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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
The concept of matrix (Josele) Jan 12, 2020 15:17 Replies: 8 Views: 815
Clinozoisite... what it is and how was it formed? (RockHunter) Dec 16, 2019 03:52 Replies: 2 Views: 497
Apatite related to the appetite of ungulates. (vic rzonca) Dec 02, 2019 16:37 Replies: 3 Views: 687
Color variation in azurite and malachite (RayStraw) Nov 05, 2019 14:00 Replies: 10 Views: 1319
Associations. (vic rzonca) Oct 21, 2019 11:15 Replies: 6 Views: 1111
Posters (RayStraw) Aug 21, 2019 09:45 Replies: 7 Views: 1521
What defines a collection's quality (cascaillou) Aug 01, 2019 03:02 Replies: 23 Views: 14786
Certificates of authenticity for analyzed rare mineral specimens (Bob Harman) Jul 29, 2019 20:29 Replies: 7 Views: 1689
Colours of Rhodochrosite and Other Mn Bearing Carbonates (al mar) Jul 25, 2019 13:41 Replies: 9 Views: 1984
Stability of Azurite vs Malachite (RayStraw) Jun 13, 2019 11:46 Replies: 23 Views: 4394
Quartz and Humboldtine? from Colombia (John Rakovan) Jun 02, 2019 13:36 Replies: 16 Views: 5765
Stellerite from Mali (Gagat Minerals) Mar 28, 2019 18:43 Replies: 3 Views: 3004
Pyrite modified with Diploid-high millers? (fena kuiperi) Mar 15, 2019 12:25 Replies: 4 Views: 1882
Beryl inclusion (tgleckler) Feb 13, 2019 00:35 Replies: 6 Views: 2257
Carmeltazite (Pierre Joubert) Jan 21, 2019 13:09 Replies: 11 Views: 3848
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706 6617 Jan 12, 2020 15:17
Roger Warin 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: 15434
"Mysterious and changing Tourmaline" by Roger Warin - (29) (Jordi Fabre) Aug 15, 2018 05:16 Replies: 0 Views: 3411
100.000 Club Mineral specimens with inclusions - (28) (Elise) Jan 14, 2019 11:56 Replies: 88 Views: 137324
New Mexico Collecting - (27) (Philip Simmons) May 25, 2018 20:16 Replies: 33 Views: 29910
Faden Quartz Crystals - (26) (marco campos-venuti) Nov 11, 2019 14:16 Replies: 63 Views: 41890
An opportune harvest of Gold in Serra do Caldeirão claims, Brazil - (25) (Jordi Fabre) Oct 17, 2018 11:14 Replies: 8 Views: 11405
Trip to the Eastern Emerald Belt, Colombia - (24) (Fiebre Verde) Jan 11, 2019 07:36 Replies: 31 Views: 20037
Malbunka Copper Mine, Home of the Azurite Suns - (23) (crocoite) Mar 07, 2019 05:54 Replies: 65 Views: 52720
How to find a pocket? - (22) (Jordi Fabre) Aug 24, 2017 03:37 Replies: 42 Views: 46708
A "complete" Dauphiné twin of quartz - (21) (Pete Richards) Sep 10, 2014 11:43 Replies: 18 Views: 28318
A copper mine to understand Life - (20) (Cesar M. Salvan) Aug 19, 2014 15:49 Replies: 9 Views: 18085
DIY Specific Gravity Kit (tutorial) - (19) (cascaillou) Mar 23, 2018 04:19 Replies: 12 Views: 26723
100.000 Club How to dig a pocket? - (18) (Jordi Fabre) Jan 22, 2014 12:41 Replies: 29 Views: 230066
APXS: from Mars to the mineral collector's workbench - (17) (Cesar M. Salvan) Jun 03, 2014 04:06 Replies: 8 Views: 21117
Photos of epitaxy - (16) (John S. White) May 28, 2018 22:05 Replies: 54 Views: 89606
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32 1416 Dec 21, 2019 17:44
Sante Celiberti View latest post
No new posts News about shows     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
Tucson Show 2020 (Jordi Fabre) Jan 28, 2020 21:59 Replies: 38 Views: 5241
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2019 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 27, 2019 15:52 Replies: 52 Views: 15413
Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2019 (Jordi Fabre) Oct 06, 2019 08:11 Replies: 35 Views: 16130
Tucson Show 2019 (Jordi Fabre) Oct 07, 2019 02:54 Replies: 127 Views: 68535
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 22, 2018 12:26 Replies: 40 Views: 22350
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Aug 06, 2018 16:34 Replies: 45 Views: 30836
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Jun 16, 2018 17:47 Replies: 158 Views: 118748
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 22, 2017 05:21 Replies: 77 Views: 77557
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 08, 2017 13:56 Replies: 59 Views: 61765
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Aug 22, 2018 05:14 Replies: 120 Views: 114422
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 06, 2016 11:21 Replies: 68 Views: 70992
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 18, 2016 14:37 Replies: 47 Views: 57824
Tucson Show 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Feb 28, 2016 16:01 Replies: 61 Views: 75568
100.000 Club Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Nov 27, 2015 23:45 Replies: 102 Views: 120578
2015 Tucson In Retrospect (Don Lum) Oct 19, 2017 00:36 Replies: 61 Views: 64356
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41 2759 Jan 28, 2020 21:59
bob kerr View latest post
No new posts Mineral Shows by Gail Spann     
To know more about this Forum, please use this link   Moderators chris, Gail
Sunny Tucson, Gail Spann’s adventures. 2019 (Gail) Mar 03, 2019 16:21 Replies: 36 Views: 12678
Gail Spann's Tucson Adventures. February 2018. (Gail) Feb 28, 2018 21:37 Replies: 209 Views: 87674
Tucson 2017, The insanity continues...but it sure is fun! (Gail) Feb 27, 2017 22:25 Replies: 112 Views: 72699
100.000 Club TUCSON, 2016. And away we go.... (Gail) Mar 19, 2016 11:45 Replies: 445 Views: 255190
100.000 Club The magic of Tucson, 2015. Gail Spann report. (Gail) Aug 12, 2015 11:19 Replies: 116 Views: 113333
100.000 Club Tucson 2014 Show Report, Gail Spann Having Fun Again... (Gail) Jul 26, 2014 19:32 Replies: 156 Views: 137280
