Boryslav (Ukrainian: Борислав, Polish: Borysław) is a city located on the Tysmenytsia River (a tributary of the Dniester), in the Lviv Oblast (province) of western Ukraine (Wikipedia). Formerly part of Galicia. Ozocerite (mineral wax) mined beginning in 1854 followed by an extensive oil industry.
Regions containing this locality
|Eurasian Plate||Tectonic Plate|
|Soviet Union (1922-1991)||Country (Former)|
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Detailed Mineral List:
| ⓘ Halite|
Reference: RadwaŃski, Andrzej B.. The oil and ozokerite mine in Boryslav and historical monuments of petroleum and salt industries in the vicinity of Boryslav (Ukrainian Fore-Carpathian region). Geotourism/Geoturystyka, [S.l.], n. 18, p. 35, Feb. 2014.
Reference: Eugene Coste. "Volcanic Origin of Natural Gas and Petroleum." The Journal of the Canadian Mining Institute, Volume 6, 1903; RadwaŃski, Andrzej B.. The oil and ozokerite mine in Boryslav and historical monuments of petroleum and salt industries in the vicinity of Boryslav (Ukrainian Fore-Carpathian region). Geotourism/Geoturystyka, [S.l.], n. 18, p. 35, Feb. 2014.
List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification
|Group 3 - Halides|
|Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.|
List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification
|Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES|
|Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.|
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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0 - 66 Ma
|Cenozoic sedimentary rocks|
Age: Cenozoic (0 - 66 Ma)
Lithology: Sedimentary rocks
Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. 
5.333 - 23.03 Ma
|Carpatian, Crimea, Caucasus|