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14 Dec-22:46:18 Re: minerals of dr congo, katanga. (Roger Warin)
14 Dec-16:40:57 The mizunaka collection - quartz (Am Mizunaka)
14 Dec-15:54:05 Re: franjungle collection (Franjungle)
14 Dec-14:18:24 Re: collection of michael shaw (Crosstimber)
14 Dec-14:11:30 Re: prospecting pegmatite for schorl: need help. (Cascaillou)
14 Dec-12:18:14 Re: faden quartz crystals - (26) (Frei Hans)
14 Dec-12:17:10 Re: prospecting pegmatite for schorl: need help. (Philippe Durand)
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13 Dec-22:09:25 Re: percentage of minerals known (Alfredo)
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13 Dec-16:01:15 Re: prospecting pegmatite for schorl: need help. (Josele)
13 Dec-15:58:23 Re: minerals of dr congo, katanga. (Roger Warin)
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13 Dec-13:27:15 Re: prospecting pegmatite for schorl: need help. (Peter Lemkin)
13 Dec-12:54:37 Re: need help determining what this is (John Betts)
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13 Dec-12:46:02 Re: minerals sans life (Pierre Joubert)
13 Dec-12:25:09 Need help determining what this is (Billclutch)
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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
Minerals of DR Congo, Katanga. (Roger Warin) Dec 14, 2017 22:46 Replies: 7 Views: 787
Prospecting pegmatite for schorl: need help. (cascaillou) Dec 14, 2017 14:11 Replies: 8 Views: 429
Percentage of minerals known (Tom Mazanec) Dec 14, 2017 10:38 Replies: 5 Views: 338
Minerals sans life (Tom Mazanec) Dec 13, 2017 12:46 Replies: 10 Views: 714
"Frosted patterns" on the faces of Quartz (Reef) Nov 30, 2017 06:46 Replies: 9 Views: 741
Mineral names in different languages and their meaning (Tobi) Nov 21, 2017 15:22 Replies: 16 Views: 1110
Rarest quartz twins with inclined axes C (Reef) Nov 21, 2017 11:20 Replies: 38 Views: 3265
Questions about microcline (Josele) Nov 20, 2017 17:35 Replies: 6 Views: 611
Information about a Rhodochrosite specimen (Charlotte) Nov 19, 2017 09:30 Replies: 3 Views: 579
Weird face in quartz (Josele) Nov 15, 2017 12:55 Replies: 21 Views: 5957
Fluorite habit (Josele) Nov 05, 2017 14:49 Replies: 5 Views: 798
Collecting focuses and how they can change (Tobi) Oct 26, 2017 12:10 Replies: 19 Views: 2128
Help with identification of rock/mineral (Mineralien) Oct 23, 2017 13:33 Replies: 6 Views: 728
Alfredopetrovite (Jordi Fabre) Oct 21, 2017 16:09 Replies: 10 Views: 1568
Quartz Inclusions (Roger Warin) Oct 16, 2017 13:59 Replies: 22 Views: 5745
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679 6336 Dec 14, 2017 22:46
Roger Warin 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: 11404
100.000 Club Mineral specimens with inclusions - (28) (Elise) Aug 24, 2012 10:25 Replies: 85 Views: 103150
New Mexico Collecting - (27) (Philip Simmons) Apr 24, 2017 11:00 Replies: 21 Views: 8691
Faden Quartz Crystals - (26) (marco campos-venuti) Dec 14, 2017 12:18 Replies: 43 Views: 13892
An opportune harvest of Gold in Serra do Caldeirão claims, Brazil - (25) (Jordi Fabre) Aug 29, 2017 05:42 Replies: 1 Views: 4255
Trip to the Eastern Emerald Belt, Colombia - (24) (Fiebre Verde) Nov 13, 2016 16:39 Replies: 12 Views: 8287
Malbunka Copper Mine, Home of the Azurite Suns - (23) (crocoite) Jul 09, 2017 05:24 Replies: 55 Views: 26197
How to find a pocket? - (22) (Jordi Fabre) Aug 24, 2017 03:37 Replies: 42 Views: 26985
A "complete" Dauphiné twin of quartz - (21) (Pete Richards) Sep 10, 2014 11:43 Replies: 18 Views: 19091
A copper mine to understand Life - (20) (Cesar M. Salvan) Aug 19, 2014 15:49 Replies: 9 Views: 11843
DIY Specific Gravity Kit (tutorial) - (19) (cascaillou) Apr 08, 2014 06:17 Replies: 11 Views: 17453
How to dig a pocket? - (18) (Jordi Fabre) Jan 22, 2014 12:41 Replies: 29 Views: 53397
APXS: from Mars to the mineral collector's workbench - (17) (Cesar M. Salvan) Jun 03, 2014 04:06 Replies: 8 Views: 13847
Photos of epitaxy - (16) (John S. White) Nov 02, 2017 09:00 Replies: 48 Views: 63436
Twinning of the aragonite - (15) (Pete Richards) Jan 07, 2015 23:17 Replies: 9 Views: 15090
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31 1325 Dec 14, 2017 12:18
Frei Hans View latest post
No new posts News about shows     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 12, 2017 09:36 Replies: 76 Views: 15661
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 08, 2017 13:56 Replies: 59 Views: 25338
Tucson Show 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Apr 06, 2017 09:01 Replies: 114 Views: 57750
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 06, 2016 11:21 Replies: 68 Views: 33799
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 18, 2016 14:37 Replies: 47 Views: 33169
