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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
Rarest quartz twins with inclined axes C (Reef) Nov 09, 2018 18:17 Replies: 42 Views: 12909
Golden rutile analysis? (dontgogreen) Nov 02, 2018 13:43 Replies: 0 Views: 155
Quartz and Humboldtine? from Colombia (John Rakovan) Oct 12, 2018 09:42 Replies: 9 Views: 822
Mineral identification (indigo08) Oct 09, 2018 11:19 Replies: 5 Views: 471
Zeolite identification (Robson Vieira) Oct 07, 2018 16:17 Replies: 1 Views: 518
Beginner Mineral Searching and Favorite Mineral Advice Needed! (meowtrageous11) Oct 07, 2018 04:39 Replies: 7 Views: 872
Weird face in quartz (Josele) Oct 01, 2018 23:14 Replies: 31 Views: 12699
"Frosted patterns" on the faces of Quartz (Reef) Oct 01, 2018 16:33 Replies: 10 Views: 3455
Termination in a tourmaline crystal (marco campos-venuti) Aug 28, 2018 13:13 Replies: 2 Views: 593
Question about Fluorite on Quartz (protium) Aug 19, 2018 23:04 Replies: 6 Views: 905
Mindat is in financial trouble.....!?! (Peter Lemkin) Aug 18, 2018 03:23 Replies: 4 Views: 1086
Fungal etching of garnets? (Matt_Zukowski) Aug 09, 2018 04:26 Replies: 0 Views: 468
Collecting focuses and how they can change (Tobi) Jul 31, 2018 14:09 Replies: 23 Views: 9648
Minerals of DR Congo, Katanga. (Roger Warin) Jul 29, 2018 13:52 Replies: 27 Views: 16203
Help please about swamboite-(Nd) structure (Roger Warin) Jul 27, 2018 05:44 Replies: 0 Views: 365
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698 6504 Nov 09, 2018 18:17
Recovering - Academic 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: 13724
"Mysterious and changing Tourmaline" by Roger Warin - (29) (Jordi Fabre) Aug 15, 2018 05:16 Replies: 0 Views: 599
100.000 Club Mineral specimens with inclusions - (28) (Elise) May 28, 2018 12:07 Replies: 87 Views: 120642
New Mexico Collecting - (27) (Philip Simmons) May 25, 2018 20:16 Replies: 33 Views: 20534
Faden Quartz Crystals - (26) (marco campos-venuti) Jun 23, 2018 18:52 Replies: 49 Views: 27021
An opportune harvest of Gold in Serra do Caldeirão claims, Brazil - (25) (Jordi Fabre) Oct 17, 2018 11:14 Replies: 8 Views: 6978
Trip to the Eastern Emerald Belt, Colombia - (24) (Fiebre Verde) Nov 13, 2016 16:39 Replies: 12 Views: 12291
Malbunka Copper Mine, Home of the Azurite Suns - (23) (crocoite) Aug 25, 2018 06:52 Replies: 64 Views: 38910
How to find a pocket? - (22) (Jordi Fabre) Aug 24, 2017 03:37 Replies: 42 Views: 37821
A "complete" Dauphiné twin of quartz - (21) (Pete Richards) Sep 10, 2014 11:43 Replies: 18 Views: 23571
A copper mine to understand Life - (20) (Cesar M. Salvan) Aug 19, 2014 15:49 Replies: 9 Views: 15129
DIY Specific Gravity Kit (tutorial) - (19) (cascaillou) Mar 23, 2018 04:19 Replies: 12 Views: 21908
How to dig a pocket? - (18) (Jordi Fabre) Jan 22, 2014 12:41 Replies: 29 Views: 88024
APXS: from Mars to the mineral collector's workbench - (17) (Cesar M. Salvan) Jun 03, 2014 04:06 Replies: 8 Views: 17814
Photos of epitaxy - (16) (John S. White) May 28, 2018 22:05 Replies: 54 Views: 78312
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32 1377 Oct 17, 2018 11:14
Gustavo Oliveira View latest post
No new posts News about shows     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Nov 12, 2018 18:23 Replies: 34 Views: 6465
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Aug 06, 2018 16:34 Replies: 45 Views: 18393
Tucson Show 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Jun 16, 2018 17:47 Replies: 158 Views: 84289
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 22, 2017 05:21 Replies: 77 Views: 55744
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 08, 2017 13:56 Replies: 59 Views: 48153
Tucson Show 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Aug 22, 2018 05:14 Replies: 120 Views: 90827
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 06, 2016 11:21 Replies: 68 Views: 55645
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 18, 2016 14:37 Replies: 47 Views: 47964
Tucson Show 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Feb 28, 2016 16:01 Replies: 61 Views: 64311
100.000 Club Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Nov 27, 2015 23:45 Replies: 102 Views: 101941
2015 Tucson In Retrospect (Don Lum) Oct 19, 2017 00:36 Replies: 61 Views: 52859
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 20, 2015 16:38 Replies: 58 Views: 66535
