Traditional mineralogy industries in the Sverdlovsk region are experiencing a revival and could bring billions into the local economy, Sverdlovsk Governor Eugene Kuyvashev said as he recently announced the Russian Stone 2015 international forum on minerals.
Correspondence between Kuyvashev and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev indicate mineralogy will again flourish in the Sverdlovsk region. The minerals, which include stone, metal and ore, are useful for construction, jewelry, decorations and collectibles.
Kuyvashev and his experts estimate that the artisanal revival will bring approximately $29 million U.S.
The Russina Stone mineralogy forum will bring more investments and more tourism to the Sverdlovsk economy.
Three categories will be exhibited at Russian Rock.
The JUNWEX category will display jewelry created using the region’s semiprecious and precious gems. The Ural Expo Stone category will exhibit the potential of building with stone, the manufacturing of natural stone products and exploring the technology used to extract the stone. The Mineral Show section will display folk crafts from the Urals area. This exhibit will include collectible minerals and stonecutting tools.
The forum is scheduled to be held April 2-5.