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The Museum welcomes the Fairy Stone exhibit

Fairy stones, also known as clay concretions, are natural sculptures and regional and international curiosities. They have been part of our heritage and culture for generations. Although they are found elsewhere in the world, the most known and sought-after products are from Abitibi-Témiscamingue. Our institution is therefore very proud to present this exhibition in relation to our mission to represent the geological and mining realities of our territory.

The exhibition explores six themes: artistic values, geology, paleontology, territory (the Harricana River and elsewhere in the world) and small beings as seen by first nations. Photo and video presentations lead us to the discovery of these concretions on the banks of rivers and streams and during archaeological excavations.