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Krížnica, Pernek, Malacky Co., Bratislava Region, Slovakia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 48° 22' 27'' North , 17° 11' 26'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 48.37417,17.19056
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Krížnica, Pernek, okres Malacky, Bratislavský kraj, Slovenská republika

Hydrothermal antimony deposit. Mining of antimony started in 1790 and after some breaks finally stopped in 1922. Located about 3 km west of the village of Pernek, on the eastern slopes of the Krížnica hill (604 m). Probably second occurrence of sénarmontite in the world (Kenngott, 1852). Older specimens from this locality are often labeled as Malaczka.

Mineral List

41 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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252.17 - 541 Ma

ID: 1378939
Paleozoic plutonic rocks

Age: Paleozoic (252.17 - 541 Ma)

Comments: Deep-seated to high-level intrusions are included. Many charnockites, anorthosites, and large ophiolites, classified as plutons, are distinguished in the database using the SIGNIF item. Ophiolites were classified as plutons, even where remnants may be extrusive and/or sedimentary.

Lithology: Plutonic rocks

Reference: Geological Survey of Canada. Generalized geological map of the world and linked databases. doi:10.4095/195142. Open File 2915d. [18]

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- Kenngott G. A., 1852: Mineralogische Untersuchungen, betreffend die Minerale Zinkenit, Gyps, Antimonsilber, Kupferglanz, Millerit, Pyrrhotin, Danait und den oktaedrischen Antimon-Baryt. Sitzungsberichte der kaiserliche Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien der Wissenschaften mathematisch-naturwissenschaftlichen, Classe 9, 557-595.
- Pjatnitzky P. 1892: Ueber Rothspiessglanzerz. Z. Kristallogr., 20, 417-433.
- Krenner J. A. 1921: Schafarzikit, ein neues Mineral. Z. Kristallogr., 56, 198-200. (in German)
- Krenner J. A. 1923: Schafarzikit, egy új magyar ásvány. Math. Termtud. Értes., 40, 255-258.
- Koch A. 1925: Neueriches Vorkommen einiger seltener Mineralien in Ungarn: Gediegen Antimon von Pernek. Földt. Közl., 55, 162-168. (in German)
- Tokody L. 1925: Beiträge zur Kenntnis der kristallographischen und physikalischen Eigenschaften des Schafarzikits. Z. Kristallogr., 62, 123-126.
- Tokody L. 1925: Adatok a schafarzikit ismeretéhez. Math. Termtud. Értes., 42, 123-126.
- Cambel B., 1960: Hydrotermálne ložiská v Malých Karpatoch, mineralógia a geochémia ich rúd. Acta geol. geogr. Univ. Comen., 3, 338 p. (in Slovak)
- Sejkora J., Ozdín D., Vitáloš J., Tuček P., Ďuďa R., 2004: Schafarzikit von Pernek, Revier Pezinok (Slowakei). Lapis, 29, 12, 27-36. (in German)
- Sejkora J., Ozdín D., Vitáloš J., Tuček P., Ďuďa R., 2007: Schafarzikite from the type locality Pernek (Malé Karpaty Mountains, Slovak Republic) revisited. European Journal of Mineralogy, 19, 419-427.
- Frost R. L., Čejka J., Sejkora J., Ozdín D., Bahfenne S., Keeffe E. C., 2009: Raman spectroscopic study of the antimonate mineral brandholzite Mg[Sb2(OH)12]•6H2O. J. Raman Spectroscopy, 40, 11, 1907-1910.
- Ozdín D., 2009: Brandholzit. Ochrana prírody Slovenska, 4, 3rd and 4th cover page. (in Slovak)
- Sejkora J., Ozdín D., Ďuďa R., 2010: The supergene mineral association with brandholzite from Pernek, Malé Karpaty Mountains, Slovak Republic. Journal of Geosciences, 55, 149-160. []
- Števko M., 2012: Pernek-Krížnica: svetoznáma lokalita minerálov antimónu. Minerál, 20, 2, 104-113 (in Slovak).
- Ozdín D., 2012: Sénarmontit. Minerál, 20, 3, 195-200.

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