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29 Sep-10:21:14 Re: could it be a fulgurite? (Pete Richards)
29 Sep-10:02:26 Re: carrock tungsten mine mungrisdale eden cumbria (Forrestblyth)
29 Sep-09:55:00 Carrock mine, mungrisdale, eden, cumbria, england (Forrestblyth)
29 Sep-09:33:02 Re: cavansite (Forrestblyth)
29 Sep-08:24:53 Re: could it be a fulgurite? (James Catmur)
28 Sep-19:18:01 Could it be a fulgurite? (Ricardo Melendez)
28 Sep-17:28:12 Collection of bergur e. Sigurdarson (Bergur_e_sigurdarson)
28 Sep-17:23:02 Collection of bergur e. Sigurdarson (Bergur_e_sigurdarson)
28 Sep-16:31:22 Re: philip rashleigh’s mineral collection at the royal cornwall museum and why it is impor (Roy Starkey)
28 Sep-16:26:44 The mizunaka collection - calcite (Am Mizunaka)
28 Sep-16:12:41 Re: don lum collection (Don Lum)
28 Sep-14:54:15 Re: cavansite (Steve Maslansky)
28 Sep-14:06:18 Re: collection of michael shaw (Michael Shaw)
28 Sep-13:58:44 Re: baryte (Robert Seitz)
28 Sep-12:50:41 Re: baryte (James Catmur)
28 Sep-03:49:04 Re: philip rashleigh’s mineral collection at the royal cornwall museum and why it is impor (James Catmur)
27 Sep-16:55:51 Re: don lum collection (Don Lum)
27 Sep-13:37:33 The mizunaka collection - amethyst (Am Mizunaka)
27 Sep-12:13:33 Re: philip rashleigh’s mineral collection at the royal cornwall museum and why it is impor (Robert Seitz)
27 Sep-07:17:49 Re: philip rashleigh’s mineral collection at the royal cornwall museum and why it is impor (James Catmur)
26 Sep-13:08:04 Copper pseudomorphs - silvia's collection (Silvia)
26 Sep-13:02:14 Re: collection of volkmar stingl (Volkmar Stingl)
26 Sep-11:37:52 Re: cavansite (Jesse Fisher)
26 Sep-11:10:09 Re: cavansite (James Catmur)
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I created this Forum with the idea of creating a place to share questions and answers with other mineral enthusiasts and, most importantly, to try to provide a serious space where mineralogy questions can be discussed free of bothersome errors, free due the high standards of the administrators and moderators. We owe much of the success of this Forum to their fine texts; with them helping us, our Forum looks "clean" at least in terms of its scientific content.

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


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

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

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

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

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Mineral specimen related questions  Topics   Posts   Last Post 
Questions you have about mineral specimens, such as help in identifying a mineral or queries about localities for specimens
 
No new posts Minerals and Mineralogy     
In this forum you can suggest and discuss things related to the technical and scientific aspects of minerals and mineralogy.   Moderators John S. White, Peter Megaw, chris, alfredo, Antonio Alcaide, cascaillou
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: 583
Pseudomorph chemistry (RayStraw) Sep 10, 2022 15:13 Replies: 28 Views: 2843
Calcite is acting strange under UV (Forrestblyth) Aug 08, 2022 22:33 Replies: 11 Views: 1094
Question about Rutile, Brookite and Anatase (Paul Biehler) Jul 22, 2022 09:42 Replies: 4 Views: 1038
Nature used 57 recipes to create Earth's ~10,500+ minerals! (Peter Lemkin) Jul 03, 2022 11:46 Replies: 1 Views: 753
Spherical inclusions in amethyst - cristobalite? vs fluorite (Amir Akhavan) Jun 30, 2022 14:20 Replies: 15 Views: 2555
Red fluorescence in Fluorite (Bob Carnein) Jun 29, 2022 08:43 Replies: 13 Views: 7072
Crystallography question (Bob Carnein) Jun 17, 2022 14:53 Replies: 6 Views: 1040
