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Backofen Mine, Landsberg (Moschellandsberg), Obermoschel, Alsenz-Obermoschel, Donnersbergkreis, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germanyi
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Backofen MineMine
Landsberg (Moschellandsberg)- not defined -
Obermoschel- not defined -
Alsenz-ObermoschelMunicipality
DonnersbergkreisDistrict
Rhineland-PalatinateState
GermanyCountry

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Name(s) in local language(s):Grube Backofen, Landsberg (Moschellandsberg), Obermoschel, Pfalz, Rheinland-Pfalz, Deutschland
Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude: 49° North , 7° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~120km
Locality type:Mine


Ancient mercury mine.
Collected here a few years back, the most productive areas are in the back on the boulders up the slope. Found fine calomel and mercury specimens, still can find fine pieces contrary to what others claim, just have to break the larger boulders to find the nicest pieces! (Comment by Michael Lambert II).

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


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

Detailed Mineral List:

Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Hartmut Hensel Collection, Neustadt/Wstr.
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Hartmut Hensel Collection, Neustadt/Wstr.
Cinnabar
Formula: HgS
Reference: Stephan Wolfsried collection
Coccinite
Formula: HgI2
Reference: Lapis 2001(6), 13-40
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: Hartmut Hensel Collection, Neustadt/Wstr.
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: Hartmut Hensel Collection, Neustadt/Wstr.
Eglestonite
Formula: (Hg2+2)3OCl3(OH)
Reference: Stephan Wolfsried collection
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Hartmut Hensel Collection, Neustadt/Wstr.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Hartmut Hensel Collection, Neustadt/Wstr.
Mercury
Formula: Hg
Reference: Hartmut Hensel Collection, Neustadt/Wstr.
Moschelite (TL)
Formula: (Hg2+2)I2
Type Locality:
Reference: Krupp, R., Nottes, G. & Heidtke, U. (1985) Naturally occurring halogen compounds, especially mercury iodide, from Moschellandsberg, Pfalz, West Germany. Aufschluss, 36, 73-80 (in German).; Krupp, E. R.; Nottes, G.; Heidtke, U. (1989): Moschelite (Hg2J2): a new mercury mineral from Landsberg-Obermoschel. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte 1989, 524-526.; Lapis 2001(6), 13-40
Terlinguaite
Formula: (Hg2+2)Hg2+2Cl2O2
Reference: Stephan Wolfsried collection

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Mercury1.AD.05Hg
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Cinnabar2.CD.15aHgS
Group 3 - Halides
Coccinite3.AB.10HgI2
Eglestonite3.DD.05(Hg2+2)3OCl3(OH)
Moschelite (TL)3.AA.30(Hg2+2)I2
Terlinguaite3.DD.20(Hg2+2)Hg2+2Cl2O2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Copper1.1.1.3Cu
Mercury1.1.7.1Hg
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Cinnabar2.8.14.1HgS
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Moschelite (TL)9.1.8.3(Hg2+2)I2
Group 10 - OXYHALIDES AND HYDROXYHALIDES
A2(O,OH)Xq
Terlinguaite10.4.2.1(Hg2+2)Hg2+2Cl2O2
Am(O,OH)pXq
Eglestonite10.5.4.1(Hg2+2)3OCl3(OH)
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Coccinite-HgI2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Eglestonite(Hg22+)3OCl3(OH)
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
CCarbon
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
OOxygen
O Eglestonite(Hg22+)3OCl3(OH)
O Terlinguaite(Hg22+)Hg22+Cl2O2
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O CupriteCu2O
O BaryteBaSO4
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
SSulfur
S CinnabarHgS
S BaryteBaSO4
ClChlorine
Cl Eglestonite(Hg22+)3OCl3(OH)
Cl Terlinguaite(Hg22+)Hg22+Cl2O2
FeIron
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
CuCopper
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu CopperCu
Cu CupriteCu2O
IIodine
I Moschelite(Hg22+)I2
I CocciniteHgI2
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
HgMercury
Hg Moschelite(Hg22+)I2
Hg CocciniteHgI2
Hg Eglestonite(Hg22+)3OCl3(OH)
Hg Terlinguaite(Hg22+)Hg22+Cl2O2
Hg CinnabarHgS
Hg MercuryHg

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