Frischer Mut Mine (Frischemuth Mine), Stahlberg, Rockenhausen, Palatinate, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||49° 39' 38'' North , 7° 47' 48'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||49.66054,7.79675|
|Köppen climate type:||Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate|
|Name(s) in local language(s):||Grube Frischer Mut (Grube Frischemuth), Stahlberg, Rockenhausen, Pfalz, Rheinland-Pfalz, Deutschland|
One of the most important mercury mines in the Stahlberg district. Known for moschellandsbergite and (mercury rich) silver. Large dumps and collapsed adits in the forest are the only remains of the mine.
Collected here a few years ago when living in the area, produced some small fine minerals, scratching away the leaf debris will reveal the old tailings, the best pieces are found under the fir trees on the edges of the little clearing in the forest. (Comment by Michael Lambert II).
17 valid minerals.
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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|Permian - Early Permian|
252.17 - 298.9 Ma
272.3 - 298.9 Ma
358.9 - 419.2 Ma
|Paleozoic sedimentary rocks|
Age: Devonian (358.9 - 419.2 Ma)
Lithology: Sedimentary rocks
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.