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22 Jul-10:03:56 Re: micro photos of inclusions in quartz (Zbhjzm)
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21 Jul-14:56:49 Re: glass or something else? (James)
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20 Jul-16:14:13 Re: glass or something else? (Vic Rzonca)
20 Jul-14:12:47 The mizunaka collection - orthoclase (Am Mizunaka)
20 Jul-13:25:34 Re: all the diamonds one could fill your house with - and more - so near...yet so far..... (Peter Lemkin)
20 Jul-11:59:54 Re: glass or something else? (Justin Hickok)
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18 Jul-16:00:11 The mizunaka collection - quartz (Am Mizunaka)
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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
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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.

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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
All the Diamonds one could fill your house with - and more - so near...yet so far..... (Peter Lemkin) Jul 21, 2018 00:23 Replies: 5 Views: 437
Green petrified wood WA State? (jenrey1919) Jul 12, 2018 22:17 Replies: 6 Views: 452
Carbonates form on ponds in Oman like ice (Matt_Zukowski) Jul 02, 2018 10:28 Replies: 6 Views: 1979
Minerals of DR Congo, Katanga. (Roger Warin) Apr 20, 2018 06:44 Replies: 25 Views: 11828
Great website on Quartz and all Quartz growth variants! (Peter Lemkin) Apr 12, 2018 05:55 Replies: 1 Views: 1418
Central Massif of Picos de Europa, Asturias (Gagat Minerals) Mar 19, 2018 09:22 Replies: 9 Views: 2091
San Benito County (Roger Warin) Mar 18, 2018 11:59 Replies: 9 Views: 2269
Stellerite from Mali (Gagat Minerals) Mar 18, 2018 07:51 Replies: 2 Views: 1099
Percentage of pigment (Tom Mazanec) Mar 15, 2018 05:54 Replies: 6 Views: 1556
A new find: Hoganite from Morocco (Manuel Mesa) Feb 28, 2018 12:52 Replies: 17 Views: 4996
Collecting focuses and how they can change (Tobi) Jan 20, 2018 02:00 Replies: 22 Views: 7982
Minerals and the Origins of Life: the key roles of apatite and struvite (Cesar M. Salvan) Jan 12, 2018 00:40 Replies: 9 Views: 5698
Percentage of minerals known (Tom Mazanec) Jan 08, 2018 12:02 Replies: 11 Views: 3162
Minerals sans life (Tom Mazanec) Jan 06, 2018 18:38 Replies: 15 Views: 4043
Prospecting pegmatite for schorl: need help. (cascaillou) Dec 14, 2017 14:11 Replies: 8 Views: 3088
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688 6442 Jul 21, 2018 00:23
Justin Hickok 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: 13377
100.000 Club Mineral specimens with inclusions - (28) (Elise) May 28, 2018 12:07 Replies: 87 Views: 115745
New Mexico Collecting - (27) (Philip Simmons) May 25, 2018 20:16 Replies: 33 Views: 16812
Faden Quartz Crystals - (26) (marco campos-venuti) Jun 23, 2018 18:52 Replies: 49 Views: 23688
An opportune harvest of Gold in Serra do Caldeirão claims, Brazil - (25) (Jordi Fabre) Aug 29, 2017 05:42 Replies: 1 Views: 5898
Trip to the Eastern Emerald Belt, Colombia - (24) (Fiebre Verde) Nov 13, 2016 16:39 Replies: 12 Views: 11263
Malbunka Copper Mine, Home of the Azurite Suns - (23) (crocoite) Jul 09, 2017 05:24 Replies: 55 Views: 34744
How to find a pocket? - (22) (Jordi Fabre) Aug 24, 2017 03:37 Replies: 42 Views: 34957
A "complete" Dauphiné twin of quartz - (21) (Pete Richards) Sep 10, 2014 11:43 Replies: 18 Views: 22193
A copper mine to understand Life - (20) (Cesar M. Salvan) Aug 19, 2014 15:49 Replies: 9 Views: 14314
DIY Specific Gravity Kit (tutorial) - (19) (cascaillou) Mar 23, 2018 04:19 Replies: 12 Views: 20481
How to dig a pocket? - (18) (Jordi Fabre) Jan 22, 2014 12:41 Replies: 29 Views: 58606
APXS: from Mars to the mineral collector's workbench - (17) (Cesar M. Salvan) Jun 03, 2014 04:06 Replies: 8 Views: 16557
Photos of epitaxy - (16) (John S. White) May 28, 2018 22:05 Replies: 54 Views: 74529
Twinning of the aragonite - (15) (Pete Richards) Jan 07, 2015 23:17 Replies: 9 Views: 17834
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31 1357 Jun 23, 2018 18:52
Harjo View latest post
No new posts News about shows     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 22, 2018 00:41 Replies: 40 Views: 9909
Tucson Show 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Jun 16, 2018 17:47 Replies: 158 Views: 64936
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 22, 2017 05:21 Replies: 77 Views: 39919
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 08, 2017 13:56 Replies: 59 Views: 40234
Tucson Show 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Apr 06, 2017 09:01 Replies: 114 Views: 79675
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 06, 2016 11:21 Replies: 68 Views: 47436
