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03 Mar-09:40:39 Re: beautiful durable and...common? (Tom Mazanec)
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02 Mar-21:26:43 Delaware valley: se pa & cecil county, md (Jim Wilkinson)
02 Mar-19:56:25 Alabama copper? quartz or quartzite and red to almost green mineral along with?? (Rforbus)
02 Mar-09:38:30 Re: collection of jean suffert (Jean Suffert)
02 Mar-02:03:36 The mizunaka collection - rhodochrosite (Am Mizunaka)
01 Mar-06:12:50 Re: collection of sante celiberti (Sante Celiberti)
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28 Feb-16:49:10 Re: collection of firmo espinar (Firmo Espinar)
28 Feb-15:50:24 Re: i want to know this stone (Alshawani)
28 Feb-15:07:47 The mizunaka collection - quartz (Am Mizunaka)
28 Feb-13:42:50 Re: new generation for picture - ploum (Ploum)
28 Feb-01:15:52 Re: sometimes fluorescent (Jesse Fisher)
27 Feb-16:12:19 Re: sometimes fluorescent (Alfredo)
27 Feb-15:23:10 Popular minerals - rhodochrosite on hisingerite-neotocite (series) from mexico (Jordi Fabre)
27 Feb-11:42:17 Re: sometimes fluorescent (Steveb)
27 Feb-10:30:36 Re: sometimes fluorescent (James Catmur)
27 Feb-08:34:24 Re: sometimes fluorescent (Bergur_e_sigurdarson)
27 Feb-08:28:13 Sometimes fluorescent (Tom Mazanec)
26 Feb-23:38:54 Mineral talks live - episode 33 - dr. Federico pezzott; curator; nat hist museum of milan (Bluecapproductions)
26 Feb-23:37:34 Mineral talks live - episode 32 - jeff scovil - mineral photographer; phoenix, arizona, us (Bluecapproductions)
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The information provided within this Forum about localities is only given to allow reference to them. Any visit to any of the localities requires you to obtain full permission and relevant information prior to your visit. FMF is strictly against any illicit activities related to collecting minerals.

 

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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
Betafo habit? (Sante Celiberti) Feb 20, 2021 17:03 Replies: 5 Views: 515
Comparison between 2 microscopes (Roger Warin) Feb 16, 2021 15:41 Replies: 0 Views: 245
Pyrite with bubble-like growths (Pete Richards) Jan 19, 2021 17:42 Replies: 21 Views: 3217
Proposed new system for classifying minerals (Don Lum) Jan 07, 2021 11:01 Replies: 15 Views: 2673
Luxullianite - UK (Roger Warin) Jan 03, 2021 10:04 Replies: 1 Views: 991
Hunan China Calcite with Marcasite (John Hodgson) Dec 17, 2020 20:35 Replies: 5 Views: 1891
New mineral has been named kernowite, after the Cornish word for Cornwall (James Catmur) Dec 12, 2020 14:28 Replies: 1 Views: 1259
Minerals toxicity: Where can I find information? (Olivier) Dec 12, 2020 10:18 Replies: 12 Views: 3096
Why this fluorapatite is purple? (Luis Domínguez) Dec 11, 2020 02:04 Replies: 11 Views: 10771
I'm seeking more information on Kara Oba, are any Japan Law twins from there?? (Bob Morgan) Dec 04, 2020 17:35 Replies: 0 Views: 1152
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732 6865 Feb 20, 2021 17:03
Amir Akhavan View latest post
No new posts Featured Columns of FMF     
This Forum functions a little like a library, each featured topic will be numbered and will maintain the order even if new posts arrive.
The FMF users cannot create new threads here but, yes, they can publish posts in the already created threads. Only the Forum administrators can create new threads in this section.
To know more about how this works, please use this link   Moderators Jordi Fabre, Tony L. Potucek, Peter Farquhar

