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Vrchoslav fluorite deposit, Krupka (Graupen), Krušné Hory Mts (Erzgebirge), Ústí Region, Czech Republic

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 50° 41' 33'' North , 13° 50' 0'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 50.69277,13.83336
GeoHash:G#: u31b6u34u
Other regions containing this locality:Erzgebirge; Krusné Hory Mts (Ore Mts), Germany & Czech Republic
Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen), Czech Republic
Locality type:Deposit
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate

Worked from 1952 until 1969, with a total output of 320,000 tons of fluorite. Located about 2 km WNW of Krupka. In 1972 new work started - research on tin and W ore. The adits reached a length of 2 km.
After about 1 km was discovered a new big quartz vein, which was rich in molybdenite.
Today, the adits are inaccessible, and the dumps overgrown by grass and trees.

Mineral List

25 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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Guadalupian - Carboniferous
259.9 - 358.9 Ma

ID: 2599091

Age: Paleozoic (259.9 - 358.9 Ma)

Description: rock formation

Comments: Also very minor basic dike rocks

Lithology: Microgranitoid dike rocks

Reference: Toloczyki, M., P. Trurnit, A. Voges, H. Wittekindt, A. Zitzmann. Geological Map of Germany 1:M. Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe. [94]

Late Carboniferous
298.9 - 323.2 Ma

ID: 3136560
Teplice rhyolite

Age: Pennsylvanian (298.9 - 323.2 Ma)

Lithology: Rhyolite

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]

541 - 1000 Ma

ID: 3188473
Neoproterozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 Ma)

Lithology: Crystalline metamorphic rocks

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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Sejkora, J., Radoň, M.: Brochantit z fluoritového ložiska Vrchoslav (Krušné hory). Bulletin mineralogicko-petrografického oddělení Národního muzea v Praze, 1997, roč. 4-5, 190-192.
Fengl, M. (1998): Mineralogie těžených fluoritových ložisek (1.). Minerál, roč. 6, č. 2, s. 83-88.
Lapis 23(4), 18-34 (1998)
Sejkora, J., Kotrlý, M., Novotná, M., Skála, R. (1998): Ferrimolybdit z opuštěné štoly 5. květen u Vrchoslavi, Krušné hory. Bulletin mineralogicko-petrografického oddělení Národního muzea v Praze, 1998, roč. 6, s. 225-228.
Sejkora, J., Breiter, K. (1999): Historický rudní revír Krupka, Krušné hory. Bulletin mineralogicko-petrografického oddělení Národního muzea v Praze, 1999, roč. 7, s. 29-45.
Škovíra, J., Sejkora, J., Kotrlý, M. (1999): Výskyt ryzí mědi a kupritu ve Vrchoslavi u Teplic. Bulletin mineralogicko-petrografického oddělení Národního muzea v Praze, 1999, roč. 7, s. 241.
Števko M., Bačík P., Ozdín D., Zeman M., Jonáš J. (2010): Výskyt schrockingeritu na fluoritovom ložisku Vrchoslav v Krušných horách (Česká republika). Bull. mineral.-petrolog. Odd. Nár. Muz.(Praha), 18, 2, 99-105.

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