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The information provided within this Forum about localities is only given to allow reference to them. Any visit to any of the localities requires you to obtain full permission and relevant information prior to your visit. FMF is strictly against any illicit activities related to collecting minerals.

 

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

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


Jordi Fabre


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

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

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

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

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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
Conditions where pyrite/pyritohedra are formed (LDMarks) Oct 12, 2021 15:49 Replies: 16 Views: 1231
Just how fast can the crystals we love and collect grow?! (Peter Lemkin) Oct 05, 2021 06:44 Replies: 5 Views: 666
About calaverite from Creeple Creek (Roger Warin) Oct 03, 2021 13:53 Replies: 2 Views: 391
Malachite stalactites, Katanga Province (Roger Warin) Sep 18, 2021 05:25 Replies: 2 Views: 484
Ajoite From Messina (Roger Warin) Aug 27, 2021 22:45 Replies: 3 Views: 562
Mineral spirituality? (Tracy) Aug 27, 2021 01:28 Replies: 29 Views: 15757
Rarest beautifully crystallized minerals (David) Aug 17, 2021 08:15 Replies: 4 Views: 1943
Tsumeb - Deposit of dioptase on calcite. (Roger Warin) Aug 04, 2021 18:39 Replies: 3 Views: 795
Tsumeb Zincolivenite association - light blue acicular mineral = ? (cfrench58) Aug 04, 2021 14:51 Replies: 3 Views: 672
A new mineral: alpha-calcium formate (Cesar M. Salvan) May 06, 2021 09:55 Replies: 9 Views: 2384
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744 6975 Oct 12, 2021 15:49
Sante Celiberti 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: 29387
The Tobi Martin Mineral Collection - (38) (Tobi) Oct 15, 2021 02:02 Replies: 20 Views: 1343
Blue chalcedony pseudomorphs from Ysterputs, southern Namibia - (37) (Duncan Miller) Sep 30, 2021 09:59 Replies: 1 Views: 341
Morocco, light, shape and colour - (36) (FMF Forum) May 25, 2021 23:25 Replies: 4 Views: 2467
The native gold from Guelmim-Oued Noun, Morocco - (35) (Cesar M. Salvan) Feb 17, 2021 19:21 Replies: 8 Views: 5412
Stories in Stone: A Guide to the Geology of the Western Cape, South Africa - (34) (Duncan Miller) Dec 10, 2020 12:10 Replies: 4 Views: 3636
The Mineral Collecting History of the 79 Mine, Gila County, Arizona, USA - (33) (Tony L. Potucek) Jun 30, 2021 09:21 Replies: 21 Views: 14554
An Overview of Minerals Toxicity - (32) (cascaillou) Jan 03, 2020 15:56 Replies: 7 Views: 15350
Blue Lace Agate from Ysterputs, Southern Namibia - (31) (Jordi Fabre) May 28, 2020 14:29 Replies: 2 Views: 4838
Late 20th Century Wulfenite Collecting in the San Francisco Mine, Sonora, Mexico - (30) (Tony L. Potucek) May 07, 2020 12:37 Replies: 15 Views: 8938
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41 1538 Oct 20, 2021 14:47
Johan Kjellman 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: 129669
National Library of Spain - Biblioteca Nacional de España (BNE) (James Catmur) May 01, 2020 06:32 Replies: 0 Views: 5353

