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Hällefors Mines, Hällefors, Västmanland, Sweden
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Name(s) in local language(s): Hällefors gruvor, Hällefors, Västmanland, Sverige
 
Mined from 1639 to 1978. Sweden's second largest silver mine (after Sala).
The marble- and metavolcanic-hosted Pb–Zn–(Ag–Sb–As) deposits of the Hällefors district, comprise both stratabound sulphides and discordant, Ag-rich sulphide–sulphosalt veins.


Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities
Allargentum
Amesite
Andalusite
Antimony
Arsenopyrite
Azurite
Berthierite
Boulangerite
Bournonite
Cassiterite
Chalcopyrite
Clinochlore
var: Diabantite

Covellite
Cubanite
Dyscrasite
'Fayalite-Tephroite Series
var: Knebelite'

Freibergite
Galena
Goethite
Graphite
Gudmundite
Hematite
Ilmenite
Magnetite
Malachite
Marcasite
Meneghinite
Miargyrite
Molybdenite
Pyrargyrite
Pyrite
'Pyrosmalite'
Pyrrhotite
Quartz
Rhodochrosite
Rutile
Sphalerite
Stannite
Stephanite
Stibnite
Tetrahedrite
Troilite
Zoisite


72 entries listed. 40 valid minerals.

Localities in this Region

Sweden

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References

- Jasinski, A.W. (1983): Some aspects of the silver mineralization in the Hällefors region (Bergslagen, Sweden). Mineralogical Magazine. 47, 507-514 [http://www.minersoc.org/pages/Archive-MM/Volume_47/47-345-507.htm]
- Mineralogical Magazine (1986) 50, 101-110 [http://www.minersoc.org/pages/Archive-MM/Volume_50/50-355-101.pdf]
- Canadian Mineralogist (1984) 22 (4), 583-593
- Wagner, T., Jonsson, E., Boyce, A.J. (2005) Metamorphic ore remobilization in the Hällefors district, Bergslagen, Sweden: constraints from mineralogical and small-scale sulphur isotope studies. Mineral. Deposita, 40, 100-114.

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