Museum of Minerals and Fossils K.I.Oikonomopoulos

Glass Mineral

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Unique sample of blue Glass Mineral (volcanic glass) from the island of Nisyros (Eastern Aegean). This blue volcanic glass is presented in the collection of the private Museum of Minerals and Fossils K.I. Oikonomopoulos (Kalyvia, Athens).The Greek peninsoula is known...

Smithsonite

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Excellent sample of yellow Smithsonite from the historic area of Lavrion, Attiki (Greece). This specimen adorns the shelves in the private Museum of Minerals and Fossils K.I. Oikonomopoulos (Kalyvia, Attiki) and is one of the few Smithsonite specimens, with such...

Malachite

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Speciment of Malachite with strong green color which was found in the area of Lavrion (Attiki, Greece) and presented in the collection of the private Museum of Minerals and Fossils K.I. Oikonomopoulos (Kalyvia, Athens).The malachite is known since antiquity, is...

Rhodochrosite

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Impressive speciment of Rhodochrosite onto Sphalerite, which was found at the Bulgarian part of the Rhodopes mountains and is one of the Rhodochrosits included in the collection of the private Museum of Minerals and Fossils K.I. Oikonomopoulos (Kalyvia, Athens).It owes...

Important INFORMATION about the site

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IN THIS SITE YOU'LL SEE SO IMPRESSIVE AS RARE MINERALS AND FOSSILS FROM GREECE AND THE WORLD. YOU WILL ALSO SEE BEAUTIFUL SPECIMENS OF GEMSTONES, UNIQUE PIECES OF JEWELRY AND VERY LARGE VARIETY OF POLISHED STONES. SINCE ONLY A LIMITED...

Blue Smithsonite from Lavrion

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Unique sample of blue Smithsonite from Lavrion area (Greece). The coverage of a part of the blue Smithsonite by white one is very impressive, giving the impression of "sparkling sea". This specimen adorns the shelves in the private Museum of...

Founders - Identity

Founders and Contributors

The "Museum of Minerals and Fossils K.I. Oikonomopoulos" founded by the Geologist Mr. Kwnstantinos I. Oikonomopoulos at 1995.Short curriculum vitas of the researchers of the museum:Kwnstantinos I. Oikonomopoulos (Museum Director)Studies:National and Kapodestrian University of Athens, Department of...Read more...

The Identity of the Museum

The whole story began several decades ago (early 50) by some "pebbles", which aroused the interest of Kwnstantinos Oikonomopoulos for a mineral collection (at that period of time Kwnstantinos was ten years old). So the replacement of "pebbles" with crystalline minerals did not take long to happen....Read more...

Research Activity

The "Museum of Minerals and Fossils K.I. Oikonomopoulos" is not only an educational place but it can also be assessed as a center for mineralogical and palaentological researches, attracting the interest of the world geological community. Within the research activities of the museum,...Read more...

Education and Museum

Nowadays, primary and High schools visit the "Museum of Minerals and Fossils K.I. Oikonomopoulos" giving rise to familiarize students with the world of minerals. During visit, students have the opportunity to listen and learn about the important role of minerals in human life, especially in Greece...Read more...

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