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U obrázku quarry, Písek, South Bohemia Region, Czech Republic

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 49° North , 14° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~27km
Other regions containing this locality:Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen), Czech Republic
Locality type:Quarry
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Name(s) in local language(s):lom U obrázku (V živci, U boudy, U píseckého obrázku)

Abandoned pit quarry in granitic pegmatite used for mining of quartz and feldspar. The quarry was active from 1883 to 1897. Area 25 x 30m, depth 40m. The quarry was closed due to the flooding with water. The quarrying was attempted again unsuccessfully in 1925. The quarry was famous for its up to 50 cm long schorl crystals, common beryl crystals up to 25 cm and beryl gem varieties (heliodor, aquamarine), monazite as tabular crystals (up to 1.5 x 2 cm) and dipyramidal, up to 5 mm large xenotime crystals.

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33 valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.

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- Anonym (1925): Obnovení živcového lomu U obrázku v píseckých horách. Báňský svět, roč. 4, str. 80-82. Praha.
- Bernard J.H. et al. (1981): Mineralogie Československa, 2.vyd., 645 str. Praha.
- Fišera M. et al. (1978): Vysvětlivky k základní geologické mapě ČSSR 1:25 000, list 22-412 Kluky. ÚÚG, 58 str. Praha.
- Chábera S. (1989): 105 let od založení lomu U obrázku, významné mineralogické lokality. Sborník Jihočeského muzea v Českých Budějovicích, přírodní vědy, roč. 29, str. 29-30. České Budějovice.
- Chalupský J. (1930): Beryl drahý v píseckém živcovém lomu U obrázku. Otavan, roč. 13, č. 1, str. 5. Písek.
- Krječí A. (1923): Pisekit, novy radioaktivni nerost nebo klamotvar, Casopis pro Mineralogii a Geologii, pp. 2-5.
- Krječí A. (1925): Živcový lom U obrázku u města Písku, jeho historie a mineralogie. Báňský svět, roč. 4, str. 98-100. Praha.
- Krejčí A. (1925): Minerály písecké a jich naleziště.Časopis Národního muzea, oddíl přírodovědný, roč. 99, str. 49-65. Praha.
- Sochor A. (1884): Živcové lomy u města Písku. Vesmír, roč. 14, str. 242-243. Praha.
- Želízko J.V. (1928): Ložisko živce u Písku. Věstník Stát. geol. úst. Československé republiky, roč.4, str. 23-30. Praha.

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