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22 Apr-07:43:53 Re: the mim museum in beirut, lebanon (Mim Museum)
22 Apr-07:37:41 Re: collection of tobi (Tobi)
22 Apr-06:59:29 Re: in memoriam - george robinson, a man of science, passed away (James Catmur)
22 Apr-04:49:40 Re: in memoriam - george robinson, a man of science, passed away (Carles Millan)
22 Apr-04:27:08 In memoriam - george robinson, a man of science, passed away (Jordi Fabre)
21 Apr-19:05:50 The mizunaka collection - fluorite (Am Mizunaka)
21 Apr-10:18:36 Re: collection of volkmar stingl (Volkmar Stingl)
21 Apr-10:02:41 Re: collection of tobi (Tobi)
21 Apr-07:41:53 Re: collection of tobi (Tobi)
21 Apr-01:06:08 Re: collection of volkmar stingl (Volkmar Stingl)
19 Apr-14:43:38 Re: tsumeb unknown (Cfrench58)
19 Apr-13:49:53 Re: tsumeb unknown (Jordi Fabre)
19 Apr-13:49:47 Re: tsumeb unknown (Roger Warin)
19 Apr-11:39:35 Tsumeb unknown (Cfrench58)
18 Apr-22:18:36 Re: collection of volkmar stingl (Volkmar Stingl)
18 Apr-22:09:29 Re: the mim museum in beirut, lebanon (Volkmar Stingl)
18 Apr-14:47:23 Re: collection from dany mabillard (Dany Mabillard)
18 Apr-14:25:29 Re: collection from dany mabillard (Dany Mabillard)
18 Apr-10:23:19 Re: collection of michael shaw (Michael Shaw)
18 Apr-09:23:31 Re: collection of joseph d'oliveira (Joseph Doliveira)
18 Apr-01:38:56 The mizunaka collection - quartz (Am Mizunaka)
17 Apr-16:31:32 Re: mystery stone, who knows what it is? (Jordi Fabre)
17 Apr-13:20:51 Mystery stone, who knows what it is? (Flubbelyte)
17 Apr-01:49:17 Re: the mim museum in beirut, lebanon (Mim Museum)
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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
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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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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
Mystery stone, who knows what it is? (Flubbelyte) Apr 17, 2024 16:31 Replies: 1 Views: 665
Trying to find information on rose/pink quartz and tourmaline associations. (Ning) Mar 30, 2024 09:14 Replies: 17 Views: 2399
Mineralogy & Museums 10 - Cardiff - 12th-13th August 2024 (Roy Starkey) Mar 18, 2024 06:47 Replies: 0 Views: 726
Can you recommend a lab to analyse specimens (James Catmur) Mar 12, 2024 07:36 Replies: 29 Views: 10966
How do calcium carbonate Vaterite and Calcite crystals form? (James Catmur) Mar 02, 2024 13:25 Replies: 0 Views: 668
60th Anniversary of the death of Sir Arthur Russell - Free talk and workshop (Roy Starkey) Feb 17, 2024 14:58 Replies: 0 Views: 1548
Fluorite crystallography? (Tobi) Dec 13, 2023 09:42 Replies: 27 Views: 9869
New York State: A Topographic Mineralogy (NEW BOOK) Posted on behalf of Steve Chamberlain (Roy Starkey) Dec 11, 2023 16:46 Replies: 0 Views: 4219
Nifontovite (Roger Warin) Dec 10, 2023 18:26 Replies: 8 Views: 4150
Metamict (Luiz Oliveira) Dec 03, 2023 07:17 Replies: 1 Views: 2648
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Jordi Fabre View latest post
No new posts Featured Columns of FMF     
This Forum functions a little like a library, each featured topic will be numbered and will maintain the order even if new posts arrive.
The FMF users cannot create new threads here but, yes, they can publish posts in the already created threads. Only the Forum administrators can create new threads in this section.
