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30 Mar-16:17:04 50th and last rochester mineralogical symposium! (Bob Morgan)
30 Mar-16:08:42 Re: what should we do with our collections? special event on zoom - wednesday 19 april 20: (Bob Kerr)
30 Mar-12:16:33 What should we do with our collections? special event on zoom - wednesday 19 april 20:00 b (Roy Starkey)
30 Mar-08:48:02 Re: collection of volkmar stingl (Volkmar Stingl)
30 Mar-03:44:26 The mizunaka collection - quartz (Am Mizunaka)
29 Mar-10:17:37 Re: problem with identification (Bob Carnein)
29 Mar-09:21:00 Re: the mim museum in beirut, lebanon (Mim Museum)
29 Mar-08:29:52 Re: collection of michael shaw (Michael Shaw)
29 Mar-01:27:17 Re: problem with identification (Mineralowitz)
28 Mar-13:26:28 Re: problem with identification (Roger Warin)
28 Mar-12:38:14 Re: collection of firmo espinar (Firmo Espinar)
28 Mar-11:27:55 Re: problem with identification (Vinoterapia)
28 Mar-11:06:04 Re: problem with identification (Mineralowitz)
28 Mar-10:35:25 Re: problem with identification (James Catmur)
28 Mar-09:04:26 Problem with identification (Mineralowitz)
28 Mar-08:34:17 Re: collection of michael shaw (Michael Shaw)
28 Mar-02:15:05 The mizunaka collection - fluorite (Am Mizunaka)
27 Mar-16:56:26 Re: don lum collection (Don Lum)
27 Mar-09:58:12 Re: sun yi collection (Sunyi)
26 Mar-03:55:28 Re: the mim museum in beirut, lebanon (Mim Museum)
25 Mar-09:54:19 Re: collection of michael shaw (Michael Shaw)
24 Mar-23:41:42 Re: collection of volkmar stingl (Volkmar Stingl)
24 Mar-12:52:26 Re: collection of philippe durand (Philippe Durand)
24 Mar-09:42:32 Collection of carles millan - barite from cerro warihuyn (peru) (Carles Millan)
24 Mar-04:10:17 The mizunaka collection - fluorite (Am Mizunaka)

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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.

John S. White
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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
What should we do with our collections? Special event on Zoom - Wednesday 19 April 20:00 B (Roy Starkey) Mar 30, 2023 16:08 Replies: 1 Views: 92
Problem with identification (mineralowitz) Mar 29, 2023 10:17 Replies: 6 Views: 404
A very strange specimen of Hardin Co., Illinois (k-m.minerals) Mar 17, 2023 00:52 Replies: 6 Views: 823
Azurite to Malachite pseudomorphs (RayStraw) Feb 26, 2023 17:50 Replies: 0 Views: 316
Mineral Labeling: how to properly acknowledge specimen is from an earlier collection (Frank Perry) Feb 24, 2023 04:07 Replies: 7 Views: 898
Diamond pseudomorphs after graphite (James Catmur) Feb 22, 2023 05:12 Replies: 8 Views: 777
Galena Spinel law (John Hodgson) Feb 13, 2023 03:55 Replies: 8 Views: 921
Can alpha radiation from titanite, zircon, etc. affect other mineral specimens? (Garret) Feb 10, 2023 19:05 Replies: 4 Views: 717
Elbaite from Pala ? (Roger Warin) Feb 05, 2023 23:43 Replies: 1 Views: 497
Unique Schorl Double Terminations (bob kerr) Jan 26, 2023 15:42 Replies: 19 Views: 2590
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bob kerr 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: 34430
Contribution Dr. Menor-Salván - Silver & Löllingite association from Aït Ahmane - (41) (FMF Forum) Mar 19, 2023 12:23 Replies: 2 Views: 343
Pseudomorph chemistry - (40) (RayStraw) Sep 10, 2022 15:13 Replies: 28 Views: 10400
Formicaite. Beta-formicaite & alpha-Ca-formate. Mineral or not? - (39) (FMF Forum) Mar 24, 2022 06:15 Replies: 8 Views: 4104
The Tobi Martin Mineral Collection - (38) (Tobi) Oct 15, 2021 02:02 Replies: 20 Views: 10819
Blue chalcedony pseudomorphs from Ysterputs, southern Namibia - (37) (Duncan Miller) Sep 30, 2021 09:59 Replies: 1 Views: 3281
Morocco, light, shape and colour - (36) (FMF Forum) May 25, 2021 23:25 Replies: 4 Views: 6785
The native gold from Guelmim-Oued Noun, Morocco - (35) (Cesar M. Salvan) Feb 17, 2021 19:21 Replies: 8 Views: 10902
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: 7551
The Mineral Collecting History of the 79 Mine, Gila County, Arizona, USA - (33) (Tony L. Potucek) Jun 30, 2021 09:21 Replies: 21 Views: 24290
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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: 221887
National Library of Spain - Biblioteca Nacional de España (BNE) (James Catmur) May 01, 2020 06:32 Replies: 0 Views: 8185

