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

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

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

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Questions you have about mineral specimens, such as help in identifying a mineral or queries about localities for specimens
 
No new posts Minerals and Mineralogy     
In this forum you can suggest and discuss things related to the technical and scientific aspects of minerals and mineralogy.   Moderators John S. White, Peter Megaw, chris, alfredo, Antonio Alcaide, cascaillou
Inclusion of Pezzotaite in Quartz (Roger Warin) Jun 09, 2024 07:47 Replies: 0 Views: 201
Is it possible for this specimen of Hyalite to be associated with other minerals? (Rick Roan) Jun 01, 2024 20:02 Replies: 8 Views: 746
Is Malachite Rare? (Matt_Zukowski) Jun 01, 2024 10:21 Replies: 0 Views: 190
Mineral identification tips (Robson Vieira) Jun 01, 2024 07:40 Replies: 9 Views: 846
Provide Miller indices in practice please (Robson Vieira) May 30, 2024 09:49 Replies: 11 Views: 945
Mystery stone, who knows what it is? (Flubbelyte) Apr 17, 2024 16:31 Replies: 1 Views: 1360
Trying to find information on rose/pink quartz and tourmaline associations. (Ning) Mar 30, 2024 09:14 Replies: 17 Views: 4511
Mineralogy & Museums 10 - Cardiff - 12th-13th August 2024 (Roy Starkey) Mar 18, 2024 06:47 Replies: 0 Views: 2417
Can you recommend a lab to analyse specimens (James Catmur) Mar 12, 2024 07:36 Replies: 29 Views: 13546
How do calcium carbonate Vaterite and Calcite crystals form? (James Catmur) Mar 02, 2024 13:25 Replies: 0 Views: 2232
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Roger Warin 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: 46216
Contributions of Dr. C. Menor-Salván - The chromate-rich mimetite from Nakhlak - (48) (FMF Forum) Jun 13, 2024 10:21 Replies: 2 Views: 169
Contribution Dr. Menor-Salván - Uranyl minerals at Assunçao mine (Portugal) - (47) (FMF Forum) May 11, 2024 13:26 Replies: 2 Views: 487
Contribution Dr. Menor-Salván - A ‘martian’ solution for a mineral problem - (46) (FMF Forum) Jan 27, 2024 12:00 Replies: 2 Views: 2231
Contribution Dr. Menor-Salván - Life and Minerals: the Machów mine (Poland) - (45) (FMF Forum) Jan 16, 2024 17:33 Replies: 3 Views: 2109
Contribution Dr. Menor-Salván - The hopper gold crystals from Serra do Caldeirão – (44) (FMF Forum) Dec 21, 2023 13:17 Replies: 2 Views: 3695
Contribution Dr. Menor-Salván - The Fettelite from Chañarcillo (Copiapó, Chile) – (43) (FMF Forum) May 24, 2023 11:23 Replies: 2 Views: 9767
Contribution Dr. Menor-Salván - Wulfenite and Plumbogummite from Sidi Ayed – (42) (Antonio P. López) Apr 09, 2023 06:36 Replies: 2 Views: 9709
Contribution Dr. Menor-Salván - Silver & Löllingite association from Aït Ahmane - (41) (FMF Forum) Mar 19, 2023 12:23 Replies: 2 Views: 10188
Pseudomorph chemistry - (40) (RayStraw) Sep 10, 2022 15:13 Replies: 28 Views: 35721
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FMF Forum 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: 339286
National Library of Spain - Biblioteca Nacional de España (BNE) (James Catmur) May 01, 2020 06:32 Replies: 0 Views: 19967