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
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2021 (Jordi Fabre) Oct 23, 2021 12:29 Replies: 10 Views: 1272
Tucson Show 2020 (Jordi Fabre) May 31, 2020 16:31 Replies: 104 Views: 89114
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2019 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 22, 2020 21:00 Replies: 53 Views: 48134
Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2019 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 23, 2020 02:48 Replies: 37 Views: 48681
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2019 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 22, 2020 21:06 Replies: 128 Views: 135480
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 22, 2018 12:26 Replies: 40 Views: 48639
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Aug 06, 2018 16:34 Replies: 45 Views: 59324
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Jun 16, 2018 17:47 Replies: 158 Views: 176157
100.000 Club Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 22, 2017 05:21 Replies: 77 Views: 126902
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 08, 2017 13:56 Replies: 59 Views: 90657
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45 2876 Oct 23, 2021 12:29
Jordi Fabre View latest post
No new posts Mineral Shows     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
2021 Denver Show(s) (BlueCapProductions) Jul 17, 2021 10:01 Replies: 3 Views: 1342
Virtual shows: what's the concept? (cascaillou) Jun 20, 2021 14:06 Replies: 3 Views: 1436
Bologna 2021! (Jordi Fabre) May 27, 2021 13:47 Replies: 0 Views: 1020
MINERANT 2021! (Jordi Fabre) May 27, 2021 13:45 Replies: 0 Views: 977
Tucson - 2021 April (Robert Seitz) Apr 26, 2021 16:16 Replies: 25 Views: 8895
Not the West Coast Show 2021 but yes the East Coast Show in August 2021! (Jordi Fabre) Apr 18, 2021 11:19 Replies: 0 Views: 1640
Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2021 cancelled (Jordi Fabre) Apr 13, 2021 08:00 Replies: 6 Views: 2405
Rochester Mineralogical Spymposium on April 17, 2021 (John Betts) Mar 22, 2021 10:45 Replies: 2 Views: 1715
Hester Diamond Auction (Matt_Zukowski) Jan 29, 2021 16:49 Replies: 11 Views: 4695
Tucson 2021 (vic rzonca) Oct 27, 2020 17:48 Replies: 2 Views: 4971
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224 1989 Jul 17, 2021 10:01
Peter Megaw View latest post
No new posts Mineral Shows by Gail Spann     
To know more about this Forum, please use this link   Moderators chris, Gail
The Joy of Tucson, 2020 Gail Spann Experience (Gail) Feb 29, 2020 18:32 Replies: 107 Views: 84533
Sunny Tucson, Gail Spann’s adventures. 2019 (Gail) Mar 03, 2019 16:21 Replies: 36 Views: 39549
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Tucson Adventures. February 2018. (Gail) Feb 28, 2018 21:37 Replies: 209 Views: 151263
100.000 Club Tucson 2017, The insanity continues...but it sure is fun! (Gail) Feb 27, 2017 22:25 Replies: 112 Views: 108233
100.000 Club TUCSON, 2016. And away we go.... (Gail) Mar 19, 2016 11:45 Replies: 445 Views: 363530
100.000 Club The magic of Tucson, 2015. Gail Spann report. (Gail) Aug 12, 2015 11:19 Replies: 116 Views: 157740
100.000 Club Tucson 2014 Show Report, Gail Spann Having Fun Again... (Gail) Jul 26, 2014 19:32 Replies: 156 Views: 183568
100.000 Club Houston Fine Mineral Show Report, with Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 03, 2013 09:23 Replies: 103 Views: 147209
500.000 Club 2013 Tucson Show Adventure ~ Gail Spann Style. (Gail) Apr 27, 2013 02:57 Replies: 598 Views: 649108
Fabulous Denver Gem and Mineral Show, Sept 14, 2012 and on...Gail Spann (Gail) Nov 04, 2012 01:57 Replies: 43 Views: 95630
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40 5277 Dec 17, 2020 09:21
Tony L. Potucek 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: 55035
Some beautiful obsidian like rocks (sprinklerdude) Oct 21, 2021 07:00 Replies: 6 Views: 309
Sold as “Green stilbite” (Charly H) Sep 17, 2021 07:46 Replies: 11 Views: 1243
Fulgurite (B Glassburn) Sep 16, 2021 01:26 Replies: 8 Views: 763
Green botryoidal formation (Marjolein van Braak) Aug 28, 2021 11:58 Replies: 6 Views: 744
Black stones (Marjolein van Braak) Aug 28, 2021 10:07 Replies: 4 Views: 507
What is it? Oregon Beach Find. (Jegjegeren) Aug 19, 2021 16:01 Replies: 3 Views: 811
Fluorite from where? (Volkmar Stingl) Aug 19, 2021 12:59 Replies: 10 Views: 1217
Other Minerals with this Hematite Crystal (Stone Mania) Aug 13, 2021 11:20 Replies: 6 Views: 819
Crystal Habit of this Pyrite Mineral (Stone Mania) Aug 05, 2021 12:43 Replies: 7 Views: 869
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113 869 Oct 21, 2021 07:00
sprinklerdude 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

