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Krunkelbach Valley Uranium deposit, Menzenschwand, Black Forest, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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Krunkelbach Valley Uranium deposit, Menzenschwand, Black Forest, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Photo: Stephan Wolfsried
Latitude: 47°50'20"N
Longitude: 8°2'56"E
 
Name(s) in local language(s): Uranlagerstätte im Krunkelbachtal, Menzenschwand, Schwarzwald, Baden-Württemberg, Deutschland
 
Uranium-bearing barite-fluorite veins, hosted by granite.
The deposit, famous for a wealth of secondary uranium minerals, was worked until 1990. The dumps are now removed and the area has been landscaped.
Located in the Krunkelbach valley, about 3 km NW of Menzenschwand.

Mineral List

Acanthite
'Agardite'
Arsenopyrite
Arsenovanmeersscheite (TL)
Arsenuranospathite
Arsenuranylite
Autunite
Bariopharmacosiderite
'Barium-Uranophane' ?
Baryte
Bassetite
Beidellite
Bergenite
Billietite
Bismuth
Bornite
Brochantite
Cacoxenite
Calcite
Chalcocite
Chalcopyrite
Chistyakovaite ?
Chrysocolla
'Churchite-(Dy)'
Churchite-(Y)
Clausthalite
Coffinite
Compreignacite
Cookeite
Covellite
Cuprosklodowskite
Curite
Dewindtite
Digenite
Dolomite
'Endellite'
Fluorite
Galena
Goethite
Gold
var: Electrum

Gorceixite
Gypsum
var: Selenite
Heinrichite
Heisenbergite (TL)
Hematite
Ianthinite
Idaite
Johannite
Joliotite (TL)
Kaňkite
Kaolinite
Kasolite
Klockmannite
Langite
Lepidocrocite
Löllingite
Luzonite
Malachite
Marcasite
Meta-autunite
Metaheinrichite
Metakahlerite
Metatorbernite
Metauranocircite-I (TL)
Metauranopilite ?
Metazeunerite
Naumannite
Nickeline
Nielsbohrite (TL)
Nontronite
Nováčekite-I
Phosphuranylite
Proustite ?
Pyrite
Pyrolusite
Pyrrhotite
Quartz
Rammelsbergite
Rutherfordine
Safflorite
Saléeite
Schoepite
Segnitite
Selenium
Silver
Sklodowskite ?
Soddyite
Sphalerite
Spionkopite
Studtite
Tennantite
Torbernite
Umangite
Uraninite
var: Pitchblende
Uranocircite
Uranophane
Uranophane-β
Uranopilite
Uranosilite (TL)
Uranospathite
Uranotungstite (TL)
Vandendriesscheite
Vanmeersscheite
Vyacheslavite
Weeksite
Wölsendorfite
Yarrowite
Zeunerite
Zippeite


111 entries listed. 104 valid minerals. 7 type localities (valid minerals). 1 erroneous literature entry.

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References

- Bültemann (1965): Die Uranvorkommen Ellweiler in Rheinland-Pfalz und Menzenschwand im Schwarzwald. Erzmetall 18, 79-83
- Der Aufschluss 1967(3), 98-101
- Der Aufschluss 1967(5), 158-161
- Bültemann (1979): Das Uranvorkommen im Krunkelbachtal bei Menzenschwand.- Lapis 4 (7/8), 27-30
- Bültemann (1979) Uranlagerstätte "Krunkelbach" bei Menzenschwand, Hochschwarzwald, und ihr geologisch-lagerstätenkundlicher Rahmen. Z. dtsch. geol. Ges. 130, 597-618
- Lapis 1982(10), 22
- Lapis 1989(9), 24-26
- S. Weiß: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
- K. Walenta: "Die Mineralien des Schwarzwaldes", Weise (Munich), 1992
- Meshik, A.P., Lippolt, H.J., and Dymkov, Y.M. (2000): Xenon geochronology of Schwarzwald pitchblendes. Mineralium Deposita 35, 190-205.
- Markl, G. & Wolfsried, S. (2011): Das Uran von Menzenschwand. Chr. Weise Verlag, Munich, 143 pp.


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