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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
Unknown Mineral identification (gabe999) Sep 24, 2018 07:40 Replies: 2 Views: 87
Beginner Mineral Searching and Favorite Mineral Advice Needed! (meowtrageous11) Sep 15, 2018 11:11 Replies: 3 Views: 363
Termination in a tourmaline crystal (marco campos-venuti) Aug 28, 2018 13:13 Replies: 2 Views: 432
Question about Fluorite on Quartz (protium) Aug 19, 2018 23:04 Replies: 6 Views: 650
Mindat is in financial trouble.....!?! (Peter Lemkin) Aug 18, 2018 03:23 Replies: 4 Views: 750
Weird face in quartz (Josele) Aug 15, 2018 05:51 Replies: 29 Views: 11782
Zeolite identification (Robson Vieira) Aug 12, 2018 17:59 Replies: 0 Views: 244
Fungal etching of garnets? (Matt_Zukowski) Aug 09, 2018 04:26 Replies: 0 Views: 295
Collecting focuses and how they can change (Tobi) Jul 31, 2018 14:09 Replies: 23 Views: 8957
Minerals of DR Congo, Katanga. (Roger Warin) Jul 29, 2018 13:52 Replies: 27 Views: 15056
Help please about swamboite-(Nd) structure (Roger Warin) Jul 27, 2018 05:44 Replies: 0 Views: 245
All the Diamonds one could fill your house with - and more - so near...yet so far..... (Peter Lemkin) Jul 21, 2018 00:23 Replies: 5 Views: 750
Green petrified wood WA State? (jenrey1919) Jul 12, 2018 22:17 Replies: 6 Views: 778
Carbonates form on ponds in Oman like ice (Matt_Zukowski) Jul 02, 2018 10:28 Replies: 6 Views: 2355
Great website on Quartz and all Quartz growth variants! (Peter Lemkin) Apr 12, 2018 05:55 Replies: 1 Views: 1596
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696 6478 Sep 24, 2018 07:40
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: 13585
"Mysterious and changing Tourmaline" by Roger Warin - (29) (Jordi Fabre) Aug 15, 2018 05:16 Replies: 0 Views: 411
100.000 Club Mineral specimens with inclusions - (28) (Elise) May 28, 2018 12:07 Replies: 87 Views: 118512
New Mexico Collecting - (27) (Philip Simmons) May 25, 2018 20:16 Replies: 33 Views: 19231
Faden Quartz Crystals - (26) (marco campos-venuti) Jun 23, 2018 18:52 Replies: 49 Views: 25697
An opportune harvest of Gold in Serra do Caldeirão claims, Brazil - (25) (Jordi Fabre) Aug 29, 2017 05:42 Replies: 1 Views: 6310
Trip to the Eastern Emerald Belt, Colombia - (24) (Fiebre Verde) Nov 13, 2016 16:39 Replies: 12 Views: 11856
Malbunka Copper Mine, Home of the Azurite Suns - (23) (crocoite) Aug 25, 2018 06:52 Replies: 64 Views: 37312
How to find a pocket? - (22) (Jordi Fabre) Aug 24, 2017 03:37 Replies: 42 Views: 36729
A "complete" Dauphiné twin of quartz - (21) (Pete Richards) Sep 10, 2014 11:43 Replies: 18 Views: 23067
A copper mine to understand Life - (20) (Cesar M. Salvan) Aug 19, 2014 15:49 Replies: 9 Views: 14790
DIY Specific Gravity Kit (tutorial) - (19) (cascaillou) Mar 23, 2018 04:19 Replies: 12 Views: 21484
How to dig a pocket? - (18) (Jordi Fabre) Jan 22, 2014 12:41 Replies: 29 Views: 86765
APXS: from Mars to the mineral collector's workbench - (17) (Cesar M. Salvan) Jun 03, 2014 04:06 Replies: 8 Views: 17425
Photos of epitaxy - (16) (John S. White) May 28, 2018 22:05 Replies: 54 Views: 76848
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32 1370 Sep 14, 2018 05:00
zbhjzm View latest post
No new posts News about shows     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Aug 06, 2018 16:34 Replies: 45 Views: 16076
Tucson Show 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Jun 16, 2018 17:47 Replies: 158 Views: 78574
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 22, 2017 05:21 Replies: 77 Views: 51291
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 08, 2017 13:56 Replies: 59 Views: 45514
Tucson Show 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Aug 22, 2018 05:14 Replies: 120 Views: 86981
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 06, 2016 11:21 Replies: 68 Views: 53220
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 18, 2016 14:37 Replies: 47 Views: 46493
Tucson Show 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Feb 28, 2016 16:01 Replies: 61 Views: 62958
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Nov 27, 2015 23:45 Replies: 102 Views: 98701
2015 Tucson In Retrospect (Don Lum) Oct 19, 2017 00:36 Replies: 61 Views: 51432
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 20, 2015 16:38 Replies: 58 Views: 64799
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 30, 2015 22:03 Replies: 174 Views: 183893
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 01, 2014 02:35 Replies: 80 Views: 95777
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2014 (Jordi Fabre) May 06, 2015 16:42 Replies: 40 Views: 49690
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 30, 2014 01:38 Replies: 111 Views: 140435
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36 2462 Aug 22, 2018 05:14
Daniel Peters View latest post
No new posts Mineral Shows     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
Innsbruck, Austria - Mineral Show on 16-18 November 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Sep 13, 2018 13:07 Replies: 0 Views: 153
East Coast Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show 2018 (vic rzonca) Aug 18, 2018 08:54 Replies: 2 Views: 455
2018 S.I.E.S.C. Gem & Mineral Show (Mike Chontofalsky) Mar 02, 2018 14:41 Replies: 0 Views: 2014
