Collecting Minerals Made Easy

Do you love learning about and collecting minerals? Are you between 7 and 12 years old? Awesome! In "Collecting Minerals Made Easy" you'll meet other young mineral fans to learn more about minerals and collecting under guidance. 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 project "Collecting Minerals Made Easy" will be implemented in 2019 by "museum makes strong!" by the German Museum Association as part of "culture makes strong" by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

Kids Club "mineralinos"

If you regularly come to the meetings of "Minerals collect made easy!", you will become a real "mineralino"! With your third participation you will receive a mineralinos T-shirt and the mineralinos pass. This means that you always have free entry to the terra mineralia and can participate in all holiday programs.

The mineralinos will be supported by the city of Freiberg in 2019.

Programme 2019

Saturday, 14 September 2019, 9:00 am

Excursion: slagheap Lorenz Gegentrum

For the excursion on Saturday, 14 September 2019, we would like to visit the slagheap of the Lorenz Gegentrum with the children of the "mineralinos" in the time from 9 to 13 o'clock. Minerals like fluorite, barite, quartz, galenite, pyromorphite, apatite or cerussite can be found here.

Excursion dates/procedure

8:45   Meeting point: car park (directly after the Mulden bridge, right)
9:00   Walk to the slagheap (200 m)
13:00 End of the event, drive home                      

For the excursion you need the following things:

  • catering and especially drinks
  • bicycle helmet
  • sturdy shoes, ankle-high with socks
  • mud trousers or long trousers that can get dirty
  • warm, weatherproof jacket
  • (Working) gloves
  • cloths for changing
  • small hammer, chisel and safety glasses
  • brush to clean the finds
  • packaging material, such as old newspapers or cellulose
  • paper and pen to label the finds
  • bag/basket

Without these things you are not allowed to participate in the excursion.

The tour will be led by Michael Gäbelein (mineralogist) and me, Christina Seifert (museum educator). We will show you which minerals can be found on the slagheap.

The number of participants is limited to 20 children. Participation is free of charge. Please register your child by Thursday, 12 September 2019 at the terra mineralia information desk (03731 394654 or Please leave your telephone number and e-mail address so that we can contact you in case of bad weather.

Thank you in advance.

Monday, 7 October 2019, 3:30 pm

Our excursion finds will be determined!

Wir bestimmen gemeinsam unsere Funde und arbeiten sie in die eigene Sammlung ein.

Monday, 4 November 2019, 3:30 pm

How to exhibit minerals?

Together we prepare a small exhibition. We select the most beautiful finds of the year and consider how best to arrange them in a showcase.

Monday, 2 December 2019, 3:30 pm

Metten afternoon with presentation of the own exhibition

Our little exhibition opens. Parents and friends are invited to a Metten afternoon together.