100.000 Club Houston Fine Mineral Show Report, with Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 03, 2013 09:23 Replies: 103 Views: 105563
100.000 Club 2013 Tucson Show Adventure ~ Gail Spann Style. (Gail) Apr 27, 2013 02:57 Replies: 598 Views: 458108
Fabulous Denver Gem and Mineral Show, Sept 14, 2012 and on...Gail Spann (Gail) Nov 04, 2012 01:57 Replies: 43 Views: 67905
100.000 Club Gail Spann's 2012 East Coast Gem and Mineral Show report (Gail) Aug 29, 2012 14:27 Replies: 151 Views: 136634
500.000 Club Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin... (Gail) Oct 02, 2012 11:21 Replies: 632 Views: 556626
FMF party in Tucson, 2012. You coming? (Gail) Mar 03, 2012 02:28 Replies: 49 Views: 70081
Fort Worth, Texas, Gem and Mineral Show. Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 01, 2011 20:35 Replies: 33 Views: 58152
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011 (Gail) Oct 07, 2012 11:38 Replies: 370 Views: 400227
100.000 Club FMFs party in Tucson, 2011 (Gail) Feb 27, 2011 22:43 Replies: 114 Views: 120846
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38 5158 Mar 03, 2019 16:21
Gail View latest post
No new posts Mineral Shows     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
2019 Binn Mineral Show (21. Binner Mineralienbörse) (Dany Mabillard) Dec 29, 2019 23:27 Replies: 10 Views: 2421
LIEGE Show (Nov. 2019). (Roger Warin) Nov 25, 2019 16:26 Replies: 4 Views: 1602
Minerant 2020 - Mineral show in Antwerp, Belgium (Jordi Fabre) Oct 16, 2019 13:45 Replies: 0 Views: 1916
Liege Intermineral Show - Belgium - 50th anniversary! (Jordi Fabre) Oct 10, 2019 14:03 Replies: 4 Views: 1846
East Coast Mineral and Fossil Show 2019 (vic rzonca) Aug 21, 2019 06:45 Replies: 12 Views: 3741
Ural Mineralogical Festival (Rus Gem) Jun 05, 2019 12:34 Replies: 0 Views: 1876
50th ediition of the Bologna (Italy) Mineral Show 2019 (Jordi Fabre) Feb 27, 2019 17:22 Replies: 0 Views: 2260
Idar-Oberstein Mineral Show. Tenth Anniversary (Jordi Fabre) Jan 15, 2019 10:25 Replies: 0 Views: 2416
Minerant 2019 - Mineral show in Antwerp, Belgium (Jordi Fabre) Oct 18, 2018 11:47 Replies: 0 Views: 3155
Innsbruck, Austria - Mineral Show on 16-18 November 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Sep 13, 2018 13:07 Replies: 0 Views: 2902
East Coast Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show 2018 (vic rzonca) Aug 18, 2018 08:54 Replies: 2 Views: 2893
2019 S.I.E.S.C. Gem & Mineral Show (Mike Chontofalsky) Mar 02, 2018 14:41 Replies: 0 Views: 4790
New York City - Watson Hotel / June 23 & 24, 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 01, 2018 16:09 Replies: 1 Views: 5029
New York City - Watson Hotel / March 3 & 4, 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 01, 2018 14:26 Replies: 0 Views: 4150
Friends of Mineralogy Midwest Chapter 6th Annual Mineralogical Symposium (Jordi Fabre) Feb 24, 2018 14:27 Replies: 0 Views: 3704
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207 1909 Dec 29, 2019 23:27
swisstal View latest post
No new posts FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?     
Novice Collectors: If you've got a cool rock and want to know about it this is the place for you!
To know more about how this section works, please use: Asking: "What is this? / Where is it from?"
Please note that, as explained here all the messages in this section will be automatically deleted a year after the last reply.   Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris

Asking: "What is this? / Where is it from?" (James Catmur) Aug 04, 2015 03:31 Replies: 5 Views: 38237
New to the site ! Beginner trying to identify. (Elana614) Jan 18, 2020 17:40 Replies: 2 Views: 272
Is there any way to tell if the Elmwood Calcite i bought is TRULY from Elmwood Mine? (tchai) Jan 16, 2020 14:06 Replies: 16 Views: 3270
Was wondering what this geode was. (Brandonh) Jan 15, 2020 15:42 Replies: 20 Views: 642
Quartz Question (Loran Smith) Jan 14, 2020 17:04 Replies: 3 Views: 480
Rock Identification (MarkG12) Jan 13, 2020 13:45 Replies: 8 Views: 395
Smoky Quartz or Smoky Glass? (stoned) Jan 13, 2020 12:12 Replies: 21 Views: 1114
I really need some help with identifying (MarkG12) Jan 11, 2020 15:40 Replies: 3 Views: 228
Is this fossil or what kind of rock? (ChalaratLaw) Jan 06, 2020 19:28 Replies: 14 Views: 928
Can someone please identify these for me, please. (Charles Schrimsher) Jan 04, 2020 04:19 Replies: 4 Views: 415
A blue obelisk that I'm not sure what it's made from (stoned) Jan 02, 2020 16:39 Replies: 6 Views: 448
Help needed for locations (Dany Mabillard) Jan 02, 2020 09:16 Replies: 23 Views: 3025
What is this (I am a beginner) (Andrew Hong) Dec 25, 2019 03:32 Replies: 2 Views: 439
Night glowing stone (natural?) (Andrew Hong) Dec 22, 2019 08:10 Replies: 11 Views: 954
What type of metamorphic rock is this? (RockHunter) Dec 13, 2019 16:18 Replies: 16 Views: 941
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92 689 Jan 18, 2020 17:40
Elana614 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

What does this mean? (stoned) Jan 25, 2020 13:49 Replies: 5 Views: 355
Charcas - Pink Mineral (Linus) Jan 19, 2020 03:10 Replies: 10 Views: 653
Malachite ps azurite from Mibladen, Morocco? (Linus) Jan 16, 2020 15:05 Replies: 9 Views: 527
Baryte Specimen Locale Help (Adam) Jan 16, 2020 03:41 Replies: 3 Views: 1005
Weird rock. Smells STRONG - need help to ID (Volan) Jan 15, 2020 04:50 Replies: 17 Views: 1128
Is this "dehydrated" opal? (Robson Vieira) Jan 11, 2020 09:23 Replies: 4 Views: 361