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 Shows 2023 - let the fun begin (bob kerr) Feb 21, 2023 01:26 Replies: 77 Views: 17528
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2022 (James Catmur) Oct 27, 2022 14:04 Replies: 20 Views: 8082
Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2022 - The reunion (Jordi Fabre) Jul 17, 2022 15:05 Replies: 12 Views: 8798
Tucson Shows 2022 (bob kerr) Mar 07, 2022 16:36 Replies: 95 Views: 46340
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2021 (Jordi Fabre) Jan 02, 2022 14:48 Replies: 27 Views: 16712
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2020 (Jordi Fabre) May 31, 2020 16:31 Replies: 104 Views: 126328
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2019 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 22, 2020 21:00 Replies: 53 Views: 66976
Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2019 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 23, 2020 02:48 Replies: 37 Views: 62447
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2019 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 22, 2020 21:06 Replies: 128 Views: 183351
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 22, 2018 12:26 Replies: 40 Views: 64408
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49 3101 Feb 21, 2023 01:26
James Catmur View latest post
No new posts Mineral Shows     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
49th ROCHESTER MINERALOGICAL SYMPOSIUM! (Jordi Fabre) Mar 30, 2023 16:17 Replies: 1 Views: 1792
East Coast Show 2023 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 16, 2023 14:51 Replies: 0 Views: 304
2023 West Coast Spring Show (Jordi Fabre) Mar 15, 2023 17:21 Replies: 0 Views: 292
New England Mineral Show (James Catmur) Mar 09, 2023 12:33 Replies: 0 Views: 320
Tucson Top Gem is now B2B Minerals (bob kerr) Mar 03, 2023 16:57 Replies: 2 Views: 532
Minerant 2023 - Mineral Show in Antwerp, Belgium (Jordi Fabre) Oct 27, 2022 01:33 Replies: 0 Views: 1891
The historic Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines Show (Jordi Fabre) Jul 29, 2022 08:05 Replies: 50 Views: 70036
A minerals show in Isfahan, Iran (h.abbasi) Jun 19, 2022 13:38 Replies: 16 Views: 16293
2022 West Coast Spring Show (Jordi Fabre) Apr 24, 2022 16:06 Replies: 0 Views: 1928
New England Gem and Mineral Show, April 30 & May 1, 2022 (Michele Weisberg) Apr 24, 2022 07:10 Replies: 0 Views: 1686
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234 2023 Mar 30, 2023 16:17
Bob Morgan 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: 118379
Sunny Tucson, Gail Spann’s adventures. 2019 (Gail) Mar 03, 2019 16:21 Replies: 36 Views: 52792
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Tucson Adventures. February 2018. (Gail) Feb 28, 2018 21:37 Replies: 209 Views: 202802
100.000 Club Tucson 2017, The insanity continues...but it sure is fun! (Gail) Feb 27, 2017 22:25 Replies: 112 Views: 135088
100.000 Club TUCSON, 2016. And away we go.... (Gail) Mar 19, 2016 11:45 Replies: 445 Views: 465755
100.000 Club The magic of Tucson, 2015. Gail Spann report. (Gail) Aug 12, 2015 11:19 Replies: 116 Views: 191435
100.000 Club Tucson 2014 Show Report, Gail Spann Having Fun Again... (Gail) Jul 26, 2014 19:32 Replies: 156 Views: 221249
100.000 Club Houston Fine Mineral Show Report, with Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 03, 2013 09:23 Replies: 103 Views: 173017
500.000 Club 2013 Tucson Show Adventure ~ Gail Spann Style. (Gail) Apr 27, 2013 02:57 Replies: 598 Views: 782467
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: 109567
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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: 62294
adularia locale? (Frank Perry) Mar 13, 2023 05:29 Replies: 11 Views: 871
Fluorite (Mathias) Mar 06, 2023 05:06 Replies: 4 Views: 646
Amethyst (Mathias) Feb 27, 2023 05:19 Replies: 17 Views: 1476
plz help identify these rocks (paulmars) Feb 26, 2023 16:08 Replies: 0 Views: 245
Locale for doubly terminated quartz on sphalerite? (Frank Perry) Feb 18, 2023 16:55 Replies: 7 Views: 659
Can someone tell me what this is? (Crox) Feb 18, 2023 16:27 Replies: 5 Views: 447
Spanish question (James Catmur) Feb 18, 2023 08:10 Replies: 1 Views: 254
Please could someone help identify this rock / fossil ? (David Mann) Feb 14, 2023 21:14 Replies: 2 Views: 433
Semi-spherical exterior, radiating interior stone (crowinfocus) Feb 14, 2023 10:24 Replies: 31 Views: 2234
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174 1299 Mar 13, 2023 05:29
Tobi 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

