The exhibition, held by Geosvět Praha, took place on February 28. - 29. 2004 at Národní dům at Vinohrady, nám. Míru 9, Prague 2. it is past.
One hundred and ten exhibitors were presented on two-hundred-fifty exhibition units in the more than stately environment of the historical halls of the representative building.
After a short introductory speech the ribbon was cut by the mayor of Prague, MUDr. Pavel Bém.
In the two days several thousand visitors attended the exhibition, both experts and the lay public. On both days in the mornings and afternoons entry tickets were put in a ballot for eleven prizes each time, comprising of collectors' stones donated by the organizer. The exhibition was guided throughout by the moderator Tomáš Matějovský.
The actual ballots were drawn by celebrities such as singer Jaroslav Hutka, senator Jan Ruml, PhDr. Anna Bauerová, further the representative of the sponsor - director general of Secar Bohemia a.s. Jiří Ruml, owner of Geosvět Lubomír Thin, or representatives of the media partner - Country radio.
Two contests took place, the first for the most valuable exhibit, which was judged by an expert jury. The gems on exhibition were also judged by the lay public. A total of 58 exhibits were on display. The winners of both rounds of the contest received not only certificates of their placement, but also valuable prizes.
Besides minerals, fossils, jewellery and various decorative stone objects it was also possible to see demonstrations of processing, such as cutting, grinding and adornment of stones. The exposition of the company Olympus was also interesting, showing optical instruments and examples of mineral micro-photography.
We would like to thank all employees of the Národní dùm at Vinohrady for their great contribution to the installation and organization of this exhibition. We also appreciate the number of exhibitors and their collections, that helped highlight the rank of the event.
And of course our greatest thanks are to the visitors. We were pleasantly surprised by the children's interest in stone finishing.
This was the first year of the Geosvět Praha exhibition and we are aware there is room for improvement yet.
For example we lacked orientation boards, where the visitors could find the location of individual exhibits, and other shortcomings could be found too. We shall welcome any idea for improvement or comment on the Geosvět Praha 2004 exhibition at our address: Geosvět, Londýnská 55, 120 21 Prague 2, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We promise that the next year of Geosvět Praha 2005, which will again take place in Národní dům, Vinohrady, on the last weekend of February, i.e. 26. - 27., 2005, will be even better prepared than this years'.
We have many surprises in store for both visitors and exhibitors and collectors. One of the ideas is to hold an auction of especially valuable and unique mineral specimens.
What do you think? We are looking forward to your ideas and comments.
120 21 Prague 2
tel: 221 513 223
fax: 221 513 153
List of contest winners for the most valuable and beautiful exhibit at Geosvět Praha 2004
1st - 2nd place
Stefanite - Příbram , Mr. Sztacho
Alexandrite - Malyševo, Karp Co.
Verdelite - Pakistan, Geosvět Co.
Agate - Červená Halže, Mr. Hřích
Amethyst - B. Štiavnica, Mr. Radosta
Calcite - Kazakhstan, Karp Co.
Lizard in amber - Kaliningrad, Mr. Fryč
Agate - Iraq, Mr. Petránek
List of exhibitors at the 1st sales exhibition of minerals, fossils and jewellery Geosvět Praha 2004
|Bancík Tomáš||John Vladislav||Pljachov|
|Barcelová Zdeòka||Kaule Richard||Mařík Karel|
|Baumová Radka||Kemžický Oto||Pfanová Jitka|
|Bláha Luboš||Konvalinka Bohdan||Prchlík Svatopluk|
|Bláha Milan||Korderle||Purkart Milan|
|Brekler Václav||Kozák Vladislav||Rejzek Milan|
|Bohatý||Kráčmar Ludìk||Sakmar Josef|
|Budina - KARP||Kraus Milan||Sečkár Peter|
|Bumba Jaroslav||Krupa Michal||Smejkalová Jana|
|Bureš Přemysl||Kubík Jaroslav||Sodalit|
|Dlouhý Blažej||Kurfúrst Ladislav||Stodolo Vladimír|
|Dostálová Ladislava||Kynický Jindřich||Strelta Ludvík|
|Drtina||Lepko Peter||Svoboda Martin|
|Durlin Jaroslav||Lindner Menfred||Szabad Michal|
|Fajmon Marian||Malý Jaroslav||Sztecho Petr|
|Fryč Pavel||Magdík Petr||Špalík Jiří|
|Fojtík Stanislav||Mandík||Švancara Milan|
|Góde Jan||Marks Josef||Tesař Petr|
|Gross||Medek Zdenìk||Top Geo|
|Harapát Luboš||Michálek - Třebíč||Tøeška Luboš|
|Hýbl Bohumil||Mikulová Markéta||Tuček|
|Hakenovi||Mošna Petr||Vašíček Michal|
|Hanus Radek||Múller Roman||Vávra Jan|
|Havlík Jan||Muzeum Národní||Vele Ladislav|
|Holub Petr||Mužík Miroslav||Vločiha Vlastislav|
|Homolová Jana||Novák Josef||Vytlačil Josef|
|Hřích Mojmír||Pauliš Petr||Zemek Václav|
|Hyršl Jaroslav||Petránek Jan||Žarnovičan Aurel|