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Thasos Island, Kavála Prefecture, Macedonia Department, Greece
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Latitude: 40°40'N
Longitude: 24°40'E
 
 
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.

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities
Adamite
Aragonite
Aurichalcite
Azurite
Baryte
Bismuthinite
'Calamine'
Calcite
Chalcopyrite
Galena
Gersdorffite
Goethite
Gold
Hematite
Hemimorphite
Ilmenite
Lepidocrocite
'Limonite'
Malachite
Marcasite
Mimetite
Pyrite
Pyromorphite
Pyrrhotite
Quartz
Siderite
Smithsonite
Sphalerite
'Tennantite-Tetrahedrite Series'


29 entries listed. 26 valid minerals.

Localities in this Region

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References

- 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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