Diary 2023 october 07 Amélie-les-Bains-Palalda

Amélie-les-Bains-Palalda - 13th Amélie-les-Bains Mineralogy and Paleontology Show

07 october

From Saturday, October 7, 2023 to Sunday, October 8, 2023

13th Amélie-les-Bains Mineralogy and Paleontology Show

It is with pleasure that the members of the Vallespirienne Association of Mineralogy and
Paleontology invite you to come and discover their 13th show dedicated to minerals and

This year's theme will highlight Catalan mining heritage. The association
“Memory of the Mine” of Escaro – Aytua represented by Mr. Patrick Duval, will present a
exhibition retracing the mining history of this part of Conflent at the foot of Canigou. He will be
available to visitors to provide information on the history of the site or the
operating techniques used.

From the first mining traces from the Gallo-Roman period until the end of the 20th century, the
visitor will discover the history of the production of iron ore then that of fluorite, where
In the 1960s and 1970s Escaro would become the largest fluorspar exploitation in Europe.
This year there are 20 exhibitors who will offer minerals, fossils, from France and
from all over the world, small jewelry and decorative objects in cut minerals. A
lapidary will be present for a demonstration of gem cutting.

The show will take place on October 7 and 8, 2023 at the Mediterranean space (near the swimming pool)
Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Entrance costs €3, free for
under 16s. Bar and snacks on site.

Chemin de la Piscine
Espace Méditerranée
66110 Amélie-les-Bains-Palalda
  06 33 83 63 21
  Association Vallespirienne Minéralogie et de Paléontologie
13th Amélie-les-Bains Mineralogy and Paleontology Show
To discover in the shop :
Polished Malachite Stone
310 grams | 100x70x30 mm
Natural crystallized madagascar fluorite
1.25 kilo | 140x90x80 mm
Decorative malachite
320 grams | 115x65x30 mm
Ornamental polished lapis lazuli
280 grams | 85x70x20 mm
Rose Quartz Stick
2.05 kilo | 9 items
Ornamental nephrite jade
610 grams | 125x70x40 mm
Dendritic opal ring
14 grams | 34x21x27 mm
Malachite collectible stone
570 grams | 110x90x30 mm
Lapis lazuli polished stone
250 grams | 100x60x20 mm
Polished lapis lazuli
290 grams | 60x55x35 mm
Pink Moonstone Necklace
35 grams | 440x10x6 mm
Lapis lazuli stone
430 grams | 85x50x40 mm