What is "Featured Columns of FMF"? (Jordi Fabre) Apr 04, 2013 01:58 Replies: 0 Views: 26753
The native gold from Guelmim-Oued Noun, Morocco - (35) (Cesar M. Salvan) Feb 17, 2021 19:21 Replies: 8 Views: 2529
Stories in Stone: A Guide to the Geology of the Western Cape, South Africa - (34) (Duncan Miller) Dec 10, 2020 12:10 Replies: 4 Views: 1904
The Mineral Collecting History of the 79 Mine, Gila County, Arizona, USA - (33) (Tony L. Potucek) Feb 26, 2021 08:54 Replies: 17 Views: 9134
An Overview of Minerals Toxicity - (32) (cascaillou) Jan 03, 2020 15:56 Replies: 7 Views: 12987
Blue Lace Agate from Ysterputs, Southern Namibia - (31) (Jordi Fabre) May 28, 2020 14:29 Replies: 2 Views: 3246
Late 20th Century Wulfenite Collecting in the San Francisco Mine, Sonora, Mexico - (30) (Tony L. Potucek) May 07, 2020 12:37 Replies: 15 Views: 6182
"Mysterious and changing Tourmaline" by Roger Warin - (29) (Jordi Fabre) Aug 15, 2018 05:16 Replies: 0 Views: 29045
100.000 Club Mineral specimens with inclusions - (28) (Elise) Sep 08, 2020 02:34 Replies: 92 Views: 166620
New Mexico Collecting - (27) (Philip Simmons) Jun 29, 2020 05:42 Replies: 35 Views: 48722
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38 1498 Feb 26, 2021 08:54
Tony L. Potucek View latest post
No new posts National Library of Spain / Biblioteca Nacional de España (BNE) and FMF     
This forum cointain the thread Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19 chosen by the National Library of Spain / Biblioteca Nacional de España (BNE) and which is now in the BNE’s collection of Archives of the Spanish Web as a source of information on a specific event or a particular period of time. To know more about this Forum, please use this link      
Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19 (Philippe Durand) Jan 11, 2021 15:33 Replies: 345 Views: 90245
National Library of Spain - Biblioteca Nacional de España (BNE) (James Catmur) May 01, 2020 06:32 Replies: 0 Views: 3802

2 344 Jan 11, 2021 15:33
Riccardo Modanesi View latest post
No new posts News about shows     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
Tucson Show 2020 (Jordi Fabre) May 31, 2020 16:31 Replies: 104 Views: 72566
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2019 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 22, 2020 21:00 Replies: 53 Views: 40214
Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2019 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 23, 2020 02:48 Replies: 37 Views: 42794
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2019 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 22, 2020 21:06 Replies: 128 Views: 114799
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 22, 2018 12:26 Replies: 40 Views: 42514
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Aug 06, 2018 16:34 Replies: 45 Views: 51610
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Jun 16, 2018 17:47 Replies: 158 Views: 158475
100.000 Club Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 22, 2017 05:21 Replies: 77 Views: 107034
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 08, 2017 13:56 Replies: 59 Views: 83303
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Aug 22, 2018 05:14 Replies: 120 Views: 144937
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44 2865 Oct 27, 2020 15:06
Peter Megaw 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: 67448
Sunny Tucson, Gail Spann’s adventures. 2019 (Gail) Mar 03, 2019 16:21 Replies: 36 Views: 33883
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Tucson Adventures. February 2018. (Gail) Feb 28, 2018 21:37 Replies: 209 Views: 128269
Tucson 2017, The insanity continues...but it sure is fun! (Gail) Feb 27, 2017 22:25 Replies: 112 Views: 98008
100.000 Club TUCSON, 2016. And away we go.... (Gail) Mar 19, 2016 11:45 Replies: 445 Views: 321639
100.000 Club The magic of Tucson, 2015. Gail Spann report. (Gail) Aug 12, 2015 11:19 Replies: 116 Views: 144178
100.000 Club Tucson 2014 Show Report, Gail Spann Having Fun Again... (Gail) Jul 26, 2014 19:32 Replies: 156 Views: 167868
100.000 Club Houston Fine Mineral Show Report, with Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 03, 2013 09:23 Replies: 103 Views: 135644
500.000 Club 2013 Tucson Show Adventure ~ Gail Spann Style. (Gail) Apr 27, 2013 02:57 Replies: 598 Views: 596909
Fabulous Denver Gem and Mineral Show, Sept 14, 2012 and on...Gail Spann (Gail) Nov 04, 2012 01:57 Replies: 43 Views: 89330
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40 5277 Dec 17, 2020 09:21
Tony L. Potucek View latest post
No new posts Mineral Shows     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
Hester Diamond Auction (Matt_Zukowski) Jan 29, 2021 16:49 Replies: 11 Views: 1656
Tucson 2021 (vic rzonca) Oct 27, 2020 17:48 Replies: 2 Views: 3173
Virtual British Micromount Symposium 2020 - Would you like to participate? (Roy Starkey) Sep 08, 2020 02:47 Replies: 0 Views: 2060
An ancient Tuscan fair. (Sante Celiberti) Jul 31, 2020 12:01 Replies: 2 Views: 2359
East Coast Show 2020 Cancelled (Jordi Fabre) Jun 09, 2020 16:14 Replies: 0 Views: 3163
Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2020? (Fiebre Verde) May 01, 2020 14:02 Replies: 6 Views: 12746
Selecting minerals for an exhibition is a lot of work (Herman van Dennebroek) Mar 23, 2020 09:37 Replies: 3 Views: 11284
2nd Annual Marrakech Mining Convention (Jordi Fabre) Mar 12, 2020 05:15 Replies: 0 Views: 20911
Warning! The Bologna Show change dates! (Jordi Fabre) Feb 25, 2020 15:49 Replies: 0 Views: 23359
2019 Binn Mineral Show (21. Binner Mineralienbörse) (Dany Mabillard) Dec 29, 2019 23:27 Replies: 10 Views: 14721
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216 1942 Jan 29, 2021 16:49
Fiebre Verde 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

