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Stassfurt, Stassfurt Potash deposit, Saxony-Anhalt, Germanyi
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Name(s) in local language(s):Stassfurt, Stassfurter Kalisalzlagerstätte, Sachsen-Anhalt, Deutschland
Largest Settlements:
PlacePopulation
Staßfurt22,960 (2015)
Neundorf2,315 (2015)
Förderstedt2,045 (2015)
Atzendorf1,586 (2012)
Glöthe1,082 (2015)
Brumby1,046 (2018)


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22 valid minerals. 6 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Anhydrite
Formula: CaSO4
Reference: C. Zinken (1865) Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Geologie und Paläontologie, 310; Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 427.
Aphthitalite
Formula: (K,Na)3Na(SO4)2
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 447.
Bischofite (TL)
Formula: MgCl2 · 6H2O
Reference: C. Ochsenius (1877): Die Bildung der Steinsalzlager und ihrer Mutterlaugensalze unter specieller Berücksichtigung der Flötze von Douglashall in der Egeln´schen Mulde.- Halle, Verlag Pfeffer, 172 p.; Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 47.
Boracite
Formula: Mg3(B7O13)Cl
Carnallite (TL)
Formula: KMgCl3 · 6H2O
Reference: Palache, Berman & Frondel (1951) Dana's System of Mineralogy, 7th ed., vol. II: 94; Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
Epsomite
Formula: MgSO4 · 7H2O
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 512; Naumann, Zirkel: "Elemente der Mineralogie", 13th Ed., 1898
Erythrosiderite
Formula: K2[Fe3+Cl5(H2O)]
Description: Occurs as an efflorescence on rinneite.
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 102.
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: C. Zinken (1865) Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Geologie und Paläontologie, 310
Halite
Formula: NaCl
Reference: C. Zinken (1865) Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Geologie und Paläontologie, 310; Palache, Charles, Harry Berman & Clifford Frondel (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana Yale University 1837-1892, Seventh edition, Volume II, John Wiley & Sons, New York: 5.
Kainite (TL)
Formula: KMg(SO4)Cl · 3H2O
Type Locality:
Reference: C. Zinken (1865) Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Geologie und Paläontologie, 310; Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 380.
Kaliborite
Formula: KMg2H[B6O8(OH)5]2(H2O)4
Reference: Luedecke, O. (1891): Über Heintzit, ein neues Borat von Leopoldshall.- Z. Kryst. 18, 481-485; Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 368.
Kieserite (TL)
Formula: MgSO4 · H2O
Reference: [Clark, 1993 - "Hey's Mineral Index", p360]
Langbeinite
Formula: K2Mg2(SO4)3
Reference: Dana 6:A3:14,43,46; Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 430, 447; Zr. Kr. (1911): 50: 139.
Leonite
Formula: K2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 451.
Löweite
Formula: Na12Mg7(SO4)13 · 15H2O
Reference: Dana 6:A3:14,43,46; Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 430, 447; Zr. Kr. (1911): 50: 139.
Picromerite
Formula: K2Mg(SO4)2 · 6H2O
Reference: Naumann, Zirkel: "Elemente der Mineralogie", 13th Ed., 1898
Pinnoite (TL)
Formula: Mg[B2O(OH)6]
Reference: Milch, L. (1891): Über ein neues krystallisiertes Borat von Stassfurt.- Z. Kryst. 18, 478-480; Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 334-335.
Polyhalite
Formula: K2Ca2Mg(SO4)4 · 2H2O
Reference: C. Zinken (1865) Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Geologie und Paläontologie, 310
Rinneite
Formula: K3Na[FeCl6]
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 102.
Sylvite
Formula: KCl
Reference: Palache, Charles, Harry Berman & Clifford Frondel (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana Yale University 1837-1892, Seventh edition, Volume II, John Wiley & Sons, New York: 8.
Tachyhydrite (TL)
Formula: CaMg2Cl6 · 12H2O
Type Locality:
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 95; Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
Vanthoffite
Formula: Na6Mg(SO4)4
Reference: Dana 6:A3:14,43,46; Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 430; Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, Mineralogie und Petrographie, Leipzig (1911): 50: 139.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 3 - Halides
Bischofite (TL)3.BB.15MgCl2 · 6H2O
Carnallite (TL)3.BA.10KMgCl3 · 6H2O
Erythrosiderite3.CJ.10K2[Fe3+Cl5(H2O)]
Halite3.AA.20NaCl
Rinneite3.CJ.05K3Na[FeCl6]
Sylvite3.AA.20KCl
Tachyhydrite (TL)3.BB.35CaMg2Cl6 · 12H2O
Group 6 - Borates
Boracite6.GA.05Mg3(B7O13)Cl
Kaliborite6.FB.10KMg2H[B6O8(OH)5]2(H2O)4
Pinnoite (TL)6.BB.05Mg[B2O(OH)6]
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Anhydrite7.AD.30CaSO4
Aphthitalite7.AC.35(K,Na)3Na(SO4)2
Epsomite7.CB.40MgSO4 · 7H2O
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Kainite (TL)7.DF.10KMg(SO4)Cl · 3H2O
Kieserite (TL)7.CB.05MgSO4 · H2O
Langbeinite7.AC.10K2Mg2(SO4)3
Leonite7.CC.55K2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
Löweite7.CC.45Na12Mg7(SO4)13 · 15H2O
Picromerite7.CC.60K2Mg(SO4)2 · 6H2O
Polyhalite7.CC.65K2Ca2Mg(SO4)4 · 2H2O
Vanthoffite7.AC.05Na6Mg(SO4)4

