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Mark Mine, Essershausen, Weilburg, Wetzlar, Hesse, Germany

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 50° 26' 39'' North , 8° 19' 15'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 50.4441666667, 8.32111111111
Name(s) in local language(s):Grube Mark, Essershausen, Weilburg, Wetzlar, Hessen, Deutschland

A small abandoned iron mine.
Located near Essershausen, about 5 km SE of Weilburg/Lahn.

[Note: mineral list to be updated.]

Mineral List

37 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.

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- Blaß, G. (2002): Eine neue Phosphatmineralien-Paragenese von der Grube Mark bei Essershausen, mittleres Lahngebiet, Taunus. Mineralien-Welt, 13 (6), 18-43. (in German).

- U. Kolitsch, H.-J. Bernhardt, C.L. Lengauer, G. Blaß and E. Tillmanns (2006): Allanpringite, Fe3(PO4)2(OH)3*5H2O, a new ferric iron phosphate from Germany, and its close relation to wavellite. European Journal of Mineralogy, 18, 793-801.

- Blaß, G. & Möhn, G. (2010): Neue Mineralien von der Grube Mark bei Essershausen im Taunus. Mineralien-Welt, 21 (2), 26-29.

- Kocher, S. & Reinhardt, M. (2015): Die Mineralien der Grube Mark im Taunus - ein Update. Mineralien-Welt, 26 (4), 62-80.

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