Tucson Show 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Feb 28, 2016 16:01 Replies: 61 Views: 48845
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Nov 27, 2015 23:45 Replies: 102 Views: 74176
2015 Tucson In Retrospect (Don Lum) Oct 19, 2017 00:36 Replies: 61 Views: 40338
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 20, 2015 16:38 Replies: 58 Views: 50775
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 30, 2015 22:03 Replies: 174 Views: 154761
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 01, 2014 02:35 Replies: 80 Views: 76609
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2014 (Jordi Fabre) May 06, 2015 16:42 Replies: 40 Views: 41374
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 30, 2014 01:38 Replies: 111 Views: 120407
100.000 Club Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2013 (Jordi Fabre) Oct 28, 2014 15:19 Replies: 122 Views: 106230
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2013 - 50th Edition! (Jordi Fabre) Jul 16, 2013 04:27 Replies: 65 Views: 86505
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36 2261 Dec 12, 2017 09:36
Roger Warin View latest post
No new posts Mineral Shows     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
Worcester, MA Show, November 18th-19th - Location Change! (Jordi Fabre) Nov 14, 2017 02:47 Replies: 0 Views: 422
38th Annual New Mexico Mineral Symposium (from Mindat) (Tobi) Nov 09, 2017 11:26 Replies: 6 Views: 786
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: 4585
Chamonix show fifty years (Philippe Durand) Aug 08, 2017 14:06 Replies: 14 Views: 3476
6th Chenzhou - Hunan Mineral Show in China (Jordi Fabre) Jul 14, 2017 14:11 Replies: 0 Views: 961
Treasures of the Earth - Saturday July 15 & Sunday July 16, Syracuse, NY (Jordi Fabre) Jul 10, 2017 10:56 Replies: 0 Views: 919
Fosminer 2017 - 40th edition (Jordi Fabre) Jun 27, 2017 07:41 Replies: 0 Views: 911
Minerant 2017 - Mineral show in Antwerp, Belgium (Jordi Fabre) Apr 10, 2017 04:31 Replies: 0 Views: 1809
63rd Annual Palomar Gem and Mineral Club's 3 - 4 June 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Apr 06, 2017 07:47 Replies: 0 Views: 1112
New York - New Jersey Mineral Show 7 - 9 April 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Apr 06, 2017 07:28 Replies: 0 Views: 1199
Belgium - Liege Interminal Show. (Roger Warin) Mar 28, 2017 14:31 Replies: 0 Views: 1408
Texas Mineral Show at the Woodlands (Jordi Fabre) Mar 14, 2017 11:40 Replies: 1 Views: 1574
Gem & Mineral Show of the Southern Illinois Earth Science Club (Jordi Fabre) Feb 25, 2017 18:12 Replies: 0 Views: 1485
37th Expominerales Madrid Show (Spain) (Cosme Perez) Jan 16, 2017 14:15 Replies: 0 Views: 1766
Tucson 2017 - Tucson Hotel City Center changes (vic rzonca) Jan 03, 2017 15:54 Replies: 9 Views: 5300
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185 1783 Nov 14, 2017 02:47
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: 37025
100.000 Club TUCSON, 2016. And away we go.... (Gail) Mar 19, 2016 11:45 Replies: 445 Views: 148889
The magic of Tucson, 2015. Gail Spann report. (Gail) Aug 12, 2015 11:19 Replies: 116 Views: 74750
Tucson 2014 Show Report, Gail Spann Having Fun Again... (Gail) Jul 26, 2014 19:32 Replies: 156 Views: 98140
Houston Fine Mineral Show Report, with Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 03, 2013 09:23 Replies: 103 Views: 73949
100.000 Club 2013 Tucson Show Adventure ~ Gail Spann Style. (Gail) Apr 27, 2013 02:57 Replies: 598 Views: 312163
Fabulous Denver Gem and Mineral Show, Sept 14, 2012 and on...Gail Spann (Gail) Nov 04, 2012 01:57 Replies: 43 Views: 49922
Gail Spann's 2012 East Coast Gem and Mineral Show report (Gail) Aug 29, 2012 14:27 Replies: 151 Views: 93770
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin... (Gail) Oct 02, 2012 11:21 Replies: 632 Views: 408438
FMF party in Tucson, 2012. You coming? (Gail) Mar 03, 2012 02:28 Replies: 49 Views: 53458
Fort Worth, Texas, Gem and Mineral Show. Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 01, 2011 20:35 Replies: 33 Views: 44061
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011 (Gail) Oct 07, 2012 11:38 Replies: 370 Views: 313589
FMFs party in Tucson, 2011 (Gail) Feb 27, 2011 22:43 Replies: 114 Views: 93677
Gail Spann's Tucson show report, 2011 (Gail) Jan 17, 2011 01:30 Replies: 28 Views: 35655
Gail Spann's HOUSTON 2010 show report (Gail) Jun 28, 2010 02:56 Replies: 122 Views: 88251
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34 4878 Sep 21, 2017 12:55
Tobi View latest post
No new posts FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?     
Novice Collectors: If you've got a cool rock and want to know about it this is the place for you!
