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Zinc smelter slag locality, Świętochłowice, Katowice, Upper Silesia (Śląskie), Poland

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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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16 valid minerals.

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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.

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