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Reference: Ozdín D., 2009-2015: Minerals of Slovakia. www.ozdinminerals.com

Index of occurence in Slovakia:

    1. EXCEPTIONAL      1 - 2 localities
   2. RARE    
                  3 - 6 localities
   3. INFREQUENT
         7 - 15 localities
   4. ABUDANT            
  15 - 50 localities
   5. MORE ABUDANT
  > 50 localities

Identification rating of mineral in Slovakia:

 1. WELL IDENTIFIED - mostly combination at least 2 most distinguished analytical methods (X -ray diffraction and electron microprobe)

2. PARTIALLY-INDENTIFIED - mineral mostly analyzed, but for well identification is need to make another analyses

3. UNDERIDENTIFIED - mineral mostly identified only visual, often very problematic or fictive

 
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Minerals of Slovakia

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Paděraite, palygorskite, papagoite, pararammelsbergite, pargasite, parisite-(Ce), parnauite, pavonite, pearceite, pecoraite, pekoite, pentlandite, periclase, perovskite, perroudite, petrukite, petzite, pharmacolite, pharmacosiderite, phillipsite-Ca, pickeringite, picropharmacolite, piemontite, pigeonite, pilsenite, pitticit, plagionite, playfairite, plumbogummite, plumbojarosite, plumbomicrolite, poitevinite, polybasite, polycrase-(Y), polydymite, posnjakite, povondraite, prehnite, proustite, pseudobrookite, pseudomalachite, pucherite, pumpellyite-(Fe2+), pyrargyrite, pyrite, pyrochlore, pyrolusite, pyromorphite, pyrope, pyrophanite, pyrophyllite, pyrostilpnite, pyroxmangite, pyrrhotite.
Periclase        MgO         cub.
Index of occurence in Slovakia: 1                                           Identification rating of mineral in Slovakia: 3
Type locality: Monte Somma, Vezuv, Campania, Italy (Scacchi, 1841)
Oldest description from Slovakia area: Kremnica - Kremnické Bane (Böhmer & Šímová, 1976)
Localities in Slovak Republic (1) and identification rating (in parenthesis): Kremnica - Kremnické Bane (3)
Size: ?
Largest crystal from Slovakia area: ?
Photo is not available
 
Notes:
References
Böhmer M. & Šímová M., 1976: Kontaktne metasomatická aureola miocénnych intruzív v Kremnických horách. Acta Geol. Geogr. Univ. Comen., Geol. 30, 119-137. (in Slovak)
Scacchi A., 1841: ?. Mem. Min. Geol., 23.
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Pharmacosiderite         KFe3+4(AsO4)3(OH)4·6-7H2O         cub.
Index of occurence in Slovakia: 2 

Identification rating of mineral in Slovakia: 18 

Type locality: 2 localities: 1. Carharrack mine, Consolidated Mines, Gwennap - St Day Area,  2. Tincroft mine, Carn Brea Mine, Pool, Illogan; both Camborne - Redruth - St. Day District,  Cornwall, England, United Kingdom (Hausmann, 1813)
Oldest description from Slovakia area: Nová Baňa (Krenner, 1874)

Localities in Slovak Republic (5) and identification rating (in parenthesis): Banská Štiavnica (3), Ľubietová - Svätodušná (1), Nová Baňa (1), Špania Dolina (2), Vyšná Boca - Rovienky (1)

Size: macroscopic
Largest crystal from Slovakia area: 5 mm (Nová Baňa; Szakáll et al., 2002)

Pharmacosiderite from Nová Baňa; field of view ~ 15 mm (Photo D. Ozdín)

Pharmacosiderite from Nová Baňa; field of view ~ 18 mm (Photo D. Ozdín)

 

Notes: Tóth (1882) mention pharmacosiderite from Banská Štiavnica but this is same locality (Nová Baňa).

References

Hausmann J. F. L., 1813: Handbuch der Mineralogie. 3 Volumes, Göttingen, 1065 (as Pharmakosiderit).

Koděra M., Andrusovová-Vlčeková G., Belešová O., Briatková D., Dávidová Š., Fejdiová V., Hurai V., Chovan M., Nelišerová E., Ženiš P., 1986-1990: Topografická mineralógia Slovenska. I-III. Veda, Bratislava, 1592 p. (in Slovak)

Krenner., 1874: Földtany Közlöny, 4, 38-40. (in Hungarian)

Szakáll S., Udubasa G., Ďuďa R., Kvasnytsya V., Koszowska E., Novák M., 2002: Minerals of the Carpathians. Granit, Praha, 479 p.

