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OPYKTOAOIIKA NEA-NEWS ON MINERALS - 1 - Vol 27 - No 161 - 2012

OPYKTOAOFKA NEA
NEWS ON MI NERALS
Vol . 27 , No 161 , Sept ember Oc t ober 2012
To 27 , No 161 , Zcnzcpro - Okzmpro 2012

Trq zcgou 15 - Pr i c e of eac h i ssue 15

DEPAEYZ - HELLAS - PI RAEUS
I SSN 1011-5870

OPYKTOAOIIKA NEA-NEWS ON MINERALS - 2 - Vol 27 - No 161 - 2012


(10 X 8 X 6 ek.- cms , 189 ypcpc - grams) ( 8 X 9 X 5 cms ek. , 168 ypcpc grams)

ItAtq (oe opqq qykou ) oto qtpk ntpmc
Pepoxq Jalgaon, Maharashtra State, Ivc



Apophyllite crystals , Poona , India AnoquAAtq cn tqv nepoxq Poona tq Ivc
( 313 ypcpc grams , 9 X 7 X 6 cms ek. )



Alexandra G. Minatidou

Enveuotq kc +uxq tmv DPYKTDADIIKDN NEDN NEWS ON MINERALS kc tq Ek6oem GeMin otqv EAAc.
The Inspirer and the Soul of ORYKTOLOGIKA NEA -NEWS ON MINERALS and GeMin Expo in GREECE


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ORYKTOLOGI KA NEA
NEWS ON MI NERALS
ISSN 1011-5870
{Ipqks 1ov Iovoupto 1986
Established in J anuary 1986)

Editor and Owner :
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Geologist-Geochemist
Leof. Gr. Lambraki 70 ,
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Tel. Land : +30-213-025-8688
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Opuk1 o1o smqukko / Mineral in Cover


Ev1unmotok syo o(oup1q kot oko1q
on 1o Aopto A11tkq.

(6 X 3 X 2 sk. cms)



Beautiful azurite + malachite specimen
from Lavrion , Attiki Co , Hellas .
To kcAokcp npcoe kc cpketo qAo ouAAkte tou
nepoko , c yvmotonoqocv yc nepepyc netpmctc
kc cnoA6mctc nou unneocv otqv cvtAqqq tou oe
nepox nou npcocv t kcAokcpv tou ckon. he
eyAq xcp kc oe ouvepycoc e tou qAou ouAAkte
kvce c npmtq cvcyvmpoq tou uAko nou ouvAecv kc to
ncpouooue oto texo cut c e vc ecpetk p6po
yc Iem6cctc tq Pvou kc Iemtoupotkq cvntuq otc
Ipeev. To uAk tmv ouAAektmv npopxetc cn tqv Kctpc
TpkAmv , tov KAco Attkq , tov Ao kc to po PevtAq
otqv Attkq . hnope vc eupqctc tmv qAmv ouAAektmv vc qv
evc cvtc , cAA ee tc 6empoe cvtc , t
evc cvckcAqe nou npopxovtc cn ouAAkte e
ecpetkq ncpctqpqtktqtc otqv nc6po kc nou tou
ckpve n6o yc nepntec kc cvckcAqe Iem6cutmv.
D cvcqop ot nepox cut cvoyouv kc tov po yc
AAou ouAAkte vc enokeq6ov t tono6eoe yc nepctpm
peuvc kc noo pe yc tov evtono kc AAmv opuktmv
kc cnoA6mtmv. An tov Icvoupo 1986 nou ekvqoe q
npoon6ec e tc DPYKTDADIIKA NEANEWS ON MINERALS kc
tqv k6eoq GeMin , unootqpce kc unootqpoue t k6e
No tq EAAo otqv evoxmpc kc k6e EAAqvk vqo oto
Ayco , oto Ivo kc oto Auk PAcyo c6touv IemAoyk
nAoto e tqv euptepq vvoc tou pou - nou npooqpe
yvmoq. qAcq cvcqepcote oe c AAq opqq conoqoq
tou Ouoko PAotou tq Xmpc : Tqv Ppooqop otqv Ivmoq .
D cvcyvmote 6c cvcyvmpoouv yc c ckq qop t cutq
q opqq ceqpou conoqoq tou Ouoko PAotou tq
Xmpc, xmp nepcAAovtk npoAqctc , nope vc
ouveoqpe noAA otqv okovoc tq Xmpc.


