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18 Aug-02:07:36 Re: presentation of new members - reference thread (Pierre Joubert)
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17 Aug-18:01:48 The mizunaka collection - quartz (Am Mizunaka)
17 Aug-17:05:48 Cleaning with water/ spot cleaning guns (agate?) (Ceanna)
17 Aug-16:54:08 Re: presentation of new members - reference thread (Don Lum)
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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
Oddities from Brandberg, Namibia (Pierre Joubert) Aug 16, 2017 10:48 Replies: 70 Views: 34783
Black or very dark background? (John S. White) Aug 16, 2017 04:21 Replies: 6 Views: 391
Ex so and so’s collection (John S. White) Aug 15, 2017 17:34 Replies: 26 Views: 1783
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Mannardite and Ankangite (BHmineral) Aug 04, 2017 02:59 Replies: 4 Views: 558
Calcite seen at Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines Show 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Aug 01, 2017 03:09 Replies: 3 Views: 433
"Chrome" / yellow cerussite. Colour causing mechanisms. (Peter Olubas) Jul 14, 2017 10:37 Replies: 1 Views: 618
Public mining in Oaxaca, Mexico (ancientmttreasures) Jul 12, 2017 04:06 Replies: 12 Views: 2789
Tobermorite gets a mention on the BBC! (James) Jul 05, 2017 12:00 Replies: 2 Views: 517
Struggling to identify the green mineral (Joanna89) Jul 01, 2017 13:10 Replies: 13 Views: 1300
Quartz, Natural and Synthetic (Elise) Jun 29, 2017 08:14 Replies: 47 Views: 35152
Trigonic Terminated Tourmaline? (texasdigger) Jun 22, 2017 02:10 Replies: 2 Views: 646
Olivine gem from asteroid (Roger Warin) Jun 10, 2017 16:21 Replies: 0 Views: 601
Quartz Inclusions (Roger Warin) Jun 02, 2017 05:55 Replies: 18 Views: 3097
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658 6174 Aug 16, 2017 10:48
Pierre Joubert 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: 10681
New Mexico Collecting - (27) (Philip Simmons) Apr 24, 2017 11:00 Replies: 21 Views: 6288
Faden Quartz Crystals - (26) (marco campos-venuti) Apr 14, 2017 01:40 Replies: 41 Views: 9718
An opportune harvest in Serra do Caldeirão claims, Brazil - (25) (Jordi Fabre) Jul 07, 2016 12:02 Replies: 0 Views: 3203
Trip to the Eastern Emerald Belt, Colombia - (24) (Fiebre Verde) Nov 13, 2016 16:39 Replies: 12 Views: 6921
Malbunka Copper Mine, Home of the Azurite Suns - (23) (crocoite) Jul 09, 2017 05:24 Replies: 55 Views: 22233
How to find a pocket? - (22) (Jordi Fabre) Dec 12, 2015 03:28 Replies: 37 Views: 23040
A "complete" Dauphiné twin of quartz - (21) (Pete Richards) Sep 10, 2014 11:43 Replies: 18 Views: 17640
A copper mine to understand Life - (20) (Cesar M. Salvan) Aug 19, 2014 15:49 Replies: 9 Views: 10685
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Photos of epitaxy - (16) (John S. White) Feb 20, 2016 08:10 Replies: 46 Views: 59568
Twinning of the aragonite - (15) (Pete Richards) Jan 07, 2015 23:17 Replies: 9 Views: 13904
Preparing a list of light sensitive minerals - (14) (Jordi Fabre) Jun 04, 2012 08:41 Replies: 83 Views: 72442
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30 1219 Jul 09, 2017 05:24
Pierre Joubert View latest post
No new posts News about shows     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 08, 2017 13:56 Replies: 59 Views: 16244
Tucson Show 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Apr 06, 2017 09:01 Replies: 114 Views: 47202
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 06, 2016 11:21 Replies: 68 Views: 27508
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 18, 2016 14:37 Replies: 47 Views: 28375
Tucson Show 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Feb 28, 2016 16:01 Replies: 61 Views: 43288
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Nov 27, 2015 23:45 Replies: 102 Views: 65996
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 20, 2015 16:38 Replies: 58 Views: 45829
2015 Tucson In Retrospect (Don Lum) Mar 15, 2015 15:47 Replies: 58 Views: 35151
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 30, 2015 22:03 Replies: 174 Views: 142922
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 01, 2014 02:35 Replies: 80 Views: 70369
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2014 (Jordi Fabre) May 06, 2015 16:42 Replies: 40 Views: 38170
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 30, 2014 01:38 Replies: 111 Views: 112887