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 30, 2015 22:03 Replies: 174 Views: 187237
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 01, 2014 02:35 Replies: 80 Views: 98148
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2014 (Jordi Fabre) May 06, 2015 16:42 Replies: 40 Views: 50624
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37 2497 Nov 12, 2018 18:23
Recovering - Academic View latest post
No new posts Mineral Shows     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
Minerant 2019 - Mineral show in Antwerp, Belgium (Jordi Fabre) Oct 18, 2018 11:47 Replies: 0 Views: 285
Innsbruck, Austria - Mineral Show on 16-18 November 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Sep 13, 2018 13:07 Replies: 0 Views: 356
East Coast Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show 2018 (vic rzonca) Aug 18, 2018 08:54 Replies: 2 Views: 643
2018 S.I.E.S.C. Gem & Mineral Show (Mike Chontofalsky) Mar 02, 2018 14:41 Replies: 0 Views: 2238
New York City - Watson Hotel / June 23 & 24, 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 01, 2018 16:09 Replies: 1 Views: 2012
New York City - Watson Hotel / March 3 & 4, 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 01, 2018 14:26 Replies: 0 Views: 1653
Friends of Mineralogy Midwest Chapter 6th Annual Mineralogical Symposium (Jordi Fabre) Feb 24, 2018 14:27 Replies: 0 Views: 1363
Mineral Show in Copenhagen, Denmark (Jordi Fabre) Feb 19, 2018 09:04 Replies: 4 Views: 2047
Quartzite - 2018 (Robert Seitz) Jan 18, 2018 12:21 Replies: 19 Views: 5974
Two Minerals Shows in Prague (Jordi Fabre) Jan 08, 2018 09:52 Replies: 0 Views: 1851
Soledade, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil - Mineral Show 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Jan 08, 2018 09:44 Replies: 0 Views: 2110
2018 Tucson HTCC status (bob kerr) Jan 04, 2018 10:17 Replies: 25 Views: 9283
Worcester, MA Show, November 18th-19th - Location Change! (Jordi Fabre) Nov 14, 2017 02:47 Replies: 0 Views: 2151
38th Annual New Mexico Mineral Symposium (from Mindat) (Tobi) Nov 09, 2017 11:26 Replies: 6 Views: 3077
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: 10105
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200 1871 Oct 18, 2018 11:47
Jordi Fabre 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: 52340
Tucson 2017, The insanity continues...but it sure is fun! (Gail) Feb 27, 2017 22:25 Replies: 112 Views: 55488
100.000 Club TUCSON, 2016. And away we go.... (Gail) Mar 19, 2016 11:45 Replies: 445 Views: 203697
The magic of Tucson, 2015. Gail Spann report. (Gail) Aug 12, 2015 11:19 Replies: 116 Views: 93030
100.000 Club Tucson 2014 Show Report, Gail Spann Having Fun Again... (Gail) Jul 26, 2014 19:32 Replies: 156 Views: 116686
Houston Fine Mineral Show Report, with Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 03, 2013 09:23 Replies: 103 Views: 90970
100.000 Club 2013 Tucson Show Adventure ~ Gail Spann Style. (Gail) Apr 27, 2013 02:57 Replies: 598 Views: 389722
Fabulous Denver Gem and Mineral Show, Sept 14, 2012 and on...Gail Spann (Gail) Nov 04, 2012 01:57 Replies: 43 Views: 59239
100.000 Club Gail Spann's 2012 East Coast Gem and Mineral Show report (Gail) Aug 29, 2012 14:27 Replies: 151 Views: 112852
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin... (Gail) Oct 02, 2012 11:21 Replies: 632 Views: 475438
FMF party in Tucson, 2012. You coming? (Gail) Mar 03, 2012 02:28 Replies: 49 Views: 61380
Fort Worth, Texas, Gem and Mineral Show. Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 01, 2011 20:35 Replies: 33 Views: 51098
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011 (Gail) Oct 07, 2012 11:38 Replies: 370 Views: 359138
100.000 Club FMFs party in Tucson, 2011 (Gail) Feb 27, 2011 22:43 Replies: 114 Views: 107062
Gail Spann's Tucson show report, 2011 (Gail) Jan 17, 2011 01:30 Replies: 28 Views: 40639
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37 5121 Oct 21, 2018 22:14
Gail 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: 33606
Black tourmaline in a fan shape (cakattack) Nov 12, 2018 18:07 Replies: 13 Views: 413
Bands in black schist (Kara) Nov 07, 2018 12:25 Replies: 2 Views: 225
Iridescent pyrite (Joseph D'Oliveira) Nov 05, 2018 00:05 Replies: 3 Views: 226
Noob....need a little guidance here... (MedIKate) Nov 01, 2018 03:06 Replies: 16 Views: 794
