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Mineral Shows42nd Stuttgart Autumn Fair for Minerals, Fossils and Precious Stones October, 20th and 21st 2012

17th Sep 2012 20:36 UTCRichard Bayerl Expert

Surprising discovery journey through a world of stone

It is one of the most common minerals on earth, but its variety is unique, quartz is

the theme of the special exhibition during the 42nd International Autumn Show

for minerals, fossils and precious stones 20th and 21st October 2012 in

Fellbach, Schwabenlandhalle.

An easy equation, one part silicon, two parts oxygen, heat and pressure the result is quartz.

We are in touch wirh it every day, it is one of our most important raw materials, but is it

only quartz? The special exhibition entitled “Only quartz?” during the Fellbach show organized by the Stuttgarter Mineralien- und Fossilienfreunde e.V. (SMF) tries to answer the question, as the the facets of the quartz group are more numerous than commonly known.

Nature creates many different varieties of SiO2 from lustrous clear rock crystal through

violet amethyst and lemon coloured citrine to green heliotrope and many more.

Lots of surprises can also be expected from the fossil collecting section, a saurian skull is carefully uncovered from the surrounding rock so visitors can witness how a piece hidden for millions of years sees the light.

The journey can be continued on the stands of 120 exhibitors who offer a huge range of

precious crystals, rare fossils, precious stones and fine jewellery from all over the world.

Specialist and collectors as well as families who want to know more about the fascinating

world of stones will find plenty of things to see and to do. This is guaranteed by the presentation of the different sections of the SMF with lectures and determination services for minerals and fossils. Cutters demonstrate their activities, the photographers group show the possibilities of digital tchniques, small minerals can be observed under a binocular.

There are also numerous activities for children who can serch for gemstones, and win a piece

in a raffle and take home their own piece of this colourful world.


Information in brief

42nd International Stuttgart Show for Minerals, Fossils and Precious Stones

Schwabenlandhalle Fellbach

Opening hours:

Saturday, 20. Oktober 2012, 10.00 to 18.00

Sunday, 21. Oktober 2012, 11.00 to 17.00

Special exhibition „Only Quartz?“

Live – saurian skull preparation

Ticket prices:

Adults: 4 Euro

Pupils (from 10 years), students, handicapped 3 Euro

Family ticket (max. 2 Adults and 2 pupils) 10 Euro

Organization: Stuttgarter Mineralien- und Fossilienfreunde e. V.

Contact Tel +49 711-617854

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