qqtpq I. hqvctq

The Summer is over and some friends collectors have notified
this periodical publication on peculiar rocks and fossils they
found in various places during their summer vacation.With great
joy and in cooperation with these friends we proceeded to a
reconnaissance of the material they collected and we present it
in this issue what they have found and sent to us along with an
excellent article on Geowonders in Pindos Mountain and
Development in Grevena area based mainly on Geotourism.
The material of the collectors comes from Katara area in
Trikala, Kalamos area in NE Attiki Co. , Volos area in Magnesia
Co. and Pendeli Mt. in Attiki Co. The findings of friends-
collectors may not be diamonds , but we consider them to be
diamonds in sense that their findings are discoveries by
people who retain a remarkable observation in the field and
are characterized by a passion in this hobby. Their description ,
even in simple form, may lead the road to other collectors and
Nature passionate to visit the areas and who knows- locate new
findings. From January 1986 , when this consistent effort on
ORYKTOLOGIKA NEA-NEWS ON MINERALS and GeMin Expo
started , we supported and we still support the belief that every
County in Hellas either in Mainland or the Hellenic Islands in
Aegean , Ionian and Libyan Sea , have a mineral wealth in a
wider meaning of this term. This Mineral Wealth can be
developed and we refer to the other way of the
development of mineral wealth : To offer knowledge . The
readers will have the chance again to realize that this type of
sustainable development of the Mineral Wealth in this Country
can contribute a lot in economy without environmental
problems.

Dimitris G. Minatidis
OPYKTOAOIIKA NEA-NEWS ON MINERALS - 4 - Vol 27 - No 161 - 2012
ETAIPETIKA EIIhATA IIA IYITHhATIKH DPYKTDADIIA
EXCELLENT MINERAL SPECIMENS FOR SYSTEMATIC MINERALOGY


Lot of 48 Faden Quartz crystals from Wana , Waziristan , Pakistan.

Lot of 25 crystals and Colombian amber. The crystals include Almandine garnets from India , emerald
green octahedric fluorite and Kallaite (turquoise ) from China.
All specimens in various lots are in plastic boxes properly labeled Excellent material for resellers and
collectors.
OPYKTOAOIIKA NEA-NEWS ON MINERALS - 5 - Vol 27 - No 161 - 2012
AnoA6mctc oto No TpkAmv
Yn
Kmvotcvtvou AyyeAq
TpkcAc , TqA. 6976678718 , e-mail : Kmvotcvtvo AyyeAq kaggelis21@gmail.com

Ppv cn epko qve kc et cn epycoe yc qoupyc ovoncto oe cokq nepoxq otqv
Kctpc TpkAmv , qcvepm6qke c kct tqv npoomnkq ou noqq - noA cAoyq cnoA6mctkq
kotq.Iuyyevk ou npomno nou tuxe vc poketc eke , yvmpovtc tqv evcoxAqoq kc tqv
cuvcc ou vc coxoAoc e tc cnoA6mctc kc tc opukt e evqpmoe kc otqv ouvxec ou
ee to oqeo nou p6qkcv. Tov Ayouoto , ncpc e vc qAo ou e tc c evcqpovtc , kc
xovtc tov kctAAqAo eonAo kcvovotqke ekpoq yc tqv eepevqoq tq ouykekpvq kotq.
Otvovtc otqv tono6eoc nou ou unoex6qke, ouvcvtqoce vc cyeutk tono. An uqetpo 1800
tpc vc kot cn t kopuq tq Pvou , cveoc cn nekc kc Actc kc to Ac oou vc qv
otccte nou6ev , vc vm6e to eycAeo tq cnepcvtoovq kc ,t Ane vc evc cnAm c
mypcq.
hc tcnAc 0poooxq ott apko0spxetc vc c unev6uoe t pokcote oto coAeo tou
ouvo kc t npne vc unckoe otou vou tou.
Otvovtc oto oqeo nou qtcv q kotq kc xmp vc c Aene q peq cpxoce vc okcAoueto
po kc to cnotAeoc c kcmoe. qopc eq Icotepnoc , cAA kc yevktepc c eyAq
nokAc cn ootpckoeq (AAc yvmot kc AAc yvmotc yc evc) yqkcv oto qm.
AnAmvovtc tc ootpckoeq ktm cn tc Actc eke otqv kopuqq tq Pvou , c qcvpmocv c
6Acooc nou qtcv kpuvq oo no qqA nopooe. H cvt6eoq cutq oou npokcAe oxev o ,
kvovtc tc oqcvtk oou too coqcvtc.
Pqpce epk eyctc cqpmv emv (A. qmtoypcqe) kc qyce xovtc c enepc nou
notem ev 6c qqve kcvvcv couykvqto.
Itqv qmtoypcqc kctmtpm qcvetc q yevktepq nepoxq peuvc e kvtpo to xmp hcAcko
TpkAmv.

( Map Courtesy : http://www.google.com/intl/el/earth/index.html )

Fossils in Trikala County , Thessalia , Central Hellas
During the opening of a path in a forest area in Pindos Mt. in the area centered in Katara of Trikala close
to Malakasi village , an interesting fossil deposit was discovered. The fossil deposit is in the locality
Kampos tou Despoti or in excact English translation Plain of the Bishop. Marine fossils in an altitude
of 1800 meters revealed a sea which was so well hidden up there. A sign saying Attention Bears
reminded to us that we were in the Mountain and we had to respect the Laws of Mountain. We collected
some fossils and we left living a great experience on Fossil Safari in Pindos Mountain. Some of the
collected fossils are seen in the photographs in next page.Gastropods and various mollusks (shellfish)
were there.

