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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.


Jordi Fabre


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
Can you identify this 'hedgehog'? (Steve Cole) Aug 18, 2017 22:32 Replies: 5 Views: 388
Oddities from Brandberg, Namibia (Pierre Joubert) Aug 16, 2017 10:48 Replies: 70 Views: 34961
Black or very dark background? (John S. White) Aug 16, 2017 04:21 Replies: 6 Views: 440
Ex so and so’s collection (John S. White) Aug 15, 2017 17:34 Replies: 26 Views: 1868
Erionite and cancer (James) Aug 07, 2017 11:42 Replies: 6 Views: 947
Mannardite and Ankangite (BHmineral) Aug 04, 2017 02:59 Replies: 4 Views: 582
Calcite seen at Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines Show 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Aug 01, 2017 03:09 Replies: 3 Views: 449
"Chrome" / yellow cerussite. Colour causing mechanisms. (Peter Olubas) Jul 14, 2017 10:37 Replies: 1 Views: 636
Public mining in Oaxaca, Mexico (ancientmttreasures) Jul 12, 2017 04:06 Replies: 12 Views: 2828
Tobermorite gets a mention on the BBC! (James) Jul 05, 2017 12:00 Replies: 2 Views: 537
Struggling to identify the green mineral (Joanna89) Jul 01, 2017 13:10 Replies: 13 Views: 1331
Quartz, Natural and Synthetic (Elise) Jun 29, 2017 08:14 Replies: 47 Views: 35313
Trigonic Terminated Tourmaline? (texasdigger) Jun 22, 2017 02:10 Replies: 2 Views: 667
Olivine gem from asteroid (Roger Warin) Jun 10, 2017 16:21 Replies: 0 Views: 629
Quartz Inclusions (Roger Warin) Jun 02, 2017 05:55 Replies: 18 Views: 3156
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659 6180 Aug 18, 2017 22:32
Roger Warin View latest post
No new posts Featured Columns of FMF     
This Forum functions a little like a library, each featured topic will be numbered and will maintain the order even if new posts arrive.
The FMF users cannot create new threads here but, yes, they can publish posts in the already created threads. Only the Forum administrators can create new threads in this section.
To know more about how this works, please use this link   Moderator Jordi Fabre

What is "Featured Columns of FMF"? (Jordi Fabre) Apr 04, 2013 01:58 Replies: 0 Views: 10705
New Mexico Collecting - (27) (Philip Simmons) Apr 24, 2017 11:00 Replies: 21 Views: 6372
Faden Quartz Crystals - (26) (marco campos-venuti) Apr 14, 2017 01:40 Replies: 41 Views: 9830
An opportune harvest of Gold in Serra do Caldeirão claims, Brazil - (25) (Jordi Fabre) Jul 07, 2016 12:02 Replies: 0 Views: 3224
Trip to the Eastern Emerald Belt, Colombia - (24) (Fiebre Verde) Nov 13, 2016 16:39 Replies: 12 Views: 6968
Malbunka Copper Mine, Home of the Azurite Suns - (23) (crocoite) Jul 09, 2017 05:24 Replies: 55 Views: 22337
How to find a pocket? - (22) (Jordi Fabre) Dec 12, 2015 03:28 Replies: 37 Views: 23111
A "complete" Dauphiné twin of quartz - (21) (Pete Richards) Sep 10, 2014 11:43 Replies: 18 Views: 17677
A copper mine to understand Life - (20) (Cesar M. Salvan) Aug 19, 2014 15:49 Replies: 9 Views: 10730
DIY Specific Gravity Kit (tutorial) - (19) (cascaillou) Apr 08, 2014 06:17 Replies: 11 Views: 16135
How to dig a pocket? - (18) (Jordi Fabre) Jan 22, 2014 12:41 Replies: 29 Views: 50973
APXS: from Mars to the mineral collector's workbench - (17) (Cesar M. Salvan) Jun 03, 2014 04:06 Replies: 8 Views: 12758
Photos of epitaxy - (16) (John S. White) Feb 20, 2016 08:10 Replies: 46 Views: 59660
Twinning of the aragonite - (15) (Pete Richards) Jan 07, 2015 23:17 Replies: 9 Views: 13940
Preparing a list of light sensitive minerals - (14) (Jordi Fabre) Jun 04, 2012 08:41 Replies: 83 Views: 72562
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30 1219 Jul 09, 2017 05:24
Pierre Joubert View latest post
No new posts News about shows     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 08, 2017 13:56 Replies: 59 Views: 16546
Tucson Show 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Apr 06, 2017 09:01 Replies: 114 Views: 47503
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 06, 2016 11:21 Replies: 68 Views: 27671
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 18, 2016 14:37 Replies: 47 Views: 28506
Tucson Show 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Feb 28, 2016 16:01 Replies: 61 Views: 43459
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Nov 27, 2015 23:45 Replies: 102 Views: 66218
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 20, 2015 16:38 Replies: 58 Views: 45961
2015 Tucson In Retrospect (Don Lum) Mar 15, 2015 15:47 Replies: 58 Views: 35292
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 30, 2015 22:03 Replies: 174 Views: 143262
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 01, 2014 02:35 Replies: 80 Views: 70595
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2014 (Jordi Fabre) May 06, 2015 16:42 Replies: 40 Views: 38252
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 30, 2014 01:38 Replies: 111 Views: 113196
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2013 (Jordi Fabre) Oct 28, 2014 15:19 Replies: 122 Views: 97995
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2013 - 50th Edition! (Jordi Fabre) Jul 16, 2013 04:27 Replies: 65 Views: 81042
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2013 (Jordi Fabre) Jan 05, 2017 09:38 Replies: 162 Views: 150768
