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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
Posters (RayStraw) Aug 21, 2019 09:45 Replies: 7 Views: 406
What defines a collection's quality (cascaillou) Aug 01, 2019 03:02 Replies: 23 Views: 12780
Certificates of authenticity for analyzed rare mineral specimens (Bob Harman) Jul 29, 2019 20:29 Replies: 7 Views: 501
Colours of Rhodochrosite and Other Mn Bearing Carbonates (al mar) Jul 25, 2019 13:41 Replies: 9 Views: 756
Malachite (RayStraw) Jun 18, 2019 08:03 Replies: 3 Views: 729
Stability of Azurite vs Malachite (RayStraw) Jun 13, 2019 11:46 Replies: 23 Views: 1920
Quartz and Humboldtine? from Colombia (John Rakovan) Jun 02, 2019 13:36 Replies: 16 Views: 3660
Stellerite from Mali (Gagat Minerals) Mar 28, 2019 18:43 Replies: 3 Views: 2320
Pyrite modified with Diploid-high millers? (fena kuiperi) Mar 15, 2019 12:25 Replies: 4 Views: 998
Beryl inclusion (tgleckler) Feb 13, 2019 00:35 Replies: 6 Views: 1308
Carmeltazite (Pierre Joubert) Jan 21, 2019 13:09 Replies: 11 Views: 2455
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: 2683
Collecting focuses and how they can change (Tobi) Dec 05, 2018 04:11 Replies: 24 Views: 14293
Rarest quartz twins with inclined axes C (Reef) Nov 09, 2018 18:17 Replies: 42 Views: 19607
Golden rutile analysis? (dontgogreen) Nov 02, 2018 13:43 Replies: 0 Views: 843
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Tobi 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: 14716
"Mysterious and changing Tourmaline" by Roger Warin - (29) (Jordi Fabre) Aug 15, 2018 05:16 Replies: 0 Views: 1956
100.000 Club Mineral specimens with inclusions - (28) (Elise) Jan 14, 2019 11:56 Replies: 88 Views: 131562
New Mexico Collecting - (27) (Philip Simmons) May 25, 2018 20:16 Replies: 33 Views: 26719
Faden Quartz Crystals - (26) (marco campos-venuti) May 05, 2019 18:03 Replies: 57 Views: 35216
An opportune harvest of Gold in Serra do Caldeirão claims, Brazil - (25) (Jordi Fabre) Oct 17, 2018 11:14 Replies: 8 Views: 9623
Trip to the Eastern Emerald Belt, Colombia - (24) (Fiebre Verde) Jan 11, 2019 07:36 Replies: 31 Views: 17711
Malbunka Copper Mine, Home of the Azurite Suns - (23) (crocoite) Mar 07, 2019 05:54 Replies: 65 Views: 48405
How to find a pocket? - (22) (Jordi Fabre) Aug 24, 2017 03:37 Replies: 42 Views: 43693
A "complete" Dauphiné twin of quartz - (21) (Pete Richards) Sep 10, 2014 11:43 Replies: 18 Views: 26632
A copper mine to understand Life - (20) (Cesar M. Salvan) Aug 19, 2014 15:49 Replies: 9 Views: 16929
DIY Specific Gravity Kit (tutorial) - (19) (cascaillou) Mar 23, 2018 04:19 Replies: 12 Views: 24997
100.000 Club How to dig a pocket? - (18) (Jordi Fabre) Jan 22, 2014 12:41 Replies: 29 Views: 199698
APXS: from Mars to the mineral collector's workbench - (17) (Cesar M. Salvan) Jun 03, 2014 04:06 Replies: 8 Views: 19835
Photos of epitaxy - (16) (John S. White) May 28, 2018 22:05 Replies: 54 Views: 85830
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32 1408 May 05, 2019 18:03
C_Van-Hove View latest post
No new posts News about shows     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2019 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 21, 2019 02:47 Replies: 25 Views: 7968
Tucson Show 2019 (Jordi Fabre) May 01, 2019 11:45 Replies: 126 Views: 50790
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 22, 2018 12:26 Replies: 40 Views: 18224
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Aug 06, 2018 16:34 Replies: 45 Views: 27153
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Jun 16, 2018 17:47 Replies: 158 Views: 107871
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 22, 2017 05:21 Replies: 77 Views: 70537
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 08, 2017 13:56 Replies: 59 Views: 57856
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Aug 22, 2018 05:14 Replies: 120 Views: 106913
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 06, 2016 11:21 Replies: 68 Views: 65544
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 18, 2016 14:37 Replies: 47 Views: 54304
Tucson Show 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Feb 28, 2016 16:01 Replies: 61 Views: 71446
100.000 Club Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Nov 27, 2015 23:45 Replies: 102 Views: 114121
2015 Tucson In Retrospect (Don Lum) Oct 19, 2017 00:36 Replies: 61 Views: 60390
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 20, 2015 16:38 Replies: 58 Views: 73492
