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Dorothea Mine, Fuchshofen, Adenau, Ahrweiler, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germanyi
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Dorothea MineMine
FuchshofenMunicipality
AdenauCollective Municipality
AhrweilerDistrict
Rhineland-PalatinateState
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Name(s) in local language(s):Grube Dorothea, Fuchshofen (Wershofen), Adenau, Eifel, Rheinland-Pfalz, Deutschland
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 50° 26' 2'' North , 6° 51' 2'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 50.43389,6.85056
GeoHash:G#: u0uygvhqt
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Fuchshofen108 (2011)0.6km
Winnerath201 (2011)1.9km
Wershofen902 (2011)2.9km
Schuld847 (2011)3.1km
Antweiler573 (2011)4.0km


An ancient lead mine, started in 1849 and abandoned in 1901, working a lead, copper, and zinc-bearing quartz-vein of postvariscan age hosted by Devonian sandstone and clay schists. Old dumps are located 0.5 km NNW of Fuchshofen and 7.8 km NW of Adenau.

Note: Mineral list to be updated with data in Habel (2015).


Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
Rhenish Massif, EuropeMassif
Eifel Mountains, Germany/BelgiumMountain Range

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


29 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Ankerite
Formula: Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Aurichalcite
Formula: (Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Bournonite
Formula: PbCuSbS3
'Bravoite'
Formula: (Fe,Ni)S2
Breithauptite
Formula: NiSb
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Cobaltite ?
Formula: CoAsS
Dickite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Galena
Formula: PbS
Gersdorffite ?
Formula: NiAsS
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Hydrozincite
Formula: Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Langite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Millerite
Formula: NiS
Polydymite ?
Formula: Ni2+Ni3+2S4
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Sulphur
Formula: S8
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Ullmannite
Formula: NiSbS

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Sulphur1.CC.05S8
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bournonite2.GA.50PbCuSbS3
Breithauptite2.CC.05NiSb
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Cobaltite ?2.EB.25CoAsS
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Gersdorffite ?2.EB.25NiAsS
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Millerite2.CC.20NiS
Polydymite ?2.DA.05Ni2+Ni3+2S4
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Ullmannite2.EB.25NiSbS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Ankerite5.AB.10Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Aurichalcite5.BA.15(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Hydrozincite5.BA.15Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Anglesite7.AD.35PbSO4
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Langite7.DD.10Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Dickite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Bravoite'-(Fe,Ni)S2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Sulphur1.3.5.1S8
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Breithauptite2.8.11.2NiSb
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Millerite2.8.16.1NiS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:4
Polydymite ?2.10.1.7Ni2+Ni3+2S4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Cobaltite ?2.12.3.1CoAsS
Gersdorffite ?2.12.3.2NiAsS
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Ullmannite2.12.3.3NiSbS
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ø = 3
Bournonite3.4.3.2PbCuSbS3
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
AB(XO3)2
Ankerite14.2.1.2Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Aurichalcite16a.4.2.1(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Hydrozincite16a.4.1.1Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anglesite28.3.1.3PbSO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)4(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Langite31.4.3.1Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
Dickite71.1.1.1Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Bravoite'-(Fe,Ni)S2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H LangiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
H DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C SideriteFeCO3
C CerussitePbCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
C HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
C AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O CalciteCaCO3
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O SideriteFeCO3
O CerussitePbCO3
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
O AnglesitePbSO4
O BaryteBaSO4
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O LangiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
O DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
O AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
AlAluminium
Al DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
SSulfur
S SulphurS8
S GalenaPbS
S PyriteFeS2
S TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
S AnglesitePbSO4
S BaryteBaSO4
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S LangiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
S MarcasiteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S UllmanniteNiSbS
S BournonitePbCuSbS3
S Bravoite(Fe,Ni)S2
S MilleriteNiS
S GersdorffiteNiAsS
S CobaltiteCoAsS
S PolydymiteNi2+Ni23+S4
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Fe Bravoite(Fe,Ni)S2
CoCobalt
Co CobaltiteCoAsS
NiNickel
Ni UllmanniteNiSbS
Ni BreithauptiteNiSb
Ni Bravoite(Fe,Ni)S2
Ni MilleriteNiS
Ni GersdorffiteNiAsS
Ni PolydymiteNi2+Ni23+S4
CuCopper
Cu TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Cu LangiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu BournonitePbCuSbS3
ZnZinc
Zn TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Zn Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Zn HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As GersdorffiteNiAsS
As CobaltiteCoAsS
SbAntimony
Sb TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Sb UllmanniteNiSbS
Sb BreithauptiteNiSb
Sb BournonitePbCuSbS3
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb AnglesitePbSO4
Pb BournonitePbCuSbS3

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]

Early Devonian
393.3 - 419.2 Ma



ID: 2615130

Age: Early Devonian (393.3 - 419.2 Ma)

Description: marine deposits

Lithology: Argillaceous shale and/or slate, graywacke, sandstone

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

Early Devonian
393.3 - 419.2 Ma



ID: 3159802
Early Devonian quartzite

Age: Early Devonian (393.3 - 419.2 Ma)

Lithology: Major:{quartzite}, Minor{sandstone,shale/slate}

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]

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

References

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Kaiser, E. (1896) Zinkblende von Adenau (Rheinprovinz). Verhandlungen des Naturhistorischen Vereins der preußischen Rheinlande und Westfalens, 53, 94-95; Bonn.
Kaiser, E. (1897) Zinkblende von Adenau, Rheinprovinz. Z. Kristall. Mineral., 27, 51-55; Leipzig.
Kaiser, E. (1899) Zinkblende von Adenau, Rheinprovinz. Z. Kristall. Mineral., 31, 34-36; Leipzig.
Rosenberger, W. (1979) Beschreibung rheinland-pfälzischer Bergamtsbezirke, Band 4. Bergamt Koblenz, Bad Kreuznach.
Vetter, R. (1991) Die Mineralien der Grube Dorothea, Fuchshofen / Eifel. Mineralien-Welt, 2(6), 47-49.
Reppke, V. (1993) Varistische und postvaristische Buntmetallmineralisationen in der östlichen Eifel (Linksrheinisches Schiefergebirge). Ein mineralogischer und bergbauhistorischer Überblick. Dissertation Univ. Göttingen: 347 pp. (in German).
Habel, B. (2014) Erzbergbau im Ahrtal, Rheinland. Lapis, 39(5), 34-37; 54.
Habel, B. (2015) Erzbergbau im Ahr-Gebiet - die Grube „Dorothea“ bei Wershofen. Der Aufschluss, 66, 138-153.

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