To know more about how this works, please use this link   Moderators Jordi Fabre, Tony L. Potucek, Tobi, Duncan Miller, Peter Farquhar

What is "Featured Columns of FMF"? (Jordi Fabre) Apr 04, 2013 01:58 Replies: 0 Views: 44437
Contribution Dr. Menor-Salván - A ‘martian’ solution for a mineral problem - (46) (FMF Forum) Jan 27, 2024 12:00 Replies: 2 Views: 1404
Contribution Dr. Menor-Salván - Life and Minerals: the Machów mine (Poland) - (45) (FMF Forum) Jan 16, 2024 17:33 Replies: 3 Views: 1355
Contribution Dr. Menor-Salván - The hopper gold crystals from Serra do Caldeirão – (44) (FMF Forum) Dec 21, 2023 13:17 Replies: 2 Views: 2907
Contribution Dr. Menor-Salván - The Fettelite from Chañarcillo (Copiapó, Chile) – (43) (FMF Forum) May 24, 2023 11:23 Replies: 2 Views: 8914
Contribution Dr. Menor-Salván - Wulfenite and Plumbogummite from Sidi Ayed – (42) (Antonio P. López) Apr 09, 2023 06:36 Replies: 2 Views: 8884
Contribution Dr. Menor-Salván - Silver & Löllingite association from Aït Ahmane - (41) (FMF Forum) Mar 19, 2023 12:23 Replies: 2 Views: 9239
Pseudomorph chemistry - (40) (RayStraw) Sep 10, 2022 15:13 Replies: 28 Views: 32953
Formicaite. Beta-formicaite & alpha-Ca-formate. Mineral or not? - (39) (FMF Forum) Mar 24, 2022 06:15 Replies: 8 Views: 14638
The Tobi Martin Mineral Collection - (38) (Tobi) Oct 15, 2021 02:02 Replies: 20 Views: 27730
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49 1626 Feb 12, 2024 08:25
James Catmur View latest post
No new posts National Library of Spain / Biblioteca Nacional de España (BNE) and FMF     
This forum cointain the thread Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19 chosen by the National Library of Spain / Biblioteca Nacional de España (BNE) and which is now in the BNE’s collection of Archives of the Spanish Web as a source of information on a specific event or a particular period of time. To know more about this Forum, please use this link      
100.000 Club Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19 (Philippe Durand) Sep 12, 2021 06:49 Replies: 364 Views: 323487
National Library of Spain - Biblioteca Nacional de España (BNE) (James Catmur) May 01, 2020 06:32 Replies: 0 Views: 17774

2 366 Sep 12, 2021 06:49
Dany Mabillard View latest post
No new posts News about Shows     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
Tucson 2024 - It's started! (bob kerr) Feb 18, 2024 04:24 Replies: 84 Views: 22987
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2023 (Jordi Fabre) Nov 26, 2023 05:29 Replies: 16 Views: 12217
Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2023 (Antonio P. López) Jul 21, 2023 05:31 Replies: 41 Views: 34865
Tucson Shows 2023 - let the fun begin (bob kerr) Feb 21, 2023 01:26 Replies: 77 Views: 51058
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2022 (James Catmur) Oct 27, 2022 14:04 Replies: 20 Views: 25127
Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2022 - The reunion (Jordi Fabre) Jul 17, 2022 15:05 Replies: 12 Views: 24371
Tucson Shows 2022 (bob kerr) Mar 07, 2022 16:36 Replies: 95 Views: 81788
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2021 (Jordi Fabre) Jan 02, 2022 14:48 Replies: 27 Views: 35488
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2020 (Jordi Fabre) May 31, 2020 16:31 Replies: 104 Views: 166363
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2019 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 22, 2020 21:00 Replies: 53 Views: 92102
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53 3246 Feb 18, 2024 04:24
Fiebre Verde View latest post
No new posts Mineral Shows     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
The 4th Phoenix Heritage Mineral Show (PHMS) hosted by Mineralogical Society of Arizona (M (Chris Whitney-Smith) Mar 21, 2024 14:15 Replies: 0 Views: 856
