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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
"Jaguar" agates from WY (jrh4) Dec 04, 2019 14:27 Replies: 4 Views: 366
Apatite related to the appetite of ungulates. (vic rzonca) Dec 02, 2019 16:37 Replies: 3 Views: 458
Unstable pyrite (John S. White) Nov 14, 2019 09:19 Replies: 15 Views: 905
Zeolite identification (Robson Vieira) Nov 06, 2019 19:02 Replies: 2 Views: 1612
Color variation in azurite and malachite (RayStraw) Nov 05, 2019 14:00 Replies: 10 Views: 904
Associations. (vic rzonca) Oct 21, 2019 11:15 Replies: 6 Views: 839
Possible Belowda-law twin of quartz (eric8he) Oct 13, 2019 15:44 Replies: 1 Views: 582
Inclusions in Peña Blanca quartz? (Tobi) Aug 31, 2019 08:07 Replies: 4 Views: 772
Posters (RayStraw) Aug 21, 2019 09:45 Replies: 7 Views: 1244
What defines a collection's quality (cascaillou) Aug 01, 2019 03:02 Replies: 23 Views: 14147
Certificates of authenticity for analyzed rare mineral specimens (Bob Harman) Jul 29, 2019 20:29 Replies: 7 Views: 1342
Colours of Rhodochrosite and Other Mn Bearing Carbonates (al mar) Jul 25, 2019 13:41 Replies: 9 Views: 1641
Malachite (RayStraw) Jun 18, 2019 08:03 Replies: 3 Views: 1267
Stability of Azurite vs Malachite (RayStraw) Jun 13, 2019 11:46 Replies: 23 Views: 3641
Quartz and Humboldtine? from Colombia (John Rakovan) Jun 02, 2019 13:36 Replies: 16 Views: 5065
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Bob Harman 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: 15185
"Mysterious and changing Tourmaline" by Roger Warin - (29) (Jordi Fabre) Aug 15, 2018 05:16 Replies: 0 Views: 3042
100.000 Club Mineral specimens with inclusions - (28) (Elise) Jan 14, 2019 11:56 Replies: 88 Views: 135336
New Mexico Collecting - (27) (Philip Simmons) May 25, 2018 20:16 Replies: 33 Views: 28698
Faden Quartz Crystals - (26) (marco campos-venuti) Nov 11, 2019 14:16 Replies: 63 Views: 39330
An opportune harvest of Gold in Serra do Caldeirão claims, Brazil - (25) (Jordi Fabre) Oct 17, 2018 11:14 Replies: 8 Views: 10895
Trip to the Eastern Emerald Belt, Colombia - (24) (Fiebre Verde) Jan 11, 2019 07:36 Replies: 31 Views: 19224
Malbunka Copper Mine, Home of the Azurite Suns - (23) (crocoite) Mar 07, 2019 05:54 Replies: 65 Views: 51136
How to find a pocket? - (22) (Jordi Fabre) Aug 24, 2017 03:37 Replies: 42 Views: 45548
A "complete" Dauphiné twin of quartz - (21) (Pete Richards) Sep 10, 2014 11:43 Replies: 18 Views: 27721
A copper mine to understand Life - (20) (Cesar M. Salvan) Aug 19, 2014 15:49 Replies: 9 Views: 17681
DIY Specific Gravity Kit (tutorial) - (19) (cascaillou) Mar 23, 2018 04:19 Replies: 12 Views: 26123
100.000 Club How to dig a pocket? - (18) (Jordi Fabre) Jan 22, 2014 12:41 Replies: 29 Views: 222906
APXS: from Mars to the mineral collector's workbench - (17) (Cesar M. Salvan) Jun 03, 2014 04:06 Replies: 8 Views: 20684
Photos of epitaxy - (16) (John S. White) May 28, 2018 22:05 Replies: 54 Views: 88238
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Sante Celiberti View latest post
No new posts News about shows     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2019 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 04, 2019 11:00 Replies: 45 Views: 11544
Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2019 (Jordi Fabre) Oct 06, 2019 08:11 Replies: 35 Views: 14205
Tucson Show 2019 (Jordi Fabre) Oct 07, 2019 02:54 Replies: 127 Views: 63440
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 22, 2018 12:26 Replies: 40 Views: 20996
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Aug 06, 2018 16:34 Replies: 45 Views: 29687
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Jun 16, 2018 17:47 Replies: 158 Views: 115054
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 22, 2017 05:21 Replies: 77 Views: 75238
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 08, 2017 13:56 Replies: 59 Views: 60522
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Aug 22, 2018 05:14 Replies: 120 Views: 111808
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 06, 2016 11:21 Replies: 68 Views: 69114
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 18, 2016 14:37 Replies: 47 Views: 56628
Tucson Show 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Feb 28, 2016 16:01 Replies: 61 Views: 74177
100.000 Club Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Nov 27, 2015 23:45 Replies: 102 Views: 118315
2015 Tucson In Retrospect (Don Lum) Oct 19, 2017 00:36 Replies: 61 Views: 63017
