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21 Feb-20:30:51 Re: help with this one as well.. (Joshua B.)
21 Feb-20:24:56 This is volcanic glass? (Joshua B.)
21 Feb-20:17:33 Re: ? peacock ore? (Joshua B.)
21 Feb-20:06:50 Re: help identify this please (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
A new find: Hoganite from Morocco (Manuel Mesa) Feb 22, 2018 03:32 Replies: 6 Views: 462
Minerals of DR Congo, Katanga. (Roger Warin) Feb 20, 2018 16:40 Replies: 19 Views: 3751
Great website on Quartz and all Quartz growth variants! (Peter Lemkin) Feb 09, 2018 06:21 Replies: 0 Views: 307
Collecting focuses and how they can change (Tobi) Jan 20, 2018 02:00 Replies: 22 Views: 4611
Minerals and the Origins of Life: the key roles of apatite and struvite (Cesar M. Salvan) Jan 12, 2018 00:40 Replies: 9 Views: 3862
Percentage of minerals known (Tom Mazanec) Jan 08, 2018 12:02 Replies: 11 Views: 1417
Minerals sans life (Tom Mazanec) Jan 06, 2018 18:38 Replies: 15 Views: 1992
Prospecting pegmatite for schorl: need help. (cascaillou) Dec 14, 2017 14:11 Replies: 8 Views: 1325
"Frosted patterns" on the faces of Quartz (Reef) Nov 30, 2017 06:46 Replies: 9 Views: 1439
Mineral names in different languages and their meaning (Tobi) Nov 21, 2017 15:22 Replies: 16 Views: 2285
Rarest quartz twins with inclined axes C (Reef) Nov 21, 2017 11:20 Replies: 38 Views: 5526
Questions about microcline (Josele) Nov 20, 2017 17:35 Replies: 6 Views: 1207
Information about a Rhodochrosite specimen (Charlotte) Nov 19, 2017 09:30 Replies: 3 Views: 1054
Weird face in quartz (Josele) Nov 15, 2017 12:55 Replies: 21 Views: 7212
Fluorite habit (Josele) Nov 05, 2017 14:49 Replies: 5 Views: 1346
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681 6371 Feb 22, 2018 03:32
Enrique Llorens 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: 11846
100.000 Club Mineral specimens with inclusions - (28) (Elise) Dec 23, 2017 06:53 Replies: 86 Views: 106848
New Mexico Collecting - (27) (Philip Simmons) Apr 24, 2017 11:00 Replies: 21 Views: 10112
Faden Quartz Crystals - (26) (marco campos-venuti) Dec 17, 2017 08:26 Replies: 48 Views: 16783
An opportune harvest of Gold in Serra do Caldeirão claims, Brazil - (25) (Jordi Fabre) Aug 29, 2017 05:42 Replies: 1 Views: 4795
Trip to the Eastern Emerald Belt, Colombia - (24) (Fiebre Verde) Nov 13, 2016 16:39 Replies: 12 Views: 9057
Malbunka Copper Mine, Home of the Azurite Suns - (23) (crocoite) Jul 09, 2017 05:24 Replies: 55 Views: 28632
How to find a pocket? - (22) (Jordi Fabre) Aug 24, 2017 03:37 Replies: 42 Views: 28989
A "complete" Dauphiné twin of quartz - (21) (Pete Richards) Sep 10, 2014 11:43 Replies: 18 Views: 20030
A copper mine to understand Life - (20) (Cesar M. Salvan) Aug 19, 2014 15:49 Replies: 9 Views: 12525
DIY Specific Gravity Kit (tutorial) - (19) (cascaillou) Apr 08, 2014 06:17 Replies: 11 Views: 18230
How to dig a pocket? - (18) (Jordi Fabre) Jan 22, 2014 12:41 Replies: 29 Views: 54831
APXS: from Mars to the mineral collector's workbench - (17) (Cesar M. Salvan) Jun 03, 2014 04:06 Replies: 8 Views: 14505
Photos of epitaxy - (16) (John S. White) Nov 02, 2017 09:00 Replies: 48 Views: 65634
Twinning of the aragonite - (15) (Pete Richards) Jan 07, 2015 23:17 Replies: 9 Views: 15792
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31 1331 Dec 23, 2017 06:53
Bergur_E_Sigurdarson View latest post
No new posts News about shows     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
Tucson Show 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Feb 20, 2018 14:19 Replies: 104 Views: 25692
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 22, 2017 05:21 Replies: 77 Views: 22771
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 08, 2017 13:56 Replies: 59 Views: 29710
Tucson Show 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Apr 06, 2017 09:01 Replies: 114 Views: 63663
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 06, 2016 11:21 Replies: 68 Views: 37496
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 18, 2016 14:37 Replies: 47 Views: 35927
Tucson Show 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Feb 28, 2016 16:01 Replies: 61 Views: 51915
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Nov 27, 2015 23:45 Replies: 102 Views: 78859
2015 Tucson In Retrospect (Don Lum) Oct 19, 2017 00:36 Replies: 61 Views: 43136
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 20, 2015 16:38 Replies: 58 Views: 53548
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 30, 2015 22:03 Replies: 174 Views: 161800