2 366 Sep 12, 2021 06:49
Dany Mabillard View latest post
No new posts News about Shows     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
Tucson 2024 - It's started! (bob kerr) Feb 18, 2024 04:24 Replies: 84 Views: 29245
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2023 (Jordi Fabre) Nov 26, 2023 05:29 Replies: 16 Views: 14111
Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2023 (Antonio P. López) Jul 21, 2023 05:31 Replies: 41 Views: 38976
Tucson Shows 2023 - let the fun begin (bob kerr) Feb 21, 2023 01:26 Replies: 77 Views: 55769
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2022 (James Catmur) Oct 27, 2022 14:04 Replies: 20 Views: 27339
Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2022 - The reunion (Jordi Fabre) Jul 17, 2022 15:05 Replies: 12 Views: 26474
Tucson Shows 2022 (bob kerr) Mar 07, 2022 16:36 Replies: 95 Views: 87680
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2021 (Jordi Fabre) Jan 02, 2022 14:48 Replies: 27 Views: 38182
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2020 (Jordi Fabre) May 31, 2020 16:31 Replies: 104 Views: 173896
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2019 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 22, 2020 21:00 Replies: 53 Views: 96491
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54 3248 Jun 17, 2024 12:39
Antonio P. López View latest post
No new posts Mineral Shows     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
CIMGE Nanjing (Greg Lilly) Jun 18, 2024 01:40 Replies: 3 Views: 789
The 4th Phoenix Heritage Mineral Show (PHMS) hosted by Mineralogical Society of Arizona (M (Chris Whitney-Smith) Mar 21, 2024 14:15 Replies: 0 Views: 2963
Are there any big mineral shows in canada? (14megapixel) Mar 10, 2024 19:28 Replies: 5 Views: 2184
Geofair 2024. Cincinnait, Ohio, USA (Johan Maertens) Mar 04, 2024 16:38 Replies: 0 Views: 2848
So. IL. Earth Science Club 2024 Gem, Mineral, Fossil & Jewelry Show (Mike Chontofalsky) Mar 01, 2024 18:52 Replies: 0 Views: 2724
East Coast Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show 2024! (Jordi Fabre) Feb 25, 2024 18:10 Replies: 0 Views: 3292
43rd annual New Mexico Mineral Symposium (John Rakovan) Oct 25, 2023 09:57 Replies: 2 Views: 6368
Who is coming to Mineralientage? (David) Sep 25, 2023 12:06 Replies: 20 Views: 20783
Memphis Archaeological and Geological Annual Show (James Catmur) May 08, 2023 15:39 Replies: 3 Views: 12037
50th Rochester Mineralogical Symposium - April 21-23, 2023 (John Rakovan) Apr 20, 2023 10:55 Replies: 9 Views: 14046
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245 2076 Jun 18, 2024 01:40
BlueCapProductions View latest post
No new posts Mineral Shows by Gail Spann     
To know more about this Forum, please use this link   Moderators chris, Gail
Gail Spann's Tucson experience, 2024 (Gail) Feb 25, 2024 13:43 Replies: 22 Views: 8212
100.000 Club The Joy of Tucson, 2020 Gail Spann Experience (Gail) Feb 29, 2020 18:32 Replies: 107 Views: 160641
Sunny Tucson, Gail Spann’s adventures. 2019 (Gail) Mar 03, 2019 16:21 Replies: 36 Views: 77287
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Tucson Adventures. February 2018. (Gail) Feb 28, 2018 21:37 Replies: 209 Views: 276256
100.000 Club Tucson 2017, The insanity continues...but it sure is fun! (Gail) Feb 27, 2017 22:25 Replies: 112 Views: 192494
500.000 Club TUCSON, 2016. And away we go.... (Gail) Mar 19, 2016 11:45 Replies: 445 Views: 596945
100.000 Club The magic of Tucson, 2015. Gail Spann report. (Gail) Aug 12, 2015 11:19 Replies: 116 Views: 234102
100.000 Club Tucson 2014 Show Report, Gail Spann Having Fun Again... (Gail) Jul 26, 2014 19:32 Replies: 156 Views: 273030
100.000 Club Houston Fine Mineral Show Report, with Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 03, 2013 09:23 Replies: 103 Views: 216190
500.000 Club 2013 Tucson Show Adventure ~ Gail Spann Style. (Gail) Apr 27, 2013 02:57 Replies: 598 Views: 963830
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42 5336 Feb 25, 2024 13:43
Tobi View latest post
No new posts FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?     
Novice Collectors: If you've got a cool rock and want to know about it this is the place for you!
To know more about how this section works, please use: Asking: "What is this? / Where is it from?"   Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris

Asking: "What is this? / Where is it from?" (James Catmur) Aug 04, 2015 03:31 Replies: 5 Views: 79240
is this a rhyolite matrix with calcite and smoky quartz? (gk68) Jun 02, 2024 01:17 Replies: 2 Views: 449
Is this dolomite-pyrite-siderite? (gk68) May 31, 2024 15:40 Replies: 6 Views: 604
What is this? -Found in a playground - Very out of place. (corbi) May 12, 2024 22:29 Replies: 4 Views: 738
Need help with identification of minerals in an old video (HababKhan) Apr 24, 2024 05:09 Replies: 1 Views: 762
Kimberlite and Diamond? (Von_von) Apr 06, 2024 12:34 Replies: 7 Views: 2046
besoin d'aide sur cette pierre (pierre qui allume une ampoule) (redou00) Mar 03, 2024 08:40 Replies: 8 Views: 2559
Can anyone tell me if this is Stellar Beam Calciite? (mgjullie) Feb 14, 2024 19:29 Replies: 8 Views: 2278
Need help to identify a stone (vdhinesh79) Feb 08, 2024 00:06 Replies: 2 Views: 1713
Identification of my mineral (rachael colborn) Jan 30, 2024 05:18 Replies: 11 Views: 3059
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202 1482 Jun 02, 2024 01:17
Volkmar Stingl 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