New York City - Watson Hotel / June 23 & 24, 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 01, 2018 16:09 Replies: 1 Views: 1817
New York City - Watson Hotel / March 3 & 4, 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 01, 2018 14:26 Replies: 0 Views: 1500
Friends of Mineralogy Midwest Chapter 6th Annual Mineralogical Symposium (Jordi Fabre) Feb 24, 2018 14:27 Replies: 0 Views: 1200
Mineral Show in Copenhagen, Denmark (Jordi Fabre) Feb 19, 2018 09:04 Replies: 4 Views: 1809
Quartzite - 2018 (Robert Seitz) Jan 18, 2018 12:21 Replies: 19 Views: 5410
Two Minerals Shows in Prague (Jordi Fabre) Jan 08, 2018 09:52 Replies: 0 Views: 1658
Soledade, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil - Mineral Show 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Jan 08, 2018 09:44 Replies: 0 Views: 1920
2018 Tucson HTCC status (bob kerr) Jan 04, 2018 10:17 Replies: 25 Views: 8537
Worcester, MA Show, November 18th-19th - Location Change! (Jordi Fabre) Nov 14, 2017 02:47 Replies: 0 Views: 1981
38th Annual New Mexico Mineral Symposium (from Mindat) (Tobi) Nov 09, 2017 11:26 Replies: 6 Views: 2849
West Springfield, MA. August 11 - 13, 2017, The East Coast Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show (vic rzonca) Aug 13, 2017 04:54 Replies: 25 Views: 9312
Chamonix show fifty years (Philippe Durand) Aug 08, 2017 14:06 Replies: 14 Views: 7110
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199 1870 Sep 13, 2018 13:07
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
Gail Spann's Tucson Adventures. February 2018. (Gail) Feb 28, 2018 21:37 Replies: 209 Views: 47580
Tucson 2017, The insanity continues...but it sure is fun! (Gail) Feb 27, 2017 22:25 Replies: 112 Views: 53565
100.000 Club TUCSON, 2016. And away we go.... (Gail) Mar 19, 2016 11:45 Replies: 445 Views: 196983
The magic of Tucson, 2015. Gail Spann report. (Gail) Aug 12, 2015 11:19 Replies: 116 Views: 90682
100.000 Club Tucson 2014 Show Report, Gail Spann Having Fun Again... (Gail) Jul 26, 2014 19:32 Replies: 156 Views: 114635
Houston Fine Mineral Show Report, with Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 03, 2013 09:23 Replies: 103 Views: 89226
100.000 Club 2013 Tucson Show Adventure ~ Gail Spann Style. (Gail) Apr 27, 2013 02:57 Replies: 598 Views: 380806
Fabulous Denver Gem and Mineral Show, Sept 14, 2012 and on...Gail Spann (Gail) Nov 04, 2012 01:57 Replies: 43 Views: 58108
100.000 Club Gail Spann's 2012 East Coast Gem and Mineral Show report (Gail) Aug 29, 2012 14:27 Replies: 151 Views: 110892
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin... (Gail) Oct 02, 2012 11:21 Replies: 632 Views: 468159
FMF party in Tucson, 2012. You coming? (Gail) Mar 03, 2012 02:28 Replies: 49 Views: 60684
Fort Worth, Texas, Gem and Mineral Show. Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 01, 2011 20:35 Replies: 33 Views: 50273
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011 (Gail) Oct 07, 2012 11:38 Replies: 370 Views: 354298
100.000 Club FMFs party in Tucson, 2011 (Gail) Feb 27, 2011 22:43 Replies: 114 Views: 105699
Gail Spann's Tucson show report, 2011 (Gail) Jan 17, 2011 01:30 Replies: 28 Views: 40085
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36 5113 Sep 13, 2018 22:52
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?"
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) Aug 04, 2015 03:31 Replies: 5 Views: 33049
Large rocks on our property (mattd925) Sep 22, 2018 03:14 Replies: 5 Views: 248
Unidentified vitreous stone (Joie Geurts) Sep 18, 2018 15:30 Replies: 12 Views: 489
Beautiful flat crystals - what is this?? (meowtrageous11) Sep 18, 2018 14:09 Replies: 5 Views: 483
Possible slag (JessieG) Sep 17, 2018 03:04 Replies: 2 Views: 227
Crystal vein again (Kara) Sep 08, 2018 01:27 Replies: 17 Views: 986
New find ID help (fuss) Sep 06, 2018 17:16 Replies: 9 Views: 565
Norwegian jasper "puddingstones" (Kara) Sep 04, 2018 17:57 Replies: 3 Views: 268
Is this Granite, Miserite or something else? (fuss) Aug 30, 2018 04:18 Replies: 9 Views: 561
Metal ore? (Kara) Aug 30, 2018 00:28 Replies: 6 Views: 552
Unknown sample (sjastro) Aug 28, 2018 12:05 Replies: 7 Views: 496
Found stone in Central America (Ymejia27) Aug 27, 2018 15:44 Replies: 4 Views: 312
Epidote crystals (Kara) Aug 26, 2018 16:51 Replies: 2 Views: 355
Questions of colour and structure (Kara) Aug 24, 2018 22:57 Replies: 1 Views: 279
Unknown rock and mineral?? (PhilipHopkins) Aug 23, 2018 04:08 Replies: 5 Views: 517
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147 1093 Sep 22, 2018 03:14
Pierre Joubert 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

Fluorite UK (Mathias) Sep 22, 2018 15:50 Replies: 5 Views: 332
Native Iron (Mathias) Sep 22, 2018 04:20 Replies: 14 Views: 811
Best way to preserve geode pathway? (Emilygreene) Sep 08, 2018 03:29 Replies: 7 Views: 535
Sphalerite Peru (Mathias) Sep 02, 2018 04:04 Replies: 2 Views: 294
Calcite Kongsberg Norway (Mathias) Sep 01, 2018 13:07 Replies: 3 Views: 313
"Deep Sea Manganese Nodule".... (Mathias) Aug 30, 2018 00:38 Replies: 7 Views: 782
Ferrous Dolomite...or? (Bergur_E_Sigurdarson) Aug 29, 2018 16:41 Replies: 4 Views: 325
Help identifying mineral like brookite. (Ricardo Melendez) Aug 29, 2018 00:32 Replies: 10 Views: 583
Parisite? (Bergur_E_Sigurdarson) Aug 28, 2018 09:32 Replies: 15 Views: 526
