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Sitarjevec mine, Litija (Littai), Slovenia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 46° 3' 10'' North , 14° 49' 35'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 46.0527777778, 14.8263888889
Name(s) in local language(s): Sitarjevec (Erzberg Littai), Litija (Littai), Slovenija
One of the oldest mines in Slovenia, dating back to Roman times. Mining stopped in 1965.
Hydrothermal Pb-Zn-Ba mineralisation in carbonian sandstone.
More than 60 minerals are presently known (Sabina Kramar, pers. comm. to U. Kolitsch, 2009).

A museum (exhibits on mining and other things) can be visited in Litija.

Mineral List

47 entries listed. 44 valid minerals.

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- Mlakar, I. (1994): O problematiki Litijskega rudnega polja 1993 [On the problems of the Litija ore field]. Geologija 36, 249-338. [or 1993?]
- Herlec, U. (2004): Zapuščeni rudnik - Sitarjevec nad Litijo. GEA, April 2004, 24-27.
- Herlec, U. et al. (2006): Minerali žilnih rudišč v Posavskih gubah
in rudnika Sitarjevec pri Litiji. Scopolia - Journal of the Slovenian Museum of natural History - Mineralna bogastva Slovenije, Ljubljana, p. 52-65.


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