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 18, 2016 14:37 Replies: 47 Views: 43449
Tucson Show 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Feb 28, 2016 16:01 Replies: 61 Views: 59780
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Nov 27, 2015 23:45 Replies: 102 Views: 91511
2015 Tucson In Retrospect (Don Lum) Oct 19, 2017 00:36 Replies: 61 Views: 49535
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 20, 2015 16:38 Replies: 58 Views: 61345
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 30, 2015 22:03 Replies: 174 Views: 177509
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 01, 2014 02:35 Replies: 80 Views: 89778
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2014 (Jordi Fabre) May 06, 2015 16:42 Replies: 40 Views: 48164
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 30, 2014 01:38 Replies: 111 Views: 135782
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38 2462 Jul 22, 2018 00:41
Roger Warin View latest post
No new posts Mineral Shows     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
2018 S.I.E.S.C. Gem & Mineral Show (Mike Chontofalsky) Mar 02, 2018 14:41 Replies: 0 Views: 1818
New York City - Watson Hotel / June 23 & 24, 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 01, 2018 16:09 Replies: 1 Views: 1618
New York City - Watson Hotel / March 3 & 4, 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 01, 2018 14:26 Replies: 0 Views: 1351
Friends of Mineralogy Midwest Chapter 6th Annual Mineralogical Symposium (Jordi Fabre) Feb 24, 2018 14:27 Replies: 0 Views: 1030
Mineral Show in Copenhagen, Denmark (Jordi Fabre) Feb 19, 2018 09:04 Replies: 4 Views: 1587
Quartzite - 2018 (Robert Seitz) Jan 18, 2018 12:21 Replies: 19 Views: 4789
Two Minerals Shows in Prague (Jordi Fabre) Jan 08, 2018 09:52 Replies: 0 Views: 1497
Soledade, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil - Mineral Show 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Jan 08, 2018 09:44 Replies: 0 Views: 1565
2018 Tucson HTCC status (bob kerr) Jan 04, 2018 10:17 Replies: 25 Views: 7756
Worcester, MA Show, November 18th-19th - Location Change! (Jordi Fabre) Nov 14, 2017 02:47 Replies: 0 Views: 1857
38th Annual New Mexico Mineral Symposium (from Mindat) (Tobi) Nov 09, 2017 11:26 Replies: 6 Views: 2561
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: 8470
Chamonix show fifty years (Philippe Durand) Aug 08, 2017 14:06 Replies: 14 Views: 6508
6th Chenzhou - Hunan Mineral Show in China (Jordi Fabre) Jul 14, 2017 14:11 Replies: 0 Views: 2289
Treasures of the Earth - Saturday July 15 & Sunday July 16, Syracuse, NY (Jordi Fabre) Jul 10, 2017 10:56 Replies: 0 Views: 2062
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194 1841 Mar 02, 2018 14:41
Mike Chontofalsky 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: 40296
Tucson 2017, The insanity continues...but it sure is fun! (Gail) Feb 27, 2017 22:25 Replies: 112 Views: 51527
100.000 Club TUCSON, 2016. And away we go.... (Gail) Mar 19, 2016 11:45 Replies: 445 Views: 190614
The magic of Tucson, 2015. Gail Spann report. (Gail) Aug 12, 2015 11:19 Replies: 116 Views: 87664
100.000 Club Tucson 2014 Show Report, Gail Spann Having Fun Again... (Gail) Jul 26, 2014 19:32 Replies: 156 Views: 112413
Houston Fine Mineral Show Report, with Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 03, 2013 09:23 Replies: 103 Views: 85993
100.000 Club 2013 Tucson Show Adventure ~ Gail Spann Style. (Gail) Apr 27, 2013 02:57 Replies: 598 Views: 371565
Fabulous Denver Gem and Mineral Show, Sept 14, 2012 and on...Gail Spann (Gail) Nov 04, 2012 01:57 Replies: 43 Views: 56366
100.000 Club Gail Spann's 2012 East Coast Gem and Mineral Show report (Gail) Aug 29, 2012 14:27 Replies: 151 Views: 108532
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin... (Gail) Oct 02, 2012 11:21 Replies: 632 Views: 458639
FMF party in Tucson, 2012. You coming? (Gail) Mar 03, 2012 02:28 Replies: 49 Views: 59791
Fort Worth, Texas, Gem and Mineral Show. Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 01, 2011 20:35 Replies: 33 Views: 49477
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011 (Gail) Oct 07, 2012 11:38 Replies: 370 Views: 348292
100.000 Club FMFs party in Tucson, 2011 (Gail) Feb 27, 2011 22:43 Replies: 114 Views: 104009
Gail Spann's Tucson show report, 2011 (Gail) Jan 17, 2011 01:30 Replies: 28 Views: 39457
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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?"   Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris

Glass or something else? (Diamond) Jul 21, 2018 14:56 Replies: 12 Views: 714
Green slime (Justin Hickok) Jul 14, 2018 15:20 Replies: 8 Views: 661