Asking: "What is this? / Where is it from?" (James Catmur) Aug 04, 2015 03:31 Replies: 5 Views: 51737
Petrified wood? (Gentrydodd) Feb 19, 2021 16:00 Replies: 12 Views: 593
Any opinions? (Beau) Feb 15, 2021 14:27 Replies: 4 Views: 553
Quartz-like but not quite, help needed. (Stefanie) Feb 12, 2021 10:36 Replies: 3 Views: 453
Is this beryl? (Jim Wilkinson) Feb 11, 2021 18:32 Replies: 11 Views: 1110
Quartz, with? (SlowFrog) Feb 10, 2021 13:23 Replies: 3 Views: 491
Any Idea What This Is? (SlowFrog) Feb 10, 2021 00:56 Replies: 5 Views: 735
Help (Lou B.) Feb 07, 2021 11:41 Replies: 4 Views: 554
Quartz with striations (Jim Wilkinson) Jan 31, 2021 16:09 Replies: 4 Views: 793
What type of mineral is this, or maybe a fossil? (Rumpeltroll) Jan 30, 2021 11:37 Replies: 11 Views: 913
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88 717 Feb 19, 2021 16:00
Gentrydodd 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

Alabama Copper? Quartz or Quartzite and red to almost green mineral along with?? (Rforbus) Mar 02, 2021 19:56 Replies: 0 Views: 78
I want to know this stone (ALshawani) Mar 01, 2021 01:04 Replies: 11 Views: 607
What is this? (Tammirenda) Feb 22, 2021 06:35 Replies: 1 Views: 219
Please help id this olive green rock (CornelDumitru) Feb 20, 2021 23:43 Replies: 5 Views: 403
Help needed (Dany Mabillard) Jan 31, 2021 11:34 Replies: 8 Views: 988
Pectolite? from Maoping Quarry, Wuyishan, China (Jordi Fabre) Jan 20, 2021 04:24 Replies: 6 Views: 1941
Hematite? (R Saunders) Jan 08, 2021 02:35 Replies: 1 Views: 1004
Help identifying unique rock (DaveP79) Jan 04, 2021 21:05 Replies: 10 Views: 1438
Where does this agate come from? (Michael Krug) Jan 04, 2021 10:29 Replies: 8 Views: 1550
Charcas - Pink Mineral (Linus) Dec 22, 2020 11:50 Replies: 11 Views: 7023
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82 1002 Mar 02, 2021 19:56
Rforbus 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
Delaware Valley: SE PA & Cecil County, MD (Jim Wilkinson) Mar 02, 2021 21:26 Replies: 0 Views: 94
Stream gravel quartz from Howard County Maryland (Jim Wilkinson) Jan 24, 2021 21:30 Replies: 0 Views: 774
Schorl (Jim Wilkinson) Jan 19, 2021 22:12 Replies: 10 Views: 1525
Garnet (Jim Wilkinson) Jan 17, 2021 23:00 Replies: 0 Views: 728
Beryl from southern Howard County Maryland USA (Jim Wilkinson) Jan 16, 2021 21:57 Replies: 0 Views: 717
Smithsonite pseudo from Santa Eulalia and other Mexican pieces (PNW-Minez) Dec 07, 2020 15:47 Replies: 5 Views: 2136
Merelaniite Inclusions? (am mizunaka) Oct 04, 2020 00:18 Replies: 5 Views: 2394
Baker Ranch crystals (R Saunders) Jul 16, 2020 12:16 Replies: 1 Views: 2450
Agates from Argentina. (condoragatemines) Jun 28, 2020 02:40 Replies: 13 Views: 17968
Ice, H2O in Alaska (Bob Harman) May 11, 2020 07:16 Replies: 1 Views: 2812
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112 939 Mar 02, 2021 21:26
Jim Wilkinson View latest post
No new posts Favourite Minerals     Access to the FMF Gallery
In this forum you can add your favourite localities and minerals. When a mineral comes from many hundreds, or thousands, of places it's worth comparing favourites to identify the most desired ones.This section is special because all the photos published here also appear in "FMF Gallery". To find out more please use this link   Moderators Tobi, Mathias
Favourite mineral species/families? (Tobi) May 08, 2020 14:07 Replies: 19 Views: 26827
Favourite countries of origin? (Tobi) Sep 01, 2010 12:23 Replies: 26 Views: 35507
The other ten of the top twenty locations (Tom Mazanec) Mar 04, 2016 10:15 Replies: 9 Views: 19823
Favourite Tourmalines? (Tobi) Oct 20, 2020 20:48 Replies: 21 Views: 22180
Favourite Wulfenites? (Tobi) Oct 02, 2020 23:35 Replies: 24 Views: 26900
100.000 Club Favourite Fluorites? (Tobi) Oct 01, 2020 02:32 Replies: 214 Views: 250719
Favourite Quartzes? (Tobi) Sep 16, 2020 05:53 Replies: 46 Views: 46932
Favourite Azurites? (Tobi) May 25, 2020 06:15 Replies: 44 Views: 14548
Favourite Rhodochrosites? (Tobi) Apr 07, 2020 12:08 Replies: 39 Views: 40060
Favourite Barytes? (Tobi) Jul 28, 2019 09:57 Replies: 20 Views: 21063
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22 675 Oct 20, 2020 20:48
Catahoula View latest post
No new posts Mines and Mineral Localities     Access to the FMF Gallery
