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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.

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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
"Chrome" / yellow cerussite. Colour causing mechanisms. (Peter Olubas) Jul 14, 2017 10:37 Replies: 1 Views: 455
Public mining in Oaxaca, Mexico (ancientmttreasures) Jul 12, 2017 04:06 Replies: 12 Views: 2543
Tobermorite gets a mention on the BBC! (James) Jul 05, 2017 12:00 Replies: 2 Views: 380
Erionite and cancer (James) Jul 04, 2017 16:21 Replies: 5 Views: 671
Struggling to identify the green mineral (Joanna89) Jul 01, 2017 13:10 Replies: 13 Views: 1053
Quartz, Natural and Synthetic (Elise) Jun 29, 2017 08:14 Replies: 47 Views: 34264
Trigonic Terminated Tourmaline? (texasdigger) Jun 22, 2017 02:10 Replies: 2 Views: 507
Olivine gem from asteroid (Roger Warin) Jun 10, 2017 16:21 Replies: 0 Views: 485
Oddities from Brandberg, Namibia (Pierre Joubert) Jun 10, 2017 13:24 Replies: 65 Views: 33862
Quartz Inclusions (Roger Warin) Jun 02, 2017 05:55 Replies: 18 Views: 2663
Vivianite Oxidation (evin likes rocks) May 26, 2017 10:57 Replies: 2 Views: 660
Cause of Blue, Green and Blue/Green Coloration of Cookeite (daviddillman) May 03, 2017 18:02 Replies: 4 Views: 1101
N'Chwaning 1, 2, 3, Hotazel, Wessels - do you really care? (bob kerr) Mar 02, 2017 01:24 Replies: 22 Views: 3523
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Negative crystals and their formation (Donn C.) Feb 12, 2017 17:01 Replies: 7 Views: 1841
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654 6125 Jul 14, 2017 10:37
Jordi Fabre 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: 10553
New Mexico Collecting - (27) (Philip Simmons) Apr 24, 2017 11:00 Replies: 21 Views: 5786
Faden Quartz Crystals - (26) (marco campos-venuti) Apr 14, 2017 01:40 Replies: 41 Views: 9032
An opportune harvest in Serra do Caldeirão claims, Brazil - (25) (Jordi Fabre) Jul 07, 2016 12:02 Replies: 0 Views: 3104
Trip to the Eastern Emerald Belt, Colombia - (24) (Fiebre Verde) Nov 13, 2016 16:39 Replies: 12 Views: 6678
Malbunka Copper Mine, Home of the Azurite Suns - (23) (crocoite) Jul 09, 2017 05:24 Replies: 55 Views: 21491
How to find a pocket? - (22) (Jordi Fabre) Dec 12, 2015 03:28 Replies: 37 Views: 22499
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A copper mine to understand Life - (20) (Cesar M. Salvan) Aug 19, 2014 15:49 Replies: 9 Views: 10472
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Photos of epitaxy - (16) (John S. White) Feb 20, 2016 08:10 Replies: 46 Views: 58940
Twinning of the aragonite - (15) (Pete Richards) Jan 07, 2015 23:17 Replies: 9 Views: 13714
Preparing a list of light sensitive minerals - (14) (Jordi Fabre) Jun 04, 2012 08:41 Replies: 83 Views: 71684
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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: 13807
Tucson Show 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Apr 06, 2017 09:01 Replies: 114 Views: 45387
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 06, 2016 11:21 Replies: 68 Views: 26220
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 18, 2016 14:37 Replies: 47 Views: 27479
Tucson Show 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Feb 28, 2016 16:01 Replies: 61 Views: 42313
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Nov 27, 2015 23:45 Replies: 102 Views: 64660
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 20, 2015 16:38 Replies: 58 Views: 44932
2015 Tucson In Retrospect (Don Lum) Mar 15, 2015 15:47 Replies: 58 Views: 34329
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 30, 2015 22:03 Replies: 174 Views: 140814
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 01, 2014 02:35 Replies: 80 Views: 69315
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2014 (Jordi Fabre) May 06, 2015 16:42 Replies: 40 Views: 37639
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 30, 2014 01:38 Replies: 111 Views: 111650
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2013 (Jordi Fabre) Oct 28, 2014 15:19 Replies: 122 Views: 96221
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2013 - 50th Edition! (Jordi Fabre) Jul 16, 2013 04:27 Replies: 65 Views: 79918
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2013 (Jordi Fabre) Jan 05, 2017 09:38 Replies: 162 Views: 148609