Tóth M., 1882: Magyarország ásványai különös tekintettel termőhelyeik megállapítására. Budapest, 509 p. (in Hungarian)
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Polybasite        (Ag,Cu)16Sb2S11         mon.
Index of occurence in Slovakia: 3 

Identification rating of mineral in Slovakia: 18 

Type locality: Mittagssonne mine, Freiberg, Germany (Rose, 1829)
Oldest description from Slovakia area: Banská Štiavnica (Zepharovich, 1859)
Localities in Slovak Republic (10) and identification rating (in parenthesis): Banská Štiavnica (1), Brezno - Valachovo (3), Čavoj (2?), Hodruša-Hámre (1), Kremnica (1), Nová Baňa (3), Pezinok (2?), Rudno nad Hronom (3), Vyhne (3), Zlatá Baňa (3?)
Size: macroscopic
Largest crystal from Slovakia area: 1.5 cm Banská Štiavnica (Zepharovich, 1873) and Hodruša-Hámre (Sejkora & Kouřimský, 2005)

Polybasite from Banská Štiavnica. Size of crystal ~1 cm. Naturhistorisches Museum, Wien. (Photo: D. Ozdín).

Polybasite from Banská Štiavnica. Size of crystal ~1 cm. Naturhistorisches Museum, Wien. (Photo: D. Ozdín).

Notes: Rose (1833) described from Banská Štiavnica polybasite but as show presented chemical analyses is concerned pearceite (Sb 0.04 and As 1.79 apfu). On the webpage www.mindat.org is listed of locality Rochovce with reference Koděra et al. (1986-1990). After reading up this one I find that polybasite from Rochovce is not mentioned here.

References
Böhmer M., 1966: Ložiskové a paragenetické pomery zlatonosných žíl centrálnej časti kremnického rudného poľa. Acta Geol. Geogr. Univ. Comen., Geol. 11, 5-123. (in Slovak)
Dill H. G., 1998: Evolution of Sb mineralisation in modern fold belts: a comparison of the Sb mineralisation in the Central Andes (Bolivia) and the Western Carpathians (Slovakia). Mineralium Deposita, 33, 4, 359-378.
Ďuďa R., Černý P. , Kaličiak M., Kaličiaková E., Tözsér J., Ulrych J., Veselovský F., 1981: Mineralógia severnej časti Slanských vrchov. Mineralia Slovaca, Monografia, 2, 99 p. (in Slovak)

Jonas J., 1820: Ungarns Mineralreich. Orycto-geognostisch und topographisch dargestellt. Budapest, 415 p. (in German)

Koděra M., Andrusovová-Vlčeková G., Belešová O., Briatková D., Dávidová Š., Fejdiová V., Hurai V., Chovan M., Nelišerová E., Ženiš P., 1986-1990: Topografická mineralógia Slovenska. I-III. Veda, Bratislava, 1592 p. (in Slovak)

Mikuš T., 2001: Mineralógia rudných výskytov v Malej Magure a Suchom. Manuskript (Diploma thesis), Archive Prírodovedecká fakulta UK, Bratislava, 128 p. (in Slovak)
Rose H., 1829: Ueber die in der Natur vorkommenden nicht oxydirten Verbindungen des Antimons und des Arseniks. Ann. Phys. Chem. (Poggendorff), 15, 573-591. (in German)
Rose H., 1833: Ueber die Zusammensetzung des Polybasits und über das Atomengewicht des Silbers. Ann. Phys. Chem. (Poggendorff), 28, 156-160. (in German)
Sejkora J. & Kouřimský J., 2005: Atlas minerálů České a Slovenské republiky. Academia, Praha, 376 p. (in Czech)
Tóth M., 1882: Magyarország ásványai különös tekintettel termőhelyeik megállapítására. Budapest, 509 p. (in Hungarian)
Turan J., 1961: O zrudnení na Trangoške a o niektorých výskytoch v údolí Bystrej a Mlynej na južnom svahu Nízkych Tatier. Geol. Práce., Zprávy, 23, 85-114. (in Slovak)

Zepharovich V., 1859: Mineralogisches Lexicon für das Kaisserthum Österreich. I. Wilhem Braumüller, Wien, 627 p. (in German)

Zepharovich V., 1873: Mineralogisches Lexicon für das Kaiserthum Österreich. II. Wilhem Braumüller, Wien, 436 p. (in German)

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Polycrase-(Y)         (Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Ti,Nb,Ta)2O6         orth.
Index of occurence in Slovakia: 1 

Identification rating of mineral in Slovakia: 18 

Type locality: Rasvåg feldspar quarry, Hidra, Flekkefjord, Vest-Agder, Norway  (Scheerer, 1844)
Oldest description from Slovakia area: Gemerská Poloma a Rožňava-Čučma (Uher et al., 2009)
Localities in Slovak Republic (2) and identification rating (in parenthesis): Gemerská Poloma (1), Rožňava-Čučma (1)
Size: macroscopic
Largest crystal from Slovakia area: 2 cm large mixed crystals of polycrase-(Y) and uranopolycrase (Gemerská Poloma, Uher et al., 2009)

Mixed crystal of polycrase-(Y) and uranopolycrase in quartz from Gemerská Polom (Elisabeth adit) (Photo: M. Števko).

Mixed crystal of polycrase-(Y) and uranopolycrase in quartz from Gemerská Polom (Elisabeth adit) (Photo: M. Števko).

