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22 Sep-01:32:55 Re: is there proof of kobyashevite fakes (Jordi Fabre)
22 Sep-00:37:16 Re: possible fake: blue hemimorphite from ojuela (Mathias)
21 Sep-21:21:02 Re: is there proof of kobyashevite fakes (Ibrahim Jameel)
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21 Sep-16:07:47 Re: possible fake: blue hemimorphite from ojuela (Jean Sendero)
21 Sep-16:06:17 Is there proof of kobyashevite fakes (Rgangue)
21 Sep-14:14:41 Re: possible fake: blue hemimorphite from ojuela (Bob Kerr)
21 Sep-13:14:03 Re: possible fake: blue hemimorphite from ojuela (Brent Lockhart)
21 Sep-12:46:07 Re: possible fake: blue hemimorphite from ojuela (James Catmur)
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21 Sep-11:46:11 Re: possible fake: blue hemimorphite from ojuela (James Catmur)
21 Sep-03:39:12 Re: possible fake: blue hemimorphite from ojuela (Mathias)
20 Sep-23:49:02 Re: collection of volkmar stingl (Volkmar Stingl)
20 Sep-16:56:30 Popular minerals - twinned cerussite from spain (Jordi Fabre)
20 Sep-16:29:54 Re: possible fake: blue hemimorphite from ojuela (Peter Megaw)
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20 Sep-16:22:55 Re: possible fake: blue hemimorphite from ojuela (Peter Megaw)
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20 Sep-15:37:41 Re: help me identify this i keep finding during metal detecting please. (Cluelessfarmboy)
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I created this Forum with the idea of creating a place to share questions and answers with other mineral enthusiasts and, most importantly, to try to provide a serious space where mineralogy questions can be discussed free of bothersome errors, free due the high standards of the administrators and moderators. We owe much of the success of this Forum to their fine texts; with them helping us, our Forum looks "clean" at least in terms of its scientific content.

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


Jordi Fabre


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

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

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

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

John S. White
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Mineral specimen related questions  Topics   Posts   Last Post 
Questions you have about mineral specimens, such as help in identifying a mineral or queries about localities for specimens
 
No new posts Minerals and Mineralogy     
In this forum you can suggest and discuss things related to the technical and scientific aspects of minerals and mineralogy.   Moderators John S. White, Peter Megaw, chris, alfredo, Antonio Alcaide, cascaillou
Odd modifications on a cubic pyrite. (Sante Celiberti) Aug 22, 2020 13:49 Replies: 10 Views: 1044
Habit restriction of garnets (Josele) Jul 26, 2020 16:10 Replies: 13 Views: 4022
Complex calcite (Josele) Jun 25, 2020 08:13 Replies: 7 Views: 1512
Mercedes cross in fluorite (Roger Warin) Jun 22, 2020 15:01 Replies: 9 Views: 1733
Red fluorescence in Fluorite (Bob Carnein) May 05, 2020 16:21 Replies: 6 Views: 1986
Pyrite scepters? (Sante Celiberti) Apr 25, 2020 17:46 Replies: 8 Views: 4070
Aragonite "drill bit" twin (Bob Carnein) Apr 01, 2020 13:57 Replies: 16 Views: 9834
Dark line in Brookite (tgleckler) Mar 30, 2020 15:38 Replies: 2 Views: 5793
Malachite twinning (RayStraw) Mar 08, 2020 06:50 Replies: 5 Views: 9930
Isotopic composition of German Silvers (Brent Lockhart) Mar 03, 2020 23:08 Replies: 6 Views: 8822
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716 6725 Aug 22, 2020 13:49
Sante Celiberti 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   Moderators Jordi Fabre, Tony L. Potucek, Peter Farquhar

