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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
Carmeltazite (Pierre Joubert) Jan 21, 2019 13:09 Replies: 11 Views: 624
What defines a collection's quality (cascaillou) Jan 18, 2019 07:31 Replies: 16 Views: 10070
All the Diamonds one could fill your house with - and more - so near...yet so far..... (Peter Lemkin) Jan 11, 2019 05:12 Replies: 8 Views: 1559
Collecting focuses and how they can change (Tobi) Dec 05, 2018 04:11 Replies: 24 Views: 11136
Rarest quartz twins with inclined axes C (Reef) Nov 09, 2018 18:17 Replies: 42 Views: 14922
Golden rutile analysis? (dontgogreen) Nov 02, 2018 13:43 Replies: 0 Views: 360
Quartz and Humboldtine? from Colombia (John Rakovan) Oct 12, 2018 09:42 Replies: 9 Views: 1321
Mineral identification (indigo08) Oct 09, 2018 11:19 Replies: 5 Views: 904
Zeolite identification (Robson Vieira) Oct 07, 2018 16:17 Replies: 1 Views: 747
Beginner Mineral Searching and Favorite Mineral Advice Needed! (meowtrageous11) Oct 07, 2018 04:39 Replies: 7 Views: 1387
Weird face in quartz (Josele) Oct 01, 2018 23:14 Replies: 31 Views: 14026
"Frosted patterns" on the faces of Quartz (Reef) Oct 01, 2018 16:33 Replies: 10 Views: 4044
Termination in a tourmaline crystal (marco campos-venuti) Aug 28, 2018 13:13 Replies: 2 Views: 842
Question about Fluorite on Quartz (protium) Aug 19, 2018 23:04 Replies: 6 Views: 1305
Mindat is in financial trouble.....!?! (Peter Lemkin) Aug 18, 2018 03:23 Replies: 4 Views: 1431
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699 6522 Jan 21, 2019 13:09
Pete Modreski 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: 13970
"Mysterious and changing Tourmaline" by Roger Warin - (29) (Jordi Fabre) Aug 15, 2018 05:16 Replies: 0 Views: 922
100.000 Club Mineral specimens with inclusions - (28) (Elise) Jan 14, 2019 11:56 Replies: 88 Views: 123709
New Mexico Collecting - (27) (Philip Simmons) May 25, 2018 20:16 Replies: 33 Views: 22293
Faden Quartz Crystals - (26) (marco campos-venuti) Nov 27, 2018 03:39 Replies: 50 Views: 29113
An opportune harvest of Gold in Serra do Caldeirão claims, Brazil - (25) (Jordi Fabre) Oct 17, 2018 11:14 Replies: 8 Views: 7646
Trip to the Eastern Emerald Belt, Colombia - (24) (Fiebre Verde) Jan 11, 2019 07:36 Replies: 31 Views: 14525
Malbunka Copper Mine, Home of the Azurite Suns - (23) (crocoite) Aug 25, 2018 06:52 Replies: 64 Views: 41397
How to find a pocket? - (22) (Jordi Fabre) Aug 24, 2017 03:37 Replies: 42 Views: 39511
A "complete" Dauphiné twin of quartz - (21) (Pete Richards) Sep 10, 2014 11:43 Replies: 18 Views: 24476
A copper mine to understand Life - (20) (Cesar M. Salvan) Aug 19, 2014 15:49 Replies: 9 Views: 15621
DIY Specific Gravity Kit (tutorial) - (19) (cascaillou) Mar 23, 2018 04:19 Replies: 12 Views: 22710
100.000 Club How to dig a pocket? - (18) (Jordi Fabre) Jan 22, 2014 12:41 Replies: 29 Views: 124826
APXS: from Mars to the mineral collector's workbench - (17) (Cesar M. Salvan) Jun 03, 2014 04:06 Replies: 8 Views: 18340
Photos of epitaxy - (16) (John S. White) May 28, 2018 22:05 Replies: 54 Views: 80467
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32 1400 Jan 14, 2019 11:56
Akhter Parvez View latest post
No new posts News about shows     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
Tucson Show 2019 (Jordi Fabre) Jan 22, 2019 02:39 Replies: 34 Views: 2816
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 22, 2018 12:26 Replies: 40 Views: 12275
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Aug 06, 2018 16:34 Replies: 45 Views: 21085
Tucson Show 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Jun 16, 2018 17:47 Replies: 158 Views: 91582
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 22, 2017 05:21 Replies: 77 Views: 59886
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 08, 2017 13:56 Replies: 59 Views: 51160
Tucson Show 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Aug 22, 2018 05:14 Replies: 120 Views: 95626
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 06, 2016 11:21 Replies: 68 Views: 58507
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 18, 2016 14:37 Replies: 47 Views: 49764
Tucson Show 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Feb 28, 2016 16:01 Replies: 61 Views: 66405
100.000 Club Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Nov 27, 2015 23:45 Replies: 102 Views: 106004