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 20, 2015 16:38 Replies: 58 Views: 76035
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40 2713 Dec 04, 2019 11:00
John S. White 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: 11377
Gail Spann's Tucson Adventures. February 2018. (Gail) Feb 28, 2018 21:37 Replies: 209 Views: 84267
Tucson 2017, The insanity continues...but it sure is fun! (Gail) Feb 27, 2017 22:25 Replies: 112 Views: 70842
100.000 Club TUCSON, 2016. And away we go.... (Gail) Mar 19, 2016 11:45 Replies: 445 Views: 249209
100.000 Club The magic of Tucson, 2015. Gail Spann report. (Gail) Aug 12, 2015 11:19 Replies: 116 Views: 110903
100.000 Club Tucson 2014 Show Report, Gail Spann Having Fun Again... (Gail) Jul 26, 2014 19:32 Replies: 156 Views: 134976
100.000 Club Houston Fine Mineral Show Report, with Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 03, 2013 09:23 Replies: 103 Views: 104176
100.000 Club 2013 Tucson Show Adventure ~ Gail Spann Style. (Gail) Apr 27, 2013 02:57 Replies: 598 Views: 450430
Fabulous Denver Gem and Mineral Show, Sept 14, 2012 and on...Gail Spann (Gail) Nov 04, 2012 01:57 Replies: 43 Views: 66863
100.000 Club Gail Spann's 2012 East Coast Gem and Mineral Show report (Gail) Aug 29, 2012 14:27 Replies: 151 Views: 133913
500.000 Club Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin... (Gail) Oct 02, 2012 11:21 Replies: 632 Views: 548001
FMF party in Tucson, 2012. You coming? (Gail) Mar 03, 2012 02:28 Replies: 49 Views: 69013
Fort Worth, Texas, Gem and Mineral Show. Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 01, 2011 20:35 Replies: 33 Views: 57428
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011 (Gail) Oct 07, 2012 11:38 Replies: 370 Views: 395941
100.000 Club FMFs party in Tucson, 2011 (Gail) Feb 27, 2011 22:43 Replies: 114 Views: 119316
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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
LIEGE Show (Nov. 2019). (Roger Warin) Nov 25, 2019 16:26 Replies: 4 Views: 1029
Minerant 2020 - Mineral show in Antwerp, Belgium (Jordi Fabre) Oct 16, 2019 13:45 Replies: 0 Views: 1504
Liege Intermineral Show - Belgium - 50th anniversary! (Jordi Fabre) Oct 10, 2019 14:03 Replies: 4 Views: 1337
East Coast Mineral and Fossil Show 2019 (vic rzonca) Aug 21, 2019 06:45 Replies: 12 Views: 3119
2019 Binn Mineral Show (21. Binner Mineralienbörse) (Dany Mabillard) Jul 23, 2019 12:25 Replies: 0 Views: 1247
Ural Mineralogical Festival (Rus Gem) Jun 05, 2019 12:34 Replies: 0 Views: 1521
50th ediition of the Bologna (Italy) Mineral Show 2019 (Jordi Fabre) Feb 27, 2019 17:22 Replies: 0 Views: 1867
Idar-Oberstein Mineral Show. Tenth Anniversary (Jordi Fabre) Jan 15, 2019 10:25 Replies: 0 Views: 2077
Minerant 2019 - Mineral show in Antwerp, Belgium (Jordi Fabre) Oct 18, 2018 11:47 Replies: 0 Views: 2772
Innsbruck, Austria - Mineral Show on 16-18 November 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Sep 13, 2018 13:07 Replies: 0 Views: 2535
East Coast Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show 2018 (vic rzonca) Aug 18, 2018 08:54 Replies: 2 Views: 2616
2019 S.I.E.S.C. Gem & Mineral Show (Mike Chontofalsky) Mar 02, 2018 14:41 Replies: 0 Views: 4427
New York City - Watson Hotel / June 23 & 24, 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 01, 2018 16:09 Replies: 1 Views: 4512
New York City - Watson Hotel / March 3 & 4, 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 01, 2018 14:26 Replies: 0 Views: 3767
Friends of Mineralogy Midwest Chapter 6th Annual Mineralogical Symposium (Jordi Fabre) Feb 24, 2018 14:27 Replies: 0 Views: 3292
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207 1899 Nov 25, 2019 16:26
Roger Warin 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: 37582
Help to identify these stone (vikelas) Nov 20, 2019 17:33 Replies: 3 Views: 488
Worm casings? Fossilized? (StumptownJoe) Nov 18, 2019 09:19 Replies: 10 Views: 573
Unsure of mineral or stone, found in northeastern Colorado (JessHaley) Nov 18, 2019 09:04 Replies: 12 Views: 698
Crystals of quartz coated with iron oxide and more (vikelas) Nov 13, 2019 11:38 Replies: 8 Views: 497
Marble or Mica? id please (vikelas) Nov 10, 2019 13:35 Replies: 7 Views: 550
Help with mineral identification (Rakun) Nov 06, 2019 04:07 Replies: 9 Views: 721
Help needed for locations (Dany Mabillard) Oct 28, 2019 12:04 Replies: 22 Views: 2397
New mineral discovery? (rickymactal) Oct 25, 2019 08:09 Replies: 11 Views: 281