In this forum you're able to place your favorite mines and famous or unknown mineral localities. This section is special because all the photos published here also appear in "FMF Gallery". To find out more please use this link   Moderators chris, Pete Modreski, Antonio Alcaide
Popular Minerals (Jordi Fabre) Feb 27, 2021 15:23 Replies: 93 Views: 21501
New text on the FMF (James Catmur) Jan 04, 2021 10:54 Replies: 6 Views: 1116
Naica Mine, Chihuahua - Help Requested (Peter Megaw) Dec 29, 2020 14:19 Replies: 1 Views: 1058
Rutile locality? (Pete Richards) Dec 21, 2020 20:44 Replies: 18 Views: 2699
Vauxite from Huanuni? (al mar) Nov 08, 2020 02:37 Replies: 3 Views: 1676
100.000 Club Collecting quartz on the Little Falls dolostone (vic rzonca) Oct 04, 2020 15:53 Replies: 128 Views: 136025
What is worth collecting from the Balkan Peninsula? (David) Jul 17, 2020 11:43 Replies: 2 Views: 2325
Any interesting minerals from Ukraine? (David) Jun 07, 2020 12:07 Replies: 18 Views: 6641
Mines and mineral Localities (vic rzonca) Apr 16, 2020 08:14 Replies: 2 Views: 6732
Mines active for mineral specimens only (David) Apr 05, 2020 04:56 Replies: 9 Views: 8963
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246 2112 Feb 27, 2021 15:23
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.      
Does anyone know more about the 'Baixão claim'? (Jordi Fabre) Feb 16, 2021 02:56 Replies: 3 Views: 402
Trivia about New York City localities. (Bob Harman) Aug 22, 2020 14:48 Replies: 0 Views: 2473
Asbestos name change (James Catmur) Dec 07, 2019 13:10 Replies: 10 Views: 17610
Location error on a photo (Kevin Conroy) May 15, 2019 20:07 Replies: 2 Views: 10474
Hematite and Quartz from China (Tobi) Apr 08, 2019 10:53 Replies: 4 Views: 10801
Amethyst Cove, Bay of Fundy, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada - Correction (Richard Arseneau) Mar 13, 2019 10:55 Replies: 4 Views: 11072
Modificación requested for Capestang locality (Philippe Durand) Mar 24, 2017 12:31 Replies: 2 Views: 13806
Change in French administrative area (Philippe Durand) Mar 24, 2017 05:51 Replies: 1 Views: 12750
Proper locality name of the Czar Mine? (Jordi Fabre) May 11, 2016 05:20 Replies: 4 Views: 17851
Westmorland (James Catmur) Jun 11, 2015 08:20 Replies: 18 Views: 32894
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11 66 Feb 16, 2021 02:56
mmauthner 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.      
Rockhounding in Israel - contact needed (dimrub) Dec 22, 2020 09:08 Replies: 9 Views: 16750
First Time Mining Suggestions around NY area ? (tynarose614) Sep 03, 2020 08:15 Replies: 5 Views: 3051
Sky Hawk claim, Lake George, Colorado. Dorris Family. (Gail) Aug 25, 2020 08:11 Replies: 12 Views: 4086
A crystal collecting outing to Ceres, South Africa (Reinhardt van Vuuren) Jul 03, 2020 03:32 Replies: 8 Views: 13226
Pyrope panning 2020 (stoner) May 19, 2020 05:10 Replies: 1 Views: 2624
Pyrope in the parent rock serpentinite - quarry (stoner) May 19, 2020 02:42 Replies: 0 Views: 2871
Fluorite mine in Czech Republic (stoner) May 05, 2020 11:29 Replies: 2 Views: 2753
Ferro-hornblende in Carboneras (Spain) (Firmo Espinar) Mar 19, 2020 12:23 Replies: 2 Views: 12428
Andalusie rockhunting trip (Jitkakar) Feb 18, 2020 04:12 Replies: 2 Views: 11433
Radioactive minerals at airports (Benj) Oct 30, 2019 12:47 Replies: 7 Views: 13356
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71 517 Dec 22, 2020 09:08
Ethan Engel View latest post
No new posts Exceptional finds     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Antonio Alcaide, John Cornish
100.000 Club Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode (Antonio Da Silveira) Aug 18, 2018 07:13 Replies: 37 Views: 178598
The biggest nuggets. (Roger Warin) Nov 08, 2016 03:51 Replies: 10 Views: 29486
100.000 Club CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia (John Cornish) Feb 28, 2014 20:03 Replies: 63 Views: 111863
2013, an Update... CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine (John Cornish) Jun 24, 2013 08:14 Replies: 13 Views: 41279
Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode - 'Part 2' (Antonio Da Silveira) Oct 23, 2010 17:27 Replies: 6 Views: 43348
Scoop! - An important find of amber in the "La Florida" Mine, Spain (Jordi Fabre) Dec 14, 2008 15:03 Replies: 0 Views: 30334

