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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
Collecting focuses and how they can change (Tobi) Jan 20, 2018 02:00 Replies: 22 Views: 3802
Minerals and the Origins of Life: the key roles of apatite and struvite (Cesar M. Salvan) Jan 12, 2018 00:40 Replies: 9 Views: 3571
Percentage of minerals known (Tom Mazanec) Jan 08, 2018 12:02 Replies: 11 Views: 1030
Minerals sans life (Tom Mazanec) Jan 06, 2018 18:38 Replies: 15 Views: 1593
Minerals of DR Congo, Katanga. (Roger Warin) Dec 16, 2017 15:06 Replies: 10 Views: 2181
Prospecting pegmatite for schorl: need help. (cascaillou) Dec 14, 2017 14:11 Replies: 8 Views: 974
"Frosted patterns" on the faces of Quartz (Reef) Nov 30, 2017 06:46 Replies: 9 Views: 1132
Mineral names in different languages and their meaning (Tobi) Nov 21, 2017 15:22 Replies: 16 Views: 1863
Rarest quartz twins with inclined axes C (Reef) Nov 21, 2017 11:20 Replies: 38 Views: 4664
Questions about microcline (Josele) Nov 20, 2017 17:35 Replies: 6 Views: 959
Information about a Rhodochrosite specimen (Charlotte) Nov 19, 2017 09:30 Replies: 3 Views: 819
Weird face in quartz (Josele) Nov 15, 2017 12:55 Replies: 21 Views: 6643
Fluorite habit (Josele) Nov 05, 2017 14:49 Replies: 5 Views: 1111
Help with identification of rock/mineral (Mineralien) Oct 23, 2017 13:33 Replies: 6 Views: 1036
Alfredopetrovite (Jordi Fabre) Oct 21, 2017 16:09 Replies: 10 Views: 1969
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679 6354 Jan 20, 2018 02:00
Andreas Gerstenberg 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: 11639
100.000 Club Mineral specimens with inclusions - (28) (Elise) Dec 23, 2017 06:53 Replies: 86 Views: 105247
New Mexico Collecting - (27) (Philip Simmons) Apr 24, 2017 11:00 Replies: 21 Views: 9493
Faden Quartz Crystals - (26) (marco campos-venuti) Dec 17, 2017 08:26 Replies: 48 Views: 15605
An opportune harvest of Gold in Serra do Caldeirão claims, Brazil - (25) (Jordi Fabre) Aug 29, 2017 05:42 Replies: 1 Views: 4574
Trip to the Eastern Emerald Belt, Colombia - (24) (Fiebre Verde) Nov 13, 2016 16:39 Replies: 12 Views: 8706
Malbunka Copper Mine, Home of the Azurite Suns - (23) (crocoite) Jul 09, 2017 05:24 Replies: 55 Views: 27586
How to find a pocket? - (22) (Jordi Fabre) Aug 24, 2017 03:37 Replies: 42 Views: 28081
A "complete" Dauphiné twin of quartz - (21) (Pete Richards) Sep 10, 2014 11:43 Replies: 18 Views: 19617
A copper mine to understand Life - (20) (Cesar M. Salvan) Aug 19, 2014 15:49 Replies: 9 Views: 12228
DIY Specific Gravity Kit (tutorial) - (19) (cascaillou) Apr 08, 2014 06:17 Replies: 11 Views: 17887
How to dig a pocket? - (18) (Jordi Fabre) Jan 22, 2014 12:41 Replies: 29 Views: 54200
APXS: from Mars to the mineral collector's workbench - (17) (Cesar M. Salvan) Jun 03, 2014 04:06 Replies: 8 Views: 14221
Photos of epitaxy - (16) (John S. White) Nov 02, 2017 09:00 Replies: 48 Views: 64638
Twinning of the aragonite - (15) (Pete Richards) Jan 07, 2015 23:17 Replies: 9 Views: 15470
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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) Jan 17, 2018 18:08 Replies: 13 Views: 2659
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 22, 2017 05:21 Replies: 77 Views: 20025
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 08, 2017 13:56 Replies: 59 Views: 27763
Tucson Show 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Apr 06, 2017 09:01 Replies: 114 Views: 61076
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 06, 2016 11:21 Replies: 68 Views: 35947
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 18, 2016 14:37 Replies: 47 Views: 34688
Tucson Show 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Feb 28, 2016 16:01 Replies: 61 Views: 50552
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Nov 27, 2015 23:45 Replies: 102 Views: 76791
2015 Tucson In Retrospect (Don Lum) Oct 19, 2017 00:36 Replies: 61 Views: 41848
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 20, 2015 16:38 Replies: 58 Views: 52287
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 30, 2015 22:03 Replies: 174 Views: 158874
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 01, 2014 02:35 Replies: 80 Views: 78711
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2014 (Jordi Fabre) May 06, 2015 16:42 Replies: 40 Views: 42395
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 30, 2014 01:38 Replies: 111 Views: 122971
100.000 Club Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2013 (Jordi Fabre) Oct 28, 2014 15:19 Replies: 122 Views: 109022
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37 2276 Jan 17, 2018 18:08
Bob Harman View latest post
No new posts Mineral Shows     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
Quartzite - 2018 (Robert Seitz) Jan 18, 2018 12:21 Replies: 19 Views: 1234
Two Minerals Shows in Prague (Jordi Fabre) Jan 08, 2018 09:52 Replies: 0 Views: 300
