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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
Cylindrical calcite crystal? (Sante Celiberti) Nov 26, 2020 23:39 Replies: 5 Views: 746
Odd textures on this large beryl (RussEpp) Nov 25, 2020 15:37 Replies: 10 Views: 737
Iceland Spar Discontinuity (Josele) Nov 14, 2020 12:47 Replies: 8 Views: 917
Unusual bar pyrite from Nanisivik (RussEpp) Oct 31, 2020 09:49 Replies: 21 Views: 1314
Very steep rhombohedral calcite? (Josele) Oct 27, 2020 19:37 Replies: 14 Views: 1702
Idiomorphic ruby crystal (Roger Warin) Oct 23, 2020 16:22 Replies: 0 Views: 359
Minerals toxicity: Where can I find information? (Olivier) Oct 13, 2020 13:26 Replies: 11 Views: 1112
Perovskites (Jayanth Kenway) Oct 12, 2020 08:22 Replies: 4 Views: 691
Odd modifications on a cubic pyrite. (Sante Celiberti) Aug 22, 2020 13:49 Replies: 10 Views: 1783
Habit restriction of garnets (Josele) Jul 26, 2020 16:10 Replies: 13 Views: 4864
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724 6806 Nov 26, 2020 23:39
shravigunjal 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: 25091
The Mineral Collecting History of the 79 Mine, Gila County, Arizona, USA - (33) (Tony L. Potucek) Jul 31, 2020 15:07 Replies: 15 Views: 5049
An Overview of Minerals Toxicity - (32) (cascaillou) Jan 03, 2020 15:56 Replies: 7 Views: 10840
Blue Lace Agate from Ysterputs, Southern Namibia - (31) (Jordi Fabre) May 28, 2020 14:29 Replies: 2 Views: 1939
Late 20th Century Wulfenite Collecting in the San Francisco Mine, Sonora, Mexico - (30) (Tony L. Potucek) May 07, 2020 12:37 Replies: 15 Views: 4241
"Mysterious and changing Tourmaline" by Roger Warin - (29) (Jordi Fabre) Aug 15, 2018 05:16 Replies: 0 Views: 27824
100.000 Club Mineral specimens with inclusions - (28) (Elise) Sep 08, 2020 02:34 Replies: 92 Views: 160791
New Mexico Collecting - (27) (Philip Simmons) Jun 29, 2020 05:42 Replies: 35 Views: 45281
Faden Quartz Crystals - (26) (marco campos-venuti) Nov 11, 2019 14:16 Replies: 63 Views: 62118
An opportune harvest of Gold in Serra do Caldeirão (Caldeirao) claims, Brazil - (25) (Jordi Fabre) Oct 17, 2018 11:14 Replies: 8 Views: 23595
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36 1482 Oct 23, 2020 09:22
Olivier 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) Aug 02, 2020 20:02 Replies: 335 Views: 73438
National Library of Spain - Biblioteca Nacional de España (BNE) (James Catmur) May 01, 2020 06:32 Replies: 0 Views: 2576

2 334 Aug 02, 2020 20:02
vic rzonca 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: 63064
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2019 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 22, 2020 21:00 Replies: 53 Views: 36088
Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2019 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 23, 2020 02:48 Replies: 37 Views: 39394
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2019 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 22, 2020 21:06 Replies: 128 Views: 106020
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 22, 2018 12:26 Replies: 40 Views: 39381
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Aug 06, 2018 16:34 Replies: 45 Views: 46476
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Jun 16, 2018 17:47 Replies: 158 Views: 149912
100.000 Club Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 22, 2017 05:21 Replies: 77 Views: 101890
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 08, 2017 13:56 Replies: 59 Views: 79480
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Aug 22, 2018 05:14 Replies: 120 Views: 138794
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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: 49134
Sunny Tucson, Gail Spann’s adventures. 2019 (Gail) Mar 03, 2019 16:21 Replies: 36 Views: 27278
