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Birkhöhe Quarry (Birkenhöhe Quarry), Zwiesel, Regen, Lower Bavaria, Bavaria, Germanyi
Regional Level Types
Birkhöhe Quarry (Birkenhöhe Quarry)Quarry
ZwieselTown
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Lower BavariaAdministrative Region
BavariaState
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
49° 0' 47'' North , 13° 14' 3'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Zwiesel10,327 (2013)0.5km
Lindberg2,355 (2011)3.0km
Frauenau2,966 (2011)5.5km
Rinchnach3,348 (2011)7.5km
Regen12,296 (2014)9.0km
Name(s) in local language(s):
Steinbruch Birkhöhe (Steinbruch Birkenhöhe), Zwiesel, Niederbayern, Bayern, Deutschland


Ancient quartz quarry in a pegmatite, that has now disappeared under building developments. The only remains are two large pegmatite boulders that have been left in a small park on the site of the former quarry.

The grid reference marks the park with the pegmatite boulders.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


7 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
'Apatite'
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Beryl
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
'Biotite'
Formula: K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
'Columbite-(Fe)-Columbite-(Mn) Series'
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Microcline
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Quartz var: Smoky Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Schorl
Formula: Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Zwieselite (TL)
Formula: Fe2+2(PO4)F
Type Locality:
Reference: Min Mag 31 (1957), 587; Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Smoky Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Zwieselite (TL)8.BB.10Fe2+2(PO4)F
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Beryl9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Microcline9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Schorl9.CK.05Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Columbite-(Fe)-Columbite-(Mn) Series'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A2(XO4)Zq
Zwieselite (TL)41.6.1.1Fe2+2(PO4)F
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
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Microcline76.1.1.5K(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Columbite-(Fe)-Columbite-(Mn) Series'-
Quartz
var: Smoky Quartz
-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
H ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
H BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
BeBeryllium
Be BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
BBoron
B SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
OOxygen
O ZwieseliteFe22+(PO4)F
O Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
O SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
O BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
O BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
O MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
FFluorine
F ZwieseliteFe22+(PO4)F
F ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
F BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
NaSodium
Na SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
MgMagnesium
Mg BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
AlAluminium
Al SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Al BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Al MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
Si SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Si BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Si MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
PPhosphorus
P ZwieseliteFe22+(PO4)F
P ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
ClChlorine
Cl ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
KPotassium
K BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
K MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
FeIron
Fe ZwieseliteFe22+(PO4)F
Fe SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Fe BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
PFAFFL, F. (1973): Der Pegmatit auf der Birkhöhe in Zwiesel und seine Mineralparagenese.- Der Aufschluss, 24 (2), 38-42.
Weiß, S. (1990): Mineralfundstellenatlas, Deutschland West. Weise (Munich), 320 pp.

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