Soledade, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil - Mineral Show 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Jan 08, 2018 09:44 Replies: 0 Views: 256
2018 Tucson HTCC status (bob kerr) Jan 04, 2018 10:17 Replies: 25 Views: 2776
Worcester, MA Show, November 18th-19th - Location Change! (Jordi Fabre) Nov 14, 2017 02:47 Replies: 0 Views: 766
38th Annual New Mexico Mineral Symposium (from Mindat) (Tobi) Nov 09, 2017 11:26 Replies: 6 Views: 1191
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: 5225
Chamonix show fifty years (Philippe Durand) Aug 08, 2017 14:06 Replies: 14 Views: 3969
6th Chenzhou - Hunan Mineral Show in China (Jordi Fabre) Jul 14, 2017 14:11 Replies: 0 Views: 1136
Treasures of the Earth - Saturday July 15 & Sunday July 16, Syracuse, NY (Jordi Fabre) Jul 10, 2017 10:56 Replies: 0 Views: 1082
Fosminer 2017 - 40th edition (Jordi Fabre) Jun 27, 2017 07:41 Replies: 0 Views: 1052
Minerant 2017 - Mineral show in Antwerp, Belgium (Jordi Fabre) Apr 10, 2017 04:31 Replies: 0 Views: 1983
63rd Annual Palomar Gem and Mineral Club's 3 - 4 June 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Apr 06, 2017 07:47 Replies: 0 Views: 1253
New York - New Jersey Mineral Show 7 - 9 April 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Apr 06, 2017 07:28 Replies: 0 Views: 1344
Belgium - Liege Interminal Show. (Roger Warin) Mar 28, 2017 14:31 Replies: 0 Views: 1557
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189 1831 Jan 18, 2018 12:21
Robert Seitz View latest post
No new posts Mineral Shows by Gail Spann     
To know more about this Forum, please use this link   Moderators chris, Gail
Tucson 2017, The insanity continues...but it sure is fun! (Gail) Feb 27, 2017 22:25 Replies: 112 Views: 39810
100.000 Club TUCSON, 2016. And away we go.... (Gail) Mar 19, 2016 11:45 Replies: 445 Views: 155807
The magic of Tucson, 2015. Gail Spann report. (Gail) Aug 12, 2015 11:19 Replies: 116 Views: 77036
100.000 Club Tucson 2014 Show Report, Gail Spann Having Fun Again... (Gail) Jul 26, 2014 19:32 Replies: 156 Views: 100695
Houston Fine Mineral Show Report, with Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 03, 2013 09:23 Replies: 103 Views: 76046
100.000 Club 2013 Tucson Show Adventure ~ Gail Spann Style. (Gail) Apr 27, 2013 02:57 Replies: 598 Views: 322221
Fabulous Denver Gem and Mineral Show, Sept 14, 2012 and on...Gail Spann (Gail) Nov 04, 2012 01:57 Replies: 43 Views: 51099
Gail Spann's 2012 East Coast Gem and Mineral Show report (Gail) Aug 29, 2012 14:27 Replies: 151 Views: 96484
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin... (Gail) Oct 02, 2012 11:21 Replies: 632 Views: 417853
FMF party in Tucson, 2012. You coming? (Gail) Mar 03, 2012 02:28 Replies: 49 Views: 54866
Fort Worth, Texas, Gem and Mineral Show. Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 01, 2011 20:35 Replies: 33 Views: 45117
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011 (Gail) Oct 07, 2012 11:38 Replies: 370 Views: 319904
FMFs party in Tucson, 2011 (Gail) Feb 27, 2011 22:43 Replies: 114 Views: 95679
Gail Spann's Tucson show report, 2011 (Gail) Jan 17, 2011 01:30 Replies: 28 Views: 36355
Gail Spann's HOUSTON 2010 show report (Gail) Jun 28, 2010 02:56 Replies: 122 Views: 90158
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34 4878 Sep 21, 2017 12:55
Tobi View latest post
No new posts FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?     
Novice Collectors: If you've got a cool rock and want to know about it this is the place for you!
To know more about how this section works, please use: Asking: "What is this? / Where is it from?"   Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris

Any help with ID? (Jedorton) Jan 23, 2018 03:16 Replies: 2 Views: 288
Help with mineral found, San Rocendo Canyon, Mexico (yazzyenna) Jan 20, 2018 14:32 Replies: 2 Views: 316
Unsure about Japan law twin, please help. (Ricardo Melendez) Jan 19, 2018 11:43 Replies: 14 Views: 711
Help Identifying Unusual Fireplace Rocks (opositica) Jan 18, 2018 15:40 Replies: 9 Views: 504
Thoughts on this one? (GregC12345) Jan 17, 2018 00:50 Replies: 4 Views: 364
Help identifying (droidus) Jan 13, 2018 20:20 Replies: 5 Views: 327
Help identifying mineral samples (Damomasts) Jan 13, 2018 01:47 Replies: 6 Views: 469
unknown minerals (mcmarc) Jan 12, 2018 07:32 Replies: 6 Views: 591
Green chert? (Murray) Jan 01, 2018 20:03 Replies: 6 Views: 578
Parisite? (Bergur_E_Sigurdarson) Dec 21, 2017 17:16 Replies: 13 Views: 838
What is it? Opal? (mmodnaya) Dec 20, 2017 09:39 Replies: 1 Views: 301
Need help determining what this is (BillClutch) Dec 13, 2017 12:54 Replies: 2 Views: 427
Coal with Metallic Inclusion (Stan Feng) Dec 13, 2017 07:23 Replies: 8 Views: 671
Native copper in quartz? (Hardman.digs) Dec 12, 2017 14:28 Replies: 1 Views: 337
Help with pyrite - Suspecting fake (Omega111) Dec 02, 2017 05:36 Replies: 6 Views: 747
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658 4468 Jan 23, 2018 03:16
