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27 May-10:07:54 Re: a mineralogical trip through the regions of the uk - england / cornwall (Markbeckett)
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26 May-17:50:46 The mizunaka collection - quartz with fluorite and ferberite (Am Mizunaka)
26 May-16:25:31 Re: a mineralogical trip through the regions of the uk - england / cumbria (Colin Robinson)
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26 May-10:57:45 Re: vivianite oxidation (Evin Likes Rocks)
26 May-10:53:19 Re: quartz inclusions (Cascaillou)
26 May-05:31:12 Re: collection of enrique llorens (Enrique Llorens)
26 May-02:51:27 Re: vivianite oxidation (Alfredo)
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25 May-20:07:08 The mizunaka collection - quartz with fluorite (Am Mizunaka)
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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
Vivianite Oxidation (evin likes rocks) May 26, 2017 10:57 Replies: 2 Views: 254
Quartz Inclusions (Roger Warin) May 26, 2017 10:53 Replies: 17 Views: 1313
Cause of Blue, Green and Blue/Green Coloration of Cookeite (daviddillman) May 03, 2017 18:02 Replies: 4 Views: 767
Oddities from Brandberg, Namibia (Pierre Joubert) Mar 29, 2017 07:54 Replies: 61 Views: 31623
Public mining in Oaxaca, Mexico (ancientmttreasures) Mar 12, 2017 09:16 Replies: 10 Views: 1752
N'Chwaning 1, 2, 3, Hotazel, Wessels - do you really care? (bob kerr) Mar 02, 2017 01:24 Replies: 22 Views: 2790
Montroydite from Terlingua, Texas (Tom Tucker) Feb 23, 2017 16:33 Replies: 10 Views: 1543
Negative crystals and their formation (Donn C.) Feb 12, 2017 17:01 Replies: 7 Views: 1375
Light sensitivity of cinnabar crystals (Chatian Mine, China)? (Tobi) Feb 02, 2017 16:47 Replies: 16 Views: 2106
Copper specimen from Zambia? (Pierre Joubert) Jan 21, 2017 03:25 Replies: 5 Views: 1248
Epitaxial albite on microcline? (Josele) Jan 18, 2017 14:01 Replies: 4 Views: 1163
Spanish aragonite (Bob Carnein) Jan 17, 2017 12:13 Replies: 4 Views: 1257
Cristobalite / Libyan desert glass (Roger Warin) Jan 16, 2017 11:27 Replies: 3 Views: 4968
Cechite from Ulldemolins (Cesar M. Salvan) Jan 02, 2017 10:04 Replies: 6 Views: 1711
Cristobalite in Lybian Desert Glass (Roger Warin) Dec 25, 2016 08:45 Replies: 7 Views: 1588
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648 6088 May 26, 2017 10:57
evin likes rocks 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: 10216
New Mexico Collecting - (27) (Philip Simmons) Apr 24, 2017 11:00 Replies: 21 Views: 4264
Faden Quartz Crystals - (26) (marco campos-venuti) Apr 14, 2017 01:40 Replies: 41 Views: 7072
An opportune harvest in Serra do Caldeirão claims, Brazil - (25) (Jordi Fabre) Jul 07, 2016 12:02 Replies: 0 Views: 2833
Trip to the Eastern Emerald Belt, Colombia - (24) (Fiebre Verde) Nov 13, 2016 16:39 Replies: 12 Views: 5993
Malbunka Copper Mine, Home of the Azurite Suns - (23) (crocoite) Jan 12, 2017 04:56 Replies: 45 Views: 19487
How to find a pocket? - (22) (Jordi Fabre) Dec 12, 2015 03:28 Replies: 37 Views: 21295
A "complete" Dauphiné twin of quartz - (21) (Pete Richards) Sep 10, 2014 11:43 Replies: 18 Views: 16684
A copper mine to understand Life - (20) (Cesar M. Salvan) Aug 19, 2014 15:49 Replies: 9 Views: 9933
DIY Specific Gravity Kit (tutorial) - (19) (cascaillou) Apr 08, 2014 06:17 Replies: 11 Views: 15150
How to dig a pocket? - (18) (Jordi Fabre) Jan 22, 2014 12:41 Replies: 29 Views: 49234
APXS: from Mars to the mineral collector's workbench - (17) (Cesar M. Salvan) Jun 03, 2014 04:06 Replies: 8 Views: 11937
Photos of epitaxy - (16) (John S. White) Feb 20, 2016 08:10 Replies: 46 Views: 57214
Twinning of the aragonite - (15) (Pete Richards) Jan 07, 2015 23:17 Replies: 9 Views: 13117
Preparing a list of light sensitive minerals - (14) (Jordi Fabre) Jun 04, 2012 08:41 Replies: 83 Views: 69692
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30 1209 Apr 24, 2017 11:00
Philippe Durand View latest post
No new posts News about shows     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2017 (Jordi Fabre) May 14, 2017 12:34 Replies: 4 Views: 1197
Tucson Show 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Apr 06, 2017 09:01 Replies: 114 Views: 39500
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 06, 2016 11:21 Replies: 68 Views: 22957
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 18, 2016 14:37 Replies: 47 Views: 25012
Tucson Show 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Feb 28, 2016 16:01 Replies: 61 Views: 39846
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Nov 27, 2015 23:45 Replies: 102 Views: 60617
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 20, 2015 16:38 Replies: 58 Views: 42463
2015 Tucson In Retrospect (Don Lum) Mar 15, 2015 15:47 Replies: 58 Views: 32227
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 30, 2015 22:03 Replies: 174 Views: 134670
