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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.


Jordi Fabre


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

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

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

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

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Mineral specimen related questions  Topics   Posts   Last Post 
Questions you have about mineral specimens, such as help in identifying a mineral or queries about localities for specimens
 
No new posts Minerals and Mineralogy     
In this forum you can suggest and discuss things related to the technical and scientific aspects of minerals and mineralogy.   Moderators John S. White, Peter Megaw, chris, alfredo, Antonio Alcaide, cascaillou
Mineral spirituality? (Tracy) Jun 18, 2021 06:55 Replies: 27 Views: 13041
A new mineral: alpha-calcium formate (Cesar M. Salvan) May 06, 2021 09:55 Replies: 9 Views: 1248
Calcite form (Josele) Apr 26, 2021 11:17 Replies: 6 Views: 858
Synthetic smoky quartz? (Fraxinus) Apr 12, 2021 11:08 Replies: 11 Views: 1120
Rarest beautifully crystallized minerals (David) Mar 20, 2021 18:04 Replies: 2 Views: 986
Creedite - Is Pink Different than Purple, Navidad Mine (Mina Navidad) (Julie Wilson) Mar 10, 2021 20:48 Replies: 9 Views: 1914
Betafo habit? (Sante Celiberti) Feb 20, 2021 17:03 Replies: 5 Views: 1643
Comparison between 2 microscopes (Roger Warin) Feb 16, 2021 15:41 Replies: 0 Views: 1433
Pyrite with bubble-like growths (Pete Richards) Jan 19, 2021 17:42 Replies: 21 Views: 5243
Proposed new system for classifying minerals (Don Lum) Jan 07, 2021 11:01 Replies: 15 Views: 4347
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737 6930 Jun 18, 2021 06:55
cascaillou 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, Peter Farquhar

What is "Featured Columns of FMF"? (Jordi Fabre) Apr 04, 2013 01:58 Replies: 0 Views: 28176
Morocco, light, shape and colour - (36) (FMF Forum) May 25, 2021 23:25 Replies: 4 Views: 1015
The native gold from Guelmim-Oued Noun, Morocco - (35) (Cesar M. Salvan) Feb 17, 2021 19:21 Replies: 8 Views: 4327
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: 2946
The Mineral Collecting History of the 79 Mine, Gila County, Arizona, USA - (33) (Tony L. Potucek) Apr 14, 2021 10:57 Replies: 19 Views: 12270
An Overview of Minerals Toxicity - (32) (cascaillou) Jan 03, 2020 15:56 Replies: 7 Views: 14424
Blue Lace Agate from Ysterputs, Southern Namibia - (31) (Jordi Fabre) May 28, 2020 14:29 Replies: 2 Views: 4273
Late 20th Century Wulfenite Collecting in the San Francisco Mine, Sonora, Mexico - (30) (Tony L. Potucek) May 07, 2020 12:37 Replies: 15 Views: 7736
"Mysterious and changing Tourmaline" by Roger Warin - (29) (Jordi Fabre) Aug 15, 2018 05:16 Replies: 0 Views: 29974
100.000 Club Mineral specimens with inclusions - (28) (Elise) Jun 17, 2021 13:17 Replies: 95 Views: 173311
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39 1508 Jun 17, 2021 13:17
Eck Noch 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) May 30, 2021 14:57 Replies: 350 Views: 108744
National Library of Spain - Biblioteca Nacional de España (BNE) (James Catmur) May 01, 2020 06:32 Replies: 0 Views: 4970

