Mineralogical Information

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Last edits on 9 January 2024


Welcome to this site for information on minerals and on the world of mineralogy. In this site you will see a selection of the main sources of useful information available on the web. There is also information on events and excursions that may be of interest to you.

Jordi Fabre




Useful links

This list of links is aimed at those who wish to obtain more detailed information on minerals.

We will add more links and update the ones already here as we get information on more useful links. If you have any suggestions please let us know.

Some of these links in turn lead you to even more link pages, which can also be useful. For example the Mineral collectors page has links to other useful museum sites.

Mineralogical information

IMA mineral properties database, useful as a means of avoiding errors or confusion. The IMA-RRUFF Project is creating a complete set of high quality spectral data from well characterized minerals. The website will contain an integrated database of Raman spectra, X-ray diffraction and chemistry data for minerals.
This is the most powerful source of information on minerals, localities and photos. The amount of information held in the system is massive. While it may take a visitor some time to find what they want among all this data, it is without doubt very useful.
FMF Minerals Forum
Forum for discussion and divulgation on mineralogical topics like mineralogy, mineral deposits, photography of minerals, mineral analysis, public and private collections, museums, etc…Is a meeting point where both amateurs and professionals learn, teach and share knowledge in an atmosphere of mutual respect.
With several specialized sections and its own advanced software, FMF has a scientific spirit that makes it different from other regular forums.
FMF Gallery
FMF Gallery is a database of some of the images of minerals published in FMF. It is under continuous construction and you can find in it a long list of minerals and their geographical origin. Currently the gallery is divided into six sections: Micros and macros; Minerals of Spain, Portugal and Morocco; Collections; Mines and mining localities; Minerals from USA, UK and Germany, and finally a gallery devoted to rocks.
The FMF Gallery has several thousands of minerals and rocks, which can be found with a quick and convenient search system.
A large compilation of mineralogical data with many photos. They have put a lot of effort into offering the maximum amount of data. It is German, but as we all speak a common mineralogical language it is not hard to understand.
Free software for minerals collections
An intuitive and free piece of software that can be used to catalogue a mineral collection. It can store up to four photos per record, has lots of useful data fields including price indexing, can be indexed in 9 different ways to suit all your needs, and has many more features...
Mineralogy Database
A great database of mineralogical information.
A simple database which you can sort as needed and which holds lots of useful data.
Mineral collectors page
A joy of web page published by the Mineralogy Club of Antwerp, Belgium, full of topics related with the mineralogy. With many good sections, one of them offers an extensive list of museums from around the world.
If you want to search for minerals this page, put together by people who are enthusiastic about nature and about looking for minerals, will give you lots of very useful information.
Department of Geology Miami University
Academic Web Page of Dr. John Rakovan, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, USA.
John is a professor of mineralogy and also a long time mineral collector.

Mineral Magazines

The Mineralogical Record
The best known English language magazine with information of the latest finds and the major localities.
Rocks and Minerals
The other great US magazine, which is also great for its news, information on collections and on finds.
Le Règne Minéral
Spectacular French magazine with information on a wide range of localities, although they are very specialized in the French ones.
A German magazine, a great reference source for the minerals collector.
Mineralien Welt
An excellent German magazine with high quality photographs and a large worldwide list of mineral shows.
Mineral up
Extraordinary quality of the images. Is offered in three languages: Catalan, Spanish and English. The quality of the photos is very high, both in their printing and in the actual photos.
Mineral up
Excellent semiannual magazine published by the Grup Mineralògic Català and that appears in two versions: "Mineralogistes de Catalunya" (in Catalan) and "Paragénesis" (in Spanish)
With articles on the mineralogy of anywhere but with special attention to the geographical regions of Catalonia and the rest of the Iberian Peninsula.
Rivista Mineralogica Italiana
The best from Italy. Excellent photos from an exceptional photographer: Roberto Appiani.
Mineralogical Almanac - Mineral Observer
How to describe Mineralogical Almanac - Mineral Observer? There are no better words to describe the boundless enthusiasm of Michael Leybov and Ludmila Cheshko that what Donna Leicht wrote in Rocks & Minerals - September-October 2011
The copies of Extra Lapis have become a benchmark in the mineral world, for both the quality of the writing and of the images. The Lithographie company publishes the English version of Extra Lapis, which are not only in English but which have additional texts and new photos. Highly recommended.
Swiss page published in German with lots of contents and many good photos. Even if your German is non-existent the photos make a visit worth while.
UK Journal of Mines and Minerals
The best from the UK. Very exhaustive articles on the mineralogy of the British Isles.
High quality magazine dedicated to the mines and minerals of Spain. Currently there is no longer published, in the past it was published in Madrid.



