Last weekend, exhibitors from 36 nations presented rare minerals, gems and fossils in the Hamburg exhibition halls. The organisers stated on Monday: “We are very satisfied with the outcome of this year’s Minerals Hamburg. With its mix of shows on unusual finds and numerous activities for families, the fair lured visitors to the Hamburg fair grounds”, says Bernd Aufderheide, CEO of Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH. Like last year, some 20,000 visitors enjoyed browsing and shopping for three days at the Hamburg fair grounds.
Special Exhibition On Gemstone Processing
A dinosaur cub of the rare sauropod species suuwassea emilieae and a pan flute made of rock crystal, adorned with more than one hundred diamonds, citrines and sapphires, were crowd favorites of the fair. Never been played before, pan flute virtuoso Horae Chrishan played the instrument’s virgin tunes. According to Rainer Bode, consultant of Mineralien Hamburg, the special show “Mineralogical Trip through Germany” was another highlight of the show: “With previously unseen artefacts from private collections, we were able to give the visitors an insight into a fascinating mineral museum of international standing.” Another premiere of this year’a fair was the joint exhibition of gem stone processing professionals along Germany’s Diamond Road.
“Customers want quality, and are willing to spend money on it”, said Hans Vostermanns of Magma Minerals, who sold precious stone worth up to 3,000 euro during the fair. The 39th International Fair of Minerals, Fossils, Precious Stones and Jewellery place will be hosted 9-11 December 2016 at the Hamburg fair grounds.