What is "Featured Columns of FMF"? (Jordi Fabre) Apr 04, 2013 01:58 Replies: 0 Views: 24239
The Mineral Collecting History of the 79 Mine, Gila County, Arizona, USA - (33) (Tony L. Potucek) Jul 31, 2020 15:07 Replies: 15 Views: 3158
An Overview of Minerals Toxicity - (32) (cascaillou) Jan 03, 2020 15:56 Replies: 7 Views: 10115
Blue Lace Agate from Ysterputs, Southern Namibia - (31) (Jordi Fabre) May 28, 2020 14:29 Replies: 2 Views: 1348
Late 20th Century Wulfenite Collecting in the San Francisco Mine, Sonora, Mexico - (30) (Tony L. Potucek) May 07, 2020 12:37 Replies: 15 Views: 3394
"Mysterious and changing Tourmaline" by Roger Warin - (29) (Jordi Fabre) Aug 15, 2018 05:16 Replies: 0 Views: 27243
100.000 Club Mineral specimens with inclusions - (28) (Elise) Sep 08, 2020 02:34 Replies: 92 Views: 157466
New Mexico Collecting - (27) (Philip Simmons) Jun 29, 2020 05:42 Replies: 35 Views: 43378
Faden Quartz Crystals - (26) (marco campos-venuti) Nov 11, 2019 14:16 Replies: 63 Views: 59652
An opportune harvest of Gold in Serra do Caldeirão (Caldeirao) claims, Brazil - (25) (Jordi Fabre) Oct 17, 2018 11:14 Replies: 8 Views: 22480
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36 1481 Sep 11, 2020 01:28
James Catmur View latest post
No new posts National Library of Spain / Biblioteca Nacional de España (BNE) and FMF     
This forum cointain the thread Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19 chosen by the National Library of Spain / Biblioteca Nacional de España (BNE) and which is now in the BNE’s collection of Archives of the Spanish Web as a source of information on a specific event or a particular period of time. To know more about this Forum, please use this link      
Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19 (Philippe Durand) Aug 02, 2020 20:02 Replies: 335 Views: 62950
National Library of Spain - Biblioteca Nacional de España (BNE) (James Catmur) May 01, 2020 06:32 Replies: 0 Views: 2173

2 334 Aug 02, 2020 20:02
vic rzonca View latest post
No new posts News about shows     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
Tucson Show 2020 (Jordi Fabre) May 31, 2020 16:31 Replies: 104 Views: 56131
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2019 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 22, 2020 21:00 Replies: 53 Views: 33571
Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2019 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 23, 2020 02:48 Replies: 37 Views: 37175
Tucson Show 2019 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 22, 2020 21:06 Replies: 128 Views: 99803
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 22, 2018 12:26 Replies: 40 Views: 37294
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Aug 06, 2018 16:34 Replies: 45 Views: 44390
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Jun 16, 2018 17:47 Replies: 158 Views: 144435
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 22, 2017 05:21 Replies: 77 Views: 97902
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 08, 2017 13:56 Replies: 59 Views: 77119
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Aug 22, 2018 05:14 Replies: 120 Views: 134542
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43 2841 May 31, 2020 16:31
Gail View latest post
No new posts Mineral Shows by Gail Spann     
To know more about this Forum, please use this link   Moderators chris, Gail
