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Mineral ShowsMorocco at the 43rd Stuttgart Autumn Fair for Minerals, Fossils and Precious Stones October, 19th and 20st 2013

1st Oct 2013 17:55 UTCRichard Bayerl Expert

Morocco - the (soil) Treasure Chest North Africa

Between the High Atlas and Atlantic Sahara and Casablanca, Morocco extends - is a true longing for friends of geosciences: Why is the country so famous for its mineral resources, shows the special exhibition of 43rd Stuttgart Autumn Fair for Minerals, Fossils and Precious Stones October, 19th and 20th 2013.

Place names such as Bou Azzer or Mibladen let your eyes shine with collectors. Nowhere else Vanadinite large and beautiful crystals have been found in the world so, perfectly trained Cerussite or barytes. No less impressive is the palaeontological side of the country. Thus, about 400 million years old, perfectly preserved trilobites in the rocks of the Devonian, in more recent layers scary big teeth earlier shark species. For the special exhibition "Fascination Morocco" have the host Stuttgart minerals and fossils friends e.V. again exhibits from renowned collections compiled and presented in the showcases an interplay of shapes and colors - a fascinating insight into the (bottom) Treasure Chest of Northern Africa.

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

43rd International Stuttgart Show for Minerals, Fossils and Precious Stones

Schwabenlandhalle Fellbach

Opening hours:

Saturday, 19. October 2013, 10.00 to 18.00

Sunday, 20. October 2013, 11.00 to 17.00

Special exhibition „Morocco - the (soil) Treasure Chest North Africa“

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

17th Oct 2013 01:02 UTCAnn McDowell

I was going to be in Germany in October of 2014---do you know if there would be a show a year from now ? Or might there be a show in Nuremburg in Oct. --I would be greatful for any mineral activity--even rockhounding around those areas.
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