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(text by BdR and pictures by Peter Driessen)
Terre Mineralia is located in Freiberg and is part of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg. Since 2003 the museum is housed in the historic Castle Freudenstein, a castle which dates from 1175. Terra Mineralia has to share this acomodation with the Saxon Archives of Mining and Metallurgy.
The collection contains over 3.500 minerals, gemstones and meteorites from five continents. In the permanent exhibition of Terra Mineralia the treasures of famous deposits in Asia, America, Africa, Australia and Europe are displayed on three floors.
Apart from the minerals on show, many more are stored in a seven storey unit. This depot gives researchers and students access to mineral samples from all over the world and contains many samples from deposits that are inaccessible today.
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