3 unknown specimens (Eloygonzalezjr) Oct 29, 2018 09:32 Replies: 5 Views: 339
6 specimens (Eloygonzalezjr) Oct 29, 2018 08:52 Replies: 8 Views: 382
Need assistance with unidenified Minerals (Eloygonzalezjr) Oct 29, 2018 01:41 Replies: 6 Views: 309
Green crystals in Pegmatite? (fuss) Oct 22, 2018 18:09 Replies: 13 Views: 684
Black mineral vein in uralite porphyry (?) (Kara) Oct 22, 2018 14:00 Replies: 3 Views: 218
inclusion in aquamarine? (meowtrageous11) Oct 21, 2018 12:55 Replies: 4 Views: 307
Purple mineral in greenstone (Kara) Oct 21, 2018 12:27 Replies: 23 Views: 2216
New find ID help (fuss) Oct 12, 2018 07:27 Replies: 10 Views: 981
Small inclusion? (Kara) Oct 11, 2018 02:21 Replies: 2 Views: 303
Xenolith (Kara) Oct 11, 2018 02:17 Replies: 2 Views: 328
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139 1066 Nov 12, 2018 18:07
cakattack 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

Agate slab (R Saunders) Oct 30, 2018 05:00 Replies: 0 Views: 180
Celestine or Barite? (Mathias) Oct 28, 2018 09:03 Replies: 2 Views: 219
Help identifying this rock (James Anderson) Oct 27, 2018 05:53 Replies: 11 Views: 414
I inherited a rock...now what? Amethyst Cluster (RedgePalmer) Oct 24, 2018 03:49 Replies: 10 Views: 565
Unknown Blue and Brown stone (JanGroen) Oct 22, 2018 13:43 Replies: 2 Views: 261
Fluorite specimen from Morocco - but from where? (Tobi) Oct 21, 2018 12:46 Replies: 4 Views: 329
thin section rhyolithic tuff, srp (FlashFIre90) Oct 19, 2018 10:10 Replies: 6 Views: 295
Rhodonite, Bustamite, Galena, Cerussite ? (Mathias) Oct 18, 2018 00:29 Replies: 4 Views: 355
Identification unknown object (Tillo) Oct 16, 2018 07:37 Replies: 3 Views: 257
Native Iron (Mathias) Oct 06, 2018 03:27 Replies: 17 Views: 1315
Fluorite UK (Mathias) Sep 26, 2018 06:58 Replies: 6 Views: 668
Best way to preserve geode pathway? (Emilygreene) Sep 08, 2018 03:29 Replies: 7 Views: 764
Sphalerite Peru (Mathias) Sep 02, 2018 04:04 Replies: 2 Views: 486
Calcite Kongsberg Norway (Mathias) Sep 01, 2018 13:07 Replies: 3 Views: 422
"Deep Sea Manganese Nodule".... (Mathias) Aug 30, 2018 00:38 Replies: 7 Views: 1069
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107 1174 Oct 30, 2018 05:00
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
Micro photos of inclusions in Quartz (zbhjzm) Nov 12, 2018 08:01 Replies: 106 Views: 25684
Mendip potato (R Saunders) Oct 27, 2018 08:20 Replies: 0 Views: 263
Lightning Stones (R Saunders) Sep 21, 2018 09:13 Replies: 0 Views: 269
I want to photograph my collection (Malcolm Uffelman Jr) Sep 13, 2018 05:36 Replies: 14 Views: 4071
Tourmaline type question (Kara) Sep 12, 2018 06:26 Replies: 22 Views: 1469
Finnish spectrolite (labradorite, plagioklase) (Kara) Sep 06, 2018 06:29 Replies: 0 Views: 314
Collection Macros (Oliver B) Aug 06, 2018 11:57 Replies: 31 Views: 2453
My collection of crystals (Kaleb) Jun 18, 2018 03:33 Replies: 5 Views: 1161
Zaïrite (Roger Warin) Dec 06, 2017 09:58 Replies: 0 Views: 1482
Super thin hematite inclusions in amethyst (zbhjzm) Nov 13, 2017 05:52 Replies: 22 Views: 7081
Micro photos of a boulder opal (zbhjzm) Sep 09, 2017 09:14 Replies: 2 Views: 2271
Stack software, comparative speed, optimizations and others (ofarcis) Sep 06, 2017 10:40 Replies: 20 Views: 29302
Pyrite and marcasite intergrowths (Roger Warin) Jul 03, 2017 13:33 Replies: 0 Views: 2611
Bixbite Crystal in rhyolite matrix (Lueshie) May 10, 2017 15:45 Replies: 1 Views: 2714
Purple fluorite macro (Proudtex76) Apr 25, 2017 15:49 Replies: 2 Views: 2939
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95 836 Nov 12, 2018 08:01
zbhjzm 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   Moderator Tobi
Favourite countries of origin? (Tobi) Sep 01, 2010 12:23 Replies: 26 Views: 17656
Favourite mineral species/families? (Tobi) Aug 15, 2010 15:02 Replies: 13 Views: 10443
The other ten of the top twenty locations (Tom Mazanec) Mar 04, 2016 10:15 Replies: 9 Views: 7251
Favourite Pyrites? (Tobi) Nov 09, 2018 10:30 Replies: 22 Views: 11276
Favourite Quartzes? (Tobi) Oct 28, 2018 06:52 Replies: 39 Views: 19538
Favourite Barytes? (Tobi) Oct 04, 2018 05:49 Replies: 4 Views: 1632
100.000 Club Favourite Fluorites? (Tobi) Sep 26, 2018 03:57 Replies: 192 Views: 160109
Favourite Pyromorphites? (Tobi) Aug 01, 2018 16:33 Replies: 18 Views: 8502
Favourite Calcites? (Tobi) Jul 12, 2018 15:08 Replies: 35 Views: 16893
