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Zinc smelter (slag locality), Świętochłowice, Katowice, Upper Silesia (Śląskie), Poland
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Name(s) in local language(s): Świętochłowice, Katowice, Śląskie, Polska
 
Slag waste dump.
The smelter was abandoned in 1974.

Known for large synthetic (anthropogenic) zincite crystals.

Mineral List

Anglesite
Bianchite
Cerussite
Diopside
Epsomite
Goethite
Gypsum
Hardystonite
Hematite
Hexahydrite
Jarosite
Kirschsteinite
Leucite
'Melilite'
'Olivine'
'Pyroxene Group'
Pyrrhotite
'Spinel Group'
Willemite
Zincite


20 entries listed. 16 valid minerals.

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References

- Puziewicz, J., Zainoun, K. and Bril, H. (2007): Primary phases in pyrometallurgical slags from a zinc-smelting waste dump, Świętochłowice, Upper Silesia, Poland. Can. Mineral. 45, 1189-1200.
- Bril, H., Zainoun, K., Puziewicz, J., Courtin-Nomade, A., Vanaecker, M. & Bollinger, J.-C. (2008): Secondary phases from the alteration of a pile of zinc-smelting slag as indicators of environmental conditions: an example from Świętochłowice, Upper Silesia, Poland. Canadian Mineralogist 46, 1235-1248.

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