Minerals and mysteries from a college collection (Pete Richards) Oct 21, 2021 09:09 Replies: 8 Views: 445
Location in Romania (Mathias) Oct 01, 2021 05:10 Replies: 5 Views: 636
Quartz and Epidote with possible hedenbergite from Imilchil, Morocco (Adam) Sep 27, 2021 21:55 Replies: 8 Views: 830
Question about an old specimen (Bob Carnein) Sep 27, 2021 11:17 Replies: 8 Views: 736
Round rocks, mineral or artifacts? (ERBridgeHound) Sep 09, 2021 09:28 Replies: 5 Views: 932
Russian Locality Assistance (Joseph DOliveira) Sep 07, 2021 12:57 Replies: 1 Views: 581
what rock/mineral is this? (2) (Marjolein van Braak) Aug 29, 2021 10:17 Replies: 6 Views: 820
Mookaite? (Marjolein van Braak) Aug 29, 2021 07:43 Replies: 2 Views: 473
what rock/mineral is this? (Marjolein van Braak) Aug 29, 2021 00:36 Replies: 1 Views: 369
Probable ruby/garnet mix? (quigi) Aug 27, 2021 09:56 Replies: 7 Views: 785
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117 1278 Oct 21, 2021 09:09
Pete Richards 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
A Tri-State Galena and Calcite (R Saunders) Sep 23, 2021 10:27 Replies: 9 Views: 1168
About a rutile epitaxy on hematite in quartz (Roger Warin) Jul 30, 2021 14:51 Replies: 3 Views: 888
Micro photos of inclusions in Quartz (zbhjzm) Jun 03, 2021 23:07 Replies: 108 Views: 87944
Jim’s Mineral Collection (Jim Wilkinson) Apr 16, 2021 10:17 Replies: 11 Views: 2695
Delaware Valley: SE PA & Cecil County, MD (Jim Wilkinson) Mar 02, 2021 21:26 Replies: 0 Views: 1800
Stream gravel quartz from Howard County Maryland (Jim Wilkinson) Jan 24, 2021 21:30 Replies: 0 Views: 2370
Schorl (Jim Wilkinson) Jan 19, 2021 22:12 Replies: 10 Views: 3610
Garnet (Jim Wilkinson) Jan 17, 2021 23:00 Replies: 0 Views: 2209
Beryl and associated minerals from southern Howard County Maryland USA (Jim Wilkinson) Jan 16, 2021 21:57 Replies: 0 Views: 2189
Smithsonite pseudo from Santa Eulalia and other Mexican pieces (PNW-Minez) Dec 07, 2020 15:47 Replies: 5 Views: 3705
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115 967 Sep 23, 2021 10:27
rgangue View latest post
No new posts Favourite Minerals     Access to the FMF Gallery
In this forum you can add your favourite localities and minerals. When a mineral comes from many hundreds, or thousands, of places it's worth comparing favourites to identify the most desired ones.This section is special because all the photos published here also appear in "FMF Gallery". To find out more please use this link   Moderators Tobi, Mathias
Favourite mineral species/families? (Tobi) May 08, 2020 14:07 Replies: 19 Views: 29795
Favourite countries of origin? (Tobi) Sep 01, 2010 12:23 Replies: 26 Views: 38477
The other ten of the top twenty locations (Tom Mazanec) Mar 04, 2016 10:15 Replies: 9 Views: 21577
Favourite Garnets? (Tobi) Oct 19, 2021 05:14 Replies: 7 Views: 14825
Favourite Tourmalines? (Tobi) Aug 31, 2021 04:07 Replies: 28 Views: 26864
Favourite Galenas? (Tobi) Aug 31, 2021 03:59 Replies: 36 Views: 32322
100.000 Club Favourite Fluorites? (Tobi) Jul 14, 2021 01:14 Replies: 223 Views: 273494
Favourite Quartzes? (Tobi) Jul 07, 2021 04:52 Replies: 58 Views: 54299
Favourite Barytes? (Tobi) Jul 04, 2021 09:38 Replies: 31 Views: 26700
Favourite Wulfenites? (Tobi) Oct 02, 2020 23:35 Replies: 24 Views: 30367
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22 727 Oct 19, 2021 05:14
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
The Mines of El Horcajo - the forgotten village (James Catmur) Oct 01, 2021 10:18 Replies: 0 Views: 323
Kamar Safed emerald mine in Panjshir, Afghanistan (Josele) Sep 25, 2021 16:50 Replies: 4 Views: 613
Popular Minerals (Jordi Fabre) Apr 29, 2021 16:17 Replies: 98 Views: 36126
In-situ photos at Pizzo Forno, Alpe Sponda (Ticino) ? (Steve Kukla) Mar 18, 2021 12:38 Replies: 7 Views: 2351