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2013 (Jordi Fabre) Oct 28, 2014 15:19 Replies: 122 Views: 97750
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2013 - 50th Edition! (Jordi Fabre) Jul 16, 2013 04:27 Replies: 65 Views: 80872
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2013 (Jordi Fabre) Jan 05, 2017 09:38 Replies: 162 Views: 150500
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35 2181 Jul 08, 2017 13:56
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: 1740
Chamonix show fifty years (Philippe Durand) Aug 08, 2017 14:06 Replies: 14 Views: 1299
6th Chenzhou - Hunan Mineral Show in China (Jordi Fabre) Jul 14, 2017 14:11 Replies: 0 Views: 388
Treasures of the Earth - Saturday July 15 & Sunday July 16, Syracuse, NY (Jordi Fabre) Jul 10, 2017 10:56 Replies: 0 Views: 338
Fosminer 2017 - 40th edition (Jordi Fabre) Jun 27, 2017 07:41 Replies: 0 Views: 357
Minerant 2017 - Mineral show in Antwerp, Belgium (Jordi Fabre) Apr 10, 2017 04:31 Replies: 0 Views: 1242
63rd Annual Palomar Gem and Mineral Club's 3 - 4 June 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Apr 06, 2017 07:47 Replies: 0 Views: 638
New York - New Jersey Mineral Show 7 - 9 April 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Apr 06, 2017 07:28 Replies: 0 Views: 694
Belgium - Liege Interminal Show. (Roger Warin) Mar 28, 2017 14:31 Replies: 0 Views: 862
Texas Mineral Show at the Woodlands (Jordi Fabre) Mar 14, 2017 11:40 Replies: 1 Views: 1088
Gem & Mineral Show of the Southern Illinois Earth Science Club (Jordi Fabre) Feb 25, 2017 18:12 Replies: 0 Views: 973
37th Expominerales Madrid Show (Spain) (Cosme Perez) Jan 16, 2017 14:15 Replies: 0 Views: 1231
Tucson 2017 - Tucson Hotel City Center changes (vic rzonca) Jan 03, 2017 15:54 Replies: 9 Views: 4087
5th Chenzhou - Hunan Mineral Show in China (Jordi Fabre) Nov 26, 2016 18:51 Replies: 0 Views: 1756
The Liège Mineral Show (Intermineral 2016), Palais des Congrès (valere) Nov 14, 2016 14:44 Replies: 13 Views: 4019
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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: 29193
100.000 Club TUCSON, 2016. And away we go.... (Gail) Mar 19, 2016 11:45 Replies: 445 Views: 126885
The magic of Tucson, 2015. Gail Spann report. (Gail) Aug 12, 2015 11:19 Replies: 116 Views: 67584
Tucson 2014 Show Report, Gail Spann Having Fun Again... (Gail) Jul 26, 2014 19:32 Replies: 156 Views: 90300
Houston Fine Mineral Show Report, with Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 03, 2013 09:23 Replies: 103 Views: 67818
100.000 Club 2013 Tucson Show Adventure ~ Gail Spann Style. (Gail) Apr 27, 2013 02:57 Replies: 598 Views: 279916
Fabulous Denver Gem and Mineral Show, Sept 14, 2012 and on...Gail Spann (Gail) Nov 04, 2012 01:57 Replies: 43 Views: 46558
Gail Spann's 2012 East Coast Gem and Mineral Show report (Gail) Aug 29, 2012 14:27 Replies: 151 Views: 86335
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin... (Gail) Oct 02, 2012 11:21 Replies: 632 Views: 379493
FMF party in Tucson, 2012. You coming? (Gail) Mar 03, 2012 02:28 Replies: 49 Views: 50287
Fort Worth, Texas, Gem and Mineral Show. Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 01, 2011 20:35 Replies: 33 Views: 41378
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011 (Gail) Oct 07, 2012 11:38 Replies: 370 Views: 291880
FMFs party in Tucson, 2011 (Gail) Feb 27, 2011 22:43 Replies: 114 Views: 88311
Gail Spann's Tucson show report, 2011 (Gail) Jan 17, 2011 01:30 Replies: 28 Views: 33700
Gail Spann's HOUSTON 2010 show report (Gail) Jun 28, 2010 02:56 Replies: 122 Views: 82622
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33 4836 Jul 09, 2017 13:41
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

Where is it from? (Don Lum) Aug 16, 2017 10:04 Replies: 5 Views: 245
What is this mineral? (eutaxitic) Aug 14, 2017 04:36 Replies: 5 Views: 381
Help me identify these minerals! (angelichristian) Aug 13, 2017 01:37 Replies: 3 Views: 210
Is this jadeite or nephrite? (winn) Aug 11, 2017 19:08 Replies: 24 Views: 1411
Please ID this light green rock (Betty) Aug 05, 2017 18:52 Replies: 7 Views: 557
Help to ID this 'rock'? (Declan) Jul 31, 2017 17:06 Replies: 12 Views: 516
Hi Need some help on this Cluster of black crystals with Quartz (KsCannons) Jul 31, 2017 02:12 Replies: 1 Views: 323