Help to identify a find (dragrace7) May 26, 2024 06:42 Replies: 9 Views: 966
Tsumeb Unknown (cfrench58) Apr 19, 2024 14:43 Replies: 3 Views: 1101
Locality? (James Catmur) Apr 16, 2024 09:46 Replies: 5 Views: 1451
Selective deposit on tourmaline (Roger Warin) Apr 04, 2024 16:21 Replies: 1 Views: 891
Fluorite twin mistery (marco campos-venuti) Apr 03, 2024 16:58 Replies: 2 Views: 974
Origin of an albite-epidote thumbnail (James Catmur) Apr 01, 2024 14:20 Replies: 1 Views: 908
Identification question (Jim Wilkinson) Mar 29, 2024 23:25 Replies: 4 Views: 1392
2 Unknowns co-occurring with Caledonite, Grand Reef Mine, AZ (cfrench58) Mar 28, 2024 09:37 Replies: 4 Views: 1687
Green seam. Looks like it in a state of decay. (Ning) Mar 21, 2024 22:49 Replies: 6 Views: 1834
Cinnabar Locality in Transylvania (Romania) (cfrench58) Mar 04, 2024 08:32 Replies: 7 Views: 2687
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186 1755 May 26, 2024 06:42
dragrace7 View latest post
No new posts Micros & Macros - Images of Minerals     
In this Forum you can add photos of minerals micromounts or macro minerals, give opinions on their identification, and share information on microscopes and taking photos.   Moderators chris, Antonio Alcaide
Jim’s Mineral Collection (Jim Wilkinson) Mar 21, 2024 14:35 Replies: 18 Views: 13870
Isle of Skye collection. First baby steps with super macro (Forrestblyth) Jul 27, 2023 13:44 Replies: 11 Views: 16361
My aim is to produce a photo that will have high-resolution characteristics (silvia) Nov 03, 2022 13:14 Replies: 1 Views: 14088
Cavansite (Forrestblyth) Sep 29, 2022 09:33 Replies: 4 Views: 13744
Dr. André Rostenne’s collection. (Roger Warin) Aug 23, 2022 11:59 Replies: 7 Views: 15261
Green Fluorite (Forrestblyth) Aug 10, 2022 09:24 Replies: 6 Views: 13820
Pyromorphite (Forrestblyth) Aug 07, 2022 04:43 Replies: 1 Views: 12004
Pyromorphite crystals with 'psilomelane' on Quartz (Forrestblyth) Aug 07, 2022 04:40 Replies: 2 Views: 11594
Black Tourmaline Rookie pics (Dan Owens) Apr 15, 2022 03:05 Replies: 7 Views: 15156
Pictures wanted (RayStraw) Feb 01, 2022 14:38 Replies: 3 Views: 13785
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125 1039 Mar 21, 2024 14:35
Jim Wilkinson View latest post
No new posts Favourite Minerals     Access to the FMF Gallery
In this forum you can add your favourite localities and minerals. When a mineral comes from many hundreds, or thousands, of places it's worth comparing favourites to identify the most desired ones.This section is special because all the photos published here also appear in "FMF Gallery". To find out more please use this link   Moderators Tobi, Mathias
Favourite mineral species/families? (Tobi) Dec 06, 2022 01:43 Replies: 24 Views: 55186
Favourite countries of origin? (Tobi) Sep 01, 2010 12:23 Replies: 26 Views: 62250
The other ten of the top twenty locations (Tom Mazanec) Mar 04, 2016 10:15 Replies: 9 Views: 37753
Favourite Garnets? (Tobi) Dec 19, 2022 08:23 Replies: 10 Views: 39350
Favourite Barytes? (Tobi) Dec 17, 2022 11:18 Replies: 32 Views: 61072
100.000 Club Favourite Quartzes? (Tobi) Nov 13, 2022 23:58 Replies: 62 Views: 102618
Favourite Tourmalines? (Tobi) Aug 31, 2021 04:07 Replies: 28 Views: 56016
Favourite Galenas? (Tobi) Aug 31, 2021 03:59 Replies: 36 Views: 65871
100.000 Club Favourite Fluorites? (Tobi) Jul 14, 2021 01:14 Replies: 223 Views: 394690
Favourite Wulfenites? (Tobi) Oct 02, 2020 23:35 Replies: 24 Views: 58493
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22 740 Dec 19, 2022 08:23
Tobi View latest post
No new posts Mines and Mineral Localities     Access to the FMF Gallery
In this forum you're able to place your favorite mines and famous or unknown mineral localities. This section is special because all the photos published here also appear in "FMF Gallery". To find out more please use this link   Moderators chris, Pete Modreski, Antonio Alcaide
New locality from China in Yangjiang, Guangdong Province (FMF Forum) May 17, 2024 09:02 Replies: 1 Views: 543
