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

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


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

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

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

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

John S. White
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Mineral specimen related questions  Topics   Posts   Last Post 
Questions you have about mineral specimens, such as help in identifying a mineral or queries about localities for specimens
 
No new posts Minerals and Mineralogy     
In this forum you can suggest and discuss things related to the technical and scientific aspects of minerals and mineralogy.   Moderators John S. White, Peter Megaw, chris, alfredo, Antonio Alcaide, cascaillou
Green petrified wood WA State? (jenrey1919) Jul 12, 2018 22:17 Replies: 6 Views: 391
Carbonates form on ponds in Oman like ice (Matt_Zukowski) Jul 02, 2018 10:28 Replies: 6 Views: 1916
Minerals of DR Congo, Katanga. (Roger Warin) Apr 20, 2018 06:44 Replies: 25 Views: 11522
Great website on Quartz and all Quartz growth variants! (Peter Lemkin) Apr 12, 2018 05:55 Replies: 1 Views: 1396
Central Massif of Picos de Europa, Asturias (Gagat Minerals) Mar 19, 2018 09:22 Replies: 9 Views: 2026
San Benito County (Roger Warin) Mar 18, 2018 11:59 Replies: 9 Views: 2215
Stellerite from Mali (Gagat Minerals) Mar 18, 2018 07:51 Replies: 2 Views: 1079
Percentage of pigment (Tom Mazanec) Mar 15, 2018 05:54 Replies: 6 Views: 1527
A new find: Hoganite from Morocco (Manuel Mesa) Feb 28, 2018 12:52 Replies: 17 Views: 4857
Collecting focuses and how they can change (Tobi) Jan 20, 2018 02:00 Replies: 22 Views: 7856
Minerals and the Origins of Life: the key roles of apatite and struvite (Cesar M. Salvan) Jan 12, 2018 00:40 Replies: 9 Views: 5630
Percentage of minerals known (Tom Mazanec) Jan 08, 2018 12:02 Replies: 11 Views: 3129
Minerals sans life (Tom Mazanec) Jan 06, 2018 18:38 Replies: 15 Views: 3995
Prospecting pegmatite for schorl: need help. (cascaillou) Dec 14, 2017 14:11 Replies: 8 Views: 3025
"Frosted patterns" on the faces of Quartz (Reef) Nov 30, 2017 06:46 Replies: 9 Views: 2732
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687 6436 Jul 12, 2018 22:17
Jeff 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: 13356
100.000 Club Mineral specimens with inclusions - (28) (Elise) May 28, 2018 12:07 Replies: 87 Views: 115390
New Mexico Collecting - (27) (Philip Simmons) May 25, 2018 20:16 Replies: 33 Views: 16351
Faden Quartz Crystals - (26) (marco campos-venuti) Jun 23, 2018 18:52 Replies: 49 Views: 23311
An opportune harvest of Gold in Serra do Caldeirão claims, Brazil - (25) (Jordi Fabre) Aug 29, 2017 05:42 Replies: 1 Views: 5857
Trip to the Eastern Emerald Belt, Colombia - (24) (Fiebre Verde) Nov 13, 2016 16:39 Replies: 12 Views: 11192
Malbunka Copper Mine, Home of the Azurite Suns - (23) (crocoite) Jul 09, 2017 05:24 Replies: 55 Views: 34507
How to find a pocket? - (22) (Jordi Fabre) Aug 24, 2017 03:37 Replies: 42 Views: 34727
A "complete" Dauphiné twin of quartz - (21) (Pete Richards) Sep 10, 2014 11:43 Replies: 18 Views: 22109
A copper mine to understand Life - (20) (Cesar M. Salvan) Aug 19, 2014 15:49 Replies: 9 Views: 14245
DIY Specific Gravity Kit (tutorial) - (19) (cascaillou) Mar 23, 2018 04:19 Replies: 12 Views: 20391
How to dig a pocket? - (18) (Jordi Fabre) Jan 22, 2014 12:41 Replies: 29 Views: 58494
APXS: from Mars to the mineral collector's workbench - (17) (Cesar M. Salvan) Jun 03, 2014 04:06 Replies: 8 Views: 16439
Photos of epitaxy - (16) (John S. White) May 28, 2018 22:05 Replies: 54 Views: 74245
Twinning of the aragonite - (15) (Pete Richards) Jan 07, 2015 23:17 Replies: 9 Views: 17722
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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 16, 2018 23:53 Replies: 29 Views: 7933
Tucson Show 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Jun 16, 2018 17:47 Replies: 158 Views: 63130
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 22, 2017 05:21 Replies: 77 Views: 38820
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 08, 2017 13:56 Replies: 59 Views: 39621
Tucson Show 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Apr 06, 2017 09:01 Replies: 114 Views: 78704
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 06, 2016 11:21 Replies: 68 Views: 46893
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 18, 2016 14:37 Replies: 47 Views: 43008
Tucson Show 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Feb 28, 2016 16:01 Replies: 61 Views: 59438
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Nov 27, 2015 23:45 Replies: 102 Views: 90783
2015 Tucson In Retrospect (Don Lum) Oct 19, 2017 00:36 Replies: 61 Views: 49342
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 20, 2015 16:38 Replies: 58 Views: 60843
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 30, 2015 22:03 Replies: 174 Views: 176853
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 01, 2014 02:35 Replies: 80 Views: 89215
