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Reichenbach, Lautertal (Odenwald), Odenwald, Hesse, Germany
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Photo: FelixH
Latitude: 49°42'44"N
Longitude: 8°41'33"E
 
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


120 entries listed. 104 valid minerals. 3 type localities (valid minerals).

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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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