Mindat Logo

Skouriotissa Mine, Skouriotissa, Nicosia District (Lefkoşa District; Lefkosia District), Cyprus
This page is currently not sponsored. Click here to sponsor this page.

Jarosite
Skouriotissa Mine, Skouriotissa, Nicosia District, Cyprus

Photo: Arliguie M
Latitude: 35°5'59"N
Longitude: 32°53'0"E
 
 
An operating copper-gold-pyrite mine (VHMS-type Cu deposit). Started in 1914 and owned by Cyprus Mines Corp., then by Oxiana Resources NL. Orebody includes the Phoenix deposit. Mineralization is replacement lenses in andesite pillow lavas.

Impressive piles of slags at Skouriotissa mine are evidence of ancient mining activities.

Mineral List

'Blaubleibender Covellite'
Bornite
Chalcocite
Chalcopyrite
Copper
Coquimbite
Covellite
Cuprite
Delafossite
Digenite
Fibroferrite
Goethite
Idaite
Jarosite
Mackinawite
Magnetite
Mandarinoite
Natrojarosite
Oregonite
Paramelaconite
Pyrite
Pyrrhotite
Quartz
Sphalerite
Tamarugite
Tenorite
Voltaite


27 entries listed. 26 valid minerals.

The above list contains all mineral locality references listed on mindat.org. This does not claim to be a complete list. If you know of more minerals from this site, please register so you can add to our database. This locality information is for reference purposes only. You should never attempt to visit any sites listed in mindat.org without first ensuring that you have the permission of the land and/or mineral rights holders for access and that you are aware of all safety precautions necessary.

References

Bureau of Mines Mineral Trade Notes (Sep, 1947).

Dana 7:II: 465,467

Rocks & Min.: 23:129; 64:48

Schiffman, P., & Smith, B. M. (1988). Petrology and oxygen isotope geochemistry of a fossil seawater hydrothermal system within the Solea Graben, northern Troodos ophiolite, Cyprus. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth 93(B5), 4612-4624.

External Links

- www.lrz-muenchen.de/~ressourcen/activities/cyprus/cyprus_deposits.html
- http://www.taesp.arts.gla.ac.uk/Landscape/SIA/TS01.htm [Link Broken? Jul 2014]

Mineral and/or Locality  
Search Google  
Copyright © Jolyon Ralph and Ida Chau 1993-2014. Site Map. Locality, mineral & photograph data are the copyright of the individuals who submitted them. Site hosted & developed by Jolyon Ralph. Mindat.org is an online information resource dedicated to providing free mineralogical information to all. Mindat relies on the contributions of thousands of members and supporters. Mindat does not offer minerals for sale. If you would like to add information to improve the quality of our database, then click here to register.
Current server date and time: September 2, 2014 16:40:16 Page generated: July 16, 2014 18:04:09
Mineral and Locality Search
Mineral:
and/or Locality:
Options
Fade toolbar when not in focusFix toolbar to bottom of page
Hide Social Media Links
Slideshow frame delay seconds