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Alexander Mine, Ramsbeck, Meschede, Sauerland, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germanyi
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Name(s) in local language(s):Grube Alexander, Ramsbeck, Meschede, Sauerland, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Deutschland
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 51° 17' 48'' North , 8° 22' 13'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 51.29694,8.37028
GeoHash:G#: u1jgy6r43
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Bestwig11,764 (2017)7.4km
Meschede32,224 (2015)8.5km
Olsberg15,814 (2015)10.5km
Silbach885 (2015)10.9km
Bad Fredeburg3,995 (2015)12.7km


Ancient lead and zinc mine, abandoned around 1900. Several dumps remain on the southwest slope of Bastenberg mountain.
Located about 3 km SW of Ramsbeck.

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
Rhenish Massif, EuropeMassif

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


23 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Schnorrer, G., (1993): Mineralogische Notitzen VI, Der Aufschluss, Vol. 44, 44-58
'Arsenobismite'
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralienfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Brianyoungite
Formula: Zn3(CO3,SO4)(OH)4
Reference: Schnorrer-Köhler, G. (1994) Brianyoungit, ein neues basisches Zink-Carbonat. Teil I: Sieben Fundstellen in Westdeutschland. Lapis: 19 (5): 24-27 (in German).
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Schnorrer, G., (1993): Mineralogische Notitzen VI, Der Aufschluss, Vol. 44, 44-58
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralienfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Chalconatronite
Formula: Na2Cu(CO3)2 · 3H2O
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralienfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Chenite
Formula: Pb4Cu(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralienfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Devilline
Formula: CaCu4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
Reference: Günther Schnorrer Köhler (1985) Ramsbeck - Bergbau, Geologie und Mineralbeshchreibung
Gersdorffite
Formula: NiAsS
Reference: No reference listed
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Hemimorphite
Formula: Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralienfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Imiterite
Formula: Ag2HgS2
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralienfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Linarite
Formula: PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralienfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Namuwite
Formula: Zn4(SO4)(OH)6 · 4H2O
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Schnorrer, G., (1993): Mineralogische Notitzen VI, Der Aufschluss, Vol. 44, 44-58
Pyromorphite
Formula: Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Reference: No reference listed
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Schnorrer, G., (1993): Mineralogische Notitzen VI, Der Aufschluss, Vol. 44, 44-58
Redgillite
Formula: Cu6(SO4)(OH)10 · H2O
Reference: Schnorrer, G., Pfeiffer, F. & Schwarz, L. (2006): Redgillit – ein neues Cu-Sulfatmineral von zehn Fundstellen aus Deutschland. Aufschluss, 57, 15-22. (in German)
Rosasite
Formula: (Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralienfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Schulenbergite
Formula: (Cu,Zn)7(SO4)2(OH)10 · 3H2O
Scorodite
Formula: Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Schnorrer, G., (1993): Mineralogische Notitzen VI, Der Aufschluss, Vol. 44, 44-58
Serpierite
Formula: Ca(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
Reference: No reference listed
Spangolite
Formula: Cu6Al(SO4)(OH)12Cl · 3H2O
Reference: SCHNORRER, G. (1995): Mineralogische Neuheiten von bekannten deutschen Fundorten. Lapis 20 (12), 43-48; 62.
Valentinite
Formula: Sb2O3
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralienfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Gersdorffite2.EB.25NiAsS
Imiterite2.BD.05Ag2HgS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Valentinite4.CB.55Sb2O3
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Aragonite5.AB.15CaCO3
Brianyoungite5.BF.30Zn3(CO3,SO4)(OH)4
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Chalconatronite5.CB.40Na2Cu(CO3)2 · 3H2O
Rosasite5.BA.10(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Chenite7.BC.70Pb4Cu(SO4)2(OH)6
Devilline7.DD.30CaCu4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Linarite7.BC.65PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Namuwite7.DD.50Zn4(SO4)(OH)6 · 4H2O
Redgillite7.DD.70Cu6(SO4)(OH)10 · H2O
Schulenbergite7.DD.80(Cu,Zn)7(SO4)2(OH)10 · 3H2O
Serpierite7.DD.30Ca(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
Spangolite7.DD.15Cu6Al(SO4)(OH)12Cl · 3H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Pyromorphite8.BN.05Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Scorodite8.CD.10Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Hemimorphite9.BD.10Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Arsenobismite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Imiterite2.5.8.1Ag2HgS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Gersdorffite2.12.3.2NiAsS
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Valentinite4.3.11.1Sb2O3
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Group 15 - HYDRATED NORMAL CARBONATES
AmBn(XO3)p·xH2O, with (m+n):p > 1:1
Chalconatronite15.2.3.1Na2Cu(CO3)2 · 3H2O
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Rosasite16a.3.1.2(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq, where m:p>2:1
Chenite30.1.16.1Pb4Cu(SO4)2(OH)6
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Linarite30.2.3.1PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq·xH2O, where m:p > 6:1
Schulenbergite31.1.6.1(Cu,Zn)7(SO4)2(OH)10 · 3H2O
Spangolite31.1.5.1Cu6Al(SO4)(OH)12Cl · 3H2O
(AB)4(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Namuwite31.4.7.1Zn4(SO4)(OH)6 · 4H2O
(AB)5(XO4)2Zq·xH2O
Devilline31.6.1.1CaCu4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
Serpierite31.6.2.1Ca(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
(AB)5(XO4)2·xH2O
Scorodite40.4.1.3Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A2(XO4)Zq
'Arsenobismite'41.6.9.1
A5(XO4)3Zq
Pyromorphite41.8.4.1Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Group 56 - SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups, With Additional O, OH, F and H2O
Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] coordination
Hemimorphite56.1.2.1Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Aragonite-CaCO3
Brianyoungite-Zn3(CO3,SO4)(OH)4
Redgillite-Cu6(SO4)(OH)10 · H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H SerpieriteCa(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
H BrianyoungiteZn3(CO3,SO4)(OH)4
H ChenitePb4Cu(SO4)2(OH)6
H ChalconatroniteNa2Cu(CO3)2 · 3H2O
H HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
H LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
H Rosasite(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
H Schulenbergite(Cu,Zn)7(SO4)2(OH)10 · 3H2O
H NamuwiteZn4(SO4)(OH)6 · 4H2O
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H RedgilliteCu6(SO4)(OH)10 · H2O
H ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
H SpangoliteCu6Al(SO4)(OH)12Cl · 3H2O
H DevillineCaCu4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
CCarbon
C BrianyoungiteZn3(CO3,SO4)(OH)4
C CerussitePbCO3
C ChalconatroniteNa2Cu(CO3)2 · 3H2O
C Rosasite(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
C CalciteCaCO3
C AragoniteCaCO3
OOxygen
O SerpieriteCa(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
O BrianyoungiteZn3(CO3,SO4)(OH)4
O PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
O CerussitePbCO3
O ChenitePb4Cu(SO4)2(OH)6
O ChalconatroniteNa2Cu(CO3)2 · 3H2O
O HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
O LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
O Rosasite(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
O ValentiniteSb2O3
O Schulenbergite(Cu,Zn)7(SO4)2(OH)10 · 3H2O
O NamuwiteZn4(SO4)(OH)6 · 4H2O
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O RedgilliteCu6(SO4)(OH)10 · H2O
O QuartzSiO2
O CalciteCaCO3
O AragoniteCaCO3
O ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
O SpangoliteCu6Al(SO4)(OH)12Cl · 3H2O
O DevillineCaCu4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
NaSodium
Na ChalconatroniteNa2Cu(CO3)2 · 3H2O
AlAluminium
Al SpangoliteCu6Al(SO4)(OH)12Cl · 3H2O
SiSilicon
Si HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Si QuartzSiO2
PPhosphorus
P PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
SSulfur
S SerpieriteCa(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
S BrianyoungiteZn3(CO3,SO4)(OH)4
S GersdorffiteNiAsS
S ChenitePb4Cu(SO4)2(OH)6
S ImiteriteAg2HgS2
S LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
S Schulenbergite(Cu,Zn)7(SO4)2(OH)10 · 3H2O
S NamuwiteZn4(SO4)(OH)6 · 4H2O
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S RedgilliteCu6(SO4)(OH)10 · H2O
S PyriteFeS2
S SpangoliteCu6Al(SO4)(OH)12Cl · 3H2O
S DevillineCaCu4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
ClChlorine
Cl PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
Cl SpangoliteCu6Al(SO4)(OH)12Cl · 3H2O
CaCalcium
Ca SerpieriteCa(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca AragoniteCaCO3
Ca DevillineCaCu4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
NiNickel
Ni GersdorffiteNiAsS
CuCopper
Cu SerpieriteCa(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
Cu ChenitePb4Cu(SO4)2(OH)6
Cu ChalconatroniteNa2Cu(CO3)2 · 3H2O
Cu LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Cu Rosasite(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu Schulenbergite(Cu,Zn)7(SO4)2(OH)10 · 3H2O
Cu RedgilliteCu6(SO4)(OH)10 · H2O
Cu SpangoliteCu6Al(SO4)(OH)12Cl · 3H2O
Cu DevillineCaCu4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
ZnZinc
Zn SerpieriteCa(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
Zn BrianyoungiteZn3(CO3,SO4)(OH)4
Zn HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Zn Rosasite(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
Zn Schulenbergite(Cu,Zn)7(SO4)2(OH)10 · 3H2O
Zn NamuwiteZn4(SO4)(OH)6 · 4H2O
AsArsenic
As GersdorffiteNiAsS
As ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
AgSilver
Ag ImiteriteAg2HgS2
SbAntimony
Sb ValentiniteSb2O3
HgMercury
Hg ImiteriteAg2HgS2
PbLead
Pb PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb ChenitePb4Cu(SO4)2(OH)6
Pb LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Devonian
358.9 - 419.2 Ma