2 348 May 30, 2021 14:57
Riccardo Modanesi View latest post
No new posts News about shows     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
Tucson Show 2020 (Jordi Fabre) May 31, 2020 16:31 Replies: 104 Views: 80883
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2019 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 22, 2020 21:00 Replies: 53 Views: 44074
Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2019 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 23, 2020 02:48 Replies: 37 Views: 45718
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2019 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 22, 2020 21:06 Replies: 128 Views: 124926
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 22, 2018 12:26 Replies: 40 Views: 45650
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Aug 06, 2018 16:34 Replies: 45 Views: 55677
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Jun 16, 2018 17:47 Replies: 158 Views: 166932
100.000 Club Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 22, 2017 05:21 Replies: 77 Views: 115973
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 08, 2017 13:56 Replies: 59 Views: 86918
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Aug 22, 2018 05:14 Replies: 120 Views: 152328
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44 2865 Oct 27, 2020 15:06
Peter Megaw 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: 77247
Sunny Tucson, Gail Spann’s adventures. 2019 (Gail) Mar 03, 2019 16:21 Replies: 36 Views: 36883
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Tucson Adventures. February 2018. (Gail) Feb 28, 2018 21:37 Replies: 209 Views: 140095
100.000 Club Tucson 2017, The insanity continues...but it sure is fun! (Gail) Feb 27, 2017 22:25 Replies: 112 Views: 103119
100.000 Club TUCSON, 2016. And away we go.... (Gail) Mar 19, 2016 11:45 Replies: 445 Views: 342166
100.000 Club The magic of Tucson, 2015. Gail Spann report. (Gail) Aug 12, 2015 11:19 Replies: 116 Views: 151046
100.000 Club Tucson 2014 Show Report, Gail Spann Having Fun Again... (Gail) Jul 26, 2014 19:32 Replies: 156 Views: 175591
100.000 Club Houston Fine Mineral Show Report, with Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 03, 2013 09:23 Replies: 103 Views: 141558
500.000 Club 2013 Tucson Show Adventure ~ Gail Spann Style. (Gail) Apr 27, 2013 02:57 Replies: 598 Views: 623059
Fabulous Denver Gem and Mineral Show, Sept 14, 2012 and on...Gail Spann (Gail) Nov 04, 2012 01:57 Replies: 43 Views: 93163
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40 5277 Dec 17, 2020 09:21
Tony L. Potucek View latest post
No new posts Mineral Shows     
  Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Gail, Antonio Alcaide
Virtual shows: what's the concept? (cascaillou) Jun 18, 2021 13:54 Replies: 2 Views: 250
Bologna 2021! (Jordi Fabre) May 27, 2021 13:47 Replies: 0 Views: 461
MINERANT 2021! (Jordi Fabre) May 27, 2021 13:45 Replies: 0 Views: 441
Tucson - 2021 April (Robert Seitz) Apr 26, 2021 16:16 Replies: 25 Views: 5285
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: 1039
Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2021 cancelled (Jordi Fabre) Apr 13, 2021 08:00 Replies: 6 Views: 1130
Rochester Mineralogical Spymposium on April 17, 2021 (John Betts) Mar 22, 2021 10:45 Replies: 2 Views: 1075
Hester Diamond Auction (Matt_Zukowski) Jan 29, 2021 16:49 Replies: 11 Views: 3725
Tucson 2021 (vic rzonca) Oct 27, 2020 17:48 Replies: 2 Views: 4432
Virtual British Micromount Symposium 2020 - Would you like to participate? (Roy Starkey) Sep 08, 2020 02:47 Replies: 0 Views: 3175
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223 1984 Jun 18, 2021 13:54
Bob Harman 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: 53559
Strange green & brown geode (straycat6) Jun 07, 2021 00:33 Replies: 8 Views: 634
Not sure what to make of this stone (Ken) May 23, 2021 22:09 Replies: 2 Views: 519
Is this still quartz?? (Ken) May 16, 2021 08:44 Replies: 7 Views: 867
Magnetic serpentine? (Ken) May 09, 2021 23:10 Replies: 2 Views: 481
Opal soil finds (MadeeMac) Apr 22, 2021 11:41 Replies: 3 Views: 640
Green, purple, white and orthoclase conglomerate? (Charly H) Apr 19, 2021 11:09 Replies: 3 Views: 542
Bloomington Nodule (MadeeMac) Apr 19, 2021 08:04 Replies: 2 Views: 421
Found My First Topaz (DanielJP) Mar 29, 2021 03:01 Replies: 10 Views: 1669
Can someone help identify this specimen? (Todd Morgan) Mar 27, 2021 19:36 Replies: 3 Views: 850
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99 781 Jun 07, 2021 00:33
Bergur_E_Sigurdarson 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