Interesting cube shaped mineral surrounded by quartz or calcite inside a rock (GabiG) Dec 31, 2019 05:16 Replies: 6 Views: 580
Specks of white shiny magnetic metal - are they iron, nickel, or chalcopyrite? (GabiG) Dec 25, 2019 11:17 Replies: 18 Views: 1221
Black thin layer help id (Robson Vieira) Dec 23, 2019 19:13 Replies: 5 Views: 462
Would be an Enstatite? (Robson Vieira) Dec 23, 2019 18:56 Replies: 4 Views: 369
gold panning (Roger Warin) Dec 22, 2019 00:31 Replies: 7 Views: 605
What is this? (Tiffanyy808) Dec 17, 2019 16:38 Replies: 3 Views: 555
Unknown Fluorite (R Saunders) Dec 12, 2019 10:11 Replies: 0 Views: 298
Aragonite "buttons" (Pete Richards) Dec 11, 2019 17:53 Replies: 6 Views: 653
"Jaguar" agates from WY (jrh4) Dec 04, 2019 14:27 Replies: 4 Views: 721
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86 1116 Jan 25, 2020 13:49
lluis 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
A giant Vanadinite (Roger Warin) Jan 21, 2020 16:13 Replies: 4 Views: 644
Zeolite identification (Robson Vieira) Nov 06, 2019 19:02 Replies: 2 Views: 1930
Agates from Argentina. (condoragatemines) Mar 03, 2019 21:17 Replies: 12 Views: 4513
Malachite specimen. (mlesage54) Mar 01, 2019 03:10 Replies: 3 Views: 5289
Introduction (Birdbrain59) Feb 14, 2019 23:02 Replies: 0 Views: 1406
I want to photograph my collection (Malcolm Uffelman Jr) Jan 26, 2019 12:18 Replies: 15 Views: 8434
Micro photos of inclusions in Quartz (zbhjzm) Nov 12, 2018 08:01 Replies: 106 Views: 46967
Mendip potato (R Saunders) Oct 27, 2018 08:20 Replies: 0 Views: 1911
Lightning Stones (R Saunders) Sep 21, 2018 09:13 Replies: 0 Views: 1761
Tourmaline type question (Kara) Sep 12, 2018 06:26 Replies: 22 Views: 6102
Finnish spectrolite (labradorite, plagioklase) (Kara) Sep 06, 2018 06:29 Replies: 0 Views: 1853
Collection Macros (Oliver B) Aug 06, 2018 11:57 Replies: 31 Views: 8142
My collection of crystals (Kaleb) Jun 18, 2018 03:33 Replies: 5 Views: 3161
Zaïrite (Roger Warin) Dec 06, 2017 09:58 Replies: 0 Views: 3227
Super thin hematite inclusions in amethyst (zbhjzm) Nov 13, 2017 05:52 Replies: 22 Views: 12208
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99 860 Jan 21, 2020 16:13
Roger Warin 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: 13676
Favourite countries of origin? (Tobi) Sep 01, 2010 12:23 Replies: 26 Views: 22724
The other ten of the top twenty locations (Tom Mazanec) Mar 04, 2016 10:15 Replies: 9 Views: 9591
100.000 Club Favourite Fluorites? (Tobi) Sep 06, 2019 16:28 Replies: 197 Views: 199992
Favourite Barytes? (Tobi) Jul 28, 2019 09:57 Replies: 20 Views: 7150
Favourite Quartzes? (Tobi) May 25, 2019 14:10 Replies: 45 Views: 29638
Favourite Galenas? (Tobi) Dec 29, 2018 09:36 Replies: 24 Views: 14736
Favourite Pyromorphites? (Tobi) Dec 15, 2018 14:49 Replies: 20 Views: 13614
Favourite Sphalerites? (Tobi) Dec 15, 2018 11:09 Replies: 20 Views: 15002
Favourite Pyrites? (Tobi) Dec 05, 2018 04:23 Replies: 23 Views: 17259
Favourite Rhodochrosites? (Tobi) Dec 02, 2018 13:25 Replies: 24 Views: 20462
Favourite Calcites? (Tobi) Nov 28, 2018 14:26 Replies: 36 Views: 24887
Favourite Smithsonites? (Tobi) Nov 28, 2018 02:55 Replies: 5 Views: 5875
Favourite Topazes? (Tobi) Sep 25, 2017 15:50 Replies: 8 Views: 6943
Favourite Garnets? (Tobi) Aug 05, 2017 14:55 Replies: 6 Views: 7736
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21 589 Sep 06, 2019 16:28
Tobi View latest post
No new posts Mines and Mineral Localities     Access to the FMF Gallery
In this forum you're able to place your favorite mines and famous or unknown mineral localities. This section is special because all the photos published here also appear in "FMF Gallery". To find out more please use this link   Moderators chris, Pete Modreski, Antonio Alcaide
New Sapphire Corundum deposit found in BC Canada (thecrystalfinderBC) Nov 30, 2019 07:06 Replies: 4 Views: 2275
New kyanite discovery BC Canada (thecrystalfinderBC) Oct 21, 2019 07:31 Replies: 4 Views: 1442
Pegmatite exploration BC Canada (thecrystalfinderBC) Oct 19, 2019 15:40 Replies: 1 Views: 668
The Annabel Lee Mine (Bob Harman) Oct 05, 2019 10:11 Replies: 1 Views: 622
Zeolites and other Icelandic minerals from Hvalfjörður (Bergur_E_Sigurdarson) Sep 05, 2019 08:34 Replies: 12 Views: 3391
New fluorites from Pikes Peak, Colorado (Bob Carnein) Aug 01, 2019 14:43 Replies: 7 Views: 1977
100.000 Club Collecting quartz on the Little Falls dolostone (vic rzonca) Jun 23, 2019 08:59 Replies: 118 Views: 106468
Two orphan spinels (Pete Richards) May 02, 2019 02:00 Replies: 8 Views: 2183
Machów Mine (sauer11) Apr 15, 2019 01:00 Replies: 4 Views: 1668
Wrong localities (minsur) Apr 14, 2019 17:11 Replies: 5 Views: 1911
Sweet Home Mine 2.0 (Tobi) Apr 05, 2019 07:14 Replies: 8 Views: 5140
Mt. Mica (vic rzonca) Jan 17, 2019 05:57 Replies: 3 Views: 2076
Snowflake mohawkite (R Saunders) Jan 10, 2019 11:45 Replies: 0 Views: 1588
Rhodochrosite geodes (Charlotte) Dec 17, 2018 22:13 Replies: 1 Views: 6803
Maine tourmaline find a month ago. (vic rzonca) Aug 08, 2018 03:30 Replies: 15 Views: 18549
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235 1928 Nov 30, 2019 07:06
Chris Rayburn View latest post
No new posts Improving the FMF Data Base of localities     
FMF has a database of mineral localities that is used when adding photos of specimens. This has been created so that we can check the localities are consistent, and debate and discuss them. Please use this to add suggestions for new localities not created yet or debate the existing.      