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 01, 2014 02:35 Replies: 80 Views: 66354
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2014 (Jordi Fabre) May 06, 2015 16:42 Replies: 40 Views: 36106
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 30, 2014 01:38 Replies: 111 Views: 107793
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2013 (Jordi Fabre) Oct 28, 2014 15:19 Replies: 122 Views: 91863
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2013 - 50th Edition! (Jordi Fabre) Jul 16, 2013 04:27 Replies: 65 Views: 77096
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2013 (Jordi Fabre) Jan 05, 2017 09:38 Replies: 162 Views: 143684
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35 2126 May 14, 2017 12:34
Jordi Fabre View latest post
No new posts Mineral Shows     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
Minerant 2017 - Mineral show in Antwerp, Belgium (Jordi Fabre) Apr 10, 2017 04:31 Replies: 0 Views: 635
63rd Annual Palomar Gem and Mineral Club's 3 - 4 June 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Apr 06, 2017 07:47 Replies: 0 Views: 347
New York - New Jersey Mineral Show 7 - 9 April 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Apr 06, 2017 07:28 Replies: 0 Views: 378
Belgium - Liege Interminal Show. (Roger Warin) Mar 28, 2017 14:31 Replies: 0 Views: 530
Texas Mineral Show at the Woodlands (Jordi Fabre) Mar 14, 2017 11:40 Replies: 1 Views: 780
Gem & Mineral Show of the Southern Illinois Earth Science Club (Jordi Fabre) Feb 25, 2017 18:12 Replies: 0 Views: 686
37th Expominerales Madrid Show (Spain) (Cosme Perez) Jan 16, 2017 14:15 Replies: 0 Views: 893
Tucson 2017 - Tucson Hotel City Center changes (vic rzonca) Jan 03, 2017 15:54 Replies: 9 Views: 3106
5th Chenzhou - Hunan Mineral Show in China (Jordi Fabre) Nov 26, 2016 18:51 Replies: 0 Views: 1440
The Liège Mineral Show (Intermineral 2016), Palais des Congrès (valere) Nov 14, 2016 14:44 Replies: 13 Views: 3075
Beijing Mineral / Gem / Fossil Show (Jordi Fabre) Oct 23, 2016 13:46 Replies: 0 Views: 1803
Fête des Minéraux Bourg d'Oisans, France 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Oct 23, 2016 13:34 Replies: 0 Views: 1546
Verona Mineral Show (Jordi Fabre) Oct 21, 2016 13:31 Replies: 0 Views: 1823
Micromineral Society of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History Symposium (Tom Mazanec) Oct 19, 2016 22:29 Replies: 2 Views: 1455
The Xiamen Gem & Mineral Fair 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Oct 16, 2016 17:11 Replies: 0 Views: 1656
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179 1732 Apr 10, 2017 04:31
Jordi Fabre View latest post
No new posts Mineral Shows by Gail Spann     
To know more about this Forum, please use this link   Moderators chris, Gail
Tucson 2017, The insanity continues...but it sure is fun! (Gail) Feb 27, 2017 22:25 Replies: 112 Views: 23398
100.000 Club TUCSON, 2016. And away we go.... (Gail) Mar 19, 2016 11:45 Replies: 445 Views: 111505
The magic of Tucson, 2015. Gail Spann report. (Gail) Aug 12, 2015 11:19 Replies: 116 Views: 62963
Tucson 2014 Show Report, Gail Spann Having Fun Again... (Gail) Jul 26, 2014 19:32 Replies: 156 Views: 85132
Houston Fine Mineral Show Report, with Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 03, 2013 09:23 Replies: 103 Views: 64007
100.000 Club 2013 Tucson Show Adventure ~ Gail Spann Style. (Gail) Apr 27, 2013 02:57 Replies: 598 Views: 259682
Fabulous Denver Gem and Mineral Show, Sept 14, 2012 and on...Gail Spann (Gail) Nov 04, 2012 01:57 Replies: 43 Views: 44391
Gail Spann's 2012 East Coast Gem and Mineral Show report (Gail) Aug 29, 2012 14:27 Replies: 151 Views: 81367
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin... (Gail) Oct 02, 2012 11:21 Replies: 632 Views: 359093
FMF party in Tucson, 2012. You coming? (Gail) Mar 03, 2012 02:28 Replies: 49 Views: 48271
Fort Worth, Texas, Gem and Mineral Show. Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 01, 2011 20:35 Replies: 33 Views: 39740
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011 (Gail) Oct 07, 2012 11:38 Replies: 370 Views: 277623
FMFs party in Tucson, 2011 (Gail) Feb 27, 2011 22:43 Replies: 114 Views: 84940
Gail Spann's Tucson show report, 2011 (Gail) Jan 17, 2011 01:30 Replies: 28 Views: 32477
Gail Spann's HOUSTON 2010 show report (Gail) Jun 28, 2010 02:56 Replies: 122 Views: 78904
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32 4826 Feb 27, 2017 22:25
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

Desperate to find out what this is (Ifoundsomething) May 25, 2017 05:01 Replies: 16 Views: 834
Help Identifying Hawaiian Stone/ Mineral (hawaiian) May 18, 2017 03:14 Replies: 0 Views: 196
Interesting crystal (rmawhorter) May 12, 2017 00:27 Replies: 2 Views: 374
Intriguing beach find, but what are they? (Acoma) May 11, 2017 03:42 Replies: 8 Views: 711
Amazonite? Please help me to identify... (gajonois) May 10, 2017 03:01 Replies: 2 Views: 359
