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Johannes Mine, Göpfersgrün, Wunsiedel, Wunsiedel im Fichtelgebirge, Upper Franconia, Bavaria, Germanyi
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Johannes MineMine
Göpfersgrün- not defined -
WunsiedelTown
Wunsiedel im FichtelgebirgeDistrict
Upper FranconiaAdministrative District
BavariaState
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
50° 3' 59'' North , 12° 4' 41'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Thiersheim2,117 (2013)3.6km
Höchstädt bei Thiersheim1,225 (2017)4.0km
Thierstein1,278 (2013)4.8km
Wunsiedel10,295 (2014)6.1km
Marktredwitz18,204 (2013)6.9km
Name(s) in local language(s):
Johanneszeche, Göpfersgrün, Wunsiedel, Fichtelgebirge, Franken, Bayern, Deutschland


A steatite mine, operated by the "Steatit-Magnesia AG", a division of the Rosenthal group.

The locality is well known for steatite pseudomorphs after quartz, calcite, dolomite, tremolite, and vesuvianite. All of these specimens seem to have been collected in the now long abandoned opencast workings south of the railway line. No finds are reported from the new mine workings that are located a little further north.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


13 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Andalusite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Bertrandite
Formula: Be4(Si2O7)(OH)2
Reference: Andreas Gerstenberg collection
Beryl
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Komotauer, S.K. (1983) Mineralarten im Bild: Calcit, Kalkspat, CaCO3. Mineralien-Magazin, 9/1983, 392-400 [photo of a chalcedony specimen (pseudomorph after calcite) from the locality on p. 394.]; Weiss, S. (1990) Atlas der Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West. Weise (Munich).
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: Klaus Ludwig collection
'Hornblende'
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
'Indicolite'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: F. Müller: "Bayerns steinreiche Ecke", 2nd. ed. (1984), pp. 49-59
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: F. Müller: "Bayerns steinreiche Ecke", 2nd. ed. (1984), pp. 49-59
Magnesite
Formula: MgCO3
Reference: F. Müller: "Bayerns steinreiche Ecke", 2nd. ed. (1984), pp. 49-59
'Manganese Oxides'
Reference: F. Müller: "Bayerns steinreiche Ecke", 2nd ed., Oberfränkische Verlagsanstalt (Hof), 1984
'Manganese Oxides var: Manganese Dendrites'
Reference: F. Müller: "Bayerns steinreiche Ecke", 2nd ed., Oberfränkische Verlagsanstalt (Hof), 1984
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: F. Müller: "Bayerns steinreiche Ecke", 2nd. ed. (1984), pp. 49-59
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: F. Müller: "Bayerns steinreiche Ecke", 2nd. ed. (1984), pp. 49-59
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Quartz var: Amethyst
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Quartz var: Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Komotauer, S.K. (1983) Mineralarten im Bild: Calcit, Kalkspat, CaCO3. Mineralien-Magazin, 9/1983, 392-400 [photo of a chalcedony specimen (pseudomorph after calcite) from the locality on p. 394.]; Weiss, S. (1990) Atlas der Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West. Weise (Munich).
Quartz var: Citrine
Formula: SiO2
Reference: F. Müller: "Bayerns steinreiche Ecke", 2nd. ed. (1984), pp. 49-59
Quartz var: Rock Crystal
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Quartz var: Smoky Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Scheelite
Formula: Ca(WO4)
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Schorl
Formula: Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Reference: F. Müller: "Bayerns steinreiche Ecke", 2nd. ed. (1984), pp. 49-59
Talc
Formula: Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Talc var: Steatite
Formula: Mg3(Si4O10)(OH)2
Reference: F. Müller: "Bayerns steinreiche Ecke", 2nd. ed. (1984), pp. 49-59
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: F. Müller: "Bayerns steinreiche Ecke", 2nd. ed. (1984), pp. 49-59
Vesuvianite
Formula: (Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Reference: F. Müller: "Bayerns steinreiche Ecke", 2nd. ed. (1984), pp. 49-59
'Wad'
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Amethyst4.DA.05SiO2
var: Chalcedony4.DA.05SiO2
var: Citrine4.DA.05SiO2
var: Rock Crystal4.DA.05SiO2
var: Smoky Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Magnesite5.AB.05MgCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Scheelite7.GA.05Ca(WO4)
Group 9 - Silicates
Andalusite9.AF.10Al2(SiO4)O
Bertrandite9.BD.05Be4(Si2O7)(OH)2
Beryl9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Schorl9.CK.05Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Talc9.EC.05Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
var: Steatite9.EC.05Mg3(Si4O10)(OH)2
Vesuvianite9.BG.35(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Hornblende'-
'Indicolite'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Manganese Oxides'-
'var: Manganese Dendrites'-
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
'Wad'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Magnesite14.1.1.2MgCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Scheelite48.1.2.1Ca(WO4)
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] and >[4] coordination
Andalusite52.2.2b.1Al2(SiO4)O
Group 56 - SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups, With Additional O, OH, F and H2O
Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] coordination
Bertrandite56.1.1.1Be4(Si2O7)(OH)2
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Vesuvianite58.2.4.1(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with [Si6O18] rings; possible (OH) and Al substitution
Beryl61.1.1.1Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Six-Membered Rings with borate groups
Schorl61.3.1.10Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Talc71.2.1.3Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Hornblende'-
'Indicolite'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Manganese Oxides'-
'var: Manganese Dendrites'-
Quartz
var: Amethyst
-SiO2
var: Chalcedony-SiO2
var: Citrine-SiO2
var: Rock Crystal-SiO2
var: Smoky Quartz-SiO2
Talc
var: Steatite
-Mg3(Si4O10)(OH)2
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
'Wad'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
H Talc (var: Steatite)Mg3(Si4O10)(OH)2
H SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
H Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H BertranditeBe4(Si2O7)(OH)2
BeBeryllium
Be BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Be BertranditeBe4(Si2O7)(OH)2
BBoron
B SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
B IndicoliteA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
B Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C MagnesiteMgCO3
OOxygen
O AndalusiteAl2(SiO4)O
O Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
O Quartz (var: Rock Crystal)SiO2
O BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
O CalciteCaCO3
O Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
O ScheeliteCa(WO4)
O Talc (var: Steatite)Mg3(Si4O10)(OH)2
O Quartz (var: Citrine)SiO2
O MagnesiteMgCO3
O SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
O IndicoliteA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O BertranditeBe4(Si2O7)(OH)2
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
FFluorine
F Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
NaSodium
Na SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Na Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Mg Talc (var: Steatite)Mg3(Si4O10)(OH)2
Mg MagnesiteMgCO3
Mg Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
AlAluminium
Al AndalusiteAl2(SiO4)O
Al BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Al SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Al Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
SiSilicon
Si AndalusiteAl2(SiO4)O
Si Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
Si Quartz (var: Rock Crystal)SiO2
Si BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Si Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
Si TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
Si Talc (var: Steatite)Mg3(Si4O10)(OH)2
Si Quartz (var: Citrine)SiO2
Si SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Si Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Si BertranditeBe4(Si2O7)(OH)2
Si TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca ScheeliteCa(WO4)
Ca Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
FeIron
Fe SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Fe Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
WTungsten
W ScheeliteCa(WO4)

