viesca Mine and the finds made there (James) May 03, 2017 16:50 Replies: 8 Views: 10923
Quartz and limonite from a sandstone quarry (Pete Richards) Apr 28, 2017 08:36 Replies: 4 Views: 721
Fluorite from Whiteman Creek, Vernon, BC, Canada (thecrystalfinder) Apr 26, 2017 11:50 Replies: 5 Views: 784
Serra do Caldeirao claims (dontgogreen) Dec 18, 2016 10:15 Replies: 2 Views: 1519
Collecting quartz on the Little Falls dolostone (vic rzonca) Nov 16, 2016 16:15 Replies: 102 Views: 59038
Location Question - "Schlaggenwald" (Jesse Fisher) Sep 25, 2016 13:04 Replies: 6 Views: 1788
Lignite/Brown Coal in Stringtown, OK (Xhou) Sep 04, 2016 12:42 Replies: 1 Views: 1199
Maine tourmaline find a month ago. (vic rzonca) Aug 31, 2016 22:34 Replies: 12 Views: 9224
The incredible valleys with Pyrite cubes in La Rioja, Spain (James) Aug 24, 2016 05:20 Replies: 27 Views: 6059
Mines and minerals. (vic rzonca) Aug 07, 2016 09:21 Replies: 0 Views: 1881
Todays and past mercury mines in the world (langsholt) Jul 24, 2016 23:27 Replies: 5 Views: 1883
Tschudi mine (Heimo Hellwig) May 09, 2016 11:44 Replies: 0 Views: 4430
Spruce claim quartz on pyrite (dontgogreen) May 07, 2016 13:42 Replies: 2 Views: 4551
What is the source of the recent upsurge in Viburnum Trend minerals? (Jeff) May 02, 2016 19:00 Replies: 1 Views: 2470
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217 1778 May 13, 2017 01:21
Heimo Hellwig 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: 440
Change in French administrative area (Philippe Durand) Mar 24, 2017 05:51 Replies: 1 Views: 489
Proper locality name of the Czar Mine? (Jordi Fabre) May 11, 2016 05:20 Replies: 4 Views: 3596
Westmorland (James) Jun 11, 2015 08:20 Replies: 18 Views: 12253
From Kearsarge Mountain? (GneissWare) Jun 08, 2015 22:27 Replies: 7 Views: 5226

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.      
Hallelujah Junction, Near Reno, Nevada. Spann Adventure (Gail) May 25, 2017 03:10 Replies: 27 Views: 1215
A crystal collecting outing to Ceres, South Africa (Reinhardt van Vuuren) May 08, 2017 02:20 Replies: 7 Views: 1274
The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira (franjungle) May 04, 2017 23:01 Replies: 33 Views: 3251
The Namib Desert (Heimo Hellwig) Mar 05, 2017 12:51 Replies: 23 Views: 14767
Looking for references for Emerald Mine Tours in Colombia (MSrockhound) Jan 17, 2017 19:22 Replies: 0 Views: 822
Lets go to India - Need Advice (Nico78) Dec 20, 2016 11:11 Replies: 0 Views: 747
We returned to a favorite spot in Franklin N.C. (mcmahand) Nov 14, 2016 03:09 Replies: 1 Views: 1142
Pseudoctahedral Calcite (dontgogreen) Nov 07, 2016 17:50 Replies: 8 Views: 1880
Video trip report Sterling Hill Mine, Herkimers, and Mount Mica (mcmahand) Aug 08, 2016 19:48 Replies: 0 Views: 1903
Utah Smoky Quartz Find (camile89) Mar 29, 2016 20:17 Replies: 2 Views: 3129
Cacholong (opal) digging (ACC79) Feb 17, 2016 16:00 Replies: 5 Views: 4773
Manganese mining. (Heimo Hellwig) Jan 29, 2016 01:45 Replies: 8 Views: 5423
My recent trip to Namibia. (Pierre Joubert) Dec 22, 2015 01:43 Replies: 18 Views: 12335
Uis, Namibia (Heimo Hellwig) Sep 22, 2015 05:10 Replies: 11 Views: 8896
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50 375 May 25, 2017 03:10
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No new posts Exceptional finds     
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The biggest nuggets. (Roger Warin) Nov 08, 2016 03:51 Replies: 10 Views: 7316
100.000 Club Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode (Antonio Da Silveira) Jan 06, 2016 01:45 Replies: 35 Views: 116282
CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia (John Cornish) Feb 28, 2014 20:03 Replies: 63 Views: 58446
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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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Tobi View latest post
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15 392 May 24, 2017 20:34
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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
Removing stubborn minerals from quartz (Pierre Joubert) Apr 20, 2017 11:26 Replies: 32 Views: 11038
Information about turquoise mineral (Lundy) Apr 01, 2017 21:39 Replies: 7 Views: 991
How to clean golden calcite (jtozier) Mar 14, 2017 15:01 Replies: 16 Views: 1876
Unreliable Water Guns? (daviddillman) Aug 30, 2016 10:24 Replies: 12 Views: 2712
Cleaning Pyrite (John S. White) Jul 21, 2016 05:07 Replies: 23 Views: 17177
How to remove biological materials from minerals (Pete Richards) Jun 13, 2016 18:13 Replies: 7 Views: 2463
Fading fluorite. (vic rzonca) May 12, 2016 11:28 Replies: 5 Views: 3682
Why a "delicate subject"? (Tom Mazanec) May 01, 2016 08:55 Replies: 3 Views: 2758
How to remove iron stains? (daviddillman) Feb 19, 2016 06:25 Replies: 24 Views: 24204
Stilbite and sandblasting - unexpected result (Rei) Feb 08, 2016 16:35 Replies: 6 Views: 4524
Cleaning off the "white stuff" on Milpillas Brochantities (bob kerr) Dec 23, 2015 09:29 Replies: 2 Views: 4086
Fluorite cleaning ! (h.abbasi) Dec 14, 2015 13:14 Replies: 9 Views: 5949
Trimming methods - wulfenite (dontgogreen) Dec 04, 2015 09:05 Replies: 4 Views: 4425
Mounting very tiny specimens (rocks2dust) Nov 26, 2015 12:29 Replies: 10 Views: 5666
Light sensitivity of pink fluorapatite (Tobi) Nov 04, 2015 06:41 Replies: 3 Views: 4696
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122 1097 Apr 20, 2017 11:26
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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) Sep 18, 2015 16:30 Replies: 4 Views: 18501
500.000 Club Collection of Carles Millan (Carles Millan) May 24, 2017 03:24 Replies: 823 Views: 737108
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500.000 Club Don Lum Collection (Don Lum) May 20, 2017 08:56 Replies: 1023 Views: 612890
100.000 Club Collection of Nurbo (nurbo) Mar 26, 2016 14:37 Replies: 404 Views: 334124
100.000 Club Collection of Tobi (Tobi) May 09, 2017 15:01 Replies: 800 Views: 499587
100.000 Club Andreas Gerstenberg Collection (Andreas Gerstenberg) Jan 18, 2017 12:38 Replies: 167 Views: 213052
100.000 Club New generation for picture - Ploum (ploum) Mar 23, 2017 14:44 Replies: 816 Views: 355965
100.000 Club Collection of Miguel (José Miguel) Apr 14, 2017 05:32 Replies: 223 Views: 146329
100.000 Club Bob's rocks (GneissWare) Feb 27, 2017 01:50 Replies: 344 Views: 177348
100.000 Club The Mizunaka Collection (am mizunaka) May 25, 2017 20:07 Replies: 882 Views: 331412
100.000 Club The micro photographs of Christian Rewitzer (Jordi Fabre) Feb 20, 2016 23:50 Replies: 77 Views: 144702
100.000 Club Collection of Fiebre Verde (Fiebre Verde) May 21, 2017 13:14 Replies: 541 Views: 159893
100.000 Club The collection of Pierre and Riana Joubert (Pierre Joubert) May 18, 2017 11:46 Replies: 255 Views: 110004
100.000 Club Collection of Heimo Hellwig (Heimo Hellwig) May 22, 2017 01:24 Replies: 459 Views: 115492
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131 12041 May 25, 2017 20:07
