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I created this Forum with the idea of creating a place to share questions and answers with other mineral enthusiasts and, most importantly, to try to provide a serious space where mineralogy questions can be discussed free of bothersome errors, free due the high standards of the administrators and moderators. We owe much of the success of this Forum to their fine texts; with them helping us, our Forum looks "clean" at least in terms of its scientific content.

During my mineralogical journeys I frequently receive mail asking many different questions. When I answered just the person who sent the message, I always had the feeling of something being lost. By publishing all these questions and answers on the Forum, others can share our thoughts about minerals and mineralogy. That's why I created this Forum.


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FMF English Forum moderated by John S. White and Peter Megaw
John S. White
Peter Megaw

I have been serving as a moderator for the English version of FMF Forum now since 2007. This does not seem possible, but one cannot deny the facts. It has been a lot of fun for me and I hope that visitors to the Forum are enjoying it as well.

We are now (Dec. 2009) adding a new face as an additional moderator - Peter Megaw. Actually Peter is not new to regular visitors to the Forum as he has been one of the most prolific contributors to many of the threads. He brings awesome credentials to this role, all of which I do not have space to detail here. He is a Consulting Geologist and co-founder of IMDEX/Cascabel and MAG Silver. He got his B.A. and M.A. in geology at the University of Texas and a Ph.D. in economic geology from the University of Arizona. He has explored Mexico for 30 years and has made important ore discoveries at Juanicipio-Fresnillo, Zacatecas; Platosa, Durango; and Cinco de Mayo, Chihuahua.

Peter has been a dedicated mineral collector since 1977. Living in Tucson, Arizona, he has served as exhibits chairman for the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show™ every year since 1984. His minerals have won many trophies for him in various competitive displays. He was recently named a consulting editor for Rocks & Minerals Magazine. There is much more that can be written about Peter but space here is somewhat limited.

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Mineral specimen related questions  Topics   Posts   Last Post 
Questions you have about mineral specimens, such as help in identifying a mineral or queries about localities for specimens
 
No new posts Minerals and Mineralogy     
In this forum you can suggest and discuss things related to the technical and scientific aspects of minerals and mineralogy.   Moderators John S. White, Peter Megaw, chris, alfredo, Antonio Alcaide, cascaillou
crystal identification help please! (Eli Hexter) Apr 11, 2019 11:17 Replies: 4 Views: 355
Stellerite from Mali (Gagat Minerals) Mar 28, 2019 18:43 Replies: 3 Views: 1898
common opal cluster (Catahoula) Mar 21, 2019 21:22 Replies: 4 Views: 346
Pyrite modified with Diploid-high millers? (fena kuiperi) Mar 15, 2019 12:25 Replies: 4 Views: 497
Black Tourmaline, Obsidian, Hematite or Anthracite or another coal? (redw0lf) Feb 28, 2019 12:09 Replies: 11 Views: 838
What defines a collection's quality (cascaillou) Feb 28, 2019 09:17 Replies: 19 Views: 11298
Magnetite? (Gold belt George) Feb 26, 2019 13:34 Replies: 7 Views: 619
Newbie. What rock is this? Help! (Calisun) Feb 14, 2019 14:04 Replies: 0 Views: 266
Beryl inclusion (tgleckler) Feb 13, 2019 00:35 Replies: 6 Views: 723
Carmeltazite (Pierre Joubert) Jan 21, 2019 13:09 Replies: 11 Views: 1593
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: 2078
Collecting focuses and how they can change (Tobi) Dec 05, 2018 04:11 Replies: 24 Views: 12637
Rarest quartz twins with inclined axes C (Reef) Nov 09, 2018 18:17 Replies: 42 Views: 17103
Golden rutile analysis? (dontgogreen) Nov 02, 2018 13:43 Replies: 0 Views: 573
Quartz and Humboldtine? from Colombia (John Rakovan) Oct 12, 2018 09:42 Replies: 9 Views: 1878
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Eli Hexter 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: 14346
"Mysterious and changing Tourmaline" by Roger Warin - (29) (Jordi Fabre) Aug 15, 2018 05:16 Replies: 0 Views: 1453
100.000 Club Mineral specimens with inclusions - (28) (Elise) Jan 14, 2019 11:56 Replies: 88 Views: 127430
New Mexico Collecting - (27) (Philip Simmons) May 25, 2018 20:16 Replies: 33 Views: 24491
Faden Quartz Crystals - (26) (marco campos-venuti) Feb 20, 2019 09:50 Replies: 51 Views: 31840
An opportune harvest of Gold in Serra do Caldeirão claims, Brazil - (25) (Jordi Fabre) Oct 17, 2018 11:14 Replies: 8 Views: 8630
Trip to the Eastern Emerald Belt, Colombia - (24) (Fiebre Verde) Jan 11, 2019 07:36 Replies: 31 Views: 16015
Malbunka Copper Mine, Home of the Azurite Suns - (23) (crocoite) Mar 07, 2019 05:54 Replies: 65 Views: 44944
How to find a pocket? - (22) (Jordi Fabre) Aug 24, 2017 03:37 Replies: 42 Views: 41642
A "complete" Dauphiné twin of quartz - (21) (Pete Richards) Sep 10, 2014 11:43 Replies: 18 Views: 25499
