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Eddy Vervloet May 10, 2010 06:29PM
Hi all!
I seem to have the honour and the pleasure to start the talk page about this great locality!
I am interested in everything concerning the Clara Mine! Please let us know
about your finds, or about new (and old) publications. Or post a list of your
Clara collection and/or your swaplists! I know there are plenty of Clara
collectors out there! Let's use this great feature to get to know each other!

Greetings from France,

Uwe Kolitsch May 14, 2010 04:05PM
Hi Eddy,
an article describing 10 species new for the Clara mine has been submitted to Lapis magazine. A good number of them was found on the new dumps.

Cheers, Uwe
Eddy Vervloet May 16, 2010 07:37AM
What?? ::o

Only 10 new species??? Unbelievable, Uwe! Thanks for sharing the news!
You just got to love this place!
Can you already be more specific? Some phosphates included no doubt? (:D
Looking forward to seeing the article!!! Congratulations on the find!

Greetings from France,

Uwe Kolitsch September 09, 2010 08:29PM
The Clara dump will be closed from November 1, 2010 until March 31, 2011!
Clara page updated.
Domenico Preite September 11, 2010 07:42AM
Good updated UWE and lapis article too...congratulation
Logan Babcock (2) December 21, 2010 06:59PM
hello, i noticed that you have Autunite with a ? next to it... and you have no question mark next to Meta-Autunite. since it has not been found, doesn't mean its not at that locality. its a meta variety of autunite which means it probably has autunite at the locality.

sorry, its just a mess up that i noticed...
Peter Haas December 31, 2010 10:08PM
There is no mess-up. Both autunite and meta-autunite are distinct species. Considering meta-autunite as a variety of autunite is wrong.
Harry Marsman February 22, 2012 07:53PM
The 'Kring Zwarte Woud Mineralen Nederland' are proud to announce that on 14.4.2012 Prof. Dr. Gregor Markl from Germany will visit us and tell us about:
- Uran Minerals from Menzenschwand (Black Forrest)
- A new idea of the hydrothermal proces in the Black Forrest (including the Claramine)

We are located in the University of Utrecht (the Netherlands) and we will start at 11.00.
If you are interested to visit us please have contact with me.

You can also look at our homepage
Steve Stuart August 25, 2012 02:59AM
May I offer some images of ClarabMine material I obtained at the CMMA Symposium, Ste. Catharines, Ontario, Canada in May 2012. I am quite new to the Clara locality and there are so many photos in the Mindat gallery. Please comment onnthe ID of thenyellow sprays and also the pale yellow spheres in the last photo.

Is there agradite-(Y) at the Clara? Or is it all agardite-(Ce)?


Steve Stuart

open | download - Clara Mine unknowns 3b.jpg (70 KB)
open | download - Clara Mine unknowns 2b.jpg (75.3 KB)
open | download - Clara Mine unknowns 4b.jpg (75.6 KB)
Steve Stuart August 27, 2012 02:35AM
Two more images of Clara Mine material that I cannot identify. The first photo looks like a garnet of some kind, but it also resembles kintoreite.

The second looks like a sulphide or sulfosalt. Perhaps the triangular habit is distinctive!


Steve Stuart
open | download - Clara Mine unknown 1b.jpg (63.9 KB)
open | download - Clara Mine sulphide 2b.JPG (78.7 KB)
Uwe Kolitsch August 31, 2012 06:14PM
The first three could be partially altered (oxidised) agardite or malachite.
The brown xls could be a thick tabular member of the alunite family.
The sulphide might be secondary chalcocite.
Uwe Kolitsch October 31, 2015 08:11PM
Due to a bug, babánekite cannot be added at the moment.
The reference has been added to the locality page, however.
Harry Marsman June 25, 2017 09:33AM
We were very proud to have Prof. Dr. Gregor Markl with us (Kring Zwarte Woud Nederland) on 1 april 2017.
The subject was about "Uran Minerals from Wittichen, Krunkelbach and Menzenschwand".
It was highly interesting with beautiful pictures of minerals.
The most pictures of the (micro)minerals were from Matthias Rheinhard and he was also there.

We hope that it is possible to invite Prof. Markl in the futere to the Netherlands.

Harry Marsman

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