Asbestos name change (James Catmur) Dec 07, 2019 13:10 Replies: 10 Views: 1010
Location error on a photo (Kevin Conroy) May 15, 2019 20:07 Replies: 2 Views: 1130
Hematite and Quartz from China (Tobi) Apr 08, 2019 10:53 Replies: 4 Views: 1293
Amethyst Cove, Bay of Fundy, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada - Correction (Richard Arseneau) Mar 13, 2019 10:55 Replies: 4 Views: 1589
Modificación requested for Capestang locality (Philippe Durand) Mar 24, 2017 12:31 Replies: 2 Views: 4585
Change in French administrative area (Philippe Durand) Mar 24, 2017 05:51 Replies: 1 Views: 3733
Proper locality name of the Czar Mine? (Jordi Fabre) May 11, 2016 05:20 Replies: 4 Views: 8372
Westmorland (James Catmur) Jun 11, 2015 08:20 Replies: 18 Views: 21147
From Kearsarge Mountain? (GneissWare) Jun 08, 2015 22:27 Replies: 7 Views: 11419

9 61 Dec 07, 2019 13:10
Peter Lemkin View latest post
No new posts Rockhounding trips     
In this forum you are able to post reports of trips to your favorite mines and famous or unknown mineral localities, as well as request from other FMFers information you need to plan your collecting / rockhounding trips.      
Radioactive minerals at airports (Benj) Oct 30, 2019 12:47 Replies: 7 Views: 1880
Fluorite from Czech Republic (stoner) Oct 17, 2019 09:34 Replies: 0 Views: 1486
Hyalite glass opal from Czech Republic (stoner) Oct 13, 2019 12:15 Replies: 0 Views: 1147
Two small mines in Western Emerald belt of Colombia (Bergur_E_Sigurdarson) May 07, 2019 20:10 Replies: 17 Views: 4786
The Namib Desert (Heimo Hellwig) Jan 04, 2019 02:16 Replies: 33 Views: 35451
Pseudoctahedral Calcite (dontgogreen) Nov 29, 2018 13:10 Replies: 11 Views: 8491
Agates in Sicily? (alanbartlett) Apr 27, 2018 13:28 Replies: 9 Views: 5334
Rockhounding trip Juchem Quarry (JessieG) Apr 06, 2018 13:32 Replies: 3 Views: 3237
Rockhounding trips - A gem hunt in Minas Gerais (MatheusTorres) Nov 26, 2017 03:33 Replies: 2 Views: 4031
Garnets in Itadori River near Nagoya (Japan) (Alex D.) Sep 06, 2017 07:39 Replies: 13 Views: 9174
Quartz from alpine-type fissures in Raleigh, North Carolina (Scott LaBorde) Aug 30, 2017 14:45 Replies: 2 Views: 4332
Driving distance to the Rowley Mine from Scottsdale? (Dave Graley) Aug 08, 2017 09:32 Replies: 0 Views: 3560
Rockhounding in Israel - contact needed (dimrub) Jul 16, 2017 23:35 Replies: 8 Views: 7491
The Bogota´s French Connection (Firmo Espinar) Jun 29, 2017 08:40 Replies: 8 Views: 8101
Hallelujah Junction, Near Reno, Nevada. Spann Adventure (Gail) Jun 11, 2017 06:27 Replies: 29 Views: 20679
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64 484 Oct 30, 2019 12:47
alfredo View latest post
No new posts Exceptional finds     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Antonio Alcaide, John Cornish
100.000 Club Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode (Antonio Da Silveira) Aug 18, 2018 07:13 Replies: 37 Views: 150346
The biggest nuggets. (Roger Warin) Nov 08, 2016 03:51 Replies: 10 Views: 17603
CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia (John Cornish) Feb 28, 2014 20:03 Replies: 63 Views: 91162
2013, an Update... CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine (John Cornish) Jun 24, 2013 08:14 Replies: 13 Views: 30009
Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode - 'Part 2' (Antonio Da Silveira) Oct 23, 2010 17:27 Replies: 6 Views: 32746
Scoop! - An important find of amber in the "La Florida" Mine, Spain (Jordi Fabre) Dec 14, 2008 15:03 Replies: 0 Views: 21168

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 1106 Jan 18, 2020 05:48
Dany Mabillard View latest post
No new posts A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK     Access to the FMF Gallery
This section of the forum is special in that it is dedicated to images of minerals from the different regions of the UK. So, although you can add as many pictures as you like in each of the existing threads, you can't create any new threads within it.
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section "A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK" or on this link
To know more about the reasons for this particular Forum, please use this link   Moderators Jordi Fabre, James Catmur, chris


15 464 Dec 04, 2019 11:39
Jesse Fisher View latest post
No new posts A mineralogical trip through Germany     Access to the FMF Gallery
This section of the forum is special in that it is dedicated to images of minerals from the different lands of Germany. So, although you can add as many pictures as you like in each of the existing threads, you can't create any new threads within it.
