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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
Epitaxial rutile (Josele) Nov 25, 2021 12:33 Replies: 18 Views: 25601
Two questions on Bolivian danburite (Antonio Alcaide) Nov 14, 2021 14:54 Replies: 8 Views: 5321
All the Diamonds one could fill your house with - and more - so near...yet so far..... (Peter Lemkin) Nov 13, 2021 00:15 Replies: 10 Views: 7877
James Madison University Mineral Museum (John S. White) Nov 07, 2021 10:19 Replies: 0 Views: 612
Conditions where pyrite/pyritohedra are formed (LDMarks) Oct 12, 2021 15:49 Replies: 16 Views: 2612
Just how fast can the crystals we love and collect grow?! (Peter Lemkin) Oct 05, 2021 06:44 Replies: 5 Views: 1292
About calaverite from Creeple Creek (Roger Warin) Oct 03, 2021 13:53 Replies: 2 Views: 851
Malachite stalactites, Katanga Province (Roger Warin) Sep 18, 2021 05:25 Replies: 2 Views: 920
Ajoite From Messina (Roger Warin) Aug 27, 2021 22:45 Replies: 3 Views: 1017
Mineral spirituality? (Tracy) Aug 27, 2021 01:28 Replies: 29 Views: 17333
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745 6988 Nov 25, 2021 12:33
Eck Noch 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: 29934
The Tobi Martin Mineral Collection - (38) (Tobi) Oct 15, 2021 02:02 Replies: 20 Views: 2966
Blue chalcedony pseudomorphs from Ysterputs, southern Namibia - (37) (Duncan Miller) Sep 30, 2021 09:59 Replies: 1 Views: 793
Morocco, light, shape and colour - (36) (FMF Forum) May 25, 2021 23:25 Replies: 4 Views: 3025
The native gold from Guelmim-Oued Noun, Morocco - (35) (Cesar M. Salvan) Feb 17, 2021 19:21 Replies: 8 Views: 5980
Stories in Stone: A Guide to the Geology of the Western Cape, South Africa - (34) (Duncan Miller) Dec 10, 2020 12:10 Replies: 4 Views: 4097
The Mineral Collecting History of the 79 Mine, Gila County, Arizona, USA - (33) (Tony L. Potucek) Jun 30, 2021 09:21 Replies: 21 Views: 15526
An Overview of Minerals Toxicity - (32) (cascaillou) Jan 03, 2020 15:56 Replies: 7 Views: 15940
Blue Lace Agate from Ysterputs, Southern Namibia - (31) (Jordi Fabre) May 28, 2020 14:29 Replies: 2 Views: 5252
Late 20th Century Wulfenite Collecting in the San Francisco Mine, Sonora, Mexico - (30) (Tony L. Potucek) May 07, 2020 12:37 Replies: 15 Views: 9641
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41 1538 Oct 20, 2021 14:47
Johan Kjellman View latest post
No new posts National Library of Spain / Biblioteca Nacional de España (BNE) and FMF     
This forum cointain the thread Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19 chosen by the National Library of Spain / Biblioteca Nacional de España (BNE) and which is now in the BNE’s collection of Archives of the Spanish Web as a source of information on a specific event or a particular period of time. To know more about this Forum, please use this link      
100.000 Club Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19 (Philippe Durand) Sep 12, 2021 06:49 Replies: 364 Views: 136197
National Library of Spain - Biblioteca Nacional de España (BNE) (James Catmur) May 01, 2020 06:32 Replies: 0 Views: 5836

2 366 Sep 12, 2021 06:49
Dany Mabillard View latest post
No new posts News about shows     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2021 (Jordi Fabre) Nov 14, 2021 12:03 Replies: 26 Views: 4879
Tucson Show 2020 (Jordi Fabre) May 31, 2020 16:31 Replies: 104 Views: 91724
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2019 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 22, 2020 21:00 Replies: 53 Views: 49486
Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2019 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 23, 2020 02:48 Replies: 37 Views: 49779
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2019 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 22, 2020 21:06 Replies: 128 Views: 138932
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 22, 2018 12:26 Replies: 40 Views: 49851
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Aug 06, 2018 16:34 Replies: 45 Views: 60631
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Jun 16, 2018 17:47 Replies: 158 Views: 179371
100.000 Club Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 22, 2017 05:21 Replies: 77 Views: 130603
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 08, 2017 13:56 Replies: 59 Views: 92008
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45 2892 Nov 14, 2021 12:03
Jordi Fabre View latest post
No new posts Mineral Shows     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
Minerant 2022 - Mineral Show in Antwerp, Belgium (Jordi Fabre) Nov 18, 2021 06:44 Replies: 0 Views: 263
2021 Denver Show(s) (BlueCapProductions) Jul 17, 2021 10:01 Replies: 3 Views: 2052
Virtual shows: what's the concept? (cascaillou) Jun 20, 2021 14:06 Replies: 3 Views: 1826
Bologna 2021! (Jordi Fabre) May 27, 2021 13:47 Replies: 0 Views: 1456
MINERANT 2021! (Jordi Fabre) May 27, 2021 13:45 Replies: 0 Views: 1422
Tucson - 2021 April (Robert Seitz) Apr 26, 2021 16:16 Replies: 25 Views: 10092
Not the West Coast Show 2021 but yes the East Coast Show in August 2021! (Jordi Fabre) Apr 18, 2021 11:19 Replies: 0 Views: 2096
Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2021 cancelled (Jordi Fabre) Apr 13, 2021 08:00 Replies: 6 Views: 3933
Rochester Mineralogical Spymposium on April 17, 2021 (John Betts) Mar 22, 2021 10:45 Replies: 2 Views: 2079
Hester Diamond Auction (Matt_Zukowski) Jan 29, 2021 16:49 Replies: 11 Views: 5232
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225 1990 Nov 18, 2021 06:44
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
The Joy of Tucson, 2020 Gail Spann Experience (Gail) Feb 29, 2020 18:32 Replies: 107 Views: 87033
Sunny Tucson, Gail Spann’s adventures. 2019 (Gail) Mar 03, 2019 16:21 Replies: 36 Views: 40574
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Tucson Adventures. February 2018. (Gail) Feb 28, 2018 21:37 Replies: 209 Views: 154815
100.000 Club Tucson 2017, The insanity continues...but it sure is fun! (Gail) Feb 27, 2017 22:25 Replies: 112 Views: 110139
100.000 Club TUCSON, 2016. And away we go.... (Gail) Mar 19, 2016 11:45 Replies: 445 Views: 369908
100.000 Club The magic of Tucson, 2015. Gail Spann report. (Gail) Aug 12, 2015 11:19 Replies: 116 Views: 160088
100.000 Club Tucson 2014 Show Report, Gail Spann Having Fun Again... (Gail) Jul 26, 2014 19:32 Replies: 156 Views: 186136
100.000 Club Houston Fine Mineral Show Report, with Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 03, 2013 09:23 Replies: 103 Views: 149161
500.000 Club 2013 Tucson Show Adventure ~ Gail Spann Style. (Gail) Apr 27, 2013 02:57 Replies: 598 Views: 658427
Fabulous Denver Gem and Mineral Show, Sept 14, 2012 and on...Gail Spann (Gail) Nov 04, 2012 01:57 Replies: 43 Views: 96743
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40 5277 Dec 17, 2020 09:21
Tony L. Potucek View latest post
No new posts FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?     
Novice Collectors: If you've got a cool rock and want to know about it this is the place for you!
To know more about how this section works, please use: Asking: "What is this? / Where is it from?"   Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris

