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Veliki Majdan Mine, Ljubovija, Boranja orefield, Podrinje District, Serbiai
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Veliki Majdan MineMine
Ljubovija- not defined -
Boranja orefieldOre Field
Podrinje DistrictDistrict

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 44° 17' 28'' North , 19° 18' 38'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 44.29114,19.31082
GeoHash:G#: srvezqvww
Owned/operated by:Mineco Limited
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate

Lead(-silver)-zinc(-iron) mine.
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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1 valid mineral.

Detailed Mineral List:

Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Radanović-Gužvica B. (1999): The average structural density of barite crystals of different habit types. Geol. Croat., 51/1, 59-65.
Formula: Pb
Formula: Ag
Formula: Zn

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


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O BaryteBaSO4
S BaryteBaSO4
Ba BaryteBaSO4

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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Permian - Devonian
251.902 - 419.2 Ma

ID: 3190786
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. [154]

Carboniferous - Late Devonian
298.9 - 382.7 Ma

ID: 3131267
Late Devonian phyllite

Age: Paleozoic (298.9 - 382.7 Ma)

Description: low grade metamorphic

Lithology: Major:{phyllite}, Minor{greenschist,marble}

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]

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