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Upper Silesian Coal Basin, Silesian Voivodeship, Polandi
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Upper Silesian Coal BasinBasin
Silesian VoivodeshipVoivodeship
PolandCountry

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Latitude & Longitude:
50° North , 18° East (est.)
Estimate based on other nearby localities or region boundaries.
Margin of Error:
~103km
Locality type:
Name(s) in local language(s):
Górnośląskie Zagłębie Węglowe, Śląskie, Polska


Bituminous coal mining district.
One part of this larger district is in Poland (Rybnik Coal Area), the other in the Czech Republic (Ostrava-Karviná Coal Area).

65 underground mines were active in the last decades of the 20th century.

Coal in the eastern part is somewhat enriched in U (up to 0.26%); this concerns the upper beds of the Productive Carboniferous (Orzesze beds, Łaziska beds, Libiąż beds), in the Sobieski (formerly Bierut) and Siersza mines.

Mine waters mainly in the southern and central part may be enriched in natural radium isotopes; the amount of 226Ra and 228Ra in these waters reaches 390 and 200 kBq/m3, respectively. The highest amounts are observed in waters that are also barium-bearing.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

9 valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.

Detailed Mineral List:

Alunogen
Formula: Al2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
Reference: Kruszewski, Ł. (2013). Supergene sulphate minerals from the burning coal mining dumps in the Upper Silesian Coal Basin, South Poland. International Journal of Coal Geology, 105, 91-109.
Blödite
Formula: Na2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
Reference: Kruszewski, Ł. (2013). Supergene sulphate minerals from the burning coal mining dumps in the Upper Silesian Coal Basin, South Poland. International Journal of Coal Geology, 105, 91-109.
Butlerite
Formula: Fe3+(SO4)(OH) · 2H2O
Reference: Kruszewski, Ł. (2013). Supergene sulphate minerals from the burning coal mining dumps in the Upper Silesian Coal Basin, South Poland. International Journal of Coal Geology, 105, 91-109.
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Kruszewski, Ł. (2013). Supergene sulphate minerals from the burning coal mining dumps in the Upper Silesian Coal Basin, South Poland. International Journal of Coal Geology, 105, 91-109.
Hexahydrite
Formula: MgSO4 · 6H2O
Reference: Kruszewski, Ł. (2013). Supergene sulphate minerals from the burning coal mining dumps in the Upper Silesian Coal Basin, South Poland. International Journal of Coal Geology, 105, 91-109.
Konyaite
Formula: Na2Mg(SO4)2 · 5H2O
Reference: Kruszewski, Ł. (2013). Supergene sulphate minerals from the burning coal mining dumps in the Upper Silesian Coal Basin, South Poland. International Journal of Coal Geology, 105, 91-109.
'Magnesium'
Formula: Mg
Description: The author of the reference below says it was reported in error http://www.mindat.org/mesg-104-375865.html
Reference: Kruszewski, Ł. (2013). Supergene sulphate minerals from the burning coal mining dumps in the Upper Silesian Coal Basin, South Poland. International Journal of Coal Geology, 105, 91-109.
Metavoltine
Formula: Na6K2FeFe6(SO4)12O2 · 18H2O
Reference: Kruszewski, Ł. (2013). Supergene sulphate minerals from the burning coal mining dumps in the Upper Silesian Coal Basin, South Poland. International Journal of Coal Geology, 105, 91-109.
Pickeringite
Formula: MgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Reference: Kruszewski, Ł. (2013). Supergene sulphate minerals from the burning coal mining dumps in the Upper Silesian Coal Basin, South Poland. International Journal of Coal Geology, 105, 91-109.
Tamarugite
Formula: NaAl(SO4)2 · 6H2O
Reference: Kruszewski, Ł. (2013). Supergene sulphate minerals from the burning coal mining dumps in the Upper Silesian Coal Basin, South Poland. International Journal of Coal Geology, 105, 91-109.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Magnesium' ?1.AB.Mg
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Alunogen7.CB.45Al2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
Blödite7.CC.50Na2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
Butlerite7.DC.10Fe3+(SO4)(OH) · 2H2O
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Hexahydrite7.CB.25MgSO4 · 6H2O
Konyaite7.CC.80Na2Mg(SO4)2 · 5H2O
Metavoltine7.DF.35Na6K2FeFe6(SO4)12O2 · 18H2O
Pickeringite7.CB.85MgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Tamarugite7.CC.10NaAl(SO4)2 · 6H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
A2B(XO4)2·xH2O
Blödite29.3.3.1Na2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
Konyaite29.3.5.1Na2Mg(SO4)2 · 5H2O
AmBn(XO4)p·xH2O, with (m+n):p < 3:2 and > 1:1
Metavoltine29.4.6.1Na6K2FeFe6(SO4)12O2 · 18H2O
AB(XO4)2·xH2O
Tamarugite29.5.3.1NaAl(SO4)2 · 6H2O
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Hexahydrite29.6.8.1MgSO4 · 6H2O
AB2(XO4)4·H2O
Pickeringite29.7.3.1MgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
A2(XO4)3·H2O
Alunogen29.8.6.1Al2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Butlerite31.9.1.1Fe3+(SO4)(OH) · 2H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Magnesium' ?-Mg

