MCH Messe Basel, Postcase 4005, Basel, Basel-Stadt 4058
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One of the oldest and most respected mineral and fossil shows in Europe, this show is a full weekend of stunning displays, lectures, workshops and gem identification. The theme of the 2015 show (the 46th edition) is “Dinosaurs.” This is truly an international event with over 150 dealers from around the world exhibiting. Over 3,000 sqm of show space await visitors to enjoy a global portfolio of thousands of fine minerals, fossils and meteorites, as well as raw and polished gemstones. Demonstrations of gem cutting techniques, jewelry fabrication, books, literature and tools for mineral and fossil collecting, equipment for processing and preparation of self-collected minerals, and instruments to assist in gem identification. Visitors are encouraged to bring rocks needing identification to the Natural History Museum of Basel’s booth for expert evaluation.