Elbaite, ending moor's head (Roger Warin) Jun 11, 2022 18:31 Replies: 9 Views: 1816
How long does it take for a crystal to form? (h.abbasi) Jun 04, 2022 00:38 Replies: 13 Views: 1668
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763 7183 Sep 28, 2022 16:31
Roy Starkey 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: 32561
Formicaite. Beta-formicaite & alpha-Ca-formate. Mineral or not? - (39) (FMF Forum) Mar 24, 2022 06:15 Replies: 8 Views: 2363
The Tobi Martin Mineral Collection - (38) (Tobi) Oct 15, 2021 02:02 Replies: 20 Views: 7700
Blue chalcedony pseudomorphs from Ysterputs, southern Namibia - (37) (Duncan Miller) Sep 30, 2021 09:59 Replies: 1 Views: 2246
Morocco, light, shape and colour - (36) (FMF Forum) May 25, 2021 23:25 Replies: 4 Views: 5328
The native gold from Guelmim-Oued Noun, Morocco - (35) (Cesar M. Salvan) Feb 17, 2021 19:21 Replies: 8 Views: 8854
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: 6080
The Mineral Collecting History of the 79 Mine, Gila County, Arizona, USA - (33) (Tony L. Potucek) Jun 30, 2021 09:21 Replies: 21 Views: 20426
An Overview of Minerals Toxicity - (32) (cascaillou) Jan 03, 2020 15:56 Replies: 7 Views: 18226
Blue Lace Agate from Ysterputs, Southern Namibia - (31) (Jordi Fabre) Mar 02, 2022 07:34 Replies: 4 Views: 7547
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42 1550 Mar 26, 2022 23:36
Duncan Miller 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: 187838
National Library of Spain - Biblioteca Nacional de España (BNE) (James Catmur) May 01, 2020 06:32 Replies: 0 Views: 7142

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
Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2022 - The reunion (Jordi Fabre) Jul 17, 2022 15:05 Replies: 12 Views: 5555
Tucson Shows 2022 (bob kerr) Mar 07, 2022 16:36 Replies: 95 Views: 34104
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2021 (Jordi Fabre) Jan 02, 2022 14:48 Replies: 27 Views: 12227
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2020 (Jordi Fabre) May 31, 2020 16:31 Replies: 104 Views: 112839
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2019 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 22, 2020 21:00 Replies: 53 Views: 59548
Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2019 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 23, 2020 02:48 Replies: 37 Views: 57173
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2019 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 22, 2020 21:06 Replies: 128 Views: 165779
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 22, 2018 12:26 Replies: 40 Views: 58328
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Aug 06, 2018 16:34 Replies: 45 Views: 70237
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Jun 16, 2018 17:47 Replies: 158 Views: 206556
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47 3002 Jul 17, 2022 15:05
Jordi Fabre View latest post
No new posts Mineral Shows     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
The historic Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines Show (Jordi Fabre) Jul 29, 2022 08:05 Replies: 50 Views: 63755
A minerals show in Isfahan, Iran (h.abbasi) Jun 19, 2022 13:38 Replies: 16 Views: 12819
2022 West Coast Spring Show (Jordi Fabre) Apr 24, 2022 16:06 Replies: 0 Views: 932
New England Gem and Mineral Show, April 30 & May 1, 2022 (Michele Weisberg) Apr 24, 2022 07:10 Replies: 0 Views: 643
49th ROCHESTER MINERALOGICAL SYMPOSIUM! (Jordi Fabre) Mar 31, 2022 13:30 Replies: 0 Views: 837
Southern Illinois Earth Science Club 2022 Gem, Mineral, Fossil & Jewelry Show (Mike Chontofalsky) Mar 08, 2022 17:39 Replies: 0 Views: 949
Minerant 2022 - Mineral Show in Antwerp, Belgium (Jordi Fabre) Nov 18, 2021 06:44 Replies: 0 Views: 1722
