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Knosberg Quarry, Groß-Umstadt, Odenwald, Hesse, Germany

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 49° 52' 8'' North , 8° 56' 40'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 49.86889,8.94444
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Steinbruch am Knosberg, Groß-Umstadt, Odenwald, Hessen, Deutschland


An abandoned quarry in quartz-porphyry, which is divided in two separate pits by a narrow wall of rock left standing. The rocks are cut by numerous NW- and NE-trending faults, which are cemented by baryte, hematite and limonite.


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3 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.

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Neogene
2.588 - 23.03 Ma



ID: 3137657
Neogene sandstone

Age: Neogene (2.588 - 23.03 Ma)

Lithology: Major:{sandstone}, Minor{claystone,siltstone,lignite}

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]

Jurassic
145 - 201.3 Ma



ID: 3185222
Mesozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Jurassic (145 - 201.3 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]

Guadalupian - Late Carboniferous
259.9 - 323.2 Ma



ID: 2604141

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]

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References

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- Nickel, E., and Fettel, M. (1985): Odenwald. Sammlung geologischer Führer Vol. 65, 2nd ed., Bornträger (Berlin, Stuttgart), 231 pp.

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