A copper mine to understand Life - (20) (Cesar M. Salvan) Aug 19, 2014 15:49 Replies: 9 Views: 16232
DIY Specific Gravity Kit (tutorial) - (19) (cascaillou) Mar 23, 2018 04:19 Replies: 12 Views: 23812
100.000 Club How to dig a pocket? - (18) (Jordi Fabre) Jan 22, 2014 12:41 Replies: 29 Views: 165278
APXS: from Mars to the mineral collector's workbench - (17) (Cesar M. Salvan) Jun 03, 2014 04:06 Replies: 8 Views: 19065
Photos of epitaxy - (16) (John S. White) May 28, 2018 22:05 Replies: 54 Views: 83196
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32 1402 Mar 07, 2019 05:54
KimBerley View latest post
No new posts News about shows     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
Tucson Show 2019 (Jordi Fabre) Apr 19, 2019 12:08 Replies: 125 Views: 39945
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 22, 2018 12:26 Replies: 40 Views: 15319
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Aug 06, 2018 16:34 Replies: 45 Views: 24227
Tucson Show 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Jun 16, 2018 17:47 Replies: 158 Views: 99756
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 22, 2017 05:21 Replies: 77 Views: 64608
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 08, 2017 13:56 Replies: 59 Views: 54374
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Aug 22, 2018 05:14 Replies: 120 Views: 101144
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 06, 2016 11:21 Replies: 68 Views: 61737
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 18, 2016 14:37 Replies: 47 Views: 51786
Tucson Show 2016 (Jordi Fabre) Feb 28, 2016 16:01 Replies: 61 Views: 68918
100.000 Club Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Nov 27, 2015 23:45 Replies: 102 Views: 110038
2015 Tucson In Retrospect (Don Lum) Oct 19, 2017 00:36 Replies: 61 Views: 57698
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 20, 2015 16:38 Replies: 58 Views: 71157
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2015 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 30, 2015 22:03 Replies: 174 Views: 197364
100.000 Club Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 01, 2014 02:35 Replies: 80 Views: 104544
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Arizona Show 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: 5964
Gail Spann's Tucson Adventures. February 2018. (Gail) Feb 28, 2018 21:37 Replies: 209 Views: 69244
Tucson 2017, The insanity continues...but it sure is fun! (Gail) Feb 27, 2017 22:25 Replies: 112 Views: 63413
100.000 Club TUCSON, 2016. And away we go.... (Gail) Mar 19, 2016 11:45 Replies: 445 Views: 227080
100.000 Club The magic of Tucson, 2015. Gail Spann report. (Gail) Aug 12, 2015 11:19 Replies: 116 Views: 101531
100.000 Club Tucson 2014 Show Report, Gail Spann Having Fun Again... (Gail) Jul 26, 2014 19:32 Replies: 156 Views: 125172
Houston Fine Mineral Show Report, with Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 03, 2013 09:23 Replies: 103 Views: 97725
100.000 Club 2013 Tucson Show Adventure ~ Gail Spann Style. (Gail) Apr 27, 2013 02:57 Replies: 598 Views: 420540
Fabulous Denver Gem and Mineral Show, Sept 14, 2012 and on...Gail Spann (Gail) Nov 04, 2012 01:57 Replies: 43 Views: 63091
100.000 Club Gail Spann's 2012 East Coast Gem and Mineral Show report (Gail) Aug 29, 2012 14:27 Replies: 151 Views: 122034
500.000 Club Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin... (Gail) Oct 02, 2012 11:21 Replies: 632 Views: 509956
FMF party in Tucson, 2012. You coming? (Gail) Mar 03, 2012 02:28 Replies: 49 Views: 65189
Fort Worth, Texas, Gem and Mineral Show. Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 01, 2011 20:35 Replies: 33 Views: 54347
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Version of a Tucson show report 2011 (Gail) Oct 07, 2012 11:38 Replies: 370 Views: 377274
100.000 Club FMFs party in Tucson, 2011 (Gail) Feb 27, 2011 22:43 Replies: 114 Views: 112970
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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
What should constitute what is a "New Find"? (Bob Harman) Mar 06, 2019 02:30 Replies: 5 Views: 890
50th ediition of the Bologna (Italy) Mineral Show 2019 (Jordi Fabre) Feb 27, 2019 17:22 Replies: 0 Views: 486
Idar-Oberstein Mineral Show. Tenth Anniversary (Jordi Fabre) Jan 15, 2019 10:25 Replies: 0 Views: 774
Minerant 2019 - Mineral show in Antwerp, Belgium (Jordi Fabre) Oct 18, 2018 11:47 Replies: 0 Views: 1438
Innsbruck, Austria - Mineral Show on 16-18 November 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Sep 13, 2018 13:07 Replies: 0 Views: 1189
East Coast Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show 2018 (vic rzonca) Aug 18, 2018 08:54 Replies: 2 Views: 1567
2019 S.I.E.S.C. Gem & Mineral Show (Mike Chontofalsky) Mar 02, 2018 14:41 Replies: 0 Views: 3189
New York City - Watson Hotel / June 23 & 24, 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 01, 2018 16:09 Replies: 1 Views: 2930
New York City - Watson Hotel / March 3 & 4, 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 01, 2018 14:26 Replies: 0 Views: 2475