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 01, 2014 02:35 Replies: 80 Views: 80424
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2014 (Jordi Fabre) May 06, 2015 16:42 Replies: 40 Views: 43263
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 30, 2014 01:38 Replies: 111 Views: 124988
100.000 Club Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2013 (Jordi Fabre) Oct 28, 2014 15:19 Replies: 122 Views: 111191
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37 2367 Feb 20, 2018 14:19
Jordi Fabre View latest post
No new posts Mineral Shows     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
Mineral Show in Copenhagen, Denmark (Jordi Fabre) Feb 19, 2018 09:04 Replies: 4 Views: 423
Quartzite - 2018 (Robert Seitz) Jan 18, 2018 12:21 Replies: 19 Views: 1994
Two Minerals Shows in Prague (Jordi Fabre) Jan 08, 2018 09:52 Replies: 0 Views: 572
Soledade, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil - Mineral Show 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Jan 08, 2018 09:44 Replies: 0 Views: 534
2018 Tucson HTCC status (bob kerr) Jan 04, 2018 10:17 Replies: 25 Views: 3752
Worcester, MA Show, November 18th-19th - Location Change! (Jordi Fabre) Nov 14, 2017 02:47 Replies: 0 Views: 1023
38th Annual New Mexico Mineral Symposium (from Mindat) (Tobi) Nov 09, 2017 11:26 Replies: 6 Views: 1422
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: 5711
Chamonix show fifty years (Philippe Durand) Aug 08, 2017 14:06 Replies: 14 Views: 4380
6th Chenzhou - Hunan Mineral Show in China (Jordi Fabre) Jul 14, 2017 14:11 Replies: 0 Views: 1281
Treasures of the Earth - Saturday July 15 & Sunday July 16, Syracuse, NY (Jordi Fabre) Jul 10, 2017 10:56 Replies: 0 Views: 1237
Fosminer 2017 - 40th edition (Jordi Fabre) Jun 27, 2017 07:41 Replies: 0 Views: 1176
Minerant 2017 - Mineral show in Antwerp, Belgium (Jordi Fabre) Apr 10, 2017 04:31 Replies: 0 Views: 2137
63rd Annual Palomar Gem and Mineral Club's 3 - 4 June 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Apr 06, 2017 07:47 Replies: 0 Views: 1388
New York - New Jersey Mineral Show 7 - 9 April 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Apr 06, 2017 07:28 Replies: 0 Views: 1491
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190 1836 Feb 19, 2018 09:04
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
Gail Spann's Tucson Adventures. February 2018. (Gail) Feb 21, 2018 19:04 Replies: 159 Views: 14888
Tucson 2017, The insanity continues...but it sure is fun! (Gail) Feb 27, 2017 22:25 Replies: 112 Views: 41842
100.000 Club TUCSON, 2016. And away we go.... (Gail) Mar 19, 2016 11:45 Replies: 445 Views: 161885
The magic of Tucson, 2015. Gail Spann report. (Gail) Aug 12, 2015 11:19 Replies: 116 Views: 78899
100.000 Club Tucson 2014 Show Report, Gail Spann Having Fun Again... (Gail) Jul 26, 2014 19:32 Replies: 156 Views: 102687
Houston Fine Mineral Show Report, with Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 03, 2013 09:23 Replies: 103 Views: 77675
100.000 Club 2013 Tucson Show Adventure ~ Gail Spann Style. (Gail) Apr 27, 2013 02:57 Replies: 598 Views: 330684
Fabulous Denver Gem and Mineral Show, Sept 14, 2012 and on...Gail Spann (Gail) Nov 04, 2012 01:57 Replies: 43 Views: 51985
Gail Spann's 2012 East Coast Gem and Mineral Show report (Gail) Aug 29, 2012 14:27 Replies: 151 Views: 98518
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin... (Gail) Oct 02, 2012 11:21 Replies: 632 Views: 425040
FMF party in Tucson, 2012. You coming? (Gail) Mar 03, 2012 02:28 Replies: 49 Views: 55746
Fort Worth, Texas, Gem and Mineral Show. Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 01, 2011 20:35 Replies: 33 Views: 45853
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011 (Gail) Oct 07, 2012 11:38 Replies: 370 Views: 324676
FMFs party in Tucson, 2011 (Gail) Feb 27, 2011 22:43 Replies: 114 Views: 97217
Gail Spann's Tucson show report, 2011 (Gail) Jan 17, 2011 01:30 Replies: 28 Views: 36873
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35 5038 Feb 21, 2018 19:04
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 with this one as well.. (Joshua b.) Feb 22, 2018 04:03 Replies: 23 Views: 598
This is volcanic glass? (Joshua b.) Feb 21, 2018 20:24 Replies: 0 Views: 116
? Peacock ore? (Joshua b.) Feb 21, 2018 20:17 Replies: 2 Views: 151
Help identify this please (Joshua b.) Feb 21, 2018 20:06 Replies: 7 Views: 255
Any Idea on this amazing find from years ago? (Interestingfinds) Feb 11, 2018 12:19 Replies: 5 Views: 718
I think it's a form of Quartz.(2) (Hwy14) Feb 09, 2018 20:17 Replies: 6 Views: 481