6 135 Aug 18, 2018 07:13
Diamond View latest post
No new posts A mineralogical trip through the states of USA     Access to the FMF Gallery
This section of the forum is special in that it is dedicated to images of minerals from the different states of the USA. So, although you can add as many pictures as you like in each of the existing threads, you can't create any new threads within it.
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section 'A mineralogical trip through the states of USA', or on "...see all topics", or on this link
To know more about the reasons for this particular Forum, please use this link   Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris

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52 1156 Jan 18, 2021 15:05
rweaver View latest post
No new posts A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK     Access to the FMF Gallery
This section of the forum is special in that it is dedicated to images of minerals from the different regions of the UK. So, although you can add as many pictures as you like in each of the existing threads, you can't create any new threads within it.
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section 'A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK' or on this link
To know more about the reasons for this particular Forum, please use this link   Moderators Jordi Fabre, James Catmur, chris

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15 471 Nov 10, 2020 02:51
Tobi View latest post
No new posts A mineralogical trip through Germany     Access to the FMF Gallery
This section of the forum is special in that it is dedicated to images of minerals from the different lands of Germany. So, although you can add as many pictures as you like in each of the existing threads, you can't create any new threads within it.
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section 'A Mineralogical trip through Germany' or on this link
To know more about the reasons for this particular Forum, please use this link   Moderator Tobi

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12 396 Dec 12, 2020 08:16
Tobi View latest post
No new posts A mineralogical trip through Italy by Sante Celiberti     Access to the FMF Gallery
This section of the forum is special in that it is dedicated exclusively to the images of the Italian minerals from the extensive collection of Sante Celiberti. So, you can't create any new threads within it neither publish posts there.
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section 'A mineralogical trip through Italy by Sante Celiberti' or on this link   Moderator Sante Celiberti