Friends of Mineralogy Midwest Chapter 6th Annual Mineralogical Symposium (Jordi Fabre) Feb 24, 2018 14:27 Replies: 0 Views: 2004
Mineral Show in Copenhagen, Denmark (Jordi Fabre) Feb 19, 2018 09:04 Replies: 4 Views: 2977
Quartzite - 2018 (Robert Seitz) Jan 18, 2018 12:21 Replies: 19 Views: 8393
Two Minerals Shows in Prague (Jordi Fabre) Jan 08, 2018 09:52 Replies: 0 Views: 2544
Soledade, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil - Mineral Show 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Jan 08, 2018 09:44 Replies: 0 Views: 2772
2018 Tucson HTCC status (bob kerr) Jan 04, 2018 10:17 Replies: 25 Views: 12479
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202 1879 Mar 06, 2019 02:30
Tobi 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: 35362
More from the Closed Lapidary (Jadeybird) Apr 21, 2019 01:38 Replies: 3 Views: 203
ID HELP. Quartz, beachstones... (Maine) Apr 19, 2019 22:08 Replies: 5 Views: 230
Lapidary Closed (Jadeybird) Apr 19, 2019 13:49 Replies: 5 Views: 287
Help identifying metal (MikeHancho) Apr 18, 2019 21:06 Replies: 13 Views: 372
Jackpot??? (Kein) Apr 18, 2019 00:33 Replies: 15 Views: 932
Petrified bone? (MikeHancho) Apr 08, 2019 02:16 Replies: 7 Views: 416
Maybe tremolite but can scratch with fingernail (MikeHancho) Apr 02, 2019 22:37 Replies: 2 Views: 226
Help identifying beautiful mineral (Kamenje) Mar 31, 2019 16:42 Replies: 3 Views: 480
Interesting agate (Kathline Greene) Mar 31, 2019 07:42 Replies: 3 Views: 328
Help identify possible meteorite crystals (Kamenje) Mar 29, 2019 17:27 Replies: 7 Views: 347
Mineral found in Missouri creek bed...some kind of calcite maybe? (Virginia Slim) Mar 28, 2019 07:04 Replies: 2 Views: 316
Help identifying (MikeHancho) Mar 27, 2019 20:03 Replies: 7 Views: 515
Stump the experts! What is it. (Catahoula) Mar 21, 2019 21:38 Replies: 3 Views: 336
Watermelon Tourmaline (Catahoula) Mar 20, 2019 18:32 Replies: 7 Views: 592
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157 1209 Apr 21, 2019 01:38
SteveB 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

Azurite Morocco? (Linus) Apr 25, 2019 05:02 Replies: 5 Views: 225
Galena, Kommern (Mathias) Apr 23, 2019 11:36 Replies: 42 Views: 1604
Help with id (Ricardo Melendez) Apr 20, 2019 00:56 Replies: 3 Views: 200
Can you help identify? (redfoxmoosefamily) Apr 19, 2019 21:26 Replies: 2 Views: 191
What is this? Another one (bontix77) Apr 18, 2019 15:09 Replies: 5 Views: 233
What is this? (bontix77) Apr 18, 2019 09:46 Replies: 4 Views: 210
Nebraska Travertine with small multi-color Calcite. Maybe some macro Muscovite? (Troy Jr.) Apr 14, 2019 14:07 Replies: 10 Views: 510
Questions about a garnet (Richard Arseneau) Apr 12, 2019 10:29 Replies: 6 Views: 396
Wulfenite USA (Mathias) Apr 10, 2019 06:20 Replies: 4 Views: 406
Antimonite Hunan? (Mathias) Apr 09, 2019 12:30 Replies: 5 Views: 390
Unknown beryl (Roger Warin) Apr 03, 2019 00:54 Replies: 3 Views: 401
Slag glass probably? (Laura Overstreet) Mar 19, 2019 12:09 Replies: 24 Views: 1279
What is the combination of hexahedronal and romb-dodecahedronal crystals called? (Richard Arseneau) Mar 16, 2019 06:49 Replies: 6 Views: 517
Mystery mineral from near Otanche, Colombia (Bergur_E_Sigurdarson) Mar 14, 2019 16:16 Replies: 16 Views: 1329
Fluorite? (Richard Arseneau) Mar 11, 2019 20:06 Replies: 7 Views: 671
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105 1191 Apr 25, 2019 05:02
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: 1278
Malachite specimen. (mlesage54) Mar 01, 2019 03:10 Replies: 3 Views: 4220
Introduction (Birdbrain59) Feb 14, 2019 23:02 Replies: 0 Views: 267
I want to photograph my collection (Malcolm Uffelman Jr) Jan 26, 2019 12:18 Replies: 15 Views: 5831
Micro photos of inclusions in Quartz (zbhjzm) Nov 12, 2018 08:01 Replies: 106 Views: 34771
Mendip potato (R Saunders) Oct 27, 2018 08:20 Replies: 0 Views: 686
Lightning Stones (R Saunders) Sep 21, 2018 09:13 Replies: 0 Views: 645
Tourmaline type question (Kara) Sep 12, 2018 06:26 Replies: 22 Views: 3352
Finnish spectrolite (labradorite, plagioklase) (Kara) Sep 06, 2018 06:29 Replies: 0 Views: 699
Collection Macros (Oliver B) Aug 06, 2018 11:57 Replies: 31 Views: 4851
My collection of crystals (Kaleb) Jun 18, 2018 03:33 Replies: 5 Views: 1830
Zaïrite (Roger Warin) Dec 06, 2017 09:58 Replies: 0 Views: 1970
Super thin hematite inclusions in amethyst (zbhjzm) Nov 13, 2017 05:52 Replies: 22 Views: 9287
Micro photos of a boulder opal (zbhjzm) Sep 09, 2017 09:14 Replies: 2 Views: 2800
Stack software, comparative speed, optimizations and others (ofarcis) Sep 06, 2017 10:40 Replies: 20 Views: 31349
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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: 11665
Favourite countries of origin? (Tobi) Sep 01, 2010 12:23 Replies: 26 Views: 19898
The other ten of the top twenty locations (Tom Mazanec) Mar 04, 2016 10:15 Replies: 9 Views: 8075
Favourite Barytes? (Tobi) Mar 07, 2019 05:24 Replies: 13 Views: 3259
Favourite Galenas? (Tobi) Dec 29, 2018 09:36 Replies: 24 Views: 11277
Favourite Pyromorphites? (Tobi) Dec 15, 2018 14:49 Replies: 20 Views: 10623
Favourite Quartzes? (Tobi) Dec 15, 2018 13:29 Replies: 42 Views: 23699