Are there any big mineral shows in canada? (14megapixel) Mar 10, 2024 19:28 Replies: 5 Views: 1040
Geofair 2024. Cincinnait, Ohio, USA (Johan Maertens) Mar 04, 2024 16:38 Replies: 0 Views: 944
So. IL. Earth Science Club 2024 Gem, Mineral, Fossil & Jewelry Show (Mike Chontofalsky) Mar 01, 2024 18:52 Replies: 0 Views: 924
East Coast Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show 2024! (Jordi Fabre) Feb 25, 2024 18:10 Replies: 0 Views: 1504
43rd annual New Mexico Mineral Symposium (John Rakovan) Oct 25, 2023 09:57 Replies: 2 Views: 5338
Who is coming to Mineralientage? (David) Sep 25, 2023 12:06 Replies: 20 Views: 18947
Memphis Archaeological and Geological Annual Show (James Catmur) May 08, 2023 15:39 Replies: 3 Views: 10933
50th Rochester Mineralogical Symposium - April 21-23, 2023 (John Rakovan) Apr 20, 2023 10:55 Replies: 9 Views: 13001
Geofair 2023 Ohio, USA (Johan Maertens) Apr 10, 2023 20:58 Replies: 0 Views: 15503
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244 2072 Mar 21, 2024 14:15
Chris Whitney-Smith 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 experience, 2024 (Gail) Feb 25, 2024 13:43 Replies: 22 Views: 4342
100.000 Club The Joy of Tucson, 2020 Gail Spann Experience (Gail) Feb 29, 2020 18:32 Replies: 107 Views: 154548
Sunny Tucson, Gail Spann’s adventures. 2019 (Gail) Mar 03, 2019 16:21 Replies: 36 Views: 73790
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Tucson Adventures. February 2018. (Gail) Feb 28, 2018 21:37 Replies: 209 Views: 260324
100.000 Club Tucson 2017, The insanity continues...but it sure is fun! (Gail) Feb 27, 2017 22:25 Replies: 112 Views: 182811
500.000 Club TUCSON, 2016. And away we go.... (Gail) Mar 19, 2016 11:45 Replies: 445 Views: 580797
100.000 Club The magic of Tucson, 2015. Gail Spann report. (Gail) Aug 12, 2015 11:19 Replies: 116 Views: 227684
100.000 Club Tucson 2014 Show Report, Gail Spann Having Fun Again... (Gail) Jul 26, 2014 19:32 Replies: 156 Views: 265294
100.000 Club Houston Fine Mineral Show Report, with Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 03, 2013 09:23 Replies: 103 Views: 209700
500.000 Club 2013 Tucson Show Adventure ~ Gail Spann Style. (Gail) Apr 27, 2013 02:57 Replies: 598 Views: 939612
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42 5336 Feb 25, 2024 13:43
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?"   Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris

Asking: "What is this? / Where is it from?" (James Catmur) Aug 04, 2015 03:31 Replies: 5 Views: 77026
Kimberlite and Diamond? (Von_von) Apr 06, 2024 12:34 Replies: 7 Views: 1107
besoin d'aide sur cette pierre (pierre qui allume une ampoule) (redou00) Mar 03, 2024 08:40 Replies: 8 Views: 1314
Can anyone tell me if this is Stellar Beam Calciite? (mgjullie) Feb 14, 2024 19:29 Replies: 8 Views: 1373
Need help to identify a stone (vdhinesh79) Feb 08, 2024 00:06 Replies: 2 Views: 999
Identification of my mineral (rachael colborn) Jan 30, 2024 05:18 Replies: 11 Views: 1972
Need help identifying (William and Dawn) Jan 19, 2024 16:20 Replies: 4 Views: 1300
Mashamba West Mine Unknown - need help with ID please (cfrench58) Jan 19, 2024 15:24 Replies: 0 Views: 3124
Looking for help identifying rock samples (ALshawani) Jan 17, 2024 11:17 Replies: 3 Views: 1070
Need to identify black stone (vdhinesh79) Jan 17, 2024 09:12 Replies: 21 Views: 2982
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199 1465 Apr 06, 2024 12:34
lluis 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?"   Moderators chris, Pete Modreski, Antonio Alcaide

Tsumeb Unknown (cfrench58) Apr 19, 2024 14:43 Replies: 3 Views: 261
Locality? (James Catmur) Apr 16, 2024 09:46 Replies: 5 Views: 848
Selective deposit on tourmaline (Roger Warin) Apr 04, 2024 16:21 Replies: 1 Views: 523
