Kristineberg Mine, Malå, Lappland, SwedenThis page is currently not sponsored. Click here to sponsor this page.
There are two major are lenses. A and A3. Both are mixed sulphides with contents of gold, silver, copper, zinc, lead and sulphur. In terms of value- zinc is the most important are.
Kristineberg is among the first ores found in the so called Skellefte-district, and also the first one to be confirmed through electrical ore prospecting (geophysics) in 1918. 1930-34 further investigations and 35 the shaft is sunk to 90 m level, decision to start mining -37 and the first ore leaves for Boliden in 1940. Kristineberg was the starting point of the ropeway passing thrugh the district, passing Rakkejaur to Boliden. Today among deepest mines in Sweden with mining at +1100 meters.
Ref.: Rocks & Minerals (1939): 14: 141.
Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 1011.
Du Rietz; Kribergit, ett nytt mineral från Kristinebergs gruva i Geologiska Föreningens i Stockholm Förhandlingar, "GFF" 67, 78-79 (1945).
Du Rietz; Geology and ores of the Kristineberg deposit.SGU ser C no 524 (1953).
Mineralogical Magazine (1989): 53: 385.
30 entries listed. 23 valid minerals. 1 type locality (valid mineral).
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Locality Updated: Silver Bow District (Silverbow District), Nye Co., Nevada, USAFrom Chester S. Lemanski, Jr., 19th Dec 2014 23:30:48