2021 Denver Show(s) (BlueCapProductions) Jul 17, 2021 10:01 Replies: 3 Views: 3545
Virtual shows: what's the concept? (cascaillou) Jun 20, 2021 14:06 Replies: 3 Views: 3307
Bologna 2021! (Jordi Fabre) May 27, 2021 13:47 Replies: 0 Views: 2528
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229 2015 Jul 29, 2022 08:05
minsur 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: 105769
Sunny Tucson, Gail Spann’s adventures. 2019 (Gail) Mar 03, 2019 16:21 Replies: 36 Views: 47778
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Tucson Adventures. February 2018. (Gail) Feb 28, 2018 21:37 Replies: 209 Views: 183998
100.000 Club Tucson 2017, The insanity continues...but it sure is fun! (Gail) Feb 27, 2017 22:25 Replies: 112 Views: 125909
100.000 Club TUCSON, 2016. And away we go.... (Gail) Mar 19, 2016 11:45 Replies: 445 Views: 428042
100.000 Club The magic of Tucson, 2015. Gail Spann report. (Gail) Aug 12, 2015 11:19 Replies: 116 Views: 179473
100.000 Club Tucson 2014 Show Report, Gail Spann Having Fun Again... (Gail) Jul 26, 2014 19:32 Replies: 156 Views: 207883
100.000 Club Houston Fine Mineral Show Report, with Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 03, 2013 09:23 Replies: 103 Views: 163981
500.000 Club 2013 Tucson Show Adventure ~ Gail Spann Style. (Gail) Apr 27, 2013 02:57 Replies: 598 Views: 737639
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: 104248
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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: 59312
Could it be a fulgurite? (Ricardo Melendez) Sep 29, 2022 10:21 Replies: 2 Views: 124
Baryte (Forrestblyth) Sep 28, 2022 13:58 Replies: 3 Views: 484
Search for the locality (Dany Mabillard) Sep 25, 2022 03:55 Replies: 2 Views: 426
Warty-looking rock. Eroded garnet schist, or...? (icycatelf) Sep 21, 2022 08:13 Replies: 7 Views: 701
Mineral collection from fleabay ID help please (Forrestblyth) Sep 19, 2022 04:57 Replies: 1 Views: 583
Cool rock (Kales83) Aug 22, 2022 08:30 Replies: 4 Views: 655
Mojave, California: What is It? (Catahoula) Aug 19, 2022 23:20 Replies: 1 Views: 292
Metallic grey mineral - request for identity help (Sam Durrant) Aug 09, 2022 22:53 Replies: 7 Views: 668
Dark green mineral, what is this? (grm) Jul 10, 2022 11:16 Replies: 9 Views: 1523
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155 1124 Sep 29, 2022 10:21
Pete Richards 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

What is the location of this calcite? (indigo08) Sep 16, 2022 05:07 Replies: 4 Views: 508
I hesitate between Sweet Home Mine and Peru (Áncash) (Roger Warin) Sep 12, 2022 14:09 Replies: 7 Views: 661
Twinned Topaz? (Yannick Cosson) Aug 14, 2022 10:42 Replies: 8 Views: 1812
Unknown crystal (Donn C.) Aug 10, 2022 11:23 Replies: 16 Views: 1078
Datolite locality question (Mathias) Aug 05, 2022 14:50 Replies: 9 Views: 1088
Unknown garnet (Roger Warin) Aug 01, 2022 23:43 Replies: 8 Views: 1441
Question about Aquamarine (Roger Warin) Aug 01, 2022 23:37 Replies: 5 Views: 837
Linarite (Forrestblyth) Jun 30, 2022 16:27 Replies: 1 Views: 506
Quartz confusion (Nirvash Heera) Jun 28, 2022 03:13 Replies: 2 Views: 759
Gold? (Duane01) Jun 24, 2022 08:35 Replies: 2 Views: 816
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159 1569 Sep 16, 2022 05:07
Tobi View latest post
No new posts Micros & Macros - Images of Minerals     
In this Forum you can add photos of minerals micromounts or macro minerals, give opinions on their identification, and share information on microscopes and taking photos.   Moderators chris, Antonio Alcaide
Cavansite (Forrestblyth) Sep 29, 2022 09:33 Replies: 4 Views: 484
Dr. André Rostenne’s collection. (Roger Warin) Aug 23, 2022 11:59 Replies: 7 Views: 1223
Green Fluorite (Forrestblyth) Aug 10, 2022 09:24 Replies: 6 Views: 684