Favourite Sphalerites? (Tobi) Dec 15, 2018 11:09 Replies: 20 Views: 12172
Favourite Pyrites? (Tobi) Dec 05, 2018 04:23 Replies: 23 Views: 13893
Favourite Rhodochrosites? (Tobi) Dec 02, 2018 13:25 Replies: 24 Views: 16981
Favourite Calcites? (Tobi) Nov 28, 2018 14:26 Replies: 36 Views: 20504
Favourite Smithsonites? (Tobi) Nov 28, 2018 02:55 Replies: 5 Views: 4482
100.000 Club Favourite Fluorites? (Tobi) Sep 26, 2018 03:57 Replies: 192 Views: 177369
Favourite Topazes? (Tobi) Sep 25, 2017 15:50 Replies: 8 Views: 5317
Favourite Garnets? (Tobi) Aug 05, 2017 14:55 Replies: 6 Views: 6283
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21 574 Mar 07, 2019 05:24
Tobi 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
Machów Mine (sauer11) Apr 15, 2019 01:00 Replies: 4 Views: 442
Wrong localities (minsur) Apr 14, 2019 17:11 Replies: 5 Views: 522
Sweet Home Mine 2.0 (Tobi) Apr 05, 2019 07:14 Replies: 8 Views: 3454
Mt. Mica (vic rzonca) Jan 17, 2019 05:57 Replies: 3 Views: 981
Snowflake mohawkite (R Saunders) Jan 10, 2019 11:45 Replies: 0 Views: 360
Rhodochrosite geodes (Charlotte) Dec 17, 2018 22:13 Replies: 1 Views: 5782
Collecting quartz on the Little Falls dolostone (vic rzonca) Nov 08, 2018 07:50 Replies: 117 Views: 96970
Zeolites and other Icelandic minerals from Hvalfjörður (Bergur_E_Sigurdarson) Nov 02, 2018 07:52 Replies: 5 Views: 1128
Maine tourmaline find a month ago. (vic rzonca) Aug 08, 2018 03:30 Replies: 15 Views: 16301
Question regarding Portuguese minerals (liaemars) Jun 21, 2018 20:34 Replies: 3 Views: 1340
On the mineralogy of Shijiangshan, Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia A.R. (China) (Cesar M. Salvan) May 27, 2018 19:33 Replies: 15 Views: 20016
Sapo mine Tourmaline (texasdigger) Apr 22, 2018 18:15 Replies: 1 Views: 2255
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico (Peter Megaw) Mar 05, 2018 11:18 Replies: 17 Views: 19437
Huge Island of Madagascar (Roger Warin) Feb 11, 2018 08:21 Replies: 7 Views: 4999
A request for information on mineral collecting in France (Pierre Joubert) Jan 29, 2018 00:25 Replies: 2 Views: 2067
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229 1889 Apr 15, 2019 01:00
Tobi 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.      
Hematite and Quartz from China (Tobi) Apr 08, 2019 10:53 Replies: 4 Views: 244
Amethyst Cove, Bay of Fundy, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada - Correction (Richard Arseneau) Mar 13, 2019 10:55 Replies: 4 Views: 394
Modificación requested for Capestang locality (Philippe Durand) Mar 24, 2017 12:31 Replies: 2 Views: 3616
Change in French administrative area (Philippe Durand) Mar 24, 2017 05:51 Replies: 1 Views: 2911
Proper locality name of the Czar Mine? (Jordi Fabre) May 11, 2016 05:20 Replies: 4 Views: 7301
Westmorland (James Catmur) Jun 11, 2015 08:20 Replies: 18 Views: 19179
From Kearsarge Mountain? (GneissWare) Jun 08, 2015 22:27 Replies: 7 Views: 9807

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Jordi Fabre 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) Apr 22, 2019 02:20 Replies: 13 Views: 1309
The Namib Desert (Heimo Hellwig) Jan 04, 2019 02:16 Replies: 33 Views: 31203
Pseudoctahedral Calcite (dontgogreen) Nov 29, 2018 13:10 Replies: 11 Views: 6550
Agates in Sicily? (alanbartlett) Apr 27, 2018 13:28 Replies: 9 Views: 3468
Rockhounding trip Juchem Quarry (JessieG) Apr 06, 2018 13:32 Replies: 3 Views: 2061
Rockhounding trips - A gem hunt in Minas Gerais (MatheusTorres) Nov 26, 2017 03:33 Replies: 2 Views: 2935
Garnets in Itadori River near Nagoya (Japan) (Alex D.) Sep 06, 2017 07:39 Replies: 13 Views: 7029
Quartz from alpine-type fissures in Raleigh, North Carolina (Scott LaBorde) Aug 30, 2017 14:45 Replies: 2 Views: 3223
Driving distance to the Rowley Mine from Scottsdale? (Dave Graley) Aug 08, 2017 09:32 Replies: 0 Views: 2241
Rockhounding in Israel - contact needed (dimrub) Jul 16, 2017 23:35 Replies: 8 Views: 5490
The Bogota´s French Connection (Firmo Espinar) Jun 29, 2017 08:40 Replies: 8 Views: 6527
Hallelujah Junction, Near Reno, Nevada. Spann Adventure (Gail) Jun 11, 2017 06:27 Replies: 29 Views: 16720
Iceland! (peter@vanpeborgh.eu) Jun 09, 2017 12:28 Replies: 0 Views: 2750
Advice needed: a rockhounding trip for a beginner (dimrub) Jun 05, 2017 10:45 Replies: 15 Views: 9948
A crystal collecting outing to Ceres, South Africa (Reinhardt van Vuuren) May 08, 2017 02:20 Replies: 7 Views: 6843
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61 470 Apr 22, 2019 02:20
Tobi 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: 144592
The biggest nuggets. (Roger Warin) Nov 08, 2016 03:51 Replies: 10 Views: 15525
CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia (John Cornish) Feb 28, 2014 20:03 Replies: 63 Views: 84374
2013, an Update... CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine (John Cornish) Jun 24, 2013 08:14 Replies: 13 Views: 28034
Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode - 'Part 2' (Antonio Da Silveira) Oct 23, 2010 17:27 Replies: 6 Views: 31013
Scoop! - An important find of amber in the "La Florida" Mine, Spain (Jordi Fabre) Dec 14, 2008 15:03 Replies: 0 Views: 20048

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.
