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Hi all!
I seem to have the honour and the pleasure to start the talk page about this great locality!
I am interested in everything concerning the Clara Mine! Please let us know
about your finds, or about new (and old) publications. Or post a list of your
Clara collection and/or your swaplists! I know there are plenty of Clara
collectors out there! Let's use this great feature to get to know each other!

Greetings from France,

Hi Eddy,
an article describing 10 species new for the Clara mine has been submitted to Lapis magazine. A good number of them was found on the new dumps.

Cheers, Uwe
What?? ::o

Only 10 new species??? Unbelievable, Uwe! Thanks for sharing the news!
You just got to love this place!
Can you already be more specific? Some phosphates included no doubt? (:D
Looking forward to seeing the article!!! Congratulations on the find!

Greetings from France,

Re: Clara Mine, Rankach valley, Oberwolfach, Wolfach, Black Forest, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
September 09, 2010 09:29PM
The Clara dump will be closed from November 1, 2010 until March 31, 2011!
Clara page updated.
Good updated UWE and lapis article too...congratulation
hello, i noticed that you have Autunite with a ? next to it... and you have no question mark next to Meta-Autunite. since it has not been found, doesn't mean its not at that locality. its a meta variety of autunite which means it probably has autunite at the locality.

sorry, its just a mess up that i noticed...
avatar Re: Clara Mine, Rankach valley, Oberwolfach, Wolfach, Black Forest, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
December 31, 2010 10:08PM
There is no mess-up. Both autunite and meta-autunite are distinct species. Considering meta-autunite as a variety of autunite is wrong.
The 'Kring Zwarte Woud Mineralen Nederland' are proud to announce that on 14.4.2012 Prof. Dr. Gregor Markl from Germany will visit us and tell us about:
- Uran Minerals from Menzenschwand (Black Forrest)
- A new idea of the hydrothermal proces in the Black Forrest (including the Claramine)

We are located in the University of Utrecht (the Netherlands) and we will start at 11.00.
If you are interested to visit us please have contact with me.

You can also look at our homepage
May I offer some images of ClarabMine material I obtained at the CMMA Symposium, Ste. Catharines, Ontario, Canada in May 2012. I am quite new to the Clara locality and there are so many photos in the Mindat gallery. Please comment onnthe ID of thenyellow sprays and also the pale yellow spheres in the last photo.

Is there agradite-(Y) at the Clara? Or is it all agardite-(Ce)?


Steve Stuart

open | download - Clara Mine unknowns 3b.jpg (70 KB)
open | download - Clara Mine unknowns 2b.jpg (75.3 KB)
open | download - Clara Mine unknowns 4b.jpg (75.6 KB)
Two more images of Clara Mine material that I cannot identify. The first photo looks like a garnet of some kind, but it also resembles kintoreite.

The second looks like a sulphide or sulfosalt. Perhaps the triangular habit is distinctive!


Steve Stuart
open | download - Clara Mine unknown 1b.jpg (63.9 KB)
open | download - Clara Mine sulphide 2b.JPG (78.7 KB)
Re: Clara Mine, Rankach valley, Oberwolfach, Wolfach, Black Forest, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
August 31, 2012 07:14PM
The first three could be partially altered (oxidised) agardite or malachite.
The brown xls could be a thick tabular member of the alunite family.
The sulphide might be secondary chalcocite.
Re: Clara Mine, Rankach valley, Oberwolfach, Wolfach, Black Forest, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
October 31, 2015 08:11PM
Due to a bug, babánekite cannot be added at the moment.
The reference has been added to the locality page, however.


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