New text on the FMF (James Catmur) Jan 04, 2021 10:54 Replies: 6 Views: 2574
Naica Mine, Chihuahua - Help Requested (Peter Megaw) Dec 29, 2020 14:19 Replies: 1 Views: 2135
Rutile locality? (Pete Richards) Dec 21, 2020 20:44 Replies: 18 Views: 5672
Vauxite from Huanuni? (al mar) Nov 08, 2020 02:37 Replies: 3 Views: 2971
100.000 Club Collecting quartz on the Little Falls dolostone (vic rzonca) Oct 04, 2020 15:53 Replies: 128 Views: 147249
What is worth collecting from the Balkan Peninsula? (David) Jul 17, 2020 11:43 Replies: 2 Views: 3478
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249 2131 Oct 01, 2021 10:18
James Catmur View latest post
No new posts Improving the FMF Data Base of localities     
FMF has a database of mineral localities that is used when adding photos of specimens. This has been created so that we can check the localities are consistent, and debate and discuss them. Please use this to add suggestions for new localities not created yet or debate the existing.      
Trivia about New York City localities. (B.) Aug 22, 2020 14:48 Replies: 0 Views: 3870
Asbestos name change (James Catmur) Dec 07, 2019 13:10 Replies: 10 Views: 19642
Location error on a photo (Kevin Conroy) May 15, 2019 20:07 Replies: 2 Views: 11598
Hematite and Quartz from China (Tobi) Apr 08, 2019 10:53 Replies: 4 Views: 12131
Amethyst Cove, Bay of Fundy, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada - Correction (Richard Arseneau) Mar 13, 2019 10:55 Replies: 4 Views: 12611
Modificación requested for Capestang locality (Philippe Durand) Mar 24, 2017 12:31 Replies: 2 Views: 14988
Change in French administrative area (Philippe Durand) Mar 24, 2017 05:51 Replies: 1 Views: 13819
Proper locality name of the Czar Mine? (Jordi Fabre) May 11, 2016 05:20 Replies: 4 Views: 19208
Westmorland (James Catmur) Jun 11, 2015 08:20 Replies: 18 Views: 35451
From Kearsarge Mountain? (GneissWare) Jun 08, 2015 22:27 Replies: 7 Views: 23462
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11 66 Feb 16, 2021 02:56
mmauthner 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.      
Northern Ireland, Ireland collecting sites (rgangue) Sep 22, 2021 10:21 Replies: 2 Views: 842
Binntal, Switzerland: the micromounter paradise (Joan R.) Jun 29, 2021 07:16 Replies: 5 Views: 12414
Collecting in UK (al kirky) May 20, 2021 02:58 Replies: 5 Views: 1482
Rockhounding in Israel - contact needed (dimrub) Dec 22, 2020 09:08 Replies: 9 Views: 19681
First Time Mining Suggestions around NY area ? (tynarose614) Sep 03, 2020 08:15 Replies: 5 Views: 4441
Sky Hawk claim, Lake George, Colorado. Dorris Family. (Gail) Aug 25, 2020 08:11 Replies: 12 Views: 6709
A crystal collecting outing to Ceres, South Africa (Reinhardt van Vuuren) Jul 03, 2020 03:32 Replies: 8 Views: 15278
Pyrope panning 2020 (stoner) May 19, 2020 05:10 Replies: 1 Views: 3769
Pyrope in the parent rock serpentinite - quarry (stoner) May 19, 2020 02:42 Replies: 0 Views: 4343
Fluorite mine in Czech Republic (stoner) May 05, 2020 11:29 Replies: 2 Views: 3987
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73 529 Sep 22, 2021 10:21
rgangue 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) Jul 05, 2021 17:02 Replies: 38 Views: 187210
The biggest nuggets. (Roger Warin) Nov 08, 2016 03:51 Replies: 10 Views: 32126
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: 120819
2013, an Update... CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine (John Cornish) Jun 24, 2013 08:14 Replies: 13 Views: 43858
Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode - 'Part 2' (Antonio Da Silveira) Oct 23, 2010 17:27 Replies: 6 Views: 45274
Scoop! - An important find of amber in the "La Florida" Mine, Spain (Jordi Fabre) Dec 14, 2008 15:03 Replies: 0 Views: 31637