Unknown mineral from Pikes Peak pegmatite (Bob Carnein) Jun 15, 2021 00:11 Replies: 21 Views: 922
What is this? (Lyoung266) May 18, 2021 00:02 Replies: 2 Views: 536
Tsumeb pseudomorphoses (Herman van Dennebroek) Apr 11, 2021 06:02 Replies: 0 Views: 855
Fluorite Santa Eulalia (Linus) Apr 11, 2021 00:52 Replies: 3 Views: 806
Melanophlogite? (Luiz Oliveira) Apr 09, 2021 10:26 Replies: 10 Views: 1666
Help about this rock (miqui2077) Apr 07, 2021 04:40 Replies: 7 Views: 1026
Please help to get to know the type of this rock (Majid) Apr 07, 2021 02:28 Replies: 13 Views: 1438
Please help to get to know the type of this gem (Majid) Apr 05, 2021 16:22 Replies: 6 Views: 819
anyone know this "Thulite-Hornblende" locality? (Peter Megaw) Apr 05, 2021 09:41 Replies: 5 Views: 841
Does Chevron Amethyst Turn Green When Heated? (Stone Mania) Apr 01, 2021 08:14 Replies: 1 Views: 637
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95 1116 Jun 15, 2021 00:11
Peter Lemkin 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
Micro photos of inclusions in Quartz (zbhjzm) Jun 03, 2021 23:07 Replies: 108 Views: 81092
Jim’s Mineral Collection (Jim Wilkinson) Apr 16, 2021 10:17 Replies: 11 Views: 1776
Delaware Valley: SE PA & Cecil County, MD (Jim Wilkinson) Mar 02, 2021 21:26 Replies: 0 Views: 1501
Stream gravel quartz from Howard County Maryland (Jim Wilkinson) Jan 24, 2021 21:30 Replies: 0 Views: 2057
Schorl (Jim Wilkinson) Jan 19, 2021 22:12 Replies: 10 Views: 2812
Garnet (Jim Wilkinson) Jan 17, 2021 23:00 Replies: 0 Views: 1848
Beryl and associated minerals from southern Howard County Maryland USA (Jim Wilkinson) Jan 16, 2021 21:57 Replies: 0 Views: 1864
Smithsonite pseudo from Santa Eulalia and other Mexican pieces (PNW-Minez) Dec 07, 2020 15:47 Replies: 5 Views: 3114
Merelaniite Inclusions? (am mizunaka) Oct 04, 2020 00:18 Replies: 5 Views: 3198
Baker Ranch crystals (R Saunders) Jul 16, 2020 12:16 Replies: 1 Views: 3105
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113 953 Jun 03, 2021 23:07
Birdbrain59 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: 28670
Favourite countries of origin? (Tobi) Sep 01, 2010 12:23 Replies: 26 Views: 37216
The other ten of the top twenty locations (Tom Mazanec) Mar 04, 2016 10:15 Replies: 9 Views: 20907
Favourite Quartzes? (Tobi) Jun 17, 2021 10:33 Replies: 55 Views: 50212
Favourite Barytes? (Tobi) May 16, 2021 09:08 Replies: 22 Views: 23371
Favourite Tourmalines? (Tobi) Oct 20, 2020 20:48 Replies: 21 Views: 24295
Favourite Wulfenites? (Tobi) Oct 02, 2020 23:35 Replies: 24 Views: 28869
100.000 Club Favourite Fluorites? (Tobi) Oct 01, 2020 02:32 Replies: 214 Views: 261157
Favourite Azurites? (Tobi) May 25, 2020 06:15 Replies: 44 Views: 17831
Favourite Rhodochrosites? (Tobi) Apr 07, 2020 12:08 Replies: 39 Views: 42735
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22 686 Jun 17, 2021 10:33
Eck Noch 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
Popular Minerals (Jordi Fabre) Apr 29, 2021 16:17 Replies: 98 Views: 29395
In-situ photos at Pizzo Forno, Alpe Sponda (Ticino) ? (Steve Kukla) Mar 18, 2021 12:38 Replies: 7 Views: 1646
New text on the FMF (James Catmur) Jan 04, 2021 10:54 Replies: 6 Views: 2064
Naica Mine, Chihuahua - Help Requested (Peter Megaw) Dec 29, 2020 14:19 Replies: 1 Views: 1811
Rutile locality? (Pete Richards) Dec 21, 2020 20:44 Replies: 18 Views: 4423
Vauxite from Huanuni? (al mar) Nov 08, 2020 02:37 Replies: 3 Views: 2513
100.000 Club Collecting quartz on the Little Falls dolostone (vic rzonca) Oct 04, 2020 15:53 Replies: 128 Views: 141567
What is worth collecting from the Balkan Peninsula? (David) Jul 17, 2020 11:43 Replies: 2 Views: 3073
Any interesting minerals from Ukraine? (David) Jun 07, 2020 12:07 Replies: 18 Views: 8493
Mines and mineral Localities (vic rzonca) Apr 16, 2020 08:14 Replies: 2 Views: 7493
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247 2125 Apr 29, 2021 16:17
Jordi Fabre View latest post
No new posts Improving the FMF Data Base of localities     
FMF has a database of mineral localities that is used when adding photos of specimens. This has been created so that we can check the localities are consistent, and debate and discuss them. Please use this to add suggestions for new localities not created yet or debate the existing.      
Trivia about New York City localities. (Bob Harman) Aug 22, 2020 14:48 Replies: 0 Views: 3589
Asbestos name change (James Catmur) Dec 07, 2019 13:10 Replies: 10 Views: 18935
Location error on a photo (Kevin Conroy) May 15, 2019 20:07 Replies: 2 Views: 11224
Hematite and Quartz from China (Tobi) Apr 08, 2019 10:53 Replies: 4 Views: 11643
Amethyst Cove, Bay of Fundy, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada - Correction (Richard Arseneau) Mar 13, 2019 10:55 Replies: 4 Views: 11976
Modificación requested for Capestang locality (Philippe Durand) Mar 24, 2017 12:31 Replies: 2 Views: 14603
Change in French administrative area (Philippe Durand) Mar 24, 2017 05:51 Replies: 1 Views: 13512
Proper locality name of the Czar Mine? (Jordi Fabre) May 11, 2016 05:20 Replies: 4 Views: 18741
Westmorland (James Catmur) Jun 11, 2015 08:20 Replies: 18 Views: 34517
From Kearsarge Mountain? (GneissWare) Jun 08, 2015 22:27 Replies: 7 Views: 22787
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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.      
Collecting in UK (al kirky) May 20, 2021 02:58 Replies: 5 Views: 763
Rockhounding in Israel - contact needed (dimrub) Dec 22, 2020 09:08 Replies: 9 Views: 18779
First Time Mining Suggestions around NY area ? (tynarose614) Sep 03, 2020 08:15 Replies: 5 Views: 3952
Sky Hawk claim, Lake George, Colorado. Dorris Family. (Gail) Aug 25, 2020 08:11 Replies: 12 Views: 5668
A crystal collecting outing to Ceres, South Africa (Reinhardt van Vuuren) Jul 03, 2020 03:32 Replies: 8 Views: 14435
Pyrope panning 2020 (stoner) May 19, 2020 05:10 Replies: 1 Views: 3414
Pyrope in the parent rock serpentinite - quarry (stoner) May 19, 2020 02:42 Replies: 0 Views: 4018
Fluorite mine in Czech Republic (stoner) May 05, 2020 11:29 Replies: 2 Views: 3577
Ferro-hornblende in Carboneras (Spain) (Firmo Espinar) Mar 19, 2020 12:23 Replies: 2 Views: 13232
Andalusie rockhunting trip (Jitkakar) Feb 18, 2020 04:12 Replies: 2 Views: 12184
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72 523 May 20, 2021 02:58
James Catmur 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 18, 2018 07:13 Replies: 37 Views: 183361
The biggest nuggets. (Roger Warin) Nov 08, 2016 03:51 Replies: 10 Views: 31005
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: 116567
2013, an Update... CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine (John Cornish) Jun 24, 2013 08:14 Replies: 13 Views: 42689
Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode - 'Part 2' (Antonio Da Silveira) Oct 23, 2010 17:27 Replies: 6 Views: 44481
Scoop! - An important find of amber in the "La Florida" Mine, Spain (Jordi Fabre) Dec 14, 2008 15:03 Replies: 0 Views: 31173

