EuChemS Historical Landmarks Award plaque unveiled at Almadén mines, Spain

After postponements due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we had the pleasure of travelling to Almadén (Spain) on 14 and 15 September 2021, where the mines have been awarded the 2019 EuChemS Historical Landmark (European level).

The ceremony was preceded by a symposium on the history of the mines and the element mercury. From EuChemS, Floris Rutjes, President, Pilar Goya, Vice-President and Nineta Hrastelj, Secretary General, attended the unveiling of the plaque in Almadén. The ceremony also welcomed several  high-level guests from the scientific community, media, politicians and regional organisers. Amongst others, the President of the Spanish Royal Chemical Society (RSEQ), Antonio M. Echavarren Pablos, the RSEQ Secretary General, Sonsoles Martín-Santamaría, and from Universidad of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM) María Antonia Herrero Chamorro and Antonio M. Rodríguez García were present. Additionally, the President of the Portuguese Chemical Society (SPQ), Artur Silva joined the unveiling of the  plaque.

We would like to thank all the people involved in this wonderful gathering, especially María Antonia Herrero Chamorro and Antonio M. Rodríguez García for impeccable coordination.

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