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Skalny dump, Łaziska, Katowice area, Upper Silesian Coal Basin, Upper Silesia (Śląskie), Poland

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Name(s) in local language(s): hałda "Skalny", Łaziska, rejon Katowic, Górny Śląsk, Polska
Already recultivated, burnt coal-mining dump. Supergene, fumarolic (so-called para- or pseudofumarolic) and high-temperature (pyrometamorphic) mineral associations were observed. Some "minerals" may be of "technogenic" origin. The researches of "Skalny" dump were performed in connection with Mag. Thesis (unpublished) on Institute of Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Petrology, Faculty of Geology, Warsaw University, Poland. This high dump stands for a potential home for predatory birds.

Some minerals ("krasnoselskite", "krasnogorite", likely hannebachite and possibly halite) are of technogenic origin. Hannebachite may form in a human-driven desulphurization process due to the use of lime in the purpose of fire extinguishing.

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- Kruszewski, Ł. (200x): Minerals arising in cause of underground fires of "Skalny" coal mine dump in Laziska, Upper Silesia. Mag. Thesis (unpublished)
- Parafiniuk, J. and Kruszewski, Ł. (2009): Ammonium minerals from burning coal-dumps of the Upper Silesian Coal Basin (Poland). Geol. Quart., 53, 341-356.]

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