2015 Tucson In Retrospect (Don Lum) Oct 19, 2017 00:36 Replies: 61 Views: 55194
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 20, 2015 16:38 Replies: 58 Views: 68685
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 30, 2015 22:03 Replies: 174 Views: 191895
100.000 Club Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 01, 2014 02:35 Replies: 80 Views: 101189
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38 2538 Jan 22, 2019 02:39
Jordi Fabre View latest post
No new posts Mineral Shows     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
Idar-Oberstein Mineral Show. Tenth Anniversary (Jordi Fabre) Jan 15, 2019 10:25 Replies: 0 Views: 179
Minerant 2019 - Mineral show in Antwerp, Belgium (Jordi Fabre) Oct 18, 2018 11:47 Replies: 0 Views: 852
Innsbruck, Austria - Mineral Show on 16-18 November 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Sep 13, 2018 13:07 Replies: 0 Views: 693
East Coast Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show 2018 (vic rzonca) Aug 18, 2018 08:54 Replies: 2 Views: 1017
2018 S.I.E.S.C. Gem & Mineral Show (Mike Chontofalsky) Mar 02, 2018 14:41 Replies: 0 Views: 2577
New York City - Watson Hotel / June 23 & 24, 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 01, 2018 16:09 Replies: 1 Views: 2362
New York City - Watson Hotel / March 3 & 4, 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 01, 2018 14:26 Replies: 0 Views: 1955
Friends of Mineralogy Midwest Chapter 6th Annual Mineralogical Symposium (Jordi Fabre) Feb 24, 2018 14:27 Replies: 0 Views: 1679
Mineral Show in Copenhagen, Denmark (Jordi Fabre) Feb 19, 2018 09:04 Replies: 4 Views: 2517
Quartzite - 2018 (Robert Seitz) Jan 18, 2018 12:21 Replies: 19 Views: 7220
Two Minerals Shows in Prague (Jordi Fabre) Jan 08, 2018 09:52 Replies: 0 Views: 2185
Soledade, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil - Mineral Show 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Jan 08, 2018 09:44 Replies: 0 Views: 2452
2018 Tucson HTCC status (bob kerr) Jan 04, 2018 10:17 Replies: 25 Views: 10903
Worcester, MA Show, November 18th-19th - Location Change! (Jordi Fabre) Nov 14, 2017 02:47 Replies: 0 Views: 2460
38th Annual New Mexico Mineral Symposium (from Mindat) (Tobi) Nov 09, 2017 11:26 Replies: 6 Views: 3614
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201 1872 Jan 15, 2019 10:25
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: 60096
Tucson 2017, The insanity continues...but it sure is fun! (Gail) Feb 27, 2017 22:25 Replies: 112 Views: 59591
100.000 Club TUCSON, 2016. And away we go.... (Gail) Mar 19, 2016 11:45 Replies: 445 Views: 215728
The magic of Tucson, 2015. Gail Spann report. (Gail) Aug 12, 2015 11:19 Replies: 116 Views: 97177
100.000 Club Tucson 2014 Show Report, Gail Spann Having Fun Again... (Gail) Jul 26, 2014 19:32 Replies: 156 Views: 121236
Houston Fine Mineral Show Report, with Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 03, 2013 09:23 Replies: 103 Views: 94534
100.000 Club 2013 Tucson Show Adventure ~ Gail Spann Style. (Gail) Apr 27, 2013 02:57 Replies: 598 Views: 405632
Fabulous Denver Gem and Mineral Show, Sept 14, 2012 and on...Gail Spann (Gail) Nov 04, 2012 01:57 Replies: 43 Views: 61218
100.000 Club Gail Spann's 2012 East Coast Gem and Mineral Show report (Gail) Aug 29, 2012 14:27 Replies: 151 Views: 117634
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin... (Gail) Oct 02, 2012 11:21 Replies: 632 Views: 492368
FMF party in Tucson, 2012. You coming? (Gail) Mar 03, 2012 02:28 Replies: 49 Views: 63550
Fort Worth, Texas, Gem and Mineral Show. Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 01, 2011 20:35 Replies: 33 Views: 52774
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011 (Gail) Oct 07, 2012 11:38 Replies: 370 Views: 368585
100.000 Club FMFs party in Tucson, 2011 (Gail) Feb 27, 2011 22:43 Replies: 114 Views: 110240
Gail Spann's Tucson show report, 2011 (Gail) Jan 17, 2011 01:30 Replies: 28 Views: 42152
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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: 34372
Drusy covered coral landscape rock? (fuss) Jan 18, 2019 12:52 Replies: 3 Views: 249
Minerals with alexandrite effect? (Alalit) Jan 13, 2019 10:58 Replies: 1 Views: 236
What is this? (AmandaRox) Jan 12, 2019 02:46 Replies: 3 Views: 289
