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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
"Jaguar" agates from WY (jrh4) Dec 04, 2019 14:27 Replies: 4 Views: 419
Apatite related to the appetite of ungulates. (vic rzonca) Dec 02, 2019 16:37 Replies: 3 Views: 473
Unstable pyrite (John S. White) Nov 14, 2019 09:19 Replies: 15 Views: 923
Zeolite identification (Robson Vieira) Nov 06, 2019 19:02 Replies: 2 Views: 1619
Color variation in azurite and malachite (RayStraw) Nov 05, 2019 14:00 Replies: 10 Views: 919
Associations. (vic rzonca) Oct 21, 2019 11:15 Replies: 6 Views: 843
Possible Belowda-law twin of quartz (eric8he) Oct 13, 2019 15:44 Replies: 1 Views: 586
Inclusions in Peña Blanca quartz? (Tobi) Aug 31, 2019 08:07 Replies: 4 Views: 781
Posters (RayStraw) Aug 21, 2019 09:45 Replies: 7 Views: 1253
What defines a collection's quality (cascaillou) Aug 01, 2019 03:02 Replies: 23 Views: 14171
Certificates of authenticity for analyzed rare mineral specimens (Bob Harman) Jul 29, 2019 20:29 Replies: 7 Views: 1375
Colours of Rhodochrosite and Other Mn Bearing Carbonates (al mar) Jul 25, 2019 13:41 Replies: 9 Views: 1660
Malachite (RayStraw) Jun 18, 2019 08:03 Replies: 3 Views: 1278
Stability of Azurite vs Malachite (RayStraw) Jun 13, 2019 11:46 Replies: 23 Views: 3680
Quartz and Humboldtine? from Colombia (John Rakovan) Jun 02, 2019 13:36 Replies: 16 Views: 5092
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Bob Harman 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: 15197
"Mysterious and changing Tourmaline" by Roger Warin - (29) (Jordi Fabre) Aug 15, 2018 05:16 Replies: 0 Views: 3052
100.000 Club Mineral specimens with inclusions - (28) (Elise) Jan 14, 2019 11:56 Replies: 88 Views: 135424
New Mexico Collecting - (27) (Philip Simmons) May 25, 2018 20:16 Replies: 33 Views: 28737
Faden Quartz Crystals - (26) (marco campos-venuti) Nov 11, 2019 14:16 Replies: 63 Views: 39528
An opportune harvest of Gold in Serra do Caldeirão claims, Brazil - (25) (Jordi Fabre) Oct 17, 2018 11:14 Replies: 8 Views: 10928
Trip to the Eastern Emerald Belt, Colombia - (24) (Fiebre Verde) Jan 11, 2019 07:36 Replies: 31 Views: 19256
Malbunka Copper Mine, Home of the Azurite Suns - (23) (crocoite) Mar 07, 2019 05:54 Replies: 65 Views: 51193
How to find a pocket? - (22) (Jordi Fabre) Aug 24, 2017 03:37 Replies: 42 Views: 45590
A "complete" Dauphiné twin of quartz - (21) (Pete Richards) Sep 10, 2014 11:43 Replies: 18 Views: 27743
A copper mine to understand Life - (20) (Cesar M. Salvan) Aug 19, 2014 15:49 Replies: 9 Views: 17697
DIY Specific Gravity Kit (tutorial) - (19) (cascaillou) Mar 23, 2018 04:19 Replies: 12 Views: 26141
100.000 Club How to dig a pocket? - (18) (Jordi Fabre) Jan 22, 2014 12:41 Replies: 29 Views: 223097
APXS: from Mars to the mineral collector's workbench - (17) (Cesar M. Salvan) Jun 03, 2014 04:06 Replies: 8 Views: 20698
Photos of epitaxy - (16) (John S. White) May 28, 2018 22:05 Replies: 54 Views: 88288
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Sante Celiberti View latest post
No new posts News about shows     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2019 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 04, 2019 11:00 Replies: 45 Views: 11827
Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2019 (Jordi Fabre) Oct 06, 2019 08:11 Replies: 35 Views: 14276
Tucson Show 2019 (Jordi Fabre) Oct 07, 2019 02:54 Replies: 127 Views: 63646
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 22, 2018 12:26 Replies: 40 Views: 21047
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Aug 06, 2018 16:34 Replies: 45 Views: 29728
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Jun 16, 2018 17:47 Replies: 158 Views: 115204
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 22, 2017 05:21 Replies: 77 Views: 75332
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 08, 2017 13:56 Replies: 59 Views: 60561
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Aug 22, 2018 05:14 Replies: 120 Views: 111907
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 06, 2016 11:21 Replies: 68 Views: 69205
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 18, 2016 14:37 Replies: 47 Views: 56680
Tucson Show 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Feb 28, 2016 16:01 Replies: 61 Views: 74231
100.000 Club Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Nov 27, 2015 23:45 Replies: 102 Views: 118403
2015 Tucson In Retrospect (Don Lum) Oct 19, 2017 00:36 Replies: 61 Views: 63071
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 20, 2015 16:38 Replies: 58 Views: 76084
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40 2713 Dec 04, 2019 11:00
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
Sunny Tucson, Gail Spann’s adventures. 2019 (Gail) Mar 03, 2019 16:21 Replies: 36 Views: 11417
Gail Spann's Tucson Adventures. February 2018. (Gail) Feb 28, 2018 21:37 Replies: 209 Views: 84396
Tucson 2017, The insanity continues...but it sure is fun! (Gail) Feb 27, 2017 22:25 Replies: 112 Views: 70907