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 30, 2015 22:03 Replies: 174 Views: 202872
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39 2656 Jul 21, 2019 02:47
Roger Warin View latest post
No new posts Mineral Shows by Gail Spann     
To know more about this Forum, please use this link   Moderators chris, Gail
Sunny Tucson, Gail Spann’s adventures. 2019 (Gail) Mar 03, 2019 16:21 Replies: 36 Views: 8666
Gail Spann's Tucson Adventures. February 2018. (Gail) Feb 28, 2018 21:37 Replies: 209 Views: 77953
Tucson 2017, The insanity continues...but it sure is fun! (Gail) Feb 27, 2017 22:25 Replies: 112 Views: 67440
100.000 Club TUCSON, 2016. And away we go.... (Gail) Mar 19, 2016 11:45 Replies: 445 Views: 238102
100.000 Club The magic of Tucson, 2015. Gail Spann report. (Gail) Aug 12, 2015 11:19 Replies: 116 Views: 106442
100.000 Club Tucson 2014 Show Report, Gail Spann Having Fun Again... (Gail) Jul 26, 2014 19:32 Replies: 156 Views: 129926
100.000 Club Houston Fine Mineral Show Report, with Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 03, 2013 09:23 Replies: 103 Views: 101233
100.000 Club 2013 Tucson Show Adventure ~ Gail Spann Style. (Gail) Apr 27, 2013 02:57 Replies: 598 Views: 436307
Fabulous Denver Gem and Mineral Show, Sept 14, 2012 and on...Gail Spann (Gail) Nov 04, 2012 01:57 Replies: 43 Views: 64987
100.000 Club Gail Spann's 2012 East Coast Gem and Mineral Show report (Gail) Aug 29, 2012 14:27 Replies: 151 Views: 128750
500.000 Club Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin... (Gail) Oct 02, 2012 11:21 Replies: 632 Views: 530145
FMF party in Tucson, 2012. You coming? (Gail) Mar 03, 2012 02:28 Replies: 49 Views: 67308
Fort Worth, Texas, Gem and Mineral Show. Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 01, 2011 20:35 Replies: 33 Views: 55939
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011 (Gail) Oct 07, 2012 11:38 Replies: 370 Views: 387116
100.000 Club FMFs party in Tucson, 2011 (Gail) Feb 27, 2011 22:43 Replies: 114 Views: 116222
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38 5158 Mar 03, 2019 16:21
Gail View latest post
No new posts Mineral Shows     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
East Coast Mineral and Fossil Show 2019 (vic rzonca) Aug 21, 2019 06:45 Replies: 12 Views: 1391
2019 Binn Mineral Show (21. Binner Mineralienbörse) (Dany Mabillard) Jul 23, 2019 12:25 Replies: 0 Views: 367
Ural Mineralogical Festival (Rus Gem) Jun 05, 2019 12:34 Replies: 0 Views: 654
50th ediition of the Bologna (Italy) Mineral Show 2019 (Jordi Fabre) Feb 27, 2019 17:22 Replies: 0 Views: 978
Idar-Oberstein Mineral Show. Tenth Anniversary (Jordi Fabre) Jan 15, 2019 10:25 Replies: 0 Views: 1233
Minerant 2019 - Mineral show in Antwerp, Belgium (Jordi Fabre) Oct 18, 2018 11:47 Replies: 0 Views: 1881
Innsbruck, Austria - Mineral Show on 16-18 November 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Sep 13, 2018 13:07 Replies: 0 Views: 1650
East Coast Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show 2018 (vic rzonca) Aug 18, 2018 08:54 Replies: 2 Views: 2077
2019 S.I.E.S.C. Gem & Mineral Show (Mike Chontofalsky) Mar 02, 2018 14:41 Replies: 0 Views: 3677
New York City - Watson Hotel / June 23 & 24, 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 01, 2018 16:09 Replies: 1 Views: 3661
New York City - Watson Hotel / March 3 & 4, 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 01, 2018 14:26 Replies: 0 Views: 2933
Friends of Mineralogy Midwest Chapter 6th Annual Mineralogical Symposium (Jordi Fabre) Feb 24, 2018 14:27 Replies: 0 Views: 2395
Mineral Show in Copenhagen, Denmark (Jordi Fabre) Feb 19, 2018 09:04 Replies: 4 Views: 3518
Quartzite - 2018 (Robert Seitz) Jan 18, 2018 12:21 Replies: 19 Views: 9783
Two Minerals Shows in Prague (Jordi Fabre) Jan 08, 2018 09:52 Replies: 0 Views: 2988
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204 1888 Aug 21, 2019 06:45
vic rzonca 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: 36362
Need help to confirm the composition of some specimens (Dany Mabillard) Aug 20, 2019 11:45 Replies: 2 Views: 208
What have I found? (navieko) Aug 19, 2019 02:10 Replies: 8 Views: 436
Could this be Opal? (Andreas) Aug 13, 2019 22:38 Replies: 3 Views: 257
Does anyone know what the proper name for "Jack Rock" is? (GenericSchlub) Aug 12, 2019 15:33 Replies: 4 Views: 328
Help needed to find all the species (Dany Mabillard) Aug 05, 2019 01:21 Replies: 4 Views: 353
What is this mineral? (Catahoula) Jul 31, 2019 17:04 Replies: 3 Views: 275