Are these faceted stones genuine? (stoner) Dec 31, 2018 12:19 Replies: 9 Views: 519
Please help me identify what I have (Jadeybird) Dec 23, 2018 15:00 Replies: 19 Views: 859
Help in identifying where this elbaite came from (Rand1190) Dec 17, 2018 13:42 Replies: 8 Views: 693
Juan, Spain. Help. (J. G. Alcolea) Dec 11, 2018 20:05 Replies: 5 Views: 482
Identification... Nothing's adding Up!!!! Please Help (Amanda King) Dec 07, 2018 12:20 Replies: 0 Views: 314
Nice day to all ! Is it calcite ? (stoner) Dec 03, 2018 07:54 Replies: 15 Views: 785
Arkose or Paragneiss or something else? (Kara) Dec 01, 2018 19:09 Replies: 4 Views: 423
Quartz veins with yellowsomething (Kara) Nov 30, 2018 16:09 Replies: 2 Views: 375
Rock and mineral ID help (fuss) Nov 29, 2018 20:57 Replies: 5 Views: 529
Massive graphite? (Kara) Nov 28, 2018 10:40 Replies: 8 Views: 604
Varying hematite crystals (Kara) Nov 27, 2018 11:45 Replies: 5 Views: 542
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151 1180 Jan 18, 2019 12:52
fuss 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

Columnar Marcasite (John Betts) Jan 18, 2019 11:32 Replies: 2 Views: 243
What could the locality of this grey fluorite cluster (with small cubic crystals) be? (tchai) Jan 18, 2019 02:48 Replies: 18 Views: 359
Calcite or Quartz stalactite? (tchai) Jan 17, 2019 20:54 Replies: 3 Views: 188
What should this locality be? (mingem) Jan 15, 2019 07:40 Replies: 1 Views: 263
50+ lbs. Octahedral Pyrite - Is it from Huanzala Mine? (Adam) Jan 10, 2019 23:18 Replies: 8 Views: 711
Rutile from Brazil, but where? (Pete Richards) Jan 05, 2019 16:57 Replies: 7 Views: 804
More concise locality? (mingem) Dec 30, 2018 20:59 Replies: 2 Views: 296
Calcite? (from Tsumeb) (Pierre Joubert) Dec 23, 2018 04:32 Replies: 8 Views: 580
inclusion in quartz identification (Wang Ay Kuo) Nov 30, 2018 13:13 Replies: 4 Views: 404
Gortdrumite from Spain? (Gerhard Brandstetter) Nov 28, 2018 14:16 Replies: 3 Views: 423
Calcite Kongsberg Norway (Mathias) Nov 25, 2018 13:25 Replies: 4 Views: 831
Tsumeb? (Mathias) Nov 25, 2018 13:03 Replies: 4 Views: 524
Mexican Hemimorphite (Mathias) Nov 25, 2018 10:05 Replies: 4 Views: 574
Quiero saber que mineral es.. (Iñaki M.) Nov 21, 2018 13:52 Replies: 2 Views: 433
Is this rock agate? (Jacqui Parsons) Nov 17, 2018 13:16 Replies: 4 Views: 424
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122 1257 Jan 18, 2019 11:32
John Betts 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: 29971
Mendip potato (R Saunders) Oct 27, 2018 08:20 Replies: 0 Views: 486
Lightning Stones (R Saunders) Sep 21, 2018 09:13 Replies: 0 Views: 454
I want to photograph my collection (Malcolm Uffelman Jr) Sep 13, 2018 05:36 Replies: 14 Views: 4792
Tourmaline type question (Kara) Sep 12, 2018 06:26 Replies: 22 Views: 2395
Finnish spectrolite (labradorite, plagioklase) (Kara) Sep 06, 2018 06:29 Replies: 0 Views: 510
Collection Macros (Oliver B) Aug 06, 2018 11:57 Replies: 31 Views: 3590
My collection of crystals (Kaleb) Jun 18, 2018 03:33 Replies: 5 Views: 1479
Zaïrite (Roger Warin) Dec 06, 2017 09:58 Replies: 0 Views: 1708
Super thin hematite inclusions in amethyst (zbhjzm) Nov 13, 2017 05:52 Replies: 22 Views: 8084
Micro photos of a boulder opal (zbhjzm) Sep 09, 2017 09:14 Replies: 2 Views: 2487
Stack software, comparative speed, optimizations and others (ofarcis) Sep 06, 2017 10:40 Replies: 20 Views: 30281
Pyrite and marcasite intergrowths (Roger Warin) Jul 03, 2017 13:33 Replies: 0 Views: 2857
Bixbite Crystal in rhyolite matrix (Lueshie) May 10, 2017 15:45 Replies: 1 Views: 2971
Purple fluorite macro (Proudtex76) Apr 25, 2017 15:49 Replies: 2 Views: 3252
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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   Moderators Tobi, Mathias
Favourite mineral species/families? (Tobi) Dec 05, 2018 04:09 Replies: 14 Views: 11015
Favourite countries of origin? (Tobi) Sep 01, 2010 12:23 Replies: 26 Views: 18688
The other ten of the top twenty locations (Tom Mazanec) Mar 04, 2016 10:15 Replies: 9 Views: 7634
Favourite Galenas? (Tobi) Dec 29, 2018 09:36 Replies: 24 Views: 10034
Favourite Pyromorphites? (Tobi) Dec 15, 2018 14:49 Replies: 20 Views: 9633
Favourite Quartzes? (Tobi) Dec 15, 2018 13:29 Replies: 42 Views: 21661
Favourite Sphalerites? (Tobi) Dec 15, 2018 11:09 Replies: 20 Views: 11121
Favourite Pyrites? (Tobi) Dec 05, 2018 04:23 Replies: 23 Views: 12527
