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Jihlava (Iglau), Jihlava District, Vysočina Region, Czech Republic

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Other regions containing this locality:Moravia (Mähren; Maehren), Czech Republic
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Name(s) in local language(s):Jihlava, Kraj Vysočina

Jihlava (German name Iglau) is a historic city with a rich mining history. It has about 51 thousand citizens and in 2000 became capital of Vysocina region. The first written document about the city is from 1233, about 1240 started the evolution of silver mining in the city surroundings. Silver ores were mined from the 13th century until the 19th century. In the 1960s detailed prospection work was done on polymetallic ores but with negative results.

The city has a rich history and dozens of landmarks. In nearby surroundings is a trail around relicts of medieval mines and also there are some productive quarries and fields with occurrences of Li pegmatites.

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541 - 1000 Ma

ID: 3189974
Neoproterozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 Ma)

Lithology: Paragneiss

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]

541 - 4000 Ma

ID: 3144646
Precambrian schist

Age: Precambrian (541 - 4000 Ma)

Description: high grade metamorphic

Lithology: Major:{schist group}, Minor{gneiss,migmatite/anatexite,amphibolite}

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]

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- Cech, V. (1952): The ancient silver mines between Jihlava and Pelhrimov in the Bohemian-Moravian upland. Sbornik Ustred. Ustavu Geol. 19, 117-136.
- Koutek, J. (1952): The ore veins and the old mines at Jihlava. Sbornik Ustred. Ustavu Geol. 19, 77-116.
- Stanek, J. (1962): Mineralogy of pegmatites near Jihlava. Folia Fac. Sci. Nat. Univ. Brun. 3(1), 79-105.
- Nemec, D. (1989): Chemical composition of tourmalines in pegmatites of the Jihlava massif (western Moravia, Czechoslovakia). Chemie der Erde 49, 317-340.
- Nemec, D. (1990): Fertile leucogranites and aplites of the Jihlava pegmatite field, western Moravia, Czechoslovakia. Acta Universitatis Carolinae, Geologica 1990 (1), 25-34.
- Cerny, P. and Nemec, D. (1995): Pristine vs contaminated trends in Nb,Ta-oxide minerals of the Jihlava Pegmatite District, Czech Republic. Mineralogy and Petrology 55, 117-129.
- Hrubý, P., Hejhal, P., Malý, K. (2007): Montanarchäologische Forschungen in Jihlava-Staré Hory (Iglau-Altenberg, Tschechien). Zeitschrift für Archäologie des Mittelalters 35, 17-60 (in German).
- Petr Hrubý (2011): Jihlava - Staré Hory. ... . Dissertationes Archaeologicae Brunenses/Pragensesque, 9, published by Univerzita Karlova, Prague/Brno, 307 pp.

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