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The information provided within this Forum about localities is only given to allow reference to them. Any visit to any of the localities requires you to obtain full permission and relevant information prior to your visit. FMF is strictly against any illicit activities related to collecting minerals.

 

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I created this Forum with the idea of creating a place to share questions and answers with other mineral enthusiasts and, most importantly, to try to provide a serious space where mineralogy questions can be discussed free of bothersome errors, free due the high standards of the administrators and moderators. We owe much of the success of this Forum to their fine texts; with them helping us, our Forum looks "clean" at least in terms of its scientific content.

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


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

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

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

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

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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
Synthetic smoky quartz? (Fraxinus) Apr 12, 2021 11:08 Replies: 11 Views: 395
Rarest beautifully crystallized minerals (David) Mar 20, 2021 18:04 Replies: 2 Views: 500
Creedite - Is Pink Different than Purple, Navidad Mine (Mina Navidad) (Julie Wilson) Mar 10, 2021 20:48 Replies: 9 Views: 1121
Betafo habit? (Sante Celiberti) Feb 20, 2021 17:03 Replies: 5 Views: 1177
Comparison between 2 microscopes (Roger Warin) Feb 16, 2021 15:41 Replies: 0 Views: 800
Mineral spirituality? (Tracy) Feb 16, 2021 02:56 Replies: 19 Views: 11371
Pyrite with bubble-like growths (Pete Richards) Jan 19, 2021 17:42 Replies: 21 Views: 4251
Proposed new system for classifying minerals (Don Lum) Jan 07, 2021 11:01 Replies: 15 Views: 3587
Luxullianite - UK (Roger Warin) Jan 03, 2021 10:04 Replies: 1 Views: 1429
Hunan China Calcite with Marcasite (John Hodgson) Dec 17, 2020 20:35 Replies: 5 Views: 2411
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Amir Akhavan 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: 27441
The native gold from Guelmim-Oued Noun, Morocco - (35) (Cesar M. Salvan) Feb 17, 2021 19:21 Replies: 8 Views: 3553
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: 2478
The Mineral Collecting History of the 79 Mine, Gila County, Arizona, USA - (33) (Tony L. Potucek) Apr 13, 2021 12:26 Replies: 18 Views: 10769
An Overview of Minerals Toxicity - (32) (cascaillou) Jan 03, 2020 15:56 Replies: 7 Views: 13777
Blue Lace Agate from Ysterputs, Southern Namibia - (31) (Jordi Fabre) May 28, 2020 14:29 Replies: 2 Views: 3735
Late 20th Century Wulfenite Collecting in the San Francisco Mine, Sonora, Mexico - (30) (Tony L. Potucek) May 07, 2020 12:37 Replies: 15 Views: 7007
"Mysterious and changing Tourmaline" by Roger Warin - (29) (Jordi Fabre) Aug 15, 2018 05:16 Replies: 0 Views: 29559
100.000 Club Mineral specimens with inclusions - (28) (Elise) Sep 08, 2020 02:34 Replies: 92 Views: 169242
New Mexico Collecting - (27) (Philip Simmons) Jun 29, 2020 05:42 Replies: 35 Views: 50040
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38 1499 Apr 13, 2021 12:26
Peter 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      
Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19 (Philippe Durand) Jan 11, 2021 15:33 Replies: 345 Views: 97291
National Library of Spain - Biblioteca Nacional de España (BNE) (James Catmur) May 01, 2020 06:32 Replies: 0 Views: 4334