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35 2181 Jul 08, 2017 13:56
Jordi Fabre View latest post
No new posts Mineral Shows     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
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: 1840
Chamonix show fifty years (Philippe Durand) Aug 08, 2017 14:06 Replies: 14 Views: 1344
6th Chenzhou - Hunan Mineral Show in China (Jordi Fabre) Jul 14, 2017 14:11 Replies: 0 Views: 404
Treasures of the Earth - Saturday July 15 & Sunday July 16, Syracuse, NY (Jordi Fabre) Jul 10, 2017 10:56 Replies: 0 Views: 353
Fosminer 2017 - 40th edition (Jordi Fabre) Jun 27, 2017 07:41 Replies: 0 Views: 374
Minerant 2017 - Mineral show in Antwerp, Belgium (Jordi Fabre) Apr 10, 2017 04:31 Replies: 0 Views: 1263
63rd Annual Palomar Gem and Mineral Club's 3 - 4 June 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Apr 06, 2017 07:47 Replies: 0 Views: 652
New York - New Jersey Mineral Show 7 - 9 April 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Apr 06, 2017 07:28 Replies: 0 Views: 710
Belgium - Liege Interminal Show. (Roger Warin) Mar 28, 2017 14:31 Replies: 0 Views: 879
Texas Mineral Show at the Woodlands (Jordi Fabre) Mar 14, 2017 11:40 Replies: 1 Views: 1107
Gem & Mineral Show of the Southern Illinois Earth Science Club (Jordi Fabre) Feb 25, 2017 18:12 Replies: 0 Views: 990
37th Expominerales Madrid Show (Spain) (Cosme Perez) Jan 16, 2017 14:15 Replies: 0 Views: 1248
Tucson 2017 - Tucson Hotel City Center changes (vic rzonca) Jan 03, 2017 15:54 Replies: 9 Views: 4135
5th Chenzhou - Hunan Mineral Show in China (Jordi Fabre) Nov 26, 2016 18:51 Replies: 0 Views: 1772
The Liège Mineral Show (Intermineral 2016), Palais des Congrès (valere) Nov 14, 2016 14:44 Replies: 13 Views: 4058
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183 1775 Aug 13, 2017 04:54
John S. White 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: 29420
100.000 Club TUCSON, 2016. And away we go.... (Gail) Mar 19, 2016 11:45 Replies: 445 Views: 127673
The magic of Tucson, 2015. Gail Spann report. (Gail) Aug 12, 2015 11:19 Replies: 116 Views: 67785
Tucson 2014 Show Report, Gail Spann Having Fun Again... (Gail) Jul 26, 2014 19:32 Replies: 156 Views: 90475
Houston Fine Mineral Show Report, with Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 03, 2013 09:23 Replies: 103 Views: 68033
100.000 Club 2013 Tucson Show Adventure ~ Gail Spann Style. (Gail) Apr 27, 2013 02:57 Replies: 598 Views: 280752
Fabulous Denver Gem and Mineral Show, Sept 14, 2012 and on...Gail Spann (Gail) Nov 04, 2012 01:57 Replies: 43 Views: 46646
Gail Spann's 2012 East Coast Gem and Mineral Show report (Gail) Aug 29, 2012 14:27 Replies: 151 Views: 86580
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin... (Gail) Oct 02, 2012 11:21 Replies: 632 Views: 380385
FMF party in Tucson, 2012. You coming? (Gail) Mar 03, 2012 02:28 Replies: 49 Views: 50378
Fort Worth, Texas, Gem and Mineral Show. Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 01, 2011 20:35 Replies: 33 Views: 41473
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011 (Gail) Oct 07, 2012 11:38 Replies: 370 Views: 292605
FMFs party in Tucson, 2011 (Gail) Feb 27, 2011 22:43 Replies: 114 Views: 88453
Gail Spann's Tucson show report, 2011 (Gail) Jan 17, 2011 01:30 Replies: 28 Views: 33768
Gail Spann's HOUSTON 2010 show report (Gail) Jun 28, 2010 02:56 Replies: 122 Views: 82788
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33 4836 Jul 09, 2017 13:41
Gail View latest post
No new posts FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?     
Novice Collectors: If you've got a cool rock and want to know about it this is the place for you!
To know more about how this section works, please use: Asking: "What is this? / Where is it from?"   Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris

Is this topaz? please identify (Alex D.) Aug 20, 2017 21:19 Replies: 7 Views: 393
Where is it from? (Don Lum) Aug 16, 2017 10:04 Replies: 5 Views: 300
What is this mineral? (eutaxitic) Aug 14, 2017 04:36 Replies: 5 Views: 417
Help me identify these minerals! (angelichristian) Aug 13, 2017 01:37 Replies: 3 Views: 244
Is this jadeite or nephrite? (winn) Aug 11, 2017 19:08 Replies: 24 Views: 1469
Please ID this light green rock (Betty) Aug 05, 2017 18:52 Replies: 7 Views: 574
Help to ID this 'rock'? (Declan) Jul 31, 2017 17:06 Replies: 12 Views: 543
Hi Need some help on this Cluster of black crystals with Quartz (KsCannons) Jul 31, 2017 02:12 Replies: 1 Views: 336
Help me please with any of these minerals! (Venus009) Jul 14, 2017 17:38 Replies: 1 Views: 378
Specimen with screw-like object inside (Jennifer King) Jul 09, 2017 14:48 Replies: 10 Views: 1418
Need help to identify a rock (microboston) Jul 06, 2017 06:33 Replies: 7 Views: 731
What is this stone found in the mountains of Hailey, Idaho? (Denny1st) Jul 03, 2017 21:08 Replies: 5 Views: 772
Can someone help me identifying this gemstone? (TomiWasTaken) Jul 01, 2017 10:50 Replies: 3 Views: 538
Genuine Aventurine? (evin likes rocks) Jun 27, 2017 16:25 Replies: 7 Views: 803
Help identifying this.... (Bigkingman) Jun 21, 2017 13:35 Replies: 10 Views: 1343
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615 4223 Aug 20, 2017 21:19
Alex D. View latest post
No new posts What is it? - Where is it from?     
