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Clarashall Mine, Ruschberg, Baumholder, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 49° 37' 18'' North , 7° 18' 5'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 49.62167,7.30139
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Grube Clarashall, Ruschberg, Baumholder, Rheinland-Pfalz, Deutschland


Former Baryte mine, active until July 1974. The Clarashall mine has become well known for beautiful Baryte specimens with Cinnabar.

Coordinates are for the portal of the (closed) Ruschberg adit, the last main extraction adit of the mine.



Mineral List


12 valid minerals.

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.

Click on geological units on the map for more information. Click here to view full-screen map on Macrostrat.org

Permian - Late Carboniferous
252.17 - 323.2 Ma



ID: 3161959
Late Carboniferous andesite

Age: Paleozoic (252.17 - 323.2 Ma)

Lithology: Andesite

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]

Guadalupian - Late Carboniferous
259.9 - 323.2 Ma



ID: 2599345

Age: Paleozoic (259.9 - 323.2 Ma)

Description: volcanic

Comments: Mainly andesite lavas, subordinate basalt; also tuffs, veins and subvolcanic intrusions with cuselite and tholeiite

Lithology: Andesite, latite, dacite (porphyry) and basalt (melaphyre)

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

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]

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References

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- Blume, H.P. & Kohn, K.J. (1962): Grube Clarashall, Baumholder/Pfalz. Der Aufschluss 13, 1, 10-12.
- S. Weiß: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
- Lapis 2001(6), 40 (erroneously called "Ruschberg Mine")

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