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Schauinsland Pb-Zn mining district, Black Forest, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 48° North , 8° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~29km
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Schauinsland Pb-Zn Bergbaurevier, Schwarzwald, Baden-Württemberg, Deutschland

Ancient lead-zinc mining district, commercially worked until 1954. The deposit consists of quartz veins with Pb-Zn-Ag mineralization, which are hosted by gneisses and amphibolites. A tourist mine allows access to various adits and levels.

This entry includes all localities related to the lead and zinc mining activities, and encompasses an area around Schauinsland mountain which straddles the municipalities of Freiburg, Horben, Münstertal and Oberried.

A visitors' mine offers guided underground tours.

Pyromorphite specimens, for which the area is noted among collectors, are often vaguely labelled as coming from Schauinsland mountain, or, hardly more specific, from one of the adjacent valleys such as Großtal or Münstertal (which is the name of both a town and a valley).

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- Kreutzwald, A. (1936): Die Blei-Zinkerzgänge am Schauinsland im südwestlichen Schwarzwald. Neues Jahrb. Mineral. Geol. Paläontol., Beil. 70 A: 234–334.
- SCHLAGETER, A. (1970): Der mittelalterliche Bergbau im Schauinslandrevier. Schau-ins-Land 88, 125-171.
- SCHLAGETER, A. (1971): Der mittelalterliche Bergbau im Schauinslandrevier. Schau-ins-Land 89, 95-134.
- Kaiser, H. and Schlormann, C. (1984). "Blei- und Zinkmineralien vom Schauinsland, Schwarzwald", Lapis 9(9), 13-23.
- Emser Hefte 1986(1)
- Der Aufschluss 1988(4), 227-240.
- Weiß, S. (1990). "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich).
- Walenta, K. (1992). "Die Mineralien des Schwarzwaldes", Weise (Munich).
- Schlomann, C. and Steen, H. (1993). "Serpierit und Karminit vom Schauinsland", Lapis 18(12), 47.
- Werner, Wolfgang; Franzke, Hans Joachim; Luders, Volker (2000): Genesis of the Schauinsland zinc-lead deposit near Freiburg in Breisgau. Erzmetall 53, 273-285.
- STRAßBURGER, M. (2007): Bergbau im Schauinsland vom späten Mittelalter bis um 1800. Schau-ins-Land 126, 69-88.
- Steiber, B. (2015): Der Bergbau im Schauinsland. Bergbau im Schwarzwald, ein kurzer Überblick. Aufschluss, 66 (4), 224-234.

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