In this forum you can add messages about the identification of minerals/localities. You can also include photos, so that others can help you identify your specimens or the locality that it comes from.
To know more about it, please use: Asking: "What is this? / Where is it from?"   Moderators chris, Pete Modreski, Antonio Alcaide

What is this? (eutaxitic) Aug 07, 2017 12:51 Replies: 4 Views: 533
Pyrite or Chalcopyrite? (Quickclay) Aug 06, 2017 14:06 Replies: 12 Views: 565
After help in identifying a gemstone (Vavavali) Aug 03, 2017 10:08 Replies: 1 Views: 349
Someone can provide a more accurate/specific locality for this Garnet? (am mizunaka) Aug 02, 2017 19:34 Replies: 1 Views: 174
Witherite xls from KY (dontgogreen) Jul 03, 2017 21:32 Replies: 5 Views: 953
Looks Like Basalt - But Could it Be Something ELSE? - Location: Israel (jjstar) Jun 15, 2017 08:18 Replies: 25 Views: 2037
Need Help Identifying this Rock (DevinBeltran) Jun 13, 2017 01:27 Replies: 1 Views: 453
Unknown mineral - Virgem da Lapa (dontgogreen) Jun 12, 2017 17:16 Replies: 7 Views: 874
Please help me to ID, is it Sperrylite ore (desjane) Jun 07, 2017 13:22 Replies: 10 Views: 1244
Strontianite - Sibernaal, Hartz Mts, Germany (Philip G) Jun 05, 2017 08:44 Replies: 5 Views: 905
Calcite Location (Vitomorim) May 31, 2017 11:24 Replies: 13 Views: 1711
Cornish Chalcocite but from where? (jfc035) May 29, 2017 14:19 Replies: 5 Views: 946
New one like iron? (Marouenca) May 06, 2017 15:25 Replies: 8 Views: 1451
Tsumeb whites. (Heimo Hellwig) May 05, 2017 12:34 Replies: 6 Views: 1626
Cristobalite with Osumilite or Hortonolite, Sardinia ? (Roger Warin) May 03, 2017 12:15 Replies: 8 Views: 1365
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1023 6793 Aug 07, 2017 12:51
eutaxitic View latest post
No new posts Micros & Macros - Images of Minerals     
In this Forum you can add photos of minerals micromounts or macro minerals, give opinions on their identification, and share information on microscopes and taking photos.   Moderators chris, Antonio Alcaide
Pyrite and marcasite intergrowths (Roger Warin) Jul 03, 2017 13:33 Replies: 0 Views: 606
Bixbite Crystal in rhyolite matrix (Lueshie) May 10, 2017 15:45 Replies: 1 Views: 834
Purple fluorite macro (Proudtex76) Apr 25, 2017 15:49 Replies: 2 Views: 968
Lighting and mineral photos (dontgogreen) Nov 05, 2016 19:15 Replies: 1 Views: 1893
Special John S. White photographs (ploum) Jul 14, 2016 13:15 Replies: 15 Views: 14684
North American pyrrhotites (dontgogreen) Jun 13, 2016 22:02 Replies: 6 Views: 3244
Elbaite (Roger Warin) May 01, 2016 12:50 Replies: 2 Views: 3550
Epitaxy: a very rare example, torbernite on saleeite (Roger Warin) May 01, 2016 01:52 Replies: 2 Views: 2767
Saleeite (Roger Warin) Apr 29, 2016 22:07 Replies: 0 Views: 4117
My collection of macro's (DJandLIMON111) Apr 19, 2016 12:04 Replies: 11 Views: 6791
Snowflake Photographs? (trtlman) Feb 14, 2016 08:52 Replies: 19 Views: 17203
Quartz microscope pictures (DJandLIMON111) Dec 25, 2015 19:25 Replies: 3 Views: 6130
Articles on Digital Photomicrography and Photomacrography (Elise) Aug 17, 2015 15:10 Replies: 1 Views: 4822
Stack software, comparative speed, optimizations and others (ofarcis) Jun 15, 2015 14:21 Replies: 18 Views: 21015
Hematite Eifel (Matteo_Chinellato) Mar 29, 2015 10:53 Replies: 3 Views: 6504
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84 621 Jul 03, 2017 13:33
Roger Warin View latest post
No new posts Favorite Minerals     Access to the FMF Gallery
In this forum you can add your favorite localities and minerals. When a mineral comes from many hundreds, or thousands, of places it's worth comparing favorites to identify the most desired ones.This section is special because all the photos published here also appear in "FMF Gallery". To find out more please use this link   Moderator Tobi
100.000 Club Favourite Fluorites? (Tobi) Aug 12, 2017 15:58 Replies: 139 Views: 105274
Favourite Garnets? (Tobi) Aug 05, 2017 14:55 Replies: 6 Views: 2190
Favourite Pyrites? (Tobi) May 08, 2017 14:40 Replies: 21 Views: 3372
Favourite Wulfenites? (Tobi) May 03, 2017 11:41 Replies: 23 Views: 6362
Favourite Smithsonites? (Tobi) Apr 30, 2017 05:21 Replies: 4 Views: 1195
Favourite Mimetites? (Tobi) Apr 21, 2017 11:53 Replies: 9 Views: 3086
Favourite Calcites? (Tobi) Apr 19, 2017 14:50 Replies: 26 Views: 5641
Favourite Rhodochrosites? (Tobi) Apr 12, 2017 08:42 Replies: 23 Views: 5868
Favourite Galenas? (Tobi) Apr 11, 2017 02:41 Replies: 7 Views: 2815
Favourite Tourmalines? (Tobi) Jan 14, 2017 14:59 Replies: 19 Views: 4766
Favourite Beryls? (Tobi) Jan 09, 2017 16:35 Replies: 15 Views: 3712
Favourite Quartzes? (Tobi) Sep 30, 2016 02:47 Replies: 23 Views: 6832
Favourite Fluorapatites? (Tobi) Sep 21, 2016 13:03 Replies: 9 Views: 3241