1 303 Feb 17, 2021 14:56
Sante Celiberti View latest post
No new posts Conserving, Preparing and Cleaning Minerals     
This Forum brings together questions and results on the delicate subject of preparation, conservation and cleaning of the minerals.   Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Antonio Alcaide, cascaillou
Need help on cleaning a specimen (AleaBankston) Oct 07, 2020 13:48 Replies: 7 Views: 3877
Cleaning Quartz (MSrockhound) Sep 04, 2020 19:18 Replies: 14 Views: 30131
Sodium Dithonite, Waller solution, Oxalic acid or HCl (al mar) Jul 26, 2020 12:34 Replies: 9 Views: 3909
Calcite (Ricky hartzog) Apr 05, 2020 12:21 Replies: 7 Views: 11271
To Enhance or Not to Enhance that is the question!! (marvinlewinsky) Feb 17, 2020 13:03 Replies: 8 Views: 13993
Between mineral collecting and woodworking (dontgogreen) Feb 10, 2020 16:23 Replies: 0 Views: 24651
Preserving Calcite (Brandonh) Jan 26, 2020 08:43 Replies: 4 Views: 10805
Display cabinets (bugrock) Jan 14, 2020 23:17 Replies: 17 Views: 16740
Cleaning Nifontovite (Linus) Jan 14, 2020 15:21 Replies: 10 Views: 14671
The "etched from xxxx" should be part of the for sale label? (Bob Harman) Jan 07, 2020 10:55 Replies: 1 Views: 9674
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153 1396 Oct 07, 2020 13:48
lluis 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: 42202
1.000.000 Club Collection of Michael Shaw (Michael Shaw) Feb 26, 2021 14:07 Replies: 1637 Views: 1515007
1.000.000 Club Collection of Carles Millan (Carles Millan) Dec 06, 2020 10:22 Replies: 872 Views: 1369052
1.000.000 Club Don Lum Collection (Don Lum) Feb 23, 2021 10:53 Replies: 1661 Views: 1320268
1.000.000 Club Collection of Tobi (Tobi) Feb 04, 2021 03:22 Replies: 1028 Views: 1195242
1.000.000 Club The Mizunaka Collection (am mizunaka) Mar 02, 2021 02:03 Replies: 1689 Views: 1200765
500.000 Club New generation for picture - Ploum (ploum) Feb 28, 2021 13:42 Replies: 1218 Views: 957124
500.000 Club Collection of Fiebre Verde (Fiebre Verde) Feb 25, 2020 16:51 Replies: 720 Views: 650073
500.000 Club Collection of Nurbo (nurbo) Mar 26, 2016 14:37 Replies: 404 Views: 564516
100.000 Club Andreas Gerstenberg Collection (Andreas Gerstenberg) May 19, 2018 14:36 Replies: 182 Views: 376998
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No new posts Women's Private Collections     Access to the FMF Gallery
In this forum female collectors can publish their favorite specimens, with photos of them or just descriptions. This section is special because all the photos published here also appear in "FMF Gallery". To find out more please use this link.   Moderators chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
500.000 Club Gail's collection (Gail) Aug 25, 2020 07:56 Replies: 394 Views: 561227
100.000 Club Tracy's favorite specimens (Tracy) Dec 21, 2017 10:32 Replies: 74 Views: 203963
Nimfiara's collection (nimfiara) May 10, 2012 17:20 Replies: 30 Views: 79214
Linda's Private Collection (Linda Smith) Feb 08, 2012 04:31 Replies: 39 Views: 89289
Debbie's Collection (Debbie Woolf) Jul 04, 2011 10:45 Replies: 20 Views: 60930
Colleen's Collection (Colleen Thomson) May 28, 2011 19:33 Replies: 10 Views: 41145
Jessica's mineral collection (Jessica Simonoff) Jan 30, 2010 18:52 Replies: 18 Views: 58474
Linda St-Cyr's favorites (Linda St-Cyr) May 17, 2009 09:09 Replies: 6 Views: 46671

