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The Event

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THE MINERAL SHOW

The Oisans Mineral Show in Bourg D’Oisans

29th edition – 4/5/6 April 2015 in the newly renovated Foyer Municipal
over 1000 m2 of exhibits.
The Mineral Show returns to Bourg D’Oisans, in the heart of the Oisans valleys, to the majestic setting of the newly renovated Foyer Municipal.

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THE MINERAL SHOW

Take this rare opportunity to admire beautiful stones and crystals from the Oisans region and from all around the world, fabulous creations by French and international artists.
Come and listen to experts explaining the history of our mountains, the mines and their minerals, and the lasting influence of minerals on man through the centuries.

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THE MINERAL EXCHANGE / MARKET

Started in 1975 by Michel Legros and other passionate glass cutters, the market was an immediate success here in the heart of Europe’s greatest natural mineral site.
The minerals from the Oisans mines are highly prized for their quality, rarity and purity.
Men have searched for rock crystals in the Oisans region from the earliest of times. In 1678 a local …

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THE PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

The very best private mineral collections, the work of those who, captivated by their discoveries,
have extracted these beautiful treasures from the earth.
Their unique collections are displayed here for the first time...

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THE MINERAL MUSEUM

Set within the church of Bourg D’Oisans, the museum holds a superb collection of alpine minerals, from the sites of La Gardette, Auris, Armentier, the Plan du Lac, Oulles, and further down the valley at Vizille...

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The Exhibitions

To expose your creations at the show and participate in the great competitions, check our website or ask the Tourist Offices of the participating cities.

The Activities

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INTERVIEWS

From the political and economical world, scientists and mineral specialists, we’ll regularly post interviews with local maires, politicians, presidents and directors of tourist offices, teachers from local schools, presidents of clubs and associations. …

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CONFERENCES

• How the Alps and the Oisans were formed
• How minerals were formed
• The history of the mines and of the Royal Fonderie
• Minerals, health and well being
• The influence of minerals on man and his environment

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CONTEST

The main competition will offer numerous prizes

which will be revealed on the 17th March, 2014

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CHILDREN'S WORKSHOPS

Any school can enter the main competition, either individually or collectively, and compete for one of the many prizes.

Enter your children’s creations on the subject of minerals – drawings, paintings, photos, any art which draws its inspiration from the world of minerals The children’s workshops are free, and will include beginners’ classes in stone cutting, on the origins of our mountains…

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THE UNEXPECTED FROM OISANS

Discover the unusual and unexpected from the tourist offices of the 6 valleys – drive on ice like the Trophee Andros specialists, discover the mines by helicopter, hang-glide over the valley, climb and canoe your way along the Veneon, race up the steep Chemin du Facteur … and many many more ……

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ASSOCIATION "FESTIVAL OF MINERALS"

We are looking for volunteers of all ages to help with organizing the Mineral Show in years to come.

Register on this site or in the many tourist offices and mairies of the region.

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Exhibitors

To expose your creations at the show and participate in the great competitions, check our website or ask the Tourist Offices of the participating cities.

Useful informations

You will find in this section all the information to join us in Festival of minerals!

Contact

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