Dry Gill Mine, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, UK (Forrestblyth) Mar 20, 2024 14:06 Replies: 7 Views: 2795
Poudrette Quarry: Carletonite (Roger Warin) Oct 16, 2023 11:59 Replies: 7 Views: 14996
New sapphire discovery in BC Canada (thecrystalfinderBC) Oct 02, 2023 11:33 Replies: 3 Views: 6342
Castleton, Derbyshire (Forrestblyth) Aug 29, 2023 14:40 Replies: 4 Views: 6850
New spinel discovery in BC Canada (thecrystalfinderBC) Jul 04, 2023 12:38 Replies: 1 Views: 9947
About the Urucum claim's production (carlo11) Jul 02, 2023 17:06 Replies: 0 Views: 14064
Westmorland and Cumberland (James Catmur) Jun 01, 2023 13:37 Replies: 4 Views: 15219
Chinese wire Silver. From where? (SunYi) Mar 05, 2023 06:07 Replies: 2 Views: 10785
Pink cloud geode claim red hematite calcite crystals (thecrystalfinderBC) Jan 30, 2023 06:22 Replies: 1 Views: 10451
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263 2195 May 17, 2024 09:02
Jordi Fabre 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: 23586
Asbestos name change (James Catmur) Aug 05, 2022 09:16 Replies: 15 Views: 40037
Cabeça do Cachorro claim (alfredo) Mar 17, 2022 04:53 Replies: 11 Views: 18811
Mountain named "Fullus / Fulus" near Aouli/Morocco? (Tobi) Feb 13, 2022 07:51 Replies: 0 Views: 19549
Trivia about New York City localities. (Bob Harman) Aug 22, 2020 14:48 Replies: 0 Views: 17424
Location error on a photo (Kevin Conroy) May 15, 2019 20:07 Replies: 2 Views: 23864
Hematite and Quartz from China (Tobi) Apr 08, 2019 10:53 Replies: 4 Views: 25446
Amethyst Cove, Bay of Fundy, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada - Correction (Richard Arseneau) Mar 13, 2019 10:55 Replies: 4 Views: 26918
Modificación requested for Capestang locality (Philippe Durand) Mar 24, 2017 12:31 Replies: 2 Views: 27582
Change in French administrative area (Philippe Durand) Mar 24, 2017 05:51 Replies: 1 Views: 25556
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13 94 Nov 21, 2022 04:14
Tobi View latest post
No new posts Rockhounding trips     
In this forum you are able to post reports of trips to your favorite mines and famous or unknown mineral localities, as well as request from other FMFers information you need to plan your collecting / rockhounding trips.      
Any chance of finding uranium ore in Southeastern USA? (bradyw) Mar 22, 2023 17:58 Replies: 5 Views: 16370
Rockhounding in Israel - contact needed (dimrub) Dec 13, 2022 08:25 Replies: 18 Views: 47383
Quartz hunt @ Capurru Quarry, Osilo, Sardinia (Tobi) Sep 30, 2022 09:27 Replies: 1 Views: 11383
Carrock Mine, Mungrisdale, Eden, Cumbria, England (Forrestblyth) Sep 29, 2022 11:35 Replies: 3 Views: 11629
Baryte (Forrestblyth) Sep 29, 2022 11:26 Replies: 4 Views: 12981
South Tirol/ Tyrol (Philippe Durand) Jul 20, 2022 01:10 Replies: 5 Views: 14557
A tour in Sicily for minerals ... and beyond (mineralenzo) May 10, 2022 10:48 Replies: 14 Views: 20980
Northern Ireland, Ireland collecting sites (rgangue) Sep 22, 2021 10:21 Replies: 2 Views: 14789
Binntal, Switzerland: the micromounter paradise (Joan R.) Jun 29, 2021 07:16 Replies: 5 Views: 27497
Collecting in UK (al kirky) May 20, 2021 02:58 Replies: 5 Views: 15759
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79 576 Mar 22, 2023 17:58
John Betts View latest post
No new posts Exceptional finds     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Antonio Alcaide, John Cornish
100.000 Club Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode (Antonio Da Silveira) Aug 20, 2022 03:29 Replies: 41 Views: 240106
The biggest nuggets. (Roger Warin) Nov 08, 2016 03:51 Replies: 10 Views: 51977
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: 168554
2013, an Update... CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine (John Cornish) Jun 24, 2013 08:14 Replies: 13 Views: 64032
Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode - 'Part 2' (Antonio Da Silveira) Oct 23, 2010 17:27 Replies: 6 Views: 62356
Scoop! - An important find of amber in the "La Florida" Mine, Spain (Jordi Fabre) Dec 14, 2008 15:03 Replies: 0 Views: 44090