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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) Jul 19, 2016 00:07 Replies: 374 Views: 330617
Nimfiara's collection (nimfiara) May 10, 2012 17:20 Replies: 30 Views: 44451
Linda's Private Collection (Linda Smith) Feb 08, 2012 04:31 Replies: 39 Views: 51954
Debbie's Collection (Debbie Woolf) Jul 04, 2011 10:45 Replies: 20 Views: 32611
Tracy's favorite specimens (Tracy) Jun 04, 2011 14:01 Replies: 73 Views: 92241
Colleen's Collection (Colleen Thomson) May 28, 2011 19:33 Replies: 10 Views: 21137
Jessica's mineral collection (Jessica Simonoff) Jan 30, 2010 18:52 Replies: 18 Views: 33030
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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
Australian micromineral newsletter... (crocoite) Mar 25, 2017 20:21 Replies: 19 Views: 19534
Mineralogy by Dexter Perkins (Tom Mazanec) Jan 03, 2017 18:03 Replies: 14 Views: 2555
Panasqueira Mine (crosstimber) Nov 08, 2016 11:01 Replies: 19 Views: 17412
ExtraLapis No. 50: Kalifornien/California - a great article written by Jesse Fisher (Tobi) Sep 25, 2016 04:46 Replies: 3 Views: 1763
My reading (Tom Mazanec) Jun 11, 2016 13:43 Replies: 8 Views: 4024
Quartz from Spain (Miguel Calvo) Apr 28, 2016 01:17 Replies: 1 Views: 2953
Antique books (ACC79) Feb 05, 2016 14:35 Replies: 1 Views: 2944
Minerales y Minas de España by Miguel Calvo (Minerals and Mines of Spain) (Antonio Alcaide) Dec 09, 2015 22:38 Replies: 3 Views: 8609
Classification of crystallographic forms - any references? (prcantos) Mar 06, 2015 11:11 Replies: 21 Views: 15134
Mathematical Crystallography by Boisen & Gibbs (prcantos) Oct 09, 2014 03:55 Replies: 0 Views: 6478
Crystal Mountains - Minerals of the Cairngorms NEW BOOK (Roy Starkey) Oct 07, 2014 09:54 Replies: 11 Views: 8749
New book:"Crystal Forms of Fluorite - Kristallformen von Fluorit" (jrg) Sep 13, 2014 15:40 Replies: 11 Views: 10961
The long awaited new NAMIBIA book released on September 1st! (MINERALIEN-Welt) Aug 28, 2014 05:53 Replies: 2 Views: 6089
Importance of Cataloguing & Mineral-Collector Demographics (Banko45) Jul 25, 2014 20:56 Replies: 12 Views: 9425
Jaspers & Agates (Josele) Jun 28, 2014 08:08 Replies: 12 Views: 12017
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83 673 Mar 25, 2017 20:21
crocoite 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: 2248
Fabre's past (vic rzonca) Jan 14, 2017 11:02 Replies: 37 Views: 20064
Artisan Made Gems (vic rzonca) Nov 14, 2016 12:05 Replies: 4 Views: 1519
Da Boss... (crocoite) Aug 24, 2016 03:14 Replies: 3 Views: 1508
Mineralogical Museum of Marburg, drawn by me :-) (Tobi) Aug 18, 2016 05:40 Replies: 6 Views: 1824
2016 Paintings... (crocoite) Apr 23, 2016 09:15 Replies: 11 Views: 6703
Mineral collages 3.0 - highlights from my collection (Tobi) Feb 17, 2016 11:05 Replies: 12 Views: 5984
New Paintings 2013 (Schwertner) Jan 14, 2016 04:56 Replies: 105 Views: 52991
A new mineral artist - Barbara Stanley (James) May 26, 2015 05:55 Replies: 16 Views: 15566
Red Cloud Wulfenite... (crocoite) Apr 17, 2015 09:33 Replies: 1 Views: 4250
Mineral Illustration (Turbo) Jan 18, 2015 04:24 Replies: 79 Views: 59735
Mineral collages - the next generation (Tobi) Jan 02, 2015 09:19 Replies: 8 Views: 8025
Steve Sorrell's 2014 Artwork... (crocoite) Nov 21, 2014 14:04 Replies: 40 Views: 24014
Man-made objects Imitating Mother Nature (Don Lum) Apr 30, 2014 10:18 Replies: 29 Views: 21598
A new generation of mineral collages (Tobi) Mar 22, 2014 13:36 Replies: 15 Views: 13553
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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: 4609