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2014 (Jordi Fabre) May 06, 2015 16:42 Replies: 40 Views: 47975
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 30, 2014 01:38 Replies: 111 Views: 135244
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38 2451 Jul 16, 2018 23:53
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: 1796
New York City - Watson Hotel / June 23 & 24, 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 01, 2018 16:09 Replies: 1 Views: 1596
New York City - Watson Hotel / March 3 & 4, 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 01, 2018 14:26 Replies: 0 Views: 1342
Friends of Mineralogy Midwest Chapter 6th Annual Mineralogical Symposium (Jordi Fabre) Feb 24, 2018 14:27 Replies: 0 Views: 1004
Mineral Show in Copenhagen, Denmark (Jordi Fabre) Feb 19, 2018 09:04 Replies: 4 Views: 1557
Quartzite - 2018 (Robert Seitz) Jan 18, 2018 12:21 Replies: 19 Views: 4662
Two Minerals Shows in Prague (Jordi Fabre) Jan 08, 2018 09:52 Replies: 0 Views: 1478
Soledade, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil - Mineral Show 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Jan 08, 2018 09:44 Replies: 0 Views: 1535
2018 Tucson HTCC status (bob kerr) Jan 04, 2018 10:17 Replies: 25 Views: 7644
Worcester, MA Show, November 18th-19th - Location Change! (Jordi Fabre) Nov 14, 2017 02:47 Replies: 0 Views: 1840
38th Annual New Mexico Mineral Symposium (from Mindat) (Tobi) Nov 09, 2017 11:26 Replies: 6 Views: 2529
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: 8364
Chamonix show fifty years (Philippe Durand) Aug 08, 2017 14:06 Replies: 14 Views: 6459
6th Chenzhou - Hunan Mineral Show in China (Jordi Fabre) Jul 14, 2017 14:11 Replies: 0 Views: 2254
Treasures of the Earth - Saturday July 15 & Sunday July 16, Syracuse, NY (Jordi Fabre) Jul 10, 2017 10:56 Replies: 0 Views: 2037
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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: 39725
Tucson 2017, The insanity continues...but it sure is fun! (Gail) Feb 27, 2017 22:25 Replies: 112 Views: 51316
100.000 Club TUCSON, 2016. And away we go.... (Gail) Mar 19, 2016 11:45 Replies: 445 Views: 189800
The magic of Tucson, 2015. Gail Spann report. (Gail) Aug 12, 2015 11:19 Replies: 116 Views: 87189
100.000 Club Tucson 2014 Show Report, Gail Spann Having Fun Again... (Gail) Jul 26, 2014 19:32 Replies: 156 Views: 112162
Houston Fine Mineral Show Report, with Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 03, 2013 09:23 Replies: 103 Views: 85598
100.000 Club 2013 Tucson Show Adventure ~ Gail Spann Style. (Gail) Apr 27, 2013 02:57 Replies: 598 Views: 369770
Fabulous Denver Gem and Mineral Show, Sept 14, 2012 and on...Gail Spann (Gail) Nov 04, 2012 01:57 Replies: 43 Views: 56203
100.000 Club Gail Spann's 2012 East Coast Gem and Mineral Show report (Gail) Aug 29, 2012 14:27 Replies: 151 Views: 108193
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin... (Gail) Oct 02, 2012 11:21 Replies: 632 Views: 457595
FMF party in Tucson, 2012. You coming? (Gail) Mar 03, 2012 02:28 Replies: 49 Views: 59602
Fort Worth, Texas, Gem and Mineral Show. Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 01, 2011 20:35 Replies: 33 Views: 49358
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011 (Gail) Oct 07, 2012 11:38 Replies: 370 Views: 347643
100.000 Club FMFs party in Tucson, 2011 (Gail) Feb 27, 2011 22:43 Replies: 114 Views: 103786
Gail Spann's Tucson show report, 2011 (Gail) Jan 17, 2011 01:30 Replies: 28 Views: 39383
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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

Green slime (Justin Hickok) Jul 14, 2018 15:20 Replies: 8 Views: 535
Apatite? (AmberH) Jul 13, 2018 21:18 Replies: 9 Views: 805
Bunch of minerals and fossil/s? (Diamond) Jul 08, 2018 00:53 Replies: 12 Views: 961
Glass or something else? (Diamond) Jul 03, 2018 06:38 Replies: 8 Views: 519
Identification and more information (AmberH) Jun 30, 2018 13:47 Replies: 1 Views: 463
Please help identify these mineral component of carbonate (mineralowitz) Jun 29, 2018 04:33 Replies: 7 Views: 840
Please help identify this rock - Thank you (jlggps) Jun 04, 2018 13:17 Replies: 4 Views: 1082
Can someone tell me what this is please. (Siarajane) May 31, 2018 09:39 Replies: 3 Views: 1015
A Large Stilbite Vug (BasaltDays) May 29, 2018 08:17 Replies: 0 Views: 656
Can anyone help me identify this strange rock formation (olsufkajeff) May 26, 2018 14:01 Replies: 8 Views: 1066
Please identify - rock with white inclusions (foreman) May 26, 2018 10:08 Replies: 7 Views: 1632
Please help identify (SouthernAppalachian) May 23, 2018 16:52 Replies: 3 Views: 744
Please identify (Vcollector) May 22, 2018 19:09 Replies: 5 Views: 1390
What is that mineral (ivital) May 20, 2018 13:36 Replies: 3 Views: 847
Sedimentary, Iron, Minerals. Curious. (Khosa) May 20, 2018 10:36 Replies: 6 Views: 1426
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715 4897 Jul 14, 2018 15:20
Justin Hickok View latest post
No new posts What is it? - Where is it from?     
