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Farbište, Poniky, Banská Bystrica Co., Banská Bystrica Region, Slovakia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 48° 43' 59'' North , 19° 19' 0'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 48.7330555556, 19.3166666667
Name(s) in local language(s):Farbište, Poniky, okres Banská Bystrica, Banskobystrický kraj, Slovenská republika

Small deposit with mineralized 2 to 6 m thick impregnation zone in rhyolites and rhyolite tuffs of the Werfen series with variegated oxidation zone. Rare primary ores are tennantite, chalcopyrite, bornite and chalcocite. Classic locality of rare arsenates of copper, especially euchroite and tyrolite.
Mined in the 19th century; re-studied by exploration work in 1959-1960. Notable new finds (especially of euchroite) were made in 2009-2012 period at the outcrops of mineralized rocks, GPS data refers to this area.

Located around 4 km NE of Poniky (12 km E of Banská Bystrica).

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36 valid minerals. 2 erroneous literature entries.

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- Slavkay M., 1961: Ložiská polymetalických rúd pri Ponikách. Mineralia Slovaca, 3, 11, 181-211.
- Láznička P., 1965: Regionálně mineralogické poměry na středním Slovensku. Rozmn. prědnáška, Spol. Múz. a Nár. muz., Praha, 35. (in Czech)
- Řídkošil T., 1981: Arzeničnany mědi z Farbiště na středním Slovensku. Čas. Mineral. Geol., 26, 92. (in Czech)
- Hyršl J., Korbel P., Šourek J., 1984: Cornubit a cornwallit z Farbiště u Ponické Lehotky. Čas. Mineral. Geol., 29, 4, 433-434. (in Czech)
- Řídkošil T., 2007: Sekundární minerály mědi na lokalitě Farbiště u Ponik. Minerál, 15, 5, 447-450. (in Czech)
- Schreiner, M. (2007): Erzlagerstätten im Hrontal, Slowakei. Forschungen zur Archäometrie und Altertumswissenschaft, Band 3, Verlag Marie Leidorf GmbH, Rahden, Westfalen, Germany, 274 pp.
- Števko M., Bálintová T., Turecký T., 2010: Euchroit-Neufunde und seltene Kupfermineralien aus Farbiste bei Poniky, Slowakei. Lapis, 35, 6, 25-29; 70. (in German)
- Števko M., Sejkora J., Bačík P., 2011: Mineralogy and origin of supergene mineralization at the Farbište ore occurrence near Poniky, central Slovakia. Journal of Geosciences, 57, 3, 273-298.
- Jennifer Garner, Michal Cheben, Daniel Demant, Uwe Enke, Rainer Herd, Jozef Labuda, Diana Modarressi-Tehrani, Thomas Stöllner, Peter Tóth (2014): Neue montanarchäologische Untersuchungen im Slowakischen Erzgebirge. Der Anschnitt 66, 66-77.

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