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16 Aug-16:43:26 Re: pyrite? (Justin Hickok)
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I created this Forum with the idea of creating a place to share questions and answers with other mineral enthusiasts and, most importantly, to try to provide a serious space where mineralogy questions can be discussed free of bothersome errors, free due the high standards of the administrators and moderators. We owe much of the success of this Forum to their fine texts; with them helping us, our Forum looks "clean" at least in terms of its scientific content.

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


Jordi Fabre


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

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

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

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

John S. White
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Mineral specimen related questions  Topics   Posts   Last Post 
Questions you have about mineral specimens, such as help in identifying a mineral or queries about localities for specimens
 
No new posts Minerals and Mineralogy     
In this forum you can suggest and discuss things related to the technical and scientific aspects of minerals and mineralogy.   Moderators John S. White, Peter Megaw, chris, alfredo, Antonio Alcaide, cascaillou
Weird face in quartz (Josele) Aug 15, 2018 05:51 Replies: 29 Views: 11226
Zeolite identification (Robson Vieira) Aug 12, 2018 17:59 Replies: 0 Views: 121
Fungal etching of garnets? (Matt_Zukowski) Aug 09, 2018 04:26 Replies: 0 Views: 206
Collecting focuses and how they can change (Tobi) Jul 31, 2018 14:09 Replies: 23 Views: 8424
Minerals of DR Congo, Katanga. (Roger Warin) Jul 29, 2018 13:52 Replies: 27 Views: 13041
Help please about swamboite-(Nd) structure (Roger Warin) Jul 27, 2018 05:44 Replies: 0 Views: 180
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Green petrified wood WA State? (jenrey1919) Jul 12, 2018 22:17 Replies: 6 Views: 632
Carbonates form on ponds in Oman like ice (Matt_Zukowski) Jul 02, 2018 10:28 Replies: 6 Views: 2203
Great website on Quartz and all Quartz growth variants! (Peter Lemkin) Apr 12, 2018 05:55 Replies: 1 Views: 1485
Central Massif of Picos de Europa, Asturias (Gagat Minerals) Mar 19, 2018 09:22 Replies: 9 Views: 2240
San Benito County (Roger Warin) Mar 18, 2018 11:59 Replies: 9 Views: 2456
Stellerite from Mali (Gagat Minerals) Mar 18, 2018 07:51 Replies: 2 Views: 1157
Percentage of pigment (Tom Mazanec) Mar 15, 2018 05:54 Replies: 6 Views: 1620
A new find: Hoganite from Morocco (Manuel Mesa) Feb 28, 2018 12:52 Replies: 17 Views: 5467
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Pierre Joubert 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: 13447
"Mysterious and changing Tourmaline" by Roger Warin - (29) (Jordi Fabre) Aug 15, 2018 05:16 Replies: 0 Views: 207
100.000 Club Mineral specimens with inclusions - (28) (Elise) May 28, 2018 12:07 Replies: 87 Views: 117138
New Mexico Collecting - (27) (Philip Simmons) May 25, 2018 20:16 Replies: 33 Views: 18085
Faden Quartz Crystals - (26) (marco campos-venuti) Jun 23, 2018 18:52 Replies: 49 Views: 24740
An opportune harvest of Gold in Serra do Caldeirão claims, Brazil - (25) (Jordi Fabre) Aug 29, 2017 05:42 Replies: 1 Views: 6024
Trip to the Eastern Emerald Belt, Colombia - (24) (Fiebre Verde) Nov 13, 2016 16:39 Replies: 12 Views: 11519
Malbunka Copper Mine, Home of the Azurite Suns - (23) (crocoite) Jul 09, 2017 05:24 Replies: 55 Views: 35784
How to find a pocket? - (22) (Jordi Fabre) Aug 24, 2017 03:37 Replies: 42 Views: 35652
A "complete" Dauphiné twin of quartz - (21) (Pete Richards) Sep 10, 2014 11:43 Replies: 18 Views: 22560
A copper mine to understand Life - (20) (Cesar M. Salvan) Aug 19, 2014 15:49 Replies: 9 Views: 14540
DIY Specific Gravity Kit (tutorial) - (19) (cascaillou) Mar 23, 2018 04:19 Replies: 12 Views: 20783
How to dig a pocket? - (18) (Jordi Fabre) Jan 22, 2014 12:41 Replies: 29 Views: 59028
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Photos of epitaxy - (16) (John S. White) May 28, 2018 22:05 Replies: 54 Views: 75489
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32 1358 Aug 15, 2018 05:16
Jordi Fabre 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: 13357
Tucson Show 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Jun 16, 2018 17:47 Replies: 158 Views: 71008
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 22, 2017 05:21 Replies: 77 Views: 43536
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 08, 2017 13:56 Replies: 59 Views: 42330
Tucson Show 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Apr 06, 2017 09:01 Replies: 114 Views: 82663
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 06, 2016 11:21 Replies: 68 Views: 49239
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 18, 2016 14:37 Replies: 47 Views: 44745
Tucson Show 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Feb 28, 2016 16:01 Replies: 61 Views: 60977
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Nov 27, 2015 23:45 Replies: 102 Views: 93774
2015 Tucson In Retrospect (Don Lum) Oct 19, 2017 00:36 Replies: 61 Views: 50075
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 20, 2015 16:38 Replies: 58 Views: 62806