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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
6th Chenzhou - Hunan Mineral Show in China (Jordi Fabre) Jul 14, 2017 14:11 Replies: 0 Views: 268
Treasures of the Earth - Saturday July 15 & Sunday July 16, Syracuse, NY (Jordi Fabre) Jul 10, 2017 10:56 Replies: 0 Views: 250
Fosminer 2017 - 40th edition (Jordi Fabre) Jun 27, 2017 07:41 Replies: 0 Views: 263
Minerant 2017 - Mineral show in Antwerp, Belgium (Jordi Fabre) Apr 10, 2017 04:31 Replies: 0 Views: 1154
63rd Annual Palomar Gem and Mineral Club's 3 - 4 June 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Apr 06, 2017 07:47 Replies: 0 Views: 556
New York - New Jersey Mineral Show 7 - 9 April 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Apr 06, 2017 07:28 Replies: 0 Views: 611
Belgium - Liege Interminal Show. (Roger Warin) Mar 28, 2017 14:31 Replies: 0 Views: 771
Texas Mineral Show at the Woodlands (Jordi Fabre) Mar 14, 2017 11:40 Replies: 1 Views: 997
Gem & Mineral Show of the Southern Illinois Earth Science Club (Jordi Fabre) Feb 25, 2017 18:12 Replies: 0 Views: 898
37th Expominerales Madrid Show (Spain) (Cosme Perez) Jan 16, 2017 14:15 Replies: 0 Views: 1140
Tucson 2017 - Tucson Hotel City Center changes (vic rzonca) Jan 03, 2017 15:54 Replies: 9 Views: 3846
5th Chenzhou - Hunan Mineral Show in China (Jordi Fabre) Nov 26, 2016 18:51 Replies: 0 Views: 1669
The Liège Mineral Show (Intermineral 2016), Palais des Congrès (valere) Nov 14, 2016 14:44 Replies: 13 Views: 3738
Beijing Mineral / Gem / Fossil Show (Jordi Fabre) Oct 23, 2016 13:46 Replies: 0 Views: 2058
Fête des Minéraux Bourg d'Oisans, France 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Oct 23, 2016 13:34 Replies: 0 Views: 1752
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181 1734 Jul 14, 2017 14:11
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: 27563
100.000 Club TUCSON, 2016. And away we go.... (Gail) Mar 19, 2016 11:45 Replies: 445 Views: 122338
The magic of Tucson, 2015. Gail Spann report. (Gail) Aug 12, 2015 11:19 Replies: 116 Views: 66326
Tucson 2014 Show Report, Gail Spann Having Fun Again... (Gail) Jul 26, 2014 19:32 Replies: 156 Views: 88844
Houston Fine Mineral Show Report, with Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 03, 2013 09:23 Replies: 103 Views: 66709
100.000 Club 2013 Tucson Show Adventure ~ Gail Spann Style. (Gail) Apr 27, 2013 02:57 Replies: 598 Views: 273333
Fabulous Denver Gem and Mineral Show, Sept 14, 2012 and on...Gail Spann (Gail) Nov 04, 2012 01:57 Replies: 43 Views: 46009
Gail Spann's 2012 East Coast Gem and Mineral Show report (Gail) Aug 29, 2012 14:27 Replies: 151 Views: 84808
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin... (Gail) Oct 02, 2012 11:21 Replies: 632 Views: 373375
FMF party in Tucson, 2012. You coming? (Gail) Mar 03, 2012 02:28 Replies: 49 Views: 49593
Fort Worth, Texas, Gem and Mineral Show. Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 01, 2011 20:35 Replies: 33 Views: 40916
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011 (Gail) Oct 07, 2012 11:38 Replies: 370 Views: 287026
FMFs party in Tucson, 2011 (Gail) Feb 27, 2011 22:43 Replies: 114 Views: 87323
Gail Spann's Tucson show report, 2011 (Gail) Jan 17, 2011 01:30 Replies: 28 Views: 33367
Gail Spann's HOUSTON 2010 show report (Gail) Jun 28, 2010 02:56 Replies: 122 Views: 81437
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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

Help me please with any of these minerals! (Venus009) Jul 14, 2017 17:38 Replies: 1 Views: 257
Specimen with screw-like object inside (Jennifer King) Jul 09, 2017 14:48 Replies: 10 Views: 1110
Need help to identify a rock (microboston) Jul 06, 2017 06:33 Replies: 7 Views: 491
What is this stone found in the mountains of Hailey, Idaho? (Denny1st) Jul 03, 2017 21:08 Replies: 5 Views: 573
Can someone help me identifying this gemstone? (TomiWasTaken) Jul 01, 2017 10:50 Replies: 3 Views: 378
Genuine Aventurine? (evin likes rocks) Jun 27, 2017 16:25 Replies: 7 Views: 625
Help identifying this.... (Bigkingman) Jun 21, 2017 13:35 Replies: 10 Views: 1055
Help to identify amber like object (Jemmas) Jun 05, 2017 14:05 Replies: 7 Views: 770
Arizona rock help (J. Axel) Jun 04, 2017 18:09 Replies: 8 Views: 939
Possible prehistoric flint knapping tool? (Jarvouk) May 30, 2017 01:44 Replies: 3 Views: 657