Favourite Galenas? (Tobi) Apr 11, 2018 02:00 Replies: 19 Views: 8719
Favourite Sphalerites? (Tobi) Apr 08, 2018 13:14 Replies: 17 Views: 10012
Favourite Topazes? (Tobi) Sep 25, 2017 15:50 Replies: 8 Views: 4233
Favourite Garnets? (Tobi) Aug 05, 2017 14:55 Replies: 6 Views: 5393
Favourite Wulfenites? (Tobi) May 03, 2017 11:41 Replies: 23 Views: 14886
Favourite Smithsonites? (Tobi) Apr 30, 2017 05:21 Replies: 4 Views: 3444
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21 547 Nov 09, 2018 10:30
Volkmar Stingl 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
Collecting quartz on the Little Falls dolostone (vic rzonca) Nov 08, 2018 07:50 Replies: 117 Views: 89503
Zeolites and other Icelandic minerals from Hvalfjörður (Bergur_E_Sigurdarson) Nov 02, 2018 07:52 Replies: 5 Views: 442
Maine tourmaline find a month ago. (vic rzonca) Aug 08, 2018 03:30 Replies: 15 Views: 14744
Question regarding Portuguese minerals (liaemars) Jun 21, 2018 20:34 Replies: 3 Views: 813
Sweet Home Mine 2.0 (Tobi) Jun 16, 2018 07:11 Replies: 6 Views: 2322
On the mineralogy of Shijiangshan, Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia A.R. (China) (Cesar M. Salvan) May 27, 2018 19:33 Replies: 15 Views: 18197
Sapo mine Tourmaline (texasdigger) Apr 22, 2018 18:15 Replies: 1 Views: 1657
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico (Peter Megaw) Mar 05, 2018 11:18 Replies: 17 Views: 17602
Huge Island of Madagascar (Roger Warin) Feb 11, 2018 08:21 Replies: 7 Views: 4022
A request for information on mineral collecting in France (Pierre Joubert) Jan 29, 2018 00:25 Replies: 2 Views: 1527
New Zealand alpine minerals? (Philippe Durand) Oct 21, 2017 01:31 Replies: 22 Views: 7449
About "Franklin Furnace" (J. G. Alcolea) Oct 13, 2017 15:45 Replies: 8 Views: 3532
Graves Mountain, Georgia, USA - Hematite (Mike Lee) Oct 12, 2017 10:57 Replies: 2 Views: 2401
The Tsumeb Mine (Heimo Hellwig) May 13, 2017 01:21 Replies: 12 Views: 8876
La Viesca Mine and the finds made there (James) May 03, 2017 16:50 Replies: 8 Views: 16903
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225 1870 Nov 08, 2018 07:50
vic rzonca 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: 2976
Change in French administrative area (Philippe Durand) Mar 24, 2017 05:51 Replies: 1 Views: 2369
Proper locality name of the Czar Mine? (Jordi Fabre) May 11, 2016 05:20 Replies: 4 Views: 6541
Westmorland (James) Jun 11, 2015 08:20 Replies: 18 Views: 17537
From Kearsarge Mountain? (GneissWare) Jun 08, 2015 22:27 Replies: 7 Views: 8911

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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: 27260
Agates in Sicily? (alanbartlett) Apr 27, 2018 13:28 Replies: 9 Views: 2357
Rockhounding trip Juchem Quarry (JessieG) Apr 06, 2018 13:32 Replies: 3 Views: 1464
Rockhounding trips - A gem hunt in Minas Gerais (MatheusTorres) Nov 26, 2017 03:33 Replies: 2 Views: 2344
Garnets in Itadori River near Nagoya (Japan) (Alex D.) Sep 06, 2017 07:39 Replies: 13 Views: 5477
Quartz from alpine-type fissures in Raleigh, North Carolina (Scott LaBorde) Aug 30, 2017 14:45 Replies: 2 Views: 2628
Driving distance to the Rowley Mine from Scottsdale? (Dave Graley) Aug 08, 2017 09:32 Replies: 0 Views: 1769
Rockhounding in Israel - contact needed (dimrub) Jul 16, 2017 23:35 Replies: 8 Views: 4363
The Bogota´s French Connection (franjungle) Jun 29, 2017 08:40 Replies: 8 Views: 5435
Hallelujah Junction, Near Reno, Nevada. Spann Adventure (Gail) Jun 11, 2017 06:27 Replies: 29 Views: 13687
Iceland! (peter@vanpeborgh.eu) Jun 09, 2017 12:28 Replies: 0 Views: 2233
Advice needed: a rockhounding trip for a beginner (dimrub) Jun 05, 2017 10:45 Replies: 15 Views: 7956
A crystal collecting outing to Ceres, South Africa (Reinhardt van Vuuren) May 08, 2017 02:20 Replies: 7 Views: 5638
The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira (franjungle) May 04, 2017 23:01 Replies: 33 Views: 13755
Looking for references for Emerald Mine Tours in Colombia (MSrockhound) Jan 17, 2017 19:22 Replies: 0 Views: 2891
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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: 140232
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2013, an Update... CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine (John Cornish) Jun 24, 2013 08:14 Replies: 13 Views: 26801