To know more about how this section works, please use: Asking: "What is this? / Where is it from?"   Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris

Need help determining what this is (BillClutch) Dec 13, 2017 12:54 Replies: 2 Views: 167
Coal with Metallic Inclusion (Stan Feng) Dec 13, 2017 07:23 Replies: 8 Views: 321
Native copper in quartz? (Hardman.digs) Dec 12, 2017 14:28 Replies: 1 Views: 161
Help with pyrite - Suspecting fake (Omega111) Dec 02, 2017 05:36 Replies: 6 Views: 491
Is this zircon ? (Dimce Catle) Nov 30, 2017 13:04 Replies: 9 Views: 794
Purple Laker - Lake Superior - Rock Identification (Smithsh6) Nov 27, 2017 18:05 Replies: 2 Views: 325
What is this (Andrew Harvey) Nov 22, 2017 13:20 Replies: 3 Views: 338
Heavy rock identify help (convento) Nov 18, 2017 16:01 Replies: 1 Views: 273
Need help to put a value on this 100lb pice of quartz I dug up 2 weeks ago (GrizzlyFrost) Nov 17, 2017 18:51 Replies: 1 Views: 338
Help identifying my stone. UK coastline. (iceantia) Nov 03, 2017 11:59 Replies: 2 Views: 482
What is it (FrankthaTank) Oct 30, 2017 10:27 Replies: 3 Views: 414
what is it? (bigrocks) Oct 10, 2017 16:33 Replies: 5 Views: 1002
Respondent photo (Bob Harman) Oct 09, 2017 20:34 Replies: 2 Views: 662
What kind of stone is this (Empresive) Oct 09, 2017 14:26 Replies: 10 Views: 1129
Re: Quartz Inclusions (Agate) Oct 09, 2017 08:12 Replies: 2 Views: 515
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647 4389 Dec 13, 2017 12:54
John Betts 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

Can somebody help me? (tuongtndg) Dec 02, 2017 06:47 Replies: 2 Views: 325
Pseudomalachite? (Pierre Joubert) Dec 01, 2017 16:55 Replies: 15 Views: 703
What is it #2 (Andrew Harvey) Nov 25, 2017 13:28 Replies: 6 Views: 554
Fluorescent inclusions in quartz (zbhjzm) Nov 24, 2017 06:09 Replies: 4 Views: 407
What is it #3 (Andrew Harvey) Nov 23, 2017 14:43 Replies: 3 Views: 405
Assistance in getting locality info for this Mexican? orthoclase & amphibole specimen (waltlombardo) Nov 18, 2017 06:31 Replies: 4 Views: 440
Mineral Identification Request - Scottish Highlands (lollerton) Nov 12, 2017 03:59 Replies: 6 Views: 782
Question about Sphalerite from Spain? (Gagat Minerals) Nov 10, 2017 04:05 Replies: 11 Views: 949
What is it? Sapphire or not? (Quelyone) Nov 07, 2017 23:36 Replies: 9 Views: 1034
These rocks rock (jim hill) Nov 02, 2017 17:00 Replies: 2 Views: 435
I got a idea but not sure (jim hill) Nov 01, 2017 19:05 Replies: 4 Views: 540
One of a kind (Scott McCabe) Oct 30, 2017 17:55 Replies: 9 Views: 956
Help identifying rocks (artscary) Oct 30, 2017 07:44 Replies: 10 Views: 1033
Vesuvianite? (Josele) Oct 29, 2017 12:01 Replies: 1 Views: 399
Help identify these minerals (stumped!!!) (ProfPepper) Oct 22, 2017 23:30 Replies: 2 Views: 592
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1048 6962 Dec 02, 2017 06:47
Tobi View latest post
No new posts Micros & Macros - Images of Minerals     
In this Forum you can add photos of minerals micromounts or macro minerals, give opinions on their identification, and share information on microscopes and taking photos.   Moderators chris, Antonio Alcaide
Micro photos of inclusions in Quartz (zbhjzm) Dec 13, 2017 01:23 Replies: 32 Views: 3871
I want to photograph my collection (Malcolm Uffelman Jr) Dec 06, 2017 11:28 Replies: 10 Views: 638
Zaïrite (Roger Warin) Dec 06, 2017 09:58 Replies: 0 Views: 177
Super thin hematite inclusions in amethyst (zbhjzm) Nov 13, 2017 05:52 Replies: 22 Views: 1652
Micro photos of a boulder opal (zbhjzm) Sep 09, 2017 09:14 Replies: 2 Views: 763
Stack software, comparative speed, optimizations and others (ofarcis) Sep 06, 2017 10:40 Replies: 20 Views: 23076
Pyrite and marcasite intergrowths (Roger Warin) Jul 03, 2017 13:33 Replies: 0 Views: 1137
Bixbite Crystal in rhyolite matrix (Lueshie) May 10, 2017 15:45 Replies: 1 Views: 1357
Purple fluorite macro (Proudtex76) Apr 25, 2017 15:49 Replies: 2 Views: 1461
Lighting and mineral photos (dontgogreen) Nov 05, 2016 19:15 Replies: 1 Views: 2368
Special John S. White photographs (ploum) Jul 14, 2016 13:15 Replies: 15 Views: 16185
North American pyrrhotites (dontgogreen) Jun 13, 2016 22:02 Replies: 6 Views: 3946
Elbaite (Roger Warin) May 01, 2016 12:50 Replies: 2 Views: 4041
Epitaxy: a very rare example, torbernite on saleeite (Roger Warin) May 01, 2016 01:52 Replies: 2 Views: 3281
Saleeite (Roger Warin) Apr 29, 2016 22:07 Replies: 0 Views: 4499
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89 694 Dec 13, 2017 01:23
zbhjzm View latest post
No new posts Favorite Minerals     Access to the FMF Gallery
In this forum you can add your favorite localities and minerals. When a mineral comes from many hundreds, or thousands, of places it's worth comparing favorites to identify the most desired ones.This section is special because all the photos published here also appear in "FMF Gallery". To find out more please use this link   Moderator Tobi
100.000 Club Favourite Fluorites? (Tobi) Dec 12, 2017 12:16 Replies: 163 Views: 115440
Favourite Calcites? (Tobi) Oct 01, 2017 02:19 Replies: 30 Views: 8498