Crystal cluster?? (Jlea80) Oct 23, 2019 21:52 Replies: 9 Views: 995
Glass or Obsidan....in Pink (norman edwardwar) Oct 23, 2019 09:22 Replies: 5 Views: 622
What is this red glassy rock? (Ericnilla) Oct 02, 2019 17:35 Replies: 6 Views: 943
What rock is this? (Roxana Roxy) Sep 20, 2019 11:48 Replies: 9 Views: 1057
I want to know the name of this rock. (Bernardo_Azevedo) Sep 16, 2019 12:01 Replies: 6 Views: 1142
Newbie help please (Duane) Sep 06, 2019 09:57 Replies: 3 Views: 563
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201 1547 Nov 20, 2019 17:33
Birdbrain59 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

Quartz pseudomorph after Red Spruce (Roger Warin) Dec 02, 2019 11:20 Replies: 6 Views: 386
Spherical formations from a 1990s collection (John Betts) Dec 01, 2019 20:12 Replies: 7 Views: 304
Uknown mineral specimen (Mathias) Dec 01, 2019 15:10 Replies: 4 Views: 211
Keokuk. (vic rzonca) Nov 26, 2019 12:25 Replies: 15 Views: 1044
Question on Azurite (foreman) Nov 14, 2019 22:58 Replies: 0 Views: 184
Quartz from Brazil, where? (Roger Warin) Nov 11, 2019 12:06 Replies: 4 Views: 501
Older specimens with poor and sometimes mixed up labels (Pete Richards) Oct 22, 2019 09:53 Replies: 6 Views: 1029
Pyrrhotite Herja? (Mathias) Oct 20, 2019 13:25 Replies: 5 Views: 732
Help identification (indigo08) Oct 12, 2019 10:56 Replies: 7 Views: 1018
May I get a read (jim hill) Sep 29, 2019 19:38 Replies: 10 Views: 1249
What possible location in Brazil? (silvio steinhaus) Sep 28, 2019 04:38 Replies: 1 Views: 503
Fluorite from Clara Mine with ? (Dany Mabillard) Sep 04, 2019 10:38 Replies: 6 Views: 1105
Azurite Germany (Mathias) Aug 27, 2019 01:39 Replies: 4 Views: 938
Fluorite from China - exact locality? (Tobi) Aug 12, 2019 01:32 Replies: 2 Views: 735
Hausmannite and ? (Mathias) Aug 11, 2019 11:32 Replies: 2 Views: 626
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139 1473 Dec 02, 2019 11:20
Tracy 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
Agates from Argentina. (condoragatemines) Mar 03, 2019 21:17 Replies: 12 Views: 3954
Malachite specimen. (mlesage54) Mar 01, 2019 03:10 Replies: 3 Views: 5053
Introduction (Birdbrain59) Feb 14, 2019 23:02 Replies: 0 Views: 1165
I want to photograph my collection (Malcolm Uffelman Jr) Jan 26, 2019 12:18 Replies: 15 Views: 7907
Micro photos of inclusions in Quartz (zbhjzm) Nov 12, 2018 08:01 Replies: 106 Views: 44615
Mendip potato (R Saunders) Oct 27, 2018 08:20 Replies: 0 Views: 1637
Lightning Stones (R Saunders) Sep 21, 2018 09:13 Replies: 0 Views: 1513
Tourmaline type question (Kara) Sep 12, 2018 06:26 Replies: 22 Views: 5541
Finnish spectrolite (labradorite, plagioklase) (Kara) Sep 06, 2018 06:29 Replies: 0 Views: 1576
Collection Macros (Oliver B) Aug 06, 2018 11:57 Replies: 31 Views: 7558
My collection of crystals (Kaleb) Jun 18, 2018 03:33 Replies: 5 Views: 2894
Zaïrite (Roger Warin) Dec 06, 2017 09:58 Replies: 0 Views: 2942
Super thin hematite inclusions in amethyst (zbhjzm) Nov 13, 2017 05:52 Replies: 22 Views: 11625
Micro photos of a boulder opal (zbhjzm) Sep 09, 2017 09:14 Replies: 2 Views: 3541
Stack software, comparative speed, optimizations and others (ofarcis) Sep 06, 2017 10:40 Replies: 20 Views: 33685
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104 857 Sep 25, 2019 04:04
R Saunders 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: 13247
Favourite countries of origin? (Tobi) Sep 01, 2010 12:23 Replies: 26 Views: 22184
The other ten of the top twenty locations (Tom Mazanec) Mar 04, 2016 10:15 Replies: 9 Views: 9267
100.000 Club Favourite Fluorites? (Tobi) Sep 06, 2019 16:28 Replies: 197 Views: 195964
Favourite Barytes? (Tobi) Jul 28, 2019 09:57 Replies: 20 Views: 6403
Favourite Quartzes? (Tobi) May 25, 2019 14:10 Replies: 45 Views: 28487
Favourite Galenas? (Tobi) Dec 29, 2018 09:36 Replies: 24 Views: 14070
Favourite Pyromorphites? (Tobi) Dec 15, 2018 14:49 Replies: 20 Views: 13014
Favourite Sphalerites? (Tobi) Dec 15, 2018 11:09 Replies: 20 Views: 14473
Favourite Pyrites? (Tobi) Dec 05, 2018 04:23 Replies: 23 Views: 16566
Favourite Rhodochrosites? (Tobi) Dec 02, 2018 13:25 Replies: 24 Views: 19755
Favourite Calcites? (Tobi) Nov 28, 2018 14:26 Replies: 36 Views: 24042
Favourite Smithsonites? (Tobi) Nov 28, 2018 02:55 Replies: 5 Views: 5577
Favourite Topazes? (Tobi) Sep 25, 2017 15:50 Replies: 8 Views: 6605
Favourite Garnets? (Tobi) Aug 05, 2017 14:55 Replies: 6 Views: 7435
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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: 1631