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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: 19252

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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15 451 Sep 27, 2018 13:46
Jesse Fisher View latest post
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12 362 Oct 07, 2018 03:45
Tobi View latest post
No new posts Conserving, Preparing and Cleaning Minerals     
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Bismuth lost its colours. (cornz) Nov 06, 2018 01:32 Replies: 4 Views: 258
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The Illinois Fluorites with Calcite are chemically etched? (R Saunders) Jul 29, 2018 13:22 Replies: 13 Views: 1274
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Making acrylic or Polycarbonate stands for mineral specimens (Pierre Joubert) Jun 27, 2018 06:02 Replies: 6 Views: 2299
Cleaning mixed sulfides. (vic rzonca) May 16, 2018 14:19 Replies: 4 Views: 1606
Hinged boxes for crystal collections wanted (John S. White) May 15, 2018 09:16 Replies: 8 Views: 14926
Help how do I clean anhydrite? (Greg Lilly) Apr 29, 2018 18:40 Replies: 2 Views: 1155
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Potential Toxicity of Handling Raw Malachite Specimens. (Joseph D'Oliveira) Nov 03, 2017 20:33 Replies: 26 Views: 20763
Cleaning Carrolite specimens (Pierre Joubert) Oct 02, 2017 16:50 Replies: 2 Views: 2300
Cleaning with Water/ Spot Cleaning Guns (Agate?) (Ceanna) Aug 25, 2017 10:36 Replies: 13 Views: 5846
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134 1201 Nov 06, 2018 01:32
mmauthner View latest post
No new posts Collection photos and Collector's page     Access to the FMF Gallery
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500.000 Club New generation for picture - Ploum (ploum) Oct 25, 2018 14:32 Replies: 942 Views: 604156
100.000 Club Collection of Nurbo (nurbo) Mar 26, 2016 14:37 Replies: 404 Views: 438467
100.000 Club Andreas Gerstenberg Collection (Andreas Gerstenberg) May 19, 2018 14:36 Replies: 182 Views: 285876
100.000 Club Collection of Miguel (José Miguel) Apr 14, 2017 05:32 Replies: 223 Views: 196055
100.000 Club Bob's rocks (GneissWare) Jul 31, 2018 10:44 Replies: 345 Views: 251961
100.000 Club The micro photographs of Christian Rewitzer (Jordi Fabre) Feb 20, 2016 23:50 Replies: 77 Views: 197364
100.000 Club Collection of Fiebre Verde (Fiebre Verde) Nov 11, 2018 07:34 Replies: 664 Views: 334366
100.000 Club The collection of Pierre and Riana Joubert (Pierre Joubert) Jun 12, 2018 03:22 Replies: 284 Views: 173838
100.000 Club Collection of Heimo Hellwig (Heimo Hellwig) Nov 12, 2018 00:48 Replies: 616 Views: 252306
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136 13838 Nov 12, 2018 15:24
crosstimber 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: 121848
100.000 Club Gail's collection (Gail) Aug 03, 2017 04:02 Replies: 375 Views: 423010
The sad news about Diana Weinrich. (Gail) Jan 08, 2018 11:39 Replies: 16 Views: 9004
Nimfiara's collection (nimfiara) May 10, 2012 17:20 Replies: 30 Views: 55906
Linda's Private Collection (Linda Smith) Feb 08, 2012 04:31 Replies: 39 Views: 63617
Debbie's Collection (Debbie Woolf) Jul 04, 2011 10:45 Replies: 20 Views: 41112
Colleen's Collection (Colleen Thomson) May 28, 2011 19:33 Replies: 10 Views: 26677
Jessica's mineral collection (Jessica Simonoff) Jan 30, 2010 18:52 Replies: 18 Views: 40809
Linda St-Cyr's favorites (Linda St-Cyr) May 17, 2009 09:09 Replies: 6 Views: 33492

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, Mineral Guides and more... (crocoite) Oct 14, 2018 01:35 Replies: 3 Views: 739
Minerals of the English Midlands (James) Sep 28, 2018 08:52 Replies: 2 Views: 532
Minerales y Minas de España - Silicatos (keith) Apr 12, 2018 06:58 Replies: 2 Views: 1387
German Language Magazine (CodyDel) Nov 23, 2017 14:33 Replies: 5 Views: 2698
1929 Ed Over Rocks and Minerals Article (CodyDel) Nov 22, 2017 21:33 Replies: 10 Views: 4896
Australian micromineral newsletter... (crocoite) Mar 25, 2017 20:21 Replies: 19 Views: 26198
Mineralogy by Dexter Perkins (Tom Mazanec) Jan 03, 2017 18:03 Replies: 14 Views: 8076
Panasqueira Mine (crosstimber) Nov 08, 2016 11:01 Replies: 19 Views: 24935
ExtraLapis No. 50: Kalifornien/California - a great article written by Jesse Fisher (Tobi) Sep 25, 2016 04:46 Replies: 3 Views: 3966