The Joy of Tucson, 2020 Gail Spann Experience (Gail) Feb 29, 2020 18:32 Replies: 107 Views: 44404
Sunny Tucson, Gail Spann’s adventures. 2019 (Gail) Mar 03, 2019 16:21 Replies: 36 Views: 25396
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Tucson Adventures. February 2018. (Gail) Feb 28, 2018 21:37 Replies: 209 Views: 111486
Tucson 2017, The insanity continues...but it sure is fun! (Gail) Feb 27, 2017 22:25 Replies: 112 Views: 89215
100.000 Club TUCSON, 2016. And away we go.... (Gail) Mar 19, 2016 11:45 Replies: 445 Views: 295646
100.000 Club The magic of Tucson, 2015. Gail Spann report. (Gail) Aug 12, 2015 11:19 Replies: 116 Views: 132811
100.000 Club Tucson 2014 Show Report, Gail Spann Having Fun Again... (Gail) Jul 26, 2014 19:32 Replies: 156 Views: 156668
100.000 Club Houston Fine Mineral Show Report, with Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 03, 2013 09:23 Replies: 103 Views: 121682
500.000 Club 2013 Tucson Show Adventure ~ Gail Spann Style. (Gail) Apr 27, 2013 02:57 Replies: 598 Views: 512252
Fabulous Denver Gem and Mineral Show, Sept 14, 2012 and on...Gail Spann (Gail) Nov 04, 2012 01:57 Replies: 43 Views: 81251
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39 5266 Feb 29, 2020 18:32
marvinlewinsky View latest post
No new posts Mineral Shows     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
Virtual British Micromount Symposium 2020 - Would you like to participate? (Roy Starkey) Sep 08, 2020 02:47 Replies: 0 Views: 340
An ancient Tuscan fair. (Sante Celiberti) Jul 31, 2020 12:01 Replies: 2 Views: 951
East Coast Show 2020 Cancelled (Jordi Fabre) Jun 09, 2020 16:14 Replies: 0 Views: 1564
Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2020? (Fiebre Verde) May 01, 2020 14:02 Replies: 6 Views: 10477
Selecting minerals for an exhibition is a lot of work (Herman van Dennebroek) Mar 23, 2020 09:37 Replies: 3 Views: 9593
2nd Annual Marrakech Mining Convention (Jordi Fabre) Mar 12, 2020 05:15 Replies: 0 Views: 19517
Warning! The Bologna Show change dates! (Jordi Fabre) Feb 25, 2020 15:49 Replies: 0 Views: 21919
2019 Binn Mineral Show (21. Binner Mineralienbörse) (Dany Mabillard) Dec 29, 2019 23:27 Replies: 10 Views: 12269
LIEGE Show (Nov. 2019). (Roger Warin) Nov 25, 2019 16:26 Replies: 4 Views: 10475
Minerant 2020 - Mineral show in Antwerp, Belgium (Jordi Fabre) Oct 16, 2019 13:45 Replies: 0 Views: 25415
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214 1927 Sep 08, 2020 02:47
Roy Starkey 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: 48327
Is this feldspar (tompasha) Sep 04, 2020 13:58 Replies: 10 Views: 784
Please help to identify (Rene Kuhn) Aug 29, 2020 09:03 Replies: 0 Views: 397
Please help me identify (PeterOTool) Aug 25, 2020 23:20 Replies: 9 Views: 898
Please help with identification :) (yash) Aug 14, 2020 04:43 Replies: 12 Views: 1072
Help needed for Chinese locations (Dany Mabillard) Aug 09, 2020 11:10 Replies: 4 Views: 608
Wanlockhead (James Catmur) Jul 27, 2020 12:53 Replies: 6 Views: 1199
Pyrargyrite, Pyrite any ideas? (mcclureirl) Jul 23, 2020 07:57 Replies: 6 Views: 1026
Bubbly Looking Rock (Planko) Jul 22, 2020 00:12 Replies: 1 Views: 616
Opaque black Quartz, Locality info/matrix info? (briggzi31) Jul 16, 2020 13:49 Replies: 21 Views: 2830
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70 588 Sep 04, 2020 13:58
Pete Richards 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