Favourite Pyromorphites? (Tobi) Aug 27, 2016 09:34 Replies: 12 Views: 3523
Favourite Sphalerites? (Tobi) Aug 26, 2016 03:44 Replies: 16 Views: 4766
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19 435 Aug 12, 2017 15:58
Jesse Fisher 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
New Zealand alpine minerals? (Philippe Durand) Aug 16, 2017 20:24 Replies: 21 Views: 1226
Collecting quartz on the Little Falls dolostone (vic rzonca) Aug 15, 2017 15:37 Replies: 104 Views: 64038
The Tsumeb Mine (Heimo Hellwig) May 13, 2017 01:21 Replies: 12 Views: 3976
La Viesca Mine and the finds made there (James) May 03, 2017 16:50 Replies: 8 Views: 11916
Quartz and limonite from a sandstone quarry (Pete Richards) Apr 28, 2017 08:36 Replies: 4 Views: 1233
Fluorite from Whiteman Creek, Vernon, BC, Canada (thecrystalfinder) Apr 26, 2017 11:50 Replies: 5 Views: 1417
Serra do Caldeirao claims (dontgogreen) Dec 18, 2016 10:15 Replies: 2 Views: 1879
Location Question - "Schlaggenwald" (Jesse Fisher) Sep 25, 2016 13:04 Replies: 6 Views: 2270
Lignite/Brown Coal in Stringtown, OK (Xhou) Sep 04, 2016 12:42 Replies: 1 Views: 1498
Maine tourmaline find a month ago. (vic rzonca) Aug 31, 2016 22:34 Replies: 12 Views: 10018
The incredible valleys with Pyrite cubes in La Rioja, Spain (James) Aug 24, 2016 05:20 Replies: 27 Views: 7392
Mines and minerals. (vic rzonca) Aug 07, 2016 09:21 Replies: 0 Views: 2160
Todays and past mercury mines in the world (langsholt) Jul 24, 2016 23:27 Replies: 5 Views: 2326
Tschudi mine (Heimo Hellwig) May 09, 2016 11:44 Replies: 0 Views: 4749
Spruce claim quartz on pyrite (dontgogreen) May 07, 2016 13:42 Replies: 2 Views: 4930
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218 1802 Aug 16, 2017 20:24
Greg Lilly 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: 817
Change in French administrative area (Philippe Durand) Mar 24, 2017 05:51 Replies: 1 Views: 754
Proper locality name of the Czar Mine? (Jordi Fabre) May 11, 2016 05:20 Replies: 4 Views: 4005
Westmorland (James) Jun 11, 2015 08:20 Replies: 18 Views: 13077
From Kearsarge Mountain? (GneissWare) Jun 08, 2015 22:27 Replies: 7 Views: 5700

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.      
Quartz from alpine-type fissures in Raleigh, North Carolina (Scott LaBorde) Aug 11, 2017 13:12 Replies: 1 Views: 390
Driving distance to the Rowley Mine from Scottsdale? (Dave Graley) Aug 08, 2017 09:32 Replies: 0 Views: 141
Rockhounding in Israel - contact needed (dimrub) Jul 16, 2017 23:35 Replies: 8 Views: 814
The Bogota´s French Connection (franjungle) Jun 29, 2017 08:40 Replies: 8 Views: 1423
Hallelujah Junction, Near Reno, Nevada. Spann Adventure (Gail) Jun 11, 2017 06:27 Replies: 29 Views: 3826
Iceland! (peter@vanpeborgh.eu) Jun 09, 2017 12:28 Replies: 0 Views: 460
Advice needed: a rockhounding trip for a beginner (dimrub) Jun 05, 2017 10:45 Replies: 15 Views: 1727
The Namib Desert (Heimo Hellwig) Jun 05, 2017 08:40 Replies: 26 Views: 16651
A crystal collecting outing to Ceres, South Africa (Reinhardt van Vuuren) May 08, 2017 02:20 Replies: 7 Views: 1959
The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira (franjungle) May 04, 2017 23:01 Replies: 33 Views: 4934
Looking for references for Emerald Mine Tours in Colombia (MSrockhound) Jan 17, 2017 19:22 Replies: 0 Views: 1113
Lets go to India - Need Advice (Nico78) Dec 20, 2016 11:11 Replies: 0 Views: 1031
We returned to a favorite spot in Franklin N.C. (mcmahand) Nov 14, 2016 03:09 Replies: 1 Views: 1416
Pseudoctahedral Calcite (dontgogreen) Nov 07, 2016 17:50 Replies: 8 Views: 2399
Video trip report Sterling Hill Mine, Herkimers, and Mount Mica (mcmahand) Aug 08, 2016 19:48 Replies: 0 Views: 2161
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56 414 Aug 11, 2017 13:12
Pierre Joubert View latest post
No new posts Exceptional finds     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Antonio Alcaide, John Cornish
The biggest nuggets. (Roger Warin) Nov 08, 2016 03:51 Replies: 10 Views: 8233
100.000 Club Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode (Antonio Da Silveira) Jan 06, 2016 01:45 Replies: 35 Views: 119233
CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia (John Cornish) Feb 28, 2014 20:03 Replies: 63 Views: 61904
2013, an Update... CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine (John Cornish) Jun 24, 2013 08:14 Replies: 13 Views: 21559
Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode - 'Part 2' (Antonio Da Silveira) Oct 23, 2010 17:27 Replies: 6 Views: 24812
Scoop! - An important find of amber in the "La Florida" Mine, Spain (Jordi Fabre) Dec 14, 2008 15:03 Replies: 0 Views: 15639

6 133 Nov 08, 2016 03:51
cptbtptp248 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 1027 Jul 30, 2017 06:40
Jordi Fabre 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.