6 135 Aug 18, 2018 07:13
Diamond 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 1168 Jun 16, 2021 08:56
Bob Harman 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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12 399 May 11, 2021 08:49
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


1 320 Jun 19, 2021 15:10
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
Rust remover UK (al kirky) Jun 07, 2021 12:59 Replies: 3 Views: 440
I thought I might show how I keep these large examples (Bob Harman) May 27, 2021 09:47 Replies: 0 Views: 334
Airtight display boxes ? (cascaillou) May 26, 2021 03:35 Replies: 14 Views: 1035
How to secure a mineral inside a plastic box? (cascaillou) May 25, 2021 03:32 Replies: 5 Views: 534
Rescuing massive 13 lb tremolite/actinolite (Charly H) Apr 16, 2021 13:31 Replies: 10 Views: 1311
Need help on cleaning a specimen (AleaBankston) Oct 07, 2020 13:48 Replies: 7 Views: 5425
Cleaning Quartz (MSrockhound) Sep 04, 2020 19:18 Replies: 14 Views: 31995
Sodium Dithonite, Waller solution, Oxalic acid or HCl (al mar) Jul 26, 2020 12:34 Replies: 9 Views: 5169
Calcite (Ricky hartzog) Apr 05, 2020 12:21 Replies: 7 Views: 12401
To Enhance or Not to Enhance that is the question!! (marvinlewinsky) Feb 17, 2020 13:03 Replies: 8 Views: 15044
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158 1434 Jun 07, 2021 12:59
al kirky 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: 43870
1.000.000 Club Collection of Michael Shaw (Michael Shaw) Jun 14, 2021 15:08 Replies: 1660 Views: 1584847
1.000.000 Club Collection of Carles Millan (Carles Millan) May 05, 2021 12:23 Replies: 886 Views: 1409065
1.000.000 Club Don Lum Collection (Don Lum) Jun 17, 2021 22:09 Replies: 1706 Views: 1384469
1.000.000 Club Collection of Tobi (Tobi) May 30, 2021 02:24 Replies: 1046 Views: 1243048
1.000.000 Club The Mizunaka Collection (am mizunaka) Jun 17, 2021 16:11 Replies: 1782 Views: 1309182
1.000.000 Club New generation for picture - Ploum (ploum) May 03, 2021 00:00 Replies: 1282 Views: 1006350
500.000 Club Collection of Fiebre Verde (Fiebre Verde) Mar 19, 2021 03:13 Replies: 723 Views: 675636
500.000 Club Collection of Nurbo (nurbo) Mar 26, 2016 14:37 Replies: 404 Views: 581266
100.000 Club Andreas Gerstenberg Collection (Andreas Gerstenberg) May 19, 2018 14:36 Replies: 182 Views: 389683
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147 17573 Jun 19, 2021 12:45
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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: 580206
100.000 Club Tracy's favorite specimens (Tracy) Dec 21, 2017 10:32 Replies: 74 Views: 210593
Nimfiara's collection (nimfiara) May 10, 2012 17:20 Replies: 30 Views: 82141
Linda's Private Collection (Linda Smith) Feb 08, 2012 04:31 Replies: 39 Views: 92537
Debbie's Collection (Debbie Woolf) Jul 04, 2011 10:45 Replies: 20 Views: 63700
Colleen's Collection (Colleen Thomson) May 28, 2011 19:33 Replies: 10 Views: 42631
Jessica's mineral collection (Jessica Simonoff) Jan 30, 2010 18:52 Replies: 18 Views: 60730
Linda St-Cyr's favorites (Linda St-Cyr) May 17, 2009 09:09 Replies: 6 Views: 47780

