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Sitarjevec mine, Litija (Littai), Slovenia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 46° 3' 10'' North , 14° 49' 35'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 46.05278,14.82639
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Sitarjevec (Erzberg Littai), Litija (Littai), Slovenija


One of the oldest mines in Slovenia, dating back to Roman times. Mining stopped in 1965.
Hydrothermal Pb-Zn-Ba mineralisation in carbonian sandstone.
More than 60 minerals are presently known (Sabina Kramar, pers. comm. to U. Kolitsch, 2009).

A museum (exhibits on mining and other things) can be visited in Litija.


Mineral List


44 valid minerals.

Regional Geology

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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Triassic
201.3 - 252.17 Ma



ID: 1381956
Triassic sedimentary rocks

Age: Triassic (201.3 - 252.17 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

Reference: Geological Survey of Canada. Generalized geological map of the world and linked databases. doi:10.4095/195142. Open File 2915d. [18]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License



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References

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- Mlakar, I. (1994): O problematiki Litijskega rudnega polja 1993 [On the problems of the Litija ore field]. Geologija 36, 249-338. [or 1993?]
- Herlec, U. (2004): Zapuščeni rudnik - Sitarjevec nad Litijo. GEA, April 2004, 24-27.
- Herlec, U. et al. (2006): Minerali žilnih rudišč v Posavskih gubah
in rudnika Sitarjevec pri Litiji. Scopolia - Journal of the Slovenian Museum of natural History - Mineralna bogastva Slovenije, Ljubljana, p. 52-65.

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