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5,5 X 5,3 ek. 3 X 2 ek.

2 X 2,4 ek. 2 X 1,5 ek.

5,5 X 3 ek.
Image of a mollusc fossil or Bivalve (clamed-up)
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OPYKTOAOIIKA NEA-NEWS ON MINERALS - 8 - Vol 27 - No 161 - 2012
An tqv AuotpcAc - From Australia : Ao yc tov DnAo Opal Book

A lovely book on Opal, South Australias Gemstone is available for 22 Australian dollars , plus postage and handling
costs (around 10 AUS $ per book for Sea Mail or AUS $ 16 per book for Economy Air Mail). This is a publication of the
South Australian Department of Mines and Energy. Size of the book 15 cms X 21 cms, 177 pages full of color photos
and maps. (Edition 1992)
This is a book written by people who live and work in the heart of the largest Opal Fields in the world , speaks to
you and tells you all about Opal : What is Opal ? Geology of Opal ,mining methods in the Opal Fields of Andamooka ,
Coober Pedy Mintabie ,The Opal Industry , Opal mining and the Law, Glossary of Opal , mining terms , selected
bibliography and much more. This is some of the information inside this book on one of the most beautiful
gemstones : O p a l
How to order in Europe: ORYKTOLOGIKA NEA-NEWS ON MINERALS have been assigned as Official Distributor in
Europe for the book : Opal, South Australias Gemstone. European orders will be forwarded to : Dimitris G.
Minatidis, c/o ORYKTOLOGIKA NEA-NEWS ON MINERALS , 70 Gr. Lambraki Av. (Formerly Queen Sofia Avenue ) ,
Piraeus EL-185 32 , Hellas. Tel. Intern. : +30-213-025-8688, FAX : +30-210- 4132-570 , E-mail : minat@gemin.eu.
Payment will be sent-on receipt of Pro-Forma Invoice directly to: Department of Mines and Energy ( Attention : The
Editor , P. O. Box 151 , Eastwood , South Australia 5063 , Australia . Tel (08)-274-7500 , FAX : (08)-2727-597.
thomas.colin@saugov.sa.gov.au



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- Slag specimens , Lavrion , Hellas. Slag specimens 3000-5000 years old with vugs filled with minerals in small
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* Also nice mineral specimens from Lavrion for collectors from 15 (T/N size) each ( baryte, fluorite ,
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(miniature size) , nou to k6e opukt evc evt nAcotko kouto e to vo tou kc tqv npoAeuoq tou.
-Ask to see the collections of minerals for Systematic Mineralogy in which every specimen either in T/N size or in
miniature size is in plastic box labeled with name of mineral and its origin.
-For fine mineral specimens visit http://www.gemin.eu Ic ecpetk opukt oe npoot t enokeq6ete tqv
otooeAc http://www.gemin.eu

EKEIEII- SHOWS EKEIEII SHOWS EKEIEII
2012
Exploring the wonder of the Earth's mineral treasures through collecting, preparing and
sharing of mineral specimens , gemstones and Fossils.

