Help|Log In|Register|
Home PageMindat NewsThe Mindat ManualHistory of MindatCopyright StatusManagement TeamContact UsAdvertise on Mindat
Donate to MindatSponsor a PageSponsored PagesTop Available PagesMindat AdvertisersAdvertise on MindatThe Mindat Store
Minerals by PropertiesMinerals by ChemistryRandom MineralSearch by minIDLocalities Near MeSearch GlossaryMore Search Options
Search For:
Mineral Name:
Locality Name:
The Mindat ManualAdd a New PhotoRate PhotosLocality Edit ReportCoordinate Completion ReportAdd Glossary Item
StatisticsThe ElementsMember ListBooks & MagazinesMineral Shows & EventsThe Mindat DirectoryHow to Link to MindatDevice Settings
Photo SearchPhoto GalleriesNew Photos TodayNew Photos YesterdayMembers' Photo GalleriesPast Photo of the Day Gallery

Fakes, Frauds and Marketing Ploys

Tips for staying safe online and off 
Subject Posts Last Post

Indonesian purple chalcedony Attachments

by Peter Slootweg
11 06/11/2016 04:48PM
Last Post by Travis Hetsler

"Gold" in BIF from Brazil Attachments

by Ricardo Scholz
8 05/31/2016 12:54AM
Last Post by Antonio Romano

I am confused about this green phantom cluster, e.g. fake, add color, lab-grown or natural? Attachments   (Pages: 1 2)

by Waiken
27 05/13/2016 11:07PM
Last Post by Thomas Kroplinski

Shipped unsalted/unsearched Gem dirt?

by Domitian
18 05/09/2016 10:20PM
Last Post by Domitian

Fake citrine Attachments   (Pages: 1 ... 4 5 6)

by Mario Hendriks (2)
103 05/07/2016 02:25PM
Last Post by Owen Melfyn Lewis

Fluorite balls india

by Yan Beaudet
17 04/29/2016 04:32PM
Last Post by Jason'sBoxOfRocks

Is this genuine quartz or not?

by Ivan Horvat
16 04/21/2016 04:45PM
Last Post by Steve Hardinger

Andara Obsidian   (Pages: 1 2 3)

by Aymeric Longi
56 04/17/2016 07:05PM
Last Post by Doug Daniels

Fake dumortierite   (Pages: 1 2)

by John Collins
34 04/08/2016 09:40AM
Last Post by Giorgio Penco

My newest favorite specimen Attachments

by WaterDog
4 03/17/2016 03:17PM
Last Post by David Von Bargen

probable clarity enhancement of quartz, rutile quartz and dumortierite quartz from china!

by Alexander Ringel
17 03/04/2016 12:22AM
Last Post by Owen Melfyn Lewis

Tombstone Silver Specimens

by Rolf Luetcke
4 02/19/2016 01:01AM
Last Post by Reiner Mielke

how to tell if a gemstone is synthetic? I am so confused!   (Pages: 1 ... 5 6 7)

by Fira Shay
121 02/18/2016 12:37PM
Last Post by H. Claire Scheepers

Stilbite? Not sure. Attachments

by Vernon
6 02/15/2016 09:33PM
Last Post by John Oostenryk

Watch out for scams!

by Bob Harman
2 02/11/2016 06:43PM
Last Post by Becky Coulson

Fake silver crystals Morocco Attachments

by Christophe Gobin
17 02/04/2016 07:25PM
Last Post by Matt King

3D Printed "minerals". Fakes and frauds of the future.

by Jenna Mast
10 02/04/2016 02:20PM
Last Post by Owen Melfyn Lewis

New Gimmicks @ Tucson?

by Paul Stephen Cyr
3 02/02/2016 05:54PM
Last Post by Bob Harman

diagonal striation on green quartz Attachments

by Daniel Bennett
11 01/29/2016 11:05PM
Last Post by Doug Daniels

Fake gem rough Attachments   (Pages: 1 2)

by Duncan Miller
32 01/17/2016 02:07PM
Last Post by cascaillou

Mineral and/or Locality is an outreach project of the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
Copyright © and the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy 1993-2016, except where stated. relies on the contributions of thousands of members and supporters.
Privacy Policy - Terms & Conditions - Contact Us Current server date and time: October 24, 2016 22:51:10
Go to top of page