The United States
Smithsonian Institution
A really impressive museum with many of the best specimens ever found.
Much more information and photos here: National Museum of Natural History (Smithsonian)
American Museum of Natural History
A world-class Museum with vast collections, a research mandate, a gallery with 3800 specimens of minerals and gems and separate meteorite and geology halls
The New York State Museum
The New York State Museum in Albany, NY holds a definitive collection of NYS minerals. Sixteen cases of minerals are well displayed and rotated frequently.
Los Angeles County Museum In the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History. Very high quality material.
To know more please use American Museum of Natural History of Los AngelesIn the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History. Very high quality material.
To know more please use American Museum of Natural History of Los Angeles
Mineralogical and Geological Museum at Harvard
The Mineralogical and Geological Museum at Harvard is located on the grounds of Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts and is one of three museums which collectively comprise the Harvard Museum of Natural History. Ineludible visit.
To know more please use Mineralogical and Geological Museum at Harvard
Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Dallas, Texas
An extraordinary building, ideal location, beautiful interior with luxury cabinets and all the technological advances, loaded with temporary exhibits of extraordinary specimens from the major collectors of Dallas area as well as from the Texas State.
To know more please use Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Dallas, Texas. An innovative idea
Houston Museum
Another excellent north American museum with some superb specimens, Really esthetic.
Seaman Museum
The official mineralogical museum of Michigan located in the Michigan Technology University, Houghton. Top notch of Michigan, USA, and even of the rest of the world.
To know more please use A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum, Michigan Technological Univ., Houghton, Michigan
University of Arizona Mineral Museum
Classically organized systematic museum with superb regional mineralogical depth fleshed out with excellent worldwide minerals, micromounts and meteorites.
To know more please use University of Arizona Mineral Museum
Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum
This Museum is devoted to Colorado's mineral heritage and promotes its significance through spectacular minerals. The Museum is a lesson in Geology and contains a good number of fine minerals, fossil, meteorites as well as historical mining treasures.
To know more please use Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum
Rice NW Museum
The finest collection of minerals in the Pacific Northwest; world class specimens of rhodochrosite, sperrylite, phosgenite, legrandite, Arizona minerals, northwestern U.S. minerals, and the Rudy Tschernich collection of zeolites.
To know more please use Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals
University of Delaware Museum of Minerals
This Museum is a visual delight for the non-collector as well as the collector because the elegance of the display cases of very fine mineral and gem specimens. It features an interesting mix of old classics from the Irénée du Pont collection, given to the University of Delaware in 1964, with more contemporary specimens carefully selected by its curators over the last almost 50 years.
To know more please use University of Delaware Museum of Minerals
Tellus Northwest Georgia Science Museum
Tellus has the finest Georgia minerals on exhibit, but this is a small part of the overall scope. There are 41 cases with more than 1200 minerals from worldwide localities. Exhibits are arranged by physical properties including a fluorescent exhibit area, systematic mineralogy, Georgia specific minerals, US and worldwide locations, and gold and gems.
Peabody Museum
The best natural history museum in Connecticut. Contains a historically important collection of over 40,000 mineral specimens.
In Spain
In Álava, in the north of Spain. A well maintained collection of Spanish minerals, with some exceptional specimens.
To know more please use Museo de Ciencias Naturales de Álava
Located in Barcelona city, this Museum opened in 2011 and it incorporates modern museum concepts. Within the museum are housed the mineralogy and petrology collections that formerly were in the Museo de Geología (Museo Martorell), giving it a large collection of both documentation and minerals. The museum has a web page in Catalan, Spanish and English.
To know more please use "Museu Blau" el nuevo Museo de Geología de Barcelona
The museum of the Madrid school of mines. A classic building with excellent historic specimens.
To know more please use Relación de los fondos mineralógicos del Museo de la Escuela de Minas de Madrid
The Geo-mining Museum is located in a very beautiful, classic building in Madrid with a skylight that is among the most beautiful in the world. A visit is worth it.
To know more please use Visita al Museo Geominero