Favourite Topazes? (Tobi) Sep 25, 2017 15:50 Replies: 8 Views: 1537
Favourite Garnets? (Tobi) Aug 05, 2017 14:55 Replies: 6 Views: 2972
Favourite Pyrites? (Tobi) May 08, 2017 14:40 Replies: 21 Views: 4862
Favourite Wulfenites? (Tobi) May 03, 2017 11:41 Replies: 23 Views: 8377
Favourite Smithsonites? (Tobi) Apr 30, 2017 05:21 Replies: 4 Views: 1724
Favourite Mimetites? (Tobi) Apr 21, 2017 11:53 Replies: 9 Views: 4124
Favourite Rhodochrosites? (Tobi) Apr 12, 2017 08:42 Replies: 23 Views: 7914
Favourite Galenas? (Tobi) Apr 11, 2017 02:41 Replies: 7 Views: 3646
Favourite Tourmalines? (Tobi) Jan 14, 2017 14:59 Replies: 19 Views: 6618
Favourite Beryls? (Tobi) Jan 09, 2017 16:35 Replies: 15 Views: 5235
Favourite Quartzes? (Tobi) Sep 30, 2016 02:47 Replies: 23 Views: 8908
Favourite Fluorapatites? (Tobi) Sep 21, 2016 13:03 Replies: 9 Views: 4253
Favourite Pyromorphites? (Tobi) Aug 27, 2016 09:34 Replies: 12 Views: 4517
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20 472 Dec 12, 2017 12:16
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
On the mineralogy of Shijiangshan, Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia A.R. (China) (Cesar M. Salvan) Dec 04, 2017 17:11 Replies: 14 Views: 12044
New Zealand alpine minerals? (Philippe Durand) Oct 21, 2017 01:31 Replies: 22 Views: 3376
Collecting quartz on the Little Falls dolostone (vic rzonca) Oct 14, 2017 13:33 Replies: 106 Views: 70809
About "Franklin Furnace" (J. G. Alcolea) Oct 13, 2017 15:45 Replies: 8 Views: 992
Graves Mountain, Georgia, USA - Hematite (Mike Lee) Oct 12, 2017 10:57 Replies: 2 Views: 644
The Tsumeb Mine (Heimo Hellwig) May 13, 2017 01:21 Replies: 12 Views: 5273
La Viesca Mine and the finds made there (James) May 03, 2017 16:50 Replies: 8 Views: 13059
Quartz and limonite from a sandstone quarry (Pete Richards) Apr 28, 2017 08:36 Replies: 4 Views: 1890
Fluorite from Whiteman Creek, Vernon, BC, Canada (thecrystalfinder) Apr 26, 2017 11:50 Replies: 5 Views: 2361
Serra do Caldeirao claims (dontgogreen) Dec 18, 2016 10:15 Replies: 2 Views: 2385
Location Question - "Schlaggenwald" (Jesse Fisher) Sep 25, 2016 13:04 Replies: 6 Views: 2950
Lignite/Brown Coal in Stringtown, OK (Xhou) Sep 04, 2016 12:42 Replies: 1 Views: 1931
Maine tourmaline find a month ago. (vic rzonca) Aug 31, 2016 22:34 Replies: 12 Views: 11238
The incredible valleys with Pyrite cubes in La Rioja, Spain (James) Aug 24, 2016 05:20 Replies: 27 Views: 9374
Mines and minerals. (vic rzonca) Aug 07, 2016 09:21 Replies: 0 Views: 2522
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219 1821 Dec 04, 2017 17:11
EdR 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: 1393
Change in French administrative area (Philippe Durand) Mar 24, 2017 05:51 Replies: 1 Views: 1169
Proper locality name of the Czar Mine? (Jordi Fabre) May 11, 2016 05:20 Replies: 4 Views: 4649
Westmorland (James) Jun 11, 2015 08:20 Replies: 18 Views: 14300
From Kearsarge Mountain? (GneissWare) Jun 08, 2015 22:27 Replies: 7 Views: 6388

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.      
Rockhounding trips - A gem hunt in Minas Gerais (MatheusTorres) Nov 26, 2017 03:33 Replies: 2 Views: 488
Garnets in Itadori River near Nagoya (Japan) (Alex D.) Sep 06, 2017 07:39 Replies: 13 Views: 1738
Quartz from alpine-type fissures in Raleigh, North Carolina (Scott LaBorde) Aug 30, 2017 14:45 Replies: 2 Views: 1130
Driving distance to the Rowley Mine from Scottsdale? (Dave Graley) Aug 08, 2017 09:32 Replies: 0 Views: 550
Rockhounding in Israel - contact needed (dimrub) Jul 16, 2017 23:35 Replies: 8 Views: 1728
The Bogota´s French Connection (franjungle) Jun 29, 2017 08:40 Replies: 8 Views: 2457
Hallelujah Junction, Near Reno, Nevada. Spann Adventure (Gail) Jun 11, 2017 06:27 Replies: 29 Views: 6401
Iceland! (peter@vanpeborgh.eu) Jun 09, 2017 12:28 Replies: 0 Views: 863
Advice needed: a rockhounding trip for a beginner (dimrub) Jun 05, 2017 10:45 Replies: 15 Views: 3310
The Namib Desert (Heimo Hellwig) Jun 05, 2017 08:40 Replies: 26 Views: 18929
A crystal collecting outing to Ceres, South Africa (Reinhardt van Vuuren) May 08, 2017 02:20 Replies: 7 Views: 2886
The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira (franjungle) May 04, 2017 23:01 Replies: 33 Views: 6969
Looking for references for Emerald Mine Tours in Colombia (MSrockhound) Jan 17, 2017 19:22 Replies: 0 Views: 1532
Lets go to India - Need Advice (Nico78) Dec 20, 2016 11:11 Replies: 0 Views: 1441
We returned to a favorite spot in Franklin N.C. (mcmahand) Nov 14, 2016 03:09 Replies: 1 Views: 1822
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58 432 Nov 26, 2017 03:33
Pierre Joubert View latest post
No new posts Exceptional finds     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Antonio Alcaide, John Cornish
100.000 Club Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode (Antonio Da Silveira) Oct 29, 2017 03:11 Replies: 36 Views: 123470
The biggest nuggets. (Roger Warin) Nov 08, 2016 03:51 Replies: 10 Views: 9569
CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia (John Cornish) Feb 28, 2014 20:03 Replies: 63 Views: 66705