I think it's a form of quartz, continued from 2/7/2018 (Hwy14) Feb 09, 2018 19:57 Replies: 0 Views: 152
A form of Pyrite, maybe? (Hwy14) Feb 09, 2018 19:09 Replies: 0 Views: 187
I think it's a form of quartz (Hwy14) Feb 09, 2018 18:55 Replies: 0 Views: 146
I think it's a form of Quartz. (Hwy14) Feb 07, 2018 03:43 Replies: 2 Views: 257
Help With Mineral Identification - Suspect a form of Pyrite (zolacat999) Feb 05, 2018 15:08 Replies: 7 Views: 444
Please help identify. Looks like a geode not sure (CompTrekkie) Jan 29, 2018 11:56 Replies: 4 Views: 400
Help Identifying Unusual Fireplace Rocks (opositica) Jan 24, 2018 16:05 Replies: 11 Views: 1004
Any help with ID? (Jedorton) Jan 23, 2018 03:16 Replies: 2 Views: 521
Help with mineral found, San Rocendo Canyon, Mexico (yazzyenna) Jan 20, 2018 14:32 Replies: 2 Views: 507
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670 4538 Feb 22, 2018 04:03
Joshua b. 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

About this Sylvanite from Cripple Creek, Colorado. (J. G. Alcolea) Feb 13, 2018 10:58 Replies: 0 Views: 285
Palmarejo Chihuahua: White material on Calcite (Jean Sendero) Feb 13, 2018 01:35 Replies: 11 Views: 3092
Green quartz - Hungary (Philip G) Feb 11, 2018 04:19 Replies: 5 Views: 553
Explanation of formation of minerals needed (adamlevine) Feb 09, 2018 21:09 Replies: 0 Views: 187
Could we call these flow lines? (Guitu) Feb 08, 2018 13:58 Replies: 18 Views: 887
Please help identify this stone / mineral (Shawn Kemp) Feb 06, 2018 01:12 Replies: 5 Views: 394
Possible fakes? (lurkintheditch) Feb 05, 2018 07:47 Replies: 2 Views: 401
Dauphine Habit in Green Monster quartz? (Matt_Zukowski) Jan 26, 2018 23:02 Replies: 5 Views: 607
Locality for this probable natrolite (?) specimen? (Pete Modreski) Jan 19, 2018 12:26 Replies: 5 Views: 639
Mineral identification. (vic rzonca) Jan 11, 2018 21:29 Replies: 4 Views: 688
fluorescent mineral associated with the vesuvianite from Sierra de las Cruces, mexico (Joseph D'Oliveira) Jan 10, 2018 10:10 Replies: 9 Views: 1073
Does anyone know what these green dots on quartz are? (Drk9) Jan 07, 2018 06:56 Replies: 1 Views: 406
Similar specimen from Colombia (Bergur_E_Sigurdarson) Dec 22, 2017 16:55 Replies: 11 Views: 1092
Dioptase (herrej) Dec 20, 2017 14:19 Replies: 6 Views: 1003
Fluorite Ojuela mine, Mexico (herrej) Dec 20, 2017 14:01 Replies: 4 Views: 788
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1062 7053 Feb 13, 2018 10:58
J. G. Alcolea 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) Feb 14, 2018 00:48 Replies: 50 Views: 8546
I want to photograph my collection (Malcolm Uffelman Jr) Dec 06, 2017 11:28 Replies: 10 Views: 1405
Zaïrite (Roger Warin) Dec 06, 2017 09:58 Replies: 0 Views: 448
Super thin hematite inclusions in amethyst (zbhjzm) Nov 13, 2017 05:52 Replies: 22 Views: 3080
Micro photos of a boulder opal (zbhjzm) Sep 09, 2017 09:14 Replies: 2 Views: 1091
Stack software, comparative speed, optimizations and others (ofarcis) Sep 06, 2017 10:40 Replies: 20 Views: 24164
Pyrite and marcasite intergrowths (Roger Warin) Jul 03, 2017 13:33 Replies: 0 Views: 1436
Bixbite Crystal in rhyolite matrix (Lueshie) May 10, 2017 15:45 Replies: 1 Views: 1657
Purple fluorite macro (Proudtex76) Apr 25, 2017 15:49 Replies: 2 Views: 1783
Lighting and mineral photos (dontgogreen) Nov 05, 2016 19:15 Replies: 1 Views: 2648
Special John S. White photographs (ploum) Jul 14, 2016 13:15 Replies: 15 Views: 17000
North American pyrrhotites (dontgogreen) Jun 13, 2016 22:02 Replies: 6 Views: 4369
Elbaite (Roger Warin) May 01, 2016 12:50 Replies: 2 Views: 4318
Epitaxy: a very rare example, torbernite on saleeite (Roger Warin) May 01, 2016 01:52 Replies: 2 Views: 3568
Saleeite (Roger Warin) Apr 29, 2016 22:07 Replies: 0 Views: 4715
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89 712 Feb 14, 2018 00:48
zbhjzm View latest post
No new posts Favorite Minerals     Access to the FMF Gallery
In this forum you can add your favorite localities and minerals. When a mineral comes from many hundreds, or thousands, of places it's worth comparing favorites to identify the most desired ones.This section is special because all the photos published here also appear in "FMF Gallery". To find out more please use this link   Moderator Tobi
100.000 Club Favourite Fluorites? (Tobi) Feb 22, 2018 13:59 Replies: 176 Views: 123530
Favourite Quartzes? (Tobi) Dec 25, 2017 10:30 Replies: 25 Views: 10816
Favourite Calcites? (Tobi) Oct 01, 2017 02:19 Replies: 30 Views: 9986
Favourite Topazes? (Tobi) Sep 25, 2017 15:50 Replies: 8 Views: 2110