Riccardo Modanesi 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

Locality for this probable natrolite (?) specimen? (Pete Modreski) Jan 19, 2018 12:26 Replies: 5 Views: 374
Mineral identification. (vic rzonca) Jan 11, 2018 21:29 Replies: 4 Views: 474
fluorescent mineral associated with the vesuvianite from Sierra de las Cruces, mexico (Joseph D'Oliveira) Jan 10, 2018 10:10 Replies: 9 Views: 792
Does anyone know what these green dots on quartz are? (Drk9) Jan 07, 2018 06:56 Replies: 1 Views: 287
Similar specimen from Colombia (Bergur_E_Sigurdarson) Dec 22, 2017 16:55 Replies: 11 Views: 842
Dioptase (herrej) Dec 20, 2017 14:19 Replies: 6 Views: 760
Fluorite Ojuela mine, Mexico (herrej) Dec 20, 2017 14:01 Replies: 4 Views: 586
Can somebody help me? (tuongtndg) Dec 02, 2017 06:47 Replies: 2 Views: 523
Pseudomalachite? (Pierre Joubert) Dec 01, 2017 16:55 Replies: 15 Views: 1134
What is it #2 (Andrew Harvey) Nov 25, 2017 13:28 Replies: 6 Views: 922
Fluorescent inclusions in quartz (zbhjzm) Nov 24, 2017 06:09 Replies: 4 Views: 733
What is it #3 (Andrew Harvey) Nov 23, 2017 14:43 Replies: 3 Views: 669
Assistance in getting locality info for this Mexican? orthoclase & amphibole specimen (waltlombardo) Nov 18, 2017 06:31 Replies: 4 Views: 686
Mineral Identification Request - Scottish Highlands (lollerton) Nov 12, 2017 03:59 Replies: 6 Views: 1054
Question about Sphalerite from Spain? (Gagat Minerals) Nov 10, 2017 04:05 Replies: 11 Views: 1366
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1055 7009 Jan 19, 2018 12:26
John Medici 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) Jan 22, 2018 02:42 Replies: 43 Views: 6602
I want to photograph my collection (Malcolm Uffelman Jr) Dec 06, 2017 11:28 Replies: 10 Views: 1069
Zaïrite (Roger Warin) Dec 06, 2017 09:58 Replies: 0 Views: 308
Super thin hematite inclusions in amethyst (zbhjzm) Nov 13, 2017 05:52 Replies: 22 Views: 2508
Micro photos of a boulder opal (zbhjzm) Sep 09, 2017 09:14 Replies: 2 Views: 941
Stack software, comparative speed, optimizations and others (ofarcis) Sep 06, 2017 10:40 Replies: 20 Views: 23666
Pyrite and marcasite intergrowths (Roger Warin) Jul 03, 2017 13:33 Replies: 0 Views: 1288
Bixbite Crystal in rhyolite matrix (Lueshie) May 10, 2017 15:45 Replies: 1 Views: 1521
Purple fluorite macro (Proudtex76) Apr 25, 2017 15:49 Replies: 2 Views: 1636
Lighting and mineral photos (dontgogreen) Nov 05, 2016 19:15 Replies: 1 Views: 2523
Special John S. White photographs (ploum) Jul 14, 2016 13:15 Replies: 15 Views: 16625
North American pyrrhotites (dontgogreen) Jun 13, 2016 22:02 Replies: 6 Views: 4181
Elbaite (Roger Warin) May 01, 2016 12:50 Replies: 2 Views: 4196
Epitaxy: a very rare example, torbernite on saleeite (Roger Warin) May 01, 2016 01:52 Replies: 2 Views: 3434
Saleeite (Roger Warin) Apr 29, 2016 22:07 Replies: 0 Views: 4607
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89 705 Jan 22, 2018 02:42
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) Jan 19, 2018 13:56 Replies: 173 Views: 120237
Favourite Quartzes? (Tobi) Dec 25, 2017 10:30 Replies: 25 Views: 10144
Favourite Calcites? (Tobi) Oct 01, 2017 02:19 Replies: 30 Views: 9330
Favourite Topazes? (Tobi) Sep 25, 2017 15:50 Replies: 8 Views: 1870
Favourite Garnets? (Tobi) Aug 05, 2017 14:55 Replies: 6 Views: 3240
Favourite Pyrites? (Tobi) May 08, 2017 14:40 Replies: 21 Views: 5513
Favourite Wulfenites? (Tobi) May 03, 2017 11:41 Replies: 23 Views: 9111
Favourite Smithsonites? (Tobi) Apr 30, 2017 05:21 Replies: 4 Views: 1927
Favourite Mimetites? (Tobi) Apr 21, 2017 11:53 Replies: 9 Views: 4458
Favourite Rhodochrosites? (Tobi) Apr 12, 2017 08:42 Replies: 23 Views: 8571
Favourite Galenas? (Tobi) Apr 11, 2017 02:41 Replies: 7 Views: 3955
Favourite Tourmalines? (Tobi) Jan 14, 2017 14:59 Replies: 19 Views: 7247
Favourite Beryls? (Tobi) Jan 09, 2017 16:35 Replies: 15 Views: 5781
Favourite Fluorapatites? (Tobi) Sep 21, 2016 13:03 Replies: 9 Views: 4607
Favourite Pyromorphites? (Tobi) Aug 27, 2016 09:34 Replies: 12 Views: 4872
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20 484 Jan 19, 2018 13:56
Tobi View latest post
No new posts Mines and Mineral Localities     Access to the FMF Gallery
In this forum you're able to place your favorite mines and famous or unknown mineral localities. This section is special because all the photos published here also appear in "FMF Gallery". To find out more please use this link   Moderators chris, Pete Modreski, Antonio Alcaide
On the mineralogy of Shijiangshan, Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia A.R. (China) (Cesar M. Salvan) Dec 04, 2017 17:11 Replies: 14 Views: 12827
New Zealand alpine minerals? (Philippe Durand) Oct 21, 2017 01:31 Replies: 22 Views: 3895
Collecting quartz on the Little Falls dolostone (vic rzonca) Oct 14, 2017 13:33 Replies: 106 Views: 72970
About "Franklin Furnace" (J. G. Alcolea) Oct 13, 2017 15:45 Replies: 8 Views: 1377
