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Sphalerite from
Mežica, Carinthia Region, Slovenia

Locality type:Municipality
Classification
Species:Sphalerite
Formula:ZnS
Comments:The principal ore of zinc at Mežica occurs primarily as small grains embedded in calcite and dolomite, and as veins and lenticular aggregate. Well-formed crystals are unknown.
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:Peter Bancroft, Mirjan Žorž, Franc Krivograd, and Gregor Kobler (1991) Famous Mineral Localities: The Mežica Mine, Slovenia, Yugoslavia. Mineralogical Record 22(2), 97-104.;
Aleksander Rečnik (2010) Minerals of the lead and zinc ore deposit Mežica. Bode Vlg. & Jožef Stefan Institute. Ljubljana: 112 pp.
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Galena1 photo of Sphalerite associated with Galena at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Sphalerite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Mežica, Carinthia Region, Slovenia
Localities for Sphalerite in this Region
Mežica Mines, Mežica, Carinthia Region, Slovenia
Union Mine, Mežica, Carinthia Region, Slovenia
Nearest other occurrences of Sphalerite
0.0km (0.0 miles) Mežica Mines, Mežica, Carinthia Region, Slovenia
0.0km (0.0 miles) Union Mine, Mežica, Carinthia Region, Slovenia
17.6km (10.9 miles) Pb deposit, Rijavitzagraben (Jeravitzagraben; Remscheniggraben), Bad Eisenkappel (Bad Eisenkappl), Karawanken, Carinthia, Austria
26.1km (16.2 miles) Pyrrhotite prospect, Ebriach, Bad Eisenkappel (Bad Eisenkappl), Karawanken, Carinthia, Austria
28.3km (17.6 miles) Modre quarry, Dragonerfels, Rammersdorf, Völkermarkt, Carinthia, Austria
30.1km (18.7 miles) Haider quarry, Radl pass, Eibiswald, Wies, Koralpe, Styria, Austria
30.5km (18.9 miles) Svata quarry, Terpetzen, Trixen, Saualpe, Carinthia, Austria
31.4km (19.5 miles) Terpetzen, Trixen, Saualpe, Carinthia, Austria
35.4km (22.0 miles) Remšnik mine, Carinthia Region, Slovenia
37.8km (23.5 miles) Spodumene prospect (Brandrücken exploration adit; Weinebene deposit), Brandrücken, Moschkogel - Weinebene area, Koralpe, Carinthia, Austria
 
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