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Rotem (slag locality), Dilsen-Stokkem, Limburg Province, Belgium
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Slag dumps of a zinc smelter.
The site is now (2010) completely recultivated.

Note on the mineral list: Many minerals CANNOT be confirmed yet because they were published (Nautilus 2003-03), but without proper (XRD/EDS etc.) analyses. Please don't change to status "confirmed" without mentioning the method of analyses and article.

Mineral List

Anglesite
Aragonite
Azurite ?
Beudantite ?
Brochantite
Calcite
Caledonite ?
Cerussite
Chalcophyllite
Chenite ?
Connellite
Copper
Cuprite
var: Chalcotrichite
Devilline
Elyite
Ettringite
Goethite
Gypsum
Hematite
Hemimorphite
Hydrozincite
Ktenasite ?
Langite
Lead ?
Leadhillite
Linarite
Malachite
Pyrrhotite
Rosasite ?
Schulenbergite
Serpierite
Silver
Simonkolleite ?
Smithsonite
Sulphur ?
Willemite
Zinc
Zincite


39 entries listed. 38 valid minerals.

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References

- Ottenburgs, R., Viaene, W., and De Vos, W. (1998): Mineralogical study of metallurgical dumps from an old zinc production plant at Rotem, Belgium. Aardkundige Mededelingen 9, 125-130.
- Fruytier, M. (2003): Dilsen-Stokkem, een nieuwe vindplaats en nu bijna verdwenen! Nautilus 2003, 3, 93-118.

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