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Silberberg Mine, Schmidtheim, Blankenheim, Eifel, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germanyi
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Silberberg MineMine
Schmidtheim- not defined -
Blankenheim- not defined -
Eifel- not defined -
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Name(s) in local language(s):Grube Silberberg, Schmidtheim, Blankenheim, Eifel, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Deutschland
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 50° 27' 5'' North , 6° 33' 34'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 50.45139,6.55972
GeoHash:G#: u0uxj22ss
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Blankenheim8,770 (2011)6.7km
Nettersheim7,901 (2012)6.8km
Dahlem4,221 (2016)7.3km
Hellenthal8,582 (2011)9.6km
Kall11,903 (2017)10.1km


Ancient mine working on a lead bearing vein hosted by Devonian clay rock. The mine was abandoned in 1909. Dumps are located 3,5 km north of Schmidtheim and 6 km WNW of Blankenheim.

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


18 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Ankerite
Formula: Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Dickite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Galena
Formula: PbS
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
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
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Anglesite7.AD.35PbSO4
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Group 9 - Silicates
Dickite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
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
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anglesite28.3.1.3PbSO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
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

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C SideriteFeCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
C CerussitePbCO3
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O QuartzSiO2
O SideriteFeCO3
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
O BaryteBaSO4
O DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O CerussitePbCO3
O AnglesitePbSO4
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
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 GalenaPbS
S PyriteFeS2
S BaryteBaSO4
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S AnglesitePbSO4
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S ChalcociteCu2S
S CovelliteCuS
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu CovelliteCuS
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb AnglesitePbSO4

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]

Emsian
393.3 - 407.6 Ma



ID: 2608852

Age: Early Devonian (393.3 - 407.6 Ma)

Description: marine deposits

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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Wemmer, M. (1909) Die Erzlagerstätten der Eifel mit Ausschluß der näheren Umgebung von Aachen. Diss. Münster.
Ribbert, K.H. (1983) Geologische Spezialkarte und Erläuterungen, Blatt 5505 Blankenheim, Geologisches Landesamt Nordrhein-Westfalen.
Slotta, R. (1983) Technische Denkmäler in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland – Der Metallerzbergbau, Bochum.
Vetter, R. (1993) Der Versuchsbergbau „Silberberg“ bei Blankenheim/Eifel. Mineralien-Welt, 1/1993.
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).
Brunemann, H.G., Kasig, W., and Katsch, A. (1994) Der geologisch-montanhistorische Lehr- und Wanderpfad in der Gemeinde Hellenthal, Heimatverein Rescheid.


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