A clue for this? (Ricardo Melendez) May 08, 2017 19:56 Replies: 7 Views: 665
Smokey quartz location? (Lueshie) May 06, 2017 15:01 Replies: 2 Views: 390
Identify red mineral (Marouenca) May 04, 2017 10:41 Replies: 5 Views: 602
Help with New minerals (Marouenca) May 02, 2017 16:39 Replies: 1 Views: 275
Help with this new one (Marouenca) Apr 29, 2017 12:18 Replies: 7 Views: 699
Need some help (B.agee515) Apr 26, 2017 01:23 Replies: 3 Views: 605
Help with identification (randomcat) Apr 24, 2017 03:13 Replies: 2 Views: 435
Woodhouseite with Rutile? (BHmineral) Apr 21, 2017 08:55 Replies: 5 Views: 595
Help identifying a mineral (Siriptitous) Apr 19, 2017 12:33 Replies: 5 Views: 574
Possible pitchblende - any ideas? (Murray) Apr 18, 2017 21:42 Replies: 10 Views: 900
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597 4076 May 25, 2017 05:01
James 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

New one like iron? (Marouenca) May 06, 2017 15:25 Replies: 8 Views: 764
Tsumeb whites. (Heimo Hellwig) May 05, 2017 12:34 Replies: 6 Views: 962
Cristobalite with Osumilite or Hortonolite, Sardinia ? (Roger Warin) May 03, 2017 12:15 Replies: 8 Views: 693
Palmarejo Chihuahua: White material on Calcite (Jean Sendero) May 01, 2017 09:45 Replies: 9 Views: 897
Zebra Jasper, What is it and Where's it From? (Stone Mania) Apr 18, 2017 04:40 Replies: 8 Views: 1093
Old St. Andreasberg specimen of Arsenic, Pyrargyrite and ? (GneissWare) Apr 16, 2017 16:20 Replies: 5 Views: 612
Unknown mineral from Erongo mountains (Pierre Joubert) Apr 14, 2017 06:26 Replies: 29 Views: 2814
Strange "egg" (texasdigger) Mar 24, 2017 00:37 Replies: 0 Views: 564
Locality for this gypsum specimen? (Woody Thompson) Mar 21, 2017 06:57 Replies: 0 Views: 496
Diopside with Garnet label discrepancy (texasdigger) Mar 03, 2017 14:55 Replies: 4 Views: 1084
Zeolite or carbonate? (monizerimar) Feb 26, 2017 15:24 Replies: 4 Views: 1057
Fluorite from Naica but from which period, 1970's?? (herrej) Feb 25, 2017 04:06 Replies: 5 Views: 958
Chinese fluorite (jfc035) Feb 06, 2017 16:00 Replies: 4 Views: 1127
Cherry Quartz with trapped gold nugget ? What do I have ? (zharsanyi72) Jan 30, 2017 15:49 Replies: 13 Views: 1732
Rock ID from China? (MarcAlan) Jan 29, 2017 22:34 Replies: 2 Views: 713
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1011 6692 May 06, 2017 15:25
Marouenca 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
Bixbite Crystal in rhyolite matrix (Lueshie) May 10, 2017 15:45 Replies: 1 Views: 334
Purple fluorite macro (Proudtex76) Apr 25, 2017 15:49 Replies: 2 Views: 565
Lighting and mineral photos (dontgogreen) Nov 05, 2016 19:15 Replies: 1 Views: 1557
Special John S. White photographs (ploum) Jul 14, 2016 13:15 Replies: 15 Views: 13662
North American pyrrhotites (dontgogreen) Jun 13, 2016 22:02 Replies: 6 Views: 2772
Elbaite (Roger Warin) May 01, 2016 12:50 Replies: 2 Views: 3189
Epitaxy: a very rare example, torbernite on saleeite (Roger Warin) May 01, 2016 01:52 Replies: 2 Views: 2413
Saleeite (Roger Warin) Apr 29, 2016 22:07 Replies: 0 Views: 3824
My collection of macro's (DJandLIMON111) Apr 19, 2016 12:04 Replies: 11 Views: 5974
Snowflake Photographs? (trtlman) Feb 14, 2016 08:52 Replies: 19 Views: 15992
Quartz microscope pictures (DJandLIMON111) Dec 25, 2015 19:25 Replies: 3 Views: 5729
Articles on Digital Photomicrography and Photomacrography (Elise) Aug 17, 2015 15:10 Replies: 1 Views: 4547
Stack software, comparative speed, optimizations and others (ofarcis) Jun 15, 2015 14:21 Replies: 18 Views: 19881
Hematite Eifel (Matteo_Chinellato) Mar 29, 2015 10:53 Replies: 3 Views: 6122
Italian Anatase (Matteo_Chinellato) Nov 16, 2014 10:18 Replies: 5 Views: 5982
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83 620 May 10, 2017 15:45
Bob Harman View latest post
No new posts Favorite Minerals     Access to the FMF Gallery
In this forum you can add your favorite localities and minerals. When a mineral comes from many hundreds, or thousands, of places it's worth comparing favorites to identify the most desired ones.This section is special because all the photos published here also appear in "FMF Gallery". To find out more please use this link   Moderator Tobi
Favourite Pyrites? (Tobi) May 08, 2017 14:40 Replies: 21 Views: 2137
Favourite Wulfenites? (Tobi) May 03, 2017 11:41 Replies: 23 Views: 4824
Favourite Smithsonites? (Tobi) Apr 30, 2017 05:21 Replies: 4 Views: 795
Favourite Mimetites? (Tobi) Apr 21, 2017 11:53 Replies: 9 Views: 2308
Favourite Calcites? (Tobi) Apr 19, 2017 14:50 Replies: 26 Views: 4224
Favourite Rhodochrosites? (Tobi) Apr 12, 2017 08:42 Replies: 23 Views: 4591
Favourite Galenas? (Tobi) Apr 11, 2017 02:41 Replies: 7 Views: 2169
Favourite Fluorites? (Tobi) Feb 24, 2017 14:20 Replies: 135 Views: 99069
Favourite Tourmalines? (Tobi) Jan 14, 2017 14:59 Replies: 19 Views: 3412
Favourite Beryls? (Tobi) Jan 09, 2017 16:35 Replies: 15 Views: 2625
