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1- An international reputation

Crossroads for business

Up in the world top 3 of the mineralogical events, Mineral & Gem à Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines gathers each year nearly 1’500 selected exhibitors and participants from all the continents. Taking place at the end of June, its date is ideal to present the trends of the year and prepare the tendencies of the following season.

Distributed on two zones (the Mineral zone and the Gem zone), the 52’000 m² of indoor and outdoor sales areas are a real international trade platform.

2- Buyers with increasing interest

A show for all


Mineral & Gem à Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines attracts each year over 30’000 visitors. An event where anyone finds some benefit: exhibitors, professional visitors, traders, specialists, collectors, families and general public…

Regular increase of professional visitors



The professional visitors, the main buyers, are more and more numerous every year. A reliable fulcrum for the increase of your business!



Furthermore, 18 % of the general budget is dedicated to the promotion of the event. A substantial budget which allows to increase the number of visitors and to maintain the fame of the show.

3- A Prestige event

The Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines Mineral Show has been taking place since 1962! An experience which allows to have a status of excellence in this field.


To perpetuate the prestige during the show, exceptional unseen exhibitions are organized to guarantee a rich and varied program, attracting every year specialists and amateurs of all the continents. Our next prestige exhibition will be dedicated to the minerals of the Alps, with the participation of internationally renowned museums and specialists, who will show rare pieces, even some that have never been shown before.

And you, what are you waiting for to enter the Prestige?

4- A place steeped in History

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A rich mineralogical heritage, old of over 2000 years, makes the valley of Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines known as Capital of the Mineralogy.

The valley, graded ‘Pays d’Art et d’Histoire’ (Land of Art & History), enables you to discover the Alsace region as never before: castles, vineyards, picturesque villages… Let Alsace delight you!

5- Friendliness

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During some days, Mineral & Gem completely transforms Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines and a village builds itself up in the town: the tents of the exhibitors grow little by little in all the streets, creating so an atmosphere really convenient to the conviviality. The soft air of the mountains is everywhere, making your working days pleasant and your evenings relaxing.

500 volunteers are at your disposal for all kinds of assistance you may need during your stay. Be sure to live your show in the best conditions.


After a busy day, enjoy the sunset discovering the Alsatian culinary specialities around a glass of wine, by taking advantage of the sweetness of the summer which settles down. A tremendous opportunity to ally business the day and friendly reunions in the evening!

On Thursday, the Exhibitors’ Party is also a moment of festivity which makes Mineral & Gem à Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines so unique. All our exhibitors are invited to celebrate our show together in joy and cheer!