6 136 Jul 05, 2021 17:02
B. 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 1176 Oct 04, 2021 08:47
Bob Morgan View latest post
No new posts A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK     Access to the FMF Gallery
This section of the forum is special in that it is dedicated to images of minerals from the different regions of the UK. So, although you can add as many pictures as you like in each of the existing threads, you can't create any new threads within it.
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section 'A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK' or on this link
To know more about the reasons for this particular Forum, please use this link   Moderators Jordi Fabre, James Catmur, chris

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15 471 Nov 10, 2020 02:51
Tobi View latest post
No new posts A mineralogical trip through Germany     Access to the FMF Gallery
This section of the forum is special in that it is dedicated to images of minerals from the different lands of Germany. So, although you can add as many pictures as you like in each of the existing threads, you can't create any new threads within it.
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section 'A Mineralogical trip through Germany' or on this link
To know more about the reasons for this particular Forum, please use this link   Moderator Tobi

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12 402 Oct 03, 2021 07:02
Tobi View latest post
No new posts A mineralogical trip through Italy by Sante Celiberti     Access to the FMF Gallery
This section of the forum is special in that it is dedicated exclusively to the images of the Italian minerals from the extensive collection of Sante Celiberti. So, you can't create any new threads within it neither publish posts there.
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section 'A mineralogical trip through Italy by Sante Celiberti' or on this link   Moderator Sante Celiberti