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 30, 2015 22:03 Replies: 174 Views: 180109
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 01, 2014 02:35 Replies: 80 Views: 91508
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2014 (Jordi Fabre) May 06, 2015 16:42 Replies: 40 Views: 48747
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 30, 2014 01:38 Replies: 111 Views: 137573
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38 2467 Aug 06, 2018 16:34
Gagat Minerals View latest post
No new posts Mineral Shows     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
East Coast Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show (vic rzonca) Aug 08, 2018 22:09 Replies: 0 Views: 208
2018 S.I.E.S.C. Gem & Mineral Show (Mike Chontofalsky) Mar 02, 2018 14:41 Replies: 0 Views: 1902
New York City - Watson Hotel / June 23 & 24, 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 01, 2018 16:09 Replies: 1 Views: 1696
New York City - Watson Hotel / March 3 & 4, 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 01, 2018 14:26 Replies: 0 Views: 1412
Friends of Mineralogy Midwest Chapter 6th Annual Mineralogical Symposium (Jordi Fabre) Feb 24, 2018 14:27 Replies: 0 Views: 1103
Mineral Show in Copenhagen, Denmark (Jordi Fabre) Feb 19, 2018 09:04 Replies: 4 Views: 1674
Quartzite - 2018 (Robert Seitz) Jan 18, 2018 12:21 Replies: 19 Views: 5042
Two Minerals Shows in Prague (Jordi Fabre) Jan 08, 2018 09:52 Replies: 0 Views: 1542
Soledade, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil - Mineral Show 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Jan 08, 2018 09:44 Replies: 0 Views: 1645
2018 Tucson HTCC status (bob kerr) Jan 04, 2018 10:17 Replies: 25 Views: 8053
Worcester, MA Show, November 18th-19th - Location Change! (Jordi Fabre) Nov 14, 2017 02:47 Replies: 0 Views: 1901
38th Annual New Mexico Mineral Symposium (from Mindat) (Tobi) Nov 09, 2017 11:26 Replies: 6 Views: 2665
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: 8801
Chamonix show fifty years (Philippe Durand) Aug 08, 2017 14:06 Replies: 14 Views: 6744
6th Chenzhou - Hunan Mineral Show in China (Jordi Fabre) Jul 14, 2017 14:11 Replies: 0 Views: 2426
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195 1842 Aug 08, 2018 22:09
vic rzonca 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: 43712
Tucson 2017, The insanity continues...but it sure is fun! (Gail) Feb 27, 2017 22:25 Replies: 112 Views: 52330
100.000 Club TUCSON, 2016. And away we go.... (Gail) Mar 19, 2016 11:45 Replies: 445 Views: 193445
The magic of Tucson, 2015. Gail Spann report. (Gail) Aug 12, 2015 11:19 Replies: 116 Views: 88819
100.000 Club Tucson 2014 Show Report, Gail Spann Having Fun Again... (Gail) Jul 26, 2014 19:32 Replies: 156 Views: 113327
Houston Fine Mineral Show Report, with Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 03, 2013 09:23 Replies: 103 Views: 87092
100.000 Club 2013 Tucson Show Adventure ~ Gail Spann Style. (Gail) Apr 27, 2013 02:57 Replies: 598 Views: 375824
Fabulous Denver Gem and Mineral Show, Sept 14, 2012 and on...Gail Spann (Gail) Nov 04, 2012 01:57 Replies: 43 Views: 56996
100.000 Club Gail Spann's 2012 East Coast Gem and Mineral Show report (Gail) Aug 29, 2012 14:27 Replies: 151 Views: 109528
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin... (Gail) Oct 02, 2012 11:21 Replies: 632 Views: 463106
FMF party in Tucson, 2012. You coming? (Gail) Mar 03, 2012 02:28 Replies: 49 Views: 60102
Fort Worth, Texas, Gem and Mineral Show. Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 01, 2011 20:35 Replies: 33 Views: 49790
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011 (Gail) Oct 07, 2012 11:38 Replies: 370 Views: 350806
100.000 Club FMFs party in Tucson, 2011 (Gail) Feb 27, 2011 22:43 Replies: 114 Views: 104661
Gail Spann's Tucson show report, 2011 (Gail) Jan 17, 2011 01:30 Replies: 28 Views: 39723
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35 5088 Feb 28, 2018 21:37
bob kerr 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: 31918
Pyrite? (Justin Hickok) Aug 16, 2018 16:43 Replies: 7 Views: 260
Tremolite-actinolite skarn with diverse crystals (Kara) Aug 16, 2018 13:25 Replies: 7 Views: 194
funny breccia (Kara) Aug 15, 2018 11:31 Replies: 8 Views: 329
pink and green mineral ID question (Kara) Aug 14, 2018 11:42 Replies: 5 Views: 303
Dog tooth calcite from where? (R Saunders) Aug 14, 2018 09:29 Replies: 8 Views: 280
Two pieces bought in a tail gate show (R Saunders) Aug 14, 2018 05:50 Replies: 4 Views: 102
What is this? (Manderface) Aug 13, 2018 16:46 Replies: 4 Views: 148
Crystal cluster with bluish rocks in it held together with calcite? (cheald) Aug 13, 2018 16:30 Replies: 6 Views: 365
Please help (McCracken) Aug 13, 2018 14:20 Replies: 2 Views: 174
How can I tell if this is boleite (McCracken) Aug 13, 2018 08:17 Replies: 5 Views: 236
Halite (Oliver B) Aug 08, 2018 17:04 Replies: 4 Views: 255
Micas from Finland (Kara) Aug 06, 2018 16:23 Replies: 15 Views: 831
thinking i am crazy, yet all signs say diamond (jim hill) Aug 06, 2018 14:06 Replies: 19 Views: 515
At a loss for words (jim hill) Aug 06, 2018 13:35 Replies: 3 Views: 321
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129 918 Aug 16, 2018 16:43
Justin Hickok 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