2013, an Update... CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine (John Cornish) Jun 24, 2013 08:14 Replies: 13 Views: 23053
Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode - 'Part 2' (Antonio Da Silveira) Oct 23, 2010 17:27 Replies: 6 Views: 25872
Scoop! - An important find of amber in the "La Florida" Mine, Spain (Jordi Fabre) Dec 14, 2008 15:03 Replies: 0 Views: 16311

6 134 Oct 29, 2017 03:11
Peter Lemkin View latest post
No new posts A mineralogical trip through the states of USA     Access to the FMF Gallery
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Turbo View latest post
No new posts A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK     Access to the FMF Gallery
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15 430 Nov 16, 2017 15:23
Jesse Fisher View latest post
No new posts A mineralogical trip through Germany     Access to the FMF Gallery
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12 321 Jul 31, 2017 14:55
Andreas Gerstenberg View latest post
No new posts Conserving, Preparing and Cleaning Minerals     
This Forum brings together questions and results on the delicate subject of preparation, conservation and cleaning of the minerals.   Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Antonio Alcaide
A terrible nuisance (John S. White) Nov 10, 2017 01:47 Replies: 17 Views: 1867
Potential Toxicity of Handling Raw Malachite Specimens. (Joseph D'Oliveira) Nov 03, 2017 20:33 Replies: 26 Views: 13680
Cleaning Carrolite specimens (Pierre Joubert) Oct 02, 2017 16:50 Replies: 2 Views: 680
Cleaning with Water/ Spot Cleaning Guns (Agate?) (Ceanna) Aug 25, 2017 10:36 Replies: 13 Views: 2050
Removing stubborn minerals from quartz (Pierre Joubert) Apr 20, 2017 11:26 Replies: 32 Views: 15124
Information about turquoise mineral (Lundy) Apr 01, 2017 21:39 Replies: 7 Views: 2154
How to clean golden calcite (jtozier) Mar 14, 2017 15:01 Replies: 16 Views: 4209
Unreliable Water Guns? (daviddillman) Aug 30, 2016 10:24 Replies: 12 Views: 4519
Cleaning Pyrite (John S. White) Jul 21, 2016 05:07 Replies: 23 Views: 20773
How to remove biological materials from minerals (Pete Richards) Jun 13, 2016 18:13 Replies: 7 Views: 3605
Fading fluorite. (vic rzonca) May 12, 2016 11:28 Replies: 5 Views: 5354
Why a "delicate subject"? (Tom Mazanec) May 01, 2016 08:55 Replies: 3 Views: 3686
How to remove iron stains? (daviddillman) Feb 19, 2016 06:25 Replies: 24 Views: 28050
Stilbite and sandblasting - unexpected result (Rei) Feb 08, 2016 16:35 Replies: 6 Views: 5779
Cleaning off the "white stuff" on Milpillas Brochantities (bob kerr) Dec 23, 2015 09:29 Replies: 2 Views: 4885
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125 1144 Nov 10, 2017 01:47
Michael mc mullen View latest post
No new posts Collection photos and Collector's page     Access to the FMF Gallery
This forum’s aim is to allow all collectors to publish pictures of the minerals in their collection and use it as a kind of personal home page. To know more about it, please use this link . This section is special because all the photos published here also appear in "FMF Gallery". To find out more please use this link   Moderators Carles Millan, chris, Antonio Alcaide
How does "Collection Photos" work? (Jordi Fabre) Sep 18, 2015 16:30 Replies: 4 Views: 20491
500.000 Club Collection of Carles Millan (Carles Millan) May 24, 2017 03:24 Replies: 823 Views: 824137
500.000 Club Collection of Michael Shaw (crosstimber) Dec 14, 2017 14:18 Replies: 1201 Views: 799510
500.000 Club Don Lum Collection (Don Lum) Dec 07, 2017 17:01 Replies: 1147 Views: 715468
500.000 Club Collection of Tobi (Tobi) Dec 13, 2017 08:03 Replies: 836 Views: 576210
100.000 Club Collection of Nurbo (nurbo) Mar 26, 2016 14:37 Replies: 404 Views: 373054
100.000 Club Andreas Gerstenberg Collection (Andreas Gerstenberg) Jan 18, 2017 12:38 Replies: 167 Views: 235366
100.000 Club New generation for picture - Ploum (ploum) Dec 02, 2017 16:44 Replies: 899 Views: 444703
100.000 Club Collection of Miguel (José Miguel) Apr 14, 2017 05:32 Replies: 223 Views: 165853
100.000 Club Bob's rocks (GneissWare) Feb 27, 2017 01:50 Replies: 344 Views: 207234
100.000 Club The Mizunaka Collection (am mizunaka) Dec 14, 2017 16:40 Replies: 996 Views: 439236
100.000 Club The micro photographs of Christian Rewitzer (Jordi Fabre) Feb 20, 2016 23:50 Replies: 77 Views: 162509
100.000 Club Collection of Fiebre Verde (Fiebre Verde) Dec 12, 2017 13:16 Replies: 591 Views: 223253
100.000 Club The collection of Pierre and Riana Joubert (Pierre Joubert) Aug 21, 2017 02:41 Replies: 267 Views: 133921
100.000 Club Collection of Heimo Hellwig (Heimo Hellwig) Dec 09, 2017 10:45 Replies: 529 Views: 166785
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134 12987 Dec 14, 2017 16:40
am mizunaka View latest post
No new posts Women's Private Collections     Access to the FMF Gallery
In this forum female collectors can publish their favorite specimens, with photos of them or just descriptions. This section is special because all the photos published here also appear in "FMF Gallery". To find out more please use this link.   Moderators chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