Help me please with any of these minerals! (Venus009) Jul 14, 2017 17:38 Replies: 1 Views: 361
Specimen with screw-like object inside (Jennifer King) Jul 09, 2017 14:48 Replies: 10 Views: 1369
Need help to identify a rock (microboston) Jul 06, 2017 06:33 Replies: 7 Views: 700
What is this stone found in the mountains of Hailey, Idaho? (Denny1st) Jul 03, 2017 21:08 Replies: 5 Views: 740
Can someone help me identifying this gemstone? (TomiWasTaken) Jul 01, 2017 10:50 Replies: 3 Views: 510
Genuine Aventurine? (evin likes rocks) Jun 27, 2017 16:25 Replies: 7 Views: 780
Help identifying this.... (Bigkingman) Jun 21, 2017 13:35 Replies: 10 Views: 1293
Help to identify amber like object (Jemmas) Jun 05, 2017 14:05 Replies: 7 Views: 950
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614 4215 Aug 16, 2017 10:04
Don Lum 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

What is this? (eutaxitic) Aug 07, 2017 12:51 Replies: 4 Views: 496
Pyrite or Chalcopyrite? (Quickclay) Aug 06, 2017 14:06 Replies: 12 Views: 536
After help in identifying a gemstone (Vavavali) Aug 03, 2017 10:08 Replies: 1 Views: 332
Someone can provide a more accurate/specific locality for this Garnet? (am mizunaka) Aug 02, 2017 19:34 Replies: 1 Views: 159
Witherite xls from KY (dontgogreen) Jul 03, 2017 21:32 Replies: 5 Views: 919
Looks Like Basalt - But Could it Be Something ELSE? - Location: Israel (jjstar) Jun 15, 2017 08:18 Replies: 25 Views: 1946
Need Help Identifying this Rock (DevinBeltran) Jun 13, 2017 01:27 Replies: 1 Views: 430
Unknown mineral - Virgem da Lapa (dontgogreen) Jun 12, 2017 17:16 Replies: 7 Views: 831
Please help me to ID, is it Sperrylite ore (desjane) Jun 07, 2017 13:22 Replies: 10 Views: 1189
Strontianite - Sibernaal, Hartz Mts, Germany (Philip G) Jun 05, 2017 08:44 Replies: 5 Views: 866
Calcite Location (Vitomorim) May 31, 2017 11:24 Replies: 13 Views: 1659
Cornish Chalcocite but from where? (jfc035) May 29, 2017 14:19 Replies: 5 Views: 922
New one like iron? (Marouenca) May 06, 2017 15:25 Replies: 8 Views: 1423
Tsumeb whites. (Heimo Hellwig) May 05, 2017 12:34 Replies: 6 Views: 1602
Cristobalite with Osumilite or Hortonolite, Sardinia ? (Roger Warin) May 03, 2017 12:15 Replies: 8 Views: 1333
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1023 6793 Aug 07, 2017 12:51
eutaxitic 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
Pyrite and marcasite intergrowths (Roger Warin) Jul 03, 2017 13:33 Replies: 0 Views: 566
Bixbite Crystal in rhyolite matrix (Lueshie) May 10, 2017 15:45 Replies: 1 Views: 808
Purple fluorite macro (Proudtex76) Apr 25, 2017 15:49 Replies: 2 Views: 951
Lighting and mineral photos (dontgogreen) Nov 05, 2016 19:15 Replies: 1 Views: 1875
Special John S. White photographs (ploum) Jul 14, 2016 13:15 Replies: 15 Views: 14623
North American pyrrhotites (dontgogreen) Jun 13, 2016 22:02 Replies: 6 Views: 3218
Elbaite (Roger Warin) May 01, 2016 12:50 Replies: 2 Views: 3529
Epitaxy: a very rare example, torbernite on saleeite (Roger Warin) May 01, 2016 01:52 Replies: 2 Views: 2741
Saleeite (Roger Warin) Apr 29, 2016 22:07 Replies: 0 Views: 4100
My collection of macro's (DJandLIMON111) Apr 19, 2016 12:04 Replies: 11 Views: 6749
Snowflake Photographs? (trtlman) Feb 14, 2016 08:52 Replies: 19 Views: 17158
Quartz microscope pictures (DJandLIMON111) Dec 25, 2015 19:25 Replies: 3 Views: 6105
Articles on Digital Photomicrography and Photomacrography (Elise) Aug 17, 2015 15:10 Replies: 1 Views: 4807
Stack software, comparative speed, optimizations and others (ofarcis) Jun 15, 2015 14:21 Replies: 18 Views: 20965
Hematite Eifel (Matteo_Chinellato) Mar 29, 2015 10:53 Replies: 3 Views: 6479
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84 621 Jul 03, 2017 13:33
Roger Warin 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
100.000 Club Favourite Fluorites? (Tobi) Aug 12, 2017 15:58 Replies: 139 Views: 105053
Favourite Garnets? (Tobi) Aug 05, 2017 14:55 Replies: 6 Views: 2153
Favourite Pyrites? (Tobi) May 08, 2017 14:40 Replies: 21 Views: 3314
Favourite Wulfenites? (Tobi) May 03, 2017 11:41 Replies: 23 Views: 6298
Favourite Smithsonites? (Tobi) Apr 30, 2017 05:21 Replies: 4 Views: 1175
Favourite Mimetites? (Tobi) Apr 21, 2017 11:53 Replies: 9 Views: 3043
Favourite Calcites? (Tobi) Apr 19, 2017 14:50 Replies: 26 Views: 5589
Favourite Rhodochrosites? (Tobi) Apr 12, 2017 08:42 Replies: 23 Views: 5804