Apatite? (AmberH) Jul 13, 2018 21:18 Replies: 9 Views: 938
Bunch of minerals and fossil/s? (Diamond) Jul 08, 2018 00:53 Replies: 12 Views: 1058
Identification and more information (AmberH) Jun 30, 2018 13:47 Replies: 1 Views: 512
Please help identify these mineral component of carbonate (mineralowitz) Jun 29, 2018 04:33 Replies: 7 Views: 884
Please help identify this rock - Thank you (jlggps) Jun 04, 2018 13:17 Replies: 4 Views: 1112
Can someone tell me what this is please. (Siarajane) May 31, 2018 09:39 Replies: 3 Views: 1036
A Large Stilbite Vug (BasaltDays) May 29, 2018 08:17 Replies: 0 Views: 672
Can anyone help me identify this strange rock formation (olsufkajeff) May 26, 2018 14:01 Replies: 8 Views: 1099
Please identify - rock with white inclusions (foreman) May 26, 2018 10:08 Replies: 7 Views: 1715
Please help identify (SouthernAppalachian) May 23, 2018 16:52 Replies: 3 Views: 767
Please identify (Vcollector) May 22, 2018 19:09 Replies: 5 Views: 1405
What is that mineral (ivital) May 20, 2018 13:36 Replies: 3 Views: 873
Sedimentary, Iron, Minerals. Curious. (Khosa) May 20, 2018 10:36 Replies: 6 Views: 1466
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715 4901 Jul 21, 2018 14:56
James 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?"   Moderators chris, Pete Modreski, Antonio Alcaide

Azurite (Mathias) Jul 08, 2018 01:40 Replies: 1 Views: 629
Hairlike Gold inclusions in Quartz?? (zbhjzm) Jul 05, 2018 07:29 Replies: 53 Views: 5609
I am trying to figure out if its a black star or gold sheen? (JanGroen) Jul 04, 2018 01:36 Replies: 3 Views: 522
Atacamite? (Mathias) Jul 01, 2018 02:44 Replies: 3 Views: 618
help identifying this quartz (?) with mysterious luminescence (jrh4) Jun 28, 2018 15:41 Replies: 6 Views: 740
Help identifying this agate (?) slice (jrh4) Jun 27, 2018 18:54 Replies: 4 Views: 607
Specimen with white prehnite - any idea on this? (Tobi) Jun 25, 2018 03:20 Replies: 2 Views: 477
Quartz comparison (Maine gems) Jun 24, 2018 17:30 Replies: 1 Views: 348
I’m new to rock collecting...can anyone help identify this? (Maine gems) Jun 24, 2018 16:38 Replies: 3 Views: 433
Which locality? (Mathias) Jun 22, 2018 10:14 Replies: 8 Views: 1093
Identifying adularia (rocknroll) Jun 22, 2018 09:26 Replies: 8 Views: 774
What crystal is this (Kaleb) Jun 16, 2018 15:03 Replies: 4 Views: 557
Prasiolite ? (Dimce Catle) Jun 11, 2018 17:50 Replies: 2 Views: 767
I need help identifying these rocks, please. Thank you (donjones) Jun 07, 2018 12:33 Replies: 2 Views: 791
Is this bournonite from Herodsfoot or from Harz?? (jfc035) Jun 03, 2018 04:03 Replies: 2 Views: 760
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1093 7241 Jul 08, 2018 01:40
Tobi 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) Jul 22, 2018 10:03 Replies: 82 Views: 18825
My collection of crystals (Kaleb) Jun 18, 2018 03:33 Replies: 5 Views: 759
I want to photograph my collection (Malcolm Uffelman Jr) Dec 06, 2017 11:28 Replies: 10 Views: 3072
Zaïrite (Roger Warin) Dec 06, 2017 09:58 Replies: 0 Views: 1224
Super thin hematite inclusions in amethyst (zbhjzm) Nov 13, 2017 05:52 Replies: 22 Views: 5832
Micro photos of a boulder opal (zbhjzm) Sep 09, 2017 09:14 Replies: 2 Views: 1940
Stack software, comparative speed, optimizations and others (ofarcis) Sep 06, 2017 10:40 Replies: 20 Views: 27722
Pyrite and marcasite intergrowths (Roger Warin) Jul 03, 2017 13:33 Replies: 0 Views: 2296
Bixbite Crystal in rhyolite matrix (Lueshie) May 10, 2017 15:45 Replies: 1 Views: 2440
Purple fluorite macro (Proudtex76) Apr 25, 2017 15:49 Replies: 2 Views: 2537
Lighting and mineral photos (dontgogreen) Nov 05, 2016 19:15 Replies: 1 Views: 3384
Special John S. White photographs (ploum) Jul 14, 2016 13:15 Replies: 15 Views: 19103
North American pyrrhotites (dontgogreen) Jun 13, 2016 22:02 Replies: 6 Views: 5468
Elbaite (Roger Warin) May 01, 2016 12:50 Replies: 2 Views: 5009
Epitaxy: a very rare example, torbernite on saleeite (Roger Warin) May 01, 2016 01:52 Replies: 2 Views: 4354
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90 750 Jul 22, 2018 10:03
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 Calcites? (Tobi) Jul 12, 2018 15:08 Replies: 35 Views: 14406
100.000 Club Favourite Fluorites? (Tobi) Jul 12, 2018 07:15 Replies: 186 Views: 142770
Favourite Quartzes? (Tobi) Jun 15, 2018 05:26 Replies: 38 Views: 16325
Favourite Galenas? (Tobi) Apr 11, 2018 02:00 Replies: 19 Views: 7330
Favourite Barytes? (Tobi) Apr 10, 2018 18:21 Replies: 2 Views: 973
Favourite Sphalerites? (Tobi) Apr 08, 2018 13:14 Replies: 17 Views: 8897
Favourite Pyromorphites? (Tobi) Apr 08, 2018 13:11 Replies: 13 Views: 7028
Favourite Topazes? (Tobi) Sep 25, 2017 15:50 Replies: 8 Views: 3534
