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Micro minerals from Attica/ Greece found in anciŽnt slags.

In ancient times(3 - 5.000 years ago) the lead/silver ore was melted in furnaces. Some of the furnaces where located along the coast and the residue of the ore was thrown into the sea. These slags containing minimal amounts of lead, silver, copper and other minerals. Here effects of the sea salt and created a viriety of new mineralizations in the slag cavities.
I dive there in the sea to collect them and open the slags to find the micro cristals. I made the photo's with a digital Nikon 995 camera and my Nikon SMZ 1000 microscope. Most of the cristals are les then 0,3 mm. All minerals are eye-determinated!
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boleite
boleite
anglesite
anglesite
copper
copper
annabergite
annabergite
boleite
boleite
aragonite
aragonite
cumengite
cumengite
connelite
connelite
cuprite
cuprite
thorikosite
thorikosite
malachite
malachite
ettingite
ettingite
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