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21 Aug-00:21:28 Re: ferberite, pyrite, siderite, and..... ? (Mathias)
20 Aug-15:02:19 Re: franjungle collection (Franjungle)
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20 Aug-04:17:26 Re: crystal cavity + green vein poss. Chlorite? (Kara)
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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.

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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
Question about Fluorite on Quartz (protium) Aug 19, 2018 23:04 Replies: 6 Views: 407
Mindat is in financial trouble.....!?! (Peter Lemkin) Aug 18, 2018 03:23 Replies: 4 Views: 478
Weird face in quartz (Josele) Aug 15, 2018 05:51 Replies: 29 Views: 11350
Zeolite identification (Robson Vieira) Aug 12, 2018 17:59 Replies: 0 Views: 139
Fungal etching of garnets? (Matt_Zukowski) Aug 09, 2018 04:26 Replies: 0 Views: 221
Collecting focuses and how they can change (Tobi) Jul 31, 2018 14:09 Replies: 23 Views: 8500
Minerals of DR Congo, Katanga. (Roger Warin) Jul 29, 2018 13:52 Replies: 27 Views: 13269
Help please about swamboite-(Nd) structure (Roger Warin) Jul 27, 2018 05:44 Replies: 0 Views: 185
All the Diamonds one could fill your house with - and more - so near...yet so far..... (Peter Lemkin) Jul 21, 2018 00:23 Replies: 5 Views: 665
Green petrified wood WA State? (jenrey1919) Jul 12, 2018 22:17 Replies: 6 Views: 645
Carbonates form on ponds in Oman like ice (Matt_Zukowski) Jul 02, 2018 10:28 Replies: 6 Views: 2212
Great website on Quartz and all Quartz growth variants! (Peter Lemkin) Apr 12, 2018 05:55 Replies: 1 Views: 1508
Central Massif of Picos de Europa, Asturias (Gagat Minerals) Mar 19, 2018 09:22 Replies: 9 Views: 2264
San Benito County (Roger Warin) Mar 18, 2018 11:59 Replies: 9 Views: 2490
Stellerite from Mali (Gagat Minerals) Mar 18, 2018 07:51 Replies: 2 Views: 1170
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693 6468 Aug 19, 2018 23:04
Robert Seitz 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: 13463
"Mysterious and changing Tourmaline" by Roger Warin - (29) (Jordi Fabre) Aug 15, 2018 05:16 Replies: 0 Views: 303
100.000 Club Mineral specimens with inclusions - (28) (Elise) May 28, 2018 12:07 Replies: 87 Views: 117537
New Mexico Collecting - (27) (Philip Simmons) May 25, 2018 20:16 Replies: 33 Views: 18318
Faden Quartz Crystals - (26) (marco campos-venuti) Jun 23, 2018 18:52 Replies: 49 Views: 24999
An opportune harvest of Gold in Serra do Caldeirão claims, Brazil - (25) (Jordi Fabre) Aug 29, 2017 05:42 Replies: 1 Views: 6036
Trip to the Eastern Emerald Belt, Colombia - (24) (Fiebre Verde) Nov 13, 2016 16:39 Replies: 12 Views: 11561
Malbunka Copper Mine, Home of the Azurite Suns - (23) (crocoite) Jul 09, 2017 05:24 Replies: 55 Views: 36022
How to find a pocket? - (22) (Jordi Fabre) Aug 24, 2017 03:37 Replies: 42 Views: 35793
A "complete" Dauphiné twin of quartz - (21) (Pete Richards) Sep 10, 2014 11:43 Replies: 18 Views: 22660
A copper mine to understand Life - (20) (Cesar M. Salvan) Aug 19, 2014 15:49 Replies: 9 Views: 14571
DIY Specific Gravity Kit (tutorial) - (19) (cascaillou) Mar 23, 2018 04:19 Replies: 12 Views: 20858
How to dig a pocket? - (18) (Jordi Fabre) Jan 22, 2014 12:41 Replies: 29 Views: 59090
APXS: from Mars to the mineral collector's workbench - (17) (Cesar M. Salvan) Jun 03, 2014 04:06 Replies: 8 Views: 17117
Photos of epitaxy - (16) (John S. White) May 28, 2018 22:05 Replies: 54 Views: 75734
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32 1358 Aug 15, 2018 05:16
Jordi Fabre View latest post
No new posts News about shows     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Aug 06, 2018 16:34 Replies: 45 Views: 13797
Tucson Show 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Jun 16, 2018 17:47 Replies: 158 Views: 72420
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 22, 2017 05:21 Replies: 77 Views: 44308
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 08, 2017 13:56 Replies: 59 Views: 42871
Tucson Show 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Aug 21, 2018 09:45 Replies: 118 Views: 83485
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 06, 2016 11:21 Replies: 68 Views: 49653
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 18, 2016 14:37 Replies: 47 Views: 45048
Tucson Show 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Feb 28, 2016 16:01 Replies: 61 Views: 61267
