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

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 47° 50' 20'' North , 8° 2' 56'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 47.8388888889, 8.04888888889
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

Fluorite

Galena

Goethite

Gold

var: Electrum

Gorceixite

Gypsum

var: Selenite

Halloysite-10Å

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


106 valid minerals. 7 (TL) - type locality of 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
- Walenta, K. (1992): Die Mineralien des Schwarzwaldes. Chr. Weise Verlag, München, 336 pp. (in German).
- 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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