Favourite Garnets? (Tobi) Aug 05, 2017 14:55 Replies: 6 Views: 4750
Favourite Pyrites? (Tobi) May 08, 2017 14:40 Replies: 21 Views: 8825
Favourite Wulfenites? (Tobi) May 03, 2017 11:41 Replies: 23 Views: 13173
Favourite Smithsonites? (Tobi) Apr 30, 2017 05:21 Replies: 4 Views: 2980
Favourite Mimetites? (Tobi) Apr 21, 2017 11:53 Replies: 9 Views: 6433
Favourite Rhodochrosites? (Tobi) Apr 12, 2017 08:42 Replies: 23 Views: 12809
Favourite Tourmalines? (Tobi) Jan 14, 2017 14:59 Replies: 19 Views: 10819
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21 532 Jul 12, 2018 15:08
Bob Harman 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
Question regarding Portuguese minerals (liaemars) Jun 21, 2018 20:34 Replies: 3 Views: 547
Sweet Home Mine 2.0 (Tobi) Jun 16, 2018 07:11 Replies: 6 Views: 1881
On the mineralogy of Shijiangshan, Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia A.R. (China) (Cesar M. Salvan) May 27, 2018 19:33 Replies: 15 Views: 16873
Sapo mine Tourmaline (texasdigger) Apr 22, 2018 18:15 Replies: 1 Views: 1147
Collecting quartz on the Little Falls dolostone (vic rzonca) Apr 08, 2018 14:52 Replies: 109 Views: 84294
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico (Peter Megaw) Mar 05, 2018 11:18 Replies: 17 Views: 16287
Huge Island of Madagascar (Roger Warin) Feb 11, 2018 08:21 Replies: 7 Views: 2936
A request for information on mineral collecting in France (Pierre Joubert) Jan 29, 2018 00:25 Replies: 2 Views: 1245
New Zealand alpine minerals? (Philippe Durand) Oct 21, 2017 01:31 Replies: 22 Views: 6294
About "Franklin Furnace" (J. G. Alcolea) Oct 13, 2017 15:45 Replies: 8 Views: 2959
Graves Mountain, Georgia, USA - Hematite (Mike Lee) Oct 12, 2017 10:57 Replies: 2 Views: 1955
The Tsumeb Mine (Heimo Hellwig) May 13, 2017 01:21 Replies: 12 Views: 7966
La Viesca Mine and the finds made there (James) May 03, 2017 16:50 Replies: 8 Views: 15887
Quartz and limonite from a sandstone quarry (Pete Richards) Apr 28, 2017 08:36 Replies: 4 Views: 3299
Fluorite from Whiteman Creek, Vernon, BC, Canada (thecrystalfinder) Apr 26, 2017 11:50 Replies: 5 Views: 4358
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224 1853 Jun 21, 2018 20:34
Matt_Zukowski 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: 2683
Change in French administrative area (Philippe Durand) Mar 24, 2017 05:51 Replies: 1 Views: 2056
Proper locality name of the Czar Mine? (Jordi Fabre) May 11, 2016 05:20 Replies: 4 Views: 6017
Westmorland (James) Jun 11, 2015 08:20 Replies: 18 Views: 16797
From Kearsarge Mountain? (GneissWare) Jun 08, 2015 22:27 Replies: 7 Views: 7889

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.      
Agates in Sicily? (alanbartlett) Apr 27, 2018 13:28 Replies: 9 Views: 1677
The Namib Desert (Heimo Hellwig) Apr 07, 2018 02:06 Replies: 31 Views: 24876
Rockhounding trip Juchem Quarry (JessieG) Apr 06, 2018 13:32 Replies: 3 Views: 1075
Rockhounding trips - A gem hunt in Minas Gerais (MatheusTorres) Nov 26, 2017 03:33 Replies: 2 Views: 2006
Garnets in Itadori River near Nagoya (Japan) (Alex D.) Sep 06, 2017 07:39 Replies: 13 Views: 4427
Quartz from alpine-type fissures in Raleigh, North Carolina (Scott LaBorde) Aug 30, 2017 14:45 Replies: 2 Views: 2319
Driving distance to the Rowley Mine from Scottsdale? (Dave Graley) Aug 08, 2017 09:32 Replies: 0 Views: 1520
Rockhounding in Israel - contact needed (dimrub) Jul 16, 2017 23:35 Replies: 8 Views: 3599
The Bogota´s French Connection (franjungle) Jun 29, 2017 08:40 Replies: 8 Views: 4662
Hallelujah Junction, Near Reno, Nevada. Spann Adventure (Gail) Jun 11, 2017 06:27 Replies: 29 Views: 11785
Iceland! (peter@vanpeborgh.eu) Jun 09, 2017 12:28 Replies: 0 Views: 1929
Advice needed: a rockhounding trip for a beginner (dimrub) Jun 05, 2017 10:45 Replies: 15 Views: 6466
A crystal collecting outing to Ceres, South Africa (Reinhardt van Vuuren) May 08, 2017 02:20 Replies: 7 Views: 4914
The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira (franjungle) May 04, 2017 23:01 Replies: 33 Views: 11831
Looking for references for Emerald Mine Tours in Colombia (MSrockhound) Jan 17, 2017 19:22 Replies: 0 Views: 2542
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60 451 Apr 27, 2018 13:28
Pete Modreski View latest post
No new posts Exceptional finds     
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100.000 Club Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode (Antonio Da Silveira) Oct 29, 2017 03:11 Replies: 36 Views: 133328
The biggest nuggets. (Roger Warin) Nov 08, 2016 03:51 Replies: 10 Views: 12815
CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia (John Cornish) Feb 28, 2014 20:03 Replies: 63 Views: 76724
2013, an Update... CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine (John Cornish) Jun 24, 2013 08:14 Replies: 13 Views: 26018
Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode - 'Part 2' (Antonio Da Silveira) Oct 23, 2010 17:27 Replies: 6 Views: 28203
Scoop! - An important find of amber in the "La Florida" Mine, Spain (Jordi Fabre) Dec 14, 2008 15:03 Replies: 0 Views: 18238

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
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52 1065 Jun 28, 2018 17:00
rweaver View latest post
No new posts A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK     Access to the FMF Gallery
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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
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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
Aiguille Verte pink fluorite specimen (Mathias) Jul 01, 2018 11:24 Replies: 2 Views: 540
Phosgenite (Mathias) Jul 01, 2018 05:07 Replies: 0 Views: 259
Making acrylic or Polycarbonate stands for mineral specimens (Pierre Joubert) Jun 27, 2018 06:02 Replies: 6 Views: 1752
Cleaning mixed sulfides. (vic rzonca) May 16, 2018 14:19 Replies: 4 Views: 1008
Hinged boxes for crystal collections wanted (John S. White) May 15, 2018 09:16 Replies: 8 Views: 13395
Help how do I clean anhydrite? (Greg Lilly) Apr 29, 2018 18:40 Replies: 2 Views: 796
A terrible nuisance (John S. White) Nov 10, 2017 01:47 Replies: 17 Views: 5847
Potential Toxicity of Handling Raw Malachite Specimens. (Joseph D'Oliveira) Nov 03, 2017 20:33 Replies: 26 Views: 18356
Cleaning Carrolite specimens (Pierre Joubert) Oct 02, 2017 16:50 Replies: 2 Views: 1894
Cleaning with Water/ Spot Cleaning Guns (Agate?) (Ceanna) Aug 25, 2017 10:36 Replies: 13 Views: 4836
Removing stubborn minerals from quartz (Pierre Joubert) Apr 20, 2017 11:26 Replies: 32 Views: 19701
Information about turquoise mineral (Lundy) Apr 01, 2017 21:39 Replies: 7 Views: 3593
How to clean golden calcite (jtozier) Mar 14, 2017 15:01 Replies: 16 Views: 7330
Unreliable Water Guns? (daviddillman) Aug 30, 2016 10:24 Replies: 12 Views: 6543
Cleaning Pyrite (John S. White) Jul 21, 2016 05:07 Replies: 23 Views: 25054
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130 1165 Jul 01, 2018 11:24
Jesse Fisher 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: 22769
500.000 Club Collection of Carles Millan (Carles Millan) Apr 27, 2018 08:04 Replies: 836 Views: 927559
500.000 Club Collection of Michael Shaw (crosstimber) Jul 15, 2018 09:03 Replies: 1281 Views: 964276
500.000 Club Don Lum Collection (Don Lum) Jul 07, 2018 13:35 Replies: 1172 Views: 819555
500.000 Club Collection of Tobi (Tobi) May 11, 2018 09:35 Replies: 852 Views: 664709
500.000 Club The Mizunaka Collection (am mizunaka) Jul 20, 2018 14:12 Replies: 1165 Views: 565480
500.000 Club New generation for picture - Ploum (ploum) Apr 25, 2018 14:20 Replies: 940 Views: 556029
100.000 Club Collection of Nurbo (nurbo) Mar 26, 2016 14:37 Replies: 404 Views: 420014
100.000 Club Andreas Gerstenberg Collection (Andreas Gerstenberg) May 19, 2018 14:36 Replies: 182 Views: 267474
100.000 Club Collection of Miguel (José Miguel) Apr 14, 2017 05:32 Replies: 223 Views: 187999
100.000 Club Bob's rocks (GneissWare) Feb 27, 2017 01:50 Replies: 344 Views: 240565
100.000 Club The micro photographs of Christian Rewitzer (Jordi Fabre) Feb 20, 2016 23:50 Replies: 77 Views: 183617
100.000 Club Collection of Fiebre Verde (Fiebre Verde) Jul 22, 2018 08:53 Replies: 629 Views: 297049
100.000 Club The collection of Pierre and Riana Joubert (Pierre Joubert) Jun 12, 2018 03:22 Replies: 284 Views: 162400
100.000 Club Collection of Heimo Hellwig (Heimo Hellwig) Jul 22, 2018 04:22 Replies: 594 Views: 227658
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135 13559 Jul 22, 2018 08:53
Fiebre Verde 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: 111518
100.000 Club Gail's collection (Gail) Aug 03, 2017 04:02 Replies: 375 Views: 407297
The sad news about Diana Weinrich. (Gail) Jan 08, 2018 11:39 Replies: 16 Views: 6239
Nimfiara's collection (nimfiara) May 10, 2012 17:20 Replies: 30 Views: 54292
Linda's Private Collection (Linda Smith) Feb 08, 2012 04:31 Replies: 39 Views: 61310
Debbie's Collection (Debbie Woolf) Jul 04, 2011 10:45 Replies: 20 Views: 39311
Colleen's Collection (Colleen Thomson) May 28, 2011 19:33 Replies: 10 Views: 25193
Jessica's mineral collection (Jessica Simonoff) Jan 30, 2010 18:52 Replies: 18 Views: 39253
Linda St-Cyr's favorites (Linda St-Cyr) May 17, 2009 09:09 Replies: 6 Views: 31240

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
Minerales y Minas de España - Silicatos (keith) Apr 12, 2018 06:58 Replies: 2 Views: 1126
German Language Magazine (CodyDel) Nov 23, 2017 14:33 Replies: 5 Views: 2307
