Do you love learning about and collecting minerals? Are you between 7 and 12 years old? Awesome! Come to our kids club and you’ll meet other young mineral enthusiasts and learn more about minerals and collecting. You’ll have the opportunity to identify your finds in the Voyage of Discovery and discover new minerals. Interested? See below for our schedule. We meet once a month on Mondays at 3.30pm.

The mineralinos are supported by the Friends and Sponsors of TU Bergakademie Freiberg association (VFF).

Programme 2018

Monday, 1 October 2018, 3.30 pm

We’ll be Cutting our Field Trip Finds

The last excursion took the girls and boys from the children's club "mineralinos" to Niederschlag on the Fichtelberg. They collected a lot of beautiful fluorites there. For the next meeting, on October 1st at 3.30 pm some of these finds will be polished.

The green, purple and white banded fluorites are sawn in the Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology. The children will then finish the finishing touch themselves in the terra mineralia. This requires abrasives with different grain sizes - similar to sandpaper - and a glass plate as a base. To ensure that the unique ribbons really come into their own, the fluorites are polished at the end until they sparkle properly. Only then do the inconspicuous pieces show what colours and shapes are in them. Afterwards, the other findings of the excursion to Niederschlag are compared and labeled, so that they can be included in the own collection.

The "mineralinos" meet at the cash desk of terra mineralia in Freudenstein Castle. For further information, please contact Infotheke 03731 394654 or fuehrungen@terra-mineralia.de. Participation is free.

Monday, 5 November 2018, 3.30 pm

Visit to the Special Exhibition

Together we visit the special exhibition "Diversity counts!". Here you get to know the habitats such as forest, meadow or sea and find out which animals live there.

Monday, 3 December 2018, 3.30 pm

Christmas Party with Fluorescent Minerals

We spend a cozy Christmas Party afternoon together. We do not let candles shine, but minerals! You want to know how that works? We find this out together in exciting experiments.