Desperate to find out what this is (Ifoundsomething) May 25, 2017 05:01 Replies: 16 Views: 1716
Help Identifying Hawaiian Stone/ Mineral (hawaiian) May 18, 2017 03:14 Replies: 0 Views: 442
Interesting crystal (rmawhorter) May 12, 2017 00:27 Replies: 2 Views: 650
Intriguing beach find, but what are they? (Acoma) May 11, 2017 03:42 Replies: 8 Views: 1230
Amazonite? Please help me to identify... (gajonois) May 10, 2017 03:01 Replies: 2 Views: 670
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607 4151 Jul 14, 2017 17:38
Jordi Fabre 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

Witherite xls from KY (dontgogreen) Jul 03, 2017 21:32 Replies: 5 Views: 709
Looks Like Basalt - But Could it Be Something ELSE? - Location: Israel (jjstar) Jun 15, 2017 08:18 Replies: 25 Views: 1566
Need Help Identifying this Rock (DevinBeltran) Jun 13, 2017 01:27 Replies: 1 Views: 342
Unknown mineral - Virgem da Lapa (dontgogreen) Jun 12, 2017 17:16 Replies: 7 Views: 656
Please help me to ID, is it Sperrylite ore (desjane) Jun 07, 2017 13:22 Replies: 10 Views: 936
Strontianite - Sibernaal, Hartz Mts, Germany (Philip G) Jun 05, 2017 08:44 Replies: 5 Views: 696
Calcite Location (Vitomorim) May 31, 2017 11:24 Replies: 13 Views: 1350
Cornish Chalcocite but from where? (jfc035) May 29, 2017 14:19 Replies: 5 Views: 747
New one like iron? (Marouenca) May 06, 2017 15:25 Replies: 8 Views: 1233
Tsumeb whites. (Heimo Hellwig) May 05, 2017 12:34 Replies: 6 Views: 1436
Cristobalite with Osumilite or Hortonolite, Sardinia ? (Roger Warin) May 03, 2017 12:15 Replies: 8 Views: 1183
Palmarejo Chihuahua: White material on Calcite (Jean Sendero) May 01, 2017 09:45 Replies: 9 Views: 1469
Zebra Jasper, What is it and Where's it From? (Stone Mania) Apr 18, 2017 04:40 Replies: 8 Views: 1479
Old St. Andreasberg specimen of Arsenic, Pyrargyrite and ? (GneissWare) Apr 16, 2017 16:20 Replies: 5 Views: 926
Unknown mineral from Erongo mountains (Pierre Joubert) Apr 14, 2017 06:26 Replies: 29 Views: 3559
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1019 6771 Jul 03, 2017 21:32
dontgogreen 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: 335
Bixbite Crystal in rhyolite matrix (Lueshie) May 10, 2017 15:45 Replies: 1 Views: 670
Purple fluorite macro (Proudtex76) Apr 25, 2017 15:49 Replies: 2 Views: 854
Lighting and mineral photos (dontgogreen) Nov 05, 2016 19:15 Replies: 1 Views: 1792
Special John S. White photographs (ploum) Jul 14, 2016 13:15 Replies: 15 Views: 14339
North American pyrrhotites (dontgogreen) Jun 13, 2016 22:02 Replies: 6 Views: 3102
Elbaite (Roger Warin) May 01, 2016 12:50 Replies: 2 Views: 3434
Epitaxy: a very rare example, torbernite on saleeite (Roger Warin) May 01, 2016 01:52 Replies: 2 Views: 2643
Saleeite (Roger Warin) Apr 29, 2016 22:07 Replies: 0 Views: 4020
My collection of macro's (DJandLIMON111) Apr 19, 2016 12:04 Replies: 11 Views: 6552
Snowflake Photographs? (trtlman) Feb 14, 2016 08:52 Replies: 19 Views: 16839
Quartz microscope pictures (DJandLIMON111) Dec 25, 2015 19:25 Replies: 3 Views: 6001
Articles on Digital Photomicrography and Photomacrography (Elise) Aug 17, 2015 15:10 Replies: 1 Views: 4727
Stack software, comparative speed, optimizations and others (ofarcis) Jun 15, 2015 14:21 Replies: 18 Views: 20640
Hematite Eifel (Matteo_Chinellato) Mar 29, 2015 10:53 Replies: 3 Views: 6372
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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) Jun 15, 2017 09:36 Replies: 138 Views: 103328
Favourite Pyrites? (Tobi) May 08, 2017 14:40 Replies: 21 Views: 3024
Favourite Wulfenites? (Tobi) May 03, 2017 11:41 Replies: 23 Views: 5930
Favourite Smithsonites? (Tobi) Apr 30, 2017 05:21 Replies: 4 Views: 1074
Favourite Mimetites? (Tobi) Apr 21, 2017 11:53 Replies: 9 Views: 2864
Favourite Calcites? (Tobi) Apr 19, 2017 14:50 Replies: 26 Views: 5221
Favourite Rhodochrosites? (Tobi) Apr 12, 2017 08:42 Replies: 23 Views: 5472
Favourite Galenas? (Tobi) Apr 11, 2017 02:41 Replies: 7 Views: 2622
Favourite Tourmalines? (Tobi) Jan 14, 2017 14:59 Replies: 19 Views: 4345
Favourite Beryls? (Tobi) Jan 09, 2017 16:35 Replies: 15 Views: 3399
Favourite Quartzes? (Tobi) Sep 30, 2016 02:47 Replies: 23 Views: 6400
Favourite Fluorapatites? (Tobi) Sep 21, 2016 13:03 Replies: 9 Views: 3033
