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XV fair inaugurated minerals and fossils from La Union (21/04/2011)

The mayor of La Union, Francisco Barnabas, and the director general of commerce and handicrafts in the region, Julio José Lorenzo, today inaugurated the fifteenth edition of the Fair of Minerals and Fossils', a traditional event and during Holy Week municipality to be held in the Old Public Market unionense until next Saturday, April 23.

Barnabas and Lorenzo, accompanied by President of the Fair and the Federation of Associations of Entrepreneurs and Professionals Union, Mariano Miranda, the technical director of the Fair, Eliecer Sanchez, and the Municipal Corporation, have toured the facilities and chaired the act of homage which was held in honor of the older mining of La Union, Julian Vera.

The Mineral and Fossil Fair of La Union, Spain's third largest in its field after Madrid and Barcelona, ​​has this year with an area of ​​1,500 square meters, 137 meters and 37 table positions exhibition and sale from experts and fans of the municipality, Cartagena and provinces such as the Basque Country, Alicante, Valencia, Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Navarra, Asturias, among others.

In this sense, Barnabas said that "the City is focused on helping the Fair continues to grow, so not this year not only have almost 40 exhibitors who were joined for the first time in Granada, Toledo, Segovia and Salamanca, but also the concessions are being processed in the category of 'Official Show' and 'Event of Regional Tourist Interest. "

One of the highlights of the fair the panels are showing six fragments fr authentic meteorites from the planet Mars and the Moon, a small exhibition of exceptional value because, according to the subject matter expert José Vicente Married, " only one of 1,000 meteorites is of this type, Mars or the moon, we have here are extremely rare. "

Married explained that "the panels containing six authentic meteorites found in desert areas of Oman, Algeria and Morocco in 1997, 2000, 2005 and 2007, one is a complete piece and the others are thin sheets of rock to research and collections like this of which three are from Mars and three of the Moon. "

According to this expert Leon, "we know their provenance because after their study did not doubt that its composition can only exist on the surface of Mars or the moon, but also know exactly how much and when you come out of their homes origin. "

The XV Mineral and Fossil Fair, free of charge, is organized by Faepu, in close collaboration with the City unionense, the Ministry of Universities, Research Enterprise and the Autonomous Region of Murcia Regional Assembly, the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Navigation of Cartagena, and the Regional Confederation of Organizations of Cartagena, among others.

PROGRAM OF ACTIVITIES OF THE XV FAIR OF MINERALS AND FOSSILS

Thursday, April 21

10:00.

Opening of the Fair

12:00.

Official Opening

Tribute to the older mining of La Union

14:00.

Close

17:00.

Opening time

21:00.

Close

Friday, April 22

10:00.

Opening time

14:00.

Close

17:00.

Opening time

21:00.

Close

Saturday, April 23

10:00.

Opening time

14:00.

Close

17:00.

Opening time

19:00.

Awards:

Best decorated booth

Best of the mountain mineral

Best exposed mineral

Draw a mineral with visitors

21:00.

Closing of the Fair.

Source: Ayuntamiento de La Unión

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