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02 Dec-05:29:03 The mizunaka collection - quartz (Am Mizunaka)
01 Dec-18:55:26 The mizunaka collection - petrified wood (Am Mizunaka)
01 Dec-16:52:10 Re: collection of benjamin carballo (Benj)
01 Dec-16:33:26 Re: collection of benjamin carballo (Benj)
01 Dec-16:27:34 Re: collection of benjamin carballo (Benj)
01 Dec-13:09:10 Re: collection of joseph d'oliveira (Joseph Doliveira)
01 Dec-12:32:44 Re: collection of benjamin carballo (Benj)
01 Dec-12:32:13 Re: the mim museum in beirut, lebanon (Mim Museum)
01 Dec-12:21:34 Re: collection of joseph d'oliveira (Don Lum)
01 Dec-12:19:52 Re: collection of benjamin carballo (Benj)
01 Dec-11:57:32 Re: collection of benjamin carballo (Benj)
01 Dec-11:50:37 Re: collection of benjamin carballo (Benj)
30 Nov-20:11:14 Re: collection of joseph d'oliveira (Joseph Doliveira)
30 Nov-12:54:33 Re: zunyite from canada (Alfredo)
30 Nov-11:57:40 Re: new generation for picture - ploum (Ploum)
30 Nov-10:55:01 Re: zunyite from canada (David K. Joyce)
30 Nov-09:57:31 Re: collection of firmo espinar (Firmo Espinar)
30 Nov-05:05:24 Re: zunyite from canada (Roger Warin)
30 Nov-02:49:44 Re: john attard stolen specimens (James Catmur)
30 Nov-01:45:13 The mizunaka collection - calcite (Am Mizunaka)
29 Nov-21:21:27 Re: collection of joseph d'oliveira (Joseph Doliveira)
29 Nov-21:08:58 Re: collection of joseph d'oliveira (Joseph Doliveira)
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29 Nov-11:25:37 Re: collection of volkmar stingl (Volkmar Stingl)
29 Nov-09:44:07 Re: collection of michael shaw (Michael Shaw)

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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.


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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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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
Zunyite from Canada (Roger Warin) Nov 30, 2022 12:54 Replies: 6 Views: 429
How hard is it to find a new mineral species? (David) Nov 27, 2022 14:37 Replies: 10 Views: 702
Minerals to be found in only one location (David) Nov 27, 2022 04:04 Replies: 7 Views: 490
A new mineral species: pendevilleite (Roger Warin) Nov 23, 2022 15:32 Replies: 2 Views: 370
First 100 IUGS Geological Heritage Sites (James Catmur) Nov 05, 2022 01:58 Replies: 7 Views: 820
Philip Rashleigh’s Mineral Collection at the Royal Cornwall Museum and Why It Is Important (Roy Starkey) Sep 28, 2022 16:31 Replies: 5 Views: 1240
Calcite is acting strange under UV (Forrestblyth) Aug 08, 2022 22:33 Replies: 11 Views: 1932
Question about Rutile, Brookite and Anatase (Paul Biehler) Jul 22, 2022 09:42 Replies: 4 Views: 1541
Nature used 57 recipes to create Earth's ~10,500+ minerals! (Peter Lemkin) Jul 03, 2022 11:46 Replies: 1 Views: 1059
Spherical inclusions in amethyst - cristobalite? vs fluorite (Amir Akhavan) Jun 30, 2022 14:20 Replies: 15 Views: 3295
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alfredo 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: 33232
Pseudomorph chemistry - (40) (RayStraw) Sep 10, 2022 15:13 Replies: 28 Views: 5105
Formicaite. Beta-formicaite & alpha-Ca-formate. Mineral or not? - (39) (FMF Forum) Mar 24, 2022 06:15 Replies: 8 Views: 2878