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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) Feb 13, 2021 18:55 Replies: 34 Views: 36339
Jachymov - mineralogical pearl of the Erzgebirge Mts. - book for collectors NICE (amartaus) Feb 07, 2021 11:36 Replies: 3 Views: 679
Pink amethyst? (John S. White) Oct 10, 2020 10:01 Replies: 7 Views: 4612
Mineral Collections of Brazil (Byron Anderson) Oct 05, 2020 23:12 Replies: 14 Views: 3270
James Sowerby's illustrations (James Catmur) Aug 14, 2020 13:29 Replies: 2 Views: 2380
Can somebody recommend a sweet book on Crystallography? (Andreu) May 21, 2020 14:11 Replies: 13 Views: 5155
Fungal etching of garnets? (Matt_Zukowski) Feb 19, 2020 19:01 Replies: 1 Views: 12980
Online resources (cascaillou) Dec 20, 2019 13:55 Replies: 13 Views: 27761
New ExtraLapis No. 56 RHODOCHROSITE - I highly recommend it! (Tobi) Jul 07, 2019 02:10 Replies: 3 Views: 11414
Fluorite - Trésor de France (French Treasure) (Jordi Fabre) May 01, 2019 04:25 Replies: 2 Views: 11513
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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
Collecting and imagining (Sante Celiberti) Nov 25, 2020 15:20 Replies: 33 Views: 26729
Mineralogical Museum of Marburg, drawn by me :-) (Tobi) Nov 04, 2019 06:03 Replies: 12 Views: 21590
Mineral collages 5.0 (Tobi) Jul 19, 2019 05:52 Replies: 4 Views: 13345
New Artwork... (crocoite) Jun 02, 2019 06:42 Replies: 13 Views: 20336
Artisan Made Gems (vic rzonca) Sep 22, 2018 14:28 Replies: 9 Views: 19825
Some new Mineralpaintings in Watercolor (MasterofStone) Sep 02, 2018 16:17 Replies: 5 Views: 13916
Chinese Realgar (crocoite) Apr 24, 2018 21:36 Replies: 8 Views: 18667
Minerals in Watercolor (MasterofStone) Feb 21, 2018 06:22 Replies: 6 Views: 17233
Grossular Garnet, Jeffrey Mine, Canada (crocoite) Dec 30, 2017 02:42 Replies: 0 Views: 28763
Rhodochrosite with Barite, Lone Tree Mine, Nevada (crocoite) Dec 07, 2017 05:15 Replies: 0 Views: 29614
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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
Mining objects. (Sante Celiberti) Feb 10, 2021 10:34 Replies: 30 Views: 15367
Honeymoon quartz (James Catmur) Nov 29, 2020 07:58 Replies: 0 Views: 1331
History of the Chivor Emerald Mine, Colombia (Part 1) (Fiebre Verde) Oct 26, 2020 08:40 Replies: 4 Views: 2833
How to collect in an "apartment for sale". (Sante Celiberti) Aug 04, 2020 05:49 Replies: 0 Views: 2316
How to collect in a Tuscan... "Pizzeria". (Sante Celiberti) Jun 20, 2020 15:32 Replies: 0 Views: 2268
What did Goethe collect? (David) Apr 13, 2020 08:42 Replies: 14 Views: 8547
How to destroy a beautiful pyrite. (Sante Celiberti) Jan 14, 2020 16:52 Replies: 8 Views: 13578
Your very first rock? (Tobi) Apr 25, 2019 18:49 Replies: 14 Views: 19835
History of minerals. (vic rzonca) Dec 09, 2018 09:31 Replies: 6 Views: 20887
"ite" (vic rzonca) Oct 09, 2018 08:50 Replies: 12 Views: 15997
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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: 55099
FMF Guide of Rocks - SEDIMENTARY ROCKS (prcantos) Dec 11, 2013 17:45 Replies: 5 Views: 30965
FMF Guide of Rocks - METAMORPHIC ROCKS (prcantos) Jul 05, 2015 06:56 Replies: 16 Views: 58627
Roadside Geology of Vermont (NellsRocks) Sep 21, 2018 07:52 Replies: 10 Views: 22253
Grave Stones of Interest to Rock People... no, really... (NellsRocks) Sep 13, 2018 16:23 Replies: 14 Views: 28463
Not Sure What Rock Is!!!??? (Aliengng) Mar 24, 2016 06:09 Replies: 15 Views: 28847
Genesis of the serpentine minerals and rocks (prcantos) Jun 06, 2013 04:48 Replies: 2 Views: 21670

