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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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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.

Mineral List

Antlerite
Aragonite
Arsenopyrite
Atacamite
Aurichalcite
Azurite
Boleite
Botallackite
Boulangerite
Brianyoungite
Brochantite
Caledonite
Chalcanthite
Chalcocite
Chalcophanite
Chalcopyrite
Claringbullite
Connellite
Covellite
Cryptomelane ?
Cuprite
Diaboleite
Drobecite (TL)
Dypingite
Epsomite
Fluorite
Galena
Gersdorffite
Gordaite
Goslarite
Greenockite
Gypsum
var: Selenite
Hawleyite
Hetaerolite
Hollandite
Hörnesite
Hydrocerussite
Hydrohetaerolite
Hydromagnesite
Hydrotalcite
Hydrozincite
Kaňkite
Keyite
Ktenasite
Lazaridisite (TL)
'Limonite'
Linarite
Marcasite
Melanterite
Millerite
Monteponite
Mooihoekite
Niedermayrite (TL)
Orthoserpierite
Otavite
Phosgenite
Pseudoboleite
'Psilomelane'
Pyrite
Pyrolusite
Rosasite
Schulenbergite
Serpierite
Siderite
Spangolite
Sphalerite
Talnakhite
Voudourisite (TL)


69 entries listed. 66 valid minerals. 4 type localities (valid minerals).

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References

- 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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