Quartz with Chlorite Phantoms - Tagging & locale Questions (k-m.minerals) Mar 16, 2023 10:14 Replies: 4 Views: 553
Melanophlogite? (Luiz Oliveira) Feb 05, 2023 09:49 Replies: 29 Views: 9603
Help with locality (Michael Shaw) Dec 30, 2022 17:45 Replies: 3 Views: 1250
Unknown from Kabolela Mine, DRC in association with Brochantite and Heterogenite (cfrench58) Dec 12, 2022 17:52 Replies: 4 Views: 1152
Can you please indentify? (marina) Nov 21, 2022 17:48 Replies: 4 Views: 1377
Help with identification and locality (Greg Lilly) Nov 18, 2022 04:51 Replies: 11 Views: 2411
Pebbles from Elba, containing... tourmaline? (Pete Modreski) Nov 16, 2022 10:53 Replies: 4 Views: 1239
What is the location of this calcite? (indigo08) Sep 16, 2022 05:07 Replies: 4 Views: 2055
I hesitate between Sweet Home Mine and Peru (Áncash) (Roger Warin) Sep 12, 2022 14:09 Replies: 7 Views: 2444
Twinned Topaz? (Yannick Cosson) Aug 14, 2022 10:42 Replies: 8 Views: 3638
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166 1624 Mar 16, 2023 10:14
Tony L. Potucek View latest post
No new posts Micros & Macros - Images of Minerals     
In this Forum you can add photos of minerals micromounts or macro minerals, give opinions on their identification, and share information on microscopes and taking photos.   Moderators chris, Antonio Alcaide
My aim is to produce a photo that will have high-resolution characteristics (silvia) Nov 03, 2022 13:14 Replies: 1 Views: 1903
Cavansite (Forrestblyth) Sep 29, 2022 09:33 Replies: 4 Views: 2139
Dr. André Rostenne’s collection. (Roger Warin) Aug 23, 2022 11:59 Replies: 7 Views: 3036
Green Fluorite (Forrestblyth) Aug 10, 2022 09:24 Replies: 6 Views: 2088
Pyromorphite (Forrestblyth) Aug 07, 2022 04:43 Replies: 1 Views: 1382
Pyromorphite crystals with 'psilomelane' on Quartz (Forrestblyth) Aug 07, 2022 04:40 Replies: 2 Views: 1525
Black Tourmaline Rookie pics (Dan Owens) Apr 15, 2022 03:05 Replies: 7 Views: 3220
Pictures wanted (RayStraw) Feb 01, 2022 14:38 Replies: 3 Views: 2927
Collection Anton Chizhik (Hereiam) Jan 24, 2022 09:08 Replies: 13 Views: 5618
A Tri-State Galena and Calcite (R Saunders) Sep 23, 2021 10:27 Replies: 9 Views: 6749
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124 1020 Nov 03, 2022 13:14
James Catmur View latest post
No new posts Favourite Minerals     Access to the FMF Gallery
In this forum you can add your favourite localities and minerals. When a mineral comes from many hundreds, or thousands, of places it's worth comparing favourites to identify the most desired ones.This section is special because all the photos published here also appear in "FMF Gallery". To find out more please use this link   Moderators Tobi, Mathias
Favourite mineral species/families? (Tobi) Dec 06, 2022 01:43 Replies: 24 Views: 37024
Favourite countries of origin? (Tobi) Sep 01, 2010 12:23 Replies: 26 Views: 45698
The other ten of the top twenty locations (Tom Mazanec) Mar 04, 2016 10:15 Replies: 9 Views: 25632
Favourite Garnets? (Tobi) Dec 19, 2022 08:23 Replies: 10 Views: 20689
Favourite Barytes? (Tobi) Dec 17, 2022 11:18 Replies: 32 Views: 39234
Favourite Quartzes? (Tobi) Nov 13, 2022 23:58 Replies: 62 Views: 72231
Favourite Tourmalines? (Tobi) Aug 31, 2021 04:07 Replies: 28 Views: 36737
Favourite Galenas? (Tobi) Aug 31, 2021 03:59 Replies: 36 Views: 44508
100.000 Club Favourite Fluorites? (Tobi) Jul 14, 2021 01:14 Replies: 223 Views: 331574
Favourite Wulfenites? (Tobi) Oct 02, 2020 23:35 Replies: 24 Views: 39429
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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
Chinese wire Silver. From where? (SunYi) Mar 05, 2023 06:07 Replies: 2 Views: 589
Pink cloud geode claim red hematite calcite crystals (thecrystalfinderBC) Jan 30, 2023 06:22 Replies: 1 Views: 732
Iolite and big quartz crystals from BC Canada (thecrystalfinderBC) Jan 27, 2023 04:20 Replies: 4 Views: 965
Silurian greywackes on the Berwickshire coast Scotland (Forrestblyth) Dec 21, 2022 06:25 Replies: 13 Views: 3010
Find of Wulfenite in the El Centenillo mine, Granada (James Catmur) Oct 13, 2022 07:42 Replies: 1 Views: 1277
Visit to the Greenlaws Mine by Jolyon Ralph (Tobi) Aug 02, 2022 23:39 Replies: 2 Views: 1905
Westmorland and Cumberland (James Catmur) Nov 17, 2021 09:45 Replies: 2 Views: 3520
The Mines of El Horcajo - the forgotten village (James Catmur) Oct 01, 2021 10:18 Replies: 0 Views: 3004
Kamar Safed emerald mine in Panjshir, Afghanistan (Josele) Sep 25, 2021 16:50 Replies: 4 Views: 4754
Popular Minerals (Jordi Fabre) Apr 29, 2021 16:17 Replies: 98 Views: 62360
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256 2163 Mar 05, 2023 06:07
SunYi 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: 3307
Asbestos name change (James Catmur) Aug 05, 2022 09:16 Replies: 15 Views: 24790
Cabeça do Cachorro claim (alfredo) Mar 17, 2022 04:53 Replies: 11 Views: 4576
Mountain named "Fullus / Fulus" near Aouli/Morocco? (Tobi) Feb 13, 2022 07:51 Replies: 0 Views: 1585
Trivia about New York City localities. (Bob Harman) Aug 22, 2020 14:48 Replies: 0 Views: 6413
Location error on a photo (Kevin Conroy) May 15, 2019 20:07 Replies: 2 Views: 13809
Hematite and Quartz from China (Tobi) Apr 08, 2019 10:53 Replies: 4 Views: 14875
Amethyst Cove, Bay of Fundy, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada - Correction (Richard Arseneau) Mar 13, 2019 10:55 Replies: 4 Views: 15901
Modificación requested for Capestang locality (Philippe Durand) Mar 24, 2017 12:31 Replies: 2 Views: 17365
Change in French administrative area (Philippe Durand) Mar 24, 2017 05:51 Replies: 1 Views: 15898
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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: 436
Rockhounding in Israel - contact needed (dimrub) Dec 13, 2022 08:25 Replies: 18 Views: 28273
Quartz hunt @ Capurru Quarry, Osilo, Sardinia (Tobi) Sep 30, 2022 09:27 Replies: 1 Views: 1676
Carrock Mine, Mungrisdale, Eden, Cumbria, England (Forrestblyth) Sep 29, 2022 11:35 Replies: 3 Views: 1524
Baryte (Forrestblyth) Sep 29, 2022 11:26 Replies: 4 Views: 2018
South Tirol/ Tyrol (Philippe Durand) Jul 20, 2022 01:10 Replies: 5 Views: 3090
A tour in Sicily for minerals ... and beyond (mineralenzo) May 10, 2022 10:48 Replies: 14 Views: 6185
Northern Ireland, Ireland collecting sites (rgangue) Sep 22, 2021 10:21 Replies: 2 Views: 4253
Binntal, Switzerland: the micromounter paradise (Joan R.) Jun 29, 2021 07:16 Replies: 5 Views: 16038
Collecting in UK (al kirky) May 20, 2021 02:58 Replies: 5 Views: 4741
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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: 207967
The biggest nuggets. (Roger Warin) Nov 08, 2016 03:51 Replies: 10 Views: 37874
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: 140268
2013, an Update... CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine (John Cornish) Jun 24, 2013 08:14 Replies: 13 Views: 49849
Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode - 'Part 2' (Antonio Da Silveira) Oct 23, 2010 17:27 Replies: 6 Views: 49853
Scoop! - An important find of amber in the "La Florida" Mine, Spain (Jordi Fabre) Dec 14, 2008 15:03 Replies: 0 Views: 34170

