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I created this Forum with the idea of creating a place to share questions and answers with other mineral enthusiasts and, most importantly, to try to provide a serious space where mineralogy questions can be discussed free of bothersome errors, free due the high standards of the administrators and moderators. We owe much of the success of this Forum to their fine texts; with them helping us, our Forum looks "clean" at least in terms of its scientific content.

During my mineralogical journeys I frequently receive mail asking many different questions. When I answered just the person who sent the message, I always had the feeling of something being lost. By publishing all these questions and answers on the Forum, others can share our thoughts about minerals and mineralogy. That's why I created this Forum.


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FMF English Forum moderated by John S. White and Peter Megaw
John S. White
Peter Megaw

I have been serving as a moderator for the English version of FMF Forum now since 2007. This does not seem possible, but one cannot deny the facts. It has been a lot of fun for me and I hope that visitors to the Forum are enjoying it as well.

We are now (Dec. 2009) adding a new face as an additional moderator - Peter Megaw. Actually Peter is not new to regular visitors to the Forum as he has been one of the most prolific contributors to many of the threads. He brings awesome credentials to this role, all of which I do not have space to detail here. He is a Consulting Geologist and co-founder of IMDEX/Cascabel and MAG Silver. He got his B.A. and M.A. in geology at the University of Texas and a Ph.D. in economic geology from the University of Arizona. He has explored Mexico for 30 years and has made important ore discoveries at Juanicipio-Fresnillo, Zacatecas; Platosa, Durango; and Cinco de Mayo, Chihuahua.

Peter has been a dedicated mineral collector since 1977. Living in Tucson, Arizona, he has served as exhibits chairman for the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show™ every year since 1984. His minerals have won many trophies for him in various competitive displays. He was recently named a consulting editor for Rocks & Minerals Magazine. There is much more that can be written about Peter but space here is somewhat limited.

John S. White
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Mineral specimen related questions  Topics   Posts   Last Post 
Questions you have about mineral specimens, such as help in identifying a mineral or queries about localities for specimens
 
