2013 edition

Expominer and Colecciona turn Barcelona into a collector's heaven

A big thank you to everyone for the success of this edition. We'll be back in 2014!

The joint celebration of Expominer and Colecciona Barcelona once again made an impact with a wide range of shops, exhibitions, raffles, activities and scientific workshops.

There were ¿objects of desire' and unique items, from stamps, coins and banknotes from different eras, to cava muselet caps, miniatures, posters or old photographs, as well as minerals, gems, precious stones, semi-precious gemstones and fossils.

There were also meteorites, which again captured the public's attention. The event received over 12,000 collectors, hobbyists, professionals and students.

Activities

The new stamps commemorating the centenary of La Pedrera and the 25th anniversary of the José Carreras Leukaemia Foundation were the stars of Colecciona Barcelona 2013.

MinerLAB

A place where, through simple experiments, the most intriguing properties of minerals could be observed.

Living Geology

Through games and workshops, the little ones could discover how minerals are used and the importance of geology in everyday life.  It showed that minerals are needed to make mobile phones and computers. They can even be found in the school's first aid kit.
 
Crystals were made and the basic concepts behind the functioning of craters were addressed. The seismic activity that took place in recent months on the coast of Castellón and Tarragona and its relation to the Castor gas storage facility was explained in an educational way.

1st Geological Photography Contest

The level of participation was astounding: about 80 fans submitted portraits of fossils, minerals or geological formations and landscapes. See the winners:

Child category

Author: Víctor Bassedas

Facebook category

Author: Artesandaira

   

WITH THE COLLABORATION OF

Stamps against leukaemia

The new stamps commemorating the centenary of La Pedrera and the 25th anniversary of the José Carreras Leukaemia Foundation were the stars of Colecciona Barcelona 2013.

With the collaboration of

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