Calcite inclusions - Colombia (Bergur_E_Sigurdarson) Aug 27, 2018 09:24 Replies: 2 Views: 295
Limonite cemented sand? (R Saunders) Aug 24, 2018 08:46 Replies: 10 Views: 767
Ferberite, Pyrite, Siderite, and..... ? (Mathias) Aug 21, 2018 00:21 Replies: 5 Views: 472
Enargite triplets (Mathias) Aug 17, 2018 10:03 Replies: 11 Views: 781
Howdy From Hornby Island (Tone Catton) Aug 14, 2018 15:27 Replies: 9 Views: 567
Please Help Me Identify My Father’s Rocks :) (Daughter of a rock hound) Aug 14, 2018 11:13 Replies: 4 Views: 400
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98 1119 Sep 22, 2018 15:50
colin robinson 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
Lightning Stones (R Saunders) Sep 21, 2018 09:13 Replies: 0 Views: 116
Micro photos of inclusions in Quartz (zbhjzm) Sep 14, 2018 07:23 Replies: 99 Views: 22595
I want to photograph my collection (Malcolm Uffelman Jr) Sep 13, 2018 05:36 Replies: 14 Views: 3700
Tourmaline type question (Kara) Sep 12, 2018 06:26 Replies: 22 Views: 1028
Finnish spectrolite (labradorite, plagioklase) (Kara) Sep 06, 2018 06:29 Replies: 0 Views: 198
Collection Macros (Oliver B) Aug 06, 2018 11:57 Replies: 31 Views: 1804
My collection of crystals (Kaleb) Jun 18, 2018 03:33 Replies: 5 Views: 1034
Zaïrite (Roger Warin) Dec 06, 2017 09:58 Replies: 0 Views: 1371
Super thin hematite inclusions in amethyst (zbhjzm) Nov 13, 2017 05:52 Replies: 22 Views: 6491
Micro photos of a boulder opal (zbhjzm) Sep 09, 2017 09:14 Replies: 2 Views: 2129
Stack software, comparative speed, optimizations and others (ofarcis) Sep 06, 2017 10:40 Replies: 20 Views: 28687
Pyrite and marcasite intergrowths (Roger Warin) Jul 03, 2017 13:33 Replies: 0 Views: 2439
Bixbite Crystal in rhyolite matrix (Lueshie) May 10, 2017 15:45 Replies: 1 Views: 2599
Purple fluorite macro (Proudtex76) Apr 25, 2017 15:49 Replies: 2 Views: 2740
Lighting and mineral photos (dontgogreen) Nov 05, 2016 19:15 Replies: 1 Views: 3511
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94 828 Sep 21, 2018 09:13
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   Moderator Tobi
Favourite countries of origin? (Tobi) Sep 01, 2010 12:23 Replies: 26 Views: 17048
Favourite mineral species/families? (Tobi) Aug 15, 2010 15:02 Replies: 13 Views: 10189
The other ten of the top twenty locations (Tom Mazanec) Mar 04, 2016 10:15 Replies: 9 Views: 7037
Favourite Pyromorphites? (Tobi) Aug 01, 2018 16:33 Replies: 18 Views: 7867
100.000 Club Favourite Fluorites? (Tobi) Jul 31, 2018 15:32 Replies: 191 Views: 153699
Favourite Calcites? (Tobi) Jul 12, 2018 15:08 Replies: 35 Views: 15780
Favourite Quartzes? (Tobi) Jun 15, 2018 05:26 Replies: 38 Views: 18217
Favourite Galenas? (Tobi) Apr 11, 2018 02:00 Replies: 19 Views: 8083
Favourite Barytes? (Tobi) Apr 10, 2018 18:21 Replies: 2 Views: 1230
Favourite Sphalerites? (Tobi) Apr 08, 2018 13:14 Replies: 17 Views: 9548
Favourite Topazes? (Tobi) Sep 25, 2017 15:50 Replies: 8 Views: 3875
Favourite Garnets? (Tobi) Aug 05, 2017 14:55 Replies: 6 Views: 5107
Favourite Pyrites? (Tobi) May 08, 2017 14:40 Replies: 21 Views: 10240
Favourite Wulfenites? (Tobi) May 03, 2017 11:41 Replies: 23 Views: 14055
Favourite Smithsonites? (Tobi) Apr 30, 2017 05:21 Replies: 4 Views: 3195
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21 542 Aug 01, 2018 16:33
Justin Hickok 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
Maine tourmaline find a month ago. (vic rzonca) Aug 08, 2018 03:30 Replies: 15 Views: 14308
Question regarding Portuguese minerals (liaemars) Jun 21, 2018 20:34 Replies: 3 Views: 685
Sweet Home Mine 2.0 (Tobi) Jun 16, 2018 07:11 Replies: 6 Views: 2168
On the mineralogy of Shijiangshan, Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia A.R. (China) (Cesar M. Salvan) May 27, 2018 19:33 Replies: 15 Views: 17733
Sapo mine Tourmaline (texasdigger) Apr 22, 2018 18:15 Replies: 1 Views: 1491
Collecting quartz on the Little Falls dolostone (vic rzonca) Apr 08, 2018 14:52 Replies: 109 Views: 86768
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico (Peter Megaw) Mar 05, 2018 11:18 Replies: 17 Views: 17042
Huge Island of Madagascar (Roger Warin) Feb 11, 2018 08:21 Replies: 7 Views: 3736
A request for information on mineral collecting in France (Pierre Joubert) Jan 29, 2018 00:25 Replies: 2 Views: 1396
New Zealand alpine minerals? (Philippe Durand) Oct 21, 2017 01:31 Replies: 22 Views: 6847
About "Franklin Furnace" (J. G. Alcolea) Oct 13, 2017 15:45 Replies: 8 Views: 3299
Graves Mountain, Georgia, USA - Hematite (Mike Lee) Oct 12, 2017 10:57 Replies: 2 Views: 2166
The Tsumeb Mine (Heimo Hellwig) May 13, 2017 01:21 Replies: 12 Views: 8434
La Viesca Mine and the finds made there (James) May 03, 2017 16:50 Replies: 8 Views: 16445
Quartz and limonite from a sandstone quarry (Pete Richards) Apr 28, 2017 08:36 Replies: 4 Views: 3533
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224 1856 Aug 08, 2018 03:30
Peter Lemkin 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: 2823
Change in French administrative area (Philippe Durand) Mar 24, 2017 05:51 Replies: 1 Views: 2217
Proper locality name of the Czar Mine? (Jordi Fabre) May 11, 2016 05:20 Replies: 4 Views: 6297
Westmorland (James) Jun 11, 2015 08:20 Replies: 18 Views: 17072
From Kearsarge Mountain? (GneissWare) Jun 08, 2015 22:27 Replies: 7 Views: 8585

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.      
