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Eifel, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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Name(s) in local language(s): Eifel, Rheinland-Pfalz, Deutschland
 
A mountainous area west of the middle Rhine valley and north of the valley of the Mosel river.
Although the geology is dominated by Devonian slates, sandstones and limestones, the Eifel is mainly known for its numerous localities in volcanic rocks of Tertiary or Quaternary age.
The Earth's crust in the Eifel area still shows volcanic and tectonic activity: the area is lifted 1-2 mm each year.

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities
Acanthite
Actinolite
Aegirine
var: Titanoan Aegirine
Aegirine-augite
var: Porricin
'Aeschynite'
Aeschynite-(Ce)
Afghanite
Afwillite
Åkermanite
Albite
var: Andesine
var: Oligoclase
'Albite-Anorthite Series'
'Allanite'
Allanite-(Ce)
Allanite-(La)
Allophane
Almandine
Almarudite (TL)
Alumoåkermanite
Alumohydrocalcite
Alunite
Alunogen
Amphibole Supergroup
Analcime
Anatase
Andalusite
Andradite
var: Melanite
Anglesite
Anhydrite
Anilite
Ankerite
Annabergite
var: Magnesian Annabergite
Annite
Anorthite
var: Bytownite
var: Labradorite
'Anorthoclase'
Antigorite
'Apatite'
'Apophyllite'
Aragonite
var: Flos Ferri
Artinite
'Asphaltum'
Augite
Aurichalcite
Azurite
Baddeleyite
Baryte
Barytolamprophyllite
Batiferrite (TL)
Batisite
Bayerite
Bellbergite (TL)
Berthierite
'Bindheimite'
'Biotite'
'var: Rubellan'
Birnessite
Bixbyite
Bornite
Boulangerite
Bournonite
Braunite
Bredigite
Brenkite (TL)
Britholite-(Ce)
'Britholite Group'
Brochantite
Brownmillerite (TL)
Brucite
Bustamite
Calcinaksite (TL)
Calcio-Olivine
'Calciopyrochlore'
Calcite
Caledonite
Cancrinite
'Cancrinite Group'
Carnotite
Celestine
Cerianite-(Ce)
Cerussite
Cervantite
'Chabazite'
Chabazite-Ca
Chabazite-K
Chalcanthite
Chalcocite
Chalcophanite
Chalcophyllite
Chalcopyrite
Charlesite
Chayesite
Chevkinite-(Ce)
Chlorapatite
'Chlorite Group'
Chloritoid
Chlormayenite (TL)
Christofschäferite-(Ce) (TL)
Chromite
Chrysocolla
Cinnabar
Clinoferrosilite
Clinohumite
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'
Clinozoisite
Columbite-(Fe)
Columbite-(Mn)
Combeite
Conichalcite
Copper
Cordierite
Corkite
Corundum
Corundum
var: Sapphire