Favourite Pyromorphites? (Tobi) Aug 27, 2016 09:34 Replies: 12 Views: 3285
Favourite Sphalerites? (Tobi) Aug 26, 2016 03:44 Replies: 16 Views: 4473
Favourite Garnets? (Tobi) Aug 26, 2016 03:32 Replies: 5 Views: 1923
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19 433 Jun 15, 2017 09:36
VRigatti 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
Collecting quartz on the Little Falls dolostone (vic rzonca) Jul 05, 2017 22:23 Replies: 103 Views: 62463
The Tsumeb Mine (Heimo Hellwig) May 13, 2017 01:21 Replies: 12 Views: 3649
La Viesca Mine and the finds made there (James) May 03, 2017 16:50 Replies: 8 Views: 11641
Quartz and limonite from a sandstone quarry (Pete Richards) Apr 28, 2017 08:36 Replies: 4 Views: 1092
Fluorite from Whiteman Creek, Vernon, BC, Canada (thecrystalfinder) Apr 26, 2017 11:50 Replies: 5 Views: 1242
Serra do Caldeirao claims (dontgogreen) Dec 18, 2016 10:15 Replies: 2 Views: 1755
Location Question - "Schlaggenwald" (Jesse Fisher) Sep 25, 2016 13:04 Replies: 6 Views: 2115
Lignite/Brown Coal in Stringtown, OK (Xhou) Sep 04, 2016 12:42 Replies: 1 Views: 1392
Maine tourmaline find a month ago. (vic rzonca) Aug 31, 2016 22:34 Replies: 12 Views: 9743
The incredible valleys with Pyrite cubes in La Rioja, Spain (James) Aug 24, 2016 05:20 Replies: 27 Views: 6940
Mines and minerals. (vic rzonca) Aug 07, 2016 09:21 Replies: 0 Views: 2070
Todays and past mercury mines in the world (langsholt) Jul 24, 2016 23:27 Replies: 5 Views: 2182
Tschudi mine (Heimo Hellwig) May 09, 2016 11:44 Replies: 0 Views: 4655
Spruce claim quartz on pyrite (dontgogreen) May 07, 2016 13:42 Replies: 2 Views: 4833
What is the source of the recent upsurge in Viburnum Trend minerals? (Jeff) May 02, 2016 19:00 Replies: 1 Views: 2702
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217 1779 Jul 05, 2017 22:23
vic rzonca 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: 687
Change in French administrative area (Philippe Durand) Mar 24, 2017 05:51 Replies: 1 Views: 666
Proper locality name of the Czar Mine? (Jordi Fabre) May 11, 2016 05:20 Replies: 4 Views: 3858
Westmorland (James) Jun 11, 2015 08:20 Replies: 18 Views: 12803
From Kearsarge Mountain? (GneissWare) Jun 08, 2015 22:27 Replies: 7 Views: 5553

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 in Israel - contact needed (dimrub) Jul 16, 2017 23:35 Replies: 8 Views: 569
The Bogota´s French Connection (franjungle) Jun 29, 2017 08:40 Replies: 8 Views: 1160
Hallelujah Junction, Near Reno, Nevada. Spann Adventure (Gail) Jun 11, 2017 06:27 Replies: 29 Views: 3101
Iceland! (peter@vanpeborgh.eu) Jun 09, 2017 12:28 Replies: 0 Views: 351
Advice needed: a rockhounding trip for a beginner (dimrub) Jun 05, 2017 10:45 Replies: 15 Views: 1340
The Namib Desert (Heimo Hellwig) Jun 05, 2017 08:40 Replies: 26 Views: 16147
A crystal collecting outing to Ceres, South Africa (Reinhardt van Vuuren) May 08, 2017 02:20 Replies: 7 Views: 1759
The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira (franjungle) May 04, 2017 23:01 Replies: 33 Views: 4505
Looking for references for Emerald Mine Tours in Colombia (MSrockhound) Jan 17, 2017 19:22 Replies: 0 Views: 1023
Lets go to India - Need Advice (Nico78) Dec 20, 2016 11:11 Replies: 0 Views: 942
We returned to a favorite spot in Franklin N.C. (mcmahand) Nov 14, 2016 03:09 Replies: 1 Views: 1323
Pseudoctahedral Calcite (dontgogreen) Nov 07, 2016 17:50 Replies: 8 Views: 2245
Video trip report Sterling Hill Mine, Herkimers, and Mount Mica (mcmahand) Aug 08, 2016 19:48 Replies: 0 Views: 2073
Utah Smoky Quartz Find (camile89) Mar 29, 2016 20:17 Replies: 2 Views: 3383
Cacholong (opal) digging (ACC79) Feb 17, 2016 16:00 Replies: 5 Views: 5105
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54 415 Jul 16, 2017 23:35
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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: 7965
100.000 Club Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode (Antonio Da Silveira) Jan 06, 2016 01:45 Replies: 35 Views: 118387
CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia (John Cornish) Feb 28, 2014 20:03 Replies: 63 Views: 60856
2013, an Update... CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine (John Cornish) Jun 24, 2013 08:14 Replies: 13 Views: 21237
Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode - 'Part 2' (Antonio Da Silveira) Oct 23, 2010 17:27 Replies: 6 Views: 24560
