Esperanza Mine, Lavrion (Laurion; Laurium), Lavrion District Mines, Lavrion District (Laurion; Laurium), Attikí Prefecture (Attica; Attika), Greece
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||37° 43' 31'' North , 24° 1' 56'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||37.72547,24.03247|
|Köppen climate type:||Csa : Hot-summer Mediterranean climate|
A small ancient mine situated around 2.5 km NE of the town of Lavrion, close (less than 1 km North) to the famous "Km 3" site. Mineralisation occurs from the weathering of Pb-Zn ores (galena, sphalerite), and includes a very interesting assemblage of Cd-minerals (type locality for niedermayrite) and a suite of interesting chlorides and sulfates.
67 valid minerals. 5 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.
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145 - 201.3 Ma
|Mesozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks|
Age: Jurassic (145 - 201.3 Ma)
Lithology: Crystalline metamorphic rocks
Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. 
252.17 - 298.9 Ma