Finding a little Mexican treasure (Jean Sendero) Nov 05, 2016 16:03 Replies: 0 Views: 1858
Your very first rock? (Tobi) Oct 30, 2016 09:30 Replies: 2 Views: 1042
Minerals and Their Stories (crosstimber) Oct 29, 2016 08:00 Replies: 5 Views: 1488
"H. Deisinger" Collection (Jamison Brizendine) Aug 24, 2016 07:20 Replies: 4 Views: 4794
Mineral labels as art ;) (Tobi) Sep 22, 2014 02:06 Replies: 23 Views: 31273
If it is a twin it was juicy and delicious (Don Lum) Sep 14, 2014 12:53 Replies: 25 Views: 15134
How all you got started in collecting? (vic rzonca) Jun 08, 2014 10:32 Replies: 21 Views: 26114
Bill Lawrence Memorial (BlueCapProductions) May 05, 2014 13:56 Replies: 4 Views: 6426
Sir Arthur Russell - 50th Anniversary on 24th February (Roy Starkey) Feb 02, 2014 12:58 Replies: 5 Views: 7384
Reminiscences of an Old Former Curator by John S. White (Jordi Fabre) Jan 19, 2014 17:06 Replies: 6 Views: 8461
Rogues gallery of photos of yesteryear's mineral collecting greats (Jordi Fabre) Jan 12, 2014 06:26 Replies: 16 Views: 12735
Biggest nugget? 64.7 kg. (Roger Warin) Nov 12, 2013 16:25 Replies: 6 Views: 10120
Willard Perkins Classic "Perky" Mount (Peter Megaw) Aug 30, 2013 06:13 Replies: 14 Views: 17712
Airport security (James) Jun 07, 2013 13:04 Replies: 23 Views: 37466
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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: 26555
FMF Guide of Rocks - SEDIMENTARY ROCKS (prcantos) Dec 11, 2013 17:45 Replies: 5 Views: 15423
FMF Guide of Rocks - METAMORPHIC ROCKS (prcantos) Jul 05, 2015 06:56 Replies: 16 Views: 29172
Not Sure What Rock Is!!!??? (Aliengng) Mar 24, 2016 06:09 Replies: 15 Views: 6941
Grave Stones of Interest to Rock People... no, really... (NellsRocks) Dec 11, 2015 21:15 Replies: 13 Views: 7412
Genesis of the serpentine minerals and rocks (prcantos) Jun 06, 2013 04:48 Replies: 2 Views: 8269

6 70 Mar 24, 2016 06:09
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No new posts Incorrect classification and fakes     
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Quarter million fake Tourmaline cluster. (texasdigger) May 22, 2017 11:36 Replies: 19 Views: 1057
Please help me identify if these are fake or treated (TomS) Feb 09, 2017 22:10 Replies: 16 Views: 2220
Fake Colombian Emeralds (Fiebre Verde) Nov 13, 2016 14:31 Replies: 18 Views: 9626
Treatments, Synthetics and Simulants: QUARTZ & CHALCEDONY (cascaillou) Dec 20, 2015 20:34 Replies: 3 Views: 4918
Fake silver crystals Morocco (Christophe Gobin) Nov 24, 2015 03:59 Replies: 1 Views: 3686
Chinese "Hydrozincite" specimens? (Barry Vincent) Oct 08, 2015 03:23 Replies: 4 Views: 4473
Bismutoferrite from China...Caveat Emptor (Peter Megaw) May 31, 2015 18:56 Replies: 3 Views: 4581
The intense oiling of Chinese minerals (nitana2000) Apr 29, 2015 14:20 Replies: 14 Views: 13823
Milpillas Azurite - fake specimen (Cascavel1) Dec 04, 2014 09:47 Replies: 27 Views: 24544
Huanggang Mine scheelite color (Josele) Jul 21, 2014 17:48 Replies: 11 Views: 8739
Scorodite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Durango... Sulfur Isotope results (Peter Megaw) Feb 08, 2014 11:16 Replies: 5 Views: 7868
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Why an organic substance should not be called a mineral? (Mike P.) Oct 12, 2013 18:46 Replies: 18 Views: 17736
Perfect replicas of natural crystals? (David) May 20, 2013 19:46 Replies: 4 Views: 7354
What is it? (wade) Apr 01, 2013 22:37 Replies: 10 Views: 13513
