Fri, Mar 25

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Sharon Woods Visitor Centre auditorium

CHINA - Minerals, Landscapes, and People

Just as China has emerged as an economic power, so too its abundant minerals have recently amazed the world of mineral collecting. Chinese culture has a tradition of “scholar stones” used for philosophical contemplation, but it is only recently that the Chinese have turned to mineral collecting.

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CHINA - Minerals, Landscapes, and People

Time & Location

Mar 25, 7:30 PM

Sharon Woods Visitor Centre auditorium , Sharon Woods, Sharonville, OH 45241, USA

About the event

For centuries, while the West sought mineral specimens in underground mines and amassed collections, China’s incredible wealth of mineral specimens sat undiscovered.  Now, since the 1980s, the Chinese have realized the value of mineral specimens on the world market, and they have begun collecting themselves.  The result is an explosion of amazing specimens from dozens of new mineral localities in China.

Many of China’s minerals are the best in the world.

Have you ever wanted to take a field trip to some exotic place where the minerals are collectible, the landscapes spectacular, and the people, well, different? Speaker Terry Huizing, Adjunct Curator, Mineralogy, Cincinnati Museum Center, Cincinnati, Ohio visited China  and presents his experiences. Over 28 days he traveled six provinces in search of new-found specimens at mines and at mineral markets. Our destinations were planned to be a mix of mines (8), mineral markets (3), national parks and nature reserves (7), plus museums, temples and local markets.