Covellite
Cristobalite
Cubanite
Cuprite
Cuprorivaite
Cuspidine
Davyne
Delafossite
Devilline
Dickite
Digenite
Diopside
Djurleite
Dolomite
Drugmanite
Dumortierite
Eifelite (TL)
'Ellestadite'
Eltyubyuite
Elyite
Emmerichite (TL)
Engelhauptite (TL)
Enstatite
var: Bronzite
Epidote
Erionite-Ca
Erythrite
Ettringite (TL)
Faujasite-Ca
'Faujasite Subgroup'
Fayalite
Fedorite
'Fergusonite'
Fergusonite-(Ce)
Fergusonite-(Y)
Ferriallanite-(La) (TL)
'Ferri-kaersutite'
Ferri-obertiite (TL)
Ferroindialite (TL)
Ferro-katophorite
Ferrosilite
Fersmanite
Fersmite
Flörkeite (TL)
Fluorapatite
Fluorapophyllite-(K)
Fluorcalciobritholite
Fluorellestadite
Fluorite
Fluorophlogopite
Fluoro-richterite
Forsterite
Fresnoite
Friedrichbeckeite (TL)
Galena
Garronite
Gaudefroyite
Gehlenite
Gibbsite
'Gismondine'
Gismondine-Ca
'Glass'
Goethite
Gonnardite
Götzenite
Grandidierite
Graphite
Grossular
var: Hibschite
Günterblassite (TL)
Gypsum
var: Selenite
Gyrolite
'Halloysite'
Halloysite-7Å
Hannebachite (TL)
Haüyne
Hedenbergite
Hematite
Hercynite
var: Picotite
Heterogenite
'Heulandite'
Hielscherite (TL)
Hillesheimite (TL)
Hiortdahlite
'Hornblende'
Hörnesite
Huttonite
'Hyalophane'
Hydrocalumite
Hydrocerussite
Hydromagnesite
Hydrotalcite
Hydroxyapophyllite-(K)
Hydroxymanganopyrochlore (TL)
Hydrozincite
'Hypersthene'
Ilmenite
Indialite
Iron
Jacobsite
Jarosite
Jasmundite (TL)
Jennite
Jeremejevite
Kaersutite
Kalsilite
Kaolinite
Katoite
Kerimasite
Kermesite
Kinoshitalite
Kottenheimite (TL)
Kuzelite
Kyanite
Laachite (TL)
Laihunite
Lakargiite
'Lamprophyllite Group'
Lanarkite
Langite
Larnite
Lavendulan
Låvenite
Leadhillite
Lepidocrocite
Leucite
'Lévyne'
Lévyne-Ca
Libethenite
Liebauite (TL)
Lileyite (TL)
'Limonite'
Linarite
Lizardite
Lorenzenite
Maghemite
Magnesioferrite
Magnesio-hastingsite
Magnesite
Magnetite
Malachite
'Manganogel'
Mangano-mangani-ungarettiite
'Manganomelane'
Marcasite
Massicot
Meionite
Melanterite
'Melilite'
'Melilite Group'
Mendigite (TL)
Meneghinite
Merrihueite
Mesolite
Metastibnite
Mimetite
Minium
'Monazite'
Monazite-(Ce)
Monticellite
Montmorillonite
Mottramite
var: Duhamelite
Mullite
Muscovite
var: Fuchsite
Namansilite
Namuwite
Narsarsukite
Natrojarosite
Natrolite
Natron
Nepheline
Nickenichite (TL)
Nioboaeschynite-(Ce)
Niter
Noonkanbahite (TL)
Nordstrandite
Nosean
'Obertiite'
Offretite
Olivenite
'Olivine'
Omphacite
Opal
var: Opal-AN
Orschallite (TL)
Orthoclase
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'
Osumilite
'Osumilite Group'
Osumilite-(Mg) (TL)
Owensite
Oxo-magnesio-hastingsite
Oxycalciopyrochlore
Oxyphlogopite (TL)
Para-alumohydrocalcite
Paranatrolite
Parasymplesite
Pargasite
Pentlandite
Periclase
Perovskite
Perrierite-(Ce)
Perrierite-(La) (TL)
'Petrified Wood'
'Phillipsite'
Phillipsite-Ca
Phillipsite-K
Phillipsite-Na
Phlogopite
var: Barium-Phlogopite
Pigeonite
Plagionite
Plombièrite
Plumbojarosite
Polycrase-(Y)
Portlandite
Posnjakite
Powellite
Priderite
Pseudobrookite
Pyrite
var: Arsenian Pyrite
Pyrochlore Group
'Pyrochlore Supergroup
var: Betafite (of Hogarth 1977)'

'var: Calciobetafite (of Mazzi & Munno)'
Pyromorphite
Pyrope
Pyrophanite
'Pyroxene Group'
Pyroxferroite
Pyroxmangite
Pyrrhotite
Quadridavyne
Quartz
var: Agate
Quartz
var: Chalcedony

var: Jasper
var: Rock Crystal
'Quartz-beta'
Ramsbeckite
Ranciéite
Rankinite
Reinhardbraunsite (TL)
Rhabdophane-(Ce)
Rhodesite
Rhodochrosite
Rhodonite
Rhönite
Roedderite
Romanèchite
'Roméite Group'
'var: Stibiconite'
Rondorfite (TL)
Rozenite
Rutile
var: Ilmenorutile
Samarskite-(Y)
Sanidine
Saponite
'Scapolite'
Schäferite (TL)
Schorlomite
Schulenbergite
Schüllerite (TL)
Scolecite
Scottyite
Sellaite
Semseyite
Sepiolite
Serpierite
Shulamitite
Siderite
Sillimanite
Silver
Smithsonite
Sodalite
Spessartine
Sphalerite
Spinel
Spurrite
Srebrodolskite
Staurolite
Steacyite
Stellerite
Stibnite
'Stilbite'
Strätlingite (TL)
Sulphur
Sylvite
Szomolnokite
Tacharanite
Talc
Tangeite
Tenorite
Tephroite
Ternesite (TL)
Tetrahedrite
var: Argentian Tetrahedrite
'Tetranatrolite'
Thaumasite
Thénardite
'Thomsonite'
Thomsonite-Ca
Thorianite
Thorite
Titanite
Tobermorite
'Tobermorite Group'
Todorokite
Topaz
'Tourmaline'
Tridymite
Tschörtnerite (TL)
Ulvöspinel
'Unnamed (Ba-Zr Silicate)'
'Unnamed (Ca-Cu Chloride)'
'Unnamed (Ce member of the Betafite Subgroup)'
'Unnamed (Fe2+-analogue of Lileyite)'
'Unnamed (Monoclinic polymorph of Pseudobrookite)'
'Unnamed (Pb13O8(OH)6(NO3)4)'
'Uranpyrochlore (of Hogarth 1977)'
Valentinite
Vanadinite
Vaterite
'Vernadite'
Vertumnite
Vésigniéite
Vishnevite
Vivianite
Volborthite
Vonsenite
Vorlanite
'Wad'
Wadalite
Wagnerite
Wairakite
Wakefieldite-(Ce)
Wakefieldite-(La)
Wernerkrauseite (TL)
Whewellite
Willhendersonite
Wöhlerite
Wollastonite
Xenotime-(Y)
Ye'elimite
Yukonite
Zeophyllite
Zinkenite
Zircon
Zirconolite
'Zirconolite-2M'
'Zirconolite-3O'
'Zirconolite-3T'
Zoisite


501 entries listed. 389 valid minerals. 42 type localities (valid minerals).