Favourite Galenas? (Tobi) Apr 11, 2017 02:41 Replies: 7 Views: 2788
Favourite Tourmalines? (Tobi) Jan 14, 2017 14:59 Replies: 19 Views: 4706
Favourite Beryls? (Tobi) Jan 09, 2017 16:35 Replies: 15 Views: 3672
Favourite Quartzes? (Tobi) Sep 30, 2016 02:47 Replies: 23 Views: 6773
Favourite Fluorapatites? (Tobi) Sep 21, 2016 13:03 Replies: 9 Views: 3203
Favourite Pyromorphites? (Tobi) Aug 27, 2016 09:34 Replies: 12 Views: 3489
Favourite Sphalerites? (Tobi) Aug 26, 2016 03:44 Replies: 16 Views: 4723
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19 435 Aug 12, 2017 15:58
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
New Zealand alpine minerals? (Philippe Durand) Aug 16, 2017 20:24 Replies: 21 Views: 1096
Collecting quartz on the Little Falls dolostone (vic rzonca) Aug 15, 2017 15:37 Replies: 104 Views: 63846
The Tsumeb Mine (Heimo Hellwig) May 13, 2017 01:21 Replies: 12 Views: 3925
La Viesca Mine and the finds made there (James) May 03, 2017 16:50 Replies: 8 Views: 11870
Quartz and limonite from a sandstone quarry (Pete Richards) Apr 28, 2017 08:36 Replies: 4 Views: 1203
Fluorite from Whiteman Creek, Vernon, BC, Canada (thecrystalfinder) Apr 26, 2017 11:50 Replies: 5 Views: 1384
Serra do Caldeirao claims (dontgogreen) Dec 18, 2016 10:15 Replies: 2 Views: 1857
Location Question - "Schlaggenwald" (Jesse Fisher) Sep 25, 2016 13:04 Replies: 6 Views: 2244
Lignite/Brown Coal in Stringtown, OK (Xhou) Sep 04, 2016 12:42 Replies: 1 Views: 1481
Maine tourmaline find a month ago. (vic rzonca) Aug 31, 2016 22:34 Replies: 12 Views: 9966
The incredible valleys with Pyrite cubes in La Rioja, Spain (James) Aug 24, 2016 05:20 Replies: 27 Views: 7291
Mines and minerals. (vic rzonca) Aug 07, 2016 09:21 Replies: 0 Views: 2142
Todays and past mercury mines in the world (langsholt) Jul 24, 2016 23:27 Replies: 5 Views: 2300
Tschudi mine (Heimo Hellwig) May 09, 2016 11:44 Replies: 0 Views: 4732
Spruce claim quartz on pyrite (dontgogreen) May 07, 2016 13:42 Replies: 2 Views: 4912
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218 1802 Aug 16, 2017 20:24
Greg Lilly 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: 802
Change in French administrative area (Philippe Durand) Mar 24, 2017 05:51 Replies: 1 Views: 737
Proper locality name of the Czar Mine? (Jordi Fabre) May 11, 2016 05:20 Replies: 4 Views: 3981
Westmorland (James) Jun 11, 2015 08:20 Replies: 18 Views: 13027
From Kearsarge Mountain? (GneissWare) Jun 08, 2015 22:27 Replies: 7 Views: 5674

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.      
Quartz from alpine-type fissures in Raleigh, North Carolina (Scott LaBorde) Aug 11, 2017 13:12 Replies: 1 Views: 353
Driving distance to the Rowley Mine from Scottsdale? (Dave Graley) Aug 08, 2017 09:32 Replies: 0 Views: 131
Rockhounding in Israel - contact needed (dimrub) Jul 16, 2017 23:35 Replies: 8 Views: 797
The Bogota´s French Connection (franjungle) Jun 29, 2017 08:40 Replies: 8 Views: 1373
Hallelujah Junction, Near Reno, Nevada. Spann Adventure (Gail) Jun 11, 2017 06:27 Replies: 29 Views: 3733
Iceland! (peter@vanpeborgh.eu) Jun 09, 2017 12:28 Replies: 0 Views: 438
Advice needed: a rockhounding trip for a beginner (dimrub) Jun 05, 2017 10:45 Replies: 15 Views: 1682
The Namib Desert (Heimo Hellwig) Jun 05, 2017 08:40 Replies: 26 Views: 16579
A crystal collecting outing to Ceres, South Africa (Reinhardt van Vuuren) May 08, 2017 02:20 Replies: 7 Views: 1933
The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira (franjungle) May 04, 2017 23:01 Replies: 33 Views: 4885
Looking for references for Emerald Mine Tours in Colombia (MSrockhound) Jan 17, 2017 19:22 Replies: 0 Views: 1100
Lets go to India - Need Advice (Nico78) Dec 20, 2016 11:11 Replies: 0 Views: 1013
We returned to a favorite spot in Franklin N.C. (mcmahand) Nov 14, 2016 03:09 Replies: 1 Views: 1400
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Video trip report Sterling Hill Mine, Herkimers, and Mount Mica (mcmahand) Aug 08, 2016 19:48 Replies: 0 Views: 2142
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56 414 Aug 11, 2017 13:12
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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: 8193
100.000 Club Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode (Antonio Da Silveira) Jan 06, 2016 01:45 Replies: 35 Views: 119110
CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia (John Cornish) Feb 28, 2014 20:03 Replies: 63 Views: 61782