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section "A Mineralogical trip through Germany" or on this link
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12 387 Dec 04, 2019 03:20
Tobi View latest post
No new posts Conserving, Preparing and Cleaning Minerals     
This Forum brings together questions and results on the delicate subject of preparation, conservation and cleaning of the minerals.   Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Antonio Alcaide, cascaillou
Preserving Calcite (Brandonh) Jan 26, 2020 08:43 Replies: 4 Views: 330
Display cabinets (bugrock) Jan 14, 2020 23:17 Replies: 17 Views: 3556
Cleaning Nifontovite (Linus) Jan 14, 2020 15:21 Replies: 10 Views: 2702
The "etched from xxxx" should be part of the for sale label? (Bob Harman) Jan 07, 2020 10:55 Replies: 1 Views: 241
An Overview of Minerals Toxicity (cascaillou) Jan 03, 2020 15:56 Replies: 7 Views: 828
vivianite and light (Deborah Deitsch-Perez) Dec 28, 2019 03:46 Replies: 8 Views: 1084
Mounting Sulfur Crystals (DanZellner) Nov 15, 2019 17:05 Replies: 7 Views: 951
Unstable pyrite (John S. White) Nov 14, 2019 09:19 Replies: 15 Views: 1346
Uraninite storage (Xaranar) Oct 06, 2019 17:02 Replies: 31 Views: 4232
Unreliable Water Guns? (daviddillman) Sep 12, 2019 19:30 Replies: 14 Views: 11384
Artificially dyed agates = a legitimate use of water (Bob Harman) May 13, 2019 10:32 Replies: 0 Views: 2020
Cr-rich green Tremolite (R Saunders) Mar 25, 2019 18:18 Replies: 6 Views: 2649
Quartz polishing. tips please!! (ed7232004) Feb 14, 2019 01:27 Replies: 3 Views: 2041
Damaging a specimen (tchai) Jan 20, 2019 04:41 Replies: 4 Views: 2538
Help! how to remove build up from citrine geode (ed7232004) Jan 16, 2019 16:53 Replies: 20 Views: 6128
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149 1366 Jan 26, 2020 08:43
Brandonh 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: 27262
1.000.000 Club Collection of Michael Shaw (Michael Shaw) Jan 28, 2020 16:51 Replies: 1517 Views: 1287041
1.000.000 Club Collection of Carles Millan (Carles Millan) Sep 06, 2019 09:39 Replies: 863 Views: 1106726
1.000.000 Club Don Lum Collection (Don Lum) Jan 28, 2020 14:29 Replies: 1482 Views: 1067176
500.000 Club Collection of Tobi (Tobi) Jan 16, 2020 03:52 Replies: 943 Views: 836530
500.000 Club The Mizunaka Collection (am mizunaka) Jan 28, 2020 00:48 Replies: 1489 Views: 848153
500.000 Club New generation for picture - Ploum (ploum) Jan 05, 2020 08:08 Replies: 1164 Views: 785471
100.000 Club Collection of Nurbo (nurbo) Mar 26, 2016 14:37 Replies: 404 Views: 489629
100.000 Club Andreas Gerstenberg Collection (Andreas Gerstenberg) May 19, 2018 14:36 Replies: 182 Views: 321471
100.000 Club Collection of Miguel (José Miguel) Jul 15, 2019 03:14 Replies: 224 Views: 222645
100.000 Club Bob's rocks (GneissWare) Jul 31, 2018 10:44 Replies: 345 Views: 294084
100.000 Club The micro photographs of Christian Rewitzer (Jordi Fabre) Jan 07, 2020 03:09 Replies: 80 Views: 222531
100.000 Club Collection of Fiebre Verde (Fiebre Verde) Jan 14, 2020 16:22 Replies: 711 Views: 494103
100.000 Club The collection of Pierre and Riana Joubert (Pierre Joubert) Feb 14, 2019 15:24 Replies: 314 Views: 222336
100.000 Club Collection of Heimo Hellwig (Heimo Hellwig) Apr 11, 2019 00:59 Replies: 672 Views: 341862
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141 15744 Jan 29, 2020 13:17
Rob Schnerr View latest post
No new posts Women's Private Collections     Access to the FMF Gallery
In this forum female collectors can publish their favorite specimens, with photos of them or just descriptions. This section is special because all the photos published here also appear in "FMF Gallery". To find out more please use this link.   Moderators chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
100.000 Club Gail's collection (Gail) Jan 02, 2020 09:52 Replies: 377 Views: 476257
100.000 Club Tracy's favorite specimens (Tracy) Dec 21, 2017 10:32 Replies: 74 Views: 167889
Nimfiara's collection (nimfiara) May 10, 2012 17:20 Replies: 30 Views: 62044
Linda's Private Collection (Linda Smith) Feb 08, 2012 04:31 Replies: 39 Views: 71601
Debbie's Collection (Debbie Woolf) Jul 04, 2011 10:45 Replies: 20 Views: 46958
Colleen's Collection (Colleen Thomson) May 28, 2011 19:33 Replies: 10 Views: 30188
Jessica's mineral collection (Jessica Simonoff) Jan 30, 2010 18:52 Replies: 18 Views: 45597
Linda St-Cyr's favorites (Linda St-Cyr) May 17, 2009 09:09 Replies: 6 Views: 36384

8 582 Jan 02, 2020 09:52
Roger Warin 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) Jan 21, 2020 05:10 Replies: 19 Views: 7501
Online resources (cascaillou) Dec 20, 2019 13:55 Replies: 13 Views: 16487
New ExtraLapis No. 56 RHODOCHROSITE - I highly recommend it! (Tobi) Jul 07, 2019 02:10 Replies: 3 Views: 1412
Fluorite - Trésor de France (French Treasure) (Jordi Fabre) May 01, 2019 04:25 Replies: 2 Views: 1446
Faden article (tgleckler) Feb 21, 2019 19:06 Replies: 3 Views: 1571
Lapis $$ (lluis) Nov 28, 2018 13:01 Replies: 0 Views: 1627
Minerals of the English Midlands (James Catmur) Sep 28, 2018 08:52 Replies: 2 Views: 2153
Minerales y Minas de España - Silicatos (keith) Apr 12, 2018 06:58 Replies: 2 Views: 2978
