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What Are Cinderella’s Shoes Made Of?
Cinderella's shoes are actually an alloy of lead oxide - PbO - with silica, a sodium or potassium compound (soda or potash) and small additions of other oxides.
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Iron Casting at Mining Museum
Art iron castings became a trademark of the Ural in the late 19th century and thereupon gained wide recognition globally, with a real triumph coming in shortly. At the 1900 Paris Exposition, the world-famous Kaslinksy cast-iron pavilion won the highest award - a gold medal and a grand prize.
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XIXth-Century Collection of Rarities Restored at Mining Museum
Circa 200-year-old rare exhibits have been restored in St. Petersburg.
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Fossils that are 400 million years old were brought to st. petersburg from the pskov region
St. Petersburg Mining Museum has expanded its collection of rare artifacts.
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Virtual Tour of the Mining Museum in St. Petersburg
The Mining Museum in St. Petersburg is three years older than America, while Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia, can be considered the Museum's rightful mother. Now by its size, it is the world's third-largest natural-scientific exposition gathered in a building designed by Russian architect Andrey Voronikhin.
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Mining Museum’s Collections. Palaeontology
Some 165 years ago, virtually everyone on this planet believed that the world and all the living creatures would have never existed if not for the higher forces. Yet long before that, Greek philosophers had already presumed life forms could evolve.
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Unique 300-Year-Old Records Retrieved from the Mining Museum’s Storage
Drafts drawings from the Mining Museum's storage facilities will help restore the historic appearance of the Polevskoy Copper Smelting Plant.
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Furore of the Mining Museum in Paris: 120 Years Back
The Exposition Universelle of 1900 or, as it is better known in English, 1900 Paris Exposition came to its end on 12 November 1900. Exhibits from Russia - including the Mining Museum's collection of minerals, to which was awarded a grand prize - took over 1,500 prizes.
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The World’s Largest Piece of Ural Malachite Turned 245 Years Old
A malachite block weighing a ton and a half was extracted from below the surface 245 years ago in the vicinity of the area where nowadays the town of Polevskoye, Ural, stands.
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Jeanne d’Arc’s Statuette Showcased at Mining Museum
Vladimir Lenin, a Russian revolutionary and politician, was known to favour monuments as an instrument of propaganda. Having won the revolution, the Council of People's Commissars decreed to install monuments to the great people of the past - Spartacus, Brutus, Razin, Khalturin - onto the squares and parks of Russian cities. Yet out of 50 names in the Lenin's list, there was only one woman - Sophia Perovskaya.
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