No new posts Minerals and Mineralogy     
In this forum you can suggest and discuss things related to the technical and scientific aspects of minerals and mineralogy.   Moderators John S. White, Peter Megaw, chris, alfredo, Antonio Alcaide, cascaillou
Collecting focuses and how they can change (Tobi) Dec 05, 2018 04:11 Replies: 24 Views: 10467
Rarest quartz twins with inclined axes C (Reef) Nov 09, 2018 18:17 Replies: 42 Views: 13968
Golden rutile analysis? (dontgogreen) Nov 02, 2018 13:43 Replies: 0 Views: 250
Quartz and Humboldtine? from Colombia (John Rakovan) Oct 12, 2018 09:42 Replies: 9 Views: 1032
Mineral identification (indigo08) Oct 09, 2018 11:19 Replies: 5 Views: 665
Zeolite identification (Robson Vieira) Oct 07, 2018 16:17 Replies: 1 Views: 625
Beginner Mineral Searching and Favorite Mineral Advice Needed! (meowtrageous11) Oct 07, 2018 04:39 Replies: 7 Views: 1123
Weird face in quartz (Josele) Oct 01, 2018 23:14 Replies: 31 Views: 13352
"Frosted patterns" on the faces of Quartz (Reef) Oct 01, 2018 16:33 Replies: 10 Views: 3735
Termination in a tourmaline crystal (marco campos-venuti) Aug 28, 2018 13:13 Replies: 2 Views: 703
Question about Fluorite on Quartz (protium) Aug 19, 2018 23:04 Replies: 6 Views: 1083
Mindat is in financial trouble.....!?! (Peter Lemkin) Aug 18, 2018 03:23 Replies: 4 Views: 1252
Fungal etching of garnets? (Matt_Zukowski) Aug 09, 2018 04:26 Replies: 0 Views: 566
Minerals of DR Congo, Katanga. (Roger Warin) Jul 29, 2018 13:52 Replies: 27 Views: 16928
Help please about swamboite-(Nd) structure (Roger Warin) Jul 27, 2018 05:44 Replies: 0 Views: 448
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Tobi 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: 13832
"Mysterious and changing Tourmaline" by Roger Warin - (29) (Jordi Fabre) Aug 15, 2018 05:16 Replies: 0 Views: 757
100.000 Club Mineral specimens with inclusions - (28) (Elise) May 28, 2018 12:07 Replies: 87 Views: 122038
New Mexico Collecting - (27) (Philip Simmons) May 25, 2018 20:16 Replies: 33 Views: 21311
Faden Quartz Crystals - (26) (marco campos-venuti) Nov 27, 2018 03:39 Replies: 50 Views: 28101
An opportune harvest of Gold in Serra do Caldeirão claims, Brazil - (25) (Jordi Fabre) Oct 17, 2018 11:14 Replies: 8 Views: 7307
Trip to the Eastern Emerald Belt, Colombia - (24) (Fiebre Verde) Dec 04, 2018 18:16 Replies: 18 Views: 12988
Malbunka Copper Mine, Home of the Azurite Suns - (23) (crocoite) Aug 25, 2018 06:52 Replies: 64 Views: 40098
How to find a pocket? - (22) (Jordi Fabre) Aug 24, 2017 03:37 Replies: 42 Views: 38676
A "complete" Dauphiné twin of quartz - (21) (Pete Richards) Sep 10, 2014 11:43 Replies: 18 Views: 24106
A copper mine to understand Life - (20) (Cesar M. Salvan) Aug 19, 2014 15:49 Replies: 9 Views: 15376
DIY Specific Gravity Kit (tutorial) - (19) (cascaillou) Mar 23, 2018 04:19 Replies: 12 Views: 22299
How to dig a pocket? - (18) (Jordi Fabre) Jan 22, 2014 12:41 Replies: 29 Views: 95556
APXS: from Mars to the mineral collector's workbench - (17) (Cesar M. Salvan) Jun 03, 2014 04:06 Replies: 8 Views: 18083
Photos of epitaxy - (16) (John S. White) May 28, 2018 22:05 Replies: 54 Views: 79298
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Fiebre Verde View latest post
No new posts News about shows     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 02, 2018 08:09 Replies: 39 Views: 9715
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Aug 06, 2018 16:34 Replies: 45 Views: 19726
Tucson Show 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Jun 16, 2018 17:47 Replies: 158 Views: 87507
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 22, 2017 05:21 Replies: 77 Views: 57644
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 08, 2017 13:56 Replies: 59 Views: 49572
Tucson Show 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Aug 22, 2018 05:14 Replies: 120 Views: 93023
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 06, 2016 11:21 Replies: 68 Views: 57063
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 18, 2016 14:37 Replies: 47 Views: 48851
Tucson Show 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Feb 28, 2016 16:01 Replies: 61 Views: 65341
100.000 Club Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Nov 27, 2015 23:45 Replies: 102 Views: 103911
2015 Tucson In Retrospect (Don Lum) Oct 19, 2017 00:36 Replies: 61 Views: 53927
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 20, 2015 16:38 Replies: 58 Views: 67442
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 30, 2015 22:03 Replies: 174 Views: 189272
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 01, 2014 02:35 Replies: 80 Views: 99559
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2014 (Jordi Fabre) May 06, 2015 16:42 Replies: 40 Views: 51395
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37 2502 Dec 02, 2018 08:09
Jordi Fabre View latest post
No new posts Mineral Shows     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
Minerant 2019 - Mineral show in Antwerp, Belgium (Jordi Fabre) Oct 18, 2018 11:47 Replies: 0 Views: 501
Innsbruck, Austria - Mineral Show on 16-18 November 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Sep 13, 2018 13:07 Replies: 0 Views: 482
East Coast Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show 2018 (vic rzonca) Aug 18, 2018 08:54 Replies: 2 Views: 772
2018 S.I.E.S.C. Gem & Mineral Show (Mike Chontofalsky) Mar 02, 2018 14:41 Replies: 0 Views: 2349
New York City - Watson Hotel / June 23 & 24, 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 01, 2018 16:09 Replies: 1 Views: 2127
New York City - Watson Hotel / March 3 & 4, 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 01, 2018 14:26 Replies: 0 Views: 1752
Friends of Mineralogy Midwest Chapter 6th Annual Mineralogical Symposium (Jordi Fabre) Feb 24, 2018 14:27 Replies: 0 Views: 1469
Mineral Show in Copenhagen, Denmark (Jordi Fabre) Feb 19, 2018 09:04 Replies: 4 Views: 2193
Quartzite - 2018 (Robert Seitz) Jan 18, 2018 12:21 Replies: 19 Views: 6380
Two Minerals Shows in Prague (Jordi Fabre) Jan 08, 2018 09:52 Replies: 0 Views: 1970
Soledade, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil - Mineral Show 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Jan 08, 2018 09:44 Replies: 0 Views: 2233
2018 Tucson HTCC status (bob kerr) Jan 04, 2018 10:17 Replies: 25 Views: 9878
Worcester, MA Show, November 18th-19th - Location Change! (Jordi Fabre) Nov 14, 2017 02:47 Replies: 0 Views: 2253
38th Annual New Mexico Mineral Symposium (from Mindat) (Tobi) Nov 09, 2017 11:26 Replies: 6 Views: 3255
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: 10714
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200 1871 Oct 18, 2018 11:47
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: 55195
Tucson 2017, The insanity continues...but it sure is fun! (Gail) Feb 27, 2017 22:25 Replies: 112 Views: 57130
100.000 Club TUCSON, 2016. And away we go.... (Gail) Mar 19, 2016 11:45 Replies: 445 Views: 208170
The magic of Tucson, 2015. Gail Spann report. (Gail) Aug 12, 2015 11:19 Replies: 116 Views: 94613
100.000 Club Tucson 2014 Show Report, Gail Spann Having Fun Again... (Gail) Jul 26, 2014 19:32 Replies: 156 Views: 118439
Houston Fine Mineral Show Report, with Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 03, 2013 09:23 Replies: 103 Views: 92320
100.000 Club 2013 Tucson Show Adventure ~ Gail Spann Style. (Gail) Apr 27, 2013 02:57 Replies: 598 Views: 395291
Fabulous Denver Gem and Mineral Show, Sept 14, 2012 and on...Gail Spann (Gail) Nov 04, 2012 01:57 Replies: 43 Views: 59859
100.000 Club Gail Spann's 2012 East Coast Gem and Mineral Show report (Gail) Aug 29, 2012 14:27 Replies: 151 Views: 114649
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin... (Gail) Oct 02, 2012 11:21 Replies: 632 Views: 482093
FMF party in Tucson, 2012. You coming? (Gail) Mar 03, 2012 02:28 Replies: 49 Views: 62140
Fort Worth, Texas, Gem and Mineral Show. Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 01, 2011 20:35 Replies: 33 Views: 51755
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011 (Gail) Oct 07, 2012 11:38 Replies: 370 Views: 362988
100.000 Club FMFs party in Tucson, 2011 (Gail) Feb 27, 2011 22:43 Replies: 114 Views: 108265
Gail Spann's Tucson show report, 2011 (Gail) Jan 17, 2011 01:30 Replies: 28 Views: 41094
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37 5121 Oct 21, 2018 22:14
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: 33955
Juan, Spain. Help. (J. G. Alcolea) Dec 11, 2018 20:05 Replies: 5 Views: 314
Identification... Nothing's adding Up!!!! Please Help (Amanda King) Dec 07, 2018 12:20 Replies: 0 Views: 206
Mineral ID Help: cluster of small translucent black cubic crystals - possibly fluorite (tchai) Dec 05, 2018 20:03 Replies: 13 Views: 605
Nice day to all ! Is it calcite ? (stoner) Dec 03, 2018 07:54 Replies: 15 Views: 525
Arkose or Paragneiss or something else? (Kara) Dec 01, 2018 19:09 Replies: 4 Views: 301
Quartz veins with yellowsomething (Kara) Nov 30, 2018 16:09 Replies: 2 Views: 259
Rock and mineral ID help (fuss) Nov 29, 2018 20:57 Replies: 5 Views: 384
Massive graphite? (Kara) Nov 28, 2018 10:40 Replies: 8 Views: 414
Varying hematite crystals (Kara) Nov 27, 2018 11:45 Replies: 5 Views: 370
Black mineral ID help needed (Kara) Nov 26, 2018 17:39 Replies: 13 Views: 649
Corundum? Diamond? (KimberleeAnn) Nov 20, 2018 02:49 Replies: 7 Views: 590
Rock identification help :) (McCallBecker) Nov 19, 2018 20:51 Replies: 7 Views: 470
Black tourmaline in a fan shape (cakattack) Nov 12, 2018 18:07 Replies: 13 Views: 769
Bands in black schist (Kara) Nov 07, 2018 12:25 Replies: 2 Views: 325
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144 1131 Dec 11, 2018 20:05
J. G. Alcolea 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