Pyromorphite (Forrestblyth) Aug 07, 2022 04:43 Replies: 1 Views: 422
Pyromorphite crystals with 'psilomelane' on Quartz (Forrestblyth) Aug 07, 2022 04:40 Replies: 2 Views: 461
Black Tourmaline Rookie pics (Dan Owens) Apr 15, 2022 03:05 Replies: 7 Views: 1914
Pictures wanted (RayStraw) Feb 01, 2022 14:38 Replies: 3 Views: 1708
Collection Anton Chizhik (Hereiam) Jan 24, 2022 09:08 Replies: 13 Views: 3175
A Tri-State Galena and Calcite (R Saunders) Sep 23, 2021 10:27 Replies: 9 Views: 5052
About a rutile epitaxy on hematite in quartz (Roger Warin) Jul 30, 2021 14:51 Replies: 3 Views: 2588
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123 1018 Sep 29, 2022 09:33
Forrestblyth 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: 33624
Favourite countries of origin? (Tobi) Sep 01, 2010 12:23 Replies: 26 Views: 42831
The other ten of the top twenty locations (Tom Mazanec) Mar 04, 2016 10:15 Replies: 9 Views: 24026
Favourite Quartzes? (Tobi) Aug 11, 2022 00:58 Replies: 61 Views: 65032
Favourite Garnets? (Tobi) Nov 10, 2021 10:03 Replies: 8 Views: 18205
Favourite Tourmalines? (Tobi) Aug 31, 2021 04:07 Replies: 28 Views: 32965
Favourite Galenas? (Tobi) Aug 31, 2021 03:59 Replies: 36 Views: 39946
100.000 Club Favourite Fluorites? (Tobi) Jul 14, 2021 01:14 Replies: 223 Views: 310272
Favourite Barytes? (Tobi) Jul 04, 2021 09:38 Replies: 31 Views: 34130
Favourite Wulfenites? (Tobi) Oct 02, 2020 23:35 Replies: 24 Views: 36189
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22 731 Aug 11, 2022 00:58
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
Visit to the Greenlaws Mine by Jolyon Ralph (Tobi) Aug 02, 2022 23:39 Replies: 2 Views: 824
Westmorland and Cumberland (James Catmur) Nov 17, 2021 09:45 Replies: 2 Views: 2549
The Mines of El Horcajo - the forgotten village (James Catmur) Oct 01, 2021 10:18 Replies: 0 Views: 2056
Kamar Safed emerald mine in Panjshir, Afghanistan (Josele) Sep 25, 2021 16:50 Replies: 4 Views: 3287
Popular Minerals (Jordi Fabre) Apr 29, 2021 16:17 Replies: 98 Views: 52444
In-situ photos at Pizzo Forno, Alpe Sponda (Ticino) ? (Steve Kukla) Mar 18, 2021 12:38 Replies: 7 Views: 4535
New text on the FMF (James Catmur) Jan 04, 2021 10:54 Replies: 6 Views: 4318
Naica Mine, Chihuahua - Help Requested (Peter Megaw) Dec 29, 2020 14:19 Replies: 1 Views: 3332
Rutile locality? (Pete Richards) Dec 21, 2020 20:44 Replies: 18 Views: 9355
Vauxite from Huanuni? (al mar) Nov 08, 2020 02:37 Replies: 3 Views: 4507
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251 2137 Aug 02, 2022 23:39
silvia 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.      
Asbestos name change (James Catmur) Aug 05, 2022 09:16 Replies: 15 Views: 22423
Cabeça do Cachorro claim (alfredo) Mar 17, 2022 04:53 Replies: 11 Views: 2594
Mountain named "Fullus / Fulus" near Aouli/Morocco? (Tobi) Feb 13, 2022 07:51 Replies: 0 Views: 681
Trivia about New York City localities. (Bob Harman) Aug 22, 2020 14:48 Replies: 0 Views: 5349
Location error on a photo (Kevin Conroy) May 15, 2019 20:07 Replies: 2 Views: 12918
Hematite and Quartz from China (Tobi) Apr 08, 2019 10:53 Replies: 4 Views: 13793
Amethyst Cove, Bay of Fundy, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada - Correction (Richard Arseneau) Mar 13, 2019 10:55 Replies: 4 Views: 14598
Modificación requested for Capestang locality (Philippe Durand) Mar 24, 2017 12:31 Replies: 2 Views: 16418
Change in French administrative area (Philippe Durand) Mar 24, 2017 05:51 Replies: 1 Views: 15089
Proper locality name of the Czar Mine? (Jordi Fabre) May 11, 2016 05:20 Replies: 4 Views: 20808
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12 80 Aug 05, 2022 09:16
James Catmur 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.      