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 1192 Dec 12, 2022 14:55
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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15 477 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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12 407 Feb 28, 2023 09:37
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
Tips on building display cases (Ning) Jan 19, 2023 07:00 Replies: 4 Views: 1434
How to secure a mineral inside a plastic box? (cascaillou) Dec 27, 2022 13:55 Replies: 8 Views: 5336
Linarite or azurite (Gregor) Jul 12, 2021 14:52 Replies: 5 Views: 8852
Rust remover UK (al kirky) Jun 07, 2021 12:59 Replies: 3 Views: 3756
I thought I might show how I keep these large examples (Bob Harman) May 27, 2021 09:47 Replies: 0 Views: 3049
Airtight display boxes ? (cascaillou) May 26, 2021 03:35 Replies: 14 Views: 8663
Rescuing massive 13 lb tremolite/actinolite (Charly H) Apr 16, 2021 13:31 Replies: 10 Views: 7725
Need help on cleaning a specimen (AleaBankston) Oct 07, 2020 13:48 Replies: 7 Views: 9739
Cleaning Quartz (MSrockhound) Sep 04, 2020 19:18 Replies: 14 Views: 39839
Sodium Dithonite, Waller solution, Oxalic acid or HCl (al mar) Jul 26, 2020 12:34 Replies: 9 Views: 10290
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160 1447 Jan 19, 2023 07:00
Ning 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: 53676
1.000.000 Club Collection of Michael Shaw (Michael Shaw) Mar 29, 2023 08:29 Replies: 1938 Views: 2081113
1.000.000 Club Collection of Carles Millan (Carles Millan) Mar 24, 2023 09:42 Replies: 933 Views: 1675790
1.000.000 Club Don Lum Collection (Don Lum) Mar 27, 2023 16:56 Replies: 1976 Views: 1811397
1.000.000 Club Collection of Tobi (Tobi) Mar 10, 2023 10:34 Replies: 1163 Views: 1502003
1.000.000 Club The Mizunaka Collection (am mizunaka) Mar 30, 2023 03:44 Replies: 2203 Views: 1834864
1.000.000 Club New generation for picture - Ploum (ploum) Jan 06, 2023 16:22 Replies: 1411 Views: 1580591
500.000 Club Collection of Fiebre Verde (Fiebre Verde) Jan 24, 2023 08:02 Replies: 746 Views: 874642
500.000 Club Collection of Nurbo (nurbo) Mar 26, 2016 14:37 Replies: 404 Views: 689012
100.000 Club Andreas Gerstenberg Collection (Andreas Gerstenberg) May 19, 2018 14:36 Replies: 182 Views: 468665
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152 19704 Mar 30, 2023 08:48
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) Aug 25, 2020 07:56 Replies: 394 Views: 696434
100.000 Club Tracy's favorite specimens (Tracy) Dec 21, 2017 10:32 Replies: 74 Views: 250014
The Tama Higuchi Collection (TamaHiguchi) Feb 14, 2023 16:46 Replies: 18 Views: 4998
Silvia's Collection (silvia) Nov 22, 2022 17:46 Replies: 206 Views: 69195
Nimfiara's collection (nimfiara) May 10, 2012 17:20 Replies: 30 Views: 97413
100.000 Club Linda's Private Collection (Linda Smith) Feb 08, 2012 04:31 Replies: 39 Views: 105772
Debbie's Collection (Debbie Woolf) Jul 04, 2011 10:45 Replies: 20 Views: 73382
Colleen's Collection (Colleen Thomson) May 28, 2011 19:33 Replies: 10 Views: 48452
Jessica's mineral collection (Jessica Simonoff) Jan 30, 2010 18:52 Replies: 18 Views: 69560
Linda St-Cyr's favorites (Linda St-Cyr) May 17, 2009 09:09 Replies: 6 Views: 52299