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15 429 Jul 16, 2017 18:46
Jordi Fabre 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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12 321 Jul 31, 2017 14:55
Andreas Gerstenberg 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
Cleaning with Water/ Spot Cleaning Guns (Agate?) (Ceanna) Aug 21, 2017 16:27 Replies: 11 Views: 486
Potential Toxicity of Handling Raw Malachite Specimens. (Joseph D'Oliveira) Aug 16, 2017 06:50 Replies: 25 Views: 11350
Removing stubborn minerals from quartz (Pierre Joubert) Apr 20, 2017 11:26 Replies: 32 Views: 12947
Information about turquoise mineral (Lundy) Apr 01, 2017 21:39 Replies: 7 Views: 1475
How to clean golden calcite (jtozier) Mar 14, 2017 15:01 Replies: 16 Views: 2872
Unreliable Water Guns? (daviddillman) Aug 30, 2016 10:24 Replies: 12 Views: 3437
Cleaning Pyrite (John S. White) Jul 21, 2016 05:07 Replies: 23 Views: 18647
How to remove biological materials from minerals (Pete Richards) Jun 13, 2016 18:13 Replies: 7 Views: 2921
Fading fluorite. (vic rzonca) May 12, 2016 11:28 Replies: 5 Views: 4277
Why a "delicate subject"? (Tom Mazanec) May 01, 2016 08:55 Replies: 3 Views: 3168
How to remove iron stains? (daviddillman) Feb 19, 2016 06:25 Replies: 24 Views: 25791
Stilbite and sandblasting - unexpected result (Rei) Feb 08, 2016 16:35 Replies: 6 Views: 5033
Cleaning off the "white stuff" on Milpillas Brochantities (bob kerr) Dec 23, 2015 09:29 Replies: 2 Views: 4425
Fluorite cleaning ! (h.abbasi) Dec 14, 2015 13:14 Replies: 9 Views: 6517
Trimming methods - wulfenite (dontgogreen) Dec 04, 2015 09:05 Replies: 4 Views: 4849
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123 1120 Aug 21, 2017 16:27
Ceanna 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: 19396
500.000 Club Collection of Carles Millan (Carles Millan) May 24, 2017 03:24 Replies: 823 Views: 776189
500.000 Club Collection of Michael Shaw (crosstimber) Aug 16, 2017 09:29 Replies: 1112 Views: 725179
500.000 Club Don Lum Collection (Don Lum) Aug 19, 2017 21:57 Replies: 1115 Views: 658587
500.000 Club Collection of Tobi (Tobi) Aug 08, 2017 12:15 Replies: 819 Views: 533065
100.000 Club Collection of Nurbo (nurbo) Mar 26, 2016 14:37 Replies: 404 Views: 351036
100.000 Club Andreas Gerstenberg Collection (Andreas Gerstenberg) Jan 18, 2017 12:38 Replies: 167 Views: 222733
100.000 Club New generation for picture - Ploum (ploum) Aug 21, 2017 07:57 Replies: 844 Views: 391982
100.000 Club Collection of Miguel (José Miguel) Apr 14, 2017 05:32 Replies: 223 Views: 154815
100.000 Club Bob's rocks (GneissWare) Feb 27, 2017 01:50 Replies: 344 Views: 189861
100.000 Club The Mizunaka Collection (am mizunaka) Aug 18, 2017 19:36 Replies: 952 Views: 377915
100.000 Club The micro photographs of Christian Rewitzer (Jordi Fabre) Feb 20, 2016 23:50 Replies: 77 Views: 152527
100.000 Club Collection of Fiebre Verde (Fiebre Verde) Aug 21, 2017 03:25 Replies: 561 Views: 185866
100.000 Club The collection of Pierre and Riana Joubert (Pierre Joubert) Aug 21, 2017 02:41 Replies: 267 Views: 120609
100.000 Club Collection of Heimo Hellwig (Heimo Hellwig) Aug 21, 2017 02:08 Replies: 487 Views: 136836
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132 12518 Aug 21, 2017 07:57
dontgogreen 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 Gail's collection (Gail) Aug 03, 2017 04:02 Replies: 375 Views: 346354
Nimfiara's collection (nimfiara) May 10, 2012 17:20 Replies: 30 Views: 46366
Linda's Private Collection (Linda Smith) Feb 08, 2012 04:31 Replies: 39 Views: 53796
Debbie's Collection (Debbie Woolf) Jul 04, 2011 10:45 Replies: 20 Views: 33845
Tracy's favorite specimens (Tracy) Jun 04, 2011 14:01 Replies: 73 Views: 95665
Colleen's Collection (Colleen Thomson) May 28, 2011 19:33 Replies: 10 Views: 21883
Jessica's mineral collection (Jessica Simonoff) Jan 30, 2010 18:52 Replies: 18 Views: 34202
Linda St-Cyr's favorites (Linda St-Cyr) May 17, 2009 09:09 Replies: 6 Views: 27882

8 579 Aug 03, 2017 04:02
Jordi Fabre 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
1929 Ed Over Rocks and Minerals Article (CodyDel) Jul 27, 2017 18:39 Replies: 9 Views: 902
Australian micromineral newsletter... (crocoite) Mar 25, 2017 20:21 Replies: 19 Views: 20924
Mineralogy by Dexter Perkins (Tom Mazanec) Jan 03, 2017 18:03 Replies: 14 Views: 3516
Panasqueira Mine (crosstimber) Nov 08, 2016 11:01 Replies: 19 Views: 18522
ExtraLapis No. 50: Kalifornien/California - a great article written by Jesse Fisher (Tobi) Sep 25, 2016 04:46 Replies: 3 Views: 2129
My reading (Tom Mazanec) Jun 11, 2016 13:43 Replies: 8 Views: 4562