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Tucson Adventures. February 2018. (Gail) Feb 28, 2018 21:37 Replies: 209 Views: 116800
Tucson 2017, The insanity continues...but it sure is fun! (Gail) Feb 27, 2017 22:25 Replies: 112 Views: 91998
100.000 Club TUCSON, 2016. And away we go.... (Gail) Mar 19, 2016 11:45 Replies: 445 Views: 305037
100.000 Club The magic of Tucson, 2015. Gail Spann report. (Gail) Aug 12, 2015 11:19 Replies: 116 Views: 136495
100.000 Club Tucson 2014 Show Report, Gail Spann Having Fun Again... (Gail) Jul 26, 2014 19:32 Replies: 156 Views: 160054
100.000 Club Houston Fine Mineral Show Report, with Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 03, 2013 09:23 Replies: 103 Views: 124258
500.000 Club 2013 Tucson Show Adventure ~ Gail Spann Style. (Gail) Apr 27, 2013 02:57 Replies: 598 Views: 524265
Fabulous Denver Gem and Mineral Show, Sept 14, 2012 and on...Gail Spann (Gail) Nov 04, 2012 01:57 Replies: 43 Views: 82992
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39 5266 Feb 29, 2020 18:32
marvinlewinsky View latest post
No new posts Mineral Shows     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
Tucson 2021 (vic rzonca) Oct 27, 2020 17:48 Replies: 2 Views: 983
Virtual British Micromount Symposium 2020 - Would you like to participate? (Roy Starkey) Sep 08, 2020 02:47 Replies: 0 Views: 916
An ancient Tuscan fair. (Sante Celiberti) Jul 31, 2020 12:01 Replies: 2 Views: 1375
East Coast Show 2020 Cancelled (Jordi Fabre) Jun 09, 2020 16:14 Replies: 0 Views: 2005
Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2020? (Fiebre Verde) May 01, 2020 14:02 Replies: 6 Views: 11082
Selecting minerals for an exhibition is a lot of work (Herman van Dennebroek) Mar 23, 2020 09:37 Replies: 3 Views: 10044
2nd Annual Marrakech Mining Convention (Jordi Fabre) Mar 12, 2020 05:15 Replies: 0 Views: 19844
Warning! The Bologna Show change dates! (Jordi Fabre) Feb 25, 2020 15:49 Replies: 0 Views: 22260
2019 Binn Mineral Show (21. Binner Mineralienbörse) (Dany Mabillard) Dec 29, 2019 23:27 Replies: 10 Views: 13009
LIEGE Show (Nov. 2019). (Roger Warin) Nov 25, 2019 16:26 Replies: 4 Views: 10960
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215 1930 Oct 27, 2020 17:48
Peter View latest post
No new posts FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?     
Novice Collectors: If you've got a cool rock and want to know about it this is the place for you!
To know more about how this section works, please use: Asking: "What is this? / Where is it from?"
Please note that, as explained here all the messages in this section will be automatically deleted a year after the last reply.   Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris

Asking: "What is this? / Where is it from?" (James Catmur) Aug 04, 2015 03:31 Replies: 5 Views: 49343
Stumped. Help with identifying (LoveAlwaysBlake) Dec 01, 2020 06:30 Replies: 10 Views: 474
Long time listener.. first time caller. Gifted from underground coal mine (LoveAlwaysBlake) Nov 29, 2020 22:21 Replies: 7 Views: 266
Green rock? (Touchmejesus) Nov 17, 2020 10:41 Replies: 4 Views: 478
What is this? (Jlea80) Nov 15, 2020 22:20 Replies: 11 Views: 655
What on Earth is this??? (MysteryRock) Nov 02, 2020 05:25 Replies: 5 Views: 761
Big rock from Grandpa (BenGrimm) Oct 27, 2020 04:55 Replies: 7 Views: 870
Help please (Dana Perry) Oct 20, 2020 00:49 Replies: 1 Views: 470
Help me please, sounds like metal (Lou B.) Sep 23, 2020 16:40 Replies: 19 Views: 1674
Is this feldspar (tompasha) Sep 04, 2020 13:58 Replies: 10 Views: 1443
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78 660 Dec 01, 2020 06:30
James Catmur 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

Pectolite? from Maoping Quarry, Wuyishan, China (Jordi Fabre) Nov 29, 2020 12:03 Replies: 5 Views: 171