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TamaHiguchi 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
MIneralogical Record delivery outside USA (James Catmur) Mar 16, 2023 23:32 Replies: 22 Views: 1975
Monthly Mineral Chronicles, Mineral Guides and more... (crocoite) Mar 14, 2023 20:09 Replies: 60 Views: 66917
Atlas of Spanish minerals (Miguel Calvo) Oct 30, 2022 13:56 Replies: 4 Views: 1759
Brazil Amethyst (Linus) Sep 19, 2022 11:03 Replies: 1 Views: 1732
New Book on Gem Pegmatites (Mike Menzies) Aug 03, 2022 13:58 Replies: 1 Views: 1548
A new book on emeralds (Fiebre Verde) Jul 26, 2022 14:57 Replies: 2 Views: 1879
A new book on British mineralogy - Making it Mine – Sir Arthur Russell (James Catmur) May 05, 2022 03:32 Replies: 10 Views: 4306
Article on Naica and Gypsum (Matt_Zukowski) Oct 15, 2021 11:58 Replies: 4 Views: 3622
Reminiscences of a Mineralogist by Arthur Montgomery (John S. White) Apr 08, 2021 18:22 Replies: 2 Views: 3748
Jachymov - mineralogical pearl of the Erzgebirge Mts. - book for collectors NICE (amartaus) Feb 07, 2021 11:36 Replies: 3 Views: 4440
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106 870 Mar 16, 2023 23:32
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: 3805
Collecting and imagining (Sante Celiberti) Nov 25, 2020 15:20 Replies: 33 Views: 44156
Mineralogical Museum of Marburg, drawn by me :-) (Tobi) Nov 04, 2019 06:03 Replies: 12 Views: 28844
Mineral collages 5.0 (Tobi) Jul 19, 2019 05:52 Replies: 4 Views: 18084
New Artwork... (crocoite) Jun 02, 2019 06:42 Replies: 13 Views: 27824
Artisan Made Gems (vic rzonca) Sep 22, 2018 14:28 Replies: 9 Views: 25905
Some new Mineralpaintings in Watercolor (MasterofStone) Sep 02, 2018 16:17 Replies: 5 Views: 18946
Chinese Realgar (crocoite) Apr 24, 2018 21:36 Replies: 8 Views: 24442
Minerals in Watercolor (MasterofStone) Feb 21, 2018 06:22 Replies: 6 Views: 22467
Grossular Garnet, Jeffrey Mine, Canada (crocoite) Dec 30, 2017 02:42 Replies: 0 Views: 32029
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43 831 Aug 13, 2022 14:27
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: 20591
A very dear memory. (Sante Celiberti) Apr 08, 2022 12:24 Replies: 6 Views: 2854
Tracing the dealer "Minerals Engineering" or Brian Petrovic (TomCotterell) Sep 17, 2021 09:46 Replies: 2 Views: 4123
Tracing specimens from the Duchess of Northumberland (1787-1866) (TomCotterell) Aug 31, 2021 15:47 Replies: 6 Views: 5257
Where can I find some bio on Gilbert Gauthier? (pub1tzu) Jun 18, 2021 10:14 Replies: 4 Views: 4605
Bob Cook wins the 2021 John S. White Mineral Legacy Award (Jordi Fabre) May 01, 2021 13:06 Replies: 2 Views: 3884
Mining objects. (Sante Celiberti) Feb 10, 2021 10:34 Replies: 30 Views: 29482
Honeymoon quartz (James Catmur) Nov 29, 2020 07:58 Replies: 0 Views: 5008
History of the Chivor Emerald Mine, Colombia (Part 1) (Fiebre Verde) Oct 26, 2020 08:40 Replies: 4 Views: 6564
How to collect in an "apartment for sale". (Sante Celiberti) Aug 04, 2020 05:49 Replies: 0 Views: 5941
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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: 68100
FMF Guide of Rocks - SEDIMENTARY ROCKS (prcantos) Dec 11, 2013 17:45 Replies: 5 Views: 36164
FMF Guide of Rocks - METAMORPHIC ROCKS (prcantos) Jul 05, 2015 06:56 Replies: 16 Views: 68515
Roadside Geology of Vermont (NellsRocks) Sep 21, 2018 07:52 Replies: 10 Views: 31760
Grave Stones of Interest to Rock People... no, really... (NellsRocks) Sep 13, 2018 16:23 Replies: 14 Views: 37606
Not Sure What Rock Is!!!??? (Aliengng) Mar 24, 2016 06:09 Replies: 15 Views: 37104
Genesis of the serpentine minerals and rocks (prcantos) Jun 06, 2013 04:48 Replies: 2 Views: 25280