Fluorite twin mistery (marco campos-venuti) Apr 03, 2024 16:58 Replies: 2 Views: 511
Origin of an albite-epidote thumbnail (James Catmur) Apr 01, 2024 14:20 Replies: 1 Views: 504
Identification question (Jim Wilkinson) Mar 29, 2024 23:25 Replies: 4 Views: 627
2 Unknowns co-occurring with Caledonite, Grand Reef Mine, AZ (cfrench58) Mar 28, 2024 09:37 Replies: 4 Views: 665
Green seam. Looks like it in a state of decay. (Ning) Mar 21, 2024 22:49 Replies: 6 Views: 926
Cinnabar Locality in Transylvania (Romania) (cfrench58) Mar 04, 2024 08:32 Replies: 7 Views: 1486
Fluorite locality (John Hodgson) Feb 18, 2024 07:37 Replies: 6 Views: 1427
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185 1745 Apr 19, 2024 14:43
cfrench58 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
Jim’s Mineral Collection (Jim Wilkinson) Mar 21, 2024 14:35 Replies: 18 Views: 11072
Isle of Skye collection. First baby steps with super macro (Forrestblyth) Jul 27, 2023 13:44 Replies: 11 Views: 15017
My aim is to produce a photo that will have high-resolution characteristics (silvia) Nov 03, 2022 13:14 Replies: 1 Views: 12841
Cavansite (Forrestblyth) Sep 29, 2022 09:33 Replies: 4 Views: 12356
Dr. André Rostenne’s collection. (Roger Warin) Aug 23, 2022 11:59 Replies: 7 Views: 13809
Green Fluorite (Forrestblyth) Aug 10, 2022 09:24 Replies: 6 Views: 12475
Pyromorphite (Forrestblyth) Aug 07, 2022 04:43 Replies: 1 Views: 10796
Pyromorphite crystals with 'psilomelane' on Quartz (Forrestblyth) Aug 07, 2022 04:40 Replies: 2 Views: 10346
Black Tourmaline Rookie pics (Dan Owens) Apr 15, 2022 03:05 Replies: 7 Views: 13547
Pictures wanted (RayStraw) Feb 01, 2022 14:38 Replies: 3 Views: 12506
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125 1039 Mar 21, 2024 14:35
Jim Wilkinson 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 06, 2022 01:43 Replies: 24 Views: 52670
Favourite countries of origin? (Tobi) Sep 01, 2010 12:23 Replies: 26 Views: 59873
The other ten of the top twenty locations (Tom Mazanec) Mar 04, 2016 10:15 Replies: 9 Views: 35999
Favourite Garnets? (Tobi) Dec 19, 2022 08:23 Replies: 10 Views: 36727
Favourite Barytes? (Tobi) Dec 17, 2022 11:18 Replies: 32 Views: 57902
Favourite Quartzes? (Tobi) Nov 13, 2022 23:58 Replies: 62 Views: 97918
Favourite Tourmalines? (Tobi) Aug 31, 2021 04:07 Replies: 28 Views: 53169
Favourite Galenas? (Tobi) Aug 31, 2021 03:59 Replies: 36 Views: 62711
100.000 Club Favourite Fluorites? (Tobi) Jul 14, 2021 01:14 Replies: 223 Views: 383924
Favourite Wulfenites? (Tobi) Oct 02, 2020 23:35 Replies: 24 Views: 55649
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22 740 Dec 19, 2022 08:23
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
Dry Gill Mine, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, UK (Forrestblyth) Mar 20, 2024 14:06 Replies: 7 Views: 1285
Poudrette Quarry: Carletonite (Roger Warin) Oct 16, 2023 11:59 Replies: 7 Views: 13726
New sapphire discovery in BC Canada (thecrystalfinderBC) Oct 02, 2023 11:33 Replies: 3 Views: 5522
Castleton, Derbyshire (Forrestblyth) Aug 29, 2023 14:40 Replies: 4 Views: 6062
New spinel discovery in BC Canada (thecrystalfinderBC) Jul 04, 2023 12:38 Replies: 1 Views: 9132
About the Urucum claim's production (carlo11) Jul 02, 2023 17:06 Replies: 0 Views: 12436
Westmorland and Cumberland (James Catmur) Jun 01, 2023 13:37 Replies: 4 Views: 13793
Chinese wire Silver. From where? (SunYi) Mar 05, 2023 06:07 Replies: 2 Views: 9900
Pink cloud geode claim red hematite calcite crystals (thecrystalfinderBC) Jan 30, 2023 06:22 Replies: 1 Views: 9517
Iolite and big quartz crystals from BC Canada (thecrystalfinderBC) Jan 27, 2023 04:20 Replies: 4 Views: 10130
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262 2193 Mar 20, 2024 14:06
Forrestblyth 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.      