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Roger Warin 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) Jun 11, 2021 22:25 Replies: 38 Views: 41133
Reminiscences of a Mineralogist by Arthur Montgomery (John S. White) Apr 08, 2021 18:22 Replies: 2 Views: 795
Jachymov - mineralogical pearl of the Erzgebirge Mts. - book for collectors NICE (amartaus) Feb 07, 2021 11:36 Replies: 3 Views: 1532
Pink amethyst? (John S. White) Oct 10, 2020 10:01 Replies: 7 Views: 5763
Mineral Collections of Brazil (Byron Anderson) Oct 05, 2020 23:12 Replies: 14 Views: 4598
James Sowerby's illustrations (James Catmur) Aug 14, 2020 13:29 Replies: 2 Views: 3124
Can somebody recommend a sweet book on Crystallography? (Andreu) May 21, 2020 14:11 Replies: 13 Views: 6942
Fungal etching of garnets? (Matt_Zukowski) Feb 19, 2020 19:01 Replies: 1 Views: 13796
Online resources (cascaillou) Dec 20, 2019 13:55 Replies: 13 Views: 28992
New ExtraLapis No. 56 RHODOCHROSITE - I highly recommend it! (Tobi) Jul 07, 2019 02:10 Replies: 3 Views: 12267
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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: 29944
Mineralogical Museum of Marburg, drawn by me :-) (Tobi) Nov 04, 2019 06:03 Replies: 12 Views: 22964
Mineral collages 5.0 (Tobi) Jul 19, 2019 05:52 Replies: 4 Views: 14249
New Artwork... (crocoite) Jun 02, 2019 06:42 Replies: 13 Views: 21597
Artisan Made Gems (vic rzonca) Sep 22, 2018 14:28 Replies: 9 Views: 20891
Some new Mineralpaintings in Watercolor (MasterofStone) Sep 02, 2018 16:17 Replies: 5 Views: 14797
Chinese Realgar (crocoite) Apr 24, 2018 21:36 Replies: 8 Views: 19737
Minerals in Watercolor (MasterofStone) Feb 21, 2018 06:22 Replies: 6 Views: 18244
Grossular Garnet, Jeffrey Mine, Canada (crocoite) Dec 30, 2017 02:42 Replies: 0 Views: 29456
Rhodochrosite with Barite, Lone Tree Mine, Nevada (crocoite) Dec 07, 2017 05:15 Replies: 0 Views: 30341
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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
Where can I find some bio on Gilbert Gauthier? (pub1tzu) Jun 18, 2021 10:14 Replies: 4 Views: 257
Bob Cook wins the 2021 John S. White Mineral Legacy Award (Jordi Fabre) May 01, 2021 13:06 Replies: 2 Views: 737
Mining objects. (Sante Celiberti) Feb 10, 2021 10:34 Replies: 30 Views: 18250
Honeymoon quartz (James Catmur) Nov 29, 2020 07:58 Replies: 0 Views: 2367
History of the Chivor Emerald Mine, Colombia (Part 1) (Fiebre Verde) Oct 26, 2020 08:40 Replies: 4 Views: 3648
How to collect in an "apartment for sale". (Sante Celiberti) Aug 04, 2020 05:49 Replies: 0 Views: 3369
How to collect in a Tuscan... "Pizzeria". (Sante Celiberti) Jun 20, 2020 15:32 Replies: 0 Views: 3351
What did Goethe collect? (David) Apr 13, 2020 08:42 Replies: 14 Views: 10011
How to destroy a beautiful pyrite. (Sante Celiberti) Jan 14, 2020 16:52 Replies: 8 Views: 14590
Your very first rock? (Tobi) Apr 25, 2019 18:49 Replies: 14 Views: 21211
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Roger Warin 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: 57226
FMF Guide of Rocks - SEDIMENTARY ROCKS (prcantos) Dec 11, 2013 17:45 Replies: 5 Views: 31974
FMF Guide of Rocks - METAMORPHIC ROCKS (prcantos) Jul 05, 2015 06:56 Replies: 16 Views: 60198
Roadside Geology of Vermont (NellsRocks) Sep 21, 2018 07:52 Replies: 10 Views: 23824
Grave Stones of Interest to Rock People... no, really... (NellsRocks) Sep 13, 2018 16:23 Replies: 14 Views: 30107
Not Sure What Rock Is!!!??? (Aliengng) Mar 24, 2016 06:09 Replies: 15 Views: 30327
Genesis of the serpentine minerals and rocks (prcantos) Jun 06, 2013 04:48 Replies: 2 Views: 22429

