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3rd Sep 2017 08:19 UTCEuromineral Expo

There are only a few days left to the 46th Euromineralexpo 2017 that will take place from September 29 to October 1 at the Pala Alpitour on corso Sebastopoli 123 in Turin.

Inside Euromineralexpo, 200 exhibitors will be exhibiting on a 1200 meter development of tables, a unique opportunity for collectors of minerals, fossils and shells to enrich their collection, while for ladies will be a very gratifying sight thanks to the presence of highly qualified exhibitors of gems, jewelery and costume jewelery.

Again for this year's edition there will be the "gallery" space where prospectors and collectors of the Turin valleys will exhibit together with the various mineralogical and paleontological Associations.

The childrens who will attend at the stand of A.V.I.S. showing the coupon printed on the advertising poster on all Piedmont daily newspapers will receive a free mineral sample and will can seek for minerals by entering a reconstruction of a mining gallery section even with miner and cargo loaded with extracted minerals.

The novelty of this edition will be a puppy of T-Rex ridden by a paleontologist who will tour inside the Pala Alpitour: an attraction for all visitors.

Given the great success of public catched by the demonstration of the alluvial gold panning by sifting the sands of the rivers, this year will be set again the diorama that rebuilds a riverbed to allow all visitors to try to find the precious metal and discover true golden specks.

The demonstration will be performed by a renowned Canavese prospector who devoted his entire life to the discovery of auriferous alluvial deposits along the rivers and streams of Piedmont. To visitors who stop will be explained all the different panning techniques, from traditional "goldpan" to the most complex "gold sluice".

Another interesting demonstration is about experimental archeology where you will learn the techniques of fire ignition, bone processing to get weapons and tools, and about how stones were processed to get colors, weapons and utensils.

Again this year, directly from "Pesciara" of Bolca, well-known locality in the province of Verona, there will be a ton of rocks rich in fossil fish and plants that will be available to children who can have fun splitting them to find the fossilized organisms, and when found they can take those home to start their collection.

From the Bolca museum will be exhibited magnificent fossil fish unique in the world because of their beauty and rarity.

In the Gallery will be set up all thematic exhibitions.

Crystals and gems which made famous Italian Alps.

There will be the third part of alpine minerals. Along with splendid samples of alpine minerals, valuable gemstones and semiprecious stones processed from the same crystals will be exhibited. The tenacity and perseverance of the seekers combines here to the ability and the patience of the gem cutters , able to enhance light and hidden pattern in the rough stones.

So it will be possible to admire quartz, garnet, beryl as aquamarine and emerald varieties, diopside, vesuvianites, manganese minerals including rhodocrosite, rodonite, joanhnsenite, and a rich set of mineral species, even rare, both in their natural shape and in the interpretation given by man to their beauty.

Sardinia: A brief journey into its mineralogy

The 2017 thematics winks to Sardinia, splendid Mediterranean island full of ancient mines and mineralogical treasures. This first approach wants to give a good sample of the mineralogical variety of its famous localities, and pay homage to the beauty and uniqueness of crystals that over the years have enriched the collections of important museums and passionate collectors. A journey among Iglesiente, Arburese, Sulcis, silver and copper mines, in localities that have become a classic in the mineralogical worldwide scenery.

Roberto Torti

Born in Massa Marittima (Gr) on 9/28/1937, Roberto Torti graduated at the school of mining experts in his city in 1957. After some years of activity in Tuscany, in 1960, he came to the Traversella mine at Ivrea (To) .

Following the mythical find, that took place in those years inside the mine of a large geode of amethyst quartz crystals, of which Torti personally collected five multi-centimeter crystals (which, according to him, were the first samples of his mineralogical collection) he began collecting minerals. For over a decade, he’s been department head of the Traversella mine, and continued to increase his collection, even with samples of different origin, until in June 1986 he handed over to the Regional Museum of Natural Sciences of Turin 266 mineralogical specimens of great value.

A large selection of the most significant samples of this collection, kept at the Regional Museum of Natural Sciences in Turin, and never previously exhibited in its entirety, will be observable at the 20th Annual MINA Edition during this Euromineralexpo.

Formazza Valley

Will be possible to admire druses with large quartz crystals and unusual crystalline habits discovered on 2014 in Formazza Valley.

Thanks Ente Parks Astigiani, the most recent acquisitions of the Museum of the Park regarding the fossils found in the bed of the river Tanaro, fossils dating back about 5 million years ago and among these interesting and rare cuttlefish bones silicified and piritizzati corals.

Thanks to Ente Parchi Astigiani, will be exhibit the most recent acquisitions of the Museum of the Park regarding the fossils found in the bed of the river Tanaro, fossils dating back about 5 million years ago and among these interesting, rare cuttlefish bones silicified and piritizzati corals.

And finally, also for this edition at Euromineralexpo there will be a space dedicated to holistic disciplines and in the context of alternative care there will be the theme of Pyramidology which plays a particularly important role. The scale pyramid with the proportions of that of Cheops, has the distinction of giving well-being and to balance the imbalance in ourself. These sensations can try at Euromineralexpo show where will be available for free trials a pyramid of 2 meters in size.

With all those preambles no one can miss a visit to this fabulous event in the new location of the Pala Alpitour at Corso Sebastopoli 123 in Turin, with all day opening from 9.00 to 19.00, a day to spend with family among the treasures of the earth and the best of national and foreign goldsmiths.

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