The Namib Desert (Heimo Hellwig) Aug 11, 2018 01:38 Replies: 32 Views: 26234
Agates in Sicily? (alanbartlett) Apr 27, 2018 13:28 Replies: 9 Views: 2019
Rockhounding trip Juchem Quarry (JessieG) Apr 06, 2018 13:32 Replies: 3 Views: 1309
Rockhounding trips - A gem hunt in Minas Gerais (MatheusTorres) Nov 26, 2017 03:33 Replies: 2 Views: 2194
Garnets in Itadori River near Nagoya (Japan) (Alex D.) Sep 06, 2017 07:39 Replies: 13 Views: 4942
Quartz from alpine-type fissures in Raleigh, North Carolina (Scott LaBorde) Aug 30, 2017 14:45 Replies: 2 Views: 2498
Driving distance to the Rowley Mine from Scottsdale? (Dave Graley) Aug 08, 2017 09:32 Replies: 0 Views: 1640
Rockhounding in Israel - contact needed (dimrub) Jul 16, 2017 23:35 Replies: 8 Views: 3973
The Bogota´s French Connection (franjungle) Jun 29, 2017 08:40 Replies: 8 Views: 5067
Hallelujah Junction, Near Reno, Nevada. Spann Adventure (Gail) Jun 11, 2017 06:27 Replies: 29 Views: 12667
Iceland! (peter@vanpeborgh.eu) Jun 09, 2017 12:28 Replies: 0 Views: 2069
Advice needed: a rockhounding trip for a beginner (dimrub) Jun 05, 2017 10:45 Replies: 15 Views: 7188
A crystal collecting outing to Ceres, South Africa (Reinhardt van Vuuren) May 08, 2017 02:20 Replies: 7 Views: 5318
The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira (franjungle) May 04, 2017 23:01 Replies: 33 Views: 12877
Looking for references for Emerald Mine Tours in Colombia (MSrockhound) Jan 17, 2017 19:22 Replies: 0 Views: 2737
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60 452 Aug 11, 2018 01:38
Heimo Hellwig 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: 138576
The biggest nuggets. (Roger Warin) Nov 08, 2016 03:51 Replies: 10 Views: 13784
CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia (John Cornish) Feb 28, 2014 20:03 Replies: 63 Views: 78392
2013, an Update... CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine (John Cornish) Jun 24, 2013 08:14 Replies: 13 Views: 26472
Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode - 'Part 2' (Antonio Da Silveira) Oct 23, 2010 17:27 Replies: 6 Views: 29346
Scoop! - An important find of amber in the "La Florida" Mine, Spain (Jordi Fabre) Dec 14, 2008 15:03 Replies: 0 Views: 18843

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
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52 1068 Aug 10, 2018 20:56
Bob Harman View latest post
No new posts A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK     Access to the FMF Gallery
This section of the forum is special in that it is dedicated to images of minerals from the different regions of the UK. So, although you can add as many pictures as you like in each of the existing threads, you can't create any new threads within it.
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15 449 May 12, 2018 07:29
Tobi 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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12 360 May 27, 2018 13:49
Jesse Fisher 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
Abrasives repairing polishing crystals (Diamond) Sep 05, 2018 14:23 Replies: 11 Views: 875
How to "Defrost" crystals in quartz (al mar) Aug 26, 2018 10:28 Replies: 4 Views: 468
The Illinois Fluorites with Calcite are chemically etched? (R Saunders) Jul 29, 2018 13:22 Replies: 13 Views: 935
Aiguille Verte pink fluorite specimen (Mathias) Jul 01, 2018 11:24 Replies: 2 Views: 759
Phosgenite (Mathias) Jul 01, 2018 05:07 Replies: 0 Views: 401
Making acrylic or Polycarbonate stands for mineral specimens (Pierre Joubert) Jun 27, 2018 06:02 Replies: 6 Views: 2131
Cleaning mixed sulfides. (vic rzonca) May 16, 2018 14:19 Replies: 4 Views: 1379
Hinged boxes for crystal collections wanted (John S. White) May 15, 2018 09:16 Replies: 8 Views: 14489
Help how do I clean anhydrite? (Greg Lilly) Apr 29, 2018 18:40 Replies: 2 Views: 993
A terrible nuisance (John S. White) Nov 10, 2017 01:47 Replies: 17 Views: 6448
Potential Toxicity of Handling Raw Malachite Specimens. (Joseph D'Oliveira) Nov 03, 2017 20:33 Replies: 26 Views: 19746
Cleaning Carrolite specimens (Pierre Joubert) Oct 02, 2017 16:50 Replies: 2 Views: 2111
Cleaning with Water/ Spot Cleaning Guns (Agate?) (Ceanna) Aug 25, 2017 10:36 Replies: 13 Views: 5391
Removing stubborn minerals from quartz (Pierre Joubert) Apr 20, 2017 11:26 Replies: 32 Views: 20809
Information about turquoise mineral (Lundy) Apr 01, 2017 21:39 Replies: 7 Views: 3923
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133 1196 Sep 05, 2018 14:23
Diamond 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: 23279
1.000.000 Club Collection of Michael Shaw (crosstimber) Sep 23, 2018 14:27 Replies: 1313 Views: 1021302
500.000 Club Collection of Carles Millan (Carles Millan) Apr 27, 2018 08:04 Replies: 836 Views: 953434
500.000 Club Don Lum Collection (Don Lum) Sep 16, 2018 10:38 Replies: 1184 Views: 840566