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Nov 27, 2015 23:45 Replies: 102 Views: 94310
2015 Tucson In Retrospect (Don Lum) Oct 19, 2017 00:36 Replies: 61 Views: 50185
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 20, 2015 16:38 Replies: 58 Views: 63223
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 30, 2015 22:03 Replies: 174 Views: 180574
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 01, 2014 02:35 Replies: 80 Views: 91848
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2014 (Jordi Fabre) May 06, 2015 16:42 Replies: 40 Views: 48813
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 30, 2014 01:38 Replies: 111 Views: 138016
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36 2460 Aug 21, 2018 09:45
Bob Harman View latest post
No new posts Mineral Shows     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
East Coast Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show 2018 (vic rzonca) Aug 18, 2018 08:54 Replies: 2 Views: 300
2018 S.I.E.S.C. Gem & Mineral Show (Mike Chontofalsky) Mar 02, 2018 14:41 Replies: 0 Views: 1920
New York City - Watson Hotel / June 23 & 24, 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 01, 2018 16:09 Replies: 1 Views: 1722
New York City - Watson Hotel / March 3 & 4, 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 01, 2018 14:26 Replies: 0 Views: 1425
Friends of Mineralogy Midwest Chapter 6th Annual Mineralogical Symposium (Jordi Fabre) Feb 24, 2018 14:27 Replies: 0 Views: 1115
Mineral Show in Copenhagen, Denmark (Jordi Fabre) Feb 19, 2018 09:04 Replies: 4 Views: 1699
Quartzite - 2018 (Robert Seitz) Jan 18, 2018 12:21 Replies: 19 Views: 5115
Two Minerals Shows in Prague (Jordi Fabre) Jan 08, 2018 09:52 Replies: 0 Views: 1553
Soledade, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil - Mineral Show 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Jan 08, 2018 09:44 Replies: 0 Views: 1663
2018 Tucson HTCC status (bob kerr) Jan 04, 2018 10:17 Replies: 25 Views: 8134
Worcester, MA Show, November 18th-19th - Location Change! (Jordi Fabre) Nov 14, 2017 02:47 Replies: 0 Views: 1911
38th Annual New Mexico Mineral Symposium (from Mindat) (Tobi) Nov 09, 2017 11:26 Replies: 6 Views: 2685
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: 8851
Chamonix show fifty years (Philippe Durand) Aug 08, 2017 14:06 Replies: 14 Views: 6788
6th Chenzhou - Hunan Mineral Show in China (Jordi Fabre) Jul 14, 2017 14:11 Replies: 0 Views: 2473
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198 1869 Aug 18, 2018 08:54
John S. White View latest post
No new posts Mineral Shows by Gail Spann     
To know more about this Forum, please use this link   Moderators chris, Gail
Gail Spann's Tucson Adventures. February 2018. (Gail) Feb 28, 2018 21:37 Replies: 209 Views: 44259
Tucson 2017, The insanity continues...but it sure is fun! (Gail) Feb 27, 2017 22:25 Replies: 112 Views: 52478
100.000 Club TUCSON, 2016. And away we go.... (Gail) Mar 19, 2016 11:45 Replies: 445 Views: 193836
The magic of Tucson, 2015. Gail Spann report. (Gail) Aug 12, 2015 11:19 Replies: 116 Views: 88972
100.000 Club Tucson 2014 Show Report, Gail Spann Having Fun Again... (Gail) Jul 26, 2014 19:32 Replies: 156 Views: 113546
Houston Fine Mineral Show Report, with Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 03, 2013 09:23 Replies: 103 Views: 87304
100.000 Club 2013 Tucson Show Adventure ~ Gail Spann Style. (Gail) Apr 27, 2013 02:57 Replies: 598 Views: 376346
Fabulous Denver Gem and Mineral Show, Sept 14, 2012 and on...Gail Spann (Gail) Nov 04, 2012 01:57 Replies: 43 Views: 57130
100.000 Club Gail Spann's 2012 East Coast Gem and Mineral Show report (Gail) Aug 29, 2012 14:27 Replies: 151 Views: 109634
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin... (Gail) Oct 02, 2012 11:21 Replies: 632 Views: 463553
FMF party in Tucson, 2012. You coming? (Gail) Mar 03, 2012 02:28 Replies: 49 Views: 60137
Fort Worth, Texas, Gem and Mineral Show. Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 01, 2011 20:35 Replies: 33 Views: 49830
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011 (Gail) Oct 07, 2012 11:38 Replies: 370 Views: 351237
100.000 Club FMFs party in Tucson, 2011 (Gail) Feb 27, 2011 22:43 Replies: 114 Views: 104779
Gail Spann's Tucson show report, 2011 (Gail) Jan 17, 2011 01:30 Replies: 28 Views: 39768
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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?"
