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Podlipa deposit, Ľubietová (Libetbánya; Libethen), Banská Bystrica Co., Banská Bystrica Region, Slovakia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 48° 44' 50'' North , 19° 23' 6'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 48.7472222222, 19.385
Name(s) in local language(s):ložisko Podlipa, Ľubietová, okres Banská Bystrica, Banskobystrický kraj, Slovenská republika

Large copper deposit Podlipa near Ľubietová village is formed by disseminated chalcopyrite in Permian greywacke. Deposit is known by rich oxidation zone with secondary minerals of Cu.
This copper deposit is known since the Bronze Age.
Old German name is Libethen and the old Hungarian name is Libetbánya. Prior to 1919, the locality was in the territory of Hungary, and old labels often reflect that.

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

56 valid minerals. 2 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 2 erroneous literature entries.

Localities in this Region

  • Banská Bystrica Region

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- Breithaupt F. A., 1823: Vollständige Charakteristik des Mineral Systems. Arnold, Dresden. (in German)
- Čech F. & Láznička P., 1965: Cyanotrichit z ložiska měděných rud od Lubietové. Acta Univ. Carol., Geol., 3, 149-155. (in Czech)
- Figuschová M., 1977: Sekundárne minerály medi z Ľubietovej. In: Zborník referátov z konferencie Ložiskotvorné procesy Západných Karpát, Bratislava, 135-137. (in Slovak)
- Povondra P. & Řídkošil T., 1980: Brochantit z Piesků a Lubietové u Banské Bystrice. Acta Univ. Carol., Geol., 1-2, 1-8. (in Czech)
- Řídkošil T. & Povondra P., 1982: The relation between posnjakite and langite. N. Jb. Miner., Mh., 16-28.
- Hyršl J., 1991: Three polymorphs of Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4 from Ľubietová, Czechoslovakia. N. Jb. Miner. Mh., 6, 281-287.
- Řídkošil T., Šrein V., Fábry J., Hybler J., Maximov B. A., 1992: Mrázekite, Bi2Cu3(OH)2O2(PO4)•2H2O, a new mineral species and its crystal structure. Canadian Mineralogist, 30, 215-224.
- Effenberger H., Krause W., Belendorff K., Bernard J. H., Medenbach O., Hybler J., Petříček V., 1994: Revision of the crystal structure of mrázekite, Bi2Cu3(OH)2O2(PO4)•2H2O. Canadian Mineralogist, 32, 365-372.
- Řídkošil T., 2007: Sekundární minerály mědi z okolí Ľubietové na Slovensku. Minerál, 15, 5, 433-437. (in Czech)
- Schreiner, M. (2007): Erzlagerstätten im Hrontal, Slowakei. Forschungen zur Archäometrie und Altertumswissenschaft, Band 3, Verlag Marie Leidorf GmbH, Rahden, Westfalen, Germany, 274 pp.
- Michňová J., Ozdín D., Bačík P., 2008: Fluid inclusion study and chemical composition of tourmaline from hydrothermal Cu-bearing deposit Ľubietová. Bulletin miner.-petrolog. Odd. NM (Praha), 16, 1, 100-108. (in Slovak with English abstract)
- Luptáková, J. et al. (2012) []
- Jennifer Garner, Michal Cheben, Daniel Demant, Uwe Enke, Rainer Herd, Jozef Labuda, Diana Modarressi-Tehrani, Thomas Stöllner, Peter Tóth (2014): Neue montanarchäologische Untersuchungen im Slowakischen Erzgebirge. Der Anschnitt 66, 66-77.

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