My reading (Tom Mazanec) Jun 11, 2016 13:43 Replies: 8 Views: 7530
Quartz from Spain (Miguel Calvo) Apr 28, 2016 01:17 Replies: 1 Views: 4839
Antique books (ACC79) Feb 05, 2016 14:35 Replies: 1 Views: 4727
Minerales y Minas de España by Miguel Calvo (Minerals and Mines of Spain) (Antonio Alcaide) Dec 09, 2015 22:38 Replies: 3 Views: 11267
Classification of crystallographic forms - any references? (prcantos) Mar 06, 2015 11:11 Replies: 21 Views: 24481
Mathematical Crystallography by Boisen & Gibbs (prcantos) Oct 09, 2014 03:55 Replies: 0 Views: 8680
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89 700 Oct 14, 2018 01:35
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
Artisan Made Gems (vic rzonca) Sep 22, 2018 14:28 Replies: 9 Views: 4767
Some new Mineralpaintings in Watercolor (MasterofStone) Sep 02, 2018 16:17 Replies: 5 Views: 438
Chinese Realgar (crocoite) Apr 24, 2018 21:36 Replies: 8 Views: 3690
Minerals in Watercolor (MasterofStone) Feb 21, 2018 06:22 Replies: 6 Views: 2876
Grossular Garnet, Jeffrey Mine, Canada (crocoite) Dec 30, 2017 02:42 Replies: 0 Views: 1386
Rhodochrosite with Barite, Lone Tree Mine, Nevada (crocoite) Dec 07, 2017 05:15 Replies: 0 Views: 1761
Stak Nala Elbaite... (crocoite) Nov 20, 2017 05:23 Replies: 0 Views: 1645
New Artwork... (crocoite) Sep 15, 2017 11:20 Replies: 6 Views: 3018
Mineral collages 4.0 (Tobi) Jul 16, 2017 15:44 Replies: 12 Views: 7873
Fabre's past (vic rzonca) Jan 14, 2017 11:02 Replies: 37 Views: 30226
Da Boss... (crocoite) Aug 24, 2016 03:14 Replies: 3 Views: 3678
Mineralogical Museum of Marburg, drawn by me :-) (Tobi) Aug 18, 2016 05:40 Replies: 6 Views: 4674
2016 Paintings... (crocoite) Apr 23, 2016 09:15 Replies: 11 Views: 11795
Mineral collages 3.0 - highlights from my collection (Tobi) Feb 17, 2016 11:05 Replies: 12 Views: 11869
New Paintings 2013 (Schwertner) Jan 14, 2016 04:56 Replies: 105 Views: 75957
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40 769 Sep 22, 2018 14:28
vic rzonca 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
"ite" (vic rzonca) Oct 09, 2018 08:50 Replies: 12 Views: 719
Historical Information About Sodalite (Stone Mania) Aug 24, 2017 04:41 Replies: 14 Views: 5830
History of minerals. (vic rzonca) Jan 12, 2017 09:24 Replies: 5 Views: 7843
Finding a little Mexican treasure (Jean Sendero) Nov 05, 2016 16:03 Replies: 0 Views: 3640
Your very first rock? (Tobi) Oct 30, 2016 09:30 Replies: 2 Views: 2962
Minerals and Their Stories (crosstimber) Oct 29, 2016 08:00 Replies: 5 Views: 4029
"H. Deisinger" Collection (Jamison Brizendine) Aug 24, 2016 07:20 Replies: 4 Views: 7865
Mineral labels as art ;) (Tobi) Sep 22, 2014 02:06 Replies: 23 Views: 41060
If it is a twin it was juicy and delicious (Don Lum) Sep 14, 2014 12:53 Replies: 25 Views: 21430
How all you got started in collecting? (vic rzonca) Jun 08, 2014 10:32 Replies: 21 Views: 32176
Bill Lawrence Memorial (BlueCapProductions) May 05, 2014 13:56 Replies: 4 Views: 8885
Sir Arthur Russell - 50th Anniversary on 24th February (Roy Starkey) Feb 02, 2014 12:58 Replies: 5 Views: 10144
Reminiscences of an Old Former Curator by John S. White (Jordi Fabre) Jan 19, 2014 17:06 Replies: 6 Views: 11383
Rogues gallery of photos of yesteryear's mineral collecting greats (Jordi Fabre) Jan 12, 2014 06:26 Replies: 16 Views: 18332
Biggest nugget? 64.7 kg. (Roger Warin) Nov 12, 2013 16:25 Replies: 6 Views: 13954
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38 398 Oct 09, 2018 08:50
Riccardo Modanesi 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: 35606
FMF Guide of Rocks - SEDIMENTARY ROCKS (prcantos) Dec 11, 2013 17:45 Replies: 5 Views: 19060
FMF Guide of Rocks - METAMORPHIC ROCKS (prcantos) Jul 05, 2015 06:56 Replies: 16 Views: 40725
Roadside Geology of Vermont (NellsRocks) Sep 21, 2018 07:52 Replies: 10 Views: 893
Grave Stones of Interest to Rock People... no, really... (NellsRocks) Sep 13, 2018 16:23 Replies: 14 Views: 12327
Not Sure What Rock Is!!!??? (Aliengng) Mar 24, 2016 06:09 Replies: 15 Views: 13464
Genesis of the serpentine minerals and rocks (prcantos) Jun 06, 2013 04:48 Replies: 2 Views: 10883

7 82 Sep 21, 2018 07:52
Tobi View latest post
No new posts Incorrect classification and fakes     
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Who to trust with gemstone identification? Are some gemologists better than others? (Adrian August) Sep 09, 2018 10:10 Replies: 11 Views: 686
