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Monteneve Mine (Schneeberg Mine), Passiria Valley (Passeier Valley), Bolzano Province (South Tyrol), Trentino-Alto Adige (Trentino-Südtirol), Italy

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 46° 53' 46'' North , 11° 10' 46'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 46.8962611111, 11.1795055556
Name(s) in local language(s):Schneeberg (St. Martin am Schneeberg), Val Passiria, Bolzano, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italia

Old Pb-Zn mines first started in the 13th century. The ore deposits are located at an altitude of 2000-2500 m asl. The last mine closed in 1985; it is now a tourist mine.
A total of 400-450 adits existed here.
Some names: Bockleiten mine, Karl adit (Karlstollen), St. Martin adit (St.-Martin-Stollen), St. Peter adit (St.-Peter-Stollen).

Metamorphosed pre-variscan synsedimentary sulphide horizons (no veins).

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71 valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.

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- Clar, E. (1931): Zentralbl. Mineral. Geol. Pal. 105-124.
- Brigo, L. (1965): Il giacimento a Pb e Zn di S. Martino di Monteneve in Alto Adige. Rendiconti della Società Italiana di Mineralogia, 21, 344-346.
- Förster, H. G. (1966): N. Jb. Miner. Abh. 105, 262-291.
- Frizzo, P. et al. (1982): Mineral. Deposita 17, 333-347.
- Folie K. (Ed.) (1984): I minerali del Trentino e dell'Alto Adige. Tappainer, Merano, 192 pp.
- Folie K. (1987): Silber, Kupfer, Blei.... Bergbaugeschichte und Mineralien in Sudtirol. Tappainer, Bolzano, 103pp.
- Klix, V.: Lagerungsverband und tektonische Prägung der Blei-Zinklagerstätte Schneeberg / Monte Neve in Südtirol / Alto Adige / N-Italien, Diss. FU Berlin, 1974
- Exel, R. (1987): Guida mineralogica del Trentino e del Sudtirolo. Athesia, Bolzano, 204 pp.
- MUTSCHLECHNER, G. (1988): Beiträge zum Erzbergbau Schneeberg. Veröffentl. d. Tiroler Landesmuseums Ferdinandeum 68, 31-74.
- Tasser, R. (1994): Das Bergwerk am Südtiroler Schneeberg. Bozen, Italien, 228 pp. (in German).
- Tasser, R. (1996): La miniera di Monteneve in Sudtirolo. Bolzano/Vipiteno, xx pp. (in Italian)
- Mair et al. (2007): Mitt. Öster. Mineralog. Ges. 153, 145-180. []
- Daniel Ungerank, Peter Tropper (2014): Montanhistorischer Streifzug über das Bergbaurevier Pflerschtal. Geo.Alp, 11, 103-114. [also on Schneeberg-Ridnaun]

Gasteiger, P.: Mineralogie und Petrologie der Pb-Zn Lagerstätte Schneeberg im Bereich des Poschhausstollens. Master Thesis, University of Innsbruck [currently underway -]

Volgger, A.: Geochemische und mineralchemische Untersuchungen an Erzen und Alterationszonen der Pb-Zn-Cu Lagerstätte Schneeberg im Bereich des Poschhausstollens. Master Thesis, University of Innsbruck [currently underway -]

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