2013, an Update... CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine (John Cornish) Jun 24, 2013 08:14 Replies: 13 Views: 21519
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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 1027 Jul 30, 2017 06:40
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15 429 Jul 16, 2017 18:46
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No new posts A mineralogical trip through Germany     Access to the FMF Gallery
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12 321 Jul 31, 2017 14:55
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No new posts Conserving, Preparing and Cleaning Minerals     
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Cleaning with Water/ Spot Cleaning Guns (Agate?) (Ceanna) Aug 17, 2017 18:27 Replies: 3 Views: 126
Potential Toxicity of Handling Raw Malachite Specimens. (Joseph D'Oliveira) Aug 16, 2017 06:50 Replies: 25 Views: 11237
Removing stubborn minerals from quartz (Pierre Joubert) Apr 20, 2017 11:26 Replies: 32 Views: 12876
Information about turquoise mineral (Lundy) Apr 01, 2017 21:39 Replies: 7 Views: 1453
How to clean golden calcite (jtozier) Mar 14, 2017 15:01 Replies: 16 Views: 2820
Unreliable Water Guns? (daviddillman) Aug 30, 2016 10:24 Replies: 12 Views: 3406
Cleaning Pyrite (John S. White) Jul 21, 2016 05:07 Replies: 23 Views: 18561
How to remove biological materials from minerals (Pete Richards) Jun 13, 2016 18:13 Replies: 7 Views: 2896
Fading fluorite. (vic rzonca) May 12, 2016 11:28 Replies: 5 Views: 4246
Why a "delicate subject"? (Tom Mazanec) May 01, 2016 08:55 Replies: 3 Views: 3146
How to remove iron stains? (daviddillman) Feb 19, 2016 06:25 Replies: 24 Views: 25735
Stilbite and sandblasting - unexpected result (Rei) Feb 08, 2016 16:35 Replies: 6 Views: 5013
Cleaning off the "white stuff" on Milpillas Brochantities (bob kerr) Dec 23, 2015 09:29 Replies: 2 Views: 4406
Fluorite cleaning ! (h.abbasi) Dec 14, 2015 13:14 Replies: 9 Views: 6491
Trimming methods - wulfenite (dontgogreen) Dec 04, 2015 09:05 Replies: 4 Views: 4823
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No new posts Collection photos and Collector's page     Access to the FMF Gallery
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500.000 Club Collection of Carles Millan (Carles Millan) May 24, 2017 03:24 Replies: 823 Views: 774462
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100.000 Club Andreas Gerstenberg Collection (Andreas Gerstenberg) Jan 18, 2017 12:38 Replies: 167 Views: 222396
100.000 Club New generation for picture - Ploum (ploum) Aug 15, 2017 02:57 Replies: 834 Views: 389991
100.000 Club Collection of Miguel (José Miguel) Apr 14, 2017 05:32 Replies: 223 Views: 154549
100.000 Club Bob's rocks (GneissWare) Feb 27, 2017 01:50 Replies: 344 Views: 189316
100.000 Club The Mizunaka Collection (am mizunaka) Aug 17, 2017 18:01 Replies: 950 Views: 375926
100.000 Club The micro photographs of Christian Rewitzer (Jordi Fabre) Feb 20, 2016 23:50 Replies: 77 Views: 152233
100.000 Club Collection of Fiebre Verde (Fiebre Verde) Aug 12, 2017 11:35 Replies: 560 Views: 184762
100.000 Club The collection of Pierre and Riana Joubert (Pierre Joubert) Aug 02, 2017 11:03 Replies: 266 Views: 120143
100.000 Club Collection of Heimo Hellwig (Heimo Hellwig) Aug 16, 2017 05:43 Replies: 486 Views: 135952
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132 12500 Aug 17, 2017 22:38
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No new posts Women's Private Collections     Access to the FMF Gallery
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100.000 Club Gail's collection (Gail) Aug 03, 2017 04:02 Replies: 375 Views: 345704
Nimfiara's collection (nimfiara) May 10, 2012 17:20 Replies: 30 Views: 46277
Linda's Private Collection (Linda Smith) Feb 08, 2012 04:31 Replies: 39 Views: 53703
Debbie's Collection (Debbie Woolf) Jul 04, 2011 10:45 Replies: 20 Views: 33788
Tracy's favorite specimens (Tracy) Jun 04, 2011 14:01 Replies: 73 Views: 95507
Colleen's Collection (Colleen Thomson) May 28, 2011 19:33 Replies: 10 Views: 21855
Jessica's mineral collection (Jessica Simonoff) Jan 30, 2010 18:52 Replies: 18 Views: 34163
Linda St-Cyr's favorites (Linda St-Cyr) May 17, 2009 09:09 Replies: 6 Views: 27856

8 579 Aug 03, 2017 04:02
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No new posts Mineralogical Literature     
