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Rother Koth Mine (Rotkot Mine), Theresiental, Zwiesel, Lower Bavaria, Bavaria, Germany

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 49° 2' 27'' North , 13° 14' 8'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 49.04111,13.23583
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Grube Rother Koth (Grube Rotkot), Theresiental, Zwiesel, Niederbayern, Bayern, Deutschland

Pyrrhotite deposit in garnet-bearing gneiss once worked as raw material for sulphuric acid production.

Mineral List

13 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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541 - 1000 Ma

ID: 3132842
Proterozoic III gneiss

Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 Ma)

Description: undifferentiated metamorphic

Lithology: Major:{gneiss}, Minor{phyllite,mica schist}

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]

541 - 1000 Ma

ID: 3189974
Neoproterozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 Ma)

Lithology: Paragneiss

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]

541 - 1000 Ma

ID: 2608195

Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 Ma)

Description: metamorphic

Lithology: Paragneiss

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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Flurl, M. (1792) Beschreibung der Gebirge von Baiern und der oberen Pfalz. München.
Gümbel, C.W. (1868) Geognostische Beschreibung des ostbayerischen Grenzgebirges. Gotha.
Vidal, H. (1952) Bericht über Eigenpotentialmessungen am Rotkot bei Zwiesel 1952. München.
Blendinger, H. (1953) Monatsberichte über die Untersuchungsarbeiten am Rotkot Im Jahr 1953. München.
Ostermeier, J.B. (1953) Eigenpotentialmessungen am Rotkot bei Zwiesel. Mering.
Vidal, H. (1953) Bericht über Eigenpotentialmessungen auf der Rotkot-Stollenanlage am 18. und 19. August 1953. München.
Teuscher, E.O. (1958) Schlußbericht über die Untersuchungsarbeit auf Schwefelerze am Rotkot bei Zwiesel. München.
Strunz, H. (1962) Die Uranerzfunde in Bayern von 1804-1962. Acta Alb. Rat., 24: 1-92. Regensburg.
Weiß, S. (1990) Mineralfundstellenatlas, Deutschland West. Weise (Munich), 320 pp.
Pfaffl, F. and Hirche, T. (1992) Gesteine und Mineralien der Sulfiderzlagerstätte Rotkot bei Theresienthal / Zwiesel (Bayerischer Wald). Der Bayerische Wald 28/2 (December 1992), 16-17.

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