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20 Apr-06:44:59 Re: minerals of dr congo, katanga. (Roger Warin)
20 Apr-03:50:49 Re: franjungle collection (Franjungle)
20 Apr-03:12:07 Re: micro photos of inclusions in quartz (Zbhjzm)
19 Apr-18:09:16 Re: baryte collection of niels brouwer (Niels Brouwer)
19 Apr-16:49:28 The mizunaka collection - pyromorphite (Am Mizunaka)
19 Apr-15:40:29 Re: identity or locality of this dense, spherulitic mineral? (Dale Hallmark)
19 Apr-15:11:16 Re: identity or locality of this dense, spherulitic mineral? (Bob Carnein)
19 Apr-14:35:25 Identity or locality of this dense, spherulitic mineral? (Pete Modreski)
19 Apr-14:18:41 Re: the mizunaka collection (Am Mizunaka)
19 Apr-10:42:48 Re: the mizunaka collection (Tobi)
19 Apr-09:40:04 Re: micro photos of inclusions in quartz (Zbhjzm)
19 Apr-00:23:09 Re: collection of heimo hellwig (Heimo Hellwig)
18 Apr-20:43:30 The mizunaka collection - elbaite (Am Mizunaka)
18 Apr-15:57:57 Re: collection of fiebre verde - coscuez (#680) (Fiebre Verde)
18 Apr-15:52:25 Re: the mizunaka collection (Am Mizunaka)
18 Apr-15:13:10 Re: the mizunaka collection (Philippe Durand)
18 Apr-02:20:24 The mizunaka collection - rhodochrosite (Am Mizunaka)
17 Apr-15:39:32 Re: what is it? (Kevin Schofield)
17 Apr-15:29:26 Re: collection of fiebre verde - parisite (#6200) (Fiebre Verde)
17 Apr-14:05:18 Re: the collection of pierre and riana joubert (Pierre Joubert)
17 Apr-11:03:25 Re: what kind of rock am i ? volcanic with blue pockets (Pete Modreski)
16 Apr-22:18:58 Re: what kind of rock am i ? volcanic with blue pockets (Rockhound.Newmexico)
16 Apr-22:02:19 Re: what kind of rock am i ? volcanic with blue pockets (Rockhound.Newmexico)
16 Apr-21:58:06 Re: what kind of rock am i ? volcanic with blue pockets (Rockhound.Newmexico)
16 Apr-21:55:21 Re: what kind of rock am i ? volcanic with blue pockets (Dale Hallmark)

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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) Apr 20, 2018 06:44 Replies: 25 Views: 7638
Identity or locality of this dense, spherulitic mineral? (Pete Modreski) Apr 19, 2018 15:40 Replies: 2 Views: 190
What kind of rock am I ? volcanic with blue pockets (Rockhound.newmexico) Apr 17, 2018 11:03 Replies: 6 Views: 391
Great website on Quartz and all Quartz growth variants! (Peter Lemkin) Apr 12, 2018 05:55 Replies: 1 Views: 821
Central Massif of Picos de Europa, Asturias (Gagat Minerals) Mar 19, 2018 09:22 Replies: 9 Views: 1072
San Benito County (Roger Warin) Mar 18, 2018 11:59 Replies: 9 Views: 1232
Stellerite from Mali (Gagat Minerals) Mar 18, 2018 07:51 Replies: 2 Views: 545
Percentage of pigment (Tom Mazanec) Mar 15, 2018 05:54 Replies: 6 Views: 770
Silver and Actinolite from Bou Azer, Morocco (Wiley Hudson) Mar 13, 2018 12:32 Replies: 13 Views: 1401
A new find: Hoganite from Morocco (Manuel Mesa) Feb 28, 2018 12:52 Replies: 17 Views: 2480
Collecting focuses and how they can change (Tobi) Jan 20, 2018 02:00 Replies: 22 Views: 5723
Minerals and the Origins of Life: the key roles of apatite and struvite (Cesar M. Salvan) Jan 12, 2018 00:40 Replies: 9 Views: 4444
Percentage of minerals known (Tom Mazanec) Jan 08, 2018 12:02 Replies: 11 Views: 2132
Minerals sans life (Tom Mazanec) Jan 06, 2018 18:38 Replies: 15 Views: 2773
Prospecting pegmatite for schorl: need help. (cascaillou) Dec 14, 2017 14:11 Replies: 8 Views: 1956
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688 6443 Apr 20, 2018 06:44
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: 12247
100.000 Club Mineral specimens with inclusions - (28) (Elise) Dec 23, 2017 06:53 Replies: 86 Views: 109869
New Mexico Collecting - (27) (Philip Simmons) Apr 24, 2017 11:00 Replies: 21 Views: 11291
Faden Quartz Crystals - (26) (marco campos-venuti) Dec 17, 2017 08:26 Replies: 48 Views: 18954
An opportune harvest of Gold in Serra do Caldeirão claims, Brazil - (25) (Jordi Fabre) Aug 29, 2017 05:42 Replies: 1 Views: 5205
Trip to the Eastern Emerald Belt, Colombia - (24) (Fiebre Verde) Nov 13, 2016 16:39 Replies: 12 Views: 9791
Malbunka Copper Mine, Home of the Azurite Suns - (23) (crocoite) Jul 09, 2017 05:24 Replies: 55 Views: 30763
How to find a pocket? - (22) (Jordi Fabre) Aug 24, 2017 03:37 Replies: 42 Views: 30889
A "complete" Dauphiné twin of quartz - (21) (Pete Richards) Sep 10, 2014 11:43 Replies: 18 Views: 20766
A copper mine to understand Life - (20) (Cesar M. Salvan) Aug 19, 2014 15:49 Replies: 9 Views: 13123
DIY Specific Gravity Kit (tutorial) - (19) (cascaillou) Mar 23, 2018 04:19 Replies: 12 Views: 19083
