In the area south of Otzberg, around Hering and Zipfen, iron ore (mainly hematite) and baryte were mined from a swarm of SE-trending baryte veins since the middle ages (first documented working in 1472). Operations continued with interruptions until 1958.
The veins are up to 2.5 m wide and can be traced about 500 m along strike. They were initially opened up from shallow pits, not more than 15 m deep, traces of which can still be found at many places in the area.
References- Nickel, E., and Fettel, M. (1985): Odenwald. Sammlung geologischer Führer Vol. 65, 2nd ed., Bornträger (Berlin, Stuttgart), 231 pp.
- Weiß, S. (1990): Mineralfundstellenatlas, Deutschland West. Weise (Munich), 320 pp.
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Locality Updated: Woodsboro, Frederick Co., Maryland, USAFrom Bill Cordua, 13th Dec 2013 02:30:58