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Skouriotissa Mine, Skouriotissa, Nicosia District (Lefkoşa District; Lefkosia District), Cyprus

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 35° 5' 59'' North , 32° 53' 0'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 35.0997222222, 32.8833333333

An operating copper-gold-pyrite mine (VHMS-type Cu deposit). Started in 1914 and owned by Cyprus Mines Corp., then by Oxiana Resources NL. Orebody includes the Phoenix deposit. Mineralization is replacement lenses in andesite pillow lavas.

Impressive piles of slags at Skouriotissa mine are evidence of ancient mining activities.

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26 valid minerals.

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Bureau of Mines Mineral Trade Notes (Sep, 1947).

Dana 7:II: 465,467

Rocks & Minerals: 23:129; 64:48

Schiffman, P., & Smith, B. M. (1988). Petrology and oxygen isotope geochemistry of a fossil seawater hydrothermal system within the Solea Graben, northern Troodos ophiolite, Cyprus. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth 93(B5), 4612-4624.

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