Help me identify this I keep finding during metal detecting please. (CluelessFarmBoy) Sep 20, 2020 15:37 Replies: 10 Views: 670
need help to identify this mineral (shah83) Sep 18, 2020 10:25 Replies: 4 Views: 376
Interesting find, opalized scoria from oregon (Hardman.digs) Sep 18, 2020 05:31 Replies: 1 Views: 264
May I get a read (jim hill) Aug 31, 2020 04:21 Replies: 2 Views: 557
Chihuahua Trancas (Kelly Jean) Aug 23, 2020 14:43 Replies: 3 Views: 563
Help? Identifying if any of these are genuine citrine? (tynarose614) Aug 22, 2020 22:00 Replies: 11 Views: 897
Does anyone know what this may be?! (Aetherian) Aug 21, 2020 11:05 Replies: 3 Views: 489
Oco Agates with inclusions (Kelly Jean) Aug 18, 2020 22:33 Replies: 2 Views: 405
A rock that caught my eye (Fergus McConnell) Aug 18, 2020 08:44 Replies: 9 Views: 948
Calcite ? (Dany Mabillard) Aug 16, 2020 10:34 Replies: 7 Views: 805
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77 965 Sep 20, 2020 15:37
CluelessFarmBoy 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
Baker Ranch crystals (R Saunders) Jul 16, 2020 12:16 Replies: 1 Views: 952
Agates from Argentina. (condoragatemines) Jun 28, 2020 02:40 Replies: 13 Views: 14647
Ice, H2O in Alaska (Bob Harman) May 11, 2020 07:16 Replies: 1 Views: 1326
Baby Blue Plumbogummite a/f Pyromorphite Pseudomorphism! (Conor Quinlan) Apr 27, 2020 15:17 Replies: 3 Views: 2720
Rarity of Fluorite w/ amazing array of "rainbow phantoms" (Conor Quinlan) Apr 24, 2020 12:53 Replies: 2 Views: 2407
Appropriate Photo Editing Software (marvinlewinsky) Feb 28, 2020 16:18 Replies: 8 Views: 13627
Taking great photographs (marvinlewinsky) Feb 27, 2020 17:15 Replies: 30 Views: 15125
A giant Vanadinite (Roger Warin) Jan 21, 2020 16:13 Replies: 4 Views: 9624
Zeolite identification (Robson Vieira) Nov 06, 2019 19:02 Replies: 2 Views: 10189
Malachite specimen. (mlesage54) Mar 01, 2019 03:10 Replies: 3 Views: 14233
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105 912 Jul 16, 2020 12:16
Volkmar Stingl 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) May 08, 2020 14:07 Replies: 19 Views: 23074
Favourite countries of origin? (Tobi) Sep 01, 2010 12:23 Replies: 26 Views: 32364
The other ten of the top twenty locations (Tom Mazanec) Mar 04, 2016 10:15 Replies: 9 Views: 17660
Favourite Quartzes? (Tobi) Sep 16, 2020 05:53 Replies: 46 Views: 42316
Favourite Azurites? (Tobi) May 25, 2020 06:15 Replies: 44 Views: 9627
Favourite Rhodochrosites? (Tobi) Apr 07, 2020 12:08 Replies: 39 Views: 34674
100.000 Club Favourite Fluorites? (Tobi) Mar 23, 2020 02:38 Replies: 208 Views: 233356
Favourite Barytes? (Tobi) Jul 28, 2019 09:57 Replies: 20 Views: 17937
Favourite Galenas? (Tobi) Dec 29, 2018 09:36 Replies: 24 Views: 25422
Favourite Pyromorphites? (Tobi) Dec 15, 2018 14:49 Replies: 20 Views: 23566
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22 666 Sep 16, 2020 05:53
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
Popular Minerals (Jordi Fabre) Sep 20, 2020 16:56 Replies: 41 Views: 7252
What is worth collecting from the Balkan Peninsula? (David) Jul 17, 2020 11:43 Replies: 2 Views: 798
Any interesting minerals from Ukraine? (David) Jun 07, 2020 12:07 Replies: 18 Views: 3497
100.000 Club Collecting quartz on the Little Falls dolostone (vic rzonca) May 03, 2020 09:01 Replies: 127 Views: 127670
Mines and mineral Localities (vic rzonca) Apr 16, 2020 08:14 Replies: 2 Views: 5138
Mines active for mineral specimens only (David) Apr 05, 2020 04:56 Replies: 9 Views: 6600
Mine sites. (mingem) Mar 17, 2020 04:00 Replies: 10 Views: 9444
La Morita Mine (John Betts) Feb 21, 2020 13:56 Replies: 1 Views: 9208
New Sapphire Corundum deposit found in BC Canada (thecrystalfinderBC) Nov 30, 2019 07:06 Replies: 4 Views: 11276
New kyanite discovery BC Canada (thecrystalfinderBC) Oct 21, 2019 07:31 Replies: 4 Views: 10228
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242 2027 Sep 20, 2020 16:56
Jordi Fabre 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.      
Trivia about New York City localities. (Bob Harman) Aug 22, 2020 14:48 Replies: 0 Views: 358
Asbestos name change (James Catmur) Dec 07, 2019 13:10 Replies: 10 Views: 15082
Location error on a photo (Kevin Conroy) May 15, 2019 20:07 Replies: 2 Views: 8975
Hematite and Quartz from China (Tobi) Apr 08, 2019 10:53 Replies: 4 Views: 9106
Amethyst Cove, Bay of Fundy, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada - Correction (Richard Arseneau) Mar 13, 2019 10:55 Replies: 4 Views: 9320
Modificación requested for Capestang locality (Philippe Durand) Mar 24, 2017 12:31 Replies: 2 Views: 12272
Change in French administrative area (Philippe Durand) Mar 24, 2017 05:51 Replies: 1 Views: 11272
Proper locality name of the Czar Mine? (Jordi Fabre) May 11, 2016 05:20 Replies: 4 Views: 16170
Westmorland (James Catmur) Jun 11, 2015 08:20 Replies: 18 Views: 29801
From Kearsarge Mountain? (GneissWare) Jun 08, 2015 22:27 Replies: 7 Views: 19525