Asking: "What is this? / Where is it from?" (James Catmur) Aug 04, 2015 03:31 Replies: 5 Views: 55704
Pitcairn Island (Lou B.) Nov 15, 2021 14:29 Replies: 2 Views: 388
Please help identify the composition of this granite (tsaintonge) Oct 26, 2021 11:03 Replies: 8 Views: 1150
Some beautiful obsidian like rocks (sprinklerdude) Oct 21, 2021 07:00 Replies: 6 Views: 946
Sold as “Green stilbite” (Charly H) Sep 17, 2021 07:46 Replies: 11 Views: 1811
Fulgurite (B Glassburn) Sep 16, 2021 01:26 Replies: 8 Views: 1242
Green botryoidal formation (Marjolein van Braak) Aug 28, 2021 11:58 Replies: 6 Views: 1183
Black stones (Marjolein van Braak) Aug 28, 2021 10:07 Replies: 4 Views: 898
What is it? Oregon Beach Find. (Jegjegeren) Aug 19, 2021 16:01 Replies: 3 Views: 1212
Fluorite from where? (Volkmar Stingl) Aug 19, 2021 12:59 Replies: 10 Views: 1817
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115 881 Nov 15, 2021 14:29
SteveB 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

May I get a read (jim hill) Dec 01, 2021 15:07 Replies: 4 Views: 182
Clinoclase, Boleo, Baja California, Mexico ? (cfrench58) Nov 08, 2021 19:07 Replies: 6 Views: 1067
Mystery Hopper Octahedral Pseudomorph (Peter Megaw) Nov 03, 2021 15:37 Replies: 1 Views: 484
Xenotime from:..? (Fernando) Nov 02, 2021 14:32 Replies: 2 Views: 519
Pyrargyrite from where? (jfc035) Oct 31, 2021 15:54 Replies: 1 Views: 499
Old lead ingots with mine of Our Lady of Montserrat (Lisa_Anne) Oct 30, 2021 10:50 Replies: 8 Views: 1191
Black, metallic, yellow oxide? (Linus) Oct 26, 2021 15:59 Replies: 24 Views: 3293
Minerals and mysteries from a college collection (Pete Richards) Oct 21, 2021 09:09 Replies: 8 Views: 1191
Location in Romania (Mathias) Oct 01, 2021 05:10 Replies: 5 Views: 1133
Quartz and Epidote with possible hedenbergite from Imilchil, Morocco (Adam) Sep 27, 2021 21:55 Replies: 8 Views: 1366
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123 1306 Dec 01, 2021 15:07
James Catmur View latest post
No new posts Micros & Macros - Images of Minerals     
In this Forum you can add photos of minerals micromounts or macro minerals, give opinions on their identification, and share information on microscopes and taking photos.   Moderators chris, Antonio Alcaide
A Tri-State Galena and Calcite (R Saunders) Sep 23, 2021 10:27 Replies: 9 Views: 2153
About a rutile epitaxy on hematite in quartz (Roger Warin) Jul 30, 2021 14:51 Replies: 3 Views: 1278
Micro photos of inclusions in Quartz (zbhjzm) Jun 03, 2021 23:07 Replies: 108 Views: 90552
Jim’s Mineral Collection (Jim Wilkinson) Apr 16, 2021 10:17 Replies: 11 Views: 3189
Delaware Valley: SE PA & Cecil County, MD (Jim Wilkinson) Mar 02, 2021 21:26 Replies: 0 Views: 2237
Stream gravel quartz from Howard County Maryland (Jim Wilkinson) Jan 24, 2021 21:30 Replies: 0 Views: 2799
Schorl (Jim Wilkinson) Jan 19, 2021 22:12 Replies: 10 Views: 4074
Garnet (Jim Wilkinson) Jan 17, 2021 23:00 Replies: 0 Views: 2655
Beryl and associated minerals from southern Howard County Maryland USA (Jim Wilkinson) Jan 16, 2021 21:57 Replies: 0 Views: 2609
Smithsonite pseudo from Santa Eulalia and other Mexican pieces (PNW-Minez) Dec 07, 2020 15:47 Replies: 5 Views: 4104
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115 967 Sep 23, 2021 10:27
rgangue View latest post
No new posts Favourite Minerals     Access to the FMF Gallery
In this forum you can add your favourite localities and minerals. When a mineral comes from many hundreds, or thousands, of places it's worth comparing favourites to identify the most desired ones.This section is special because all the photos published here also appear in "FMF Gallery". To find out more please use this link   Moderators Tobi, Mathias
Favourite mineral species/families? (Tobi) May 08, 2020 14:07 Replies: 19 Views: 30460
Favourite countries of origin? (Tobi) Sep 01, 2010 12:23 Replies: 26 Views: 39173
The other ten of the top twenty locations (Tom Mazanec) Mar 04, 2016 10:15 Replies: 9 Views: 21999
Favourite Garnets? (Tobi) Nov 10, 2021 10:03 Replies: 8 Views: 15632
Favourite Tourmalines? (Tobi) Aug 31, 2021 04:07 Replies: 28 Views: 27669
Favourite Galenas? (Tobi) Aug 31, 2021 03:59 Replies: 36 Views: 33456
100.000 Club Favourite Fluorites? (Tobi) Jul 14, 2021 01:14 Replies: 223 Views: 278018
Favourite Quartzes? (Tobi) Jul 07, 2021 04:52 Replies: 58 Views: 55676
Favourite Barytes? (Tobi) Jul 04, 2021 09:38 Replies: 31 Views: 27716
Favourite Wulfenites? (Tobi) Oct 02, 2020 23:35 Replies: 24 Views: 31158
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22 728 Nov 10, 2021 10:03