Favourite Garnets? (Tobi) Aug 05, 2017 14:55 Replies: 6 Views: 3485
Favourite Pyrites? (Tobi) May 08, 2017 14:40 Replies: 21 Views: 5966
Favourite Wulfenites? (Tobi) May 03, 2017 11:41 Replies: 23 Views: 9633
Favourite Smithsonites? (Tobi) Apr 30, 2017 05:21 Replies: 4 Views: 2086
Favourite Mimetites? (Tobi) Apr 21, 2017 11:53 Replies: 9 Views: 4727
Favourite Rhodochrosites? (Tobi) Apr 12, 2017 08:42 Replies: 23 Views: 9118
Favourite Galenas? (Tobi) Apr 11, 2017 02:41 Replies: 7 Views: 4200
Favourite Tourmalines? (Tobi) Jan 14, 2017 14:59 Replies: 19 Views: 7756
Favourite Beryls? (Tobi) Jan 09, 2017 16:35 Replies: 15 Views: 6182
Favourite Fluorapatites? (Tobi) Sep 21, 2016 13:03 Replies: 9 Views: 4881
Favourite Pyromorphites? (Tobi) Aug 27, 2016 09:34 Replies: 12 Views: 5150
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20 487 Feb 22, 2018 13:59
Jordi Fabre 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
Huge Island of Madagascar (Roger Warin) Feb 11, 2018 08:21 Replies: 7 Views: 1178
A request for information on mineral collecting in France (Pierre Joubert) Jan 29, 2018 00:25 Replies: 2 Views: 470
On the mineralogy of Shijiangshan, Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia A.R. (China) (Cesar M. Salvan) Dec 04, 2017 17:11 Replies: 14 Views: 13351
New Zealand alpine minerals? (Philippe Durand) Oct 21, 2017 01:31 Replies: 22 Views: 4323
Collecting quartz on the Little Falls dolostone (vic rzonca) Oct 14, 2017 13:33 Replies: 106 Views: 74609
About "Franklin Furnace" (J. G. Alcolea) Oct 13, 2017 15:45 Replies: 8 Views: 1669
Graves Mountain, Georgia, USA - Hematite (Mike Lee) Oct 12, 2017 10:57 Replies: 2 Views: 1034
The Tsumeb Mine (Heimo Hellwig) May 13, 2017 01:21 Replies: 12 Views: 6042
La Viesca Mine and the finds made there (James) May 03, 2017 16:50 Replies: 8 Views: 13885
Quartz and limonite from a sandstone quarry (Pete Richards) Apr 28, 2017 08:36 Replies: 4 Views: 2325
Fluorite from Whiteman Creek, Vernon, BC, Canada (thecrystalfinder) Apr 26, 2017 11:50 Replies: 5 Views: 2947
Serra do Caldeirao claims (dontgogreen) Dec 18, 2016 10:15 Replies: 2 Views: 2705
Location Question - "Schlaggenwald" (Jesse Fisher) Sep 25, 2016 13:04 Replies: 6 Views: 3354
Lignite/Brown Coal in Stringtown, OK (Xhou) Sep 04, 2016 12:42 Replies: 1 Views: 2202
Maine tourmaline find a month ago. (vic rzonca) Aug 31, 2016 22:34 Replies: 12 Views: 11960
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221 1832 Feb 11, 2018 08:21
Roger Warin 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: 1781
Change in French administrative area (Philippe Durand) Mar 24, 2017 05:51 Replies: 1 Views: 1402
Proper locality name of the Czar Mine? (Jordi Fabre) May 11, 2016 05:20 Replies: 4 Views: 5061
Westmorland (James) Jun 11, 2015 08:20 Replies: 18 Views: 15116
From Kearsarge Mountain? (GneissWare) Jun 08, 2015 22:27 Replies: 7 Views: 6824

5 37 Mar 24, 2017 12:31
Philippe Durand View latest post
No new posts Rockhounding trips     
In this forum you are able to post reports of trips to your favorite mines and famous or unknown mineral localities, as well as request from other FMFers information you need to plan your collecting / rockhounding trips.      
Rockhounding trips - A gem hunt in Minas Gerais (MatheusTorres) Nov 26, 2017 03:33 Replies: 2 Views: 1030
Garnets in Itadori River near Nagoya (Japan) (Alex D.) Sep 06, 2017 07:39 Replies: 13 Views: 2477
Quartz from alpine-type fissures in Raleigh, North Carolina (Scott LaBorde) Aug 30, 2017 14:45 Replies: 2 Views: 1481
Driving distance to the Rowley Mine from Scottsdale? (Dave Graley) Aug 08, 2017 09:32 Replies: 0 Views: 836
Rockhounding in Israel - contact needed (dimrub) Jul 16, 2017 23:35 Replies: 8 Views: 2305
The Bogota´s French Connection (franjungle) Jun 29, 2017 08:40 Replies: 8 Views: 3071
Hallelujah Junction, Near Reno, Nevada. Spann Adventure (Gail) Jun 11, 2017 06:27 Replies: 29 Views: 7988
Iceland! (peter@vanpeborgh.eu) Jun 09, 2017 12:28 Replies: 0 Views: 1148
Advice needed: a rockhounding trip for a beginner (dimrub) Jun 05, 2017 10:45 Replies: 15 Views: 4318
The Namib Desert (Heimo Hellwig) Jun 05, 2017 08:40 Replies: 26 Views: 20311
A crystal collecting outing to Ceres, South Africa (Reinhardt van Vuuren) May 08, 2017 02:20 Replies: 7 Views: 3493
The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira (franjungle) May 04, 2017 23:01 Replies: 33 Views: 8282
Looking for references for Emerald Mine Tours in Colombia (MSrockhound) Jan 17, 2017 19:22 Replies: 0 Views: 1795