1929 Ed Over Rocks and Minerals Article (CodyDel) Nov 22, 2017 21:33 Replies: 10 Views: 3977
Australian micromineral newsletter... (crocoite) Mar 25, 2017 20:21 Replies: 19 Views: 25169
Mineralogy by Dexter Perkins (Tom Mazanec) Jan 03, 2017 18:03 Replies: 14 Views: 7183
Panasqueira Mine (crosstimber) Nov 08, 2016 11:01 Replies: 19 Views: 23389
ExtraLapis No. 50: Kalifornien/California - a great article written by Jesse Fisher (Tobi) Sep 25, 2016 04:46 Replies: 3 Views: 3668
My reading (Tom Mazanec) Jun 11, 2016 13:43 Replies: 8 Views: 6913
Quartz from Spain (Miguel Calvo) Apr 28, 2016 01:17 Replies: 1 Views: 4583
Antique books (ACC79) Feb 05, 2016 14:35 Replies: 1 Views: 4493
Minerales y Minas de España by Miguel Calvo (Minerals and Mines of Spain) (Antonio Alcaide) Dec 09, 2015 22:38 Replies: 3 Views: 10860
Classification of crystallographic forms - any references? (prcantos) Mar 06, 2015 11:11 Replies: 21 Views: 22526
Mathematical Crystallography by Boisen & Gibbs (prcantos) Oct 09, 2014 03:55 Replies: 0 Views: 8274
Crystal Mountains - Minerals of the Cairngorms NEW BOOK (Roy Starkey) Oct 07, 2014 09:54 Replies: 11 Views: 11975
New book:"Crystal Forms of Fluorite - Kristallformen von Fluorit" (jrg) Sep 13, 2014 15:40 Replies: 11 Views: 15512
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86 693 Apr 12, 2018 06:58
alfredo 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: 3073
Minerals in Watercolor (MasterofStone) Feb 21, 2018 06:22 Replies: 6 Views: 1972
Grossular Garnet, Jeffrey Mine, Canada (crocoite) Dec 30, 2017 02:42 Replies: 0 Views: 1077
Rhodochrosite with Barite, Lone Tree Mine, Nevada (crocoite) Dec 07, 2017 05:15 Replies: 0 Views: 1449
Stak Nala Elbaite... (crocoite) Nov 20, 2017 05:23 Replies: 0 Views: 1315
Artisan Made Gems (vic rzonca) Nov 10, 2017 09:13 Replies: 5 Views: 4133
New Artwork... (crocoite) Sep 15, 2017 11:20 Replies: 6 Views: 2519
Mineral collages 4.0 (Tobi) Jul 16, 2017 15:44 Replies: 12 Views: 7165
Fabre's past (vic rzonca) Jan 14, 2017 11:02 Replies: 37 Views: 28641
Da Boss... (crocoite) Aug 24, 2016 03:14 Replies: 3 Views: 3358
Mineralogical Museum of Marburg, drawn by me :-) (Tobi) Aug 18, 2016 05:40 Replies: 6 Views: 4284
2016 Paintings... (crocoite) Apr 23, 2016 09:15 Replies: 11 Views: 11127
Mineral collages 3.0 - highlights from my collection (Tobi) Feb 17, 2016 11:05 Replies: 12 Views: 10902
New Paintings 2013 (Schwertner) Jan 14, 2016 04:56 Replies: 105 Views: 71719
A new mineral artist - Barbara Stanley (James) May 26, 2015 05:55 Replies: 16 Views: 19640
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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: 4739
History of minerals. (vic rzonca) Jan 12, 2017 09:24 Replies: 5 Views: 7416
Finding a little Mexican treasure (Jean Sendero) Nov 05, 2016 16:03 Replies: 0 Views: 3463
Your very first rock? (Tobi) Oct 30, 2016 09:30 Replies: 2 Views: 2732
Minerals and Their Stories (crosstimber) Oct 29, 2016 08:00 Replies: 5 Views: 3768
"H. Deisinger" Collection (Jamison Brizendine) Aug 24, 2016 07:20 Replies: 4 Views: 7481
Mineral labels as art ;) (Tobi) Sep 22, 2014 02:06 Replies: 23 Views: 39009
If it is a twin it was juicy and delicious (Don Lum) Sep 14, 2014 12:53 Replies: 25 Views: 20718
How all you got started in collecting? (vic rzonca) Jun 08, 2014 10:32 Replies: 21 Views: 31381
Bill Lawrence Memorial (BlueCapProductions) May 05, 2014 13:56 Replies: 4 Views: 8574
Sir Arthur Russell - 50th Anniversary on 24th February (Roy Starkey) Feb 02, 2014 12:58 Replies: 5 Views: 9811
Reminiscences of an Old Former Curator by John S. White (Jordi Fabre) Jan 19, 2014 17:06 Replies: 6 Views: 11048
Rogues gallery of photos of yesteryear's mineral collecting greats (Jordi Fabre) Jan 12, 2014 06:26 Replies: 16 Views: 17547
Biggest nugget? 64.7 kg. (Roger Warin) Nov 12, 2013 16:25 Replies: 6 Views: 13071
Willard Perkins Classic "Perky" Mount (Peter Megaw) Aug 30, 2013 06:13 Replies: 14 Views: 23241
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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: 33396
FMF Guide of Rocks - SEDIMENTARY ROCKS (prcantos) Dec 11, 2013 17:45 Replies: 5 Views: 18500
FMF Guide of Rocks - METAMORPHIC ROCKS (prcantos) Jul 05, 2015 06:56 Replies: 16 Views: 37154
Not Sure What Rock Is!!!??? (Aliengng) Mar 24, 2016 06:09 Replies: 15 Views: 12675
Grave Stones of Interest to Rock People... no, really... (NellsRocks) Dec 11, 2015 21:15 Replies: 13 Views: 11609
Genesis of the serpentine minerals and rocks (prcantos) Jun 06, 2013 04:48 Replies: 2 Views: 10385

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: 2368
Fake Colombian Emeralds (Fiebre Verde) May 14, 2018 19:33 Replies: 33 Views: 21176