Graves Mountain, Georgia, USA - Hematite (Mike Lee) Oct 12, 2017 10:57 Replies: 2 Views: 870
The Tsumeb Mine (Heimo Hellwig) May 13, 2017 01:21 Replies: 12 Views: 5723
La Viesca Mine and the finds made there (James) May 03, 2017 16:50 Replies: 8 Views: 13532
Quartz and limonite from a sandstone quarry (Pete Richards) Apr 28, 2017 08:36 Replies: 4 Views: 2136
Fluorite from Whiteman Creek, Vernon, BC, Canada (thecrystalfinder) Apr 26, 2017 11:50 Replies: 5 Views: 2682
Serra do Caldeirao claims (dontgogreen) Dec 18, 2016 10:15 Replies: 2 Views: 2554
Location Question - "Schlaggenwald" (Jesse Fisher) Sep 25, 2016 13:04 Replies: 6 Views: 3169
Lignite/Brown Coal in Stringtown, OK (Xhou) Sep 04, 2016 12:42 Replies: 1 Views: 2083
Maine tourmaline find a month ago. (vic rzonca) Aug 31, 2016 22:34 Replies: 12 Views: 11642
The incredible valleys with Pyrite cubes in La Rioja, Spain (James) Aug 24, 2016 05:20 Replies: 27 Views: 10041
Mines and minerals. (vic rzonca) Aug 07, 2016 09:21 Replies: 0 Views: 2650
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219 1821 Dec 04, 2017 17:11
EdR 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: 1593
Change in French administrative area (Philippe Durand) Mar 24, 2017 05:51 Replies: 1 Views: 1296
Proper locality name of the Czar Mine? (Jordi Fabre) May 11, 2016 05:20 Replies: 4 Views: 4883
Westmorland (James) Jun 11, 2015 08:20 Replies: 18 Views: 14770
From Kearsarge Mountain? (GneissWare) Jun 08, 2015 22:27 Replies: 7 Views: 6654

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: 794
Garnets in Itadori River near Nagoya (Japan) (Alex D.) Sep 06, 2017 07:39 Replies: 13 Views: 2145
Quartz from alpine-type fissures in Raleigh, North Carolina (Scott LaBorde) Aug 30, 2017 14:45 Replies: 2 Views: 1317
Driving distance to the Rowley Mine from Scottsdale? (Dave Graley) Aug 08, 2017 09:32 Replies: 0 Views: 698
Rockhounding in Israel - contact needed (dimrub) Jul 16, 2017 23:35 Replies: 8 Views: 2049
The Bogota´s French Connection (franjungle) Jun 29, 2017 08:40 Replies: 8 Views: 2784
Hallelujah Junction, Near Reno, Nevada. Spann Adventure (Gail) Jun 11, 2017 06:27 Replies: 29 Views: 7295
Iceland! (peter@vanpeborgh.eu) Jun 09, 2017 12:28 Replies: 0 Views: 1009
Advice needed: a rockhounding trip for a beginner (dimrub) Jun 05, 2017 10:45 Replies: 15 Views: 3885
The Namib Desert (Heimo Hellwig) Jun 05, 2017 08:40 Replies: 26 Views: 19678
A crystal collecting outing to Ceres, South Africa (Reinhardt van Vuuren) May 08, 2017 02:20 Replies: 7 Views: 3217
The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira (franjungle) May 04, 2017 23:01 Replies: 33 Views: 7672
Looking for references for Emerald Mine Tours in Colombia (MSrockhound) Jan 17, 2017 19:22 Replies: 0 Views: 1669
Lets go to India - Need Advice (Nico78) Dec 20, 2016 11:11 Replies: 0 Views: 1568
We returned to a favorite spot in Franklin N.C. (mcmahand) Nov 14, 2016 03:09 Replies: 1 Views: 1957
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58 432 Nov 26, 2017 03:33
Pierre Joubert View latest post
No new posts Exceptional finds     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Antonio Alcaide, John Cornish
100.000 Club Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode (Antonio Da Silveira) Oct 29, 2017 03:11 Replies: 36 Views: 124992
The biggest nuggets. (Roger Warin) Nov 08, 2016 03:51 Replies: 10 Views: 9970
CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia (John Cornish) Feb 28, 2014 20:03 Replies: 63 Views: 68430
2013, an Update... CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine (John Cornish) Jun 24, 2013 08:14 Replies: 13 Views: 23555
Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode - 'Part 2' (Antonio Da Silveira) Oct 23, 2010 17:27 Replies: 6 Views: 26187
Scoop! - An important find of amber in the "La Florida" Mine, Spain (Jordi Fabre) Dec 14, 2008 15:03 Replies: 0 Views: 16570

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.
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section "A mineralogical trip through the states of USA", or on "...see all topics", or on this link
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52 1058 Jan 04, 2018 12:07
Bob Harman View latest post
No new posts A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK     Access to the FMF Gallery
This section of the forum is special in that it is dedicated to images of minerals from the different regions of the UK. 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.
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section "A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK" or on this link
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15 434 Jan 05, 2018 12:26
Jesse Fisher View latest post
No new posts A mineralogical trip through Germany     Access to the FMF Gallery
This section of the forum is special in that it is dedicated to images of minerals from the different lands of Germany. 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.