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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: 1311
Possible Fake: Blue Hemimorphite from Ojuela (Ibrahim Jameel) Sep 30, 2020 23:07 Replies: 40 Views: 19894
Is there Proof of Kobyashevite Fakes? (rgangue) Sep 23, 2020 11:59 Replies: 5 Views: 4380
Please help! Is this "Ocean Jasper" Real or Dyed/Fake/Enhanced? (Garret) Sep 12, 2020 15:22 Replies: 14 Views: 6875
Fake Colombian Emeralds (Fiebre Verde) Dec 14, 2019 11:24 Replies: 35 Views: 56555
Opinions appreciated....Citrine or glass? (AmyinTX) Nov 30, 2019 03:03 Replies: 6 Views: 11273
Specimens incorrectly labeled Bravoite coating Pyrite from Colorado (John S. White) Nov 23, 2019 07:55 Replies: 11 Views: 35222
Milpillas "Electric Blue" Azurites AND Malachites - Natural or Chipped? (bob kerr) Aug 07, 2019 17:26 Replies: 20 Views: 26421
Are there any Sicilian Sulphur fakes still around? (Bob Harman) Jun 09, 2019 09:46 Replies: 12 Views: 14524
Specimens from near the Coronel Manuel Rodriguez Mine, Chile (Kevin Conroy) Jun 02, 2019 16:55 Replies: 11 Views: 14196
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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: 27651
Theft of Pieter de Bruyn collection (Pierre Joubert) Mar 14, 2019 19:40 Replies: 1 Views: 14982
Theft of Tourmalines from Fallbrook Gem & Mineral Society Museum in California (Chris Wentzell) Oct 25, 2017 14:13 Replies: 26 Views: 37671
Theft from the Franklin Mineral Museum, New Jersey (Jordi Fabre) Jul 18, 2017 07:43 Replies: 0 Views: 17935
Theft at West Coast Mineral and Fossil Show of Kristalle gold. (vic rzonca) Nov 16, 2016 07:43 Replies: 1 Views: 14582
Stolen specimen inquiry (Jordi Fabre) Aug 06, 2016 05:08 Replies: 3 Views: 17410
Theft of Colin Owen mineral specimens and collection (Pierre Joubert) Jul 15, 2016 10:34 Replies: 14 Views: 25193
THEFT of 60 world class mineral specimens in Johannesburg! (Jordi Fabre) Apr 29, 2016 10:04 Replies: 19 Views: 46345
Famous piece stolen from a Romanian Museum (David) Jan 27, 2014 14:16 Replies: 0 Views: 19444
Warning: Johannesburg Geology Museum theft: July 2013!! (Jordi Fabre) Jul 19, 2013 11:20 Replies: 2 Views: 18915
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Birdbrain59 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) Nov 27, 2020 23:32 Replies: 438 Views: 336732
An under reported consequence of climate change sea level rise. (Bob Harman) Jun 09, 2021 20:09 Replies: 0 Views: 241
Genuine Extraterrestrial Aerolite? (Stefán Arni Egilsson) May 19, 2021 10:41 Replies: 1 Views: 283
Fósseis (Luiz Oliveira) May 17, 2021 05:10 Replies: 4 Views: 539
Price changes (Tom Mazanec) Apr 26, 2021 15:41 Replies: 16 Views: 1983
How does color treating "work"? (Tom Mazanec) Apr 24, 2021 16:19 Replies: 6 Views: 746
New generation for Picture (assorted images) - Ploum (ploum) Apr 15, 2021 14:49 Replies: 0 Views: 620
When does the passion for minerals become an addiction? (David) Apr 09, 2021 03:43 Replies: 15 Views: 2227
Raman Spectroscopes (Tom Mazanec) Mar 10, 2021 18:18 Replies: 5 Views: 1201
Beautiful durable and...common? (Tom Mazanec) Mar 04, 2021 03:03 Replies: 8 Views: 2608
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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

