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Zinc smelter slag locality, Świętochłowice City County, Silesian Voivodeship, Polandi
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Zinc smelter slag localitySlag Locality
Świętochłowice City CountyCounty
Silesian VoivodeshipVoivodeship
PolandCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
50° North , 18° East (est.)
Estimate based on other nearby localities or region boundaries.
Margin of Error:
~4km
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Name(s) in local language(s):
Świętochłowice, Katowice, Śląskie, Polska


Slag waste dump.
The smelter was abandoned in 1974.

Known for large synthetic (anthropogenic) zincite crystals.

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Mineral List


17 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

Note: data is currently VERY limited. Please bear with us while we work towards adding this information!

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Detailed Mineral List:

Alamosite
Formula: PbSiO3
Reference: Tyszka, R., Pietranik, A., Kierczak, J., Zieliński, G., & Darling, J. (2018). Cadmium distribution in Pb-Zn slags from Upper Silesia, Poland: Implications for cadmium mobility from slag phases to the environment. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 186, 215-224.
Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Reference: Bril, H., Zainoun, K., Puziewicz, J., Courtin-Nomade, A., Vanaecker, M. & Bollinger, J.-C. (2008): Secondary phases from the alteration of a pile of zinc-smelting slag as indicators of environmental conditions: an example from Świętochłowice, Upper Silesia, Poland. Canadian Mineralogist 46, 1235-1248.
Bianchite
Formula: (Zn,Fe)SO4 · 6H2O
Reference: Bril, H., Zainoun, K., Puziewicz, J., Courtin-Nomade, A., Vanaecker, M. & Bollinger, J.-C. (2008): Secondary phases from the alteration of a pile of zinc-smelting slag as indicators of environmental conditions: an example from Świętochłowice, Upper Silesia, Poland. Canadian Mineralogist 46, 1235-1248.
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: Bril, H., Zainoun, K., Puziewicz, J., Courtin-Nomade, A., Vanaecker, M. & Bollinger, J.-C. (2008): Secondary phases from the alteration of a pile of zinc-smelting slag as indicators of environmental conditions: an example from Świętochłowice, Upper Silesia, Poland. Canadian Mineralogist 46, 1235-1248.
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Reference: Zainoun K., Puziewicz J. & Bril H. 2003: Primary Pb-Zn-bearing phases in pyrometallurgical slag from Świętochłowice (Upper Silesia, Poland). Mineralogiacal Society of Poland - Special Papers, vol. 33, 189-191
Epsomite
Formula: MgSO4 · 7H2O
Reference: Bril, H., Zainoun, K., Puziewicz, J., Courtin-Nomade, A., Vanaecker, M. & Bollinger, J.-C. (2008): Secondary phases from the alteration of a pile of zinc-smelting slag as indicators of environmental conditions: an example from Świętochłowice, Upper Silesia, Poland. Canadian Mineralogist 46, 1235-1248.
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
Reference: Puziewicz, J., Zainoun, K. and Bril, H. (2007): Primary phases in pyrometallurgical slags from a zinc-smelting waste dump, Świętochłowice, Upper Silesia, Poland. Can. Mineral. 45, 1189-1200.
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Bril, H., Zainoun, K., Puziewicz, J., Courtin-Nomade, A., Vanaecker, M. & Bollinger, J.-C. (2008): Secondary phases from the alteration of a pile of zinc-smelting slag as indicators of environmental conditions: an example from Świętochłowice, Upper Silesia, Poland. Canadian Mineralogist 46, 1235-1248.
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Bril, H., Zainoun, K., Puziewicz, J., Courtin-Nomade, A., Vanaecker, M. & Bollinger, J.-C. (2008): Secondary phases from the alteration of a pile of zinc-smelting slag as indicators of environmental conditions: an example from Świętochłowice, Upper Silesia, Poland. Canadian Mineralogist 46, 1235-1248.
Hardystonite
Formula: Ca2Zn(Si2O7)