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) Aug 04, 2015 03:31 Replies: 5 Views: 32026
Mineral identification (ricknsarah) Aug 21, 2018 11:48 Replies: 5 Views: 91
Crystal cavity + green vein poss. chlorite? (Kara) Aug 20, 2018 04:17 Replies: 6 Views: 316
Mineral ID help. (Robson Vieira) Aug 19, 2018 08:37 Replies: 11 Views: 345
Could anyone identify this stone? (Procol) Aug 18, 2018 16:22 Replies: 12 Views: 360
What is this ? (Paulmccabe1188) Aug 18, 2018 16:11 Replies: 11 Views: 276
Pyrite? (Justin Hickok) Aug 18, 2018 15:40 Replies: 14 Views: 525
Tremolite-actinolite skarn with diverse crystals (Kara) Aug 18, 2018 03:09 Replies: 20 Views: 690
Funny breccia (Kara) Aug 15, 2018 11:31 Replies: 8 Views: 375
pink and green mineral ID question (Kara) Aug 14, 2018 11:42 Replies: 5 Views: 321
Dog tooth calcite from where? (R Saunders) Aug 14, 2018 09:29 Replies: 8 Views: 304
Two pieces bought in a tail gate show (R Saunders) Aug 14, 2018 05:50 Replies: 4 Views: 121
What is this? (Manderface) Aug 13, 2018 16:46 Replies: 4 Views: 159
Crystal cluster with bluish rocks in it held together with calcite? (cheald) Aug 13, 2018 16:30 Replies: 6 Views: 379
Please help (McCracken) Aug 13, 2018 14:20 Replies: 2 Views: 187
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133 982 Aug 21, 2018 11:48
ricknsarah 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

"Deep Sea Manganese Nodule".... (Mathias) Aug 21, 2018 00:27 Replies: 5 Views: 287
Ferberite, Pyrite, Siderite, and..... ? (Mathias) Aug 21, 2018 00:21 Replies: 5 Views: 315
Enargite triplets (Mathias) Aug 17, 2018 10:03 Replies: 11 Views: 620
Howdy From Hornby Island (Tone Catton) Aug 14, 2018 15:27 Replies: 9 Views: 407
Please Help Me Identify My Father’s Rocks :) (Daughter of a rock hound) Aug 14, 2018 11:13 Replies: 4 Views: 259
A few finds out of creek (KurtMoCWB) Aug 13, 2018 21:57 Replies: 23 Views: 731
Pyromorphite Cornwall (Mathias) Aug 13, 2018 12:12 Replies: 6 Views: 600
Please Help Me Identify This Huge Rock (Daughter of a rock hound) Aug 12, 2018 13:38 Replies: 7 Views: 366
Fizelyite? (Mathias) Aug 10, 2018 09:52 Replies: 4 Views: 246
Enargite? (Mathias) Aug 07, 2018 08:29 Replies: 1 Views: 170
Phelps county abandoned iron mine. (KurtMoCWB) Jul 30, 2018 11:25 Replies: 7 Views: 488
Glass or Not? (KurtMoCWB) Jul 28, 2018 14:53 Replies: 4 Views: 319
Help needed with ID - wulfenite mix (JeffTan) Jul 28, 2018 12:21 Replies: 4 Views: 308
Sparkly white line (KurtMoCWB) Jul 28, 2018 08:34 Replies: 9 Views: 468
Old "Calcite collection" needs help (Jeremy) Jul 27, 2018 10:55 Replies: 8 Views: 742
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88 1035 Aug 21, 2018 00:27
Mathias 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) Aug 20, 2018 04:40 Replies: 91 Views: 20712
Collection Macros (Oliver B) Aug 06, 2018 11:57 Replies: 31 Views: 1345
My collection of crystals (Kaleb) Jun 18, 2018 03:33 Replies: 5 Views: 876
I want to photograph my collection (Malcolm Uffelman Jr) Dec 06, 2017 11:28 Replies: 10 Views: 3262
Zaïrite (Roger Warin) Dec 06, 2017 09:58 Replies: 0 Views: 1285
Super thin hematite inclusions in amethyst (zbhjzm) Nov 13, 2017 05:52 Replies: 22 Views: 6153
Micro photos of a boulder opal (zbhjzm) Sep 09, 2017 09:14 Replies: 2 Views: 2028
Stack software, comparative speed, optimizations and others (ofarcis) Sep 06, 2017 10:40 Replies: 20 Views: 28247
Pyrite and marcasite intergrowths (Roger Warin) Jul 03, 2017 13:33 Replies: 0 Views: 2361
Bixbite Crystal in rhyolite matrix (Lueshie) May 10, 2017 15:45 Replies: 1 Views: 2507
Purple fluorite macro (Proudtex76) Apr 25, 2017 15:49 Replies: 2 Views: 2645
Lighting and mineral photos (dontgogreen) Nov 05, 2016 19:15 Replies: 1 Views: 3444
Special John S. White photographs (ploum) Jul 14, 2016 13:15 Replies: 15 Views: 19316
North American pyrrhotites (dontgogreen) Jun 13, 2016 22:02 Replies: 6 Views: 5574
Elbaite (Roger Warin) May 01, 2016 12:50 Replies: 2 Views: 5073
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91 791 Aug 20, 2018 04:40
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 Pyromorphites? (Tobi) Aug 01, 2018 16:33 Replies: 18 Views: 7547
100.000 Club Favourite Fluorites? (Tobi) Jul 31, 2018 15:32 Replies: 191 Views: 149451
Favourite Calcites? (Tobi) Jul 12, 2018 15:08 Replies: 35 Views: 15160
Favourite Quartzes? (Tobi) Jun 15, 2018 05:26 Replies: 38 Views: 17187
