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Nickenicher Sattel (Eicher Sattel), Nickenich, Andernach, Eifel, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 50° 25' 32'' North , 7° 19' 33'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 50.42583,7.32611
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Nickenicher Sattel (Eicher Sattel), Nickenich, Andernach, Eifel, Rheinland-Pfalz, Deutschland

RPBL Basalt quarries.
Located 1 km north of Nickenich and about 5.5 km WSW of Andernach.

Von Dechen (1864) uses "Nickenicher Sattel"; the urban administration Andernach uses "Eicher Sattel" (top of the cinder cone).

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72 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.

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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0.0117 - 2.588 Ma

ID: 2620692

Age: Pleistocene (0.0117 - 2.588 Ma)

Description: volcanic

Lithology: Nephelinite, leucitite, tephrite, basanite, alkali-olivine-basalt

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

0.0117 - 2.588 Ma

ID: 3147852
Neuwieder Becken (Tuff)

Age: Pleistocene (0.0117 - 2.588 Ma)

Lithology: Trachyte

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]

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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Localities in this Region


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Hentschel, G. (1975) Die Mineralien der basaltischen Gesteine im Laacher Vulkangebiet. Der Aufschluß, 26 (2), 65-87.
Hentschel, G. (1980) Neue Mineralfunde aus dem Laacher Vulkangebiet. Mainzer geowiss. Mitt., 121-125.
Hentschel, G. (1983) Zur Morphologie der Eifel-Olivine. Der Aufschluss, 34, 391-396.
Schreyer, W., Hentschel, G., and Abraham, K. (1983) Osumilith in der Eifel und die Verwendung dieses Minerals als petrogenetischer Indikator, Tschermaks Min. Petr. Mitt, 31, 215-234.
Hentschel, G. (1987) Die Mineralien der Eifelvulkane. Weise Verlag, München (2. Auflage).
Rondorf, A. (1989) Rhönit vom Vulkan Sattel bei Eich/Osteifel. Der Aufschluss, 40, 391-401.
Blass, G. (1992) Spektakuläre Neufunde vom "Eicher Sattel" in der östlichen Vulkaneifel. Mineralien-Welt 5/1992, xx-xx.
Torner, G. (1992) Rutil-Kristalle vom Nickenicher Sattel in der Eifel. Lapis 17 (2), 36.
Auerhammer, M., Effenberger, H., Hentschel, G., Reinecke, T., and Tillmanns, E. (1993) Nickenichite, a new Arsenate from the Eifel, Germany, Mineralogy and Petrology 48, 153-166.
Blass, G. and Graf, H.-W. (1993) Neufunde von bekannten Fundorten (VIII). Mineralien-Welt 5/1993, xx-xx.
Künzel, E. (1993) Liebauit, ein neues Mineral aus der Eifel, Lapis 9/1993, xx-xx.
Hentschel, G. (1994) Neue Mineralien aus der Eifel – Bellbergit, Nickenichit und Orschallit. Lapis 19 (3), 20-22.
Blass, G. and Graf, H.-W. (1996) Eine weitere interessante Mineralparagenese vom Nickenicher Sattel (Eicher Sattel) in der östlichen Eifel. Mineralien-Welt 1/1996, xx-xx.
Kunzmann, T. (1999) The aenigmatite-rhönite mineral group. European Journal of Mineralogy, 11, 743-756.
Blass, G. and Graf, H.-W. (2001) Neue Mineralienfunde aus der Vulkaneifel Mineralien-Welt 1/2001, xx-xx.
Blass, G., Graf, H.-W., Kolitsch, U., and Sebold, D. (2005) Über neue Mineralfunde aus der Vulkaneifel. Mineralien-Welt 6/2005, xx-xx.
Blass, G., Emmerich, F., Graf, H.-W., Schäfer, C., and Tschörtner, J. (2006) Minerale der Eifelvulkane, Version 1.0, CD, published by authors.

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