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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Lugar muito bacana, organizado, com exposições interativas e muitas variedades de minerais. Vale muito a visita! more »Very nice place, organized, with interactive exhibitions and many varieties of minerals. It's worth a visit!
Possui pedras e meteoritos de várias partes do mundo. A sala com as pedras mais bonitas, infelizmente, não pode ser fotografada. Possui também acervo de história natural com várias peças e réplicas de... more »Has rocks and meteorites from around the world. The room with the most beautiful stones, unfortunately, cannot be photographed. It also has natural history collection with several pieces and replicas of fossils and skeletons of animals. Has thumbnails, parts and instruments of the mining activity.
Super interesting Museum worth visiting calmly so as not to miss anything!
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