German Language Magazine (CodyDel) Nov 23, 2017 14:33 Replies: 5 Views: 4634
1929 Ed Over Rocks and Minerals Article (CodyDel) Nov 22, 2017 21:33 Replies: 10 Views: 7963
Australian micromineral newsletter... (crocoite) Mar 25, 2017 20:21 Replies: 19 Views: 30872
Mineralogy by Dexter Perkins (Tom Mazanec) Jan 03, 2017 18:03 Replies: 14 Views: 11973
Panasqueira Mine (Michael Shaw) Nov 08, 2016 11:01 Replies: 19 Views: 29776
ExtraLapis No. 50: Kalifornien/California - a great article written by Jesse Fisher (Tobi) Sep 25, 2016 04:46 Replies: 3 Views: 5629
My reading (Tom Mazanec) Jun 11, 2016 13:43 Replies: 8 Views: 10043
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92 729 Jan 21, 2020 05:10
crocoite View latest post
No new posts Mineral Art and Artists     
This forum is dedicated to the discussion and display of Mineral Art, Mineral Artists, techniques, materials, and exhibits. All media are covered, although Mineral Photography is best discussed in its own forum.   Moderators chris, Gail, crocoite
Mineralogical Museum of Marburg, drawn by me :-) (Tobi) Nov 04, 2019 06:03 Replies: 12 Views: 8698
Mineral collages 5.0 (Tobi) Jul 19, 2019 05:52 Replies: 4 Views: 2544
New Artwork... (crocoite) Jun 02, 2019 06:42 Replies: 13 Views: 7964
Artisan Made Gems (vic rzonca) Sep 22, 2018 14:28 Replies: 9 Views: 8176
Some new Mineralpaintings in Watercolor (MasterofStone) Sep 02, 2018 16:17 Replies: 5 Views: 3028
Chinese Realgar (crocoite) Apr 24, 2018 21:36 Replies: 8 Views: 7070
Minerals in Watercolor (MasterofStone) Feb 21, 2018 06:22 Replies: 6 Views: 5730
Grossular Garnet, Jeffrey Mine, Canada (crocoite) Dec 30, 2017 02:42 Replies: 0 Views: 3611
Rhodochrosite with Barite, Lone Tree Mine, Nevada (crocoite) Dec 07, 2017 05:15 Replies: 0 Views: 4030
Stak Nala Elbaite... (crocoite) Nov 20, 2017 05:23 Replies: 0 Views: 3791
Mineral collages 4.0 (Tobi) Jul 16, 2017 15:44 Replies: 12 Views: 11620
Fabre's past (vic rzonca) Jan 14, 2017 11:02 Replies: 37 Views: 38128
Da Boss... (crocoite) Aug 24, 2016 03:14 Replies: 3 Views: 5860
2016 Paintings... (crocoite) Apr 23, 2016 09:15 Replies: 11 Views: 15783
Mineral collages 3.0 - highlights from my collection (Tobi) Feb 17, 2016 11:05 Replies: 12 Views: 16154
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41 787 Nov 04, 2019 06:03
Tobi View latest post
No new posts The histories behind mineral specimens     
Many specimens have very interesting histories that should be saved.   Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Antonio Alcaide
How to destroy a beautiful pyrite. (Sante Celiberti) Jan 14, 2020 16:52 Replies: 8 Views: 755
Your very first rock? (Tobi) Apr 25, 2019 18:49 Replies: 14 Views: 7649
History of minerals. (vic rzonca) Dec 09, 2018 09:31 Replies: 6 Views: 10656
"ite" (vic rzonca) Oct 09, 2018 08:50 Replies: 12 Views: 4340
Historical Information About Sodalite (Stone Mania) Aug 24, 2017 04:41 Replies: 14 Views: 9633
Finding a little Mexican treasure (Jean Sendero) Nov 05, 2016 16:03 Replies: 0 Views: 4827
Minerals and Their Stories (Michael Shaw) Oct 29, 2016 08:00 Replies: 5 Views: 5715
"H. Deisinger" Collection (Jamison Brizendine) Aug 24, 2016 07:20 Replies: 4 Views: 9687
Mineral labels as art ;) (Tobi) Sep 22, 2014 02:06 Replies: 23 Views: 46449
If it is a twin it was juicy and delicious (Don Lum) Sep 14, 2014 12:53 Replies: 25 Views: 26066
How all you got started in collecting? (vic rzonca) Jun 08, 2014 10:32 Replies: 21 Views: 36359
Bill Lawrence Memorial (BlueCapProductions) May 05, 2014 13:56 Replies: 4 Views: 10587
Sir Arthur Russell - 50th Anniversary on 24th February (Roy Starkey) Feb 02, 2014 12:58 Replies: 5 Views: 12258
Reminiscences of an Old Former Curator by John S. White (Jordi Fabre) Jan 19, 2014 17:06 Replies: 6 Views: 13209
Rogues gallery of photos of yesteryear's mineral collecting greats (Jordi Fabre) Jan 12, 2014 06:26 Replies: 16 Views: 21733
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39 420 Jan 14, 2020 16:52
Sante Celiberti 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: 41137
FMF Guide of Rocks - SEDIMENTARY ROCKS (prcantos) Dec 11, 2013 17:45 Replies: 5 Views: 21039
FMF Guide of Rocks - METAMORPHIC ROCKS (prcantos) Jul 05, 2015 06:56 Replies: 16 Views: 45307
Roadside Geology of Vermont (NellsRocks) Sep 21, 2018 07:52 Replies: 10 Views: 4269
Grave Stones of Interest to Rock People... no, really... (NellsRocks) Sep 13, 2018 16:23 Replies: 14 Views: 15806
Not Sure What Rock Is!!!??? (Aliengng) Mar 24, 2016 06:09 Replies: 15 Views: 17073
Genesis of the serpentine minerals and rocks (prcantos) Jun 06, 2013 04:48 Replies: 2 Views: 12490

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
Fake Colombian Emeralds (Fiebre Verde) Dec 14, 2019 11:24 Replies: 35 Views: 31658
Opinions appreciated....Citrine or glass? (AmyinTX) Nov 30, 2019 03:03 Replies: 6 Views: 602
Specimens incorrectly labeled Bravoite coating Pyrite from Colorado (John S. White) Nov 23, 2019 07:55 Replies: 11 Views: 22872
Milpillas "Electric Blue" Azurites AND Malachites - Natural or Chipped? (bob kerr) Aug 07, 2019 17:26 Replies: 20 Views: 9755
Are there any Sicilian Sulphur fakes still around? (Bob Harman) Jun 09, 2019 09:46 Replies: 12 Views: 2503
Specimens from near the Coronel Manuel Rodriguez Mine, Chile (Kevin Conroy) Jun 02, 2019 16:55 Replies: 11 Views: 2416
