>> C. Gruescu
Gruescu was born on 12 April 1924 in the rural commune Dognecea,
the district of Caras- Severin, being the descendant of generations
his youth, he looked for and investigated crystals and minerals
locally available and starting from 1945, throughout more than
50 years, he achieved an impressive collection of several thousands
of samples. These mineralogical items are representative for
almost all metallogene zones of Romania, but especially for
Banat, (Ocna de Fier ,Dognecea ,Sasca Montana, Moldova Noua).
the same time, Constantin Gruescu managed to get, by exchanges
or acquisitions, numerous samples from abroad.
Ocna de Fier, in the upper part of the Delius deposits, in the
geodes, he discovered the “Gruescu macle” and the
Japanese macle, formed by the juxtaposition of two crystalline
quartz items up to 7cm height, in an angle of about 90 degrees.
“Constantin Gruescu” Aesthetic Mineralogy Museum
of Ocna de Fier is visited and appreciated by numerous specialists
of Romania, Great Britain, France, Italy, Germany, Norway, Russia,
Egypt, Liban, Hungary, etc.
Mr. Constantin Gruescu is a member of the Society of Geographic
Sciences in Romania and of the International Association of
Mineralogists in Basel (Switzerland).
In the guest book, geologist Marcian Bleahu wrote the following
remark on the ample collection: “Romania has a subsoil
rich in real works of mineral art. Such a proof: the collection
of Constantin Gruescu, in Ocna de Fier”.