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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Mineral, Gem & Fossil Asia Opened Thursday

The second edition of Mineral, Gem & Fossil Asia organized by UBM Asia opened Thursday at the Convention Hall of the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. The Fair welcomes traders, media, private collectors, the general public, students and families who want to source or learn about the world of minerals, gems and fossils. The four-day fair combines trading, learning and fun family activities.

The event runs concurrently with the June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair at the same location.

Exhibitors come from many countries including Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Kenya, Madagascar, Mexico, Myanmar, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, South Africa, Uruguay and the United States. Exhibits include a variety of rough gemstones and polished stones, fossils, art pieces and rare mineral specimens. 

“The fair offers the general public a rare opportunity to see up close a wide variety of rare mineral specimens and invaluable fossils from around the world,” said Celine Lau, director of Jewellery Fairs, UBM Asia. “Industry experts will host seminars that will cover interesting topics such as mineral collecting. Workshops by the Stephen Hui Geological Museum of University of Hong Kong offer students a special program to entice tomorrow’s consumers and into learning more about minerals and possibly become mineral collectors themselves. ”

Among the highlights of the fair are:

* 150-Million-Year-Old fossils unearthed from the Upper Jurassic Solnhofen Limestone

* Renowned suppliers of gemstones and mineral specimens return to the “Treasures World” zone. They include Kristalle, Granada Gallery, The Collector’s Edge and Henn GmbH

* Special fossil display zone to showcase invaluable fossils, including Moonfish. 

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