Favourite Rhodochrosites? (Tobi) Dec 02, 2018 13:25 Replies: 24 Views: 15790
Favourite Calcites? (Tobi) Nov 28, 2018 14:26 Replies: 36 Views: 18608
Favourite Smithsonites? (Tobi) Nov 28, 2018 02:55 Replies: 5 Views: 4029
Favourite Barytes? (Tobi) Nov 26, 2018 13:02 Replies: 7 Views: 2258
100.000 Club Favourite Fluorites? (Tobi) Sep 26, 2018 03:57 Replies: 192 Views: 167762
Favourite Topazes? (Tobi) Sep 25, 2017 15:50 Replies: 8 Views: 4749
Favourite Garnets? (Tobi) Aug 05, 2017 14:55 Replies: 6 Views: 5804
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21 568 Dec 29, 2018 09:36
Mathias 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
Mt. Mica (vic rzonca) Jan 17, 2019 05:57 Replies: 3 Views: 430
Snowflake mohawkite (R Saunders) Jan 10, 2019 11:45 Replies: 0 Views: 190
Rhodochrosite geodes (Charlotte) Dec 17, 2018 22:13 Replies: 1 Views: 5523
Collecting quartz on the Little Falls dolostone (vic rzonca) Nov 08, 2018 07:50 Replies: 117 Views: 93178
Zeolites and other Icelandic minerals from Hvalfjörður (Bergur_E_Sigurdarson) Nov 02, 2018 07:52 Replies: 5 Views: 785
Maine tourmaline find a month ago. (vic rzonca) Aug 08, 2018 03:30 Replies: 15 Views: 15523
Question regarding Portuguese minerals (liaemars) Jun 21, 2018 20:34 Replies: 3 Views: 1058
Sweet Home Mine 2.0 (Tobi) Jun 16, 2018 07:11 Replies: 6 Views: 2665
On the mineralogy of Shijiangshan, Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia A.R. (China) (Cesar M. Salvan) May 27, 2018 19:33 Replies: 15 Views: 19050
Sapo mine Tourmaline (texasdigger) Apr 22, 2018 18:15 Replies: 1 Views: 1948
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico (Peter Megaw) Mar 05, 2018 11:18 Replies: 17 Views: 18478
Huge Island of Madagascar (Roger Warin) Feb 11, 2018 08:21 Replies: 7 Views: 4444
A request for information on mineral collecting in France (Pierre Joubert) Jan 29, 2018 00:25 Replies: 2 Views: 1783
New Zealand alpine minerals? (Philippe Durand) Oct 21, 2017 01:31 Replies: 22 Views: 8519
About "Franklin Furnace" (J. G. Alcolea) Oct 13, 2017 15:45 Replies: 8 Views: 4018
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227 1876 Jan 17, 2019 05:57
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.      
Modificación requested for Capestang locality (Philippe Durand) Mar 24, 2017 12:31 Replies: 2 Views: 3278
Change in French administrative area (Philippe Durand) Mar 24, 2017 05:51 Replies: 1 Views: 2610
Proper locality name of the Czar Mine? (Jordi Fabre) May 11, 2016 05:20 Replies: 4 Views: 6892
Westmorland (James) Jun 11, 2015 08:20 Replies: 18 Views: 18308
From Kearsarge Mountain? (GneissWare) Jun 08, 2015 22:27 Replies: 7 Views: 9296

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) Jan 04, 2019 02:16 Replies: 33 Views: 29080
Pseudoctahedral Calcite (dontgogreen) Nov 29, 2018 13:10 Replies: 11 Views: 5910
Agates in Sicily? (alanbartlett) Apr 27, 2018 13:28 Replies: 9 Views: 2885
Rockhounding trip Juchem Quarry (JessieG) Apr 06, 2018 13:32 Replies: 3 Views: 1752
Rockhounding trips - A gem hunt in Minas Gerais (MatheusTorres) Nov 26, 2017 03:33 Replies: 2 Views: 2615
Garnets in Itadori River near Nagoya (Japan) (Alex D.) Sep 06, 2017 07:39 Replies: 13 Views: 6186
Quartz from alpine-type fissures in Raleigh, North Carolina (Scott LaBorde) Aug 30, 2017 14:45 Replies: 2 Views: 2914
Driving distance to the Rowley Mine from Scottsdale? (Dave Graley) Aug 08, 2017 09:32 Replies: 0 Views: 2003
Rockhounding in Israel - contact needed (dimrub) Jul 16, 2017 23:35 Replies: 8 Views: 4891
The Bogota´s French Connection (franjungle) Jun 29, 2017 08:40 Replies: 8 Views: 5961
Hallelujah Junction, Near Reno, Nevada. Spann Adventure (Gail) Jun 11, 2017 06:27 Replies: 29 Views: 15089
Iceland! (peter@vanpeborgh.eu) Jun 09, 2017 12:28 Replies: 0 Views: 2491
Advice needed: a rockhounding trip for a beginner (dimrub) Jun 05, 2017 10:45 Replies: 15 Views: 8893
A crystal collecting outing to Ceres, South Africa (Reinhardt van Vuuren) May 08, 2017 02:20 Replies: 7 Views: 6243
The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira (franjungle) May 04, 2017 23:01 Replies: 33 Views: 15212
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60 456 Jan 04, 2019 02:16
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: 142118
The biggest nuggets. (Roger Warin) Nov 08, 2016 03:51 Replies: 10 Views: 14816
CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia (John Cornish) Feb 28, 2014 20:03 Replies: 63 Views: 81903
2013, an Update... CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine (John Cornish) Jun 24, 2013 08:14 Replies: 13 Views: 27360
Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode - 'Part 2' (Antonio Da Silveira) Oct 23, 2010 17:27 Replies: 6 Views: 30300
Scoop! - An important find of amber in the "La Florida" Mine, Spain (Jordi Fabre) Dec 14, 2008 15:03 Replies: 0 Views: 19593

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 1072 Jan 10, 2019 19:48
Bob Harman View latest post
No new posts A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK     Access to the FMF Gallery
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15 451 Sep 27, 2018 13:46
Jesse Fisher View latest post
No new posts A mineralogical trip through Germany     Access to the FMF Gallery
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12 375 Jan 13, 2019 12:04
Jesse Fisher View latest post
No new posts Conserving, Preparing and Cleaning Minerals     
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Damaging a specimen (tchai) Jan 20, 2019 04:41 Replies: 4 Views: 387
Help! how to remove build up from citrine geode (ed7232004) Jan 16, 2019 16:53 Replies: 20 Views: 1009
Best Labeling Material for Collection Numbers on Specimens (Peter Lemkin) Dec 16, 2018 10:36 Replies: 15 Views: 1807
Bismuth lost its colours. (cornz) Nov 06, 2018 01:32 Replies: 4 Views: 804
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How to "Defrost" crystals in quartz (al mar) Aug 26, 2018 10:28 Replies: 4 Views: 1283
The Illinois Fluorites with Calcite are chemically etched? (R Saunders) Jul 29, 2018 13:22 Replies: 13 Views: 2052
Aiguille Verte pink fluorite specimen (Mathias) Jul 01, 2018 11:24 Replies: 2 Views: 1227
Phosgenite (Mathias) Jul 01, 2018 05:07 Replies: 0 Views: 748
Making acrylic or Polycarbonate stands for mineral specimens (Pierre Joubert) Jun 27, 2018 06:02 Replies: 6 Views: 2836
Cleaning mixed sulfides. (vic rzonca) May 16, 2018 14:19 Replies: 4 Views: 2144
Hinged boxes for crystal collections wanted (John S. White) May 15, 2018 09:16 Replies: 8 Views: 15785
Help how do I clean anhydrite? (Greg Lilly) Apr 29, 2018 18:40 Replies: 2 Views: 1558
A terrible nuisance (John S. White) Nov 10, 2017 01:47 Replies: 17 Views: 8292
Potential Toxicity of Handling Raw Malachite Specimens. (Joseph DOliveira) Nov 03, 2017 20:33 Replies: 26 Views: 22665
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137 1243 Jan 20, 2019 04:41
R Saunders View latest post
No new posts Collection photos and Collector's page     Access to the FMF Gallery
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500.000 Club Collection of Tobi (Tobi) Jan 07, 2019 08:20 Replies: 875 Views: 726558
500.000 Club The Mizunaka Collection (am mizunaka) Jan 20, 2019 16:31 Replies: 1262 Views: 658280
500.000 Club New generation for picture - Ploum (ploum) Jan 20, 2019 15:42 Replies: 969 Views: 642330
100.000 Club Collection of Nurbo (nurbo) Mar 26, 2016 14:37 Replies: 404 Views: 449131
100.000 Club Andreas Gerstenberg Collection (Andreas Gerstenberg) May 19, 2018 14:36 Replies: 182 Views: 292642
100.000 Club Collection of Miguel (José Miguel) Apr 14, 2017 05:32 Replies: 223 Views: 201573
100.000 Club Bob's rocks (GneissWare) Jul 31, 2018 10:44 Replies: 345 Views: 260004
100.000 Club The micro photographs of Christian Rewitzer (Jordi Fabre) Feb 20, 2016 23:50 Replies: 77 Views: 201790
100.000 Club Collection of Fiebre Verde (Fiebre Verde) Jan 17, 2019 13:00 Replies: 678 Views: 366767
100.000 Club The collection of Pierre and Riana Joubert (Pierre Joubert) Jan 16, 2019 03:40 Replies: 309 Views: 184541
100.000 Club Collection of Heimo Hellwig (Heimo Hellwig) Jan 21, 2019 05:35 Replies: 649 Views: 272614
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136 14100 Jan 21, 2019 12:22
crosstimber View latest post
No new posts Women's Private Collections     Access to the FMF Gallery
In this forum female collectors can publish their favorite specimens, with photos of them or just descriptions. This section is special because all the photos published here also appear in "FMF Gallery". To find out more please use this link.   Moderators chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