06.09.2012 - 08.09.2012 , Mineralien-Edelsteinevent St. Gallen , Helvetia . International fair for minerals and
gems , Fair organizer: Lips-Event , Zrcher Str. 199 , 9014 St. Gallen, Helvetia . Tel: +41 (0)79 8911352
info@lipsevents.ch , www.lipsevents.ch
7-9 September , Toledo , Ohio ,USA . Info : Suzanne Shimatzki, 107 Florentine Dr., Holland, OH 43528, (419) 861-
0147; e-mail: sshimatzki@gmail.com ; Web site: www.rockyreader.com
15-16 September , Cremona , Italy . Info : ITIS J. Torriani, Via Seminario. Beurs (MM). info@gmc-cr.it , www.gmc-
cr.it
21-23 September , Moss , Norway . Info : mogf@c2i.net , www.mossemessa.no
22-23 September , Hannover , Germany . Info : Congress Centrum. engelking@hcc.de , www.hcc.de
22-23 September , Bratislava , Slovakia . Info : Dom kultry Cultus, Ruinovska 28. burzaruzinov@gmail.com
29-30 September , NRNBERG , Germany . Info : Meistersingerhalle. rlaubenbacher@aol.com ,
www.mineralienlaube.com
30 September , DOMODOSSOLA , Italy . Dopolavoro Ferroviario (bij het station). Info : lageode1@virgilio.it
3-7 October , TORINO , Italy. Polo Fieristico Lingotto Fiere, 1 Padiglione Lingotto, Via Nizza 294. Info :
immaginenatura@ageditrice.it , www.euromineralexpo.it
6 October 2012: Autumn Mineralfest - Macungie, Pennsylvania , USA . Information : http://www.mineralfest.com/
6-7 October , BUDAPEST Hungary . Millenris Fogado, Feny u. 20. Info : lelkes13@gmail.com ,www.asvanyborze.eu
6-7 October , VSTERS , Sweden . Quick Net Arena (vroeger Friidrottshallen), Kungsngsgatan 8. Info :
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6-7 October , GENEVE , Helvetia . Event-Center, La Praille. Beurs (M-F-E). Info : www.svsmf.ch
13-14 October , THIONVILLE (57) , France . Salle Jean Burger (achter theater). Info :
jeanrene.beauguitte@sfr.fr , www.geolor-thionville.fr
20-21 October 2012: Rochester, New York , USA . Information : http://www.rasny.org/show/
Mineral and Gem show , Mnchen , Germany , 26 - 28 October 2012 , Information : http://mineralientage.de/
27 October 2012: Ultraviolation - Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania , USA . ONLY for Fluorescent Minerals !! . Information
: Chuck OLoughlin , 130 Maple Terrace, Merchantville, NJ 08109-5010
856-663-1383 ultraviolation@yahoo.com
Greece - Athens : 26
th
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e-mail : info@gemin.eu , http://www.gemin.eu
Verona Mineral Show , Italy : 7-8-9 December 2012 . Information :
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31 January - 17 February 2013: Tucson 22nd Street Show - Tucson, Arizona , USA . Information :
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IED-TDYPIITIKH ANAPTYTH ITA IPEENA
Avvc Pooou
rassannie@gmail.com
BA Rice University, Texas, PhD University of California
~30 xpovc IIhEh

Pou6ev otqv EAAc q okovokq kpoq ev enqpee nepootepo cn t e em otc Ipeev kc otqv
ouvmq nepoxq tq Pvou. Ynoqpoue cn to eycAtepo ektq cvepyc otqv EAAc - o tpno mq nou
ctqpq6qke yc yev npv cn e tmpc cpxe vc xepotepee oc otqv Eupmnq tou oqepc.
Tpoue nm oe oe vcv opqo tno. hnopov m tc opqc Ipeev kc q opqq Pvo vc
cvcntux6ov m vc okovok eAkuotk po yc vc oe kc vc eycAmooue t okoyve c;
H cvntuq koote xpqctc oyoupc koote;
H EAAc, ounepAccvovmv tmv Ipeevmv xe opukto npou. H cvntuq cutmv evc n6cvq, cAA tc
kpq nopov vc p6ouv ckponp6eoc, oe 6o ekcetc(-tmv). To koto tou cvoycto ev etcAAeou q
ev Actoeou evc noA eyAo. Ic tqv encvekkvqoq tq Aetoupyc tou ncAco etcAAeou Ikotoc -
TepoAou 6c qtcv cncpctqtq c envuoq tq tem om- oekctoupmv eupm, xmp eyyuqoe yc to
ev q cyop tmv etAAmv 6c nopooe vc unootqpe enkepm cut to eyxepqc tmpc q oto AAov. Ynpxouv
cc etcpe o onoe npot6evtc vc cvoouv q vc encvekkvqoouv etcAAec otqv EAAc,
ounepAccvovmv cutmv otqv nepoxq c: cut o etcpe teActmvouv otqv cvunpAqtq ypcqeokpctc,
AAeqq texvoAoykq unooq kc oe epk nepntmoe, nm o xpuo otq XcAkkq, npne vc ncp6ov
oqcvtk cnoqoe etc tou etcAAeou kc tou nepAAovto.
c nouAoocte tqv Ac KAvtc yc vc cvoete vc Actoeo oqxcvkmv opuktmv;