How to dig a pocket? - (18) (Jordi Fabre) Jan 22, 2014 12:41 Replies: 29 Views: 56112
APXS: from Mars to the mineral collector's workbench - (17) (Cesar M. Salvan) Jun 03, 2014 04:06 Replies: 8 Views: 15120
Photos of epitaxy - (16) (John S. White) Nov 02, 2017 09:00 Replies: 48 Views: 67550
Twinning of the aragonite - (15) (Pete Richards) Jan 07, 2015 23:17 Replies: 9 Views: 16523
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31 1337 Mar 25, 2018 00:37
Brent Lockhart View latest post
No new posts News about shows     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
Tucson Show 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Apr 07, 2018 16:56 Replies: 137 Views: 41921
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 22, 2017 05:21 Replies: 77 Views: 28033
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 08, 2017 13:56 Replies: 59 Views: 32929
Tucson Show 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Apr 06, 2017 09:01 Replies: 114 Views: 68432
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 06, 2016 11:21 Replies: 68 Views: 40510
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 18, 2016 14:37 Replies: 47 Views: 38287
Tucson Show 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Feb 28, 2016 16:01 Replies: 61 Views: 54437
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Nov 27, 2015 23:45 Replies: 102 Views: 82660
2015 Tucson In Retrospect (Don Lum) Oct 19, 2017 00:36 Replies: 61 Views: 45467
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 20, 2015 16:38 Replies: 58 Views: 55801
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 30, 2015 22:03 Replies: 174 Views: 167210
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 01, 2014 02:35 Replies: 80 Views: 83286
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2014 (Jordi Fabre) May 06, 2015 16:42 Replies: 40 Views: 44883
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 30, 2014 01:38 Replies: 111 Views: 128479
100.000 Club Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2013 (Jordi Fabre) Oct 28, 2014 15:19 Replies: 122 Views: 115247
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37 2400 Apr 07, 2018 16:56
Don Lum View latest post
No new posts Mineral Shows     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
2018 S.I.E.S.C. Gem & Mineral Show (Mike Chontofalsky) Mar 02, 2018 14:41 Replies: 0 Views: 891
New York City - Watson Hotel / June 23 & 24, 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 01, 2018 16:09 Replies: 1 Views: 828
New York City - Watson Hotel / March 3 & 4, 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 01, 2018 14:26 Replies: 0 Views: 610
Friends of Mineralogy Midwest Chapter 6th Annual Mineralogical Symposium (Jordi Fabre) Feb 24, 2018 14:27 Replies: 0 Views: 519
Mineral Show in Copenhagen, Denmark (Jordi Fabre) Feb 19, 2018 09:04 Replies: 4 Views: 941
Quartzite - 2018 (Robert Seitz) Jan 18, 2018 12:21 Replies: 19 Views: 3024
Two Minerals Shows in Prague (Jordi Fabre) Jan 08, 2018 09:52 Replies: 0 Views: 925
Soledade, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil - Mineral Show 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Jan 08, 2018 09:44 Replies: 0 Views: 891
2018 Tucson HTCC status (bob kerr) Jan 04, 2018 10:17 Replies: 25 Views: 5022
Worcester, MA Show, November 18th-19th - Location Change! (Jordi Fabre) Nov 14, 2017 02:47 Replies: 0 Views: 1319
38th Annual New Mexico Mineral Symposium (from Mindat) (Tobi) Nov 09, 2017 11:26 Replies: 6 Views: 1770
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: 6609
Chamonix show fifty years (Philippe Durand) Aug 08, 2017 14:06 Replies: 14 Views: 5064
6th Chenzhou - Hunan Mineral Show in China (Jordi Fabre) Jul 14, 2017 14:11 Replies: 0 Views: 1594
Treasures of the Earth - Saturday July 15 & Sunday July 16, Syracuse, NY (Jordi Fabre) Jul 10, 2017 10:56 Replies: 0 Views: 1530
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194 1841 Mar 02, 2018 14:41
Mike Chontofalsky View latest post
No new posts Mineral Shows by Gail Spann     
To know more about this Forum, please use this link   Moderators chris, Gail
Gail Spann's Tucson Adventures. February 2018. (Gail) Feb 28, 2018 21:37 Replies: 209 Views: 27681
Tucson 2017, The insanity continues...but it sure is fun! (Gail) Feb 27, 2017 22:25 Replies: 112 Views: 45368
100.000 Club TUCSON, 2016. And away we go.... (Gail) Mar 19, 2016 11:45 Replies: 445 Views: 172585
The magic of Tucson, 2015. Gail Spann report. (Gail) Aug 12, 2015 11:19 Replies: 116 Views: 81999
