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Esperanza Mine, Lavrion (Laurion; Laurium), Lavrion District Mines, Lavrion District (Laurion; Laurium), Attikí Prefecture (Attica; Attika), Greece

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 37° 43' 32'' North , 24° 1' 57'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 37.725465, 24.032466
A small ancient mine situated around 2.5 km NE of the town of Lavrion, close (less than 1 km North) to the famous "Km 3" site. Mineralisation occurs from the weathering of Pb-Zn ores (galena, sphalerite), and includes a very interesting assemblage of Cd-minerals (type locality for niedermayrite) and a suite of interesting chlorides and sulfates.

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69 entries listed. 66 valid minerals. 4 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

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- Giester, G., Rieck, B. and Brandstätter, F. (1998): Niedermayrite, Cu4Cd(SO4)2(OH)6•4H2O, a new mineral from the Lavrion Mining District, Greece. Mineral. Petrol., 63, 19-34.
- Blaß, G., Fabritz, K. H., Mühlbauer, W. and Prachar, I. (1998): Immer wieder Neues aus Lavrion. Mineralien-Welt 9 (2), 46-48 (in German).
- Möckel, S. (2001): Wallkilldellit und weitere acht Neubestimmungen aus Lavrion, Griechenland. Lapis 26 (11), 43.

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