100.000 Club Tracy's favorite specimens (Tracy) Dec 21, 2017 10:32 Replies: 74 Views: 135124
100.000 Club Gail's collection (Gail) Aug 03, 2017 04:02 Replies: 375 Views: 432522
The sad news about Diana Weinrich. (Gail) Jan 08, 2018 11:39 Replies: 16 Views: 9901
Nimfiara's collection (nimfiara) May 10, 2012 17:20 Replies: 30 Views: 57094
Linda's Private Collection (Linda Smith) Feb 08, 2012 04:31 Replies: 39 Views: 65141
Debbie's Collection (Debbie Woolf) Jul 04, 2011 10:45 Replies: 20 Views: 42333
Colleen's Collection (Colleen Thomson) May 28, 2011 19:33 Replies: 10 Views: 27361
Jessica's mineral collection (Jessica Simonoff) Jan 30, 2010 18:52 Replies: 18 Views: 41799
Linda St-Cyr's favorites (Linda St-Cyr) May 17, 2009 09:09 Replies: 6 Views: 34029

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) Jan 11, 2019 04:54 Replies: 6 Views: 1732
Lapis $$ (lluis) Nov 28, 2018 13:01 Replies: 0 Views: 377
Minerals of the English Midlands (James) Sep 28, 2018 08:52 Replies: 2 Views: 836
Minerales y Minas de España - Silicatos (keith) Apr 12, 2018 06:58 Replies: 2 Views: 1634
German Language Magazine (CodyDel) Nov 23, 2017 14:33 Replies: 5 Views: 3017
1929 Ed Over Rocks and Minerals Article (CodyDel) Nov 22, 2017 21:33 Replies: 10 Views: 5459
Australian micromineral newsletter... (crocoite) Mar 25, 2017 20:21 Replies: 19 Views: 27088
Mineralogy by Dexter Perkins (Tom Mazanec) Jan 03, 2017 18:03 Replies: 14 Views: 8804
Panasqueira Mine (crosstimber) Nov 08, 2016 11:01 Replies: 19 Views: 25827
ExtraLapis No. 50: Kalifornien/California - a great article written by Jesse Fisher (Tobi) Sep 25, 2016 04:46 Replies: 3 Views: 4236
My reading (Tom Mazanec) Jun 11, 2016 13:43 Replies: 8 Views: 7939
Quartz from Spain (Miguel Calvo) Apr 28, 2016 01:17 Replies: 1 Views: 5062
Antique books (ACC79) Feb 05, 2016 14:35 Replies: 1 Views: 4965
Minerales y Minas de España by Miguel Calvo (Minerals and Mines of Spain) (Antonio Alcaide) Dec 09, 2015 22:38 Replies: 3 Views: 11614
Classification of crystallographic forms - any references? (prcantos) Mar 06, 2015 11:11 Replies: 21 Views: 25569
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90 704 Jan 11, 2019 04:54
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
New Artwork... (crocoite) Dec 30, 2018 07:07 Replies: 10 Views: 3954
Artisan Made Gems (vic rzonca) Sep 22, 2018 14:28 Replies: 9 Views: 5516
Some new Mineralpaintings in Watercolor (MasterofStone) Sep 02, 2018 16:17 Replies: 5 Views: 965
Chinese Realgar (crocoite) Apr 24, 2018 21:36 Replies: 8 Views: 4387
Minerals in Watercolor (MasterofStone) Feb 21, 2018 06:22 Replies: 6 Views: 3442
Grossular Garnet, Jeffrey Mine, Canada (crocoite) Dec 30, 2017 02:42 Replies: 0 Views: 1717
Rhodochrosite with Barite, Lone Tree Mine, Nevada (crocoite) Dec 07, 2017 05:15 Replies: 0 Views: 2073
Stak Nala Elbaite... (crocoite) Nov 20, 2017 05:23 Replies: 0 Views: 1959
Mineral collages 4.0 (Tobi) Jul 16, 2017 15:44 Replies: 12 Views: 8701
Fabre's past (vic rzonca) Jan 14, 2017 11:02 Replies: 37 Views: 32128
Da Boss... (crocoite) Aug 24, 2016 03:14 Replies: 3 Views: 4096
Mineralogical Museum of Marburg, drawn by me :-) (Tobi) Aug 18, 2016 05:40 Replies: 6 Views: 5190
2016 Paintings... (crocoite) Apr 23, 2016 09:15 Replies: 11 Views: 12701
Mineral collages 3.0 - highlights from my collection (Tobi) Feb 17, 2016 11:05 Replies: 12 Views: 12797
New Paintings 2013 (Schwertner) Jan 14, 2016 04:56 Replies: 105 Views: 79340
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40 773 Dec 30, 2018 07:07
crocoite 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
History of minerals. (vic rzonca) Dec 09, 2018 09:31 Replies: 6 Views: 8544
Your very first rock? (Tobi) Dec 08, 2018 22:12 Replies: 7 Views: 3444
"ite" (vic rzonca) Oct 09, 2018 08:50 Replies: 12 Views: 1444
Historical Information About Sodalite (Stone Mania) Aug 24, 2017 04:41 Replies: 14 Views: 6545
Finding a little Mexican treasure (Jean Sendero) Nov 05, 2016 16:03 Replies: 0 Views: 3810
Minerals and Their Stories (crosstimber) Oct 29, 2016 08:00 Replies: 5 Views: 4301
"H. Deisinger" Collection (Jamison Brizendine) Aug 24, 2016 07:20 Replies: 4 Views: 8183
Mineral labels as art ;) (Tobi) Sep 22, 2014 02:06 Replies: 23 Views: 42106
If it is a twin it was juicy and delicious (Don Lum) Sep 14, 2014 12:53 Replies: 25 Views: 22225
How all you got started in collecting? (vic rzonca) Jun 08, 2014 10:32 Replies: 21 Views: 32932
