The Museum of Minerals in San Giovanni in the Aurina Valley is a very interesting museum exhibiting many minerals of the surrounding mountain. It hosts the findings of the passionate collector Artur Kirchler, who collected more than 950 rocks in the area of the Zillertal Alps and the Hohe Tauern mountain range.
Very interesting are the biggest smoky quartz rocks in South Tyrol as well as a very rare crystal found in the mine of Predoi. Moreover, in the multimedia room of the museum you can learn a lot about the forming, searching and finding of minerals, as well as about their medicinal benefits.
In the multimedia room you can learn interesting details about minerals and their healing effect. Moreover a movie in the media room shows the search for the scintillating gems, which already emerged about 30 millions of years ago in the depths of the earth. And in the adjacent little shop you can purchase some souvenirs for home: minerals, healing stones and jewellery are offered
For information: www.mineralienmuseum.com