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section "A Mineralogical trip through Germany" or on this link
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12 324 Dec 17, 2017 07:47
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: 2590
Potential Toxicity of Handling Raw Malachite Specimens. (Joseph D'Oliveira) Nov 03, 2017 20:33 Replies: 26 Views: 14484
Cleaning Carrolite specimens (Pierre Joubert) Oct 02, 2017 16:50 Replies: 2 Views: 902
Cleaning with Water/ Spot Cleaning Guns (Agate?) (Ceanna) Aug 25, 2017 10:36 Replies: 13 Views: 2498
Removing stubborn minerals from quartz (Pierre Joubert) Apr 20, 2017 11:26 Replies: 32 Views: 15847
Information about turquoise mineral (Lundy) Apr 01, 2017 21:39 Replies: 7 Views: 2386
How to clean golden calcite (jtozier) Mar 14, 2017 15:01 Replies: 16 Views: 4656
Unreliable Water Guns? (daviddillman) Aug 30, 2016 10:24 Replies: 12 Views: 4878
Cleaning Pyrite (John S. White) Jul 21, 2016 05:07 Replies: 23 Views: 21486
How to remove biological materials from minerals (Pete Richards) Jun 13, 2016 18:13 Replies: 7 Views: 3841
Fading fluorite. (vic rzonca) May 12, 2016 11:28 Replies: 5 Views: 5630
Why a "delicate subject"? (Tom Mazanec) May 01, 2016 08:55 Replies: 3 Views: 3886
How to remove iron stains? (daviddillman) Feb 19, 2016 06:25 Replies: 24 Views: 28783
Stilbite and sandblasting - unexpected result (Rei) Feb 08, 2016 16:35 Replies: 6 Views: 6019
Cleaning off the "white stuff" on Milpillas Brochantities (bob kerr) Dec 23, 2015 09:29 Replies: 2 Views: 5045
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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: 20932
500.000 Club Collection of Carles Millan (Carles Millan) Dec 19, 2017 05:20 Replies: 829 Views: 842371
500.000 Club Collection of Michael Shaw (crosstimber) Jan 23, 2018 09:41 Replies: 1224 Views: 829258
500.000 Club Don Lum Collection (Don Lum) Jan 21, 2018 15:32 Replies: 1159 Views: 737744
500.000 Club Collection of Tobi (Tobi) Jan 06, 2018 12:10 Replies: 839 Views: 591927
100.000 Club Collection of Nurbo (nurbo) Mar 26, 2016 14:37 Replies: 404 Views: 380893
100.000 Club Andreas Gerstenberg Collection (Andreas Gerstenberg) Jan 19, 2018 14:00 Replies: 173 Views: 240557
100.000 Club New generation for picture - Ploum (ploum) Dec 02, 2017 16:44 Replies: 899 Views: 463881
100.000 Club Collection of Miguel (José Miguel) Apr 14, 2017 05:32 Replies: 223 Views: 170058
100.000 Club Bob's rocks (GneissWare) Feb 27, 2017 01:50 Replies: 344 Views: 213473
100.000 Club The Mizunaka Collection (am mizunaka) Jan 18, 2018 04:27 Replies: 1011 Views: 461137
100.000 Club The micro photographs of Christian Rewitzer (Jordi Fabre) Feb 20, 2016 23:50 Replies: 77 Views: 165833
100.000 Club Collection of Fiebre Verde (Fiebre Verde) Jan 05, 2018 17:40 Replies: 593 Views: 235527
100.000 Club The collection of Pierre and Riana Joubert (Pierre Joubert) Dec 24, 2017 03:56 Replies: 271 Views: 139113
100.000 Club Collection of Heimo Hellwig (Heimo Hellwig) Jan 21, 2018 11:15 Replies: 540 Views: 177503
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134 13066 Jan 23, 2018 16:19
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: 102414
100.000 Club Gail's collection (Gail) Aug 03, 2017 04:02 Replies: 375 Views: 374507
The sad news about Diana Weinrich. (Gail) Jan 08, 2018 11:39 Replies: 16 Views: 2162
Nimfiara's collection (nimfiara) May 10, 2012 17:20 Replies: 30 Views: 49909
Linda's Private Collection (Linda Smith) Feb 08, 2012 04:31 Replies: 39 Views: 56980
Debbie's Collection (Debbie Woolf) Jul 04, 2011 10:45 Replies: 20 Views: 36105
Colleen's Collection (Colleen Thomson) May 28, 2011 19:33 Replies: 10 Views: 23312
Jessica's mineral collection (Jessica Simonoff) Jan 30, 2010 18:52 Replies: 18 Views: 36351
Linda St-Cyr's favorites (Linda St-Cyr) May 17, 2009 09:09 Replies: 6 Views: 29188

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: 916
1929 Ed Over Rocks and Minerals Article (CodyDel) Nov 22, 2017 21:33 Replies: 10 Views: 2322
Australian micromineral newsletter... (crocoite) Mar 25, 2017 20:21 Replies: 19 Views: 22847
Mineralogy by Dexter Perkins (Tom Mazanec) Jan 03, 2017 18:03 Replies: 14 Views: 5167
Panasqueira Mine (crosstimber) Nov 08, 2016 11:01 Replies: 19 Views: 20563
ExtraLapis No. 50: Kalifornien/California - a great article written by Jesse Fisher (Tobi) Sep 25, 2016 04:46 Replies: 3 Views: 2808
My reading (Tom Mazanec) Jun 11, 2016 13:43 Replies: 8 Views: 5549
Quartz from Spain (Miguel Calvo) Apr 28, 2016 01:17 Replies: 1 Views: 3826
Antique books (ACC79) Feb 05, 2016 14:35 Replies: 1 Views: 3725
Minerales y Minas de España by Miguel Calvo (Minerals and Mines of Spain) (Antonio Alcaide) Dec 09, 2015 22:38 Replies: 3 Views: 9810
Classification of crystallographic forms - any references? (prcantos) Mar 06, 2015 11:11 Replies: 21 Views: 18914
Mathematical Crystallography by Boisen & Gibbs (prcantos) Oct 09, 2014 03:55 Replies: 0 Views: 7357
Crystal Mountains - Minerals of the Cairngorms NEW BOOK (Roy Starkey) Oct 07, 2014 09:54 Replies: 11 Views: 10491