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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
Interesting fake Cavansite (Joseph DOliveira) Feb 01, 2023 22:09 Replies: 3 Views: 962
Blue herderites? from Badakhshan Afghanistan? (Christophe Gobin) Mar 25, 2022 00:19 Replies: 4 Views: 4103
Goethite from Imini mine (Morocco) (Cesar M. Salvan) Mar 13, 2022 14:57 Replies: 0 Views: 1746
Aura Coating (AleaBankston) Jun 06, 2021 14:38 Replies: 15 Views: 11498
Possible Fake: Blue Hemimorphite from Ojuela (Ibrahim Jameel) Sep 30, 2020 23:07 Replies: 40 Views: 38189
Is there Proof of Kobyashevite Fakes? (rgangue) Sep 23, 2020 11:59 Replies: 5 Views: 9509
Please help! Is this "Ocean Jasper" Real or Dyed/Fake/Enhanced? (Garret) Sep 12, 2020 15:22 Replies: 14 Views: 16363
Fake Colombian Emeralds (Fiebre Verde) Dec 14, 2019 11:24 Replies: 35 Views: 70089
Opinions appreciated....Citrine or glass? (AmyinTX) Nov 30, 2019 03:03 Replies: 6 Views: 15365
Specimens incorrectly labeled Bravoite coating Pyrite from Colorado (John S. White) Nov 23, 2019 07:55 Replies: 11 Views: 41139
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61 718 Feb 01, 2023 22:09
alfredo 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: 1696
Stolen specimen alert - Stolen from the University of California, Santa Barbara! (Jordi Fabre) Aug 21, 2019 22:36 Replies: 2 Views: 31921
Theft of Pieter de Bruyn collection (Pierre Joubert) Mar 14, 2019 19:40 Replies: 1 Views: 18126
Theft of Tourmalines from Fallbrook Gem & Mineral Society Museum in California (Chris Wentzell) Oct 25, 2017 14:13 Replies: 26 Views: 48923
Theft from the Franklin Mineral Museum, New Jersey (Jordi Fabre) Jul 18, 2017 07:43 Replies: 0 Views: 20621
Theft at West Coast Mineral and Fossil Show of Kristalle gold. (vic rzonca) Nov 16, 2016 07:43 Replies: 1 Views: 17420
Stolen specimen inquiry (Jordi Fabre) Aug 06, 2016 05:08 Replies: 3 Views: 21404
Theft of Colin Owen mineral specimens and collection (Pierre Joubert) Jul 15, 2016 10:34 Replies: 14 Views: 30639
THEFT of 60 world class mineral specimens in Johannesburg! (Jordi Fabre) Apr 29, 2016 10:04 Replies: 19 Views: 54329
Famous piece stolen from a Romanian Museum (David) Jan 27, 2014 14:16 Replies: 0 Views: 21994
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17 142 Nov 30, 2022 02:49
James Catmur View latest post
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) Mar 13, 2023 15:48 Replies: 496 Views: 450213
Odd question I think this community is capable of answering (Richard Arseneau) Mar 15, 2023 15:19 Replies: 3 Views: 483
How big are Thumbnails? (bob kerr) Mar 13, 2023 21:59 Replies: 6 Views: 462
Dioptase Brief Mineralogical Guide For Begginers! (Minerals & Fossils yt) Mar 11, 2023 18:50 Replies: 0 Views: 200
Crocoite Brief Mineral Guide For Begginers! (Minerals & Fossils yt) Mar 05, 2023 13:56 Replies: 0 Views: 237
Azurite cleavage (RayStraw) Feb 26, 2023 17:22 Replies: 9 Views: 1572
Kyawthuite, the rarest mineral on earth mini guide (Minerals & Fossils yt) Feb 20, 2023 04:01 Replies: 9 Views: 811
Cavansite Vs Pentagonite brief guide for beginners (Minerals & Fossils yt) Feb 06, 2023 10:46 Replies: 0 Views: 357
Pyrite Vs Chalcopyrite Mini Guide for Identification (Minerals & Fossils yt) Jan 23, 2023 18:36 Replies: 0 Views: 414
Cleaning Cookeite over pink Tourmaline (Ning) Jan 17, 2023 03:03 Replies: 9 Views: 1596
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502 4280 Mar 15, 2023 15:19
Richard Arseneau 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: 79500
When can a fossil be also considered a mineral? (Carles Millan) Apr 20, 2020 17:21 Replies: 50 Views: 88637
100.000 Club Freeware: Mineral Database (Joan R.) Jan 11, 2020 04:35 Replies: 61 Views: 158256
Is this a twin? (Duncan Miller) May 16, 2019 02:17 Replies: 28 Views: 59233
100.000 Club Quartz collecting outings in South Africa (Pierre Joubert) Mar 25, 2019 11:26 Replies: 354 Views: 446716
Blue-green rock (Viktorian) Aug 13, 2018 21:33 Replies: 7 Views: 72711
Stalactites? (John S. White) Jul 09, 2018 10:20 Replies: 24 Views: 57146
Maximum number of minerals on a specimen (David) May 06, 2018 03:02 Replies: 37 Views: 70412
Tetrahedron [111] penetration twin (Josele) Jan 13, 2018 20:26 Replies: 17 Views: 56295
100.000 Club New find of minerals from New York (Glenn Rhein) Dec 04, 2017 13:20 Replies: 123 Views: 223555
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147 967 Oct 06, 2021 17:28
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: 40801