Gold rock (matt1980) Nov 13, 2020 12:31 Replies: 5 Views: 508
Orange and red rocks (matt1980) Nov 13, 2020 11:03 Replies: 2 Views: 308
Quartz with small garnets (JPONext) Oct 30, 2020 16:31 Replies: 4 Views: 676
Does anybody have a clue? Cornwallite? (Steve Maslansky) Oct 09, 2020 16:20 Replies: 7 Views: 667
Please help! Shiny dark green crystals (DanielJP) Sep 25, 2020 18:40 Replies: 12 Views: 1250
Help me identify this I keep finding during metal detecting please. (CluelessFarmBoy) Sep 20, 2020 15:37 Replies: 10 Views: 1506
need help to identify this mineral (shah83) Sep 18, 2020 10:25 Replies: 4 Views: 886
Interesting find, opalized scoria from oregon (Hardman.digs) Sep 18, 2020 05:31 Replies: 1 Views: 683
May I get a read (jim hill) Aug 31, 2020 04:21 Replies: 2 Views: 993
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74 948 Nov 29, 2020 12:03
Bob Carnein 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
Merelaniite Inclusions? (am mizunaka) Oct 04, 2020 00:18 Replies: 5 Views: 1000
Baker Ranch crystals (R Saunders) Jul 16, 2020 12:16 Replies: 1 Views: 1351
Agates from Argentina. (condoragatemines) Jun 28, 2020 02:40 Replies: 13 Views: 15541
Ice, H2O in Alaska (Bob Harman) May 11, 2020 07:16 Replies: 1 Views: 1693
Baby Blue Plumbogummite a/f Pyromorphite Pseudomorphism! (Conor Quinlan) Apr 27, 2020 15:17 Replies: 3 Views: 3181
Rarity of Fluorite w/ amazing array of "rainbow phantoms" (Conor Quinlan) Apr 24, 2020 12:53 Replies: 2 Views: 2791
Appropriate Photo Editing Software (marvinlewinsky) Feb 28, 2020 16:18 Replies: 8 Views: 14276
Taking great photographs (marvinlewinsky) Feb 27, 2020 17:15 Replies: 30 Views: 16513
A giant Vanadinite (Roger Warin) Jan 21, 2020 16:13 Replies: 4 Views: 10114
Zeolite identification (Robson Vieira) Nov 06, 2019 19:02 Replies: 2 Views: 10592
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106 918 Oct 04, 2020 00:18
Volkmar Stingl 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: 23931
Favourite countries of origin? (Tobi) Sep 01, 2010 12:23 Replies: 26 Views: 33303
The other ten of the top twenty locations (Tom Mazanec) Mar 04, 2016 10:15 Replies: 9 Views: 18262
Favourite Tourmalines? (Tobi) Oct 20, 2020 20:48 Replies: 21 Views: 19782
Favourite Wulfenites? (Tobi) Oct 02, 2020 23:35 Replies: 24 Views: 24158
100.000 Club Favourite Fluorites? (Tobi) Oct 01, 2020 02:32 Replies: 214 Views: 241109
Favourite Quartzes? (Tobi) Sep 16, 2020 05:53 Replies: 46 Views: 44158
Favourite Azurites? (Tobi) May 25, 2020 06:15 Replies: 44 Views: 11491
Favourite Rhodochrosites? (Tobi) Apr 07, 2020 12:08 Replies: 39 Views: 36200
Favourite Barytes? (Tobi) Jul 28, 2019 09:57 Replies: 20 Views: 19034
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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) Nov 26, 2020 18:12 Replies: 70 Views: 13365
Vauxite from Huanuni? (al mar) Nov 08, 2020 02:37 Replies: 3 Views: 466
100.000 Club Collecting quartz on the Little Falls dolostone (vic rzonca) Oct 04, 2020 15:53 Replies: 128 Views: 130999
What is worth collecting from the Balkan Peninsula? (David) Jul 17, 2020 11:43 Replies: 2 Views: 1211
Any interesting minerals from Ukraine? (David) Jun 07, 2020 12:07 Replies: 18 Views: 4374
Mines and mineral Localities (vic rzonca) Apr 16, 2020 08:14 Replies: 2 Views: 5526
Mines active for mineral specimens only (David) Apr 05, 2020 04:56 Replies: 9 Views: 7209
Mine sites. (mingem) Mar 17, 2020 04:00 Replies: 10 Views: 10030
La Morita Mine (John Betts) Feb 21, 2020 13:56 Replies: 1 Views: 9563
New Sapphire Corundum deposit found in BC Canada (thecrystalfinderBC) Nov 30, 2019 07:06 Replies: 4 Views: 11914
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243 2061 Nov 26, 2020 18:12
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.      