Favourite Quartzes? (Tobi) Sep 30, 2016 02:47 Replies: 23 Views: 5406
Favourite Fluorapatites? (Tobi) Sep 21, 2016 13:03 Replies: 9 Views: 2515
Favourite Pyromorphites? (Tobi) Aug 27, 2016 09:34 Replies: 12 Views: 2742
Favourite Sphalerites? (Tobi) Aug 26, 2016 03:44 Replies: 16 Views: 3740
Favourite Garnets? (Tobi) Aug 26, 2016 03:32 Replies: 5 Views: 1614
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19 430 May 08, 2017 14:40
marco campos-venuti 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
The Tsumeb Mine (Heimo Hellwig) May 13, 2017 01:21 Replies: 12 Views: 2794
La Viesca Mine and the finds made there (James) May 03, 2017 16:50 Replies: 8 Views: 10945
Quartz and limonite from a sandstone quarry (Pete Richards) Apr 28, 2017 08:36 Replies: 4 Views: 732
Fluorite from Whiteman Creek, Vernon, BC, Canada (thecrystalfinder) Apr 26, 2017 11:50 Replies: 5 Views: 796
Serra do Caldeirao claims (dontgogreen) Dec 18, 2016 10:15 Replies: 2 Views: 1525
Collecting quartz on the Little Falls dolostone (vic rzonca) Nov 16, 2016 16:15 Replies: 102 Views: 59113
Location Question - "Schlaggenwald" (Jesse Fisher) Sep 25, 2016 13:04 Replies: 6 Views: 1797
Lignite/Brown Coal in Stringtown, OK (Xhou) Sep 04, 2016 12:42 Replies: 1 Views: 1204
Maine tourmaline find a month ago. (vic rzonca) Aug 31, 2016 22:34 Replies: 12 Views: 9233
The incredible valleys with Pyrite cubes in La Rioja, Spain (James) Aug 24, 2016 05:20 Replies: 27 Views: 6079
Mines and minerals. (vic rzonca) Aug 07, 2016 09:21 Replies: 0 Views: 1885
Todays and past mercury mines in the world (langsholt) Jul 24, 2016 23:27 Replies: 5 Views: 1892
Tschudi mine (Heimo Hellwig) May 09, 2016 11:44 Replies: 0 Views: 4437
Spruce claim quartz on pyrite (dontgogreen) May 07, 2016 13:42 Replies: 2 Views: 4560
What is the source of the recent upsurge in Viburnum Trend minerals? (Jeff) May 02, 2016 19:00 Replies: 1 Views: 2474
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217 1778 May 13, 2017 01:21
Heimo Hellwig 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: 447
Change in French administrative area (Philippe Durand) Mar 24, 2017 05:51 Replies: 1 Views: 494
Proper locality name of the Czar Mine? (Jordi Fabre) May 11, 2016 05:20 Replies: 4 Views: 3601
Westmorland (James) Jun 11, 2015 08:20 Replies: 18 Views: 12266
From Kearsarge Mountain? (GneissWare) Jun 08, 2015 22:27 Replies: 7 Views: 5230

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.      
Hallelujah Junction, Near Reno, Nevada. Spann Adventure (Gail) May 25, 2017 03:10 Replies: 27 Views: 1320
A crystal collecting outing to Ceres, South Africa (Reinhardt van Vuuren) May 08, 2017 02:20 Replies: 7 Views: 1282
The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira (franjungle) May 04, 2017 23:01 Replies: 33 Views: 3279
The Namib Desert (Heimo Hellwig) Mar 05, 2017 12:51 Replies: 23 Views: 14792
Looking for references for Emerald Mine Tours in Colombia (MSrockhound) Jan 17, 2017 19:22 Replies: 0 Views: 827
Lets go to India - Need Advice (Nico78) Dec 20, 2016 11:11 Replies: 0 Views: 752
We returned to a favorite spot in Franklin N.C. (mcmahand) Nov 14, 2016 03:09 Replies: 1 Views: 1148
Pseudoctahedral Calcite (dontgogreen) Nov 07, 2016 17:50 Replies: 8 Views: 1886
Video trip report Sterling Hill Mine, Herkimers, and Mount Mica (mcmahand) Aug 08, 2016 19:48 Replies: 0 Views: 1907
Utah Smoky Quartz Find (camile89) Mar 29, 2016 20:17 Replies: 2 Views: 3136
Cacholong (opal) digging (ACC79) Feb 17, 2016 16:00 Replies: 5 Views: 4778
Manganese mining. (Heimo Hellwig) Jan 29, 2016 01:45 Replies: 8 Views: 5434
My recent trip to Namibia. (Pierre Joubert) Dec 22, 2015 01:43 Replies: 18 Views: 12350
Uis, Namibia (Heimo Hellwig) Sep 22, 2015 05:10 Replies: 11 Views: 8909
The snows are melting in the mountains... time for a zeolite hunt! (Rei) May 12, 2015 15:30 Replies: 26 Views: 17582
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50 375 May 25, 2017 03:10
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: 7332
100.000 Club Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode (Antonio Da Silveira) Jan 06, 2016 01:45 Replies: 35 Views: 116335
CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia (John Cornish) Feb 28, 2014 20:03 Replies: 63 Views: 58491
2013, an Update... CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine (John Cornish) Jun 24, 2013 08:14 Replies: 13 Views: 20522
Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode - 'Part 2' (Antonio Da Silveira) Oct 23, 2010 17:27 Replies: 6 Views: 23968
Scoop! - An important find of amber in the "La Florida" Mine, Spain (Jordi Fabre) Dec 14, 2008 15:03 Replies: 0 Views: 15179

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 1021 Apr 08, 2017 14:52
Tobi 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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15 396 May 27, 2017 10:07
markbeckett 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.