100.000 Club Tucson 2014 Show Report, Gail Spann Having Fun Again... (Gail) Jul 26, 2014 19:32 Replies: 156 Views: 106203
Houston Fine Mineral Show Report, with Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 03, 2013 09:23 Replies: 103 Views: 80427
100.000 Club 2013 Tucson Show Adventure ~ Gail Spann Style. (Gail) Apr 27, 2013 02:57 Replies: 598 Views: 344664
Fabulous Denver Gem and Mineral Show, Sept 14, 2012 and on...Gail Spann (Gail) Nov 04, 2012 01:57 Replies: 43 Views: 53522
100.000 Club Gail Spann's 2012 East Coast Gem and Mineral Show report (Gail) Aug 29, 2012 14:27 Replies: 151 Views: 102345
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin... (Gail) Oct 02, 2012 11:21 Replies: 632 Views: 438672
FMF party in Tucson, 2012. You coming? (Gail) Mar 03, 2012 02:28 Replies: 49 Views: 57261
Fort Worth, Texas, Gem and Mineral Show. Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 01, 2011 20:35 Replies: 33 Views: 47082
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011 (Gail) Oct 07, 2012 11:38 Replies: 370 Views: 333709
FMFs party in Tucson, 2011 (Gail) Feb 27, 2011 22:43 Replies: 114 Views: 99914
Gail Spann's Tucson show report, 2011 (Gail) Jan 17, 2011 01:30 Replies: 28 Views: 37818
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35 5088 Feb 28, 2018 21:37
bob kerr 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

White stone (Bashka) Apr 12, 2018 12:36 Replies: 5 Views: 469
Zircon or Spinel? (Nick_G) Apr 12, 2018 11:30 Replies: 13 Views: 625
A form of Pyrite, maybe? (Hwy14) Apr 12, 2018 10:40 Replies: 5 Views: 862
Agate? (DianaClaraB) Apr 11, 2018 09:17 Replies: 7 Views: 369
Jade? (Evan Phillips) Apr 09, 2018 13:10 Replies: 29 Views: 2374
Lenz Quarry Germany Specimens (JessieG) Apr 09, 2018 06:54 Replies: 5 Views: 555
Amethyst legitimacy question (d_cooper) Apr 04, 2018 08:03 Replies: 6 Views: 500
What mineral is this? (migocaceus) Apr 04, 2018 07:22 Replies: 2 Views: 326
Unidentified pink crystal cluster? (d_cooper) Apr 04, 2018 05:46 Replies: 3 Views: 306
Is this fluorite? (Bill R.) Apr 03, 2018 13:28 Replies: 28 Views: 1649
Hiddenite? (RickW) Mar 23, 2018 09:25 Replies: 24 Views: 1813
From Mexico (James) Mar 08, 2018 02:49 Replies: 13 Views: 1706
Hello, please help me identify these... (Antag76) Mar 05, 2018 13:26 Replies: 1 Views: 605
Need help identifying!!. Petrified log? (Isaac ALFARO) Mar 04, 2018 12:43 Replies: 2 Views: 587
Agate or something else? (Antag76) Mar 03, 2018 20:32 Replies: 4 Views: 658
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685 4715 Apr 12, 2018 12:36
vic rzonca View latest post
No new posts What is it? - Where is it from?     
In this forum you can add messages about the identification of minerals/localities. You can also include photos, so that others can help you identify your specimens or the locality that it comes from.
To know more about it, please use: Asking: "What is this? / Where is it from?"   Moderators chris, Pete Modreski, Antonio Alcaide

What is it? (zar24) Apr 17, 2018 15:39 Replies: 4 Views: 405
Galena supposedly from Casapalca Mine, Peru? (jfc035) Apr 09, 2018 18:10 Replies: 2 Views: 252
Ferri-Taramite (herrej) Mar 28, 2018 15:08 Replies: 0 Views: 343
Problem? (hbi31) Mar 01, 2018 06:17 Replies: 2 Views: 814
About this Sylvanite from Cripple Creek, Colorado. (J. G. Alcolea) Feb 13, 2018 10:58 Replies: 0 Views: 699
Palmarejo Chihuahua: White material on Calcite (Jean Sendero) Feb 13, 2018 01:35 Replies: 11 Views: 3628
Green quartz - Hungary (Philip G) Feb 11, 2018 04:19 Replies: 5 Views: 992
Explanation of formation of minerals needed (adamlevine) Feb 09, 2018 21:09 Replies: 0 Views: 488
Could we call these flow lines? (Guitu) Feb 08, 2018 13:58 Replies: 18 Views: 1777
Please help identify this stone / mineral (Shawn Kemp) Feb 06, 2018 01:12 Replies: 5 Views: 844
Possible fakes? (lurkintheditch) Feb 05, 2018 07:47 Replies: 2 Views: 784
Dauphine Habit in Green Monster quartz? (Matt_Zukowski) Jan 26, 2018 23:02 Replies: 5 Views: 1131
Locality for this probable natrolite (?) specimen? (Pete Modreski) Jan 19, 2018 12:26 Replies: 5 Views: 1106
Mineral identification. (vic rzonca) Jan 11, 2018 21:29 Replies: 4 Views: 1078
fluorescent mineral associated with the vesuvianite from Sierra de las Cruces, mexico (Joseph D'Oliveira) Jan 10, 2018 10:10 Replies: 9 Views: 1661
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1066 7065 Apr 17, 2018 15:39
Kevin Schofield 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) Apr 20, 2018 03:12 Replies: 64 Views: 12291