100.000 Club Gail's collection (Gail) Aug 03, 2017 04:02 Replies: 375 Views: 367141
Nimfiara's collection (nimfiara) May 10, 2012 17:20 Replies: 30 Views: 48973
Linda's Private Collection (Linda Smith) Feb 08, 2012 04:31 Replies: 39 Views: 56085
Debbie's Collection (Debbie Woolf) Jul 04, 2011 10:45 Replies: 20 Views: 35467
100.000 Club Tracy's favorite specimens (Tracy) Jun 04, 2011 14:01 Replies: 73 Views: 100458
Colleen's Collection (Colleen Thomson) May 28, 2011 19:33 Replies: 10 Views: 22937
Jessica's mineral collection (Jessica Simonoff) Jan 30, 2010 18:52 Replies: 18 Views: 35786
Linda St-Cyr's favorites (Linda St-Cyr) May 17, 2009 09:09 Replies: 6 Views: 28847

8 579 Aug 03, 2017 04:02
Jordi Fabre View latest post
No new posts Mineralogical Literature     
New books, journals, etc that merit your attention.   Moderators John S. White, Carles Millan, chris, Antonio Alcaide
German Language Magazine (CodyDel) Nov 23, 2017 14:33 Replies: 5 Views: 509
1929 Ed Over Rocks and Minerals Article (CodyDel) Nov 22, 2017 21:33 Replies: 10 Views: 1952
Australian micromineral newsletter... (crocoite) Mar 25, 2017 20:21 Replies: 19 Views: 22335
Mineralogy by Dexter Perkins (Tom Mazanec) Jan 03, 2017 18:03 Replies: 14 Views: 4729
Panasqueira Mine (crosstimber) Nov 08, 2016 11:01 Replies: 19 Views: 19989
ExtraLapis No. 50: Kalifornien/California - a great article written by Jesse Fisher (Tobi) Sep 25, 2016 04:46 Replies: 3 Views: 2632
My reading (Tom Mazanec) Jun 11, 2016 13:43 Replies: 8 Views: 5283
Quartz from Spain (Miguel Calvo) Apr 28, 2016 01:17 Replies: 1 Views: 3689
Antique books (ACC79) Feb 05, 2016 14:35 Replies: 1 Views: 3593
Minerales y Minas de España by Miguel Calvo (Minerals and Mines of Spain) (Antonio Alcaide) Dec 09, 2015 22:38 Replies: 3 Views: 9595
Classification of crystallographic forms - any references? (prcantos) Mar 06, 2015 11:11 Replies: 21 Views: 18221
Mathematical Crystallography by Boisen & Gibbs (prcantos) Oct 09, 2014 03:55 Replies: 0 Views: 7189
Crystal Mountains - Minerals of the Cairngorms NEW BOOK (Roy Starkey) Oct 07, 2014 09:54 Replies: 11 Views: 10176
New book:"Crystal Forms of Fluorite - Kristallformen von Fluorit" (jrg) Sep 13, 2014 15:40 Replies: 11 Views: 12850
The long awaited new NAMIBIA book released on September 1st! (MINERALIEN-Welt) Aug 28, 2014 05:53 Replies: 2 Views: 7157
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85 690 Nov 23, 2017 14:33
Tobi 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
Rhodochrosite with Barite, Lone Tree Mine, Nevada (crocoite) Dec 07, 2017 05:15 Replies: 0 Views: 247
Chinese Realgar (crocoite) Nov 27, 2017 21:17 Replies: 0 Views: 278
Stak Nala Elbaite... (crocoite) Nov 20, 2017 05:23 Replies: 0 Views: 289
Artisan Made Gems (vic rzonca) Nov 10, 2017 09:13 Replies: 5 Views: 2659
New Artwork... (crocoite) Sep 15, 2017 11:20 Replies: 6 Views: 1113
Mineral collages 4.0 (Tobi) Jul 16, 2017 15:44 Replies: 12 Views: 4868
Fabre's past (vic rzonca) Jan 14, 2017 11:02 Replies: 37 Views: 24203
Da Boss... (crocoite) Aug 24, 2016 03:14 Replies: 3 Views: 2370
Mineralogical Museum of Marburg, drawn by me :-) (Tobi) Aug 18, 2016 05:40 Replies: 6 Views: 2976
2016 Paintings... (crocoite) Apr 23, 2016 09:15 Replies: 11 Views: 8809
Mineral collages 3.0 - highlights from my collection (Tobi) Feb 17, 2016 11:05 Replies: 12 Views: 7818
New Paintings 2013 (Schwertner) Jan 14, 2016 04:56 Replies: 105 Views: 61573
A new mineral artist - Barbara Stanley (James) May 26, 2015 05:55 Replies: 16 Views: 17510
Red Cloud Wulfenite... (crocoite) Apr 17, 2015 09:33 Replies: 1 Views: 4981
Mineral Illustration (Turbo) Jan 18, 2015 04:24 Replies: 79 Views: 66980
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37 743 Dec 07, 2017 05:15
crocoite View latest post
No new posts The histories behind mineral specimens     
Many specimens have very interesting histories that should be saved.   Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Antonio Alcaide
Historical Information About Sodalite (Stone Mania) Aug 24, 2017 04:41 Replies: 14 Views: 1940
History of minerals. (vic rzonca) Jan 12, 2017 09:24 Replies: 5 Views: 6079
Finding a little Mexican treasure (Jean Sendero) Nov 05, 2016 16:03 Replies: 0 Views: 2545
Your very first rock? (Tobi) Oct 30, 2016 09:30 Replies: 2 Views: 1811
Minerals and Their Stories (crosstimber) Oct 29, 2016 08:00 Replies: 5 Views: 2580
"H. Deisinger" Collection (Jamison Brizendine) Aug 24, 2016 07:20 Replies: 4 Views: 5987
Mineral labels as art ;) (Tobi) Sep 22, 2014 02:06 Replies: 23 Views: 34776
If it is a twin it was juicy and delicious (Don Lum) Sep 14, 2014 12:53 Replies: 25 Views: 17796
How all you got started in collecting? (vic rzonca) Jun 08, 2014 10:32 Replies: 21 Views: 28561
Bill Lawrence Memorial (BlueCapProductions) May 05, 2014 13:56 Replies: 4 Views: 7391
Sir Arthur Russell - 50th Anniversary on 24th February (Roy Starkey) Feb 02, 2014 12:58 Replies: 5 Views: 8424
Reminiscences of an Old Former Curator by John S. White (Jordi Fabre) Jan 19, 2014 17:06 Replies: 6 Views: 9645
Rogues gallery of photos of yesteryear's mineral collecting greats (Jordi Fabre) Jan 12, 2014 06:26 Replies: 16 Views: 14948