10 62 Aug 22, 2020 14:48
Bob Harman 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.      
First Time Mining Suggestions around NY area ? (tynarose614) Sep 03, 2020 08:15 Replies: 5 Views: 623
Sky Hawk claim, Lake George, Colorado. Dorris Family. (Gail) Aug 25, 2020 08:11 Replies: 12 Views: 1172
A crystal collecting outing to Ceres, South Africa (Reinhardt van Vuuren) Jul 03, 2020 03:32 Replies: 8 Views: 11087
Pyrope panning 2020 (stoner) May 19, 2020 05:10 Replies: 1 Views: 1228
Pyrope in the parent rock serpentinite - quarry (stoner) May 19, 2020 02:42 Replies: 0 Views: 1463
Fluorite mine in Czech Republic (stoner) May 05, 2020 11:29 Replies: 2 Views: 1235
Ferro-hornblende in Carboneras (Spain) (Firmo Espinar) Mar 19, 2020 12:23 Replies: 2 Views: 10943
Andalusie rockhunting trip (Jitkakar) Feb 18, 2020 04:12 Replies: 2 Views: 9903
Radioactive minerals at airports (Benj) Oct 30, 2019 12:47 Replies: 7 Views: 11420
Fluorite from Czech Republic (stoner) Oct 17, 2019 09:34 Replies: 0 Views: 27290
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71 516 Sep 03, 2020 08:15
Susan Robinson 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: 169576
The biggest nuggets. (Roger Warin) Nov 08, 2016 03:51 Replies: 10 Views: 26674
100.000 Club CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia (John Cornish) Feb 28, 2014 20:03 Replies: 63 Views: 105062
2013, an Update... CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine (John Cornish) Jun 24, 2013 08:14 Replies: 13 Views: 38776
Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode - 'Part 2' (Antonio Da Silveira) Oct 23, 2010 17:27 Replies: 6 Views: 41116
Scoop! - An important find of amber in the "La Florida" Mine, Spain (Jordi Fabre) Dec 14, 2008 15:03 Replies: 0 Views: 28698