2 344 Jan 11, 2021 15:33
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: 76171
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2019 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 22, 2020 21:00 Replies: 53 Views: 41878
Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2019 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 23, 2020 02:48 Replies: 37 Views: 44049
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2019 (Jordi Fabre) Mar 22, 2020 21:06 Replies: 128 Views: 118527
Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 22, 2018 12:26 Replies: 40 Views: 43815
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Aug 06, 2018 16:34 Replies: 45 Views: 53236
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2018 (Jordi Fabre) Jun 16, 2018 17:47 Replies: 158 Views: 161702
100.000 Club Munich Show (Mineralientage) 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Dec 22, 2017 05:21 Replies: 77 Views: 110086
Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Show 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Jul 08, 2017 13:56 Replies: 59 Views: 84851
100.000 Club Tucson Show 2017 (Jordi Fabre) Aug 22, 2018 05:14 Replies: 120 Views: 147679
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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: 73136
Sunny Tucson, Gail Spann’s adventures. 2019 (Gail) Mar 03, 2019 16:21 Replies: 36 Views: 35344
100.000 Club Gail Spann's Tucson Adventures. February 2018. (Gail) Feb 28, 2018 21:37 Replies: 209 Views: 133731
Tucson 2017, The insanity continues...but it sure is fun! (Gail) Feb 27, 2017 22:25 Replies: 112 Views: 99998
100.000 Club TUCSON, 2016. And away we go.... (Gail) Mar 19, 2016 11:45 Replies: 445 Views: 328930
100.000 Club The magic of Tucson, 2015. Gail Spann report. (Gail) Aug 12, 2015 11:19 Replies: 116 Views: 146835
100.000 Club Tucson 2014 Show Report, Gail Spann Having Fun Again... (Gail) Jul 26, 2014 19:32 Replies: 156 Views: 170757
100.000 Club Houston Fine Mineral Show Report, with Gail Spann (Gail) Jun 03, 2013 09:23 Replies: 103 Views: 138031
500.000 Club 2013 Tucson Show Adventure ~ Gail Spann Style. (Gail) Apr 27, 2013 02:57 Replies: 598 Views: 608215
Fabulous Denver Gem and Mineral Show, Sept 14, 2012 and on...Gail Spann (Gail) Nov 04, 2012 01:57 Replies: 43 Views: 91401
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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
Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2021 cancelled (Jordi Fabre) Apr 13, 2021 08:00 Replies: 6 Views: 416
Rochester Mineralogical Spymposium on April 17, 2021 (John Betts) Mar 22, 2021 10:45 Replies: 2 Views: 440
Hester Diamond Auction (Matt_Zukowski) Jan 29, 2021 16:49 Replies: 11 Views: 2965
Tucson 2021 (vic rzonca) Oct 27, 2020 17:48 Replies: 2 Views: 3882
Virtual British Micromount Symposium 2020 - Would you like to participate? (Roy Starkey) Sep 08, 2020 02:47 Replies: 0 Views: 2585
An ancient Tuscan fair. (Sante Celiberti) Jul 31, 2020 12:01 Replies: 2 Views: 2828
East Coast Show 2020 Cancelled (Jordi Fabre) Jun 09, 2020 16:14 Replies: 0 Views: 3740
Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2020? (Fiebre Verde) May 01, 2020 14:02 Replies: 6 Views: 13336
Selecting minerals for an exhibition is a lot of work (Herman van Dennebroek) Mar 23, 2020 09:37 Replies: 3 Views: 11820
2nd Annual Marrakech Mining Convention (Jordi Fabre) Mar 12, 2020 05:15 Replies: 0 Views: 21457
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218 1952 Apr 13, 2021 08:00
Bob Morgan 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: 52642
Found My First Topaz (DanielJP) Mar 29, 2021 03:01 Replies: 10 Views: 835
Can someone help identify this specimen? (Todd Morgan) Mar 27, 2021 19:36 Replies: 3 Views: 407
what stones are these? (coril) Mar 25, 2021 13:47 Replies: 15 Views: 1050
Found in Peoria Arizona, please help identify. Not my normal find. (Ashley Ratcliff) Mar 23, 2021 22:18 Replies: 7 Views: 598
Extremely heavy brown beach rock (Gill Ferguson) Mar 20, 2021 19:47 Replies: 2 Views: 434
Petrified wood? (Gentrydodd) Feb 19, 2021 16:00 Replies: 12 Views: 1499
Any opinions? (Beau) Feb 15, 2021 14:27 Replies: 4 Views: 1106
Quartz-like but not quite, help needed. (Stefanie) Feb 12, 2021 10:36 Replies: 3 Views: 949
Quartz, with? (SlowFrog) Feb 10, 2021 13:23 Replies: 3 Views: 978
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93 762 Mar 29, 2021 03:01
Peter Lemkin 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