Trivia about New York City localities. (Bob Harman) Aug 22, 2020 14:48 Replies: 0 Views: 772
Asbestos name change (James Catmur) Dec 07, 2019 13:10 Replies: 10 Views: 15686
Location error on a photo (Kevin Conroy) May 15, 2019 20:07 Replies: 2 Views: 9356
Hematite and Quartz from China (Tobi) Apr 08, 2019 10:53 Replies: 4 Views: 9587
Amethyst Cove, Bay of Fundy, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada - Correction (Richard Arseneau) Mar 13, 2019 10:55 Replies: 4 Views: 9827
Modificación requested for Capestang locality (Philippe Durand) Mar 24, 2017 12:31 Replies: 2 Views: 12672
Change in French administrative area (Philippe Durand) Mar 24, 2017 05:51 Replies: 1 Views: 11658
Proper locality name of the Czar Mine? (Jordi Fabre) May 11, 2016 05:20 Replies: 4 Views: 16589
Westmorland (James Catmur) Jun 11, 2015 08:20 Replies: 18 Views: 30632
From Kearsarge Mountain? (GneissWare) Jun 08, 2015 22:27 Replies: 7 Views: 20157

10 62 Aug 22, 2020 14:48
Bob Harman 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.      
First Time Mining Suggestions around NY area ? (tynarose614) Sep 03, 2020 08:15 Replies: 5 Views: 1456
Sky Hawk claim, Lake George, Colorado. Dorris Family. (Gail) Aug 25, 2020 08:11 Replies: 12 Views: 2056
A crystal collecting outing to Ceres, South Africa (Reinhardt van Vuuren) Jul 03, 2020 03:32 Replies: 8 Views: 11766
Pyrope panning 2020 (stoner) May 19, 2020 05:10 Replies: 1 Views: 1595
Pyrope in the parent rock serpentinite - quarry (stoner) May 19, 2020 02:42 Replies: 0 Views: 1814
Fluorite mine in Czech Republic (stoner) May 05, 2020 11:29 Replies: 2 Views: 1650
Ferro-hornblende in Carboneras (Spain) (Firmo Espinar) Mar 19, 2020 12:23 Replies: 2 Views: 11307
Andalusie rockhunting trip (Jitkakar) Feb 18, 2020 04:12 Replies: 2 Views: 10282
Radioactive minerals at airports (Benj) Oct 30, 2019 12:47 Replies: 7 Views: 11975
Fluorite from Czech Republic (stoner) Oct 17, 2019 09:34 Replies: 0 Views: 27956
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71 516 Sep 03, 2020 08:15
Susan Robinson 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: 171597
The biggest nuggets. (Roger Warin) Nov 08, 2016 03:51 Replies: 10 Views: 27476
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: 107135
2013, an Update... CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine (John Cornish) Jun 24, 2013 08:14 Replies: 13 Views: 39558
Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode - 'Part 2' (Antonio Da Silveira) Oct 23, 2010 17:27 Replies: 6 Views: 41773
Scoop! - An important find of amber in the "La Florida" Mine, Spain (Jordi Fabre) Dec 14, 2008 15:03 Replies: 0 Views: 29119

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 1155 Aug 02, 2020 19:58
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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12 395 Jun 19, 2020 03:03
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


1 289 Nov 24, 2020 14:47
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: 1210
Cleaning Quartz (MSrockhound) Sep 04, 2020 19:18 Replies: 14 Views: 27603
Sodium Dithonite, Waller solution, Oxalic acid or HCl (al mar) Jul 26, 2020 12:34 Replies: 9 Views: 2194
Calcite (Ricky hartzog) Apr 05, 2020 12:21 Replies: 7 Views: 9710
To Enhance or Not to Enhance that is the question!! (marvinlewinsky) Feb 17, 2020 13:03 Replies: 8 Views: 12544
Between mineral collecting and woodworking (dontgogreen) Feb 10, 2020 16:23 Replies: 0 Views: 23521