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12 317 May 10, 2017 02:55
Jordi Fabre 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
Removing stubborn minerals from quartz (Pierre Joubert) Apr 20, 2017 11:26 Replies: 32 Views: 11080
Information about turquoise mineral (Lundy) Apr 01, 2017 21:39 Replies: 7 Views: 998
How to clean golden calcite (jtozier) Mar 14, 2017 15:01 Replies: 16 Views: 1910
Unreliable Water Guns? (daviddillman) Aug 30, 2016 10:24 Replies: 12 Views: 2728
Cleaning Pyrite (John S. White) Jul 21, 2016 05:07 Replies: 23 Views: 17201
How to remove biological materials from minerals (Pete Richards) Jun 13, 2016 18:13 Replies: 7 Views: 2470
Fading fluorite. (vic rzonca) May 12, 2016 11:28 Replies: 5 Views: 3697
Why a "delicate subject"? (Tom Mazanec) May 01, 2016 08:55 Replies: 3 Views: 2765
How to remove iron stains? (daviddillman) Feb 19, 2016 06:25 Replies: 24 Views: 24224
Stilbite and sandblasting - unexpected result (Rei) Feb 08, 2016 16:35 Replies: 6 Views: 4531
Cleaning off the "white stuff" on Milpillas Brochantities (bob kerr) Dec 23, 2015 09:29 Replies: 2 Views: 4089
Fluorite cleaning ! (h.abbasi) Dec 14, 2015 13:14 Replies: 9 Views: 5954
Trimming methods - wulfenite (dontgogreen) Dec 04, 2015 09:05 Replies: 4 Views: 4432
Mounting very tiny specimens (rocks2dust) Nov 26, 2015 12:29 Replies: 10 Views: 5680
Light sensitivity of pink fluorapatite (Tobi) Nov 04, 2015 06:41 Replies: 3 Views: 4700
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122 1097 Apr 20, 2017 11:26
Pierre Joubert 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: 18518
500.000 Club Collection of Carles Millan (Carles Millan) May 24, 2017 03:24 Replies: 823 Views: 738628
500.000 Club Collection of Michael Shaw (crosstimber) May 26, 2017 11:37 Replies: 1042 Views: 672838
500.000 Club Don Lum Collection (Don Lum) May 20, 2017 08:56 Replies: 1023 Views: 613451
100.000 Club Collection of Nurbo (nurbo) Mar 26, 2016 14:37 Replies: 404 Views: 334382
500.000 Club Collection of Tobi (Tobi) May 09, 2017 15:01 Replies: 800 Views: 500169
100.000 Club Andreas Gerstenberg Collection (Andreas Gerstenberg) Jan 18, 2017 12:38 Replies: 167 Views: 213194
100.000 Club New generation for picture - Ploum (ploum) Mar 23, 2017 14:44 Replies: 816 Views: 356537
100.000 Club Collection of Miguel (José Miguel) Apr 14, 2017 05:32 Replies: 223 Views: 146459
100.000 Club Bob's rocks (GneissWare) Feb 27, 2017 01:50 Replies: 344 Views: 177560
100.000 Club The Mizunaka Collection (am mizunaka) May 26, 2017 17:50 Replies: 883 Views: 333070
100.000 Club The micro photographs of Christian Rewitzer (Jordi Fabre) Feb 20, 2016 23:50 Replies: 77 Views: 144817
100.000 Club Collection of Fiebre Verde (Fiebre Verde) May 21, 2017 13:14 Replies: 541 Views: 160302
100.000 Club The collection of Pierre and Riana Joubert (Pierre Joubert) May 26, 2017 12:48 Replies: 256 Views: 110262
100.000 Club Collection of Heimo Hellwig (Heimo Hellwig) May 26, 2017 01:50 Replies: 460 Views: 115895
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131 12046 May 26, 2017 17:50
am mizunaka 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) Jul 19, 2016 00:07 Replies: 374 Views: 330880
Nimfiara's collection (nimfiara) May 10, 2012 17:20 Replies: 30 Views: 44482
Linda's Private Collection (Linda Smith) Feb 08, 2012 04:31 Replies: 39 Views: 51986
Debbie's Collection (Debbie Woolf) Jul 04, 2011 10:45 Replies: 20 Views: 32639
Tracy's favorite specimens (Tracy) Jun 04, 2011 14:01 Replies: 73 Views: 92292
Colleen's Collection (Colleen Thomson) May 28, 2011 19:33 Replies: 10 Views: 21152
Jessica's mineral collection (Jessica Simonoff) Jan 30, 2010 18:52 Replies: 18 Views: 33068
Linda St-Cyr's favorites (Linda St-Cyr) May 17, 2009 09:09 Replies: 6 Views: 27214

8 578 Jul 19, 2016 00:07
Gail 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
Australian micromineral newsletter... (crocoite) Mar 25, 2017 20:21 Replies: 19 Views: 19587
Mineralogy by Dexter Perkins (Tom Mazanec) Jan 03, 2017 18:03 Replies: 14 Views: 2588
Panasqueira Mine (crosstimber) Nov 08, 2016 11:01 Replies: 19 Views: 17449
ExtraLapis No. 50: Kalifornien/California - a great article written by Jesse Fisher (Tobi) Sep 25, 2016 04:46 Replies: 3 Views: 1776
My reading (Tom Mazanec) Jun 11, 2016 13:43 Replies: 8 Views: 4048
Quartz from Spain (Miguel Calvo) Apr 28, 2016 01:17 Replies: 1 Views: 2964
Antique books (ACC79) Feb 05, 2016 14:35 Replies: 1 Views: 2952
Minerales y Minas de España by Miguel Calvo (Minerals and Mines of Spain) (Antonio Alcaide) Dec 09, 2015 22:38 Replies: 3 Views: 8620
