Occupying three floors of an eclectic, postmodern building known as the 'Queen of Junk,' Mineralogy Museum's collection consists of nearly 3,000 specimens of minerals, rocks, ores, gems, fossils and meteorites. With 80% of the samples coming from mining land, the museum's purpose is to highlight the historical, economic and cultural importance of national and international mining in the state of Minas Gerais. In addition to the permanent collection, you will find the Djalma Guimarães Memorial Room, a collection of personal artifacts and research belonging to the Brazilian geoscience pioneer, and an auditorium that is used for a variety of educational purposes, from lectures to film screenings. Put Mineralogy Museum into our Belo Horizonte trip itinerary maker app to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Belo Horizonte.
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A lovely building in great condition, many rare and unusual minerals, many mined locally, a great rainy day activity too, and as all museums in Belo, free admission. Most videos in Portugese tho.... more »
The visit definitely worth it. I found this collection of minerals pretty amazing, as a geologist I am, I've appreciated the effort of the young attendants to explain how this museum has settled. And.... more »
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