Veliki Majdan Mine, Ljubovija, Boranja orefield, Podrinje District, Serbiai
|Regional Level Types|
|Veliki Majdan Mine||Mine|
|Ljubovija||- not defined -|
|Boranja orefield||Ore Field|
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||44° 17' 28'' North , 19° 18' 38'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||44.29114,19.31082|
|Owned/operated by:||Mineco Limited|
|Köppen climate type:||Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate|
Vein-type Pb–Zn deposit related to Tertiary magmatism.
There has been mining in and around Veliki Majdan since the 14th Century. Modern exploration started in the 1930s, conducted initially by a London based mining company. Exploration, including extensive underground development continued until 1939, starting again after the end of the war. Concerted processing operations started in the 1960s and ran continuously until the outbreak of the civil war in late 1992. Only very limited mining occurred in the preceding decade, until Mineco acquired the mine in 2007 and returned it to full production.
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Plate - 7,320 mineral species & varietal names listed
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Commodity ListThis is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.
1 valid mineral.
Detailed Mineral List:
| ⓘ Baryte|
Reference: Radanović-Gužvica B. (1999): The average structural density of barite crystals of different habit types. Geol. Croat., 51/1, 59-65.
| ⓘ 'commodity:Lead'|
| ⓘ 'commodity:Silver'|
| ⓘ 'commodity:Zinc'|
List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification
|Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates|
List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification
|Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES|
List of minerals for each chemical element
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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|Permian - Devonian|
251.902 - 419.2 Ma
|Paleozoic sedimentary rocks|
Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 419.2 Ma)
Comments: Dinaric Alps
Lithology: Sedimentary 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. 
|Carboniferous - Late Devonian|
298.9 - 382.7 Ma
|Late Devonian phyllite|
Age: Paleozoic (298.9 - 382.7 Ma)
Description: low grade metamorphic
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.