Quartz from Spain (Miguel Calvo) Apr 28, 2016 01:17 Replies: 1 Views: 3242
Antique books (ACC79) Feb 05, 2016 14:35 Replies: 1 Views: 3215
Minerales y Minas de España by Miguel Calvo (Minerals and Mines of Spain) (Antonio Alcaide) Dec 09, 2015 22:38 Replies: 3 Views: 9042
Classification of crystallographic forms - any references? (prcantos) Mar 06, 2015 11:11 Replies: 21 Views: 16461
Mathematical Crystallography by Boisen & Gibbs (prcantos) Oct 09, 2014 03:55 Replies: 0 Views: 6777
Crystal Mountains - Minerals of the Cairngorms NEW BOOK (Roy Starkey) Oct 07, 2014 09:54 Replies: 11 Views: 9331
New book:"Crystal Forms of Fluorite - Kristallformen von Fluorit" (jrg) Sep 13, 2014 15:40 Replies: 11 Views: 11724
The long awaited new NAMIBIA book released on September 1st! (MINERALIEN-Welt) Aug 28, 2014 05:53 Replies: 2 Views: 6550
Importance of Cataloguing & Mineral-Collector Demographics (Banko45) Jul 25, 2014 20:56 Replies: 12 Views: 10219
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84 683 Jul 27, 2017 18:39
vic rzonca 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
Mineral collages 4.0 (Tobi) Jul 16, 2017 15:44 Replies: 12 Views: 3583
Fabre's past (vic rzonca) Jan 14, 2017 11:02 Replies: 37 Views: 21840
Artisan Made Gems (vic rzonca) Nov 14, 2016 12:05 Replies: 4 Views: 1942
Da Boss... (crocoite) Aug 24, 2016 03:14 Replies: 3 Views: 1884
Mineralogical Museum of Marburg, drawn by me :-) (Tobi) Aug 18, 2016 05:40 Replies: 6 Views: 2307
2016 Paintings... (crocoite) Apr 23, 2016 09:15 Replies: 11 Views: 7540
Mineral collages 3.0 - highlights from my collection (Tobi) Feb 17, 2016 11:05 Replies: 12 Views: 6755
New Paintings 2013 (Schwertner) Jan 14, 2016 04:56 Replies: 105 Views: 56455
A new mineral artist - Barbara Stanley (James) May 26, 2015 05:55 Replies: 16 Views: 16400
Red Cloud Wulfenite... (crocoite) Apr 17, 2015 09:33 Replies: 1 Views: 4555
Mineral Illustration (Turbo) Jan 18, 2015 04:24 Replies: 79 Views: 62651
Mineral collages - the next generation (Tobi) Jan 02, 2015 09:19 Replies: 8 Views: 8797
Steve Sorrell's 2014 Artwork... (crocoite) Nov 21, 2014 14:04 Replies: 40 Views: 25690
Man-made objects Imitating Mother Nature (Don Lum) Apr 30, 2014 10:18 Replies: 29 Views: 22771
A new generation of mineral collages (Tobi) Mar 22, 2014 13:36 Replies: 15 Views: 14393
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33 732 Jul 16, 2017 15:44
James 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 22, 2017 07:44 Replies: 9 Views: 330
History of minerals. (vic rzonca) Jan 12, 2017 09:24 Replies: 5 Views: 5462
Finding a little Mexican treasure (Jean Sendero) Nov 05, 2016 16:03 Replies: 0 Views: 2153
Your very first rock? (Tobi) Oct 30, 2016 09:30 Replies: 2 Views: 1371
Minerals and Their Stories (crosstimber) Oct 29, 2016 08:00 Replies: 5 Views: 1967
"H. Deisinger" Collection (Jamison Brizendine) Aug 24, 2016 07:20 Replies: 4 Views: 5301
Mineral labels as art ;) (Tobi) Sep 22, 2014 02:06 Replies: 23 Views: 32808
If it is a twin it was juicy and delicious (Don Lum) Sep 14, 2014 12:53 Replies: 25 Views: 16277
How all you got started in collecting? (vic rzonca) Jun 08, 2014 10:32 Replies: 21 Views: 27160
Bill Lawrence Memorial (BlueCapProductions) May 05, 2014 13:56 Replies: 4 Views: 6831
Sir Arthur Russell - 50th Anniversary on 24th February (Roy Starkey) Feb 02, 2014 12:58 Replies: 5 Views: 7802
Reminiscences of an Old Former Curator by John S. White (Jordi Fabre) Jan 19, 2014 17:06 Replies: 6 Views: 8970
Rogues gallery of photos of yesteryear's mineral collecting greats (Jordi Fabre) Jan 12, 2014 06:26 Replies: 16 Views: 13704
Biggest nugget? 64.7 kg. (Roger Warin) Nov 12, 2013 16:25 Replies: 6 Views: 10641
Willard Perkins Classic "Perky" Mount (Peter Megaw) Aug 30, 2013 06:13 Replies: 14 Views: 18679
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37 380 Aug 22, 2017 07:44
Jordi Fabre 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: 27719
FMF Guide of Rocks - SEDIMENTARY ROCKS (prcantos) Dec 11, 2013 17:45 Replies: 5 Views: 15953
FMF Guide of Rocks - METAMORPHIC ROCKS (prcantos) Jul 05, 2015 06:56 Replies: 16 Views: 30531
Not Sure What Rock Is!!!??? (Aliengng) Mar 24, 2016 06:09 Replies: 15 Views: 8003
Grave Stones of Interest to Rock People... no, really... (NellsRocks) Dec 11, 2015 21:15 Replies: 13 Views: 8212
Genesis of the serpentine minerals and rocks (prcantos) Jun 06, 2013 04:48 Replies: 2 Views: 8706

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
Tanzanite? (Harald) Aug 02, 2017 22:31 Replies: 6 Views: 641
Iron Man (vic rzonca) Aug 02, 2017 11:20 Replies: 6 Views: 476
Fake Colombian Emeralds (Fiebre Verde) May 31, 2017 17:17 Replies: 27 Views: 12506
