The settlement of Brad famous for the brown carbon and aureus-minerals exploration was mentioned in documents for the firs time in 1445.
The most attractive objective for tourists is the Mineral collection of Brad known under the name of “Gold Museum”. Founded for over 100 years it collected over 2000 exhibits from all over the wold.
Gold in mineral appears under diverse forms: fine dispersed, free or together with other minerals and rare chemical combinations of gold with tellurium. The exposed minerals have various shapes, some of them seem to be plants, and others animals but there are also shapes like gun some is even similar to the Romanian map. This collection of minerals has more than 800 pieces coming from all over the world; one glass case shows those ones that were brought to the surface from Romanian mines.