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Machów mine, Tarnobrzeg, Podkarpackie, Poland

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 50° 34' 59'' North , 21° 40' 0'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 50.58333,21.66667
GeoHash:G#: u2zrv03jm
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate


An opencast sulfur mine located near Tarnobrzeg.

Abstract from Gradowski et al., 1992:
Sulphur deposits being surface mined in the Tarnobrzeg area of Poland formed post-depositionally in the vuggy limestone layer above gypsum and anhydrite beds. Sulphur was deposited mostly as powder but also as coarsely crystalline masses and as free-growing crystals. Other materials present in the sulphur-bearing horizon include calcite, gypsum, quartz, aluminum oxide, celestine, and barite. Mineral specimens of these minerals collected at the mine are described.

In 1984 it produced 2.342 million tons of ore.


Mineral List


6 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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Cenozoic
0 - 66 Ma



ID: 3185279
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. [154]

Miocene
5.333 - 23.03 Ma



ID: 3131611
Carpathian Foredeep

Age: Miocene (5.333 - 23.03 Ma)

Description: molasse

Lithology: Major:{clay}, Minor{sand,silt,limestone}

Reference: Asch, K. The 1:5M International Geological Map of Europe and Adjacent Areas: Development and Implementation of a GIS-enabled Concept. Geologisches Jahrbuch, SA 3. [147]

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Mineralogical Record (1989) 20(5): 398.
Gradowski, J. and Kubiak, W.W. (1992) The Machow Mine, Tarnobrzeg, Poland. (La mine Machow, Tarnobrzeg, Pologne), Mineralogical Record, 4pp., 13 references (in English) (January-February 1992): 23: 29.

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