New books, journals, etc that merit your attention.   Moderators John S. White, Carles Millan, chris, Antonio Alcaide
1929 Ed Over Rocks and Minerals Article (CodyDel) Jul 27, 2017 18:39 Replies: 9 Views: 853
Australian micromineral newsletter... (crocoite) Mar 25, 2017 20:21 Replies: 19 Views: 20880
Mineralogy by Dexter Perkins (Tom Mazanec) Jan 03, 2017 18:03 Replies: 14 Views: 3479
Panasqueira Mine (crosstimber) Nov 08, 2016 11:01 Replies: 19 Views: 18474
ExtraLapis No. 50: Kalifornien/California - a great article written by Jesse Fisher (Tobi) Sep 25, 2016 04:46 Replies: 3 Views: 2107
My reading (Tom Mazanec) Jun 11, 2016 13:43 Replies: 8 Views: 4530
Quartz from Spain (Miguel Calvo) Apr 28, 2016 01:17 Replies: 1 Views: 3227
Antique books (ACC79) Feb 05, 2016 14:35 Replies: 1 Views: 3202
Minerales y Minas de España by Miguel Calvo (Minerals and Mines of Spain) (Antonio Alcaide) Dec 09, 2015 22:38 Replies: 3 Views: 9021
Classification of crystallographic forms - any references? (prcantos) Mar 06, 2015 11:11 Replies: 21 Views: 16396
Mathematical Crystallography by Boisen & Gibbs (prcantos) Oct 09, 2014 03:55 Replies: 0 Views: 6762
Crystal Mountains - Minerals of the Cairngorms NEW BOOK (Roy Starkey) Oct 07, 2014 09:54 Replies: 11 Views: 9309
New book:"Crystal Forms of Fluorite - Kristallformen von Fluorit" (jrg) Sep 13, 2014 15:40 Replies: 11 Views: 11701
The long awaited new NAMIBIA book released on September 1st! (MINERALIEN-Welt) Aug 28, 2014 05:53 Replies: 2 Views: 6529
Importance of Cataloguing & Mineral-Collector Demographics (Banko45) Jul 25, 2014 20:56 Replies: 12 Views: 10189
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No new posts Mineral Art and Artists     
This forum is dedicated to the discussion and display of Mineral Art, Mineral Artists, techniques, materials, and exhibits. All media are covered, although Mineral Photography is best discussed in its own forum.   Moderators chris, Gail, crocoite
Mineral collages 4.0 (Tobi) Jul 16, 2017 15:44 Replies: 12 Views: 3523
Fabre's past (vic rzonca) Jan 14, 2017 11:02 Replies: 37 Views: 21774
Artisan Made Gems (vic rzonca) Nov 14, 2016 12:05 Replies: 4 Views: 1926
Da Boss... (crocoite) Aug 24, 2016 03:14 Replies: 3 Views: 1867
Mineralogical Museum of Marburg, drawn by me :-) (Tobi) Aug 18, 2016 05:40 Replies: 6 Views: 2285
2016 Paintings... (crocoite) Apr 23, 2016 09:15 Replies: 11 Views: 7505
Mineral collages 3.0 - highlights from my collection (Tobi) Feb 17, 2016 11:05 Replies: 12 Views: 6719
New Paintings 2013 (Schwertner) Jan 14, 2016 04:56 Replies: 105 Views: 56321
A new mineral artist - Barbara Stanley (James) May 26, 2015 05:55 Replies: 16 Views: 16363
Red Cloud Wulfenite... (crocoite) Apr 17, 2015 09:33 Replies: 1 Views: 4539
Mineral Illustration (Turbo) Jan 18, 2015 04:24 Replies: 79 Views: 62545
Mineral collages - the next generation (Tobi) Jan 02, 2015 09:19 Replies: 8 Views: 8771
Steve Sorrell's 2014 Artwork... (crocoite) Nov 21, 2014 14:04 Replies: 40 Views: 25621
Man-made objects Imitating Mother Nature (Don Lum) Apr 30, 2014 10:18 Replies: 29 Views: 22733
A new generation of mineral collages (Tobi) Mar 22, 2014 13:36 Replies: 15 Views: 14359
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33 732 Jul 16, 2017 15:44
James 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: 5424
Finding a little Mexican treasure (Jean Sendero) Nov 05, 2016 16:03 Replies: 0 Views: 2140
Your very first rock? (Tobi) Oct 30, 2016 09:30 Replies: 2 Views: 1359
Minerals and Their Stories (crosstimber) Oct 29, 2016 08:00 Replies: 5 Views: 1948
"H. Deisinger" Collection (Jamison Brizendine) Aug 24, 2016 07:20 Replies: 4 Views: 5276
Mineral labels as art ;) (Tobi) Sep 22, 2014 02:06 Replies: 23 Views: 32755
If it is a twin it was juicy and delicious (Don Lum) Sep 14, 2014 12:53 Replies: 25 Views: 16226
How all you got started in collecting? (vic rzonca) Jun 08, 2014 10:32 Replies: 21 Views: 27111
Bill Lawrence Memorial (BlueCapProductions) May 05, 2014 13:56 Replies: 4 Views: 6810
Sir Arthur Russell - 50th Anniversary on 24th February (Roy Starkey) Feb 02, 2014 12:58 Replies: 5 Views: 7781
Reminiscences of an Old Former Curator by John S. White (Jordi Fabre) Jan 19, 2014 17:06 Replies: 6 Views: 8936
Rogues gallery of photos of yesteryear's mineral collecting greats (Jordi Fabre) Jan 12, 2014 06:26 Replies: 16 Views: 13664