Tsumeb pseudomorphoses (Herman van Dennebroek) Apr 11, 2021 06:02 Replies: 0 Views: 126
Fluorite Santa Eulalia (Linus) Apr 11, 2021 00:52 Replies: 3 Views: 292
Melanophlogite? (Luiz Oliveira) Apr 09, 2021 10:26 Replies: 10 Views: 539
Help about this rock (miqui2077) Apr 07, 2021 04:40 Replies: 7 Views: 374
Please help to get to know the type of this rock (Majid) Apr 07, 2021 02:28 Replies: 13 Views: 564
Please help to get to know the type of this gem (Majid) Apr 05, 2021 16:22 Replies: 6 Views: 294
anyone know this "Thulite-Hornblende" locality? (Peter Megaw) Apr 05, 2021 09:41 Replies: 5 Views: 350
Does Chevron Amethyst Turn Green When Heated? (Stone Mania) Apr 01, 2021 08:14 Replies: 1 Views: 314
Natural or man-made? (paolo) Mar 14, 2021 00:58 Replies: 6 Views: 848
Help needed (Dany Mabillard) Mar 13, 2021 14:52 Replies: 17 Views: 2405
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93 1091 Apr 11, 2021 06:02
Herman van Dennebroek 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
Delaware Valley: SE PA & Cecil County, MD (Jim Wilkinson) Mar 02, 2021 21:26 Replies: 0 Views: 805
Stream gravel quartz from Howard County Maryland (Jim Wilkinson) Jan 24, 2021 21:30 Replies: 0 Views: 1423
Schorl (Jim Wilkinson) Jan 19, 2021 22:12 Replies: 10 Views: 2177
Garnet (Jim Wilkinson) Jan 17, 2021 23:00 Replies: 0 Views: 1262
Beryl and associated minerals from southern Howard County Maryland USA (Jim Wilkinson) Jan 16, 2021 21:57 Replies: 0 Views: 1256
Smithsonite pseudo from Santa Eulalia and other Mexican pieces (PNW-Minez) Dec 07, 2020 15:47 Replies: 5 Views: 2663
Merelaniite Inclusions? (am mizunaka) Oct 04, 2020 00:18 Replies: 5 Views: 2850
Baker Ranch crystals (R Saunders) Jul 16, 2020 12:16 Replies: 1 Views: 2847
Agates from Argentina. (condoragatemines) Jun 28, 2020 02:40 Replies: 13 Views: 18731
Ice, H2O in Alaska (Bob Harman) May 11, 2020 07:16 Replies: 1 Views: 3213
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112 939 Mar 02, 2021 21:26
Jim Wilkinson View latest post
No new posts Favourite Minerals     Access to the FMF Gallery
In this forum you can add your favourite localities and minerals. When a mineral comes from many hundreds, or thousands, of places it's worth comparing favourites to identify the most desired ones.This section is special because all the photos published here also appear in "FMF Gallery". To find out more please use this link   Moderators Tobi, Mathias
Favourite mineral species/families? (Tobi) May 08, 2020 14:07 Replies: 19 Views: 27899
Favourite countries of origin? (Tobi) Sep 01, 2010 12:23 Replies: 26 Views: 36281
The other ten of the top twenty locations (Tom Mazanec) Mar 04, 2016 10:15 Replies: 9 Views: 20343
Favourite Tourmalines? (Tobi) Oct 20, 2020 20:48 Replies: 21 Views: 23183
Favourite Wulfenites? (Tobi) Oct 02, 2020 23:35 Replies: 24 Views: 27750
100.000 Club Favourite Fluorites? (Tobi) Oct 01, 2020 02:32 Replies: 214 Views: 254305
Favourite Quartzes? (Tobi) Sep 16, 2020 05:53 Replies: 46 Views: 48141
Favourite Azurites? (Tobi) May 25, 2020 06:15 Replies: 44 Views: 15912
Favourite Rhodochrosites? (Tobi) Apr 07, 2020 12:08 Replies: 39 Views: 41208
Favourite Barytes? (Tobi) Jul 28, 2019 09:57 Replies: 20 Views: 21959
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22 675 Oct 20, 2020 20:48
Catahoula 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
In-situ photos at Pizzo Forno, Alpe Sponda (Ticino) ? (Steve Kukla) Mar 18, 2021 12:38 Replies: 7 Views: 929
Popular Minerals (Jordi Fabre) Mar 17, 2021 13:22 Replies: 97 Views: 24801
New text on the FMF (James Catmur) Jan 04, 2021 10:54 Replies: 6 Views: 1665
Naica Mine, Chihuahua - Help Requested (Peter Megaw) Dec 29, 2020 14:19 Replies: 1 Views: 1513
Rutile locality? (Pete Richards) Dec 21, 2020 20:44 Replies: 18 Views: 3568
Vauxite from Huanuni? (al mar) Nov 08, 2020 02:37 Replies: 3 Views: 2179
100.000 Club Collecting quartz on the Little Falls dolostone (vic rzonca) Oct 04, 2020 15:53 Replies: 128 Views: 138331
What is worth collecting from the Balkan Peninsula? (David) Jul 17, 2020 11:43 Replies: 2 Views: 2763
Any interesting minerals from Ukraine? (David) Jun 07, 2020 12:07 Replies: 18 Views: 7651
Mines and mineral Localities (vic rzonca) Apr 16, 2020 08:14 Replies: 2 Views: 7179
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247 2124 Mar 18, 2021 12:38
Pete Richards 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: 3013
Asbestos name change (James Catmur) Dec 07, 2019 13:10 Replies: 10 Views: 18236
Location error on a photo (Kevin Conroy) May 15, 2019 20:07 Replies: 2 Views: 10895
Hematite and Quartz from China (Tobi) Apr 08, 2019 10:53 Replies: 4 Views: 11297
Amethyst Cove, Bay of Fundy, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada - Correction (Richard Arseneau) Mar 13, 2019 10:55 Replies: 4 Views: 11553
Modificación requested for Capestang locality (Philippe Durand) Mar 24, 2017 12:31 Replies: 2 Views: 14262
Change in French administrative area (Philippe Durand) Mar 24, 2017 05:51 Replies: 1 Views: 13210
Proper locality name of the Czar Mine? (Jordi Fabre) May 11, 2016 05:20 Replies: 4 Views: 18335
Westmorland (James Catmur) Jun 11, 2015 08:20 Replies: 18 Views: 33696
From Kearsarge Mountain? (GneissWare) Jun 08, 2015 22:27 Replies: 7 Views: 22103
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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.      
Rockhounding in Israel - contact needed (dimrub) Dec 22, 2020 09:08 Replies: 9 Views: 17922
First Time Mining Suggestions around NY area ? (tynarose614) Sep 03, 2020 08:15 Replies: 5 Views: 3563
Sky Hawk claim, Lake George, Colorado. Dorris Family. (Gail) Aug 25, 2020 08:11 Replies: 12 Views: 4942
A crystal collecting outing to Ceres, South Africa (Reinhardt van Vuuren) Jul 03, 2020 03:32 Replies: 8 Views: 13834
Pyrope panning 2020 (stoner) May 19, 2020 05:10 Replies: 1 Views: 3058
Pyrope in the parent rock serpentinite - quarry (stoner) May 19, 2020 02:42 Replies: 0 Views: 3397
Fluorite mine in Czech Republic (stoner) May 05, 2020 11:29 Replies: 2 Views: 3201
Ferro-hornblende in Carboneras (Spain) (Firmo Espinar) Mar 19, 2020 12:23 Replies: 2 Views: 12867
Andalusie rockhunting trip (Jitkakar) Feb 18, 2020 04:12 Replies: 2 Views: 11874
Radioactive minerals at airports (Benj) Oct 30, 2019 12:47 Replies: 7 Views: 13888
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71 517 Dec 22, 2020 09:08
Ethan Engel 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: 181146
The biggest nuggets. (Roger Warin) Nov 08, 2016 03:51 Replies: 10 Views: 30261
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: 113913
2013, an Update... CROCOITE! A Huge New Pocket From The Adelaide Mine (John Cornish) Jun 24, 2013 08:14 Replies: 13 Views: 41996
Join us to dig a giant Amethyst geode - 'Part 2' (Antonio Da Silveira) Oct 23, 2010 17:27 Replies: 6 Views: 43941
Scoop! - An important find of amber in the "La Florida" Mine, Spain (Jordi Fabre) Dec 14, 2008 15:03 Replies: 0 Views: 30834

