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Jeremias Glück Mine (Fairy Grotto), Garnsdorf, Saalfeld, Saalfeld-Rudolstadt, Thuringia, Germanyi
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Jeremias Glück Mine (Fairy Grotto)Mine
GarnsdorfTown District
SaalfeldTown
Saalfeld-RudolstadtDistrict
ThuringiaState
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
50° North , 11° East (est.)
Estimate based on other nearby localities or region boundaries.
Margin of Error:
~1km
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Other/historical names associated with this locality:
Feengrotte; Feengrotten
Other Languages:
German:
Grube Jeremias Glück, Saalfeld/Saale, Landkreis Saalfeld-Rudolstadt, Thüringen, Deutschland


In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the mine was worked for silurian alum shales used as a raw material for the production of sulphuric acid. Around 1915, in order to preserve the coloured sulphate sinters formed by decomposition of pyrite and marcasite, the underground workings were transformed into a visitor's grotto.
Located at Garnsdorf, 2 km SW of Saalfeld.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


21 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Allophane
Formula: (Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
Reference: F. Rüger, L. Senf & T. Witzke: Lapis 1995 (1), 15-26
'Alum Group'
Formula: XAl(SO4)2 · 12H2O
Reference: Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
Alum-(K)
Formula: KAl(SO4)2 · 12H2O
Reference: Handbook of Mineralogy
Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: F. Rüger, L. Senf & T. Witzke: Lapis 1995 (1), 15-26
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: F. Rüger, L. Senf & T. Witzke: Lapis 1995 (1), 15-26
Brochantite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Reference: F. Rüger, L. Senf & T. Witzke: Lapis 1995 (1), 15-26
Brushite
Formula: Ca(HPO4) · 2H2O
Reference: F. Rüger, L. Senf & T. Witzke: Lapis 1995 (1), 15-26
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: F. Rüger, L. Senf & T. Witzke: Lapis 1995 (1), 15-26
Destinezite
Formula: Fe3+2(PO4)(SO4)(OH) · 6H2O
Reference: F. Rüger, L. Senf & T. Witzke: Lapis 1995 (1), 15-26
Diadochite
Formula: Fe3+2(PO4)(SO4)(OH) · 5H2O
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 1012. Ullrich, B. (2018). Zur Mineralogie anthropogen induzierter Alterationsprozesse – Sekundärminerale des historischen Alaunschieferbergbaus von Saalfeld und Schmiedefeld im Thüringischen Schiefergebirge. Geologica Saxonica 64, 67-79. [http://www.senckenberg.de/files/content/forschung/publikationen/geologicasaxonica/64/04_geologica-saxonica_64_ullrich.pdf]
Dypingite
Formula: Mg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 5H2O
Reference: F. Rüger, L. Senf & T. Witzke: Lapis 1995 (1), 15-26
Epsomite
Formula: MgSO4 · 7H2O
Reference: F. Rüger, L. Senf & T. Witzke: Lapis 1995 (1), 15-26
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
Melanterite
Formula: Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Reference: F. Rüger, L. Senf & T. Witzke: Lapis 1995 (1), 15-26
Monohydrocalcite
Formula: CaCO3 · H2O
Reference: F. Rüger, L. Senf & T. Witzke: Lapis 1995 (1), 15-26
'Paraluminite'
Formula: 2Al2O3·SO3·15H2O ?
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 1124 pp.: 587.
'Paraluminite var: Pissophanite'
Formula: 2Al2O3·SO3·15H2O ?
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 1124 pp.: 587.
Pitticite
Formula: (Fe, AsO4, H2O) (?)
Reference: F. Rüger, L. Senf & T. Witzke: Lapis 1995 (1), 15-26
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
Rapidcreekite
Formula: Ca2(SO4)(CO3) · 4H2O
Reference: Rüger, F.; Senf, L. & Witzke, T. (1995): Die Saalfelder Feengrotten: Seltene Sekundärmineralien aus Thüringen.- Lapis 20, 1, 15-26
Sasaite
Formula: (Al,Fe3+)14(PO4)11(SO4)(OH)7 · 83H2O
Reference: RÜGER, F.; SENF, L. & WITZKE, T. (1995): Die Saalfelder Feengrotten: Seltene Sekundärmineralien aus Thüringen. Lapis 20(1), 15-26. Ullrich, B. (2018). Zur Mineralogie anthropogen induzierter Alterationsprozesse – Sekundärminerale des historischen Alaunschieferbergbaus von Saalfeld und Schmiedefeld im Thüringischen Schiefergebirge. Geologica Saxonica 64, 67-79. [http://www.senckenberg.de/files/content/forschung/publikationen/geologicasaxonica/64/04_geologica-saxonica_64_ullrich.pdf]
Schwertmannite
Formula: Fe3+16(OH,SO4)12-13O16 · 10-12H2O
Reference: XRD analysis (T. Witzke)
Vashegyite
Formula: Al11(PO4)9(OH)6 · 38H2O
Reference: F. Rüger, L. Senf & T. Witzke: Lapis 1995 (1), 15-26
Volborthite
Formula: Cu3(V2O7)(OH)2 · 2H2O
Reference: F. Rüger, L. Senf & T. Witzke: Lapis 1995 (1), 15-26. Ullrich, B. (2018). Zur Mineralogie anthropogen induzierter Alterationsprozesse – Sekundärminerale des historischen Alaunschieferbergbaus von Saalfeld und Schmiedefeld im Thüringischen Schiefergebirge. Geologica Saxonica 64, 67-79. [http://www.senckenberg.de/files/content/forschung/publikationen/geologicasaxonica/64/04_geologica-saxonica_64_ullrich.pdf]