Lets go to India - Need Advice (Nico78) Dec 20, 2016 11:11 Replies: 0 Views: 1710
We returned to a favorite spot in Franklin N.C. (mcmahand) Nov 14, 2016 03:09 Replies: 1 Views: 2087
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58 432 Nov 26, 2017 03:33
Pierre Joubert 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: 125970
The biggest nuggets. (Roger Warin) Nov 08, 2016 03:51 Replies: 10 Views: 10304
CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia (John Cornish) Feb 28, 2014 20:03 Replies: 63 Views: 69631
2013, an Update... CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine (John Cornish) Jun 24, 2013 08:14 Replies: 13 Views: 23895
Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode - 'Part 2' (Antonio Da Silveira) Oct 23, 2010 17:27 Replies: 6 Views: 26482
Scoop! - An important find of amber in the "La Florida" Mine, Spain (Jordi Fabre) Dec 14, 2008 15:03 Replies: 0 Views: 16832

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 1060 Jan 29, 2018 13:01
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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15 439 Feb 20, 2018 14:32
James View latest post
No new posts A mineralogical trip through Germany     Access to the FMF Gallery
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12 327 Feb 04, 2018 04:59
Gerhard Brandstetter 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: 3240
Potential Toxicity of Handling Raw Malachite Specimens. (Joseph D'Oliveira) Nov 03, 2017 20:33 Replies: 26 Views: 15090
Cleaning Carrolite specimens (Pierre Joubert) Oct 02, 2017 16:50 Replies: 2 Views: 1051
Cleaning with Water/ Spot Cleaning Guns (Agate?) (Ceanna) Aug 25, 2017 10:36 Replies: 13 Views: 2879
Removing stubborn minerals from quartz (Pierre Joubert) Apr 20, 2017 11:26 Replies: 32 Views: 16418
Information about turquoise mineral (Lundy) Apr 01, 2017 21:39 Replies: 7 Views: 2581
How to clean golden calcite (jtozier) Mar 14, 2017 15:01 Replies: 16 Views: 4992
Unreliable Water Guns? (daviddillman) Aug 30, 2016 10:24 Replies: 12 Views: 5136
Cleaning Pyrite (John S. White) Jul 21, 2016 05:07 Replies: 23 Views: 21979
How to remove biological materials from minerals (Pete Richards) Jun 13, 2016 18:13 Replies: 7 Views: 4037
Fading fluorite. (vic rzonca) May 12, 2016 11:28 Replies: 5 Views: 5893
Why a "delicate subject"? (Tom Mazanec) May 01, 2016 08:55 Replies: 3 Views: 4045
How to remove iron stains? (daviddillman) Feb 19, 2016 06:25 Replies: 24 Views: 29348
Stilbite and sandblasting - unexpected result (Rei) Feb 08, 2016 16:35 Replies: 6 Views: 6224
Cleaning off the "white stuff" on Milpillas Brochantities (bob kerr) Dec 23, 2015 09:29 Replies: 2 Views: 5185
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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: 21244
500.000 Club Collection of Carles Millan (Carles Millan) Jan 29, 2018 12:58 Replies: 832 Views: 855484
500.000 Club Collection of Michael Shaw (crosstimber) Feb 19, 2018 12:22 Replies: 1237 Views: 848666
500.000 Club Don Lum Collection (Don Lum) Jan 21, 2018 15:32 Replies: 1159 Views: 752093
500.000 Club Collection of Tobi (Tobi) Jan 06, 2018 12:10 Replies: 839 Views: 603038
100.000 Club Collection of Nurbo (nurbo) Mar 26, 2016 14:37 Replies: 404 Views: 386756
100.000 Club Andreas Gerstenberg Collection (Andreas Gerstenberg) Jan 19, 2018 14:00 Replies: 173 Views: 243989
100.000 Club New generation for picture - Ploum (ploum) Feb 22, 2018 14:53 Replies: 909 Views: 478222
100.000 Club Collection of Miguel (José Miguel) Apr 14, 2017 05:32 Replies: 223 Views: 172916
100.000 Club Bob's rocks (GneissWare) Feb 27, 2017 01:50 Replies: 344 Views: 218089
100.000 Club The Mizunaka Collection (am mizunaka) Feb 21, 2018 00:52 Replies: 1021 Views: 475933
100.000 Club The micro photographs of Christian Rewitzer (Jordi Fabre) Feb 20, 2016 23:50 Replies: 77 Views: 168279
100.000 Club Collection of Fiebre Verde (Fiebre Verde) Feb 22, 2018 16:33 Replies: 594 Views: 244945
100.000 Club The collection of Pierre and Riana Joubert (Pierre Joubert) Dec 24, 2017 03:56 Replies: 271 Views: 142560
100.000 Club Collection of Heimo Hellwig (Heimo Hellwig) Feb 02, 2018 00:38 Replies: 549 Views: 185251
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134 13134 Feb 22, 2018 16:33
Fiebre Verde 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: 103726
100.000 Club Gail's collection (Gail) Aug 03, 2017 04:02 Replies: 375 Views: 379725
The sad news about Diana Weinrich. (Gail) Jan 08, 2018 11:39 Replies: 16 Views: 2750
Nimfiara's collection (nimfiara) May 10, 2012 17:20 Replies: 30 Views: 50587