100.000 Club TUCSON, 2016. And away we go.... (Gail) Mar 19, 2016 11:45 Replies: 445 Views: 249417
100.000 Club The magic of Tucson, 2015. Gail Spann report. (Gail) Aug 12, 2015 11:19 Replies: 116 Views: 110993
100.000 Club Tucson 2014 Show Report, Gail Spann Having Fun Again... (Gail) Jul 26, 2014 19:32 Replies: 156 Views: 135077
100.000 Club Houston Fine Mineral Show Report, with Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 03, 2013 09:23 Replies: 103 Views: 104227
100.000 Club 2013 Tucson Show Adventure ~ Gail Spann Style. (Gail) Apr 27, 2013 02:57 Replies: 598 Views: 450818
Fabulous Denver Gem and Mineral Show, Sept 14, 2012 and on...Gail Spann (Gail) Nov 04, 2012 01:57 Replies: 43 Views: 66891
100.000 Club Gail Spann's 2012 East Coast Gem and Mineral Show report (Gail) Aug 29, 2012 14:27 Replies: 151 Views: 134059
500.000 Club Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin... (Gail) Oct 02, 2012 11:21 Replies: 632 Views: 548374
FMF party in Tucson, 2012. You coming? (Gail) Mar 03, 2012 02:28 Replies: 49 Views: 69035
Fort Worth, Texas, Gem and Mineral Show. Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 01, 2011 20:35 Replies: 33 Views: 57446
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011 (Gail) Oct 07, 2012 11:38 Replies: 370 Views: 396128
100.000 Club FMFs party in Tucson, 2011 (Gail) Feb 27, 2011 22:43 Replies: 114 Views: 119362
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38 5158 Mar 03, 2019 16:21
Gail View latest post
No new posts Mineral Shows     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
LIEGE Show (Nov. 2019). (Roger Warin) Nov 25, 2019 16:26 Replies: 4 Views: 1061
Minerant 2020 - Mineral show in Antwerp, Belgium (Jordi Fabre) Oct 16, 2019 13:45 Replies: 0 Views: 1516
Liege Intermineral Show - Belgium - 50th anniversary! (Jordi Fabre) Oct 10, 2019 14:03 Replies: 4 Views: 1349
East Coast Mineral and Fossil Show 2019 (vic rzonca) Aug 21, 2019 06:45 Replies: 12 Views: 3145
2019 Binn Mineral Show (21. Binner Mineralienbörse) (Dany Mabillard) Jul 23, 2019 12:25 Replies: 0 Views: 1259
Ural Mineralogical Festival (Rus Gem) Jun 05, 2019 12:34 Replies: 0 Views: 1538
50th ediition of the Bologna (Italy) Mineral Show 2019 (Jordi Fabre) Feb 27, 2019 17:22 Replies: 0 Views: 1884
Idar-Oberstein Mineral Show. Tenth Anniversary (Jordi Fabre) Jan 15, 2019 10:25 Replies: 0 Views: 2088
Minerant 2019 - Mineral show in Antwerp, Belgium (Jordi Fabre) Oct 18, 2018 11:47 Replies: 0 Views: 2783
Innsbruck, Austria - Mineral Show on 16-18 November 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Sep 13, 2018 13:07 Replies: 0 Views: 2550
East Coast Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show 2018 (vic rzonca) Aug 18, 2018 08:54 Replies: 2 Views: 2633
2019 S.I.E.S.C. Gem & Mineral Show (Mike Chontofalsky) Mar 02, 2018 14:41 Replies: 0 Views: 4449
New York City - Watson Hotel / June 23 & 24, 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 01, 2018 16:09 Replies: 1 Views: 4546
New York City - Watson Hotel / March 3 & 4, 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 01, 2018 14:26 Replies: 0 Views: 3786
Friends of Mineralogy Midwest Chapter 6th Annual Mineralogical Symposium (Jordi Fabre) Feb 24, 2018 14:27 Replies: 0 Views: 3307
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207 1899 Nov 25, 2019 16:26
Roger Warin 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?"
Please note that, as explained here all the messages in this section will be automatically deleted a year after the last reply.   Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris

Asking: "What is this? / Where is it from?" (James Catmur) Aug 04, 2015 03:31 Replies: 5 Views: 37619
Help to identify these stone (vikelas) Nov 20, 2019 17:33 Replies: 3 Views: 510
Worm casings? Fossilized? (StumptownJoe) Nov 18, 2019 09:19 Replies: 10 Views: 579
Unsure of mineral or stone, found in northeastern Colorado (JessHaley) Nov 18, 2019 09:04 Replies: 12 Views: 708
Crystals of quartz coated with iron oxide and more (vikelas) Nov 13, 2019 11:38 Replies: 8 Views: 505
Marble or Mica? id please (vikelas) Nov 10, 2019 13:35 Replies: 7 Views: 567
Help with mineral identification (Rakun) Nov 06, 2019 04:07 Replies: 9 Views: 736
Help needed for locations (Dany Mabillard) Oct 28, 2019 12:04 Replies: 22 Views: 2413
New mineral discovery? (rickymactal) Oct 25, 2019 08:09 Replies: 11 Views: 292
Crystal cluster?? (Jlea80) Oct 23, 2019 21:52 Replies: 9 Views: 1011
Glass or Obsidan....in Pink (norman edwardwar) Oct 23, 2019 09:22 Replies: 5 Views: 631
What is this red glassy rock? (Ericnilla) Oct 02, 2019 17:35 Replies: 6 Views: 950
What rock is this? (Roxana Roxy) Sep 20, 2019 11:48 Replies: 9 Views: 1075
I want to know the name of this rock. (Bernardo_Azevedo) Sep 16, 2019 12:01 Replies: 6 Views: 1144
Newbie help please (Duane) Sep 06, 2019 09:57 Replies: 3 Views: 569
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201 1547 Nov 20, 2019 17:33
Birdbrain59 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?"