Museu Mollfulleda de Mineralogia

Small local museum, created through the donation of a private collection.
To know more please use Museu Mollfulleda de Mineralogia d'Arenys de Mar, Barcelona
Museu de Geología Valentí Masachs
The "Valentí Masachs" Geology Museum at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia is located in the Engineering School of Manresa (Barcelona). The Museum was created in 1980, based on the collection of minerals made during student practicals, which was soon enriched by personal contributions from Dr. Valentí Masachs, first director of the Center, Dr. Joaquim Sanz and Dr. Josep Mª Mata-Perelló, as well as with the donations of other illustrious collectors.
The Museum collection is currently made up of about 5,000 minerals. Highlights among its reserves are the specimens from classic Catalan locations as well as from the rest of Spain.
In France
École Mines de Paris
The largest collection of minerals in France, so you can spend hours visiting them.
To know more please use Paris School of Mines
French National Natural History Museum. Located in a large park. Great classic specimens and lots of high quality material.
To know more please use The Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris
Université Pierre et Marie Curie
Easy to visit, with an esthetic display of beautiful minerals.
Espace Tairraz - Chamonix
Located in the alpine town of Chamonix Mont-Blanc. An excellent collection of alpine minerals (red-pink fluorites included) and selected specimens from French mines.
To know more please use Musée des Cristaux - Espace Tairraz (Chamonix)
In Germany
Three major collections in a single city: Freiberg! Krüger Haus Museum, Bergakademie Freiberg (Freiberg Mining Academy) and especially Terra Mineralia, which is one of the world's best mineralogical museums given the donation of Dr. Erika Pohl-Ströher collection.
To know more please use Terra Mineralia (Freiberg, Saxony, Germany)
Located in the middle of Germany, this Museum shows one of Germany's best public mineral collections with 2.300 pieces on display and over 100.000 samples stored. Many exquisite specimens, both German and worldwide classics can be seen in a beautiful building from the early 16th century.
To know more please use Mineralogical Museum of Marburg
Reich der Kristalle
Munich. Museum Reich der Kristalle.
University of Clausthal.
If ever you go to Berlin visit the Museum Fur Naturkunde. The mineral hall is excellent!
To know more please use Museum Fur Naturkunde Berlin
Images of common mineral species. University of Bremen.
In Switzerland
Quartz, Fluorite and Alpine minerals from Switzerland at their best.
To know more please use Natural History Museum of Bern (Switzerland)
Uri's Crystal Museum
It is located on the main road Seedorf-Bauen.
Several and excellent alpine minerals from Swiss strahlers recent finds.
Binn Regionalmuseum
Small but very interesting mineral museum located in the Binn Valley (Valais, Switzerland). Binntal alpine minerals and a showroom dedicated to Lengenbach quarry. Very popular in the collectors interested for rare sulfides.
To know more please use Binntal Regionalmuseum Binn, Valais
The rest of Europe
Natural History Museum
In London, England. For many years the best Natural history museum in Europe. With vast quantities of minerals, exposed and unexposed.
To know more please use Natural History Museum London
National Museums of Scotland
This national museum in Edinburgh is a great place to spend a few hours. The building and displays are neat and varied. The mineral section is small but worth a visit– and do drop into the space section as there are a few more minerals there.
To know more please use National Museum of Scotland
The Lead Mining Museum
This Museum, located at Wanlockhead, is small but has a display of local minerals and the chance to visit a mine and very old library. The region is well worth a visit.
To know more please use The Lead Mining Museum
Hunterian Museum
This Museum is located in Glasgow and has a good but small display of minerals and fossils, with a good number of Scottish minerals.
To know more please use Hunterian Museum
The reference museum for specimens from eastern Europe, but it also has exceptional worldwide specimens. In a majestic building, collects all the historical tradition of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy.
To know more please use Naturhistorisches Museum Wien
Founded in 1811 by Archduke Johann, it is full of old classics, highlighting the Styria minerals. Friedrich Mohs, who brought the hardness scale to us, worked here!
To know more please use Universalmuseum Joanneum
The Copenhagen museum is definitely worth visiting. An excellent range of old classics in an "olde-worlde" atmosphere. 
The Kongsberg and Greenland Suites are really remarkable.
To know more please use Geological Museum
Museo di Storia Naturale di Milano
The Natural History Museum of the city of Milan, Italy.
The mineralogy section has notable Italian and pegmatite specimens, enhanced by excellent material from Madagascar.
To know more please use Museo Civico di Storia Naturale
Universita degli Studi di Firenze
Nice Museum of Mineralogy at the University of Florence, Italy. It contains 50.000 specimens, most of them historical, but also recent acquisitions.
To know more please use The Adalberto Giazotto collection in Florence
Teylers Museum
Teylers is the oldest museum in the Netherlands, and one of the first ever perpetually endowed museums.
With an enjoyable mineral collection, Teylers Museum really deserves the trip if you are in Amsterdam.
To know more please use Teylers Museum Haarlem
Norwegian The Norwegian Mining Museum and the Silver Mines