Is it amber? (isreal) Jul 31, 2019 13:01 Replies: 7 Views: 393
Help needed for locations (Dany Mabillard) Jul 29, 2019 03:17 Replies: 13 Views: 669
Need help with identification (Blackbeard700) Jul 23, 2019 03:56 Replies: 10 Views: 583
Help ID pseudomorphs (Andreas) Jun 16, 2019 05:58 Replies: 6 Views: 860
Need help with identification (Gasious Toot) Jun 12, 2019 18:54 Replies: 4 Views: 562
Fake Rose Quartz? (Chops) Jun 05, 2019 08:48 Replies: 4 Views: 681
Help identify transparent green mineral. (James Gainn) Jun 03, 2019 08:10 Replies: 2 Views: 375
What is this brown iron coloured material on these quartz? (Anika-McAlpine) May 30, 2019 16:45 Replies: 2 Views: 376
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184 1394 Aug 20, 2019 11:45
Dany Mabillard 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

Fluorite from China - exact locality? (Tobi) Aug 12, 2019 01:32 Replies: 2 Views: 275
Hausmannite and ? (Mathias) Aug 11, 2019 11:32 Replies: 2 Views: 178
Baryte? (Mathias) Aug 11, 2019 08:37 Replies: 6 Views: 593
Random ores? (James W) Aug 04, 2019 17:09 Replies: 3 Views: 278
Labradorite locale (fuss) Aug 04, 2019 13:58 Replies: 3 Views: 242
Calcite (Mathias) Jul 28, 2019 09:34 Replies: 1 Views: 238
Help (Wadee) Jul 25, 2019 16:01 Replies: 12 Views: 562
What is embedded in this ancient reef rock? (Coral) Jul 25, 2019 14:40 Replies: 13 Views: 641
Purchased online, what is this blueish green stone? (Virginia Slim) Jul 16, 2019 12:52 Replies: 8 Views: 936
Any hint on the location where this baryte was mined? (Pablo Pereira) Jul 01, 2019 08:09 Replies: 21 Views: 1907
Locality question regarding Moroccan calcite (Tiffanie) Jun 26, 2019 20:34 Replies: 6 Views: 815
Amethyst and...? (Linus) Jun 21, 2019 17:26 Replies: 2 Views: 550
Fake Ruby? (Mathias) Jun 19, 2019 20:48 Replies: 13 Views: 1258
Cinnabar and not Realgar inclusions? (Rob Schnerr) Jun 18, 2019 10:52 Replies: 7 Views: 637
Hyalite on Aragonite (Mathias) Jun 10, 2019 05:49 Replies: 1 Views: 361
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126 1385 Aug 12, 2019 01:32
Tobi 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
Agates from Argentina. (condoragatemines) Mar 03, 2019 21:17 Replies: 12 Views: 2528
Malachite specimen. (mlesage54) Mar 01, 2019 03:10 Replies: 3 Views: 4570
Introduction (Birdbrain59) Feb 14, 2019 23:02 Replies: 0 Views: 520
I want to photograph my collection (Malcolm Uffelman Jr) Jan 26, 2019 12:18 Replies: 15 Views: 6830
Micro photos of inclusions in Quartz (zbhjzm) Nov 12, 2018 08:01 Replies: 106 Views: 40075
Mendip potato (R Saunders) Oct 27, 2018 08:20 Replies: 0 Views: 929
Lightning Stones (R Saunders) Sep 21, 2018 09:13 Replies: 0 Views: 856
Tourmaline type question (Kara) Sep 12, 2018 06:26 Replies: 22 Views: 4358
Finnish spectrolite (labradorite, plagioklase) (Kara) Sep 06, 2018 06:29 Replies: 0 Views: 896
Collection Macros (Oliver B) Aug 06, 2018 11:57 Replies: 31 Views: 6184
My collection of crystals (Kaleb) Jun 18, 2018 03:33 Replies: 5 Views: 2303
Zaïrite (Roger Warin) Dec 06, 2017 09:58 Replies: 0 Views: 2238
Super thin hematite inclusions in amethyst (zbhjzm) Nov 13, 2017 05:52 Replies: 22 Views: 10419
Micro photos of a boulder opal (zbhjzm) Sep 09, 2017 09:14 Replies: 2 Views: 3092
Stack software, comparative speed, optimizations and others (ofarcis) Sep 06, 2017 10:40 Replies: 20 Views: 32439
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103 852 Mar 03, 2019 21:17
condoragatemines 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: 12379
Favourite countries of origin? (Tobi) Sep 01, 2010 12:23 Replies: 26 Views: 21045
The other ten of the top twenty locations (Tom Mazanec) Mar 04, 2016 10:15 Replies: 9 Views: 8658
Favourite Barytes? (Tobi) Jul 28, 2019 09:57 Replies: 20 Views: 4840
Favourite Quartzes? (Tobi) May 25, 2019 14:10 Replies: 45 Views: 26539
100.000 Club Favourite Fluorites? (Tobi) May 19, 2019 10:46 Replies: 193 Views: 187557
Favourite Galenas? (Tobi) Dec 29, 2018 09:36 Replies: 24 Views: 12679
Favourite Pyromorphites? (Tobi) Dec 15, 2018 14:49 Replies: 20 Views: 11821
Favourite Sphalerites? (Tobi) Dec 15, 2018 11:09 Replies: 20 Views: 13395
Favourite Pyrites? (Tobi) Dec 05, 2018 04:23 Replies: 23 Views: 15328
Favourite Rhodochrosites? (Tobi) Dec 02, 2018 13:25 Replies: 24 Views: 18365
Favourite Calcites? (Tobi) Nov 28, 2018 14:26 Replies: 36 Views: 22429
Favourite Smithsonites? (Tobi) Nov 28, 2018 02:55 Replies: 5 Views: 4997
Favourite Topazes? (Tobi) Sep 25, 2017 15:50 Replies: 8 Views: 5952
