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L'edema dla geologia - Exhibition 'Minerals of the Dolomites'

When and where22.07.2023
  • 08:00 AM-07:00 PM

The Dolomites and their surroundings are a concentration of geological diversity.
The minerals that our mountains contain are mute testimony to the events that marked the history of the Earth and especially of the Alpine Arc. These fascinating masterpieces of nature have been studied and collected since the 18th century and have their place in the world's geological museums.

This small exhibition gives you an overview of the minerals found in the various geological formations of the Dolomites and takes you back to the most important events in their evolution. Some minerals were formed in the Triassic volcanic formations of the Dolomites, others in the violent eruptions of the ancient Permian "supervolcano" on which the Dolomites are built. They are made up of rocks that were formed by organisms living in shallow tropical seas. The famous contact minerals of the Val di Fiemme and Fassa are the result of the meeting between the fire of the Triassic volcanoes and the sea water that formed the dolomite rocks.
Not to be forgotten are the minerals found in the crevices of the Alps. They are inextricably linked to the rise of the Alps.

Concept and coordination by: Rossana Todesco and Alta Badia Tourist Cooperative
Realised by:
Paolo Ferretti - MUSE- Science Museum of Trento
Daniel Lorenz - Cabinet of Natural History of the Franciscan Gymnasium of Bolzano
Volkmar Mair - Office for Geology and Material Tests of the Autonomous Province of Bozen-Bolzano

With the collaboration of the Mineralogical Society South Tyrol, the SMS-Section Val Pusteria, the Mineralogical Circle Fassa and Fiemme and several private collectors.

Opening of the exhibition on 22.06.2023 at 5.00 p.m..

Opening hours:
mo - sa from 8.00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 3.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.
su from 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Su 25 june and su 2 luly only from 9.00 a.m. to noon.

Guided tour of the exhibition on 07.07.2023 at 5.30 p.m.

Free admission.

During the event photos or video footage may be taken for the purpose of documentation and promotion of the event and the region. The footage may be used and published on websites, on social networks and on media in compliance with the data protection regulations.


Follow the SS244 Val Badia road towards Corvara until you reach the events hall F. A. Rottonara on Col Alt street 36.

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