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Spitharopoussi dumps, Spitharopoussi area, Lavrion District Mines, Lavreotiki, East Attica, Attica, Greecei
Regional Level Types
Spitharopoussi dumpsMine Dump
Spitharopoussi areaArea
Lavrion District MinesGroup of Mining Districts (Abandoned)
LavreotikiMunicipality
East AtticaRegional Unit
AtticaAdministrative Region
GreeceCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
37° 40' 43'' North , 24° 0' 38'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Legrená289 (2014)2.1km
Káto Soúnion127 (2014)2.8km
Agios Gerásimos281 (2014)3.5km
Káto Poseidonía397 (2014)3.7km
Panórmos174 (2014)4.8km
Name(s) in local language(s):
, Ορυχεία Περιοχής Λαυρίου, Αττική, Ελλάδα


The dumps in the Spitharopoussi area were discovered while reforesting. A very interesting suite of rare arsenate minerals was found in quartz boulders that were unearthed to make room for trees.
Hanke (1998) mentions "outcropping heavily weathered quartz veins containing various ores".

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


15 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Arsenogorceixite
Formula: BaAl3(AsO4)(AsO3OH)(OH)6
Reference: Fritz Schreiber collection; Hanke, H. (1998) Laurion - ein Rückblick auf die Funde der letzten drei Jahre. Mineralien-Welt, 9 (2), 37-45.
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Hanke, H. (1998) Laurion - ein Rückblick auf die Funde der letzten drei Jahre. Mineralien-Welt, 9 (2), 37-45.
Bayldonite
Formula: PbCu3(AsO4)2(OH)2
Reference: Fritz Schreiber collection
Brochantite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Reference: Fritz Schreiber collection; Hanke, H. (1998) Laurion - ein Rückblick auf die Funde der letzten drei Jahre. Mineralien-Welt, 9 (2), 37-45.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Hanke, H. (1998) Laurion - ein Rückblick auf die Funde der letzten drei Jahre. Mineralien-Welt, 9 (2), 37-45.
Freibergite
Formula: (Ag,Cu,◻)10Fe2+2Sb4S12
Reference: Hanke, H. (1998) Laurion - ein Rückblick auf die Funde der letzten drei Jahre. Mineralien-Welt, 9 (2), 37-45.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Hanke, H. (1998) Laurion - ein Rückblick auf die Funde der letzten drei Jahre. Mineralien-Welt, 9 (2), 37-45.
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Fritz Schreiber collection
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Fritz Schreiber collection
Mimetite
Formula: Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Reference: Fritz Schreiber collection; Hanke, H. (1998) Laurion - ein Rückblick auf die Funde der letzten drei Jahre. Mineralien-Welt, 9 (2), 37-45.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Hanke, H. (1998) Laurion - ein Rückblick auf die Funde der letzten drei Jahre. Mineralien-Welt, 9 (2), 37-45.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Fritz Schreiber collection; Hanke, H. (1998) Laurion - ein Rückblick auf die Funde der letzten drei Jahre. Mineralien-Welt, 9 (2), 37-45.;
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Hanke, H. (1998) Laurion - ein Rückblick auf die Funde der letzten drei Jahre. Mineralien-Welt, 9 (2), 37-45.
'Tennantite-Tetrahedrite Series'
Reference: Hanke, H. (1998): Laurion - ein Rückblick auf die Funde der letzten drei Jahre. Mineralien-Welt, 9 (2), 37-45.
Weilerite ?
Formula: BaAl3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Description: Hanke does not mention any analysis. Weilerite can only be distinguished from Arsenogorceixite if As/S = 1, or by SXRD (See Http://www.mindat.org/forum.php?read,11,339859,376418)
Reference: Hanke, H. (1998) Laurion - ein Rückblick auf die Funde der letzten drei Jahre. Mineralien-Welt, 9 (2), 37-45.; Http://www.mindat.org/forum.php?read,11,339859,376418
Wulfenite
Formula: Pb(MoO4)
Reference: Fritz Schreiber collection

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Freibergite2.GB.05(Ag,Cu,◻)10Fe2+2Sb4S12
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Brochantite7.BB.25Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Wulfenite7.GA.05Pb(MoO4)
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Arsenogorceixite8.BL.10BaAl3(AsO4)(AsO3OH)(OH)6
Bayldonite8.BH.45PbCu3(AsO4)2(OH)2
Mimetite8.BN.05Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Tennantite-Tetrahedrite Series'-
Weilerite ?-BaAl3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Freibergite3.3.6.3(Ag,Cu,◻)10Fe2+2Sb4S12
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq, where m:p>2:1
Brochantite30.1.3.1Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Bayldonite41.5.14.1PbCu3(AsO4)2(OH)2
A5(XO4)3Zq
Mimetite41.8.4.2Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Group 43 - COMPOUND PHOSPHATES, ETC.
Anhydrous Compound Phosphates, etc·, Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
Arsenogorceixite43.4.1.9BaAl3(AsO4)(AsO3OH)(OH)6
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Wulfenite48.1.3.1Pb(MoO4)
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Tennantite-Tetrahedrite Series'-
Weilerite ?-BaAl3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H BayldonitePbCu3(AsO4)2(OH)2
H ArsenogorceixiteBaAl3(AsO4)(AsO3OH)(OH)6
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H WeileriteBaAl3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
CCarbon
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
O BayldonitePbCu3(AsO4)2(OH)2
O ArsenogorceixiteBaAl3(AsO4)(AsO3OH)(OH)6
O MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
O WulfenitePb(MoO4)
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O WeileriteBaAl3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
AlAluminium
Al ArsenogorceixiteBaAl3(AsO4)(AsO3OH)(OH)6
Al WeileriteBaAl3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
S GalenaPbS
S SphaleriteZnS
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S PyriteFeS2
S Freibergite(Ag,Cu,◻)10Fe22+Sb4S12
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S WeileriteBaAl3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
ClChlorine
Cl MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
FeIron
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe Freibergite(Ag,Cu,◻)10Fe22+Sb4S12
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
CuCopper
Cu BayldonitePbCu3(AsO4)2(OH)2
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
Cu Freibergite(Ag,Cu,◻)10Fe22+Sb4S12
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As BayldonitePbCu3(AsO4)2(OH)2
As ArsenogorceixiteBaAl3(AsO4)(AsO3OH)(OH)6
As MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
As WeileriteBaAl3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
MoMolybdenum
Mo WulfenitePb(MoO4)
AgSilver
Ag Freibergite(Ag,Cu,◻)10Fe22+Sb4S12
SbAntimony
Sb Freibergite(Ag,Cu,◻)10Fe22+Sb4S12
BaBarium
Ba ArsenogorceixiteBaAl3(AsO4)(AsO3OH)(OH)6
Ba WeileriteBaAl3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
PbLead
Pb BayldonitePbCu3(AsO4)2(OH)2
Pb MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
Pb WulfenitePb(MoO4)
Pb GalenaPbS

References

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- Hanke, H. (1998) Laurion - ein Rückblick auf die Funde der letzten drei Jahre. Mineralien-Welt, 9 (2), 37-45.

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