Scoop! - An important find of amber in the "La Florida" Mine, Spain (Jordi Fabre) Dec 14, 2008 15:03 Replies: 0 Views: 15513

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No new posts A mineralogical trip through the states of USA     Access to the FMF Gallery
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No new posts A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK     Access to the FMF Gallery
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No new posts A mineralogical trip through Germany     Access to the FMF Gallery
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No new posts Conserving, Preparing and Cleaning Minerals     
This Forum brings together questions and results on the delicate subject of preparation, conservation and cleaning of the minerals.   Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Antonio Alcaide
Removing stubborn minerals from quartz (Pierre Joubert) Apr 20, 2017 11:26 Replies: 32 Views: 12413
Information about turquoise mineral (Lundy) Apr 01, 2017 21:39 Replies: 7 Views: 1329
How to clean golden calcite (jtozier) Mar 14, 2017 15:01 Replies: 16 Views: 2542
Unreliable Water Guns? (daviddillman) Aug 30, 2016 10:24 Replies: 12 Views: 3201
Cleaning Pyrite (John S. White) Jul 21, 2016 05:07 Replies: 23 Views: 18175
How to remove biological materials from minerals (Pete Richards) Jun 13, 2016 18:13 Replies: 7 Views: 2778
Fading fluorite. (vic rzonca) May 12, 2016 11:28 Replies: 5 Views: 4083
Why a "delicate subject"? (Tom Mazanec) May 01, 2016 08:55 Replies: 3 Views: 3040
How to remove iron stains? (daviddillman) Feb 19, 2016 06:25 Replies: 24 Views: 25303
Stilbite and sandblasting - unexpected result (Rei) Feb 08, 2016 16:35 Replies: 6 Views: 4864
Cleaning off the "white stuff" on Milpillas Brochantities (bob kerr) Dec 23, 2015 09:29 Replies: 2 Views: 4309
Fluorite cleaning ! (h.abbasi) Dec 14, 2015 13:14 Replies: 9 Views: 6350
Trimming methods - wulfenite (dontgogreen) Dec 04, 2015 09:05 Replies: 4 Views: 4709
Mounting very tiny specimens (rocks2dust) Nov 26, 2015 12:29 Replies: 10 Views: 6103
Light sensitivity of pink fluorapatite (Tobi) Nov 04, 2015 06:41 Replies: 3 Views: 4941
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122 1097 Apr 20, 2017 11:26
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No new posts Collection photos and Collector's page     Access to the FMF Gallery
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How does "Collection Photos" work? (Jordi Fabre) Sep 18, 2015 16:30 Replies: 4 Views: 19118
500.000 Club Collection of Carles Millan (Carles Millan) May 24, 2017 03:24 Replies: 823 Views: 763017
500.000 Club Collection of Michael Shaw (crosstimber) Jul 24, 2017 14:15 Replies: 1090 Views: 708819
500.000 Club Don Lum Collection (Don Lum) Jul 23, 2017 11:51 Replies: 1080 Views: 642735
500.000 Club Collection of Tobi (Tobi) Jul 13, 2017 11:00 Replies: 815 Views: 521408
100.000 Club Collection of Nurbo (nurbo) Mar 26, 2016 14:37 Replies: 404 Views: 345426
100.000 Club Andreas Gerstenberg Collection (Andreas Gerstenberg) Jan 18, 2017 12:38 Replies: 167 Views: 219723
100.000 Club New generation for picture - Ploum (ploum) Jun 25, 2017 01:35 Replies: 818 Views: 378413
100.000 Club Collection of Miguel (José Miguel) Apr 14, 2017 05:32 Replies: 223 Views: 152070
100.000 Club Bob's rocks (GneissWare) Feb 27, 2017 01:50 Replies: 344 Views: 185387
100.000 Club The Mizunaka Collection (am mizunaka) Jul 23, 2017 16:24 Replies: 940 Views: 363295
100.000 Club The micro photographs of Christian Rewitzer (Jordi Fabre) Feb 20, 2016 23:50 Replies: 77 Views: 150082
100.000 Club Collection of Fiebre Verde (Fiebre Verde) Jul 21, 2017 09:22 Replies: 551 Views: 176820
100.000 Club The collection of Pierre and Riana Joubert (Pierre Joubert) Jul 22, 2017 02:52 Replies: 259 Views: 117019
100.000 Club Collection of Heimo Hellwig (Heimo Hellwig) Jul 23, 2017 09:18 Replies: 474 Views: 129634
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132 12363 Jul 24, 2017 14:15
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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) Jul 19, 2016 00:07 Replies: 374 Views: 340592
Nimfiara's collection (nimfiara) May 10, 2012 17:20 Replies: 30 Views: 45720
Linda's Private Collection (Linda Smith) Feb 08, 2012 04:31 Replies: 39 Views: 53136