Reference: Puziewicz, J., Zainoun, K. and Bril, H. (2007): Primary phases in pyrometallurgical slags from a zinc-smelting waste dump, Świętochłowice, Upper Silesia, Poland. Can. Mineral. 45, 1189-1200.; Tyszka, R., Pietranik, A., Kierczak, J., Zieliński, G., & Darling, J. (2018). Cadmium distribution in Pb-Zn slags from Upper Silesia, Poland: Implications for cadmium mobility from slag phases to the environment. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 186, 215-224.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Bril, H., Zainoun, K., Puziewicz, J., Courtin-Nomade, A., Vanaecker, M. & Bollinger, J.-C. (2008): Secondary phases from the alteration of a pile of zinc-smelting slag as indicators of environmental conditions: an example from Świętochłowice, Upper Silesia, Poland. Canadian Mineralogist 46, 1235-1248.
Hexahydrite
Formula: MgSO4 · 6H2O
Reference: Bril, H., Zainoun, K., Puziewicz, J., Courtin-Nomade, A., Vanaecker, M. & Bollinger, J.-C. (2008): Secondary phases from the alteration of a pile of zinc-smelting slag as indicators of environmental conditions: an example from Świętochłowice, Upper Silesia, Poland. Canadian Mineralogist 46, 1235-1248.
Jarosite
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Bril, H., Zainoun, K., Puziewicz, J., Courtin-Nomade, A., Vanaecker, M. & Bollinger, J.-C. (2008): Secondary phases from the alteration of a pile of zinc-smelting slag as indicators of environmental conditions: an example from Świętochłowice, Upper Silesia, Poland. Canadian Mineralogist 46, 1235-1248.
Kirschsteinite
Formula: CaFe2+SiO4
Reference: Zainoun K., Puziewicz J. & Bril H. 2003: Primary Pb-Zn-bearing phases in pyrometallurgical slag from Świętochłowice (Upper Silesia, Poland). Mineralogiacal Society of Poland - Special Papers, vol. 33, 189-191
Leucite
Formula: K(AlSi2O6)
Reference: Zainoun K., Puziewicz J. & Bril H. 2003: Primary Pb-Zn-bearing phases in pyrometallurgical slag from Świętochłowice (Upper Silesia, Poland). Mineralogiacal Society of Poland - Special Papers, vol. 33, 189-191
'Limonite'
Reference: Tyszka, R., Pietranik, A., Kierczak, J., Zieliński, G., & Darling, J. (2018). Cadmium distribution in Pb-Zn slags from Upper Silesia, Poland: Implications for cadmium mobility from slag phases to the environment. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 186, 215-224.
'Melilite Group'
Formula: Ca2M(XSiO7)
Reference: Puziewicz, J., Zainoun, K. and Bril, H. (2007): Primary phases in pyrometallurgical slags from a zinc-smelting waste dump, Świętochłowice, Upper Silesia, Poland. Can. Mineral. 45, 1189-1200.
'Pyroxene Group'
Reference: Puziewicz, J., Zainoun, K. and Bril, H. (2007): Primary phases in pyrometallurgical slags from a zinc-smelting waste dump, Świętochłowice, Upper Silesia, Poland. Can. Mineral. 45, 1189-1200.
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe1-xS
Reference: Zainoun K., Puziewicz J. & Bril H. 2003: Primary Pb-Zn-bearing phases in pyrometallurgical slag from Świętochłowice (Upper Silesia, Poland). Mineralogiacal Society of Poland - Special Papers, vol. 33, 189-191
'Spinel Subgroup'
Formula: A2+D3+2O4
Reference: Puziewicz, J., Zainoun, K. and Bril, H. (2007): Primary phases in pyrometallurgical slags from a zinc-smelting waste dump, Świętochłowice, Upper Silesia, Poland. Can. Mineral. 45, 1189-1200.; Tyszka, R., Pietranik, A., Kierczak, J., Zieliński, G., & Darling, J. (2018). Cadmium distribution in Pb-Zn slags from Upper Silesia, Poland: Implications for cadmium mobility from slag phases to the environment. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 186, 215-224.
Willemite
Formula: Zn2SiO4
Reference: Puziewicz, J., Zainoun, K. and Bril, H. (2007): Primary phases in pyrometallurgical slags from a zinc-smelting waste dump, Świętochłowice, Upper Silesia, Poland. Can. Mineral. 45, 1189-1200.
Zincite
Formula: ZnO
Reference: Puziewicz, J., Zainoun, K. and Bril, H. (2007): Primary phases in pyrometallurgical slags from a zinc-smelting waste dump, Świętochłowice, Upper Silesia, Poland. Can. Mineral. 45, 1189-1200; https://www.gia.edu/gems-gemology/spring-2017-characteristics-gem-quality-synthetic-zincite

Gallery:

