Machów mine, Tarnobrzeg, Podkarpackie, Poland
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||50° 35' North , 21° 40' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||50.5833333333, 21.6666666667|
An opencast sulfur mine located near Tarnobrzeg.
Abstract from Gradowski et al., 1992:
Sulphur deposits being surface mined in the Tarnobrzeg area of Poland formed post-depositionally in the vuggy limestone layer above gypsum and anhydrite beds. Sulphur was deposited mostly as powder but also as coarsely crystalline masses and as free-growing crystals. Other materials present in the sulphur-bearing horizon include calcite, gypsum, quartz, aluminum oxide, celestine, and barite. Mineral specimens of these minerals collected at the mine are described.
In 1984 it produced 2.342 million tons of ore.
6 valid minerals.
This information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This data will improve over time as more accurate maps and data sets are added.
|Pliocene - Miocene2.588 - 23.03 Ma||Miocene-Pliocene sedimentary rocks|
References for regional geology:
Data provided by Macrostrat.org
Geological Survey of Canada. Generalized geological map of the world and linked databases. doi:10.4095/195142. Open File 2915d.
Gradowski, J. and Kubiak, W.W. (1992), The Machow Mine, Tarnobrzeg, Poland. (La mine Machow, Tarnobrzeg, Pologne), Mineralogical Record, 4pp., 13 references (in English) (January-February 1992): 23: 29.