Preserving Calcite (Brandonh) Jan 26, 2020 08:43 Replies: 4 Views: 9498
Display cabinets (bugrock) Jan 14, 2020 23:17 Replies: 17 Views: 14213
Cleaning Nifontovite (Linus) Jan 14, 2020 15:21 Replies: 10 Views: 12782
The "etched from xxxx" should be part of the for sale label? (Bob Harman) Jan 07, 2020 10:55 Replies: 1 Views: 8554
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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: 40191
1.000.000 Club Collection of Michael Shaw (Michael Shaw) Nov 29, 2020 12:07 Replies: 1616 Views: 1463098
1.000.000 Club Collection of Carles Millan (Carles Millan) Nov 09, 2020 07:04 Replies: 869 Views: 1274544
1.000.000 Club Don Lum Collection (Don Lum) Nov 30, 2020 11:05 Replies: 1612 Views: 1252766
1.000.000 Club Collection of Tobi (Tobi) Dec 01, 2020 05:49 Replies: 1009 Views: 1138359
1.000.000 Club The Mizunaka Collection (am mizunaka) Nov 30, 2020 02:06 Replies: 1610 Views: 1114837
500.000 Club New generation for picture - Ploum (ploum) Oct 04, 2020 15:22 Replies: 1217 Views: 920249
500.000 Club Collection of Fiebre Verde (Fiebre Verde) Feb 25, 2020 16:51 Replies: 720 Views: 625361
500.000 Club Collection of Nurbo (nurbo) Mar 26, 2016 14:37 Replies: 404 Views: 547462
100.000 Club Andreas Gerstenberg Collection (Andreas Gerstenberg) May 19, 2018 14:36 Replies: 182 Views: 364182
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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: 541274
100.000 Club Tracy's favorite specimens (Tracy) Dec 21, 2017 10:32 Replies: 74 Views: 196273
Nimfiara's collection (nimfiara) May 10, 2012 17:20 Replies: 30 Views: 75617
Linda's Private Collection (Linda Smith) Feb 08, 2012 04:31 Replies: 39 Views: 84433
Debbie's Collection (Debbie Woolf) Jul 04, 2011 10:45 Replies: 20 Views: 58461
Colleen's Collection (Colleen Thomson) May 28, 2011 19:33 Replies: 10 Views: 39501
Jessica's mineral collection (Jessica Simonoff) Jan 30, 2010 18:52 Replies: 18 Views: 56060
Linda St-Cyr's favorites (Linda St-Cyr) May 17, 2009 09:09 Replies: 6 Views: 45126

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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) Nov 15, 2020 01:48 Replies: 31 Views: 30989
Pink amethyst? (John S. White) Oct 10, 2020 10:01 Replies: 7 Views: 2868
Mineral Collections of Brazil (Byron Anderson) Oct 05, 2020 23:12 Replies: 14 Views: 1324
James Sowerby's illustrations (James Catmur) Aug 14, 2020 13:29 Replies: 2 Views: 1227
Can somebody recommend a sweet book on Crystallography? (Andreu) May 21, 2020 14:11 Replies: 13 Views: 3206
Fungal etching of garnets? (Matt_Zukowski) Feb 19, 2020 19:01 Replies: 1 Views: 11903
Online resources (cascaillou) Dec 20, 2019 13:55 Replies: 13 Views: 26143
New ExtraLapis No. 56 RHODOCHROSITE - I highly recommend it! (Tobi) Jul 07, 2019 02:10 Replies: 3 Views: 10243
Fluorite - Trésor de France (French Treasure) (Jordi Fabre) May 01, 2019 04:25 Replies: 2 Views: 10370
Faden article (tgleckler) Feb 21, 2019 19:06 Replies: 3 Views: 10784
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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: 22081
Mineralogical Museum of Marburg, drawn by me :-) (Tobi) Nov 04, 2019 06:03 Replies: 12 Views: 19449
Mineral collages 5.0 (Tobi) Jul 19, 2019 05:52 Replies: 4 Views: 12062
New Artwork... (crocoite) Jun 02, 2019 06:42 Replies: 13 Views: 18466