500.000 Club Collection of Tobi (Tobi) Sep 02, 2018 04:47 Replies: 856 Views: 688188
500.000 Club The Mizunaka Collection (am mizunaka) Sep 23, 2018 15:08 Replies: 1188 Views: 593884
500.000 Club New generation for picture - Ploum (ploum) Apr 25, 2018 14:20 Replies: 940 Views: 582979
100.000 Club Collection of Nurbo (nurbo) Mar 26, 2016 14:37 Replies: 404 Views: 431855
100.000 Club Andreas Gerstenberg Collection (Andreas Gerstenberg) May 19, 2018 14:36 Replies: 182 Views: 280349
100.000 Club Collection of Miguel (José Miguel) Apr 14, 2017 05:32 Replies: 223 Views: 193176
100.000 Club Bob's rocks (GneissWare) Jul 31, 2018 10:44 Replies: 345 Views: 247182
100.000 Club The micro photographs of Christian Rewitzer (Jordi Fabre) Feb 20, 2016 23:50 Replies: 77 Views: 193750
100.000 Club Collection of Fiebre Verde (Fiebre Verde) Sep 22, 2018 15:56 Replies: 642 Views: 315993
100.000 Club The collection of Pierre and Riana Joubert (Pierre Joubert) Jun 12, 2018 03:22 Replies: 284 Views: 168532
100.000 Club Collection of Heimo Hellwig (Heimo Hellwig) Sep 21, 2018 01:03 Replies: 604 Views: 240905
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135 13694 Sep 23, 2018 15:08
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 Tracy's favorite specimens (Tracy) Dec 21, 2017 10:32 Replies: 74 Views: 119718
100.000 Club Gail's collection (Gail) Aug 03, 2017 04:02 Replies: 375 Views: 416433
The sad news about Diana Weinrich. (Gail) Jan 08, 2018 11:39 Replies: 16 Views: 8313
Nimfiara's collection (nimfiara) May 10, 2012 17:20 Replies: 30 Views: 55219
Linda's Private Collection (Linda Smith) Feb 08, 2012 04:31 Replies: 39 Views: 62679
Debbie's Collection (Debbie Woolf) Jul 04, 2011 10:45 Replies: 20 Views: 40239
Colleen's Collection (Colleen Thomson) May 28, 2011 19:33 Replies: 10 Views: 26154
Jessica's mineral collection (Jessica Simonoff) Jan 30, 2010 18:52 Replies: 18 Views: 40223
Linda St-Cyr's favorites (Linda St-Cyr) May 17, 2009 09:09 Replies: 6 Views: 33010

9 597 Jan 08, 2018 11:39
John Medici View latest post
No new posts Mineralogical Literature     
New books, journals, etc that merit your attention.   Moderators John S. White, Carles Millan, chris, Antonio Alcaide
Monthly Mineral Chronicles, Mineral Guides and more... (crocoite) Sep 22, 2018 07:03 Replies: 2 Views: 389
Minerals of the English Midlands (James) Sep 21, 2018 02:27 Replies: 1 Views: 200
Minerales y Minas de España - Silicatos (keith) Apr 12, 2018 06:58 Replies: 2 Views: 1285
German Language Magazine (CodyDel) Nov 23, 2017 14:33 Replies: 5 Views: 2531
1929 Ed Over Rocks and Minerals Article (CodyDel) Nov 22, 2017 21:33 Replies: 10 Views: 4519
Australian micromineral newsletter... (crocoite) Mar 25, 2017 20:21 Replies: 19 Views: 25660
Mineralogy by Dexter Perkins (Tom Mazanec) Jan 03, 2017 18:03 Replies: 14 Views: 7573
Panasqueira Mine (crosstimber) Nov 08, 2016 11:01 Replies: 19 Views: 24274
ExtraLapis No. 50: Kalifornien/California - a great article written by Jesse Fisher (Tobi) Sep 25, 2016 04:46 Replies: 3 Views: 3824
My reading (Tom Mazanec) Jun 11, 2016 13:43 Replies: 8 Views: 7235
Quartz from Spain (Miguel Calvo) Apr 28, 2016 01:17 Replies: 1 Views: 4732
Antique books (ACC79) Feb 05, 2016 14:35 Replies: 1 Views: 4611
Minerales y Minas de España by Miguel Calvo (Minerals and Mines of Spain) (Antonio Alcaide) Dec 09, 2015 22:38 Replies: 3 Views: 11077
Classification of crystallographic forms - any references? (prcantos) Mar 06, 2015 11:11 Replies: 21 Views: 23642
Mathematical Crystallography by Boisen & Gibbs (prcantos) Oct 09, 2014 03:55 Replies: 0 Views: 8551
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89 698 Sep 22, 2018 07:03
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
Artisan Made Gems (vic rzonca) Sep 22, 2018 14:28 Replies: 9 Views: 4490
Some new Mineralpaintings in Watercolor (MasterofStone) Sep 02, 2018 16:17 Replies: 5 Views: 285
Chinese Realgar (crocoite) Apr 24, 2018 21:36 Replies: 8 Views: 3400
Minerals in Watercolor (MasterofStone) Feb 21, 2018 06:22 Replies: 6 Views: 2591
Grossular Garnet, Jeffrey Mine, Canada (crocoite) Dec 30, 2017 02:42 Replies: 0 Views: 1243
Rhodochrosite with Barite, Lone Tree Mine, Nevada (crocoite) Dec 07, 2017 05:15 Replies: 0 Views: 1623
Stak Nala Elbaite... (crocoite) Nov 20, 2017 05:23 Replies: 0 Views: 1507
New Artwork... (crocoite) Sep 15, 2017 11:20 Replies: 6 Views: 2780
Mineral collages 4.0 (Tobi) Jul 16, 2017 15:44 Replies: 12 Views: 7533
Fabre's past (vic rzonca) Jan 14, 2017 11:02 Replies: 37 Views: 29472
Da Boss... (crocoite) Aug 24, 2016 03:14 Replies: 3 Views: 3529
Mineralogical Museum of Marburg, drawn by me :-) (Tobi) Aug 18, 2016 05:40 Replies: 6 Views: 4456
2016 Paintings... (crocoite) Apr 23, 2016 09:15 Replies: 11 Views: 11476
Mineral collages 3.0 - highlights from my collection (Tobi) Feb 17, 2016 11:05 Replies: 12 Views: 11478
New Paintings 2013 (Schwertner) Jan 14, 2016 04:56 Replies: 105 Views: 74146