Fake specimens from the Erongo and Brandberg region. (Pierre Joubert) May 04, 2018 09:31 Replies: 23 Views: 4821
Iron Man (vic rzonca) Aug 28, 2017 07:57 Replies: 7 Views: 2919
Tanzanite? (Harald) Aug 02, 2017 22:31 Replies: 6 Views: 2668
Quarter million fake Tourmaline cluster. (texasdigger) May 22, 2017 11:36 Replies: 19 Views: 5926
Please help me identify if these are fake or treated (TomS) Feb 09, 2017 22:10 Replies: 16 Views: 7880
Treatments, Synthetics and Simulants: QUARTZ & CHALCEDONY (cascaillou) Dec 20, 2015 20:34 Replies: 3 Views: 7117
Fake silver crystals Morocco (Christophe Gobin) Nov 24, 2015 03:59 Replies: 1 Views: 5434
Chinese "Hydrozincite" specimens? (Barry Vincent) Oct 08, 2015 03:23 Replies: 4 Views: 6499
Bismutoferrite from China...Caveat Emptor (Peter Megaw) May 31, 2015 18:56 Replies: 3 Views: 6575
The intense oiling of Chinese minerals (nitana2000) Apr 29, 2015 14:20 Replies: 14 Views: 18704
Milpillas Azurite - fake specimen (Cascavel1) Dec 04, 2014 09:47 Replies: 27 Views: 32437
Huanggang Mine scheelite color (Josele) Jul 21, 2014 17:48 Replies: 11 Views: 12440
Scorodite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Durango... Sulfur Isotope results (Peter Megaw) Feb 08, 2014 11:16 Replies: 5 Views: 10574
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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: 9721
Theft from the Franklin Mineral Museum, New Jersey (Jordi Fabre) Jul 18, 2017 07:43 Replies: 0 Views: 1833
Theft at West Coast Mineral and Fossil Show of Kristalle gold. (vic rzonca) Nov 16, 2016 07:43 Replies: 1 Views: 2629
Stolen specimen inquiry (Jordi Fabre) Aug 06, 2016 05:08 Replies: 3 Views: 4947
Theft of Colin Owen mineral specimens and collection (Pierre Joubert) Jul 15, 2016 10:34 Replies: 14 Views: 7924
THEFT of 60 world class mineral specimens in Johannesburg! (Jordi Fabre) Apr 29, 2016 10:04 Replies: 19 Views: 24930
Famous piece stolen from a Romanian Museum (David) Jan 27, 2014 14:16 Replies: 0 Views: 7525
Warning: Johannesburg Geology Museum theft: July 2013!! (Jordi Fabre) Jul 19, 2013 11:20 Replies: 2 Views: 6902
A Butte Covellite was stolen from the National Mining Hall of Fame!!!! (Jordi Fabre) Feb 09, 2013 14:51 Replies: 0 Views: 4811
California Mining and Mineral Museum Robbed (Jordi Fabre) Oct 05, 2012 12:59 Replies: 3 Views: 6078
Theft at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History (Jordi Fabre) Feb 28, 2012 23:42 Replies: 1 Views: 3933
Highgrading, the selling of stolen goods and turning a blind eye (BlueCapProductions) Dec 01, 2011 02:48 Replies: 42 Views: 56095
Theft of Rice Museum Gold Collection! (Jordi Fabre) Apr 23, 2010 14:32 Replies: 4 Views: 8558
Theft of minerals from a Museum in Iceland (John S. White) Oct 28, 2009 11:22 Replies: 6 Views: 6589

14 135 Oct 25, 2017 14:13
Mary FongWalker View latest post
No new posts Off-Topic and Introductions     
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100.000 Club Presentation of new members - Reference Thread (Jordi Fabre) Jul 08, 2018 00:56 Replies: 332 Views: 172632
Quartz boulder (Secondhandgrenades) Jun 26, 2018 11:31 Replies: 4 Views: 559
Need advice on next step. (Bill E) May 28, 2018 11:36 Replies: 14 Views: 2914
Looking for Lapidary Services in the Central New Mexico Area (Rockhound.newmexico) May 11, 2018 17:32 Replies: 2 Views: 529
Mass on mineral labels? (Bob Harman) May 11, 2018 14:35 Replies: 7 Views: 1302
Where to start? an enthusiast beginner prospector (salomonarthur) Mar 07, 2018 22:39 Replies: 3 Views: 1244
Concrete as a mineral (Tom Mazanec) Jan 30, 2018 00:19 Replies: 6 Views: 1696
The PBS Show "THE MINERAL EXPLORERS" (Bob Harman) Jan 23, 2018 18:28 Replies: 1 Views: 1196
A Bit On The Economics Of Being A mineral Dealer (Bob Harman) Jan 19, 2018 23:46 Replies: 11 Views: 2876
The overall health of this hobby (Jordi Fabre) Jan 13, 2018 15:13 Replies: 26 Views: 6063
Economist article on Muzo (Matt_Zukowski) Jan 10, 2018 09:58 Replies: 3 Views: 1569
3D printing in collecting (Tom Mazanec) Jan 03, 2018 09:04 Replies: 2 Views: 1514
Happy Holidays to everyone and a Rocky New Year! (Jordi Fabre) Jan 01, 2018 16:09 Replies: 18 Views: 4744
Does turquoise ever come in other colors? (trtlman) Dec 08, 2017 10:57 Replies: 1 Views: 1364
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: 2274
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383 3258 Jul 08, 2018 00:56
Tobi View latest post
No new posts The Ten Thousand Club     
This Section displays, in one location, all those subjects that, while they are no longer on the main page, have been read more than 10,000 times and are from the sections: "Minerals and Mineralogy" "What is it? - Where is it from?" "Micros & Macros" and "Mines and Mineral Localities".