Linda's Private Collection (Linda Smith) Feb 08, 2012 04:31 Replies: 39 Views: 57593
Debbie's Collection (Debbie Woolf) Jul 04, 2011 10:45 Replies: 20 Views: 36539
Colleen's Collection (Colleen Thomson) May 28, 2011 19:33 Replies: 10 Views: 23589
Jessica's mineral collection (Jessica Simonoff) Jan 30, 2010 18:52 Replies: 18 Views: 36734
Linda St-Cyr's favorites (Linda St-Cyr) May 17, 2009 09:09 Replies: 6 Views: 29464

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
German Language Magazine (CodyDel) Nov 23, 2017 14:33 Replies: 5 Views: 1171
1929 Ed Over Rocks and Minerals Article (CodyDel) Nov 22, 2017 21:33 Replies: 10 Views: 2590
Australian micromineral newsletter... (crocoite) Mar 25, 2017 20:21 Replies: 19 Views: 23220
Mineralogy by Dexter Perkins (Tom Mazanec) Jan 03, 2017 18:03 Replies: 14 Views: 5484
Panasqueira Mine (crosstimber) Nov 08, 2016 11:01 Replies: 19 Views: 20967
ExtraLapis No. 50: Kalifornien/California - a great article written by Jesse Fisher (Tobi) Sep 25, 2016 04:46 Replies: 3 Views: 2948
My reading (Tom Mazanec) Jun 11, 2016 13:43 Replies: 8 Views: 5756
Quartz from Spain (Miguel Calvo) Apr 28, 2016 01:17 Replies: 1 Views: 3938
Antique books (ACC79) Feb 05, 2016 14:35 Replies: 1 Views: 3834
Minerales y Minas de España by Miguel Calvo (Minerals and Mines of Spain) (Antonio Alcaide) Dec 09, 2015 22:38 Replies: 3 Views: 9973
Classification of crystallographic forms - any references? (prcantos) Mar 06, 2015 11:11 Replies: 21 Views: 19437
Mathematical Crystallography by Boisen & Gibbs (prcantos) Oct 09, 2014 03:55 Replies: 0 Views: 7486
Crystal Mountains - Minerals of the Cairngorms NEW BOOK (Roy Starkey) Oct 07, 2014 09:54 Replies: 11 Views: 10733
New book:"Crystal Forms of Fluorite - Kristallformen von Fluorit" (jrg) Sep 13, 2014 15:40 Replies: 11 Views: 13513
The long awaited new NAMIBIA book released on September 1st! (MINERALIEN-Welt) Aug 28, 2014 05:53 Replies: 2 Views: 7534
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85 690 Nov 23, 2017 14:33
Tobi View latest post
No new posts Mineral Art and Artists     
This forum is dedicated to the discussion and display of Mineral Art, Mineral Artists, techniques, materials, and exhibits. All media are covered, although Mineral Photography is best discussed in its own forum.   Moderators chris, Gail, crocoite
Minerals in Watercolor (MasterofStone) Feb 21, 2018 06:22 Replies: 6 Views: 361
Chinese Realgar (crocoite) Feb 01, 2018 00:20 Replies: 7 Views: 1353
Grossular Garnet, Jeffrey Mine, Canada (crocoite) Dec 30, 2017 02:42 Replies: 0 Views: 372
Rhodochrosite with Barite, Lone Tree Mine, Nevada (crocoite) Dec 07, 2017 05:15 Replies: 0 Views: 597
Stak Nala Elbaite... (crocoite) Nov 20, 2017 05:23 Replies: 0 Views: 607
Artisan Made Gems (vic rzonca) Nov 10, 2017 09:13 Replies: 5 Views: 3069
New Artwork... (crocoite) Sep 15, 2017 11:20 Replies: 6 Views: 1557
Mineral collages 4.0 (Tobi) Jul 16, 2017 15:44 Replies: 12 Views: 5502
Fabre's past (vic rzonca) Jan 14, 2017 11:02 Replies: 37 Views: 25519
Da Boss... (crocoite) Aug 24, 2016 03:14 Replies: 3 Views: 2664
Mineralogical Museum of Marburg, drawn by me :-) (Tobi) Aug 18, 2016 05:40 Replies: 6 Views: 3349
2016 Paintings... (crocoite) Apr 23, 2016 09:15 Replies: 11 Views: 9430
Mineral collages 3.0 - highlights from my collection (Tobi) Feb 17, 2016 11:05 Replies: 12 Views: 8497
New Paintings 2013 (Schwertner) Jan 14, 2016 04:56 Replies: 105 Views: 64668
A new mineral artist - Barbara Stanley (James) May 26, 2015 05:55 Replies: 16 Views: 18153
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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: 2689
History of minerals. (vic rzonca) Jan 12, 2017 09:24 Replies: 5 Views: 6462
Finding a little Mexican treasure (Jean Sendero) Nov 05, 2016 16:03 Replies: 0 Views: 2805
Your very first rock? (Tobi) Oct 30, 2016 09:30 Replies: 2 Views: 2090
Minerals and Their Stories (crosstimber) Oct 29, 2016 08:00 Replies: 5 Views: 2924
"H. Deisinger" Collection (Jamison Brizendine) Aug 24, 2016 07:20 Replies: 4 Views: 6418
Mineral labels as art ;) (Tobi) Sep 22, 2014 02:06 Replies: 23 Views: 35895
If it is a twin it was juicy and delicious (Don Lum) Sep 14, 2014 12:53 Replies: 25 Views: 18699
How all you got started in collecting? (vic rzonca) Jun 08, 2014 10:32 Replies: 21 Views: 29425
Bill Lawrence Memorial (BlueCapProductions) May 05, 2014 13:56 Replies: 4 Views: 7710
Sir Arthur Russell - 50th Anniversary on 24th February (Roy Starkey) Feb 02, 2014 12:58 Replies: 5 Views: 8831
