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Museum of Mineralogy

Praca Tiradentes 20, Ouro Preto, State of Minas Gerais 35400-000, Brazil
+55 31 3559 3119
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Big place to historic objectics to minerology. Very interesting place to childrens, teenagers and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Eduardo_Soneca
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Belo Horizonte, MG
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Raw mineral and some polished pieces.

There you go: my title already gives you the choice to visit or not this museum. If you are looking... read more

Reviewed 29 January 2018
Nelson C
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One of the largest collections of rocks and minerals in the world, including diamonds, uranium, topaz, quartz, agates and much more, is housed inside the School of Mines.
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  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
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Praca Tiradentes 20, Ouro Preto, State of Minas Gerais 35400-000, Brazil
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Big place to historic objectics to minerology. Very interesting place to childrens, teenagers and all students. ... Museu interessante oara crianças e todos is estudantes em geral.

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Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

There you go: my title already gives you the choice to visit or not this museum. If you are looking for polished final mineral items skip it. Now if you like the history of raw, brute minerals, you can’t miss this museum. A tremendous display...More

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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Good mineral exhibit on the first floor, with an even more extensive collection upstairs. Upstairs exhibits are likely much more interesting for school aged children who speak Portuguese. No photography of the minerals allowed.

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Reviewed 17 October 2017

Worth it if you are into rocks. Theres enough to do for an hour and has a nice view of the square from the top.

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Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

It only cost $10 Reais to enter and has a good history of mining. I think they should enhance their Mineral collection, a little sparse for being in one of the Mineral capitals of the world.

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Reviewed 21 June 2017

Minerals and mining are at the heart of Minas Gerais and the museum gives a good introduction. The early fossil section was also informative and we loved the room with the top quality stones right after the mining section. The top floor was a bit...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Not the richest of exhibits but its an ok small museum. The mineral sections are worth to see. The other sections are a bit distant from each other.

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Reviewed 24 December 2016

I visited the museum several times but I would go again. A very comprehensive collection of gemstones and minerals that can be enjoyed even for non collectors. A must visit to start falling in love with a wonderful word of minerals.

Thank Rubpy
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Reviewed 2 August 2016

We enjoyed all of the beautiful displays. My son was blown away by the variety of minerals. They could have a less fussy way of progressing through the museum, and better signage on which way to go next. Very inexpensive.

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Reviewed 26 June 2016

Largest and most comprehensive collection of minerals I have ever seen. They were all well displayed.

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