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

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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.

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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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