Rutile from Brazil, but where? (Pete Richards) Dec 08, 2018 09:16 Replies: 4 Views: 351
inclusion in quartz identification (Wang Ay Kuo) Nov 30, 2018 13:13 Replies: 4 Views: 278
Gortdrumite from Spain? (Gerhard Brandstetter) Nov 28, 2018 14:16 Replies: 3 Views: 309
Calcite Kongsberg Norway (Mathias) Nov 25, 2018 13:25 Replies: 4 Views: 676
Tsumeb? (Mathias) Nov 25, 2018 13:03 Replies: 4 Views: 372
Mexican Hemimorphite (Mathias) Nov 25, 2018 10:05 Replies: 4 Views: 415
Quiero saber que mineral es.. (Iñaki M.) Nov 21, 2018 13:52 Replies: 2 Views: 311
Is this rock agate? (Jacqui Parsons) Nov 17, 2018 13:16 Replies: 4 Views: 299
Tsumeb Gypsum? (Heimo Hellwig) Nov 15, 2018 00:12 Replies: 11 Views: 800
Agate slab (R Saunders) Oct 30, 2018 05:00 Replies: 0 Views: 267
Celestine or Barite? (Mathias) Oct 28, 2018 09:03 Replies: 2 Views: 337
Help identifying this rock (James Anderson) Oct 27, 2018 05:53 Replies: 11 Views: 591
I inherited a rock...now what? Amethyst Cluster (RedgePalmer) Oct 24, 2018 03:49 Replies: 10 Views: 748
Unknown Blue and Brown stone (JanGroen) Oct 22, 2018 13:43 Replies: 2 Views: 323
Fluorite specimen from Morocco - but from where? (Tobi) Oct 21, 2018 12:46 Replies: 4 Views: 415
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115 1219 Dec 08, 2018 09:16
John S. White View latest post
No new posts Micros & Macros - Images of Minerals     
In this Forum you can add photos of minerals micromounts or macro minerals, give opinions on their identification, and share information on microscopes and taking photos.   Moderators chris, Antonio Alcaide
Micro photos of inclusions in Quartz (zbhjzm) Nov 12, 2018 08:01 Replies: 106 Views: 27676
Mendip potato (R Saunders) Oct 27, 2018 08:20 Replies: 0 Views: 365
Lightning Stones (R Saunders) Sep 21, 2018 09:13 Replies: 0 Views: 347
I want to photograph my collection (Malcolm Uffelman Jr) Sep 13, 2018 05:36 Replies: 14 Views: 4394
Tourmaline type question (Kara) Sep 12, 2018 06:26 Replies: 22 Views: 1917
Finnish spectrolite (labradorite, plagioklase) (Kara) Sep 06, 2018 06:29 Replies: 0 Views: 403
Collection Macros (Oliver B) Aug 06, 2018 11:57 Replies: 31 Views: 2982
My collection of crystals (Kaleb) Jun 18, 2018 03:33 Replies: 5 Views: 1306
Zaïrite (Roger Warin) Dec 06, 2017 09:58 Replies: 0 Views: 1579
Super thin hematite inclusions in amethyst (zbhjzm) Nov 13, 2017 05:52 Replies: 22 Views: 7566
Micro photos of a boulder opal (zbhjzm) Sep 09, 2017 09:14 Replies: 2 Views: 2362
Stack software, comparative speed, optimizations and others (ofarcis) Sep 06, 2017 10:40 Replies: 20 Views: 29795
Pyrite and marcasite intergrowths (Roger Warin) Jul 03, 2017 13:33 Replies: 0 Views: 2735
Bixbite Crystal in rhyolite matrix (Lueshie) May 10, 2017 15:45 Replies: 1 Views: 2830
Purple fluorite macro (Proudtex76) Apr 25, 2017 15:49 Replies: 2 Views: 3079
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95 836 Nov 12, 2018 08:01
zbhjzm 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: 10732
Favourite countries of origin? (Tobi) Sep 01, 2010 12:23 Replies: 26 Views: 18091
The other ten of the top twenty locations (Tom Mazanec) Mar 04, 2016 10:15 Replies: 9 Views: 7445
Favourite Galenas? (Tobi) Dec 15, 2018 14:54 Replies: 23 Views: 9254
Favourite Pyromorphites? (Tobi) Dec 15, 2018 14:49 Replies: 20 Views: 9088
Favourite Quartzes? (Tobi) Dec 15, 2018 13:29 Replies: 42 Views: 20586
Favourite Sphalerites? (Tobi) Dec 15, 2018 11:09 Replies: 20 Views: 10599
Favourite Pyrites? (Tobi) Dec 05, 2018 04:23 Replies: 23 Views: 11900
Favourite Rhodochrosites? (Tobi) Dec 02, 2018 13:25 Replies: 24 Views: 15247
Favourite Calcites? (Tobi) Nov 28, 2018 14:26 Replies: 36 Views: 17777
Favourite Smithsonites? (Tobi) Nov 28, 2018 02:55 Replies: 5 Views: 3783
Favourite Barytes? (Tobi) Nov 26, 2018 13:02 Replies: 7 Views: 2006
100.000 Club Favourite Fluorites? (Tobi) Sep 26, 2018 03:57 Replies: 192 Views: 163648
Favourite Topazes? (Tobi) Sep 25, 2017 15:50 Replies: 8 Views: 4473
Favourite Garnets? (Tobi) Aug 05, 2017 14:55 Replies: 6 Views: 5606
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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
Collecting quartz on the Little Falls dolostone (vic rzonca) Nov 08, 2018 07:50 Replies: 117 Views: 91223
Zeolites and other Icelandic minerals from Hvalfjörður (Bergur_E_Sigurdarson) Nov 02, 2018 07:52 Replies: 5 Views: 623
Maine tourmaline find a month ago. (vic rzonca) Aug 08, 2018 03:30 Replies: 15 Views: 15123
Question regarding Portuguese minerals (liaemars) Jun 21, 2018 20:34 Replies: 3 Views: 919
Sweet Home Mine 2.0 (Tobi) Jun 16, 2018 07:11 Replies: 6 Views: 2496
On the mineralogy of Shijiangshan, Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia A.R. (China) (Cesar M. Salvan) May 27, 2018 19:33 Replies: 15 Views: 18579
Sapo mine Tourmaline (texasdigger) Apr 22, 2018 18:15 Replies: 1 Views: 1788
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico (Peter Megaw) Mar 05, 2018 11:18 Replies: 17 Views: 17992
Huge Island of Madagascar (Roger Warin) Feb 11, 2018 08:21 Replies: 7 Views: 4218
A request for information on mineral collecting in France (Pierre Joubert) Jan 29, 2018 00:25 Replies: 2 Views: 1646
New Zealand alpine minerals? (Philippe Durand) Oct 21, 2017 01:31 Replies: 22 Views: 7939
About "Franklin Furnace" (J. G. Alcolea) Oct 13, 2017 15:45 Replies: 8 Views: 3750
Graves Mountain, Georgia, USA - Hematite (Mike Lee) Oct 12, 2017 10:57 Replies: 2 Views: 2563
The Tsumeb Mine (Heimo Hellwig) May 13, 2017 01:21 Replies: 12 Views: 9162
La Viesca Mine and the finds made there (James) May 03, 2017 16:50 Replies: 8 Views: 17229
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225 1870 Nov 08, 2018 07:50
vic rzonca 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: 3084
Change in French administrative area (Philippe Durand) Mar 24, 2017 05:51 Replies: 1 Views: 2466
Proper locality name of the Czar Mine? (Jordi Fabre) May 11, 2016 05:20 Replies: 4 Views: 6700
Westmorland (James) Jun 11, 2015 08:20 Replies: 18 Views: 17911
From Kearsarge Mountain? (GneissWare) Jun 08, 2015 22:27 Replies: 7 Views: 9085