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40 769 Sep 22, 2018 14:28
vic rzonca View latest post
No new posts The histories behind mineral specimens     
Many specimens have very interesting histories that should be saved.   Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Antonio Alcaide
Historical Information About Sodalite (Stone Mania) Aug 24, 2017 04:41 Replies: 14 Views: 5280
History of minerals. (vic rzonca) Jan 12, 2017 09:24 Replies: 5 Views: 7634
Finding a little Mexican treasure (Jean Sendero) Nov 05, 2016 16:03 Replies: 0 Views: 3573
Your very first rock? (Tobi) Oct 30, 2016 09:30 Replies: 2 Views: 2866
Minerals and Their Stories (crosstimber) Oct 29, 2016 08:00 Replies: 5 Views: 3902
"H. Deisinger" Collection (Jamison Brizendine) Aug 24, 2016 07:20 Replies: 4 Views: 7716
Mineral labels as art ;) (Tobi) Sep 22, 2014 02:06 Replies: 23 Views: 40413
If it is a twin it was juicy and delicious (Don Lum) Sep 14, 2014 12:53 Replies: 25 Views: 21050
How all you got started in collecting? (vic rzonca) Jun 08, 2014 10:32 Replies: 21 Views: 31849
Bill Lawrence Memorial (BlueCapProductions) May 05, 2014 13:56 Replies: 4 Views: 8773
Sir Arthur Russell - 50th Anniversary on 24th February (Roy Starkey) Feb 02, 2014 12:58 Replies: 5 Views: 9996
Reminiscences of an Old Former Curator by John S. White (Jordi Fabre) Jan 19, 2014 17:06 Replies: 6 Views: 11233
Rogues gallery of photos of yesteryear's mineral collecting greats (Jordi Fabre) Jan 12, 2014 06:26 Replies: 16 Views: 18020
Biggest nugget? 64.7 kg. (Roger Warin) Nov 12, 2013 16:25 Replies: 6 Views: 13690
Willard Perkins Classic "Perky" Mount (Peter Megaw) Aug 30, 2013 06:13 Replies: 14 Views: 23878
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37 385 Aug 24, 2017 04:41
Stone Mania View latest post
No new posts FMF Guide of Rocks     
This Forum aims to collect photographs of rocks from all around the world and as much information as possible about the rocks: age, origin, description, composition... Rocks are closely related to minerals, as rocks are composed of minerals and minerals are found growing on their surfaces and in their cavities. We intend to create a collective work where everybody can contribute and where expert opinions of geologists and petrologists are widely shared.   Moderators chris, prcantos
FMF Guide of Rocks - IGNEOUS ROCKS (prcantos) Feb 18, 2014 16:36 Replies: 13 Views: 34887
FMF Guide of Rocks - SEDIMENTARY ROCKS (prcantos) Dec 11, 2013 17:45 Replies: 5 Views: 18895
FMF Guide of Rocks - METAMORPHIC ROCKS (prcantos) Jul 05, 2015 06:56 Replies: 16 Views: 39919
Roadside Geology of Vermont (NellsRocks) Sep 21, 2018 07:52 Replies: 10 Views: 537
Grave Stones of Interest to Rock People... no, really... (NellsRocks) Sep 13, 2018 16:23 Replies: 14 Views: 12031
Not Sure What Rock Is!!!??? (Aliengng) Mar 24, 2016 06:09 Replies: 15 Views: 13105
Genesis of the serpentine minerals and rocks (prcantos) Jun 06, 2013 04:48 Replies: 2 Views: 10745

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
Who to trust with gemstone identification? Are some gemologists better than others? (Adrian August) Sep 09, 2018 10:10 Replies: 11 Views: 486
Milpillas "Electric Blue" Azurites AND Malachites - Natural or Chipped? (bob kerr) Jun 06, 2018 16:38 Replies: 12 Views: 3085
Fake Colombian Emeralds (Fiebre Verde) May 14, 2018 19:33 Replies: 33 Views: 22690
Fake specimens from the Erongo and Brandberg region. (Pierre Joubert) May 04, 2018 09:31 Replies: 23 Views: 5908
Iron Man (vic rzonca) Aug 28, 2017 07:57 Replies: 7 Views: 3197
Tanzanite? (Harald) Aug 02, 2017 22:31 Replies: 6 Views: 2887
Quarter million fake Tourmaline cluster. (texasdigger) May 22, 2017 11:36 Replies: 19 Views: 6484
Please help me identify if these are fake or treated (TomS) Feb 09, 2017 22:10 Replies: 16 Views: 8366
Treatments, Synthetics and Simulants: QUARTZ & CHALCEDONY (cascaillou) Dec 20, 2015 20:34 Replies: 3 Views: 7366
Fake silver crystals Morocco (Christophe Gobin) Nov 24, 2015 03:59 Replies: 1 Views: 5770
Chinese "Hydrozincite" specimens? (Barry Vincent) Oct 08, 2015 03:23 Replies: 4 Views: 6716
Bismutoferrite from China...Caveat Emptor (Peter Megaw) May 31, 2015 18:56 Replies: 3 Views: 6768
The intense oiling of Chinese minerals (nitana2000) Apr 29, 2015 14:20 Replies: 14 Views: 19172
Milpillas Azurite - fake specimen (Cascavel1) Dec 04, 2014 09:47 Replies: 27 Views: 33337
Huanggang Mine scheelite color (Josele) Jul 21, 2014 17:48 Replies: 11 Views: 12884
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50 577 Sep 09, 2018 10:10
LeadMineGal View latest post
No new posts Reporting thefts and disappearances     
On this forum you can add report on the theft of specimens; tell people about other losses and/or advise people of things they should be wary of; or report any other incidents.. including ones during collecting trips or other mineral related activities.      