Enargite triplets (Mathias) Aug 15, 2018 15:43 Replies: 9 Views: 512
Howdy From Hornby Island (Tone Catton) Aug 14, 2018 15:27 Replies: 9 Views: 369
Please Help Me Identify My Father’s Rocks :) (Daughter of a rock hound) Aug 14, 2018 11:13 Replies: 4 Views: 234
A few finds out of creek (KurtMoCWB) Aug 13, 2018 21:57 Replies: 23 Views: 695
Pyromorphite Cornwall (Mathias) Aug 13, 2018 12:12 Replies: 6 Views: 577
Please Help Me Identify This Huge Rock (Daughter of a rock hound) Aug 12, 2018 13:38 Replies: 7 Views: 358
Fizelyite? (Mathias) Aug 10, 2018 09:52 Replies: 4 Views: 232
Enargite? (Mathias) Aug 07, 2018 08:29 Replies: 1 Views: 166
Phelps county abandoned iron mine. (KurtMoCWB) Jul 30, 2018 11:25 Replies: 7 Views: 446
Glass or Not? (KurtMoCWB) Jul 28, 2018 14:53 Replies: 4 Views: 301
Help needed with ID - wulfenite mix (JeffTan) Jul 28, 2018 12:21 Replies: 4 Views: 288
Sparkly white line (KurtMoCWB) Jul 28, 2018 08:34 Replies: 9 Views: 439
Old "Calcite collection" needs help (Jeremy) Jul 27, 2018 10:55 Replies: 8 Views: 695
Is this a tooth? (Jeremy) Jul 25, 2018 08:21 Replies: 7 Views: 552
Need help identifying this.. (KurtMoCWB) Jul 23, 2018 21:17 Replies: 5 Views: 334
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86 1021 Aug 15, 2018 15:43
Justin Hickok 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) Aug 08, 2018 00:05 Replies: 85 Views: 20310
Collection Macros (Oliver B) Aug 06, 2018 11:57 Replies: 31 Views: 1124
My collection of crystals (Kaleb) Jun 18, 2018 03:33 Replies: 5 Views: 864
I want to photograph my collection (Malcolm Uffelman Jr) Dec 06, 2017 11:28 Replies: 10 Views: 3238
Zaïrite (Roger Warin) Dec 06, 2017 09:58 Replies: 0 Views: 1281
Super thin hematite inclusions in amethyst (zbhjzm) Nov 13, 2017 05:52 Replies: 22 Views: 6112
Micro photos of a boulder opal (zbhjzm) Sep 09, 2017 09:14 Replies: 2 Views: 2017
Stack software, comparative speed, optimizations and others (ofarcis) Sep 06, 2017 10:40 Replies: 20 Views: 28184
Pyrite and marcasite intergrowths (Roger Warin) Jul 03, 2017 13:33 Replies: 0 Views: 2356
Bixbite Crystal in rhyolite matrix (Lueshie) May 10, 2017 15:45 Replies: 1 Views: 2498
Purple fluorite macro (Proudtex76) Apr 25, 2017 15:49 Replies: 2 Views: 2638
Lighting and mineral photos (dontgogreen) Nov 05, 2016 19:15 Replies: 1 Views: 3433
Special John S. White photographs (ploum) Jul 14, 2016 13:15 Replies: 15 Views: 19292
North American pyrrhotites (dontgogreen) Jun 13, 2016 22:02 Replies: 6 Views: 5563
Elbaite (Roger Warin) May 01, 2016 12:50 Replies: 2 Views: 5069
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91 785 Aug 08, 2018 00:05
zbhjzm View latest post
No new posts Favorite Minerals     Access to the FMF Gallery
In this forum you can add your favorite localities and minerals. When a mineral comes from many hundreds, or thousands, of places it's worth comparing favorites to identify the most desired ones.This section is special because all the photos published here also appear in "FMF Gallery". To find out more please use this link   Moderator Tobi
Favourite Pyromorphites? (Tobi) Aug 01, 2018 16:33 Replies: 18 Views: 7518
100.000 Club Favourite Fluorites? (Tobi) Jul 31, 2018 15:32 Replies: 191 Views: 148069
Favourite Calcites? (Tobi) Jul 12, 2018 15:08 Replies: 35 Views: 15075
Favourite Quartzes? (Tobi) Jun 15, 2018 05:26 Replies: 38 Views: 17044
Favourite Galenas? (Tobi) Apr 11, 2018 02:00 Replies: 19 Views: 7739
Favourite Barytes? (Tobi) Apr 10, 2018 18:21 Replies: 2 Views: 1109
Favourite Sphalerites? (Tobi) Apr 08, 2018 13:14 Replies: 17 Views: 9183
Favourite Topazes? (Tobi) Sep 25, 2017 15:50 Replies: 8 Views: 3663
Favourite Garnets? (Tobi) Aug 05, 2017 14:55 Replies: 6 Views: 4893
Favourite Pyrites? (Tobi) May 08, 2017 14:40 Replies: 21 Views: 9345
Favourite Wulfenites? (Tobi) May 03, 2017 11:41 Replies: 23 Views: 13631
Favourite Smithsonites? (Tobi) Apr 30, 2017 05:21 Replies: 4 Views: 3088
Favourite Mimetites? (Tobi) Apr 21, 2017 11:53 Replies: 9 Views: 6638
Favourite Rhodochrosites? (Tobi) Apr 12, 2017 08:42 Replies: 23 Views: 13264
Favourite Tourmalines? (Tobi) Jan 14, 2017 14:59 Replies: 19 Views: 11291
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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: 13884
Question regarding Portuguese minerals (liaemars) Jun 21, 2018 20:34 Replies: 3 Views: 590
Sweet Home Mine 2.0 (Tobi) Jun 16, 2018 07:11 Replies: 6 Views: 1976
On the mineralogy of Shijiangshan, Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia A.R. (China) (Cesar M. Salvan) May 27, 2018 19:33 Replies: 15 Views: 17261
Sapo mine Tourmaline (texasdigger) Apr 22, 2018 18:15 Replies: 1 Views: 1314
Collecting quartz on the Little Falls dolostone (vic rzonca) Apr 08, 2018 14:52 Replies: 109 Views: 85380
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico (Peter Megaw) Mar 05, 2018 11:18 Replies: 17 Views: 16660
Huge Island of Madagascar (Roger Warin) Feb 11, 2018 08:21 Replies: 7 Views: 3210
A request for information on mineral collecting in France (Pierre Joubert) Jan 29, 2018 00:25 Replies: 2 Views: 1314
New Zealand alpine minerals? (Philippe Durand) Oct 21, 2017 01:31 Replies: 22 Views: 6567
About "Franklin Furnace" (J. G. Alcolea) Oct 13, 2017 15:45 Replies: 8 Views: 3065
Graves Mountain, Georgia, USA - Hematite (Mike Lee) Oct 12, 2017 10:57 Replies: 2 Views: 2033
The Tsumeb Mine (Heimo Hellwig) May 13, 2017 01:21 Replies: 12 Views: 8151
La Viesca Mine and the finds made there (James) May 03, 2017 16:50 Replies: 8 Views: 16149
Quartz and limonite from a sandstone quarry (Pete Richards) Apr 28, 2017 08:36 Replies: 4 Views: 3412
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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: 2727
Change in French administrative area (Philippe Durand) Mar 24, 2017 05:51 Replies: 1 Views: 2104
Proper locality name of the Czar Mine? (Jordi Fabre) May 11, 2016 05:20 Replies: 4 Views: 6147
Westmorland (James) Jun 11, 2015 08:20 Replies: 18 Views: 16891
From Kearsarge Mountain? (GneissWare) Jun 08, 2015 22:27 Replies: 7 Views: 8064