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
Westmorland and Cumberland (James Catmur) Nov 17, 2021 09:45 Replies: 2 Views: 424
The Mines of El Horcajo - the forgotten village (James Catmur) Oct 01, 2021 10:18 Replies: 0 Views: 927
Kamar Safed emerald mine in Panjshir, Afghanistan (Josele) Sep 25, 2021 16:50 Replies: 4 Views: 1085
Popular Minerals (Jordi Fabre) Apr 29, 2021 16:17 Replies: 98 Views: 38118
In-situ photos at Pizzo Forno, Alpe Sponda (Ticino) ? (Steve Kukla) Mar 18, 2021 12:38 Replies: 7 Views: 2801
New text on the FMF (James Catmur) Jan 04, 2021 10:54 Replies: 6 Views: 2933
Naica Mine, Chihuahua - Help Requested (Peter Megaw) Dec 29, 2020 14:19 Replies: 1 Views: 2436
Rutile locality? (Pete Richards) Dec 21, 2020 20:44 Replies: 18 Views: 6290
Vauxite from Huanuni? (al mar) Nov 08, 2020 02:37 Replies: 3 Views: 3316
100.000 Club Collecting quartz on the Little Falls dolostone (vic rzonca) Oct 04, 2020 15:53 Replies: 128 Views: 149244
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250 2134 Nov 17, 2021 09:45
Jesse Fisher View latest post
No new posts Improving the FMF Data Base of localities     
FMF has a database of mineral localities that is used when adding photos of specimens. This has been created so that we can check the localities are consistent, and debate and discuss them. Please use this to add suggestions for new localities not created yet or debate the existing.      
Trivia about New York City localities. (B.) Aug 22, 2020 14:48 Replies: 0 Views: 4292
Asbestos name change (James Catmur) Dec 07, 2019 13:10 Replies: 10 Views: 20117
Location error on a photo (Kevin Conroy) May 15, 2019 20:07 Replies: 2 Views: 11921
Hematite and Quartz from China (Tobi) Apr 08, 2019 10:53 Replies: 4 Views: 12508
Amethyst Cove, Bay of Fundy, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada - Correction (Richard Arseneau) Mar 13, 2019 10:55 Replies: 4 Views: 13009
Modificación requested for Capestang locality (Philippe Durand) Mar 24, 2017 12:31 Replies: 2 Views: 15321
Change in French administrative area (Philippe Durand) Mar 24, 2017 05:51 Replies: 1 Views: 14121
Proper locality name of the Czar Mine? (Jordi Fabre) May 11, 2016 05:20 Replies: 4 Views: 19553
Westmorland (James Catmur) Jun 11, 2015 08:20 Replies: 18 Views: 36024
From Kearsarge Mountain? (GneissWare) Jun 08, 2015 22:27 Replies: 7 Views: 23917
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11 66 Feb 16, 2021 02:56
mmauthner View latest post
No new posts Rockhounding trips     
In this forum you are able to post reports of trips to your favorite mines and famous or unknown mineral localities, as well as request from other FMFers information you need to plan your collecting / rockhounding trips.      
Northern Ireland, Ireland collecting sites (rgangue) Sep 22, 2021 10:21 Replies: 2 Views: 1583
Binntal, Switzerland: the micromounter paradise (Joan R.) Jun 29, 2021 07:16 Replies: 5 Views: 12872
Collecting in UK (al kirky) May 20, 2021 02:58 Replies: 5 Views: 1901
Rockhounding in Israel - contact needed (dimrub) Dec 22, 2020 09:08 Replies: 9 Views: 20169
First Time Mining Suggestions around NY area ? (tynarose614) Sep 03, 2020 08:15 Replies: 5 Views: 4821
Sky Hawk claim, Lake George, Colorado. Dorris Family. (Gail) Aug 25, 2020 08:11 Replies: 12 Views: 7246
A crystal collecting outing to Ceres, South Africa (Reinhardt van Vuuren) Jul 03, 2020 03:32 Replies: 8 Views: 15786
Pyrope panning 2020 (stoner) May 19, 2020 05:10 Replies: 1 Views: 4083
Pyrope in the parent rock serpentinite - quarry (stoner) May 19, 2020 02:42 Replies: 0 Views: 4767
Fluorite mine in Czech Republic (stoner) May 05, 2020 11:29 Replies: 2 Views: 4322
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73 529 Sep 22, 2021 10:21
rgangue View latest post
No new posts Exceptional finds     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Antonio Alcaide, John Cornish
100.000 Club Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode (Antonio Da Silveira) Jul 05, 2021 17:02 Replies: 38 Views: 188904
The biggest nuggets. (Roger Warin) Nov 08, 2016 03:51 Replies: 10 Views: 32644
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: 122134
2013, an Update... CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine (John Cornish) Jun 24, 2013 08:14 Replies: 13 Views: 44559
Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode - 'Part 2' (Antonio Da Silveira) Oct 23, 2010 17:27 Replies: 6 Views: 45758
Scoop! - An important find of amber in the "La Florida" Mine, Spain (Jordi Fabre) Dec 14, 2008 15:03 Replies: 0 Views: 31975

