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“rocks and more rocks”

Museum of Mineralogy
Ranked #7 of 123 things to do in Ouro Preto
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
St. Pete Beach, Florida
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127 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“rocks and more rocks”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2013

The English was lacking. There were lots of rooms and a ticket taker for each one. I got a bit of understanding about the mining industry.

Visited June 2013
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Sao Paulo, SP
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128 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Museum and mining university all in one..”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2013

Especially liked the room with all the minerals but also the section with steel production history and chemical science history..

Visited July 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
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91 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Museum of Mineralogy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2013

There is so much to learn about Brazil and this little city. I visited all the museums during my visit, and it was worth the time.

Visited April 2013
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newyork
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146 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“small but interesting museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2013

small museum with a very interesting collection of semi precious stone. Also informative on mining, extracting...
worth a visit

Visited March 2013
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Paoli, Pennsylvania
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119 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Wow!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2013

I loved this museum. We stopped in based on a suggestion in a guide book. Most of the displays are fairly interesting. The last few displays of the "physics" and "chemistry" are a bit childish and old-fashioned. The room with the crystals and gems is fantastic. Even if you only visit this one exhibit it's well worth the ticket price.

Visited December 2012
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