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 1156 Jan 18, 2021 15:05
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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15 471 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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12 396 Dec 12, 2020 08:16
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


1 310 Apr 07, 2021 14:55
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
Rescuing massive 13 lb tremolite/actinolite (Charly H) Apr 13, 2021 11:03 Replies: 3 Views: 279
Need help on cleaning a specimen (AleaBankston) Oct 07, 2020 13:48 Replies: 7 Views: 4848
Cleaning Quartz (MSrockhound) Sep 04, 2020 19:18 Replies: 14 Views: 30980
Sodium Dithonite, Waller solution, Oxalic acid or HCl (al mar) Jul 26, 2020 12:34 Replies: 9 Views: 4536
Calcite (Ricky hartzog) Apr 05, 2020 12:21 Replies: 7 Views: 11859
To Enhance or Not to Enhance that is the question!! (marvinlewinsky) Feb 17, 2020 13:03 Replies: 8 Views: 14549
Between mineral collecting and woodworking (dontgogreen) Feb 10, 2020 16:23 Replies: 0 Views: 25174
Preserving Calcite (Brandonh) Jan 26, 2020 08:43 Replies: 4 Views: 11369
Display cabinets (bugrock) Jan 14, 2020 23:17 Replies: 17 Views: 17568
Cleaning Nifontovite (Linus) Jan 14, 2020 15:21 Replies: 10 Views: 15342
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154 1400 Apr 13, 2021 11:03
alfredo 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: 43121
1.000.000 Club Collection of Michael Shaw (Michael Shaw) Apr 04, 2021 16:06 Replies: 1649 Views: 1545816
1.000.000 Club Collection of Carles Millan (Carles Millan) Apr 09, 2021 03:58 Replies: 877 Views: 1382600
1.000.000 Club Don Lum Collection (Don Lum) Apr 01, 2021 14:16 Replies: 1667 Views: 1342983
1.000.000 Club Collection of Tobi (Tobi) Apr 13, 2021 03:44 Replies: 1040 Views: 1212190
1.000.000 Club The Mizunaka Collection (am mizunaka) Apr 12, 2021 17:45 Replies: 1743 Views: 1244680
500.000 Club New generation for picture - Ploum (ploum) Apr 14, 2021 07:15 Replies: 1249 Views: 974080
500.000 Club Collection of Fiebre Verde (Fiebre Verde) Mar 19, 2021 03:13 Replies: 723 Views: 658362
500.000 Club Collection of Nurbo (nurbo) Mar 26, 2016 14:37 Replies: 404 Views: 570837
100.000 Club Andreas Gerstenberg Collection (Andreas Gerstenberg) May 19, 2018 14:36 Replies: 182 Views: 382075
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147 17336 Apr 14, 2021 09:41
Rob Schnerr 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: 567740
100.000 Club Tracy's favorite specimens (Tracy) Dec 21, 2017 10:32 Replies: 74 Views: 207118
Nimfiara's collection (nimfiara) May 10, 2012 17:20 Replies: 30 Views: 80658
Linda's Private Collection (Linda Smith) Feb 08, 2012 04:31 Replies: 39 Views: 91135
Debbie's Collection (Debbie Woolf) Jul 04, 2011 10:45 Replies: 20 Views: 62566
Colleen's Collection (Colleen Thomson) May 28, 2011 19:33 Replies: 10 Views: 41866
Jessica's mineral collection (Jessica Simonoff) Jan 30, 2010 18:52 Replies: 18 Views: 59840
Linda St-Cyr's favorites (Linda St-Cyr) May 17, 2009 09:09 Replies: 6 Views: 47258

