Museu De Mineralogia Professor Djalma Guimaraes, Belo Horizonte

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4.1/5 based on 35+ reviews on the web
Occupying three floors of an eclectic, postmodern building known as the 'Queen of Junk,' Museu De Mineralogia Professor Djalma Guimaraes's collection consists of nearly 3,000 specimens of minerals, rocks, ores, gems, fossils and meteorites. With 80% of the samples coming from mining land, the museum's purpose is to highlight the historical, economic and cultural importance of national and international mining in the state of Minas Gerais. In addition to the permanent collection, you will find the Djalma Guimarães Memorial Room, a collection of personal artifacts and research belonging to the Brazilian geoscience pioneer, and an auditorium that is used for a variety of educational purposes, from lectures to film screenings. Put Museu De Mineralogia Professor Djalma Guimaraes into our Belo Horizonte vacation route planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • When it comes to a Museum of the theme, nothing more natural than having one ore at the entrance. But what surprised me was the size of giant quartz found in the input.
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  • The visit definitely worth it. I found this collection of minerals pretty amazing, as a geologist I am, I've appreciated the effort of the young attendants to explain how this museum has settled. And ...  read more »
  • Finally it looks like they're doing something in that building, as it is known as "Queen of Scrap" and is horrible!!!!! I've never seen open or inviting for any event or exhibition.
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