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

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

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

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


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Sante Celiberti View latest post
No new posts Conserving, Preparing and Cleaning Minerals     
This Forum brings together questions and results on the delicate subject of preparation, conservation and cleaning of the minerals.   Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Antonio Alcaide, cascaillou
Creating “fitted” clear acrylic mineral display stands. How is it done? (Ning) Mar 07, 2024 02:52 Replies: 1 Views: 2287
Curating your collection (Michael Shaw) Nov 19, 2023 07:51 Replies: 11 Views: 7691
Caring Collection (alibaba) Aug 14, 2023 10:26 Replies: 3 Views: 8776
Clean and Polish Calcite (Kowen) May 18, 2023 16:44 Replies: 3 Views: 9904
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How to secure a mineral inside a plastic box? (cascaillou) Dec 27, 2022 13:55 Replies: 8 Views: 18022
Linarite or azurite (Gregor) Jul 12, 2021 14:52 Replies: 5 Views: 21192
Rust remover UK (al kirky) Jun 07, 2021 12:59 Replies: 3 Views: 15086
I thought I might show how I keep these large examples (Bob Harman) May 27, 2021 09:47 Replies: 0 Views: 20571
Airtight display boxes ? (cascaillou) May 26, 2021 03:35 Replies: 14 Views: 22618
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carlo11 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: 68066
1.000.000 Club The Mizunaka Collection (am mizunaka) Jun 17, 2024 02:12 Replies: 2456 Views: 2266359
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1.000.000 Club Collection of Carles Millan (Carles Millan) Apr 12, 2024 14:55 Replies: 971 Views: 2237335
1.000.000 Club Collection of Tobi (Tobi) Apr 26, 2024 03:19 Replies: 1206 Views: 1711221
1.000.000 Club New generation for picture - Ploum (ploum) Jan 10, 2024 17:07 Replies: 1440 Views: 2202875
1.000.000 Club Collection of Fiebre Verde (Fiebre Verde) Jan 24, 2023 08:02 Replies: 746 Views: 1094386
500.000 Club Collection of Nurbo (nurbo) Mar 26, 2016 14:37 Replies: 404 Views: 804531
500.000 Club Andreas Gerstenberg Collection (Andreas Gerstenberg) May 19, 2018 14:36 Replies: 182 Views: 546876
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Volkmar Stingl 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) May 07, 2023 11:06 Replies: 396 Views: 810271
100.000 Club Tracy's favorite specimens (Tracy) Dec 21, 2017 10:32 Replies: 74 Views: 286430
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The Tama Higuchi Collection (TamaHiguchi) Feb 14, 2023 16:46 Replies: 18 Views: 23521
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100.000 Club Linda's Private Collection (Linda Smith) Feb 08, 2012 04:31 Replies: 39 Views: 126633
Debbie's Collection (Debbie Woolf) Jul 04, 2011 10:45 Replies: 20 Views: 91528
Colleen's Collection (Colleen Thomson) May 28, 2011 19:33 Replies: 10 Views: 61533
Jessica's mineral collection (Jessica Simonoff) Jan 30, 2010 18:52 Replies: 18 Views: 86459
Linda St-Cyr's favorites (Linda St-Cyr) May 17, 2009 09:09 Replies: 6 Views: 63992