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52 1080 Apr 24, 2019 15:09
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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15 457 Mar 13, 2019 10:00
Jesse Fisher 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
Cr-rich green Tremolite (R Saunders) Mar 25, 2019 18:18 Replies: 6 Views: 637
Quartz polishing. tips please!! (ed7232004) Feb 14, 2019 01:27 Replies: 3 Views: 486
Damaging a specimen (tchai) Jan 20, 2019 04:41 Replies: 4 Views: 916
Help! how to remove build up from citrine geode (ed7232004) Jan 16, 2019 16:53 Replies: 20 Views: 2076
Best Labeling Material for Collection Numbers on Specimens (Peter Lemkin) Dec 16, 2018 10:36 Replies: 15 Views: 2602
Bismuth lost its colours. (cornz) Nov 06, 2018 01:32 Replies: 4 Views: 1189
Abrasives repairing polishing crystals (Diamond) Sep 05, 2018 14:23 Replies: 11 Views: 2864
How to "Defrost" crystals in quartz (al mar) Aug 26, 2018 10:28 Replies: 4 Views: 1696
The Illinois Fluorites with Calcite are chemically etched? (R Saunders) Jul 29, 2018 13:22 Replies: 13 Views: 2600
Aiguille Verte pink fluorite specimen (Mathias) Jul 01, 2018 11:24 Replies: 2 Views: 1523
Phosgenite (Mathias) Jul 01, 2018 05:07 Replies: 0 Views: 954
Making acrylic or Polycarbonate stands for mineral specimens (Pierre Joubert) Jun 27, 2018 06:02 Replies: 6 Views: 3271
Cleaning mixed sulfides. (vic rzonca) May 16, 2018 14:19 Replies: 4 Views: 2652
Hinged boxes for crystal collections wanted (John S. White) May 15, 2018 09:16 Replies: 8 Views: 16496
Help how do I clean anhydrite? (Greg Lilly) Apr 29, 2018 18:40 Replies: 2 Views: 1872
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139 1254 Mar 25, 2019 18:18
Bob Harman 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: 24904
1.000.000 Club Collection of Michael Shaw (crosstimber) Apr 24, 2019 12:34 Replies: 1416 Views: 1143905
1.000.000 Club Collection of Carles Millan (Carles Millan) Feb 02, 2019 11:15 Replies: 853 Views: 1028818
500.000 Club Don Lum Collection (Don Lum) Apr 24, 2019 20:36 Replies: 1265 Views: 933841
500.000 Club Collection of Tobi (Tobi) Mar 11, 2019 17:26 Replies: 880 Views: 752204
500.000 Club The Mizunaka Collection (am mizunaka) Apr 24, 2019 01:39 Replies: 1323 Views: 708471
500.000 Club New generation for picture - Ploum (ploum) Apr 25, 2019 05:05 Replies: 1009 Views: 682240
100.000 Club Collection of Nurbo (nurbo) Mar 26, 2016 14:37 Replies: 404 Views: 460503
100.000 Club Andreas Gerstenberg Collection (Andreas Gerstenberg) May 19, 2018 14:36 Replies: 182 Views: 300815
100.000 Club Collection of Miguel (José Miguel) Apr 14, 2017 05:32 Replies: 223 Views: 207416
100.000 Club Bob's rocks (GneissWare) Jul 31, 2018 10:44 Replies: 345 Views: 269190
100.000 Club The micro photographs of Christian Rewitzer (Jordi Fabre) Feb 20, 2016 23:50 Replies: 77 Views: 206448
100.000 Club Collection of Fiebre Verde (Fiebre Verde) Mar 20, 2019 16:13 Replies: 685 Views: 398368
100.000 Club The collection of Pierre and Riana Joubert (Pierre Joubert) Feb 14, 2019 15:24 Replies: 314 Views: 195356
100.000 Club Collection of Heimo Hellwig (Heimo Hellwig) Apr 11, 2019 00:59 Replies: 672 Views: 294943
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138 14615 Apr 25, 2019 12:21
Firmo Espinar 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: 147001
100.000 Club Gail's collection (Gail) Aug 03, 2017 04:02 Replies: 375 Views: 444158
The sad news about Diana Weinrich. (Gail) Jan 08, 2018 11:39 Replies: 16 Views: 11359
Nimfiara's collection (nimfiara) May 10, 2012 17:20 Replies: 30 Views: 58406
Linda's Private Collection (Linda Smith) Feb 08, 2012 04:31 Replies: 39 Views: 67100
Debbie's Collection (Debbie Woolf) Jul 04, 2011 10:45 Replies: 20 Views: 43970
Colleen's Collection (Colleen Thomson) May 28, 2011 19:33 Replies: 10 Views: 28279
Jessica's mineral collection (Jessica Simonoff) Jan 30, 2010 18:52 Replies: 18 Views: 43032
Linda St-Cyr's favorites (Linda St-Cyr) May 17, 2009 09:09 Replies: 6 Views: 34698

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) Apr 14, 2019 06:34 Replies: 9 Views: 2623
Faden article (tgleckler) Feb 21, 2019 19:06 Replies: 3 Views: 486
