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

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Excursion: Collecting agates in Süßenbach

Dear mineralinos parents,

On Saturday, 25 March 2017 at 9.30am we’d like to go on an excursion with the mineralinos children. This year, we’re travelling to Süßenbach near Weißenborn to look for agates.

Excursion details/schedule

9.30am       Meet on the Weißenborn-Frauenstein road (Frauensteiner Straße) - there’s a large mast at the turn-off for Oberbobritzsch where you can park

9.45am        Walk together to the site (approx 500 metres from the car park)

10am          Hunt for agates

1pm            Event end/collect children from the car park

Your child will need the following items for the excursion:

  • Refreshments, in particular drinks
  • Wellington boots, lined, or with thick, warm socks
  • Waterproof/long trousers you don’t mind getting dirty
  • Warm, weatherproof jacket
  • (Work) gloves
  • Change of clothes
  • Small hammer and safety glasses
  • Brush for cleaning any agate found
  • Packaging material, e.g. old newspapers or pulp
  • Pen and notepad for labelling finds
  • Bag/basket

Without these items, your child will not be allowed to take part in the excursion.

Herr Fandrich, an older, experienced mineral collector and member of the Freiberger Mineralienfreunde e. V. (Freiberg Mineral Friends) society, will be leading the excursion. He’ll be supported by the mineralinos hosts, Michael Gäbelein (mineralogist) und Martin Reiber (chemist). Both are equally passionate mineral collectors. As a parent, you’re welcome to take part in the excursion and assist your child. Please let your child know that they need to follow the hosts’ instructions precisely.

The number of participants is limited to 20 children. Taking part in the excursion is free. Please register your child at the terra mineralia Info Desk (tel. 03731 394654, email fuehrungen@terra-mineralia.de) by Wednesday, 22 March 2017. Please leave your phone number, email and postal address. We need your details so we can get in touch with you in the case of bad weather, and to arrange lift-sharing.

Glück auf!

Christina Seifert
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Saturday, 13 May 2017

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Monday, 12 June 2017, 3:30 pm

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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