MM Gerdau - Museu das Minas e do Metal, Belo Horizonte

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The mining of precious metals and gems has long been part of Brazil’s economy. In fact, these resources have been the catalyst for both economic and cultural booms, as well as upheavals. The MM Gerdau - Museu das Minas e do Metal showcases the geology and history of the mining industry. Also on display are the products of the mines, such as iron, gold, zinc, and a treasure chest of colored stones. There are 18 galleries with exhibits such as the Living Mirage with holographic images and the Living Environment, which walks you through the lifecycle of a mine. To visit MM Gerdau - Museu das Minas e do Metal on your holiday in Belo Horizonte, and find out what else Belo Horizonte has to offer, use our Belo Horizonte.
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  • we were there for a special afternoon. they had a workshop for children. kids produced paper toys and then saw a play 
    we were there for a special afternoon. they had a workshop for children. kids produced paper toys and then saw a play  more »
  • As a geologist, nothing makes me happier than a fantastic collection of minerals, and this museum has one! Definitely worth a visit just to see the minerals. 
    As a geologist, nothing makes me happier than a fantastic collection of minerals, and this museum has one! Definitely worth a visit just to see the minerals.  more »
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  • Excellent, that museum has very different things to see.
  • Minas Gerais, the state, is well known in Brazil by being the area that is explored the nature to export metals to all around the world. This museum kind of celebrates this. Inside, the little store near the cafeteria sells different kind of rocks, the attendant was very attentive to us by explaining and showing a lot of rocks. Check all floors, including the roof, where you can have a great view of the neighborhood. ⚠️ There is no 5 stars because it should repare the memory of the lost souls in the recent tragedies near the city, when a flood of mud with heavy metals destroyed entire neighborhoods and families.

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