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Expominer 2016: Natural wonders in Barcelona

Written by Miguel

This November, Barcelona will become even more precious than it already is when, from November 11 to 13 , the 38th edition of Expominer takes place at Fira Barcelona in Montjuïc. Dedicated to mineral fossils and jewelry, this yearly event is simultaneously an exhibition, a marketplace, and an educational opportunity. Every year, it attracts mineral collectors, jewelry professionals, museums, students, curious laymen and even interior decorators.

Every year, the International Exhibition of Minerals, Fossils and Jewellery has a different theme, and in 2016, the focus will be on something none of us can live without – water.

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Exhibition

Visually inspired by this year’s theme, the beautiful exhibition space is where you will be able to admire a vast array of minerals, fossils and both semi-precious and precious stones. It also constitutes a unique opportunity to take a look at private collections you won’t see anywhere else.

Knowledge

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Photo via Pixabay

Do you work or study in the fields of geology or palaeontology? Or are you just looking to start exploring these subjects? Whatever your background is, Expominer is a great source to increase your knowledge of Earth sciences. You might even say this event is a treasure trove of information on the matter.

Always with water as a pervading theme, workshops, lectures and debates will treat topics such as the existence of H20 outside of earth or the effects of its interaction with the surrounding geological environment.

Market

Expominer Barcelona is not only a fountain of knowledge, it is also the business place of choice for those interested in buying, selling or exchanging precious and semi-precious stones, fossils, gemstones and other one-of-a-kind pieces.

Useful Information

Location: Expominer 2016 will take place at Pavilion nº1 of Fira de Barcelona in Recinto de Montjuïc, located at Av. Reina Maria Cristina.

Tickets: Tickets are bought at the venue. Prices are 8.50€ for general entrance and 4€ for JORGC’s collegiates. Student groups pay only 3€ per student and teachers get in for free.

Schedule: The doors will be open on Friday and Saturday from 10 AM to 8:30 PM and on Sunday from 10 AM to 8 PM.

Photo via Pixabay

Photo via Pixabay

Getting there: You can easily get to the venue from anywhere in Barcelona using public transportation. To go by metro, use either the red (L1) or green (L3) line and exit at Espanya station. If you prefer the bus, numbers D20, H12, V7, 9, 13, 27, 37, 50, 65, 79, 91, 109, 150, 165 will take you there.

There you have it – all you need to know to spend a weekend surrounded by beauty and knowledge in Barcelona. What more can one ask for? Have fun and don’t forget to tell us all about the event using the comment box below.

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About the author

Miguel

Miguel is a freelance writer and copywriter who believes that words can really take you places - so hop on his words and dare to discover the wonders of Barcelona with him.

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