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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
Alfredopetrovite (Jordi Fabre) Oct 21, 2017 16:09 Replies: 10 Views: 668
Weird face in quartz (Josele) Oct 20, 2017 12:34 Replies: 18 Views: 4707
Quartz Inclusions (Roger Warin) Oct 16, 2017 13:59 Replies: 22 Views: 4533
Is Kambaba Jasper a Stromatolite? (Stone Mania) Oct 14, 2017 03:41 Replies: 22 Views: 1161
Mineral oddities.....well sort of! (Bob Harman) Sep 30, 2017 22:43 Replies: 2 Views: 490
Blue celestine from Madagascar (Bob Harman) Sep 29, 2017 16:35 Replies: 4 Views: 537
How common is pyrite disease? (protium) Sep 20, 2017 19:17 Replies: 6 Views: 592
Cause of coloration in green fluorite (protium) Sep 18, 2017 15:08 Replies: 12 Views: 924
interpretation of a geological map (Alex D.) Sep 13, 2017 22:40 Replies: 13 Views: 1164
Scientifically Identifying Minerals? (evin likes rocks) Sep 02, 2017 07:01 Replies: 7 Views: 999
Can you identify this 'hedgehog'? (Steve Cole) Aug 18, 2017 22:32 Replies: 5 Views: 902
Oddities from Brandberg, Namibia (Pierre Joubert) Aug 16, 2017 10:48 Replies: 70 Views: 37230
Black or very dark background? (John S. White) Aug 16, 2017 04:21 Replies: 6 Views: 894
Ex so and so’s collection (John S. White) Aug 15, 2017 17:34 Replies: 26 Views: 3241
Erionite and cancer (James) Aug 07, 2017 11:42 Replies: 6 Views: 1333
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667 6272 Oct 21, 2017 16:09
Don Lum 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: 11068
New Mexico Collecting - (27) (Philip Simmons) Apr 24, 2017 11:00 Replies: 21 Views: 7577
Faden Quartz Crystals - (26) (marco campos-venuti) Apr 14, 2017 01:40 Replies: 41 Views: 11707
An opportune harvest of Gold in Serra do Caldeirão claims, Brazil - (25) (Jordi Fabre) Aug 29, 2017 05:42 Replies: 1 Views: 3904
Trip to the Eastern Emerald Belt, Colombia - (24) (Fiebre Verde) Nov 13, 2016 16:39 Replies: 12 Views: 7626
Malbunka Copper Mine, Home of the Azurite Suns - (23) (crocoite) Jul 09, 2017 05:24 Replies: 55 Views: 24410
How to find a pocket? - (22) (Jordi Fabre) Aug 24, 2017 03:37 Replies: 42 Views: 25361
A "complete" Dauphiné twin of quartz - (21) (Pete Richards) Sep 10, 2014 11:43 Replies: 18 Views: 18409
A copper mine to understand Life - (20) (Cesar M. Salvan) Aug 19, 2014 15:49 Replies: 9 Views: 11301
DIY Specific Gravity Kit (tutorial) - (19) (cascaillou) Apr 08, 2014 06:17 Replies: 11 Views: 16819
How to dig a pocket? - (18) (Jordi Fabre) Jan 22, 2014 12:41 Replies: 29 Views: 52177
APXS: from Mars to the mineral collector's workbench - (17) (Cesar M. Salvan) Jun 03, 2014 04:06 Replies: 8 Views: 13297
Photos of epitaxy - (16) (John S. White) Feb 20, 2016 08:10 Replies: 46 Views: 61483
Twinning of the aragonite - (15) (Pete Richards) Jan 07, 2015 23:17 Replies: 9 Views: 14502
Preparing a list of light sensitive minerals - (14) (Jordi Fabre) Jun 04, 2012 08:41 Replies: 83 Views: 74684
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30 1233 Oct 21, 2017 12:15
Travis Hetsler View latest post
No new posts News about shows     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Oct 18, 2017 15:28 Replies: 2 Views: 934
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 08, 2017 13:56 Replies: 59 Views: 21676
Tucson Show 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Apr 06, 2017 09:01 Replies: 114 Views: 52780
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 06, 2016 11:21 Replies: 68 Views: 30768
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 18, 2016 14:37 Replies: 47 Views: 30863
Tucson Show 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Feb 28, 2016 16:01 Replies: 61 Views: 46158
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Nov 27, 2015 23:45 Replies: 102 Views: 70230
2015 Tucson In Retrospect (Don Lum) Oct 19, 2017 00:36 Replies: 61 Views: 37951