New book:"Crystal Forms of Fluorite - Kristallformen von Fluorit" (jrg) Sep 13, 2014 15:40 Replies: 11 Views: 13216
The long awaited new NAMIBIA book released on September 1st! (MINERALIEN-Welt) Aug 28, 2014 05:53 Replies: 2 Views: 7346
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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
Chinese Realgar (crocoite) Jan 07, 2018 18:38 Replies: 5 Views: 766
Grossular Garnet, Jeffrey Mine, Canada (crocoite) Dec 30, 2017 02:42 Replies: 0 Views: 257
Rhodochrosite with Barite, Lone Tree Mine, Nevada (crocoite) Dec 07, 2017 05:15 Replies: 0 Views: 465
Stak Nala Elbaite... (crocoite) Nov 20, 2017 05:23 Replies: 0 Views: 485
Artisan Made Gems (vic rzonca) Nov 10, 2017 09:13 Replies: 5 Views: 2888
New Artwork... (crocoite) Sep 15, 2017 11:20 Replies: 6 Views: 1385
Mineral collages 4.0 (Tobi) Jul 16, 2017 15:44 Replies: 12 Views: 5214
Fabre's past (vic rzonca) Jan 14, 2017 11:02 Replies: 37 Views: 24937
Da Boss... (crocoite) Aug 24, 2016 03:14 Replies: 3 Views: 2530
Mineralogical Museum of Marburg, drawn by me :-) (Tobi) Aug 18, 2016 05:40 Replies: 6 Views: 3169
2016 Paintings... (crocoite) Apr 23, 2016 09:15 Replies: 11 Views: 9139
Mineral collages 3.0 - highlights from my collection (Tobi) Feb 17, 2016 11:05 Replies: 12 Views: 8207
New Paintings 2013 (Schwertner) Jan 14, 2016 04:56 Replies: 105 Views: 63293
A new mineral artist - Barbara Stanley (James) May 26, 2015 05:55 Replies: 16 Views: 17894
Red Cloud Wulfenite... (crocoite) Apr 17, 2015 09:33 Replies: 1 Views: 5116
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38 749 Jan 07, 2018 18:38
Don Lum 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: 2350
History of minerals. (vic rzonca) Jan 12, 2017 09:24 Replies: 5 Views: 6305
Finding a little Mexican treasure (Jean Sendero) Nov 05, 2016 16:03 Replies: 0 Views: 2681
Your very first rock? (Tobi) Oct 30, 2016 09:30 Replies: 2 Views: 1979
Minerals and Their Stories (crosstimber) Oct 29, 2016 08:00 Replies: 5 Views: 2794
"H. Deisinger" Collection (Jamison Brizendine) Aug 24, 2016 07:20 Replies: 4 Views: 6236
Mineral labels as art ;) (Tobi) Sep 22, 2014 02:06 Replies: 23 Views: 35447
If it is a twin it was juicy and delicious (Don Lum) Sep 14, 2014 12:53 Replies: 25 Views: 18331
How all you got started in collecting? (vic rzonca) Jun 08, 2014 10:32 Replies: 21 Views: 29073
Bill Lawrence Memorial (BlueCapProductions) May 05, 2014 13:56 Replies: 4 Views: 7561
Sir Arthur Russell - 50th Anniversary on 24th February (Roy Starkey) Feb 02, 2014 12:58 Replies: 5 Views: 8671
Reminiscences of an Old Former Curator by John S. White (Jordi Fabre) Jan 19, 2014 17:06 Replies: 6 Views: 9928
Rogues gallery of photos of yesteryear's mineral collecting greats (Jordi Fabre) Jan 12, 2014 06:26 Replies: 16 Views: 15408
Biggest nugget? 64.7 kg. (Roger Warin) Nov 12, 2013 16:25 Replies: 6 Views: 11593
Willard Perkins Classic "Perky" Mount (Peter Megaw) Aug 30, 2013 06:13 Replies: 14 Views: 20487
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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: 29827
FMF Guide of Rocks - SEDIMENTARY ROCKS (prcantos) Dec 11, 2013 17:45 Replies: 5 Views: 16956
FMF Guide of Rocks - METAMORPHIC ROCKS (prcantos) Jul 05, 2015 06:56 Replies: 16 Views: 33090
Not Sure What Rock Is!!!??? (Aliengng) Mar 24, 2016 06:09 Replies: 15 Views: 9996
Grave Stones of Interest to Rock People... no, really... (NellsRocks) Dec 11, 2015 21:15 Replies: 13 Views: 9623
Genesis of the serpentine minerals and rocks (prcantos) Jun 06, 2013 04:48 Replies: 2 Views: 9377

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: 16164
Iron Man (vic rzonca) Aug 28, 2017 07:57 Replies: 7 Views: 1632
Tanzanite? (Harald) Aug 02, 2017 22:31 Replies: 6 Views: 1524
Quarter million fake Tourmaline cluster. (texasdigger) May 22, 2017 11:36 Replies: 19 Views: 3826
Please help me identify if these are fake or treated (TomS) Feb 09, 2017 22:10 Replies: 16 Views: 5190
Treatments, Synthetics and Simulants: QUARTZ & CHALCEDONY (cascaillou) Dec 20, 2015 20:34 Replies: 3 Views: 6020
Fake silver crystals Morocco (Christophe Gobin) Nov 24, 2015 03:59 Replies: 1 Views: 4573
Chinese "Hydrozincite" specimens? (Barry Vincent) Oct 08, 2015 03:23 Replies: 4 Views: 5515
Bismutoferrite from China...Caveat Emptor (Peter Megaw) May 31, 2015 18:56 Replies: 3 Views: 5641
The intense oiling of Chinese minerals (nitana2000) Apr 29, 2015 14:20 Replies: 14 Views: 16476
Milpillas Azurite - fake specimen (Cascavel1) Dec 04, 2014 09:47 Replies: 27 Views: 28798
Huanggang Mine scheelite color (Josele) Jul 21, 2014 17:48 Replies: 11 Views: 10699
Scorodite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Durango... Sulfur Isotope results (Peter Megaw) Feb 08, 2014 11:16 Replies: 5 Views: 9267
Goethite -not cacoxenite- inclusions in amethyst from Brazil (Antonio Alcaide) Jan 22, 2014 10:45 Replies: 10 Views: 25922
Why an organic substance should not be called a mineral? (Mike P.) Oct 12, 2013 18:46 Replies: 18 Views: 20766
