Are you interested in minerals and collecting them? Are you between the ages of 7 and 12 years old? Perfect! At our children's club you meet other mineral lovers and learn more about minerals and how to collect them. At the „Research expedition“ (Forschungsreise) of terra mineralia you can make your own discoveries and learn about new minerals. Are you curious? Here you will find the calendar of events. We meet on one Monday per month at 3:30 pm.

The mineralinos are supported by the "I can do something!"-initiative of the Deutsche Telekom.

Programme 2017

Monday, 12 June 2017, 3:30 pm

What next with my minerals?

So many treasures and all of them belong in the spotlight! But there are a couple of things you need to bear to mind when it comes to looking after your minerals. Some minerals don’t cope well with sunlight and dust. This is why the mineralinos, the terra mineralia’s kids club, will be having a go at building their own mineral showcase on Monday, 12 June at 3.30pm.

There are loads of options for housing your minerals. But what should the mineralinos bear in mind in order to present the treasures they’ve collected as beautifully as possible? If all of the specimens are simply laid out higgledy-piggledy on a board, a visitor may perhaps not be able to see at all how special your collection is. So, together with the hosts, the children will take a careful look in terra mineralia’s own display cabinets. But not so much to admire the minerals as to see how they’re presented. They’ll also investigate how delicate minerals can be kept secure, and what you can use to help set them out. In the process, the children will also get to know the most important rules for storing minerals so that they can also enjoy their own collection at home in their new cases for a long time to come.

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

Monday, 14 August 2017, 3:30 pm

My holiday finds: What have I found?

Saturday, 26 August 2017

Excursion: Gold panning

Monday, 4 September 2017, 3:30 pm

Gold, the mineral

Monday, 16 October 2017, 3:30 pm

Calcite, the mineral

Monday, 6 November 2017, 3:30 pm

The Ore Mountains and their most important minerals

Monday, 4 December 2017, 3:30 pm

Mining and mining customs in the Ore Mountains