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 20, 2015 16:38 Replies: 58 Views: 48389
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 30, 2015 22:03 Replies: 174 Views: 149338
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 01, 2014 02:35 Replies: 80 Views: 73510
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2014 (Jordi Fabre) May 06, 2015 16:42 Replies: 40 Views: 39775
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 30, 2014 01:38 Replies: 111 Views: 116852
100.000 Club Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2013 (Jordi Fabre) Oct 28, 2014 15:19 Replies: 122 Views: 102160
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2013 - 50th Edition! (Jordi Fabre) Jul 16, 2013 04:27 Replies: 65 Views: 83861
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36 2187 Oct 19, 2017 00:36
Robert Seitz 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: 3367
Chamonix show fifty years (Philippe Durand) Aug 08, 2017 14:06 Replies: 14 Views: 2521
6th Chenzhou - Hunan Mineral Show in China (Jordi Fabre) Jul 14, 2017 14:11 Replies: 0 Views: 697
Treasures of the Earth - Saturday July 15 & Sunday July 16, Syracuse, NY (Jordi Fabre) Jul 10, 2017 10:56 Replies: 0 Views: 663
Fosminer 2017 - 40th edition (Jordi Fabre) Jun 27, 2017 07:41 Replies: 0 Views: 681
Minerant 2017 - Mineral show in Antwerp, Belgium (Jordi Fabre) Apr 10, 2017 04:31 Replies: 0 Views: 1531
63rd Annual Palomar Gem and Mineral Club's 3 - 4 June 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Apr 06, 2017 07:47 Replies: 0 Views: 877
New York - New Jersey Mineral Show 7 - 9 April 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Apr 06, 2017 07:28 Replies: 0 Views: 942
Belgium - Liege Interminal Show. (Roger Warin) Mar 28, 2017 14:31 Replies: 0 Views: 1141
Texas Mineral Show at the Woodlands (Jordi Fabre) Mar 14, 2017 11:40 Replies: 1 Views: 1334
Gem & Mineral Show of the Southern Illinois Earth Science Club (Jordi Fabre) Feb 25, 2017 18:12 Replies: 0 Views: 1230
37th Expominerales Madrid Show (Spain) (Cosme Perez) Jan 16, 2017 14:15 Replies: 0 Views: 1518
Tucson 2017 - Tucson Hotel City Center changes (vic rzonca) Jan 03, 2017 15:54 Replies: 9 Views: 4734
5th Chenzhou - Hunan Mineral Show in China (Jordi Fabre) Nov 26, 2016 18:51 Replies: 0 Views: 2025
The Liège Mineral Show (Intermineral 2016), Palais des Congrès (valere) Nov 14, 2016 14:44 Replies: 13 Views: 4759
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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: 33547
100.000 Club TUCSON, 2016. And away we go.... (Gail) Mar 19, 2016 11:45 Replies: 445 Views: 138966
The magic of Tucson, 2015. Gail Spann report. (Gail) Aug 12, 2015 11:19 Replies: 116 Views: 71426
Tucson 2014 Show Report, Gail Spann Having Fun Again... (Gail) Jul 26, 2014 19:32 Replies: 156 Views: 94509
Houston Fine Mineral Show Report, with Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 03, 2013 09:23 Replies: 103 Views: 71074
100.000 Club 2013 Tucson Show Adventure ~ Gail Spann Style. (Gail) Apr 27, 2013 02:57 Replies: 598 Views: 297725
Fabulous Denver Gem and Mineral Show, Sept 14, 2012 and on...Gail Spann (Gail) Nov 04, 2012 01:57 Replies: 43 Views: 48348
Gail Spann's 2012 East Coast Gem and Mineral Show report (Gail) Aug 29, 2012 14:27 Replies: 151 Views: 90345
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin... (Gail) Oct 02, 2012 11:21 Replies: 632 Views: 395795
FMF party in Tucson, 2012. You coming? (Gail) Mar 03, 2012 02:28 Replies: 49 Views: 52026
Fort Worth, Texas, Gem and Mineral Show. Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 01, 2011 20:35 Replies: 33 Views: 42823
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011 (Gail) Oct 07, 2012 11:38 Replies: 370 Views: 305037