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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: 4936
Theft from the Franklin Mineral Museum, New Jersey (Jordi Fabre) Jul 18, 2017 07:43 Replies: 0 Views: 986
Theft at West Coast Mineral and Fossil Show of Kristalle gold. (vic rzonca) Nov 16, 2016 07:43 Replies: 1 Views: 1816
Stolen specimen inquiry (Jordi Fabre) Aug 06, 2016 05:08 Replies: 3 Views: 4032
Theft of Colin Owen mineral specimens and collection (Pierre Joubert) Jul 15, 2016 10:34 Replies: 14 Views: 6053
THEFT of 60 world class mineral specimens in Johannesburg! (Jordi Fabre) Apr 29, 2016 10:04 Replies: 19 Views: 21381
Famous piece stolen from a Romanian Museum (David) Jan 27, 2014 14:16 Replies: 0 Views: 6704
Warning: Johannesburg Geology Museum theft: July 2013!! (Jordi Fabre) Jul 19, 2013 11:20 Replies: 2 Views: 6059
A Butte Covellite was stolen from the National Mining Hall of Fame!!!! (Jordi Fabre) Feb 09, 2013 14:51 Replies: 0 Views: 4175
California Mining and Mineral Museum Robbed (Jordi Fabre) Oct 05, 2012 12:59 Replies: 3 Views: 5205
Theft at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History (Jordi Fabre) Feb 28, 2012 23:42 Replies: 1 Views: 3227
Highgrading, the selling of stolen goods and turning a blind eye (BlueCapProductions) Dec 01, 2011 02:48 Replies: 42 Views: 52350
Theft of Rice Museum Gold Collection! (Jordi Fabre) Apr 23, 2010 14:32 Replies: 4 Views: 7466
Theft of minerals from a Museum in Iceland (John S. White) Oct 28, 2009 11:22 Replies: 6 Views: 5575

14 135 Oct 25, 2017 14:13
Mary FongWalker View latest post
No new posts Off-Topic and Introductions     
In this forum you can discuss topics not covered by any other of our forums and you can also introduce yourself as a new Forum member.   Moderators chris, Xavi Tutusaus, Antonio Alcaide
100.000 Club Presentation of new members - Reference Thread (Jordi Fabre) Nov 23, 2017 14:21 Replies: 298 Views: 146872
The PBS Show "THE MINERAL EXPLORERS" (Bob Harman) Jan 23, 2018 17:24 Replies: 0 Views: 39
A Bit On The Economics Of Being A mineral Dealer (Bob Harman) Jan 19, 2018 23:46 Replies: 11 Views: 976
The overall health of this hobby (Jordi Fabre) Jan 13, 2018 15:13 Replies: 26 Views: 2297
Economist article on Muzo (Matt_Zukowski) Jan 10, 2018 09:58 Replies: 3 Views: 440
3D printing in collecting (Tom Mazanec) Jan 03, 2018 09:04 Replies: 2 Views: 470
Happy Holidays to everyone and a Rocky New Year! (Jordi Fabre) Jan 01, 2018 16:09 Replies: 18 Views: 1500
Does turquoise ever come in other colors? (trtlman) Dec 08, 2017 10:57 Replies: 1 Views: 458
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: 1089
How should I proceed here? (Justin Hickok) Oct 12, 2017 17:20 Replies: 1 Views: 649
EDS Testing of Gold Jewelry (Lucca) Oct 08, 2017 04:43 Replies: 3 Views: 851
Lawn boulders (Tom Mazanec) Sep 30, 2017 11:28 Replies: 1 Views: 697
I am back (trtlman) Sep 20, 2017 16:02 Replies: 0 Views: 584
Hurricane Harvey and the mineral collectors from Texas (Jordi Fabre) Aug 31, 2017 12:30 Replies: 8 Views: 2280
Duke of Devonshire Emerald Currently Displayed (Stone Mania) Aug 07, 2017 12:24 Replies: 18 Views: 3027
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378 3181 Jan 23, 2018 17:24
Bob Harman 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: 169257
Tetrahedron [111] penetration twin (Josele) Jan 13, 2018 20:26 Replies: 17 Views: 22389
100.000 Club New find of minerals from New York (Glenn Rhein) Dec 04, 2017 13:20 Replies: 123 Views: 117747
I am curious to know what camera you are using... (Pierre Joubert) May 25, 2017 15:33 Replies: 29 Views: 24428
Radioactive minerals (Roger Warin) Nov 01, 2016 05:40 Replies: 29 Views: 32850
What about heliodor from Tajikistan? (parfaitelumiere) Sep 09, 2016 03:20 Replies: 90 Views: 92417
Maximum number of minerals on a specimen (David) Aug 12, 2016 11:02 Replies: 21 Views: 23804
More about beta Quartz (nitana2000) Mar 08, 2016 12:34 Replies: 27 Views: 38382
Ilmenite pseudo (John S. White) Feb 18, 2016 08:02 Replies: 3 Views: 32881
Question about cubic diamond crystals (Jim) Nov 26, 2015 11:28 Replies: 21 Views: 34728
Very nice Amethyst in the Railroad Works in North of Spain (Joan R.) May 11, 2015 16:02 Replies: 16 Views: 38566
Mysterious Black Crystals (Something Fishy!) (Andy Love) May 11, 2015 14:53 Replies: 35 Views: 34898
Daylight Fluorescent Hyalite Opal from Mexico (Peter Megaw) May 06, 2015 19:10 Replies: 31 Views: 39793
2014 - International year of crystallography: for example, pyrite. (Roger Warin) Dec 30, 2014 15:35 Replies: 34 Views: 28992
Hallelujah Junction, Nevada (John S. White) Oct 06, 2014 21:14 Replies: 23 Views: 33265
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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: 15805
Minerals for fossils (Fossil collector) Dec 20, 2017 01:36 Replies: 13 Views: 1244
Exchange of minerals. I'm from Ukraine. (Hereiam) Sep 25, 2017 00:09 Replies: 3 Views: 1201
Meteorite with old labels wanted (Krantz and others) (illaenus) Nov 15, 2016 14:14 Replies: 1 Views: 3345