When can a fossil be also considered a mineral? (Carles Millan) Apr 20, 2020 17:21 Replies: 50 Views: 64731
100.000 Club Freeware: Mineral Database (Joan R.) Jan 11, 2020 04:35 Replies: 61 Views: 135262
Is this a twin? (Duncan Miller) May 16, 2019 02:17 Replies: 28 Views: 45859
100.000 Club Quartz collecting outings in South Africa (Pierre Joubert) Mar 25, 2019 11:26 Replies: 354 Views: 352973
Blue-green rock (Viktorian) Aug 13, 2018 21:33 Replies: 7 Views: 61024
Stalactites? (John S. White) Jul 09, 2018 10:20 Replies: 24 Views: 45718
Maximum number of minerals on a specimen (David) May 06, 2018 03:02 Replies: 37 Views: 57436
Tetrahedron [111] penetration twin (Josele) Jan 13, 2018 20:26 Replies: 17 Views: 48181
100.000 Club New find of minerals from New York (Glenn Rhein) Dec 04, 2017 13:20 Replies: 123 Views: 187632
I am curious to know what camera you are using... (Pierre Joubert) May 25, 2017 15:33 Replies: 29 Views: 53547
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No new posts Mineral Exchange Area     
In this forum you will be able to trade minerals and publish their pictures. To know how to do it, please use this link.   Moderators Jordi Fabre, chris, Antonio Alcaide
How does "Mineral Exchange Area" work? (Jordi Fabre) Aug 20, 2008 03:17 Replies: 0 Views: 36900

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: 24213
Mineralogical Record News June 2020 (Jordi Fabre) Jun 08, 2020 12:30 Replies: 0 Views: 4690
The Mineralogical Record (Jordi Fabre) Dec 31, 2018 08:28 Replies: 18 Views: 42159
M.R. vol 48 (2) Tri-State District (Robert Seitz) Mar 29, 2017 19:22 Replies: 2 Views: 14355
New Standards of Excellence in the Mineral Kingdom - M.R. March-April 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Apr 20, 2015 10:51 Replies: 41 Views: 72205
2014 Graphic Excellence Award again for the Mineralogical Record and two more medals! (Jordi Fabre) Dec 31, 2014 13:22 Replies: 3 Views: 18770
Mineralogical Record News (Jordi Fabre) Apr 09, 2014 04:04 Replies: 1 Views: 18681
The 2013 Graphic Excellence Award for the Mineralogical Record! (Jordi Fabre) May 22, 2013 12:27 Replies: 0 Views: 17713
Article in M. Record about the John White single crystal collection (Jordi Fabre) Sep 26, 2009 08:31 Replies: 2 Views: 23306
Opinions about Mineralogical Record's Article (Jordi Fabre) May 18, 2009 11:59 Replies: 15 Views: 54647
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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: 20845
Some well-deserved plaudits for Marie Huizing and Rocks & Minerals magazine (Jordi Fabre) Jan 04, 2015 11:27 Replies: 9 Views: 27260
Rocks & Minerals Magazine - May-June 2014 Issue (Peter Megaw) May 24, 2014 15:39 Replies: 2 Views: 19079
Rocks & Minerals Magazine - Jan/Feb 2014 issue (Jordi Fabre) Mar 12, 2014 10:16 Replies: 1 Views: 17207
Rocks & Minerals Magazine - Nov/Dec 2013 issue (Rocks & Minerals) Dec 01, 2013 13:52 Replies: 2 Views: 24990
Superb improvement in the printing quality of R&M Magazine (Jordi Fabre) Apr 29, 2013 09:16 Replies: 3 Views: 20352
Rocks & Minerals ONLINE (Jordi Fabre) Aug 20, 2012 12:03 Replies: 4 Views: 25864
Five years of FMF in Rocks & Minerals (Antonio Alcaide) Oct 04, 2011 12:51 Replies: 1 Views: 19185
In Rock and Minerals: "Natural Versus Aesthetic" from Jesse Fisher (Jordi Fabre) Apr 12, 2010 20:05 Replies: 20 Views: 48690

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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: 18685
New book: NAMIBIA Minerals & Localties Volume 2 is here! (MINERALIEN-Welt) Oct 25, 2016 13:13 Replies: 1 Views: 15446
"Klassiker Harz" (Harz Classic) New Book! (Jordi Fabre) Feb 21, 2015 12:01 Replies: 1 Views: 17825
MINERALIEN-Welt back in Denver 2013 - Booth E26 (MINERALIEN-Welt) Sep 05, 2013 13:41 Replies: 1 Views: 18945
NEW BOOK "Exquisite Agates - Erlesene Achate" by Dietrich Mayer! (MINERALIEN-Welt) Aug 06, 2013 11:00 Replies: 2 Views: 25546