FMFs party in Tucson, 2011 (Gail) Feb 27, 2011 22:43 Replies: 114 Views: 91159
Gail Spann's Tucson show report, 2011 (Gail) Jan 17, 2011 01:30 Replies: 28 Views: 34725
Gail Spann's HOUSTON 2010 show report (Gail) Jun 28, 2010 02:56 Replies: 122 Views: 85712
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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

what is it? (bigrocks) Oct 10, 2017 16:33 Replies: 5 Views: 533
Respondent photo (Bob Harman) Oct 09, 2017 20:34 Replies: 2 Views: 350
What kind of stone is this (Empresive) Oct 09, 2017 14:26 Replies: 10 Views: 609
Re: Quartz Inclusions (Agate) Oct 09, 2017 08:12 Replies: 2 Views: 265
Can Someone Identify This Specimen for Me? (Dorskey_Spudwyzer) Oct 09, 2017 02:26 Replies: 0 Views: 177
What is this? (Asgardird) Oct 09, 2017 00:49 Replies: 0 Views: 130
Rock mineral? (Asgardird) Oct 07, 2017 04:27 Replies: 7 Views: 533
i got it for sure ? (jim hill) Oct 06, 2017 02:08 Replies: 3 Views: 426
Cobalt and green rock help identifying (Tracy cameron) Oct 03, 2017 23:20 Replies: 5 Views: 468
What is it? (bigrocks) Oct 03, 2017 01:26 Replies: 7 Views: 587
Rock ID Central Indiana (cincinnatikid85) Sep 27, 2017 16:51 Replies: 4 Views: 437
Need help identifying this rock (gone fishing) Sep 25, 2017 02:11 Replies: 13 Views: 1083
Help me identify these rocks/minerals (borg_jos) Sep 23, 2017 11:19 Replies: 4 Views: 506
Someone told me this is what happens to mud at the bottom of a lake (trtlman) Sep 22, 2017 10:22 Replies: 9 Views: 706
Concrete or pumice (Alex D.) Sep 20, 2017 23:07 Replies: 2 Views: 398
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636 4340 Oct 10, 2017 16:33
Matt_Zukowski 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

Need help ID the inclusions of these phantom quartz (zbhjzm) Oct 17, 2017 04:46 Replies: 18 Views: 1436
Need help in identifying a mineral sample (Makanudo) Oct 05, 2017 17:35 Replies: 7 Views: 466
Stone ID (Makanudo) Oct 05, 2017 11:16 Replies: 2 Views: 265
One more of....what is this? (Steinen) Sep 19, 2017 13:18 Replies: 3 Views: 419
Just getting started (jim hill) Sep 12, 2017 01:51 Replies: 10 Views: 977
NellsRocks official "What type of Rock" thread (NellsRocks) Sep 11, 2017 09:28 Replies: 6 Views: 883
Is this cookeite and or lepidolite on tourmaline? (texasdigger) Sep 10, 2017 19:47 Replies: 3 Views: 571
Radial platelets in quartz. Clinochlorite? (zbhjzm) Sep 07, 2017 10:49 Replies: 2 Views: 468
Blue and Green Rocks (Rene Kuhn) Sep 01, 2017 16:42 Replies: 5 Views: 768
Indentification help. (Love&Crystals) Aug 29, 2017 14:01 Replies: 0 Views: 318
What is this? (eutaxitic) Aug 07, 2017 12:51 Replies: 4 Views: 935
Pyrite or Chalcopyrite? (Quickclay) Aug 06, 2017 14:06 Replies: 12 Views: 1124
After help in identifying a gemstone (Vavavali) Aug 03, 2017 10:08 Replies: 1 Views: 606
Someone can provide a more accurate/specific locality for this Garnet? (am mizunaka) Aug 02, 2017 19:34 Replies: 1 Views: 387
Witherite xls from KY (dontgogreen) Jul 03, 2017 21:32 Replies: 5 Views: 1417
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1033 6859 Oct 17, 2017 04:46
zbhjzm 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 a boulder opal (zbhjzm) Sep 09, 2017 09:14 Replies: 2 Views: 448
Stack software, comparative speed, optimizations and others (ofarcis) Sep 06, 2017 10:40 Replies: 20 Views: 22139
Pyrite and marcasite intergrowths (Roger Warin) Jul 03, 2017 13:33 Replies: 0 Views: 915
Bixbite Crystal in rhyolite matrix (Lueshie) May 10, 2017 15:45 Replies: 1 Views: 1129
Purple fluorite macro (Proudtex76) Apr 25, 2017 15:49 Replies: 2 Views: 1220
Lighting and mineral photos (dontgogreen) Nov 05, 2016 19:15 Replies: 1 Views: 2131
Special John S. White photographs (ploum) Jul 14, 2016 13:15 Replies: 15 Views: 15429
North American pyrrhotites (dontgogreen) Jun 13, 2016 22:02 Replies: 6 Views: 3610
