Past mineralinos' Events 2021

June Excursion: Tharandter Wald

In June, you can go on a short excursion with your parents to the geological nature trail in the Tharandt Forest, which is all about soil and geology. But not only the nature trail can be discovered in the Tharandt Forest, the surrounding geology is also very changeable.

That's why we have an accompanying task for you:

Take your excursion equipment to the geological trail and try to find the rocks presented there in the forest. Are the rocks difficult or easy to find? Look around and tell us what you discover. Take lots of photos!

Your hike starts at the "Parkplatz an der Triebisch". The nature trail will take you from the car park to Spechtshausen, from there on to Hartha and finally back to the car park (approx. 7 km in total).
Here is a link to Google Maps with the hiking route: https://goo.gl/maps/vD7zUoyH5cfYKUQT8

You will need the following things for the excursion:

Food and drinks
Sturdy, comfortable shoes, ideally ankle-high with socks
muddy trousers or long trousers that can get dirty
Weatherproof jacket
(Work) gloves
Change of clothes
small hammer, chisel and safety goggles
Brush to clean the finds
Packaging material, such as old newspapers or cellulose
Paper and pen to label the finds
Bag/basket/backpack
Camera
You should not go on an excursion without these things.

You will be in the field with your family. Please follow the rules in the forest and pay attention to designated protected areas. Very important: You are not allowed to take any spherical pitchstone home from the Tharandt Forest!

We hope you have fun on your excursion and look forward to the digital meeting.

If you like, you can also take part in the Junior University at the Bergakademie on 19 June from 10 am. One of the topics will be the Tharandt Forest: https://tu-freiberg.de/junioruni/programm.

"Glückauf", your "mineralinos" team
Andrea Bernhardt and Niklas Metzner and Christina Seifert 

July Excursion

In July we will go on an excursion with you to the Fischbach. There we will look for agates in the riverbed. You will also learn how the agates got there and what effects water has on rocks and the landscape.

Register by Thursday, 15 July 2021 at the terra mineralia information desk: 03731 394658 or
fuehrungen@terra-mineralia.de. You will receive all further information in a letter to your parents.

You will need the following items for the excursion:

Food and drinks
Sturdy, comfortable shoes, ideally ankle-high with socks and rubber boots.
muddy trousers or long trousers that can get dirty
Weatherproof jacket
(Work) gloves
Change of clothes
small hammer, chisel and safety goggles
Brush to clean the finds
Packaging material, such as old newspapers or cellulose
Paper and pen to label the finds
Bag/basket/backpack
Camera