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Mineralien Hamburg to feature special meteorite exhibition

Around 400 exhibitors expected at world's fourth largest minerals fair

Fascinating unique specimens, exquisite jewellery and fossils millions of years old will go on show at Mineralien Hamburg from December 7-9, 2018 under the theme “Meteorites – ambassadors of distant galaxies”. The show is not only one of the largest mineral exchanges in the world, but also northern Europe’s largest jewellery fair.

World’s largest meteorite

One of the most fascinating exhibits is a 1.36-kilogramme section of the Hoba meteorite. This colossus weighs over 60 tons and is the world’s largest single piece of a meteorite. Discovered in 1920 in Namibia, the Hoba meteorite has been protected as a “National Monument” since the 1950s. Taking samples is banned and even small splinters are considered precious today.

Magnificent gemstones and unique jewellery

Collectors and professionals can find a wide range of accessories and technical equipment for the jewellery and watch industry at the trade fair. This year’s highlights include the MODE 360° Photo Composer FA 40, a compact and professional photo studio specialising in pictures of gemstones, jewellery, watches and other small objects. The studio, which can also be used to create 360° views, 3D animations and videos, will be demonstrated live, as well as many other innovations.

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