The Tobi Martin Mineral Collection - (38) (Tobi) Oct 15, 2021 02:02 Replies: 20 Views: 8702
Blue chalcedony pseudomorphs from Ysterputs, southern Namibia - (37) (Duncan Miller) Sep 30, 2021 09:59 Replies: 1 Views: 2540
Morocco, light, shape and colour - (36) (FMF Forum) May 25, 2021 23:25 Replies: 4 Views: 5751
The native gold from Guelmim-Oued Noun, Morocco - (35) (Cesar M. Salvan) Feb 17, 2021 19:21 Replies: 8 Views: 9463
Stories in Stone: A Guide to the Geology of the Western Cape, South Africa - (34) (Duncan Miller) Mar 26, 2022 23:36 Replies: 5 Views: 6528
The Mineral Collecting History of the 79 Mine, Gila County, Arizona, USA - (33) (Tony L. Potucek) Jun 30, 2021 09:21 Replies: 21 Views: 21723
An Overview of Minerals Toxicity - (32) (cascaillou) Jan 03, 2020 15:56 Replies: 7 Views: 18735
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43 1579 Sep 10, 2022 15:13
RayStraw 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: 199205
National Library of Spain - Biblioteca Nacional de España (BNE) (James Catmur) May 01, 2020 06:32 Replies: 0 Views: 7421

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) 2022 (James Catmur) Oct 27, 2022 14:04 Replies: 20 Views: 4673
Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2022 - The reunion (Jordi Fabre) Jul 17, 2022 15:05 Replies: 12 Views: 6552
Tucson Shows 2022 (bob kerr) Mar 07, 2022 16:36 Replies: 95 Views: 38157
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2021 (Jordi Fabre) Jan 02, 2022 14:48 Replies: 27 Views: 13824
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2020 (Jordi Fabre) May 31, 2020 16:31 Replies: 104 Views: 117180
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2019 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 22, 2020 21:00 Replies: 53 Views: 61782
Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2019 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 23, 2020 02:48 Replies: 37 Views: 58858
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2019 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 22, 2020 21:06 Replies: 128 Views: 171735
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 22, 2018 12:26 Replies: 40 Views: 60345
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Aug 06, 2018 16:34 Replies: 45 Views: 72296
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48 3023 Oct 27, 2022 14:04
Roger Warin View latest post
No new posts Mineral Shows     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
Minerant 2023 - Mineral Show in Antwerp, Belgium (Jordi Fabre) Oct 27, 2022 01:33 Replies: 0 Views: 389
The historic Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines Show (Jordi Fabre) Jul 29, 2022 08:05 Replies: 50 Views: 65703
A minerals show in Isfahan, Iran (h.abbasi) Jun 19, 2022 13:38 Replies: 16 Views: 13905
2022 West Coast Spring Show (Jordi Fabre) Apr 24, 2022 16:06 Replies: 0 Views: 1180
New England Gem and Mineral Show, April 30 & May 1, 2022 (Michele Weisberg) Apr 24, 2022 07:10 Replies: 0 Views: 912
49th ROCHESTER MINERALOGICAL SYMPOSIUM! (Jordi Fabre) Mar 31, 2022 13:30 Replies: 0 Views: 1054
Southern Illinois Earth Science Club 2022 Gem, Mineral, Fossil & Jewelry Show (Mike Chontofalsky) Mar 08, 2022 17:39 Replies: 0 Views: 1167
Minerant 2022 - Mineral Show in Antwerp, Belgium (Jordi Fabre) Nov 18, 2021 06:44 Replies: 0 Views: 1934