( Map showing the general area described in this article .
Map Courtesy : http://www.google.com/intl/el/earth/index.html )
H ncpcymyq npovq evpyec otqv Pvo yvetc otc koutoupo kc emve tqv n6cvtqtc yc toupotkq
conoqoq. Itc ouv tq EAAc xm pm noAA kp texvk Ave nou cvcc6ouv to nepAAov nm
tc netpc oe vc otc nx, q Avq Ayy otc TpkcAc q eknAqktkq oopq Avq tou hetoou nou
kctcokeuotqke yc tqv ncpcymyq qAektpkq evepyec oe vc Avco unc6po nAeotkcvq qAkc. Pvtm to
kp upoqAektpk qpyc otov ToopAckc ev otctqoe ncp t tonk cvtpoe. H okovokq cvntuq
nou qoupyq6qke cn tqv kpq nootqtc ncpcyevq qAektpkq evpyec kp6qke cvmtepq cn tqv cvntuq
tou ToopAckc m toupotko npoopoo. D ktoko tmv Ipeevmv mqeAq6qkcte cn cutq tqv cvntuq; ev
pm noo kootouv to qpyc kc o qAektpk eykctcotoe, cAA pm nm q toupotkq cvntuq 6c exe
kootoe oxev tnote ekt cn to marketing. Tqv teAeutcc qop nou enokqtqkc vc kp upoqAektpk
qpyc otov notc Aovtoc otc pc tq Ac KAvtc, qtcv yeto cn ntpe qepve cn to pec kc
neove cn kctoAo6qoe nAc oe pou nAov ekt Aetoupyc- o onoo eunqpetoocv to qpyc. Ekt
cn to xoo tmv xpqtmv tq envuoq, q cvntuq tou Aovtoc m vc e6vo kAoq not qcpcto
evc tmpc ekt ouqtqoq.Tc coAk npkc evc c eyAq eukcpc envuoq yc cvntuq evc m
kctAAqAc yc e otqv Pvo; A ne otqv Auotpc: to xmpq tou k6e cyptq oe kcAuvo cn
cveoyevvqtpe. AAA tc ouv ncpcvouv kc6cp yct cqopetk o toupote 6c otcctoocv vc oeouv
tc xpqct tou eke.
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DEVELOPMENT IN GREVENA
rassannie@gmail.com
Dr Annie Rassios
Nowhere in Greece does the economic crisis affect us more than here in Grevena and the mountainous regions of
the Pindos. We suffer the highest unemployment in the country; the way of life that sustained generations before
us is now marginalized within the Europe of today.
We know we live in o omorpho topo. Can the beautiful Grevena and Pindos develop as an economically attractive
place to live and raise our families?
Development costs money or does it?
Greece, including Grevena, possesses mineral resources. Development of these is possible, but profits can only be
considered on a long-term, multi decade, scale. The cost of opening a mine or quarry is enormous. To re-open the
old Skoumtsa-Xerolivado mine would take an investment on the order of a half billion euros as a start, with no
guarantee that the metals market would support this venture profitably now or in the future. There are indeed
companies willing to invest in opening or reopening mines in Greece including here locally: these are bogged down
in insurmountable bureaucracy, lack of technologic infrastructure, and in some places, as for the example of gold in
Chalkidiki, important choices must be made between the environment and the mine.
Would you sell Valia Kalda to open a quarry for industrial minerals?
Green energy generation in the Pindos region is slapdash and reduces the potential for touristic development. The
small electric dam at the Tsouriakas waterfall was unstoppable despite local opposition. The economic development
granted by the small amount of electrical generation apparently was considered superior to development of
Tsouriakas as an international touristic destination. As residents of Grevena, are we benefitting from this
development? I dont know how much the dam and electrical facilities are costing, but I do know that touristic
development would cost nearly nothing aside from marketing. The last time I visited a small electric dam site on
Loumnitsa River on the border of Valia Kalda, it was filled with rocks washed down the stream and fallen from
rockslides that closed its access roads. More than its investment money wasted, the development of the Loumnitsa
as a world-class trout fishing stream is now out of the question.
Wind farms are a great investment in development but are they great for us in the Pindos? Go to Austria: every
farmers field seems covered by wind machines. But the mountains are kept clear because otherwise tourists would
stop spending money there. It seems as if a wind farm above Avdella and Perivoli might help these villages have
cheaper electricity or is this electricity to be added to the national grid, thus causing unsightly pylons to be
erected cutting across some of the most beautiful terrain in Greece, and reducing the potential development of the
region as a major international touristic destination?
Would you trade the few remaining Golden Eagles of the Pindos for a wind farm to provide air conditioning to one or
two buildings in Athens?
We need development. We need development that helps us directly in the Pindos. We need it now. And frankly, it
cant cost much money because there aint spit available.
For the last several years, I have been working on development of Geotourism in the Pindos. Geotourism is based,
simply, on visiting absolutely beautiful mountains and countryside, much alike to National Park tourism in the USA
and Europe. We can produce books scientists will love, and we can produce books and pamphlets that the general
tourist will appreciate. We are doing both, with as much success as constant battles with bureaucracy allow.
Geo- and mountain tourism are as advanced in Greece as tourism at the Grand Canyon was about a hundred years
ago. In those days, this meant finding a guide, finding rough roads and trails, hoping to find a refuge to sleep at.
Today, it goes without saying that tourism at the Grand Canyon is a multi-billion dollar business. Most National Parks
in the USA require the tourist to make a reservation a year in advance of their visit.
Oh, dont we wish we had a touristic business like that here in the Pindos?
In 2009, the year before the Great Greek Economic Catastrophe, there were about 300,000 Greek tourists actually
touring Greece: ~3000, just 1%, visited Grevena. With the present economy, this number is going to be lower and
lower with each new budgeting measure passed by the government. Like all businesses in our area, local tour
companies are down ~60%, and hostels, hotels, and tavernas even more. Greek tourists simply do not have money
to spend at present visiting our mountains: we cannot fill our hotels and restaurants with Greek tourists.
Even now during the global recession, 14.5 million foreign tourists came to Greece last year, and more are
predicted for this year. Half a million international tourists come to visit nearby Meteora yearly. How do we bring
some of these folk our way?
Which brings me back to the books were writing.
These are public relations books they are meant to bring the attention both of international scientific and general
tourism. Scientific tourism is great a week-long field tour among university professors and academics brings in
about 50,000 euros to the local economy. This is good, but its only possible once or twice a year. The international
academic community can only field a certain number of scientists interested in the regional geology. And it has to be
organized by specialists, fellow scientists with the academic credentials to legitimize the field trip.
International tourist groups are far more realistic and profitable. Today, specialized tours sponsored by college and
university alumnae groups cross all of Europe with excursions such as: Italys Magnificent Lake Country, Grand
Danube Passage, The Villages and Vineyards of France, Greek Islands Theyre already in Greece. How do we
get them HERE?
Can the GeoWonders of the Pindos compete?
Within the text of this small article Ive used the description world class several times. Ive been to every
National Park in the western USA. Ive been to Switzerland, to Scotland, to France, to the Danube. Ive even been to
the Greek islands. But I chose to live in Grevena.
We have potential world-class touristic destinations throughout the Pindos, in particular, Geowonder attractions
based on the spectacular natural landscapes. These Geowonders host the added values of our traditional Pindos way
of life, with churches and monasteries that date from Byzantium.