I want to photograph my collection (Malcolm Uffelman Jr) Dec 06, 2017 11:28 Replies: 10 Views: 2046
Zaïrite (Roger Warin) Dec 06, 2017 09:58 Replies: 0 Views: 723
Super thin hematite inclusions in amethyst (zbhjzm) Nov 13, 2017 05:52 Replies: 22 Views: 3972
Micro photos of a boulder opal (zbhjzm) Sep 09, 2017 09:14 Replies: 2 Views: 1381
Stack software, comparative speed, optimizations and others (ofarcis) Sep 06, 2017 10:40 Replies: 20 Views: 25287
Pyrite and marcasite intergrowths (Roger Warin) Jul 03, 2017 13:33 Replies: 0 Views: 1699
Bixbite Crystal in rhyolite matrix (Lueshie) May 10, 2017 15:45 Replies: 1 Views: 1916
Purple fluorite macro (Proudtex76) Apr 25, 2017 15:49 Replies: 2 Views: 2034
Lighting and mineral photos (dontgogreen) Nov 05, 2016 19:15 Replies: 1 Views: 2897
Special John S. White photographs (ploum) Jul 14, 2016 13:15 Replies: 15 Views: 17735
North American pyrrhotites (dontgogreen) Jun 13, 2016 22:02 Replies: 6 Views: 4749
Elbaite (Roger Warin) May 01, 2016 12:50 Replies: 2 Views: 4541
Epitaxy: a very rare example, torbernite on saleeite (Roger Warin) May 01, 2016 01:52 Replies: 2 Views: 3830
Saleeite (Roger Warin) Apr 29, 2016 22:07 Replies: 0 Views: 4910
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89 726 Apr 20, 2018 03:12
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 Galenas? (Tobi) Apr 11, 2018 02:00 Replies: 19 Views: 5334
Favourite Barytes? (Tobi) Apr 10, 2018 18:21 Replies: 2 Views: 257
100.000 Club Favourite Fluorites? (Tobi) Apr 09, 2018 18:20 Replies: 183 Views: 129908
Favourite Sphalerites? (Tobi) Apr 08, 2018 13:14 Replies: 17 Views: 7394
Favourite Pyromorphites? (Tobi) Apr 08, 2018 13:11 Replies: 13 Views: 5875
Favourite Quartzes? (Tobi) Apr 08, 2018 13:09 Replies: 26 Views: 12106
Favourite Calcites? (Tobi) Apr 04, 2018 07:56 Replies: 34 Views: 11652
Favourite Topazes? (Tobi) Sep 25, 2017 15:50 Replies: 8 Views: 2603
Favourite Garnets? (Tobi) Aug 05, 2017 14:55 Replies: 6 Views: 3950
Favourite Pyrites? (Tobi) May 08, 2017 14:40 Replies: 21 Views: 6815
Favourite Wulfenites? (Tobi) May 03, 2017 11:41 Replies: 23 Views: 10822
Favourite Smithsonites? (Tobi) Apr 30, 2017 05:21 Replies: 4 Views: 2380
Favourite Mimetites? (Tobi) Apr 21, 2017 11:53 Replies: 9 Views: 5361
Favourite Rhodochrosites? (Tobi) Apr 12, 2017 08:42 Replies: 23 Views: 10339
Favourite Tourmalines? (Tobi) Jan 14, 2017 14:59 Replies: 19 Views: 8719
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21 516 Apr 11, 2018 02:00
Enrique Llorens 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) Apr 08, 2018 14:52 Replies: 109 Views: 78304
Sweet Home Mine 2.0 (Tobi) Mar 18, 2018 11:06 Replies: 5 Views: 945
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico (Peter Megaw) Mar 05, 2018 11:18 Replies: 17 Views: 14424
Huge Island of Madagascar (Roger Warin) Feb 11, 2018 08:21 Replies: 7 Views: 1837
A request for information on mineral collecting in France (Pierre Joubert) Jan 29, 2018 00:25 Replies: 2 Views: 792
On the mineralogy of Shijiangshan, Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia A.R. (China) (Cesar M. Salvan) Dec 04, 2017 17:11 Replies: 14 Views: 14301
New Zealand alpine minerals? (Philippe Durand) Oct 21, 2017 01:31 Replies: 22 Views: 4949
About "Franklin Furnace" (J. G. Alcolea) Oct 13, 2017 15:45 Replies: 8 Views: 2134
Graves Mountain, Georgia, USA - Hematite (Mike Lee) Oct 12, 2017 10:57 Replies: 2 Views: 1341
The Tsumeb Mine (Heimo Hellwig) May 13, 2017 01:21 Replies: 12 Views: 6699
La Viesca Mine and the finds made there (James) May 03, 2017 16:50 Replies: 8 Views: 14577
Quartz and limonite from a sandstone quarry (Pete Richards) Apr 28, 2017 08:36 Replies: 4 Views: 2657
Fluorite from Whiteman Creek, Vernon, BC, Canada (thecrystalfinder) Apr 26, 2017 11:50 Replies: 5 Views: 3402
Serra do Caldeirao claims (dontgogreen) Dec 18, 2016 10:15 Replies: 2 Views: 2982
Location Question - "Schlaggenwald" (Jesse Fisher) Sep 25, 2016 13:04 Replies: 6 Views: 3686
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222 1845 Apr 08, 2018 14:52
Pierre Joubert 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: 2125
Change in French administrative area (Philippe Durand) Mar 24, 2017 05:51 Replies: 1 Views: 1640
Proper locality name of the Czar Mine? (Jordi Fabre) May 11, 2016 05:20 Replies: 4 Views: 5406
Westmorland (James) Jun 11, 2015 08:20 Replies: 18 Views: 15776
From Kearsarge Mountain? (GneissWare) Jun 08, 2015 22:27 Replies: 7 Views: 7217

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.      