ID: 3186341
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Devonian (358.9 - 419.2 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Late Devonian - Middle Devonian
358.9 - 393.3 Ma



ID: 3162651
Middle Devonian claystone

Age: Devonian (358.9 - 393.3 Ma)

Lithology: Major:{claystone}, Minor{limestone,siltstone,dolomite/dolostone}

Reference: Asch, K. The 1:5M International Geological Map of Europe and Adjacent Areas: Development and Implementation of a GIS-enabled Concept. Geologisches Jahrbuch, SA 3. [147]

Middle Devonian
382.7 - 393.3 Ma



ID: 2610452

Age: Middle Devonian (382.7 - 393.3 Ma)

Description: marine deposits

Lithology: Argillaceous slate and/or schist, sandstone, quartzite

Reference: Toloczyki, M., P. Trurnit, A. Voges, H. Wittekindt, A. Zitzmann. Geological Map of Germany 1:M. Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe. [94]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Weiß, S. (1990) Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West, Weise Verlag (Munich), 1990
Pawlowski, D. (1991) Mineralfundstellen im Sauerland, Weise Verlag (Munich), 1991
Schnorrer-Köhler, G. (1994) Brianyoungit, ein neues basisches Zink-Carbonat. Teil I: Sieben Fundstellen in Westdeutschland. Lapis: 19(5): 24-27 (in German).


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