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Herja Mine, Chiuzbaia (Kisbánya), Baia Mare (Nagybánya), Maramureș Co., Romania

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 47° 42' 23'' North , 23° 41' 3'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 47.7063888889, 23.6841666667
Name(s) in local language(s):Herja (Herzsa), Chiuzbaia (Kisbánya)

This old mine has been producing some of the world's finest well crystallized specimens for over a century. The mine is located close to the small village of Chiuzbaia (formerly Kisbánya), 7 km ENE of Baia Mare. (Note: Geographically, the Herja mine belongs to Baia Mare, but old specimens from Herja mine are usually labeled as Chiuzbaia (Kisbánya).)

According to Cook and Damian (1997) all the lead antimony sulfosalts are As-free.

Mineral List

63 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.

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- Petrulian, N. S. (1931): Mineralographic examination of the lead and zinc deposits of Herja, Transylvania, Roumania. Anuar. inst. geol. Romaniei 16, 539-573.
- Koch, S. (1963): Antimonit von Herja/Kisbánya, Rumänien. Aufschluss, 14 (4), 85ff. (in German).
- Borcos, M., Lang, B., Bostinescu, S. & Gheorghita, I. (1975): Neogene hydrothermal ore deposits in the volcanic Gutii Mountains. III. Dealul Crucii-Baiut district. A. Herja, Baia Sprie and Suior ore deposits. Revue Roumaine de Geologie, Geophysique et Geographie: Geologie, 19, 21-35.
- Huber, P. & Muresan, I. (1996): Die Erzlagerstätte Herja - Eisen-, Blei- und Antimonminerale aus der Erzlagerstätte Herja (Herzsabánya). Lapis, 21 (7), 27ff. (in German).
- Huber, P. & Muresan, I. (1996): Mineralienübersicht der wichtigsten Bergbaue des Bezirkes Maramures. Lapis, 21 (7), 60. (in German).
- Cook, N. J. & Damian, G. S. (1997): New data on "plumosite" and other sulfosalt minerals from the Herja hydrothermal vein deposit, Baia Mare district, Rumania. Geologica Carpathica 48, 387-399. []
- Brandstetter, R. (1999): Aktuelle mineralogische Notizen aus Maramures, Rumänien - Funde und Sammler-Informationen aus den Jahren 1997/1998. Lapis, 24 (3), 31-33. (in German).
- Papp, Gábor, Alan J. Criddle, Chris J. Stanley, László Kriston and Géza Nagy (2007): Parajamesonite revisited: background of the discreditation of an enigmatic mineral species. Swiss Journal of Geosciences, 100, 495-502.
Damian, G. (2012). The genesis of the base metal ore deposit from Herja. Studia UBB, Geologia, 48(1), 85-100.
Ghiurcă, V., & Pop, D. (2012). A novel morphological type of siderite in the jamesonite paragenesis from Herja (Maramures County, Romania). Studia UBB, Geologia, 51(1), 23-27.

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