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Krížnica, Pernek, Malacky Co., Bratislava Region, Slovakia
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Latitude: 48°22'27"N
Longitude: 17°11'26"E
 
Name(s) in local language(s): Krížnica, Pernek, okres Malacky, Bratislavský kraj, Slovenská republika
 
Hydrothermal antimony deposit. Mining of antimony started in 1790 and after some breaks finally stopped in 1922. Located about 3 km west of the village of Pernek, on the eastern slopes of the Krížnica hill (604 m). Probably second occurrence of sénarmontite in the world (Kenngott, 1852).

Mineral List

Actinolite
Ankerite
Antimony
Aragonite
Arsenopyrite
Azurite
Baryte
Berthierite
'Biotite'
Boulangerite
Bournonite
Brandholzite
Calcite
Calcite
var: Manganoan Calcite

Cervantite
Chalcopyrite
'Chlorite Group'
Dolomite
var: Ferroan Dolomite
Galena
Glaucodot
Goethite
Gold
Graphite
Gudmundite
Gypsum
Hematite
'Hornblende'
Jamesonite
Kaolinite
Kermesite
'Limonite'
Magnetite
Malachite
Microcline
Muscovite
var: Fuchsite
var: Illite
var: Sericite
Pyrite
Pyrrhotite
Quartz
'Roméite Group'
Schafarzikite (TL)
Scheelite
Sénarmontite
Siderite
Sphalerite
Stibnite
Sulphur
Valentinite


51 entries listed. 41 valid minerals. 1 type locality (valid mineral).

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References

- Kenngott G. A., 1852: Mineralogische Untersuchungen, betreffend die Minerale Zinkenit, Gyps, Antimonsilber, Kupferglanz, Millerit, Pyrrhotin, Danait und den oktaedrischen Antimon-Baryt. Sitzungsberichte der kaiserliche Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien der Wissenschaften mathematisch-naturwissenschaftlichen, Classe 9, 557-595.
- Pjatnitzky P. 1892: Ueber Rothspiessglanzerz. Z. Kristallogr., 20, 417-433.
- Krenner J. A. 1921: Schafarzikit, ein neues Mineral. Z. Kristallogr., 56, 198-200. (in German)
- Krenner J. A. 1923: Schafarzikit, egy új magyar ásvány. Math. Termtud. Értes., 40, 255-258.
- Koch A. 1925: Neueriches Vorkommen einiger seltener Mineralien in Ungarn: Gediegen Antimon von Pernek. Földt. Közl., 55, 162-168. (in German)
- Tokody L. 1925: Beiträge zur Kenntnis der kristallographischen und physikalischen Eigenschaften des Schafarzikits. Z. Kristallogr., 62, 123-126.
- Tokody L. 1925: Adatok a schafarzikit ismeretéhez. Math. Termtud. Értes., 42, 123-126.
- Cambel B., 1960: Hydrotermálne ložiská v Malých Karpatoch, mineralógia a geochémia ich rúd. Acta geol. geogr. Univ. Comen., 3, 338 p. (in Slovak)
- Sejkora J., Ozdín D., Vitáloš J., Tuček P., Ďuďa R., 2004: Schafarzikit von Pernek, Revier Pezinok (Slowakei). Lapis, 29, 12, 27-36. (in German)
- Sejkora J., Ozdín D., Vitáloš J., Tuček P., Ďuďa R., 2007: Schafarzikite from the type locality Pernek (Malé Karpaty Mountains, Slovak Republic) revisited. European Journal of Mineralogy, 19, 419-427.
- Frost R. L., Čejka J., Sejkora J., Ozdín D., Bahfenne S., Keeffe E. C., 2009: Raman spectroscopic study of the antimonate mineral brandholzite Mg[Sb2(OH)12]•6H2O. J. Raman Spectroscopy, 40, 11, 1907-1910.
- Ozdín D., 2009: Brandholzit. Ochrana prírody Slovenska, 4, 3rd and 4th cover page. (in Slovak)
- Sejkora J., Ozdín D., Ďuďa R., 2010: The supergene mineral association with brandholzite from Pernek, Malé Karpaty Mountains, Slovak Republic. Journal of Geosciences, 55, 149-160. [http://www.jgeosci.org/content/jgeosci.064_2010_2_sejkora.pdf]
- Števko M., 2012: Pernek-Krížnica: svetoznáma lokalita minerálov antimónu. Minerál, 20, 2, 104-113 (in Slovak).
- Ozdín D., 2012: Sénarmontit. Minerál, 20, 3, 195-200.

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