Dear friends of MINERALIS Berlin,

The Corona virus and the measures being taken to contain it continue to have a grasp on us currently, even after many months.

For this reason, we unfortunately regret to have to inform you that this year’s MINERALIS 2020 will not take place in Berlin due to the Corona pandemic.
We have discussed this decision within our team and with the Messe Berlin trade fair centre a number of times, looking repeatedly at the pros and cons.

We did not come to this decision easily. We primarily took our decision to ensure the health and well-being of all exhibitors and employees, as well as our visitors and customers.

In view of the number of new infections, which is currently increasing, of the negligence of some individuals, and of the hygiene and security measures imposed by Berlin’s Senate and the Messe Berlin, we are compelled to react in this way.

We regret very much that it will not be possible to conduct MINERALIS 2020 in Berlin, and that we have to take an “obligatory break”.

We do hope for your understanding. There’s nothing we’re hoping for more than to meet again next year at the MINERALIS on 19-21 November 2021 at the Messegelände Berlin exhibition centre.

Thank you for your loyalty and your many years of confidence in us.
Take care of yourselves and stay healthy!

Warmly, Doris Pfundt & the MINERALIS team



A hobby turned into a profession

Our holiday luggage has always included a rock pick and a chisel. Be it quartz, calcite or mineral ore, the Pfundt family began collecting minerals more than 50 years ago. There were deposits in Germany on slag heaps and in surface mines in the Harz region, in the Bavarian Fichtelgebirge, in the Black Forest, in the Hunsrück region. But other destinations like the islands of Elba, Sardinia and Corsica also provided natural treasures of stone. Amethyst, rock crystal, agate and rose quartz – our collection grew such that we almost had a little “mine”. Besides our own collecting activity, we also started attending mineral shows outside of Berlin.

The idea to set up such a sales exhibition / trade fair in Berlin was put into operation in 1975; what was then the Congress Hall in Berlin-Tiergarten was rented. After its collapse in 1980, the Berlin Minerals, Fossils and Jewellery Show switched to the exhibition halls under the Berlin Radio Tower. The exhibition is organised by Doris Pfundt with the support of all her family members.

THis Months Zodiac Stone: 21.3. - 20.4. Aries - Jaspis

Jasper comes in different variants – red, green with red spots (heliotrope or bloodstone), epidote jasper, rhyolith. It was used medically in ancient times in many ways. For instance, it was believed that a bleeding wound could be healed by it. Worn as an amulet, jasper is said to have a painkilling effect.