Calcites from each State (Pat Tucci) Jun 29, 2016 07:24 Replies: 19 Views: 7570
Looking for Native Sulphur specimens (bgreenstone) Mar 21, 2016 08:28 Replies: 0 Views: 5527
Help with free collecting (solarflare) Feb 11, 2016 18:09 Replies: 8 Views: 5996
NJ Minerals available for trade (Gary Moldovany) Feb 07, 2016 10:45 Replies: 2 Views: 6988
Pyrite for exchange (Cesar M. Salvan) Jan 05, 2016 01:17 Replies: 2 Views: 7418
Bulgarian minerals for exchange (Wolfgang Proestler) Nov 22, 2015 08:32 Replies: 12 Views: 11279
Exchange-Wanted: inclusion quartz crystals, 2 to 3cm, DT or floater, unpolished (cascaillou) Sep 11, 2014 11:08 Replies: 0 Views: 8243
Exchange - Wanted: arsenolite, montroydite, lithiophosphate (cascaillou) Sep 11, 2014 11:01 Replies: 0 Views: 5681
Rhodochrosite rough (Jack Chiang) Aug 23, 2014 13:03 Replies: 1 Views: 5321
Fossils for minerals (appies) Jun 09, 2014 02:41 Replies: 1 Views: 6794
Polish minerals for exchange (Lucas Etienne) Apr 30, 2014 10:30 Replies: 22 Views: 18680
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40 226 Dec 20, 2017 01:36
Pierre Joubert View latest post

Mineralogical Magazines  Topics   Posts   Last Post 
A kind of special space for mineralogical magazines to allow publishers and readers to keep in touch.
What is it about them that makes it a pleasure to receive them, which old ones you miss, the new issues, the new books they publish...
 
No new posts The Mineralogical Record     
The Mineralogical Record, founded in 1970, is an American mineral magazine of international interest, providing beautifully illustrated articles on minerals and mineral localities worldwide. Additional features include articles on mineral shows, mineral museums, mineralogical and mining collectibles (e.g. antique instruments), profiles of prominent collectors and their collections, book reviews, and articles on the history of mineral collecting and the history of mineralogy. Special-theme supplements to the regular issues are also published.      
This Forum is from now a "Fellow" of the Mineralogical Record magazine (Jordi Fabre) Mar 31, 2017 04:24 Replies: 2 Views: 3810
M.R. vol 48 (2) Tri-State District (Robert Seitz) Mar 29, 2017 19:22 Replies: 2 Views: 1498
New Standards of Excellence in the Mineral Kingdom - M.R. March-April 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Apr 20, 2015 10:51 Replies: 41 Views: 39048
2014 Graphic Excellence Award again for the Mineralogical Record and two more medals! (Jordi Fabre) Dec 31, 2014 13:22 Replies: 3 Views: 5694
Mineralogical Record News (Jordi Fabre) Apr 09, 2014 04:04 Replies: 1 Views: 6516
The 2013 Graphic Excellence Award for the Mineralogical Record! (Jordi Fabre) May 22, 2013 12:27 Replies: 0 Views: 6101
The Mineralogical Record (Jordi Fabre) Apr 28, 2010 13:58 Replies: 8 Views: 15304
Article in M. Record about the John White single crystal collection (Jordi Fabre) Sep 26, 2009 08:31 Replies: 2 Views: 9715
Opinions about Mineralogical Record's Article (Jordi Fabre) May 18, 2009 11:59 Replies: 15 Views: 33293
Mineralogical Record, an excellent magazine. (Joan R.) Jan 21, 2008 06:47 Replies: 0 Views: 7252

10 84 Mar 31, 2017 04:24
Jordi Fabre View latest post
No new posts Rocks & Minerals     
Rocks & Minerals has published feature articles on mineralogy, geology, and paleontology since 1926. Regular departments explore such topics as minerals for the collector; microminerals; recent books, videos, and DVDs; coming events; museum news; and personalities in the field. Detailed lists of collecting opportunities in specific localities are published periodically, as are special theme issues.      
Some well-deserved plaudits for Marie Huizing and Rocks & Minerals magazine (Jordi Fabre) Jan 04, 2015 11:27 Replies: 9 Views: 10957
Rocks & Minerals Magazine - May-June 2014 Issue (Peter Megaw) May 24, 2014 15:39 Replies: 2 Views: 6470
Rocks & Minerals Magazine - Jan/Feb 2014 issue (Jordi Fabre) Mar 12, 2014 10:16 Replies: 1 Views: 5510
Rocks & Minerals Magazine - Nov/Dec 2013 issue (Rocks & Minerals) Dec 01, 2013 13:52 Replies: 2 Views: 10308
Superb improvement in the printing quality of R&M Magazine (Jordi Fabre) Apr 29, 2013 09:16 Replies: 3 Views: 7923
Rocks & Minerals ONLINE (Jordi Fabre) Aug 20, 2012 12:03 Replies: 4 Views: 12050
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No new posts Le Règne Minéral     
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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.      
In Memoriam: Adalberto Giazotto (1940-2017) (MIM Museum) Nov 21, 2017 04:21 Replies: 11 Views: 1668
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Rock Currier (vic rzonca) Sep 29, 2015 17:06 Replies: 20 Views: 16718
In Memoriam - Dr. Gerhard Niedermayr left us (Jordi Fabre) Jul 28, 2015 13:04 Replies: 3 Views: 5084
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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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