Theft of Tourmalines from Fallbrook Gem & Mineral Society Museum in California (Chris Wentzell) Oct 25, 2017 14:13 Replies: 26 Views: 11405
Theft from the Franklin Mineral Museum, New Jersey (Jordi Fabre) Jul 18, 2017 07:43 Replies: 0 Views: 2030
Theft at West Coast Mineral and Fossil Show of Kristalle gold. (vic rzonca) Nov 16, 2016 07:43 Replies: 1 Views: 2771
Stolen specimen inquiry (Jordi Fabre) Aug 06, 2016 05:08 Replies: 3 Views: 5105
Theft of Colin Owen mineral specimens and collection (Pierre Joubert) Jul 15, 2016 10:34 Replies: 14 Views: 8508
THEFT of 60 world class mineral specimens in Johannesburg! (Jordi Fabre) Apr 29, 2016 10:04 Replies: 19 Views: 25663
Famous piece stolen from a Romanian Museum (David) Jan 27, 2014 14:16 Replies: 0 Views: 7792
Warning: Johannesburg Geology Museum theft: July 2013!! (Jordi Fabre) Jul 19, 2013 11:20 Replies: 2 Views: 7095
A Butte Covellite was stolen from the National Mining Hall of Fame!!!! (Jordi Fabre) Feb 09, 2013 14:51 Replies: 0 Views: 4940
California Mining and Mineral Museum Robbed (Jordi Fabre) Oct 05, 2012 12:59 Replies: 3 Views: 6263
Theft at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History (Jordi Fabre) Feb 28, 2012 23:42 Replies: 1 Views: 4062
Highgrading, the selling of stolen goods and turning a blind eye (BlueCapProductions) Dec 01, 2011 02:48 Replies: 42 Views: 56826
Theft of Rice Museum Gold Collection! (Jordi Fabre) Apr 23, 2010 14:32 Replies: 4 Views: 8807
Theft of minerals from a Museum in Iceland (John S. White) Oct 28, 2009 11:22 Replies: 6 Views: 6804

14 135 Oct 25, 2017 14:13
Mary FongWalker View latest post
No new posts Off-Topic and Introductions     
In this forum you can discuss topics not covered by any other of our forums and you can also introduce yourself as a new Forum member.   Moderators chris, Xavi Tutusaus, Antonio Alcaide
100.000 Club Presentation of new members - Reference Thread (Jordi Fabre) Sep 09, 2018 10:28 Replies: 347 Views: 179780
Lighting (R Saunders) Sep 22, 2018 14:43 Replies: 2 Views: 363
Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines - but not during showtime (AndyH) Aug 23, 2018 09:50 Replies: 4 Views: 579
Quartz boulder (Secondhandgrenades) Jun 26, 2018 11:31 Replies: 4 Views: 725
Need advice on next step. (Bill E) May 28, 2018 11:36 Replies: 14 Views: 3383
Looking for Lapidary Services in the Central New Mexico Area (Rockhound.newmexico) May 11, 2018 17:32 Replies: 2 Views: 680
Mass on mineral labels? (Bob Harman) May 11, 2018 14:35 Replies: 7 Views: 1690
Where to start? an enthusiast beginner prospector (salomonarthur) Mar 07, 2018 22:39 Replies: 3 Views: 1401
Concrete as a mineral (Tom Mazanec) Jan 30, 2018 00:19 Replies: 6 Views: 1908
The PBS Show "THE MINERAL EXPLORERS" (Bob Harman) Jan 23, 2018 18:28 Replies: 1 Views: 1333
A Bit On The Economics Of Being A mineral Dealer (Bob Harman) Jan 19, 2018 23:46 Replies: 11 Views: 3281
The overall health of this hobby (Jordi Fabre) Jan 13, 2018 15:13 Replies: 26 Views: 6763
Economist article on Muzo (Matt_Zukowski) Jan 10, 2018 09:58 Replies: 3 Views: 1856
3D printing in collecting (Tom Mazanec) Jan 03, 2018 09:04 Replies: 2 Views: 1682
Happy Holidays to everyone and a Rocky New Year! (Jordi Fabre) Jan 01, 2018 16:09 Replies: 18 Views: 5813
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386 3281 Sep 22, 2018 14:43
Travis Hetsler View latest post
No new posts The Ten Thousand Club     
This Section displays, in one location, all those subjects that, while they are no longer on the main page, have been read more than 10,000 times and are from the sections: "Minerals and Mineralogy" "What is it? - Where is it from?" "Micros & Macros" and "Mines and Mineral Localities".