Favourite Garnets? (Tobi) Aug 05, 2017 14:55 Replies: 6 Views: 6827
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21 585 Jul 28, 2019 09:57
jose luis jara jara 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
New fluorites from Pikes Peak, Colorado (Bob Carnein) Aug 01, 2019 14:43 Replies: 7 Views: 767
100.000 Club Collecting quartz on the Little Falls dolostone (vic rzonca) Jun 23, 2019 08:59 Replies: 118 Views: 101045
Two orphan spinels (Pete Richards) May 02, 2019 02:00 Replies: 8 Views: 1193
Machów Mine (sauer11) Apr 15, 2019 01:00 Replies: 4 Views: 899
Wrong localities (minsur) Apr 14, 2019 17:11 Replies: 5 Views: 1015
Sweet Home Mine 2.0 (Tobi) Apr 05, 2019 07:14 Replies: 8 Views: 4036
Mt. Mica (vic rzonca) Jan 17, 2019 05:57 Replies: 3 Views: 1348
Snowflake mohawkite (R Saunders) Jan 10, 2019 11:45 Replies: 0 Views: 616
Rhodochrosite geodes (Charlotte) Dec 17, 2018 22:13 Replies: 1 Views: 6108
Zeolites and other Icelandic minerals from Hvalfjörður (Bergur_E_Sigurdarson) Nov 02, 2018 07:52 Replies: 5 Views: 1524
Maine tourmaline find a month ago. (vic rzonca) Aug 08, 2018 03:30 Replies: 15 Views: 17154
Question regarding Portuguese minerals (liaemars) Jun 21, 2018 20:34 Replies: 3 Views: 1701
On the mineralogy of Shijiangshan, Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia A.R. (China) (Cesar M. Salvan) May 27, 2018 19:33 Replies: 15 Views: 21110
Sapo mine Tourmaline (texasdigger) Apr 22, 2018 18:15 Replies: 1 Views: 2534
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico (Peter Megaw) Mar 05, 2018 11:18 Replies: 17 Views: 20554
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231 1907 Aug 01, 2019 14:43
Bob Carnein 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.      
Location error on a photo (Kevin Conroy) May 15, 2019 20:07 Replies: 2 Views: 369
Hematite and Quartz from China (Tobi) Apr 08, 2019 10:53 Replies: 4 Views: 596
Amethyst Cove, Bay of Fundy, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada - Correction (Richard Arseneau) Mar 13, 2019 10:55 Replies: 4 Views: 758
Modificación requested for Capestang locality (Philippe Durand) Mar 24, 2017 12:31 Replies: 2 Views: 3926
Change in French administrative area (Philippe Durand) Mar 24, 2017 05:51 Replies: 1 Views: 3193
Proper locality name of the Czar Mine? (Jordi Fabre) May 11, 2016 05:20 Replies: 4 Views: 7716
Westmorland (James Catmur) Jun 11, 2015 08:20 Replies: 18 Views: 19925
From Kearsarge Mountain? (GneissWare) Jun 08, 2015 22:27 Replies: 7 Views: 10357

8 50 May 15, 2019 20:07
Kevin Conroy 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.      
Two small mines in Western Emerald belt of Colombia (Bergur_E_Sigurdarson) May 07, 2019 20:10 Replies: 17 Views: 2883
The Namib Desert (Heimo Hellwig) Jan 04, 2019 02:16 Replies: 33 Views: 33091
Pseudoctahedral Calcite (dontgogreen) Nov 29, 2018 13:10 Replies: 11 Views: 7264
Agates in Sicily? (alanbartlett) Apr 27, 2018 13:28 Replies: 9 Views: 4161
Rockhounding trip Juchem Quarry (JessieG) Apr 06, 2018 13:32 Replies: 3 Views: 2481
Rockhounding trips - A gem hunt in Minas Gerais (MatheusTorres) Nov 26, 2017 03:33 Replies: 2 Views: 3322
Garnets in Itadori River near Nagoya (Japan) (Alex D.) Sep 06, 2017 07:39 Replies: 13 Views: 7849
Quartz from alpine-type fissures in Raleigh, North Carolina (Scott LaBorde) Aug 30, 2017 14:45 Replies: 2 Views: 3596
Driving distance to the Rowley Mine from Scottsdale? (Dave Graley) Aug 08, 2017 09:32 Replies: 0 Views: 2523
Rockhounding in Israel - contact needed (dimrub) Jul 16, 2017 23:35 Replies: 8 Views: 6224
The Bogota´s French Connection (Firmo Espinar) Jun 29, 2017 08:40 Replies: 8 Views: 7115
Hallelujah Junction, Near Reno, Nevada. Spann Adventure (Gail) Jun 11, 2017 06:27 Replies: 29 Views: 18536
Iceland! (peter@vanpeborgh.eu) Jun 09, 2017 12:28 Replies: 0 Views: 3044
Advice needed: a rockhounding trip for a beginner (dimrub) Jun 05, 2017 10:45 Replies: 15 Views: 11078
A crystal collecting outing to Ceres, South Africa (Reinhardt van Vuuren) May 08, 2017 02:20 Replies: 7 Views: 7490
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61 474 May 07, 2019 20:10
Bergur_E_Sigurdarson 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: 146835
The biggest nuggets. (Roger Warin) Nov 08, 2016 03:51 Replies: 10 Views: 16370
CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia (John Cornish) Feb 28, 2014 20:03 Replies: 63 Views: 87145
