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Kamariza Mines (Kamareza Mines), Agios Konstantinos [St Constantine] (Kamariza), Lavrion District Mines, Lavrion District (Laurion; Laurium), Attikí Prefecture (Attica; Attika), Greece

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 37° North , 24° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~1km
Köppen climate type:Csa : Hot-summer Mediterranean climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Ορυχεία Καμάριζας, Άγιος Κωνσταντίνος, Λαύριο, Αττική, Ελλάδα


This is a list of the species found in the ancient mines in or around the village of Agios Konstantinos (formerly known as Kamareza, Camariza and other similar names), 5 Km West of the town of Lavrion, Attiki, Greece. These mines are the Christiana mine, Serpieri mine, Hilarion mine and Jean-Baptiste mine. They are situated very close to each other, with similar geology and mineral associations, and are connected with each other via underground tunnels. While one could look at them all as being a single "Kamareza mine," since they are interconnected, the convention here is to look at them as being separate, but interconnected, mines. So specimens labeled as being from the nominal "Kamareza mine" are actually from one of the 4 named mines in the complex. Where the actual mine name is lacking for a specimen, it is appropriate to label it as coming from the "Kamareza Mines" (plural).

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

Acanthite

Adamite

var: Alumino Adamite

var: Cobaltoan Adamite

var: Cuprian Adamite

var: Manganoan Adamite

'Agardite'

Agardite-(Ce)

Agardite-(La)

Agardite-(Nd) (TL)

Agardite-(Y)

Aikinite

var: Argentoaikinite

Allanite-(Ce)

Allophane

'Andorite'

Anglesite

Ankerite

Annabergite

Antimony

Antlerite

Aragonite

var: Flos Ferri

Argentojarosite

Argentopyrite

Arsendescloizite

Arsenic

Arseniosiderite

'Arsenobismite'

Arsenocrandallite

Arsenogorceixite

Arsenogoyazite

Arsenolite

Arsenopyrite

Arsentsumebite

Arthurite

Atacamite

Atelestite

Attikaite (TL)

Aurichalcite

Aurorite

Austinite

var: Cuprian Austinite

Azurite

Baileychlore

Barahonaite-(Al)

Bariopharmacosiderite

Baryte

Bastnäsite-(La)

Bayldonite

Beaverite-(Cu)

Betekhtinite

Beudantite

'Beudantite-Segnitite Series'

Beyerite

Bianchite

'Bindheimite'

Bismite

Bismuth

Bismuthinite

Bismutite

Bornite

Boulangerite

Bournonite

Brandtite

Brannerite

Brianyoungite

Briartite

Brochantite

Bukovskýite

Calcite

Carbonatecyanotrichite

Carminite

Cerussite

Chalcanthite

Chalcoalumite

Chalcocite

Chalcophanite

Chalcophyllite

Chalcopyrite

Chalcostibite

Chenevixite

Chlorargyrite

var: Bromian Chlorargyrite

Chrysocolla

Cinnabar

Cobaltaustinite

Conichalcite

Connellite

Copiapite

Copper

Corkite

Cornubite

Cornwallite

Cotunnite

Covellite

Creedite

Cryptomelane

Cubanite

Cuprite

var: Chalcotrichite

Cuprocopiapite

Cyanotrichite

Dadsonite

Descloizite

Devilline

Diaphorite

Dietrichite

Digenite

Djurleite

Dolomite

Dufrénite ?

Duftite

Dundasite

Dyscrasite

Dzhalindite

Emplectite

Enargite

Epsomite

Euchroite

Famatinite

Fibroferrite

Fluorite

Fornacite

Fraipontite

Freibergite

Fülöppite

Gaitite

Galena

Gartrellite

Gearksutite

Geocronite

Georgeite

Gersdorffite

Gibbsite

Glaucocerinite (TL)

Goethite

Gold

Gorceixite

Gordaite

Goudeyite

Greenockite

Gunningite

Gypsum

var: Selenite

Halite

'Halloysite'

Halloysite-10Å

Helmutwinklerite

Hematite

Hemimorphite

Hetaerolite

Hexahydrite

Heyrovskýite

Hidalgoite

Hilarionite (TL)

Hinsdalite

Hisingerite

Hollandite

Honessite

Hydrohetaerolite

Hydrokenoralstonite

Hydroniumjarosite

Hydrowoodwardite

Hydrozincite

Jamesite

Jarosite

Kamarizaite (TL)

Kaňkite

Kaolinite

Kettnerite

Kolwezite

Koritnigite

Köttigite

Krupkaite

Ktenasite (TL)

Kyrgyzstanite

Lahnsteinite

Langite

Lavendulan

Leadhillite

Legrandite

Lemanskiite

Lillianite

'Limonite'

Linarite

Löllingite

Lotharmeyerite

Ludjibaite

Luzonite

Mahnertite

Malachite

Maldonite

Manganite

Manjiroite

Mapimite

Marcasite

Matildite

var: Cupromatildite

Matlockite

Mawbyite

Mereiterite (TL)

Miargyrite

Mimetite

'Mimetite-M'

Minium

Mixite

Mooihoekite

Mummeite

Murdochite

Muscovite

var: Illite

var: Sericite

Namuwite

Natroalunite

Natroglaucocerinite (TL)

Natrojarosite

Niedermayrite

Nontronite

Nordstrandite

Ojuelaite

Olivenite

Opal

var: Opal-AN

Orthoserpierite

Osakaite

Ourayite

Owyheeite

Paracoquimbite

Paragonite

Paramelaconite

Parnauite

Petrukite

Pharmacosiderite

Philipsbornite

Philipsburgite

Phosgenite

Picropharmacolite

Pitticite

Plattnerite

Plumbogummite

Posnjakite

Preisingerite

'Psilomelane'

Pyrargyrite

Pyrite

Pyrolusite

Pyromorphite

Pyrostilpnite ?