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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
Reminiscences of a Mineralogist by Arthur Montgomery (John S. White) Apr 08, 2021 18:22 Replies: 2 Views: 308
Monthly Mineral Chronicles, Mineral Guides and more... (crocoite) Mar 15, 2021 20:18 Replies: 35 Views: 38420
Jachymov - mineralogical pearl of the Erzgebirge Mts. - book for collectors NICE (amartaus) Feb 07, 2021 11:36 Replies: 3 Views: 1131
Pink amethyst? (John S. White) Oct 10, 2020 10:01 Replies: 7 Views: 5176
Mineral Collections of Brazil (Byron Anderson) Oct 05, 2020 23:12 Replies: 14 Views: 3844
James Sowerby's illustrations (James Catmur) Aug 14, 2020 13:29 Replies: 2 Views: 2814
Can somebody recommend a sweet book on Crystallography? (Andreu) May 21, 2020 14:11 Replies: 13 Views: 6144
Fungal etching of garnets? (Matt_Zukowski) Feb 19, 2020 19:01 Replies: 1 Views: 13441
Online resources (cascaillou) Dec 20, 2019 13:55 Replies: 13 Views: 28352
New ExtraLapis No. 56 RHODOCHROSITE - I highly recommend it! (Tobi) Jul 07, 2019 02:10 Replies: 3 Views: 11853
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David K. Joyce 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: 28298
Mineralogical Museum of Marburg, drawn by me :-) (Tobi) Nov 04, 2019 06:03 Replies: 12 Views: 22336
Mineral collages 5.0 (Tobi) Jul 19, 2019 05:52 Replies: 4 Views: 13853
New Artwork... (crocoite) Jun 02, 2019 06:42 Replies: 13 Views: 20934
Artisan Made Gems (vic rzonca) Sep 22, 2018 14:28 Replies: 9 Views: 20363
Some new Mineralpaintings in Watercolor (MasterofStone) Sep 02, 2018 16:17 Replies: 5 Views: 14398
Chinese Realgar (crocoite) Apr 24, 2018 21:36 Replies: 8 Views: 19222
Minerals in Watercolor (MasterofStone) Feb 21, 2018 06:22 Replies: 6 Views: 17760
Grossular Garnet, Jeffrey Mine, Canada (crocoite) Dec 30, 2017 02:42 Replies: 0 Views: 29170
Rhodochrosite with Barite, Lone Tree Mine, Nevada (crocoite) Dec 07, 2017 05:15 Replies: 0 Views: 30036
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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
Mining objects. (Sante Celiberti) Feb 10, 2021 10:34 Replies: 30 Views: 16831
Honeymoon quartz (James Catmur) Nov 29, 2020 07:58 Replies: 0 Views: 1832
History of the Chivor Emerald Mine, Colombia (Part 1) (Fiebre Verde) Oct 26, 2020 08:40 Replies: 4 Views: 3296
How to collect in an "apartment for sale". (Sante Celiberti) Aug 04, 2020 05:49 Replies: 0 Views: 2808
How to collect in a Tuscan... "Pizzeria". (Sante Celiberti) Jun 20, 2020 15:32 Replies: 0 Views: 2753
What did Goethe collect? (David) Apr 13, 2020 08:42 Replies: 14 Views: 9214
How to destroy a beautiful pyrite. (Sante Celiberti) Jan 14, 2020 16:52 Replies: 8 Views: 14143
Your very first rock? (Tobi) Apr 25, 2019 18:49 Replies: 14 Views: 20474
History of minerals. (vic rzonca) Dec 09, 2018 09:31 Replies: 6 Views: 21328
"ite" (vic rzonca) Oct 09, 2018 08:50 Replies: 12 Views: 16641
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Sante Celiberti 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: 56155
FMF Guide of Rocks - SEDIMENTARY ROCKS (prcantos) Dec 11, 2013 17:45 Replies: 5 Views: 31522
FMF Guide of Rocks - METAMORPHIC ROCKS (prcantos) Jul 05, 2015 06:56 Replies: 16 Views: 59357
Roadside Geology of Vermont (NellsRocks) Sep 21, 2018 07:52 Replies: 10 Views: 23153
Grave Stones of Interest to Rock People... no, really... (NellsRocks) Sep 13, 2018 16:23 Replies: 14 Views: 29418
Not Sure What Rock Is!!!??? (Aliengng) Mar 24, 2016 06:09 Replies: 15 Views: 29535
Genesis of the serpentine minerals and rocks (prcantos) Jun 06, 2013 04:48 Replies: 2 Views: 22108