Locality for a Väyrynenite? (James Catmur) Nov 21, 2022 04:14 Replies: 13 Views: 21348
Asbestos name change (James Catmur) Aug 05, 2022 09:16 Replies: 15 Views: 38048
Cabeça do Cachorro claim (alfredo) Mar 17, 2022 04:53 Replies: 11 Views: 17084
Mountain named "Fullus / Fulus" near Aouli/Morocco? (Tobi) Feb 13, 2022 07:51 Replies: 0 Views: 17068
Trivia about New York City localities. (Bob Harman) Aug 22, 2020 14:48 Replies: 0 Views: 15240
Location error on a photo (Kevin Conroy) May 15, 2019 20:07 Replies: 2 Views: 22461
Hematite and Quartz from China (Tobi) Apr 08, 2019 10:53 Replies: 4 Views: 24031
Amethyst Cove, Bay of Fundy, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada - Correction (Richard Arseneau) Mar 13, 2019 10:55 Replies: 4 Views: 25461
Modificación requested for Capestang locality (Philippe Durand) Mar 24, 2017 12:31 Replies: 2 Views: 26031
Change in French administrative area (Philippe Durand) Mar 24, 2017 05:51 Replies: 1 Views: 24132
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13 94 Nov 21, 2022 04:14
Tobi 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.      
Any chance of finding uranium ore in Southeastern USA? (bradyw) Mar 22, 2023 17:58 Replies: 5 Views: 14632
Rockhounding in Israel - contact needed (dimrub) Dec 13, 2022 08:25 Replies: 18 Views: 44683
Quartz hunt @ Capurru Quarry, Osilo, Sardinia (Tobi) Sep 30, 2022 09:27 Replies: 1 Views: 10367
Carrock Mine, Mungrisdale, Eden, Cumbria, England (Forrestblyth) Sep 29, 2022 11:35 Replies: 3 Views: 10619
Baryte (Forrestblyth) Sep 29, 2022 11:26 Replies: 4 Views: 11586
South Tirol/ Tyrol (Philippe Durand) Jul 20, 2022 01:10 Replies: 5 Views: 13331
A tour in Sicily for minerals ... and beyond (mineralenzo) May 10, 2022 10:48 Replies: 14 Views: 19118
Northern Ireland, Ireland collecting sites (rgangue) Sep 22, 2021 10:21 Replies: 2 Views: 13286
Binntal, Switzerland: the micromounter paradise (Joan R.) Jun 29, 2021 07:16 Replies: 5 Views: 25948
Collecting in UK (al kirky) May 20, 2021 02:58 Replies: 5 Views: 14339
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79 576 Mar 22, 2023 17:58
John Betts View latest post
No new posts Exceptional finds     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Antonio Alcaide, John Cornish
100.000 Club Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode (Antonio Da Silveira) Aug 20, 2022 03:29 Replies: 41 Views: 234417
The biggest nuggets. (Roger Warin) Nov 08, 2016 03:51 Replies: 10 Views: 49520
100.000 Club CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia (John Cornish) Feb 28, 2014 20:03 Replies: 63 Views: 163591
2013, an Update... CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine (John Cornish) Jun 24, 2013 08:14 Replies: 13 Views: 61587
Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode - 'Part 2' (Antonio Da Silveira) Oct 23, 2010 17:27 Replies: 6 Views: 60356
Scoop! - An important find of amber in the "La Florida" Mine, Spain (Jordi Fabre) Dec 14, 2008 15:03 Replies: 0 Views: 42518

6 139 Aug 20, 2022 03:29
James Catmur View latest post
No new posts A mineralogical trip through the states of USA     Access to the FMF Gallery
This section of the forum is special in that it is dedicated to images of minerals from the different states of the USA. So, although you can add as many pictures as you like in each of the existing threads, you can't create any new threads within it.
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section 'A mineralogical trip through the states of USA', or on "...see all topics", or on this link
To know more about the reasons for this particular Forum, please use this link   Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris

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52 1196 Jun 08, 2023 17:42
rweaver View latest post
No new posts A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK     Access to the FMF Gallery
This section of the forum is special in that it is dedicated to images of minerals from the different regions of the UK. So, although you can add as many pictures as you like in each of the existing threads, you can't create any new threads within it.
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section 'A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK' or on this link
To know more about the reasons for this particular Forum, please use this link   Moderators Jordi Fabre, James Catmur, chris

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15 479 Mar 20, 2024 11:23
Forrestblyth View latest post
No new posts A mineralogical trip through Germany     Access to the FMF Gallery
This section of the forum is special in that it is dedicated to images of minerals from the different lands of Germany. So, although you can add as many pictures as you like in each of the existing threads, you can't create any new threads within it.