Elbaite (Roger Warin) May 01, 2016 12:50 Replies: 2 Views: 3798
Epitaxy: a very rare example, torbernite on saleeite (Roger Warin) May 01, 2016 01:52 Replies: 2 Views: 3019
Saleeite (Roger Warin) Apr 29, 2016 22:07 Replies: 0 Views: 4304
My collection of macro's (DJandLIMON111) Apr 19, 2016 12:04 Replies: 11 Views: 7316
Snowflake Photographs? (trtlman) Feb 14, 2016 08:52 Replies: 19 Views: 18022
Quartz microscope pictures (DJandLIMON111) Dec 25, 2015 19:25 Replies: 3 Views: 6439
Articles on Digital Photomicrography and Photomacrography (Elise) Aug 17, 2015 15:10 Replies: 1 Views: 5028
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85 626 Sep 09, 2017 09:14
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
Favourite Calcites? (Tobi) Oct 01, 2017 02:19 Replies: 30 Views: 7318
Favourite Topazes? (Tobi) Sep 25, 2017 15:50 Replies: 8 Views: 1025
100.000 Club Favourite Fluorites? (Tobi) Aug 12, 2017 15:58 Replies: 139 Views: 109504
Favourite Garnets? (Tobi) Aug 05, 2017 14:55 Replies: 6 Views: 2579
Favourite Pyrites? (Tobi) May 08, 2017 14:40 Replies: 21 Views: 4158
Favourite Wulfenites? (Tobi) May 03, 2017 11:41 Replies: 23 Views: 7343
Favourite Smithsonites? (Tobi) Apr 30, 2017 05:21 Replies: 4 Views: 1458
Favourite Mimetites? (Tobi) Apr 21, 2017 11:53 Replies: 9 Views: 3594
Favourite Rhodochrosites? (Tobi) Apr 12, 2017 08:42 Replies: 23 Views: 6936
Favourite Galenas? (Tobi) Apr 11, 2017 02:41 Replies: 7 Views: 3209
Favourite Tourmalines? (Tobi) Jan 14, 2017 14:59 Replies: 19 Views: 5712
Favourite Beryls? (Tobi) Jan 09, 2017 16:35 Replies: 15 Views: 4498
Favourite Quartzes? (Tobi) Sep 30, 2016 02:47 Replies: 23 Views: 7912
Favourite Fluorapatites? (Tobi) Sep 21, 2016 13:03 Replies: 9 Views: 3761
Favourite Pyromorphites? (Tobi) Aug 27, 2016 09:34 Replies: 12 Views: 4027
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20 448 Oct 01, 2017 02:19
Tobi 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) Oct 21, 2017 01:31 Replies: 22 Views: 2317
Collecting quartz on the Little Falls dolostone (vic rzonca) Oct 14, 2017 13:33 Replies: 106 Views: 67784
About "Franklin Furnace" (J. G. Alcolea) Oct 13, 2017 15:45 Replies: 8 Views: 515
Graves Mountain, Georgia, USA - Hematite (Mike Lee) Oct 12, 2017 10:57 Replies: 2 Views: 355
The Tsumeb Mine (Heimo Hellwig) May 13, 2017 01:21 Replies: 12 Views: 4651
La Viesca Mine and the finds made there (James) May 03, 2017 16:50 Replies: 8 Views: 12482
Quartz and limonite from a sandstone quarry (Pete Richards) Apr 28, 2017 08:36 Replies: 4 Views: 1556
Fluorite from Whiteman Creek, Vernon, BC, Canada (thecrystalfinder) Apr 26, 2017 11:50 Replies: 5 Views: 1837
Serra do Caldeirao claims (dontgogreen) Dec 18, 2016 10:15 Replies: 2 Views: 2126
Location Question - "Schlaggenwald" (Jesse Fisher) Sep 25, 2016 13:04 Replies: 6 Views: 2592
Lignite/Brown Coal in Stringtown, OK (Xhou) Sep 04, 2016 12:42 Replies: 1 Views: 1693
Maine tourmaline find a month ago. (vic rzonca) Aug 31, 2016 22:34 Replies: 12 Views: 10606
The incredible valleys with Pyrite cubes in La Rioja, Spain (James) Aug 24, 2016 05:20 Replies: 27 Views: 8374
Mines and minerals. (vic rzonca) Aug 07, 2016 09:21 Replies: 0 Views: 2323
Todays and past mercury mines in the world (langsholt) Jul 24, 2016 23:27 Replies: 5 Views: 2632
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219 1817 Oct 21, 2017 01:31
Peter Lemkin 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: 1091
Change in French administrative area (Philippe Durand) Mar 24, 2017 05:51 Replies: 1 Views: 946
Proper locality name of the Czar Mine? (Jordi Fabre) May 11, 2016 05:20 Replies: 4 Views: 4325
Westmorland (James) Jun 11, 2015 08:20 Replies: 18 Views: 13660
From Kearsarge Mountain? (GneissWare) Jun 08, 2015 22:27 Replies: 7 Views: 6051

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.      