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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
Possible Fake: Blue Hemimorphite from Ojuela (Ibrahim Jameel) Sep 30, 2020 23:07 Replies: 40 Views: 17679
Is there Proof of Kobyashevite Fakes? (rgangue) Sep 23, 2020 11:59 Replies: 5 Views: 3716
Please help! Is this "Ocean Jasper" Real or Dyed/Fake/Enhanced? (Garret) Sep 12, 2020 15:22 Replies: 14 Views: 5831
Fake Colombian Emeralds (Fiebre Verde) Dec 14, 2019 11:24 Replies: 35 Views: 55205
Opinions appreciated....Citrine or glass? (AmyinTX) Nov 30, 2019 03:03 Replies: 6 Views: 10867
Specimens incorrectly labeled Bravoite coating Pyrite from Colorado (John S. White) Nov 23, 2019 07:55 Replies: 11 Views: 34603
Milpillas "Electric Blue" Azurites AND Malachites - Natural or Chipped? (bob kerr) Aug 07, 2019 17:26 Replies: 20 Views: 25435
Are there any Sicilian Sulphur fakes still around? (Bob Harman) Jun 09, 2019 09:46 Replies: 12 Views: 13941
Specimens from near the Coronel Manuel Rodriguez Mine, Chile (Kevin Conroy) Jun 02, 2019 16:55 Replies: 11 Views: 13612
Irradiated fluorite from China? (Pierre Joubert) Jan 07, 2019 15:59 Replies: 5 Views: 12772
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57 692 Sep 30, 2020 23:07
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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: 27061
Theft of Pieter de Bruyn collection (Pierre Joubert) Mar 14, 2019 19:40 Replies: 1 Views: 14628
Theft of Tourmalines from Fallbrook Gem & Mineral Society Museum in California (Chris Wentzell) Oct 25, 2017 14:13 Replies: 26 Views: 36484
Theft from the Franklin Mineral Museum, New Jersey (Jordi Fabre) Jul 18, 2017 07:43 Replies: 0 Views: 17650
Theft at West Coast Mineral and Fossil Show of Kristalle gold. (vic rzonca) Nov 16, 2016 07:43 Replies: 1 Views: 14281
Stolen specimen inquiry (Jordi Fabre) Aug 06, 2016 05:08 Replies: 3 Views: 17049
Theft of Colin Owen mineral specimens and collection (Pierre Joubert) Jul 15, 2016 10:34 Replies: 14 Views: 24631
THEFT of 60 world class mineral specimens in Johannesburg! (Jordi Fabre) Apr 29, 2016 10:04 Replies: 19 Views: 45412
Famous piece stolen from a Romanian Museum (David) Jan 27, 2014 14:16 Replies: 0 Views: 19119
Warning: Johannesburg Geology Museum theft: July 2013!! (Jordi Fabre) Jul 19, 2013 11:20 Replies: 2 Views: 18626
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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: 327332
When does the passion for minerals become an addiction? (David) Apr 09, 2021 03:43 Replies: 15 Views: 1096
Raman Spectroscopes (Tom Mazanec) Mar 10, 2021 18:18 Replies: 5 Views: 702
Beautiful durable and...common? (Tom Mazanec) Mar 04, 2021 03:03 Replies: 8 Views: 1981
A gemstone Christmas (Tom Mazanec) Mar 03, 2021 09:30 Replies: 1 Views: 1454
Sometimes fluorescent (Tom Mazanec) Feb 28, 2021 01:15 Replies: 5 Views: 919
An art market expose (Matt_Zukowski) Feb 22, 2021 12:16 Replies: 4 Views: 5560
New locations (Tom Mazanec) Feb 12, 2021 04:00 Replies: 7 Views: 1536
Heat changes some minerals - how? (Tom Mazanec) Jan 30, 2021 21:26 Replies: 11 Views: 1526
Chromium in jewels (Tom Mazanec) Jan 29, 2021 09:04 Replies: 3 Views: 1233
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Tobi 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