10 846 Aug 08, 2023 12:15
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
100.000 Club Monthly Mineral Chronicles, Mineral Guides and more... (crocoite) Jun 14, 2024 21:37 Replies: 75 Views: 107234
Dissolution enables dolomite crystal growth near ambient conditions (James Catmur) Nov 27, 2023 11:28 Replies: 9 Views: 5740
Illustrated Minerals of Australia... (crocoite) Jun 16, 2023 00:38 Replies: 0 Views: 16155
MIneralogical Record delivery outside USA (James Catmur) Apr 25, 2023 10:56 Replies: 23 Views: 20157
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Atlas of Spanish minerals (Miguel Calvo) Oct 30, 2022 13:56 Replies: 4 Views: 12950
Brazil Amethyst (Linus) Sep 19, 2022 11:03 Replies: 1 Views: 11409
New Book on Gem Pegmatites (Mike Menzies) Aug 03, 2022 13:58 Replies: 1 Views: 11068
A new book on emeralds (Fiebre Verde) Jul 26, 2022 14:57 Replies: 2 Views: 11559
A new book on British mineralogy - Making it Mine – Sir Arthur Russell (James Catmur) May 05, 2022 03:32 Replies: 10 Views: 17206
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109 901 Jun 14, 2024 21:37
crocoite View latest post
No new posts Mineral Art and Artists     
This forum is dedicated to the discussion and display of Mineral Art, Mineral Artists, techniques, materials, and exhibits. All media are covered, although Mineral Photography is best discussed in its own forum.   Moderators chris, Gail, crocoite
A.I. generated minerals (Tobi) May 07, 2023 09:17 Replies: 11 Views: 17496
Tama's Mineral Paintings (TamaHiguchi) Aug 13, 2022 14:27 Replies: 9 Views: 17727
Collecting and imagining (Sante Celiberti) Nov 25, 2020 15:20 Replies: 33 Views: 64466
Mineralogical Museum of Marburg, drawn by me :-) (Tobi) Nov 04, 2019 06:03 Replies: 12 Views: 42046
Mineral collages 5.0 (Tobi) Jul 19, 2019 05:52 Replies: 4 Views: 28777
New Artwork... (crocoite) Jun 02, 2019 06:42 Replies: 13 Views: 41641
Artisan Made Gems (vic rzonca) Sep 22, 2018 14:28 Replies: 9 Views: 38640
Some new Mineralpaintings in Watercolor (MasterofStone) Sep 02, 2018 16:17 Replies: 5 Views: 29791
Chinese Realgar (crocoite) Apr 24, 2018 21:36 Replies: 8 Views: 36310
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44 843 May 07, 2023 09:17
Roger Warin 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: 39927
A very dear memory. (Sante Celiberti) Apr 08, 2022 12:24 Replies: 6 Views: 13939
Tracing the dealer "Minerals Engineering" or Brian Petrovic (TomCotterell) Sep 17, 2021 09:46 Replies: 2 Views: 14306
Tracing specimens from the Duchess of Northumberland (1787-1866) (TomCotterell) Aug 31, 2021 15:47 Replies: 6 Views: 16607
Where can I find some bio on Gilbert Gauthier? (pub1tzu) Jun 18, 2021 10:14 Replies: 4 Views: 15617
Bob Cook wins the 2021 John S. White Mineral Legacy Award (Jordi Fabre) May 01, 2021 13:06 Replies: 2 Views: 14420
Mining objects. (Sante Celiberti) Feb 10, 2021 10:34 Replies: 30 Views: 49308
Honeymoon quartz (James Catmur) Nov 29, 2020 07:58 Replies: 0 Views: 16667
History of the Chivor Emerald Mine, Colombia (Part 1) (Fiebre Verde) Oct 26, 2020 08:40 Replies: 4 Views: 16773
How to collect in an "apartment for sale". (Sante Celiberti) Aug 04, 2020 05:49 Replies: 0 Views: 16766
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50 500 Apr 08, 2022 13:07
mineralenzo 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: 86269
FMF Guide of Rocks - SEDIMENTARY ROCKS (prcantos) Dec 11, 2013 17:45 Replies: 5 Views: 48131
FMF Guide of Rocks - METAMORPHIC ROCKS (prcantos) Jul 05, 2015 06:56 Replies: 16 Views: 87033
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Grave Stones of Interest to Rock People... no, really... (NellsRocks) Sep 13, 2018 16:23 Replies: 14 Views: 52549
Not Sure What Rock Is!!!??? (Aliengng) Mar 24, 2016 06:09 Replies: 15 Views: 52722
Genesis of the serpentine minerals and rocks (prcantos) Jun 06, 2013 04:48 Replies: 2 Views: 35087