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

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52 1176 Oct 04, 2021 08:47
Bob Morgan View latest post
No new posts A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK     Access to the FMF Gallery
This section of the forum is special in that it is dedicated to images of minerals from the different regions of the UK. So, although you can add as many pictures as you like in each of the existing threads, you can't create any new threads within it.
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section 'A mineralogical trip through the regions of the UK' or on this link
To know more about the reasons for this particular Forum, please use this link   Moderators Jordi Fabre, James Catmur, chris

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

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


1 333 Nov 18, 2021 14:44
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: 2390
Rust remover UK (al kirky) Jun 07, 2021 12:59 Replies: 3 Views: 1442
I thought I might show how I keep these large examples (B.) May 27, 2021 09:47 Replies: 0 Views: 1129
Airtight display boxes ? (cascaillou) May 26, 2021 03:35 Replies: 14 Views: 3144
How to secure a mineral inside a plastic box? (cascaillou) May 25, 2021 03:32 Replies: 5 Views: 1750
Rescuing massive 13 lb tremolite/actinolite (Charly H) Apr 16, 2021 13:31 Replies: 10 Views: 2710
Need help on cleaning a specimen (AleaBankston) Oct 07, 2020 13:48 Replies: 7 Views: 6564
Cleaning Quartz (MSrockhound) Sep 04, 2020 19:18 Replies: 14 Views: 34155
Sodium Dithonite, Waller solution, Oxalic acid or HCl (al mar) Jul 26, 2020 12:34 Replies: 9 Views: 6401
Calcite (Ricky hartzog) Apr 05, 2020 12:21 Replies: 7 Views: 13472
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159 1440 Jul 12, 2021 14:52
Pete Richards View latest post
No new posts Collection photos and Collector's page     Access to the FMF Gallery
This forum’s aim is to allow all collectors to publish pictures of the minerals in their collection and use it as a kind of personal home page. To know more about it, please use this link . This section is special because all the photos published here also appear in "FMF Gallery". To find out more please use this link   Moderators Carles Millan, chris, Antonio Alcaide
How does "Collection Photos" work? (Jordi Fabre) Sep 18, 2015 16:30 Replies: 4 Views: 45868
1.000.000 Club Collection of Michael Shaw (Michael Shaw) Dec 01, 2021 11:12 Replies: 1716 Views: 1684209
1.000.000 Club Collection of Carles Millan (Carles Millan) Sep 28, 2021 09:28 Replies: 900 Views: 1466807
1.000.000 Club Don Lum Collection (Don Lum) Nov 30, 2021 23:52 Replies: 1769 Views: 1480853
1.000.000 Club Collection of Tobi (Tobi) Nov 11, 2021 04:29 Replies: 1078 Views: 1304313
1.000.000 Club The Mizunaka Collection (am mizunaka) Nov 28, 2021 18:40 Replies: 1838 Views: 1432199
1.000.000 Club New generation for picture - Ploum (ploum) Nov 30, 2021 00:11 Replies: 1329 Views: 1119477
500.000 Club Collection of Fiebre Verde (Fiebre Verde) Nov 03, 2021 03:58 Replies: 730 Views: 713214
500.000 Club Collection of Nurbo (nurbo) Mar 26, 2016 14:37 Replies: 404 Views: 602815
100.000 Club Andreas Gerstenberg Collection (Andreas Gerstenberg) May 19, 2018 14:36 Replies: 182 Views: 407209
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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: 605336
100.000 Club Tracy's favorite specimens (Tracy) Dec 21, 2017 10:32 Replies: 74 Views: 221488
Silvia's Collection (silvia) Dec 01, 2021 14:33 Replies: 77 Views: 8774
Nimfiara's collection (nimfiara) May 10, 2012 17:20 Replies: 30 Views: 85539
Linda's Private Collection (Linda Smith) Feb 08, 2012 04:31 Replies: 39 Views: 95706
Debbie's Collection (Debbie Woolf) Jul 04, 2011 10:45 Replies: 20 Views: 66007
Colleen's Collection (Colleen Thomson) May 28, 2011 19:33 Replies: 10 Views: 43981
Jessica's mineral collection (Jessica Simonoff) Jan 30, 2010 18:52 Replies: 18 Views: 62698
Linda St-Cyr's favorites (Linda St-Cyr) May 17, 2009 09:09 Replies: 6 Views: 48985