2021 Denver Show(s) (BlueCapProductions) Jul 17, 2021 10:01 Replies: 3 Views: 3839
Virtual shows: what's the concept? (cascaillou) Jun 20, 2021 14:06 Replies: 3 Views: 3603
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230 2016 Oct 27, 2022 01:33
Jordi Fabre View latest post
No new posts Mineral Shows by Gail Spann     
To know more about this Forum, please use this link   Moderators chris, Gail
100.000 Club The Joy of Tucson, 2020 Gail Spann Experience (Gail) Feb 29, 2020 18:32 Replies: 107 Views: 109994
Sunny Tucson, Gail Spann’s adventures. 2019 (Gail) Mar 03, 2019 16:21 Replies: 36 Views: 49401
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Tucson Adventures. February 2018. (Gail) Feb 28, 2018 21:37 Replies: 209 Views: 190246
100.000 Club Tucson 2017, The insanity continues...but it sure is fun! (Gail) Feb 27, 2017 22:25 Replies: 112 Views: 129113
100.000 Club TUCSON, 2016. And away we go.... (Gail) Mar 19, 2016 11:45 Replies: 445 Views: 441124
100.000 Club The magic of Tucson, 2015. Gail Spann report. (Gail) Aug 12, 2015 11:19 Replies: 116 Views: 183229
100.000 Club Tucson 2014 Show Report, Gail Spann Having Fun Again... (Gail) Jul 26, 2014 19:32 Replies: 156 Views: 212645
100.000 Club Houston Fine Mineral Show Report, with Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 03, 2013 09:23 Replies: 103 Views: 167258
500.000 Club 2013 Tucson Show Adventure ~ Gail Spann Style. (Gail) Apr 27, 2013 02:57 Replies: 598 Views: 753410
100.000 Club Fabulous Denver Gem and Mineral Show, Sept 14, 2012 and on...Gail Spann (Gail) Nov 04, 2012 01:57 Replies: 43 Views: 105846
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41 5313 Feb 10, 2022 07:26
James Catmur 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: 60238
Please identify this! (Chester99) Nov 21, 2022 21:14 Replies: 2 Views: 354
Does this look familiar to anyone? (annierosenberg) Nov 13, 2022 21:05 Replies: 2 Views: 363
Identify (leone86) Nov 12, 2022 12:57 Replies: 3 Views: 374
Can someone identify this stone (leone86) Nov 07, 2022 13:57 Replies: 1 Views: 214
Help ID'ing some oddities please. (James Catmur) Oct 27, 2022 09:22 Replies: 7 Views: 665
Dark, metallic mystery mineral - Magnetite? Ilmenite? Hematite? (Leofwin) Oct 04, 2022 14:57 Replies: 8 Views: 1075
Could it be a fulgurite? (Ricardo Melendez) Sep 29, 2022 11:04 Replies: 3 Views: 697
Search for the locality (Dany Mabillard) Sep 25, 2022 03:55 Replies: 2 Views: 733
Warty-looking rock. Eroded garnet schist, or...? (icycatelf) Sep 21, 2022 08:13 Replies: 7 Views: 1335
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159 1150 Nov 21, 2022 21:14
Chester99 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

Can you please indentify? (marina) Nov 21, 2022 17:48 Replies: 4 Views: 433
Help with identification and locality (Greg Lilly) Nov 18, 2022 04:51 Replies: 11 Views: 950
Pebbles from Elba, containing... tourmaline? (Pete Modreski) Nov 16, 2022 10:53 Replies: 4 Views: 326
What is the location of this calcite? (indigo08) Sep 16, 2022 05:07 Replies: 4 Views: 1135
I hesitate between Sweet Home Mine and Peru (Áncash) (Roger Warin) Sep 12, 2022 14:09 Replies: 7 Views: 1244
Twinned Topaz? (Yannick Cosson) Aug 14, 2022 10:42 Replies: 8 Views: 2414
Unknown crystal (Donn C.) Aug 10, 2022 11:23 Replies: 16 Views: 1906
