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Reichenbach, Lautertal (Odenwald), Odenwald, Hesse, Germany

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 49° 42' 44'' North , 8° 41' 33'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 49.7122222222, 8.6925
Name(s) in local language(s):Reichenbach, Lautertal (Odenwald), Odenwald, Hessen, Deutschland


Silicified baryte vein including copper ores, trending from Teufelsstein mountain (about 1.5 km WNW of Reichenbach) to Katzenstein mountain (near Raidelbach, about 2.5 km ESE of Reichenbach). The different outcrops are numbered, starting with point 1.0 about 150 m WNW of Teufelsstein summit and continuing in east-southeastern direction to point 21.0 near the summit of Katzenstein mountain. In the past, the points 5.0, 8.0 and 9.0 near Borstein summit, points 14.0 and 16.1 at Hohenstein mountain and point 20.0 near Katzenstein summit were worked for quartz slabs by local gravestone manufacturers. Mineralogically, these outcrops were the most productive, since most of the rare secondary minerals only occur at greater depth. Today, these quarries are completely backfilled.

On both sides of the baryte vein, at a distance of about 1 m, copper ores were enriched in oxidation and cementation zones to a width of 10-25 cm. From 1840 to 1944, these deposits were worked intermittently at some places between Hohenstein and Katzenstein mountains. What remained of these workings has been landscaped as well.

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

Acanthite

'Agardite'

Alunite

Anglesite

Antlerite

Arsenbrackebuschite

Arseniosiderite

Atelestite

Azurite

Bariopharmacosiderite

Baryte

Bayldonite

Beudantite

Bindheimite

Bismuth

Bismuthinite

Bismutite

Bornite

Brochantite

Calcite

Caledonite

Carminite

Cerussite

Chalcanthite

Chalcocite

Chalcophyllite

Chalcopyrite

Chenevixite

Chlorargyrite

Chrysocolla

Churchite-(Y)

Clinobisvanite

Clinoclase

Conichalcite

Copper

Corkite

Cornubite

Cornwallite

Covellite

Cryptomelane

Cuprite

Delafossite

Descloizite

Devilline

Digenite

Djurleite

Duftite

Dussertite

Emplectite

Enargite

Erythrite

Fornacite

Galena

Gartrellite

Goethite

Gold

Hematite

Hentschelite

Heyite

Hinsdalite

Hydroxylapatite

Iodargyrite

Kintoreite

Langite

Leadhillite

Lepidocrocite

Libethenite

'Limonite'

Linarite

Luzonite

Malachite

Medenbachite (TL)

Mimetite

Mixite

Molybdenite

Molybdofornacite

Mottramite

Mrázekite

Olivenite

Opal

var: Opal-AN

Petitjeanite

Pharmacosiderite

Phosphogartrellite (TL)

Pitticite

Plumbogummite

Preisingerite

Pseudomalachite

Pucherite

Pyrite

Pyrolusite

Pyromorphite

Quartz

var: Agate

var: Chalcedony

Reichenbachite (TL)

Richelsdorfite

Rutile

Scorodite

'Siderogel'

Silver

Strashimirite

Tennantite

Tenorite

Titanite

Tripuhyite

Tsumcorite

Tsumebite

Vanadinite

Vauquelinite

Wittichenite

Wulfenite


106 valid minerals. 3 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Localities in this Region


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References

Lapis 1980(7/8):21-25

Nickel, E., Fettel, M. (1985) Odenwald. Sammlung geologischer Führer Vol. 65, 2nd ed., Bornträger (Berlin, Stuttgart), 231 pp.

Belendorff K., Petitjean K. (1987) Reichenbach im Odenwald - Die Mineralien vom Fundpunkt 16.1 bei Reichenbach. Lapis 12(10), 23-31.

Lapis 1988 13(5): 32

Weiß, S. (1990) Mineralfundstellenatlas, Deutschland West. Weise (Munich), 320 pp.

Petitjean K., Belendorff K. (2000) Reichenbach im Odenwald: Die Mineral vom Fundpunkt 14.0. Lapis 25(2), 13-30.

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