The Namib Desert (Heimo Hellwig) Apr 07, 2018 02:06 Replies: 31 Views: 22215
Rockhounding trip Juchem Quarry (JessieG) Apr 06, 2018 13:32 Replies: 3 Views: 486
Rockhounding trips - A gem hunt in Minas Gerais (MatheusTorres) Nov 26, 2017 03:33 Replies: 2 Views: 1454
Garnets in Itadori River near Nagoya (Japan) (Alex D.) Sep 06, 2017 07:39 Replies: 13 Views: 3061
Quartz from alpine-type fissures in Raleigh, North Carolina (Scott LaBorde) Aug 30, 2017 14:45 Replies: 2 Views: 1776
Driving distance to the Rowley Mine from Scottsdale? (Dave Graley) Aug 08, 2017 09:32 Replies: 0 Views: 1084
Rockhounding in Israel - contact needed (dimrub) Jul 16, 2017 23:35 Replies: 8 Views: 2738
The Bogota´s French Connection (franjungle) Jun 29, 2017 08:40 Replies: 8 Views: 3624
Hallelujah Junction, Near Reno, Nevada. Spann Adventure (Gail) Jun 11, 2017 06:27 Replies: 29 Views: 9283
Iceland! (peter@vanpeborgh.eu) Jun 09, 2017 12:28 Replies: 0 Views: 1429
Advice needed: a rockhounding trip for a beginner (dimrub) Jun 05, 2017 10:45 Replies: 15 Views: 4995
A crystal collecting outing to Ceres, South Africa (Reinhardt van Vuuren) May 08, 2017 02:20 Replies: 7 Views: 3980
The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira (franjungle) May 04, 2017 23:01 Replies: 33 Views: 9488
Looking for references for Emerald Mine Tours in Colombia (MSrockhound) Jan 17, 2017 19:22 Replies: 0 Views: 2048
Lets go to India - Need Advice (Nico78) Dec 20, 2016 11:11 Replies: 0 Views: 1974
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59 441 Apr 07, 2018 02:06
Heimo Hellwig View latest post
No new posts Exceptional finds     
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100.000 Club Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode (Antonio Da Silveira) Oct 29, 2017 03:11 Replies: 36 Views: 128272
The biggest nuggets. (Roger Warin) Nov 08, 2016 03:51 Replies: 10 Views: 11073
CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia (John Cornish) Feb 28, 2014 20:03 Replies: 63 Views: 72013
2013, an Update... CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine (John Cornish) Jun 24, 2013 08:14 Replies: 13 Views: 24715
Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode - 'Part 2' (Antonio Da Silveira) Oct 23, 2010 17:27 Replies: 6 Views: 27047
Scoop! - An important find of amber in the "La Florida" Mine, Spain (Jordi Fabre) Dec 14, 2008 15:03 Replies: 0 Views: 17342

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
This section of the forum is special in that it is dedicated to images of minerals from the different states of the USA. So, although you can add as many pictures as you like in each of the existing threads, you can't create any new threads within it.
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52 1063 Apr 15, 2018 10:37
Tobi View latest post
No new posts A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK     Access to the FMF Gallery
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15 448 Apr 02, 2018 05:27
Tobi View latest post
No new posts A mineralogical trip through Germany     Access to the FMF Gallery
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12 356 Apr 15, 2018 10:23
Tobi 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: 4286
Potential Toxicity of Handling Raw Malachite Specimens. (Joseph D'Oliveira) Nov 03, 2017 20:33 Replies: 26 Views: 16168
Cleaning Carrolite specimens (Pierre Joubert) Oct 02, 2017 16:50 Replies: 2 Views: 1363
Cleaning with Water/ Spot Cleaning Guns (Agate?) (Ceanna) Aug 25, 2017 10:36 Replies: 13 Views: 3448
Removing stubborn minerals from quartz (Pierre Joubert) Apr 20, 2017 11:26 Replies: 32 Views: 17476
Information about turquoise mineral (Lundy) Apr 01, 2017 21:39 Replies: 7 Views: 2949
How to clean golden calcite (jtozier) Mar 14, 2017 15:01 Replies: 16 Views: 5779
Unreliable Water Guns? (daviddillman) Aug 30, 2016 10:24 Replies: 12 Views: 5673
Cleaning Pyrite (John S. White) Jul 21, 2016 05:07 Replies: 23 Views: 22930
How to remove biological materials from minerals (Pete Richards) Jun 13, 2016 18:13 Replies: 7 Views: 4422
Fading fluorite. (vic rzonca) May 12, 2016 11:28 Replies: 5 Views: 6479
Why a "delicate subject"? (Tom Mazanec) May 01, 2016 08:55 Replies: 3 Views: 4358
How to remove iron stains? (daviddillman) Feb 19, 2016 06:25 Replies: 24 Views: 30416
Stilbite and sandblasting - unexpected result (Rei) Feb 08, 2016 16:35 Replies: 6 Views: 6640
Cleaning off the "white stuff" on Milpillas Brochantities (bob kerr) Dec 23, 2015 09:29 Replies: 2 Views: 5435
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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: 21820
500.000 Club Collection of Carles Millan (Carles Millan) Jan 29, 2018 12:58 Replies: 832 Views: 879389
500.000 Club Collection of Michael Shaw (crosstimber) Apr 16, 2018 08:51 Replies: 1268 Views: 887456
500.000 Club Don Lum Collection (Don Lum) Jan 21, 2018 15:32 Replies: 1159 Views: 778203