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Aragonite5.AB.15CaCO3
Dypingite5.DA.05Mg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 5H2O
Monohydrocalcite5.CB.20CaCO3 · H2O
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Alum-(K)7.CC.20KAl(SO4)2 · 12H2O
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Brochantite7.BB.25Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Epsomite7.CB.40MgSO4 · 7H2O
Melanterite7.CB.35Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Rapidcreekite7.DG.20Ca2(SO4)(CO3) · 4H2O
Schwertmannite7.DE.15Fe3+16(OH,SO4)12-13O16 · 10-12H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Brushite8.CJ.50Ca(HPO4) · 2H2O
Destinezite8.DB.05Fe3+2(PO4)(SO4)(OH) · 6H2O
Diadochite8.DB.05Fe3+2(PO4)(SO4)(OH) · 5H2O
Pitticite8.DB.05(Fe, AsO4, H2O) (?)
Sasaite8.DB.55(Al,Fe3+)14(PO4)11(SO4)(OH)7 · 83H2O
Vashegyite8.DB.10Al11(PO4)9(OH)6 · 38H2O
Volborthite8.FD.05Cu3(V2O7)(OH)2 · 2H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Allophane9.ED.20(Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Alum Group'-XAl(SO4)2 · 12H2O
'Paraluminite'-2Al2O3·SO3·15H2O ?
'var: Pissophanite'-2Al2O3·SO3·15H2O ?

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
Miscellaneous
Schwertmannite6.4.10.1Fe3+16(OH,SO4)12-13O16 · 10-12H2O
Group 15 - HYDRATED NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)·xH2O
Monohydrocalcite15.1.3.1CaCO3 · H2O
Group 16b - HYDRATED CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Dypingite16b.7.2.1Mg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 5H2O
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AB(XO4)2·xH2O
Alum-(K)29.5.5.1KAl(SO4)2 · 12H2O
AXO4·xH2O
Epsomite29.6.11.1MgSO4 · 7H2O
Melanterite29.6.10.1Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq, where m:p>2:1
Brochantite30.1.3.1Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Group 32 - COMPOUND SULFATES
Hydrated Compound Sulfates
Rapidcreekite32.2.1.1Ca2(SO4)(CO3) · 4H2O
Group 39 - HYDRATED ACID PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
A[HXO4]·xH2O
Brushite39.1.1.1Ca(HPO4) · 2H2O
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
A3(XO4)2·xH2O
Volborthite40.3.10.1Cu3(V2O7)(OH)2 · 2H2O
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)4(XO4)3Zq·xH2O
Vashegyite42.12.2.1Al11(PO4)9(OH)6 · 38H2O
Group 43 - COMPOUND PHOSPHATES, ETC.
Hydrated Compound Phosphates, etc·, Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
Diadochite43.5.2.1Fe3+2(PO4)(SO4)(OH) · 5H2O
Pitticite43.5.3.1(Fe, AsO4, H2O) (?)
Sasaite43.5.4.1(Al,Fe3+)14(PO4)11(SO4)(OH)7 · 83H2O
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
Allophane71.1.5.1(Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Alum Group'-XAl(SO4)2 · 12H2O
Aragonite-CaCO3
Destinezite-Fe3+2(PO4)(SO4)(OH) · 6H2O
'Paraluminite'-2Al2O3·SO3·15H2O ?
'var: Pissophanite'-2Al2O3·SO3·15H2O ?