The Norwegian Mining Museum is located in Kongsberg city centre and offers a good vision of this historic silver mining area. It offers also the possibility of guided visits to the old mines.
To know more please use The Norwegian Mining Museum and the Silver Mines

Swedish Museum of Natural History
Swedish Natural History museum.
Other worldwide museums
MIM Museum
One of the best, if not the best, of the world's open private Museums, not just for the superb quality of the specimens but also for its diversity, including "Icons" as well as rare and/or extremely rare minerals. If you plan to visit Lebanon or some of the neighboring countries don't hesitate do a stop in Beirut and visit the MIM Museum. It deserves the effort.
To know more please use The MIM Museum in Beirut, Lebanon
Museum of Victoria
Melbourne, Australia.
Brazil Museums
The best of Brazil.

Spanish groups and organisations

Mineralogía Topográfica Ibérica
MTI (Mineralogía Topográfica Ibérica) is a Blog that is being used as a test base for creating a common source of  mineralogical information, with special emphasis on mineral localities. It is very up to date and it includes a very wide range of information, which ranges from magazines, shows and exhibitions through to new finds or detailed descriptions of classic and modern localities. Highly recommended.

Grup Mineralògic Català. This is the mineralogical group from Catalonia, the region that includes Barcelona. They are very active and helpful and they publish the magazines Mineralogistes de Catalunya and Paragénesis (see the "Magazines" section) and also the column Infominer on line.

Grupo Mineralogista de Madrid The Madrid Mineralogical Group is an association of enthusiasts for mineralogy and other related sciences based in Madrid. Publishers of the, now defunct, "Bocamina" magazine.
Societat Valenciana de Mineralogia Association of fans of mineralogy that centers their activities in the Province of Valencia. They collaborate in the publication of Paleomina, an excellent magazine about minerals and fossils.
Grupo Mineralógico de Alicante Association of fans of mineralogy and paleontology, based in the Province of Alicante. Very active in social networks, they do many field trips that they document with high quality photographs.
Asociación Mineralógica Paleontológica San Vicente del Raspeig Association of fans of mineralogy and paleontology, based in Sant Vicent del Raspeig, Alicante Province. They edit Paleomina, an excellent magazine about minerals and fossils.
Asociación Cultural Mineralógica de la Sierra de Cartagena-La Unión An association of fans of mineralogy and paleontology that focuses its activity, though not exclusively, on the historic Sierra Minera de Cartagena and La Unión, in Murcia.
Asociación Mineralógica Aragonesa Association of fans of mineralogy founded in 1993, which focuses its activities in the Aragon Community.
Asociación Mineralógica Aragonito Azul
Asociación Mineralógica Aragonito Azul Association of fans of mineralogy and paleontology with headquarters in Bembibre, León, Castile and León.
Asociación Mineralógica Aragonito Azul The GeoMuseum Valentí Masachs in Manresa, Barcelona goes beyond a classical Geology museum. It not only displays but also explains the use of the 5,000 minerals and the 2,000 rocks that make up its resources and organizes many activities related to the Geology, many of them promoted by Dr. Josep Maria Mata i Perelló, director of the Museum from 1980 to 2003.
AMUMINAS Association of The Friends of the Museo Histórico Minero Don Felipe de Borbón y Grecia created to maintain, study and publicize the valuable historical mining heritage that is housed in the Museum of the Mining School in Madrid.
To know more: Zona AMUMINAS
Museu Martorell (Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona) The Martorell Museum building has been closed to the public since 2011. A small part of the old collections is currently exhibited in the Blau Museum in Barcelona, and the Geology library is still preserved in the Martorell Museum, with its excellent document collection. The Museum also houses the entire reserve of the Mineralogy, Petrology and Paleontology collection, with more than 300,000 recorded minerals, rocks and fossils.
To learn more: Museu Martorell

Other groups and organisations

AGAB AGAB Belgian association of geologists, very enthusiastic and with lots of information about European Shows. Specialized in the mineralogy of the DR Congo.
Géopolis Géopolis A group of French people that are all interested in Earth Sciences. It is made up of collectors, professionals, geologists, students, museum curators, etc. A French reference site for people interested in minerals.
Microminéralogie French Association of Micromineralogy. If you like micromounts, which are small samples of great perfection and beauty, this page in French language is a great source of information.
The Pegmatite Interest Group Pegmatite Interest Group An interactive webpage, hosted by the Mineralogical Society of America, that is dedicated to the pegmatites. Serves as a bridge between academic professionals and amateur scientists, collectors, and other pegmatite enthusiasts.