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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 12, 2021 00:10 Replies: 43 Views: 46702
Article on Naica and Gypsum (Matt_Zukowski) Oct 15, 2021 11:58 Replies: 4 Views: 986
Reminiscences of a Mineralogist by Arthur Montgomery (John S. White) Apr 08, 2021 18:22 Replies: 2 Views: 1558
Jachymov - mineralogical pearl of the Erzgebirge Mts. - book for collectors NICE (amartaus) Feb 07, 2021 11:36 Replies: 3 Views: 2273
Pink amethyst? (John S. White) Oct 10, 2020 10:01 Replies: 7 Views: 7069
Mineral Collections of Brazil (Byron Anderson) Oct 05, 2020 23:12 Replies: 14 Views: 6069
James Sowerby's illustrations (James Catmur) Aug 14, 2020 13:29 Replies: 2 Views: 3809
Can somebody recommend a sweet book on Crystallography? (Andreu) May 21, 2020 14:11 Replies: 13 Views: 8426
Fungal etching of garnets? (Matt_Zukowski) Feb 19, 2020 19:01 Replies: 1 Views: 14457
Online resources (cascaillou) Dec 20, 2019 13:55 Replies: 13 Views: 30156
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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
Collecting and imagining (Sante Celiberti) Nov 25, 2020 15:20 Replies: 33 Views: 33688
Mineralogical Museum of Marburg, drawn by me :-) (Tobi) Nov 04, 2019 06:03 Replies: 12 Views: 24567
Mineral collages 5.0 (Tobi) Jul 19, 2019 05:52 Replies: 4 Views: 15198
New Artwork... (crocoite) Jun 02, 2019 06:42 Replies: 13 Views: 23073
Artisan Made Gems (vic rzonca) Sep 22, 2018 14:28 Replies: 9 Views: 22091
Some new Mineralpaintings in Watercolor (MasterofStone) Sep 02, 2018 16:17 Replies: 5 Views: 15805
Chinese Realgar (crocoite) Apr 24, 2018 21:36 Replies: 8 Views: 20913
Minerals in Watercolor (MasterofStone) Feb 21, 2018 06:22 Replies: 6 Views: 19324
Grossular Garnet, Jeffrey Mine, Canada (crocoite) Dec 30, 2017 02:42 Replies: 0 Views: 30161
Rhodochrosite with Barite, Lone Tree Mine, Nevada (crocoite) Dec 07, 2017 05:15 Replies: 0 Views: 31038
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Sante Celiberti View latest post
No new posts The histories behind mineral specimens     
Many specimens have very interesting histories that should be saved.   Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Antonio Alcaide
Tracing the dealer "Minerals Engineering" or Brian Petrovic (TomCotterell) Sep 17, 2021 09:46 Replies: 2 Views: 1320
Tracing specimens from the Duchess of Northumberland (1787-1866) (TomCotterell) Aug 31, 2021 15:47 Replies: 6 Views: 1528
Where can I find some bio on Gilbert Gauthier? (pub1tzu) Jun 18, 2021 10:14 Replies: 4 Views: 1852
Bob Cook wins the 2021 John S. White Mineral Legacy Award (Jordi Fabre) May 01, 2021 13:06 Replies: 2 Views: 1551
Mining objects. (Sante Celiberti) Feb 10, 2021 10:34 Replies: 30 Views: 20834
Honeymoon quartz (James Catmur) Nov 29, 2020 07:58 Replies: 0 Views: 3095
History of the Chivor Emerald Mine, Colombia (Part 1) (Fiebre Verde) Oct 26, 2020 08:40 Replies: 4 Views: 4411
How to collect in an "apartment for sale". (Sante Celiberti) Aug 04, 2020 05:49 Replies: 0 Views: 4059
How to collect in a Tuscan... "Pizzeria". (Sante Celiberti) Jun 20, 2020 15:32 Replies: 0 Views: 4047
What did Goethe collect? (David) Apr 13, 2020 08:42 Replies: 14 Views: 11777
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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: 59708
FMF Guide of Rocks - SEDIMENTARY ROCKS (prcantos) Dec 11, 2013 17:45 Replies: 5 Views: 32961
FMF Guide of Rocks - METAMORPHIC ROCKS (prcantos) Jul 05, 2015 06:56 Replies: 16 Views: 62153
Roadside Geology of Vermont (NellsRocks) Sep 21, 2018 07:52 Replies: 10 Views: 25585
Grave Stones of Interest to Rock People... no, really... (NellsRocks) Sep 13, 2018 16:23 Replies: 14 Views: 31830
Not Sure What Rock Is!!!??? (Aliengng) Mar 24, 2016 06:09 Replies: 15 Views: 32007
Genesis of the serpentine minerals and rocks (prcantos) Jun 06, 2013 04:48 Replies: 2 Views: 23168