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We host one of the worlds most rare ecosystems; ours is a wilderness area alive and well within Europe. Did you
know the oldest rocks in Greece can be visited in Grevena? Did you know that we can show you the birthplace of the
European continent?
Bears! Wolves! Mushrooms! We got it! We are an international destination, undiscovered as yet by tourists.
We have the infrastructure we have the roads, hotels and hostels, tavernas, and tour companies. We have the
product we want to sell; the magnificent Pindos itself.
In our case, whats lacking is marketing.
To market, you must be able to show the product to potential buyers. And you must show it to the right market of
potential buyers. In the case of international tourism, this means books, booklets, websites in English, French,
German and Chinese. This means that people like me and a few others send information to over a thousand alumnae
groups and travel clubs over the globe. It costs us time, not much money.
Were trying. Weve surveyed more than 60 Geowonders of the Pindos localities, and are ready to place them in a
low-cost book to aid touristic marketing. But again, up comes the labyrinth of Greek bureaucracy and our attempts
to bring low-cost development into the area has bogged down.
Here are the numbers I want to communicate: Were six alumnae groups per year to take part in a Geowonders of
the Pindos tour, with a lot of time spent in the Grevena area, the contribution to the local economy would be about
half a million euros per year.
Maybe putting in a mine could bring more money in the long long term, but for now, Geotouristic development the
sale of o ormorpho topo on an international scale can be the cheapest, easiest path to economic recovery in
the Pindos area.

View of Smolikas from the Annitsa War Memorial: Smolikas itself is from a suite of "near-moho" peridotite that
contains a lot of gabbroic intrusions. Rocks in foreground are Pindos flysch.


Ppcv tq enotqovkq
yvmoem nou npooqpouv
Ac cuto tou eou ,
cnoteAov ouyxpvm kc
noAtc cvcntuck
epycAec cxpovk.


Beyond the scientific
knowledge these books can
offer , they are at the same
time diachronic
valuable tools for economic
development


(Covers courtesy :
Dr.Ann Ewing Rassios,Ph.D.)
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Some of our "flower" texture chrome ores from just below Chromite Ores (photo by Ann Ewing Rassios) are
the "petrologic" moho at Vourinos. "shaped" by the subsolidus growth of olivine around
them and emerging through the ore layers.

Flinga - Mavrovouni : is a suite of lovely lherzolites in which you can see melting phenomena, that is, you can see
where magma was being produced in the mantle.

How the World was before 230 million years Pm qtcv o koo npv cn 230 ekctopc xpvc
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Cretaceous folds: This Geowonder is a formation of Inside Aetoraches Chrome Mine (photo by D. Ghikas)
Cretaceous Limestone caught at the edge of the shows what you can see in an otherwise abandoned
Mesohellenic trough and highly deformed mine tunnel.



Deformed limestone from Zavordas : This limestone was caught between two moving tectonic plates and so
"squeezed" between them as to flow like molasses.
It is exposed in the river bed, and will shortly be at the bottom of the new lake behind the dam at Ilarionas.
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Portitsa (photo by Orliakas co-author Dina Ghikas) is the optimum photo that illustrates what is a "Geowonder"

A Geowonder is a place where the earth has created an inspirational landform. It is a view of mountains and valleys, plains,
streams and hills of exceptional beauty. It is a place where natural vegetation is an adornment, and the sky itself the gallery of a
living landscape.

