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Thasos Island, Kavála Prefecture, Macedonia Department, Greece

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Ancient ochre mining, Pb-Zn mining and old marble quarries that provided raw material for many ancient empires.
Currently, marble is the only item mined on Thasos.

The island once belonged to Turkey which can be found on old labels.

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30 entries listed. 26 valid minerals.

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- Speidel, J. (1928): Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Geologie und Lagerstätten der Insel Thasos. Dissertation Freiberg, xx pp.
- Wagner, G.A. (1982): Antiker Edelmetallbergbau in der Ägäís. Lapis 7 (4): 9-14.
- Wagner, G.A. & Weisgerber, G. (Hrsg.) (1988): Antike Edel- und Buntmetallgewinnung auf Thasos. Der Anschnitt, Beiheft 6 (Veröffentlichungen aus dem Deutschen Bergbau-Museum, Nr. 42), Bochum, Germany, xx pp. [several articles on mining]

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