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: 25601
Agates in Sicily? (alanbartlett) Apr 27, 2018 13:28 Replies: 9 Views: 1854
Rockhounding trip Juchem Quarry (JessieG) Apr 06, 2018 13:32 Replies: 3 Views: 1164
Rockhounding trips - A gem hunt in Minas Gerais (MatheusTorres) Nov 26, 2017 03:33 Replies: 2 Views: 2090
Garnets in Itadori River near Nagoya (Japan) (Alex D.) Sep 06, 2017 07:39 Replies: 13 Views: 4696
Quartz from alpine-type fissures in Raleigh, North Carolina (Scott LaBorde) Aug 30, 2017 14:45 Replies: 2 Views: 2382
Driving distance to the Rowley Mine from Scottsdale? (Dave Graley) Aug 08, 2017 09:32 Replies: 0 Views: 1564
Rockhounding in Israel - contact needed (dimrub) Jul 16, 2017 23:35 Replies: 8 Views: 3758
The Bogota´s French Connection (franjungle) Jun 29, 2017 08:40 Replies: 8 Views: 4840
Hallelujah Junction, Near Reno, Nevada. Spann Adventure (Gail) Jun 11, 2017 06:27 Replies: 29 Views: 12144
Iceland! (peter@vanpeborgh.eu) Jun 09, 2017 12:28 Replies: 0 Views: 1995
Advice needed: a rockhounding trip for a beginner (dimrub) Jun 05, 2017 10:45 Replies: 15 Views: 6740
A crystal collecting outing to Ceres, South Africa (Reinhardt van Vuuren) May 08, 2017 02:20 Replies: 7 Views: 5091
The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira (franjungle) May 04, 2017 23:01 Replies: 33 Views: 12346
Looking for references for Emerald Mine Tours in Colombia (MSrockhound) Jan 17, 2017 19:22 Replies: 0 Views: 2621
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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) Oct 29, 2017 03:11 Replies: 36 Views: 135019
The biggest nuggets. (Roger Warin) Nov 08, 2016 03:51 Replies: 10 Views: 13282
CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia (John Cornish) Feb 28, 2014 20:03 Replies: 63 Views: 77477
2013, an Update... CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine (John Cornish) Jun 24, 2013 08:14 Replies: 13 Views: 26236
Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode - 'Part 2' (Antonio Da Silveira) Oct 23, 2010 17:27 Replies: 6 Views: 28497
Scoop! - An important find of amber in the "La Florida" Mine, Spain (Jordi Fabre) Dec 14, 2008 15:03 Replies: 0 Views: 18325