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Tobi View latest post
No new posts Incorrect classification and fakes     
In this Forum you can provide information and discuss false identifications, inadequate classifications and fakes.   Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Antonio Alcaide, cascaillou
Aura Coating (AleaBankston) Jun 06, 2021 14:38 Replies: 15 Views: 4157
Possible Fake: Blue Hemimorphite from Ojuela (Ibrahim Jameel) Sep 30, 2020 23:07 Replies: 40 Views: 24474
Is there Proof of Kobyashevite Fakes? (rgangue) Sep 23, 2020 11:59 Replies: 5 Views: 5675
Please help! Is this "Ocean Jasper" Real or Dyed/Fake/Enhanced? (Garret) Sep 12, 2020 15:22 Replies: 14 Views: 9177
Fake Colombian Emeralds (Fiebre Verde) Dec 14, 2019 11:24 Replies: 35 Views: 59703
Opinions appreciated....Citrine or glass? (AmyinTX) Nov 30, 2019 03:03 Replies: 6 Views: 12295
Specimens incorrectly labeled Bravoite coating Pyrite from Colorado (John S. White) Nov 23, 2019 07:55 Replies: 11 Views: 36567
Milpillas "Electric Blue" Azurites AND Malachites - Natural or Chipped? (bob kerr) Aug 07, 2019 17:26 Replies: 20 Views: 28984
Are there any Sicilian Sulphur fakes still around? (B.) Jun 09, 2019 09:46 Replies: 12 Views: 15945
Specimens from near the Coronel Manuel Rodriguez Mine, Chile (Kevin Conroy) Jun 02, 2019 16:55 Replies: 11 Views: 15528
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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: 29031
Theft of Pieter de Bruyn collection (Pierre Joubert) Mar 14, 2019 19:40 Replies: 1 Views: 15834
Theft of Tourmalines from Fallbrook Gem & Mineral Society Museum in California (Chris Wentzell) Oct 25, 2017 14:13 Replies: 26 Views: 40313
Theft from the Franklin Mineral Museum, New Jersey (Jordi Fabre) Jul 18, 2017 07:43 Replies: 0 Views: 18691
Theft at West Coast Mineral and Fossil Show of Kristalle gold. (vic rzonca) Nov 16, 2016 07:43 Replies: 1 Views: 15341
Stolen specimen inquiry (Jordi Fabre) Aug 06, 2016 05:08 Replies: 3 Views: 18242
Theft of Colin Owen mineral specimens and collection (Pierre Joubert) Jul 15, 2016 10:34 Replies: 14 Views: 26536
THEFT of 60 world class mineral specimens in Johannesburg! (Jordi Fabre) Apr 29, 2016 10:04 Replies: 19 Views: 48261
Famous piece stolen from a Romanian Museum (David) Jan 27, 2014 14:16 Replies: 0 Views: 20140
Warning: Johannesburg Geology Museum theft: July 2013!! (Jordi Fabre) Jul 19, 2013 11:20 Replies: 2 Views: 19624
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No new posts Off-Topic and Introductions     
In this forum you can discuss topics not covered by any other of our forums and you can also introduce yourself as a new Forum member.   Moderators chris, Xavi Tutusaus, Antonio Alcaide
100.000 Club Presentation of new members - Reference Thread (Jordi Fabre) Nov 30, 2021 15:38 Replies: 445 Views: 358852
Cannon SLR with stacking (James Catmur) Nov 29, 2021 09:34 Replies: 10 Views: 584
Help found with items (Lou B.) Oct 23, 2021 23:28 Replies: 2 Views: 909
Alleged 'silvers' from Udokan? (Jordi Fabre) Oct 14, 2021 06:03 Replies: 5 Views: 961
Will Barite save the world? (bob kerr) Sep 30, 2021 13:00 Replies: 15 Views: 1863
Minfind dot com is back! (bob kerr) Sep 17, 2021 07:57 Replies: 0 Views: 747
About FMF Homepage (jirotheking) Sep 11, 2021 05:09 Replies: 6 Views: 1416
Mineral questions from a woodworker! (Ron Swanson) Sep 06, 2021 10:35 Replies: 3 Views: 1015
Average Familiarity (Tom Mazanec) Aug 13, 2021 09:37 Replies: 0 Views: 815
Advice needed on how to get started on a potential project. (Smurfstuff) Aug 04, 2021 18:23 Replies: 6 Views: 1327
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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: 64502
When can a fossil be also considered a mineral? (Carles Millan) Apr 20, 2020 17:21 Replies: 50 Views: 69015
100.000 Club Freeware: Mineral Database (Joan R.) Jan 11, 2020 04:35 Replies: 61 Views: 140276
Is this a twin? (Duncan Miller) May 16, 2019 02:17 Replies: 28 Views: 48880
100.000 Club Quartz collecting outings in South Africa (Pierre Joubert) Mar 25, 2019 11:26 Replies: 354 Views: 372253
Blue-green rock (Viktorian) Aug 13, 2018 21:33 Replies: 7 Views: 64655
Stalactites? (John S. White) Jul 09, 2018 10:20 Replies: 24 Views: 48326
Maximum number of minerals on a specimen (David) May 06, 2018 03:02 Replies: 37 Views: 60208
Tetrahedron [111] penetration twin (Josele) Jan 13, 2018 20:26 Replies: 17 Views: 50027
100.000 Club New find of minerals from New York (Glenn Rhein) Dec 04, 2017 13:20 Replies: 123 Views: 195077
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Aniol Soler View latest post
No new posts Mineral Exchange Area     
In this forum you will be able to trade minerals and publish their pictures. To know how to do it, please use this link.   Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Antonio Alcaide
How does "Mineral Exchange Area" work? (Jordi Fabre) Aug 20, 2008 03:17 Replies: 0 Views: 37745

1 1 Aug 20, 2008 03:17
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Mineralogical Magazines  Topics   Posts   Last Post 
A kind of special space for mineralogical magazines to allow publishers and readers to keep in touch.
What is it about them that makes it a pleasure to receive them, which old ones you miss, the new issues, the new books they publish...
 
