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Farbište, Poniky, Banská Bystrica Co., Banská Bystrica Region, Slovakia
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Latitude: 48°43'59"N
Longitude: 19°19'0"E
 
Name(s) in local language(s): Farbište, Poniky, okres Banská Bystrica, Banskobystrický kraj, Slovenská republika
 
Small deposit with mineralized 2 to 6 m thick impregnation zone in rhyolites and rhyolite tuffs of the Werfen series with variegated oxidation zone. Rare primary ores are tennantite, chalcopyrite, bornite and chalcocite. Classic locality of rare arsenates of copper, especially euchroite and tyrolite.
Mined in the 19th century; re-studied by exploration work in 1959-1960.

Located around 4 km NE of Poniky (12 km E of Banská Bystrica).

Mineral List

Arsenopyrite
Azurite
Bariopharmacosiderite
Baryte
Bornite
Brochantite
Calcite
Chalcanthite
Chalcocite
Chalcophyllite
Chalcopyrite
'Chlorite Group'
Chrysocolla
Clinoclase
'Clinotyrolite'
Cornubite
Cornwallite
Covellite
Erythrite
Euchroite
Galena
Goethite
Guildite
Gypsum
Hematite
var: Specularite
'Limonite'
Malachite
Marcasite
Melanterite
'Melnikovite'
Muscovite
var: Illite

Olivenite
Parnauite
Pharmacosiderite
Poitevinite
'Psilomelane'
Pyrite
Quartz
Strashimirite
Tennantite
Tenorite
Tetrahedrite
Tyrolite
'Wad'


45 entries listed. 36 valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.

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References

- Slavkay M., 1961: Ložiská polymetalických rúd pri Ponikách. Mineralia Slovaca, 3, 11, 181-211.
- Láznička P., 1965: Regionálně mineralogické poměry na středním Slovensku. Rozmn. prědnáška, Spol. Múz. a Nár. muz., Praha, 35. (in Czech)
- Řídkošil T., 1981: Arzeničnany mědi z Farbiště na středním Slovensku. Čas. Mineral. Geol., 26, 92. (in Czech)
- Hyršl J., Korbel P., Šourek J., 1984: Cornubit a cornwallit z Farbiště u Ponické Lehotky. Čas. Mineral. Geol., 29, 4, 433-434. (in Czech)
- Řídkošil T., 2007: Sekundární minerály mědi na lokalitě Farbiště u Ponik. Minerál, 15, 5, 447-450. (in Czech)
- Schreiner, M. (2007): Erzlagerstätten im Hrontal, Slowakei. Forschungen zur Archäometrie und Altertumswissenschaft, Band 3, Verlag Marie Leidorf GmbH, Rahden, Westfalen, Germany, 274 pp.
- Števko M., Bálintová T., Turecký T., 2010: Euchroit-Neufunde und seltene Kupfermineralien aus Farbiste bei Poniky, Slowakei. Lapis, 35, 6, 25-29; 70. (in German)
- Števko M., Sejkora J., Bačík P., 2011: Mineralogy and origin of supergene mineralization at the Farbište ore occurrence near Poniky, central Slovakia. Journal of Geosciences, 57, 3, 273-298.
- Jennifer Garner, Michal Cheben, Daniel Demant, Uwe Enke, Rainer Herd, Jozef Labuda, Diana Modarressi-Tehrani, Thomas Stöllner, Peter Tóth (2014): Neue montanarchäologische Untersuchungen im Slowakischen Erzgebirge. Der Anschnitt 66, 66-77.

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