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H BlöditeNa2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
H KonyaiteNa2Mg(SO4)2 · 5H2O
H HexahydriteMgSO4 · 6H2O
H TamarugiteNaAl(SO4)2 · 6H2O
H PickeringiteMgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
H AlunogenAl2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
H MetavoltineNa6K2FeFe6(SO4)12O2 · 18H2O
H ButleriteFe3+(SO4)(OH) · 2H2O
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
OOxygen
O BlöditeNa2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
O KonyaiteNa2Mg(SO4)2 · 5H2O
O HexahydriteMgSO4 · 6H2O
O TamarugiteNaAl(SO4)2 · 6H2O
O PickeringiteMgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
O AlunogenAl2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
O MetavoltineNa6K2FeFe6(SO4)12O2 · 18H2O
O ButleriteFe3+(SO4)(OH) · 2H2O
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
NaSodium
Na BlöditeNa2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
Na KonyaiteNa2Mg(SO4)2 · 5H2O
Na TamarugiteNaAl(SO4)2 · 6H2O
Na MetavoltineNa6K2FeFe6(SO4)12O2 · 18H2O
MgMagnesium
Mg BlöditeNa2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
Mg KonyaiteNa2Mg(SO4)2 · 5H2O
Mg HexahydriteMgSO4 · 6H2O
Mg PickeringiteMgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Mg MagnesiumMg
AlAluminium
Al TamarugiteNaAl(SO4)2 · 6H2O
Al PickeringiteMgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Al AlunogenAl2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
SSulfur
S BlöditeNa2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
S KonyaiteNa2Mg(SO4)2 · 5H2O
S HexahydriteMgSO4 · 6H2O
S TamarugiteNaAl(SO4)2 · 6H2O
S PickeringiteMgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
S AlunogenAl2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
S MetavoltineNa6K2FeFe6(SO4)12O2 · 18H2O
S ButleriteFe3+(SO4)(OH) · 2H2O
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
KPotassium
K MetavoltineNa6K2FeFe6(SO4)12O2 · 18H2O
CaCalcium
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
FeIron
Fe MetavoltineNa6K2FeFe6(SO4)12O2 · 18H2O
Fe ButleriteFe3+(SO4)(OH) · 2H2O

References

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Lebecka, J., Chałupnik, S., Michalik, B., Wysocka, M., Skubacz, K., Mielnikow, A. (1994): Radioactivity of Mine Waters in Upper Silesian Coal Basin and its Influence on Natural Environment. 5th International Mine Water Congress, Nottingham (U.K.), September 1994. International Mine Water Association Proceedings
Miecznik, J.B., Strzelecki, R., Wołkowicz, S. (2011): Uran w Polsce – historia poszukiwań i perspektywy odkrycia złóż. Przegląd Geologiczny: 59(10): 688-697
Kruszewski, Ł. (2013). Supergene sulphate minerals from the burning coal mining dumps in the Upper Silesian Coal Basin, South Poland. International Journal of Coal Geology, 105, 91-109.

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