Please note that, as explained here all the messages in this section will be automatically deleted a year after the last reply.   Moderators chris, Pete Modreski, Antonio Alcaide

Quartz pseudomorph after Red Spruce (Roger Warin) Dec 02, 2019 11:20 Replies: 6 Views: 419
Spherical formations from a 1990s collection (John Betts) Dec 01, 2019 20:12 Replies: 7 Views: 332
Uknown mineral specimen (Mathias) Dec 01, 2019 15:10 Replies: 4 Views: 229
Keokuk. (vic rzonca) Nov 26, 2019 12:25 Replies: 15 Views: 1060
Question on Azurite (foreman) Nov 14, 2019 22:58 Replies: 0 Views: 186
Quartz from Brazil, where? (Roger Warin) Nov 11, 2019 12:06 Replies: 4 Views: 513
Older specimens with poor and sometimes mixed up labels (Pete Richards) Oct 22, 2019 09:53 Replies: 6 Views: 1041
Pyrrhotite Herja? (Mathias) Oct 20, 2019 13:25 Replies: 5 Views: 736
Help identification (indigo08) Oct 12, 2019 10:56 Replies: 7 Views: 1021
May I get a read (jim hill) Sep 29, 2019 19:38 Replies: 10 Views: 1263
What possible location in Brazil? (silvio steinhaus) Sep 28, 2019 04:38 Replies: 1 Views: 508
Fluorite from Clara Mine with ? (Dany Mabillard) Sep 04, 2019 10:38 Replies: 6 Views: 1121
Azurite Germany (Mathias) Aug 27, 2019 01:39 Replies: 4 Views: 943
Fluorite from China - exact locality? (Tobi) Aug 12, 2019 01:32 Replies: 2 Views: 740
Hausmannite and ? (Mathias) Aug 11, 2019 11:32 Replies: 2 Views: 630
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139 1473 Dec 02, 2019 11:20
Tracy 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
Agates from Argentina. (condoragatemines) Mar 03, 2019 21:17 Replies: 12 Views: 3986
Malachite specimen. (mlesage54) Mar 01, 2019 03:10 Replies: 3 Views: 5058
Introduction (Birdbrain59) Feb 14, 2019 23:02 Replies: 0 Views: 1176
I want to photograph my collection (Malcolm Uffelman Jr) Jan 26, 2019 12:18 Replies: 15 Views: 7922
Micro photos of inclusions in Quartz (zbhjzm) Nov 12, 2018 08:01 Replies: 106 Views: 44691
Mendip potato (R Saunders) Oct 27, 2018 08:20 Replies: 0 Views: 1645
Lightning Stones (R Saunders) Sep 21, 2018 09:13 Replies: 0 Views: 1522
Tourmaline type question (Kara) Sep 12, 2018 06:26 Replies: 22 Views: 5559
Finnish spectrolite (labradorite, plagioklase) (Kara) Sep 06, 2018 06:29 Replies: 0 Views: 1586
Collection Macros (Oliver B) Aug 06, 2018 11:57 Replies: 31 Views: 7580
My collection of crystals (Kaleb) Jun 18, 2018 03:33 Replies: 5 Views: 2901
Zaïrite (Roger Warin) Dec 06, 2017 09:58 Replies: 0 Views: 2951
Super thin hematite inclusions in amethyst (zbhjzm) Nov 13, 2017 05:52 Replies: 22 Views: 11644
Micro photos of a boulder opal (zbhjzm) Sep 09, 2017 09:14 Replies: 2 Views: 3547
Stack software, comparative speed, optimizations and others (ofarcis) Sep 06, 2017 10:40 Replies: 20 Views: 33704
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104 857 Sep 25, 2019 04:04
R Saunders View latest post
No new posts Favourite Minerals     Access to the FMF Gallery
In this forum you can add your favourite localities and minerals. When a mineral comes from many hundreds, or thousands, of places it's worth comparing favourites 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   Moderators Tobi, Mathias
Favourite mineral species/families? (Tobi) Dec 05, 2018 04:09 Replies: 14 Views: 13259
Favourite countries of origin? (Tobi) Sep 01, 2010 12:23 Replies: 26 Views: 22208
The other ten of the top twenty locations (Tom Mazanec) Mar 04, 2016 10:15 Replies: 9 Views: 9276
100.000 Club Favourite Fluorites? (Tobi) Sep 06, 2019 16:28 Replies: 197 Views: 196124
Favourite Barytes? (Tobi) Jul 28, 2019 09:57 Replies: 20 Views: 6442
Favourite Quartzes? (Tobi) May 25, 2019 14:10 Replies: 45 Views: 28525
Favourite Galenas? (Tobi) Dec 29, 2018 09:36 Replies: 24 Views: 14096
Favourite Pyromorphites? (Tobi) Dec 15, 2018 14:49 Replies: 20 Views: 13039
Favourite Sphalerites? (Tobi) Dec 15, 2018 11:09 Replies: 20 Views: 14494
Favourite Pyrites? (Tobi) Dec 05, 2018 04:23 Replies: 23 Views: 16594
Favourite Rhodochrosites? (Tobi) Dec 02, 2018 13:25 Replies: 24 Views: 19776
Favourite Calcites? (Tobi) Nov 28, 2018 14:26 Replies: 36 Views: 24086
Favourite Smithsonites? (Tobi) Nov 28, 2018 02:55 Replies: 5 Views: 5590
Favourite Topazes? (Tobi) Sep 25, 2017 15:50 Replies: 8 Views: 6613
Favourite Garnets? (Tobi) Aug 05, 2017 14:55 Replies: 6 Views: 7452
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21 589 Sep 06, 2019 16:28
Tobi View latest post
No new posts Mines and Mineral Localities     Access to the FMF Gallery
In this forum you're able to place your favorite mines and famous or unknown mineral localities. This section is special because all the photos published here also appear in "FMF Gallery". To find out more please use this link   Moderators chris, Pete Modreski, Antonio Alcaide
New Sapphire Corundum deposit found in BC Canada (thecrystalfinderBC) Nov 30, 2019 07:06 Replies: 4 Views: 1666
New kyanite discovery BC Canada (thecrystalfinderBC) Oct 21, 2019 07:31 Replies: 4 Views: 1158
Pegmatite exploration BC Canada (thecrystalfinderBC) Oct 19, 2019 15:40 Replies: 1 Views: 498
The Annabel Lee Mine (Bob Harman) Oct 05, 2019 10:11 Replies: 1 Views: 471
Zeolites and other Icelandic minerals from Hvalfjörður (Bergur_E_Sigurdarson) Sep 05, 2019 08:34 Replies: 12 Views: 3013
New fluorites from Pikes Peak, Colorado (Bob Carnein) Aug 01, 2019 14:43 Replies: 7 Views: 1621
100.000 Club Collecting quartz on the Little Falls dolostone (vic rzonca) Jun 23, 2019 08:59 Replies: 118 Views: 104684
Two orphan spinels (Pete Richards) May 02, 2019 02:00 Replies: 8 Views: 1868
Machów Mine (sauer11) Apr 15, 2019 01:00 Replies: 4 Views: 1430
Wrong localities (minsur) Apr 14, 2019 17:11 Replies: 5 Views: 1625
Sweet Home Mine 2.0 (Tobi) Apr 05, 2019 07:14 Replies: 8 Views: 4795
Mt. Mica (vic rzonca) Jan 17, 2019 05:57 Replies: 3 Views: 1860
Snowflake mohawkite (R Saunders) Jan 10, 2019 11:45 Replies: 0 Views: 1323
Rhodochrosite geodes (Charlotte) Dec 17, 2018 22:13 Replies: 1 Views: 6596
Maine tourmaline find a month ago. (vic rzonca) Aug 08, 2018 03:30 Replies: 15 Views: 18115
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235 1928 Nov 30, 2019 07:06
Chris Rayburn 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.      
