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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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2.588 - 23.03 Ma

ID: 3148386
Neogene volcano-sediments

Age: Neogene (2.588 - 23.03 Ma)

Lithology: Volcano-sediments

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]

145 - 201.3 Ma

ID: 3190325
Mesozoic sedimentary and volcanic rocks

Age: Jurassic (145 - 201.3 Ma)

Lithology: Dyke(s); mafic volcanic rocks; diabase; chert

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]

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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. and 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 (1995) 52: 197-208.
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. Geologica Croatica, 51/1, 59-65.
Feraud, J., Maliqi, G., and Meha, V. (2007) Mineralogical Record, 38, 267-298.
Grieco, G., Kastrati, S., Zeqiri, I., and Shala, F. (2011) Famous mineral localities: the re-opening of Trepca mine, Kosovo. Plinius 37, 463.
Strmić Palinkaš, S., A. Palinkaš, L., Renac, C., Spangenberg, J.E., Lüders, V., Molnar, F., and Maliqi, G. (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.
Kołodziejczyk, J., Pršek, J., Melfos, V., Voudouris, P.C., Maliqi, F., and Kozub-Budzyń, G. (2015) Bismuth minerals from the Stan Terg deposit (Trepça, Kosovo). Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Abhandlungen/Journal of Mineralogy and Geochemistry, 192(3), 317-333.
Strmić Palinkaš, S., A. Palinkaš, L., Mandić, M., Roller-Lutz, Z., Pécskay, Z., Maliqi, G., and Bermanec, V. (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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