The other Sections of FMF will not move their topics to here because we prefer to keep their topics grouped.   Moderators chris, Antonio Alcaide

100.000 Club Quartz collecting outings in South Africa (Pierre Joubert) Jul 12, 2018 08:08 Replies: 324 Views: 203760
Stalactites? (John S. White) Jul 09, 2018 10:20 Replies: 24 Views: 19885
Maximum number of minerals on a specimen (David) May 06, 2018 03:02 Replies: 37 Views: 29702
Tetrahedron [111] penetration twin (Josele) Jan 13, 2018 20:26 Replies: 17 Views: 26713
100.000 Club New find of minerals from New York (Glenn Rhein) Dec 04, 2017 13:20 Replies: 123 Views: 130248
I am curious to know what camera you are using... (Pierre Joubert) May 25, 2017 15:33 Replies: 29 Views: 28352
Radioactive minerals (Roger Warin) Nov 01, 2016 05:40 Replies: 29 Views: 37811
100.000 Club What about heliodor from Tajikistan? (parfaitelumiere) Sep 09, 2016 03:20 Replies: 90 Views: 101689
More about beta Quartz (nitana2000) Mar 08, 2016 12:34 Replies: 27 Views: 42532
Ilmenite pseudo (John S. White) Feb 18, 2016 08:02 Replies: 3 Views: 35881
Question about cubic diamond crystals (Jim) Nov 26, 2015 11:28 Replies: 21 Views: 38451
Very nice Amethyst in the Railroad Works in North of Spain (Joan R.) May 11, 2015 16:02 Replies: 16 Views: 42490
Mysterious Black Crystals (Something Fishy!) (Andy Love) May 11, 2015 14:53 Replies: 35 Views: 39193
Daylight Fluorescent Hyalite Opal from Mexico (Peter Megaw) May 06, 2015 19:10 Replies: 31 Views: 44574
2014 - International year of crystallography: for example, pyrite. (Roger Warin) Dec 30, 2014 15:35 Replies: 34 Views: 32989
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147 902 Jul 12, 2018 08:08
Pierre Joubert View latest post
No new posts Mineral Exchange Area     
In this forum you will be able to trade minerals and publish their pictures. To know how to do it, please use this link.   Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Antonio Alcaide
How does "Mineral Exchange Area" work? (Jordi Fabre) Aug 20, 2008 03:17 Replies: 0 Views: 17717
French and alpine mineralogy against UK Fluorite (Max Tom) Mar 12, 2018 03:54 Replies: 2 Views: 1485
Minerals for fossils (Fossil collector) Feb 03, 2018 06:22 Replies: 14 Views: 3537
Exchange of minerals. I'm from Ukraine. (Hereiam) Sep 25, 2017 00:09 Replies: 3 Views: 2406
Meteorite with old labels wanted (Krantz and others) (illaenus) Nov 15, 2016 14:14 Replies: 1 Views: 4185
Calcites from each State (Pat Tucci) Jun 29, 2016 07:24 Replies: 19 Views: 9616
Looking for Native Sulphur specimens (bgreenstone) Mar 21, 2016 08:28 Replies: 0 Views: 6211
Help with free collecting (solarflare) Feb 11, 2016 18:09 Replies: 8 Views: 7164
NJ Minerals available for trade (Gary Moldovany) Feb 07, 2016 10:45 Replies: 2 Views: 7799
Pyrite for exchange (Cesar M. Salvan) Jan 05, 2016 01:17 Replies: 2 Views: 8234
Bulgarian minerals for exchange (Wolfgang Proestler) Nov 22, 2015 08:32 Replies: 12 Views: 13076
Exchange-Wanted: inclusion quartz crystals, 2 to 3cm, DT or floater, unpolished (cascaillou) Sep 11, 2014 11:08 Replies: 0 Views: 8921
Exchange - Wanted: arsenolite, montroydite, lithiophosphate (cascaillou) Sep 11, 2014 11:01 Replies: 0 Views: 6340
Rhodochrosite rough (Jack Chiang) Aug 23, 2014 13:03 Replies: 1 Views: 6023
Fossils for minerals (appies) Jun 09, 2014 02:41 Replies: 1 Views: 7582
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Max Tom View latest post

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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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The FMF Forum has an anti-spam system that means that you cannot add links to messages. To give you an idea, each day we get about 20 attempts to post ‘rubbish publicity’ on themes that have nothing to do with minerals. So this system keeps the forum...

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