Reminiscences of an Old Former Curator by John S. White (Jordi Fabre) Jan 19, 2014 17:06 Replies: 6 Views: 10107
Rogues gallery of photos of yesteryear's mineral collecting greats (Jordi Fabre) Jan 12, 2014 06:26 Replies: 16 Views: 15717
Biggest nugget? 64.7 kg. (Roger Warin) Nov 12, 2013 16:25 Replies: 6 Views: 11795
Willard Perkins Classic "Perky" Mount (Peter Megaw) Aug 30, 2013 06:13 Replies: 14 Views: 20799
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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: 30233
FMF Guide of Rocks - SEDIMENTARY ROCKS (prcantos) Dec 11, 2013 17:45 Replies: 5 Views: 17175
FMF Guide of Rocks - METAMORPHIC ROCKS (prcantos) Jul 05, 2015 06:56 Replies: 16 Views: 33544
Not Sure What Rock Is!!!??? (Aliengng) Mar 24, 2016 06:09 Replies: 15 Views: 10408
Grave Stones of Interest to Rock People... no, really... (NellsRocks) Dec 11, 2015 21:15 Replies: 13 Views: 9901
Genesis of the serpentine minerals and rocks (prcantos) Jun 06, 2013 04:48 Replies: 2 Views: 9528

6 70 Mar 24, 2016 06:09
vic rzonca View latest post
No new posts Incorrect classification and fakes     
In this Forum you can provide information and discuss false identifications, inadequate classifications and fakes.   Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Antonio Alcaide, cascaillou
Fake Colombian Emeralds (Fiebre Verde) Oct 31, 2017 07:47 Replies: 30 Views: 16873
Iron Man (vic rzonca) Aug 28, 2017 07:57 Replies: 7 Views: 1837
Tanzanite? (Harald) Aug 02, 2017 22:31 Replies: 6 Views: 1708
Quarter million fake Tourmaline cluster. (texasdigger) May 22, 2017 11:36 Replies: 19 Views: 4172
Please help me identify if these are fake or treated (TomS) Feb 09, 2017 22:10 Replies: 16 Views: 5563
Treatments, Synthetics and Simulants: QUARTZ & CHALCEDONY (cascaillou) Dec 20, 2015 20:34 Replies: 3 Views: 6176
Fake silver crystals Morocco (Christophe Gobin) Nov 24, 2015 03:59 Replies: 1 Views: 4687
Chinese "Hydrozincite" specimens? (Barry Vincent) Oct 08, 2015 03:23 Replies: 4 Views: 5672
Bismutoferrite from China...Caveat Emptor (Peter Megaw) May 31, 2015 18:56 Replies: 3 Views: 5770
The intense oiling of Chinese minerals (nitana2000) Apr 29, 2015 14:20 Replies: 14 Views: 16782
Milpillas Azurite - fake specimen (Cascavel1) Dec 04, 2014 09:47 Replies: 27 Views: 29343
Huanggang Mine scheelite color (Josele) Jul 21, 2014 17:48 Replies: 11 Views: 10960
Scorodite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Durango... Sulfur Isotope results (Peter Megaw) Feb 08, 2014 11:16 Replies: 5 Views: 9448
Goethite -not cacoxenite- inclusions in amethyst from Brazil (Antonio Alcaide) Jan 22, 2014 10:45 Replies: 10 Views: 26295
Why an organic substance should not be called a mineral? (Mike P.) Oct 12, 2013 18:46 Replies: 18 Views: 21166
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47 525 Oct 31, 2017 07:47
Fiebre Verde View latest post
No new posts Reporting thefts and disappearances     
On this forum you can add report on the theft of specimens; tell people about other losses and/or advise people of things they should be wary of; or report any other incidents.. including ones during collecting trips or other mineral related activities.      
Theft of Tourmalines from Fallbrook Gem & Mineral Society Museum in California (Chris Wentzell) Oct 25, 2017 14:13 Replies: 26 Views: 5557
Theft from the Franklin Mineral Museum, New Jersey (Jordi Fabre) Jul 18, 2017 07:43 Replies: 0 Views: 1119
Theft at West Coast Mineral and Fossil Show of Kristalle gold. (vic rzonca) Nov 16, 2016 07:43 Replies: 1 Views: 1940
Stolen specimen inquiry (Jordi Fabre) Aug 06, 2016 05:08 Replies: 3 Views: 4163
Theft of Colin Owen mineral specimens and collection (Pierre Joubert) Jul 15, 2016 10:34 Replies: 14 Views: 6332
THEFT of 60 world class mineral specimens in Johannesburg! (Jordi Fabre) Apr 29, 2016 10:04 Replies: 19 Views: 21835
Famous piece stolen from a Romanian Museum (David) Jan 27, 2014 14:16 Replies: 0 Views: 6815
Warning: Johannesburg Geology Museum theft: July 2013!! (Jordi Fabre) Jul 19, 2013 11:20 Replies: 2 Views: 6178
A Butte Covellite was stolen from the National Mining Hall of Fame!!!! (Jordi Fabre) Feb 09, 2013 14:51 Replies: 0 Views: 4255
California Mining and Mineral Museum Robbed (Jordi Fabre) Oct 05, 2012 12:59 Replies: 3 Views: 5354
Theft at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History (Jordi Fabre) Feb 28, 2012 23:42 Replies: 1 Views: 3330
Highgrading, the selling of stolen goods and turning a blind eye (BlueCapProductions) Dec 01, 2011 02:48 Replies: 42 Views: 52963
Theft of Rice Museum Gold Collection! (Jordi Fabre) Apr 23, 2010 14:32 Replies: 4 Views: 7611