Asbestos name change (James Catmur) Dec 07, 2019 13:10 Replies: 10 Views: 588
Location error on a photo (Kevin Conroy) May 15, 2019 20:07 Replies: 2 Views: 917
Hematite and Quartz from China (Tobi) Apr 08, 2019 10:53 Replies: 4 Views: 1059
Amethyst Cove, Bay of Fundy, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada - Correction (Richard Arseneau) Mar 13, 2019 10:55 Replies: 4 Views: 1322
Modificación requested for Capestang locality (Philippe Durand) Mar 24, 2017 12:31 Replies: 2 Views: 4374
Change in French administrative area (Philippe Durand) Mar 24, 2017 05:51 Replies: 1 Views: 3567
Proper locality name of the Czar Mine? (Jordi Fabre) May 11, 2016 05:20 Replies: 4 Views: 8142
Westmorland (James Catmur) Jun 11, 2015 08:20 Replies: 18 Views: 20737
From Kearsarge Mountain? (GneissWare) Jun 08, 2015 22:27 Replies: 7 Views: 11115

9 61 Dec 07, 2019 13:10
Peter Lemkin 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.      
Radioactive minerals at airports (Benj) Oct 30, 2019 12:47 Replies: 7 Views: 1332
Fluorite from Czech Republic (stoner) Oct 17, 2019 09:34 Replies: 0 Views: 1256
Hyalite glass opal from Czech Republic (stoner) Oct 13, 2019 12:15 Replies: 0 Views: 908
Two small mines in Western Emerald belt of Colombia (Bergur_E_Sigurdarson) May 07, 2019 20:10 Replies: 17 Views: 4243
The Namib Desert (Heimo Hellwig) Jan 04, 2019 02:16 Replies: 33 Views: 34712
Pseudoctahedral Calcite (dontgogreen) Nov 29, 2018 13:10 Replies: 11 Views: 8118
Agates in Sicily? (alanbartlett) Apr 27, 2018 13:28 Replies: 9 Views: 4956
Rockhounding trip Juchem Quarry (JessieG) Apr 06, 2018 13:32 Replies: 3 Views: 2981
Rockhounding trips - A gem hunt in Minas Gerais (MatheusTorres) Nov 26, 2017 03:33 Replies: 2 Views: 3824
Garnets in Itadori River near Nagoya (Japan) (Alex D.) Sep 06, 2017 07:39 Replies: 13 Views: 8704
Quartz from alpine-type fissures in Raleigh, North Carolina (Scott LaBorde) Aug 30, 2017 14:45 Replies: 2 Views: 4115
Driving distance to the Rowley Mine from Scottsdale? (Dave Graley) Aug 08, 2017 09:32 Replies: 0 Views: 3288
Rockhounding in Israel - contact needed (dimrub) Jul 16, 2017 23:35 Replies: 8 Views: 7085
The Bogota´s French Connection (Firmo Espinar) Jun 29, 2017 08:40 Replies: 8 Views: 7743
Hallelujah Junction, Near Reno, Nevada. Spann Adventure (Gail) Jun 11, 2017 06:27 Replies: 29 Views: 20015
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64 484 Oct 30, 2019 12:47
alfredo View latest post
No new posts Exceptional finds     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Antonio Alcaide, John Cornish
100.000 Club Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode (Antonio Da Silveira) Aug 18, 2018 07:13 Replies: 37 Views: 149206
The biggest nuggets. (Roger Warin) Nov 08, 2016 03:51 Replies: 10 Views: 17223
CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia (John Cornish) Feb 28, 2014 20:03 Replies: 63 Views: 89947
2013, an Update... CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine (John Cornish) Jun 24, 2013 08:14 Replies: 13 Views: 29629
Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode - 'Part 2' (Antonio Da Silveira) Oct 23, 2010 17:27 Replies: 6 Views: 32433
Scoop! - An important find of amber in the "La Florida" Mine, Spain (Jordi Fabre) Dec 14, 2008 15:03 Replies: 0 Views: 20921

6 135 Aug 18, 2018 07:13
Diamond 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
To know more about the reasons for this particular Forum, please use this link   Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris

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52 1094 Dec 02, 2019 05:33
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
To know more about the reasons for this particular Forum, please use this link   Moderators Jordi Fabre, James Catmur, chris


15 464 Dec 04, 2019 11:39
Jesse Fisher View latest post
No new posts A mineralogical trip through Germany     Access to the FMF Gallery
This section of the forum is special in that it is dedicated to images of minerals from the different lands of Germany. So, although you can add as many pictures as you like in each of the existing threads, you can't create any new threads within it.
