MINERAL CALENDAR 2024
MUNDUS MINERALIS Mineral Calendar
The MUNDUS MINERALIS calendar not only fascinates with its extraordinary design but also with the high-quality selection of minerals depicted. Each specimen is unique and a real eye-catcher. Additionally, the calendar offers interesting information about the minerals depicted. The perfect calendar for all those interested in minerals and gemstones.
Centuries-long Fascination with Minerals
Minerals have been captivating people for centuries, and they come in a wide variety of forms and colors. This fascination will continue into the coming year 2023 with the release of a new edition of the "Mundus mineralis" calendar - the world of minerals. This includes not only significant specimens from the Freiberg mineral collection "terra mineralia" but also numerous other mineral beauties from other significant collections in Germany. The calendar is thus suitable for both mineral fans and those who want to discover something new. Of course, the calendar with all German holidays and festivals is also included.
"terra mineralia" at Freudenstein Castle in Freiberg
Welcome to Freudenstein Castle! In our permanent exhibition "terra mineralia", you have the unique opportunity to get to know more than 3,500 different minerals, gemstones, and meteorites from all over the world. Whether famous locations in Europe, Asia, Australia, or America - you will find what you are looking for with us! This makes us not only the largest mineral exhibition in Germany but also the most beautiful. We look forward to your visit soon!
Unique Mineral Collection of Dr. Erika Pohl-Ströher
The Freiberg University received the unique collection of the Swiss Dr. Erika Pohl-Ströher in 2004 as a permanent loan. This makes the TU Bergakademie Freiberg now the owner of one of the most significant and valuable private mineral collections worldwide. The specimens from Europe, Africa, Asia, North and South America, and Australia were collected over 60 years and have been made permanently accessible to the public since October 2008.
terra mineralia is a Treasure Chamber not only for Mineral Collectors
Immerse yourself in the earth and its incredible beauty and diversity. Follow the trail of the stones and discover a treasure chamber full of shining pieces in colorful light in terra mineralia. Let the minerals in this Renaissance vault overwhelm you. The most beautiful and largest specimens of the collection are waiting here for their admirers.
Most Minerals are Crystalline
A mineral is unique among rocks as it consists of a single element or a single chemical compound. Most minerals are crystalline and formed through geological processes. Of these, 5,650 are known, and others exist but are not yet recognized. There are over 6,800 different mineral names, including all known and not yet recognized mineral species.
Rare, beautiful, and valuable - nature gifts us with magnificent stones. Each crystal grows under unique, very special conditions and is the product of years of growth processes in nature. A noble mineral is therefore not just a mere stone, but also harbors a long history that is waiting to be discovered.
Crystals and Minerals are Valuable Gifts from Nature
Crystals and minerals have held a special place in the culture and religion of various peoples for centuries. They were used as talismans and amulets and were considered carriers of magical power. Even today, they are popular with many people and are considered good luck charms. Whether you wear them as jewelry, display them as decorative objects in your home, or simply admire them - crystals are valuable gifts from nature that continue to inspire us time and again.