500.000 Club Collection of Tobi (Tobi) Apr 08, 2018 13:33 Replies: 847 Views: 626720
500.000 Club The Mizunaka Collection (am mizunaka) Apr 19, 2018 16:49 Replies: 1096 Views: 512217
500.000 Club New generation for picture - Ploum (ploum) Apr 11, 2018 22:17 Replies: 939 Views: 510114
100.000 Club Collection of Nurbo (nurbo) Mar 26, 2016 14:37 Replies: 404 Views: 397524
100.000 Club Andreas Gerstenberg Collection (Andreas Gerstenberg) Jan 19, 2018 14:00 Replies: 173 Views: 250209
100.000 Club Collection of Miguel (José Miguel) Apr 14, 2017 05:32 Replies: 223 Views: 178471
100.000 Club Bob's rocks (GneissWare) Feb 27, 2017 01:50 Replies: 344 Views: 226939
100.000 Club The micro photographs of Christian Rewitzer (Jordi Fabre) Feb 20, 2016 23:50 Replies: 77 Views: 173138
100.000 Club Collection of Fiebre Verde (Fiebre Verde) Apr 18, 2018 15:57 Replies: 603 Views: 262162
100.000 Club The collection of Pierre and Riana Joubert (Pierre Joubert) Apr 17, 2018 14:05 Replies: 279 Views: 149919
100.000 Club Collection of Heimo Hellwig (Heimo Hellwig) Apr 19, 2018 00:23 Replies: 562 Views: 200741
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134 13344 Apr 20, 2018 03:50
franjungle 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 Tracy's favorite specimens (Tracy) Dec 21, 2017 10:32 Replies: 74 Views: 106340
100.000 Club Gail's collection (Gail) Aug 03, 2017 04:02 Replies: 375 Views: 390270
The sad news about Diana Weinrich. (Gail) Jan 08, 2018 11:39 Replies: 16 Views: 3944
Nimfiara's collection (nimfiara) May 10, 2012 17:20 Replies: 30 Views: 51900
Linda's Private Collection (Linda Smith) Feb 08, 2012 04:31 Replies: 39 Views: 58873
Debbie's Collection (Debbie Woolf) Jul 04, 2011 10:45 Replies: 20 Views: 37576
Colleen's Collection (Colleen Thomson) May 28, 2011 19:33 Replies: 10 Views: 24183
Jessica's mineral collection (Jessica Simonoff) Jan 30, 2010 18:52 Replies: 18 Views: 37495
Linda St-Cyr's favorites (Linda St-Cyr) May 17, 2009 09:09 Replies: 6 Views: 30034

9 597 Jan 08, 2018 11:39
John Medici 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
Minerales y Minas de España - Silicatos (keith) Apr 12, 2018 06:58 Replies: 2 Views: 304
German Language Magazine (CodyDel) Nov 23, 2017 14:33 Replies: 5 Views: 1648
1929 Ed Over Rocks and Minerals Article (CodyDel) Nov 22, 2017 21:33 Replies: 10 Views: 3033
Australian micromineral newsletter... (crocoite) Mar 25, 2017 20:21 Replies: 19 Views: 23921
Mineralogy by Dexter Perkins (Tom Mazanec) Jan 03, 2017 18:03 Replies: 14 Views: 6097
Panasqueira Mine (crosstimber) Nov 08, 2016 11:01 Replies: 19 Views: 21737
ExtraLapis No. 50: Kalifornien/California - a great article written by Jesse Fisher (Tobi) Sep 25, 2016 04:46 Replies: 3 Views: 3224
My reading (Tom Mazanec) Jun 11, 2016 13:43 Replies: 8 Views: 6195
Quartz from Spain (Miguel Calvo) Apr 28, 2016 01:17 Replies: 1 Views: 4166
Antique books (ACC79) Feb 05, 2016 14:35 Replies: 1 Views: 4072
Minerales y Minas de España by Miguel Calvo (Minerals and Mines of Spain) (Antonio Alcaide) Dec 09, 2015 22:38 Replies: 3 Views: 10294
Classification of crystallographic forms - any references? (prcantos) Mar 06, 2015 11:11 Replies: 21 Views: 20384
Mathematical Crystallography by Boisen & Gibbs (prcantos) Oct 09, 2014 03:55 Replies: 0 Views: 7757
Crystal Mountains - Minerals of the Cairngorms NEW BOOK (Roy Starkey) Oct 07, 2014 09:54 Replies: 11 Views: 11206
New book:"Crystal Forms of Fluorite - Kristallformen von Fluorit" (jrg) Sep 13, 2014 15:40 Replies: 11 Views: 14149
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86 693 Apr 12, 2018 06:58
alfredo 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
Minerals in Watercolor (MasterofStone) Feb 21, 2018 06:22 Replies: 6 Views: 1163
Chinese Realgar (crocoite) Feb 01, 2018 00:20 Replies: 7 Views: 1826
Grossular Garnet, Jeffrey Mine, Canada (crocoite) Dec 30, 2017 02:42 Replies: 0 Views: 636
Rhodochrosite with Barite, Lone Tree Mine, Nevada (crocoite) Dec 07, 2017 05:15 Replies: 0 Views: 911
Stak Nala Elbaite... (crocoite) Nov 20, 2017 05:23 Replies: 0 Views: 857
Artisan Made Gems (vic rzonca) Nov 10, 2017 09:13 Replies: 5 Views: 3432
New Artwork... (crocoite) Sep 15, 2017 11:20 Replies: 6 Views: 1893
Mineral collages 4.0 (Tobi) Jul 16, 2017 15:44 Replies: 12 Views: 6093
Fabre's past (vic rzonca) Jan 14, 2017 11:02 Replies: 37 Views: 26616
Da Boss... (crocoite) Aug 24, 2016 03:14 Replies: 3 Views: 2914
Mineralogical Museum of Marburg, drawn by me :-) (Tobi) Aug 18, 2016 05:40 Replies: 6 Views: 3684
2016 Paintings... (crocoite) Apr 23, 2016 09:15 Replies: 11 Views: 10062
Mineral collages 3.0 - highlights from my collection (Tobi) Feb 17, 2016 11:05 Replies: 12 Views: 9161
New Paintings 2013 (Schwertner) Jan 14, 2016 04:56 Replies: 105 Views: 67295
A new mineral artist - Barbara Stanley (James) May 26, 2015 05:55 Replies: 16 Views: 18751
