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Mark Mine, Essershausen, Weilburg, Wetzlar, Hesse, Germany

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 50° 26' 39'' North , 8° 19' 15'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 50.44417,8.32111
Name(s) in local language(s):Grube Mark, Essershausen, Weilburg, Wetzlar, Hessen, Deutschland


A small abandoned iron mine.
Located near Essershausen, about 5 km SE of Weilburg/Lahn.

[Note: mineral list to be updated.]

Mineral List


37 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Late Devonian
358.9 - 382.7 Ma

Age: Late Devonian (358.9 - 382.7 Ma)

Description: marine deposits

Comments: vgl.671

Lithology: Argillaceous shale, slate, and/or schist, sandstone, graywacke, quartzite, limestone

Reference: Toloczyki, M., P. Trurnit, A. Voges, H. Wittekindt, A. Zitzmann. Geological Map of Germany 1:M. Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe. [94]

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References

- Blaß, G. (2002): Eine neue Phosphatmineralien-Paragenese von der Grube Mark bei Essershausen, mittleres Lahngebiet, Taunus. Mineralien-Welt, 13 (6), 18-43. (in German).

- U. Kolitsch, H.-J. Bernhardt, C.L. Lengauer, G. Blaß and E. Tillmanns (2006): Allanpringite, Fe3(PO4)2(OH)3*5H2O, a new ferric iron phosphate from Germany, and its close relation to wavellite. European Journal of Mineralogy, 18, 793-801.

- Blaß, G. & Möhn, G. (2010): Neue Mineralien von der Grube Mark bei Essershausen im Taunus. Mineralien-Welt, 21 (2), 26-29.

- Kocher, S. & Reinhardt, M. (2015): Die Mineralien der Grube Mark im Taunus - ein Update. Mineralien-Welt, 26 (4), 62-80.

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