Tucson Gem and Mineral Show™

During the first two weeks of each year, in the middle of the Arizona desert you can visit the annual Tucson Gem & Mineral Showcase, the biggest group of Shows in the US and in the world.

Mineralientage München

Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines Mineral & Gem Show
Another great US Show.
The Detroit, Michigan show, which was in the past one of the most important shows in the US.
List and links of most of the main US shows.
Held in the halls of the prestigious School of Mines, Madrid. Along with Sant Celoni it has the best atmosphere of all the Spanish shows. In both cases people go to talk about minerals and to be there "for the minerals".
The Barcelona show. A "must visit" for all the Catalan mineral lovers, and also for many of those from the rest of Spain. It is held in the Feria de Muestras, Barcelona, a good location. Don't miss it.
The most revered of all the Spanish shows, friendly and fun. A visit is obligatory for all the mineral collectors of Northern Spain.
Mineral and precious stones show held in Teofilo Otoni, Minas Gerais, Brazil. A great annual opportunity to see all the mineralogical delights of Brazil at the same time.

Spain France Switzerland United Kingdom Germany Italy Austria Netherlands Sweden Denmark

Minerales.Info - Ferias de Minerales

Mineralogy on line Mineralogy on line

With the cooperation and assistance of Antonio Alcaide

Minerals and mineralogy
Mineral specimens with inclusions
Some questions and answers about mineral specimens with inclusions, illustrated with excellent samples.
About cyclic twinning
Deep and fascinating discussion about cyclic twins with lots of less known specimens and many illustrations and drawings.
 Endomorph or Pseudomorph?
Comments about Endomorphism and Pseudomorphism. Is pseudomorph often an incorrect description of an endormorph?
Very little mineralogy in mineral collecting today
The intellectual curiosity of mineral collectors. Intense and heavy discussion about its importance.
How to photograph my specimen(s)
One of the most difficult tasks many collectors face is how to easily get good pictures of their specimens. Here is some good advice from several experts.
Right labels
Discussions about what should be the content of a correct mineral label and how to properly design it.
Labels and history
Gathering former owners' labels as a way to keep for the future an important part of the history of every specimen in your collection.
Freeware: Mineral Database
An intuitive and free computer program to catalog a mineral collection. It can store up to 4 photos per record, has lots of useful data fields, can be indexed in 9 different ways to suit all your needs, and much more...
Self collected
Questioning the rightness of the expression "self collected", often used by mineral collectors, but that seems not to be appropriate.
What defines a mineral's "quality"?
A great discussion about what is a rather subjective topic: what a mineral's quality actually is.
Specimen Criteria
What should we think about before taking the decision of purchase (a specimen) to keep us from making a mistake?
The New Generation
How the new mineral collector generations can influence the evolution of the hobby.
Mines and mineral localities
Very nice Amethyst in the Railroad Works in North of Spain
A casual find of Amethystine Quartz in a railroad cut in Girona, Spain.
The joy of the discovery and the field work to dig nice minerals.
Exceptional finds

Join us to dig a giant amethyst geode

Join us to dig a giant amethyst geode
One of the world's biggest geodes.
All of the extraction process, from the discovery to the actual removal.
Micros and macros

The tricks of Christian Rewitzer to do micro photographs

The tricks of Christian Rewitzer to do micro photographs
Christian Rewitzer, one of the best microphotographers, explains his tricks to achieve superb photos as well as an array of his "art works"
Preparing and cleaning minerals

Numbering specimens

Numbering specimens
How collectors number their specimens? Is there a preferred type of label to affix? Is it better not to try to attach anything directly to the mineral...?

Sensitive minerals

Sensitive minerals
A brief guide about the sensibility to light of some minerals as well as the toxicity of some others.
Collection photos

Gail's collection

Gail's collection
A lot of images and posts of one of the most popular collections: beautiful collection of Gail Spann.