Biggest nugget? 64.7 kg. (Roger Warin) Nov 12, 2013 16:25 Replies: 6 Views: 11354
Willard Perkins Classic "Perky" Mount (Peter Megaw) Aug 30, 2013 06:13 Replies: 14 Views: 20021
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37 385 Aug 24, 2017 04:41
Stone Mania View latest post
No new posts FMF Guide of Rocks     
This Forum aims to collect photographs of rocks from all around the world and as much information as possible about the rocks: age, origin, description, composition... Rocks are closely related to minerals, as rocks are composed of minerals and minerals are found growing on their surfaces and in their cavities. We intend to create a collective work where everybody can contribute and where expert opinions of geologists and petrologists are widely shared.   Moderators chris, prcantos
FMF Guide of Rocks - IGNEOUS ROCKS (prcantos) Feb 18, 2014 16:36 Replies: 13 Views: 29354
FMF Guide of Rocks - SEDIMENTARY ROCKS (prcantos) Dec 11, 2013 17:45 Replies: 5 Views: 16737
FMF Guide of Rocks - METAMORPHIC ROCKS (prcantos) Jul 05, 2015 06:56 Replies: 16 Views: 32483
Not Sure What Rock Is!!!??? (Aliengng) Mar 24, 2016 06:09 Replies: 15 Views: 9485
Grave Stones of Interest to Rock People... no, really... (NellsRocks) Dec 11, 2015 21:15 Replies: 13 Views: 9272
Genesis of the serpentine minerals and rocks (prcantos) Jun 06, 2013 04:48 Replies: 2 Views: 9205

6 70 Mar 24, 2016 06:09
vic rzonca View latest post
No new posts Incorrect classification and fakes     
In this Forum you can provide information and discuss false identifications, inadequate classifications and fakes.   Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Antonio Alcaide, cascaillou
Fake Colombian Emeralds (Fiebre Verde) Oct 31, 2017 07:47 Replies: 30 Views: 15285
Iron Man (vic rzonca) Aug 28, 2017 07:57 Replies: 7 Views: 1382
Tanzanite? (Harald) Aug 02, 2017 22:31 Replies: 6 Views: 1338
Quarter million fake Tourmaline cluster. (texasdigger) May 22, 2017 11:36 Replies: 19 Views: 3355
Please help me identify if these are fake or treated (TomS) Feb 09, 2017 22:10 Replies: 16 Views: 4747
Treatments, Synthetics and Simulants: QUARTZ & CHALCEDONY (cascaillou) Dec 20, 2015 20:34 Replies: 3 Views: 5850
Fake silver crystals Morocco (Christophe Gobin) Nov 24, 2015 03:59 Replies: 1 Views: 4439
Chinese "Hydrozincite" specimens? (Barry Vincent) Oct 08, 2015 03:23 Replies: 4 Views: 5335
Bismutoferrite from China...Caveat Emptor (Peter Megaw) May 31, 2015 18:56 Replies: 3 Views: 5456
The intense oiling of Chinese minerals (nitana2000) Apr 29, 2015 14:20 Replies: 14 Views: 15996
Milpillas Azurite - fake specimen (Cascavel1) Dec 04, 2014 09:47 Replies: 27 Views: 28088
Huanggang Mine scheelite color (Josele) Jul 21, 2014 17:48 Replies: 11 Views: 10389
Scorodite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Durango... Sulfur Isotope results (Peter Megaw) Feb 08, 2014 11:16 Replies: 5 Views: 9018
Goethite -not cacoxenite- inclusions in amethyst from Brazil (Antonio Alcaide) Jan 22, 2014 10:45 Replies: 10 Views: 25446
Why an organic substance should not be called a mineral? (Mike P.) Oct 12, 2013 18:46 Replies: 18 Views: 20256
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Fiebre Verde View latest post
No new posts Reporting thefts and disappearances     
On this forum you can add report on the theft of specimens; tell people about other losses and/or advise people of things they should be wary of; or report any other incidents.. including ones during collecting trips or other mineral related activities.      
Theft of Tourmalines from Fallbrook Gem & Mineral Society Museum in California (Chris Wentzell) Oct 25, 2017 14:13 Replies: 26 Views: 3972
Theft from the Franklin Mineral Museum, New Jersey (Jordi Fabre) Jul 18, 2017 07:43 Replies: 0 Views: 822
Theft at West Coast Mineral and Fossil Show of Kristalle gold. (vic rzonca) Nov 16, 2016 07:43 Replies: 1 Views: 1660
Stolen specimen inquiry (Jordi Fabre) Aug 06, 2016 05:08 Replies: 3 Views: 3839
Theft of Colin Owen mineral specimens and collection (Pierre Joubert) Jul 15, 2016 10:34 Replies: 14 Views: 5602
THEFT of 60 world class mineral specimens in Johannesburg! (Jordi Fabre) Apr 29, 2016 10:04 Replies: 19 Views: 20763
Famous piece stolen from a Romanian Museum (David) Jan 27, 2014 14:16 Replies: 0 Views: 6550
Warning: Johannesburg Geology Museum theft: July 2013!! (Jordi Fabre) Jul 19, 2013 11:20 Replies: 2 Views: 5917
A Butte Covellite was stolen from the National Mining Hall of Fame!!!! (Jordi Fabre) Feb 09, 2013 14:51 Replies: 0 Views: 4041
California Mining and Mineral Museum Robbed (Jordi Fabre) Oct 05, 2012 12:59 Replies: 3 Views: 5033
Theft at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History (Jordi Fabre) Feb 28, 2012 23:42 Replies: 1 Views: 3095
Highgrading, the selling of stolen goods and turning a blind eye (BlueCapProductions) Dec 01, 2011 02:48 Replies: 42 Views: 51379
Theft of Rice Museum Gold Collection! (Jordi Fabre) Apr 23, 2010 14:32 Replies: 4 Views: 7257
Theft of minerals from a Museum in Iceland (John S. White) Oct 28, 2009 11:22 Replies: 6 Views: 5348