Carrock Mine, Mungrisdale, Eden, Cumbria, England (Forrestblyth) Sep 29, 2022 10:02 Replies: 1 Views: 27
Rockhounding in Israel - contact needed (dimrub) Jul 26, 2022 05:52 Replies: 10 Views: 24101
South Tirol/ Tyrol (Philippe Durand) Jul 20, 2022 01:10 Replies: 5 Views: 1795
A tour in Sicily for minerals ... and beyond (mineralenzo) May 10, 2022 10:48 Replies: 14 Views: 3585
Northern Ireland, Ireland collecting sites (rgangue) Sep 22, 2021 10:21 Replies: 2 Views: 3267
Binntal, Switzerland: the micromounter paradise (Joan R.) Jun 29, 2021 07:16 Replies: 5 Views: 14669
Collecting in UK (al kirky) May 20, 2021 02:58 Replies: 5 Views: 3465
First Time Mining Suggestions around NY area ? (tynarose614) Sep 03, 2020 08:15 Replies: 5 Views: 6216
Sky Hawk claim, Lake George, Colorado. Dorris Family. (Gail) Aug 25, 2020 08:11 Replies: 12 Views: 9877
A crystal collecting outing to Ceres, South Africa (Reinhardt van Vuuren) Jul 03, 2020 03:32 Replies: 8 Views: 18458
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76 553 Sep 29, 2022 10:02
Forrestblyth 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: 200203
The biggest nuggets. (Roger Warin) Nov 08, 2016 03:51 Replies: 10 Views: 35625
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: 133018
2013, an Update... CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine (John Cornish) Jun 24, 2013 08:14 Replies: 13 Views: 47612
Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode - 'Part 2' (Antonio Da Silveira) Oct 23, 2010 17:27 Replies: 6 Views: 48102
Scoop! - An important find of amber in the "La Florida" Mine, Spain (Jordi Fabre) Dec 14, 2008 15:03 Replies: 0 Views: 33178

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: 6819
Rust remover UK (al kirky) Jun 07, 2021 12:59 Replies: 3 Views: 2669
I thought I might show how I keep these large examples (Bob Harman) May 27, 2021 09:47 Replies: 0 Views: 2118
Airtight display boxes ? (cascaillou) May 26, 2021 03:35 Replies: 14 Views: 6243
How to secure a mineral inside a plastic box? (cascaillou) May 25, 2021 03:32 Replies: 5 Views: 3371
Rescuing massive 13 lb tremolite/actinolite (Charly H) Apr 16, 2021 13:31 Replies: 10 Views: 6023
Need help on cleaning a specimen (AleaBankston) Oct 07, 2020 13:48 Replies: 7 Views: 8245
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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: 51656
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1.000.000 Club Collection of Tobi (Tobi) Sep 18, 2022 02:26 Replies: 1136 Views: 1421113
1.000.000 Club The Mizunaka Collection (am mizunaka) Sep 28, 2022 16:26 Replies: 2027 Views: 1649847
1.000.000 Club New generation for picture - Ploum (ploum) Aug 27, 2022 04:07 Replies: 1392 Views: 1395948
500.000 Club Collection of Fiebre Verde (Fiebre Verde) Jul 25, 2022 16:58 Replies: 736 Views: 809506
500.000 Club Collection of Nurbo (nurbo) Mar 26, 2016 14:37 Replies: 404 Views: 658176
100.000 Club Andreas Gerstenberg Collection (Andreas Gerstenberg) May 19, 2018 14:36 Replies: 182 Views: 445887
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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: 659180
100.000 Club Tracy's favorite specimens (Tracy) Dec 21, 2017 10:32 Replies: 74 Views: 240212
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The Tama Higuchi Collection (TamaHiguchi) Aug 20, 2022 07:57 Replies: 17 Views: 1878
Nimfiara's collection (nimfiara) May 10, 2012 17:20 Replies: 30 Views: 92834
100.000 Club Linda's Private Collection (Linda Smith) Feb 08, 2012 04:31 Replies: 39 Views: 101735
Debbie's Collection (Debbie Woolf) Jul 04, 2011 10:45 Replies: 20 Views: 70205
Colleen's Collection (Colleen Thomson) May 28, 2011 19:33 Replies: 10 Views: 46503
Jessica's mineral collection (Jessica Simonoff) Jan 30, 2010 18:52 Replies: 18 Views: 66630
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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
Brazil Amethyst (Linus) Sep 19, 2022 11:03 Replies: 1 Views: 735
Monthly Mineral Chronicles, Mineral Guides and more... (crocoite) Sep 14, 2022 23:12 Replies: 54 Views: 57759