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H DestineziteFe23+(PO4)(SO4)(OH) · 6H2O
H Alum GroupXAl(SO4)2 · 12H2O
H DiadochiteFe23+(PO4)(SO4)(OH) · 5H2O
H RapidcreekiteCa2(SO4)(CO3) · 4H2O
H Sasaite(Al,Fe3+)14(PO4)11(SO4)(OH)7 · 83H2O
H MonohydrocalciteCaCO3 · H2O
H DypingiteMg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 5H2O
H BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
H MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
H EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
H BrushiteCa(HPO4) · 2H2O
H Pitticite(Fe, AsO4, H2O) (?)
H VashegyiteAl11(PO4)9(OH)6 · 38H2O
H VolborthiteCu3(V2O7)(OH)2 · 2H2O
H Allophane(Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
H SchwertmanniteFe163+(OH,SO4)12-13O16 · 10-12H2O
H Paraluminite (var: Pissophanite)2Al2O3·SO3·15H2O ?
H Alum-(K)KAl(SO4)2 · 12H2O
H Paraluminite2Al2O3·SO3·15H2O ?
CCarbon
C RapidcreekiteCa2(SO4)(CO3) · 4H2O
C MonohydrocalciteCaCO3 · H2O
C DypingiteMg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 5H2O
C AragoniteCaCO3
OOxygen
O DestineziteFe23+(PO4)(SO4)(OH) · 6H2O
O Alum GroupXAl(SO4)2 · 12H2O
O DiadochiteFe23+(PO4)(SO4)(OH) · 5H2O
O RapidcreekiteCa2(SO4)(CO3) · 4H2O
O Sasaite(Al,Fe3+)14(PO4)11(SO4)(OH)7 · 83H2O
O MonohydrocalciteCaCO3 · H2O
O DypingiteMg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 5H2O
O BaryteBaSO4
O BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
O MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
O EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
O BrushiteCa(HPO4) · 2H2O
O Pitticite(Fe, AsO4, H2O) (?)
O VashegyiteAl11(PO4)9(OH)6 · 38H2O
O VolborthiteCu3(V2O7)(OH)2 · 2H2O
O Allophane(Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
O AragoniteCaCO3
O SchwertmanniteFe163+(OH,SO4)12-13O16 · 10-12H2O
O Paraluminite (var: Pissophanite)2Al2O3·SO3·15H2O ?
O Alum-(K)KAl(SO4)2 · 12H2O
O Paraluminite2Al2O3·SO3·15H2O ?
MgMagnesium
Mg DypingiteMg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 5H2O
Mg EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
AlAluminium
Al Alum GroupXAl(SO4)2 · 12H2O
Al Sasaite(Al,Fe3+)14(PO4)11(SO4)(OH)7 · 83H2O
Al VashegyiteAl11(PO4)9(OH)6 · 38H2O
Al Allophane(Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
Al Paraluminite (var: Pissophanite)2Al2O3·SO3·15H2O ?
Al Alum-(K)KAl(SO4)2 · 12H2O
Al Paraluminite2Al2O3·SO3·15H2O ?
SiSilicon
Si Allophane(Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
PPhosphorus
P DestineziteFe23+(PO4)(SO4)(OH) · 6H2O
P DiadochiteFe23+(PO4)(SO4)(OH) · 5H2O
P Sasaite(Al,Fe3+)14(PO4)11(SO4)(OH)7 · 83H2O
P BrushiteCa(HPO4) · 2H2O
P VashegyiteAl11(PO4)9(OH)6 · 38H2O
SSulfur
S DestineziteFe23+(PO4)(SO4)(OH) · 6H2O
S Alum GroupXAl(SO4)2 · 12H2O
S DiadochiteFe23+(PO4)(SO4)(OH) · 5H2O
S PyriteFeS2
S MarcasiteFeS2
S RapidcreekiteCa2(SO4)(CO3) · 4H2O
S BaryteBaSO4
S BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
S MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
S EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S SchwertmanniteFe163+(OH,SO4)12-13O16 · 10-12H2O
S Paraluminite (var: Pissophanite)2Al2O3·SO3·15H2O ?
S Alum-(K)KAl(SO4)2 · 12H2O
S Paraluminite2Al2O3·SO3·15H2O ?
KPotassium
K Alum-(K)KAl(SO4)2 · 12H2O
CaCalcium
Ca RapidcreekiteCa2(SO4)(CO3) · 4H2O
Ca MonohydrocalciteCaCO3 · H2O
Ca BrushiteCa(HPO4) · 2H2O
Ca AragoniteCaCO3
VVanadium
V VolborthiteCu3(V2O7)(OH)2 · 2H2O
FeIron
Fe DestineziteFe23+(PO4)(SO4)(OH) · 6H2O
Fe DiadochiteFe23+(PO4)(SO4)(OH) · 5H2O
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Fe Pitticite(Fe, AsO4, H2O) (?)
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe SchwertmanniteFe163+(OH,SO4)12-13O16 · 10-12H2O
CuCopper
Cu BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
Cu VolborthiteCu3(V2O7)(OH)2 · 2H2O
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
AsArsenic
As Pitticite(Fe, AsO4, H2O) (?)
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4

References

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Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951): The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 1012.
Rüger, F., Witzke, T., Grunewald, W., Langhammer, D., Senf, L. (1994): Die Saalfelder Feengrotten - eine mineralogische Kostbarkeit Deutschlands. Saalfelder Feengrotten, Geschichte, Geologie, Mineralien. Saalfeld, Germany, 25-51.
Rüger, F., Senf, L. & Witzke, T. (1995): Die Saalfelder Feengrotten: Seltene Sekundärmineralien aus Thüringen. Lapis 20(1), 15-26.
Ullrich, B. (2018). Zur Mineralogie anthropogen induzierter Alterationsprozesse – Sekundärminerale des historischen Alaunschieferbergbaus von Saalfeld und Schmiedefeld im Thüringischen Schiefergebirge. Geologica Saxonica 64, 67-79. [http://www.senckenberg.de/files/content/forschung/publikationen/geologicasaxonica/64/04_geologica-saxonica_64_ullrich.pdf]

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