New kyanite discovery BC Canada (thecrystalfinderBC) Oct 21, 2019 07:31 Replies: 4 Views: 1150
Pegmatite exploration BC Canada (thecrystalfinderBC) Oct 19, 2019 15:40 Replies: 1 Views: 495
The Annabel Lee Mine (Bob Harman) Oct 05, 2019 10:11 Replies: 1 Views: 463
Zeolites and other Icelandic minerals from Hvalfjörður (Bergur_E_Sigurdarson) Sep 05, 2019 08:34 Replies: 12 Views: 3000
New fluorites from Pikes Peak, Colorado (Bob Carnein) Aug 01, 2019 14:43 Replies: 7 Views: 1603
100.000 Club Collecting quartz on the Little Falls dolostone (vic rzonca) Jun 23, 2019 08:59 Replies: 118 Views: 104620
Two orphan spinels (Pete Richards) May 02, 2019 02:00 Replies: 8 Views: 1861
Machów Mine (sauer11) Apr 15, 2019 01:00 Replies: 4 Views: 1416
Wrong localities (minsur) Apr 14, 2019 17:11 Replies: 5 Views: 1615
Sweet Home Mine 2.0 (Tobi) Apr 05, 2019 07:14 Replies: 8 Views: 4776
Mt. Mica (vic rzonca) Jan 17, 2019 05:57 Replies: 3 Views: 1853
Snowflake mohawkite (R Saunders) Jan 10, 2019 11:45 Replies: 0 Views: 1312
Rhodochrosite geodes (Charlotte) Dec 17, 2018 22:13 Replies: 1 Views: 6587
Maine tourmaline find a month ago. (vic rzonca) Aug 08, 2018 03:30 Replies: 15 Views: 18098
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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 04, 2019 20:28 Replies: 9 Views: 500
Location error on a photo (Kevin Conroy) May 15, 2019 20:07 Replies: 2 Views: 910
Hematite and Quartz from China (Tobi) Apr 08, 2019 10:53 Replies: 4 Views: 1056
Amethyst Cove, Bay of Fundy, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada - Correction (Richard Arseneau) Mar 13, 2019 10:55 Replies: 4 Views: 1311
Modificación requested for Capestang locality (Philippe Durand) Mar 24, 2017 12:31 Replies: 2 Views: 4367
Change in French administrative area (Philippe Durand) Mar 24, 2017 05:51 Replies: 1 Views: 3564
Proper locality name of the Czar Mine? (Jordi Fabre) May 11, 2016 05:20 Replies: 4 Views: 8131
Westmorland (James Catmur) Jun 11, 2015 08:20 Replies: 18 Views: 20729
From Kearsarge Mountain? (GneissWare) Jun 08, 2015 22:27 Replies: 7 Views: 11096

9 60 Dec 04, 2019 20:28
Woody Thompson 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: 1301
Fluorite from Czech Republic (stoner) Oct 17, 2019 09:34 Replies: 0 Views: 1251
Hyalite glass opal from Czech Republic (stoner) Oct 13, 2019 12:15 Replies: 0 Views: 898
Two small mines in Western Emerald belt of Colombia (Bergur_E_Sigurdarson) May 07, 2019 20:10 Replies: 17 Views: 4228
The Namib Desert (Heimo Hellwig) Jan 04, 2019 02:16 Replies: 33 Views: 34683
Pseudoctahedral Calcite (dontgogreen) Nov 29, 2018 13:10 Replies: 11 Views: 8106
Agates in Sicily? (alanbartlett) Apr 27, 2018 13:28 Replies: 9 Views: 4938
Rockhounding trip Juchem Quarry (JessieG) Apr 06, 2018 13:32 Replies: 3 Views: 2973
Rockhounding trips - A gem hunt in Minas Gerais (MatheusTorres) Nov 26, 2017 03:33 Replies: 2 Views: 3818
Garnets in Itadori River near Nagoya (Japan) (Alex D.) Sep 06, 2017 07:39 Replies: 13 Views: 8694
Quartz from alpine-type fissures in Raleigh, North Carolina (Scott LaBorde) Aug 30, 2017 14:45 Replies: 2 Views: 4105
Driving distance to the Rowley Mine from Scottsdale? (Dave Graley) Aug 08, 2017 09:32 Replies: 0 Views: 3281
Rockhounding in Israel - contact needed (dimrub) Jul 16, 2017 23:35 Replies: 8 Views: 7063
The Bogota´s French Connection (Firmo Espinar) Jun 29, 2017 08:40 Replies: 8 Views: 7737
Hallelujah Junction, Near Reno, Nevada. Spann Adventure (Gail) Jun 11, 2017 06:27 Replies: 29 Views: 19983
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64 484 Oct 30, 2019 12:47
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No new posts Exceptional finds     
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100.000 Club Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode (Antonio Da Silveira) Aug 18, 2018 07:13 Replies: 37 Views: 149155
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CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia (John Cornish) Feb 28, 2014 20:03 Replies: 63 Views: 89888
2013, an Update... CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine (John Cornish) Jun 24, 2013 08:14 Replies: 13 Views: 29617
Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode - 'Part 2' (Antonio Da Silveira) Oct 23, 2010 17:27 Replies: 6 Views: 32419
Scoop! - An important find of amber in the "La Florida" Mine, Spain (Jordi Fabre) Dec 14, 2008 15:03 Replies: 0 Views: 20909

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.