Quarter million fake Tourmaline cluster. (texasdigger) May 22, 2017 11:36 Replies: 19 Views: 2173
Please help me identify if these are fake or treated (TomS) Feb 09, 2017 22:10 Replies: 16 Views: 3236
Treatments, Synthetics and Simulants: QUARTZ & CHALCEDONY (cascaillou) Dec 20, 2015 20:34 Replies: 3 Views: 5343
Fake silver crystals Morocco (Christophe Gobin) Nov 24, 2015 03:59 Replies: 1 Views: 4017
Chinese "Hydrozincite" specimens? (Barry Vincent) Oct 08, 2015 03:23 Replies: 4 Views: 4839
Bismutoferrite from China...Caveat Emptor (Peter Megaw) May 31, 2015 18:56 Replies: 3 Views: 4937
The intense oiling of Chinese minerals (nitana2000) Apr 29, 2015 14:20 Replies: 14 Views: 14706
Milpillas Azurite - fake specimen (Cascavel1) Dec 04, 2014 09:47 Replies: 27 Views: 25951
Huanggang Mine scheelite color (Josele) Jul 21, 2014 17:48 Replies: 11 Views: 9474
Scorodite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Durango... Sulfur Isotope results (Peter Megaw) Feb 08, 2014 11:16 Replies: 5 Views: 8368
Goethite -not cacoxenite- inclusions in amethyst from Brazil (Antonio Alcaide) Jan 22, 2014 10:45 Replies: 10 Views: 24012
Why an organic substance should not be called a mineral? (Mike P.) Oct 12, 2013 18:46 Replies: 18 Views: 18792
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47 521 Aug 02, 2017 22:31
SteveB 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 from the Franklin Mineral Museum, New Jersey (Jordi Fabre) Jul 18, 2017 07:43 Replies: 0 Views: 370
Theft at West Coast Mineral and Fossil Show of Kristalle gold. (vic rzonca) Nov 16, 2016 07:43 Replies: 1 Views: 1229
Stolen specimen inquiry (Jordi Fabre) Aug 06, 2016 05:08 Replies: 3 Views: 3333
Theft of Colin Owen mineral specimens and collection (Pierre Joubert) Jul 15, 2016 10:34 Replies: 14 Views: 4516
THEFT of 60 world class mineral specimens in Johannesburg! (Jordi Fabre) Apr 29, 2016 10:04 Replies: 19 Views: 19028
Famous piece stolen from a Romanian Museum (David) Jan 27, 2014 14:16 Replies: 0 Views: 6138
Warning: Johannesburg Geology Museum theft: July 2013!! (Jordi Fabre) Jul 19, 2013 11:20 Replies: 2 Views: 5475
A Butte Covellite was stolen from the National Mining Hall of Fame!!!! (Jordi Fabre) Feb 09, 2013 14:51 Replies: 0 Views: 3731
California Mining and Mineral Museum Robbed (Jordi Fabre) Oct 05, 2012 12:59 Replies: 3 Views: 4584
Theft at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History (Jordi Fabre) Feb 28, 2012 23:42 Replies: 1 Views: 2743
Highgrading, the selling of stolen goods and turning a blind eye (BlueCapProductions) Dec 01, 2011 02:48 Replies: 42 Views: 48963
Theft of Rice Museum Gold Collection! (Jordi Fabre) Apr 23, 2010 14:32 Replies: 4 Views: 6668
Theft of minerals from a Museum in Iceland (John S. White) Oct 28, 2009 11:22 Replies: 6 Views: 4759

13 108 Jul 18, 2017 07:43
Jordi Fabre 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) Aug 18, 2017 02:07 Replies: 288 Views: 129366
Duke of Devonshire Emerald Currently Displayed (Stone Mania) Aug 07, 2017 12:24 Replies: 18 Views: 956
The oldest rocks (Roger Warin) Aug 05, 2017 04:06 Replies: 11 Views: 5351
Can I get help growing alum crystals (candy_rainbows) Jul 12, 2017 08:00 Replies: 4 Views: 1563
Wood completely Petrified in less than a year? (Daniel Boom) Jul 11, 2017 11:57 Replies: 21 Views: 1708
Twenty basic minerals (Tom Mazanec) May 29, 2017 22:24 Replies: 8 Views: 1321
Public version ;-) (Tobi) May 12, 2017 11:18 Replies: 1 Views: 723
Naica and its "Cave of the Swords" (Tobi) Apr 06, 2017 08:29 Replies: 9 Views: 5391
-ite and -lite (Tom Mazanec) Apr 04, 2017 00:50 Replies: 9 Views: 1824
Just some collection statistics (Tobi) Mar 26, 2017 16:01 Replies: 30 Views: 6199
Label history (Tobi) Mar 14, 2017 13:01 Replies: 6 Views: 1363
Suggestions: Aquamarine w/ Black Tourmaline inclusions (ancientmttreasures) Feb 21, 2017 11:34 Replies: 1 Views: 893
Need bulk minerals for project idea (blahood2) Feb 19, 2017 14:10 Replies: 0 Views: 712
Minerals from Iran (alireza777) Feb 17, 2017 04:02 Replies: 5 Views: 1761
Garnet Demantoid (alireza777) Feb 13, 2017 14:55 Replies: 1 Views: 925
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364 3079 Aug 18, 2017 02:07
Pierre Joubert 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) Aug 06, 2017 16:41 Replies: 285 Views: 143586
I am curious to know what camera you are using... (Pierre Joubert) May 25, 2017 15:33 Replies: 29 Views: 20897
100.000 Club New find of minerals from New York (Glenn Rhein) Jan 04, 2017 03:56 Replies: 122 Views: 106654
Radioactive minerals (Roger Warin) Nov 01, 2016 05:40 Replies: 29 Views: 29164