1 332 Oct 15, 2021 17:10
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
Linarite or azurite (Gregor) Jul 12, 2021 14:52 Replies: 5 Views: 1437
Rust remover UK (al kirky) Jun 07, 2021 12:59 Replies: 3 Views: 1089
I thought I might show how I keep these large examples (B.) May 27, 2021 09:47 Replies: 0 Views: 703
Airtight display boxes ? (cascaillou) May 26, 2021 03:35 Replies: 14 Views: 2520
How to secure a mineral inside a plastic box? (cascaillou) May 25, 2021 03:32 Replies: 5 Views: 1321
Rescuing massive 13 lb tremolite/actinolite (Charly H) Apr 16, 2021 13:31 Replies: 10 Views: 2191
Need help on cleaning a specimen (AleaBankston) Oct 07, 2020 13:48 Replies: 7 Views: 6180
Cleaning Quartz (MSrockhound) Sep 04, 2020 19:18 Replies: 14 Views: 33576
Sodium Dithonite, Waller solution, Oxalic acid or HCl (al mar) Jul 26, 2020 12:34 Replies: 9 Views: 5973
Calcite (Ricky hartzog) Apr 05, 2020 12:21 Replies: 7 Views: 13095
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159 1440 Jul 12, 2021 14:52
Pete Richards 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: 45279
1.000.000 Club Collection of Michael Shaw (Michael Shaw) Oct 24, 2021 13:43 Replies: 1686 Views: 1655617
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1.000.000 Club Don Lum Collection (Don Lum) Oct 22, 2021 16:40 Replies: 1755 Views: 1456229
1.000.000 Club Collection of Tobi (Tobi) Oct 24, 2021 03:54 Replies: 1074 Views: 1290373
1.000.000 Club The Mizunaka Collection (am mizunaka) Oct 21, 2021 16:38 Replies: 1820 Views: 1405189
1.000.000 Club New generation for picture - Ploum (ploum) Oct 23, 2021 04:07 Replies: 1298 Views: 1088060
500.000 Club Collection of Fiebre Verde (Fiebre Verde) Sep 28, 2021 09:30 Replies: 727 Views: 702575
500.000 Club Collection of Nurbo (nurbo) Mar 26, 2016 14:37 Replies: 404 Views: 597341
100.000 Club Andreas Gerstenberg Collection (Andreas Gerstenberg) May 19, 2018 14:36 Replies: 182 Views: 402906
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silvia 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
500.000 Club Gail's collection (Gail) Aug 25, 2020 07:56 Replies: 394 Views: 598812
100.000 Club Tracy's favorite specimens (Tracy) Dec 21, 2017 10:32 Replies: 74 Views: 218892
Silvia's Collection (silvia) Oct 23, 2021 15:08 Replies: 31 Views: 1947
Nimfiara's collection (nimfiara) May 10, 2012 17:20 Replies: 30 Views: 84635
Linda's Private Collection (Linda Smith) Feb 08, 2012 04:31 Replies: 39 Views: 94722
Debbie's Collection (Debbie Woolf) Jul 04, 2011 10:45 Replies: 20 Views: 65169
Colleen's Collection (Colleen Thomson) May 28, 2011 19:33 Replies: 10 Views: 43457
Jessica's mineral collection (Jessica Simonoff) Jan 30, 2010 18:52 Replies: 18 Views: 61975
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silvia 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
Article on Naica and Gypsum (Matt_Zukowski) Oct 15, 2021 11:58 Replies: 4 Views: 401
Monthly Mineral Chronicles, Mineral Guides and more... (crocoite) Oct 15, 2021 01:03 Replies: 42 Views: 45141
Reminiscences of a Mineralogist by Arthur Montgomery (John S. White) Apr 08, 2021 18:22 Replies: 2 Views: 1208
Jachymov - mineralogical pearl of the Erzgebirge Mts. - book for collectors NICE (amartaus) Feb 07, 2021 11:36 Replies: 3 Views: 1928