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39 758 Feb 21, 2018 06:22
keith 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: 3322
History of minerals. (vic rzonca) Jan 12, 2017 09:24 Replies: 5 Views: 6786
Finding a little Mexican treasure (Jean Sendero) Nov 05, 2016 16:03 Replies: 0 Views: 3035
Your very first rock? (Tobi) Oct 30, 2016 09:30 Replies: 2 Views: 2309
Minerals and Their Stories (crosstimber) Oct 29, 2016 08:00 Replies: 5 Views: 3233
"H. Deisinger" Collection (Jamison Brizendine) Aug 24, 2016 07:20 Replies: 4 Views: 6819
Mineral labels as art ;) (Tobi) Sep 22, 2014 02:06 Replies: 23 Views: 36877
If it is a twin it was juicy and delicious (Don Lum) Sep 14, 2014 12:53 Replies: 25 Views: 19505
How all you got started in collecting? (vic rzonca) Jun 08, 2014 10:32 Replies: 21 Views: 30124
Bill Lawrence Memorial (BlueCapProductions) May 05, 2014 13:56 Replies: 4 Views: 8017
Sir Arthur Russell - 50th Anniversary on 24th February (Roy Starkey) Feb 02, 2014 12:58 Replies: 5 Views: 9156
Reminiscences of an Old Former Curator by John S. White (Jordi Fabre) Jan 19, 2014 17:06 Replies: 6 Views: 10463
Rogues gallery of photos of yesteryear's mineral collecting greats (Jordi Fabre) Jan 12, 2014 06:26 Replies: 16 Views: 16377
Biggest nugget? 64.7 kg. (Roger Warin) Nov 12, 2013 16:25 Replies: 6 Views: 12239
Willard Perkins Classic "Perky" Mount (Peter Megaw) Aug 30, 2013 06:13 Replies: 14 Views: 21461
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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: 31124
FMF Guide of Rocks - SEDIMENTARY ROCKS (prcantos) Dec 11, 2013 17:45 Replies: 5 Views: 17665
FMF Guide of Rocks - METAMORPHIC ROCKS (prcantos) Jul 05, 2015 06:56 Replies: 16 Views: 34623
Not Sure What Rock Is!!!??? (Aliengng) Mar 24, 2016 06:09 Replies: 15 Views: 11292
Grave Stones of Interest to Rock People... no, really... (NellsRocks) Dec 11, 2015 21:15 Replies: 13 Views: 10574
Genesis of the serpentine minerals and rocks (prcantos) Jun 06, 2013 04:48 Replies: 2 Views: 9827

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 specimens from the Erongo and Brandberg region. (Pierre Joubert) Apr 12, 2018 12:34 Replies: 19 Views: 1613
Fake Colombian Emeralds (Fiebre Verde) Oct 31, 2017 07:47 Replies: 30 Views: 18114
Iron Man (vic rzonca) Aug 28, 2017 07:57 Replies: 7 Views: 2220
Tanzanite? (Harald) Aug 02, 2017 22:31 Replies: 6 Views: 2040
Quarter million fake Tourmaline cluster. (texasdigger) May 22, 2017 11:36 Replies: 19 Views: 4787
Please help me identify if these are fake or treated (TomS) Feb 09, 2017 22:10 Replies: 16 Views: 6381
Treatments, Synthetics and Simulants: QUARTZ & CHALCEDONY (cascaillou) Dec 20, 2015 20:34 Replies: 3 Views: 6490
Fake silver crystals Morocco (Christophe Gobin) Nov 24, 2015 03:59 Replies: 1 Views: 4953
Chinese "Hydrozincite" specimens? (Barry Vincent) Oct 08, 2015 03:23 Replies: 4 Views: 5979
Bismutoferrite from China...Caveat Emptor (Peter Megaw) May 31, 2015 18:56 Replies: 3 Views: 6082
The intense oiling of Chinese minerals (nitana2000) Apr 29, 2015 14:20 Replies: 14 Views: 17540
Milpillas Azurite - fake specimen (Cascavel1) Dec 04, 2014 09:47 Replies: 27 Views: 30531
Huanggang Mine scheelite color (Josele) Jul 21, 2014 17:48 Replies: 11 Views: 11489
Scorodite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Durango... Sulfur Isotope results (Peter Megaw) Feb 08, 2014 11:16 Replies: 5 Views: 9853
Goethite -not cacoxenite- inclusions in amethyst from Brazil (Antonio Alcaide) Jan 22, 2014 10:45 Replies: 10 Views: 27034
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48 545 Apr 12, 2018 12:34
Pierre Joubert 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: 6785
Theft from the Franklin Mineral Museum, New Jersey (Jordi Fabre) Jul 18, 2017 07:43 Replies: 0 Views: 1361
Theft at West Coast Mineral and Fossil Show of Kristalle gold. (vic rzonca) Nov 16, 2016 07:43 Replies: 1 Views: 2193
Stolen specimen inquiry (Jordi Fabre) Aug 06, 2016 05:08 Replies: 3 Views: 4458
Theft of Colin Owen mineral specimens and collection (Pierre Joubert) Jul 15, 2016 10:34 Replies: 14 Views: 6885
THEFT of 60 world class mineral specimens in Johannesburg! (Jordi Fabre) Apr 29, 2016 10:04 Replies: 19 Views: 22818
Famous piece stolen from a Romanian Museum (David) Jan 27, 2014 14:16 Replies: 0 Views: 7055
Warning: Johannesburg Geology Museum theft: July 2013!! (Jordi Fabre) Jul 19, 2013 11:20 Replies: 2 Views: 6440
A Butte Covellite was stolen from the National Mining Hall of Fame!!!! (Jordi Fabre) Feb 09, 2013 14:51 Replies: 0 Views: 4464
California Mining and Mineral Museum Robbed (Jordi Fabre) Oct 05, 2012 12:59 Replies: 3 Views: 5614
Theft at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History (Jordi Fabre) Feb 28, 2012 23:42 Replies: 1 Views: 3536
Highgrading, the selling of stolen goods and turning a blind eye (BlueCapProductions) Dec 01, 2011 02:48 Replies: 42 Views: 54115
