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Sitarjevec mine, Litija (Littai), Slovenia
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Photo: J. Rihtar
Latitude: 46°3'10"N
Longitude: 14°49'35"E
 
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

Anglesite
Aragonite
Argentopyrite
Azurite
Baryte
Bornite
Bournonite
Calcite
Cerussite
Chalcanthite
Chalcocite
Chalcopyrite
Cinnabar
Copper
Covellite
Digenite
Dolomite
Galena
Goethite
Gypsum
Hematite
Hemimorphite
Hydrozincite
Lead
Lepidocrocite
'Limonite'
Malachite
Marcasite
Melanterite
Mercury
Metacinnabar
Orpiment
'Psilomelane'
Pyrite
Pyrolusite
Pyromorphite
Quartz
Realgar
Siderite
Smithsonite
Sphalerite
Stibnite
Tennantite
Tetrahedrite
var: Mercurian Tetrahedrite
Witherite
Wulfenite


47 entries listed. 44 valid minerals.

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References

- Mlakar, I. (1993): O problematiki Litijskega rudnega polja 1993. Geologija 36, 249-338.
- 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.

- http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Litija

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