Artisan Made Gems (vic rzonca) Sep 22, 2018 14:28 Replies: 9 Views: 18069
Some new Mineralpaintings in Watercolor (MasterofStone) Sep 02, 2018 16:17 Replies: 5 Views: 12548
Chinese Realgar (crocoite) Apr 24, 2018 21:36 Replies: 8 Views: 17099
Minerals in Watercolor (MasterofStone) Feb 21, 2018 06:22 Replies: 6 Views: 15809
Grossular Garnet, Jeffrey Mine, Canada (crocoite) Dec 30, 2017 02:42 Replies: 0 Views: 27706
Rhodochrosite with Barite, Lone Tree Mine, Nevada (crocoite) Dec 07, 2017 05:15 Replies: 0 Views: 28580
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No new posts The histories behind mineral specimens     
Many specimens have very interesting histories that should be saved.   Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Antonio Alcaide
Honeymoon quartz (James Catmur) Nov 29, 2020 07:58 Replies: 0 Views: 143
History of the Chivor Emerald Mine, Colombia (Part 1) (Fiebre Verde) Oct 26, 2020 08:40 Replies: 4 Views: 1505
How to collect in an "apartment for sale". (Sante Celiberti) Aug 04, 2020 05:49 Replies: 0 Views: 1179
How to collect in a Tuscan... "Pizzeria". (Sante Celiberti) Jun 20, 2020 15:32 Replies: 0 Views: 1212
Mining objects. (Sante Celiberti) Apr 16, 2020 08:27 Replies: 28 Views: 10603
What did Goethe collect? (David) Apr 13, 2020 08:42 Replies: 14 Views: 6944
How to destroy a beautiful pyrite. (Sante Celiberti) Jan 14, 2020 16:52 Replies: 8 Views: 12157
Your very first rock? (Tobi) Apr 25, 2019 18:49 Replies: 14 Views: 17932
History of minerals. (vic rzonca) Dec 09, 2018 09:31 Replies: 6 Views: 19353
"ite" (vic rzonca) Oct 09, 2018 08:50 Replies: 12 Views: 13682
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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: 52534
FMF Guide of Rocks - SEDIMENTARY ROCKS (prcantos) Dec 11, 2013 17:45 Replies: 5 Views: 29512
FMF Guide of Rocks - METAMORPHIC ROCKS (prcantos) Jul 05, 2015 06:56 Replies: 16 Views: 55898
Roadside Geology of Vermont (NellsRocks) Sep 21, 2018 07:52 Replies: 10 Views: 19679
Grave Stones of Interest to Rock People... no, really... (NellsRocks) Sep 13, 2018 16:23 Replies: 14 Views: 25797
Not Sure What Rock Is!!!??? (Aliengng) Mar 24, 2016 06:09 Replies: 15 Views: 26889
Genesis of the serpentine minerals and rocks (prcantos) Jun 06, 2013 04:48 Replies: 2 Views: 20473

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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: 10580
Is there Proof of Kobyashevite Fakes? (rgangue) Sep 23, 2020 11:59 Replies: 5 Views: 1438
Please help! Is this "Ocean Jasper" Real or Dyed/Fake/Enhanced? (Garret) Sep 12, 2020 15:22 Replies: 14 Views: 2372
Fake Colombian Emeralds (Fiebre Verde) Dec 14, 2019 11:24 Replies: 35 Views: 51508
Opinions appreciated....Citrine or glass? (AmyinTX) Nov 30, 2019 03:03 Replies: 6 Views: 8990
Specimens incorrectly labeled Bravoite coating Pyrite from Colorado (John S. White) Nov 23, 2019 07:55 Replies: 11 Views: 32240
Milpillas "Electric Blue" Azurites AND Malachites - Natural or Chipped? (bob kerr) Aug 07, 2019 17:26 Replies: 20 Views: 21838
Are there any Sicilian Sulphur fakes still around? (Bob Harman) Jun 09, 2019 09:46 Replies: 12 Views: 11630
Specimens from near the Coronel Manuel Rodriguez Mine, Chile (Kevin Conroy) Jun 02, 2019 16:55 Replies: 11 Views: 11533
Irradiated fluorite from China? (Pierre Joubert) Jan 07, 2019 15:59 Replies: 5 Views: 10940
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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: 21440