In this forum you can add messages about the identification of minerals/localities. You can also include photos, so that others can help you identify your specimens or the locality that it comes from.
To know more about it, please use: Asking: "What is this? / Where is it from?"   Moderators chris, Pete Modreski, Antonio Alcaide

Azurite (Mathias) Jul 08, 2018 01:40 Replies: 1 Views: 565
Hairlike Gold inclusions in Quartz?? (zbhjzm) Jul 05, 2018 07:29 Replies: 53 Views: 5279
I am trying to figure out if its a black star or gold sheen? (JanGroen) Jul 04, 2018 01:36 Replies: 3 Views: 483
Atacamite? (Mathias) Jul 01, 2018 02:44 Replies: 3 Views: 593
help identifying this quartz (?) with mysterious luminescence (jrh4) Jun 28, 2018 15:41 Replies: 6 Views: 685
Help identifying this agate (?) slice (jrh4) Jun 27, 2018 18:54 Replies: 4 Views: 520
Specimen with white prehnite - any idea on this? (Tobi) Jun 25, 2018 03:20 Replies: 2 Views: 453
Quartz comparison (Maine gems) Jun 24, 2018 17:30 Replies: 1 Views: 335
I’m new to rock collecting...can anyone help identify this? (Maine gems) Jun 24, 2018 16:38 Replies: 3 Views: 385
Which locality? (Mathias) Jun 22, 2018 10:14 Replies: 8 Views: 1018
Identifying adularia (rocknroll) Jun 22, 2018 09:26 Replies: 8 Views: 721
What crystal is this (Kaleb) Jun 16, 2018 15:03 Replies: 4 Views: 517
Prasiolite ? (Dimce Catle) Jun 11, 2018 17:50 Replies: 2 Views: 741
I need help identifying these rocks, please. Thank you (donjones) Jun 07, 2018 12:33 Replies: 2 Views: 756
Is this bournonite from Herodsfoot or from Harz?? (jfc035) Jun 03, 2018 04:03 Replies: 2 Views: 736
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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 12, 2018 10:26 Replies: 79 Views: 18462
My collection of crystals (Kaleb) Jun 18, 2018 03:33 Replies: 5 Views: 720
I want to photograph my collection (Malcolm Uffelman Jr) Dec 06, 2017 11:28 Replies: 10 Views: 3037
Zaïrite (Roger Warin) Dec 06, 2017 09:58 Replies: 0 Views: 1207
Super thin hematite inclusions in amethyst (zbhjzm) Nov 13, 2017 05:52 Replies: 22 Views: 5728
Micro photos of a boulder opal (zbhjzm) Sep 09, 2017 09:14 Replies: 2 Views: 1922
Stack software, comparative speed, optimizations and others (ofarcis) Sep 06, 2017 10:40 Replies: 20 Views: 27602
Pyrite and marcasite intergrowths (Roger Warin) Jul 03, 2017 13:33 Replies: 0 Views: 2275
Bixbite Crystal in rhyolite matrix (Lueshie) May 10, 2017 15:45 Replies: 1 Views: 2416
Purple fluorite macro (Proudtex76) Apr 25, 2017 15:49 Replies: 2 Views: 2514
Lighting and mineral photos (dontgogreen) Nov 05, 2016 19:15 Replies: 1 Views: 3363
Special John S. White photographs (ploum) Jul 14, 2016 13:15 Replies: 15 Views: 19068
North American pyrrhotites (dontgogreen) Jun 13, 2016 22:02 Replies: 6 Views: 5431
Elbaite (Roger Warin) May 01, 2016 12:50 Replies: 2 Views: 4995
Epitaxy: a very rare example, torbernite on saleeite (Roger Warin) May 01, 2016 01:52 Replies: 2 Views: 4338
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90 747 Jul 12, 2018 10:26
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: 14235
100.000 Club Favourite Fluorites? (Tobi) Jul 12, 2018 07:15 Replies: 186 Views: 141846
Favourite Quartzes? (Tobi) Jun 15, 2018 05:26 Replies: 38 Views: 16091
Favourite Galenas? (Tobi) Apr 11, 2018 02:00 Replies: 19 Views: 7234
Favourite Barytes? (Tobi) Apr 10, 2018 18:21 Replies: 2 Views: 936
Favourite Sphalerites? (Tobi) Apr 08, 2018 13:14 Replies: 17 Views: 8797
Favourite Pyromorphites? (Tobi) Apr 08, 2018 13:11 Replies: 13 Views: 7000
Favourite Topazes? (Tobi) Sep 25, 2017 15:50 Replies: 8 Views: 3507
Favourite Garnets? (Tobi) Aug 05, 2017 14:55 Replies: 6 Views: 4714
Favourite Pyrites? (Tobi) May 08, 2017 14:40 Replies: 21 Views: 8676
Favourite Wulfenites? (Tobi) May 03, 2017 11:41 Replies: 23 Views: 13051
Favourite Smithsonites? (Tobi) Apr 30, 2017 05:21 Replies: 4 Views: 2962
Favourite Mimetites? (Tobi) Apr 21, 2017 11:53 Replies: 9 Views: 6389