Datolite locality question (Mathias) Aug 05, 2022 14:50 Replies: 9 Views: 1787
Unknown garnet (Roger Warin) Aug 01, 2022 23:43 Replies: 8 Views: 2070
Question about Aquamarine (Roger Warin) Aug 01, 2022 23:37 Replies: 5 Views: 1295
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162 1591 Nov 21, 2022 17:48
Carl 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
My aim is to produce a photo that will have high-resolution characteristics (silvia) Nov 03, 2022 13:14 Replies: 1 Views: 406
Cavansite (Forrestblyth) Sep 29, 2022 09:33 Replies: 4 Views: 1113
Dr. André Rostenne’s collection. (Roger Warin) Aug 23, 2022 11:59 Replies: 7 Views: 1781
Green Fluorite (Forrestblyth) Aug 10, 2022 09:24 Replies: 6 Views: 1094
Pyromorphite (Forrestblyth) Aug 07, 2022 04:43 Replies: 1 Views: 720
Pyromorphite crystals with 'psilomelane' on Quartz (Forrestblyth) Aug 07, 2022 04:40 Replies: 2 Views: 805
Black Tourmaline Rookie pics (Dan Owens) Apr 15, 2022 03:05 Replies: 7 Views: 2326
Pictures wanted (RayStraw) Feb 01, 2022 14:38 Replies: 3 Views: 2034
Collection Anton Chizhik (Hereiam) Jan 24, 2022 09:08 Replies: 13 Views: 3894
A Tri-State Galena and Calcite (R Saunders) Sep 23, 2021 10:27 Replies: 9 Views: 5548
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124 1020 Nov 03, 2022 13:14
James Catmur 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: 34375
Favourite countries of origin? (Tobi) Sep 01, 2010 12:23 Replies: 26 Views: 43724
The other ten of the top twenty locations (Tom Mazanec) Mar 04, 2016 10:15 Replies: 9 Views: 24473
Favourite Quartzes? (Tobi) Nov 13, 2022 23:58 Replies: 62 Views: 67478
Favourite Garnets? (Tobi) Nov 10, 2021 10:03 Replies: 8 Views: 18741
Favourite Tourmalines? (Tobi) Aug 31, 2021 04:07 Replies: 28 Views: 34193
Favourite Galenas? (Tobi) Aug 31, 2021 03:59 Replies: 36 Views: 41553
100.000 Club Favourite Fluorites? (Tobi) Jul 14, 2021 01:14 Replies: 223 Views: 317516
Favourite Barytes? (Tobi) Jul 04, 2021 09:38 Replies: 31 Views: 35643
Favourite Wulfenites? (Tobi) Oct 02, 2020 23:35 Replies: 24 Views: 37290
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22 732 Nov 13, 2022 23:58
am mizunaka 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
Silurian greywackes on the Berwickshire coast Scotland (Forrestblyth) Nov 17, 2022 06:32 Replies: 8 Views: 550
Find of Wulfenite in the El Centenillo mine, Granada (James Catmur) Oct 13, 2022 07:42 Replies: 1 Views: 562
Visit to the Greenlaws Mine by Jolyon Ralph (Tobi) Aug 02, 2022 23:39 Replies: 2 Views: 1149
Westmorland and Cumberland (James Catmur) Nov 17, 2021 09:45 Replies: 2 Views: 2802
The Mines of El Horcajo - the forgotten village (James Catmur) Oct 01, 2021 10:18 Replies: 0 Views: 2288
Kamar Safed emerald mine in Panjshir, Afghanistan (Josele) Sep 25, 2021 16:50 Replies: 4 Views: 3726
Popular Minerals (Jordi Fabre) Apr 29, 2021 16:17 Replies: 98 Views: 55231
In-situ photos at Pizzo Forno, Alpe Sponda (Ticino) ? (Steve Kukla) Mar 18, 2021 12:38 Replies: 7 Views: 4917
New text on the FMF (James Catmur) Jan 04, 2021 10:54 Replies: 6 Views: 4662
Naica Mine, Chihuahua - Help Requested (Peter Megaw) Dec 29, 2020 14:19 Replies: 1 Views: 3569
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253 2148 Nov 17, 2022 06:32
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.      