Garnets in Itadori River near Nagoya (Japan) (Alex D.) Sep 06, 2017 07:39 Replies: 13 Views: 1091
Quartz from alpine-type fissures in Raleigh, North Carolina (Scott LaBorde) Aug 30, 2017 14:45 Replies: 2 Views: 842
Driving distance to the Rowley Mine from Scottsdale? (Dave Graley) Aug 08, 2017 09:32 Replies: 0 Views: 343
Rockhounding in Israel - contact needed (dimrub) Jul 16, 2017 23:35 Replies: 8 Views: 1319
The Bogota´s French Connection (franjungle) Jun 29, 2017 08:40 Replies: 8 Views: 1994
Hallelujah Junction, Near Reno, Nevada. Spann Adventure (Gail) Jun 11, 2017 06:27 Replies: 29 Views: 5216
Iceland! (peter@vanpeborgh.eu) Jun 09, 2017 12:28 Replies: 0 Views: 663
Advice needed: a rockhounding trip for a beginner (dimrub) Jun 05, 2017 10:45 Replies: 15 Views: 2506
The Namib Desert (Heimo Hellwig) Jun 05, 2017 08:40 Replies: 26 Views: 17835
A crystal collecting outing to Ceres, South Africa (Reinhardt van Vuuren) May 08, 2017 02:20 Replies: 7 Views: 2408
The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira (franjungle) May 04, 2017 23:01 Replies: 33 Views: 6000
Looking for references for Emerald Mine Tours in Colombia (MSrockhound) Jan 17, 2017 19:22 Replies: 0 Views: 1319
Lets go to India - Need Advice (Nico78) Dec 20, 2016 11:11 Replies: 0 Views: 1226
We returned to a favorite spot in Franklin N.C. (mcmahand) Nov 14, 2016 03:09 Replies: 1 Views: 1608
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57 429 Sep 06, 2017 07:39
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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: 8919
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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 1036 Oct 20, 2017 19:49
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15 429 Jul 16, 2017 18:46
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No new posts Conserving, Preparing and Cleaning Minerals     
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Cleaning Carrolite specimens (Pierre Joubert) Oct 02, 2017 16:50 Replies: 2 Views: 391
Cleaning with Water/ Spot Cleaning Guns (Agate?) (Ceanna) Aug 25, 2017 10:36 Replies: 13 Views: 1444
Potential Toxicity of Handling Raw Malachite Specimens. (Joseph D'Oliveira) Aug 16, 2017 06:50 Replies: 25 Views: 12561
Removing stubborn minerals from quartz (Pierre Joubert) Apr 20, 2017 11:26 Replies: 32 Views: 14120
Information about turquoise mineral (Lundy) Apr 01, 2017 21:39 Replies: 7 Views: 1837
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Unreliable Water Guns? (daviddillman) Aug 30, 2016 10:24 Replies: 12 Views: 4010
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How to remove biological materials from minerals (Pete Richards) Jun 13, 2016 18:13 Replies: 7 Views: 3281
Fading fluorite. (vic rzonca) May 12, 2016 11:28 Replies: 5 Views: 4859
Why a "delicate subject"? (Tom Mazanec) May 01, 2016 08:55 Replies: 3 Views: 3449
How to remove iron stains? (daviddillman) Feb 19, 2016 06:25 Replies: 24 Views: 26988
Stilbite and sandblasting - unexpected result (Rei) Feb 08, 2016 16:35 Replies: 6 Views: 5399
Cleaning off the "white stuff" on Milpillas Brochantities (bob kerr) Dec 23, 2015 09:29 Replies: 2 Views: 4652
Fluorite cleaning ! (h.abbasi) Dec 14, 2015 13:14 Replies: 9 Views: 6919
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124 1125 Oct 02, 2017 16:50
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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: 802605
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100.000 Club New generation for picture - Ploum (ploum) Oct 22, 2017 05:16 Replies: 875 Views: 420200
100.000 Club Collection of Miguel (José Miguel) Apr 14, 2017 05:32 Replies: 223 Views: 160571
100.000 Club Bob's rocks (GneissWare) Feb 27, 2017 01:50 Replies: 344 Views: 199373
100.000 Club The Mizunaka Collection (am mizunaka) Oct 17, 2017 17:46 Replies: 979 Views: 411010
100.000 Club The micro photographs of Christian Rewitzer (Jordi Fabre) Feb 20, 2016 23:50 Replies: 77 Views: 158135
100.000 Club Collection of Fiebre Verde (Fiebre Verde) Oct 10, 2017 13:47 Replies: 574 Views: 206544
100.000 Club The collection of Pierre and Riana Joubert (Pierre Joubert) Aug 21, 2017 02:41 Replies: 267 Views: 127825
100.000 Club Collection of Heimo Hellwig (Heimo Hellwig) Oct 17, 2017 09:59 Replies: 513 Views: 152954
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133 12787 Oct 22, 2017 05:16
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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: 358034
Nimfiara's collection (nimfiara) May 10, 2012 17:20 Replies: 30 Views: 47720
Linda's Private Collection (Linda Smith) Feb 08, 2012 04:31 Replies: 39 Views: 55017
Debbie's Collection (Debbie Woolf) Jul 04, 2011 10:45 Replies: 20 Views: 34687
Tracy's favorite specimens (Tracy) Jun 04, 2011 14:01 Replies: 73 Views: 98162