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Tobi View latest post
No new posts Incorrect classification and fakes     
In this Forum you can provide information and discuss false identifications, inadequate classifications and fakes.   Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Antonio Alcaide, cascaillou
Possible Fake: Blue Hemimorphite from Ojuela (Ibrahim Jameel) Sep 30, 2020 23:07 Replies: 40 Views: 15792
Is there Proof of Kobyashevite Fakes? (rgangue) Sep 23, 2020 11:59 Replies: 5 Views: 3088
Please help! Is this "Ocean Jasper" Real or Dyed/Fake/Enhanced? (Garret) Sep 12, 2020 15:22 Replies: 14 Views: 4842
Fake Colombian Emeralds (Fiebre Verde) Dec 14, 2019 11:24 Replies: 35 Views: 54272
Opinions appreciated....Citrine or glass? (AmyinTX) Nov 30, 2019 03:03 Replies: 6 Views: 10375
Specimens incorrectly labeled Bravoite coating Pyrite from Colorado (John S. White) Nov 23, 2019 07:55 Replies: 11 Views: 33943
Milpillas "Electric Blue" Azurites AND Malachites - Natural or Chipped? (bob kerr) Aug 07, 2019 17:26 Replies: 20 Views: 24628
Are there any Sicilian Sulphur fakes still around? (Bob Harman) Jun 09, 2019 09:46 Replies: 12 Views: 13357
Specimens from near the Coronel Manuel Rodriguez Mine, Chile (Kevin Conroy) Jun 02, 2019 16:55 Replies: 11 Views: 13008
Irradiated fluorite from China? (Pierre Joubert) Jan 07, 2019 15:59 Replies: 5 Views: 12263
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No new posts Reporting thefts and disappearances     
On this forum you can add report on the theft of specimens; tell people about other losses and/or advise people of things they should be wary of; or report any other incidents.. including ones during collecting trips or other mineral related activities.      
Stolen specimen alert - Stolen from the University of California, Santa Barbara! (Jordi Fabre) Aug 21, 2019 22:36 Replies: 2 Views: 23702
Theft of Pieter de Bruyn collection (Pierre Joubert) Mar 14, 2019 19:40 Replies: 1 Views: 11944
Theft of Tourmalines from Fallbrook Gem & Mineral Society Museum in California (Chris Wentzell) Oct 25, 2017 14:13 Replies: 26 Views: 35607
Theft from the Franklin Mineral Museum, New Jersey (Jordi Fabre) Jul 18, 2017 07:43 Replies: 0 Views: 17255
Theft at West Coast Mineral and Fossil Show of Kristalle gold. (vic rzonca) Nov 16, 2016 07:43 Replies: 1 Views: 13881
Stolen specimen inquiry (Jordi Fabre) Aug 06, 2016 05:08 Replies: 3 Views: 16612
Theft of Colin Owen mineral specimens and collection (Pierre Joubert) Jul 15, 2016 10:34 Replies: 14 Views: 24093
THEFT of 60 world class mineral specimens in Johannesburg! (Jordi Fabre) Apr 29, 2016 10:04 Replies: 19 Views: 44656
Famous piece stolen from a Romanian Museum (David) Jan 27, 2014 14:16 Replies: 0 Views: 18712
Warning: Johannesburg Geology Museum theft: July 2013!! (Jordi Fabre) Jul 19, 2013 11:20 Replies: 2 Views: 18203
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In this forum you can discuss topics not covered by any other of our forums and you can also introduce yourself as a new Forum member.   Moderators chris, Xavi Tutusaus, Antonio Alcaide
100.000 Club Presentation of new members - Reference Thread (Jordi Fabre) Nov 27, 2020 23:32 Replies: 438 Views: 322379
Beautiful durable and...common? (Tom Mazanec) Mar 03, 2021 09:40 Replies: 5 Views: 1013
A gemstone Christmas (Tom Mazanec) Mar 03, 2021 09:30 Replies: 1 Views: 1059
Sometimes fluorescent (Tom Mazanec) Feb 28, 2021 01:15 Replies: 5 Views: 377
An art market expose (Matt_Zukowski) Feb 22, 2021 12:16 Replies: 4 Views: 5160
New locations (Tom Mazanec) Feb 12, 2021 04:00 Replies: 7 Views: 900
Heat changes some minerals - how? (Tom Mazanec) Jan 30, 2021 21:26 Replies: 11 Views: 930
Chromium in jewels (Tom Mazanec) Jan 29, 2021 09:04 Replies: 3 Views: 714
Synthetic rubies and shortwave UV (Tom Mazanec) Jan 20, 2021 13:48 Replies: 2 Views: 676
Copper County strike of 1913-14 (Colin Fearon) Jan 18, 2021 15:20 Replies: 0 Views: 626
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No new posts The Ten Thousand Club     
This Section displays, in one location, all those subjects that, while they are no longer on the main page, have been read more than 10,000 times and are from the sections: "Minerals and Mineralogy" "What is it? - Where is it from?" "Micros & Macros" and "Mines and Mineral Localities".
The other Sections of FMF will not move their topics to here because we prefer to keep their topics grouped.   Moderators chris, Antonio Alcaide

When can a fossil be also considered a mineral? (Carles Millan) Apr 20, 2020 17:21 Replies: 50 Views: 61073
100.000 Club Freeware: Mineral Database (Joan R.) Jan 11, 2020 04:35 Replies: 61 Views: 131832
Is this a twin? (Duncan Miller) May 16, 2019 02:17 Replies: 28 Views: 43348
100.000 Club Quartz collecting outings in South Africa (Pierre Joubert) Mar 25, 2019 11:26 Replies: 354 Views: 338550
Blue-green rock (Viktorian) Aug 13, 2018 21:33 Replies: 7 Views: 58447
Stalactites? (John S. White) Jul 09, 2018 10:20 Replies: 24 Views: 43546
Maximum number of minerals on a specimen (David) May 06, 2018 03:02 Replies: 37 Views: 55147
Tetrahedron [111] penetration twin (Josele) Jan 13, 2018 20:26 Replies: 17 Views: 46517
100.000 Club New find of minerals from New York (Glenn Rhein) Dec 04, 2017 13:20 Replies: 123 Views: 182187
I am curious to know what camera you are using... (Pierre Joubert) May 25, 2017 15:33 Replies: 29 Views: 51528
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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: 35875

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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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