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-ite and -lite (Tom Mazanec) Apr 04, 2017 00:50 Replies: 9 Views: 1256
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Label history (Tobi) Mar 14, 2017 13:01 Replies: 6 Views: 980
Suggestions: Aquamarine w/ Black Tourmaline inclusions (ancientmttreasures) Feb 21, 2017 11:34 Replies: 1 Views: 633
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Minerals from Iran (alireza777) Feb 17, 2017 04:02 Replies: 5 Views: 1303
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New minerals (Tom Mazanec) Dec 27, 2016 19:29 Replies: 3 Views: 953
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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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I am curious to know what camera you are using... (Pierre Joubert) May 25, 2017 15:33 Replies: 29 Views: 18826
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Radioactive minerals (Roger Warin) Nov 01, 2016 05:40 Replies: 29 Views: 26974
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Maximum number of minerals on a specimen (David) Aug 12, 2016 11:02 Replies: 21 Views: 19717
More about beta Quartz (nitana2000) Mar 08, 2016 12:34 Replies: 27 Views: 33413
Ilmenite pseudo (John S. White) Feb 18, 2016 08:02 Replies: 3 Views: 29514
Question about cubic diamond crystals (Jim) Nov 26, 2015 11:28 Replies: 21 Views: 30097
Very nice Amethyst in the Railroad Works in North of Spain (Joan R.) May 11, 2015 16:02 Replies: 16 Views: 34891
Mysterious Black Crystals (Something Fishy!) (Andy Love) May 11, 2015 14:53 Replies: 35 Views: 29687
Daylight Fluorescent Hyalite Opal from Mexico (Peter Megaw) May 06, 2015 19:10 Replies: 31 Views: 34414
2014 - International year of crystallography: for example, pyrite. (Roger Warin) Dec 30, 2014 15:35 Replies: 34 Views: 24063
Hallelujah Junction, Nevada (John S. White) Oct 06, 2014 21:14 Replies: 23 Views: 27584
100.000 Club Very little mineralogy in mineral collecting today (John S. White) Sep 23, 2014 15:47 Replies: 94 Views: 117383
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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: 14275
Meteorite with old labels wanted (Krantz and others) (illaenus) Nov 15, 2016 14:14 Replies: 1 Views: 1930
Calcites from each State (Pat Tucci) Jun 29, 2016 07:24 Replies: 19 Views: 4543
Looking for Native Sulphur specimens (bgreenstone) Mar 21, 2016 08:28 Replies: 0 Views: 4741
Help with free collecting (solarflare) Feb 11, 2016 18:09 Replies: 8 Views: 4515
NJ Minerals available for trade (Gary Moldovany) Feb 07, 2016 10:45 Replies: 2 Views: 5984
Pyrite for exchange (Cesar M. Salvan) Jan 05, 2016 01:17 Replies: 2 Views: 6513
Bulgarian minerals for exchange (Wolfgang Proestler) Nov 22, 2015 08:32 Replies: 12 Views: 6341
Exchange-Wanted: inclusion quartz crystals, 2 to 3cm, DT or floater, unpolished (cascaillou) Sep 11, 2014 11:08 Replies: 0 Views: 7547
Exchange - Wanted: arsenolite, montroydite, lithiophosphate (cascaillou) Sep 11, 2014 11:01 Replies: 0 Views: 4998
Rhodochrosite rough (Jack Chiang) Aug 23, 2014 13:03 Replies: 1 Views: 4566
Fossils for minerals (appies) Jun 09, 2014 02:41 Replies: 1 Views: 5840
Polish minerals for exchange (Lucas Etienne) Apr 30, 2014 10:30 Replies: 22 Views: 15152
Hourglass Selenite (Alan) Apr 15, 2014 11:05 Replies: 6 Views: 8514
Rare goshenite on aquamarine from Hohenstein (appies) Mar 02, 2014 14:58 Replies: 2 Views: 5567
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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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