There will be several different exhibitions to visit during the 2023 Crystal Days in Lubań (short descriptions below). The exhibitions will be presented at the Regional Museum in the Lubań City Hall and the historic Bracka Tower and will include a few thousands of unique specimens from Polish and foreign collectors.
Meteorites - a touch of space
At the exhibition, you will be able to see several hundred specimens of meteorites, including those very rare from Mars or the Moon, those known for a long time and those completely new (from 2023!), tiny and huge, but above all, you will be able to see specimens from about 15 different meteorite falls from Poland! It will most likely be the most important meteorite exhibition in the history of our country. The exhibition was held under the patronage of the Polish Meteor Society.
Topaz of the world - world of topaz
Topaz is a mineral valued by collectors and jewelery manufacturers, sometimes classified as precious stones. It is characterized by high hardness, richness of colors and often beautiful gloss. He is known mainly from countries such as Brazil, Afghanistan, USA, Russia and Ukraine. Few people know that topaz is also found in Poland - in the region of Lower Silesia. In 2018, in one of the Strzegom granite quarries, pegmatite with spectacular specimens of this mineral was found, which are undoubtedly the largest and best quality known from Poland. Exactly this specimen, the largest of the crystals from this find, will be presented to the public for the first time, surrounded by specimens from around the world.
from the collection of Holger Weigelt (Germany).
Holger Weigelt (born 1961) lives in Chemnitz, not far from Lubań, and is a chemist by education. He has devoted his professional career to environmental protection. His hobbies include art, publishing and writing poetry. However, he is most fascinated by minerals. As a child, he collected mineralogical and paleontological specimens. Since 2006, he has been collecting agates from Mexico and Argentina, and since 2016 also those from China. The 100 best specimens from his collection will be presented at Crystal Days.
Minerals of the West SudetesExhibition by the Regional Museum in Lubań
This exhibition, showing the mineralogical abundance of the West Sudetes including the region of Lubań, will be presented in Bracka Tower. There will be over 500 mineral specimens on display in 18 cabinets with quartz, calcite, fluorite as well as agates and unique Fe quartz specimens from the region of Jelenia Góra, and recently discovered high quality calcites from a basalt quarry in Leśna near Lubań. This exhibition will be prepared by the Regional Museum in Lubań and will become the museum’s permanent collection.
The competition exhibitions
During the 2023 Crystal Days, a competition for the best exhibition from private collectors will take place. The private collectors will display their showcases with their selected minerals under a chosen exhibition theme. The international jury will then evaluate the quality of specimens as well as their visual arrangements and the contents. For the public participation, visitors will vote for their favorite showcases and the collectors will receive audience awards and also valuable prizes. There will be abundant of specimens of gemstones, agates and rare minerals displayed in this exhibition from Poland as well as abroad.
Information about other exhibitions is coming soon!
Interviews with collectors
Exhibitions will be open from Friday from 12.00 until Sunday until 19.00,
Admission to all exhibitions is free of charge,
“The competition exhibitions” will be presented in the City Hall building (NOTE! 3 various entrances),
The exhibition "Minerals of the West Sudetes" will be presented in a park near the Tower.
Location of Crystal Days Exhibitions