New Book on Gem Pegmatites (Mike Menzies) Aug 03, 2022 13:58 Replies: 1 Views: 571
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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: 2374
Article on Naica and Gypsum (Matt_Zukowski) Oct 15, 2021 11:58 Replies: 4 Views: 2520
Reminiscences of a Mineralogist by Arthur Montgomery (John S. White) Apr 08, 2021 18:22 Replies: 2 Views: 2681
Jachymov - mineralogical pearl of the Erzgebirge Mts. - book for collectors NICE (amartaus) Feb 07, 2021 11:36 Replies: 3 Views: 3387
Pink amethyst? (John S. White) Oct 10, 2020 10:01 Replies: 7 Views: 8790
Mineral Collections of Brazil (Byron Anderson) Oct 05, 2020 23:12 Replies: 14 Views: 8563
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James Catmur 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
Tama's Mineral Paintings (TamaHiguchi) Aug 13, 2022 14:27 Replies: 9 Views: 1003
Collecting and imagining (Sante Celiberti) Nov 25, 2020 15:20 Replies: 33 Views: 40042
Mineralogical Museum of Marburg, drawn by me :-) (Tobi) Nov 04, 2019 06:03 Replies: 12 Views: 26800
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New Artwork... (crocoite) Jun 02, 2019 06:42 Replies: 13 Views: 25732
Artisan Made Gems (vic rzonca) Sep 22, 2018 14:28 Replies: 9 Views: 24117
Some new Mineralpaintings in Watercolor (MasterofStone) Sep 02, 2018 16:17 Replies: 5 Views: 17561
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Grossular Garnet, Jeffrey Mine, Canada (crocoite) Dec 30, 2017 02:42 Replies: 0 Views: 31119
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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: 17873
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Tracing the dealer "Minerals Engineering" or Brian Petrovic (TomCotterell) Sep 17, 2021 09:46 Replies: 2 Views: 3086
Tracing specimens from the Duchess of Northumberland (1787-1866) (TomCotterell) Aug 31, 2021 15:47 Replies: 6 Views: 3796
Where can I find some bio on Gilbert Gauthier? (pub1tzu) Jun 18, 2021 10:14 Replies: 4 Views: 3315
Bob Cook wins the 2021 John S. White Mineral Legacy Award (Jordi Fabre) May 01, 2021 13:06 Replies: 2 Views: 2702
Mining objects. (Sante Celiberti) Feb 10, 2021 10:34 Replies: 30 Views: 25563
Honeymoon quartz (James Catmur) Nov 29, 2020 07:58 Replies: 0 Views: 4096
History of the Chivor Emerald Mine, Colombia (Part 1) (Fiebre Verde) Oct 26, 2020 08:40 Replies: 4 Views: 5514
How to collect in an "apartment for sale". (Sante Celiberti) Aug 04, 2020 05:49 Replies: 0 Views: 5080
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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: 64462
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FMF Guide of Rocks - METAMORPHIC ROCKS (prcantos) Jul 05, 2015 06:56 Replies: 16 Views: 65673
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Grave Stones of Interest to Rock People... no, really... (NellsRocks) Sep 13, 2018 16:23 Replies: 14 Views: 34945
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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: 2079
Goethite from Imini mine (Morocco) (Cesar M. Salvan) Mar 13, 2022 14:57 Replies: 0 Views: 767
Aura Coating (AleaBankston) Jun 06, 2021 14:38 Replies: 15 Views: 8884
Possible Fake: Blue Hemimorphite from Ojuela (Ibrahim Jameel) Sep 30, 2020 23:07 Replies: 40 Views: 32037
Is there Proof of Kobyashevite Fakes? (rgangue) Sep 23, 2020 11:59 Replies: 5 Views: 7764
Please help! Is this "Ocean Jasper" Real or Dyed/Fake/Enhanced? (Garret) Sep 12, 2020 15:22 Replies: 14 Views: 13330
Fake Colombian Emeralds (Fiebre Verde) Dec 14, 2019 11:24 Replies: 35 Views: 65413
Opinions appreciated....Citrine or glass? (AmyinTX) Nov 30, 2019 03:03 Replies: 6 Views: 13913
Specimens incorrectly labeled Bravoite coating Pyrite from Colorado (John S. White) Nov 23, 2019 07:55 Replies: 11 Views: 39053
Milpillas "Electric Blue" Azurites AND Malachites - Natural or Chipped? (bob kerr) Aug 07, 2019 17:26 Replies: 20 Views: 33763
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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.      