2013, an Update... CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine (John Cornish) Jun 24, 2013 08:14 Replies: 13 Views: 28715
Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode - 'Part 2' (Antonio Da Silveira) Oct 23, 2010 17:27 Replies: 6 Views: 31680
Scoop! - An important find of amber in the "La Florida" Mine, Spain (Jordi Fabre) Dec 14, 2008 15:03 Replies: 0 Views: 20403

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 1083 Jul 13, 2019 01:14
Tobi View latest post
No new posts A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK     Access to the FMF Gallery
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15 463 Jul 09, 2019 01:45
Tobi View latest post
No new posts A mineralogical trip through Germany     Access to the FMF Gallery
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12 377 Apr 15, 2019 13:52
Tobi 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
Uraninite storage (Xaranar) Aug 01, 2019 22:58 Replies: 30 Views: 1177
Cleaning Nifontovite (Linus) Jun 19, 2019 20:20 Replies: 9 Views: 1245
Artificially dyed agates = a legitimate use of water (Bob Harman) May 13, 2019 10:32 Replies: 0 Views: 718
Cr-rich green Tremolite (R Saunders) Mar 25, 2019 18:18 Replies: 6 Views: 1523
Quartz polishing. tips please!! (ed7232004) Feb 14, 2019 01:27 Replies: 3 Views: 1094
Damaging a specimen (tchai) Jan 20, 2019 04:41 Replies: 4 Views: 1580
Help! how to remove build up from citrine geode (ed7232004) Jan 16, 2019 16:53 Replies: 20 Views: 3988
Best Labeling Material for Collection Numbers on Specimens (Peter Lemkin) Dec 16, 2018 10:36 Replies: 15 Views: 3968
Bismuth lost its colours. (cornz) Nov 06, 2018 01:32 Replies: 4 Views: 1852
Abrasives repairing polishing crystals (Diamond) Sep 05, 2018 14:23 Replies: 11 Views: 3939
How to "Defrost" crystals in quartz (al mar) Aug 26, 2018 10:28 Replies: 4 Views: 2369
The Illinois Fluorites with Calcite are chemically etched? (R Saunders) Jul 29, 2018 13:22 Replies: 13 Views: 3633
Aiguille Verte pink fluorite specimen (Mathias) Jul 01, 2018 11:24 Replies: 2 Views: 2010
Phosgenite (Mathias) Jul 01, 2018 05:07 Replies: 0 Views: 1375
Making acrylic or Polycarbonate stands for mineral specimens (Pierre Joubert) Jun 27, 2018 06:02 Replies: 6 Views: 4059
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142 1296 Aug 01, 2019 22:58
Peter Lemkin 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
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1.000.000 Club Collection of Michael Shaw (michael shaw) Aug 18, 2019 10:04 Replies: 1453 Views: 1202412
1.000.000 Club Collection of Carles Millan (Carles Millan) Jun 08, 2019 14:03 Replies: 858 Views: 1063345
500.000 Club Don Lum Collection (Don Lum) Aug 13, 2019 09:48 Replies: 1376 Views: 992592
500.000 Club Collection of Tobi (Tobi) Aug 18, 2019 12:46 Replies: 907 Views: 786278
500.000 Club The Mizunaka Collection (am mizunaka) Aug 21, 2019 17:02 Replies: 1404 Views: 773209
500.000 Club New generation for picture - Ploum (ploum) Aug 15, 2019 14:55 Replies: 1075 Views: 728793
100.000 Club Collection of Nurbo (nurbo) Mar 26, 2016 14:37 Replies: 404 Views: 471973
100.000 Club Andreas Gerstenberg Collection (Andreas Gerstenberg) May 19, 2018 14:36 Replies: 182 Views: 308608
100.000 Club Collection of Miguel (José Miguel) Jul 15, 2019 03:14 Replies: 224 Views: 213674
100.000 Club Bob's rocks (GneissWare) Jul 31, 2018 10:44 Replies: 345 Views: 278965
100.000 Club The micro photographs of Christian Rewitzer (Jordi Fabre) Feb 20, 2016 23:50 Replies: 77 Views: 212143
100.000 Club Collection of Fiebre Verde (Fiebre Verde) Aug 15, 2019 15:43 Replies: 690 Views: 435779
100.000 Club The collection of Pierre and Riana Joubert (Pierre Joubert) Feb 14, 2019 15:24 Replies: 314 Views: 207517
100.000 Club Collection of Heimo Hellwig (Heimo Hellwig) Apr 11, 2019 00:59 Replies: 672 Views: 314949
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140 15155 Aug 21, 2019 17:02
am mizunaka 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: 158613
100.000 Club Gail's collection (Gail) Aug 03, 2017 04:02 Replies: 375 Views: 456558
The sad news about Diana Weinrich. (Gail) Jan 08, 2018 11:39 Replies: 16 Views: 12681
Nimfiara's collection (nimfiara) May 10, 2012 17:20 Replies: 30 Views: 59903
Linda's Private Collection (Linda Smith) Feb 08, 2012 04:31 Replies: 39 Views: 69119
Debbie's Collection (Debbie Woolf) Jul 04, 2011 10:45 Replies: 20 Views: 45283
Colleen's Collection (Colleen Thomson) May 28, 2011 19:33 Replies: 10 Views: 29037