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section "A Mineralogical trip through Germany" or on this link
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12 387 Dec 04, 2019 03:20
Tobi View latest post
No new posts Conserving, Preparing and Cleaning Minerals     
This Forum brings together questions and results on the delicate subject of preparation, conservation and cleaning of the minerals.   Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Antonio Alcaide
Mounting Sulfur Crystals (DanZellner) Nov 15, 2019 17:05 Replies: 7 Views: 522
Uraninite storage (Xaranar) Oct 21, 2019 15:54 Replies: 32 Views: 3404
Unreliable Water Guns? (daviddillman) Sep 12, 2019 19:30 Replies: 14 Views: 10901
Cleaning Nifontovite (Linus) Jun 19, 2019 20:20 Replies: 9 Views: 2174
Artificially dyed agates = a legitimate use of water (Bob Harman) May 13, 2019 10:32 Replies: 0 Views: 1638
Cr-rich green Tremolite (R Saunders) Mar 25, 2019 18:18 Replies: 6 Views: 2246
Quartz polishing. tips please!! (ed7232004) Feb 14, 2019 01:27 Replies: 3 Views: 1700
Damaging a specimen (tchai) Jan 20, 2019 04:41 Replies: 4 Views: 2213
Help! how to remove build up from citrine geode (ed7232004) Jan 16, 2019 16:53 Replies: 20 Views: 5396
Best Labeling Material for Collection Numbers on Specimens (Peter Lemkin) Dec 16, 2018 10:36 Replies: 15 Views: 5376
Bismuth lost its colours. (cornz) Nov 06, 2018 01:32 Replies: 4 Views: 2504
Abrasives repairing polishing crystals (Diamond) Sep 05, 2018 14:23 Replies: 11 Views: 4805
How to "Defrost" crystals in quartz (al mar) Aug 26, 2018 10:28 Replies: 4 Views: 2999
The Illinois Fluorites with Calcite are chemically etched? (R Saunders) Jul 29, 2018 13:22 Replies: 13 Views: 4547
Aiguille Verte pink fluorite specimen (Mathias) Jul 01, 2018 11:24 Replies: 2 Views: 2531
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143 1308 Nov 15, 2019 17:05
rweaver 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: 26735
1.000.000 Club Collection of Michael Shaw (Michael Shaw) Dec 07, 2019 10:55 Replies: 1499 Views: 1252325
1.000.000 Club Collection of Carles Millan (Carles Millan) Sep 06, 2019 09:39 Replies: 863 Views: 1091292
1.000.000 Club Don Lum Collection (Don Lum) Dec 08, 2019 15:19 Replies: 1462 Views: 1044246
500.000 Club Collection of Tobi (Tobi) Dec 02, 2019 04:45 Replies: 932 Views: 820158
500.000 Club The Mizunaka Collection (am mizunaka) Dec 07, 2019 02:50 Replies: 1474 Views: 825697
500.000 Club New generation for picture - Ploum (ploum) Dec 09, 2019 16:02 Replies: 1145 Views: 766502
100.000 Club Collection of Nurbo (nurbo) Mar 26, 2016 14:37 Replies: 404 Views: 483858
100.000 Club Andreas Gerstenberg Collection (Andreas Gerstenberg) May 19, 2018 14:36 Replies: 182 Views: 317642
100.000 Club Collection of Miguel (José Miguel) Jul 15, 2019 03:14 Replies: 224 Views: 219552
100.000 Club Bob's rocks (GneissWare) Jul 31, 2018 10:44 Replies: 345 Views: 289144
100.000 Club The micro photographs of Christian Rewitzer (Jordi Fabre) Feb 20, 2016 23:50 Replies: 77 Views: 218893
100.000 Club Collection of Fiebre Verde (Fiebre Verde) Dec 03, 2019 14:25 Replies: 698 Views: 477409
100.000 Club The collection of Pierre and Riana Joubert (Pierre Joubert) Feb 14, 2019 15:24 Replies: 314 Views: 217455
100.000 Club Collection of Heimo Hellwig (Heimo Hellwig) Apr 11, 2019 00:59 Replies: 672 Views: 332912
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141 15606 Dec 09, 2019 16:02
jose luis jara jara View latest post
No new posts Women's Private Collections     Access to the FMF Gallery
In this forum female collectors can publish their favorite specimens, with photos of them or just descriptions. This section is special because all the photos published here also appear in "FMF Gallery". To find out more please use this link.   Moderators chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
100.000 Club Tracy's favorite specimens (Tracy) Dec 21, 2017 10:32 Replies: 74 Views: 165572
100.000 Club Gail's collection (Gail) Aug 03, 2017 04:02 Replies: 375 Views: 469403
Nimfiara's collection (nimfiara) May 10, 2012 17:20 Replies: 30 Views: 61326
Linda's Private Collection (Linda Smith) Feb 08, 2012 04:31 Replies: 39 Views: 70819
Debbie's Collection (Debbie Woolf) Jul 04, 2011 10:45 Replies: 20 Views: 46442
Colleen's Collection (Colleen Thomson) May 28, 2011 19:33 Replies: 10 Views: 29794
Jessica's mineral collection (Jessica Simonoff) Jan 30, 2010 18:52 Replies: 18 Views: 45166
Linda St-Cyr's favorites (Linda St-Cyr) May 17, 2009 09:09 Replies: 6 Views: 36067

8 580 Dec 21, 2017 10:32
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
Monthly Mineral Chronicles, Mineral Guides and more... (crocoite) Nov 16, 2019 02:35 Replies: 16 Views: 6225
New ExtraLapis No. 56 RHODOCHROSITE - I highly recommend it! (Tobi) Jul 07, 2019 02:10 Replies: 3 Views: 1175
Fluorite - Trésor de France (French Treasure) (Jordi Fabre) May 01, 2019 04:25 Replies: 2 Views: 1227
