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Hällefors Mines, Hällefors, Västmanland, Sweden

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 59° 49' 59'' North , 15° 31' 59'' East (est.)
Margin of Error:~0km
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.

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Sundius, N., Parwel, A., Rajandi, B. (1966): The minerals of the silver mines of Hällefors. Sveriges geologiska undersökning, serie C VO: 614 SI: 1-20 SP: eng.

Sundius, N. and Parwel, A. (1967): Amesite from the silver mines of Hällefors,central Sweden. Mineralogical Magazine. 36, 300

Jasinski, A.W. (1983): Some aspects of the silver mineralization in the Hällefors region (Bergslagen, Sweden). Mineralogical Magazine. 47, 507-514

Jasinski, A.W. (1986): Conditions of formation of the iron-containing minerals, Hällefors silver mines, Bergslagen, Sweden. Mineralogical Magazine. 50, 101-110

- 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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