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section 'A Mineralogical trip through Germany' or on this link
To know more about the reasons for this particular Forum, please use this link   Moderator Tobi

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12 412 Oct 06, 2023 14:48
Jesse Fisher View latest post
No new posts A mineralogical trip through Italy by Sante Celiberti     Access to the FMF Gallery
This section of the forum is special in that it is dedicated exclusively to the images of the Italian minerals from the extensive collection of Sante Celiberti. So, you can't create any new threads within it neither publish posts there.
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section 'A mineralogical trip through Italy by Sante Celiberti' or on this link   Moderator Sante Celiberti


1 342 Apr 16, 2022 15:37
Sante Celiberti View latest post
No new posts Conserving, Preparing and Cleaning Minerals     
This Forum brings together questions and results on the delicate subject of preparation, conservation and cleaning of the minerals.   Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Antonio Alcaide, cascaillou
Creating “fitted” clear acrylic mineral display stands. How is it done? (Ning) Mar 07, 2024 02:52 Replies: 1 Views: 975
Curating your collection (Michael Shaw) Nov 19, 2023 07:51 Replies: 11 Views: 6656
Caring Collection (alibaba) Aug 14, 2023 10:26 Replies: 3 Views: 7996
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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: 65838
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1.000.000 Club New generation for picture - Ploum (ploum) Jan 10, 2024 17:07 Replies: 1440 Views: 2124579
1.000.000 Club Collection of Fiebre Verde (Fiebre Verde) Jan 24, 2023 08:02 Replies: 746 Views: 1062060
500.000 Club Collection of Nurbo (nurbo) Mar 26, 2016 14:37 Replies: 404 Views: 788567
500.000 Club Andreas Gerstenberg Collection (Andreas Gerstenberg) May 19, 2018 14:36 Replies: 182 Views: 534647
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No new posts Women's Private Collections     Access to the FMF Gallery
In this forum female collectors can publish their favorite specimens, with photos of them or just descriptions. This section is special because all the photos published here also appear in "FMF Gallery". To find out more please use this link.   Moderators chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
500.000 Club Gail's collection (Gail) May 07, 2023 11:06 Replies: 396 Views: 793895
100.000 Club Tracy's favorite specimens (Tracy) Dec 21, 2017 10:32 Replies: 74 Views: 280982
100.000 Club Silvia's Collection (silvia) Aug 08, 2023 12:15 Replies: 220 Views: 157341
The Tama Higuchi Collection (TamaHiguchi) Feb 14, 2023 16:46 Replies: 18 Views: 21391
100.000 Club Nimfiara's collection (nimfiara) May 10, 2012 17:20 Replies: 30 Views: 115409
100.000 Club Linda's Private Collection (Linda Smith) Feb 08, 2012 04:31 Replies: 39 Views: 123587
Debbie's Collection (Debbie Woolf) Jul 04, 2011 10:45 Replies: 20 Views: 88812
Colleen's Collection (Colleen Thomson) May 28, 2011 19:33 Replies: 10 Views: 59640
Jessica's mineral collection (Jessica Simonoff) Jan 30, 2010 18:52 Replies: 18 Views: 83777
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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
100.000 Club Monthly Mineral Chronicles, Mineral Guides and more... (crocoite) Apr 14, 2024 20:48 Replies: 73 Views: 101314
Dissolution enables dolomite crystal growth near ambient conditions (James Catmur) Nov 27, 2023 11:28 Replies: 9 Views: 4607
Illustrated Minerals of Australia... (crocoite) Jun 16, 2023 00:38 Replies: 0 Views: 14330
MIneralogical Record delivery outside USA (James Catmur) Apr 25, 2023 10:56 Replies: 23 Views: 18340
The first 100 IUGS geological heritage sites (James Catmur) Apr 11, 2023 08:28 Replies: 2 Views: 8130
Atlas of Spanish minerals (Miguel Calvo) Oct 30, 2022 13:56 Replies: 4 Views: 11759
Brazil Amethyst (Linus) Sep 19, 2022 11:03 Replies: 1 Views: 10125
New Book on Gem Pegmatites (Mike Menzies) Aug 03, 2022 13:58 Replies: 1 Views: 10013
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A new book on British mineralogy - Making it Mine – Sir Arthur Russell (James Catmur) May 05, 2022 03:32 Replies: 10 Views: 15636