Favourite Galenas? (Tobi) Apr 11, 2018 02:00 Replies: 19 Views: 7754
Favourite Barytes? (Tobi) Apr 10, 2018 18:21 Replies: 2 Views: 1118
Favourite Sphalerites? (Tobi) Apr 08, 2018 13:14 Replies: 17 Views: 9261
Favourite Topazes? (Tobi) Sep 25, 2017 15:50 Replies: 8 Views: 3694
Favourite Garnets? (Tobi) Aug 05, 2017 14:55 Replies: 6 Views: 4908
Favourite Pyrites? (Tobi) May 08, 2017 14:40 Replies: 21 Views: 9454
Favourite Wulfenites? (Tobi) May 03, 2017 11:41 Replies: 23 Views: 13684
Favourite Smithsonites? (Tobi) Apr 30, 2017 05:21 Replies: 4 Views: 3092
Favourite Mimetites? (Tobi) Apr 21, 2017 11:53 Replies: 9 Views: 6664
Favourite Rhodochrosites? (Tobi) Apr 12, 2017 08:42 Replies: 23 Views: 13335
Favourite Tourmalines? (Tobi) Jan 14, 2017 14:59 Replies: 19 Views: 11380
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21 542 Aug 01, 2018 16:33
Justin Hickok 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
Maine tourmaline find a month ago. (vic rzonca) Aug 08, 2018 03:30 Replies: 15 Views: 13959
Question regarding Portuguese minerals (liaemars) Jun 21, 2018 20:34 Replies: 3 Views: 601
Sweet Home Mine 2.0 (Tobi) Jun 16, 2018 07:11 Replies: 6 Views: 1988
On the mineralogy of Shijiangshan, Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia A.R. (China) (Cesar M. Salvan) May 27, 2018 19:33 Replies: 15 Views: 17339
Sapo mine Tourmaline (texasdigger) Apr 22, 2018 18:15 Replies: 1 Views: 1351
Collecting quartz on the Little Falls dolostone (vic rzonca) Apr 08, 2018 14:52 Replies: 109 Views: 85553
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico (Peter Megaw) Mar 05, 2018 11:18 Replies: 17 Views: 16723
Huge Island of Madagascar (Roger Warin) Feb 11, 2018 08:21 Replies: 7 Views: 3247
A request for information on mineral collecting in France (Pierre Joubert) Jan 29, 2018 00:25 Replies: 2 Views: 1321
New Zealand alpine minerals? (Philippe Durand) Oct 21, 2017 01:31 Replies: 22 Views: 6598
About "Franklin Furnace" (J. G. Alcolea) Oct 13, 2017 15:45 Replies: 8 Views: 3099
Graves Mountain, Georgia, USA - Hematite (Mike Lee) Oct 12, 2017 10:57 Replies: 2 Views: 2047
The Tsumeb Mine (Heimo Hellwig) May 13, 2017 01:21 Replies: 12 Views: 8183
La Viesca Mine and the finds made there (James) May 03, 2017 16:50 Replies: 8 Views: 16206
Quartz and limonite from a sandstone quarry (Pete Richards) Apr 28, 2017 08:36 Replies: 4 Views: 3424
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224 1856 Aug 08, 2018 03:30
Peter Lemkin 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: 2734
Change in French administrative area (Philippe Durand) Mar 24, 2017 05:51 Replies: 1 Views: 2114
Proper locality name of the Czar Mine? (Jordi Fabre) May 11, 2016 05:20 Replies: 4 Views: 6160
Westmorland (James) Jun 11, 2015 08:20 Replies: 18 Views: 16907
From Kearsarge Mountain? (GneissWare) Jun 08, 2015 22:27 Replies: 7 Views: 8135

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.      
The Namib Desert (Heimo Hellwig) Aug 11, 2018 01:38 Replies: 32 Views: 25686
Agates in Sicily? (alanbartlett) Apr 27, 2018 13:28 Replies: 9 Views: 1873
Rockhounding trip Juchem Quarry (JessieG) Apr 06, 2018 13:32 Replies: 3 Views: 1172
Rockhounding trips - A gem hunt in Minas Gerais (MatheusTorres) Nov 26, 2017 03:33 Replies: 2 Views: 2105
Garnets in Itadori River near Nagoya (Japan) (Alex D.) Sep 06, 2017 07:39 Replies: 13 Views: 4729
Quartz from alpine-type fissures in Raleigh, North Carolina (Scott LaBorde) Aug 30, 2017 14:45 Replies: 2 Views: 2393
Driving distance to the Rowley Mine from Scottsdale? (Dave Graley) Aug 08, 2017 09:32 Replies: 0 Views: 1570
Rockhounding in Israel - contact needed (dimrub) Jul 16, 2017 23:35 Replies: 8 Views: 3780
The Bogota´s French Connection (franjungle) Jun 29, 2017 08:40 Replies: 8 Views: 4873
Hallelujah Junction, Near Reno, Nevada. Spann Adventure (Gail) Jun 11, 2017 06:27 Replies: 29 Views: 12211
Iceland! (peter@vanpeborgh.eu) Jun 09, 2017 12:28 Replies: 0 Views: 1999
Advice needed: a rockhounding trip for a beginner (dimrub) Jun 05, 2017 10:45 Replies: 15 Views: 6824
A crystal collecting outing to Ceres, South Africa (Reinhardt van Vuuren) May 08, 2017 02:20 Replies: 7 Views: 5131
The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira (franjungle) May 04, 2017 23:01 Replies: 33 Views: 12412