Debbie's Collection (Debbie Woolf) Jul 04, 2011 10:45 Replies: 20 Views: 33468
Tracy's favorite specimens (Tracy) Jun 04, 2011 14:01 Replies: 73 Views: 94514
Colleen's Collection (Colleen Thomson) May 28, 2011 19:33 Replies: 10 Views: 21647
Jessica's mineral collection (Jessica Simonoff) Jan 30, 2010 18:52 Replies: 18 Views: 33834
Linda St-Cyr's favorites (Linda St-Cyr) May 17, 2009 09:09 Replies: 6 Views: 27671

8 578 Jul 19, 2016 00:07
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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
Australian micromineral newsletter... (crocoite) Mar 25, 2017 20:21 Replies: 19 Views: 20577
Mineralogy by Dexter Perkins (Tom Mazanec) Jan 03, 2017 18:03 Replies: 14 Views: 3201
Panasqueira Mine (crosstimber) Nov 08, 2016 11:01 Replies: 19 Views: 18186
ExtraLapis No. 50: Kalifornien/California - a great article written by Jesse Fisher (Tobi) Sep 25, 2016 04:46 Replies: 3 Views: 2008
My reading (Tom Mazanec) Jun 11, 2016 13:43 Replies: 8 Views: 4409
Quartz from Spain (Miguel Calvo) Apr 28, 2016 01:17 Replies: 1 Views: 3140
Antique books (ACC79) Feb 05, 2016 14:35 Replies: 1 Views: 3127
Minerales y Minas de España by Miguel Calvo (Minerals and Mines of Spain) (Antonio Alcaide) Dec 09, 2015 22:38 Replies: 3 Views: 8915
Classification of crystallographic forms - any references? (prcantos) Mar 06, 2015 11:11 Replies: 21 Views: 16060
Mathematical Crystallography by Boisen & Gibbs (prcantos) Oct 09, 2014 03:55 Replies: 0 Views: 6686
Crystal Mountains - Minerals of the Cairngorms NEW BOOK (Roy Starkey) Oct 07, 2014 09:54 Replies: 11 Views: 9149
New book:"Crystal Forms of Fluorite - Kristallformen von Fluorit" (jrg) Sep 13, 2014 15:40 Replies: 11 Views: 11489
The long awaited new NAMIBIA book released on September 1st! (MINERALIEN-Welt) Aug 28, 2014 05:53 Replies: 2 Views: 6408
Importance of Cataloguing & Mineral-Collector Demographics (Banko45) Jul 25, 2014 20:56 Replies: 12 Views: 9992
Jaspers & Agates (Josele) Jun 28, 2014 08:08 Replies: 12 Views: 12636
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83 673 Mar 25, 2017 20:21
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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: 3187
Fabre's past (vic rzonca) Jan 14, 2017 11:02 Replies: 37 Views: 21272
Artisan Made Gems (vic rzonca) Nov 14, 2016 12:05 Replies: 4 Views: 1821
Da Boss... (crocoite) Aug 24, 2016 03:14 Replies: 3 Views: 1775
Mineralogical Museum of Marburg, drawn by me :-) (Tobi) Aug 18, 2016 05:40 Replies: 6 Views: 2179
2016 Paintings... (crocoite) Apr 23, 2016 09:15 Replies: 11 Views: 7305
Mineral collages 3.0 - highlights from my collection (Tobi) Feb 17, 2016 11:05 Replies: 12 Views: 6514
New Paintings 2013 (Schwertner) Jan 14, 2016 04:56 Replies: 105 Views: 55307
A new mineral artist - Barbara Stanley (James) May 26, 2015 05:55 Replies: 16 Views: 16128
Red Cloud Wulfenite... (crocoite) Apr 17, 2015 09:33 Replies: 1 Views: 4449
Mineral Illustration (Turbo) Jan 18, 2015 04:24 Replies: 79 Views: 61696
Mineral collages - the next generation (Tobi) Jan 02, 2015 09:19 Replies: 8 Views: 8584
Steve Sorrell's 2014 Artwork... (crocoite) Nov 21, 2014 14:04 Replies: 40 Views: 25181
Man-made objects Imitating Mother Nature (Don Lum) Apr 30, 2014 10:18 Replies: 29 Views: 22456
A new generation of mineral collages (Tobi) Mar 22, 2014 13:36 Replies: 15 Views: 14163
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33 732 Jul 16, 2017 15:44
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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: 5190
Finding a little Mexican treasure (Jean Sendero) Nov 05, 2016 16:03 Replies: 0 Views: 2061
Your very first rock? (Tobi) Oct 30, 2016 09:30 Replies: 2 Views: 1271
Minerals and Their Stories (crosstimber) Oct 29, 2016 08:00 Replies: 5 Views: 1826
"H. Deisinger" Collection (Jamison Brizendine) Aug 24, 2016 07:20 Replies: 4 Views: 5136
Mineral labels as art ;) (Tobi) Sep 22, 2014 02:06 Replies: 23 Views: 32308
If it is a twin it was juicy and delicious (Don Lum) Sep 14, 2014 12:53 Replies: 25 Views: 15925
How all you got started in collecting? (vic rzonca) Jun 08, 2014 10:32 Replies: 21 Views: 26832
Bill Lawrence Memorial (BlueCapProductions) May 05, 2014 13:56 Replies: 4 Views: 6707
Sir Arthur Russell - 50th Anniversary on 24th February (Roy Starkey) Feb 02, 2014 12:58 Replies: 5 Views: 7662