Biggest nugget? 64.7 kg. (Roger Warin) Nov 12, 2013 16:25 Replies: 6 Views: 10621
Willard Perkins Classic "Perky" Mount (Peter Megaw) Aug 30, 2013 06:13 Replies: 14 Views: 18641
Airport security (James) Jun 07, 2013 13:04 Replies: 23 Views: 38863
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36 370 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: 27679
FMF Guide of Rocks - SEDIMENTARY ROCKS (prcantos) Dec 11, 2013 17:45 Replies: 5 Views: 15935
FMF Guide of Rocks - METAMORPHIC ROCKS (prcantos) Jul 05, 2015 06:56 Replies: 16 Views: 30489
Not Sure What Rock Is!!!??? (Aliengng) Mar 24, 2016 06:09 Replies: 15 Views: 7962
Grave Stones of Interest to Rock People... no, really... (NellsRocks) Dec 11, 2015 21:15 Replies: 13 Views: 8186
Genesis of the serpentine minerals and rocks (prcantos) Jun 06, 2013 04:48 Replies: 2 Views: 8678

6 70 Mar 24, 2016 06:09
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No new posts Incorrect classification and fakes     
In this Forum you can provide information and discuss false identifications, inadequate classifications and fakes.   Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Antonio Alcaide, cascaillou
Tanzanite? (Harald) Aug 02, 2017 22:31 Replies: 6 Views: 605
Iron Man (vic rzonca) Aug 02, 2017 11:20 Replies: 6 Views: 463
Fake Colombian Emeralds (Fiebre Verde) May 31, 2017 17:17 Replies: 27 Views: 12408
Quarter million fake Tourmaline cluster. (texasdigger) May 22, 2017 11:36 Replies: 19 Views: 2128
Please help me identify if these are fake or treated (TomS) Feb 09, 2017 22:10 Replies: 16 Views: 3195
Treatments, Synthetics and Simulants: QUARTZ & CHALCEDONY (cascaillou) Dec 20, 2015 20:34 Replies: 3 Views: 5322
Fake silver crystals Morocco (Christophe Gobin) Nov 24, 2015 03:59 Replies: 1 Views: 3998
Chinese "Hydrozincite" specimens? (Barry Vincent) Oct 08, 2015 03:23 Replies: 4 Views: 4818
Bismutoferrite from China...Caveat Emptor (Peter Megaw) May 31, 2015 18:56 Replies: 3 Views: 4915
The intense oiling of Chinese minerals (nitana2000) Apr 29, 2015 14:20 Replies: 14 Views: 14681
Milpillas Azurite - fake specimen (Cascavel1) Dec 04, 2014 09:47 Replies: 27 Views: 25897
Huanggang Mine scheelite color (Josele) Jul 21, 2014 17:48 Replies: 11 Views: 9443
Scorodite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Durango... Sulfur Isotope results (Peter Megaw) Feb 08, 2014 11:16 Replies: 5 Views: 8349
Goethite -not cacoxenite- inclusions in amethyst from Brazil (Antonio Alcaide) Jan 22, 2014 10:45 Replies: 10 Views: 23969
Why an organic substance should not be called a mineral? (Mike P.) Oct 12, 2013 18:46 Replies: 18 Views: 18764
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47 521 Aug 02, 2017 22:31
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No new posts Reporting thefts and disappearances     
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Theft from the Franklin Mineral Museum, New Jersey (Jordi Fabre) Jul 18, 2017 07:43 Replies: 0 Views: 349
Theft at West Coast Mineral and Fossil Show of Kristalle gold. (vic rzonca) Nov 16, 2016 07:43 Replies: 1 Views: 1210
Stolen specimen inquiry (Jordi Fabre) Aug 06, 2016 05:08 Replies: 3 Views: 3316
Theft of Colin Owen mineral specimens and collection (Pierre Joubert) Jul 15, 2016 10:34 Replies: 14 Views: 4469
THEFT of 60 world class mineral specimens in Johannesburg! (Jordi Fabre) Apr 29, 2016 10:04 Replies: 19 Views: 18977
Famous piece stolen from a Romanian Museum (David) Jan 27, 2014 14:16 Replies: 0 Views: 6129
Warning: Johannesburg Geology Museum theft: July 2013!! (Jordi Fabre) Jul 19, 2013 11:20 Replies: 2 Views: 5463
A Butte Covellite was stolen from the National Mining Hall of Fame!!!! (Jordi Fabre) Feb 09, 2013 14:51 Replies: 0 Views: 3724
California Mining and Mineral Museum Robbed (Jordi Fabre) Oct 05, 2012 12:59 Replies: 3 Views: 4574
Theft at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History (Jordi Fabre) Feb 28, 2012 23:42 Replies: 1 Views: 2730
Highgrading, the selling of stolen goods and turning a blind eye (BlueCapProductions) Dec 01, 2011 02:48 Replies: 42 Views: 48894
Theft of Rice Museum Gold Collection! (Jordi Fabre) Apr 23, 2010 14:32 Replies: 4 Views: 6646
Theft of minerals from a Museum in Iceland (John S. White) Oct 28, 2009 11:22 Replies: 6 Views: 4735