Faden article (tgleckler) Feb 21, 2019 19:06 Replies: 3 Views: 1354
Lapis $$ (lluis) Nov 28, 2018 13:01 Replies: 0 Views: 1415
Minerals of the English Midlands (James Catmur) Sep 28, 2018 08:52 Replies: 2 Views: 1932
Minerales y Minas de España - Silicatos (keith) Apr 12, 2018 06:58 Replies: 2 Views: 2760
German Language Magazine (CodyDel) Nov 23, 2017 14:33 Replies: 5 Views: 4372
1929 Ed Over Rocks and Minerals Article (CodyDel) Nov 22, 2017 21:33 Replies: 10 Views: 7597
Australian micromineral newsletter... (crocoite) Mar 25, 2017 20:21 Replies: 19 Views: 30416
Mineralogy by Dexter Perkins (Tom Mazanec) Jan 03, 2017 18:03 Replies: 14 Views: 11575
Panasqueira Mine (Michael Shaw) Nov 08, 2016 11:01 Replies: 19 Views: 29240
ExtraLapis No. 50: Kalifornien/California - a great article written by Jesse Fisher (Tobi) Sep 25, 2016 04:46 Replies: 3 Views: 5380
My reading (Tom Mazanec) Jun 11, 2016 13:43 Replies: 8 Views: 9770
Quartz from Spain (Miguel Calvo) Apr 28, 2016 01:17 Replies: 1 Views: 6067
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92 725 Nov 16, 2019 02:35
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
Mineralogical Museum of Marburg, drawn by me :-) (Tobi) Nov 04, 2019 06:03 Replies: 12 Views: 7922
Mineral collages 5.0 (Tobi) Jul 19, 2019 05:52 Replies: 4 Views: 2075
New Artwork... (crocoite) Jun 02, 2019 06:42 Replies: 13 Views: 7422
Artisan Made Gems (vic rzonca) Sep 22, 2018 14:28 Replies: 9 Views: 7731
Some new Mineralpaintings in Watercolor (MasterofStone) Sep 02, 2018 16:17 Replies: 5 Views: 2669
Chinese Realgar (crocoite) Apr 24, 2018 21:36 Replies: 8 Views: 6621
Minerals in Watercolor (MasterofStone) Feb 21, 2018 06:22 Replies: 6 Views: 5356
Grossular Garnet, Jeffrey Mine, Canada (crocoite) Dec 30, 2017 02:42 Replies: 0 Views: 3283
Rhodochrosite with Barite, Lone Tree Mine, Nevada (crocoite) Dec 07, 2017 05:15 Replies: 0 Views: 3662
Stak Nala Elbaite... (crocoite) Nov 20, 2017 05:23 Replies: 0 Views: 3453
Mineral collages 4.0 (Tobi) Jul 16, 2017 15:44 Replies: 12 Views: 11164
Fabre's past (vic rzonca) Jan 14, 2017 11:02 Replies: 37 Views: 37243
Da Boss... (crocoite) Aug 24, 2016 03:14 Replies: 3 Views: 5545
2016 Paintings... (crocoite) Apr 23, 2016 09:15 Replies: 11 Views: 15295
Mineral collages 3.0 - highlights from my collection (Tobi) Feb 17, 2016 11:05 Replies: 12 Views: 15533
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42 787 Nov 04, 2019 06:03
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
Your very first rock? (Tobi) Apr 25, 2019 18:49 Replies: 14 Views: 6960
History of minerals. (vic rzonca) Dec 09, 2018 09:31 Replies: 6 Views: 10404
"ite" (vic rzonca) Oct 09, 2018 08:50 Replies: 12 Views: 3928
Historical Information About Sodalite (Stone Mania) Aug 24, 2017 04:41 Replies: 14 Views: 9124
Finding a little Mexican treasure (Jean Sendero) Nov 05, 2016 16:03 Replies: 0 Views: 4690
Minerals and Their Stories (Michael Shaw) Oct 29, 2016 08:00 Replies: 5 Views: 5509
"H. Deisinger" Collection (Jamison Brizendine) Aug 24, 2016 07:20 Replies: 4 Views: 9437
Mineral labels as art ;) (Tobi) Sep 22, 2014 02:06 Replies: 23 Views: 45826
If it is a twin it was juicy and delicious (Don Lum) Sep 14, 2014 12:53 Replies: 25 Views: 25499
How all you got started in collecting? (vic rzonca) Jun 08, 2014 10:32 Replies: 21 Views: 35858
Bill Lawrence Memorial (BlueCapProductions) May 05, 2014 13:56 Replies: 4 Views: 10354
Sir Arthur Russell - 50th Anniversary on 24th February (Roy Starkey) Feb 02, 2014 12:58 Replies: 5 Views: 11986
Reminiscences of an Old Former Curator by John S. White (Jordi Fabre) Jan 19, 2014 17:06 Replies: 6 Views: 12964
Rogues gallery of photos of yesteryear's mineral collecting greats (Jordi Fabre) Jan 12, 2014 06:26 Replies: 16 Views: 21264
Biggest nugget? 64.7 kg. (Roger Warin) Nov 12, 2013 16:25 Replies: 6 Views: 16013
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38 411 Apr 25, 2019 18:49
Richard Arseneau 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: 40499
FMF Guide of Rocks - SEDIMENTARY ROCKS (prcantos) Dec 11, 2013 17:45 Replies: 5 Views: 20794
FMF Guide of Rocks - METAMORPHIC ROCKS (prcantos) Jul 05, 2015 06:56 Replies: 16 Views: 44813
Roadside Geology of Vermont (NellsRocks) Sep 21, 2018 07:52 Replies: 10 Views: 3811
Grave Stones of Interest to Rock People... no, really... (NellsRocks) Sep 13, 2018 16:23 Replies: 14 Views: 15357
Not Sure What Rock Is!!!??? (Aliengng) Mar 24, 2016 06:09 Replies: 15 Views: 16631
Genesis of the serpentine minerals and rocks (prcantos) Jun 06, 2013 04:48 Replies: 2 Views: 12279

7 82 Sep 21, 2018 07:52
Tobi 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
Opinions appreciated....Citrine or glass? (AmyinTX) Nov 30, 2019 03:03 Replies: 6 Views: 340
Specimens incorrectly labeled Bravoite coating Pyrite from Colorado (John S. White) Nov 23, 2019 07:55 Replies: 11 Views: 22230