Pink amethyst? (John S. White) Oct 10, 2020 10:01 Replies: 7 Views: 6612
Mineral Collections of Brazil (Byron Anderson) Oct 05, 2020 23:12 Replies: 14 Views: 5510
James Sowerby's illustrations (James Catmur) Aug 14, 2020 13:29 Replies: 2 Views: 3468
Can somebody recommend a sweet book on Crystallography? (Andreu) May 21, 2020 14:11 Replies: 13 Views: 7912
Fungal etching of garnets? (Matt_Zukowski) Feb 19, 2020 19:01 Replies: 1 Views: 14137
Online resources (cascaillou) Dec 20, 2019 13:55 Replies: 13 Views: 29721
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Bob Morgan 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
Collecting and imagining (Sante Celiberti) Nov 25, 2020 15:20 Replies: 33 Views: 32393
Mineralogical Museum of Marburg, drawn by me :-) (Tobi) Nov 04, 2019 06:03 Replies: 12 Views: 24059
Mineral collages 5.0 (Tobi) Jul 19, 2019 05:52 Replies: 4 Views: 14809
New Artwork... (crocoite) Jun 02, 2019 06:42 Replies: 13 Views: 22521
Artisan Made Gems (vic rzonca) Sep 22, 2018 14:28 Replies: 9 Views: 21604
Some new Mineralpaintings in Watercolor (MasterofStone) Sep 02, 2018 16:17 Replies: 5 Views: 15402
Chinese Realgar (crocoite) Apr 24, 2018 21:36 Replies: 8 Views: 20439
Minerals in Watercolor (MasterofStone) Feb 21, 2018 06:22 Replies: 6 Views: 18865
Grossular Garnet, Jeffrey Mine, Canada (crocoite) Dec 30, 2017 02:42 Replies: 0 Views: 29839
Rhodochrosite with Barite, Lone Tree Mine, Nevada (crocoite) Dec 07, 2017 05:15 Replies: 0 Views: 30733
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Sante Celiberti 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
Tracing the dealer "Minerals Engineering" or Brian Petrovic (TomCotterell) Sep 17, 2021 09:46 Replies: 2 Views: 585
Tracing specimens from the Duchess of Northumberland (1787-1866) (TomCotterell) Aug 31, 2021 15:47 Replies: 6 Views: 1059
Where can I find some bio on Gilbert Gauthier? (pub1tzu) Jun 18, 2021 10:14 Replies: 4 Views: 1462
Bob Cook wins the 2021 John S. White Mineral Legacy Award (Jordi Fabre) May 01, 2021 13:06 Replies: 2 Views: 1196
Mining objects. (Sante Celiberti) Feb 10, 2021 10:34 Replies: 30 Views: 20053
Honeymoon quartz (James Catmur) Nov 29, 2020 07:58 Replies: 0 Views: 2678
History of the Chivor Emerald Mine, Colombia (Part 1) (Fiebre Verde) Oct 26, 2020 08:40 Replies: 4 Views: 4061
How to collect in an "apartment for sale". (Sante Celiberti) Aug 04, 2020 05:49 Replies: 0 Views: 3654
How to collect in a Tuscan... "Pizzeria". (Sante Celiberti) Jun 20, 2020 15:32 Replies: 0 Views: 3639
What did Goethe collect? (David) Apr 13, 2020 08:42 Replies: 14 Views: 11239
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TomCotterell 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: 58917
FMF Guide of Rocks - SEDIMENTARY ROCKS (prcantos) Dec 11, 2013 17:45 Replies: 5 Views: 32564
FMF Guide of Rocks - METAMORPHIC ROCKS (prcantos) Jul 05, 2015 06:56 Replies: 16 Views: 61460
Roadside Geology of Vermont (NellsRocks) Sep 21, 2018 07:52 Replies: 10 Views: 24788
Grave Stones of Interest to Rock People... no, really... (NellsRocks) Sep 13, 2018 16:23 Replies: 14 Views: 31196
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Genesis of the serpentine minerals and rocks (prcantos) Jun 06, 2013 04:48 Replies: 2 Views: 22814