Lapis $$ (lluis) Nov 28, 2018 13:01 Replies: 0 Views: 546
Minerals of the English Midlands (James Catmur) Sep 28, 2018 08:52 Replies: 2 Views: 1135
Minerales y Minas de España - Silicatos (keith) Apr 12, 2018 06:58 Replies: 2 Views: 1902
German Language Magazine (CodyDel) Nov 23, 2017 14:33 Replies: 5 Views: 3409
1929 Ed Over Rocks and Minerals Article (CodyDel) Nov 22, 2017 21:33 Replies: 10 Views: 6114
Australian micromineral newsletter... (crocoite) Mar 25, 2017 20:21 Replies: 19 Views: 28183
Mineralogy by Dexter Perkins (Tom Mazanec) Jan 03, 2017 18:03 Replies: 14 Views: 9798
Panasqueira Mine (crosstimber) Nov 08, 2016 11:01 Replies: 19 Views: 26916
ExtraLapis No. 50: Kalifornien/California - a great article written by Jesse Fisher (Tobi) Sep 25, 2016 04:46 Replies: 3 Views: 4563
My reading (Tom Mazanec) Jun 11, 2016 13:43 Replies: 8 Views: 8515
Quartz from Spain (Miguel Calvo) Apr 28, 2016 01:17 Replies: 1 Views: 5357
Antique books (ACC79) Feb 05, 2016 14:35 Replies: 1 Views: 5258
Minerales y Minas de España by Miguel Calvo (Minerals and Mines of Spain) (Antonio Alcaide) Dec 09, 2015 22:38 Replies: 3 Views: 12009
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90 711 Apr 14, 2019 06:34
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) Feb 04, 2019 06:07 Replies: 12 Views: 5001
Artisan Made Gems (vic rzonca) Sep 22, 2018 14:28 Replies: 9 Views: 6088
Some new Mineralpaintings in Watercolor (MasterofStone) Sep 02, 2018 16:17 Replies: 5 Views: 1371
Chinese Realgar (crocoite) Apr 24, 2018 21:36 Replies: 8 Views: 4951
Minerals in Watercolor (MasterofStone) Feb 21, 2018 06:22 Replies: 6 Views: 3961
Grossular Garnet, Jeffrey Mine, Canada (crocoite) Dec 30, 2017 02:42 Replies: 0 Views: 2040
Rhodochrosite with Barite, Lone Tree Mine, Nevada (crocoite) Dec 07, 2017 05:15 Replies: 0 Views: 2358
Stak Nala Elbaite... (crocoite) Nov 20, 2017 05:23 Replies: 0 Views: 2251
Mineral collages 4.0 (Tobi) Jul 16, 2017 15:44 Replies: 12 Views: 9380
Fabre's past (vic rzonca) Jan 14, 2017 11:02 Replies: 37 Views: 33741
Da Boss... (crocoite) Aug 24, 2016 03:14 Replies: 3 Views: 4439
Mineralogical Museum of Marburg, drawn by me :-) (Tobi) Aug 18, 2016 05:40 Replies: 6 Views: 5634
2016 Paintings... (crocoite) Apr 23, 2016 09:15 Replies: 11 Views: 13412
Mineral collages 3.0 - highlights from my collection (Tobi) Feb 17, 2016 11:05 Replies: 12 Views: 13570
New Paintings 2013 (Schwertner) Jan 14, 2016 04:56 Replies: 105 Views: 82654
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40 775 Feb 04, 2019 06:07
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
Your very first rock? (Tobi) Apr 25, 2019 14:04 Replies: 13 Views: 4001
History of minerals. (vic rzonca) Dec 09, 2018 09:31 Replies: 6 Views: 9330
"ite" (vic rzonca) Oct 09, 2018 08:50 Replies: 12 Views: 2227
Historical Information About Sodalite (Stone Mania) Aug 24, 2017 04:41 Replies: 14 Views: 7279
Finding a little Mexican treasure (Jean Sendero) Nov 05, 2016 16:03 Replies: 0 Views: 4052
Minerals and Their Stories (crosstimber) Oct 29, 2016 08:00 Replies: 5 Views: 4662
"H. Deisinger" Collection (Jamison Brizendine) Aug 24, 2016 07:20 Replies: 4 Views: 8565
Mineral labels as art ;) (Tobi) Sep 22, 2014 02:06 Replies: 23 Views: 43272
If it is a twin it was juicy and delicious (Don Lum) Sep 14, 2014 12:53 Replies: 25 Views: 23284
How all you got started in collecting? (vic rzonca) Jun 08, 2014 10:32 Replies: 21 Views: 33784
Bill Lawrence Memorial (BlueCapProductions) May 05, 2014 13:56 Replies: 4 Views: 9472
Sir Arthur Russell - 50th Anniversary on 24th February (Roy Starkey) Feb 02, 2014 12:58 Replies: 5 Views: 10879
Reminiscences of an Old Former Curator by John S. White (Jordi Fabre) Jan 19, 2014 17:06 Replies: 6 Views: 12064
Rogues gallery of photos of yesteryear's mineral collecting greats (Jordi Fabre) Jan 12, 2014 06:26 Replies: 16 Views: 19544
Biggest nugget? 64.7 kg. (Roger Warin) Nov 12, 2013 16:25 Replies: 6 Views: 14813
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38 410 Apr 25, 2019 14:04
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: 37774
FMF Guide of Rocks - SEDIMENTARY ROCKS (prcantos) Dec 11, 2013 17:45 Replies: 5 Views: 19794