Favourite Rhodochrosites? (Tobi) Apr 12, 2017 08:42 Replies: 23 Views: 12663
Favourite Tourmalines? (Tobi) Jan 14, 2017 14:59 Replies: 19 Views: 10659
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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: 527
Sweet Home Mine 2.0 (Tobi) Jun 16, 2018 07:11 Replies: 6 Views: 1854
On the mineralogy of Shijiangshan, Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia A.R. (China) (Cesar M. Salvan) May 27, 2018 19:33 Replies: 15 Views: 16751
Sapo mine Tourmaline (texasdigger) Apr 22, 2018 18:15 Replies: 1 Views: 1094
Collecting quartz on the Little Falls dolostone (vic rzonca) Apr 08, 2018 14:52 Replies: 109 Views: 83898
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico (Peter Megaw) Mar 05, 2018 11:18 Replies: 17 Views: 16164
Huge Island of Madagascar (Roger Warin) Feb 11, 2018 08:21 Replies: 7 Views: 2846
A request for information on mineral collecting in France (Pierre Joubert) Jan 29, 2018 00:25 Replies: 2 Views: 1227
New Zealand alpine minerals? (Philippe Durand) Oct 21, 2017 01:31 Replies: 22 Views: 6239
About "Franklin Furnace" (J. G. Alcolea) Oct 13, 2017 15:45 Replies: 8 Views: 2922
Graves Mountain, Georgia, USA - Hematite (Mike Lee) Oct 12, 2017 10:57 Replies: 2 Views: 1930
The Tsumeb Mine (Heimo Hellwig) May 13, 2017 01:21 Replies: 12 Views: 7921
La Viesca Mine and the finds made there (James) May 03, 2017 16:50 Replies: 8 Views: 15817
Quartz and limonite from a sandstone quarry (Pete Richards) Apr 28, 2017 08:36 Replies: 4 Views: 3270
Fluorite from Whiteman Creek, Vernon, BC, Canada (thecrystalfinder) Apr 26, 2017 11:50 Replies: 5 Views: 4288
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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: 2665
Change in French administrative area (Philippe Durand) Mar 24, 2017 05:51 Replies: 1 Views: 2034
Proper locality name of the Czar Mine? (Jordi Fabre) May 11, 2016 05:20 Replies: 4 Views: 6002
Westmorland (James) Jun 11, 2015 08:20 Replies: 18 Views: 16759
From Kearsarge Mountain? (GneissWare) Jun 08, 2015 22:27 Replies: 7 Views: 7871

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: 1645
The Namib Desert (Heimo Hellwig) Apr 07, 2018 02:06 Replies: 31 Views: 24773
Rockhounding trip Juchem Quarry (JessieG) Apr 06, 2018 13:32 Replies: 3 Views: 1054
Rockhounding trips - A gem hunt in Minas Gerais (MatheusTorres) Nov 26, 2017 03:33 Replies: 2 Views: 1993
Garnets in Itadori River near Nagoya (Japan) (Alex D.) Sep 06, 2017 07:39 Replies: 13 Views: 4335
Quartz from alpine-type fissures in Raleigh, North Carolina (Scott LaBorde) Aug 30, 2017 14:45 Replies: 2 Views: 2308
Driving distance to the Rowley Mine from Scottsdale? (Dave Graley) Aug 08, 2017 09:32 Replies: 0 Views: 1507
Rockhounding in Israel - contact needed (dimrub) Jul 16, 2017 23:35 Replies: 8 Views: 3554
The Bogota´s French Connection (franjungle) Jun 29, 2017 08:40 Replies: 8 Views: 4605
Hallelujah Junction, Near Reno, Nevada. Spann Adventure (Gail) Jun 11, 2017 06:27 Replies: 29 Views: 11677
Iceland! (peter@vanpeborgh.eu) Jun 09, 2017 12:28 Replies: 0 Views: 1908
Advice needed: a rockhounding trip for a beginner (dimrub) Jun 05, 2017 10:45 Replies: 15 Views: 6393
A crystal collecting outing to Ceres, South Africa (Reinhardt van Vuuren) May 08, 2017 02:20 Replies: 7 Views: 4871
The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira (franjungle) May 04, 2017 23:01 Replies: 33 Views: 11705
Looking for references for Emerald Mine Tours in Colombia (MSrockhound) Jan 17, 2017 19:22 Replies: 0 Views: 2521
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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: 132881
The biggest nuggets. (Roger Warin) Nov 08, 2016 03:51 Replies: 10 Views: 12679
CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia (John Cornish) Feb 28, 2014 20:03 Replies: 63 Views: 76451
2013, an Update... CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine (John Cornish) Jun 24, 2013 08:14 Replies: 13 Views: 25975
Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode - 'Part 2' (Antonio Da Silveira) Oct 23, 2010 17:27 Replies: 6 Views: 28115
Scoop! - An important find of amber in the "La Florida" Mine, Spain (Jordi Fabre) Dec 14, 2008 15:03 Replies: 0 Views: 18216

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: 517
Phosgenite (Mathias) Jul 01, 2018 05:07 Replies: 0 Views: 239
Making acrylic or Polycarbonate stands for mineral specimens (Pierre Joubert) Jun 27, 2018 06:02 Replies: 6 Views: 1698
Cleaning mixed sulfides. (vic rzonca) May 16, 2018 14:19 Replies: 4 Views: 978
Hinged boxes for crystal collections wanted (John S. White) May 15, 2018 09:16 Replies: 8 Views: 13317
Help how do I clean anhydrite? (Greg Lilly) Apr 29, 2018 18:40 Replies: 2 Views: 765
A terrible nuisance (John S. White) Nov 10, 2017 01:47 Replies: 17 Views: 5789
Potential Toxicity of Handling Raw Malachite Specimens. (Joseph D'Oliveira) Nov 03, 2017 20:33 Replies: 26 Views: 18206
Cleaning Carrolite specimens (Pierre Joubert) Oct 02, 2017 16:50 Replies: 2 Views: 1880
Cleaning with Water/ Spot Cleaning Guns (Agate?) (Ceanna) Aug 25, 2017 10:36 Replies: 13 Views: 4759
Removing stubborn minerals from quartz (Pierre Joubert) Apr 20, 2017 11:26 Replies: 32 Views: 19479
Information about turquoise mineral (Lundy) Apr 01, 2017 21:39 Replies: 7 Views: 3568
How to clean golden calcite (jtozier) Mar 14, 2017 15:01 Replies: 16 Views: 7223
Unreliable Water Guns? (daviddillman) Aug 30, 2016 10:24 Replies: 12 Views: 6496
Cleaning Pyrite (John S. White) Jul 21, 2016 05:07 Replies: 23 Views: 24936
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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: 22734
500.000 Club Collection of Carles Millan (Carles Millan) Apr 27, 2018 08:04 Replies: 836 Views: 923585
500.000 Club Collection of Michael Shaw (crosstimber) Jul 15, 2018 09:03 Replies: 1281 Views: 957497
500.000 Club Don Lum Collection (Don Lum) Jul 07, 2018 13:35 Replies: 1172 Views: 817291
500.000 Club Collection of Tobi (Tobi) May 11, 2018 09:35 Replies: 852 Views: 662223
500.000 Club The Mizunaka Collection (am mizunaka) Jul 16, 2018 18:40 Replies: 1163 Views: 562701
500.000 Club New generation for picture - Ploum (ploum) Apr 25, 2018 14:20 Replies: 940 Views: 552580
100.000 Club Collection of Nurbo (nurbo) Mar 26, 2016 14:37 Replies: 404 Views: 418269
100.000 Club Andreas Gerstenberg Collection (Andreas Gerstenberg) May 19, 2018 14:36 Replies: 182 Views: 265942
100.000 Club Collection of Miguel (José Miguel) Apr 14, 2017 05:32 Replies: 223 Views: 187282
100.000 Club Bob's rocks (GneissWare) Feb 27, 2017 01:50 Replies: 344 Views: 239901
100.000 Club The micro photographs of Christian Rewitzer (Jordi Fabre) Feb 20, 2016 23:50 Replies: 77 Views: 182566
100.000 Club Collection of Fiebre Verde (Fiebre Verde) Jul 13, 2018 17:23 Replies: 627 Views: 294970
100.000 Club The collection of Pierre and Riana Joubert (Pierre Joubert) Jun 12, 2018 03:22 Replies: 284 Views: 161823
100.000 Club Collection of Heimo Hellwig (Heimo Hellwig) Jul 13, 2018 04:46 Replies: 590 Views: 226343
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135 13550 Jul 16, 2018 18:40
am mizunaka 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: 111215
100.000 Club Gail's collection (Gail) Aug 03, 2017 04:02 Replies: 375 Views: 406219
The sad news about Diana Weinrich. (Gail) Jan 08, 2018 11:39 Replies: 16 Views: 6062
Nimfiara's collection (nimfiara) May 10, 2012 17:20 Replies: 30 Views: 54181
Linda's Private Collection (Linda Smith) Feb 08, 2012 04:31 Replies: 39 Views: 61144
Debbie's Collection (Debbie Woolf) Jul 04, 2011 10:45 Replies: 20 Views: 39213
Colleen's Collection (Colleen Thomson) May 28, 2011 19:33 Replies: 10 Views: 25136
Jessica's mineral collection (Jessica Simonoff) Jan 30, 2010 18:52 Replies: 18 Views: 39083
Linda St-Cyr's favorites (Linda St-Cyr) May 17, 2009 09:09 Replies: 6 Views: 31105

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: 1107
