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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
aragonite "drill bit" twin (Bob Carnein) Apr 01, 2020 13:57 Replies: 16 Views: 775
Dark line in Brookite (tgleckler) Mar 30, 2020 15:38 Replies: 2 Views: 272
Malachite twinning (RayStraw) Mar 08, 2020 06:50 Replies: 5 Views: 1803
Isotopic composition of German Silvers (Brent Lockhart) Mar 03, 2020 23:08 Replies: 6 Views: 1456
The State of Modern Geology (marvinlewinsky) Feb 21, 2020 01:27 Replies: 14 Views: 2060
On Mineral collecting and Mineral Provenance (marvinlewinsky) Feb 19, 2020 18:56 Replies: 4 Views: 1488
Weird face in quartz (Josele) Feb 06, 2020 11:36 Replies: 32 Views: 21200
The concept of matrix (Josele) Jan 12, 2020 15:17 Replies: 8 Views: 2143
Clinozoisite... what it is and how was it formed? (RockHunter) Dec 16, 2019 03:52 Replies: 2 Views: 1567
Apatite related to the appetite of ungulates. (vic rzonca) Dec 02, 2019 16:37 Replies: 3 Views: 1849
Color variation in azurite and malachite (RayStraw) Nov 05, 2019 14:00 Replies: 10 Views: 2708
Associations. (vic rzonca) Oct 21, 2019 11:15 Replies: 6 Views: 2382
Posters (RayStraw) Aug 21, 2019 09:45 Replies: 7 Views: 2901
What defines a collection's quality (cascaillou) Aug 01, 2019 03:02 Replies: 23 Views: 16741
Certificates of authenticity for analyzed rare mineral specimens (Bob Harman) Jul 29, 2019 20:29 Replies: 7 Views: 3058
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712 6675 Apr 01, 2020 13:57
Bob Morgan 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: 16668
"Mysterious and changing Tourmaline" by Roger Warin - (29) (Jordi Fabre) Aug 15, 2018 05:16 Replies: 0 Views: 7845
100.000 Club Mineral specimens with inclusions - (28) (Elise) Jan 14, 2019 11:56 Replies: 88 Views: 141079
New Mexico Collecting - (27) (Philip Simmons) May 25, 2018 20:16 Replies: 33 Views: 32322
Faden Quartz Crystals - (26) (marco campos-venuti) Nov 11, 2019 14:16 Replies: 63 Views: 45480
An opportune harvest of Gold in Serra do Caldeirão claims, Brazil - (25) (Jordi Fabre) Oct 17, 2018 11:14 Replies: 8 Views: 13097
Trip to the Eastern Emerald Belt, Colombia - (24) (Fiebre Verde) Jan 11, 2019 07:36 Replies: 31 Views: 22137
Malbunka Copper Mine, Home of the Azurite Suns - (23) (crocoite) Mar 07, 2019 05:54 Replies: 65 Views: 56760
How to find a pocket? - (22) (Jordi Fabre) Aug 24, 2017 03:37 Replies: 42 Views: 49414
A "complete" Dauphiné twin of quartz - (21) (Pete Richards) Sep 10, 2014 11:43 Replies: 18 Views: 29910
A copper mine to understand Life - (20) (Cesar M. Salvan) Aug 19, 2014 15:49 Replies: 9 Views: 19496
DIY Specific Gravity Kit (tutorial) - (19) (cascaillou) Mar 23, 2018 04:19 Replies: 12 Views: 28293
100.000 Club How to dig a pocket? - (18) (Jordi Fabre) Jan 22, 2014 12:41 Replies: 29 Views: 248103
APXS: from Mars to the mineral collector's workbench - (17) (Cesar M. Salvan) Jun 03, 2014 04:06 Replies: 8 Views: 22469
Photos of epitaxy - (16) (John S. White) May 28, 2018 22:05 Replies: 54 Views: 92450
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Sante Celiberti View latest post
No new posts News about shows     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
Tucson Show 2020 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 22, 2020 21:11 Replies: 99 Views: 31072
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2019 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 22, 2020 21:00 Replies: 53 Views: 19295
Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2019 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 23, 2020 02:48 Replies: 37 Views: 19577
Tucson Show 2019 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 22, 2020 21:06 Replies: 128 Views: 76462
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 22, 2018 12:26 Replies: 40 Views: 24853
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Aug 06, 2018 16:34 Replies: 45 Views: 33304
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Jun 16, 2018 17:47 Replies: 158 Views: 124222
