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Museum of Mineralogy

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Address: Praca Tiradentes 20, Ouro Preto, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Phone Number: 3135593118
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One of the largest collections of rocks and minerals in the world,...

One of the largest collections of rocks and minerals in the world, including diamonds, uranium, topaz, quartz, agates and much more, is housed inside the School of Mines.

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A lot of science ane fun for the family

This museum belongs to the federal universisty of minas gerais and if you like precoous gems with a bit of science into it is a must! We took the guided tour with one of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 22, 2015
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Fortaleza, CE
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Fortaleza, CE
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

This museum belongs to the federal universisty of minas gerais and if you like precoous gems with a bit of science into it is a must! We took the guided tour with one of the students which made it even more interesting because the guide was a student of geology and could explain the kids all the difference between the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

The museum is awesome for the pol who like the subject. It has a room with precious stones from all over the world, lota of variety. Really worthy! My fav on OP.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 via mobile

We were glad we came here And saw all The wonderful collection of precious stones. We went To s gold mine earlier that day And didn't see any!! Good for kids And there is a hands on section at The end!!

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Thank PaulMarc
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The collection is overwhelming to see. Not one but two large sections of minerals. Many from US as well. You can visit a Physics, machinery, mining section also besides the minerals. Large open air middle section of museum. R 6 to enter.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This place really tries to show every mineral available on Earth. There are also some meteorite samples of Brazilian origin and apparently gifts from USA. The mineral are classified and present in a very exquisite exhibit. You can even turn off the light and watch fluorescent minerals emit some light in the dark. I especially liked that each mineral had... More 

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Essex Coast
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Exceptional. The finest collection of minerals, beautifully presented and with chemical details presented in an orderly manner so that you can see what a difference to a crystalline structure the tiniest change in chemical composition causes. Breathtaking examples of crystalline structures,beautifully lit and presented. Lots of information about mining and a very fine, traditional academic display on the top floor.... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We liked this small museum. There are 5 different parts, but it takes about 45 min. to an hour to go through unless you are REALLY interested in mineralogy. We went with small kids and there was enough to keep them interested - the best parts are at the end (the physics/science experiment room and the gems room). It was... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

It is not easy to keep interest during the visit. Lots of objects and it gets boring. It is pity that in such rich area with so many miners, this museum is such old style.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014 via mobile

I must confess, I have a special interest in geology! But I found this place fascinating. It has a rock and mineral collections as good as some European museums. All very well labelled and well displayed.

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Le françois,martinique
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

A good museum . A pleasure to visit. The best us how to make fake jewels with a teeth brush plastic ! ! you will pay attention. No a lot of gold . A very educative visit in a colonial house

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