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Linck marble works, Hochstädten, Bensheim, Odenwald, Hesse, Germany
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Linck marble works, Hochstädten, Bensheim, Odenwald, Hesse, Germany

Photo: MikeHaritos2005
Latitude: 49°42'25"N
Longitude: 8°39'1"E
 
Name(s) in local language(s): Marmorwerk Linck, Hochstädten, Bensheim, Odenwald, Hessen, Deutschland
 
An old mine in calcite marble on the north slope of Ludwigshöhe mountain, southeast of Hochstädten. It was started in 1860, when an inclined shaft was sunk at Rossbach, a hamlet in the valley between Ludwigshöhe mountain and Bangertshöhe mountain, where marble was already mined since the early 18th century. Until 1865, two underground levels had been driven and the mine employed 10 workers. The marble was processed in four lime kilns, that had been built near the mine. In 1905, after the mine had been taken over by a Dr. Linck, the upper level was stoped to the surface and during the following years, marble was mainly produced from the resulting open cut. At the same time, a third level was driven and since 1920, marble was raised again mainly from the underground workings. The material was now used to produce mortar (trade name: Marmorit). During the second world war, an ammunition manufacture was installed inside the mine and the workings lay idle. They were restarted in 1946 and until 1952, three further levels were driven that are connected by a winze. When the mine was abandoned in 1974, the workings were 130 m deep and extended 450 m along strike of the marble-bearing zone.

The grid reference marks the open cut, which is heavily overgrown but still accessible. Minerals can also be collected from scattered dump material around the foundations of the old lime kilns, which are located in the valley northeast of the open cut.

Mineral List

'Albite-Anorthite Series'
'Allanite'
Amphibole Supergroup
var: Byssolite

Andradite
Ankerite
Antigorite
'Apatite'
'Apophyllite'
Aragonite
Arsenopyrite
Augite
'Axinite Group'
Azurite
Baryte
'Biotite'
Calcite
Cassiterite
Chalcanthite
Chalcocite
Chalcopyrite
Chrysocolla
Chrysotile
Clinochlore
var: Pennine
Clinozoisite
Copper
Cordierite
Covellite
Cuprite
Diopside
Dolomite
Enargite
Epidote
Erythrite
Forsterite
Galena
Goethite
Gold
Graphite
Grossular
var: Hessonite
Gypsum
Hastingsite
Hedenbergite
Hematite
Ilmenite
Kaolinite
Laumontite
Lepidocrocite
'Limonite'
Löllingite
Magnesite
Magnetite
Malachite
Marcasite
Microcline
Molybdenite
Morenosite
Muscovite
Opal
Pargasite
Pharmacolite
Phlogopite
Piemontite
Prehnite
'Psilomelane'
'Pumpellyite'
Pyrite
Pyrolusite
Pyrrhotite
Quartz
var: Amethyst
var: Chalcedony
var: Eisenkiesel
var: Jasper
Quartz
var: Prase

var: Rock Crystal
Realgar
Rhodochrosite
Rhodonite
Rutile
'Scapolite'
Scheelite
Sphalerite
Spinel
'Stilbite'
Sulphur
Talc
Titanite
Topaz
'Tourmaline'
Tremolite
Tschermakite
Vesuvianite
Wollastonite
Zircon
Zoisite


97 entries listed. 76 valid minerals.

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References

- Der Aufschluss 1977(6), 226.
- Lapis 1980(7/8), 16.
- 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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