Jessica's mineral collection (Jessica Simonoff) Jan 30, 2010 18:52 Replies: 18 Views: 44053
Linda St-Cyr's favorites (Linda St-Cyr) May 17, 2009 09:09 Replies: 6 Views: 35339

9 597 Jan 08, 2018 11:39
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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) Jul 12, 2019 05:13 Replies: 12 Views: 3850
New ExtraLapis No. 56 RHODOCHROSITE - I highly recommend it! (Tobi) Jul 07, 2019 02:10 Replies: 3 Views: 593
Fluorite - Trésor de France (French Treasure) (Jordi Fabre) May 01, 2019 04:25 Replies: 2 Views: 720
Faden article (tgleckler) Feb 21, 2019 19:06 Replies: 3 Views: 846
Lapis $$ (lluis) Nov 28, 2018 13:01 Replies: 0 Views: 774
Minerals of the English Midlands (James Catmur) Sep 28, 2018 08:52 Replies: 2 Views: 1451
Minerales y Minas de España - Silicatos (keith) Apr 12, 2018 06:58 Replies: 2 Views: 2243
German Language Magazine (CodyDel) Nov 23, 2017 14:33 Replies: 5 Views: 3843
1929 Ed Over Rocks and Minerals Article (CodyDel) Nov 22, 2017 21:33 Replies: 10 Views: 6908
Australian micromineral newsletter... (crocoite) Mar 25, 2017 20:21 Replies: 19 Views: 29373
Mineralogy by Dexter Perkins (Tom Mazanec) Jan 03, 2017 18:03 Replies: 14 Views: 10722
Panasqueira Mine (michael shaw) Nov 08, 2016 11:01 Replies: 19 Views: 28097
ExtraLapis No. 50: Kalifornien/California - a great article written by Jesse Fisher (Tobi) Sep 25, 2016 04:46 Replies: 3 Views: 4874
My reading (Tom Mazanec) Jun 11, 2016 13:43 Replies: 8 Views: 9082
Quartz from Spain (Miguel Calvo) Apr 28, 2016 01:17 Replies: 1 Views: 5676
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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
Mineral collages 5.0 (Tobi) Jul 19, 2019 05:52 Replies: 4 Views: 876
New Artwork... (crocoite) Jun 02, 2019 06:42 Replies: 13 Views: 6254
Artisan Made Gems (vic rzonca) Sep 22, 2018 14:28 Replies: 9 Views: 6835
Some new Mineralpaintings in Watercolor (MasterofStone) Sep 02, 2018 16:17 Replies: 5 Views: 1942
Chinese Realgar (crocoite) Apr 24, 2018 21:36 Replies: 8 Views: 5737
Minerals in Watercolor (MasterofStone) Feb 21, 2018 06:22 Replies: 6 Views: 4625
Grossular Garnet, Jeffrey Mine, Canada (crocoite) Dec 30, 2017 02:42 Replies: 0 Views: 2448
Rhodochrosite with Barite, Lone Tree Mine, Nevada (crocoite) Dec 07, 2017 05:15 Replies: 0 Views: 2760
Stak Nala Elbaite... (crocoite) Nov 20, 2017 05:23 Replies: 0 Views: 2651
Mineral collages 4.0 (Tobi) Jul 16, 2017 15:44 Replies: 12 Views: 10249
Fabre's past (vic rzonca) Jan 14, 2017 11:02 Replies: 37 Views: 35464
Da Boss... (crocoite) Aug 24, 2016 03:14 Replies: 3 Views: 4879
Mineralogical Museum of Marburg, drawn by me :-) (Tobi) Aug 18, 2016 05:40 Replies: 6 Views: 6197
2016 Paintings... (crocoite) Apr 23, 2016 09:15 Replies: 11 Views: 14208
Mineral collages 3.0 - highlights from my collection (Tobi) Feb 17, 2016 11:05 Replies: 12 Views: 14476
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42 781 Jul 19, 2019 05:52
Tobi 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
Your very first rock? (Tobi) Apr 25, 2019 18:49 Replies: 14 Views: 5406
History of minerals. (vic rzonca) Dec 09, 2018 09:31 Replies: 6 Views: 9822
"ite" (vic rzonca) Oct 09, 2018 08:50 Replies: 12 Views: 3072
Historical Information About Sodalite (Stone Mania) Aug 24, 2017 04:41 Replies: 14 Views: 8219
Finding a little Mexican treasure (Jean Sendero) Nov 05, 2016 16:03 Replies: 0 Views: 4303
Minerals and Their Stories (michael shaw) Oct 29, 2016 08:00 Replies: 5 Views: 4994
"H. Deisinger" Collection (Jamison Brizendine) Aug 24, 2016 07:20 Replies: 4 Views: 8934
Mineral labels as art ;) (Tobi) Sep 22, 2014 02:06 Replies: 23 Views: 44570
If it is a twin it was juicy and delicious (Don Lum) Sep 14, 2014 12:53 Replies: 25 Views: 24356
How all you got started in collecting? (vic rzonca) Jun 08, 2014 10:32 Replies: 21 Views: 34733
Bill Lawrence Memorial (BlueCapProductions) May 05, 2014 13:56 Replies: 4 Views: 9844
Sir Arthur Russell - 50th Anniversary on 24th February (Roy Starkey) Feb 02, 2014 12:58 Replies: 5 Views: 11387
Reminiscences of an Old Former Curator by John S. White (Jordi Fabre) Jan 19, 2014 17:06 Replies: 6 Views: 12409
Rogues gallery of photos of yesteryear's mineral collecting greats (Jordi Fabre) Jan 12, 2014 06:26 Replies: 16 Views: 20328
Biggest nugget? 64.7 kg. (Roger Warin) Nov 12, 2013 16:25 Replies: 6 Views: 15335
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38 411 Apr 25, 2019 18:49
Richard Arseneau 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: 39103