No new posts The Mineralogical Record     
The Mineralogical Record, founded in 1970, is an American mineral magazine of international interest, providing beautifully illustrated articles on minerals and mineral localities worldwide. Additional features include articles on mineral shows, mineral museums, mineralogical and mining collectibles (e.g. antique instruments), profiles of prominent collectors and their collections, book reviews, and articles on the history of mineral collecting and the history of mineralogy. Special-theme supplements to the regular issues are also published.      
This Forum is from now a "Fellow" of the Mineralogical Record magazine (Jordi Fabre) Dec 17, 2020 08:15 Replies: 3 Views: 25817
Mineralogical Record News June 2020 (Jordi Fabre) Jun 08, 2020 12:30 Replies: 0 Views: 5449
The Mineralogical Record (Jordi Fabre) Dec 31, 2018 08:28 Replies: 18 Views: 44059
M.R. vol 48 (2) Tri-State District (Robert Seitz) Mar 29, 2017 19:22 Replies: 2 Views: 15100
New Standards of Excellence in the Mineral Kingdom - M.R. March-April 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Apr 20, 2015 10:51 Replies: 41 Views: 75169
2014 Graphic Excellence Award again for the Mineralogical Record and two more medals! (Jordi Fabre) Dec 31, 2014 13:22 Replies: 3 Views: 19566
Mineralogical Record News (Jordi Fabre) Apr 09, 2014 04:04 Replies: 1 Views: 19349
The 2013 Graphic Excellence Award for the Mineralogical Record! (Jordi Fabre) May 22, 2013 12:27 Replies: 0 Views: 18358
Article in M. Record about the John White single crystal collection (Jordi Fabre) Sep 26, 2009 08:31 Replies: 2 Views: 24231
Opinions about Mineralogical Record's Article (Jordi Fabre) May 18, 2009 11:59 Replies: 15 Views: 56168
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ALshawani View latest post
No new posts Rocks & Minerals     
Rocks & Minerals has published feature articles on mineralogy, geology, and paleontology since 1926. Regular departments explore such topics as minerals for the collector; microminerals; recent books, videos, and DVDs; coming events; museum news; and personalities in the field. Detailed lists of collecting opportunities in specific localities are published periodically, as are special theme issues.      
Hematite twins (article in Rocks & Minerals Jan/Feb 2018) (Duncan Miller) May 26, 2018 01:35 Replies: 4 Views: 21904
Some well-deserved plaudits for Marie Huizing and Rocks & Minerals magazine (Jordi Fabre) Jan 04, 2015 11:27 Replies: 9 Views: 28483
Rocks & Minerals Magazine - May-June 2014 Issue (Peter Megaw) May 24, 2014 15:39 Replies: 2 Views: 19882
Rocks & Minerals Magazine - Jan/Feb 2014 issue (Jordi Fabre) Mar 12, 2014 10:16 Replies: 1 Views: 17864
Rocks & Minerals Magazine - Nov/Dec 2013 issue (Rocks & Minerals) Dec 01, 2013 13:52 Replies: 2 Views: 25800
Superb improvement in the printing quality of R&M Magazine (Jordi Fabre) Apr 29, 2013 09:16 Replies: 3 Views: 21121
Rocks & Minerals ONLINE (Jordi Fabre) Aug 20, 2012 12:03 Replies: 4 Views: 26725
Five years of FMF in Rocks & Minerals (Antonio Alcaide) Oct 04, 2011 12:51 Replies: 1 Views: 19800
In Rock and Minerals: "Natural Versus Aesthetic" from Jesse Fisher (Jordi Fabre) Apr 12, 2010 20:05 Replies: 20 Views: 50585

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Duncan Miller View latest post
No new posts MINERALIEN-Welt     
MINERALIEN-Welt is a German mineral magazine with fine articles about the world of minerals. In this forum we hope to get in touch with our readers. We are open to new ideas for improvement and will also keep you updated about new publications from Bode Verlag.   Moderator MINERALIEN-Welt
MineralienWelt special issue about Bad Ems Pyromorphite (Tobi) Apr 08, 2018 12:19 Replies: 1 Views: 19484
New book: NAMIBIA Minerals & Localties Volume 2 is here! (MINERALIEN-Welt) Oct 25, 2016 13:13 Replies: 1 Views: 16081
"Klassiker Harz" (Harz Classic) New Book! (Jordi Fabre) Feb 21, 2015 12:01 Replies: 1 Views: 18476
MINERALIEN-Welt back in Denver 2013 - Booth E26 (MINERALIEN-Welt) Sep 05, 2013 13:41 Replies: 1 Views: 19605
NEW BOOK "Exquisite Agates - Erlesene Achate" by Dietrich Mayer! (MINERALIEN-Welt) Aug 06, 2013 11:00 Replies: 2 Views: 26502

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Jesse Fisher View latest post
No new posts Le Règne Minéral     
Le Règne Minéral is the French mineralogical magazine since 1995. It has published many articles about classic French mineralogy and new discoveries. The readers can also discover French mineral collectors and personalities, reports of the world’s greatest mineral shows, book reviews, press reviews and many other articles about international mineralogy. Join us!!   Moderator Julien
New special issue of Le Règne Minéral (Julien) May 20, 2020 01:55 Replies: 0 Views: 7054
A new book (Julien) Nov 24, 2019 15:25 Replies: 14 Views: 26496
An editorial to enlighten us from the Le Règne Minéral magazine (Jordi Fabre) Jul 03, 2018 13:46 Replies: 7 Views: 18090
Le Règne Minéral #137 (Julien) Sep 20, 2017 02:35 Replies: 0 Views: 27483
Catalog of the le Règne Minéral editions (Jordi Fabre) Jun 03, 2016 07:34 Replies: 0 Views: 20362
Le Règne Minéral special issu 2014 : Alpine Rodingites !!! (Julien) May 19, 2015 04:48 Replies: 0 Views: 22668
Crystal-hunters Chronicles (Julien) Nov 12, 2014 12:04 Replies: 12 Views: 31435
News from les Editions du Piat (Julien) Jul 11, 2014 03:09 Replies: 3 Views: 21311
Special Edition of Le Règne Minéral (Julien) Jul 10, 2014 10:26 Replies: 0 Views: 18126
A book about French mineralogy (Julien) Sep 16, 2013 11:58 Replies: 3 Views: 22113
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Julien View latest post
No new posts Mineral Up Editions     
  Moderator Joaquim Callen
Gold for Collectors - The Book (Joaquim Callen) Nov 18, 2021 00:33 Replies: 5 Views: 29651
The new issue of Mineral Up is now available! (Joaquim Callen) Oct 24, 2016 19:56 Replies: 2 Views: 29858
2014 Mineral Up calendar (Peter Van Hout) Nov 14, 2013 17:34 Replies: 0 Views: 16958

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Peter Lemkin View latest post
No new posts Mineralogical Almanac     
     
Reminiscences of a very old former curator (Jordi Fabre) Jan 23, 2016 11:38 Replies: 1 Views: 23411