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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
Aura Coating (AleaBankston) Jun 06, 2021 14:38 Replies: 15 Views: 3149
Possible Fake: Blue Hemimorphite from Ojuela (Ibrahim Jameel) Sep 30, 2020 23:07 Replies: 40 Views: 23306
Is there Proof of Kobyashevite Fakes? (rgangue) Sep 23, 2020 11:59 Replies: 5 Views: 5232
Please help! Is this "Ocean Jasper" Real or Dyed/Fake/Enhanced? (Garret) Sep 12, 2020 15:22 Replies: 14 Views: 8463
Fake Colombian Emeralds (Fiebre Verde) Dec 14, 2019 11:24 Replies: 35 Views: 58832
Opinions appreciated....Citrine or glass? (AmyinTX) Nov 30, 2019 03:03 Replies: 6 Views: 11895
Specimens incorrectly labeled Bravoite coating Pyrite from Colorado (John S. White) Nov 23, 2019 07:55 Replies: 11 Views: 36078
Milpillas "Electric Blue" Azurites AND Malachites - Natural or Chipped? (bob kerr) Aug 07, 2019 17:26 Replies: 20 Views: 28166
Are there any Sicilian Sulphur fakes still around? (B.) Jun 09, 2019 09:46 Replies: 12 Views: 15451
Specimens from near the Coronel Manuel Rodriguez Mine, Chile (Kevin Conroy) Jun 02, 2019 16:55 Replies: 11 Views: 15070
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Riccardo Modanesi 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: 28373
Theft of Pieter de Bruyn collection (Pierre Joubert) Mar 14, 2019 19:40 Replies: 1 Views: 15475
Theft of Tourmalines from Fallbrook Gem & Mineral Society Museum in California (Chris Wentzell) Oct 25, 2017 14:13 Replies: 26 Views: 39390
Theft from the Franklin Mineral Museum, New Jersey (Jordi Fabre) Jul 18, 2017 07:43 Replies: 0 Views: 18364
Theft at West Coast Mineral and Fossil Show of Kristalle gold. (vic rzonca) Nov 16, 2016 07:43 Replies: 1 Views: 15006
Stolen specimen inquiry (Jordi Fabre) Aug 06, 2016 05:08 Replies: 3 Views: 17871
Theft of Colin Owen mineral specimens and collection (Pierre Joubert) Jul 15, 2016 10:34 Replies: 14 Views: 26020
THEFT of 60 world class mineral specimens in Johannesburg! (Jordi Fabre) Apr 29, 2016 10:04 Replies: 19 Views: 47600
Famous piece stolen from a Romanian Museum (David) Jan 27, 2014 14:16 Replies: 0 Views: 19818
Warning: Johannesburg Geology Museum theft: July 2013!! (Jordi Fabre) Jul 19, 2013 11:20 Replies: 2 Views: 19297
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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
100.000 Club Presentation of new members - Reference Thread (Jordi Fabre) Nov 27, 2020 23:32 Replies: 438 Views: 352290
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Advice needed on how to get started on a potential project. (Smurfstuff) Aug 04, 2021 18:23 Replies: 6 Views: 860
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Philippe Durand 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

Very nice Amethyst in the Railroad Works in North of Spain (Joan R.) Oct 06, 2021 17:28 Replies: 32 Views: 62982
When can a fossil be also considered a mineral? (Carles Millan) Apr 20, 2020 17:21 Replies: 50 Views: 67714
100.000 Club Freeware: Mineral Database (Joan R.) Jan 11, 2020 04:35 Replies: 61 Views: 138789
Is this a twin? (Duncan Miller) May 16, 2019 02:17 Replies: 28 Views: 47980
100.000 Club Quartz collecting outings in South Africa (Pierre Joubert) Mar 25, 2019 11:26 Replies: 354 Views: 367260
Blue-green rock (Viktorian) Aug 13, 2018 21:33 Replies: 7 Views: 63849
Stalactites? (John S. White) Jul 09, 2018 10:20 Replies: 24 Views: 47493
Maximum number of minerals on a specimen (David) May 06, 2018 03:02 Replies: 37 Views: 59383
Tetrahedron [111] penetration twin (Josele) Jan 13, 2018 20:26 Replies: 17 Views: 49361
100.000 Club New find of minerals from New York (Glenn Rhein) Dec 04, 2017 13:20 Replies: 123 Views: 192639
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Aniol Soler 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: 37252

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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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