The Transylvanian Museum of Ethnography, a public cultural institution that operates under the authority of the Cluj County Council, hosts from Friday, for 3 days, in October 7-9, 2022, the second edition of this year’s exhibition dedicated to the wonderful world of stones: MINERALIA. Hundreds of types of minerals, crystals of impressive sizes, rocks, fossils and meteorites will be exhibited in the museum’s inner courtyard. Along with minerals and crystals in their natural state, visitors can admire and buy jewelry made of decorative stones, fine stones, gemstones (lapis lazuli, malachite, tourmaline, garnet, ruby, etc.) but also pearls, corals or amber.
The star-mineral of this edition is the Rhodochrosite
The name of the mineral “Rhodocrosite” comes from the joining of the Greek words “rhodon” (rose) and “chroma” (color) which perfectly describe its crystallization mode. Shades of pale pink, translucent, up to intense pink, appear in aggregates that resemble rose buds.
There are few places in the world where this mineral was formed. In Romania, its exploitation from the Cavnic mine is known, and in the world, rhodochrosite appears in the north of Greece, Argentina, the USA (Sweet Home Mine), and in South Africa.
The value and reputation of rhodochrosite are given by the natural collection samples, the decorative sculptures and the jewelry made from it.
We are waiting for you at the exhibition with sale “Mineralia” which will be opened in the newly renovated basement exhibition space of the Transylvanian Museum of Ethnography, from Friday to Sunday, 9:00-18:00.
Andrei Gorduza, phone: 0724.503180, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org