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Segen Gottes Mine, Wiesloch, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 49° 17' 48'' North , 8° 43' 14'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 49.2966666667, 8.72055555556
Name(s) in local language(s):Grube Segen Gottes, Wiesloch, Baden-Württemberg, Deutschland

An old lead and zinc mine, closed in 1953. The mine site and most of the dumps have been landscaped. Part of a dump remains east of the road leading from Altwiesloch to Dielheim, but it is heavily overgrown and most of the sulphides have decomposed into a dark mass that smells of sulphurous oxide.

The mine worked a hydrothermal-metasomatic zinc-lead-silver deposit of Mississippi Valley type (MVT), which is hosted in shell limestones and controlled by a system of SE-trending fractures. The main ore was Schalenblende, composed of sphalerite and galena with minor marcasite and melnikovite (and no wurtzite at this locality !), which often formed botryoidal concretions of a stalactite-like shape that were up to 40 cm long and up to 15 cm across.

A very smilar mineral paragenesis was found in the limestone quarry near Nußloch (see:

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- Seeliger, E. (1963): Die Paragenese der Pb-Zn-Lagerstätte am Gänsberg bei Wiesloch (Baden) und ihre genetischen Beziehungen zu den Gängen im Odenwaldkristallin zu Altwiesloch und der Vererzung der Trias des Kraichgaues. Jh. geol. Landesamt Bad.-Württ., 6, 239-99.
- Lapis 1985(12), 23-24.
- Nickel, E., and Fettel, M. (1985): Odenwald. Sammlung geologischer Führer Vol. 65, 2nd ed., Bornträger (Berlin, Stuttgart), 231 pp
- Weiß, S. (1990): Mineralfundstellenatlas, Deutschland West. Weise (Munich), 320 pp.
- Pfaff, K., Hildebrandt, L.H., Leach, D.L., Jacob, D.E., and Markl, G. (2010): Formation of the Wiesloch Mississippi Valley-type Zn-Pb-Ag deposit in the extensional setting of the Upper Rhinegraben, SW Germany. Mineralium Deposita 45, 647-666.

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