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Smolník (Schmöllnitz; Schmölnitz; Szomolnok), Gelnica Co., Košice Region, Slovakia

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View of the Smolník polymetallic mining area, in 1902.

Smolník, Gelnica Co., Košice Region, Slovakia
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 48° 44' 22'' North , 20° 45' 51'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 48.73944,20.76417
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Smolník, okres Gelnica, Košický kraj, Slovenská republika

Ancient copper mine from which three iron sulphates are known (rhomboclase, kornelite and szomolnokite).
Formerly in Hungary (then called Szomolnok).

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82 valid minerals. 3 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Regional Geology

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Carboniferous - Devonian
298.9 - 419.2 Ma

ID: 3144765
Devonian phyllite

Age: Paleozoic (298.9 - 419.2 Ma)

Description: medium grade metamorphic

Lithology: Phyllite

Reference: Asch, K. The 1:5M International Geological Map of Europe and Adjacent Areas: Development and Implementation of a GIS-enabled Concept. Geologisches Jahrbuch, SA 3. [147]

Early Paleozoic
443.8 - 541 Ma

ID: 3187836
Paleozoic sedimentary and volcanic rocks

Age: Paleozoic (443.8 - 541 Ma)

Lithology: Felsic volcanic rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

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- Koděra M., Andrusovová-Vlčeková G., Belešová O., Briatková D., Dávidová Š., Fejdiová V., Hurai V., Chovan M., Nelišerová E., Ženiš P. (1986-1990): Topografická mineralógia Slovenska. I-III. Veda, Bratislava, 1592 p. (in Slovak)
- Bartalský J. (Ed.) (1993): Smolník mesto medenorudných baní. Geocomplex, Bratislava, 370 p. (in Slovak with extended German resume)
- Grecula P. (Ed.) (1995): Ložiská nerastných surovín Slovenského rudohoria. Zväzok 1. [Mineral deposits of the Slovak Ore Mountains. Volume 1]. Geocomplex, Bratislava, 829 p. (in Slovak and English)
- Papp G. (2004): History of Minerals, Rocks and Fossil Resins Discovered in the Carpathian Region. Studia Naturale 14, Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest, Hungary, 215 p. [for corrections and additions see &]
- Hyršl J. & Korbel P. (2008): Tschechien & Slowakei. Edition Schloss Freudenstein, Bode Verlag, Haltern, Germany, 576 p. (in German)

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