Reminiscences of an Old Former Curator by John S. White (Jordi Fabre) Jan 19, 2014 17:06 Replies: 6 Views: 8789
Rogues gallery of photos of yesteryear's mineral collecting greats (Jordi Fabre) Jan 12, 2014 06:26 Replies: 16 Views: 13411
Biggest nugget? 64.7 kg. (Roger Warin) Nov 12, 2013 16:25 Replies: 6 Views: 10479
Willard Perkins Classic "Perky" Mount (Peter Megaw) Aug 30, 2013 06:13 Replies: 14 Views: 18379
Airport security (James) Jun 07, 2013 13:04 Replies: 23 Views: 38440
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36 370 Jan 12, 2017 09:24
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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: 27387
FMF Guide of Rocks - SEDIMENTARY ROCKS (prcantos) Dec 11, 2013 17:45 Replies: 5 Views: 15801
FMF Guide of Rocks - METAMORPHIC ROCKS (prcantos) Jul 05, 2015 06:56 Replies: 16 Views: 30135
Not Sure What Rock Is!!!??? (Aliengng) Mar 24, 2016 06:09 Replies: 15 Views: 7699
Grave Stones of Interest to Rock People... no, really... (NellsRocks) Dec 11, 2015 21:15 Replies: 13 Views: 7983
Genesis of the serpentine minerals and rocks (prcantos) Jun 06, 2013 04:48 Replies: 2 Views: 8584

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
Fake Colombian Emeralds (Fiebre Verde) May 31, 2017 17:17 Replies: 27 Views: 11872
Quarter million fake Tourmaline cluster. (texasdigger) May 22, 2017 11:36 Replies: 19 Views: 1866
Please help me identify if these are fake or treated (TomS) Feb 09, 2017 22:10 Replies: 16 Views: 2906
Treatments, Synthetics and Simulants: QUARTZ & CHALCEDONY (cascaillou) Dec 20, 2015 20:34 Replies: 3 Views: 5210
Fake silver crystals Morocco (Christophe Gobin) Nov 24, 2015 03:59 Replies: 1 Views: 3905
Chinese "Hydrozincite" specimens? (Barry Vincent) Oct 08, 2015 03:23 Replies: 4 Views: 4732
Bismutoferrite from China...Caveat Emptor (Peter Megaw) May 31, 2015 18:56 Replies: 3 Views: 4833
The intense oiling of Chinese minerals (nitana2000) Apr 29, 2015 14:20 Replies: 14 Views: 14465
Milpillas Azurite - fake specimen (Cascavel1) Dec 04, 2014 09:47 Replies: 27 Views: 25477
Huanggang Mine scheelite color (Josele) Jul 21, 2014 17:48 Replies: 11 Views: 9248
Scorodite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Durango... Sulfur Isotope results (Peter Megaw) Feb 08, 2014 11:16 Replies: 5 Views: 8230
Goethite -not cacoxenite- inclusions in amethyst from Brazil (Antonio Alcaide) Jan 22, 2014 10:45 Replies: 10 Views: 23715
Why an organic substance should not be called a mineral? (Mike P.) Oct 12, 2013 18:46 Replies: 18 Views: 18472
Perfect replicas of natural crystals? (David) May 20, 2013 19:46 Replies: 4 Views: 7633
What is it? (wade) Apr 01, 2013 22:37 Replies: 10 Views: 13997
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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: 238
Theft at West Coast Mineral and Fossil Show of Kristalle gold. (vic rzonca) Nov 16, 2016 07:43 Replies: 1 Views: 1122
Theft of Colin Owen mineral specimens and collection (Pierre Joubert) Jul 15, 2016 10:34 Replies: 14 Views: 4245
THEFT of 60 world class mineral specimens in Johannesburg! (Jordi Fabre) Apr 29, 2016 10:04 Replies: 19 Views: 18664
Warning: Johannesburg Geology Museum theft: July 2013!! (Jordi Fabre) Jul 19, 2013 11:20 Replies: 2 Views: 5376
California Mining and Mineral Museum Robbed (Jordi Fabre) Oct 05, 2012 12:59 Replies: 3 Views: 4492
Theft at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History (Jordi Fabre) Feb 28, 2012 23:42 Replies: 1 Views: 2654
Highgrading, the selling of stolen goods and turning a blind eye (BlueCapProductions) Dec 01, 2011 02:48 Replies: 42 Views: 48383
Theft of Rice Museum Gold Collection! (Jordi Fabre) Apr 23, 2010 14:32 Replies: 4 Views: 6516
Theft of minerals from a Museum in Iceland (John S. White) Oct 28, 2009 11:22 Replies: 6 Views: 4619

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100.000 Club Presentation of new members - Reference Thread (Jordi Fabre) Apr 06, 2017 20:31 Replies: 279 Views: 126383
Can I get help growing alum crystals (candy_rainbows) Jul 12, 2017 08:00 Replies: 4 Views: 1423
Wood completely Petrified in less than a year? (Daniel Boom) Jul 11, 2017 11:57 Replies: 21 Views: 1332
The oldest rocks (Roger Warin) Jun 17, 2017 13:12 Replies: 9 Views: 5057
Twenty basic minerals (Tom Mazanec) May 29, 2017 22:24 Replies: 8 Views: 1055