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 1155 Aug 02, 2020 19:58
rweaver 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

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15 465 Apr 18, 2020 10:17
Tobi View latest post
No new posts A mineralogical trip through Germany     Access to the FMF Gallery
This section of the forum is special in that it is dedicated to images of minerals from the different lands of Germany. So, although you can add as many pictures as you like in each of the existing threads, you can't create any new threads within it.
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section 'A Mineralogical trip through Germany' or on this link
To know more about the reasons for this particular Forum, please use this link   Moderator Tobi

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12 395 Jun 19, 2020 03:03
Tobi View latest post
No new posts A mineralogical trip through Italy by Sante Celiberti     
This section of the forum is special in that it is dedicated exclusively to the images of the Italian minerals from the extensive collection of Sante Celiberti. So, you can't create any new threads within it neither publish posts there.
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section 'A mineralogical trip through Italy by Sante Celiberti'   Moderator Sante Celiberti

A mineralogical trip through Italy by Sante Celiberti (Sante Celiberti) Sep 21, 2020 17:42 Replies: 265 Views: 46210

1 266 Sep 21, 2020 17:42
Sante Celiberti 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
Cleaning Quartz (MSrockhound) Sep 04, 2020 19:18 Replies: 14 Views: 26499
Sodium Dithonite, Waller solution, Oxalic acid or HCl (al mar) Jul 26, 2020 12:34 Replies: 9 Views: 1570
Calcite (Ricky hartzog) Apr 05, 2020 12:21 Replies: 7 Views: 9157
To Enhance or Not to Enhance that is the question!! (marvinlewinsky) Feb 17, 2020 13:03 Replies: 8 Views: 12054
Between mineral collecting and woodworking (dontgogreen) Feb 10, 2020 16:23 Replies: 0 Views: 23162
Preserving Calcite (Brandonh) Jan 26, 2020 08:43 Replies: 4 Views: 9007
Display cabinets (bugrock) Jan 14, 2020 23:17 Replies: 17 Views: 13310
Cleaning Nifontovite (Linus) Jan 14, 2020 15:21 Replies: 10 Views: 12055
The "etched from xxxx" should be part of the for sale label? (Bob Harman) Jan 07, 2020 10:55 Replies: 1 Views: 8220
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SteveB 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: 39287
1.000.000 Club Collection of Michael Shaw (Michael Shaw) Sep 17, 2020 11:11 Replies: 1591 Views: 1426313
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1.000.000 Club The Mizunaka Collection (am mizunaka) Aug 26, 2020 16:35 Replies: 1588 Views: 1061340
500.000 Club New generation for picture - Ploum (ploum) Sep 20, 2020 09:10 Replies: 1214 Views: 891265
500.000 Club Collection of Fiebre Verde (Fiebre Verde) Feb 25, 2020 16:51 Replies: 720 Views: 610749
500.000 Club Collection of Nurbo (nurbo) Mar 26, 2016 14:37 Replies: 404 Views: 537890
100.000 Club Andreas Gerstenberg Collection (Andreas Gerstenberg) May 19, 2018 14:36 Replies: 182 Views: 357615
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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
500.000 Club Gail's collection (Gail) Aug 25, 2020 07:56 Replies: 394 Views: 529939
100.000 Club Tracy's favorite specimens (Tracy) Dec 21, 2017 10:32 Replies: 74 Views: 192354
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Linda's Private Collection (Linda Smith) Feb 08, 2012 04:31 Replies: 39 Views: 83033
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8 599 Aug 25, 2020 07:56
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) Sep 14, 2020 07:18 Replies: 29 Views: 28570
James Sowerby's illustrations (James Catmur) Aug 14, 2020 13:29 Replies: 2 Views: 850
Can somebody recommend a sweet book on Crystallography? (Andreu) May 21, 2020 14:11 Replies: 13 Views: 2527
Pink amethyst? (John S. White) May 06, 2020 19:23 Replies: 4 Views: 1889
Fungal etching of garnets? (Matt_Zukowski) Feb 19, 2020 19:01 Replies: 1 Views: 11509
Online resources (cascaillou) Dec 20, 2019 13:55 Replies: 13 Views: 25566
New ExtraLapis No. 56 RHODOCHROSITE - I highly recommend it! (Tobi) Jul 07, 2019 02:10 Replies: 3 Views: 9792
Fluorite - Trésor de France (French Treasure) (Jordi Fabre) May 01, 2019 04:25 Replies: 2 Views: 9901
Faden article (tgleckler) Feb 21, 2019 19:06 Replies: 3 Views: 10287
Lapis $$ (lluis) Nov 28, 2018 13:01 Replies: 0 Views: 24994
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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
Collecting and imagining (Sante Celiberti) Aug 16, 2020 06:23 Replies: 32 Views: 20334
Mineralogical Museum of Marburg, drawn by me :-) (Tobi) Nov 04, 2019 06:03 Replies: 12 Views: 18707
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42 818 Aug 16, 2020 06:23
Jordi Fabre 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 collect in an "apartment for sale". (Sante Celiberti) Aug 04, 2020 05:49 Replies: 0 Views: 688
History of the Chivor Emerald Mine, Colombia (Part 1) (Fiebre Verde) Jul 24, 2020 14:59 Replies: 3 Views: 726
How to collect in a Tuscan... "Pizzeria". (Sante Celiberti) Jun 20, 2020 15:32 Replies: 0 Views: 884