When can a fossil be also considered a mineral? (Carles Millan) Apr 20, 2020 17:21 Replies: 50 Views: 62631
100.000 Club Freeware: Mineral Database (Joan R.) Jan 11, 2020 04:35 Replies: 61 Views: 133132
Is this a twin? (Duncan Miller) May 16, 2019 02:17 Replies: 28 Views: 44477
100.000 Club Quartz collecting outings in South Africa (Pierre Joubert) Mar 25, 2019 11:26 Replies: 354 Views: 343896
Blue-green rock (Viktorian) Aug 13, 2018 21:33 Replies: 7 Views: 59465
Stalactites? (John S. White) Jul 09, 2018 10:20 Replies: 24 Views: 44604
Maximum number of minerals on a specimen (David) May 06, 2018 03:02 Replies: 37 Views: 56058
Tetrahedron [111] penetration twin (Josele) Jan 13, 2018 20:26 Replies: 17 Views: 47304
100.000 Club New find of minerals from New York (Glenn Rhein) Dec 04, 2017 13:20 Replies: 123 Views: 184262
I am curious to know what camera you are using... (Pierre Joubert) May 25, 2017 15:33 Replies: 29 Views: 52450
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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: 36552

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: 23465
Mineralogical Record News June 2020 (Jordi Fabre) Jun 08, 2020 12:30 Replies: 0 Views: 4037
The Mineralogical Record (Jordi Fabre) Dec 31, 2018 08:28 Replies: 18 Views: 41178
M.R. vol 48 (2) Tri-State District (Robert Seitz) Mar 29, 2017 19:22 Replies: 2 Views: 14024
New Standards of Excellence in the Mineral Kingdom - M.R. March-April 2014 (Jordi Fabre) Apr 20, 2015 10:51 Replies: 41 Views: 70769
2014 Graphic Excellence Award again for the Mineralogical Record and two more medals! (Jordi Fabre) Dec 31, 2014 13:22 Replies: 3 Views: 18363
Mineralogical Record News (Jordi Fabre) Apr 09, 2014 04:04 Replies: 1 Views: 18330
The 2013 Graphic Excellence Award for the Mineralogical Record! (Jordi Fabre) May 22, 2013 12:27 Replies: 0 Views: 17380
Article in M. Record about the John White single crystal collection (Jordi Fabre) Sep 26, 2009 08:31 Replies: 2 Views: 22902
Opinions about Mineralogical Record's Article (Jordi Fabre) May 18, 2009 11:59 Replies: 15 Views: 53894
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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: 20458
Some well-deserved plaudits for Marie Huizing and Rocks & Minerals magazine (Jordi Fabre) Jan 04, 2015 11:27 Replies: 9 Views: 26692
Rocks & Minerals Magazine - May-June 2014 Issue (Peter Megaw) May 24, 2014 15:39 Replies: 2 Views: 18742
Rocks & Minerals Magazine - Jan/Feb 2014 issue (Jordi Fabre) Mar 12, 2014 10:16 Replies: 1 Views: 16927
Rocks & Minerals Magazine - Nov/Dec 2013 issue (Rocks & Minerals) Dec 01, 2013 13:52 Replies: 2 Views: 24633
Superb improvement in the printing quality of R&M Magazine (Jordi Fabre) Apr 29, 2013 09:16 Replies: 3 Views: 20031
Rocks & Minerals ONLINE (Jordi Fabre) Aug 20, 2012 12:03 Replies: 4 Views: 25498
Five years of FMF in Rocks & Minerals (Antonio Alcaide) Oct 04, 2011 12:51 Replies: 1 Views: 18932
In Rock and Minerals: "Natural Versus Aesthetic" from Jesse Fisher (Jordi Fabre) Apr 12, 2010 20:05 Replies: 20 Views: 47807

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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: 18319
New book: NAMIBIA Minerals & Localties Volume 2 is here! (MINERALIEN-Welt) Oct 25, 2016 13:13 Replies: 1 Views: 15186
"Klassiker Harz" (Harz Classic) New Book! (Jordi Fabre) Feb 21, 2015 12:01 Replies: 1 Views: 17552
MINERALIEN-Welt back in Denver 2013 - Booth E26 (MINERALIEN-Welt) Sep 05, 2013 13:41 Replies: 1 Views: 18639
NEW BOOK "Exquisite Agates - Erlesene Achate" by Dietrich Mayer! (MINERALIEN-Welt) Aug 06, 2013 11:00 Replies: 2 Views: 25004