Locality for a Väyrynenite? (James Catmur) Nov 21, 2022 04:14 Replies: 13 Views: 1207
Asbestos name change (James Catmur) Aug 05, 2022 09:16 Replies: 15 Views: 23123
Cabeça do Cachorro claim (alfredo) Mar 17, 2022 04:53 Replies: 11 Views: 3208
Mountain named "Fullus / Fulus" near Aouli/Morocco? (Tobi) Feb 13, 2022 07:51 Replies: 0 Views: 901
Trivia about New York City localities. (Bob Harman) Aug 22, 2020 14:48 Replies: 0 Views: 5583
Location error on a photo (Kevin Conroy) May 15, 2019 20:07 Replies: 2 Views: 13157
Hematite and Quartz from China (Tobi) Apr 08, 2019 10:53 Replies: 4 Views: 14111
Amethyst Cove, Bay of Fundy, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada - Correction (Richard Arseneau) Mar 13, 2019 10:55 Replies: 4 Views: 14995
Modificación requested for Capestang locality (Philippe Durand) Mar 24, 2017 12:31 Replies: 2 Views: 16681
Change in French administrative area (Philippe Durand) Mar 24, 2017 05:51 Replies: 1 Views: 15300
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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.      
Quartz hunt @ Capurru Quarry, Osilo, Sardinia (Tobi) Sep 30, 2022 09:27 Replies: 1 Views: 755
Carrock Mine, Mungrisdale, Eden, Cumbria, England (Forrestblyth) Sep 29, 2022 11:35 Replies: 3 Views: 614
Baryte (Forrestblyth) Sep 29, 2022 11:26 Replies: 4 Views: 1050
Rockhounding in Israel - contact needed (dimrub) Jul 26, 2022 05:52 Replies: 10 Views: 24832
South Tirol/ Tyrol (Philippe Durand) Jul 20, 2022 01:10 Replies: 5 Views: 2191
A tour in Sicily for minerals ... and beyond (mineralenzo) May 10, 2022 10:48 Replies: 14 Views: 4476
Northern Ireland, Ireland collecting sites (rgangue) Sep 22, 2021 10:21 Replies: 2 Views: 3539
Binntal, Switzerland: the micromounter paradise (Joan R.) Jun 29, 2021 07:16 Replies: 5 Views: 15061
Collecting in UK (al kirky) May 20, 2021 02:58 Replies: 5 Views: 3847
First Time Mining Suggestions around NY area ? (tynarose614) Sep 03, 2020 08:15 Replies: 5 Views: 6536
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78 562 Sep 30, 2022 09:27
Tobi 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: 202649
The biggest nuggets. (Roger Warin) Nov 08, 2016 03:51 Replies: 10 Views: 36338
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: 135538
2013, an Update... CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine (John Cornish) Jun 24, 2013 08:14 Replies: 13 Views: 48304
Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode - 'Part 2' (Antonio Da Silveira) Oct 23, 2010 17:27 Replies: 6 Views: 48627
Scoop! - An important find of amber in the "La Florida" Mine, Spain (Jordi Fabre) Dec 14, 2008 15:03 Replies: 0 Views: 33454

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 1191 Sep 09, 2022 06:05
Tobi 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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15 477 Sep 19, 2022 02:04
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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12 404 Jun 04, 2022 04:45
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


1 342 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
Linarite or azurite (Gregor) Jul 12, 2021 14:52 Replies: 5 Views: 7723
Rust remover UK (al kirky) Jun 07, 2021 12:59 Replies: 3 Views: 2960
I thought I might show how I keep these large examples (Bob Harman) May 27, 2021 09:47 Replies: 0 Views: 2334
Airtight display boxes ? (cascaillou) May 26, 2021 03:35 Replies: 14 Views: 7076
