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, 5 February 2018, 3.30 pm

850 Years of Freiberg Silver

There’s plenty to celebrate in Freiberg in 2018! It’s 850 years since the first silver was discovered here, 700 years since the Muldenhütten smelting site was founded, and the tenth birthday of terra mineralia. It’s for this reason that the mineralinos from terra mineralia’s kids club will be talking about Freiberg silver at their meeting on Monday 5 February at 3.30pm.

According to legend, silver was first found in the Freiberg mining field in 1168 at the Schüppchenberg. A flurry of mining activity followed which, in spite of numerous interruptions, continued until as recently as 50 years ago. But silver wasn’t the only substance mined – lead, zinc, tin and copper were too. The boys and girls from the mineralinos will have fun learning what was produced from the raw materials and why they were so important. The children will learn how the deposits were formed, how they were tapped and what the many and varied consequences were of mining for the region. With all of this knowledge, there’ll be nothing more standing between us and our first mineralinos field trip in March of this year to the Freiberg Reiche Zeche.

The mineralinos meet at the terra mineralia ticket office in Freudenstein Castle. For more information, please contact the Info Desk on 03731 394654 or by emailing fuehrungen@terra-mineralia.de. Sessions are free of charge.

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Field Trip: Reiche Zeche

Monday, 9 April 2018, 3.30 pm

What do you do at a Mineral Show?

Saturday, 26 May 2018

Field Trip: Visit to the Freiberg Mineral Show

Monday, 4 June 2018, 3.30 pm

What is a Micromount?

Monday, 20 August 2018, 3.30 pm

My Holiday Finds: What Have I Found?

Saturday, 25 August 2018

Field Trip: Niederschlag

Monday, 1 October 2018, 3.30 pm

We’ll be Cutting our Field Trip Finds

Monday, 5 November 2018, 3.30 pm

Visit to the Special Exhibition

Monday, 3 December 2018, 3.30 pm

Christmas Party with Fluorescent Minerals