Theft of minerals from a Museum in Iceland (John S. White) Oct 28, 2009 11:22 Replies: 6 Views: 5723

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) Feb 08, 2018 03:58 Replies: 304 Views: 150767
Concrete as a mineral (Tom Mazanec) Jan 30, 2018 00:19 Replies: 6 Views: 616
The PBS Show "THE MINERAL EXPLORERS" (Bob Harman) Jan 23, 2018 18:28 Replies: 1 Views: 475
A Bit On The Economics Of Being A mineral Dealer (Bob Harman) Jan 19, 2018 23:46 Replies: 11 Views: 1346
The overall health of this hobby (Jordi Fabre) Jan 13, 2018 15:13 Replies: 26 Views: 2952
Economist article on Muzo (Matt_Zukowski) Jan 10, 2018 09:58 Replies: 3 Views: 661
3D printing in collecting (Tom Mazanec) Jan 03, 2018 09:04 Replies: 2 Views: 623
Happy Holidays to everyone and a Rocky New Year! (Jordi Fabre) Jan 01, 2018 16:09 Replies: 18 Views: 2018
Does turquoise ever come in other colors? (trtlman) Dec 08, 2017 10:57 Replies: 1 Views: 604
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: 1267
How should I proceed here? (Justin Hickok) Oct 12, 2017 17:20 Replies: 1 Views: 757
EDS Testing of Gold Jewelry (Lucca) Oct 08, 2017 04:43 Replies: 3 Views: 989
Lawn boulders (Tom Mazanec) Sep 30, 2017 11:28 Replies: 1 Views: 815
I am back (trtlman) Sep 20, 2017 16:02 Replies: 0 Views: 716
Hurricane Harvey and the mineral collectors from Texas (Jordi Fabre) Aug 31, 2017 12:30 Replies: 8 Views: 2544
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378 3195 Feb 08, 2018 03:58
James 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) Jan 15, 2018 04:16 Replies: 300 Views: 174067
Tetrahedron [111] penetration twin (Josele) Jan 13, 2018 20:26 Replies: 17 Views: 23134
100.000 Club New find of minerals from New York (Glenn Rhein) Dec 04, 2017 13:20 Replies: 123 Views: 119717
I am curious to know what camera you are using... (Pierre Joubert) May 25, 2017 15:33 Replies: 29 Views: 25099
Radioactive minerals (Roger Warin) Nov 01, 2016 05:40 Replies: 29 Views: 33562
What about heliodor from Tajikistan? (parfaitelumiere) Sep 09, 2016 03:20 Replies: 90 Views: 93825
Maximum number of minerals on a specimen (David) Aug 12, 2016 11:02 Replies: 21 Views: 24360
More about beta Quartz (nitana2000) Mar 08, 2016 12:34 Replies: 27 Views: 39014
Ilmenite pseudo (John S. White) Feb 18, 2016 08:02 Replies: 3 Views: 33301
Question about cubic diamond crystals (Jim) Nov 26, 2015 11:28 Replies: 21 Views: 35295
Very nice Amethyst in the Railroad Works in North of Spain (Joan R.) May 11, 2015 16:02 Replies: 16 Views: 39084
Mysterious Black Crystals (Something Fishy!) (Andy Love) May 11, 2015 14:53 Replies: 35 Views: 35562
Daylight Fluorescent Hyalite Opal from Mexico (Peter Megaw) May 06, 2015 19:10 Replies: 31 Views: 40574
2014 - International year of crystallography: for example, pyrite. (Roger Warin) Dec 30, 2014 15:35 Replies: 34 Views: 29584
Hallelujah Junction, Nevada (John S. White) Oct 06, 2014 21:14 Replies: 23 Views: 33935
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147 856 Jan 15, 2018 04:16
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: 15948
Minerals for fossils (Fossil collector) Feb 03, 2018 06:22 Replies: 14 Views: 1725
Exchange of minerals. I'm from Ukraine. (Hereiam) Sep 25, 2017 00:09 Replies: 3 Views: 1374
Meteorite with old labels wanted (Krantz and others) (illaenus) Nov 15, 2016 14:14 Replies: 1 Views: 3485
Calcites from each State (Pat Tucci) Jun 29, 2016 07:24 Replies: 19 Views: 7924
Looking for Native Sulphur specimens (bgreenstone) Mar 21, 2016 08:28 Replies: 0 Views: 5639
Help with free collecting (solarflare) Feb 11, 2016 18:09 Replies: 8 Views: 6197
NJ Minerals available for trade (Gary Moldovany) Feb 07, 2016 10:45 Replies: 2 Views: 7096
Pyrite for exchange (Cesar M. Salvan) Jan 05, 2016 01:17 Replies: 2 Views: 7534
Bulgarian minerals for exchange (Wolfgang Proestler) Nov 22, 2015 08:32 Replies: 12 Views: 11838
Exchange-Wanted: inclusion quartz crystals, 2 to 3cm, DT or floater, unpolished (cascaillou) Sep 11, 2014 11:08 Replies: 0 Views: 8345
Exchange - Wanted: arsenolite, montroydite, lithiophosphate (cascaillou) Sep 11, 2014 11:01 Replies: 0 Views: 5785
Rhodochrosite rough (Jack Chiang) Aug 23, 2014 13:03 Replies: 1 Views: 5423
Fossils for minerals (appies) Jun 09, 2014 02:41 Replies: 1 Views: 6903
Polish minerals for exchange (Lucas Etienne) Apr 30, 2014 10:30 Replies: 22 Views: 19134
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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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