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Sighisoara Fortress

Sighisoara, judetul Mures

Sighisoara is a medieval fortress with architectural ensembles made in rural Gothic style, but also in Renaissance and Baroque styles, which are the result of a constructive effort appeared later in t [read more]

Cetate, Categoria: Istoric
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Barsana Monastery

judetul Maramures, Maramures

The Monastery “Synaxis of the 12 Holy Apostles" from Barsana is a convent, located at 22 km southeast of the Sighetu Marmatiei city, at the exit of Barsana, to the Slatioara bridge, where t [read more]

Manastire, Categoria: Religios | Biserica, Categoria: Religios
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Voronet Monastery

Gura Humorului, judetul Suceava

Founded by Stefan cel Mare, Voronet Monastery church dedicated to "St. Gheorghe" is a synthesis of Byzantine and Gothic elements, made in an original manner. With a brilliant ingenuity, with [read more]

Manastire, Categoria: Religios
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The Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve (DDBRA)

Delta Dunarii, judetul Tulcea

With Romania's adhesion to the Ramsar Convention in 1991, Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve (DDBRA) was recognized as a wetland of international importance especially as waterfowl habitat. Taking into ac [read more]

Parc, Categoria: Natura
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Humor Monastery

Gura Humorului, judetul Suceava

Situated at a distance of 5 to 6 km of Gura Humorului, Humor Monastery is one of the most famous foundations of the Romanian Middle Ages. It was built in 1530 by Toader Bubuiog, member of the divan of [read more]

Manastire, Categoria: Religios
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Hurezi (Horezu) Monastery

Horezu, judetul Valcea

Among the historical monasteries, which decorates the Romanian ground, Hurezi Monastery is considered, along with its hermitages, the most representative architecture complex, defining the Brancoveanu [read more]

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The Museum of Mineralogy

Baia Mare, judetul Maramures

Phone0262 227517
0362 804124
AddressBlvd. Traian, 8
Fax0262 227517


On the day of November 6th, 1989 at Baia Mare it was established a new museum: The Museum of Mineralogy. The idea of organizing a museum with such a profile, materialized after the year 1969, since the creation within the Maramures County Museum, a museum with historical art, ethnography profile, but without the concerns from the natural sciences area, till then, of a mineralogical collection. 

The current creation of the Museum as an institution of science and culture, offers to wide groups of people and to specialists a diverse range of exhibits. From the historically point of view, the museum was created in 1969 around a core of minerals numbering of 1502 undetermined pieces and non-inventoried, available for many years in a warehouse of the Museum of Maramures County. Gradually, through the collection of underground material, acquisitions and donations, the collection increased and its number reached in 1975, 3272 samples and in 1985, 14.274, and today over 16,000 samples inventoried and determined. The structured on mineral class is the following:
native elements - 0.3%
sulphides and “sulfosaruri” - 28%
halide - 0.4%
oxides and hydroxides - 0.9%
Carbon - 26%
sulfates and tungsten - 18%
Phosphorus - 0.4%
silicates and quartz group - 26%.

On the origin of the deposits, the descending order is Cavnic, Herja, Baia Sprie, Baiut, Ilba, Sasar, Nistru, Baia Borsa, Razoare.

The collection of the Mineralogy Museum from Baia Mare possesses outstanding examples from several points of view, as follows:
rare species in the world of andorra, fizelyit, semseyit, klebersbergit, fuloppit, Berthier, cinnabar, pirotina, Rhodochrosite, Scheel, Wolframite, Vivian, cronstedtit; dominant crystal size on a sample: Stibine of Baiut or bathroom Sprie, galena of Herja, Sprie bournonit the bathroom, the Cavnic tetrahedrite, barite from Baia Sprie or Cavnic, Scheel of Baia Sprie, gypsum Cavnic Viviane of Ilba; different colors of minerals of the same species: white and black Herja Calcite, Calcite (manganocalcite) Pink Sasar and Cavnic, barite transparent, yellow, red, blue, green Cavnic, barite Baia Sprie red, white plaster, black Herja; large Druze monominerale: cuarturi of Cavnic or bathroom Sprie, calculation Herja, Sasar or Cavnic, Stibine of Baia Sprie and Baiut, gipsuri of Cavnic and Herja, barite of Cavnic and Baia Sprie, Rhodochrosite of Cavnic.

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