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: 5468
A new book (Julien) Nov 24, 2019 15:25 Replies: 14 Views: 23965
An editorial to enlighten us from the Le Règne Minéral magazine (Jordi Fabre) Jul 03, 2018 13:46 Replies: 7 Views: 16470
Le Règne Minéral #137 (Julien) Sep 20, 2017 02:35 Replies: 0 Views: 26552
Catalog of the le Règne Minéral editions (Jordi Fabre) Jun 03, 2016 07:34 Replies: 0 Views: 19484
Le Règne Minéral special issu 2014 : Alpine Rodingites !!! (Julien) May 19, 2015 04:48 Replies: 0 Views: 21704
Crystal-hunters Chronicles (Julien) Nov 12, 2014 12:04 Replies: 12 Views: 29559
News from les Editions du Piat (Julien) Jul 11, 2014 03:09 Replies: 3 Views: 20054
Special Edition of Le Règne Minéral (Julien) Jul 10, 2014 10:26 Replies: 0 Views: 17171
A book about French mineralogy (Julien) Sep 16, 2013 11:58 Replies: 3 Views: 20893
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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: 28083
Gold for Collectors - The Book (Joaquim Callen) Oct 28, 2014 05:32 Replies: 1 Views: 27838
2014 Mineral Up calendar (Peter Van Hout) Nov 14, 2013 17:34 Replies: 0 Views: 16256

3 6 Oct 24, 2016 19:56
GneissWare 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: 22428

1 2 Jan 23, 2016 11:38
Roger Warin View latest post
No new posts Blue Cap Productions     
  Moderator BlueCapProductions
Mineral Talks LIVE (BlueCapProductions) Feb 26, 2021 23:38 Replies: 46 Views: 13957
Narrated Slideshows (BlueCapProductions) Apr 03, 2020 15:37 Replies: 2 Views: 14804
BlueCapProductions releases full videos for free on Youtube (Tobi) Apr 03, 2020 15:34 Replies: 5 Views: 12461
Jordi's Munich 2018 booth on Blue Cap Productions (Tobi) Mar 23, 2020 02:42 Replies: 2 Views: 24247
COVID-19 and self-isolation (BlueCapProductions) Mar 22, 2020 21:36 Replies: 0 Views: 16662
Breakfast With Minerals - Episode 3 - Professional Diggers - Podcast Discussion (BlueCapProductions) Jan 28, 2019 12:40 Replies: 2 Views: 12363
Breakfast With Minerals - Podcast Discussion - Episode 02 (BlueCapProductions) Aug 18, 2018 19:41 Replies: 11 Views: 19154
What's Hot In Tucson: 2016 (BlueCapProductions) Jun 05, 2018 16:45 Replies: 11 Views: 24514
Breakfast With Minerals - Podcast Discussion - Episode 01 (BlueCapProductions) May 20, 2018 17:57 Replies: 45 Views: 38415
Happy Holidays - FREE gift from BlueCap Productions - What's Hot In Ste. Marie 2016!!! (BlueCapProductions) Dec 30, 2016 12:16 Replies: 1 Views: 14949
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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: 5166
We have a problem in Barcelona City with the Martorell Museum (Jordi Fabre) Nov 30, 2018 14:19 Replies: 10 Views: 23826
The collectors and the Museums of Minerals (Peter Lemkin) Oct 23, 2018 22:09 Replies: 8 Views: 13910
European Mineral and Mining Museums (Robert Seitz) Oct 17, 2018 11:03 Replies: 5 Views: 13283
Royal Cornwall Museum mineral gallery - your support is needed (Woody Thompson) Sep 25, 2018 05:04 Replies: 33 Views: 33800
Excellent New University of Arizona Mineral Museum Brochure (Wiley Hudson) Apr 06, 2018 13:22 Replies: 0 Views: 28011
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: 17987
Mineral Museum - Baxter Springs, Kansas, USA (Robert Seitz) Sep 08, 2017 00:05 Replies: 0 Views: 23581
Joplin Museum Complex / The Everett J. Ritchie Tri-State Mineral Museum (Robert Seitz) Sep 07, 2017 11:25 Replies: 10 Views: 23021
Mineral Museums (small) in Franklin, North Carolina, USA (Robert Seitz) Jul 17, 2017 15:57 Replies: 6 Views: 18577
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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 99 Apr 12, 2021 00:31
SteveB 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     
To see the posts within this Forum please click on the name of the section "Freiberg Museums"      

4 101 Jun 16, 2019 04:44
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No new posts Mineralogical Museum of Marburg     
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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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