the Direction of this, unfortunately, is not particularly developed. We decided not to wait for the industry to master, and together with the Ural geological Museum of Ural state mining University, noted on the map of Sverdlovsk oblast where it is possible to see the abundance of the Ural bowels.

the Only Russian emerald-beryllium Deposit in the village of Malyshev has been known since the mid-nineteenth century. It was here last year found the largest over the last thirty years emerald crystal weighing almost 1.6 kg.

After the end of the quarantine on the coronavirus, visit the field any: for tourists, organize trips, show emerald ores, beryl Druze, tenacity and dozens of other minerals. Carry guests to the observation deck on the edge of the quarry mine and give to feel like a prospector of the last century – allowed to wash the ore and to look for the gems – beryl, emerald, and alexandrite. However, to take the findings do not give: crystals property of the company.

On the outskirts of Yekaterinburg, in the village of Copper behind the fence past the cottages there is a small quarry where in XVIII-XIX centuries was mined copper and iron ore – Shilovsky copper mineralization occurs in the Deposit.

This is one of the first Ural mines, opened it 20 years before the founding of the city. Here you can find a crust of malachite, bright blue azurite, garnet andradite, pistachio-green translucent epidote and much more. For example, rocks with inclusions of chalcopyrite, which are called “gold of fools” – inexperienced prospectors often get it confused with precious metal.

For real gold you need to go to Berezovsky. There 275 years ago discovered the first Russian Deposit of the precious metal. In the local gold Museum, you can learn not only the history of gold mining, but also to visit the training mine

And, of course, one cannot ignore Berezovsky, the Ural Sahara Sands or man – made “wilderness” tailings Berezovsky gold mine. Creative young people have long chosen this place for photo shoots. The finest sand, which, they say, there are nuggets of gold and the lake blue-green color in the middle. In water high in copper, so swimming in it is not worth it.

All of this is the environs of Nizhny Tagil. First, before reaching the city, mountain Solovyov. In the late nineteenth century, it found a huge Deposit of platinum.

It is in these places found the world’s largest nugget of platinum weighing 9.6 kilograms. The field developed, however, the traces of extraction of valuable metal is left: the flooded mine, littered with the entrances to the tunnels. 100 km East of Nizhny Tagil – the village of Murzinka, a repository of Ural gems. Deposits of beryl, Topaz, tourmaline, amethyst, ruby��and. They have long been worked out, but if you will be able to find a local expert, have a chance to find something small and precious.

Uktussky the mountains – the field of dunites. It is an igneous rock, which is often used in the construction of furnaces in the baths.

Old dunite quarry the size of 30 x 60 meters is located in the valley of the river Patrushikha, with the village Uktus. And in the next area, on the chemical engineering directly in the forest area can be detected under the feet of the albite crystals. 20 miles from this place, near the village of Maloye sedel’nikovo – neglected Deposit of rhodonite, incredibly beautiful the pink stone.

the Deposit was discovered in the early XVIII century, a product of the Ural rhodonite (two obelisks, later converted into candelabra) in 1765 graced the halls of the Hermitage in St. Petersburg. In 1877, it found the largest in world history block of rhodonite weighing about 48 tons. On the Ekaterinburg lapidary factory made monolithic sarcophagus placed over the grave of the wife of Emperor Alexander II, Maria. Came here by eminent scientists from all over the world, and everyone noted the exceptional properties of semi-precious Urals rhodonite.

At the end of XX century, the quarrying was stopped, the quarry is rehabilitated. In its place now growing pine trees, among which we can find a small mine dumps which are easy to find and the pieces of rhodonite.

On the outskirts of Ekaterinburg, on the Moscow road, is a large Deposit of quartz, which is open in the early XVIII century. Once it was a mountain with a beautiful name crystal.

Now it was only quarry which is still being developed. The territory there is a closed, closely guarded. But look at the place from outside – possible.

In the West of Yekaterinburg, six kilometers from the village of Palkino – Eugene-Maximilian garnet mines. Several small pits, where you can find garnet almandine stones red-brown or red-Burgundy color.

And to begin the journey to the “granary of the Middle Urals,” the first thing still stands with bypass museums in the capital region (after the removal of quarantine restrictions), to assess the scale of fossil-state region.

The largest on this subject – the Geological Museum of uggu. In the middle of the last century it was an obligatory point of the tourist route for high-ranking delegations, among whom were the leaders of China, Vietnam, Ethiopia and many other countries. Since then much has changed, but for the Museum – for the better. Today it is four floors and more than 40 thousand exhibits.

In the lobby – a giant core of rhodonite, the exhibition rubies, malachite, rock crystal, beryl, emeralds, one of the most valuable minerals in the world – alexandrite, outdoor in the Urals in 1831 and named in honor of the future Emperor Alexander II. And local gold, p��Atina, a demantoid garnet of the Ural diamonds, rare crystal of euclase and more.

to understand the artistic value of the natural resources of the region, you need to go to the Museum of hardstone carving and jewelry. Here and all kinds of kitchenware made of Jasper, malachite, serpentine and marble, and jewelry created by Ural craftsmen. A separate exposition is devoted to the Ural gold and platinum – the first Russian deposits of precious metals found in the Urals.

Then it is already possible to go around: quite a savage or a search among geologists, mineralogists of the conductor. A place on the map of the Sverdlovsk region, where you can see the abundance of the Ural bowels, we have for you noted.

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