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Trepča Stan Terg Mine (Stari Trg Mine; Trepča Mine; Stan Trg Mine), Trepča complex, Trepča valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, District of Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovo

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 42° 56' 20'' North , 20° 55' 0'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 42.93889,20.91667
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate

Pb-Zn-Ag skarn deposit, hosted by recrystallized limestone of Upper Triassic age.
The deposit was formed during two distinct mineralization stages: an early prograde closed-system and a later retrograde open-system stage.
- The prograde mineralisation consists mainly of clinopyroxenes.
- The retrograde mineralisation comprises ilvaite, magnetite, arsenopyrite, pyrrhotite, marcasite, pyrite, quartz and various carbonates. The open-system character is related to phreatomagmatic explosion and formation of a breccia. The principal ore minerals were deposited from a moderately saline Ca-Na chloride fluid at around 350°C.

Located near Stari Trg village in the Trepča valley, about 8 km east of Kosovska Mitrovica.
This is the central mine of the Trepča complex.

Mining at Trepca is documented since the late Middle Ages. In the 20th century, the mine was closed during the Kosovo war of 1998-99. The two smelters were destroyed and the mine completely flooded.
The mine was then reopened in 2005, and has since been renamed Trepca Stan Terg (mine).

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65 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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145 - 201.3 Ma

ID: 1379829
Jurassic mixed volcanic, volcaniclastic and sedimentary rocks

Age: Jurassic (145 - 201.3 Ma)

Comments: This designation includes Precambrian iron-formation-bearing sedimentary and volcanic sequences, as well as mixed sedimentary and volcanic or volcaniclastic sequences.

Lithology: Mixed volcanic, volcaniclastic and sedimentary rocks

Reference: Geological Survey of Canada. Generalized geological map of the world and linked databases. doi:10.4095/195142. Open File 2915d. [18]

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- Forgan, Ch. B. (1936): The ore body of the Stan Trg mine, Trepca. Mining and Metallurgy 17, 481-484.
- Forgan, Ch. B. (1937): The ore body of the Stan Trg mine, Trepca. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Geologie und Palaeontologie, Abhandlungen, Abteilung A: Mineralogie, Petrographie, Ref. II, 706.
- Nikitin, V.; Dubovnik, J. (1937): The zinc-lead mine "Staritrg" near Trepca. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Geologie und Palaeontologie, Abhandlungen, Abteilung A: Mineralogie, Petrographie, Ref. II, 705-706.
- Lieber, W. (1973): Trepca and its minerals. Mineralogical Record 4, 56-61.
- Der Aufschluss 1975(6): 225-235
- Mineralogy and Petrology 52: 197-208 (1995)
- Gispert, P. (1995): "The "Stari Trg" mine, Trepca, Kosovo." Revista de minerales, 1(1), 2-18.
- Radanović-Gužvica B. (1999): The average structural density of barite crystals of different habit types. Geol. Croat., 51/1, 59-65.
- Feraud, J., Maliqi, G., Meha, V. (2007): Mineralogical Record, 38, 267-298.
- G. Grieco, S. Kastrati, I. Zeqiri & F. Shala (2011): Famous mineral localities: the re-opening of Trepca mine, Kosovo. Plinius 37, 463.
- Sabina Strmić Palinkaš, Ladislav A. Palinkaš, Christophe Renac, Jorge E. Spangenberg, Volker Lüders, Ferenc Molnar, Gani Maliqi (2013): Metallogenic Model of the Trepča Pb-Zn-Ag Skarn Deposit, Kosovo: Evidence from Fluid Inclusions, Rare Earth Elements, and Stable Isotope Data. Economic Geology, 108, 135-162.
- Sabina Strmić Palinkaš, Ladislav A. Palinkaš, Magda Mandić, Zvjezdana Roller-Lutz, Zoltan Pécskay, Gani Maliqi, Vladimir Bermanec (2016): Origin and K-Ar age of the phreatomagmatic breccia at the Trepča Pb-Zn-Ag skarn deposit, Kosovo: Implications for ore-forming processes. Geologica Croatica 69, 121-142.

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