FMF Guide of Rocks - METAMORPHIC ROCKS (prcantos) Jul 05, 2015 06:56 Replies: 16 Views: 42652
Roadside Geology of Vermont (NellsRocks) Sep 21, 2018 07:52 Replies: 10 Views: 2036
Grave Stones of Interest to Rock People... no, really... (NellsRocks) Sep 13, 2018 16:23 Replies: 14 Views: 13614
Not Sure What Rock Is!!!??? (Aliengng) Mar 24, 2016 06:09 Replies: 15 Views: 14825
Genesis of the serpentine minerals and rocks (prcantos) Jun 06, 2013 04:48 Replies: 2 Views: 11391

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) Mar 07, 2019 22:36 Replies: 16 Views: 5470
Irradiated fluorite from China? (Pierre Joubert) Jan 07, 2019 15:59 Replies: 5 Views: 1222
The intense oiling of Chinese minerals (nitana2000) Dec 09, 2018 13:34 Replies: 16 Views: 21533
Who to trust with gemstone identification? Are some gemologists better than others? (Adrian August) Sep 09, 2018 10:10 Replies: 11 Views: 1565
Fake Colombian Emeralds (Fiebre Verde) May 14, 2018 19:33 Replies: 33 Views: 26892
Fake specimens from the Erongo and Brandberg region. (Pierre Joubert) May 04, 2018 09:31 Replies: 23 Views: 8824
Iron Man (vic rzonca) Aug 28, 2017 07:57 Replies: 7 Views: 4306
Tanzanite? (Harald) Aug 02, 2017 22:31 Replies: 6 Views: 3875
Quarter million fake Tourmaline cluster. (texasdigger) May 22, 2017 11:36 Replies: 19 Views: 9131
Please help me identify if these are fake or treated (TomS) Feb 09, 2017 22:10 Replies: 16 Views: 10431
Treatments, Synthetics and Simulants: QUARTZ & CHALCEDONY (cascaillou) Dec 20, 2015 20:34 Replies: 3 Views: 8272
Fake silver crystals Morocco (Christophe Gobin) Nov 24, 2015 03:59 Replies: 1 Views: 6468
Chinese "Hydrozincite" specimens? (Barry Vincent) Oct 08, 2015 03:23 Replies: 4 Views: 7532
Bismutoferrite from China...Caveat Emptor (Peter Megaw) May 31, 2015 18:56 Replies: 3 Views: 7586
Milpillas Azurite - fake specimen (Cascavel1) Dec 04, 2014 09:47 Replies: 27 Views: 36754
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51 589 Mar 07, 2019 22:36
bob kerr View latest post
No new posts Reporting thefts and disappearances     
On this forum you can add report on the theft of specimens; tell people about other losses and/or advise people of things they should be wary of; or report any other incidents.. including ones during collecting trips or other mineral related activities.      
Theft of Pieter de Bruyn collection (Pierre Joubert) Mar 14, 2019 19:40 Replies: 1 Views: 668
Theft of Tourmalines from Fallbrook Gem & Mineral Society Museum in California (Chris Wentzell) Oct 25, 2017 14:13 Replies: 26 Views: 15204
Theft from the Franklin Mineral Museum, New Jersey (Jordi Fabre) Jul 18, 2017 07:43 Replies: 0 Views: 2676
Theft at West Coast Mineral and Fossil Show of Kristalle gold. (vic rzonca) Nov 16, 2016 07:43 Replies: 1 Views: 3440
Stolen specimen inquiry (Jordi Fabre) Aug 06, 2016 05:08 Replies: 3 Views: 5980
Theft of Colin Owen mineral specimens and collection (Pierre Joubert) Jul 15, 2016 10:34 Replies: 14 Views: 10587
THEFT of 60 world class mineral specimens in Johannesburg! (Jordi Fabre) Apr 29, 2016 10:04 Replies: 19 Views: 28323
Famous piece stolen from a Romanian Museum (David) Jan 27, 2014 14:16 Replies: 0 Views: 8474
Warning: Johannesburg Geology Museum theft: July 2013!! (Jordi Fabre) Jul 19, 2013 11:20 Replies: 2 Views: 7809
A Butte Covellite was stolen from the National Mining Hall of Fame!!!! (Jordi Fabre) Feb 09, 2013 14:51 Replies: 0 Views: 5525
California Mining and Mineral Museum Robbed (Jordi Fabre) Oct 05, 2012 12:59 Replies: 3 Views: 6920
Theft at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History (Jordi Fabre) Feb 28, 2012 23:42 Replies: 1 Views: 4620
Highgrading, the selling of stolen goods and turning a blind eye (BlueCapProductions) Dec 01, 2011 02:48 Replies: 42 Views: 59798
Theft of Rice Museum Gold Collection! (Jordi Fabre) Apr 23, 2010 14:32 Replies: 4 Views: 9706
Theft of minerals from a Museum in Iceland (John S. White) Oct 28, 2009 11:22 Replies: 6 Views: 7791

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100.000 Club Presentation of new members - Reference Thread (Jordi Fabre) Apr 22, 2019 12:15 Replies: 381 Views: 209140
Smoky or Smokey (Bob Harman) Apr 25, 2019 13:04 Replies: 6 Views: 126
