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Medvedí potok, Hnilec (Hniletz; Nyilas; Nagyhnilec), Spišská Nová Ves Co., Košice Region, Slovakia

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Name(s) in local language(s): Medvedí potok, Hnilec, okres Spišská Nová Ves, Košický Kraj, Slovenská Republika
Small Sn deposit. Sn mineralization occurs mainly in greisens and quartz-cassiterite veins. There are also known pegmatite veins with cassiterite. The deposit is located in the northern part of the Súľova granite body of Permian age.
There were two exploration adits (liquidated now), but it is still possible to collect minerals on mine dumps.

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103 entries listed. 78 valid minerals.

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- Grecula, P. et al. (1995): Ložiská nerastných surovín Slovenského rudohoria. Zväzok 1. [Mineral deposits of the Slovak Ore Mountains. Volume 1]. Geocomplex, Bratislava, Slovak Republic, 829 pp.

- Baran, J., Drnzíková, L., Mandáková, K., 1970: Sn-W zrudnenie viazané na hnilecké granity. Mineralia Slovaca, 2(6), 159-165.

- Baran, J., Drnzík, E., Drnzíková, L., Mandáková, K., 1971: Doterajšie výsledky overovania Sn-W anomálie v Medveďom potoku. Mineralia Slovaca, 3(10), 151-153.

- Kohút, M., Stein, H., 2005: Re-Os molybdenite dating of granite-related Sn-W-Mo mineralisation at Hnilec, Gemeric Superunit, Slovakia.
Mineralogy and Petrology, 85, 117-129.

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