How to secure a mineral inside a plastic box? (cascaillou) May 25, 2021 03:32 Replies: 5 Views: 3728
Rescuing massive 13 lb tremolite/actinolite (Charly H) Apr 16, 2021 13:31 Replies: 10 Views: 6521
Need help on cleaning a specimen (AleaBankston) Oct 07, 2020 13:48 Replies: 7 Views: 8638
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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: 52320
1.000.000 Club Collection of Michael Shaw (Michael Shaw) Nov 29, 2022 09:44 Replies: 1871 Views: 1968985
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1.000.000 Club Don Lum Collection (Don Lum) Nov 27, 2022 17:43 Replies: 1938 Views: 1713215
1.000.000 Club Collection of Tobi (Tobi) Oct 08, 2022 13:10 Replies: 1144 Views: 1446620
1.000.000 Club The Mizunaka Collection (am mizunaka) Dec 02, 2022 05:29 Replies: 2116 Views: 1710391
1.000.000 Club New generation for picture - Ploum (ploum) Nov 30, 2022 11:57 Replies: 1401 Views: 1461207
500.000 Club Collection of Fiebre Verde (Fiebre Verde) Jul 25, 2022 16:58 Replies: 736 Views: 831554
500.000 Club Collection of Nurbo (nurbo) Mar 26, 2016 14:37 Replies: 404 Views: 669524
100.000 Club Andreas Gerstenberg Collection (Andreas Gerstenberg) May 19, 2018 14:36 Replies: 182 Views: 453905
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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) Aug 25, 2020 07:56 Replies: 394 Views: 670932
100.000 Club Tracy's favorite specimens (Tracy) Dec 21, 2017 10:32 Replies: 74 Views: 243589
Silvia's Collection (silvia) Nov 22, 2022 17:46 Replies: 206 Views: 52748
The Tama Higuchi Collection (TamaHiguchi) Aug 20, 2022 07:57 Replies: 17 Views: 2758
Nimfiara's collection (nimfiara) May 10, 2012 17:20 Replies: 30 Views: 94308
100.000 Club Linda's Private Collection (Linda Smith) Feb 08, 2012 04:31 Replies: 39 Views: 103079
Debbie's Collection (Debbie Woolf) Jul 04, 2011 10:45 Replies: 20 Views: 71259
Colleen's Collection (Colleen Thomson) May 28, 2011 19:33 Replies: 10 Views: 47099
Jessica's mineral collection (Jessica Simonoff) Jan 30, 2010 18:52 Replies: 18 Views: 67617
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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
Monthly Mineral Chronicles, Mineral Guides and more... (crocoite) Nov 15, 2022 06:15 Replies: 56 Views: 60399
Atlas of Spanish minerals (Miguel Calvo) Oct 30, 2022 13:56 Replies: 4 Views: 764
Brazil Amethyst (Linus) Sep 19, 2022 11:03 Replies: 1 Views: 1064
New Book on Gem Pegmatites (Mike Menzies) Aug 03, 2022 13:58 Replies: 1 Views: 838
A new book on emeralds (Fiebre Verde) Jul 26, 2022 14:57 Replies: 2 Views: 1059
A new book on British mineralogy - Making it Mine – Sir Arthur Russell (James Catmur) May 05, 2022 03:32 Replies: 10 Views: 2922
Article on Naica and Gypsum (Matt_Zukowski) Oct 15, 2021 11:58 Replies: 4 Views: 2858
Reminiscences of a Mineralogist by Arthur Montgomery (John S. White) Apr 08, 2021 18:22 Replies: 2 Views: 2950
Jachymov - mineralogical pearl of the Erzgebirge Mts. - book for collectors NICE (amartaus) Feb 07, 2021 11:36 Replies: 3 Views: 3685
Pink amethyst? (John S. White) Oct 10, 2020 10:01 Replies: 7 Views: 9211
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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
Tama's Mineral Paintings (TamaHiguchi) Aug 13, 2022 14:27 Replies: 9 Views: 1850
Collecting and imagining (Sante Celiberti) Nov 25, 2020 15:20 Replies: 33 Views: 41284
Mineralogical Museum of Marburg, drawn by me :-) (Tobi) Nov 04, 2019 06:03 Replies: 12 Views: 27371
