Torino  Euromineralexpo 2007


 This year the show has been held for the second time in a new hall of Congress Center Lingotto A nice location  central to the town with and very confortable to reach. The Show  started friday morning with exibithors setup and the first visitors arrived  around noon . Saturday and Sunday was busy with severals visitors   looking around   and thinking how to spend their budget . The total number of visitors was extimated around 12000  .  Anyway we have to remenber that the majority of this show  is dedicated to bijoux , lapidary and various objects  and about 1/3  to minerals.  This is a general trend  we see in the shows .

The Show was well organized and for the second year  visitors can attend a program of various conferneces on paleontological and mineralogical subjects. 

Among visitors  also some foreign  mainly french collectors  and italians from every part of the country

Above Rutile from Congo , Calcite Aquamarine Prase from Serifos , Stibnite from China

The exposed minerals were mainly international specimens, aesthetic and of medium to good average quality. Some of the exibitors were specailized in aestetic but common specimenes suc as Calcites , Flourites , Gems minerals  and so on. From China there wasn't news   and from Morocco a dealer have some nice green scorodite crystals.

From Brasil a nice selection of Brasilianites from recent finds. From Africa and intersting find or Rutile from Congo and Hematite and rutel from Zambia


From Italy there was nothing really new  but some interesting pieces from Alps   and   good selection of local Piedmont mnerals expecially from Traversella and Brosso mines

From Carrara a nice sulphurs and several good quartz on  white marble.

Among other systematic minerals some nice alpine damburrite from Val di Susa , and rarities from cervandone and Val Formazza like cervandonites , Roggianite Vigezzite

Many special exibiths were presented. Turin Natural History Museum showed an exibition of Crystals Habits  while some private collectors or Mineralogical groups organized little exhibiths on  thematic subject such as Traversella mine , Brosso mine and other Piedmont areas.

The most impressive was the recent discovery from Elba  like prase , hematite pyrite to which will be dedicated the next issue of Rivista mineralogica Italiana

 An interesting exibith was the bibliography of  famous Italian mineralogists with the associated specimens discovered like Monticelli , Covelli , Brugnatellli ..ando so on

From September 15, 2007 to Janury 6, 2008 is open in Turin an important Mineral exphosition called Mineralia with very interesting and important specimens organized by Natural Science Museum and in collaboration with the Turin University