1 1 Aug 20, 2008 03:17
Jordi Fabre View latest post

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: 30134
Mineralogical Record News June 2020 (Jordi Fabre) Jun 08, 2020 12:30 Replies: 0 Views: 7538
The Mineralogical Record (Jordi Fabre) Dec 31, 2018 08:28 Replies: 18 Views: 51530
M.R. vol 48 (2) Tri-State District (Robert Seitz) Mar 29, 2017 19:22 Replies: 2 Views: 17097
New Standards of Excellence in the Mineral Kingdom - M.R. March-April 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Apr 20, 2015 10:51 Replies: 41 Views: 85283
2014 Graphic Excellence Award again for the Mineralogical Record and two more medals! (Jordi Fabre) Dec 31, 2014 13:22 Replies: 3 Views: 21956
Mineralogical Record News (Jordi Fabre) Apr 09, 2014 04:04 Replies: 1 Views: 21397
The 2013 Graphic Excellence Award for the Mineralogical Record! (Jordi Fabre) May 22, 2013 12:27 Replies: 0 Views: 20164
Article in M. Record about the John White single crystal collection (Jordi Fabre) Sep 26, 2009 08:31 Replies: 2 Views: 26724
Opinions about Mineralogical Record's Article (Jordi Fabre) May 18, 2009 11:59 Replies: 15 Views: 61292
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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: 24907
Some well-deserved plaudits for Marie Huizing and Rocks & Minerals magazine (Jordi Fabre) Jan 04, 2015 11:27 Replies: 9 Views: 32104
Rocks & Minerals Magazine - May-June 2014 Issue (Peter Megaw) May 24, 2014 15:39 Replies: 2 Views: 22114
Rocks & Minerals Magazine - Jan/Feb 2014 issue (Jordi Fabre) Mar 12, 2014 10:16 Replies: 1 Views: 19712
Rocks & Minerals Magazine - Nov/Dec 2013 issue (Rocks & Minerals) Dec 01, 2013 13:52 Replies: 2 Views: 28290
Superb improvement in the printing quality of R&M Magazine (Jordi Fabre) Apr 29, 2013 09:16 Replies: 3 Views: 23301
Rocks & Minerals ONLINE (Jordi Fabre) Aug 20, 2012 12:03 Replies: 4 Views: 29541
Five years of FMF in Rocks & Minerals (Antonio Alcaide) Oct 04, 2011 12:51 Replies: 1 Views: 21553
In Rock and Minerals: "Natural Versus Aesthetic" from Jesse Fisher (Jordi Fabre) Apr 12, 2010 20:05 Replies: 20 Views: 57283

9 55 May 26, 2018 01:35
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: 21914
New book: NAMIBIA Minerals & Localties Volume 2 is here! (MINERALIEN-Welt) Oct 25, 2016 13:13 Replies: 1 Views: 18029
"Klassiker Harz" (Harz Classic) New Book! (Jordi Fabre) Feb 21, 2015 12:01 Replies: 1 Views: 20203
MINERALIEN-Welt back in Denver 2013 - Booth E26 (MINERALIEN-Welt) Sep 05, 2013 13:41 Replies: 1 Views: 21525
NEW BOOK "Exquisite Agates - Erlesene Achate" by Dietrich Mayer! (MINERALIEN-Welt) Aug 06, 2013 11:00 Replies: 2 Views: 29304