Irradiated fluorite from China? (Pierre Joubert) Jan 07, 2019 15:59 Replies: 5 Views: 2377
The intense oiling of Chinese minerals (nitana2000) Dec 09, 2018 13:34 Replies: 16 Views: 24083
Who to trust with gemstone identification? Are some gemologists better than others? (Adrian August) Sep 09, 2018 10:10 Replies: 11 Views: 3317
Fake specimens from the Erongo and Brandberg region. (Pierre Joubert) May 04, 2018 09:31 Replies: 23 Views: 12114
Iron Man (vic rzonca) Aug 28, 2017 07:57 Replies: 7 Views: 5613
Tanzanite? (Harald) Aug 02, 2017 22:31 Replies: 6 Views: 5273
Quarter million fake Tourmaline cluster. (texasdigger) May 22, 2017 11:36 Replies: 19 Views: 11599
Please help me identify if these are fake or treated (TomS) Feb 09, 2017 22:10 Replies: 16 Views: 12793
Treatments, Synthetics and Simulants: QUARTZ & CHALCEDONY (cascaillou) Dec 20, 2015 20:34 Replies: 3 Views: 9434
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54 630 Dec 14, 2019 11:24
John Betts View latest post
No new posts Reporting thefts and disappearances     
On this forum you can add report on the theft of specimens; tell people about other losses and/or advise people of things they should be wary of; or report any other incidents.. including ones during collecting trips or other mineral related activities.      
Stolen specimen alert - Stolen from the University of California, Santa Barbara! (Jordi Fabre) Aug 21, 2019 22:36 Replies: 2 Views: 3678
Theft of Pieter de Bruyn collection (Pierre Joubert) Mar 14, 2019 19:40 Replies: 1 Views: 1964
Theft of Tourmalines from Fallbrook Gem & Mineral Society Museum in California (Chris Wentzell) Oct 25, 2017 14:13 Replies: 26 Views: 18999
Theft from the Franklin Mineral Museum, New Jersey (Jordi Fabre) Jul 18, 2017 07:43 Replies: 0 Views: 4080
Theft at West Coast Mineral and Fossil Show of Kristalle gold. (vic rzonca) Nov 16, 2016 07:43 Replies: 1 Views: 4428
Stolen specimen inquiry (Jordi Fabre) Aug 06, 2016 05:08 Replies: 3 Views: 7005
Theft of Colin Owen mineral specimens and collection (Pierre Joubert) Jul 15, 2016 10:34 Replies: 14 Views: 12583
THEFT of 60 world class mineral specimens in Johannesburg! (Jordi Fabre) Apr 29, 2016 10:04 Replies: 19 Views: 31216
Famous piece stolen from a Romanian Museum (David) Jan 27, 2014 14:16 Replies: 0 Views: 9365
Warning: Johannesburg Geology Museum theft: July 2013!! (Jordi Fabre) Jul 19, 2013 11:20 Replies: 2 Views: 8791
A Butte Covellite was stolen from the National Mining Hall of Fame!!!! (Jordi Fabre) Feb 09, 2013 14:51 Replies: 0 Views: 6433
California Mining and Mineral Museum Robbed (Jordi Fabre) Oct 05, 2012 12:59 Replies: 3 Views: 7798
Theft at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History (Jordi Fabre) Feb 28, 2012 23:42 Replies: 1 Views: 5433
Highgrading, the selling of stolen goods and turning a blind eye (BlueCapProductions) Dec 01, 2011 02:48 Replies: 42 Views: 63319
Theft of Rice Museum Gold Collection! (Jordi Fabre) Apr 23, 2010 14:32 Replies: 4 Views: 10851
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16 140 Aug 21, 2019 22:36
Birdbrain59 View latest post
No new posts Off-Topic and Introductions     
In this forum you can discuss topics not covered by any other of our forums and you can also introduce yourself as a new Forum member.   Moderators chris, Xavi Tutusaus, Antonio Alcaide
100.000 Club Presentation of new members - Reference Thread (Jordi Fabre) Oct 06, 2019 13:41 Replies: 411 Views: 242821
Congratulations for the good news (Firmo Espinar) Jan 25, 2020 17:52 Replies: 0 Views: 253
Some carvings (Brandonh) Jan 15, 2020 17:39 Replies: 11 Views: 572
Buyers remorse, sellers remorse, donors remorse and more (Bob Harman) Jan 07, 2020 18:54 Replies: 18 Views: 1632
Fun with mineralogy (cascaillou) Dec 17, 2019 14:13 Replies: 2 Views: 668
New Free Mineral Database App for your phone (Mark Wrigley) Nov 04, 2019 04:52 Replies: 6 Views: 1289
Interpretation of an old label (Tiffanie) Oct 10, 2019 11:15 Replies: 2 Views: 839
The "Musée de Minéralogie MINES ParisTech" (École des Mines de Paris) (Jordi Fabre) Oct 05, 2019 14:17 Replies: 0 Views: 1062
Shaping a crystal quartz point, wand, obelisk (ed7232004) Sep 28, 2019 23:25 Replies: 11 Views: 2877
Smoky or Smokey (Bob Harman) Sep 28, 2019 20:20 Replies: 21 Views: 3519
Freeware mineral collection inventory program (Oleg Sorochinsky) Sep 28, 2019 18:22 Replies: 16 Views: 4323
The Art of Displaying Minerals (Gary White) Sep 28, 2019 18:20 Replies: 10 Views: 3035
Sad news. Dr. James Carter (Gail) Sep 23, 2019 12:04 Replies: 2 Views: 897
Article in the Guardian (Matt_Zukowski) Sep 22, 2019 08:14 Replies: 1 Views: 870
Donating funds - Rock Currier Collection auction (Jordi Fabre) Sep 16, 2019 11:37 Replies: 6 Views: 1583
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419 3593 Jan 25, 2020 17:52
Firmo Espinar View latest post
No new posts The Ten Thousand Club     
This Section displays, in one location, all those subjects that, while they are no longer on the main page, have been read more than 10,000 times and are from the sections: "Minerals and Mineralogy" "What is it? - Where is it from?" "Micros & Macros" and "Mines and Mineral Localities".
