During Crystal Days, lectures and workshops conducted by scientists and specialists from Poland and abroad will take place. The lectures would be understandable for amateurs and interesting for more advanced fans of earth sciences. Lectures and workshops will be held in a multimedia room under the “Cloth Hall” on the Market Square (level -1). Each of them will be carried out twice to facilitate your participation. Spaces are limited.
„Modern methods of amateur gold rinsing”
Two-part workshop: lecture (30 min) in the hall at the Sukiennice, field trip (1.5 hours), access to 10 km from Lubań, participation is free of charge.
Amateur gold rinsing has become extremely popular among mineral collectors as well as families, who like to spend time actively. The lecturer Piotr Ducki, a geologist, has been engaged in rinsing gold from the Lower Silesian deposits for years.
The workshop will be held twice (on Saturday and Sunday) and will consist of two parts – theoretical and field. During the theoretical part the listeners will learn how alluvial gold deposits arise, what they characterize and how to find them. The second part of the workshop will include presentation of various types of equipment that “professionals” use for rinsing gold – from simple bowls to pumps and rinses. Participants will be able to use these tools by themselves and learn how it works.
Access to the area on your own; galoshoes or waders will be necessary. The number of the participants is limited. Applications are accepted from May 15, the order of applications decides
Geological field trips„In the traces of Lubań volcanoes”
Start from Bracka Tower, duration: about 1,5 hours, participation costs PLN 5/person
The author of the guide “Lubański szlak wulkaniczny” (eng. Lubański volcanic trail) will lead a trip. During it, Kamienna Góra in Lubań will reveal its greatest geological attractions. It will be possible to learn about the history of Lubań’s “black gold” dating back to the Middle Ages, also admire the monumental basalt columns, visit the old quarry and come across the history of mysterious adits. All of this attractions you will observe in the shadow of old trees, charming alleys and in the face of the breathtaking panorama of the Karkonosze Mountains and Izera Mountains.
Historical trip „On the tracks of the history of Lubań”
Start from the Bracka Tower, duration 1,5 h, participation costs PLN 5/person
During the trip you will be able to discover the most interesting places of the Old Town, including the renaissance seat of the city council, the huge Bracka Tower, hiding the dark secrets Trinitarian Tower, remembering the medieval defense walls of the war. It will be also possible to “meet” the most colorful figures from before like Napoleon, Russian tsar, the Habsburg emperor, the Swedish king, the American president, as well as urban dissidents, preachers and politicians. A historical tour of Lubań is an opportunity for a journey in time.
Historical trip„The trail of Lubań’s battle in 1945”
Start from Bracka Tower, duration: about 1.5 hours, paid participation: PLN 5 / person
A local explorer and expert on World War II will lead a trip along the route of the Lubań’s battle, which took place at the turn of February and March 1945 between the Soviet and German armies. Tour participants will learn a lot about the last German victory, stand with the traces of heavy battles for the city and enter the world of the war secrets of Lubań. The guide has a lot of knowledge, gained over many tears during exploratory expeditions and is able to convey it wonderfully
Lectures – Workshops – Trips
(Plans are subject to change)
5th of July
11.00-12.30 – Geological field trip: n the traces of Lubań volcanoes (start of the journey from Bracka Tower), parcipitation is charged 5zł per person
11.30-13.00 – Historical trip: On the tracks of the history of Lubań (start of the journey from Bracka Tower), parcipitation is charged 5zł per person
15.00-16.30 – Historical trip: The trail of Lubań’s battle in 1945 (start of the journey from Bracka Tower), parcipitation is charged 5zł per person
6th of July
11.30-12.00 – Workshop: Modern methods of amateur gold rinsing (theoretical part – lecture, Cloth Hall)
13.00-14.30 – Workshop: Modern methods of amateur gold rinsing (practical part in the field)
7th of July
Admission on all lectures and workshops is free of charge, except for the Historical trip and Geological trip - 5 PLN per person,
Trips starts from the Bracka Tower
Lectures and workshops will be held in a multimedia room under the "Cloth Hall" on the Market Square (level -1),
Space is limited but the lectures and workshops will be given twice.
The location of place where all lectures and workshops will take place.