Classification of crystallographic forms - any references? (prcantos) Mar 06, 2015 11:11 Replies: 21 Views: 15179
Mathematical Crystallography by Boisen & Gibbs (prcantos) Oct 09, 2014 03:55 Replies: 0 Views: 6485
Crystal Mountains - Minerals of the Cairngorms NEW BOOK (Roy Starkey) Oct 07, 2014 09:54 Replies: 11 Views: 8773
New book:"Crystal Forms of Fluorite - Kristallformen von Fluorit" (jrg) Sep 13, 2014 15:40 Replies: 11 Views: 10984
The long awaited new NAMIBIA book released on September 1st! (MINERALIEN-Welt) Aug 28, 2014 05:53 Replies: 2 Views: 6103
Importance of Cataloguing & Mineral-Collector Demographics (Banko45) Jul 25, 2014 20:56 Replies: 12 Views: 9459
Jaspers & Agates (Josele) Jun 28, 2014 08:08 Replies: 12 Views: 12044
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83 673 Mar 25, 2017 20:21
crocoite 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) Jan 22, 2017 07:36 Replies: 9 Views: 2275
Fabre's past (vic rzonca) Jan 14, 2017 11:02 Replies: 37 Views: 20116
Artisan Made Gems (vic rzonca) Nov 14, 2016 12:05 Replies: 4 Views: 1536
Da Boss... (crocoite) Aug 24, 2016 03:14 Replies: 3 Views: 1523
Mineralogical Museum of Marburg, drawn by me :-) (Tobi) Aug 18, 2016 05:40 Replies: 6 Views: 1847
2016 Paintings... (crocoite) Apr 23, 2016 09:15 Replies: 11 Views: 6735
Mineral collages 3.0 - highlights from my collection (Tobi) Feb 17, 2016 11:05 Replies: 12 Views: 6017
New Paintings 2013 (Schwertner) Jan 14, 2016 04:56 Replies: 105 Views: 53082
A new mineral artist - Barbara Stanley (James) May 26, 2015 05:55 Replies: 16 Views: 15604
Red Cloud Wulfenite... (crocoite) Apr 17, 2015 09:33 Replies: 1 Views: 4262
Mineral Illustration (Turbo) Jan 18, 2015 04:24 Replies: 79 Views: 59815
Mineral collages - the next generation (Tobi) Jan 02, 2015 09:19 Replies: 8 Views: 8046
Steve Sorrell's 2014 Artwork... (crocoite) Nov 21, 2014 14:04 Replies: 40 Views: 24064
Man-made objects Imitating Mother Nature (Don Lum) Apr 30, 2014 10:18 Replies: 29 Views: 21636
A new generation of mineral collages (Tobi) Mar 22, 2014 13:36 Replies: 15 Views: 13581
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33 729 Jan 22, 2017 07:36
Tobi 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
History of minerals. (vic rzonca) Jan 12, 2017 09:24 Replies: 5 Views: 4627
Finding a little Mexican treasure (Jean Sendero) Nov 05, 2016 16:03 Replies: 0 Views: 1869
Your very first rock? (Tobi) Oct 30, 2016 09:30 Replies: 2 Views: 1053
Minerals and Their Stories (crosstimber) Oct 29, 2016 08:00 Replies: 5 Views: 1502
"H. Deisinger" Collection (Jamison Brizendine) Aug 24, 2016 07:20 Replies: 4 Views: 4812
Mineral labels as art ;) (Tobi) Sep 22, 2014 02:06 Replies: 23 Views: 31329
If it is a twin it was juicy and delicious (Don Lum) Sep 14, 2014 12:53 Replies: 25 Views: 15185
How all you got started in collecting? (vic rzonca) Jun 08, 2014 10:32 Replies: 21 Views: 26155
Bill Lawrence Memorial (BlueCapProductions) May 05, 2014 13:56 Replies: 4 Views: 6438
Sir Arthur Russell - 50th Anniversary on 24th February (Roy Starkey) Feb 02, 2014 12:58 Replies: 5 Views: 7395
Reminiscences of an Old Former Curator by John S. White (Jordi Fabre) Jan 19, 2014 17:06 Replies: 6 Views: 8475
Rogues gallery of photos of yesteryear's mineral collecting greats (Jordi Fabre) Jan 12, 2014 06:26 Replies: 16 Views: 12767
Biggest nugget? 64.7 kg. (Roger Warin) Nov 12, 2013 16:25 Replies: 6 Views: 10137
Willard Perkins Classic "Perky" Mount (Peter Megaw) Aug 30, 2013 06:13 Replies: 14 Views: 17751
Airport security (James) Jun 07, 2013 13:04 Replies: 23 Views: 37511
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37 413 Jan 12, 2017 09:24
vic rzonca 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: 26588
FMF Guide of Rocks - SEDIMENTARY ROCKS (prcantos) Dec 11, 2013 17:45 Replies: 5 Views: 15442
FMF Guide of Rocks - METAMORPHIC ROCKS (prcantos) Jul 05, 2015 06:56 Replies: 16 Views: 29214
Not Sure What Rock Is!!!??? (Aliengng) Mar 24, 2016 06:09 Replies: 15 Views: 6975
Grave Stones of Interest to Rock People... no, really... (NellsRocks) Dec 11, 2015 21:15 Replies: 13 Views: 7446
Genesis of the serpentine minerals and rocks (prcantos) Jun 06, 2013 04:48 Replies: 2 Views: 8281

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) May 27, 2017 08:33 Replies: 24 Views: 9888
Quarter million fake Tourmaline cluster. (texasdigger) May 22, 2017 11:36 Replies: 19 Views: 1105
Please help me identify if these are fake or treated (TomS) Feb 09, 2017 22:10 Replies: 16 Views: 2252
Treatments, Synthetics and Simulants: QUARTZ & CHALCEDONY (cascaillou) Dec 20, 2015 20:34 Replies: 3 Views: 4936