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No new posts A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK     Access to the FMF Gallery
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No new posts A mineralogical trip through Germany     Access to the FMF Gallery
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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
Mounting Sulfur Crystals (DanZellner) Nov 15, 2019 17:05 Replies: 7 Views: 496
Uraninite storage (Xaranar) Oct 21, 2019 15:54 Replies: 32 Views: 3363
Unreliable Water Guns? (daviddillman) Sep 12, 2019 19:30 Replies: 14 Views: 10880
Cleaning Nifontovite (Linus) Jun 19, 2019 20:20 Replies: 9 Views: 2147
Artificially dyed agates = a legitimate use of water (Bob Harman) May 13, 2019 10:32 Replies: 0 Views: 1624
Cr-rich green Tremolite (R Saunders) Mar 25, 2019 18:18 Replies: 6 Views: 2235
Quartz polishing. tips please!! (ed7232004) Feb 14, 2019 01:27 Replies: 3 Views: 1687
Damaging a specimen (tchai) Jan 20, 2019 04:41 Replies: 4 Views: 2199
Help! how to remove build up from citrine geode (ed7232004) Jan 16, 2019 16:53 Replies: 20 Views: 5335
Best Labeling Material for Collection Numbers on Specimens (Peter Lemkin) Dec 16, 2018 10:36 Replies: 15 Views: 5355
Bismuth lost its colours. (cornz) Nov 06, 2018 01:32 Replies: 4 Views: 2486
Abrasives repairing polishing crystals (Diamond) Sep 05, 2018 14:23 Replies: 11 Views: 4778
How to "Defrost" crystals in quartz (al mar) Aug 26, 2018 10:28 Replies: 4 Views: 2985
The Illinois Fluorites with Calcite are chemically etched? (R Saunders) Jul 29, 2018 13:22 Replies: 13 Views: 4531
Aiguille Verte pink fluorite specimen (Mathias) Jul 01, 2018 11:24 Replies: 2 Views: 2519
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143 1308 Nov 15, 2019 17:05
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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: 26712
1.000.000 Club Collection of Michael Shaw (Michael Shaw) Dec 01, 2019 14:42 Replies: 1498 Views: 1251043
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500.000 Club Collection of Tobi (Tobi) Dec 02, 2019 04:45 Replies: 932 Views: 819555
500.000 Club The Mizunaka Collection (am mizunaka) Dec 07, 2019 02:50 Replies: 1474 Views: 824677
500.000 Club New generation for picture - Ploum (ploum) Dec 07, 2019 03:46 Replies: 1140 Views: 765210
100.000 Club Collection of Nurbo (nurbo) Mar 26, 2016 14:37 Replies: 404 Views: 483617
100.000 Club Andreas Gerstenberg Collection (Andreas Gerstenberg) May 19, 2018 14:36 Replies: 182 Views: 317452
100.000 Club Collection of Miguel (José Miguel) Jul 15, 2019 03:14 Replies: 224 Views: 219443
100.000 Club Bob's rocks (GneissWare) Jul 31, 2018 10:44 Replies: 345 Views: 288948
100.000 Club The micro photographs of Christian Rewitzer (Jordi Fabre) Feb 20, 2016 23:50 Replies: 77 Views: 218721
100.000 Club Collection of Fiebre Verde (Fiebre Verde) Dec 03, 2019 14:25 Replies: 698 Views: 476502
100.000 Club The collection of Pierre and Riana Joubert (Pierre Joubert) Feb 14, 2019 15:24 Replies: 314 Views: 217229
100.000 Club Collection of Heimo Hellwig (Heimo Hellwig) Apr 11, 2019 00:59 Replies: 672 Views: 332553
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141 15598 Dec 07, 2019 03:46
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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
100.000 Club Tracy's favorite specimens (Tracy) Dec 21, 2017 10:32 Replies: 74 Views: 165482
100.000 Club Gail's collection (Gail) Aug 03, 2017 04:02 Replies: 375 Views: 469146
Nimfiara's collection (nimfiara) May 10, 2012 17:20 Replies: 30 Views: 61303
Linda's Private Collection (Linda Smith) Feb 08, 2012 04:31 Replies: 39 Views: 70780
Debbie's Collection (Debbie Woolf) Jul 04, 2011 10:45 Replies: 20 Views: 46421
Colleen's Collection (Colleen Thomson) May 28, 2011 19:33 Replies: 10 Views: 29783