German Language Magazine (CodyDel) Nov 23, 2017 14:33 Replies: 5 Views: 2276
1929 Ed Over Rocks and Minerals Article (CodyDel) Nov 22, 2017 21:33 Replies: 10 Views: 3918
Australian micromineral newsletter... (crocoite) Mar 25, 2017 20:21 Replies: 19 Views: 25118
Mineralogy by Dexter Perkins (Tom Mazanec) Jan 03, 2017 18:03 Replies: 14 Views: 7133
Panasqueira Mine (crosstimber) Nov 08, 2016 11:01 Replies: 19 Views: 23271
ExtraLapis No. 50: Kalifornien/California - a great article written by Jesse Fisher (Tobi) Sep 25, 2016 04:46 Replies: 3 Views: 3655
My reading (Tom Mazanec) Jun 11, 2016 13:43 Replies: 8 Views: 6899
Quartz from Spain (Miguel Calvo) Apr 28, 2016 01:17 Replies: 1 Views: 4574
Antique books (ACC79) Feb 05, 2016 14:35 Replies: 1 Views: 4483
Minerales y Minas de España by Miguel Calvo (Minerals and Mines of Spain) (Antonio Alcaide) Dec 09, 2015 22:38 Replies: 3 Views: 10849
Classification of crystallographic forms - any references? (prcantos) Mar 06, 2015 11:11 Replies: 21 Views: 22365
Mathematical Crystallography by Boisen & Gibbs (prcantos) Oct 09, 2014 03:55 Replies: 0 Views: 8248
Crystal Mountains - Minerals of the Cairngorms NEW BOOK (Roy Starkey) Oct 07, 2014 09:54 Replies: 11 Views: 11936
New book:"Crystal Forms of Fluorite - Kristallformen von Fluorit" (jrg) Sep 13, 2014 15:40 Replies: 11 Views: 15428
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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: 3026
Minerals in Watercolor (MasterofStone) Feb 21, 2018 06:22 Replies: 6 Views: 1925
Grossular Garnet, Jeffrey Mine, Canada (crocoite) Dec 30, 2017 02:42 Replies: 0 Views: 1067
Rhodochrosite with Barite, Lone Tree Mine, Nevada (crocoite) Dec 07, 2017 05:15 Replies: 0 Views: 1428
Stak Nala Elbaite... (crocoite) Nov 20, 2017 05:23 Replies: 0 Views: 1297
Artisan Made Gems (vic rzonca) Nov 10, 2017 09:13 Replies: 5 Views: 4106
New Artwork... (crocoite) Sep 15, 2017 11:20 Replies: 6 Views: 2504
Mineral collages 4.0 (Tobi) Jul 16, 2017 15:44 Replies: 12 Views: 7123
Fabre's past (vic rzonca) Jan 14, 2017 11:02 Replies: 37 Views: 28513
Da Boss... (crocoite) Aug 24, 2016 03:14 Replies: 3 Views: 3342
Mineralogical Museum of Marburg, drawn by me :-) (Tobi) Aug 18, 2016 05:40 Replies: 6 Views: 4270
2016 Paintings... (crocoite) Apr 23, 2016 09:15 Replies: 11 Views: 11094
Mineral collages 3.0 - highlights from my collection (Tobi) Feb 17, 2016 11:05 Replies: 12 Views: 10824
New Paintings 2013 (Schwertner) Jan 14, 2016 04:56 Replies: 105 Views: 71425
A new mineral artist - Barbara Stanley (James) May 26, 2015 05:55 Replies: 16 Views: 19600
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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: 4661
History of minerals. (vic rzonca) Jan 12, 2017 09:24 Replies: 5 Views: 7391
Finding a little Mexican treasure (Jean Sendero) Nov 05, 2016 16:03 Replies: 0 Views: 3454
Your very first rock? (Tobi) Oct 30, 2016 09:30 Replies: 2 Views: 2719
Minerals and Their Stories (crosstimber) Oct 29, 2016 08:00 Replies: 5 Views: 3752
"H. Deisinger" Collection (Jamison Brizendine) Aug 24, 2016 07:20 Replies: 4 Views: 7457
Mineral labels as art ;) (Tobi) Sep 22, 2014 02:06 Replies: 23 Views: 38881
If it is a twin it was juicy and delicious (Don Lum) Sep 14, 2014 12:53 Replies: 25 Views: 20664
How all you got started in collecting? (vic rzonca) Jun 08, 2014 10:32 Replies: 21 Views: 31315
Bill Lawrence Memorial (BlueCapProductions) May 05, 2014 13:56 Replies: 4 Views: 8565
Sir Arthur Russell - 50th Anniversary on 24th February (Roy Starkey) Feb 02, 2014 12:58 Replies: 5 Views: 9795
Reminiscences of an Old Former Curator by John S. White (Jordi Fabre) Jan 19, 2014 17:06 Replies: 6 Views: 11016
Rogues gallery of photos of yesteryear's mineral collecting greats (Jordi Fabre) Jan 12, 2014 06:26 Replies: 16 Views: 17491
Biggest nugget? 64.7 kg. (Roger Warin) Nov 12, 2013 16:25 Replies: 6 Views: 13007
Willard Perkins Classic "Perky" Mount (Peter Megaw) Aug 30, 2013 06:13 Replies: 14 Views: 23142