Mineral collages 5.0 (Tobi) Jul 19, 2019 05:52 Replies: 4 Views: 17181
New Artwork... (crocoite) Jun 02, 2019 06:42 Replies: 13 Views: 26399
Artisan Made Gems (vic rzonca) Sep 22, 2018 14:28 Replies: 9 Views: 24604
Some new Mineralpaintings in Watercolor (MasterofStone) Sep 02, 2018 16:17 Replies: 5 Views: 17978
Chinese Realgar (crocoite) Apr 24, 2018 21:36 Replies: 8 Views: 23231
Minerals in Watercolor (MasterofStone) Feb 21, 2018 06:22 Replies: 6 Views: 21458
Grossular Garnet, Jeffrey Mine, Canada (crocoite) Dec 30, 2017 02:42 Replies: 0 Views: 31369
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silvia 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
How to destroy a beautiful pyrite. (Sante Celiberti) Apr 08, 2022 13:07 Replies: 9 Views: 18600
A very dear memory. (Sante Celiberti) Apr 08, 2022 12:24 Replies: 6 Views: 1872
Tracing the dealer "Minerals Engineering" or Brian Petrovic (TomCotterell) Sep 17, 2021 09:46 Replies: 2 Views: 3380
Tracing specimens from the Duchess of Northumberland (1787-1866) (TomCotterell) Aug 31, 2021 15:47 Replies: 6 Views: 4284
Where can I find some bio on Gilbert Gauthier? (pub1tzu) Jun 18, 2021 10:14 Replies: 4 Views: 3697
Bob Cook wins the 2021 John S. White Mineral Legacy Award (Jordi Fabre) May 01, 2021 13:06 Replies: 2 Views: 3002
Mining objects. (Sante Celiberti) Feb 10, 2021 10:34 Replies: 30 Views: 26719
Honeymoon quartz (James Catmur) Nov 29, 2020 07:58 Replies: 0 Views: 4313
History of the Chivor Emerald Mine, Colombia (Part 1) (Fiebre Verde) Oct 26, 2020 08:40 Replies: 4 Views: 5791
How to collect in an "apartment for sale". (Sante Celiberti) Aug 04, 2020 05:49 Replies: 0 Views: 5280
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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: 65628
FMF Guide of Rocks - SEDIMENTARY ROCKS (prcantos) Dec 11, 2013 17:45 Replies: 5 Views: 35159
FMF Guide of Rocks - METAMORPHIC ROCKS (prcantos) Jul 05, 2015 06:56 Replies: 16 Views: 66492
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Grave Stones of Interest to Rock People... no, really... (NellsRocks) Sep 13, 2018 16:23 Replies: 14 Views: 35706
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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
Blue herderites? from Badakhshan Afghanistan? (Christophe Gobin) Mar 25, 2022 00:19 Replies: 4 Views: 2636
Goethite from Imini mine (Morocco) (Cesar M. Salvan) Mar 13, 2022 14:57 Replies: 0 Views: 996
Aura Coating (AleaBankston) Jun 06, 2021 14:38 Replies: 15 Views: 9798
Possible Fake: Blue Hemimorphite from Ojuela (Ibrahim Jameel) Sep 30, 2020 23:07 Replies: 40 Views: 33984
Is there Proof of Kobyashevite Fakes? (rgangue) Sep 23, 2020 11:59 Replies: 5 Views: 8251
Please help! Is this "Ocean Jasper" Real or Dyed/Fake/Enhanced? (Garret) Sep 12, 2020 15:22 Replies: 14 Views: 14198
Fake Colombian Emeralds (Fiebre Verde) Dec 14, 2019 11:24 Replies: 35 Views: 66851
Opinions appreciated....Citrine or glass? (AmyinTX) Nov 30, 2019 03:03 Replies: 6 Views: 14342
Specimens incorrectly labeled Bravoite coating Pyrite from Colorado (John S. White) Nov 23, 2019 07:55 Replies: 11 Views: 39692
Milpillas "Electric Blue" Azurites AND Malachites - Natural or Chipped? (bob kerr) Aug 07, 2019 17:26 Replies: 20 Views: 34924
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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: 494
Stolen specimen alert - Stolen from the University of California, Santa Barbara! (Jordi Fabre) Aug 21, 2019 22:36 Replies: 2 Views: 31057
