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Mercury mines, Tršće, Čabar, Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, Croatiai
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Tršće- not defined -
Čabar- not defined -
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Name(s) in local language(s):Tršće, Čabar, Primorsko-goranska županija, Hrvatska
Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 45° North , 14° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~1km
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate

In mines near Tršće cinnabar was mined as a mercury ore from 1890 to WWII, until the small deposit was exhausted.

The cinnabar is hosted in Permian clastics, sandstones, conglomerates and shales, and also in Lower Triassic dolostones.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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1 valid mineral.

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Formula: HgS
Reference: Šinkovec, B. and Jović, P. (1959): Rudarskogeološka istraživanja pojava cinabarita kod Tršća (in Croatian). Fond stručne dokumentacije Geološkog Zavoda, Zagreb

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1

List of minerals for each chemical element

S CinnabarHgS
Hg CinnabarHgS


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Šinkovec, B. and Jović, P. (1959) Rudarskogeološka istraživanja pojava cinabarita kod Tršća (in Croatian). Fond stručne dokumentacije Geološkog Zavoda, Zagreb, quoted in: Basic geological map 1:100000, sheet Delnice, L 33-90.
Šinkovec, B. (1977) Istraživanje pojave cinnabarita kod Tršća u Gorskom Kotaru. Fond stručne dokumentacije IGI, 3229, Zagreb.
Stanislav Frančišković-Bilinski, Halka Bilinski, Darko Tibljaš, and Gerd Rantitsch (2005): EFFECTS OF MERCURY MINING REGIONS FROM NW DINARIDES ON QUALITY OF STREAM SEDIMENTS. PSP Volume 14 – No 10, Fresenius Environmental Bulletin, 913-927. []
Bošnjak, Nikolina, Romić, Marija, Palinkaš, Ladislav, and Bakić, Helena (2008) Mercury contamination of soil, stream and overbank sediments associated with cinnabar mineralization (Trsce, Croatia). Conference of The Soil-Society-Environment (EUROSOIL 2008), Vienna, Austria, Book of abstracts, 211.

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