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Potzberg, Altenglan, Kusel, Palatinate, Ahrweiler, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 49° 31' 19'' North , 7° 28' 59'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 49.52194,7.48306
GeoHash:G#: u0v3dr0yp
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate


Ancient mercury mining area.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


14 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Ankerite
Formula: Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Reference: Lapis 2001(6), 13-40
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Lapis 2001(6), 13-40
'Bitumen'
Reference: Lapis 2001(6), 13-40
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Lapis 2001(6), 13-40
Calomel
Formula: (Hg2)2+Cl2
Reference: Lapis 2001(6), 13-40
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Lapis 2001(6), 13-40
Cinnabar
Formula: HgS
Reference: Lapis 2001(6), 13-40
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Lapis 2001(6), 13-40
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Lapis 2001(6), 13-40
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Lapis 2001(6), 13-40
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Lapis 2001(6), 13-40
Mercury
Formula: Hg
Reference: Lapis 2001(6), 13-40
Metacinnabar
Formula: HgS
Reference: Lapis 2001(6), 13-40
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Lapis 2001(6), 13-40
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Lapis 2001(6), 13-40
'Wad'
Reference: Lapis 2001(6), 13-40

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Mercury'1.AD.05Hg
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Chalcopyrite'2.CB.10aCuFeS2
'Cinnabar'2.CD.15aHgS
'Galena'2.CD.10PbS
'Marcasite'2.EB.10aFeS2
'Metacinnabar'2.CB.05aHgS
'Pyrite'2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 3 - Halides
'Calomel'3.AA.30(Hg2)2+Cl2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Goethite'4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Ankerite'5.AB.10Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
'Dolomite'5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Baryte'7.AD.35BaSO4
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Bitumen'-
'Wad'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Mercury1.1.7.1Hg
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Cinnabar2.8.14.1HgS
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Metacinnabar2.8.2.3HgS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Calomel9.1.8.1(Hg2)2+Cl2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
AB(XO3)2
Ankerite14.2.1.2Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Bitumen'-
'Wad'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
CCarbon
C AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
OOxygen
O AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
O BaryteBaSO4
O CalciteCaCO3
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O QuartzSiO2
MgMagnesium
Mg AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S BaryteBaSO4
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S CinnabarHgS
S GalenaPbS
S MarcasiteFeS2
S MetacinnabarHgS
S PyriteFeS2
ClChlorine
Cl Calomel(Hg2)2+Cl2
CaCalcium
Ca AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
FeIron
Fe AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
HgMercury
Hg Calomel(Hg2)2+Cl2
Hg CinnabarHgS
Hg MercuryHg
Hg MetacinnabarHgS
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS

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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Permian - Early Permian
251.902 - 298.9 Ma



ID: 3161907
Early shale/slate

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 298.9 Ma)

Lithology: Major:{shale/slate}, Minor{sandstone,conglomerate,coal}

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]

Late Carboniferous
298.9 - 323.2 Ma



ID: 2601234

Age: Pennsylvanian (298.9 - 323.2 Ma)

Lithology: Conglomerate, sandstone, siltstone, claystone, limestone, coal

Reference: Toloczyki, M., P. Trurnit, A. Voges, H. Wittekindt, A. Zitzmann. Geological Map of Germany 1:M. Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe. [94]

Devonian
358.9 - 419.2 Ma



ID: 3186341
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. [154]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

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