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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
Does this high end amethyst/calcite piece seem artificially altered? I can’t work it out. (Ning) Feb 14, 2024 06:54 Replies: 7 Views: 3265
Possible Fake: Blue Hemimorphite from Ojuela (Ibrahim Jameel) Dec 31, 2023 13:23 Replies: 41 Views: 62953
Fake chrysocollas from Congo (FMF Forum) Jun 13, 2023 10:19 Replies: 0 Views: 19052
Does Citrine Occur Naturally as a Geode? (Stone Mania) May 25, 2023 15:40 Replies: 11 Views: 11885
Interesting fake Cavansite (Joseph DOliveira) Feb 01, 2023 22:09 Replies: 3 Views: 11492
Blue herderites? from Badakhshan Afghanistan? (Christophe Gobin) Mar 25, 2022 00:19 Replies: 4 Views: 15757
Goethite from Imini mine (Morocco) (Cesar M. Salvan) Mar 13, 2022 14:57 Replies: 0 Views: 20159
Aura Coating (AleaBankston) Jun 06, 2021 14:38 Replies: 15 Views: 26582
Is there Proof of Kobyashevite Fakes? (rgangue) Sep 23, 2020 11:59 Replies: 5 Views: 21756
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Ning 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.      
John Attard stolen specimens (Josele) Nov 30, 2022 02:49 Replies: 1 Views: 15798
Stolen specimen alert - Stolen from the University of California, Santa Barbara! (Jordi Fabre) Aug 21, 2019 22:36 Replies: 2 Views: 43318
Theft of Pieter de Bruyn collection (Pierre Joubert) Mar 14, 2019 19:40 Replies: 1 Views: 28025
Theft of Tourmalines from Fallbrook Gem & Mineral Society Museum in California (Chris Wentzell) Oct 25, 2017 14:13 Replies: 26 Views: 69432
Theft from the Franklin Mineral Museum, New Jersey (Jordi Fabre) Jul 18, 2017 07:43 Replies: 0 Views: 31331
Theft at West Coast Mineral and Fossil Show of Kristalle gold. (vic rzonca) Nov 16, 2016 07:43 Replies: 1 Views: 27006
Stolen specimen inquiry (Jordi Fabre) Aug 06, 2016 05:08 Replies: 3 Views: 32176
Theft of Colin Owen mineral specimens and collection (Pierre Joubert) Jul 15, 2016 10:34 Replies: 14 Views: 44585
THEFT of 60 world class mineral specimens in Johannesburg! (Jordi Fabre) Apr 29, 2016 10:04 Replies: 19 Views: 71698
Famous piece stolen from a Romanian Museum (David) Jan 27, 2014 14:16 Replies: 0 Views: 31347
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James Catmur View latest post
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In this forum you can discuss topics not covered by any other of our forums and you can also introduce yourself as a new Forum member.   Moderators chris, Xavi Tutusaus, Antonio Alcaide
500.000 Club Presentation of new members - Reference Thread (Jordi Fabre) Dec 04, 2023 14:00 Replies: 501 Views: 584691
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Minimum size for a mineral museum (David) Sep 10, 2023 10:31 Replies: 11 Views: 11422
A poll on mindat group in FB (Bergur_E_Sigurdarson) Aug 08, 2023 12:35 Replies: 6 Views: 10503
Vivianite brief guide for beginners (Minerals & Fossils yt) Jul 26, 2023 15:53 Replies: 0 Views: 12853
New additions to my minerals collection! (Minerals & Fossils yt) Jul 18, 2023 17:03 Replies: 0 Views: 12759
Sad future for the Universe (James Catmur) Jul 10, 2023 04:59 Replies: 6 Views: 9447
100 million !!! (Firmo Espinar) Jul 09, 2023 12:07 Replies: 0 Views: 14236
Combining two hobbies (Michael Shaw) Jun 28, 2023 13:05 Replies: 9 Views: 10541
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No new posts The Ten Thousand Club     
This Section displays, in one location, all those subjects that, while they are no longer on the main page, have been read more than 10,000 times and are from the sections: "Minerals and Mineralogy" "What is it? - Where is it from?" "Micros & Macros" and "Mines and Mineral Localities".
The other Sections of FMF will not move their topics to here because we prefer to keep their topics grouped.   Moderators chris, Antonio Alcaide

100.000 Club Very nice Amethyst in the Railroad Works in North of Spain (Joan R.) Oct 06, 2021 17:28 Replies: 32 Views: 108552
100.000 Club When can a fossil be also considered a mineral? (Carles Millan) Apr 20, 2020 17:21 Replies: 50 Views: 114007
100.000 Club Freeware: Mineral Database (Joan R.) Jan 11, 2020 04:35 Replies: 61 Views: 186779
Is this a twin? (Duncan Miller) May 16, 2019 02:17 Replies: 28 Views: 78941
500.000 Club Quartz collecting outings in South Africa (Pierre Joubert) Mar 25, 2019 11:26 Replies: 354 Views: 541756
Blue-green rock (Viktorian) Aug 13, 2018 21:33 Replies: 7 Views: 91202
Stalactites? (John S. White) Jul 09, 2018 10:20 Replies: 24 Views: 76251
Maximum number of minerals on a specimen (David) May 06, 2018 03:02 Replies: 37 Views: 92246
Tetrahedron [111] penetration twin (Josele) Jan 13, 2018 20:26 Replies: 17 Views: 72516
100.000 Club New find of minerals from New York (Glenn Rhein) Dec 04, 2017 13:20 Replies: 123 Views: 265878
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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: 55398

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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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