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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: 33200
FMF Guide of Rocks - SEDIMENTARY ROCKS (prcantos) Dec 11, 2013 17:45 Replies: 5 Views: 18457
FMF Guide of Rocks - METAMORPHIC ROCKS (prcantos) Jul 05, 2015 06:56 Replies: 16 Views: 36940
Not Sure What Rock Is!!!??? (Aliengng) Mar 24, 2016 06:09 Replies: 15 Views: 12639
Grave Stones of Interest to Rock People... no, really... (NellsRocks) Dec 11, 2015 21:15 Replies: 13 Views: 11580
Genesis of the serpentine minerals and rocks (prcantos) Jun 06, 2013 04:48 Replies: 2 Views: 10358

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: 2271
Fake Colombian Emeralds (Fiebre Verde) May 14, 2018 19:33 Replies: 33 Views: 20968
Fake specimens from the Erongo and Brandberg region. (Pierre Joubert) May 04, 2018 09:31 Replies: 23 Views: 4660
Iron Man (vic rzonca) Aug 28, 2017 07:57 Replies: 7 Views: 2894
Tanzanite? (Harald) Aug 02, 2017 22:31 Replies: 6 Views: 2644
Quarter million fake Tourmaline cluster. (texasdigger) May 22, 2017 11:36 Replies: 19 Views: 5876
Please help me identify if these are fake or treated (TomS) Feb 09, 2017 22:10 Replies: 16 Views: 7814
Treatments, Synthetics and Simulants: QUARTZ & CHALCEDONY (cascaillou) Dec 20, 2015 20:34 Replies: 3 Views: 7100
Fake silver crystals Morocco (Christophe Gobin) Nov 24, 2015 03:59 Replies: 1 Views: 5410
Chinese "Hydrozincite" specimens? (Barry Vincent) Oct 08, 2015 03:23 Replies: 4 Views: 6492
Bismutoferrite from China...Caveat Emptor (Peter Megaw) May 31, 2015 18:56 Replies: 3 Views: 6562
The intense oiling of Chinese minerals (nitana2000) Apr 29, 2015 14:20 Replies: 14 Views: 18668
Milpillas Azurite - fake specimen (Cascavel1) Dec 04, 2014 09:47 Replies: 27 Views: 32310
Huanggang Mine scheelite color (Josele) Jul 21, 2014 17:48 Replies: 11 Views: 12375
Scorodite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Durango... Sulfur Isotope results (Peter Megaw) Feb 08, 2014 11:16 Replies: 5 Views: 10509
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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: 9513
Theft from the Franklin Mineral Museum, New Jersey (Jordi Fabre) Jul 18, 2017 07:43 Replies: 0 Views: 1824
Theft at West Coast Mineral and Fossil Show of Kristalle gold. (vic rzonca) Nov 16, 2016 07:43 Replies: 1 Views: 2617
Stolen specimen inquiry (Jordi Fabre) Aug 06, 2016 05:08 Replies: 3 Views: 4929
Theft of Colin Owen mineral specimens and collection (Pierre Joubert) Jul 15, 2016 10:34 Replies: 14 Views: 7878
THEFT of 60 world class mineral specimens in Johannesburg! (Jordi Fabre) Apr 29, 2016 10:04 Replies: 19 Views: 24806
Famous piece stolen from a Romanian Museum (David) Jan 27, 2014 14:16 Replies: 0 Views: 7507
Warning: Johannesburg Geology Museum theft: July 2013!! (Jordi Fabre) Jul 19, 2013 11:20 Replies: 2 Views: 6894
A Butte Covellite was stolen from the National Mining Hall of Fame!!!! (Jordi Fabre) Feb 09, 2013 14:51 Replies: 0 Views: 4802
California Mining and Mineral Museum Robbed (Jordi Fabre) Oct 05, 2012 12:59 Replies: 3 Views: 6068
Theft at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History (Jordi Fabre) Feb 28, 2012 23:42 Replies: 1 Views: 3923
Highgrading, the selling of stolen goods and turning a blind eye (BlueCapProductions) Dec 01, 2011 02:48 Replies: 42 Views: 56022
Theft of Rice Museum Gold Collection! (Jordi Fabre) Apr 23, 2010 14:32 Replies: 4 Views: 8523
Theft of minerals from a Museum in Iceland (John S. White) Oct 28, 2009 11:22 Replies: 6 Views: 6567

14 135 Oct 25, 2017 14:13
Mary FongWalker View latest post
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100.000 Club Presentation of new members - Reference Thread (Jordi Fabre) Jul 08, 2018 00:56 Replies: 332 Views: 171682
Quartz boulder (Secondhandgrenades) Jun 26, 2018 11:31 Replies: 4 Views: 538
Need advice on next step. (Bill E) May 28, 2018 11:36 Replies: 14 Views: 2825