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.      
Pseudoctahedral Calcite (dontgogreen) Nov 29, 2018 13:10 Replies: 11 Views: 5591
The Namib Desert (Heimo Hellwig) Aug 11, 2018 01:38 Replies: 32 Views: 27994
Agates in Sicily? (alanbartlett) Apr 27, 2018 13:28 Replies: 9 Views: 2569
Rockhounding trip Juchem Quarry (JessieG) Apr 06, 2018 13:32 Replies: 3 Views: 1599
Rockhounding trips - A gem hunt in Minas Gerais (MatheusTorres) Nov 26, 2017 03:33 Replies: 2 Views: 2457
Garnets in Itadori River near Nagoya (Japan) (Alex D.) Sep 06, 2017 07:39 Replies: 13 Views: 5763
Quartz from alpine-type fissures in Raleigh, North Carolina (Scott LaBorde) Aug 30, 2017 14:45 Replies: 2 Views: 2754
Driving distance to the Rowley Mine from Scottsdale? (Dave Graley) Aug 08, 2017 09:32 Replies: 0 Views: 1866
Rockhounding in Israel - contact needed (dimrub) Jul 16, 2017 23:35 Replies: 8 Views: 4608
The Bogota´s French Connection (franjungle) Jun 29, 2017 08:40 Replies: 8 Views: 5671
Hallelujah Junction, Near Reno, Nevada. Spann Adventure (Gail) Jun 11, 2017 06:27 Replies: 29 Views: 14376
Iceland! (peter@vanpeborgh.eu) Jun 09, 2017 12:28 Replies: 0 Views: 2350
Advice needed: a rockhounding trip for a beginner (dimrub) Jun 05, 2017 10:45 Replies: 15 Views: 8367
A crystal collecting outing to Ceres, South Africa (Reinhardt van Vuuren) May 08, 2017 02:20 Replies: 7 Views: 5909
The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira (franjungle) May 04, 2017 23:01 Replies: 33 Views: 14411
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60 455 Nov 29, 2018 13:10
Jordi Fabre 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: 141094
The biggest nuggets. (Roger Warin) Nov 08, 2016 03:51 Replies: 10 Views: 14491
CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia (John Cornish) Feb 28, 2014 20:03 Replies: 63 Views: 80668
2013, an Update... CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine (John Cornish) Jun 24, 2013 08:14 Replies: 13 Views: 27043
Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode - 'Part 2' (Antonio Da Silveira) Oct 23, 2010 17:27 Replies: 6 Views: 29999
Scoop! - An important find of amber in the "La Florida" Mine, Spain (Jordi Fabre) Dec 14, 2008 15:03 Replies: 0 Views: 19404

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 1069 Dec 07, 2018 11:29
Bob Harman View latest post
No new posts A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK     Access to the FMF Gallery
This section of the forum is special in that it is dedicated to images of minerals from the different regions of the UK. So, although you can add as many pictures as you like in each of the existing threads, you can't create any new threads within it.
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section "A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK" or on this link
To know more about the reasons for this particular Forum, please use this link   Moderators Jordi Fabre, James, chris