FMF Guide of Rocks - SEDIMENTARY ROCKS (prcantos) Dec 11, 2013 17:45 Replies: 5 Views: 20235
FMF Guide of Rocks - METAMORPHIC ROCKS (prcantos) Jul 05, 2015 06:56 Replies: 16 Views: 43696
Roadside Geology of Vermont (NellsRocks) Sep 21, 2018 07:52 Replies: 10 Views: 2745
Grave Stones of Interest to Rock People... no, really... (NellsRocks) Sep 13, 2018 16:23 Replies: 14 Views: 14399
Not Sure What Rock Is!!!??? (Aliengng) Mar 24, 2016 06:09 Replies: 15 Views: 15715
Genesis of the serpentine minerals and rocks (prcantos) Jun 06, 2013 04:48 Replies: 2 Views: 11695

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
Milpillas "Electric Blue" Azurites AND Malachites - Natural or Chipped? (bob kerr) Aug 07, 2019 17:26 Replies: 20 Views: 7116
Are there any Sicilian Sulphur fakes still around? (Bob Harman) Jun 09, 2019 09:46 Replies: 12 Views: 1228
Specimens from near the Coronel Manuel Rodriguez Mine, Chile (Kevin Conroy) Jun 02, 2019 16:55 Replies: 11 Views: 1166
Irradiated fluorite from China? (Pierre Joubert) Jan 07, 2019 15:59 Replies: 5 Views: 1560
The intense oiling of Chinese minerals (nitana2000) Dec 09, 2018 13:34 Replies: 16 Views: 22581
Who to trust with gemstone identification? Are some gemologists better than others? (Adrian August) Sep 09, 2018 10:10 Replies: 11 Views: 2141
Fake Colombian Emeralds (Fiebre Verde) May 14, 2018 19:33 Replies: 33 Views: 28610
Fake specimens from the Erongo and Brandberg region. (Pierre Joubert) May 04, 2018 09:31 Replies: 23 Views: 10127
Iron Man (vic rzonca) Aug 28, 2017 07:57 Replies: 7 Views: 4770
Tanzanite? (Harald) Aug 02, 2017 22:31 Replies: 6 Views: 4388
Quarter million fake Tourmaline cluster. (texasdigger) May 22, 2017 11:36 Replies: 19 Views: 10150
Please help me identify if these are fake or treated (TomS) Feb 09, 2017 22:10 Replies: 16 Views: 11292
Treatments, Synthetics and Simulants: QUARTZ & CHALCEDONY (cascaillou) Dec 20, 2015 20:34 Replies: 3 Views: 8649
Fake silver crystals Morocco (Christophe Gobin) Nov 24, 2015 03:59 Replies: 1 Views: 6761
Chinese "Hydrozincite" specimens? (Barry Vincent) Oct 08, 2015 03:23 Replies: 4 Views: 7959
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53 618 Aug 07, 2019 17:26
Birdbrain59 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.      
Stolen specimen alert - Stolen from the University of California, Santa Barbara! (Jordi Fabre) Aug 21, 2019 22:36 Replies: 2 Views: 432
Theft of Pieter de Bruyn collection (Pierre Joubert) Mar 14, 2019 19:40 Replies: 1 Views: 1169
Theft of Tourmalines from Fallbrook Gem & Mineral Society Museum in California (Chris Wentzell) Oct 25, 2017 14:13 Replies: 26 Views: 16702
Theft from the Franklin Mineral Museum, New Jersey (Jordi Fabre) Jul 18, 2017 07:43 Replies: 0 Views: 2955
Theft at West Coast Mineral and Fossil Show of Kristalle gold. (vic rzonca) Nov 16, 2016 07:43 Replies: 1 Views: 3728
Stolen specimen inquiry (Jordi Fabre) Aug 06, 2016 05:08 Replies: 3 Views: 6307
Theft of Colin Owen mineral specimens and collection (Pierre Joubert) Jul 15, 2016 10:34 Replies: 14 Views: 11457
THEFT of 60 world class mineral specimens in Johannesburg! (Jordi Fabre) Apr 29, 2016 10:04 Replies: 19 Views: 29558
Famous piece stolen from a Romanian Museum (David) Jan 27, 2014 14:16 Replies: 0 Views: 8772
Warning: Johannesburg Geology Museum theft: July 2013!! (Jordi Fabre) Jul 19, 2013 11:20 Replies: 2 Views: 8126
A Butte Covellite was stolen from the National Mining Hall of Fame!!!! (Jordi Fabre) Feb 09, 2013 14:51 Replies: 0 Views: 5776
California Mining and Mineral Museum Robbed (Jordi Fabre) Oct 05, 2012 12:59 Replies: 3 Views: 7184
Theft at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History (Jordi Fabre) Feb 28, 2012 23:42 Replies: 1 Views: 4872
Highgrading, the selling of stolen goods and turning a blind eye (BlueCapProductions) Dec 01, 2011 02:48 Replies: 42 Views: 61072
Theft of Rice Museum Gold Collection! (Jordi Fabre) Apr 23, 2010 14:32 Replies: 4 Views: 10082
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Birdbrain59 View latest post
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100.000 Club Presentation of new members - Reference Thread (Jordi Fabre) May 03, 2019 15:59 Replies: 393 Views: 223311
Seeking Austin Mineral Collectors (Deb Roman) Aug 04, 2019 04:20 Replies: 9 Views: 661
collection insurance? (R Saunders) Jul 26, 2019 12:08 Replies: 17 Views: 2856
What's up with minfind? (bob kerr) Jul 18, 2019 10:30 Replies: 7 Views: 537