Looking for Lapidary Services in the Central New Mexico Area (Rockhound.newmexico) May 11, 2018 17:32 Replies: 2 Views: 513
Mass on mineral labels? (Bob Harman) May 11, 2018 14:35 Replies: 7 Views: 1263
Where to start? an enthusiast beginner prospector (salomonarthur) Mar 07, 2018 22:39 Replies: 3 Views: 1226
Concrete as a mineral (Tom Mazanec) Jan 30, 2018 00:19 Replies: 6 Views: 1678
The PBS Show "THE MINERAL EXPLORERS" (Bob Harman) Jan 23, 2018 18:28 Replies: 1 Views: 1189
A Bit On The Economics Of Being A mineral Dealer (Bob Harman) Jan 19, 2018 23:46 Replies: 11 Views: 2837
The overall health of this hobby (Jordi Fabre) Jan 13, 2018 15:13 Replies: 26 Views: 5954
Economist article on Muzo (Matt_Zukowski) Jan 10, 2018 09:58 Replies: 3 Views: 1549
3D printing in collecting (Tom Mazanec) Jan 03, 2018 09:04 Replies: 2 Views: 1494
Happy Holidays to everyone and a Rocky New Year! (Jordi Fabre) Jan 01, 2018 16:09 Replies: 18 Views: 4623
Does turquoise ever come in other colors? (trtlman) Dec 08, 2017 10:57 Replies: 1 Views: 1349
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: 2251
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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: 202250
Stalactites? (John S. White) Jul 09, 2018 10:20 Replies: 24 Views: 19773
Maximum number of minerals on a specimen (David) May 06, 2018 03:02 Replies: 37 Views: 29474
Tetrahedron [111] penetration twin (Josele) Jan 13, 2018 20:26 Replies: 17 Views: 26563
100.000 Club New find of minerals from New York (Glenn Rhein) Dec 04, 2017 13:20 Replies: 123 Views: 129722
I am curious to know what camera you are using... (Pierre Joubert) May 25, 2017 15:33 Replies: 29 Views: 28249
Radioactive minerals (Roger Warin) Nov 01, 2016 05:40 Replies: 29 Views: 37519
100.000 Club What about heliodor from Tajikistan? (parfaitelumiere) Sep 09, 2016 03:20 Replies: 90 Views: 101389
More about beta Quartz (nitana2000) Mar 08, 2016 12:34 Replies: 27 Views: 42405
Ilmenite pseudo (John S. White) Feb 18, 2016 08:02 Replies: 3 Views: 35720
Question about cubic diamond crystals (Jim) Nov 26, 2015 11:28 Replies: 21 Views: 38353
Very nice Amethyst in the Railroad Works in North of Spain (Joan R.) May 11, 2015 16:02 Replies: 16 Views: 42349
Mysterious Black Crystals (Something Fishy!) (Andy Love) May 11, 2015 14:53 Replies: 35 Views: 39076
Daylight Fluorescent Hyalite Opal from Mexico (Peter Megaw) May 06, 2015 19:10 Replies: 31 Views: 44411
2014 - International year of crystallography: for example, pyrite. (Roger Warin) Dec 30, 2014 15:35 Replies: 34 Views: 32833
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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: 17705
French and alpine mineralogy against UK Fluorite (Max Tom) Mar 12, 2018 03:54 Replies: 2 Views: 1478
Minerals for fossils (Fossil collector) Feb 03, 2018 06:22 Replies: 14 Views: 3505
Exchange of minerals. I'm from Ukraine. (Hereiam) Sep 25, 2017 00:09 Replies: 3 Views: 2387
Meteorite with old labels wanted (Krantz and others) (illaenus) Nov 15, 2016 14:14 Replies: 1 Views: 4178
Calcites from each State (Pat Tucci) Jun 29, 2016 07:24 Replies: 19 Views: 9599
Looking for Native Sulphur specimens (bgreenstone) Mar 21, 2016 08:28 Replies: 0 Views: 6202
Help with free collecting (solarflare) Feb 11, 2016 18:09 Replies: 8 Views: 7150
NJ Minerals available for trade (Gary Moldovany) Feb 07, 2016 10:45 Replies: 2 Views: 7790
Pyrite for exchange (Cesar M. Salvan) Jan 05, 2016 01:17 Replies: 2 Views: 8210
Bulgarian minerals for exchange (Wolfgang Proestler) Nov 22, 2015 08:32 Replies: 12 Views: 13057
Exchange-Wanted: inclusion quartz crystals, 2 to 3cm, DT or floater, unpolished (cascaillou) Sep 11, 2014 11:08 Replies: 0 Views: 8906
Exchange - Wanted: arsenolite, montroydite, lithiophosphate (cascaillou) Sep 11, 2014 11:01 Replies: 0 Views: 6326
Rhodochrosite rough (Jack Chiang) Aug 23, 2014 13:03 Replies: 1 Views: 6007
Fossils for minerals (appies) Jun 09, 2014 02:41 Replies: 1 Views: 7571
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