15 451 Sep 27, 2018 13:46
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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12 369 Dec 05, 2018 15:50
J. G. Alcolea 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
Best Labeling Material for Collection Numbers on Specimens (Peter Lemkin) Dec 15, 2018 11:18 Replies: 12 Views: 908
Bismuth lost its colours. (cornz) Nov 06, 2018 01:32 Replies: 4 Views: 495
Abrasives repairing polishing crystals (Diamond) Sep 05, 2018 14:23 Replies: 11 Views: 1682
How to "Defrost" crystals in quartz (al mar) Aug 26, 2018 10:28 Replies: 4 Views: 925
The Illinois Fluorites with Calcite are chemically etched? (R Saunders) Jul 29, 2018 13:22 Replies: 13 Views: 1533
Aiguille Verte pink fluorite specimen (Mathias) Jul 01, 2018 11:24 Replies: 2 Views: 977
Phosgenite (Mathias) Jul 01, 2018 05:07 Replies: 0 Views: 564
Making acrylic or Polycarbonate stands for mineral specimens (Pierre Joubert) Jun 27, 2018 06:02 Replies: 6 Views: 2470
Cleaning mixed sulfides. (vic rzonca) May 16, 2018 14:19 Replies: 4 Views: 1776
Hinged boxes for crystal collections wanted (John S. White) May 15, 2018 09:16 Replies: 8 Views: 15154
Help how do I clean anhydrite? (Greg Lilly) Apr 29, 2018 18:40 Replies: 2 Views: 1274
A terrible nuisance (John S. White) Nov 10, 2017 01:47 Replies: 17 Views: 7525
Potential Toxicity of Handling Raw Malachite Specimens. (Joseph D'Oliveira) Nov 03, 2017 20:33 Replies: 26 Views: 21463
Cleaning Carrolite specimens (Pierre Joubert) Oct 02, 2017 16:50 Replies: 2 Views: 2438
Cleaning with Water/ Spot Cleaning Guns (Agate?) (Ceanna) Aug 25, 2017 10:36 Replies: 13 Views: 6175
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135 1214 Dec 15, 2018 11:18
RayStraw 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: 23857
1.000.000 Club Collection of Michael Shaw (crosstimber) Dec 12, 2018 09:43 Replies: 1361 Views: 1072514
500.000 Club Collection of Carles Millan (Carles Millan) Nov 13, 2018 09:33 Replies: 839 Views: 983697
500.000 Club Don Lum Collection (Don Lum) Dec 10, 2018 19:01 Replies: 1190 Views: 875016
500.000 Club Collection of Tobi (Tobi) Dec 01, 2018 10:46 Replies: 872 Views: 714754
500.000 Club The Mizunaka Collection (am mizunaka) Dec 15, 2018 14:54 Replies: 1241 Views: 638644
500.000 Club New generation for picture - Ploum (ploum) Dec 11, 2018 15:16 Replies: 950 Views: 622355
100.000 Club Collection of Nurbo (nurbo) Mar 26, 2016 14:37 Replies: 404 Views: 443644
100.000 Club Andreas Gerstenberg Collection (Andreas Gerstenberg) May 19, 2018 14:36 Replies: 182 Views: 289206
100.000 Club Collection of Miguel (José Miguel) Apr 14, 2017 05:32 Replies: 223 Views: 198919
100.000 Club Bob's rocks (GneissWare) Jul 31, 2018 10:44 Replies: 345 Views: 255974
100.000 Club The micro photographs of Christian Rewitzer (Jordi Fabre) Feb 20, 2016 23:50 Replies: 77 Views: 199341
100.000 Club Collection of Fiebre Verde (Fiebre Verde) Dec 01, 2018 12:27 Replies: 670 Views: 349742
100.000 Club The collection of Pierre and Riana Joubert (Pierre Joubert) Dec 12, 2018 13:21 Replies: 300 Views: 178935
100.000 Club Collection of Heimo Hellwig (Heimo Hellwig) Dec 16, 2018 02:20 Replies: 632 Views: 261706
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135 13949 Dec 16, 2018 02:20
Heimo Hellwig 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: 125145
100.000 Club Gail's collection (Gail) Aug 03, 2017 04:02 Replies: 375 Views: 427624
The sad news about Diana Weinrich. (Gail) Jan 08, 2018 11:39 Replies: 16 Views: 9412
Nimfiara's collection (nimfiara) May 10, 2012 17:20 Replies: 30 Views: 56493
Linda's Private Collection (Linda Smith) Feb 08, 2012 04:31 Replies: 39 Views: 64368
Debbie's Collection (Debbie Woolf) Jul 04, 2011 10:45 Replies: 20 Views: 41730
Colleen's Collection (Colleen Thomson) May 28, 2011 19:33 Replies: 10 Views: 26983
Jessica's mineral collection (Jessica Simonoff) Jan 30, 2010 18:52 Replies: 18 Views: 41230
Linda St-Cyr's favorites (Linda St-Cyr) May 17, 2009 09:09 Replies: 6 Views: 33736