6 134 Oct 29, 2017 03:11
Peter Lemkin 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.
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section "A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK" or on this link
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15 449 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.
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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12 360 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
The Illinois Fluorites with Calcite are chemically etched? (R Saunders) Jul 29, 2018 13:22 Replies: 13 Views: 738
Aiguille Verte pink fluorite specimen (Mathias) Jul 01, 2018 11:24 Replies: 2 Views: 655
Phosgenite (Mathias) Jul 01, 2018 05:07 Replies: 0 Views: 332
Making acrylic or Polycarbonate stands for mineral specimens (Pierre Joubert) Jun 27, 2018 06:02 Replies: 6 Views: 1908
Cleaning mixed sulfides. (vic rzonca) May 16, 2018 14:19 Replies: 4 Views: 1211
Hinged boxes for crystal collections wanted (John S. White) May 15, 2018 09:16 Replies: 8 Views: 13700
Help how do I clean anhydrite? (Greg Lilly) Apr 29, 2018 18:40 Replies: 2 Views: 882
A terrible nuisance (John S. White) Nov 10, 2017 01:47 Replies: 17 Views: 6108
Potential Toxicity of Handling Raw Malachite Specimens. (Joseph D'Oliveira) Nov 03, 2017 20:33 Replies: 26 Views: 18806
Cleaning Carrolite specimens (Pierre Joubert) Oct 02, 2017 16:50 Replies: 2 Views: 1969
Cleaning with Water/ Spot Cleaning Guns (Agate?) (Ceanna) Aug 25, 2017 10:36 Replies: 13 Views: 5072
Removing stubborn minerals from quartz (Pierre Joubert) Apr 20, 2017 11:26 Replies: 32 Views: 20230
Information about turquoise mineral (Lundy) Apr 01, 2017 21:39 Replies: 7 Views: 3731
How to clean golden calcite (jtozier) Mar 14, 2017 15:01 Replies: 16 Views: 7810
Unreliable Water Guns? (daviddillman) Aug 30, 2016 10:24 Replies: 12 Views: 6729
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131 1179 Jul 29, 2018 13:22
lluis 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: 23019
500.000 Club Collection of Carles Millan (Carles Millan) Apr 27, 2018 08:04 Replies: 836 Views: 939713
500.000 Club Collection of Michael Shaw (crosstimber) Aug 16, 2018 15:25 Replies: 1289 Views: 988441
500.000 Club Don Lum Collection (Don Lum) Aug 12, 2018 19:02 Replies: 1179 Views: 827917
500.000 Club Collection of Tobi (Tobi) Jul 28, 2018 09:02 Replies: 853 Views: 674473
500.000 Club The Mizunaka Collection (am mizunaka) Aug 11, 2018 07:50 Replies: 1175 Views: 577432
500.000 Club New generation for picture - Ploum (ploum) Apr 25, 2018 14:20 Replies: 940 Views: 567601
100.000 Club Collection of Nurbo (nurbo) Mar 26, 2016 14:37 Replies: 404 Views: 426093
100.000 Club Andreas Gerstenberg Collection (Andreas Gerstenberg) May 19, 2018 14:36 Replies: 182 Views: 273141
100.000 Club Collection of Miguel (José Miguel) Apr 14, 2017 05:32 Replies: 223 Views: 189889
100.000 Club Bob's rocks (GneissWare) Jul 31, 2018 10:44 Replies: 345 Views: 243644
100.000 Club The micro photographs of Christian Rewitzer (Jordi Fabre) Feb 20, 2016 23:50 Replies: 77 Views: 187082
100.000 Club Collection of Fiebre Verde (Fiebre Verde) Aug 01, 2018 16:40 Replies: 636 Views: 305535
100.000 Club The collection of Pierre and Riana Joubert (Pierre Joubert) Jun 12, 2018 03:22 Replies: 284 Views: 164895
100.000 Club Collection of Heimo Hellwig (Heimo Hellwig) Aug 15, 2018 00:29 Replies: 598 Views: 233717
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135 13610 Aug 16, 2018 15:25
crosstimber 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: 112985
100.000 Club Gail's collection (Gail) Aug 03, 2017 04:02 Replies: 375 Views: 410971
The sad news about Diana Weinrich. (Gail) Jan 08, 2018 11:39 Replies: 16 Views: 6793
Nimfiara's collection (nimfiara) May 10, 2012 17:20 Replies: 30 Views: 54715
Linda's Private Collection (Linda Smith) Feb 08, 2012 04:31 Replies: 39 Views: 61888
Debbie's Collection (Debbie Woolf) Jul 04, 2011 10:45 Replies: 20 Views: 39690
Colleen's Collection (Colleen Thomson) May 28, 2011 19:33 Replies: 10 Views: 25402
Jessica's mineral collection (Jessica Simonoff) Jan 30, 2010 18:52 Replies: 18 Views: 39743
Linda St-Cyr's favorites (Linda St-Cyr) May 17, 2009 09:09 Replies: 6 Views: 31644