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 22, 2017 05:21 Replies: 77 Views: 81235
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 08, 2017 13:56 Replies: 59 Views: 64258
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Aug 22, 2018 05:14 Replies: 120 Views: 117999
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 06, 2016 11:21 Replies: 68 Views: 74035
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 18, 2016 14:37 Replies: 47 Views: 60119
Tucson Show 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Feb 28, 2016 16:01 Replies: 61 Views: 78128
100.000 Club Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Nov 27, 2015 23:45 Replies: 102 Views: 123966
2015 Tucson In Retrospect (Don Lum) Oct 19, 2017 00:36 Replies: 61 Views: 66704
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41 2824 Mar 23, 2020 02:48
Tobi 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: 21460
Sunny Tucson, Gail Spann’s adventures. 2019 (Gail) Mar 03, 2019 16:21 Replies: 36 Views: 15075
Gail Spann's Tucson Adventures. February 2018. (Gail) Feb 28, 2018 21:37 Replies: 209 Views: 92905
Tucson 2017, The insanity continues...but it sure is fun! (Gail) Feb 27, 2017 22:25 Replies: 112 Views: 75721
100.000 Club TUCSON, 2016. And away we go.... (Gail) Mar 19, 2016 11:45 Replies: 445 Views: 263419
100.000 Club The magic of Tucson, 2015. Gail Spann report. (Gail) Aug 12, 2015 11:19 Replies: 116 Views: 117199
100.000 Club Tucson 2014 Show Report, Gail Spann Having Fun Again... (Gail) Jul 26, 2014 19:32 Replies: 156 Views: 141209
100.000 Club Houston Fine Mineral Show Report, with Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 03, 2013 09:23 Replies: 103 Views: 108463
100.000 Club 2013 Tucson Show Adventure ~ Gail Spann Style. (Gail) Apr 27, 2013 02:57 Replies: 598 Views: 469140
Fabulous Denver Gem and Mineral Show, Sept 14, 2012 and on...Gail Spann (Gail) Nov 04, 2012 01:57 Replies: 43 Views: 70207
100.000 Club Gail Spann's 2012 East Coast Gem and Mineral Show report (Gail) Aug 29, 2012 14:27 Replies: 151 Views: 140930
500.000 Club Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin... (Gail) Oct 02, 2012 11:21 Replies: 632 Views: 570497
FMF party in Tucson, 2012. You coming? (Gail) Mar 03, 2012 02:28 Replies: 49 Views: 72101
Fort Worth, Texas, Gem and Mineral Show. Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 01, 2011 20:35 Replies: 33 Views: 60033
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011 (Gail) Oct 07, 2012 11:38 Replies: 370 Views: 407534
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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
Selecting minerals for an exhibition is a lot of work (Herman van Dennebroek) Mar 23, 2020 09:37 Replies: 3 Views: 1490
2nd Annual Marrakech Mining Convention (Jordi Fabre) Mar 12, 2020 05:15 Replies: 0 Views: 1637
Warning! The Bologna Show change dates! (Jordi Fabre) Feb 25, 2020 15:49 Replies: 0 Views: 3066
2019 Binn Mineral Show (21. Binner Mineralienbörse) (Dany Mabillard) Dec 29, 2019 23:27 Replies: 10 Views: 4036
LIEGE Show (Nov. 2019). (Roger Warin) Nov 25, 2019 16:26 Replies: 4 Views: 2789
Minerant 2020 - Mineral show in Antwerp, Belgium (Jordi Fabre) Oct 16, 2019 13:45 Replies: 0 Views: 6140
Liege Intermineral Show - Belgium - 50th anniversary! (Jordi Fabre) Oct 10, 2019 14:03 Replies: 4 Views: 3171
East Coast Mineral and Fossil Show 2019 (vic rzonca) Aug 21, 2019 06:45 Replies: 12 Views: 5422
Ural Mineralogical Festival (Rus Gem) Jun 05, 2019 12:34 Replies: 0 Views: 6042
50th ediition of the Bologna (Italy) Mineral Show 2019 (Jordi Fabre) Feb 27, 2019 17:22 Replies: 0 Views: 6510
Idar-Oberstein Mineral Show. Tenth Anniversary (Jordi Fabre) Jan 15, 2019 10:25 Replies: 0 Views: 6807
Minerant 2019 - Mineral show in Antwerp, Belgium (Jordi Fabre) Oct 18, 2018 11:47 Replies: 0 Views: 7364
Innsbruck, Austria - Mineral Show on 16-18 November 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Sep 13, 2018 13:07 Replies: 0 Views: 7082
East Coast Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show 2018 (vic rzonca) Aug 18, 2018 08:54 Replies: 2 Views: 4202