Mining objects. (Sante Celiberti) Apr 16, 2020 08:27 Replies: 28 Views: 9477
What did Goethe collect? (David) Apr 13, 2020 08:42 Replies: 14 Views: 6149
How to destroy a beautiful pyrite. (Sante Celiberti) Jan 14, 2020 16:52 Replies: 8 Views: 11667
Your very first rock? (Tobi) Apr 25, 2019 18:49 Replies: 14 Views: 17145
History of minerals. (vic rzonca) Dec 09, 2018 09:31 Replies: 6 Views: 18842
"ite" (vic rzonca) Oct 09, 2018 08:50 Replies: 12 Views: 13026
Historical Information About Sodalite (Stone Mania) Aug 24, 2017 04:41 Replies: 14 Views: 18612
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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: 51173
FMF Guide of Rocks - SEDIMENTARY ROCKS (prcantos) Dec 11, 2013 17:45 Replies: 5 Views: 28952
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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
Is there Proof of Kobyashevite Fakes (rgangue) Sep 22, 2020 01:32 Replies: 2 Views: 228
Possible Fake: Blue Hemimorphite from Ojuela (Ibrahim Jameel) Sep 22, 2020 00:37 Replies: 37 Views: 5523
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Fake Colombian Emeralds (Fiebre Verde) Dec 14, 2019 11:24 Replies: 35 Views: 50096
Opinions appreciated....Citrine or glass? (AmyinTX) Nov 30, 2019 03:03 Replies: 6 Views: 8472
Specimens incorrectly labeled Bravoite coating Pyrite from Colorado (John S. White) Nov 23, 2019 07:55 Replies: 11 Views: 31530
Milpillas "Electric Blue" Azurites AND Malachites - Natural or Chipped? (bob kerr) Aug 07, 2019 17:26 Replies: 20 Views: 20640
Are there any Sicilian Sulphur fakes still around? (Bob Harman) Jun 09, 2019 09:46 Replies: 12 Views: 10958
Specimens from near the Coronel Manuel Rodriguez Mine, Chile (Kevin Conroy) Jun 02, 2019 16:55 Replies: 11 Views: 10881
Irradiated fluorite from China? (Pierre Joubert) Jan 07, 2019 15:59 Replies: 5 Views: 10375
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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: 20501
Theft of Pieter de Bruyn collection (Pierre Joubert) Mar 14, 2019 19:40 Replies: 1 Views: 10218
Theft of Tourmalines from Fallbrook Gem & Mineral Society Museum in California (Chris Wentzell) Oct 25, 2017 14:13 Replies: 26 Views: 31071
Theft from the Franklin Mineral Museum, New Jersey (Jordi Fabre) Jul 18, 2017 07:43 Replies: 0 Views: 15755
Theft at West Coast Mineral and Fossil Show of Kristalle gold. (vic rzonca) Nov 16, 2016 07:43 Replies: 1 Views: 12401
Stolen specimen inquiry (Jordi Fabre) Aug 06, 2016 05:08 Replies: 3 Views: 15021
Theft of Colin Owen mineral specimens and collection (Pierre Joubert) Jul 15, 2016 10:34 Replies: 14 Views: 21571
THEFT of 60 world class mineral specimens in Johannesburg! (Jordi Fabre) Apr 29, 2016 10:04 Replies: 19 Views: 41531
Famous piece stolen from a Romanian Museum (David) Jan 27, 2014 14:16 Replies: 0 Views: 17266
Warning: Johannesburg Geology Museum theft: July 2013!! (Jordi Fabre) Jul 19, 2013 11:20 Replies: 2 Views: 16701
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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) Apr 05, 2020 10:34 Replies: 425 Views: 289370
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Kelly's Collection (Kelly Jean) Aug 21, 2020 21:51 Replies: 0 Views: 327
New Administrator - Peter Farquhar (Peter Farquhar) Aug 13, 2020 03:23 Replies: 6 Views: 817
Best Finds of the Month! (Conor Quinlan) Aug 13, 2020 03:20 Replies: 29 Views: 5712
New technology for crystal models (Bob Carnein) Jul 08, 2020 11:45 Replies: 3 Views: 1121
Fun with mineralogy (cascaillou) Jun 28, 2020 12:44 Replies: 4 Views: 6343
A collection from Tuscany (Sante Celiberti) Jun 22, 2020 04:42 Replies: 4 Views: 1000
amethyst found in the Central Mn area (KJ Seraph) Jun 19, 2020 15:34 Replies: 0 Views: 670
New member Introduction and a question on fluorite from China (John Hodgson) May 17, 2020 20:10 Replies: 3 Views: 1800
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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

When can a fossil be also considered a mineral? (Carles Millan) Apr 20, 2020 17:21 Replies: 50 Views: 54754
100.000 Club Freeware: Mineral Database (Joan R.) Jan 11, 2020 04:35 Replies: 61 Views: 118346
Is this a twin? (Duncan Miller) May 16, 2019 02:17 Replies: 28 Views: 38457
100.000 Club Quartz collecting outings in South Africa (Pierre Joubert) Mar 25, 2019 11:26 Replies: 354 Views: 318278
Blue-green rock (Viktorian) Aug 13, 2018 21:33 Replies: 7 Views: 54583
Stalactites? (John S. White) Jul 09, 2018 10:20 Replies: 24 Views: 39256
Maximum number of minerals on a specimen (David) May 06, 2018 03:02 Replies: 37 Views: 51085
Tetrahedron [111] penetration twin (Josele) Jan 13, 2018 20:26 Replies: 17 Views: 42573
100.000 Club New find of minerals from New York (Glenn Rhein) Dec 04, 2017 13:20 Replies: 123 Views: 173480
I am curious to know what camera you are using... (Pierre Joubert) May 25, 2017 15:33 Replies: 29 Views: 47953
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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: 33823

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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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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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