Milpillas "Electric Blue" Azurites AND Malachites - Natural or Chipped? (bob kerr) Jun 06, 2018 16:38 Replies: 12 Views: 3415
Fake Colombian Emeralds (Fiebre Verde) May 14, 2018 19:33 Replies: 33 Views: 23711
Fake specimens from the Erongo and Brandberg region. (Pierre Joubert) May 04, 2018 09:31 Replies: 23 Views: 6620
Iron Man (vic rzonca) Aug 28, 2017 07:57 Replies: 7 Views: 3433
Tanzanite? (Harald) Aug 02, 2017 22:31 Replies: 6 Views: 3102
Quarter million fake Tourmaline cluster. (texasdigger) May 22, 2017 11:36 Replies: 19 Views: 7181
Please help me identify if these are fake or treated (TomS) Feb 09, 2017 22:10 Replies: 16 Views: 8785
Treatments, Synthetics and Simulants: QUARTZ & CHALCEDONY (cascaillou) Dec 20, 2015 20:34 Replies: 3 Views: 7546
Fake silver crystals Morocco (Christophe Gobin) Nov 24, 2015 03:59 Replies: 1 Views: 5924
Chinese "Hydrozincite" specimens? (Barry Vincent) Oct 08, 2015 03:23 Replies: 4 Views: 6866
Bismutoferrite from China...Caveat Emptor (Peter Megaw) May 31, 2015 18:56 Replies: 3 Views: 6926
The intense oiling of Chinese minerals (nitana2000) Apr 29, 2015 14:20 Replies: 14 Views: 19526
Milpillas Azurite - fake specimen (Cascavel1) Dec 04, 2014 09:47 Replies: 27 Views: 34102
Huanggang Mine scheelite color (Josele) Jul 21, 2014 17:48 Replies: 11 Views: 13172
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50 577 Sep 09, 2018 10:10
LeadMineGal View latest post
No new posts Reporting thefts and disappearances     
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Theft of Tourmalines from Fallbrook Gem & Mineral Society Museum in California (Chris Wentzell) Oct 25, 2017 14:13 Replies: 26 Views: 12311
Theft from the Franklin Mineral Museum, New Jersey (Jordi Fabre) Jul 18, 2017 07:43 Replies: 0 Views: 2172
Theft at West Coast Mineral and Fossil Show of Kristalle gold. (vic rzonca) Nov 16, 2016 07:43 Replies: 1 Views: 2880
Stolen specimen inquiry (Jordi Fabre) Aug 06, 2016 05:08 Replies: 3 Views: 5332
Theft of Colin Owen mineral specimens and collection (Pierre Joubert) Jul 15, 2016 10:34 Replies: 14 Views: 9039
THEFT of 60 world class mineral specimens in Johannesburg! (Jordi Fabre) Apr 29, 2016 10:04 Replies: 19 Views: 26239
Famous piece stolen from a Romanian Museum (David) Jan 27, 2014 14:16 Replies: 0 Views: 7933
Warning: Johannesburg Geology Museum theft: July 2013!! (Jordi Fabre) Jul 19, 2013 11:20 Replies: 2 Views: 7214
A Butte Covellite was stolen from the National Mining Hall of Fame!!!! (Jordi Fabre) Feb 09, 2013 14:51 Replies: 0 Views: 5050
California Mining and Mineral Museum Robbed (Jordi Fabre) Oct 05, 2012 12:59 Replies: 3 Views: 6390
Theft at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History (Jordi Fabre) Feb 28, 2012 23:42 Replies: 1 Views: 4133
Highgrading, the selling of stolen goods and turning a blind eye (BlueCapProductions) Dec 01, 2011 02:48 Replies: 42 Views: 57422
Theft of Rice Museum Gold Collection! (Jordi Fabre) Apr 23, 2010 14:32 Replies: 4 Views: 9044
Theft of minerals from a Museum in Iceland (John S. White) Oct 28, 2009 11:22 Replies: 6 Views: 6974

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Collection of Machines, Metals and Minerals (Recovering - Academic) Nov 12, 2018 19:21 Replies: 310 Views: 14024
collection insurance? (R Saunders) Oct 27, 2018 06:44 Replies: 6 Views: 565
Hello (Chris Wood) Oct 18, 2018 01:10 Replies: 3 Views: 265
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Freeware mineral collection inventory program (Oleg Sorochinsky) Oct 09, 2018 09:59 Replies: 15 Views: 922
Lighting (R Saunders) Sep 22, 2018 14:43 Replies: 2 Views: 501
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Looking for Lapidary Services in the Central New Mexico Area (Rockhound.newmexico) May 11, 2018 17:32 Replies: 2 Views: 781
Mass on mineral labels? (Bob Harman) May 11, 2018 14:35 Replies: 7 Views: 1901
Where to start? an enthusiast beginner prospector (salomonarthur) Mar 07, 2018 22:39 Replies: 3 Views: 1531
Concrete as a mineral (Tom Mazanec) Jan 30, 2018 00:19 Replies: 6 Views: 2080
The PBS Show "THE MINERAL EXPLORERS" (Bob Harman) Jan 23, 2018 18:28 Replies: 1 Views: 1457
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Recovering - Academic 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".