2020 S.I.E.S.C. Gem & Mineral Show CANCELLED !!!!! (Mike Chontofalsky) Mar 02, 2018 14:41 Replies: 0 Views: 8894
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210 1915 Mar 23, 2020 09:37
Bob Harman 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: 39960
what is this? (Catahoula) Mar 25, 2020 16:07 Replies: 4 Views: 255
Strange hexagon shapes in rocks (Ken) Mar 24, 2020 10:08 Replies: 4 Views: 360
Is this Hematite? (Ricky hartzog) Mar 23, 2020 14:00 Replies: 4 Views: 601
What kind of crystals are these? How could I get them out? (Ricky hartzog) Mar 19, 2020 09:25 Replies: 4 Views: 519
Nice micro-crystals (Ken) Mar 18, 2020 23:05 Replies: 5 Views: 684
Tiny crystals in sandstone (Ken) Mar 18, 2020 23:01 Replies: 3 Views: 394
What type of Tourmaline? (BridgetownTreasures) Mar 17, 2020 04:23 Replies: 4 Views: 512
What type of quartz is this? (Ken) Mar 15, 2020 23:51 Replies: 11 Views: 1003
Is this hematite (Ricky hartzog) Mar 14, 2020 09:59 Replies: 14 Views: 1252
Could someone tell what this is, is it man made? (DarkDude) Mar 09, 2020 15:40 Replies: 7 Views: 1435
Found this rock. Any ideas? (Jdoverice) Mar 08, 2020 17:14 Replies: 1 Views: 851
In what direction do I cut my Agate? (GabiG) Mar 05, 2020 04:22 Replies: 9 Views: 1303
Magnetite or Franklinite? (fuss) Feb 26, 2020 14:52 Replies: 5 Views: 1381
Variscite? Turquoise? (BridgetownTreasures) Feb 05, 2020 14:40 Replies: 15 Views: 2001
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107 796 Mar 25, 2020 16:07
rernst 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

Stone with quartz (R Saunders) Mar 30, 2020 05:32 Replies: 0 Views: 139
Torbernite from Musonoi DR Congo? (Byron Anderson) Mar 30, 2020 00:04 Replies: 5 Views: 327
Rounded yellow-green crystals in calcite (John Betts) Mar 28, 2020 12:18 Replies: 8 Views: 395
Peruvian Fluorite: Huayllapon vs. Mundo Nuevo (Philip Mostmans) Mar 25, 2020 11:21 Replies: 4 Views: 230
Baryte from Spain : which locality? (Rob Schnerr) Mar 24, 2020 12:06 Replies: 7 Views: 436
Tourmaline Location Unknown (Byron Anderson) Mar 23, 2020 14:17 Replies: 7 Views: 440
Hematite Confirmation and Location (Byron Anderson) Mar 23, 2020 10:01 Replies: 8 Views: 336
What kind of mineral is this? (Eloygonzalezjr) Mar 17, 2020 08:09 Replies: 5 Views: 1609
Rottleberode? (Jesse Fisher) Mar 12, 2020 08:59 Replies: 3 Views: 1072
Goethite (Mathias) Mar 09, 2020 17:31 Replies: 3 Views: 1196
Identifying possible olivine specimen (MKomishyn) Mar 06, 2020 12:30 Replies: 2 Views: 1038
Unidentified green crystal (MKomishyn) Mar 02, 2020 11:52 Replies: 21 Views: 2276
Emerald fuchsite in quartz? (Siriptitous) Feb 26, 2020 14:45 Replies: 4 Views: 1654
Celestine (Stefan Koch) Feb 23, 2020 17:14 Replies: 3 Views: 1329
V-Twin Found in Washington (eric8he) Feb 05, 2020 04:49 Replies: 7 Views: 1797
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102 1223 Mar 30, 2020 05:32
R Saunders 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
Appropriate Photo Editing Software (marvinlewinsky) Feb 28, 2020 16:18 Replies: 8 Views: 1947
Taking great photographs (marvinlewinsky) Feb 27, 2020 17:15 Replies: 30 Views: 4647
A giant Vanadinite (Roger Warin) Jan 21, 2020 16:13 Replies: 4 Views: 2189
Zeolite identification (Robson Vieira) Nov 06, 2019 19:02 Replies: 2 Views: 3095
Agates from Argentina. (condoragatemines) Mar 03, 2019 21:17 Replies: 12 Views: 6035
Malachite specimen. (mlesage54) Mar 01, 2019 03:10 Replies: 3 Views: 6556
Introduction (Birdbrain59) Feb 14, 2019 23:02 Replies: 0 Views: 5579
I want to photograph my collection (Malcolm Uffelman Jr) Jan 26, 2019 12:18 Replies: 15 Views: 10051
Micro photos of inclusions in Quartz (zbhjzm) Nov 12, 2018 08:01 Replies: 106 Views: 51451
Mendip potato (R Saunders) Oct 27, 2018 08:20 Replies: 0 Views: 6193
Lightning Stones (R Saunders) Sep 21, 2018 09:13 Replies: 0 Views: 5974
Tourmaline type question (Kara) Sep 12, 2018 06:26 Replies: 22 Views: 8005
Finnish spectrolite (labradorite, plagioklase) (Kara) Sep 06, 2018 06:29 Replies: 0 Views: 6060