Public version ;-) (Tobi) May 12, 2017 11:18 Replies: 1 Views: 589
Naica and its "Cave of the Swords" (Tobi) Apr 06, 2017 08:29 Replies: 9 Views: 5253
-ite and -lite (Tom Mazanec) Apr 04, 2017 00:50 Replies: 9 Views: 1648
Just some collection statistics (Tobi) Mar 26, 2017 16:01 Replies: 30 Views: 5751
Label history (Tobi) Mar 14, 2017 13:01 Replies: 6 Views: 1245
Suggestions: Aquamarine w/ Black Tourmaline inclusions (ancientmttreasures) Feb 21, 2017 11:34 Replies: 1 Views: 805
Need bulk minerals for project idea (blahood2) Feb 19, 2017 14:10 Replies: 0 Views: 632
Minerals from Iran (alireza777) Feb 17, 2017 04:02 Replies: 5 Views: 1605
Garnet Demantoid (alireza777) Feb 13, 2017 14:55 Replies: 1 Views: 831
Database for an Apple Mac? (Tom Mazanec) Jan 01, 2017 20:05 Replies: 10 Views: 3752
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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) Jul 24, 2017 05:17 Replies: 284 Views: 139731
I am curious to know what camera you are using... (Pierre Joubert) May 25, 2017 15:33 Replies: 29 Views: 20243
100.000 Club New find of minerals from New York (Glenn Rhein) Jan 04, 2017 03:56 Replies: 122 Views: 104708
Radioactive minerals (Roger Warin) Nov 01, 2016 05:40 Replies: 29 Views: 28546
What about heliodor from Tajikistan? (parfaitelumiere) Sep 09, 2016 03:20 Replies: 90 Views: 83485
Maximum number of minerals on a specimen (David) Aug 12, 2016 11:02 Replies: 21 Views: 20762
More about beta Quartz (nitana2000) Mar 08, 2016 12:34 Replies: 27 Views: 34665
Ilmenite pseudo (John S. White) Feb 18, 2016 08:02 Replies: 3 Views: 30411
Question about cubic diamond crystals (Jim) Nov 26, 2015 11:28 Replies: 21 Views: 31232
Very nice Amethyst in the Railroad Works in North of Spain (Joan R.) May 11, 2015 16:02 Replies: 16 Views: 35793
Mysterious Black Crystals (Something Fishy!) (Andy Love) May 11, 2015 14:53 Replies: 35 Views: 30842
Daylight Fluorescent Hyalite Opal from Mexico (Peter Megaw) May 06, 2015 19:10 Replies: 31 Views: 35755
2014 - International year of crystallography: for example, pyrite. (Roger Warin) Dec 30, 2014 15:35 Replies: 34 Views: 25345
Hallelujah Junction, Nevada (John S. White) Oct 06, 2014 21:14 Replies: 23 Views: 29062
100.000 Club Very little mineralogy in mineral collecting today (John S. White) Sep 23, 2014 15:47 Replies: 94 Views: 119877
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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: 14763
Meteorite with old labels wanted (Krantz and others) (illaenus) Nov 15, 2016 14:14 Replies: 1 Views: 2426
Calcites from each State (Pat Tucci) Jun 29, 2016 07:24 Replies: 19 Views: 5286
Looking for Native Sulphur specimens (bgreenstone) Mar 21, 2016 08:28 Replies: 0 Views: 4933
Help with free collecting (solarflare) Feb 11, 2016 18:09 Replies: 8 Views: 4918
NJ Minerals available for trade (Gary Moldovany) Feb 07, 2016 10:45 Replies: 2 Views: 6254
Pyrite for exchange (Cesar M. Salvan) Jan 05, 2016 01:17 Replies: 2 Views: 6753
Bulgarian minerals for exchange (Wolfgang Proestler) Nov 22, 2015 08:32 Replies: 12 Views: 6836
Exchange-Wanted: inclusion quartz crystals, 2 to 3cm, DT or floater, unpolished (cascaillou) Sep 11, 2014 11:08 Replies: 0 Views: 7704
Exchange - Wanted: arsenolite, montroydite, lithiophosphate (cascaillou) Sep 11, 2014 11:01 Replies: 0 Views: 5164
Rhodochrosite rough (Jack Chiang) Aug 23, 2014 13:03 Replies: 1 Views: 4751
Fossils for minerals (appies) Jun 09, 2014 02:41 Replies: 1 Views: 6069
Polish minerals for exchange (Lucas Etienne) Apr 30, 2014 10:30 Replies: 22 Views: 16033
Hourglass Selenite (Alan) Apr 15, 2014 11:05 Replies: 6 Views: 9056
Rare goshenite on aquamarine from Hohenstein (appies) Mar 02, 2014 14:58 Replies: 2 Views: 5780
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Sadly I could not make Tucson this year. I have read your reports (thank you very much) and also some of the other ones on the web and it seems to me that the Tucson world is made up of two very different groups:
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One thing that troubles me greatly about the mineral hobby today is that very few collectors appear to have much, if any, intellectual curiosity about minerals. The focus for most collectors appears to be only beauty and perfection, rather than rari...

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