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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: 6137
A new book (Julien) Nov 24, 2019 15:25 Replies: 14 Views: 24819
An editorial to enlighten us from the Le Règne Minéral magazine (Jordi Fabre) Jul 03, 2018 13:46 Replies: 7 Views: 16983
Le Règne Minéral #137 (Julien) Sep 20, 2017 02:35 Replies: 0 Views: 26901
Catalog of the le Règne Minéral editions (Jordi Fabre) Jun 03, 2016 07:34 Replies: 0 Views: 19775
Le Règne Minéral special issu 2014 : Alpine Rodingites !!! (Julien) May 19, 2015 04:48 Replies: 0 Views: 22033
Crystal-hunters Chronicles (Julien) Nov 12, 2014 12:04 Replies: 12 Views: 30225
News from les Editions du Piat (Julien) Jul 11, 2014 03:09 Replies: 3 Views: 20488
Special Edition of Le Règne Minéral (Julien) Jul 10, 2014 10:26 Replies: 0 Views: 17483
A book about French mineralogy (Julien) Sep 16, 2013 11:58 Replies: 3 Views: 21317
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Julien View latest post
No new posts Mineral Up Editions     
  Moderator Joaquim Callen
The new issue of Mineral Up is now available! (Joaquim Callen) Oct 24, 2016 19:56 Replies: 2 Views: 28590
Gold for Collectors - The Book (Joaquim Callen) Oct 28, 2014 05:32 Replies: 1 Views: 28266
2014 Mineral Up calendar (Peter Van Hout) Nov 14, 2013 17:34 Replies: 0 Views: 16449

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No new posts Mineralogical Almanac     
     
Reminiscences of a very old former curator (Jordi Fabre) Jan 23, 2016 11:38 Replies: 1 Views: 22706

1 2 Jan 23, 2016 11:38
Roger Warin View latest post
No new posts Blue Cap Productions     
  Moderator BlueCapProductions
Mineral Talks LIVE (BlueCapProductions) Jun 14, 2021 15:48 Replies: 52 Views: 17030
Narrated Slideshows (BlueCapProductions) Apr 03, 2020 15:37 Replies: 2 Views: 15186
BlueCapProductions releases full videos for free on Youtube (Tobi) Apr 03, 2020 15:34 Replies: 5 Views: 12979
Jordi's Munich 2018 booth on Blue Cap Productions (Tobi) Mar 23, 2020 02:42 Replies: 2 Views: 24665
COVID-19 and self-isolation (BlueCapProductions) Mar 22, 2020 21:36 Replies: 0 Views: 17287
Breakfast With Minerals - Episode 3 - Professional Diggers - Podcast Discussion (BlueCapProductions) Jan 28, 2019 12:40 Replies: 2 Views: 12776
Breakfast With Minerals - Podcast Discussion - Episode 02 (BlueCapProductions) Aug 18, 2018 19:41 Replies: 11 Views: 19836
What's Hot In Tucson: 2016 (BlueCapProductions) Jun 05, 2018 16:45 Replies: 11 Views: 25228
Breakfast With Minerals - Podcast Discussion - Episode 01 (BlueCapProductions) May 20, 2018 17:57 Replies: 45 Views: 40130
Happy Holidays - FREE gift from BlueCap Productions - What's Hot In Ste. Marie 2016!!! (BlueCapProductions) Dec 30, 2016 12:16 Replies: 1 Views: 15273
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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: 5600
We have a problem in Barcelona City with the Martorell Museum (Jordi Fabre) Nov 30, 2018 14:19 Replies: 10 Views: 24404
The collectors and the Museums of Minerals (Peter Lemkin) Oct 23, 2018 22:09 Replies: 8 Views: 14389
European Mineral and Mining Museums (Robert Seitz) Oct 17, 2018 11:03 Replies: 5 Views: 13709
Royal Cornwall Museum mineral gallery - your support is needed (Woody Thompson) Sep 25, 2018 05:04 Replies: 33 Views: 35126
Excellent New University of Arizona Mineral Museum Brochure (Wiley Hudson) Apr 06, 2018 13:22 Replies: 0 Views: 28373
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: 18448
Mineral Museum - Baxter Springs, Kansas, USA (Robert Seitz) Sep 08, 2017 00:05 Replies: 0 Views: 23872
Joplin Museum Complex / The Everett J. Ritchie Tri-State Mineral Museum (Robert Seitz) Sep 07, 2017 11:25 Replies: 10 Views: 23687
Mineral Museums (small) in Franklin, North Carolina, USA (Robert Seitz) Jul 17, 2017 15:57 Replies: 6 Views: 18985
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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

1 10 Feb 21, 2011 19:53
Matt_Zukowski 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

9 101 Jun 12, 2021 09:36
Tom Mazanec 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
James Catmur View latest post
No new posts Freiberg Museums     
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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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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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