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Mineralogical Museum of Milos

84 801 Adamantas, Milos
Tel., Fax: 22870 22481
E-mail: milosminingmuseum@S.andB.gr, www.gr-milos.com
Open daily from 20 October through 30 June: 09:00-14:00,
Friday - Saturday: 09:00-14:00 and 18:00-20:00
Mondays closed
Open daily from 1 July through 19 October: 09:00-14:00 and 18:00-21:00 - Free entrance

This small Museum has been operating since 1998 on the island of Milos with the intent to highlight the mineralogical and geological history of the island, and their contribution to local economy. The Museum was founded by the largest mineral company of Milos A.E.E. Silver and Varitini in order to house a collection of tools and minerals, which were donated by the local residents and had been previously displayed in unsuitable venues. A collection of mining implements, uniforms and accessories, huge pieces of minerals and old photos of the mines accompanied by rich narratives on the mining history of Milos, slides on contemporary metal extraction and refining activities, as well as a model of a cross-section of the earth's crust are displayed in on the ground floor of the building. A collection of smaller samples of minerals and ore, as well as Prehistoric ear fossils are displayed in modern metallic showcases in the hall on the first floor. Industrial minerals are still extracted from the subsoil of the island.

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