1 2 Jan 23, 2016 11:38
Roger Warin View latest post
No new posts Blue Cap Productions     
  Moderator BlueCapProductions
Mineral Talks LIVE (BlueCapProductions) Sep 29, 2021 07:29 Replies: 57 Views: 22906
Narrated Slideshows (BlueCapProductions) Apr 03, 2020 15:37 Replies: 2 Views: 15882
BlueCapProductions releases full videos for free on Youtube (Tobi) Apr 03, 2020 15:34 Replies: 5 Views: 13917
Jordi's Munich 2018 booth on Blue Cap Productions (Tobi) Mar 23, 2020 02:42 Replies: 2 Views: 25425
COVID-19 and self-isolation (BlueCapProductions) Mar 22, 2020 21:36 Replies: 0 Views: 18038
Breakfast With Minerals - Episode 3 - Professional Diggers - Podcast Discussion (BlueCapProductions) Jan 28, 2019 12:40 Replies: 2 Views: 13613
Breakfast With Minerals - Podcast Discussion - Episode 02 (BlueCapProductions) Aug 18, 2018 19:41 Replies: 11 Views: 21347
What's Hot In Tucson: 2016 (BlueCapProductions) Jun 05, 2018 16:45 Replies: 11 Views: 26501
Breakfast With Minerals - Podcast Discussion - Episode 01 (BlueCapProductions) May 20, 2018 17:57 Replies: 45 Views: 43602
Happy Holidays - FREE gift from BlueCap Productions - What's Hot In Ste. Marie 2016!!! (BlueCapProductions) Dec 30, 2016 12:16 Replies: 1 Views: 15978
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helvatica View latest post

Museums with Mineral Exhibits Worldwide  Topics   Posts   Last Post 
Use this forum to tell us about museums that have minerals on display or to discuss specimens that people can see if they visit them.
 
No new posts Worlwide Museums & Visits to Museums and private collections     
Use this forum to tell us about your experiences of visiting museums, exhibits or private collections.   Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Alan.Hart, Antonio Alcaide
Museum of Natural History Wiesbaden - asking for help/info wrt special exhibition (Montanpark) May 25, 2020 10:18 Replies: 4 Views: 6661
We have a problem in Barcelona City with the Martorell Museum (Jordi Fabre) Nov 30, 2018 14:19 Replies: 10 Views: 26386
The collectors and the Museums of Minerals (Peter Lemkin) Oct 23, 2018 22:09 Replies: 8 Views: 15480
European Mineral and Mining Museums (Robert Seitz) Oct 17, 2018 11:03 Replies: 5 Views: 14619
Royal Cornwall Museum mineral gallery - your support is needed (Woody Thompson) Sep 25, 2018 05:04 Replies: 33 Views: 38016
Mineralogical Museum Luigi Celleri (MUM) of San Piero in Campo in Elba Island, Italy (marco campos-venuti) Oct 20, 2017 12:20 Replies: 5 Views: 19424
Mineral Museum - Baxter Springs, Kansas, USA (Robert Seitz) Sep 08, 2017 00:05 Replies: 0 Views: 24592
Joplin Museum Complex / The Everett J. Ritchie Tri-State Mineral Museum (Robert Seitz) Sep 07, 2017 11:25 Replies: 10 Views: 25240
Mineral Museums (small) in Franklin, North Carolina, USA (Robert Seitz) Jul 17, 2017 15:57 Replies: 6 Views: 19914
Mineral Museums / Displays in Norway (Robert Seitz) Apr 15, 2017 16:20 Replies: 4 Views: 14778
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42 276 May 25, 2020 10:18
Montanpark View latest post
No new posts The Smithsonian Institution, Museum of Natural History     
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section "The Smithsonian Institution, Museum of Natural History"   Moderator chris

7 280 Apr 01, 2017 20:25
Don Lum View latest post
No new posts The A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum     
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section "The A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum"   Moderator chris

2 308 May 11, 2016 12:16
John Jaszczak View latest post
No new posts Harvard Museum of Natural History     
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section "Harvard Museum of Natural History"   Moderator chris

3 61 Jul 18, 2015 12:37
Jean Sendero View latest post
No new posts University Arizona Tucson Mineral Museum     
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section "University Arizona Tucson Mineral Museum"   Moderator chris

4 24 Sep 11, 2021 00:07
Jordi Fabre View latest post
No new posts Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum     
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section "Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum"   Moderator chris

2 19 Aug 03, 2017 03:38
Jordi Fabre View latest post
No new posts Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Dallas, Texas     
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section "Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Dallas, Texas"   Moderators chris, Gail

4 48 Aug 24, 2014 12:35
Peter Van Hout View latest post
No new posts Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County     
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section "Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

3 9 Aug 02, 2019 05:50
Tobi View latest post
No new posts Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals     
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section "Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals"   Moderator chris

2 31 Jul 22, 2015 17:25
BlueCapProductions View latest post
No new posts University of Delaware Museum of Minerals     
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section "University of Delaware Museum of Minerals"   Moderator chris

3 18 Dec 03, 2012 17:33
jakslagle View latest post
No new posts Lyman Museum in Hilo, Hawaii     
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section "Lyman Museum in Hilo, Hawaii"   Moderator chris

1 12 Jan 10, 2011 18:45
Doug View latest post
No new posts Other Museums in USA     
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section "Other Museums in USA"   Moderator chris

9 104 Jul 23, 2021 02:20
Tobi View latest post
No new posts The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) Ontario, Canada     
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section "Royal Ontario Museum"   Moderator chris

2 30 Jul 03, 2012 20:03
Tracy View latest post
No new posts Natural History Museum London     
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section "Natural History Museum London"   Moderator chris

3 209 Nov 26, 2011 16:55
Gail View latest post
No new posts Scottish Museums     
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section "Scottish Museums"   Moderator chris

3 20 Mar 22, 2018 04:03
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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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How does "Collection Photos" work?
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We have created a section on the forum: "Collection photos and Collector's page" whose aim is to allow all collectors who wish to publish pictures of specimens in their collection. The idea is for each collector/collection to have a single ...

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Very little mineralogy in mineral collecting today
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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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