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References

- Nose, C.W. (1808): Mineralogische Studien über die Gebirge am Niederrhein, J.J. Nöggerath, Frankfurt/Main.
- Steininger, J. (1820): Die erloschenen Vulkane in der Eifel und am Niederrheine, Verlag Florian Kupferberg, Mainz.
- Nöggerath, J. (1822-1826): Das Gebirge in Rheinland-Westfalen. 4 Bände, Bonn.
- Von Dechen, H. (1864): Geognostischer Führer zu dem Laacher See und seiner vulkanischen Umgebung. Verlag Max Cohen, Bonn
- Liebering, W. (1883): Beschreibung des Bergreviers Coblenz I, Königliches Oberbergamt Bonn. Verlag Adolph Marcus, Bonn.
- Holzapfel, E. (1902): Beschreibung des Bergreviers Düren, Königliches Oberbergamt Bonn. Verlag Adolph Marcus, Bonn.
- Wemmer, M. (1909): Die Erzlagerstätten der Eifel mit Ausschluß der näheren Umgebung von Aachen. Dissertation, Münster.
- Holzapfel, E. (1910): Die Geologie des Nordabfalls der Eifel mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der Gegend von Aachen, in: Der Bergbau auf der linken Seite des Niederrheins.
- Klockmann, F. (1910): Die Erzlagerstätten der Gegend von Aachen, in: Der Bergbau auf der linken Seite des Niederrheins.
- Brauns, R. (1922): Die Mineralien der Niederrheinischen Vulkangebiete. Schweizerbart, Stuttgart
- HENTSCHEL, G. (1983): Die Mineralien der Eifelvulkane. - 1st ed., Chr. Weise Verlag, München, 152 pp. (in German)
- Meyer, W. (1986): Geologie der Eifel. Schweizerbart (Stuttgart)
- Hentschel, G. (1987): Die Mineralien der Eifelvulkane. 2nd, extended ed., Chr. Weise Verlag, Munich, Germany, 177 pp. (in German)
- Van der Meersche, E. (1993): Eifel Mineralen/Minéraux/Mineralien. Mineralcolor, Gent, Netherlands, 126 pp.
- Blaß, G., Graf, H.W, Kolitsch, U. (2002) New finds and minerals from the Eifel volcanic region. Mineralien Welt: 13: 52-58.
- G. Blaß, H.-W. Graf, U. Kolitsch and D. Sebold (2004): New finds from the volcanic Eifel – the collecting season 2003. Mineralien-Welt 15 (3), 58-69. (in German)
- G. Blass, H.-W. Graf, U. Kolitsch and D. Sebold (2005): On new mineral finds from the volcanic Eifel. Mineralien-Welt 16 (6), 18-27. (in German)
- Blass, G., Emmerich, F., Graf, H.-W., Schäfer, Ch. & Tschörtner, J. (2006-2011; yearly update): Minerale der Eifelvulkane. Version 1.0, CD, published by authors. (in German) [yearly DVD updates obtainable from F. Emmerich, f.emmerich at netcologne.de]
- Knauf, N. (2006): 'In der Landschaft des niederen Deutschlands, welche Eifel genannt wird, ... Ein Beitrag der Geowissenschaften zur Eifeler Montangeschichte an der Wende vom Mittelalter zur Neuzeit. Aufschluss, 57, 71-90.
- Baumgärtl, U. & Cruse, B. (2007): Die Mineralien der Vulkaneifel. Aufschluss 58 (5-6), 257-400. (in German)
Blaß, G. & Graf, H.-W. (2007): Mineralien aus der Vulkan-Eifel: Zwillingsbildungen, Epitaxien und Pseudomorphosen. Mineralien-Welt 18 (3), 24-31. (in German) [Part 1]
- Blaß, G. & Graf, H.-W. (2008): Mineralien aus der Vulkan-Eifel: Zwillingsbildungen, Epitaxien und Pseudomorphosen (II). Mineralien-Welt 19(6), 36-51. (in German)
- G. Blass, H.-W. Graf, U. Kolitsch and D. Sebold (2009): The new finds from the volcanic Eifel (I). Mineralien-Welt 20 (1), 46-54. (in German)
- G. Blass, H.-W. Graf, U. Kolitsch and D. Sebold (2009): The new finds from the volcanic Eifel (II). Mineralien-Welt 20 (2), 38-49. (in German)
- Blass, G. & Kruijen, F. (2011): Über die Minerale der Sodalith-Gruppe aus der Vulkaneifel (I). MINERALIEN-Welt 22 (3), 85-90.
- Blass, G. & Kruijen, F. (2011): Über die Minerale der Sodalith-Gruppe aus der Vulkaneifel (II). MINERALIEN-Welt 22 (4), 40-46.
- Meyer, W. (2013): Geologie der Eifel. 4. vollst. neu bearb. Aufl., Schweizerbart, Stuttgart, 704 pp.


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