Collection Macros (Oliver B) Aug 06, 2018 11:57 Replies: 31 Views: 10204
My collection of crystals (Kaleb) Jun 18, 2018 03:33 Replies: 5 Views: 4488
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101 900 Feb 28, 2020 16:18
marvinlewinsky 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: 14948
Favourite countries of origin? (Tobi) Sep 01, 2010 12:23 Replies: 26 Views: 24231
The other ten of the top twenty locations (Tom Mazanec) Mar 04, 2016 10:15 Replies: 9 Views: 10720
100.000 Club Favourite Fluorites? (Tobi) Mar 23, 2020 02:38 Replies: 208 Views: 207247
Favourite Barytes? (Tobi) Jul 28, 2019 09:57 Replies: 20 Views: 8935
Favourite Quartzes? (Tobi) May 25, 2019 14:10 Replies: 45 Views: 31847
Favourite Galenas? (Tobi) Dec 29, 2018 09:36 Replies: 24 Views: 16509
Favourite Pyromorphites? (Tobi) Dec 15, 2018 14:49 Replies: 20 Views: 15156
Favourite Sphalerites? (Tobi) Dec 15, 2018 11:09 Replies: 20 Views: 16644
Favourite Pyrites? (Tobi) Dec 05, 2018 04:23 Replies: 23 Views: 18925
Favourite Rhodochrosites? (Tobi) Dec 02, 2018 13:25 Replies: 24 Views: 22226
Favourite Calcites? (Tobi) Nov 28, 2018 14:26 Replies: 36 Views: 26750
Favourite Smithsonites? (Tobi) Nov 28, 2018 02:55 Replies: 5 Views: 7031
Favourite Topazes? (Tobi) Sep 25, 2017 15:50 Replies: 8 Views: 8125
Favourite Garnets? (Tobi) Aug 05, 2017 14:55 Replies: 6 Views: 8934
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21 600 Mar 23, 2020 02:38
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
Mine sites. (mingem) Mar 17, 2020 04:00 Replies: 10 Views: 1054
La Morita Mine (John Betts) Feb 21, 2020 13:56 Replies: 1 Views: 1684
New Sapphire Corundum deposit found in BC Canada (thecrystalfinderBC) Nov 30, 2019 07:06 Replies: 4 Views: 3698
New kyanite discovery BC Canada (thecrystalfinderBC) Oct 21, 2019 07:31 Replies: 4 Views: 2820
Pegmatite exploration BC Canada (thecrystalfinderBC) Oct 19, 2019 15:40 Replies: 1 Views: 1873
The Annabel Lee Mine (Bob Harman) Oct 05, 2019 10:11 Replies: 1 Views: 1798
Zeolites and other Icelandic minerals from Hvalfjörður (Bergur_E_Sigurdarson) Sep 05, 2019 08:34 Replies: 12 Views: 4812
New fluorites from Pikes Peak, Colorado (Bob Carnein) Aug 01, 2019 14:43 Replies: 7 Views: 3542
100.000 Club Collecting quartz on the Little Falls dolostone (vic rzonca) Jun 23, 2019 08:59 Replies: 118 Views: 109838
Two orphan spinels (Pete Richards) May 02, 2019 02:00 Replies: 8 Views: 3524
Machów Mine (sauer11) Apr 15, 2019 01:00 Replies: 4 Views: 2882
Wrong localities (minsur) Apr 14, 2019 17:11 Replies: 5 Views: 3174
Sweet Home Mine 2.0 (Tobi) Apr 05, 2019 07:14 Replies: 8 Views: 6475
Mt. Mica (vic rzonca) Jan 17, 2019 05:57 Replies: 3 Views: 3313
Snowflake mohawkite (R Saunders) Jan 10, 2019 11:45 Replies: 0 Views: 5762
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237 1940 Mar 17, 2020 03:24
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.      
Asbestos name change (James Catmur) Dec 07, 2019 13:10 Replies: 10 Views: 2813
Location error on a photo (Kevin Conroy) May 15, 2019 20:07 Replies: 2 Views: 2257
Hematite and Quartz from China (Tobi) Apr 08, 2019 10:53 Replies: 4 Views: 2392
Amethyst Cove, Bay of Fundy, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada - Correction (Richard Arseneau) Mar 13, 2019 10:55 Replies: 4 Views: 2673
Modificación requested for Capestang locality (Philippe Durand) Mar 24, 2017 12:31 Replies: 2 Views: 5638
Change in French administrative area (Philippe Durand) Mar 24, 2017 05:51 Replies: 1 Views: 4730
Proper locality name of the Czar Mine? (Jordi Fabre) May 11, 2016 05:20 Replies: 4 Views: 9455
Westmorland (James Catmur) Jun 11, 2015 08:20 Replies: 18 Views: 22416
From Kearsarge Mountain? (GneissWare) Jun 08, 2015 22:27 Replies: 7 Views: 12593

9 61 Dec 07, 2019 13:10
Peter Lemkin View latest post
No new posts Rockhounding trips     
In this forum you are able to post reports of trips to your favorite mines and famous or unknown mineral localities, as well as request from other FMFers information you need to plan your collecting / rockhounding trips.      