Stolen specimen alert - Stolen from the University of California, Santa Barbara! (Jordi Fabre) Aug 21, 2019 22:36 Replies: 2 Views: 30715
Theft of Pieter de Bruyn collection (Pierre Joubert) Mar 14, 2019 19:40 Replies: 1 Views: 17113
Theft of Tourmalines from Fallbrook Gem & Mineral Society Museum in California (Chris Wentzell) Oct 25, 2017 14:13 Replies: 26 Views: 45252
Theft from the Franklin Mineral Museum, New Jersey (Jordi Fabre) Jul 18, 2017 07:43 Replies: 0 Views: 19732
Theft at West Coast Mineral and Fossil Show of Kristalle gold. (vic rzonca) Nov 16, 2016 07:43 Replies: 1 Views: 16493
Stolen specimen inquiry (Jordi Fabre) Aug 06, 2016 05:08 Replies: 3 Views: 20197
Theft of Colin Owen mineral specimens and collection (Pierre Joubert) Jul 15, 2016 10:34 Replies: 14 Views: 28776
THEFT of 60 world class mineral specimens in Johannesburg! (Jordi Fabre) Apr 29, 2016 10:04 Replies: 19 Views: 51761
Famous piece stolen from a Romanian Museum (David) Jan 27, 2014 14:16 Replies: 0 Views: 21170
Warning: Johannesburg Geology Museum theft: July 2013!! (Jordi Fabre) Jul 19, 2013 11:20 Replies: 2 Views: 20702
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100.000 Club Presentation of new members - Reference Thread (Jordi Fabre) Aug 13, 2022 03:39 Replies: 461 Views: 411441
Brief Visual Guide To Azurite (For Beginners) (Minerals & Fossils yt) Sep 19, 2022 05:02 Replies: 1 Views: 323
Proper salinity tester when making alum crystals? (Martin Baender) Sep 18, 2022 12:20 Replies: 1 Views: 199
Strange glue on the back of a turquoise cabochon (grm) Aug 25, 2022 04:12 Replies: 6 Views: 701
Godarts Evolves (Godsart) Aug 19, 2022 00:57 Replies: 8 Views: 789
Dynamics involved in quartz forming hexagonal rings? (Donn C.) Aug 14, 2022 17:40 Replies: 6 Views: 599
Dragon Stone / Septarian Concretion (Airborn406) Aug 13, 2022 07:19 Replies: 7 Views: 938
New Brief Visual Guide for Quartz (Minerals & Fossils yt) Jul 13, 2022 01:25 Replies: 7 Views: 1309
New Mineral Focused YouTube Channel (Minerals & Fossils yt) Jul 07, 2022 12:38 Replies: 4 Views: 1485
Backlighting specimens (James Catmur) Jun 28, 2022 15:41 Replies: 4 Views: 1008
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James Catmur 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: 73305
When can a fossil be also considered a mineral? (Carles Millan) Apr 20, 2020 17:21 Replies: 50 Views: 82594
100.000 Club Freeware: Mineral Database (Joan R.) Jan 11, 2020 04:35 Replies: 61 Views: 151320
Is this a twin? (Duncan Miller) May 16, 2019 02:17 Replies: 28 Views: 54931
100.000 Club Quartz collecting outings in South Africa (Pierre Joubert) Mar 25, 2019 11:26 Replies: 354 Views: 416805
Blue-green rock (Viktorian) Aug 13, 2018 21:33 Replies: 7 Views: 69597
Stalactites? (John S. White) Jul 09, 2018 10:20 Replies: 24 Views: 53597
Maximum number of minerals on a specimen (David) May 06, 2018 03:02 Replies: 37 Views: 66288
Tetrahedron [111] penetration twin (Josele) Jan 13, 2018 20:26 Replies: 17 Views: 53552
100.000 Club New find of minerals from New York (Glenn Rhein) Dec 04, 2017 13:20 Replies: 123 Views: 211977
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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: 38968

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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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