Hilarion Mine (Hilarion adit; Hilarion Mine No. 50), Hilarion area, Kamariza Mines (Kamareza Mines), Agios Konstantinos [St Constantine] (Kamariza), Lavrion District Mines, Lavrion District (Laurion; Laurium), Attikí Prefecture (Attica; Attika), Greece
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||37° 43' 0'' North , 24° 0' 49'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||37.71687,24.01370|
|Köppen climate type:||Csa : Hot-summer Mediterranean climate|
|Name(s) in local language(s):||Ορυχείο Ιλάριον, Αγ. Κωνσταντίνος (Καμάριζα), Λαύρι|
This mine and the Christiana mine are co-type localities for zincowoodwardite, and this mine and the Serpieri mine are co-type localities for natroglaucocerinite.
The adit is known for very nice cuprite crystals.
- Labels stating "Kamareza Mine No. 48" or "Hilarion No. 48" are incorrect.
- A so-called "Elbin-Stelle" ("Elbin spot"), mentioned in the German literature (articles by Wendel), belongs to the Hilarion mine.
141 valid minerals. 6 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.
This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.
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145 - 201.3 Ma
|Jurassic intrusive and metamorphic terranes|
Age: Jurassic (145 - 201.3 Ma)
Comments: Mixtures of metamorphic and intrusive or plutonic rocks, tracts known as crystalline, migmatitic terranes, moderately to highly metamorphosed rocks of unknown origin with or without intrusions. This classification is inherently prone to variable interpretation, as other compilers might distinguish some packages by their metamorphic or gneissic protoliths, and the associated age ranges may be more variable.
Lithology: Intrusive and metamorphic terranes
Reference: Geological Survey of Canada. Generalized geological map of the world and linked databases. doi:10.4095/195142. Open File 2915d. 
Wendel, W. (2000) Lavrion-News 2000. Lapis 25 (10), 45-47.
Schreiber, F., Fabritz, K.H., Kolitsch, U., and Gröbner, J. (2003) Laurion stays interesting! Wonderful cuprites and other secondary minerals from a new occurrence in Laurion, Greece. Lapis 28 (5), 25-31; 50 (in German).
Solomos, C., Voudouris, P., and 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)].
Kolitsch, U., Rieck, B., Brandstätter, F., Schreiber, F., Fabritz, K.H., Blaß, G., and Gröbner, J. (2014) Neufunde aus dem altem Bergbau und den Schlacken von Lavrion (I). Mineralien-Welt 25 (1), 60-75 (in German).
Giester, G. and Rieck, B. (2014) Crystal structure refinement of aurichalcite, (Cu,Zn)5(CO3)2(OH)6, from the Lavrion Mining District, Greece. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Abhandlungen 191, 225-232.