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... (crocoite) Aug 07, 2018 05:52 Replies: 0 Views: 143
Minerales y Minas de España - Silicatos (keith) Apr 12, 2018 06:58 Replies: 2 Views: 1191
German Language Magazine (CodyDel) Nov 23, 2017 14:33 Replies: 5 Views: 2404
1929 Ed Over Rocks and Minerals Article (CodyDel) Nov 22, 2017 21:33 Replies: 10 Views: 4202
Australian micromineral newsletter... (crocoite) Mar 25, 2017 20:21 Replies: 19 Views: 25366
Mineralogy by Dexter Perkins (Tom Mazanec) Jan 03, 2017 18:03 Replies: 14 Views: 7358
Panasqueira Mine (crosstimber) Nov 08, 2016 11:01 Replies: 19 Views: 23768
ExtraLapis No. 50: Kalifornien/California - a great article written by Jesse Fisher (Tobi) Sep 25, 2016 04:46 Replies: 3 Views: 3727
My reading (Tom Mazanec) Jun 11, 2016 13:43 Replies: 8 Views: 7009
Quartz from Spain (Miguel Calvo) Apr 28, 2016 01:17 Replies: 1 Views: 4642
Antique books (ACC79) Feb 05, 2016 14:35 Replies: 1 Views: 4529
Minerales y Minas de España by Miguel Calvo (Minerals and Mines of Spain) (Antonio Alcaide) Dec 09, 2015 22:38 Replies: 3 Views: 10922
Classification of crystallographic forms - any references? (prcantos) Mar 06, 2015 11:11 Replies: 21 Views: 23051
Mathematical Crystallography by Boisen & Gibbs (prcantos) Oct 09, 2014 03:55 Replies: 0 Views: 8378
Crystal Mountains - Minerals of the Cairngorms NEW BOOK (Roy Starkey) Oct 07, 2014 09:54 Replies: 11 Views: 12073
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87 694 Aug 07, 2018 05:52
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
Chinese Realgar (crocoite) Apr 24, 2018 21:36 Replies: 8 Views: 3214
Minerals in Watercolor (MasterofStone) Feb 21, 2018 06:22 Replies: 6 Views: 2134
Grossular Garnet, Jeffrey Mine, Canada (crocoite) Dec 30, 2017 02:42 Replies: 0 Views: 1153
Rhodochrosite with Barite, Lone Tree Mine, Nevada (crocoite) Dec 07, 2017 05:15 Replies: 0 Views: 1515
Stak Nala Elbaite... (crocoite) Nov 20, 2017 05:23 Replies: 0 Views: 1425
Artisan Made Gems (vic rzonca) Nov 10, 2017 09:13 Replies: 5 Views: 4233
New Artwork... (crocoite) Sep 15, 2017 11:20 Replies: 6 Views: 2624
Mineral collages 4.0 (Tobi) Jul 16, 2017 15:44 Replies: 12 Views: 7324
Fabre's past (vic rzonca) Jan 14, 2017 11:02 Replies: 37 Views: 29006
Da Boss... (crocoite) Aug 24, 2016 03:14 Replies: 3 Views: 3423
Mineralogical Museum of Marburg, drawn by me :-) (Tobi) Aug 18, 2016 05:40 Replies: 6 Views: 4342
2016 Paintings... (crocoite) Apr 23, 2016 09:15 Replies: 11 Views: 11279
Mineral collages 3.0 - highlights from my collection (Tobi) Feb 17, 2016 11:05 Replies: 12 Views: 11173
New Paintings 2013 (Schwertner) Jan 14, 2016 04:56 Replies: 105 Views: 72703
A new mineral artist - Barbara Stanley (James) May 26, 2015 05:55 Replies: 16 Views: 19757
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39 759 Apr 24, 2018 21:36
rubytime 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: 4954
History of minerals. (vic rzonca) Jan 12, 2017 09:24 Replies: 5 Views: 7495
Finding a little Mexican treasure (Jean Sendero) Nov 05, 2016 16:03 Replies: 0 Views: 3511
Your very first rock? (Tobi) Oct 30, 2016 09:30 Replies: 2 Views: 2786
Minerals and Their Stories (crosstimber) Oct 29, 2016 08:00 Replies: 5 Views: 3815
"H. Deisinger" Collection (Jamison Brizendine) Aug 24, 2016 07:20 Replies: 4 Views: 7584
Mineral labels as art ;) (Tobi) Sep 22, 2014 02:06 Replies: 23 Views: 39408
If it is a twin it was juicy and delicious (Don Lum) Sep 14, 2014 12:53 Replies: 25 Views: 20831
How all you got started in collecting? (vic rzonca) Jun 08, 2014 10:32 Replies: 21 Views: 31561
Bill Lawrence Memorial (BlueCapProductions) May 05, 2014 13:56 Replies: 4 Views: 8647
Sir Arthur Russell - 50th Anniversary on 24th February (Roy Starkey) Feb 02, 2014 12:58 Replies: 5 Views: 9867
Reminiscences of an Old Former Curator by John S. White (Jordi Fabre) Jan 19, 2014 17:06 Replies: 6 Views: 11109
Rogues gallery of photos of yesteryear's mineral collecting greats (Jordi Fabre) Jan 12, 2014 06:26 Replies: 16 Views: 17749
Biggest nugget? 64.7 kg. (Roger Warin) Nov 12, 2013 16:25 Replies: 6 Views: 13257
Willard Perkins Classic "Perky" Mount (Peter Megaw) Aug 30, 2013 06:13 Replies: 14 Views: 23522
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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: 34068
FMF Guide of Rocks - SEDIMENTARY ROCKS (prcantos) Dec 11, 2013 17:45 Replies: 5 Views: 18706
FMF Guide of Rocks - METAMORPHIC ROCKS (prcantos) Jul 05, 2015 06:56 Replies: 16 Views: 38097
Not Sure What Rock Is!!!??? (Aliengng) Mar 24, 2016 06:09 Replies: 15 Views: 12887
Grave Stones of Interest to Rock People... no, really... (NellsRocks) Dec 11, 2015 21:15 Replies: 13 Views: 11744
Genesis of the serpentine minerals and rocks (prcantos) Jun 06, 2013 04:48 Replies: 2 Views: 10489