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cn tqv ncpcAc KcAou oto No Attkq. he tqv npmtq ct ve tqv evtnmoq kAcooko qctoyevo
netpmcto e evotpmoe Ayvtko uAko , cqo evc yvmot t otc hetcAnk qctc tou Neoyevo otov
No Attkq (n.x. ot nepox Pcqqvc , Aekvq heooycc ,KcAoypc , Acpouoou , KcAou , Dpmno kc
cAAo) , o kActoAoyk ouv6qke nou enekptqocv otq pkec tq cn6eoq tmv notcoAvcmv qtmv,
euvqocv tq qoupyc Ayvtkmv kotcotmv. Ie epk qctoyevq netpmctc tc onoc nepxouv opovc
xqk otoxec kc kctAAqAe quok tqte , ktm cn opove ouv6qke nope vc oxqcto6ov opukt.
Ic ncpeyc o oqponuptq kc o cpkcotq oxqctouv kpuotAAou oe pyAo (nqA) nou evc nAooc oe
6eo (S) , oqpo (Fe) kc opycvkq Aq. D onAo , vupo oeo tou nuptou , [ SiO
2
nH
2
O ] , oxqctetc
kupm oe qctc nou o upoqpo opovtc evc nAooo oe oeo tou nuptou , nm ot nepox
Coober Pedy kc Mintabie otq Ntc AuotpcAc . hc no npooektkq ncpctqpqoq tou eycto cn tqv ncpcAc
KcAou tou Noo Attkq exve t etc tmv otpmtmv tq pyc unpxe okAqp uAk oe ncpAAqAq
otpmoq e tqv pyc to onoo xe Aeuk kc cpo xpmc. Evc Aeo kc ncpouoe evcc etcoq cn to
Aeuk oto cpo kc cvtotpqm. To uAk cut ev xcpooetc e cxcp ote e xcAcc (!!) kc e kctAAqAq
konq (eneepycoc) nope vc moe kcnoov e opqc oxqctc (toAxotov tc pq ekevc tc onoc ev
ncpouoouv pmy).Evc nuptmvq pyc q to n6cvtepo onAo.
Itqv ktm6 qmtoypcqc qcvetc q nepoxq tq ncpcAc KcAou cn nou npopxovtc tc eyctc tc
cvcqepevc oto p6po cut.

(Map showing part of Kalamos coast where marl with opal specimens were collected .
Map Courtesy : http://www.google.com/intl/el/earth/index.html )

Intercalations of opal seams inside Neogene marl from Kalamos coast , Attiki County ,Hellas.

We were given by Mr. Konstantinos Vlahoyannis (info@ichliebedeutsch.gr ) an aesthetic specimen from the coast of
Kalamos , Attiki County , Hellas. (For location see map above). At a first glance , it gives the impression of a typical
marl sedimentary rock with intercalated coal seams ,as it is known that Neogene Sedimentary rocks in quite a few
areas of Attiki County , namely Rafina, Mesogaia Basin, Kalogreza , Amarousion , Kalamos , Oropos and elsewhere
host lignite deposits. It is widely known that some sedimentary rocks may contain chemical elements and have
such physical properties so that under certain conditions some minerals may crystallise. For example, pyrite and
marcasite form crystals in mud that is rich in sulfur (S), iron (Fe) and organic matter. Opal , hydrated silica , [
SiO
2
nH
2
O ] forms mainly in sedimentary rocks where the groundwater is rich in silica as in Cooper Pedy and
Mintabie areas in South Australia. A more careful look of the Kalamos coast specimen reveal that there are
intercalations of opal seams within marl layers. The material could be either silicified marl or opal. The hardness
and the conchoidal fracture tends for opal. This opal layer is hard (cannot be scratched either by knife or even by
Quartz (!!) ) and transition from white to black and reverse is gradual in same layer (zone). Those portions of opal
seams without fractures , properly cut , can give beautiful cabochons. (see photographs in next pages).
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Mupu
Mupu
Oauio
Oauio
Mupu
Oauio
Oauio
Mupu
Mupu
Oauio
Mupu
Myo c cvoxeoct
onoov occvk kot
oo eo , Hooo
Koov , Axttkq.
12 X 6 X 6 ck.,
556 yoto

Marl with intercalations
of opal in white and black
color, Kalamos Coast,
Attiki County , Greece.
12 X 6 X 6 cms
556 grams
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To o eyc pyc e evotpmoe oncAou cn tqv ncpcAc KcAou oto No Attkq.Itqv
cvmtpm qmtoypcqc qcvetc to unepkeevo otpmc - kAuc tq pyc kc otqv
ouvxec to unokeevo otpmc oncAou.
In the photograph above one can see the overlying marl layer (cap) and underneath the opal
layers.