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Halite9.1.1.1NaCl
Sylvite9.1.1.2KCl
AX2
Bischofite (TL)9.2.9.1MgCl2 · 6H2O
Group 11 - HALIDE COMPLEXES
AmBX3
Carnallite (TL)11.1.2.1KMgCl3 · 6H2O
AmBX5·xH2O
Erythrosiderite11.4.1.1K2[Fe3+Cl5(H2O)]
AmBX6
Rinneite11.5.3.1K3Na[FeCl6]
Tachyhydrite (TL)11.5.5.1CaMg2Cl6 · 12H2O
Group 25 - ANHYDROUS BORATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Diborates
Pinnoite (TL)25.2.3.1Mg[B2O(OH)6]
Hexaborates
Boracite25.6.1.1Mg3(B7O13)Cl
Group 26 - HYDRATED BORATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Pentaborates
Kaliborite26.5.13.1KMg2H[B6O8(OH)5]2(H2O)4
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
A2XO4
Aphthitalite28.2.2.1(K,Na)3Na(SO4)2
AXO4
Anhydrite28.3.2.1CaSO4
Miscellaneous
Langbeinite28.4.4.1K2Mg2(SO4)3
Vanthoffite28.4.1.1Na6Mg(SO4)4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
A2B(XO4)2·xH2O
Leonite29.3.3.3K2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
Picromerite29.3.6.1K2Mg(SO4)2 · 6H2O
AmBn(XO4)p·xH2O, with (m+n):p < 3:2 and > 1:1
Löweite29.4.3.1Na12Mg7(SO4)13 · 15H2O
Polyhalite29.4.5.1K2Ca2Mg(SO4)4 · 2H2O
AXO4·xH2O
Epsomite29.6.11.1MgSO4 · 7H2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Kieserite (TL)29.6.2.1MgSO4 · H2O
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Kainite (TL)31.7.1.1KMg(SO4)Cl · 3H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H BischofiteMgCl2 · 6H2O
H CarnalliteKMgCl3 · 6H2O
H KieseriteMgSO4 · H2O
H PinnoiteMg[B2O(OH)6]
H TachyhydriteCaMg2Cl6 · 12H2O
H KainiteKMg(SO4)Cl · 3H2O
H LöweiteNa12Mg7(SO4)13 · 15H2O
H PicromeriteK2Mg(SO4)2 · 6H2O
H EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
H KaliboriteKMg2H[B6O8(OH)5]2(H2O)4
H PolyhaliteK2Ca2Mg(SO4)4 · 2H2O
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H LeoniteK2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
H ErythrosideriteK2[Fe3+Cl5(H2O)]
BBoron
B PinnoiteMg[B2O(OH)6]
B BoraciteMg3(B7O13)Cl
B KaliboriteKMg2H[B6O8(OH)5]2(H2O)4
OOxygen
O BischofiteMgCl2 · 6H2O
O CarnalliteKMgCl3 · 6H2O
O KieseriteMgSO4 · H2O
O PinnoiteMg[B2O(OH)6]
O TachyhydriteCaMg2Cl6 · 12H2O
O KainiteKMg(SO4)Cl · 3H2O
O LöweiteNa12Mg7(SO4)13 · 15H2O
O VanthoffiteNa6Mg(SO4)4
O LangbeiniteK2Mg2(SO4)3
O PicromeriteK2Mg(SO4)2 · 6H2O
O EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
O BoraciteMg3(B7O13)Cl
O KaliboriteKMg2H[B6O8(OH)5]2(H2O)4
O PolyhaliteK2Ca2Mg(SO4)4 · 2H2O
O AnhydriteCaSO4
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O LeoniteK2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
O Aphthitalite(K,Na)3Na(SO4)2
O ErythrosideriteK2[Fe3+Cl5(H2O)]
NaSodium
Na LöweiteNa12Mg7(SO4)13 · 15H2O
Na VanthoffiteNa6Mg(SO4)4
Na HaliteNaCl
