A delegation of scientists from Japan, experts in Crystallography and Crystal Growth, have visited our town. The Mayor of Pulpí, Juan Pedro García, and the Councillor for Tourism and Geode, Juan Bautista López, received the group of scientists at the Town Hall of Pulpí, and later visited the Geode of Pulpí.
The experts, led by Professor Katsuo Tsukamoto, of the Tohoku University of Sendai, and Professors Mihoko Maruyama and Hiroshi Yoshikawa of the University of Osaka participated last week in the International Conference of Crystal Growth, held in Naples and asked Professor Juanma García-Ruiz, author of the book and documentary “The mystery of the giant crystals”, to include a visit to the Mina Rica and the Geode of Pulpí during his study trip to the University of Granada. The Japanese scientists, great experts in crystallography, have been enthusiastic after learning about our wonder of the mineral world.
After the visit, the scientists agreed to establish cooperation within the framework of the Spanish Japanese Society for Scientific Cooperation, whose President, Dr. Jimenez Espejo, also participated in the visit.