John S. White collection

John S. White collection
The excellent single crystal collection assembled during the last fifteen years (starting in 1994) by John S. White is being posted here for everybody to enjoy.

Collection of Carles Millan

Collection of Carles Millan
Nice and highly diversified collection, that clearly reveals the owner's love of minerals and mineralogy.

New generation for picture – Ploum

New generation for picture – Ploum
Amazing trip through the world of micromount photography. A suggestive exhibition of colors and shapes.
Trips and museum visits

Visiting the Smithsonian

Visiting the Smithsonian
A trip to the famous Smithsonian Museum through the eyes of someone visiting it for first time, plus images of other people to complete the overview.

My visit to the Folch Collection

My visit to the Folch Collection
A superb chronicle by Joan Massagué with great details about his visit to what might have been the world's best private mineral collection until the eighties, built by the industrialist Joaquim Folch i Girona (died in 1984), and located at the Mediterranean city of Barcelona.

The marvelous collection "Cristalli" & Brief guide about Florence

The marvelous collection "Cristalli" & Brief guide about Florence
Excellent photos of the majority of the specimens in the great collection of Adalberto Giazotto. Informative Guide on a visit to this small collection and more general tourist guide to the city of Florence.
Incorrect classification and fakes

Palladium-rich gold from Icabaru, Venezuela

Palladium-rich gold from Icabaru, Venezuela
Discussion about the "Palladium-rich Gold" from Venezuela.
It seems that not only they contain no Palladium, but also it appears that they are electrolitically grown.
The histories behind mineral specimens

The Almadén's "Spanish flag"

The Almadén's "Spanish flag"
Some detailed history involving Sr. Folch Girona and his connection with Almadén Cinnabar.

Auctions and prices

Auctions and prices
Auctions, prices and their influence on the mineral market.

Buying minerals as an investment?

Buying minerals as an investment?
Should we purchase minerals because we love them or because we want to keep our assets alive? Or a little of both?


Minerales.Info - Mineralogical Shows





Expo Mineral Virtual 2023
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Expo Mineral Virtual shows follow this link


21-25 June 2023

Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines Mineral & Gem Show

Towards the end of June a very special place in France: Val d'Argent, has a show that is different from all the regular ones. Together collectors, visitors and dealers share the marvellous countryside, the pleasant food and, of course, the minerals. So if above all else you want to enjoy yourself during a show this one is not to be missed.

If you want to know what we did
at Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2023
click on this text or on the image
Click on this text or on the image to find out about Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2023 Show
Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2019
Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2023
If you want some news about previous
Ste. Marie shows follow this link


Mineralientage München

27-29 October 2023

A powerfull show, with an enormous range of minerals and extraordinary displays

Munich Show 2022
If you want some news about previous
Munich Shows follow this link

EXPOMINER (Barcelona)

17 - 20 November 2022


Spain's most international Show, and the one with the best mineralogical quality.
Held in Hall 1 in the grounds of the Fira de Barcelona-Montjuïc, a very prestigious locality within a great architectural area.

Expominer 2022 (Virtual)
If you want some news about previous
Expominer shows follow this link


Tucson Gem and Mineral Show™


Every year from the last week of January to the middle of February and at the Sonora desert, in the city of Tucson, you can visit "Tucson Show", the biggest group of Shows of Minerals in the US and in the world.

Tucson Show 2022
Tucson Show 2022
If you want some news about previous
Tucson shows follow this link


3-5 March 2023

The people that organize the show are the Grupo Mineralógico Catalán, a groups whose objective is
to promote mineralogy. So that is why the show has a limited number of dealers,
with the aim of focusing on minerals for collectors.


10-12 March 2023

Held in te halls of the prestigious Escuela de Minas, Madrid. Along with Mineralexpo
it has the best atmosphere of all Spanish shows.
In both cases people go to talk about minerals and to be there "for the minerals".

Use this link to find out what was new at the Mineralexpo Barcelona-Sants 2023 Show
(text only in Spanish language)

Use this link to find out what was new at the Escuela de Minas 2023 Show
(text only in Spanish language)

Mineralexpo 2023 Escuela de Minas Madrid Show 2023
If you want some news about
previous Mineralexpo shows, follow this link
or for previous Escuela de Minas - Madrid shows, follow this link

News about shows that Fabre Minerals no longer attends

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