Na Aphthitalite(K,Na)3Na(SO4)2
Na RinneiteK3Na[FeCl6]
MgMagnesium
Mg BischofiteMgCl2 · 6H2O
Mg CarnalliteKMgCl3 · 6H2O
Mg KieseriteMgSO4 · H2O
Mg PinnoiteMg[B2O(OH)6]
Mg TachyhydriteCaMg2Cl6 · 12H2O
Mg KainiteKMg(SO4)Cl · 3H2O
Mg LöweiteNa12Mg7(SO4)13 · 15H2O
Mg VanthoffiteNa6Mg(SO4)4
Mg LangbeiniteK2Mg2(SO4)3
Mg PicromeriteK2Mg(SO4)2 · 6H2O
Mg EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
Mg BoraciteMg3(B7O13)Cl
Mg KaliboriteKMg2H[B6O8(OH)5]2(H2O)4
Mg PolyhaliteK2Ca2Mg(SO4)4 · 2H2O
Mg LeoniteK2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
SSulfur
S KieseriteMgSO4 · H2O
S KainiteKMg(SO4)Cl · 3H2O
S LöweiteNa12Mg7(SO4)13 · 15H2O
S VanthoffiteNa6Mg(SO4)4
S LangbeiniteK2Mg2(SO4)3
S PicromeriteK2Mg(SO4)2 · 6H2O
S EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
S PolyhaliteK2Ca2Mg(SO4)4 · 2H2O
S AnhydriteCaSO4
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S LeoniteK2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
S Aphthitalite(K,Na)3Na(SO4)2
ClChlorine
Cl BischofiteMgCl2 · 6H2O
Cl CarnalliteKMgCl3 · 6H2O
Cl TachyhydriteCaMg2Cl6 · 12H2O
Cl KainiteKMg(SO4)Cl · 3H2O
Cl BoraciteMg3(B7O13)Cl
Cl HaliteNaCl
Cl SylviteKCl
Cl RinneiteK3Na[FeCl6]
Cl ErythrosideriteK2[Fe3+Cl5(H2O)]
KPotassium
K CarnalliteKMgCl3 · 6H2O
K KainiteKMg(SO4)Cl · 3H2O
K LangbeiniteK2Mg2(SO4)3
K PicromeriteK2Mg(SO4)2 · 6H2O
K KaliboriteKMg2H[B6O8(OH)5]2(H2O)4
K PolyhaliteK2Ca2Mg(SO4)4 · 2H2O
K LeoniteK2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
K Aphthitalite(K,Na)3Na(SO4)2
K SylviteKCl
K RinneiteK3Na[FeCl6]
K ErythrosideriteK2[Fe3+Cl5(H2O)]
CaCalcium
Ca TachyhydriteCaMg2Cl6 · 12H2O
Ca PolyhaliteK2Ca2Mg(SO4)4 · 2H2O
Ca AnhydriteCaSO4
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
FeIron
Fe RinneiteK3Na[FeCl6]
Fe ErythrosideriteK2[Fe3+Cl5(H2O)]

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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Jurassic
145 - 201.3 Ma



ID: 3185222
Mesozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Jurassic (145 - 201.3 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]

Anisian - Late Permian
242 - 272.95 Ma



ID: 2599983

Age: Phanerozoic (242 - 272.95 Ma)

Description: limnic - fluvial to brackish deposits

Lithology: Fine-grained sandstone, claystone, conglomerate

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

Early Triassic
247.2 - 251.902 Ma



ID: 3146970
Early Triassic sandstone

Age: Early Triassic (247.2 - 251.902 Ma)

Lithology: Major:{sandstone}, Minor{mudstone,conglomerate}

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]

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

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