Bluttenberg, Ste Marie-aux-Mines (Markirch), Haut-Rhin, Grand Est, France
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||48° 11' 20'' North , 7° 8' 23'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||48.18889,7.13972|
|Köppen climate type:||Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate|
|Other/historical region names associated with this locality:||Alsace|
The Bluttenberg area includes copper-and lead-bearing veins in the southern contact aureole of the Brézouard massif, which have been mined since the 16th century. Primary ores were chalcopyrite and galena, in a gangue of mainly quartz and siderite.
The minerals occurring on the now largely overgrown dumps show that the deposit had an important gossan zone. The dump material also included slags and products from a fire-setting paragenesis (e.g. shannonite, elyite). Secondary minerals of lead and copper were occurring abundantly.
As this locality lies in the Sainte Marie-aux-Mines district, the place is protected by a archaeological mining district status and all collecting is prohibited.
41 valid minerals.
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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|Early Paleozoic - Proterozoic|
443.8 - 2500 Ma
Age: to Ordovician (443.8 - 2500 Ma)
Comments: Sammel-Code for gneiss in the Odenwald, Black Forest, Vosges
Reference: Toloczyki, M., P. Trurnit, A. Voges, H. Wittekindt, A. Zitzmann. Geological Map of Germany 1:M. Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe. 
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- J.-L. Hohl: "Minéraux et Mines du Massif Vosgien", Editions du Rhin (Mulhouse), 1994
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- Paul De Bondt and Thierry Brunsperger.