5 11 Apr 08, 2018 12:19
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: 9449
A new book (Julien) Nov 24, 2019 15:25 Replies: 14 Views: 31628
An editorial to enlighten us from the Le Règne Minéral magazine (Jordi Fabre) Jul 03, 2018 13:46 Replies: 7 Views: 21626
Le Règne Minéral #137 (Julien) Sep 20, 2017 02:35 Replies: 0 Views: 29254
Catalog of the le Règne Minéral editions (Jordi Fabre) Jun 03, 2016 07:34 Replies: 0 Views: 22073
Le Règne Minéral special issu 2014 : Alpine Rodingites !!! (Julien) May 19, 2015 04:48 Replies: 0 Views: 24596
Crystal-hunters Chronicles (Julien) Nov 12, 2014 12:04 Replies: 12 Views: 35375
News from les Editions du Piat (Julien) Jul 11, 2014 03:09 Replies: 3 Views: 23869
Special Edition of Le Règne Minéral (Julien) Jul 10, 2014 10:26 Replies: 0 Views: 20022
A book about French mineralogy (Julien) Sep 16, 2013 11:58 Replies: 3 Views: 24477
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Julien View latest post
No new posts Mineral Up Editions     
  Moderator Joaquim Callen
Gold for Collectors - The Book (Joaquim Callen) Dec 15, 2021 17:25 Replies: 7 Views: 34607
The new issue of Mineral Up is now available! (Joaquim Callen) Oct 24, 2016 19:56 Replies: 2 Views: 33118
2014 Mineral Up calendar (Peter Van Hout) Nov 14, 2013 17:34 Replies: 0 Views: 18418

3 12 Dec 15, 2021 17:25
Max Merlo 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: 25356

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: 39959
Narrated Slideshows (BlueCapProductions) Apr 03, 2020 15:37 Replies: 2 Views: 18005
BlueCapProductions releases full videos for free on Youtube (Tobi) Apr 03, 2020 15:34 Replies: 5 Views: 16768
Jordi's Munich 2018 booth on Blue Cap Productions (Tobi) Mar 23, 2020 02:42 Replies: 2 Views: 27652
COVID-19 and self-isolation (BlueCapProductions) Mar 22, 2020 21:36 Replies: 0 Views: 19857
Breakfast With Minerals - Episode 3 - Professional Diggers - Podcast Discussion (BlueCapProductions) Jan 28, 2019 12:40 Replies: 2 Views: 16262
Breakfast With Minerals - Podcast Discussion - Episode 02 (BlueCapProductions) Aug 18, 2018 19:41 Replies: 11 Views: 26201
What's Hot In Tucson: 2016 (BlueCapProductions) Jun 05, 2018 16:45 Replies: 11 Views: 30753
Breakfast With Minerals - Podcast Discussion - Episode 01 (BlueCapProductions) May 20, 2018 17:57 Replies: 45 Views: 56523
Happy Holidays - FREE gift from BlueCap Productions - What's Hot In Ste. Marie 2016!!! (BlueCapProductions) Dec 30, 2016 12:16 Replies: 1 Views: 18119
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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
Natural History Museum: Prague (Robert Seitz) Feb 03, 2023 22:20 Replies: 0 Views: 625
Haus der Natur – Salzburg (Robert Seitz) Jan 30, 2023 07:38 Replies: 3 Views: 627
Hungarian Natural History Museum - Budapest (Robert Seitz) Jan 30, 2023 06:26 Replies: 1 Views: 410
ELTE TTK Museum of Natural History (Robert Seitz) Jan 30, 2023 06:18 Replies: 1 Views: 428
Museum der Natur Hamburg - Mineralogie (Robert Seitz) Jan 27, 2023 13:11 Replies: 6 Views: 1067
Teis, a Mineralien Museum (Jordi Fabre) Jul 21, 2022 00:35 Replies: 2 Views: 2656
Museum of Natural History Wiesbaden - asking for help/info wrt special exhibition (Montanpark) May 25, 2020 10:18 Replies: 4 Views: 9376
We have a problem in Barcelona City with the Martorell Museum (Jordi Fabre) Nov 30, 2018 14:19 Replies: 10 Views: 30799
The collectors and the Museums of Minerals (Peter Lemkin) Oct 23, 2018 22:09 Replies: 8 Views: 19008
European Mineral and Mining Museums (Robert Seitz) Oct 17, 2018 11:03 Replies: 5 Views: 17499
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48 295 Feb 03, 2023 22:20
Robert Seitz 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

5 28 Feb 21, 2023 11:11
Jesse Fisher 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

3 21 Oct 10, 2022 07:57
James Catmur 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
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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:
- those selling and buying very expensive material at questionable prices ...


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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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