What about heliodor from Tajikistan? (parfaitelumiere) Sep 09, 2016 03:20 Replies: 90 Views: 84833
Maximum number of minerals on a specimen (David) Aug 12, 2016 11:02 Replies: 21 Views: 21226
More about beta Quartz (nitana2000) Mar 08, 2016 12:34 Replies: 27 Views: 35176
Ilmenite pseudo (John S. White) Feb 18, 2016 08:02 Replies: 3 Views: 30805
Question about cubic diamond crystals (Jim) Nov 26, 2015 11:28 Replies: 21 Views: 31731
Very nice Amethyst in the Railroad Works in North of Spain (Joan R.) May 11, 2015 16:02 Replies: 16 Views: 36167
Mysterious Black Crystals (Something Fishy!) (Andy Love) May 11, 2015 14:53 Replies: 35 Views: 31457
Daylight Fluorescent Hyalite Opal from Mexico (Peter Megaw) May 06, 2015 19:10 Replies: 31 Views: 36310
2014 - International year of crystallography: for example, pyrite. (Roger Warin) Dec 30, 2014 15:35 Replies: 34 Views: 25854
Hallelujah Junction, Nevada (John S. White) Oct 06, 2014 21:14 Replies: 23 Views: 29599
100.000 Club Very little mineralogy in mineral collecting today (John S. White) Sep 23, 2014 15:47 Replies: 94 Views: 121066
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148 842 Aug 06, 2017 16:41
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: 15000
Meteorite with old labels wanted (Krantz and others) (illaenus) Nov 15, 2016 14:14 Replies: 1 Views: 2672
Calcites from each State (Pat Tucci) Jun 29, 2016 07:24 Replies: 19 Views: 5674
Looking for Native Sulphur specimens (bgreenstone) Mar 21, 2016 08:28 Replies: 0 Views: 5025
Help with free collecting (solarflare) Feb 11, 2016 18:09 Replies: 8 Views: 5088
NJ Minerals available for trade (Gary Moldovany) Feb 07, 2016 10:45 Replies: 2 Views: 6344
Pyrite for exchange (Cesar M. Salvan) Jan 05, 2016 01:17 Replies: 2 Views: 6847
Bulgarian minerals for exchange (Wolfgang Proestler) Nov 22, 2015 08:32 Replies: 12 Views: 7047
Exchange-Wanted: inclusion quartz crystals, 2 to 3cm, DT or floater, unpolished (cascaillou) Sep 11, 2014 11:08 Replies: 0 Views: 7781
Exchange - Wanted: arsenolite, montroydite, lithiophosphate (cascaillou) Sep 11, 2014 11:01 Replies: 0 Views: 5234
Rhodochrosite rough (Jack Chiang) Aug 23, 2014 13:03 Replies: 1 Views: 4833
Fossils for minerals (appies) Jun 09, 2014 02:41 Replies: 1 Views: 6166
Polish minerals for exchange (Lucas Etienne) Apr 30, 2014 10:30 Replies: 22 Views: 16412
Hourglass Selenite (Alan) Apr 15, 2014 11:05 Replies: 6 Views: 9269
Rare goshenite on aquamarine from Hohenstein (appies) Mar 02, 2014 14:58 Replies: 2 Views: 5895
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38 208 Nov 15, 2016 14:14
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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: 1879
M.R. vol 48 (2) Tri-State District (Robert Seitz) Mar 29, 2017 19:22 Replies: 2 Views: 945
New Standards of Excellence in the Mineral Kingdom - M.R. March-April 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Apr 20, 2015 10:51 Replies: 41 Views: 35600
2014 Graphic Excellence Award again for the Mineralogical Record and two more medals! (Jordi Fabre) Dec 31, 2014 13:22 Replies: 3 Views: 5029
Mineralogical Record News (Jordi Fabre) Apr 09, 2014 04:04 Replies: 1 Views: 6002
The 2013 Graphic Excellence Award for the Mineralogical Record! (Jordi Fabre) May 22, 2013 12:27 Replies: 0 Views: 5626
The Mineralogical Record (Jordi Fabre) Apr 28, 2010 13:58 Replies: 8 Views: 14229
Article in M. Record about the John White single crystal collection (Jordi Fabre) Sep 26, 2009 08:31 Replies: 2 Views: 9076
Opinions about Mineralogical Record's Article (Jordi Fabre) May 18, 2009 11:59 Replies: 15 Views: 30827
Mineralogical Record, an excellent magazine. (Joan R.) Jan 21, 2008 06:47 Replies: 0 Views: 6846

10 84 Mar 31, 2017 04:24
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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: 9678
Rocks & Minerals Magazine - May-June 2014 Issue (Peter Megaw) May 24, 2014 15:39 Replies: 2 Views: 5816
Rocks & Minerals Magazine - Jan/Feb 2014 issue (Jordi Fabre) Mar 12, 2014 10:16 Replies: 1 Views: 5077
Rocks & Minerals Magazine - Nov/Dec 2013 issue (Rocks & Minerals) Dec 01, 2013 13:52 Replies: 2 Views: 9191
Superb improvement in the printing quality of R&M Magazine (Jordi Fabre) Apr 29, 2013 09:16 Replies: 3 Views: 7281
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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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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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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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