Looking for references for Emerald Mine Tours in Colombia (MSrockhound) Jan 17, 2017 19:22 Replies: 0 Views: 2638
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60 452 Aug 11, 2018 01:38
Heimo Hellwig 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: 135617
The biggest nuggets. (Roger Warin) Nov 08, 2016 03:51 Replies: 10 Views: 13429
CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia (John Cornish) Feb 28, 2014 20:03 Replies: 63 Views: 77624
2013, an Update... CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine (John Cornish) Jun 24, 2013 08:14 Replies: 13 Views: 26263
Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode - 'Part 2' (Antonio Da Silveira) Oct 23, 2010 17:27 Replies: 6 Views: 28578
Scoop! - An important find of amber in the "La Florida" Mine, Spain (Jordi Fabre) Dec 14, 2008 15:03 Replies: 0 Views: 18334

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
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52 1068 Aug 10, 2018 20:56
Bob Harman View latest post
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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     
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Abrasives repairing polishing crystals (Diamond) Aug 19, 2018 05:12 Replies: 9 Views: 320
The Illinois Fluorites with Calcite are chemically etched? (R Saunders) Jul 29, 2018 13:22 Replies: 13 Views: 799
Aiguille Verte pink fluorite specimen (Mathias) Jul 01, 2018 11:24 Replies: 2 Views: 665
Phosgenite (Mathias) Jul 01, 2018 05:07 Replies: 0 Views: 338
Making acrylic or Polycarbonate stands for mineral specimens (Pierre Joubert) Jun 27, 2018 06:02 Replies: 6 Views: 1934
Cleaning mixed sulfides. (vic rzonca) May 16, 2018 14:19 Replies: 4 Views: 1228
Hinged boxes for crystal collections wanted (John S. White) May 15, 2018 09:16 Replies: 8 Views: 13754
Help how do I clean anhydrite? (Greg Lilly) Apr 29, 2018 18:40 Replies: 2 Views: 890
A terrible nuisance (John S. White) Nov 10, 2017 01:47 Replies: 17 Views: 6144
Potential Toxicity of Handling Raw Malachite Specimens. (Joseph D'Oliveira) Nov 03, 2017 20:33 Replies: 26 Views: 18932
Cleaning Carrolite specimens (Pierre Joubert) Oct 02, 2017 16:50 Replies: 2 Views: 1983
Cleaning with Water/ Spot Cleaning Guns (Agate?) (Ceanna) Aug 25, 2017 10:36 Replies: 13 Views: 5114
Removing stubborn minerals from quartz (Pierre Joubert) Apr 20, 2017 11:26 Replies: 32 Views: 20327
Information about turquoise mineral (Lundy) Apr 01, 2017 21:39 Replies: 7 Views: 3781
How to clean golden calcite (jtozier) Mar 14, 2017 15:01 Replies: 16 Views: 7889
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132 1189 Aug 19, 2018 05:12
Diamond View latest post
No new posts Collection photos and Collector's page     Access to the FMF Gallery
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How does "Collection Photos" work? (Jordi Fabre) Sep 18, 2015 16:30 Replies: 4 Views: 23045
500.000 Club Collection of Carles Millan (Carles Millan) Apr 27, 2018 08:04 Replies: 836 Views: 942260
500.000 Club Collection of Michael Shaw (crosstimber) Aug 18, 2018 09:51 Replies: 1290 Views: 993852
500.000 Club Don Lum Collection (Don Lum) Aug 12, 2018 19:02 Replies: 1179 Views: 829334
500.000 Club Collection of Tobi (Tobi) Aug 18, 2018 05:11 Replies: 855 Views: 676225
500.000 Club The Mizunaka Collection (am mizunaka) Aug 11, 2018 07:50 Replies: 1175 Views: 579311
500.000 Club New generation for picture - Ploum (ploum) Apr 25, 2018 14:20 Replies: 940 Views: 569474
100.000 Club Collection of Nurbo (nurbo) Mar 26, 2016 14:37 Replies: 404 Views: 427683
100.000 Club Andreas Gerstenberg Collection (Andreas Gerstenberg) May 19, 2018 14:36 Replies: 182 Views: 274519
100.000 Club Collection of Miguel (José Miguel) Apr 14, 2017 05:32 Replies: 223 Views: 190223
100.000 Club Bob's rocks (GneissWare) Jul 31, 2018 10:44 Replies: 345 Views: 244102
100.000 Club The micro photographs of Christian Rewitzer (Jordi Fabre) Feb 20, 2016 23:50 Replies: 77 Views: 187776
100.000 Club Collection of Fiebre Verde (Fiebre Verde) Aug 19, 2018 16:11 Replies: 637 Views: 306934
100.000 Club The collection of Pierre and Riana Joubert (Pierre Joubert) Jun 12, 2018 03:22 Replies: 284 Views: 165309
100.000 Club Collection of Heimo Hellwig (Heimo Hellwig) Aug 20, 2018 03:18 Replies: 601 Views: 234663
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135 13620 Aug 20, 2018 15:02