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100.000 Club Presentation of new members - Reference Thread (Jordi Fabre) Aug 18, 2017 02:07 Replies: 288 Views: 128925
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The oldest rocks (Roger Warin) Aug 05, 2017 04:06 Replies: 11 Views: 5327
Can I get help growing alum crystals (candy_rainbows) Jul 12, 2017 08:00 Replies: 4 Views: 1550
Wood completely Petrified in less than a year? (Daniel Boom) Jul 11, 2017 11:57 Replies: 21 Views: 1657
Twenty basic minerals (Tom Mazanec) May 29, 2017 22:24 Replies: 8 Views: 1277
Public version ;-) (Tobi) May 12, 2017 11:18 Replies: 1 Views: 702
Naica and its "Cave of the Swords" (Tobi) Apr 06, 2017 08:29 Replies: 9 Views: 5374
-ite and -lite (Tom Mazanec) Apr 04, 2017 00:50 Replies: 9 Views: 1800
Just some collection statistics (Tobi) Mar 26, 2017 16:01 Replies: 30 Views: 6148
Label history (Tobi) Mar 14, 2017 13:01 Replies: 6 Views: 1340
Suggestions: Aquamarine w/ Black Tourmaline inclusions (ancientmttreasures) Feb 21, 2017 11:34 Replies: 1 Views: 872
Need bulk minerals for project idea (blahood2) Feb 19, 2017 14:10 Replies: 0 Views: 693
Minerals from Iran (alireza777) Feb 17, 2017 04:02 Replies: 5 Views: 1740
Garnet Demantoid (alireza777) Feb 13, 2017 14:55 Replies: 1 Views: 912
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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) Aug 06, 2017 16:41 Replies: 285 Views: 143077
I am curious to know what camera you are using... (Pierre Joubert) May 25, 2017 15:33 Replies: 29 Views: 20824
100.000 Club New find of minerals from New York (Glenn Rhein) Jan 04, 2017 03:56 Replies: 122 Views: 106408
Radioactive minerals (Roger Warin) Nov 01, 2016 05:40 Replies: 29 Views: 29087
What about heliodor from Tajikistan? (parfaitelumiere) Sep 09, 2016 03:20 Replies: 90 Views: 84663
Maximum number of minerals on a specimen (David) Aug 12, 2016 11:02 Replies: 21 Views: 21176
More about beta Quartz (nitana2000) Mar 08, 2016 12:34 Replies: 27 Views: 35107
Ilmenite pseudo (John S. White) Feb 18, 2016 08:02 Replies: 3 Views: 30752
Question about cubic diamond crystals (Jim) Nov 26, 2015 11:28 Replies: 21 Views: 31674
Very nice Amethyst in the Railroad Works in North of Spain (Joan R.) May 11, 2015 16:02 Replies: 16 Views: 36100
Mysterious Black Crystals (Something Fishy!) (Andy Love) May 11, 2015 14:53 Replies: 35 Views: 31369
Daylight Fluorescent Hyalite Opal from Mexico (Peter Megaw) May 06, 2015 19:10 Replies: 31 Views: 36234
2014 - International year of crystallography: for example, pyrite. (Roger Warin) Dec 30, 2014 15:35 Replies: 34 Views: 25791
Hallelujah Junction, Nevada (John S. White) Oct 06, 2014 21:14 Replies: 23 Views: 29518
100.000 Club Very little mineralogy in mineral collecting today (John S. White) Sep 23, 2014 15:47 Replies: 94 Views: 120886
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148 842 Aug 06, 2017 16:41
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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: 14963
Meteorite with old labels wanted (Krantz and others) (illaenus) Nov 15, 2016 14:14 Replies: 1 Views: 2631
Calcites from each State (Pat Tucci) Jun 29, 2016 07:24 Replies: 19 Views: 5611
Looking for Native Sulphur specimens (bgreenstone) Mar 21, 2016 08:28 Replies: 0 Views: 5008
Help with free collecting (solarflare) Feb 11, 2016 18:09 Replies: 8 Views: 5060
NJ Minerals available for trade (Gary Moldovany) Feb 07, 2016 10:45 Replies: 2 Views: 6332
Pyrite for exchange (Cesar M. Salvan) Jan 05, 2016 01:17 Replies: 2 Views: 6835
Bulgarian minerals for exchange (Wolfgang Proestler) Nov 22, 2015 08:32 Replies: 12 Views: 7019
Exchange-Wanted: inclusion quartz crystals, 2 to 3cm, DT or floater, unpolished (cascaillou) Sep 11, 2014 11:08 Replies: 0 Views: 7768
Exchange - Wanted: arsenolite, montroydite, lithiophosphate (cascaillou) Sep 11, 2014 11:01 Replies: 0 Views: 5225
Rhodochrosite rough (Jack Chiang) Aug 23, 2014 13:03 Replies: 1 Views: 4818
Fossils for minerals (appies) Jun 09, 2014 02:41 Replies: 1 Views: 6152
Polish minerals for exchange (Lucas Etienne) Apr 30, 2014 10:30 Replies: 22 Views: 16337
Hourglass Selenite (Alan) Apr 15, 2014 11:05 Replies: 6 Views: 9236
Rare goshenite on aquamarine from Hohenstein (appies) Mar 02, 2014 14:58 Replies: 2 Views: 5879
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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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