Hillman Hall of Minerals and Gems

Locality Suites

The Maramures District of Romania

The Maramures District in northern Romania has been a source of mineral wealth since ancient times. It is a part of a broad belt of mineralization that extends southward into Serbia and northward into Slovakia. The Roman Empire was first drawn to the region by rich deposits of gold. In more modern times it has been an important source of lead, zinc, copper, arsenic, silver, and the strategic metal antimony.

Photos: Debra L. Wilson

Calcite with Jamesonite
Calcite with Jamesonite
Herja mine

Rhodochrosite
Rhodochrosite
Cavnic

   

Calcite on Quartz
Calcite on Quartz
Boldut mine

Calcite with Jamesonite
Calcite with Jamesonite
Herja mine

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