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) Dec 13, 2018 01:13 Replies: 5 Views: 1235
Lapis $$ (lluis) Nov 28, 2018 13:01 Replies: 0 Views: 271
Minerals of the English Midlands (James) Sep 28, 2018 08:52 Replies: 2 Views: 649
Minerales y Minas de España - Silicatos (keith) Apr 12, 2018 06:58 Replies: 2 Views: 1478
German Language Magazine (CodyDel) Nov 23, 2017 14:33 Replies: 5 Views: 2838
1929 Ed Over Rocks and Minerals Article (CodyDel) Nov 22, 2017 21:33 Replies: 10 Views: 5143
Australian micromineral newsletter... (crocoite) Mar 25, 2017 20:21 Replies: 19 Views: 26630
Mineralogy by Dexter Perkins (Tom Mazanec) Jan 03, 2017 18:03 Replies: 14 Views: 8441
Panasqueira Mine (crosstimber) Nov 08, 2016 11:01 Replies: 19 Views: 25369
ExtraLapis No. 50: Kalifornien/California - a great article written by Jesse Fisher (Tobi) Sep 25, 2016 04:46 Replies: 3 Views: 4100
My reading (Tom Mazanec) Jun 11, 2016 13:43 Replies: 8 Views: 7725
Quartz from Spain (Miguel Calvo) Apr 28, 2016 01:17 Replies: 1 Views: 4932
Antique books (ACC79) Feb 05, 2016 14:35 Replies: 1 Views: 4817
Minerales y Minas de España by Miguel Calvo (Minerals and Mines of Spain) (Antonio Alcaide) Dec 09, 2015 22:38 Replies: 3 Views: 11427
Classification of crystallographic forms - any references? (prcantos) Mar 06, 2015 11:11 Replies: 21 Views: 25005
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90 703 Dec 13, 2018 01:13
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
New Artwork... (crocoite) Dec 05, 2018 05:22 Replies: 7 Views: 3263
Artisan Made Gems (vic rzonca) Sep 22, 2018 14:28 Replies: 9 Views: 5025
Some new Mineralpaintings in Watercolor (MasterofStone) Sep 02, 2018 16:17 Replies: 5 Views: 590
Chinese Realgar (crocoite) Apr 24, 2018 21:36 Replies: 8 Views: 3888
Minerals in Watercolor (MasterofStone) Feb 21, 2018 06:22 Replies: 6 Views: 3029
Grossular Garnet, Jeffrey Mine, Canada (crocoite) Dec 30, 2017 02:42 Replies: 0 Views: 1496
Rhodochrosite with Barite, Lone Tree Mine, Nevada (crocoite) Dec 07, 2017 05:15 Replies: 0 Views: 1861
Stak Nala Elbaite... (crocoite) Nov 20, 2017 05:23 Replies: 0 Views: 1737
Mineral collages 4.0 (Tobi) Jul 16, 2017 15:44 Replies: 12 Views: 8162
Fabre's past (vic rzonca) Jan 14, 2017 11:02 Replies: 37 Views: 30873
Da Boss... (crocoite) Aug 24, 2016 03:14 Replies: 3 Views: 3789
Mineralogical Museum of Marburg, drawn by me :-) (Tobi) Aug 18, 2016 05:40 Replies: 6 Views: 4840
2016 Paintings... (crocoite) Apr 23, 2016 09:15 Replies: 11 Views: 12060
Mineral collages 3.0 - highlights from my collection (Tobi) Feb 17, 2016 11:05 Replies: 12 Views: 12164
New Paintings 2013 (Schwertner) Jan 14, 2016 04:56 Replies: 105 Views: 77273
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40 770 Dec 05, 2018 05:22
crocoite View latest post
No new posts The histories behind mineral specimens     
Many specimens have very interesting histories that should be saved.   Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Antonio Alcaide
History of minerals. (vic rzonca) Dec 09, 2018 09:31 Replies: 6 Views: 8179
Your very first rock? (Tobi) Dec 08, 2018 22:12 Replies: 7 Views: 3268
"ite" (vic rzonca) Oct 09, 2018 08:50 Replies: 12 Views: 1016
Historical Information About Sodalite (Stone Mania) Aug 24, 2017 04:41 Replies: 14 Views: 6188
Finding a little Mexican treasure (Jean Sendero) Nov 05, 2016 16:03 Replies: 0 Views: 3718
Minerals and Their Stories (crosstimber) Oct 29, 2016 08:00 Replies: 5 Views: 4159
"H. Deisinger" Collection (Jamison Brizendine) Aug 24, 2016 07:20 Replies: 4 Views: 8023
Mineral labels as art ;) (Tobi) Sep 22, 2014 02:06 Replies: 23 Views: 41581
If it is a twin it was juicy and delicious (Don Lum) Sep 14, 2014 12:53 Replies: 25 Views: 21805
How all you got started in collecting? (vic rzonca) Jun 08, 2014 10:32 Replies: 21 Views: 32537
Bill Lawrence Memorial (BlueCapProductions) May 05, 2014 13:56 Replies: 4 Views: 9001
Sir Arthur Russell - 50th Anniversary on 24th February (Roy Starkey) Feb 02, 2014 12:58 Replies: 5 Views: 10297
Reminiscences of an Old Former Curator by John S. White (Jordi Fabre) Jan 19, 2014 17:06 Replies: 6 Views: 11532
Rogues gallery of photos of yesteryear's mineral collecting greats (Jordi Fabre) Jan 12, 2014 06:26 Replies: 16 Views: 18640
Biggest nugget? 64.7 kg. (Roger Warin) Nov 12, 2013 16:25 Replies: 6 Views: 14143
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38 404 Dec 09, 2018 09:31
vic rzonca View latest post
No new posts FMF Guide of Rocks     
This Forum aims to collect photographs of rocks from all around the world and as much information as possible about the rocks: age, origin, description, composition... Rocks are closely related to minerals, as rocks are composed of minerals and minerals are found growing on their surfaces and in their cavities. We intend to create a collective work where everybody can contribute and where expert opinions of geologists and petrologists are widely shared.   Moderators chris, prcantos
FMF Guide of Rocks - IGNEOUS ROCKS (prcantos) Feb 18, 2014 16:36 Replies: 13 Views: 36035
FMF Guide of Rocks - SEDIMENTARY ROCKS (prcantos) Dec 11, 2013 17:45 Replies: 5 Views: 19203
FMF Guide of Rocks - METAMORPHIC ROCKS (prcantos) Jul 05, 2015 06:56 Replies: 16 Views: 41134
Roadside Geology of Vermont (NellsRocks) Sep 21, 2018 07:52 Replies: 10 Views: 1134
Grave Stones of Interest to Rock People... no, really... (NellsRocks) Sep 13, 2018 16:23 Replies: 14 Views: 12600
Not Sure What Rock Is!!!??? (Aliengng) Mar 24, 2016 06:09 Replies: 15 Views: 13731
Genesis of the serpentine minerals and rocks (prcantos) Jun 06, 2013 04:48 Replies: 2 Views: 10987

