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General2008 PORTO - XVIII Fair of Minerals, Precious Stones and Fossils

24th May 2008 16:10 BSTAntónio Manuel Ináçio Martins

30, 31 MAY AND 1 JUNE ‘08

The Building of "Reitoria da Universidade do Porto", it will welcome in the 30, 31 May and 1 June, to XVIII Fair of Minerals, precious stones and Fossils, retaking a habit from it has been taking root a lot in the citizens of the North area.



This Fair, whose main objectives are in general the popularization of the Sciences of the Earth and of the Mineralogy and Paleontology in particular, won't stop being an excellent opportunity so that the collection of the Mineralogy Room of the Museum of Natural History can be enriched with new acquisitions.



Exhibitors will be represented / salespersons from Portugal, Spain, France, Germany and Brazil that, in its stands, for the visitors delight, they will expose pieces with origin in the four songs of the world.

Thus, of the world of minerals the tourmalines of Mozambique or Madagascar, the Crocoites of Tasmânia, the Roses of the Mexican desert, the Amethysts of Brazil or the Smoked Quartzs of United States, for the variety in its ways and of its colors, they won't stop amazing who observing. On the other hand, the lovers of the Paleontology will continue to be frightened with the Trilobites of Morocco, China or Portugal, with the dinosaur eggs of Mongolia, with the vegetables of the French carboniferous basins or with the insects trapped in the Baltic amber.



They are expected five thousand people that cannot, still, to take advantage of the opportunity to already visit the referred Mineralogy Room of the Museum of Natural History.



Schedules: May 30: 15:00 at 20:00

May 31 and June 1: 10:00 at 20:00

25th May 2008 07:42 BSTRock Currier Expert

Antonio,

Where is the University of Porto? Is it in a town called Porto? What country is it in?

Rock

25th May 2008 11:01 BSTMartins da Pedra

Olá Rock :-)


Do you know where the Wine of Porto is from?


Yes!!! North of Portugal.

25th May 2008 14:53 BSTIan Jones Expert

lovely city, was there for a conference a few years ago.


expect to be back in july as my football club are playing in the algarve in a preseason competition. haven't been to porto for a while, so this is a good excuse to revisit. shame that it does not coincide with the mineral show though!

25th May 2008 22:49 BSTRock Currier Expert

Antonio,

I must admit that my education was not sufficient to know off the top of my head where the Universidade do Porto was and if it was in the city of Porto. I know more about Potosi than Porto. I must further admit that I am not familiar with Porto wine, though this defect in my education I will shortly remedy. I don't drink very much wine and when I do I am partial to good German whites. I occurred to me that I could Google Universidade do Porto and find out about it. This I did and it was in Portugal which I suspected.


It occurred to me that though I have spent the last 30 years traveling around the world looking for mineral specimens and was not familiar with Porto and its University that there might be others who frequent this bulletin board that might also not know about Porto and its University. It was really asking more for them that myself.

Rock

26th May 2008 09:09 BSTAntónio Manuel Ináçio Martins

Olá Rock :-)



Ok....Ok.... I commented the wine without intention in that sense, but in the sense of being globally known. In any way I do advise you lively the Portuguese wines because you don't know the one what you lose :-) but was your question " What country is it in "? ..... Yes ! :-)

" Reitoria da Universidade do Porto " is in this city and it is where every year makes a fair of minerals. Has a room of Portuguese Minerals in all the spectacular aspects of the outstanding and still live teacher professor Montenegro de Andrade. In Portugal they are also made other international fairs in the city of Coimbra and the most important in Lisbon.

Always when disposing friend Rock: -)


Martins da Pedra
 
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