Fake silver crystals Morocco (Christophe Gobin) Nov 24, 2015 03:59 Replies: 1 Views: 3695
Chinese "Hydrozincite" specimens? (Barry Vincent) Oct 08, 2015 03:23 Replies: 4 Views: 4490
Bismutoferrite from China...Caveat Emptor (Peter Megaw) May 31, 2015 18:56 Replies: 3 Views: 4593
The intense oiling of Chinese minerals (nitana2000) Apr 29, 2015 14:20 Replies: 14 Views: 13861
Milpillas Azurite - fake specimen (Cascavel1) Dec 04, 2014 09:47 Replies: 27 Views: 24593
Huanggang Mine scheelite color (Josele) Jul 21, 2014 17:48 Replies: 11 Views: 8771
Scorodite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Durango... Sulfur Isotope results (Peter Megaw) Feb 08, 2014 11:16 Replies: 5 Views: 7885
Goethite -not cacoxenite- inclusions in amethyst from Brazil (Antonio Alcaide) Jan 22, 2014 10:45 Replies: 10 Views: 22974
Why an organic substance should not be called a mineral? (Mike P.) Oct 12, 2013 18:46 Replies: 18 Views: 17771
Perfect replicas of natural crystals? (David) May 20, 2013 19:46 Replies: 4 Views: 7365
What is it? (wade) Apr 01, 2013 22:37 Replies: 10 Views: 13538
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45 504 May 27, 2017 08:33
Fiebre Verde 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) Apr 06, 2017 20:31 Replies: 279 Views: 121566
Public version ;-) (Tobi) May 12, 2017 11:18 Replies: 1 Views: 343
Naica and its "Cave of the Swords" (Tobi) Apr 06, 2017 08:29 Replies: 9 Views: 4977
-ite and -lite (Tom Mazanec) Apr 04, 2017 00:50 Replies: 9 Views: 1279
Just some collection statistics (Tobi) Mar 26, 2017 16:01 Replies: 30 Views: 4963
Label history (Tobi) Mar 14, 2017 13:01 Replies: 6 Views: 998
Suggestions: Aquamarine w/ Black Tourmaline inclusions (ancientmttreasures) Feb 21, 2017 11:34 Replies: 1 Views: 646
Need bulk minerals for project idea (blahood2) Feb 19, 2017 14:10 Replies: 0 Views: 472
Minerals from Iran (alireza777) Feb 17, 2017 04:02 Replies: 5 Views: 1320
Garnet Demantoid (alireza777) Feb 13, 2017 14:55 Replies: 1 Views: 647
Can I get help growing alum crystals (candy_rainbows) Jan 27, 2017 03:44 Replies: 3 Views: 952
Database for an Apple Mac? (Tom Mazanec) Jan 01, 2017 20:05 Replies: 10 Views: 3359
Merry Christmas 2016 and Best Wishes for the New Year! (crosstimber) Jan 01, 2017 02:15 Replies: 32 Views: 4537
New minerals (Tom Mazanec) Dec 27, 2016 19:29 Replies: 3 Views: 964
Dry Ice (Tom Mazanec) Dec 21, 2016 02:47 Replies: 4 Views: 972
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367 3067 May 12, 2017 11:18
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

I am curious to know what camera you are using... (Pierre Joubert) May 25, 2017 15:33 Replies: 29 Views: 18920
100.000 Club Quartz collecting outings in South Africa (Pierre Joubert) May 09, 2017 06:08 Replies: 276 Views: 130969
100.000 Club New find of minerals from New York (Glenn Rhein) Jan 04, 2017 03:56 Replies: 122 Views: 100376
Radioactive minerals (Roger Warin) Nov 01, 2016 05:40 Replies: 29 Views: 27031
What about heliodor from Tajikistan? (parfaitelumiere) Sep 09, 2016 03:20 Replies: 90 Views: 80979
Maximum number of minerals on a specimen (David) Aug 12, 2016 11:02 Replies: 21 Views: 19770
More about beta Quartz (nitana2000) Mar 08, 2016 12:34 Replies: 27 Views: 33475
Ilmenite pseudo (John S. White) Feb 18, 2016 08:02 Replies: 3 Views: 29543
Question about cubic diamond crystals (Jim) Nov 26, 2015 11:28 Replies: 21 Views: 30152
Very nice Amethyst in the Railroad Works in North of Spain (Joan R.) May 11, 2015 16:02 Replies: 16 Views: 34933
Mysterious Black Crystals (Something Fishy!) (Andy Love) May 11, 2015 14:53 Replies: 35 Views: 29742
Daylight Fluorescent Hyalite Opal from Mexico (Peter Megaw) May 06, 2015 19:10 Replies: 31 Views: 34463
2014 - International year of crystallography: for example, pyrite. (Roger Warin) Dec 30, 2014 15:35 Replies: 34 Views: 24112
Hallelujah Junction, Nevada (John S. White) Oct 06, 2014 21:14 Replies: 23 Views: 27637
100.000 Club Very little mineralogy in mineral collecting today (John S. White) Sep 23, 2014 15:47 Replies: 94 Views: 117475
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148 833 May 25, 2017 15:33
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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: 14292
Meteorite with old labels wanted (Krantz and others) (illaenus) Nov 15, 2016 14:14 Replies: 1 Views: 1947
Calcites from each State (Pat Tucci) Jun 29, 2016 07:24 Replies: 19 Views: 4594
Looking for Native Sulphur specimens (bgreenstone) Mar 21, 2016 08:28 Replies: 0 Views: 4751
Help with free collecting (solarflare) Feb 11, 2016 18:09 Replies: 8 Views: 4536