Ferro-hornblende in Carboneras (Spain) (Firmo Espinar) Mar 19, 2020 12:23 Replies: 2 Views: 575
Andalusie rockhunting trip (Jitkakar) Feb 18, 2020 04:12 Replies: 2 Views: 2001
Radioactive minerals at airports (Benj) Oct 30, 2019 12:47 Replies: 7 Views: 3449
Fluorite from Czech Republic (stoner) Oct 17, 2019 09:34 Replies: 0 Views: 5677
Hyalite glass opal from Czech Republic (stoner) Oct 13, 2019 12:15 Replies: 0 Views: 5325
Two small mines in Western Emerald belt of Colombia (Bergur_E_Sigurdarson) May 07, 2019 20:10 Replies: 17 Views: 6449
The Namib Desert (Heimo Hellwig) Jan 04, 2019 02:16 Replies: 33 Views: 37479
Pseudoctahedral Calcite (dontgogreen) Nov 29, 2018 13:10 Replies: 11 Views: 9905
Agates in Sicily? (alanbartlett) Apr 27, 2018 13:28 Replies: 9 Views: 6713
Rockhounding trip Juchem Quarry (JessieG) Apr 06, 2018 13:32 Replies: 3 Views: 4448
Rockhounding trips - A gem hunt in Minas Gerais (MatheusTorres) Nov 26, 2017 03:33 Replies: 2 Views: 5233
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Driving distance to the Rowley Mine from Scottsdale? (Dave Graley) Aug 08, 2017 09:32 Replies: 0 Views: 7488
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66 490 Mar 19, 2020 12:23
Firmo Espinar 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) Aug 18, 2018 07:13 Replies: 37 Views: 153340
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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: 93662
2013, an Update... CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine (John Cornish) Jun 24, 2013 08:14 Replies: 13 Views: 31289
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Scoop! - An important find of amber in the "La Florida" Mine, Spain (Jordi Fabre) Dec 14, 2008 15:03 Replies: 0 Views: 22144

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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52 1109 Mar 17, 2020 09:19
R Saunders View latest post
No new posts A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK     Access to the FMF Gallery
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15 464 Dec 04, 2019 11:39
Jesse Fisher View latest post
No new posts A mineralogical trip through Germany     Access to the FMF Gallery
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12 388 Mar 25, 2020 12:01
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, cascaillou
To Enhance or Not to Enhance that is the question!! (marvinlewinsky) Feb 17, 2020 13:03 Replies: 8 Views: 2439
Between mineral collecting and woodworking (dontgogreen) Feb 10, 2020 16:23 Replies: 0 Views: 3941
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The "etched from xxxx" should be part of the for sale label? (Bob Harman) Jan 07, 2020 10:55 Replies: 1 Views: 1304
An Overview of Minerals Toxicity (cascaillou) Jan 03, 2020 15:56 Replies: 7 Views: 2133
vivianite and light (Deborah Deitsch-Perez) Dec 28, 2019 03:46 Replies: 8 Views: 2360
Mounting Sulfur Crystals (DanZellner) Nov 15, 2019 17:05 Replies: 7 Views: 2086
Unstable pyrite (John S. White) Nov 14, 2019 09:19 Replies: 15 Views: 2748
Uraninite storage (Xaranar) Oct 06, 2019 17:02 Replies: 31 Views: 6197
Unreliable Water Guns? (daviddillman) Sep 12, 2019 19:30 Replies: 14 Views: 12961
Artificially dyed agates = a legitimate use of water (Bob Harman) May 13, 2019 10:32 Replies: 0 Views: 6135
Cr-rich green Tremolite (R Saunders) Mar 25, 2019 18:18 Replies: 6 Views: 4033
Quartz polishing. tips please!! (ed7232004) Feb 14, 2019 01:27 Replies: 3 Views: 3221
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151 1376 Feb 17, 2020 13:03
Peter Lemkin 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: 29289
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100.000 Club Bob's rocks (GneissWare) Jul 31, 2018 10:44 Replies: 345 Views: 303417
100.000 Club The micro photographs of Christian Rewitzer (Jordi Fabre) Jan 07, 2020 03:09 Replies: 80 Views: 230180
500.000 Club Collection of Nurbo (nurbo) Mar 26, 2016 14:37 Replies: 404 Views: 500528
100.000 Club The collection of Pierre and Riana Joubert (Pierre Joubert) Feb 14, 2019 15:24 Replies: 314 Views: 231111
100.000 Club Collection of Heimo Hellwig (Heimo Hellwig) Apr 11, 2019 00:59 Replies: 672 Views: 357385
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141 15986 Apr 02, 2020 16:19
Sante Celiberti View latest post
No new posts Women's Private Collections     Access to the FMF Gallery