Contact with Istvan & Mary J. Toth - Alaskan Garnet Mines (Gagat Minerals) Apr 21, 2019 09:28 Replies: 0 Views: 288
Anyone has a tumbler? (bontix77) Apr 21, 2019 08:25 Replies: 5 Views: 251
Collections (Birdbrain59) Mar 13, 2019 10:40 Replies: 4 Views: 598
Small glassy spherules from a Keokuk Geode (Scott A. Miller) Mar 11, 2019 15:25 Replies: 10 Views: 527
Rocks melting (Tom Mazanec) Feb 25, 2019 15:07 Replies: 2 Views: 352
The Art of Displaying Minerals (Gary White) Feb 21, 2019 11:41 Replies: 9 Views: 1038
Shaping a crystal quartz point, wand, obelisk (ed7232004) Jan 31, 2019 11:32 Replies: 9 Views: 912
Winter search for agate on tertiary spatter of sandy terraces of Elbe (stoner) Jan 29, 2019 08:43 Replies: 2 Views: 407
Mines, Pockets, Shops & Opportunities? (meowtrageous11) Jan 15, 2019 19:11 Replies: 5 Views: 756
Panning the Czech Garnet in the Czech Republic (stoner) Dec 29, 2018 11:23 Replies: 6 Views: 1033
collection insurance? (R Saunders) Dec 20, 2018 22:17 Replies: 11 Views: 1692
Mohs mnemonic (Tom Mazanec) Dec 15, 2018 10:10 Replies: 0 Views: 419
Advice (dovnoasset) Dec 03, 2018 20:19 Replies: 1 Views: 628
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SteveB 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) Mar 25, 2019 11:26 Replies: 354 Views: 246073
Blue-green rock (Viktorian) Aug 13, 2018 21:33 Replies: 7 Views: 39975
Stalactites? (John S. White) Jul 09, 2018 10:20 Replies: 24 Views: 24365
Maximum number of minerals on a specimen (David) May 06, 2018 03:02 Replies: 37 Views: 34675
Tetrahedron [111] penetration twin (Josele) Jan 13, 2018 20:26 Replies: 17 Views: 30240
100.000 Club New find of minerals from New York (Glenn Rhein) Dec 04, 2017 13:20 Replies: 123 Views: 143575
I am curious to know what camera you are using... (Pierre Joubert) May 25, 2017 15:33 Replies: 29 Views: 32643
Radioactive minerals (Roger Warin) Nov 01, 2016 05:40 Replies: 29 Views: 42901
100.000 Club What about heliodor from Tajikistan? (parfaitelumiere) Sep 09, 2016 03:20 Replies: 90 Views: 111831
More about beta Quartz (nitana2000) Mar 08, 2016 12:34 Replies: 27 Views: 47537
Ilmenite pseudo (John S. White) Feb 18, 2016 08:02 Replies: 3 Views: 38895
Question about cubic diamond crystals (Jim) Nov 26, 2015 11:28 Replies: 21 Views: 43820
Very nice Amethyst in the Railroad Works in North of Spain (Joan R.) May 11, 2015 16:02 Replies: 16 Views: 46699
Mysterious Black Crystals (Something Fishy!) (Andy Love) May 11, 2015 14:53 Replies: 35 Views: 45081
Daylight Fluorescent Hyalite Opal from Mexico (Peter Megaw) May 06, 2015 19:10 Replies: 31 Views: 49419
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147 933 Mar 25, 2019 11:26
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: 18975
French and alpine mineralogy against UK Fluorite (Max Tom) Mar 12, 2018 03:54 Replies: 2 Views: 2453
Minerals for fossils (Fossil collector) Feb 03, 2018 06:22 Replies: 14 Views: 6577
Exchange of minerals. I'm from Ukraine. (Hereiam) Sep 25, 2017 00:09 Replies: 3 Views: 3980
Meteorite with old labels wanted (Krantz and others) (illaenus) Nov 15, 2016 14:14 Replies: 1 Views: 5020
Calcites from each State (Pat Tucci) Jun 29, 2016 07:24 Replies: 19 Views: 12811
Looking for Native Sulphur specimens (bgreenstone) Mar 21, 2016 08:28 Replies: 0 Views: 7036
Help with free collecting (solarflare) Feb 11, 2016 18:09 Replies: 8 Views: 8720
NJ Minerals available for trade (Gary Moldovany) Feb 07, 2016 10:45 Replies: 2 Views: 8759
Pyrite for exchange (Cesar M. Salvan) Jan 05, 2016 01:17 Replies: 2 Views: 9206
Bulgarian minerals for exchange (Wolfgang Proestler) Nov 22, 2015 08:32 Replies: 12 Views: 14999
Exchange-Wanted: inclusion quartz crystals, 2 to 3cm, DT or floater, unpolished (cascaillou) Sep 11, 2014 11:08 Replies: 0 Views: 9811
Exchange - Wanted: arsenolite, montroydite, lithiophosphate (cascaillou) Sep 11, 2014 11:01 Replies: 0 Views: 7130
Rhodochrosite rough (Jack Chiang) Aug 23, 2014 13:03 Replies: 1 Views: 6906
Fossils for minerals (appies) Jun 09, 2014 02:41 Replies: 1 Views: 8564
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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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