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe1-xS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Zincite4.AB.20ZnO
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Anglesite7.AD.35PbSO4
Bianchite7.CB.25(Zn,Fe)SO4 · 6H2O
Epsomite7.CB.40MgSO4 · 7H2O
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Hexahydrite7.CB.25MgSO4 · 6H2O
Jarosite7.BC.10KFe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 9 - Silicates
Alamosite9.DO.20PbSiO3
Diopside9.DA.15CaMgSi2O6
Hardystonite9.BB.10Ca2Zn(Si2O7)
Kirschsteinite9.AC.05CaFe2+SiO4
Leucite9.GB.05K(AlSi2O6)
Willemite9.AA.05Zn2SiO4
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Limonite'-
'Melilite Group'-Ca2M(XSiO7)
'Pyroxene Group'-
'Spinel Subgroup'-A2+D3+2O4

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe1-xS
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX
Zincite4.2.2.1ZnO
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anglesite28.3.1.3PbSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Bianchite29.6.8.2(Zn,Fe)SO4 · 6H2O
Epsomite29.6.11.1MgSO4 · 7H2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Hexahydrite29.6.8.1MgSO4 · 6H2O
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Jarosite30.2.5.1KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [4] coordination
Willemite51.1.1.2Zn2SiO4
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with all cations in octahedral [6] coordination
Kirschsteinite51.3.2.2CaFe2+SiO4
Group 55 - SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups,Generally with no Additional Anions
Si2O7 Groups, Generally with No Additional Anions with cations in [8] and lower coordination
Hardystonite55.4.2.2Ca2Zn(Si2O7)
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Diopside65.1.3a.1CaMgSi2O6
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P > 7
Alamosite65.7.1.1PbSiO3
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework Feldspathoids and related species
Leucite76.2.2.1K(AlSi2O6)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Limonite'-
'Melilite Group'-Ca2M(XSiO7)
'Pyroxene Group'-
'Spinel Subgroup'-A2+D3+2O4

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
H HexahydriteMgSO4 · 6H2O
H Bianchite(Zn,Fe)SO4 · 6H2O
H JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
CCarbon
C CerussitePbCO3
OOxygen
O KirschsteiniteCaFe2+SiO4
O HardystoniteCa2Zn(Si2O7)
O WillemiteZn2SiO4
O Melilite GroupCa2M(XSiO7)
O ZinciteZnO
O Spinel SubgroupA2+D23+O4
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
O HexahydriteMgSO4 · 6H2O
O Bianchite(Zn,Fe)SO4 · 6H2O
O AnglesitePbSO4
O CerussitePbCO3
O JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O HematiteFe2O3
O DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
O LeuciteK(AlSi2O6)
O AlamositePbSiO3
MgMagnesium
Mg EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
Mg HexahydriteMgSO4 · 6H2O
Mg DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
AlAluminium
Al LeuciteK(AlSi2O6)
SiSilicon
Si KirschsteiniteCaFe2+SiO4
Si HardystoniteCa2Zn(Si2O7)
Si WillemiteZn2SiO4
Si Melilite GroupCa2M(XSiO7)
Si DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Si LeuciteK(AlSi2O6)
Si AlamositePbSiO3
SSulfur
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
S HexahydriteMgSO4 · 6H2O
S Bianchite(Zn,Fe)SO4 · 6H2O
S AnglesitePbSO4
S JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
S PyrrhotiteFe1-xS
KPotassium
K JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
K LeuciteK(AlSi2O6)
CaCalcium
Ca KirschsteiniteCaFe2+SiO4
Ca HardystoniteCa2Zn(Si2O7)
Ca Melilite GroupCa2M(XSiO7)
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
FeIron
Fe KirschsteiniteCaFe2+SiO4
Fe JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe PyrrhotiteFe1-xS
ZnZinc
Zn HardystoniteCa2Zn(Si2O7)
Zn WillemiteZn2SiO4
Zn ZinciteZnO
Zn Bianchite(Zn,Fe)SO4 · 6H2O
PbLead
Pb AnglesitePbSO4
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb AlamositePbSiO3

References

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Puziewicz, J., Zainoun, K. and Bril, H. (2007): Primary phases in pyrometallurgical slags from a zinc-smelting waste dump, Świętochłowice, Upper Silesia, Poland. Canadian Mineralogist 45, 1189-1200.
Bril, H., Zainoun, K., Puziewicz, J., Courtin-Nomade, A., Vanaecker, M. & Bollinger, J.-C. (2008): Secondary phases from the alteration of a pile of zinc-smelting slag as indicators of environmental conditions: an example from Świętochłowice, Upper Silesia, Poland. Canadian Mineralogist 46, 1235-1248.
Tyszka, R., Pietranik, A., Kierczak, J., Zieliński, G., & Darling, J. (2018). Cadmium distribution in Pb-Zn slags from Upper Silesia, Poland: Implications for cadmium mobility from slag phases to the environment. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 186, 215-224.

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