In this forum female collectors can publish their favorite specimens, with photos of them or just descriptions. This section is special because all the photos published here also appear in "FMF Gallery". To find out more please use this link.   Moderators chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
100.000 Club Gail's collection (Gail) Jan 02, 2020 09:52 Replies: 377 Views: 486946
100.000 Club Tracy's favorite specimens (Tracy) Dec 21, 2017 10:32 Replies: 74 Views: 173510
Nimfiara's collection (nimfiara) May 10, 2012 17:20 Replies: 30 Views: 64124
Linda's Private Collection (Linda Smith) Feb 08, 2012 04:31 Replies: 39 Views: 73548
Debbie's Collection (Debbie Woolf) Jul 04, 2011 10:45 Replies: 20 Views: 48629
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Jessica's mineral collection (Jessica Simonoff) Jan 30, 2010 18:52 Replies: 18 Views: 47137
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8 582 Jan 02, 2020 09:52
Roger Warin View latest post
No new posts Mineralogical Literature     
New books, journals, etc that merit your attention.   Moderators John S. White, Carles Millan, chris, Antonio Alcaide
Monthly Mineral Chronicles, Mineral Guides and more... (crocoite) Mar 12, 2020 04:08 Replies: 23 Views: 10740
Fungal etching of garnets? (Matt_Zukowski) Feb 19, 2020 19:01 Replies: 1 Views: 3780
Online resources (cascaillou) Dec 20, 2019 13:55 Replies: 13 Views: 17703
New ExtraLapis No. 56 RHODOCHROSITE - I highly recommend it! (Tobi) Jul 07, 2019 02:10 Replies: 3 Views: 2634
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Faden article (tgleckler) Feb 21, 2019 19:06 Replies: 3 Views: 2842
Lapis $$ (lluis) Nov 28, 2018 13:01 Replies: 0 Views: 5867
Minerals of the English Midlands (James Catmur) Sep 28, 2018 08:52 Replies: 2 Views: 3383
Minerales y Minas de España - Silicatos (keith) Apr 12, 2018 06:58 Replies: 2 Views: 4226
German Language Magazine (CodyDel) Nov 23, 2017 14:33 Replies: 5 Views: 5889
1929 Ed Over Rocks and Minerals Article (CodyDel) Nov 22, 2017 21:33 Replies: 10 Views: 9358
Australian micromineral newsletter... (crocoite) Mar 25, 2017 20:21 Replies: 19 Views: 32381
Mineralogy by Dexter Perkins (Tom Mazanec) Jan 03, 2017 18:03 Replies: 14 Views: 13442
Panasqueira Mine (Michael Shaw) Nov 08, 2016 11:01 Replies: 19 Views: 31371
ExtraLapis No. 50: Kalifornien/California - a great article written by Jesse Fisher (Tobi) Sep 25, 2016 04:46 Replies: 3 Views: 6867
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93 735 Mar 12, 2020 04:08
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) Mar 05, 2020 17:50 Replies: 21 Views: 3838
Mineralogical Museum of Marburg, drawn by me :-) (Tobi) Nov 04, 2019 06:03 Replies: 12 Views: 10428
Mineral collages 5.0 (Tobi) Jul 19, 2019 05:52 Replies: 4 Views: 4047
New Artwork... (crocoite) Jun 02, 2019 06:42 Replies: 13 Views: 9523
Artisan Made Gems (vic rzonca) Sep 22, 2018 14:28 Replies: 9 Views: 9649
Some new Mineralpaintings in Watercolor (MasterofStone) Sep 02, 2018 16:17 Replies: 5 Views: 4396
Chinese Realgar (crocoite) Apr 24, 2018 21:36 Replies: 8 Views: 8619
Minerals in Watercolor (MasterofStone) Feb 21, 2018 06:22 Replies: 6 Views: 7203
Grossular Garnet, Jeffrey Mine, Canada (crocoite) Dec 30, 2017 02:42 Replies: 0 Views: 8007
Rhodochrosite with Barite, Lone Tree Mine, Nevada (crocoite) Dec 07, 2017 05:15 Replies: 0 Views: 8444
Stak Nala Elbaite... (crocoite) Nov 20, 2017 05:23 Replies: 0 Views: 8269
Mineral collages 4.0 (Tobi) Jul 16, 2017 15:44 Replies: 12 Views: 13145
Fabre's past (vic rzonca) Jan 14, 2017 11:02 Replies: 37 Views: 40511
Da Boss... (crocoite) Aug 24, 2016 03:14 Replies: 3 Views: 7194
2016 Paintings... (crocoite) Apr 23, 2016 09:15 Replies: 11 Views: 17326
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42 809 Mar 05, 2020 17:50
Sante Celiberti View latest post
No new posts The histories behind mineral specimens     
Many specimens have very interesting histories that should be saved.   Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Antonio Alcaide
How to destroy a beautiful pyrite. (Sante Celiberti) Jan 14, 2020 16:52 Replies: 8 Views: 2817
Your very first rock? (Tobi) Apr 25, 2019 18:49 Replies: 14 Views: 9255
History of minerals. (vic rzonca) Dec 09, 2018 09:31 Replies: 6 Views: 11837
"ite" (vic rzonca) Oct 09, 2018 08:50 Replies: 12 Views: 5619
Historical Information About Sodalite (Stone Mania) Aug 24, 2017 04:41 Replies: 14 Views: 10924
Finding a little Mexican treasure (Jean Sendero) Nov 05, 2016 16:03 Replies: 0 Views: 5829