Jessica's mineral collection (Jessica Simonoff) Jan 30, 2010 18:52 Replies: 18 Views: 45146
Linda St-Cyr's favorites (Linda St-Cyr) May 17, 2009 09:09 Replies: 6 Views: 36061

8 580 Dec 21, 2017 10:32
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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) Nov 16, 2019 02:35 Replies: 16 Views: 6173
New ExtraLapis No. 56 RHODOCHROSITE - I highly recommend it! (Tobi) Jul 07, 2019 02:10 Replies: 3 Views: 1167
Fluorite - Trésor de France (French Treasure) (Jordi Fabre) May 01, 2019 04:25 Replies: 2 Views: 1220
Faden article (tgleckler) Feb 21, 2019 19:06 Replies: 3 Views: 1343
Lapis $$ (lluis) Nov 28, 2018 13:01 Replies: 0 Views: 1407
Minerals of the English Midlands (James Catmur) Sep 28, 2018 08:52 Replies: 2 Views: 1925
Minerales y Minas de España - Silicatos (keith) Apr 12, 2018 06:58 Replies: 2 Views: 2755
German Language Magazine (CodyDel) Nov 23, 2017 14:33 Replies: 5 Views: 4363
1929 Ed Over Rocks and Minerals Article (CodyDel) Nov 22, 2017 21:33 Replies: 10 Views: 7584
Australian micromineral newsletter... (crocoite) Mar 25, 2017 20:21 Replies: 19 Views: 30396
Mineralogy by Dexter Perkins (Tom Mazanec) Jan 03, 2017 18:03 Replies: 14 Views: 11561
Panasqueira Mine (Michael Shaw) Nov 08, 2016 11:01 Replies: 19 Views: 29221
ExtraLapis No. 50: Kalifornien/California - a great article written by Jesse Fisher (Tobi) Sep 25, 2016 04:46 Replies: 3 Views: 5373
My reading (Tom Mazanec) Jun 11, 2016 13:43 Replies: 8 Views: 9764
Quartz from Spain (Miguel Calvo) Apr 28, 2016 01:17 Replies: 1 Views: 6065
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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: 7891
Mineral collages 5.0 (Tobi) Jul 19, 2019 05:52 Replies: 4 Views: 2059
New Artwork... (crocoite) Jun 02, 2019 06:42 Replies: 13 Views: 7401
Artisan Made Gems (vic rzonca) Sep 22, 2018 14:28 Replies: 9 Views: 7715
Some new Mineralpaintings in Watercolor (MasterofStone) Sep 02, 2018 16:17 Replies: 5 Views: 2657
Chinese Realgar (crocoite) Apr 24, 2018 21:36 Replies: 8 Views: 6608
Minerals in Watercolor (MasterofStone) Feb 21, 2018 06:22 Replies: 6 Views: 5342
Grossular Garnet, Jeffrey Mine, Canada (crocoite) Dec 30, 2017 02:42 Replies: 0 Views: 3271
Rhodochrosite with Barite, Lone Tree Mine, Nevada (crocoite) Dec 07, 2017 05:15 Replies: 0 Views: 3653
Stak Nala Elbaite... (crocoite) Nov 20, 2017 05:23 Replies: 0 Views: 3439
Mineral collages 4.0 (Tobi) Jul 16, 2017 15:44 Replies: 12 Views: 11148
Fabre's past (vic rzonca) Jan 14, 2017 11:02 Replies: 37 Views: 37219
Da Boss... (crocoite) Aug 24, 2016 03:14 Replies: 3 Views: 5531
2016 Paintings... (crocoite) Apr 23, 2016 09:15 Replies: 11 Views: 15281
Mineral collages 3.0 - highlights from my collection (Tobi) Feb 17, 2016 11:05 Replies: 12 Views: 15505
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42 787 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
Your very first rock? (Tobi) Apr 25, 2019 18:49 Replies: 14 Views: 6929
History of minerals. (vic rzonca) Dec 09, 2018 09:31 Replies: 6 Views: 10394
"ite" (vic rzonca) Oct 09, 2018 08:50 Replies: 12 Views: 3917
Historical Information About Sodalite (Stone Mania) Aug 24, 2017 04:41 Replies: 14 Views: 9105
Finding a little Mexican treasure (Jean Sendero) Nov 05, 2016 16:03 Replies: 0 Views: 4687
Minerals and Their Stories (Michael Shaw) Oct 29, 2016 08:00 Replies: 5 Views: 5504
"H. Deisinger" Collection (Jamison Brizendine) Aug 24, 2016 07:20 Replies: 4 Views: 9428
Mineral labels as art ;) (Tobi) Sep 22, 2014 02:06 Replies: 23 Views: 45808
If it is a twin it was juicy and delicious (Don Lum) Sep 14, 2014 12:53 Replies: 25 Views: 25484
How all you got started in collecting? (vic rzonca) Jun 08, 2014 10:32 Replies: 21 Views: 35840
Bill Lawrence Memorial (BlueCapProductions) May 05, 2014 13:56 Replies: 4 Views: 10345