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No new posts Mineral Art and Artists     
This forum is dedicated to the discussion and display of Mineral Art, Mineral Artists, techniques, materials, and exhibits. All media are covered, although Mineral Photography is best discussed in its own forum.   Moderators chris, Gail, crocoite
A.I. generated minerals (Tobi) May 07, 2023 09:17 Replies: 11 Views: 15583
Tama's Mineral Paintings (TamaHiguchi) Aug 13, 2022 14:27 Replies: 9 Views: 16132
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Mineralogical Museum of Marburg, drawn by me :-) (Tobi) Nov 04, 2019 06:03 Replies: 12 Views: 40159
Mineral collages 5.0 (Tobi) Jul 19, 2019 05:52 Replies: 4 Views: 27292
New Artwork... (crocoite) Jun 02, 2019 06:42 Replies: 13 Views: 39571
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No new posts The histories behind mineral specimens     
Many specimens have very interesting histories that should be saved.   Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Antonio Alcaide
How to destroy a beautiful pyrite. (Sante Celiberti) Apr 08, 2022 13:07 Replies: 9 Views: 37474
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Tracing the dealer "Minerals Engineering" or Brian Petrovic (TomCotterell) Sep 17, 2021 09:46 Replies: 2 Views: 12740
Tracing specimens from the Duchess of Northumberland (1787-1866) (TomCotterell) Aug 31, 2021 15:47 Replies: 6 Views: 15018
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Bob Cook wins the 2021 John S. White Mineral Legacy Award (Jordi Fabre) May 01, 2021 13:06 Replies: 2 Views: 12854
Mining objects. (Sante Celiberti) Feb 10, 2021 10:34 Replies: 30 Views: 46192
Honeymoon quartz (James Catmur) Nov 29, 2020 07:58 Replies: 0 Views: 14261
History of the Chivor Emerald Mine, Colombia (Part 1) (Fiebre Verde) Oct 26, 2020 08:40 Replies: 4 Views: 15219
How to collect in an "apartment for sale". (Sante Celiberti) Aug 04, 2020 05:49 Replies: 0 Views: 14405
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No new posts FMF Guide of Rocks     
This Forum aims to collect photographs of rocks from all around the world and as much information as possible about the rocks: age, origin, description, composition... Rocks are closely related to minerals, as rocks are composed of minerals and minerals are found growing on their surfaces and in their cavities. We intend to create a collective work where everybody can contribute and where expert opinions of geologists and petrologists are widely shared.   Moderators chris, prcantos
FMF Guide of Rocks - IGNEOUS ROCKS (prcantos) Feb 18, 2014 16:36 Replies: 13 Views: 83538
FMF Guide of Rocks - SEDIMENTARY ROCKS (prcantos) Dec 11, 2013 17:45 Replies: 5 Views: 46380
FMF Guide of Rocks - METAMORPHIC ROCKS (prcantos) Jul 05, 2015 06:56 Replies: 16 Views: 84453
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No new posts Incorrect classification and fakes     
In this Forum you can provide information and discuss false identifications, inadequate classifications and fakes.   Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Antonio Alcaide, cascaillou
Does this high end amethyst/calcite piece seem artificially altered? I can’t work it out. (Ning) Feb 14, 2024 06:54 Replies: 7 Views: 1741
Possible Fake: Blue Hemimorphite from Ojuela (Ibrahim Jameel) Dec 31, 2023 13:23 Replies: 41 Views: 59525
Fake chrysocollas from Congo (FMF Forum) Jun 13, 2023 10:19 Replies: 0 Views: 17066
Does Citrine Occur Naturally as a Geode? (Stone Mania) May 25, 2023 15:40 Replies: 11 Views: 10712
Interesting fake Cavansite (Joseph DOliveira) Feb 01, 2023 22:09 Replies: 3 Views: 10455
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Goethite from Imini mine (Morocco) (Cesar M. Salvan) Mar 13, 2022 14:57 Replies: 0 Views: 17503
Aura Coating (AleaBankston) Jun 06, 2021 14:38 Replies: 15 Views: 24385
Is there Proof of Kobyashevite Fakes? (rgangue) Sep 23, 2020 11:59 Replies: 5 Views: 20126
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No new posts Reporting thefts and disappearances     
On this forum you can add report on the theft of specimens; tell people about other losses and/or advise people of things they should be wary of; or report any other incidents.. including ones during collecting trips or other mineral related activities.      