The other Sections of FMF will not move their topics to here because we prefer to keep their topics grouped.   Moderators chris, Antonio Alcaide

100.000 Club Quartz collecting outings in South Africa (Pierre Joubert) Sep 13, 2018 14:14 Replies: 328 Views: 211930
Blue-green rock (Viktorian) Aug 13, 2018 21:33 Replies: 7 Views: 35668
Stalactites? (John S. White) Jul 09, 2018 10:20 Replies: 24 Views: 20771
Maximum number of minerals on a specimen (David) May 06, 2018 03:02 Replies: 37 Views: 30721
Tetrahedron [111] penetration twin (Josele) Jan 13, 2018 20:26 Replies: 17 Views: 27757
100.000 Club New find of minerals from New York (Glenn Rhein) Dec 04, 2017 13:20 Replies: 123 Views: 133872
I am curious to know what camera you are using... (Pierre Joubert) May 25, 2017 15:33 Replies: 29 Views: 29073
Radioactive minerals (Roger Warin) Nov 01, 2016 05:40 Replies: 29 Views: 39726
100.000 Club What about heliodor from Tajikistan? (parfaitelumiere) Sep 09, 2016 03:20 Replies: 90 Views: 103734
More about beta Quartz (nitana2000) Mar 08, 2016 12:34 Replies: 27 Views: 43933
Ilmenite pseudo (John S. White) Feb 18, 2016 08:02 Replies: 3 Views: 37267
Question about cubic diamond crystals (Jim) Nov 26, 2015 11:28 Replies: 21 Views: 39679
Very nice Amethyst in the Railroad Works in North of Spain (Joan R.) May 11, 2015 16:02 Replies: 16 Views: 43631
Mysterious Black Crystals (Something Fishy!) (Andy Love) May 11, 2015 14:53 Replies: 35 Views: 40393
Daylight Fluorescent Hyalite Opal from Mexico (Peter Megaw) May 06, 2015 19:10 Replies: 31 Views: 45882
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147 907 Sep 13, 2018 14:14
Pierre Joubert View latest post
No new posts Mineral Exchange Area     
In this forum you will be able to trade minerals and publish their pictures. To know how to do it, please use this link.   Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Antonio Alcaide
How does "Mineral Exchange Area" work? (Jordi Fabre) Aug 20, 2008 03:17 Replies: 0 Views: 17945
French and alpine mineralogy against UK Fluorite (Max Tom) Mar 12, 2018 03:54 Replies: 2 Views: 1609
Minerals for fossils (Fossil collector) Feb 03, 2018 06:22 Replies: 14 Views: 4068
Exchange of minerals. I'm from Ukraine. (Hereiam) Sep 25, 2017 00:09 Replies: 3 Views: 2692
Meteorite with old labels wanted (Krantz and others) (illaenus) Nov 15, 2016 14:14 Replies: 1 Views: 4303
Calcites from each State (Pat Tucci) Jun 29, 2016 07:24 Replies: 19 Views: 10044
Looking for Native Sulphur specimens (bgreenstone) Mar 21, 2016 08:28 Replies: 0 Views: 6336
Help with free collecting (solarflare) Feb 11, 2016 18:09 Replies: 8 Views: 7379
NJ Minerals available for trade (Gary Moldovany) Feb 07, 2016 10:45 Replies: 2 Views: 7929
Pyrite for exchange (Cesar M. Salvan) Jan 05, 2016 01:17 Replies: 2 Views: 8403
Bulgarian minerals for exchange (Wolfgang Proestler) Nov 22, 2015 08:32 Replies: 12 Views: 13315
Exchange-Wanted: inclusion quartz crystals, 2 to 3cm, DT or floater, unpolished (cascaillou) Sep 11, 2014 11:08 Replies: 0 Views: 9100
Exchange - Wanted: arsenolite, montroydite, lithiophosphate (cascaillou) Sep 11, 2014 11:01 Replies: 0 Views: 6478
Rhodochrosite rough (Jack Chiang) Aug 23, 2014 13:03 Replies: 1 Views: 6140
Fossils for minerals (appies) Jun 09, 2014 02:41 Replies: 1 Views: 7751
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41 230 Mar 12, 2018 03:54
Max Tom View latest post

Mineralogical Magazines  Topics   Posts   Last Post 
A kind of special space for mineralogical magazines to allow publishers and readers to keep in touch.
What is it about them that makes it a pleasure to receive them, which old ones you miss, the new issues, the new books they publish...
 
No new posts The Mineralogical Record     
The Mineralogical Record, founded in 1970, is an American mineral magazine of international interest, providing beautifully illustrated articles on minerals and mineral localities worldwide. Additional features include articles on mineral shows, mineral museums, mineralogical and mining collectibles (e.g. antique instruments), profiles of prominent collectors and their collections, book reviews, and articles on the history of mineral collecting and the history of mineralogy. Special-theme supplements to the regular issues are also published.      
This Forum is from now a "Fellow" of the Mineralogical Record magazine (Jordi Fabre) Mar 31, 2017 04:24 Replies: 2 Views: 7439
M.R. vol 48 (2) Tri-State District (Robert Seitz) Mar 29, 2017 19:22 Replies: 2 Views: 2554
New Standards of Excellence in the Mineral Kingdom - M.R. March-April 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Apr 20, 2015 10:51 Replies: 41 Views: 44716
2014 Graphic Excellence Award again for the Mineralogical Record and two more medals! (Jordi Fabre) Dec 31, 2014 13:22 Replies: 3 Views: 6761
Mineralogical Record News (Jordi Fabre) Apr 09, 2014 04:04 Replies: 1 Views: 7355
The 2013 Graphic Excellence Award for the Mineralogical Record! (Jordi Fabre) May 22, 2013 12:27 Replies: 0 Views: 6823
The Mineralogical Record (Jordi Fabre) Apr 28, 2010 13:58 Replies: 8 Views: 16942
Article in M. Record about the John White single crystal collection (Jordi Fabre) Sep 26, 2009 08:31 Replies: 2 Views: 11044
Opinions about Mineralogical Record's Article (Jordi Fabre) May 18, 2009 11:59 Replies: 15 Views: 36780
Mineralogical Record, an excellent magazine. (Joan R.) Jan 21, 2008 06:47 Replies: 0 Views: 8092

10 84 Mar 31, 2017 04:24
Jordi Fabre View latest post
No new posts Rocks & Minerals     
Rocks & Minerals has published feature articles on mineralogy, geology, and paleontology since 1926. Regular departments explore such topics as minerals for the collector; microminerals; recent books, videos, and DVDs; coming events; museum news; and personalities in the field. Detailed lists of collecting opportunities in specific localities are published periodically, as are special theme issues.      
Hematite twins (article in Rocks & Minerals Jan/Feb 2018) (Duncan Miller) May 26, 2018 01:35 Replies: 4 Views: 1341
Some well-deserved plaudits for Marie Huizing and Rocks & Minerals magazine (Jordi Fabre) Jan 04, 2015 11:27 Replies: 9 Views: 12698
Rocks & Minerals Magazine - May-June 2014 Issue (Peter Megaw) May 24, 2014 15:39 Replies: 2 Views: 7455
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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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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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