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Mary FongWalker View latest post
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100.000 Club Presentation of new members - Reference Thread (Jordi Fabre) Nov 23, 2017 14:21 Replies: 298 Views: 141862
Does turquoise ever come in other colors? (trtlman) Dec 08, 2017 10:57 Replies: 1 Views: 235
Is it possible to tell a nature made pearl from a cultured pearl without cutting it open? (trtlman) Oct 21, 2017 16:42 Replies: 5 Views: 821
How should I proceed here? (Justin Hickok) Oct 12, 2017 17:20 Replies: 1 Views: 464
EDS Testing of Gold Jewelry (Lucca) Oct 08, 2017 04:43 Replies: 3 Views: 620
Lawn boulders (Tom Mazanec) Sep 30, 2017 11:28 Replies: 1 Views: 506
I am back (trtlman) Sep 20, 2017 16:02 Replies: 0 Views: 420
Hurricane Harvey and the mineral collectors from Texas (Jordi Fabre) Aug 31, 2017 12:30 Replies: 8 Views: 1924
Duke of Devonshire Emerald Currently Displayed (Stone Mania) Aug 07, 2017 12:24 Replies: 18 Views: 2517
The oldest rocks (Roger Warin) Aug 05, 2017 04:06 Replies: 11 Views: 6385
Can I get help growing alum crystals (candy_rainbows) Jul 12, 2017 08:00 Replies: 4 Views: 2239
Wood completely Petrified in less than a year? (Daniel Boom) Jul 11, 2017 11:57 Replies: 21 Views: 3370
Twenty basic minerals (Tom Mazanec) May 29, 2017 22:24 Replies: 8 Views: 2150
Public version ;-) (Tobi) May 12, 2017 11:18 Replies: 1 Views: 1128
Naica and its "Cave of the Swords" (Tobi) Apr 06, 2017 08:29 Replies: 9 Views: 6063
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lluis View latest post
No new posts The Ten Thousand Club     
This Section displays, in one location, all those subjects that, while they are no longer on the main page, have been read more than 10,000 times and are from the sections: "Minerals and Mineralogy" "What is it? - Where is it from?" "Micros & Macros" and "Mines and Mineral Localities".
The other Sections of FMF will not move their topics to here because we prefer to keep their topics grouped.   Moderators chris, Antonio Alcaide

100.000 Club Quartz collecting outings in South Africa (Pierre Joubert) Dec 11, 2017 11:16 Replies: 297 Views: 162426
100.000 Club New find of minerals from New York (Glenn Rhein) Dec 04, 2017 13:20 Replies: 123 Views: 115096
I am curious to know what camera you are using... (Pierre Joubert) May 25, 2017 15:33 Replies: 29 Views: 23533
Radioactive minerals (Roger Warin) Nov 01, 2016 05:40 Replies: 29 Views: 31930
What about heliodor from Tajikistan? (parfaitelumiere) Sep 09, 2016 03:20 Replies: 90 Views: 90382
Maximum number of minerals on a specimen (David) Aug 12, 2016 11:02 Replies: 21 Views: 23134
More about beta Quartz (nitana2000) Mar 08, 2016 12:34 Replies: 27 Views: 37483
Ilmenite pseudo (John S. White) Feb 18, 2016 08:02 Replies: 3 Views: 32427
Question about cubic diamond crystals (Jim) Nov 26, 2015 11:28 Replies: 21 Views: 33910
Very nice Amethyst in the Railroad Works in North of Spain (Joan R.) May 11, 2015 16:02 Replies: 16 Views: 37926
Mysterious Black Crystals (Something Fishy!) (Andy Love) May 11, 2015 14:53 Replies: 35 Views: 33965
Daylight Fluorescent Hyalite Opal from Mexico (Peter Megaw) May 06, 2015 19:10 Replies: 31 Views: 38951
2014 - International year of crystallography: for example, pyrite. (Roger Warin) Dec 30, 2014 15:35 Replies: 34 Views: 28210
Hallelujah Junction, Nevada (John S. White) Oct 06, 2014 21:14 Replies: 23 Views: 32357
100.000 Club Very little mineralogy in mineral collecting today (John S. White) Sep 23, 2014 15:47 Replies: 94 Views: 126569
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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: 15586
Minerals for fossils (Fossil collector) Dec 08, 2017 15:22 Replies: 11 Views: 613
Exchange of minerals. I'm from Ukraine. (Hereiam) Sep 25, 2017 00:09 Replies: 3 Views: 950
Meteorite with old labels wanted (Krantz and others) (illaenus) Nov 15, 2016 14:14 Replies: 1 Views: 3182
Calcites from each State (Pat Tucci) Jun 29, 2016 07:24 Replies: 19 Views: 7063
Looking for Native Sulphur specimens (bgreenstone) Mar 21, 2016 08:28 Replies: 0 Views: 5395
Help with free collecting (solarflare) Feb 11, 2016 18:09 Replies: 8 Views: 5788
NJ Minerals available for trade (Gary Moldovany) Feb 07, 2016 10:45 Replies: 2 Views: 6818
Pyrite for exchange (Cesar M. Salvan) Jan 05, 2016 01:17 Replies: 2 Views: 7269
Bulgarian minerals for exchange (Wolfgang Proestler) Nov 22, 2015 08:32 Replies: 12 Views: 9958
Exchange-Wanted: inclusion quartz crystals, 2 to 3cm, DT or floater, unpolished (cascaillou) Sep 11, 2014 11:08 Replies: 0 Views: 8116
Exchange - Wanted: arsenolite, montroydite, lithiophosphate (cascaillou) Sep 11, 2014 11:01 Replies: 0 Views: 5571
Rhodochrosite rough (Jack Chiang) Aug 23, 2014 13:03 Replies: 1 Views: 5199
Fossils for minerals (appies) Jun 09, 2014 02:41 Replies: 1 Views: 6628
Polish minerals for exchange (Lucas Etienne) Apr 30, 2014 10:30 Replies: 22 Views: 18050
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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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