John Attard stolen specimens (Josele) Nov 30, 2022 02:49 Replies: 1 Views: 14105
Stolen specimen alert - Stolen from the University of California, Santa Barbara! (Jordi Fabre) Aug 21, 2019 22:36 Replies: 2 Views: 41528
Theft of Pieter de Bruyn collection (Pierre Joubert) Mar 14, 2019 19:40 Replies: 1 Views: 26708
Theft of Tourmalines from Fallbrook Gem & Mineral Society Museum in California (Chris Wentzell) Oct 25, 2017 14:13 Replies: 26 Views: 66504
Theft from the Franklin Mineral Museum, New Jersey (Jordi Fabre) Jul 18, 2017 07:43 Replies: 0 Views: 29845
Theft at West Coast Mineral and Fossil Show of Kristalle gold. (vic rzonca) Nov 16, 2016 07:43 Replies: 1 Views: 25658
Stolen specimen inquiry (Jordi Fabre) Aug 06, 2016 05:08 Replies: 3 Views: 30582
Theft of Colin Owen mineral specimens and collection (Pierre Joubert) Jul 15, 2016 10:34 Replies: 14 Views: 42332
THEFT of 60 world class mineral specimens in Johannesburg! (Jordi Fabre) Apr 29, 2016 10:04 Replies: 19 Views: 69142
Famous piece stolen from a Romanian Museum (David) Jan 27, 2014 14:16 Replies: 0 Views: 29917
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In this forum you can discuss topics not covered by any other of our forums and you can also introduce yourself as a new Forum member.   Moderators chris, Xavi Tutusaus, Antonio Alcaide
500.000 Club Presentation of new members - Reference Thread (Jordi Fabre) Dec 04, 2023 14:00 Replies: 501 Views: 563460
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Minimum size for a mineral museum (David) Sep 10, 2023 10:31 Replies: 11 Views: 10326
A poll on mindat group in FB (Bergur_E_Sigurdarson) Aug 08, 2023 12:35 Replies: 6 Views: 9601
Vivianite brief guide for beginners (Minerals & Fossils yt) Jul 26, 2023 15:53 Replies: 0 Views: 11122
New additions to my minerals collection! (Minerals & Fossils yt) Jul 18, 2023 17:03 Replies: 0 Views: 11052
Sad future for the Universe (James Catmur) Jul 10, 2023 04:59 Replies: 6 Views: 8633
100 million !!! (Firmo Espinar) Jul 09, 2023 12:07 Replies: 0 Views: 12480
Combining two hobbies (Michael Shaw) Jun 28, 2023 13:05 Replies: 9 Views: 9582
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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

100.000 Club Very nice Amethyst in the Railroad Works in North of Spain (Joan R.) Oct 06, 2021 17:28 Replies: 32 Views: 104381
100.000 Club When can a fossil be also considered a mineral? (Carles Millan) Apr 20, 2020 17:21 Replies: 50 Views: 110586
100.000 Club Freeware: Mineral Database (Joan R.) Jan 11, 2020 04:35 Replies: 61 Views: 183083
Is this a twin? (Duncan Miller) May 16, 2019 02:17 Replies: 28 Views: 76042
500.000 Club Quartz collecting outings in South Africa (Pierre Joubert) Mar 25, 2019 11:26 Replies: 354 Views: 526477
Blue-green rock (Viktorian) Aug 13, 2018 21:33 Replies: 7 Views: 88861
Stalactites? (John S. White) Jul 09, 2018 10:20 Replies: 24 Views: 73670
Maximum number of minerals on a specimen (David) May 06, 2018 03:02 Replies: 37 Views: 88744
Tetrahedron [111] penetration twin (Josele) Jan 13, 2018 20:26 Replies: 17 Views: 70209
100.000 Club New find of minerals from New York (Glenn Rhein) Dec 04, 2017 13:20 Replies: 123 Views: 259129
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No new posts Mineral Exchange Area     
In this forum you will be able to trade minerals and publish their pictures. To know how to do it, please use this link.   Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Antonio Alcaide
How does "Mineral Exchange Area" work? (Jordi Fabre) Aug 20, 2008 03:17 Replies: 0 Views: 53002

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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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