franjungle View latest post
No new posts Women's Private Collections     Access to the FMF Gallery
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100.000 Club Tracy's favorite specimens (Tracy) Dec 21, 2017 10:32 Replies: 74 Views: 113265
100.000 Club Gail's collection (Gail) Aug 03, 2017 04:02 Replies: 375 Views: 411873
The sad news about Diana Weinrich. (Gail) Jan 08, 2018 11:39 Replies: 16 Views: 6937
Nimfiara's collection (nimfiara) May 10, 2012 17:20 Replies: 30 Views: 54752
Linda's Private Collection (Linda Smith) Feb 08, 2012 04:31 Replies: 39 Views: 61987
Debbie's Collection (Debbie Woolf) Jul 04, 2011 10:45 Replies: 20 Views: 39737
Colleen's Collection (Colleen Thomson) May 28, 2011 19:33 Replies: 10 Views: 25462
Jessica's mineral collection (Jessica Simonoff) Jan 30, 2010 18:52 Replies: 18 Views: 39817
Linda St-Cyr's favorites (Linda St-Cyr) May 17, 2009 09:09 Replies: 6 Views: 31774

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
Monthly Mineral Chronicles... (crocoite) Aug 07, 2018 05:52 Replies: 0 Views: 148
Minerales y Minas de España - Silicatos (keith) Apr 12, 2018 06:58 Replies: 2 Views: 1201
German Language Magazine (CodyDel) Nov 23, 2017 14:33 Replies: 5 Views: 2416
1929 Ed Over Rocks and Minerals Article (CodyDel) Nov 22, 2017 21:33 Replies: 10 Views: 4234
Australian micromineral newsletter... (crocoite) Mar 25, 2017 20:21 Replies: 19 Views: 25384
Mineralogy by Dexter Perkins (Tom Mazanec) Jan 03, 2017 18:03 Replies: 14 Views: 7393
Panasqueira Mine (crosstimber) Nov 08, 2016 11:01 Replies: 19 Views: 23833
ExtraLapis No. 50: Kalifornien/California - a great article written by Jesse Fisher (Tobi) Sep 25, 2016 04:46 Replies: 3 Views: 3745
My reading (Tom Mazanec) Jun 11, 2016 13:43 Replies: 8 Views: 7039
Quartz from Spain (Miguel Calvo) Apr 28, 2016 01:17 Replies: 1 Views: 4653
Antique books (ACC79) Feb 05, 2016 14:35 Replies: 1 Views: 4538
Minerales y Minas de España by Miguel Calvo (Minerals and Mines of Spain) (Antonio Alcaide) Dec 09, 2015 22:38 Replies: 3 Views: 10952
Classification of crystallographic forms - any references? (prcantos) Mar 06, 2015 11:11 Replies: 21 Views: 23189
Mathematical Crystallography by Boisen & Gibbs (prcantos) Oct 09, 2014 03:55 Replies: 0 Views: 8388
Crystal Mountains - Minerals of the Cairngorms NEW BOOK (Roy Starkey) Oct 07, 2014 09:54 Replies: 11 Views: 12096
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87 694 Aug 07, 2018 05:52
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
Chinese Realgar (crocoite) Apr 24, 2018 21:36 Replies: 8 Views: 3247
Minerals in Watercolor (MasterofStone) Feb 21, 2018 06:22 Replies: 6 Views: 2163
Grossular Garnet, Jeffrey Mine, Canada (crocoite) Dec 30, 2017 02:42 Replies: 0 Views: 1169
Rhodochrosite with Barite, Lone Tree Mine, Nevada (crocoite) Dec 07, 2017 05:15 Replies: 0 Views: 1528
Stak Nala Elbaite... (crocoite) Nov 20, 2017 05:23 Replies: 0 Views: 1434
Artisan Made Gems (vic rzonca) Nov 10, 2017 09:13 Replies: 5 Views: 4245
New Artwork... (crocoite) Sep 15, 2017 11:20 Replies: 6 Views: 2649
Mineral collages 4.0 (Tobi) Jul 16, 2017 15:44 Replies: 12 Views: 7342
Fabre's past (vic rzonca) Jan 14, 2017 11:02 Replies: 37 Views: 29055
Da Boss... (crocoite) Aug 24, 2016 03:14 Replies: 3 Views: 3437
Mineralogical Museum of Marburg, drawn by me :-) (Tobi) Aug 18, 2016 05:40 Replies: 6 Views: 4353
2016 Paintings... (crocoite) Apr 23, 2016 09:15 Replies: 11 Views: 11295
Mineral collages 3.0 - highlights from my collection (Tobi) Feb 17, 2016 11:05 Replies: 12 Views: 11228
New Paintings 2013 (Schwertner) Jan 14, 2016 04:56 Replies: 105 Views: 72862
A new mineral artist - Barbara Stanley (James) May 26, 2015 05:55 Replies: 16 Views: 19790
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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: 5004
History of minerals. (vic rzonca) Jan 12, 2017 09:24 Replies: 5 Views: 7513
Finding a little Mexican treasure (Jean Sendero) Nov 05, 2016 16:03 Replies: 0 Views: 3519
Your very first rock? (Tobi) Oct 30, 2016 09:30 Replies: 2 Views: 2794
Minerals and Their Stories (crosstimber) Oct 29, 2016 08:00 Replies: 5 Views: 3826
"H. Deisinger" Collection (Jamison Brizendine) Aug 24, 2016 07:20 Replies: 4 Views: 7592
Mineral labels as art ;) (Tobi) Sep 22, 2014 02:06 Replies: 23 Views: 39490