Minerals and Their Stories (Michael Shaw) Oct 29, 2016 08:00 Replies: 5 Views: 6804
"H. Deisinger" Collection (Jamison Brizendine) Aug 24, 2016 07:20 Replies: 4 Views: 10824
Mineral labels as art ;) (Tobi) Sep 22, 2014 02:06 Replies: 23 Views: 48144
If it is a twin it was juicy and delicious (Don Lum) Sep 14, 2014 12:53 Replies: 25 Views: 27662
How all you got started in collecting? (vic rzonca) Jun 08, 2014 10:32 Replies: 21 Views: 37943
Bill Lawrence Memorial (BlueCapProductions) May 05, 2014 13:56 Replies: 4 Views: 11675
Sir Arthur Russell - 50th Anniversary on 24th February (Roy Starkey) Feb 02, 2014 12:58 Replies: 5 Views: 13415
Reminiscences of an Old Former Curator by John S. White (Jordi Fabre) Jan 19, 2014 17:06 Replies: 6 Views: 14375
Rogues gallery of photos of yesteryear's mineral collecting greats (Jordi Fabre) Jan 12, 2014 06:26 Replies: 16 Views: 23163
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39 420 Jan 14, 2020 16:52
Sante Celiberti View latest post
No new posts FMF Guide of Rocks     
This Forum aims to collect photographs of rocks from all around the world and as much information as possible about the rocks: age, origin, description, composition... Rocks are closely related to minerals, as rocks are composed of minerals and minerals are found growing on their surfaces and in their cavities. We intend to create a collective work where everybody can contribute and where expert opinions of geologists and petrologists are widely shared.   Moderators chris, prcantos
FMF Guide of Rocks - IGNEOUS ROCKS (prcantos) Feb 18, 2014 16:36 Replies: 13 Views: 42828
FMF Guide of Rocks - SEDIMENTARY ROCKS (prcantos) Dec 11, 2013 17:45 Replies: 5 Views: 22219
FMF Guide of Rocks - METAMORPHIC ROCKS (prcantos) Jul 05, 2015 06:56 Replies: 16 Views: 46849
Roadside Geology of Vermont (NellsRocks) Sep 21, 2018 07:52 Replies: 10 Views: 6392
Grave Stones of Interest to Rock People... no, really... (NellsRocks) Sep 13, 2018 16:23 Replies: 14 Views: 17218
Not Sure What Rock Is!!!??? (Aliengng) Mar 24, 2016 06:09 Replies: 15 Views: 18487
Genesis of the serpentine minerals and rocks (prcantos) Jun 06, 2013 04:48 Replies: 2 Views: 13590

7 82 Sep 21, 2018 07:52
Tobi View latest post
No new posts Incorrect classification and fakes     
In this Forum you can provide information and discuss false identifications, inadequate classifications and fakes.   Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Antonio Alcaide, cascaillou
Fake Colombian Emeralds (Fiebre Verde) Dec 14, 2019 11:24 Replies: 35 Views: 34457
Opinions appreciated....Citrine or glass? (AmyinTX) Nov 30, 2019 03:03 Replies: 6 Views: 1566
Specimens incorrectly labeled Bravoite coating Pyrite from Colorado (John S. White) Nov 23, 2019 07:55 Replies: 11 Views: 24096
Milpillas "Electric Blue" Azurites AND Malachites - Natural or Chipped? (bob kerr) Aug 07, 2019 17:26 Replies: 20 Views: 11786
Are there any Sicilian Sulphur fakes still around? (Bob Harman) Jun 09, 2019 09:46 Replies: 12 Views: 3768
Specimens from near the Coronel Manuel Rodriguez Mine, Chile (Kevin Conroy) Jun 02, 2019 16:55 Replies: 11 Views: 3640
Irradiated fluorite from China? (Pierre Joubert) Jan 07, 2019 15:59 Replies: 5 Views: 3530
The intense oiling of Chinese minerals (nitana2000) Dec 09, 2018 13:34 Replies: 16 Views: 25526
Who to trust with gemstone identification? Are some gemologists better than others? (Adrian August) Sep 09, 2018 10:10 Replies: 11 Views: 4578
Fake specimens from the Erongo and Brandberg region. (Pierre Joubert) May 04, 2018 09:31 Replies: 23 Views: 13810
Iron Man (vic rzonca) Aug 28, 2017 07:57 Replies: 7 Views: 6784
Tanzanite? (Harald) Aug 02, 2017 22:31 Replies: 6 Views: 6462
Quarter million fake Tourmaline cluster. (texasdigger) May 22, 2017 11:36 Replies: 19 Views: 12933
Please help me identify if these are fake or treated (TomS) Feb 09, 2017 22:10 Replies: 16 Views: 14235
Treatments, Synthetics and Simulants: QUARTZ & CHALCEDONY (cascaillou) Dec 20, 2015 20:34 Replies: 3 Views: 10574
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54 630 Dec 14, 2019 11:24
John Betts View latest post
No new posts Reporting thefts and disappearances     
On this forum you can add report on the theft of specimens; tell people about other losses and/or advise people of things they should be wary of; or report any other incidents.. including ones during collecting trips or other mineral related activities.      