Theft of Pieter de Bruyn collection (Pierre Joubert) Mar 14, 2019 19:40 Replies: 1 Views: 10680
Theft of Tourmalines from Fallbrook Gem & Mineral Society Museum in California (Chris Wentzell) Oct 25, 2017 14:13 Replies: 26 Views: 32506
Theft from the Franklin Mineral Museum, New Jersey (Jordi Fabre) Jul 18, 2017 07:43 Replies: 0 Views: 16132
Theft at West Coast Mineral and Fossil Show of Kristalle gold. (vic rzonca) Nov 16, 2016 07:43 Replies: 1 Views: 12796
Stolen specimen inquiry (Jordi Fabre) Aug 06, 2016 05:08 Replies: 3 Views: 15438
Theft of Colin Owen mineral specimens and collection (Pierre Joubert) Jul 15, 2016 10:34 Replies: 14 Views: 22231
THEFT of 60 world class mineral specimens in Johannesburg! (Jordi Fabre) Apr 29, 2016 10:04 Replies: 19 Views: 42400
Famous piece stolen from a Romanian Museum (David) Jan 27, 2014 14:16 Replies: 0 Views: 17635
Warning: Johannesburg Geology Museum theft: July 2013!! (Jordi Fabre) Jul 19, 2013 11:20 Replies: 2 Views: 17080
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No new posts Off-Topic and Introductions     
In this forum you can discuss topics not covered by any other of our forums and you can also introduce yourself as a new Forum member.   Moderators chris, Xavi Tutusaus, Antonio Alcaide
100.000 Club Presentation of new members - Reference Thread (Jordi Fabre) Nov 27, 2020 23:32 Replies: 438 Views: 299324
Kelly's Collection (Kelly Jean) Oct 09, 2020 09:41 Replies: 3 Views: 1176
What's up with minfind? (bob kerr) Sep 27, 2020 11:42 Replies: 19 Views: 10413
Kelly's Oco agate collection (Kelly Jean) Aug 22, 2020 09:04 Replies: 1 Views: 871
New Administrator - Peter Farquhar (Peter Farquhar) Aug 13, 2020 03:23 Replies: 6 Views: 1304
Best Finds of the Month! (Conor Quinlan) Aug 13, 2020 03:20 Replies: 29 Views: 7104
New technology for crystal models (Bob Carnein) Jul 08, 2020 11:45 Replies: 3 Views: 1562
Fun with mineralogy (cascaillou) Jun 28, 2020 12:44 Replies: 4 Views: 6812
A collection from Tuscany (Sante Celiberti) Jun 22, 2020 04:42 Replies: 4 Views: 1477
amethyst found in the Central Mn area (KJ Seraph) Jun 19, 2020 15:34 Replies: 0 Views: 1052
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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: 56666
100.000 Club Freeware: Mineral Database (Joan R.) Jan 11, 2020 04:35 Replies: 61 Views: 120571
Is this a twin? (Duncan Miller) May 16, 2019 02:17 Replies: 28 Views: 40039
100.000 Club Quartz collecting outings in South Africa (Pierre Joubert) Mar 25, 2019 11:26 Replies: 354 Views: 325697
Blue-green rock (Viktorian) Aug 13, 2018 21:33 Replies: 7 Views: 55939
Stalactites? (John S. White) Jul 09, 2018 10:20 Replies: 24 Views: 40484
Maximum number of minerals on a specimen (David) May 06, 2018 03:02 Replies: 37 Views: 52435
Tetrahedron [111] penetration twin (Josele) Jan 13, 2018 20:26 Replies: 17 Views: 43601
100.000 Club New find of minerals from New York (Glenn Rhein) Dec 04, 2017 13:20 Replies: 123 Views: 176295
I am curious to know what camera you are using... (Pierre Joubert) May 25, 2017 15:33 Replies: 29 Views: 49149
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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: 34247

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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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