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Meggen Mine, Lennestadt, Olpe, Arnsberg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germanyi
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Meggen MineMine
LennestadtMunicipality
OlpeDistrict
ArnsbergAdministrative District
North Rhine-WestphaliaState
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
51° 7' 48'' North , 8° 3' 51'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Lennestadt28,102 (2015)1.4km
Kirchhundem12,966 (2017)5.2km
Bamenohl2,896 (2018)6.8km
Finnentrop18,427 (2015)7.6km
Attendorn24,773 (2015)11.2km
Name(s) in local language(s):
Grube Meggen, Lennestadt, Sauerland, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Deutschland


An iron, baryte and lead-zinc mine, working sulphidic orebodies deposited at the boundary between mid devonian and upper devonian limestones, and covered by a layer of dark baryte. The mine was started as an iron mine in the 17th century, producing pyrite which was first used for steel and, since the 19th century, for sulphuric acid production, because the ore mined at greater depth was too rich in sulphur. In 1875, the mine shifted to baryte and became one of the world's leading baryte and pyrite producers after the first world war. Since 1950, it mainly produced sphalerite and galena concentrates. Baryte mining was suspended in 1975. The mine was finally closed in 1992.
Located about 2 km NNW of Lennestadt.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


15 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Allophane
Formula: (Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
Reference: Weiss. "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Large, D., and Walcher, E. (1999): Mineralium Deposita 34, 522-538.
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Weiss. "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Weiss. "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Weiss. "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Cinnabar
Formula: HgS
Reference: Weiss. "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Weiss. "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Large, D., and Walcher, E. (1999): Mineralium Deposita 34, 522-538.
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Weiss. "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Gypsum var: Selenite
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Weiss. "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Halotrichite
Formula: FeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Reference: Weiss. "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Large, D., and Walcher, E. (1999): Mineralium Deposita 34, 522-538.
Melanterite
Formula: Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Reference: Weiss. "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Large, D., and Walcher, E. (1999): Mineralium Deposita 34, 522-538.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Weiss. "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Large, D., and Walcher, E. (1999): Mineralium Deposita 34, 522-538.
'Tennantite'
Formula: Cu6(Cu4X2)As4S12S
Reference: Weiss. "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Cinnabar2.CD.15aHgS
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
'Tennantite'2.GB.05Cu6(Cu4X2)As4S12S
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
var: Selenite7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Halotrichite7.CB.85FeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Melanterite7.CB.35Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Allophane9.ED.20(Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Cinnabar2.8.14.1HgS
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
'Tennantite'3.3.6.2Cu6(Cu4X2)As4S12S
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Melanterite29.6.10.1Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
AB2(XO4)4·H2O
Halotrichite29.7.3.2FeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
Allophane71.1.5.1(Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Gypsum
var: Selenite
-CaSO4 · 2H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Allophane(Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
H Gypsum (var: Selenite)CaSO4 · 2H2O
H HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
H MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
OOxygen
O Allophane(Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
O BaryteBaSO4
O CalciteCaCO3
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O Gypsum (var: Selenite)CaSO4 · 2H2O
O HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
O MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
O QuartzSiO2
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
AlAluminium
Al Allophane(Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
Al HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
SiSilicon
Si Allophane(Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S BaryteBaSO4
S GalenaPbS
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S TennantiteCu6(Cu4X2)As4S12S
S Gypsum (var: Selenite)CaSO4 · 2H2O
S HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S MarcasiteFeS2
S MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S CinnabarHgS
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca Gypsum (var: Selenite)CaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
FeIron
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Fe PyriteFeS2
CuCopper
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu TennantiteCu6(Cu4X2)As4S12S
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As TennantiteCu6(Cu4X2)As4S12S
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
HgMercury
Hg CinnabarHgS
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS

References

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von Dechen, Heinrich (1845): Das Vorkommen des Schwerspats als Gebirgsschicht bei Meggen a. d. Lenne.- Karstens u. v. Dechens Archiv Mineral., 19: 748-753; Berlin.
Bergeat, A. (1914): Das Meggener Kies-Schwerspatlager als Ausscheidung auf dem Grunde des mitteldevonischen Meeres.- Zeitschr. prakt. Geol., 1914.
Bergeat, A. (1914): Untersuchungen über die Struktur des Schwefelkies-Schwerspatlagers zu Meggen a. d. Lenne als Unterlage für deren geologische Deutung.- N. Jb., Mineral. Geol. Paläont., Beilage-Bd., 1914: 1-63; Stuttgart.
Frebold, Georg (1927): Über die Bildung der Alaunschiefer und die Entstehung der Kieslagerstätten Meggen und Rammelsberg.- Abhandl. Prakt. Geol. u. Bergwirtschaftslehre, 13: 119 S.; Halle/Saale.
Seifert, H., Nickel, E., Bruckmann, E. (1952): Studien am "Neuen Lager" der Kieslagerstätte von Meggen (Lenne), Kettwig (Ruhr).- Opuscula mineralogica et geologica, 1: 70 S.; Nottuln.
Ehrenberg, H., Pilger, A., Schröder, F., Goebel, E., Wild, K. (1954): Das Schwefelkies-Zinkblende-Schwerspatlager von Meggen (Westfalen).- Beihefte Geol. Jb., 12: 352 S.; Hannover.
Buschendorf, F., Nielsen, H., Puchelt, H., Ricke, W. (1963): Schwefel-Isotopen-Untersuchungen am Pyrit-Sphalerit-Baryt Lager Meggen/Lenne (Deutschland) und an verschiedenen Devon-Evaporiten.- Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 27: 501-523.
Buschendorf, F., Puchelt, H. (1965): Untersuchungen am Schwerspat des Meggener Lagers. Zur Geochemie des Barytes I.- Geol. Jb., 82: 499-582; Hannover.
Dreisbach, D. (1972): Die Schwefelkieslagerstätte von Meggen in Westfalen. Aufschluss, 23 (3), 100-104.
Gwodz, H., Krüger, H. (1972): Zum geologischen Rahmen schichtgebundener Sulfid-Barytlagerstätten. 2. Meggener Schichten (Devon, Sauerland, Rheinisches Schiefergebirge).- N. Jb. Geol. Paläont., Monatshefte, 1972: 85-94; Stuttgart.
Scherp, A. (1974): Die Herkunft des Baryts in der Pyrit-Zinkblende-Baryt-Lagerstätte Meggen.- Neues Jahrbuch Geologie Paläontologie, Monatshefte, 1974, 38-53.
Fuchs, W. (1977): Metallerz- und Schwerspatbergwerk Meggen der "Sachtleben" Bergbau GmbH.- Fortschr. Mineralogie, 55 (Beih. 2): 66-73; Stuttgart.
Gasser,U., Thein, J. (1977): Das syngenetische Sulfidlager von Meggen im Sauerland.- Forschungsberichte Nordrhein-Westfalen, 2620: 171 S.;
Göhlker, H.R. (1984): Das Metallerz- Bergwerk Meggen. Magma, 1984 (3), 11-19.
Bode, R. & Göhlker, H.R. (1984): Die Mineralien von Meggen. Magma, 1984 (3), 11-35.
Pawlowski, D. (1991): Mineralfundstellen im Sauerland. Weise (Munich).

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