Entertainment organized by Vulcania
> Mineral Zone > Theatre, 1st floor
> Duration: about 15 minutes
- → Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 10 am, 11 am, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm and 4 pm
- → Sunday: 10 am, 11 am, 1 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm
This relief film summarizes in 12 minutes a few steps of the turbulent geological history of the Massif Central. Thanks to the magic combination of synthetic images and relief images shot from a helicopter in amazing natural sites of the Massif Central, you will explore a portion of this long volcanic adventure, whose results are the actual superb natural landscapes of the Auvergne. Directed by François Garnier (Studio Amak) for Vulcania.
VISIT OF THE MINE GABE GOTTES
Organized by the Archéomine Association
> Free shuttles from the Mineral zone
> Departures Schedules:
Saturday, noon / 2 pm / 4 pm
Sunday, noon / 2 pm / 4 pm
Accompanied by the Archéomine association guides, visit the gabe Gottes mine that was in activity from the mid 16th century until 1940 (silver and arsenic exploitation).
6 free tours are programmed the exhibition. Duration: 1 hour + 45 minute round trip. Boots, helmets and oilskin coats are provided. CAUTION: Temperature 12 °C in the mine.
Registration at the Information point of Mineral & Gem.
ROUGH STONE CARVING WORKSHOP
Presented by Heinrich Zeitvogel
> Mineral zone > Cour Lycée 76 -77 (Schoolyard)
Mr. Zeitvogel will show every participant during this workshop how to cut, grind and polish a previously rough cut stone. Afterwards just pierce it and you will have a unique jewel.
THE MICRO LAB
This workshop is proposed and led by members of the French Association of micro mineralogy (AFM)
> Mineral Zone > Val d’Argent Expo VE2 200/204
You will discover the fascinating world of the infinitely small through binocular loupes available for your use. The members of the association will be at your disposal and answer all your questions.
THE WORKSHOPS OF LA TABLE D’ÉMERAUDE
> Mineral Zone > CIAP building (3rd floor)
> Schedule: alternatively and/or continuously according to the workshops and demonstrations
La Table d’Émeraude is a jewelry training center open year round in Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines.
During Mineral & Gem, it offers several workshops and demonstrations to help you discover the wealth of this activity:
→ Whittling away and wire drawing
→ Jewelry sawing
→ TIG welding (Tungsten Inert Gas)
→ Wax prototyping
→ Stone cutting
→ Setting with binocular
AUTOGRAPH SIGNING SESSION – À L’OMBRE DU DIAMANT (IN THE SHADE OF THE DIAMOND)
> Gem Zone > Pôle Aalberg (at the front of the building)
> Schedule: Saturday from 2 pm to 4 pm
On the occasion of the release of Jean-Baptiste Mayer’s new book ‘À l’ombre du diamant’ (‘In the shade of the diamond’), we have organized a book signing session in the presence of the author. A unique opportunity to get this book and to communicate for a few moments on the epics of the diamond merchant who traveled all over the world.