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
The intense oiling of Chinese minerals (nitana2000) Dec 09, 2018 13:34 Replies: 16 Views: 20084
Who to trust with gemstone identification? Are some gemologists better than others? (Adrian August) Sep 09, 2018 10:10 Replies: 11 Views: 864
Milpillas "Electric Blue" Azurites AND Malachites - Natural or Chipped? (bob kerr) Jun 06, 2018 16:38 Replies: 12 Views: 3727
Fake Colombian Emeralds (Fiebre Verde) May 14, 2018 19:33 Replies: 33 Views: 24411
Fake specimens from the Erongo and Brandberg region. (Pierre Joubert) May 04, 2018 09:31 Replies: 23 Views: 7135
Iron Man (vic rzonca) Aug 28, 2017 07:57 Replies: 7 Views: 3622
Tanzanite? (Harald) Aug 02, 2017 22:31 Replies: 6 Views: 3269
Quarter million fake Tourmaline cluster. (texasdigger) May 22, 2017 11:36 Replies: 19 Views: 7677
Please help me identify if these are fake or treated (TomS) Feb 09, 2017 22:10 Replies: 16 Views: 9154
Treatments, Synthetics and Simulants: QUARTZ & CHALCEDONY (cascaillou) Dec 20, 2015 20:34 Replies: 3 Views: 7698
Fake silver crystals Morocco (Christophe Gobin) Nov 24, 2015 03:59 Replies: 1 Views: 6031
Chinese "Hydrozincite" specimens? (Barry Vincent) Oct 08, 2015 03:23 Replies: 4 Views: 7004
Bismutoferrite from China...Caveat Emptor (Peter Megaw) May 31, 2015 18:56 Replies: 3 Views: 7059
Milpillas Azurite - fake specimen (Cascavel1) Dec 04, 2014 09:47 Replies: 27 Views: 34705
Huanggang Mine scheelite color (Josele) Jul 21, 2014 17:48 Replies: 11 Views: 13415
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50 579 Dec 09, 2018 13:34
Gary White 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: 13051
Theft from the Franklin Mineral Museum, New Jersey (Jordi Fabre) Jul 18, 2017 07:43 Replies: 0 Views: 2279
Theft at West Coast Mineral and Fossil Show of Kristalle gold. (vic rzonca) Nov 16, 2016 07:43 Replies: 1 Views: 2998
Stolen specimen inquiry (Jordi Fabre) Aug 06, 2016 05:08 Replies: 3 Views: 5482
Theft of Colin Owen mineral specimens and collection (Pierre Joubert) Jul 15, 2016 10:34 Replies: 14 Views: 9451
THEFT of 60 world class mineral specimens in Johannesburg! (Jordi Fabre) Apr 29, 2016 10:04 Replies: 19 Views: 26733
Famous piece stolen from a Romanian Museum (David) Jan 27, 2014 14:16 Replies: 0 Views: 8039
Warning: Johannesburg Geology Museum theft: July 2013!! (Jordi Fabre) Jul 19, 2013 11:20 Replies: 2 Views: 7348
A Butte Covellite was stolen from the National Mining Hall of Fame!!!! (Jordi Fabre) Feb 09, 2013 14:51 Replies: 0 Views: 5133
California Mining and Mineral Museum Robbed (Jordi Fabre) Oct 05, 2012 12:59 Replies: 3 Views: 6501
Theft at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History (Jordi Fabre) Feb 28, 2012 23:42 Replies: 1 Views: 4224
Highgrading, the selling of stolen goods and turning a blind eye (BlueCapProductions) Dec 01, 2011 02:48 Replies: 42 Views: 57976
Theft of Rice Museum Gold Collection! (Jordi Fabre) Apr 23, 2010 14:32 Replies: 4 Views: 9177
Theft of minerals from a Museum in Iceland (John S. White) Oct 28, 2009 11:22 Replies: 6 Views: 7123