Colleen's Collection (Colleen Thomson) May 28, 2011 19:33 Replies: 10 Views: 22449
Jessica's mineral collection (Jessica Simonoff) Jan 30, 2010 18:52 Replies: 18 Views: 35028
Linda St-Cyr's favorites (Linda St-Cyr) May 17, 2009 09:09 Replies: 6 Views: 28377

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: 1407
Australian micromineral newsletter... (crocoite) Mar 25, 2017 20:21 Replies: 19 Views: 21613
Mineralogy by Dexter Perkins (Tom Mazanec) Jan 03, 2017 18:03 Replies: 14 Views: 4115
Panasqueira Mine (crosstimber) Nov 08, 2016 11:01 Replies: 19 Views: 19290
ExtraLapis No. 50: Kalifornien/California - a great article written by Jesse Fisher (Tobi) Sep 25, 2016 04:46 Replies: 3 Views: 2379
My reading (Tom Mazanec) Jun 11, 2016 13:43 Replies: 8 Views: 4924
Quartz from Spain (Miguel Calvo) Apr 28, 2016 01:17 Replies: 1 Views: 3458
Antique books (ACC79) Feb 05, 2016 14:35 Replies: 1 Views: 3400
Minerales y Minas de España by Miguel Calvo (Minerals and Mines of Spain) (Antonio Alcaide) Dec 09, 2015 22:38 Replies: 3 Views: 9308
Classification of crystallographic forms - any references? (prcantos) Mar 06, 2015 11:11 Replies: 21 Views: 17400
Mathematical Crystallography by Boisen & Gibbs (prcantos) Oct 09, 2014 03:55 Replies: 0 Views: 6962
Crystal Mountains - Minerals of the Cairngorms NEW BOOK (Roy Starkey) Oct 07, 2014 09:54 Replies: 11 Views: 9781
New book:"Crystal Forms of Fluorite - Kristallformen von Fluorit" (jrg) Sep 13, 2014 15:40 Replies: 11 Views: 12298
The long awaited new NAMIBIA book released on September 1st! (MINERALIEN-Welt) Aug 28, 2014 05:53 Replies: 2 Views: 6846
Importance of Cataloguing & Mineral-Collector Demographics (Banko45) Jul 25, 2014 20:56 Replies: 12 Views: 10733
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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
New Artwork... (crocoite) Sep 15, 2017 11:20 Replies: 6 Views: 725
Mineral collages 4.0 (Tobi) Jul 16, 2017 15:44 Replies: 12 Views: 4261
Fabre's past (vic rzonca) Jan 14, 2017 11:02 Replies: 37 Views: 23074
Artisan Made Gems (vic rzonca) Nov 14, 2016 12:05 Replies: 4 Views: 2231
Da Boss... (crocoite) Aug 24, 2016 03:14 Replies: 3 Views: 2146
Mineralogical Museum of Marburg, drawn by me :-) (Tobi) Aug 18, 2016 05:40 Replies: 6 Views: 2647
2016 Paintings... (crocoite) Apr 23, 2016 09:15 Replies: 11 Views: 8126
Mineral collages 3.0 - highlights from my collection (Tobi) Feb 17, 2016 11:05 Replies: 12 Views: 7315
New Paintings 2013 (Schwertner) Jan 14, 2016 04:56 Replies: 105 Views: 59234
A new mineral artist - Barbara Stanley (James) May 26, 2015 05:55 Replies: 16 Views: 16946
Red Cloud Wulfenite... (crocoite) Apr 17, 2015 09:33 Replies: 1 Views: 4771
Mineral Illustration (Turbo) Jan 18, 2015 04:24 Replies: 79 Views: 65024
Mineral collages - the next generation (Tobi) Jan 02, 2015 09:19 Replies: 8 Views: 9389
Steve Sorrell's 2014 Artwork... (crocoite) Nov 21, 2014 14:04 Replies: 40 Views: 26926
Man-made objects Imitating Mother Nature (Don Lum) Apr 30, 2014 10:18 Replies: 29 Views: 23650
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34 739 Sep 15, 2017 11:20
Philippe Durand 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: 1382
History of minerals. (vic rzonca) Jan 12, 2017 09:24 Replies: 5 Views: 5783
Finding a little Mexican treasure (Jean Sendero) Nov 05, 2016 16:03 Replies: 0 Views: 2371
Your very first rock? (Tobi) Oct 30, 2016 09:30 Replies: 2 Views: 1606
Minerals and Their Stories (crosstimber) Oct 29, 2016 08:00 Replies: 5 Views: 2301
"H. Deisinger" Collection (Jamison Brizendine) Aug 24, 2016 07:20 Replies: 4 Views: 5650
Mineral labels as art ;) (Tobi) Sep 22, 2014 02:06 Replies: 23 Views: 33862
If it is a twin it was juicy and delicious (Don Lum) Sep 14, 2014 12:53 Replies: 25 Views: 17123
How all you got started in collecting? (vic rzonca) Jun 08, 2014 10:32 Replies: 21 Views: 27927
Bill Lawrence Memorial (BlueCapProductions) May 05, 2014 13:56 Replies: 4 Views: 7092
Sir Arthur Russell - 50th Anniversary on 24th February (Roy Starkey) Feb 02, 2014 12:58 Replies: 5 Views: 8130
Reminiscences of an Old Former Curator by John S. White (Jordi Fabre) Jan 19, 2014 17:06 Replies: 6 Views: 9310
Rogues gallery of photos of yesteryear's mineral collecting greats (Jordi Fabre) Jan 12, 2014 06:26 Replies: 16 Views: 14339
Biggest nugget? 64.7 kg. (Roger Warin) Nov 12, 2013 16:25 Replies: 6 Views: 10997
Willard Perkins Classic "Perky" Mount (Peter Megaw) Aug 30, 2013 06:13 Replies: 14 Views: 19354
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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: 28520
FMF Guide of Rocks - SEDIMENTARY ROCKS (prcantos) Dec 11, 2013 17:45 Replies: 5 Views: 16332
FMF Guide of Rocks - METAMORPHIC ROCKS (prcantos) Jul 05, 2015 06:56 Replies: 16 Views: 31535
Not Sure What Rock Is!!!??? (Aliengng) Mar 24, 2016 06:09 Replies: 15 Views: 8731