The other Sections of FMF will not move their topics to here because we prefer to keep their topics grouped.   Moderators chris, Antonio Alcaide

Freeware: Mineral Database (Joan R.) Jan 11, 2020 04:35 Replies: 61 Views: 98192
Is this a twin? (Duncan Miller) May 16, 2019 02:17 Replies: 28 Views: 25934
100.000 Club Quartz collecting outings in South Africa (Pierre Joubert) Mar 25, 2019 11:26 Replies: 354 Views: 280198
Blue-green rock (Viktorian) Aug 13, 2018 21:33 Replies: 7 Views: 43535
Stalactites? (John S. White) Jul 09, 2018 10:20 Replies: 24 Views: 28093
Maximum number of minerals on a specimen (David) May 06, 2018 03:02 Replies: 37 Views: 39051
Tetrahedron [111] penetration twin (Josele) Jan 13, 2018 20:26 Replies: 17 Views: 33076
100.000 Club New find of minerals from New York (Glenn Rhein) Dec 04, 2017 13:20 Replies: 123 Views: 154203
I am curious to know what camera you are using... (Pierre Joubert) May 25, 2017 15:33 Replies: 29 Views: 36337
Radioactive minerals (Roger Warin) Nov 01, 2016 05:40 Replies: 29 Views: 46791
100.000 Club What about heliodor from Tajikistan? (parfaitelumiere) Sep 09, 2016 03:20 Replies: 90 Views: 119495
More about beta Quartz (nitana2000) Mar 08, 2016 12:34 Replies: 27 Views: 51361
Ilmenite pseudo (John S. White) Feb 18, 2016 08:02 Replies: 3 Views: 40539
Question about cubic diamond crystals (Jim) Nov 26, 2015 11:28 Replies: 21 Views: 47701
Very nice Amethyst in the Railroad Works in North of Spain (Joan R.) May 11, 2015 16:02 Replies: 16 Views: 49926
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147 945 Jan 06, 2020 13:20
Tom Mazanec 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: 20359

1 1 Aug 20, 2008 03:17
Jordi Fabre 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.      
The Mineralogical Record (Jordi Fabre) Dec 31, 2018 08:28 Replies: 18 Views: 22290
This Forum is from now a "Fellow" of the Mineralogical Record magazine (Jordi Fabre) Mar 31, 2017 04:24 Replies: 2 Views: 10099
M.R. vol 48 (2) Tri-State District (Robert Seitz) Mar 29, 2017 19:22 Replies: 2 Views: 4268
New Standards of Excellence in the Mineral Kingdom - M.R. March-April 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Apr 20, 2015 10:51 Replies: 41 Views: 52962
2014 Graphic Excellence Award again for the Mineralogical Record and two more medals! (Jordi Fabre) Dec 31, 2014 13:22 Replies: 3 Views: 8475
Mineralogical Record News (Jordi Fabre) Apr 09, 2014 04:04 Replies: 1 Views: 8755
The 2013 Graphic Excellence Award for the Mineralogical Record! (Jordi Fabre) May 22, 2013 12:27 Replies: 0 Views: 8052
Article in M. Record about the John White single crystal collection (Jordi Fabre) Sep 26, 2009 08:31 Replies: 2 Views: 13117
Opinions about Mineralogical Record's Article (Jordi Fabre) May 18, 2009 11:59 Replies: 15 Views: 40934
Mineralogical Record, an excellent magazine. (Joan R.) Jan 21, 2008 06:47 Replies: 0 Views: 9386

10 94 Dec 31, 2018 08:28
Chris Rayburn View latest post
No new posts Rocks & Minerals     
Rocks & Minerals has published feature articles on mineralogy, geology, and paleontology since 1926. Regular departments explore such topics as minerals for the collector; microminerals; recent books, videos, and DVDs; coming events; museum news; and personalities in the field. Detailed lists of collecting opportunities in specific localities are published periodically, as are special theme issues.      
Hematite twins (article in Rocks & Minerals Jan/Feb 2018) (Duncan Miller) May 26, 2018 01:35 Replies: 4 Views: 3675
Some well-deserved plaudits for Marie Huizing and Rocks & Minerals magazine (Jordi Fabre) Jan 04, 2015 11:27 Replies: 9 Views: 15405
Rocks & Minerals Magazine - May-June 2014 Issue (Peter Megaw) May 24, 2014 15:39 Replies: 2 Views: 9048
Rocks & Minerals Magazine - Jan/Feb 2014 issue (Jordi Fabre) Mar 12, 2014 10:16 Replies: 1 Views: 7659
Rocks & Minerals Magazine - Nov/Dec 2013 issue (Rocks & Minerals) Dec 01, 2013 13:52 Replies: 2 Views: 14822
Superb improvement in the printing quality of R&M Magazine (Jordi Fabre) Apr 29, 2013 09:16 Replies: 3 Views: 10535
Rocks & Minerals ONLINE (Jordi Fabre) Aug 20, 2012 12:03 Replies: 4 Views: 15528
Five years of FMF in Rocks & Minerals (Antonio Alcaide) Oct 04, 2011 12:51 Replies: 1 Views: 9580
In Rock and Minerals: "Natural Versus Aesthetic" from Jesse Fisher (Jordi Fabre) Apr 12, 2010 20:05 Replies: 20 Views: 34291

9 55 May 26, 2018 01:35
Duncan Miller View latest post
No new posts MINERALIEN-Welt     
MINERALIEN-Welt is a German mineral magazine with fine articles about the world of minerals. In this forum we hope to get in touch with our readers. We are open to new ideas for improvement and will also keep you updated about new publications from Bode Verlag.   Moderator MINERALIEN-Welt
MineralienWelt special issue about Bad Ems Pyromorphite (Tobi) Apr 08, 2018 12:19 Replies: 1 Views: 2257
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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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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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