Szklary, Ząbkowice Śląskie County

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Szklary
Village
Szklary is located in Poland
Szklary
Szklary
Coordinates: 50°39′N 16°50′E / 50.650°N 16.833°E / 50.650; 16.833
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Lower Silesian
County Ząbkowice Śląskie
Gmina Ząbkowice Śląskie

Szklary [ˈʂklarɨ] is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Ząbkowice Śląskie, within Ząbkowice Śląskie County, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, in south-western Poland.[1] It lies approximately 8 kilometres (5 mi) north of Ząbkowice Śląskie and 55 km (34 mi) south of the regional capital Wrocław.

The only nickel ore mine in Poland was located here until 1984 when it was closed due to the depletion of the deposits. There was also a nickel foundry for processing mined ore. Excellent samples of chrysoprase were found in Szklary.[2] Quite recently, a new mineral szklaryite was named after the village.[3]

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Coordinates: 50°39′00″N 16°50′00″E / 50.6500°N 16.8333°E / 50.6500; 16.8333