Grave Stones of Interest to Rock People... no, really... (NellsRocks) Dec 11, 2015 21:15 Replies: 13 Views: 8759
Genesis of the serpentine minerals and rocks (prcantos) Jun 06, 2013 04:48 Replies: 2 Views: 8943

6 70 Mar 24, 2016 06:09
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No new posts Incorrect classification and fakes     
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Iron Man (vic rzonca) Aug 28, 2017 07:57 Replies: 7 Views: 1013
Tanzanite? (Harald) Aug 02, 2017 22:31 Replies: 6 Views: 1055
Fake Colombian Emeralds (Fiebre Verde) May 31, 2017 17:17 Replies: 27 Views: 13743
Quarter million fake Tourmaline cluster. (texasdigger) May 22, 2017 11:36 Replies: 19 Views: 2743
Please help me identify if these are fake or treated (TomS) Feb 09, 2017 22:10 Replies: 16 Views: 4015
Treatments, Synthetics and Simulants: QUARTZ & CHALCEDONY (cascaillou) Dec 20, 2015 20:34 Replies: 3 Views: 5591
Fake silver crystals Morocco (Christophe Gobin) Nov 24, 2015 03:59 Replies: 1 Views: 4227
Chinese "Hydrozincite" specimens? (Barry Vincent) Oct 08, 2015 03:23 Replies: 4 Views: 5067
Bismutoferrite from China...Caveat Emptor (Peter Megaw) May 31, 2015 18:56 Replies: 3 Views: 5202
The intense oiling of Chinese minerals (nitana2000) Apr 29, 2015 14:20 Replies: 14 Views: 15373
Milpillas Azurite - fake specimen (Cascavel1) Dec 04, 2014 09:47 Replies: 27 Views: 27009
Huanggang Mine scheelite color (Josele) Jul 21, 2014 17:48 Replies: 11 Views: 9955
Scorodite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Durango... Sulfur Isotope results (Peter Megaw) Feb 08, 2014 11:16 Replies: 5 Views: 8702
Goethite -not cacoxenite- inclusions in amethyst from Brazil (Antonio Alcaide) Jan 22, 2014 10:45 Replies: 10 Views: 24811
Why an organic substance should not be called a mineral? (Mike P.) Oct 12, 2013 18:46 Replies: 18 Views: 19565
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47 522 Aug 28, 2017 07:57
vic rzonca View latest post
No new posts Reporting thefts and disappearances     
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Theft of Tourmalines from Fallbrook Gem & Mineral Society Museum in California (Chris Wentzell) Oct 14, 2017 03:38 Replies: 23 Views: 2557
Theft from the Franklin Mineral Museum, New Jersey (Jordi Fabre) Jul 18, 2017 07:43 Replies: 0 Views: 607
Theft at West Coast Mineral and Fossil Show of Kristalle gold. (vic rzonca) Nov 16, 2016 07:43 Replies: 1 Views: 1440
Stolen specimen inquiry (Jordi Fabre) Aug 06, 2016 05:08 Replies: 3 Views: 3591
Theft of Colin Owen mineral specimens and collection (Pierre Joubert) Jul 15, 2016 10:34 Replies: 14 Views: 5079
THEFT of 60 world class mineral specimens in Johannesburg! (Jordi Fabre) Apr 29, 2016 10:04 Replies: 19 Views: 19914
Famous piece stolen from a Romanian Museum (David) Jan 27, 2014 14:16 Replies: 0 Views: 6337
Warning: Johannesburg Geology Museum theft: July 2013!! (Jordi Fabre) Jul 19, 2013 11:20 Replies: 2 Views: 5710
A Butte Covellite was stolen from the National Mining Hall of Fame!!!! (Jordi Fabre) Feb 09, 2013 14:51 Replies: 0 Views: 3893
California Mining and Mineral Museum Robbed (Jordi Fabre) Oct 05, 2012 12:59 Replies: 3 Views: 4805
Theft at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History (Jordi Fabre) Feb 28, 2012 23:42 Replies: 1 Views: 2917
Highgrading, the selling of stolen goods and turning a blind eye (BlueCapProductions) Dec 01, 2011 02:48 Replies: 42 Views: 50250
Theft of Rice Museum Gold Collection! (Jordi Fabre) Apr 23, 2010 14:32 Replies: 4 Views: 6970
Theft of minerals from a Museum in Iceland (John S. White) Oct 28, 2009 11:22 Replies: 6 Views: 5047

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100.000 Club Presentation of new members - Reference Thread (Jordi Fabre) Aug 18, 2017 02:07 Replies: 288 Views: 135900
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EDS Testing of Gold Jewelry (Lucca) Oct 08, 2017 04:43 Replies: 3 Views: 325
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I am back (trtlman) Sep 20, 2017 16:02 Replies: 0 Views: 219
Hurricane Harvey and the mineral collectors from Texas (Jordi Fabre) Aug 31, 2017 12:30 Replies: 8 Views: 1435
Duke of Devonshire Emerald Currently Displayed (Stone Mania) Aug 07, 2017 12:24 Replies: 18 Views: 1819
The oldest rocks (Roger Warin) Aug 05, 2017 04:06 Replies: 11 Views: 5888
Can I get help growing alum crystals (candy_rainbows) Jul 12, 2017 08:00 Replies: 4 Views: 1916
Wood completely Petrified in less than a year? (Daniel Boom) Jul 11, 2017 11:57 Replies: 21 Views: 2606
Twenty basic minerals (Tom Mazanec) May 29, 2017 22:24 Replies: 8 Views: 1758
Public version ;-) (Tobi) May 12, 2017 11:18 Replies: 1 Views: 945
Naica and its "Cave of the Swords" (Tobi) Apr 06, 2017 08:29 Replies: 9 Views: 5708
-ite and -lite (Tom Mazanec) Apr 04, 2017 00:50 Replies: 9 Views: 2246
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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".