Itqv cvmtpm qmtoypcqc otqv nom qq tou eycto ckpvovtc tc o otpmctc tq
pyc kc eveoc otpmc oncAou Aeuk kc cvoxt ne.
The above photograph shows the back side of the specimen , where one can see the two marl
layers (top and bottom) and opal layer in between. Half of the opal layer is pure white while
the other half is light beige.
Mupu
Oauio
Mupu
Oauio
Mupu
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(An tqv ouAAoyq K.Acxoyvvq From the collection of K. Vlahoyannis)
Evc AAo eyc cn tqv ncpcAc KcAou Attkq ,oo e to npoqyoevo ,cAA eycAtepo , 2523 ypcpc , 20X13X8 ek.
To Aeuk q cvokt ne xpmc tq pyc evc quooAoyk kc6oov q pyc nepxe pyAo kc cv6pckk cooto oe
cvcAoyc 35-65% pyAo kc 65-35% cv6pckk cooto , evm to cpo 6c npn vc oqeAetc oe opycvk npooee.
A similar specimen from Kalamos coast in Attiki County , but larger , 2523 grams , 20X13X8 cms.

Marl or marlstone is a calcium carbonate or lime-rich mud or mudstone which contains variable amounts
of clays and silt. The dominant carbonate mineral in most marls is calcite, but other carbonate minerals
such as aragonite, dolomite, and siderite may be present. Marl was originally an old term loosely applied
to a variety of materials, most of which occur as loose, earthy deposits consisting chiefly of an intimate
mixture of clay and calcium carbonate, formed under freshwater conditions; specifically an earthy
substance containing 35-65% clay and 65-35% carbonate.In Kalamos case it will be good to locate the Si
source which gave rise to opal seams as the opal is a result of silicon dioxide and water permeating
through the ground.
D qmtoypcqe ktm6 cnekovouv eyctc e ncpAAqAq uqq. Ktm cpotep evc vc
eyc opc cn tqv No ,cn tqv nepoxq tou Amvc , evm ktm e evc vc eyc cppou
cn tqv c nepoxq. Itc eyctc cppou ncpctqpetc mvmq ncpAAqAq tcq Aeukmv kc
ykp mvmv.To uAk kc ot o mve evc pcpo.Knoc npoeq opycvko uAko xe moe
kct tnou mve e ykp xpmc evt tou cppou.
1 2
1. Zoned emery , Naxos Island,Aegean Sea,Hellas 2. Marble with zoned texture,Naxos Island,Aegean Sea , Hellas
Mupu
Mupu
Mupu
Oauio
Oauio
Mupu
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DpuktoAoyk eyctc cn tqv nepoxq tou Aou kc tqv PevtAq Attkq
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2164 ypcpc , 14 X 16 X 10 ekctootetpc.

Calcite with botryoidal texture standing on top of mica schist,Volos, Magnesia County , Thessalia , Hellas.
2164 grams , 14 X 16 X 10 cms

hnope otqv IemAoyc vc xpqoonoetc HlY kc texvk uqqAq texvoAoyc , m q omotq
ncpctqpqoq otqv nc6po ncpcve kc oqepc to kpo kc cok epycAeo tou IemAyou

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Aocoxxq
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Moovytok otoxt0o
Mica Schist
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Aoeottq e otpuoeq uqq enkc6qevo oe cpcpuyck oxotA6o , Ao , No hcyvqoc.
po Weight : 2164 ypcpc , Size hye6o : 14 X 16 X 10 ekctootetpc ).
Calcite with botryoidal texture standing on top of mica schist,Volos, Magnesia County , Thessalia , Hellas.


KpotcAAo xcAcc oe qtpkq oq ycAcktmq xcAcc , Dpo PevtAq , Attkq
(Specimen size :12 X 9 X 5 ek. , size of xl -ye6o kpuotAAou 3 X 2 X 2 ek. ,weight : 421 ypcpc )
Quartz crystal on milky quartz , Penteli Mt. , Attiki County , Hellas

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KpotcAAo ToupcAvq (oopAtq) e ooxotq , nepoxq Skardu , B. Pckotv
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-Tono6eteote to ktm cn tou yoqo , to yvcto , tov cykmvc kAn yc vc cvckouqotete cn cp6ptc kc
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POSSIBLY WORLD RAREST TOPAZ WITH MUSCOVITE FROM SKARDU , PAKISTAN
KPYZTAAADZ TDBAZ |AZ |E |DZXD8TH ZTD |HTPKD BETP0|A ABD THN BEPDXH SKARDU , BAKZTAN
(Size of specimen |yc0o cyoto : 140 X 140 X 110 mm , |yc0o kpuotAAou Tont - size of Topaz
crystal : 34 X 34 X 14 mm , 8po -Weight : 2270 Grams ypopto )

(Courtesy : mali kadilpk )