Wertvolle Erde - Der Schatz im Untergrund

Valuable Earth – the treasure under the ground

26 November 2013 - 16 March 2014

The travelling exhibition “Wertvolle Erde” is dedicated to geological raw materials and the way they are formed, and to the prospecting, extraction, use and recycling of those reserves which the earth has to offer.

The exhibition answers many questions: how are geological raw materials formed, and over what period of time? How are they searched for and found? How and where are they extracted today? What methods can be applied to make rational, effective use of deposits? Where are geological raw materials, especially ores, used in industry, and how can these raw materials be reused in a way that makes sense?

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Special event - raw materials from outer space

Special event - raw materials from outer space

23 February 2014

In future, will we have to resort to using raw materials from outer space, and is this even possible? We consider this topic at our special event, which is associated with the travelling exhibition “Wertvolle Erde”.

Experts from the Zeiss Planetarium Bochum will explain which raw materials are found in asteroids, and children can steer a rover over the surface of Mars in the DLR School Lab from the TU Dortmund.


Am Bergbaumuseum 28
44791 Bochum

Tel +49 (234) 5877 0
Fax +49 (234) 5877 111

Visitor information
Tel +49 (234) 5877 126/128
(except mondays)

Opening hours

Tue – Fri
8:30 – 17:00
Sat – Sun
10:00 – 17:00


6,50 €
3,00 €
Family card
14,00 €
Annual membership card
15,00 €
Annual membership
card for families
30,00 €