The treasure path


Did you know that the first computer to be reprogrammed, weighed 27 tons? Today, thanks to the mineral silicon and the entry of the computer chips, the computers are powerful and ultra-thin.
Have you ever heard of ant-jewelers, who was digging long tunnels underground and bringing different minerals to the surface?

You will probably be surprised that in the center of Sofia gold was obtained by washing in sheep skins. And how is lithium obtained? Over 2000 visitors to the National Museum of Natural History found the answers to all these questions and many more.

On November 9th and 10th, for the third time, the Bulgarian Chamber of Mines and Geology participated in the initiative “On the treasure path”, in the partnership with BBC Knowledge magazine and the Museum, which stores invaluable information about the nature. Within this two days the visitors of the museum had the opportunity to get acquainted with the mining and raw materials industry through the participation of the companies, members of the Bulgarian Chamber of Mining and Geology - Assarel Medet AD, Geotechmin OOD, Geotrading AD, Geostroy AD, Dundee Precious Metals Chelopech EAD and Dundee Precious Metals Krumovgrad EAD, Elatsite Med AD, Kaolin EAD and Ridge Consultants EOOD.

The intense haste to discover all the hidden treasures, the genuine amazement of the beauty of the minerals, viewed under a geological magnifier, the exclamations from the virtual tour of the underground mine, the awareness of the long journey from the rock to the gold ring and the opportunity to catch a gift, created the mood and filled the two days in the museum with incredible emotions.