Stolen specimen alert - Stolen from the University of California, Santa Barbara! (Jordi Fabre) Aug 21, 2019 22:36 Replies: 2 Views: 6436
Theft of Pieter de Bruyn collection (Pierre Joubert) Mar 14, 2019 19:40 Replies: 1 Views: 3187
Theft of Tourmalines from Fallbrook Gem & Mineral Society Museum in California (Chris Wentzell) Oct 25, 2017 14:13 Replies: 26 Views: 21087
Theft from the Franklin Mineral Museum, New Jersey (Jordi Fabre) Jul 18, 2017 07:43 Replies: 0 Views: 7451
Theft at West Coast Mineral and Fossil Show of Kristalle gold. (vic rzonca) Nov 16, 2016 07:43 Replies: 1 Views: 5613
Stolen specimen inquiry (Jordi Fabre) Aug 06, 2016 05:08 Replies: 3 Views: 8146
Theft of Colin Owen mineral specimens and collection (Pierre Joubert) Jul 15, 2016 10:34 Replies: 14 Views: 13937
THEFT of 60 world class mineral specimens in Johannesburg! (Jordi Fabre) Apr 29, 2016 10:04 Replies: 19 Views: 32838
Famous piece stolen from a Romanian Museum (David) Jan 27, 2014 14:16 Replies: 0 Views: 10426
Warning: Johannesburg Geology Museum theft: July 2013!! (Jordi Fabre) Jul 19, 2013 11:20 Replies: 2 Views: 9936
A Butte Covellite was stolen from the National Mining Hall of Fame!!!! (Jordi Fabre) Feb 09, 2013 14:51 Replies: 0 Views: 7588
California Mining and Mineral Museum Robbed (Jordi Fabre) Oct 05, 2012 12:59 Replies: 3 Views: 8932
Theft at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History (Jordi Fabre) Feb 28, 2012 23:42 Replies: 1 Views: 6577
Highgrading, the selling of stolen goods and turning a blind eye (BlueCapProductions) Dec 01, 2011 02:48 Replies: 42 Views: 65356
Theft of Rice Museum Gold Collection! (Jordi Fabre) Apr 23, 2010 14:32 Replies: 4 Views: 12086
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16 140 Aug 21, 2019 22:36
Birdbrain59 View latest post
No new posts Off-Topic and Introductions     
In this forum you can discuss topics not covered by any other of our forums and you can also introduce yourself as a new Forum member.   Moderators chris, Xavi Tutusaus, Antonio Alcaide
100.000 Club Presentation of new members - Reference Thread (Jordi Fabre) Mar 14, 2020 10:43 Replies: 419 Views: 253085
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How everyday common items got started (Bob Harman) Mar 18, 2020 10:49 Replies: 12 Views: 907
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Blue Jadeite (Melcam) Mar 07, 2020 23:39 Replies: 1 Views: 1040
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Building a Great Mineral Collection? (marvinlewinsky) Feb 21, 2020 15:43 Replies: 23 Views: 3231
Researcher Identity (RayStraw) Feb 19, 2020 18:21 Replies: 2 Views: 1208
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Urgent problem with specimen in post. (mingem) Feb 06, 2020 15:36 Replies: 5 Views: 1811
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Some carvings (Brandonh) Jan 15, 2020 17:39 Replies: 11 Views: 1850
Buyers remorse, sellers remorse, donors remorse and more (Bob Harman) Jan 07, 2020 18:54 Replies: 18 Views: 2979
Fun with mineralogy (cascaillou) Dec 17, 2019 14:13 Replies: 2 Views: 1721
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428 3705 Mar 18, 2020 10:49
SteveB 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 Freeware: Mineral Database (Joan R.) Jan 11, 2020 04:35 Replies: 61 Views: 101563
Is this a twin? (Duncan Miller) May 16, 2019 02:17 Replies: 28 Views: 28093
100.000 Club Quartz collecting outings in South Africa (Pierre Joubert) Mar 25, 2019 11:26 Replies: 354 Views: 288209
Blue-green rock (Viktorian) Aug 13, 2018 21:33 Replies: 7 Views: 45386
Stalactites? (John S. White) Jul 09, 2018 10:20 Replies: 24 Views: 29839
Maximum number of minerals on a specimen (David) May 06, 2018 03:02 Replies: 37 Views: 40973
Tetrahedron [111] penetration twin (Josele) Jan 13, 2018 20:26 Replies: 17 Views: 34609
100.000 Club New find of minerals from New York (Glenn Rhein) Dec 04, 2017 13:20 Replies: 123 Views: 158012
I am curious to know what camera you are using... (Pierre Joubert) May 25, 2017 15:33 Replies: 29 Views: 38225
Radioactive minerals (Roger Warin) Nov 01, 2016 05:40 Replies: 29 Views: 48747
100.000 Club What about heliodor from Tajikistan? (parfaitelumiere) Sep 09, 2016 03:20 Replies: 90 Views: 122398
More about beta Quartz (nitana2000) Mar 08, 2016 12:34 Replies: 27 Views: 53235
Ilmenite pseudo (John S. White) Feb 18, 2016 08:02 Replies: 3 Views: 41769
Question about cubic diamond crystals (Jim) Nov 26, 2015 11:28 Replies: 21 Views: 49458
Very nice Amethyst in the Railroad Works in North of Spain (Joan R.) May 11, 2015 16:02 Replies: 16 Views: 51390
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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: 22051

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