Theft of Pieter de Bruyn collection (Pierre Joubert) Mar 14, 2019 19:40 Replies: 1 Views: 17404
Theft of Tourmalines from Fallbrook Gem & Mineral Society Museum in California (Chris Wentzell) Oct 25, 2017 14:13 Replies: 26 Views: 46506
Theft from the Franklin Mineral Museum, New Jersey (Jordi Fabre) Jul 18, 2017 07:43 Replies: 0 Views: 19974
Theft at West Coast Mineral and Fossil Show of Kristalle gold. (vic rzonca) Nov 16, 2016 07:43 Replies: 1 Views: 16742
Stolen specimen inquiry (Jordi Fabre) Aug 06, 2016 05:08 Replies: 3 Views: 20500
Theft of Colin Owen mineral specimens and collection (Pierre Joubert) Jul 15, 2016 10:34 Replies: 14 Views: 29331
THEFT of 60 world class mineral specimens in Johannesburg! (Jordi Fabre) Apr 29, 2016 10:04 Replies: 19 Views: 52607
Famous piece stolen from a Romanian Museum (David) Jan 27, 2014 14:16 Replies: 0 Views: 21413
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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) Oct 31, 2022 13:12 Replies: 468 Views: 423713
Money talks, especially in the hobby of mineral collecting (silvia) Nov 08, 2022 13:49 Replies: 24 Views: 2739
Smithsonite Brief Mineralogical Guide For Beginners (Minerals & Fossils yt) Oct 21, 2022 18:19 Replies: 0 Views: 329
Brief Visual Guide To Azurite (For Beginners) (Minerals & Fossils yt) Sep 19, 2022 05:02 Replies: 1 Views: 650
Proper salinity tester when making alum crystals? (Martin Baender) Sep 18, 2022 12:20 Replies: 1 Views: 422
Strange glue on the back of a turquoise cabochon (grm) Aug 25, 2022 04:12 Replies: 6 Views: 1091
Godarts Evolves (Godsart) Aug 19, 2022 00:57 Replies: 8 Views: 1340
Dynamics involved in quartz forming hexagonal rings? (Donn C.) Aug 14, 2022 17:40 Replies: 6 Views: 1006
Dragon Stone / Septarian Concretion (Airborn406) Aug 13, 2022 07:19 Replies: 7 Views: 1475
New Brief Visual Guide for Quartz (Minerals & Fossils yt) Jul 13, 2022 01:25 Replies: 7 Views: 1772
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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

Very nice Amethyst in the Railroad Works in North of Spain (Joan R.) Oct 06, 2021 17:28 Replies: 32 Views: 75181
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100.000 Club Freeware: Mineral Database (Joan R.) Jan 11, 2020 04:35 Replies: 61 Views: 153716
Is this a twin? (Duncan Miller) May 16, 2019 02:17 Replies: 28 Views: 56375
100.000 Club Quartz collecting outings in South Africa (Pierre Joubert) Mar 25, 2019 11:26 Replies: 354 Views: 426923
Blue-green rock (Viktorian) Aug 13, 2018 21:33 Replies: 7 Views: 70589
Stalactites? (John S. White) Jul 09, 2018 10:20 Replies: 24 Views: 54784
Maximum number of minerals on a specimen (David) May 06, 2018 03:02 Replies: 37 Views: 67629
Tetrahedron [111] penetration twin (Josele) Jan 13, 2018 20:26 Replies: 17 Views: 54353
100.000 Club New find of minerals from New York (Glenn Rhein) Dec 04, 2017 13:20 Replies: 123 Views: 215768
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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: 39236

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The FMF Forum has an anti-spam system that means that you cannot add links to messages. To give you an idea, each day we get about 20 attempts to post ‘rubbish publicity’ on themes that have nothing to do with minerals. So this system keeps the forum...

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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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