Theft of Rice Museum Gold Collection! (Jordi Fabre) Apr 23, 2010 14:32 Replies: 4 Views: 7937
Theft of minerals from a Museum in Iceland (John S. White) Oct 28, 2009 11:22 Replies: 6 Views: 6033

14 135 Oct 25, 2017 14:13
Mary FongWalker View latest post
No new posts Off-Topic and Introductions     
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100.000 Club Presentation of new members - Reference Thread (Jordi Fabre) Apr 04, 2018 16:34 Replies: 324 Views: 159097
Mass on mineral labels? (Bob Harman) Apr 05, 2018 04:07 Replies: 6 Views: 232
Where to start? an enthusiast beginner prospector (salomonarthur) Mar 07, 2018 22:39 Replies: 3 Views: 752
Concrete as a mineral (Tom Mazanec) Jan 30, 2018 00:19 Replies: 6 Views: 1116
The PBS Show "THE MINERAL EXPLORERS" (Bob Harman) Jan 23, 2018 18:28 Replies: 1 Views: 788
A Bit On The Economics Of Being A mineral Dealer (Bob Harman) Jan 19, 2018 23:46 Replies: 11 Views: 1931
The overall health of this hobby (Jordi Fabre) Jan 13, 2018 15:13 Replies: 26 Views: 3973
Economist article on Muzo (Matt_Zukowski) Jan 10, 2018 09:58 Replies: 3 Views: 1014
3D printing in collecting (Tom Mazanec) Jan 03, 2018 09:04 Replies: 2 Views: 937
Happy Holidays to everyone and a Rocky New Year! (Jordi Fabre) Jan 01, 2018 16:09 Replies: 18 Views: 3049
Does turquoise ever come in other colors? (trtlman) Dec 08, 2017 10:57 Replies: 1 Views: 891
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: 1619
How should I proceed here? (Justin Hickok) Oct 12, 2017 17:20 Replies: 1 Views: 970
EDS Testing of Gold Jewelry (Lucca) Oct 08, 2017 04:43 Replies: 3 Views: 1278
Lawn boulders (Tom Mazanec) Sep 30, 2017 11:28 Replies: 1 Views: 1051
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380 3226 Apr 05, 2018 04:07
kakov 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) Apr 05, 2018 13:55 Replies: 308 Views: 183313
Tetrahedron [111] penetration twin (Josele) Jan 13, 2018 20:26 Replies: 17 Views: 24421
100.000 Club New find of minerals from New York (Glenn Rhein) Dec 04, 2017 13:20 Replies: 123 Views: 123425
I am curious to know what camera you are using... (Pierre Joubert) May 25, 2017 15:33 Replies: 29 Views: 26307
Radioactive minerals (Roger Warin) Nov 01, 2016 05:40 Replies: 29 Views: 34937
What about heliodor from Tajikistan? (parfaitelumiere) Sep 09, 2016 03:20 Replies: 90 Views: 96465
Maximum number of minerals on a specimen (David) Aug 12, 2016 11:02 Replies: 21 Views: 25275
More about beta Quartz (nitana2000) Mar 08, 2016 12:34 Replies: 27 Views: 40165
Ilmenite pseudo (John S. White) Feb 18, 2016 08:02 Replies: 3 Views: 34095
Question about cubic diamond crystals (Jim) Nov 26, 2015 11:28 Replies: 21 Views: 36350
Very nice Amethyst in the Railroad Works in North of Spain (Joan R.) May 11, 2015 16:02 Replies: 16 Views: 40299
Mysterious Black Crystals (Something Fishy!) (Andy Love) May 11, 2015 14:53 Replies: 35 Views: 36778
Daylight Fluorescent Hyalite Opal from Mexico (Peter Megaw) May 06, 2015 19:10 Replies: 31 Views: 41818
2014 - International year of crystallography: for example, pyrite. (Roger Warin) Dec 30, 2014 15:35 Replies: 34 Views: 30740
Hallelujah Junction, Nevada (John S. White) Oct 06, 2014 21:14 Replies: 23 Views: 35332
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147 864 Apr 05, 2018 13:55
Pierre Joubert View latest post
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: 16461
French and alpine mineralogy against UK Fluorite (Max Tom) Mar 12, 2018 03:54 Replies: 2 Views: 725
Minerals for fossils (Fossil collector) Feb 03, 2018 06:22 Replies: 14 Views: 2488
Exchange of minerals. I'm from Ukraine. (Hereiam) Sep 25, 2017 00:09 Replies: 3 Views: 1748
Meteorite with old labels wanted (Krantz and others) (illaenus) Nov 15, 2016 14:14 Replies: 1 Views: 3742
Calcites from each State (Pat Tucci) Jun 29, 2016 07:24 Replies: 19 Views: 8583
Looking for Native Sulphur specimens (bgreenstone) Mar 21, 2016 08:28 Replies: 0 Views: 5841
Help with free collecting (solarflare) Feb 11, 2016 18:09 Replies: 8 Views: 6563
NJ Minerals available for trade (Gary Moldovany) Feb 07, 2016 10:45 Replies: 2 Views: 7360
Pyrite for exchange (Cesar M. Salvan) Jan 05, 2016 01:17 Replies: 2 Views: 7797
Bulgarian minerals for exchange (Wolfgang Proestler) Nov 22, 2015 08:32 Replies: 12 Views: 12309
Exchange-Wanted: inclusion quartz crystals, 2 to 3cm, DT or floater, unpolished (cascaillou) Sep 11, 2014 11:08 Replies: 0 Views: 8553
Exchange - Wanted: arsenolite, montroydite, lithiophosphate (cascaillou) Sep 11, 2014 11:01 Replies: 0 Views: 5979
Rhodochrosite rough (Jack Chiang) Aug 23, 2014 13:03 Replies: 1 Views: 5637
Fossils for minerals (appies) Jun 09, 2014 02:41 Replies: 1 Views: 7164
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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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