Sir Arthur Russell - 50th Anniversary on 24th February (Roy Starkey) Feb 02, 2014 12:58 Replies: 5 Views: 11978
Reminiscences of an Old Former Curator by John S. White (Jordi Fabre) Jan 19, 2014 17:06 Replies: 6 Views: 12958
Rogues gallery of photos of yesteryear's mineral collecting greats (Jordi Fabre) Jan 12, 2014 06:26 Replies: 16 Views: 21247
Biggest nugget? 64.7 kg. (Roger Warin) Nov 12, 2013 16:25 Replies: 6 Views: 16006
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38 411 Apr 25, 2019 18:49
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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: 40474
FMF Guide of Rocks - SEDIMENTARY ROCKS (prcantos) Dec 11, 2013 17:45 Replies: 5 Views: 20786
FMF Guide of Rocks - METAMORPHIC ROCKS (prcantos) Jul 05, 2015 06:56 Replies: 16 Views: 44783
Roadside Geology of Vermont (NellsRocks) Sep 21, 2018 07:52 Replies: 10 Views: 3792
Grave Stones of Interest to Rock People... no, really... (NellsRocks) Sep 13, 2018 16:23 Replies: 14 Views: 15345
Not Sure What Rock Is!!!??? (Aliengng) Mar 24, 2016 06:09 Replies: 15 Views: 16613
Genesis of the serpentine minerals and rocks (prcantos) Jun 06, 2013 04:48 Replies: 2 Views: 12271

7 82 Sep 21, 2018 07:52
Tobi View latest post
No new posts Incorrect classification and fakes     
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Opinions appreciated....Citrine or glass? (AmyinTX) Nov 30, 2019 03:03 Replies: 6 Views: 311
Specimens incorrectly labeled Bravoite coating Pyrite from Colorado (John S. White) Nov 23, 2019 07:55 Replies: 11 Views: 22198
Milpillas "Electric Blue" Azurites AND Malachites - Natural or Chipped? (bob kerr) Aug 07, 2019 17:26 Replies: 20 Views: 9017
Are there any Sicilian Sulphur fakes still around? (Bob Harman) Jun 09, 2019 09:46 Replies: 12 Views: 2099
Specimens from near the Coronel Manuel Rodriguez Mine, Chile (Kevin Conroy) Jun 02, 2019 16:55 Replies: 11 Views: 2027
Irradiated fluorite from China? (Pierre Joubert) Jan 07, 2019 15:59 Replies: 5 Views: 2129
The intense oiling of Chinese minerals (nitana2000) Dec 09, 2018 13:34 Replies: 16 Views: 23627
Who to trust with gemstone identification? Are some gemologists better than others? (Adrian August) Sep 09, 2018 10:10 Replies: 11 Views: 2941
Fake Colombian Emeralds (Fiebre Verde) May 14, 2018 19:33 Replies: 33 Views: 30162
Fake specimens from the Erongo and Brandberg region. (Pierre Joubert) May 04, 2018 09:31 Replies: 23 Views: 11457
Iron Man (vic rzonca) Aug 28, 2017 07:57 Replies: 7 Views: 5333
Tanzanite? (Harald) Aug 02, 2017 22:31 Replies: 6 Views: 4940
Quarter million fake Tourmaline cluster. (texasdigger) May 22, 2017 11:36 Replies: 19 Views: 11097
Please help me identify if these are fake or treated (TomS) Feb 09, 2017 22:10 Replies: 16 Views: 12296
Treatments, Synthetics and Simulants: QUARTZ & CHALCEDONY (cascaillou) Dec 20, 2015 20:34 Replies: 3 Views: 9192
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Stolen specimen alert - Stolen from the University of California, Santa Barbara! (Jordi Fabre) Aug 21, 2019 22:36 Replies: 2 Views: 2604
Theft of Pieter de Bruyn collection (Pierre Joubert) Mar 14, 2019 19:40 Replies: 1 Views: 1723
Theft of Tourmalines from Fallbrook Gem & Mineral Society Museum in California (Chris Wentzell) Oct 25, 2017 14:13 Replies: 26 Views: 18226
Theft from the Franklin Mineral Museum, New Jersey (Jordi Fabre) Jul 18, 2017 07:43 Replies: 0 Views: 3786
Theft at West Coast Mineral and Fossil Show of Kristalle gold. (vic rzonca) Nov 16, 2016 07:43 Replies: 1 Views: 4214
Stolen specimen inquiry (Jordi Fabre) Aug 06, 2016 05:08 Replies: 3 Views: 6754
Theft of Colin Owen mineral specimens and collection (Pierre Joubert) Jul 15, 2016 10:34 Replies: 14 Views: 12190
THEFT of 60 world class mineral specimens in Johannesburg! (Jordi Fabre) Apr 29, 2016 10:04 Replies: 19 Views: 30669
Famous piece stolen from a Romanian Museum (David) Jan 27, 2014 14:16 Replies: 0 Views: 9173