6 70 Mar 24, 2016 06:09
vic rzonca View latest post
No new posts Incorrect classification and fakes     
In this Forum you can provide information and discuss false identifications, inadequate classifications and fakes.   Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Antonio Alcaide, cascaillou
Milpillas "Electric Blue" Azurites AND Malachites - Natural or Chipped? (bob kerr) Jun 06, 2018 16:38 Replies: 12 Views: 2686
Fake Colombian Emeralds (Fiebre Verde) May 14, 2018 19:33 Replies: 33 Views: 21903
Fake specimens from the Erongo and Brandberg region. (Pierre Joubert) May 04, 2018 09:31 Replies: 23 Views: 5410
Iron Man (vic rzonca) Aug 28, 2017 07:57 Replies: 7 Views: 3046
Tanzanite? (Harald) Aug 02, 2017 22:31 Replies: 6 Views: 2766
Quarter million fake Tourmaline cluster. (texasdigger) May 22, 2017 11:36 Replies: 19 Views: 6130
Please help me identify if these are fake or treated (TomS) Feb 09, 2017 22:10 Replies: 16 Views: 8127
Treatments, Synthetics and Simulants: QUARTZ & CHALCEDONY (cascaillou) Dec 20, 2015 20:34 Replies: 3 Views: 7227
Fake silver crystals Morocco (Christophe Gobin) Nov 24, 2015 03:59 Replies: 1 Views: 5537
Chinese "Hydrozincite" specimens? (Barry Vincent) Oct 08, 2015 03:23 Replies: 4 Views: 6594
Bismutoferrite from China...Caveat Emptor (Peter Megaw) May 31, 2015 18:56 Replies: 3 Views: 6627
The intense oiling of Chinese minerals (nitana2000) Apr 29, 2015 14:20 Replies: 14 Views: 18897
Milpillas Azurite - fake specimen (Cascavel1) Dec 04, 2014 09:47 Replies: 27 Views: 32810
Huanggang Mine scheelite color (Josele) Jul 21, 2014 17:48 Replies: 11 Views: 12615
Scorodite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Durango... Sulfur Isotope results (Peter Megaw) Feb 08, 2014 11:16 Replies: 5 Views: 10743
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49 565 Jun 06, 2018 16:38
bob kerr 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: 10343
Theft from the Franklin Mineral Museum, New Jersey (Jordi Fabre) Jul 18, 2017 07:43 Replies: 0 Views: 1936
Theft at West Coast Mineral and Fossil Show of Kristalle gold. (vic rzonca) Nov 16, 2016 07:43 Replies: 1 Views: 2690
Stolen specimen inquiry (Jordi Fabre) Aug 06, 2016 05:08 Replies: 3 Views: 5005
Theft of Colin Owen mineral specimens and collection (Pierre Joubert) Jul 15, 2016 10:34 Replies: 14 Views: 8159
THEFT of 60 world class mineral specimens in Johannesburg! (Jordi Fabre) Apr 29, 2016 10:04 Replies: 19 Views: 25258
Famous piece stolen from a Romanian Museum (David) Jan 27, 2014 14:16 Replies: 0 Views: 7633
Warning: Johannesburg Geology Museum theft: July 2013!! (Jordi Fabre) Jul 19, 2013 11:20 Replies: 2 Views: 6979
A Butte Covellite was stolen from the National Mining Hall of Fame!!!! (Jordi Fabre) Feb 09, 2013 14:51 Replies: 0 Views: 4849
California Mining and Mineral Museum Robbed (Jordi Fabre) Oct 05, 2012 12:59 Replies: 3 Views: 6174
Theft at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History (Jordi Fabre) Feb 28, 2012 23:42 Replies: 1 Views: 3966
Highgrading, the selling of stolen goods and turning a blind eye (BlueCapProductions) Dec 01, 2011 02:48 Replies: 42 Views: 56441
Theft of Rice Museum Gold Collection! (Jordi Fabre) Apr 23, 2010 14:32 Replies: 4 Views: 8713
Theft of minerals from a Museum in Iceland (John S. White) Oct 28, 2009 11:22 Replies: 6 Views: 6642

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) Jul 24, 2018 16:43 Replies: 337 Views: 175281
Quartz boulder (Secondhandgrenades) Jun 26, 2018 11:31 Replies: 4 Views: 626
Need advice on next step. (Bill E) May 28, 2018 11:36 Replies: 14 Views: 3159
Looking for Lapidary Services in the Central New Mexico Area (Rockhound.newmexico) May 11, 2018 17:32 Replies: 2 Views: 593
Mass on mineral labels? (Bob Harman) May 11, 2018 14:35 Replies: 7 Views: 1509
Where to start? an enthusiast beginner prospector (salomonarthur) Mar 07, 2018 22:39 Replies: 3 Views: 1307
Concrete as a mineral (Tom Mazanec) Jan 30, 2018 00:19 Replies: 6 Views: 1788
The PBS Show "THE MINERAL EXPLORERS" (Bob Harman) Jan 23, 2018 18:28 Replies: 1 Views: 1250
A Bit On The Economics Of Being A mineral Dealer (Bob Harman) Jan 19, 2018 23:46 Replies: 11 Views: 3023
The overall health of this hobby (Jordi Fabre) Jan 13, 2018 15:13 Replies: 26 Views: 6279
Economist article on Muzo (Matt_Zukowski) Jan 10, 2018 09:58 Replies: 3 Views: 1682
3D printing in collecting (Tom Mazanec) Jan 03, 2018 09:04 Replies: 2 Views: 1591
Happy Holidays to everyone and a Rocky New Year! (Jordi Fabre) Jan 01, 2018 16:09 Replies: 18 Views: 5174
Does turquoise ever come in other colors? (trtlman) Dec 08, 2017 10:57 Replies: 1 Views: 1433
Is it possible to tell a nature made pearl from a cultured pearl without cutting it open? (trtlman) Oct 21, 2017 16:42 Replies: 5 Views: 2361
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383 3263 Jul 24, 2018 16:43
Kara 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