Pyrrhotite

Quartz

var: Sceptre Quartz

Ramsdellite

Richelsdorfite

Robinsonite

Romanèchite

Rooseveltite

Roquesite

Rosasite

Safflorite

Saponite

Sauconite

Scheelite ?

Schulenbergite

Schultenite

Sclarite

Scorodite

Scrutinyite

Segnitite

Sepiolite

Serpierite (TL)

Siderite

Siderotil

Slavkovite

Smithsonite

Spangolite

Sphalerite

Spherocobaltite

Stannite

Stephanite

Stibarsen

'Stibiconite'

'Stibioenargite'

Stibnite

Sulphur

Symplesite

Synchysite-(Ce)

Tennantite

'Tennantite-Tetrahedrite Series'

Tenorite

Tetrahedrite

Thometzekite

Thorite

Todorokite

Tripuhyite

Tsumcorite

Tyrolite

'UM1992-30-SO:CCuHZn'

'Unnamed (Fe2+-analogue of Brandtite)'

'Unnamed (Fe2+-analogue of Parabrandtite)'

'Unnamed (Zn Sulphate-Hydroxide-Chloride-Hydrate)'

Ustarasite

Vaesite

Vernadite

Veszelyite

Warikahnite

Willemite

Wittichenite

Wollastonite

Woodruffite

Woodwardite

Wroewolfeite

Wurtzite

Zaccagnaite

Zálesíite

Zavaritskite

Zdenĕkite

Zincaluminite (TL)

Zincmelanterite

Zincolivenite

Zincowoodwardite (TL)

Zincrosasite

Zinkenite


292 valid minerals. 11 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Localities in this Region

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References

Meixner, H. & Paar, W. (1982): New observations on ore formation and weathering of the Kamariza deposit, Laurion, SE Attica (Greece). Special Publication of the Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits 2 (Ore Genesis: State of the Art), 760-767.

Niedermayr, G. (1982): Neues von Laurion. Spangolith aus der Oxidationszone. Lapis 7 (6), 16-17.

Katerinopoulos, A. & Zissimopoulou, E. (1994): New mineral occurences from the Laurium mines. Mineralogical Record, 25, 279-280.

Blaß, G., Fabritz, K. H., Mühlbauer, W. and Prachar, I. (1998): … Immer wieder Neues aus Lavrion (2). Mineralien-Welt 9 (6), 48-55 (in German).

Rieck, B. (1999) Seltene Arsenate aus der Kamariza und weitere Neufunde aus Lavrion. Lapis: 24(7-8): 68-76, 90 (in German).

Voudouris, P. & Economou-Eliopoulus, M. (2003): Mineralogy and chemistry of Cu-rich ores from the Kamariza carbonate-hosted deposit (Lavrion), Greece. In: Eliopoulos et al. (Eds.): Mineral Exploration and Sustainable Development. Millpress, Rotterdam, 1039-1042.

Solomos, C., Voudouris, P. & Katerinopoulos, A. (2004): Mineralogical studies of bismuth-gold-antimony mineralization at the area of Kamariza, Lavrion. Bulletin of the Geological Society of Greece 34, Proceedings of the 10th International Congress, Thessaloniki, Greece, 387-396 (in Greek with English abstract). [Note: The English abstract gives the locality as „near the village of Kamariza“; the specific locality is the Hilarion mine (Branko Rieck information)]

VOUDOURIS, P. (2005): Gold and silver mineralogy of the Lavrion deposit Attika/Greece. In: Mao, J.W. & Bierlein, F.P. (Eds.): Mineral deposit research: Meeting the global challenge. Springer, Berlin, 1089-1092.

Skarpelis, N. (2007): The Lavrion deposit (SE Attica, Greece): geology, mineralogy and minor elements chemistry. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie Abhandlungen, 183, 227-249.

Voudouris, P., Melfos, V, Spry, P.G., Bonsall, T.A., Tarkian, M. & Solomon, Ch. (2008): Carbonate-replacement Pb-Zn-Ag+/-Au mineralization in the Kamariza area, Lavrion, Greece: Mineralogy and thermochemical conditions of formation. Mineralogy & Petrology 94, 85-106.

Skarpelis, N. and Argyraki, A. (2009): The geology and origin of supergene ores in Lavrion (Attica, Greece). Resource Geology, 59, 1-14.

Galanos, E. (2009): ΝΕΑ ΕΜΦΑΝΙΣΗ ΣΚΑΡΝ ΚΑΙ ΓΡΑΝΟΔΙΟΡΙΤΙΚΩΝ ΦΛΕΒΩΝ ΣΤΗΝ ΚΑΜΑΡΙΖΑ ΛΑΥΡΙΟΥ ΚΑΙ Η ΠΙΘΑΝΗ ΤΗΣ ΣΧΕΣΗ ΜΕ ΤΙΣ ΠΑΡΑΓΕΝΕΣΕΙΣ Ni-ΟΥΧΩΝ ΟΡΥΚΤΩΝ ΤΗΣ ΠΕΡΙΟΧΗΣ. Diploma Thesis, University of Athens, Greece, 68 pp. (in Greek).

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