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Serifos Island (Seriphos), Cyclade Islands (Cyclades; Kikladhes; Nomos Kikladhon), Kykládes Prefecture, Aegean Islands Department (Aiyaíon), Greece

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Location is approximate, based on center of defined region.
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 37° North , 24° East (est.)
Name(s) in local language(s):Σέριφος, Κυκλάδες, Ελλάδα

Skarn mineralizations, famous for large crystals of prase, ilvaite and others.

Note: Prase from Serifos is quartz colored green by inclusions of fibrous actinolite or crossite, not hedenbergite (Hyrsl and Niedermayr, 2003).

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Marinos, G. (1951) Geology and metallogenesis of Serifos Island. Geol. Geophys. Survey Athens 95-125; in English, 126-127.
Hanauer, A. (1978) Serifos - das Elba Griechenlands. Lapis, 3 (5), 12ff (in German).
Heinrich, G. (1979) Über die westlichen Kykladen, insbesondere Seriphos, und deren historische und mineralogische Bedeutung. Aufschluss 30, 150-162 (in German).
Salemink, J. (1985) Skarn and ore formation at Seriphos, Greece. Geol. Ultraiectina 40, 1-231.
Gauthier, G. and Albandakis, N. (1991) Minerals of the Seriphos Skarn, Greece. Mineralogical Record 22(4) 303-308.
Vogt, M. (1991) Serifos - die Mineralien-Insel in der griechischen Ägäis. Lapis, 16 (4), 26ff (in German).
Hyrsl, J. and Niedermayr, G. (2003) Magic Worlds - Inclusion in Quartz. Bode verlag GmbH, 240p.
Rottenmanner, G. (2004) Schatzinsel Serifos. Der Steirische Mineralog, H. 19, 42-47 (in German).
Grasemann, B. and Petrakakis, K. (2007) Evolution of the Serifos metamorphic core complex. J. Virtual Explor, 27(2).
St. Seymour, K., Zouzias, D., Tombros, S., and Kolaiti, E. (2009) Geochemistry of the Serifos pluton (Cycladic islands) and associated iron oxide and sulfide ores: Skarn or metamorphosed exhalite deposits? Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie - Abhandlungen, 186, 249-270.
Rottenmanner, G. (2010) Baryt, Fluorit und Calcit aus Serifos. Der Steirische Mineralog, 24, 41-46.

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