A potpourri of musings....barely related to minerals. (Bob Harman) Jun 27, 2019 05:55 Replies: 8 Views: 1228
Smoky or Smokey (Bob Harman) Apr 27, 2019 04:09 Replies: 19 Views: 1749
Contact with Istvan & Mary J. Toth - Alaskan Garnet Mines (Gagat Minerals) Apr 21, 2019 09:28 Replies: 0 Views: 674
Anyone has a tumbler? (bontix77) Apr 21, 2019 08:25 Replies: 5 Views: 629
Collections (Birdbrain59) Mar 13, 2019 10:40 Replies: 4 Views: 1051
Small glassy spherules from a Keokuk Geode (Scott A. Miller) Mar 11, 2019 15:25 Replies: 10 Views: 1251
What should constitute what is a "New Find"? (Bob Harman) Mar 06, 2019 02:30 Replies: 5 Views: 1684
Rocks melting (Tom Mazanec) Feb 25, 2019 15:07 Replies: 2 Views: 638
The Art of Displaying Minerals (Gary White) Feb 21, 2019 11:41 Replies: 9 Views: 1712
Shaping a crystal quartz point, wand, obelisk (ed7232004) Jan 31, 2019 11:32 Replies: 9 Views: 1521
Winter search for agate on tertiary spatter of sandy terraces of Elbe (stoner) Jan 29, 2019 08:43 Replies: 2 Views: 708
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408 3505 Aug 04, 2019 04:20
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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

Is this a twin? (Duncan Miller) May 16, 2019 02:17 Replies: 28 Views: 23078
100.000 Club Quartz collecting outings in South Africa (Pierre Joubert) Mar 25, 2019 11:26 Replies: 354 Views: 261285
Blue-green rock (Viktorian) Aug 13, 2018 21:33 Replies: 7 Views: 41269
Stalactites? (John S. White) Jul 09, 2018 10:20 Replies: 24 Views: 26018
Maximum number of minerals on a specimen (David) May 06, 2018 03:02 Replies: 37 Views: 36423
Tetrahedron [111] penetration twin (Josele) Jan 13, 2018 20:26 Replies: 17 Views: 31509
100.000 Club New find of minerals from New York (Glenn Rhein) Dec 04, 2017 13:20 Replies: 123 Views: 148080
I am curious to know what camera you are using... (Pierre Joubert) May 25, 2017 15:33 Replies: 29 Views: 34271
Radioactive minerals (Roger Warin) Nov 01, 2016 05:40 Replies: 29 Views: 44292
100.000 Club What about heliodor from Tajikistan? (parfaitelumiere) Sep 09, 2016 03:20 Replies: 90 Views: 114930
More about beta Quartz (nitana2000) Mar 08, 2016 12:34 Replies: 27 Views: 49191
Ilmenite pseudo (John S. White) Feb 18, 2016 08:02 Replies: 3 Views: 39525
Question about cubic diamond crystals (Jim) Nov 26, 2015 11:28 Replies: 21 Views: 45637
Very nice Amethyst in the Railroad Works in North of Spain (Joan R.) May 11, 2015 16:02 Replies: 16 Views: 48257
Mysterious Black Crystals (Something Fishy!) (Andy Love) May 11, 2015 14:53 Replies: 35 Views: 47187
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147 944 May 16, 2019 02:17
Duncan Miller 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: 19486
French and alpine mineralogy against UK Fluorite (Max Tom) Mar 12, 2018 03:54 Replies: 2 Views: 2998
Minerals for fossils (Fossil collector) Feb 03, 2018 06:22 Replies: 14 Views: 7961
Exchange of minerals. I'm from Ukraine. (Hereiam) Sep 25, 2017 00:09 Replies: 3 Views: 4714
Meteorite with old labels wanted (Krantz and others) (illaenus) Nov 15, 2016 14:14 Replies: 1 Views: 5494
Calcites from each State (Pat Tucci) Jun 29, 2016 07:24 Replies: 19 Views: 14442
Looking for Native Sulphur specimens (bgreenstone) Mar 21, 2016 08:28 Replies: 0 Views: 7465
Help with free collecting (solarflare) Feb 11, 2016 18:09 Replies: 8 Views: 9550
NJ Minerals available for trade (Gary Moldovany) Feb 07, 2016 10:45 Replies: 2 Views: 9290
Pyrite for exchange (Cesar M. Salvan) Jan 05, 2016 01:17 Replies: 2 Views: 9707
Bulgarian minerals for exchange (Wolfgang Proestler) Nov 22, 2015 08:32 Replies: 12 Views: 16130
Exchange-Wanted: inclusion quartz crystals, 2 to 3cm, DT or floater, unpolished (cascaillou) Sep 11, 2014 11:08 Replies: 0 Views: 10252
Exchange - Wanted: arsenolite, montroydite, lithiophosphate (cascaillou) Sep 11, 2014 11:01 Replies: 0 Views: 7550
Rhodochrosite rough (Jack Chiang) Aug 23, 2014 13:03 Replies: 1 Views: 7362
Fossils for minerals (appies) Jun 09, 2014 02:41 Replies: 1 Views: 9085
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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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The FMF Forum has an anti-spam system that means that you cannot add links to messages. To give you an idea, each day we get about 20 attempts to post ‘rubbish publicity’ on themes that have nothing to do with minerals. So this system keeps the forum...

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