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22 Apr-12:37:58 Re: what are your favorite specimens? (Jordi Fabre)
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22 Apr-10:36:03 Re: what are your favorite specimens? (Clarkymk)
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21 Apr-23:57:42 Re: the salt cathedral of zipaquira (Franjungle)
21 Apr-16:43:54 The mizunaka collection - rhodochrosite with calcite (Am Mizunaka)
21 Apr-15:42:31 Re: a mineralogical trip through germany / hessen - hesse (Jordi Fabre)
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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
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I have been serving as a moderator for the English version of FMF Forum now since 2007. This does not seem possible, but one cannot deny the facts. It has been a lot of fun for me and I hope that visitors to the Forum are enjoying it as well.

We are now (Dec. 2009) adding a new face as an additional moderator - Peter Megaw. Actually Peter is not new to regular visitors to the Forum as he has been one of the most prolific contributors to many of the threads. He brings awesome credentials to this role, all of which I do not have space to detail here. He is a Consulting Geologist and co-founder of IMDEX/Cascabel and MAG Silver. He got his B.A. and M.A. in geology at the University of Texas and a Ph.D. in economic geology from the University of Arizona. He has explored Mexico for 30 years and has made important ore discoveries at Juanicipio-Fresnillo, Zacatecas; Platosa, Durango; and Cinco de Mayo, Chihuahua.

Peter has been a dedicated mineral collector since 1977. Living in Tucson, Arizona, he has served as exhibits chairman for the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show™ every year since 1984. His minerals have won many trophies for him in various competitive displays. He was recently named a consulting editor for Rocks & Minerals Magazine. There is much more that can be written about Peter but space here is somewhat limited.

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This section gathers all of the memorial tributes to those who were part of the mineral world and sadly are no longer with us. Although we greatly mourn their passing, we also rejoice in celebrating their accomplishments and having had the chance to spend time with them.      
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Passing of Eberhard Equit (Susan Robinson) Nov 16, 2016 04:30 Replies: 3 Views: 1159
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In Memoriam - Dr. Gerhard Niedermayr left us (Jordi Fabre) Jul 28, 2015 13:04 Replies: 3 Views: 4193
In Memoriam - Dr. Victor Gorduza passed away (nicu) Aug 17, 2014 07:57 Replies: 1 Views: 4794
In Memoriam - Luiz Menezes, a wonderful friend (Jordi Fabre) Jul 24, 2014 12:29 Replies: 16 Views: 9656
The passing of Chris Wright (vic rzonca) Jan 09, 2014 19:17 Replies: 7 Views: 7912
In Memoriam - Dr. Joan Viñals passed away (Jordi Fabre) Dec 17, 2013 15:59 Replies: 8 Views: 7936
The passing of a friend (vic rzonca) Jan 14, 2013 09:02 Replies: 2 Views: 5358
Edward Swoboda has passed away (Jordi Fabre) Jan 10, 2013 21:55 Replies: 11 Views: 9331
Sad news Roz Pellman (Rosemary Miranda) Feb 28, 2011 03:29 Replies: 3 Views: 6308
Sad news from Rogerley (chris) Aug 11, 2010 12:22 Replies: 0 Views: 5595
Ernie Nickel has passed away. The science of mineralogy is sad. (Jordi Fabre) Jul 22, 2009 12:31 Replies: 2 Views: 6975
Homage to Claus Hedegaard (Jordi Fabre) Apr 11, 2009 12:38 Replies: 5 Views: 11234
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Tucson, questionable prices?

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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How does "Collection Photos" work?
We have created a section on the forum: "Collection photos and Collector's page" whose aim is to allow all collectors who wish to publish pictures of specimens in their collection. The idea is for each collector/collection to have a single ...

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Very little mineralogy in mineral collecting today
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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The FMF Forum has an anti-spam system that means that you cannot add links to messages. To give you an idea, each day we get about 20 attempts to post ‘rubbish publicity’ on themes that have nothing to do with minerals. So this system keeps the forum...

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