Milpillas "Electric Blue" Azurites AND Malachites - Natural or Chipped? (bob kerr) Aug 07, 2019 17:26 Replies: 20 Views: 9045
Are there any Sicilian Sulphur fakes still around? (Bob Harman) Jun 09, 2019 09:46 Replies: 12 Views: 2110
Specimens from near the Coronel Manuel Rodriguez Mine, Chile (Kevin Conroy) Jun 02, 2019 16:55 Replies: 11 Views: 2044
Irradiated fluorite from China? (Pierre Joubert) Jan 07, 2019 15:59 Replies: 5 Views: 2135
The intense oiling of Chinese minerals (nitana2000) Dec 09, 2018 13:34 Replies: 16 Views: 23643
Who to trust with gemstone identification? Are some gemologists better than others? (Adrian August) Sep 09, 2018 10:10 Replies: 11 Views: 2949
Fake Colombian Emeralds (Fiebre Verde) May 14, 2018 19:33 Replies: 33 Views: 30192
Fake specimens from the Erongo and Brandberg region. (Pierre Joubert) May 04, 2018 09:31 Replies: 23 Views: 11481
Iron Man (vic rzonca) Aug 28, 2017 07:57 Replies: 7 Views: 5340
Tanzanite? (Harald) Aug 02, 2017 22:31 Replies: 6 Views: 4952
Quarter million fake Tourmaline cluster. (texasdigger) May 22, 2017 11:36 Replies: 19 Views: 11109
Please help me identify if these are fake or treated (TomS) Feb 09, 2017 22:10 Replies: 16 Views: 12305
Treatments, Synthetics and Simulants: QUARTZ & CHALCEDONY (cascaillou) Dec 20, 2015 20:34 Replies: 3 Views: 9200
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54 628 Nov 30, 2019 03:03
James Catmur 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.      
Stolen specimen alert - Stolen from the University of California, Santa Barbara! (Jordi Fabre) Aug 21, 2019 22:36 Replies: 2 Views: 2669
Theft of Pieter de Bruyn collection (Pierre Joubert) Mar 14, 2019 19:40 Replies: 1 Views: 1737
Theft of Tourmalines from Fallbrook Gem & Mineral Society Museum in California (Chris Wentzell) Oct 25, 2017 14:13 Replies: 26 Views: 18256
Theft from the Franklin Mineral Museum, New Jersey (Jordi Fabre) Jul 18, 2017 07:43 Replies: 0 Views: 3790
Theft at West Coast Mineral and Fossil Show of Kristalle gold. (vic rzonca) Nov 16, 2016 07:43 Replies: 1 Views: 4220
Stolen specimen inquiry (Jordi Fabre) Aug 06, 2016 05:08 Replies: 3 Views: 6761
Theft of Colin Owen mineral specimens and collection (Pierre Joubert) Jul 15, 2016 10:34 Replies: 14 Views: 12200
THEFT of 60 world class mineral specimens in Johannesburg! (Jordi Fabre) Apr 29, 2016 10:04 Replies: 19 Views: 30687
Famous piece stolen from a Romanian Museum (David) Jan 27, 2014 14:16 Replies: 0 Views: 9179
Warning: Johannesburg Geology Museum theft: July 2013!! (Jordi Fabre) Jul 19, 2013 11:20 Replies: 2 Views: 8574
A Butte Covellite was stolen from the National Mining Hall of Fame!!!! (Jordi Fabre) Feb 09, 2013 14:51 Replies: 0 Views: 6230
California Mining and Mineral Museum Robbed (Jordi Fabre) Oct 05, 2012 12:59 Replies: 3 Views: 7612
Theft at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History (Jordi Fabre) Feb 28, 2012 23:42 Replies: 1 Views: 5258
Highgrading, the selling of stolen goods and turning a blind eye (BlueCapProductions) Dec 01, 2011 02:48 Replies: 42 Views: 62552
Theft of Rice Museum Gold Collection! (Jordi Fabre) Apr 23, 2010 14:32 Replies: 4 Views: 10619
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16 140 Aug 21, 2019 22:36
Birdbrain59 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) Oct 06, 2019 13:41 Replies: 411 Views: 236706
Fun with mineralogy (cascaillou) Dec 08, 2019 12:59 Replies: 1 Views: 259
Buyers remorse, sellers remorse, donors remorse and more (Bob Harman) Nov 19, 2019 14:04 Replies: 16 Views: 874
New Free Mineral Database App for your phone (Mark Wrigley) Nov 04, 2019 04:52 Replies: 6 Views: 1017
Interpretation of an old label (Tiffanie) Oct 10, 2019 11:15 Replies: 2 Views: 671
The "Musée de Minéralogie MINES ParisTech" (École des Mines de Paris) (Jordi Fabre) Oct 05, 2019 14:17 Replies: 0 Views: 818
Shaping a crystal quartz point, wand, obelisk (ed7232004) Sep 28, 2019 23:25 Replies: 11 Views: 2472
Smoky or Smokey (Bob Harman) Sep 28, 2019 20:20 Replies: 21 Views: 2972
Freeware mineral collection inventory program (Oleg Sorochinsky) Sep 28, 2019 18:22 Replies: 16 Views: 3941
The Art of Displaying Minerals (Gary White) Sep 28, 2019 18:20 Replies: 10 Views: 2681
Sad news. Dr. James Carter (Gail) Sep 23, 2019 12:04 Replies: 2 Views: 703
Article in the Guardian (Matt_Zukowski) Sep 22, 2019 08:14 Replies: 1 Views: 712
Donating funds - Rock Currier Collection auction (Jordi Fabre) Sep 16, 2019 11:37 Replies: 6 Views: 1364
Colombian memories (Bob Harman) Aug 26, 2019 16:02 Replies: 5 Views: 773
Seeking Austin Mineral Collectors (Deb Roman) Aug 04, 2019 04:20 Replies: 9 Views: 1347
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417 3577 Dec 08, 2019 12:59
Firmo Espinar 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

Is this a twin? (Duncan Miller) May 16, 2019 02:17 Replies: 28 Views: 24948
100.000 Club Quartz collecting outings in South Africa (Pierre Joubert) Mar 25, 2019 11:26 Replies: 354 Views: 273926