NJ Minerals available for trade (Gary Moldovany) Feb 07, 2016 10:45 Replies: 2 Views: 5995
Pyrite for exchange (Cesar M. Salvan) Jan 05, 2016 01:17 Replies: 2 Views: 6525
Bulgarian minerals for exchange (Wolfgang Proestler) Nov 22, 2015 08:32 Replies: 12 Views: 6369
Exchange-Wanted: inclusion quartz crystals, 2 to 3cm, DT or floater, unpolished (cascaillou) Sep 11, 2014 11:08 Replies: 0 Views: 7557
Exchange - Wanted: arsenolite, montroydite, lithiophosphate (cascaillou) Sep 11, 2014 11:01 Replies: 0 Views: 5005
Rhodochrosite rough (Jack Chiang) Aug 23, 2014 13:03 Replies: 1 Views: 4573
Fossils for minerals (appies) Jun 09, 2014 02:41 Replies: 1 Views: 5854
Polish minerals for exchange (Lucas Etienne) Apr 30, 2014 10:30 Replies: 22 Views: 15196
Hourglass Selenite (Alan) Apr 15, 2014 11:05 Replies: 6 Views: 8533
Rare goshenite on aquamarine from Hohenstein (appies) Mar 02, 2014 14:58 Replies: 2 Views: 5577
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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: 938
M.R. vol 48 (2) Tri-State District (Robert Seitz) Mar 29, 2017 19:22 Replies: 2 Views: 651
New Standards of Excellence in the Mineral Kingdom - M.R. March-April 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Apr 20, 2015 10:51 Replies: 41 Views: 33786
2014 Graphic Excellence Award again for the Mineralogical Record and two more medals! (Jordi Fabre) Dec 31, 2014 13:22 Replies: 3 Views: 4681
Mineralogical Record News (Jordi Fabre) Apr 09, 2014 04:04 Replies: 1 Views: 5736
The 2013 Graphic Excellence Award for the Mineralogical Record! (Jordi Fabre) May 22, 2013 12:27 Replies: 0 Views: 5366
The Mineralogical Record (Jordi Fabre) Apr 28, 2010 13:58 Replies: 8 Views: 13629
Article in M. Record about the John White single crystal collection (Jordi Fabre) Sep 26, 2009 08:31 Replies: 2 Views: 8756
Opinions about Mineralogical Record's Article (Jordi Fabre) May 18, 2009 11:59 Replies: 15 Views: 30125
Mineralogical Record, an excellent magazine. (Joan R.) Jan 21, 2008 06:47 Replies: 0 Views: 6643

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: 9080
Rocks & Minerals Magazine - May-June 2014 Issue (Peter Megaw) May 24, 2014 15:39 Replies: 2 Views: 5519
Rocks & Minerals Magazine - Jan/Feb 2014 issue (Jordi Fabre) Mar 12, 2014 10:16 Replies: 1 Views: 4851
Rocks & Minerals Magazine - Nov/Dec 2013 issue (Rocks & Minerals) Dec 01, 2013 13:52 Replies: 2 Views: 8372
Superb improvement in the printing quality of R&M Magazine (Jordi Fabre) Apr 29, 2013 09:16 Replies: 3 Views: 6940
Rocks & Minerals ONLINE (Jordi Fabre) Aug 20, 2012 12:03 Replies: 4 Views: 10836
Five years of FMF in Rocks & Minerals (Antonio Alcaide) Oct 04, 2011 12:51 Replies: 1 Views: 6745
In Rock and Minerals: "Natural Versus Aesthetic" from Jesse Fisher (Jordi Fabre) Apr 12, 2010 20:05 Replies: 20 Views: 23456

8 50 Jan 04, 2015 11:27
Elise View latest post
No new posts MINERALIEN-Welt     
MINERALIEN-Welt is a German mineral magazine with fine articles about the world of minerals. In this forum we hope to get in touch with our readers. We are open to new ideas for improvement and will also keep you updated about new publications from Bode Verlag.   Moderator MINERALIEN-Welt
New book: NAMIBIA Minerals & Localties Volume 2 is here! (MINERALIEN-Welt) Oct 25, 2016 13:13 Replies: 1 Views: 1545
"Klassiker Harz" (Harz Classic) New Book! (Jordi Fabre) Feb 21, 2015 12:01 Replies: 1 Views: 5468
MINERALIEN-Welt back in Denver 2013 - Booth E26 (MINERALIEN-Welt) Sep 05, 2013 13:41 Replies: 1 Views: 6171
NEW BOOK "Exquisite Agates - Erlesene Achate" by Dietrich Mayer! (MINERALIEN-Welt) Aug 06, 2013 11:00 Replies: 2 Views: 8766

4 9 Oct 25, 2016 13:13
Pierre Joubert View latest post
No new posts Le Règne Minéral     
Le Règne Minéral is the French mineralogical magazine since 1995. It has published many articles about classic French mineralogy and new discoveries. The readers can also discover French mineral collectors and personalities, reports of the world’s greatest mineral shows, book reviews, press reviews and many other articles about international mineralogy. Join us!!   Moderator Julien
Catalog of the le Règne Minéral editions (Jordi Fabre) Jun 03, 2016 07:34 Replies: 0 Views: 5681
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Tucson, questionable prices?
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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:
- those selling and buying very expensive material at questionable prices ...


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

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