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Bornite from "Muszka"?

Posted by Uwe Kolitsch  
Uwe Kolitsch September 18, 2014 10:25AM
We have an old piece of more or less massive "bornite" (probably superficially oxidised chalcopyrite) from "Muszka" -
has anyone heard of this locality? (No relevant hits via Google.) It could be in Bohemia or Poland.
Ilkka Mikkola September 18, 2014 12:01PM
Hello Uwe
Could it be Muszca village, Also-Feher County, Austria-Hungary Empire (now in Romania)? There is Musca village in Apuseni Mountains with the Rosia Poieni copper mine and older mines.

Grzegorz Słowik September 18, 2014 12:26PM
There is no such location in Poland.

Jasun D. McAvoy September 18, 2014 05:38PM
Is it possible it could be referring to Mezica in Slovenia?
Peter Haas September 18, 2014 08:47PM
Jasun D. McAvoy Wrote:
> Is it possible it could be referring to Mezica in
> Slovenia?

Less likely, as they would have it called "Miess" on an old label (this area has once been part of the Austrian empire as well).
Roger Lang September 19, 2014 09:39AM
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Here the old names: Muşca / Muska, Kismuska, Muszka / Russendorf, Russenhof


It is situated near Baie de Aries (Offenbanya).


Uwe Kolitsch September 20, 2014 04:58PM
Hi Ilkka and Roger,
Thanks! Certainly looks like the right locality.
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