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Lead mine, Goppenstein, Lötschen valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 46° 22' 36'' North , 7° 45' 43'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 46.3767787539, 7.76207792733
Name(s) in local language(s):Bleibergwerk, Goppenstein, Lötschental, Wallis (Valais), Schweiz (Suisse; Svizzera)
Other regions containing this locality:The Alps, Europe

The old lead(-zinc-silver) mine (closed for a long time now) is located a little southeast of and just above Goppenstein. When driving along, one can see the ruins of the old mine buildings.
The mine site is protected since 1988.

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12 valid minerals.

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- Rykart, R. (1973): Der Blei-Zinkerzbergbau bei Goppenstein. Schweizer Strahler, Nr. 3, 128-130.
- Graeser, S. & Stalder, H.A. (1974): Mineral-Neufunde aus der Schweiz und angrenzenden Gebieten. I. Schweizer Strahler, 1974, Nr. 7, 265-277.
- Schmutz, L., Bellwald, W., Bachmann, A. (1982): Das Bleibergwerk Goppenstein: Lagerstättenkunde, Geschichte, Technik. Minaria Helvetica 2, 24-48.
- Rüegg, H.-R. & Klemm, L. (2002): Silbererze aus dem Bergwerk Goppenstein, Wallis (Schweiz). Lapis, 27 (3), 25-34.

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