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XI 2008 - Trepca, Kosovo

 

We visited the famous Trepca mine in the middle of November. What is more we had the pleasure to go underground! Apart from that we also visited the local mineralogical museum. The trip was organized by the Geological Society "Spirifer" for the minerals` collectors from Poland. We had to rent two buses for 20 persons that wanted to see this well known locality.

For some of the participants it was the first time that they were able to see a giant cavities in orebodies inside the mine. We saw hundreds of  pyrites, sphalerites, calcites, galenas - all of these minerals together made the walls of the mine bright and sparkling. We did not know where to go and what to touch, because the marvellous geodes full of all the specimens, that Trapca is famous for, were just everywhere!

After our underground visit we made a tour in the town in search for minerals. We visited numerous houses of the miners and bought some specimens even though it was not easy to find anything interesting, 

In the end we would like to say that we are very greatful to Trepca Mine stuff which made our visit possible (not  he first, and I`ve hope not the last time).

Tomasz Praszkier

 

Main shaft in Trepca Mine. Fot. T. Praszkier.

 

Main adit to Trepca Mine with marked "Me fat!" (Gluckauf!) above entrence. Fot. K. Dembicz.

 

Big cavity with calcite in Trepca Mine. Fot. ?.

 

Big cavity with calcite in Trepca Mine. Fot. ?.

 

Collecting specimens in ore-body in Trepca Mine. Fot. ?. 

 

 

Collecting specimens in ore-body in Trepca Mine. Fot. ?. 

 

Collecting specimens in ore-body in Trepca Mine, note well visible hydrotermal veins filled by sulphides. Fot. ?. 

  

Part of our team with Trepca Mine stuff. Fot. ?. 

 

Examining specimens at mineral market. Fot. T. Praszkier.

 

 

Examining specimens in miner house. Fot. ?.

 

Jamesonite/boulangerite with siderite collected by us durring underground visit. Fot. T. Praszkier.

 

This specimen waited for us in Kosovo over one year, finally we bought it to Spirifer collection. Fot. T. Praszkier.




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