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Hauser, G. (1952) Der deutsche Speckstein und seine Pseudomorphosen. Der Aufschluss, 3(5), 72-74.
Stettner, G. (1959) Die Lagerstätte des Specksteins von Göpfersgrün-Thiersheim im Fichtelgebirge. Geologica Bavarica, 42, xx pages.
Pfannkuch, L. (1971) Grüne Fluoreszenz an Sternquarzen von Göpfersgrün. Der Aufschluss, 22(9), 303.
Lapis (1981) 11, 9-11.
Komotauer, S.K. (1983) Mineralarten im Bild: Calcit, Kalkspat, CaCO3. Mineralien-Magazin, 9/1983, 392-400 [photo of a chalcedony specimen (pseudomorph after calcite) from the locality on page 394].
Lapis (1983) 2, 33.
Müller, F. (1984) Bayerns steinreiche Ecke. 2nd ed., Oberfränkische Verlagsanstalt (Hof): 49-59.
Arlt, T., Woldert, F. (2001) Neufunde aus den Pegmatiten der Johanneszeche bei Göpfersgrün, Fichtelgebirge. Lapis, 9, 30-34.
Meier, S. (2003) Ende einer langen Bergbautradition. Die Johanneszeche bei Göpfersgrün im Fichtelgebirge. Lapis, 28(3), 11-20.

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