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100.000 Club Quartz collecting outings in South Africa (Pierre Joubert) Oct 27, 2018 02:30 Replies: 339 Views: 220862
Blue-green rock (Viktorian) Aug 13, 2018 21:33 Replies: 7 Views: 37410
Stalactites? (John S. White) Jul 09, 2018 10:20 Replies: 24 Views: 21554
Maximum number of minerals on a specimen (David) May 06, 2018 03:02 Replies: 37 Views: 31630
Tetrahedron [111] penetration twin (Josele) Jan 13, 2018 20:26 Replies: 17 Views: 28341
100.000 Club New find of minerals from New York (Glenn Rhein) Dec 04, 2017 13:20 Replies: 123 Views: 136133
I am curious to know what camera you are using... (Pierre Joubert) May 25, 2017 15:33 Replies: 29 Views: 29849
Radioactive minerals (Roger Warin) Nov 01, 2016 05:40 Replies: 29 Views: 40546
100.000 Club What about heliodor from Tajikistan? (parfaitelumiere) Sep 09, 2016 03:20 Replies: 90 Views: 105638
More about beta Quartz (nitana2000) Mar 08, 2016 12:34 Replies: 27 Views: 44739
Ilmenite pseudo (John S. White) Feb 18, 2016 08:02 Replies: 3 Views: 37773
Question about cubic diamond crystals (Jim) Nov 26, 2015 11:28 Replies: 21 Views: 40513
Very nice Amethyst in the Railroad Works in North of Spain (Joan R.) May 11, 2015 16:02 Replies: 16 Views: 44304
Mysterious Black Crystals (Something Fishy!) (Andy Love) May 11, 2015 14:53 Replies: 35 Views: 41490
Daylight Fluorescent Hyalite Opal from Mexico (Peter Megaw) May 06, 2015 19:10 Replies: 31 Views: 46765
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147 918 Oct 27, 2018 02:30
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: 18100
French and alpine mineralogy against UK Fluorite (Max Tom) Mar 12, 2018 03:54 Replies: 2 Views: 1749
Minerals for fossils (Fossil collector) Feb 03, 2018 06:22 Replies: 14 Views: 4574
Exchange of minerals. I'm from Ukraine. (Hereiam) Sep 25, 2017 00:09 Replies: 3 Views: 2951
Meteorite with old labels wanted (Krantz and others) (illaenus) Nov 15, 2016 14:14 Replies: 1 Views: 4404
Calcites from each State (Pat Tucci) Jun 29, 2016 07:24 Replies: 19 Views: 10558
Looking for Native Sulphur specimens (bgreenstone) Mar 21, 2016 08:28 Replies: 0 Views: 6443
Help with free collecting (solarflare) Feb 11, 2016 18:09 Replies: 8 Views: 7590
NJ Minerals available for trade (Gary Moldovany) Feb 07, 2016 10:45 Replies: 2 Views: 8042
Pyrite for exchange (Cesar M. Salvan) Jan 05, 2016 01:17 Replies: 2 Views: 8519
Bulgarian minerals for exchange (Wolfgang Proestler) Nov 22, 2015 08:32 Replies: 12 Views: 13560
Exchange-Wanted: inclusion quartz crystals, 2 to 3cm, DT or floater, unpolished (cascaillou) Sep 11, 2014 11:08 Replies: 0 Views: 9193
Exchange - Wanted: arsenolite, montroydite, lithiophosphate (cascaillou) Sep 11, 2014 11:01 Replies: 0 Views: 6570
Rhodochrosite rough (Jack Chiang) Aug 23, 2014 13:03 Replies: 1 Views: 6253
Fossils for minerals (appies) Jun 09, 2014 02:41 Replies: 1 Views: 7866
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