Bill Lawrence Memorial (BlueCapProductions) May 05, 2014 13:56 Replies: 4 Views: 9138
Sir Arthur Russell - 50th Anniversary on 24th February (Roy Starkey) Feb 02, 2014 12:58 Replies: 5 Views: 10467
Reminiscences of an Old Former Curator by John S. White (Jordi Fabre) Jan 19, 2014 17:06 Replies: 6 Views: 11675
Rogues gallery of photos of yesteryear's mineral collecting greats (Jordi Fabre) Jan 12, 2014 06:26 Replies: 16 Views: 18904
Biggest nugget? 64.7 kg. (Roger Warin) Nov 12, 2013 16:25 Replies: 6 Views: 14327
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38 404 Dec 09, 2018 09:31
vic rzonca 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: 36548
FMF Guide of Rocks - SEDIMENTARY ROCKS (prcantos) Dec 11, 2013 17:45 Replies: 5 Views: 19381
FMF Guide of Rocks - METAMORPHIC ROCKS (prcantos) Jul 05, 2015 06:56 Replies: 16 Views: 41588
Roadside Geology of Vermont (NellsRocks) Sep 21, 2018 07:52 Replies: 10 Views: 1460
Grave Stones of Interest to Rock People... no, really... (NellsRocks) Sep 13, 2018 16:23 Replies: 14 Views: 12904
Not Sure What Rock Is!!!??? (Aliengng) Mar 24, 2016 06:09 Replies: 15 Views: 14097
Genesis of the serpentine minerals and rocks (prcantos) Jun 06, 2013 04:48 Replies: 2 Views: 11113

7 82 Sep 21, 2018 07:52
Tobi View latest post
No new posts Incorrect classification and fakes     
In this Forum you can provide information and discuss false identifications, inadequate classifications and fakes.   Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Antonio Alcaide, cascaillou
Irradiated fluorite from China? (Pierre Joubert) Jan 07, 2019 15:59 Replies: 5 Views: 735
The intense oiling of Chinese minerals (nitana2000) Dec 09, 2018 13:34 Replies: 16 Views: 20509
Who to trust with gemstone identification? Are some gemologists better than others? (Adrian August) Sep 09, 2018 10:10 Replies: 11 Views: 1115
Milpillas "Electric Blue" Azurites AND Malachites - Natural or Chipped? (bob kerr) Jun 06, 2018 16:38 Replies: 12 Views: 4107
Fake Colombian Emeralds (Fiebre Verde) May 14, 2018 19:33 Replies: 33 Views: 25177
Fake specimens from the Erongo and Brandberg region. (Pierre Joubert) May 04, 2018 09:31 Replies: 23 Views: 7663
Iron Man (vic rzonca) Aug 28, 2017 07:57 Replies: 7 Views: 3855
Tanzanite? (Harald) Aug 02, 2017 22:31 Replies: 6 Views: 3481
Quarter million fake Tourmaline cluster. (texasdigger) May 22, 2017 11:36 Replies: 19 Views: 8135
Please help me identify if these are fake or treated (TomS) Feb 09, 2017 22:10 Replies: 16 Views: 9575
Treatments, Synthetics and Simulants: QUARTZ & CHALCEDONY (cascaillou) Dec 20, 2015 20:34 Replies: 3 Views: 7886
Fake silver crystals Morocco (Christophe Gobin) Nov 24, 2015 03:59 Replies: 1 Views: 6169
Chinese "Hydrozincite" specimens? (Barry Vincent) Oct 08, 2015 03:23 Replies: 4 Views: 7162
Bismutoferrite from China...Caveat Emptor (Peter Megaw) May 31, 2015 18:56 Replies: 3 Views: 7216
Milpillas Azurite - fake specimen (Cascavel1) Dec 04, 2014 09:47 Replies: 27 Views: 35303
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51 585 Jan 07, 2019 15:59
Joseph DOliveira 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: 13742
Theft from the Franklin Mineral Museum, New Jersey (Jordi Fabre) Jul 18, 2017 07:43 Replies: 0 Views: 2406
Theft at West Coast Mineral and Fossil Show of Kristalle gold. (vic rzonca) Nov 16, 2016 07:43 Replies: 1 Views: 3138
Stolen specimen inquiry (Jordi Fabre) Aug 06, 2016 05:08 Replies: 3 Views: 5636
Theft of Colin Owen mineral specimens and collection (Pierre Joubert) Jul 15, 2016 10:34 Replies: 14 Views: 9773
THEFT of 60 world class mineral specimens in Johannesburg! (Jordi Fabre) Apr 29, 2016 10:04 Replies: 19 Views: 27183
Famous piece stolen from a Romanian Museum (David) Jan 27, 2014 14:16 Replies: 0 Views: 8175
Warning: Johannesburg Geology Museum theft: July 2013!! (Jordi Fabre) Jul 19, 2013 11:20 Replies: 2 Views: 7488
A Butte Covellite was stolen from the National Mining Hall of Fame!!!! (Jordi Fabre) Feb 09, 2013 14:51 Replies: 0 Views: 5245
California Mining and Mineral Museum Robbed (Jordi Fabre) Oct 05, 2012 12:59 Replies: 3 Views: 6635
Theft at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History (Jordi Fabre) Feb 28, 2012 23:42 Replies: 1 Views: 4355
Highgrading, the selling of stolen goods and turning a blind eye (BlueCapProductions) Dec 01, 2011 02:48 Replies: 42 Views: 58556