Notes:

References
Scheerer T., 1844: Polykras und Malakon, zwei neue Mineralspecies. Annalen der Physik und Chemie (Herausgegeben zu Berlin von J. C. Poggendorff), 138, 429-443. (in German)
Uher P., Malachovský P., Bačík P., Chudík P., Števko M., 2009: Polykras-(Y), uranopolykras a Ti-Nb-Ta-Fe minerál v kremenných žilách a exokontaktných zónach granitov gemerika, Slovenského rudohoria. Bulletin mineralogicko-petrologického Oddělení Národního muzea v Praze, 17, 1, 14-24. (in Slovak)
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Povondraite         NaFe3+3Fe3+6(BO3)3Si6O18(O,OH)4         trig.
Index of occurence in Slovakia: 1 

Identification rating of mineral in Slovakia: 18 

Type locality: Aranibar - San Francisco mine, Alto Chapane, Cochabamba dpt., Bolivia (Grice et al., 1979)
Oldest description from Slovakia area: Bratislava - Devínska Kobyla (Bačík et al., 2008)
Localities in Slovak Republic (1) and identification rating (in parenthesis): Bratislava - Devínska Kobyla (1)
Size: microscopic
Largest crystal from Slovakia area: core of schorl crystal is 17 μm large (Bratislava; Bačík et al., 2008)
 

Povondraite (white core in crystal on the left) in schorl (grey). Schorls (grey) in quartz (black) from Bratislava (BEI). (Photo P. Bačík)

 

Notes:

References
Bačík P., Uher P., Sýkora M., Lipka J., 2008: Low-Al tourmalines of the schorl-dravite - povondraite series in redeposited tourmalinites from the Western Carpathians, Slovakia. Canadian Mineralogist, 46, 5, 1117-1129.
Grice J. D., Ercit T. S., Hawthorne F. C., 1993: Povondraite, a redefinition of the tourmaline ferridravite. American Mineralogist, 78, 433-436.

Walenta K. & Dunn P. J., 1979: Ferridravite, a new member of the tourmaline group from Bolivia. American Mineralogist, 64, 945-948.

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Pseudomalachite         Cu2+5(PO4)2(OH)4         mon.
Index of occurence in Slovakia: 1-2                                              Identification rating of mineral in Slovakia: 1
Type locality: Baňa Virneberg, Rheinbreitbach, Westerwald, Germany (Hausmann, 1813)
Oldest description from Slovakia area: Betliar, Ľubietová a Poniky (Zipser, 1817)
Localities in Slovak Republic (5) and identification rating (in parenthesis): Betliar (3), Henclová (1), Ľubietová - Podlipa (1), Poniky - Farbište (3), Špania Dolina (3)
Size: macroscopic
Largest crystal from Slovakia area: 2 cm radial aggregates (Ľubietová - Podlipa; Szakáll et al., 2002)

Pseudomalachite in quartz from Ľubietová - Podlipa; field of view 3.3 cm. (Photo D. Ozdín)

Pseudomalachite crystals (up to 0.5 mm) from Ľubietová - Podlipa. (Photo D. Ozdín)

 
Notes: Index of occurence in Slovakia is in fact 1 because occurrences of pseudomalachite on localities Betliar, Poniky and Špania Dolina are not credible. Pseudomalachite was identified in these localities only visual.
References

Cotta B. & Fellenberg E., 1862: Die Erzlagerstätten Ungarns und Siebenbürgens. Freiberg, 228 p. (in German)

Figuschová M., 1978: Posnjakit, antlerit a jarosit z ložiska Špania Dolina. Mineralia Slovaca, 10, 4, 383-384. (in Slovak)
Hausmann J. F. L., 1813: Handbuch der Mineralogie. 3 Vol. Göttingen, 1035. (in German)

Jonas J., 1820: Ungarns Mineralreich. Orycto-geognostisch und topographisch dargestellt. Budapest, 415 p. (in German)

Schrauf A., 1880: Ueber Phosphorkupfererze. Zeitschrift Kristallogr. Mineral., 4, 1, 1-32. (in German)

Sotorník V., 1957: Revise některých přírodních fosforečnanů mědi. Rozpravy Čs. Akad. Věd, Ř. mat. přír. Věd, 67, 5, 1-66. (in Czech)

Szakáll S., Udubasa G., Ďuďa R., Kvasnytsya V., Koszowska E., Novák M., 2002: Minerals of the Carpathians. Granit, Praha, 479 p.

Števko M., Sejkora J., Ozdín D., 2008: Henclová - nová lokalita pseudomalachitu v Slovenskej republike. Bull. min.-petrolog. Odd. Nár. Muz. (Praha), 16, 1, 36-39. (in Slovak)
Tóth M., 1882: Magyarország ásványai különös tekintettel termőhelyeik megállapítására. Budapest, 509 p. (in Hungarian)

Zepharovich V., 1859: Mineralogisches Lexicon für das Kaisserthum Österreich. I. Wilhem Braumüller, Wien, 627 p. (in German)

Zepharovich V., 1873: Mineralogisches Lexicon für das Kaiserthum Österreich. II. Wilhem Braumüller, Wien. (in German)

Zipser Ch. A., 1817: Versuch eines topograpisch-mineralogischen Handbuches von Ungarn. Carl Friedrich Wigand, Oedenburg, 440 p. (in German)
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