If it is a twin it was juicy and delicious (Don Lum) Sep 14, 2014 12:53 Replies: 25 Views: 20866
How all you got started in collecting? (vic rzonca) Jun 08, 2014 10:32 Replies: 21 Views: 31592
Bill Lawrence Memorial (BlueCapProductions) May 05, 2014 13:56 Replies: 4 Views: 8658
Sir Arthur Russell - 50th Anniversary on 24th February (Roy Starkey) Feb 02, 2014 12:58 Replies: 5 Views: 9873
Reminiscences of an Old Former Curator by John S. White (Jordi Fabre) Jan 19, 2014 17:06 Replies: 6 Views: 11124
Rogues gallery of photos of yesteryear's mineral collecting greats (Jordi Fabre) Jan 12, 2014 06:26 Replies: 16 Views: 17767
Biggest nugget? 64.7 kg. (Roger Warin) Nov 12, 2013 16:25 Replies: 6 Views: 13319
Willard Perkins Classic "Perky" Mount (Peter Megaw) Aug 30, 2013 06:13 Replies: 14 Views: 23604
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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: 34311
FMF Guide of Rocks - SEDIMENTARY ROCKS (prcantos) Dec 11, 2013 17:45 Replies: 5 Views: 18749
FMF Guide of Rocks - METAMORPHIC ROCKS (prcantos) Jul 05, 2015 06:56 Replies: 16 Views: 38367
Not Sure What Rock Is!!!??? (Aliengng) Mar 24, 2016 06:09 Replies: 15 Views: 12902
Grave Stones of Interest to Rock People... no, really... (NellsRocks) Dec 11, 2015 21:15 Replies: 13 Views: 11765
Genesis of the serpentine minerals and rocks (prcantos) Jun 06, 2013 04:48 Replies: 2 Views: 10507

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: 2779
Fake Colombian Emeralds (Fiebre Verde) May 14, 2018 19:33 Replies: 33 Views: 22065
Fake specimens from the Erongo and Brandberg region. (Pierre Joubert) May 04, 2018 09:31 Replies: 23 Views: 5498
Iron Man (vic rzonca) Aug 28, 2017 07:57 Replies: 7 Views: 3063
Tanzanite? (Harald) Aug 02, 2017 22:31 Replies: 6 Views: 2776
Quarter million fake Tourmaline cluster. (texasdigger) May 22, 2017 11:36 Replies: 19 Views: 6165
Please help me identify if these are fake or treated (TomS) Feb 09, 2017 22:10 Replies: 16 Views: 8144
Treatments, Synthetics and Simulants: QUARTZ & CHALCEDONY (cascaillou) Dec 20, 2015 20:34 Replies: 3 Views: 7256
Fake silver crystals Morocco (Christophe Gobin) Nov 24, 2015 03:59 Replies: 1 Views: 5554
Chinese "Hydrozincite" specimens? (Barry Vincent) Oct 08, 2015 03:23 Replies: 4 Views: 6603
Bismutoferrite from China...Caveat Emptor (Peter Megaw) May 31, 2015 18:56 Replies: 3 Views: 6649
The intense oiling of Chinese minerals (nitana2000) Apr 29, 2015 14:20 Replies: 14 Views: 18934
Milpillas Azurite - fake specimen (Cascavel1) Dec 04, 2014 09:47 Replies: 27 Views: 32885
Huanggang Mine scheelite color (Josele) Jul 21, 2014 17:48 Replies: 11 Views: 12650
Scorodite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Durango... Sulfur Isotope results (Peter Megaw) Feb 08, 2014 11:16 Replies: 5 Views: 10786
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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: 10459
Theft from the Franklin Mineral Museum, New Jersey (Jordi Fabre) Jul 18, 2017 07:43 Replies: 0 Views: 1941
Theft at West Coast Mineral and Fossil Show of Kristalle gold. (vic rzonca) Nov 16, 2016 07:43 Replies: 1 Views: 2695
Stolen specimen inquiry (Jordi Fabre) Aug 06, 2016 05:08 Replies: 3 Views: 5011
Theft of Colin Owen mineral specimens and collection (Pierre Joubert) Jul 15, 2016 10:34 Replies: 14 Views: 8204
THEFT of 60 world class mineral specimens in Johannesburg! (Jordi Fabre) Apr 29, 2016 10:04 Replies: 19 Views: 25310
Famous piece stolen from a Romanian Museum (David) Jan 27, 2014 14:16 Replies: 0 Views: 7645
Warning: Johannesburg Geology Museum theft: July 2013!! (Jordi Fabre) Jul 19, 2013 11:20 Replies: 2 Views: 6980
A Butte Covellite was stolen from the National Mining Hall of Fame!!!! (Jordi Fabre) Feb 09, 2013 14:51 Replies: 0 Views: 4854
California Mining and Mineral Museum Robbed (Jordi Fabre) Oct 05, 2012 12:59 Replies: 3 Views: 6182
Theft at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History (Jordi Fabre) Feb 28, 2012 23:42 Replies: 1 Views: 3979
Highgrading, the selling of stolen goods and turning a blind eye (BlueCapProductions) Dec 01, 2011 02:48 Replies: 42 Views: 56492
Theft of Rice Museum Gold Collection! (Jordi Fabre) Apr 23, 2010 14:32 Replies: 4 Views: 8721
Theft of minerals from a Museum in Iceland (John S. White) Oct 28, 2009 11:22 Replies: 6 Views: 6647

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 24, 2018 16:43 Replies: 337 Views: 175709
Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines - but not during showtime (AndyH) Aug 21, 2018 10:39 Replies: 2 Views: 138
Quartz boulder (Secondhandgrenades) Jun 26, 2018 11:31 Replies: 4 Views: 635
Need advice on next step. (Bill E) May 28, 2018 11:36 Replies: 14 Views: 3190
Looking for Lapidary Services in the Central New Mexico Area (Rockhound.newmexico) May 11, 2018 17:32 Replies: 2 Views: 603
Mass on mineral labels? (Bob Harman) May 11, 2018 14:35 Replies: 7 Views: 1551
Where to start? an enthusiast beginner prospector (salomonarthur) Mar 07, 2018 22:39 Replies: 3 Views: 1311
Concrete as a mineral (Tom Mazanec) Jan 30, 2018 00:19 Replies: 6 Views: 1800
The PBS Show "THE MINERAL EXPLORERS" (Bob Harman) Jan 23, 2018 18:28 Replies: 1 Views: 1262
A Bit On The Economics Of Being A mineral Dealer (Bob Harman) Jan 19, 2018 23:46 Replies: 11 Views: 3075
The overall health of this hobby (Jordi Fabre) Jan 13, 2018 15:13 Replies: 26 Views: 6336
Economist article on Muzo (Matt_Zukowski) Jan 10, 2018 09:58 Replies: 3 Views: 1697
3D printing in collecting (Tom Mazanec) Jan 03, 2018 09:04 Replies: 2 Views: 1600
Happy Holidays to everyone and a Rocky New Year! (Jordi Fabre) Jan 01, 2018 16:09 Replies: 18 Views: 5264
Does turquoise ever come in other colors? (trtlman) Dec 08, 2017 10:57 Replies: 1 Views: 1454
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384 3266 Aug 21, 2018 10:39
Jordi Fabre 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) Aug 17, 2018 15:56 Replies: 325 Views: 208315
Blue-green rock (Viktorian) Aug 13, 2018 21:33 Replies: 7 Views: 31494
Stalactites? (John S. White) Jul 09, 2018 10:20 Replies: 24 Views: 20408
Maximum number of minerals on a specimen (David) May 06, 2018 03:02 Replies: 37 Views: 30344
Tetrahedron [111] penetration twin (Josele) Jan 13, 2018 20:26 Replies: 17 Views: 27351
100.000 Club New find of minerals from New York (Glenn Rhein) Dec 04, 2017 13:20 Replies: 123 Views: 131897
I am curious to know what camera you are using... (Pierre Joubert) May 25, 2017 15:33 Replies: 29 Views: 28724
Radioactive minerals (Roger Warin) Nov 01, 2016 05:40 Replies: 29 Views: 38648
100.000 Club What about heliodor from Tajikistan? (parfaitelumiere) Sep 09, 2016 03:20 Replies: 90 Views: 102942
More about beta Quartz (nitana2000) Mar 08, 2016 12:34 Replies: 27 Views: 43149
Ilmenite pseudo (John S. White) Feb 18, 2016 08:02 Replies: 3 Views: 36578
Question about cubic diamond crystals (Jim) Nov 26, 2015 11:28 Replies: 21 Views: 38980
Very nice Amethyst in the Railroad Works in North of Spain (Joan R.) May 11, 2015 16:02 Replies: 16 Views: 43163
Mysterious Black Crystals (Something Fishy!) (Andy Love) May 11, 2015 14:53 Replies: 35 Views: 39760
Daylight Fluorescent Hyalite Opal from Mexico (Peter Megaw) May 06, 2015 19:10 Replies: 31 Views: 45417
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147 904 Aug 17, 2018 15:56
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: 17778
French and alpine mineralogy against UK Fluorite (Max Tom) Mar 12, 2018 03:54 Replies: 2 Views: 1533
Minerals for fossils (Fossil collector) Feb 03, 2018 06:22 Replies: 14 Views: 3832
Exchange of minerals. I'm from Ukraine. (Hereiam) Sep 25, 2017 00:09 Replies: 3 Views: 2534
Meteorite with old labels wanted (Krantz and others) (illaenus) Nov 15, 2016 14:14 Replies: 1 Views: 4222
Calcites from each State (Pat Tucci) Jun 29, 2016 07:24 Replies: 19 Views: 9811
Looking for Native Sulphur specimens (bgreenstone) Mar 21, 2016 08:28 Replies: 0 Views: 6253
Help with free collecting (solarflare) Feb 11, 2016 18:09 Replies: 8 Views: 7239
NJ Minerals available for trade (Gary Moldovany) Feb 07, 2016 10:45 Replies: 2 Views: 7843
Pyrite for exchange (Cesar M. Salvan) Jan 05, 2016 01:17 Replies: 2 Views: 8290
Bulgarian minerals for exchange (Wolfgang Proestler) Nov 22, 2015 08:32 Replies: 12 Views: 13168
Exchange-Wanted: inclusion quartz crystals, 2 to 3cm, DT or floater, unpolished (cascaillou) Sep 11, 2014 11:08 Replies: 0 Views: 8983
Exchange - Wanted: arsenolite, montroydite, lithiophosphate (cascaillou) Sep 11, 2014 11:01 Replies: 0 Views: 6373
Rhodochrosite rough (Jack Chiang) Aug 23, 2014 13:03 Replies: 1 Views: 6062
Fossils for minerals (appies) Jun 09, 2014 02:41 Replies: 1 Views: 7655
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