Theft of Rice Museum Gold Collection! (Jordi Fabre) Apr 23, 2010 14:32 Replies: 4 Views: 9347
Theft of minerals from a Museum in Iceland (John S. White) Oct 28, 2009 11:22 Replies: 6 Views: 7321

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100.000 Club Presentation of new members - Reference Thread (Jordi Fabre) Dec 09, 2018 17:34 Replies: 365 Views: 196646
Mines, Pockets, Shops & Opportunities? (meowtrageous11) Jan 15, 2019 19:11 Replies: 5 Views: 427
Panning the Czech Garnet in the Czech Republic (stoner) Dec 29, 2018 11:23 Replies: 6 Views: 701
collection insurance? (R Saunders) Dec 20, 2018 22:17 Replies: 11 Views: 1176
Mohs mnemonic (Tom Mazanec) Dec 15, 2018 10:10 Replies: 0 Views: 251
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Freeware mineral collection inventory program (Oleg Sorochinsky) Oct 09, 2018 09:59 Replies: 15 Views: 1594
Lighting (R Saunders) Sep 22, 2018 14:43 Replies: 2 Views: 747
Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines - but not during showtime (AndyH) Aug 23, 2018 09:50 Replies: 4 Views: 1162
Quartz boulder (Secondhandgrenades) Jun 26, 2018 11:31 Replies: 4 Views: 1094
Need advice on next step. (Bill E) May 28, 2018 11:36 Replies: 14 Views: 4201
Looking for Lapidary Services in the Central New Mexico Area (Rockhound.newmexico) May 11, 2018 17:32 Replies: 2 Views: 1020
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394 3361 Jan 15, 2019 19:11
Gary White 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) Jan 02, 2019 12:39 Replies: 340 Views: 232033
Blue-green rock (Viktorian) Aug 13, 2018 21:33 Replies: 7 Views: 38569
Stalactites? (John S. White) Jul 09, 2018 10:20 Replies: 24 Views: 22743
Maximum number of minerals on a specimen (David) May 06, 2018 03:02 Replies: 37 Views: 33068
Tetrahedron [111] penetration twin (Josele) Jan 13, 2018 20:26 Replies: 17 Views: 29290
100.000 Club New find of minerals from New York (Glenn Rhein) Dec 04, 2017 13:20 Replies: 123 Views: 139763
I am curious to know what camera you are using... (Pierre Joubert) May 25, 2017 15:33 Replies: 29 Views: 31151
Radioactive minerals (Roger Warin) Nov 01, 2016 05:40 Replies: 29 Views: 41677
100.000 Club What about heliodor from Tajikistan? (parfaitelumiere) Sep 09, 2016 03:20 Replies: 90 Views: 108500
More about beta Quartz (nitana2000) Mar 08, 2016 12:34 Replies: 27 Views: 45920
Ilmenite pseudo (John S. White) Feb 18, 2016 08:02 Replies: 3 Views: 38304
Question about cubic diamond crystals (Jim) Nov 26, 2015 11:28 Replies: 21 Views: 41876
Very nice Amethyst in the Railroad Works in North of Spain (Joan R.) May 11, 2015 16:02 Replies: 16 Views: 45315
Mysterious Black Crystals (Something Fishy!) (Andy Love) May 11, 2015 14:53 Replies: 35 Views: 43143
Daylight Fluorescent Hyalite Opal from Mexico (Peter Megaw) May 06, 2015 19:10 Replies: 31 Views: 48035
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147 919 Jan 02, 2019 12:39
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: 18501
French and alpine mineralogy against UK Fluorite (Max Tom) Mar 12, 2018 03:54 Replies: 2 Views: 2110
Minerals for fossils (Fossil collector) Feb 03, 2018 06:22 Replies: 14 Views: 5544
Exchange of minerals. I'm from Ukraine. (Hereiam) Sep 25, 2017 00:09 Replies: 3 Views: 3447
Meteorite with old labels wanted (Krantz and others) (illaenus) Nov 15, 2016 14:14 Replies: 1 Views: 4701
Calcites from each State (Pat Tucci) Jun 29, 2016 07:24 Replies: 19 Views: 11814
Looking for Native Sulphur specimens (bgreenstone) Mar 21, 2016 08:28 Replies: 0 Views: 6750
Help with free collecting (solarflare) Feb 11, 2016 18:09 Replies: 8 Views: 8206
NJ Minerals available for trade (Gary Moldovany) Feb 07, 2016 10:45 Replies: 2 Views: 8422
Pyrite for exchange (Cesar M. Salvan) Jan 05, 2016 01:17 Replies: 2 Views: 8867
Bulgarian minerals for exchange (Wolfgang Proestler) Nov 22, 2015 08:32 Replies: 12 Views: 14340
Exchange-Wanted: inclusion quartz crystals, 2 to 3cm, DT or floater, unpolished (cascaillou) Sep 11, 2014 11:08 Replies: 0 Views: 9471
Exchange - Wanted: arsenolite, montroydite, lithiophosphate (cascaillou) Sep 11, 2014 11:01 Replies: 0 Views: 6834
Rhodochrosite rough (Jack Chiang) Aug 23, 2014 13:03 Replies: 1 Views: 6567
Fossils for minerals (appies) Jun 09, 2014 02:41 Replies: 1 Views: 8231
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