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) Sep 08, 2017 08:04 Replies: 289 Views: 153330
I am curious to know what camera you are using... (Pierre Joubert) May 25, 2017 15:33 Replies: 29 Views: 22293
100.000 Club New find of minerals from New York (Glenn Rhein) Jan 04, 2017 03:56 Replies: 122 Views: 111114
Radioactive minerals (Roger Warin) Nov 01, 2016 05:40 Replies: 29 Views: 30619
What about heliodor from Tajikistan? (parfaitelumiere) Sep 09, 2016 03:20 Replies: 90 Views: 87771
Maximum number of minerals on a specimen (David) Aug 12, 2016 11:02 Replies: 21 Views: 22271
More about beta Quartz (nitana2000) Mar 08, 2016 12:34 Replies: 27 Views: 36411
Ilmenite pseudo (John S. White) Feb 18, 2016 08:02 Replies: 3 Views: 31745
Question about cubic diamond crystals (Jim) Nov 26, 2015 11:28 Replies: 21 Views: 32896
Very nice Amethyst in the Railroad Works in North of Spain (Joan R.) May 11, 2015 16:02 Replies: 16 Views: 37046
Mysterious Black Crystals (Something Fishy!) (Andy Love) May 11, 2015 14:53 Replies: 35 Views: 32706
Daylight Fluorescent Hyalite Opal from Mexico (Peter Megaw) May 06, 2015 19:10 Replies: 31 Views: 37639
2014 - International year of crystallography: for example, pyrite. (Roger Warin) Dec 30, 2014 15:35 Replies: 34 Views: 27071
Hallelujah Junction, Nevada (John S. White) Oct 06, 2014 21:14 Replies: 23 Views: 31064
100.000 Club Very little mineralogy in mineral collecting today (John S. White) Sep 23, 2014 15:47 Replies: 94 Views: 123888
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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: 15286
Exchange of minerals. I'm from Ukraine. (Hereiam) Sep 25, 2017 00:09 Replies: 3 Views: 568
Meteorite with old labels wanted (Krantz and others) (illaenus) Nov 15, 2016 14:14 Replies: 1 Views: 2962
Calcites from each State (Pat Tucci) Jun 29, 2016 07:24 Replies: 19 Views: 6365
Looking for Native Sulphur specimens (bgreenstone) Mar 21, 2016 08:28 Replies: 0 Views: 5219
Help with free collecting (solarflare) Feb 11, 2016 18:09 Replies: 8 Views: 5467
NJ Minerals available for trade (Gary Moldovany) Feb 07, 2016 10:45 Replies: 2 Views: 6601
Pyrite for exchange (Cesar M. Salvan) Jan 05, 2016 01:17 Replies: 2 Views: 7077
Bulgarian minerals for exchange (Wolfgang Proestler) Nov 22, 2015 08:32 Replies: 12 Views: 8033
Exchange-Wanted: inclusion quartz crystals, 2 to 3cm, DT or floater, unpolished (cascaillou) Sep 11, 2014 11:08 Replies: 0 Views: 7946
Exchange - Wanted: arsenolite, montroydite, lithiophosphate (cascaillou) Sep 11, 2014 11:01 Replies: 0 Views: 5408
Rhodochrosite rough (Jack Chiang) Aug 23, 2014 13:03 Replies: 1 Views: 5026
Fossils for minerals (appies) Jun 09, 2014 02:41 Replies: 1 Views: 6407
Polish minerals for exchange (Lucas Etienne) Apr 30, 2014 10:30 Replies: 22 Views: 17281
Hourglass Selenite (Alan) Apr 15, 2014 11:05 Replies: 6 Views: 9814
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