Blue-green rock (Viktorian) Aug 13, 2018 21:33 Replies: 7 Views: 31051
100.000 Club Quartz collecting outings in South Africa (Pierre Joubert) Jul 12, 2018 08:08 Replies: 324 Views: 207681
Stalactites? (John S. White) Jul 09, 2018 10:20 Replies: 24 Views: 20336
Maximum number of minerals on a specimen (David) May 06, 2018 03:02 Replies: 37 Views: 30283
Tetrahedron [111] penetration twin (Josele) Jan 13, 2018 20:26 Replies: 17 Views: 27245
100.000 Club New find of minerals from New York (Glenn Rhein) Dec 04, 2017 13:20 Replies: 123 Views: 131746
I am curious to know what camera you are using... (Pierre Joubert) May 25, 2017 15:33 Replies: 29 Views: 28703
Radioactive minerals (Roger Warin) Nov 01, 2016 05:40 Replies: 29 Views: 38566
100.000 Club What about heliodor from Tajikistan? (parfaitelumiere) Sep 09, 2016 03:20 Replies: 90 Views: 102712
More about beta Quartz (nitana2000) Mar 08, 2016 12:34 Replies: 27 Views: 43025
Ilmenite pseudo (John S. White) Feb 18, 2016 08:02 Replies: 3 Views: 36443
Question about cubic diamond crystals (Jim) Nov 26, 2015 11:28 Replies: 21 Views: 38830
Very nice Amethyst in the Railroad Works in North of Spain (Joan R.) May 11, 2015 16:02 Replies: 16 Views: 43054
Mysterious Black Crystals (Something Fishy!) (Andy Love) May 11, 2015 14:53 Replies: 35 Views: 39692
Daylight Fluorescent Hyalite Opal from Mexico (Peter Megaw) May 06, 2015 19:10 Replies: 31 Views: 45258
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147 903 Aug 13, 2018 21:33
Justin Hickok 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: 17772
French and alpine mineralogy against UK Fluorite (Max Tom) Mar 12, 2018 03:54 Replies: 2 Views: 1519
Minerals for fossils (Fossil collector) Feb 03, 2018 06:22 Replies: 14 Views: 3777
Exchange of minerals. I'm from Ukraine. (Hereiam) Sep 25, 2017 00:09 Replies: 3 Views: 2515
Meteorite with old labels wanted (Krantz and others) (illaenus) Nov 15, 2016 14:14 Replies: 1 Views: 4216
Calcites from each State (Pat Tucci) Jun 29, 2016 07:24 Replies: 19 Views: 9793
Looking for Native Sulphur specimens (bgreenstone) Mar 21, 2016 08:28 Replies: 0 Views: 6248
Help with free collecting (solarflare) Feb 11, 2016 18:09 Replies: 8 Views: 7236
NJ Minerals available for trade (Gary Moldovany) Feb 07, 2016 10:45 Replies: 2 Views: 7840
Pyrite for exchange (Cesar M. Salvan) Jan 05, 2016 01:17 Replies: 2 Views: 8284
Bulgarian minerals for exchange (Wolfgang Proestler) Nov 22, 2015 08:32 Replies: 12 Views: 13160
Exchange-Wanted: inclusion quartz crystals, 2 to 3cm, DT or floater, unpolished (cascaillou) Sep 11, 2014 11:08 Replies: 0 Views: 8981
Exchange - Wanted: arsenolite, montroydite, lithiophosphate (cascaillou) Sep 11, 2014 11:01 Replies: 0 Views: 6368
Rhodochrosite rough (Jack Chiang) Aug 23, 2014 13:03 Replies: 1 Views: 6056
Fossils for minerals (appies) Jun 09, 2014 02:41 Replies: 1 Views: 7651
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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: 7093
M.R. vol 48 (2) Tri-State District (Robert Seitz) Mar 29, 2017 19:22 Replies: 2 Views: 2468
New Standards of Excellence in the Mineral Kingdom - M.R. March-April 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Apr 20, 2015 10:51 Replies: 41 Views: 44124
2014 Graphic Excellence Award again for the Mineralogical Record and two more medals! (Jordi Fabre) Dec 31, 2014 13:22 Replies: 3 Views: 6639
Mineralogical Record News (Jordi Fabre) Apr 09, 2014 04:04 Replies: 1 Views: 7272
The 2013 Graphic Excellence Award for the Mineralogical Record! (Jordi Fabre) May 22, 2013 12:27 Replies: 0 Views: 6740
The Mineralogical Record (Jordi Fabre) Apr 28, 2010 13:58 Replies: 8 Views: 16738
Article in M. Record about the John White single crystal collection (Jordi Fabre) Sep 26, 2009 08:31 Replies: 2 Views: 10729
Opinions about Mineralogical Record's Article (Jordi Fabre) May 18, 2009 11:59 Replies: 15 Views: 36364
Mineralogical Record, an excellent magazine. (Joan R.) Jan 21, 2008 06:47 Replies: 0 Views: 7984

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: 1237
Some well-deserved plaudits for Marie Huizing and Rocks & Minerals magazine (Jordi Fabre) Jan 04, 2015 11:27 Replies: 9 Views: 12532
Rocks & Minerals Magazine - May-June 2014 Issue (Peter Megaw) May 24, 2014 15:39 Replies: 2 Views: 7368
Rocks & Minerals Magazine - Jan/Feb 2014 issue (Jordi Fabre) Mar 12, 2014 10:16 Replies: 1 Views: 6212
Rocks & Minerals Magazine - Nov/Dec 2013 issue (Rocks & Minerals) Dec 01, 2013 13:52 Replies: 2 Views: 11936
Superb improvement in the printing quality of R&M Magazine (Jordi Fabre) Apr 29, 2013 09:16 Replies: 3 Views: 8841
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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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