Blue-green rock (Viktorian) Aug 13, 2018 21:33 Replies: 7 Views: 42748
Stalactites? (John S. White) Jul 09, 2018 10:20 Replies: 24 Views: 27417
Maximum number of minerals on a specimen (David) May 06, 2018 03:02 Replies: 37 Views: 38208
Tetrahedron [111] penetration twin (Josele) Jan 13, 2018 20:26 Replies: 17 Views: 32589
100.000 Club New find of minerals from New York (Glenn Rhein) Dec 04, 2017 13:20 Replies: 123 Views: 152293
I am curious to know what camera you are using... (Pierre Joubert) May 25, 2017 15:33 Replies: 29 Views: 35719
Radioactive minerals (Roger Warin) Nov 01, 2016 05:40 Replies: 29 Views: 45933
100.000 Club What about heliodor from Tajikistan? (parfaitelumiere) Sep 09, 2016 03:20 Replies: 90 Views: 118033
More about beta Quartz (nitana2000) Mar 08, 2016 12:34 Replies: 27 Views: 50667
Ilmenite pseudo (John S. White) Feb 18, 2016 08:02 Replies: 3 Views: 40221
Question about cubic diamond crystals (Jim) Nov 26, 2015 11:28 Replies: 21 Views: 47076
Very nice Amethyst in the Railroad Works in North of Spain (Joan R.) May 11, 2015 16:02 Replies: 16 Views: 49383
Mysterious Black Crystals (Something Fishy!) (Andy Love) May 11, 2015 14:53 Replies: 35 Views: 49410
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147 944 May 16, 2019 02:17
Duncan Miller 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: 20075

1 1 Aug 20, 2008 03:17
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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.      
The Mineralogical Record (Jordi Fabre) Dec 31, 2018 08:28 Replies: 18 Views: 21753
This Forum is from now a "Fellow" of the Mineralogical Record magazine (Jordi Fabre) Mar 31, 2017 04:24 Replies: 2 Views: 9797
M.R. vol 48 (2) Tri-State District (Robert Seitz) Mar 29, 2017 19:22 Replies: 2 Views: 4070
New Standards of Excellence in the Mineral Kingdom - M.R. March-April 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Apr 20, 2015 10:51 Replies: 41 Views: 52186
2014 Graphic Excellence Award again for the Mineralogical Record and two more medals! (Jordi Fabre) Dec 31, 2014 13:22 Replies: 3 Views: 8249
Mineralogical Record News (Jordi Fabre) Apr 09, 2014 04:04 Replies: 1 Views: 8569
The 2013 Graphic Excellence Award for the Mineralogical Record! (Jordi Fabre) May 22, 2013 12:27 Replies: 0 Views: 7879
Article in M. Record about the John White single crystal collection (Jordi Fabre) Sep 26, 2009 08:31 Replies: 2 Views: 12897
Opinions about Mineralogical Record's Article (Jordi Fabre) May 18, 2009 11:59 Replies: 15 Views: 40569
Mineralogical Record, an excellent magazine. (Joan R.) Jan 21, 2008 06:47 Replies: 0 Views: 9216

10 94 Dec 31, 2018 08:28
Chris Rayburn View latest post
No new posts Rocks & Minerals     
Rocks & Minerals has published feature articles on mineralogy, geology, and paleontology since 1926. Regular departments explore such topics as minerals for the collector; microminerals; recent books, videos, and DVDs; coming events; museum news; and personalities in the field. Detailed lists of collecting opportunities in specific localities are published periodically, as are special theme issues.      
Hematite twins (article in Rocks & Minerals Jan/Feb 2018) (Duncan Miller) May 26, 2018 01:35 Replies: 4 Views: 3376
Some well-deserved plaudits for Marie Huizing and Rocks & Minerals magazine (Jordi Fabre) Jan 04, 2015 11:27 Replies: 9 Views: 15054
Rocks & Minerals Magazine - May-June 2014 Issue (Peter Megaw) May 24, 2014 15:39 Replies: 2 Views: 8833
Rocks & Minerals Magazine - Jan/Feb 2014 issue (Jordi Fabre) Mar 12, 2014 10:16 Replies: 1 Views: 7483
Rocks & Minerals Magazine - Nov/Dec 2013 issue (Rocks & Minerals) Dec 01, 2013 13:52 Replies: 2 Views: 14596
Superb improvement in the printing quality of R&M Magazine (Jordi Fabre) Apr 29, 2013 09:16 Replies: 3 Views: 10337
Rocks & Minerals ONLINE (Jordi Fabre) Aug 20, 2012 12:03 Replies: 4 Views: 15321
Five years of FMF in Rocks & Minerals (Antonio Alcaide) Oct 04, 2011 12:51 Replies: 1 Views: 9419
In Rock and Minerals: "Natural Versus Aesthetic" from Jesse Fisher (Jordi Fabre) Apr 12, 2010 20:05 Replies: 20 Views: 33835

9 55 May 26, 2018 01:35
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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
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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
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Museums with Mineral Exhibits Worldwide  Topics   Posts   Last Post 
Use this forum to tell us about museums that have minerals on display or to discuss specimens that people can see if they visit them.
 
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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:
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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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