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) Dec 09, 2018 17:34 Replies: 365 Views: 191410
Mohs mnemonic (Tom Mazanec) Dec 15, 2018 10:10 Replies: 0 Views: 95
Advice (dovnoasset) Dec 03, 2018 20:19 Replies: 1 Views: 255
Panning the Czech Garnet in the Czech Republic (stoner) Dec 03, 2018 11:37 Replies: 2 Views: 239
Agate (Lisa Huang) Nov 18, 2018 04:54 Replies: 4 Views: 539
Collection of Machines, Metals and Minerals (Recovering - Academic) Nov 13, 2018 02:56 Replies: 312 Views: 17997
collection insurance? (R Saunders) Oct 27, 2018 06:44 Replies: 6 Views: 691
Hello (Chris Wood) Oct 18, 2018 01:10 Replies: 3 Views: 348
Question about Lapis (Chris Wood) Oct 15, 2018 12:59 Replies: 8 Views: 618
Freeware mineral collection inventory program (Oleg Sorochinsky) Oct 09, 2018 09:59 Replies: 15 Views: 1192
Lighting (R Saunders) Sep 22, 2018 14:43 Replies: 2 Views: 611
Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines - but not during showtime (AndyH) Aug 23, 2018 09:50 Replies: 4 Views: 985
Quartz boulder (Secondhandgrenades) Jun 26, 2018 11:31 Replies: 4 Views: 932
Need advice on next step. (Bill E) May 28, 2018 11:36 Replies: 14 Views: 3937
Looking for Lapidary Services in the Central New Mexico Area (Rockhound.newmexico) May 11, 2018 17:32 Replies: 2 Views: 874
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394 3659 Dec 15, 2018 10:10
Tom Mazanec 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) Oct 27, 2018 02:30 Replies: 339 Views: 225725
Blue-green rock (Viktorian) Aug 13, 2018 21:33 Replies: 7 Views: 37959
Stalactites? (John S. White) Jul 09, 2018 10:20 Replies: 24 Views: 22076
Maximum number of minerals on a specimen (David) May 06, 2018 03:02 Replies: 37 Views: 32273
Tetrahedron [111] penetration twin (Josele) Jan 13, 2018 20:26 Replies: 17 Views: 28830
100.000 Club New find of minerals from New York (Glenn Rhein) Dec 04, 2017 13:20 Replies: 123 Views: 137688
I am curious to know what camera you are using... (Pierre Joubert) May 25, 2017 15:33 Replies: 29 Views: 30472
Radioactive minerals (Roger Warin) Nov 01, 2016 05:40 Replies: 29 Views: 41060
100.000 Club What about heliodor from Tajikistan? (parfaitelumiere) Sep 09, 2016 03:20 Replies: 90 Views: 107046
More about beta Quartz (nitana2000) Mar 08, 2016 12:34 Replies: 27 Views: 45264
Ilmenite pseudo (John S. White) Feb 18, 2016 08:02 Replies: 3 Views: 38023
Question about cubic diamond crystals (Jim) Nov 26, 2015 11:28 Replies: 21 Views: 41122
Very nice Amethyst in the Railroad Works in North of Spain (Joan R.) May 11, 2015 16:02 Replies: 16 Views: 44801
Mysterious Black Crystals (Something Fishy!) (Andy Love) May 11, 2015 14:53 Replies: 35 Views: 42270
Daylight Fluorescent Hyalite Opal from Mexico (Peter Megaw) May 06, 2015 19:10 Replies: 31 Views: 47368
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147 918 Oct 27, 2018 02:30
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: 18225
French and alpine mineralogy against UK Fluorite (Max Tom) Mar 12, 2018 03:54 Replies: 2 Views: 1854
Minerals for fossils (Fossil collector) Feb 03, 2018 06:22 Replies: 14 Views: 4896
Exchange of minerals. I'm from Ukraine. (Hereiam) Sep 25, 2017 00:09 Replies: 3 Views: 3111
Meteorite with old labels wanted (Krantz and others) (illaenus) Nov 15, 2016 14:14 Replies: 1 Views: 4484
Calcites from each State (Pat Tucci) Jun 29, 2016 07:24 Replies: 19 Views: 10898
Looking for Native Sulphur specimens (bgreenstone) Mar 21, 2016 08:28 Replies: 0 Views: 6520
Help with free collecting (solarflare) Feb 11, 2016 18:09 Replies: 8 Views: 7719
NJ Minerals available for trade (Gary Moldovany) Feb 07, 2016 10:45 Replies: 2 Views: 8137
Pyrite for exchange (Cesar M. Salvan) Jan 05, 2016 01:17 Replies: 2 Views: 8621
Bulgarian minerals for exchange (Wolfgang Proestler) Nov 22, 2015 08:32 Replies: 12 Views: 13767
Exchange-Wanted: inclusion quartz crystals, 2 to 3cm, DT or floater, unpolished (cascaillou) Sep 11, 2014 11:08 Replies: 0 Views: 9278
Exchange - Wanted: arsenolite, montroydite, lithiophosphate (cascaillou) Sep 11, 2014 11:01 Replies: 0 Views: 6642
Rhodochrosite rough (Jack Chiang) Aug 23, 2014 13:03 Replies: 1 Views: 6327
Fossils for minerals (appies) Jun 09, 2014 02:41 Replies: 1 Views: 7951
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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: 7891
M.R. vol 48 (2) Tri-State District (Robert Seitz) Mar 29, 2017 19:22 Replies: 2 Views: 2823
New Standards of Excellence in the Mineral Kingdom - M.R. March-April 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Apr 20, 2015 10:51 Replies: 41 Views: 46379
2014 Graphic Excellence Award again for the Mineralogical Record and two more medals! (Jordi Fabre) Dec 31, 2014 13:22 Replies: 3 Views: 6984
Mineralogical Record News (Jordi Fabre) Apr 09, 2014 04:04 Replies: 1 Views: 7519
The 2013 Graphic Excellence Award for the Mineralogical Record! (Jordi Fabre) May 22, 2013 12:27 Replies: 0 Views: 6951
The Mineralogical Record (Jordi Fabre) Apr 28, 2010 13:58 Replies: 8 Views: 17317
Article in M. Record about the John White single crystal collection (Jordi Fabre) Sep 26, 2009 08:31 Replies: 2 Views: 11353
Opinions about Mineralogical Record's Article (Jordi Fabre) May 18, 2009 11:59 Replies: 15 Views: 37399
Mineralogical Record, an excellent magazine. (Joan R.) Jan 21, 2008 06:47 Replies: 0 Views: 8218

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: 1617
Some well-deserved plaudits for Marie Huizing and Rocks & Minerals magazine (Jordi Fabre) Jan 04, 2015 11:27 Replies: 9 Views: 13039
Rocks & Minerals Magazine - May-June 2014 Issue (Peter Megaw) May 24, 2014 15:39 Replies: 2 Views: 7648
Rocks & Minerals Magazine - Jan/Feb 2014 issue (Jordi Fabre) Mar 12, 2014 10:16 Replies: 1 Views: 6451
Rocks & Minerals Magazine - Nov/Dec 2013 issue (Rocks & Minerals) Dec 01, 2013 13:52 Replies: 2 Views: 13201
Superb improvement in the printing quality of R&M Magazine (Jordi Fabre) Apr 29, 2013 09:16 Replies: 3 Views: 9161
Rocks & Minerals ONLINE (Jordi Fabre) Aug 20, 2012 12:03 Replies: 4 Views: 13865
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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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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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We have created a section on the forum: "Collection photos and Collector's page" whose aim is to allow all collectors who wish to publish pictures of specimens in their collection. The idea is for each collector/collection to have a single ...

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One thing that troubles me greatly about the mineral hobby today is that very few collectors appear to have much, if any, intellectual curiosity about minerals. The focus for most collectors appears to be only beauty and perfection, rather than rari...

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