Warning: Johannesburg Geology Museum theft: July 2013!! (Jordi Fabre) Jul 19, 2013 11:20 Replies: 2 Views: 8570
A Butte Covellite was stolen from the National Mining Hall of Fame!!!! (Jordi Fabre) Feb 09, 2013 14:51 Replies: 0 Views: 6223
California Mining and Mineral Museum Robbed (Jordi Fabre) Oct 05, 2012 12:59 Replies: 3 Views: 7610
Theft at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History (Jordi Fabre) Feb 28, 2012 23:42 Replies: 1 Views: 5252
Highgrading, the selling of stolen goods and turning a blind eye (BlueCapProductions) Dec 01, 2011 02:48 Replies: 42 Views: 62531
Theft of Rice Museum Gold Collection! (Jordi Fabre) Apr 23, 2010 14:32 Replies: 4 Views: 10606
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100.000 Club Presentation of new members - Reference Thread (Jordi Fabre) Oct 06, 2019 13:41 Replies: 411 Views: 236445
Fun with mineralogy (cascaillou) Dec 06, 2019 16:11 Replies: 0 Views: 103
Buyers remorse, sellers remorse, donors remorse and more (Bob Harman) Nov 19, 2019 14:04 Replies: 16 Views: 846
New Free Mineral Database App for your phone (Mark Wrigley) Nov 04, 2019 04:52 Replies: 6 Views: 1012
Interpretation of an old label (Tiffanie) Oct 10, 2019 11:15 Replies: 2 Views: 667
The "Musée de Minéralogie MINES ParisTech" (École des Mines de Paris) (Jordi Fabre) Oct 05, 2019 14:17 Replies: 0 Views: 811
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Smoky or Smokey (Bob Harman) Sep 28, 2019 20:20 Replies: 21 Views: 2954
Freeware mineral collection inventory program (Oleg Sorochinsky) Sep 28, 2019 18:22 Replies: 16 Views: 3921
The Art of Displaying Minerals (Gary White) Sep 28, 2019 18:20 Replies: 10 Views: 2672
Sad news. Dr. James Carter (Gail) Sep 23, 2019 12:04 Replies: 2 Views: 700
Article in the Guardian (Matt_Zukowski) Sep 22, 2019 08:14 Replies: 1 Views: 710
Donating funds - Rock Currier Collection auction (Jordi Fabre) Sep 16, 2019 11:37 Replies: 6 Views: 1356
Colombian memories (Bob Harman) Aug 26, 2019 16:02 Replies: 5 Views: 768
Seeking Austin Mineral Collectors (Deb Roman) Aug 04, 2019 04:20 Replies: 9 Views: 1336
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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

Is this a twin? (Duncan Miller) May 16, 2019 02:17 Replies: 28 Views: 24910
100.000 Club Quartz collecting outings in South Africa (Pierre Joubert) Mar 25, 2019 11:26 Replies: 354 Views: 273654
Blue-green rock (Viktorian) Aug 13, 2018 21:33 Replies: 7 Views: 42711
Stalactites? (John S. White) Jul 09, 2018 10:20 Replies: 24 Views: 27386
Maximum number of minerals on a specimen (David) May 06, 2018 03:02 Replies: 37 Views: 38185
Tetrahedron [111] penetration twin (Josele) Jan 13, 2018 20:26 Replies: 17 Views: 32568
100.000 Club New find of minerals from New York (Glenn Rhein) Dec 04, 2017 13:20 Replies: 123 Views: 152225
I am curious to know what camera you are using... (Pierre Joubert) May 25, 2017 15:33 Replies: 29 Views: 35693
Radioactive minerals (Roger Warin) Nov 01, 2016 05:40 Replies: 29 Views: 45897
100.000 Club What about heliodor from Tajikistan? (parfaitelumiere) Sep 09, 2016 03:20 Replies: 90 Views: 117877
More about beta Quartz (nitana2000) Mar 08, 2016 12:34 Replies: 27 Views: 50640
Ilmenite pseudo (John S. White) Feb 18, 2016 08:02 Replies: 3 Views: 40214
Question about cubic diamond crystals (Jim) Nov 26, 2015 11:28 Replies: 21 Views: 47056
Very nice Amethyst in the Railroad Works in North of Spain (Joan R.) May 11, 2015 16:02 Replies: 16 Views: 49361
Mysterious Black Crystals (Something Fishy!) (Andy Love) May 11, 2015 14:53 Replies: 35 Views: 49343
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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: 20060

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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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