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Ramsbeck, Meschede, Sauerland, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 51° 18' 12'' North , 8° 24' 16'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 51.3033333333, 8.40444444444
Name(s) in local language(s):Ramsbeck, Meschede, Sauerland, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Deutschland


Ancient lead and zinc mining area, worked since the 14th century. The lead and zinc ores were included in a series of roughly parallel, NE-SW trending quartz-baryte veins, hosted by quartzites and devonian schists. They often intersect with fault zones, displacing them by several meters. In 1972, rich silver and antimony ores were recovered from one of these zones.
26 adits/mines existed along the 10-km extension of the vein system ("Bastenberg-Dörnberg-Gangzug").
The last mines were abandoned in 1976; one of them has been turned into a tourist mine.

Only the dumps of the Bastenberg and Alexander mines are still accessible.

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

Acanthite

Adamite

Ajoite

Allophane

Alumohydrocalcite

Anatase

Anglesite

Ankerite

Annabergite

Aragonite

'Arsenobismite'

Arsenolite

Arsenopyrite

Aurichalcite

Azurite

Baryte

Beudantite

Bindheimite

Bonattite

Bornite

Bottinoite

Boulangerite

Bournonite

Breithauptite

Brianyoungite

Brochantite

Brookite

Calcite

Caledonite

Cerussite

Chalcanthite

Chalcocite

Chalconatronite

Chalcophanite

Chalcophyllite

Chalcopyrite

Chalcostibite

Chenite

'Chlorite Group'

Chrysocolla

Cinnabar

Connellite

Copper

Corkite

Covellite

Cuprite

Cuproroméite

Devilline

Dickite

Dolomite

Dundasite

Elyite

Erythrite

Ferrarisite

Ferricopiapite

Ferrinatrite

Fluorapatite

Fraipontite

Galena

Gerhardtite

Gersdorffite

Goethite

Gold

Graphite

Greenockite

Gypsum

Hematite

Hemimorphite

Hidalgoite

Hörnesite

Hydrohetaerolite

Hydrozincite

Ilmenite

Imiterite

Jamesonite ?

Jarosite

Kaolinite

Köttigite

Ktenasite

Langite

Leadhillite

Lepidocrocite

Linarite

Linnaeite

Magnetite

Malachite

Marcasite

Melanterite

Millerite

Mimetite

Minium

Monohydrocalcite

Muscovite

Namuwite

Nickeline

Nickelskutterudite

Olivenite

Orthoserpierite

Palmierite

Parasymplesite

Plagionite

Plumbojarosite

Polybasite

Polydymite

Posnjakite

Proustite

Pyrargyrite

Pyrite

Pyrolusite

Pyromorphite

Pyrrhotite

Quartz

var: Rock Crystal

Rammelsbergite

Ramsbeckite (TL)

Realgar

Redgillite

Retgersite

Richelsdorfite

Römerite

Rosasite

Rozenite

Rutile

'Schalenblende'

Schulenbergite

Schultenite

Scorodite

Semseyite

Serpierite

Siderite

Silver

Smithsonite

Spangolite

Sphalerite

Stephanite

Sternbergite

'Stibiconite'

Sulphur

Susannite

Tetrahedrite

Todorokite

'Tourmaline'

'U94 (of Schnorrer)'

Ullmannite

'UM1992-30-SO:CCuHZn'

Valentinite

Vivianite

'Wad'

Woodwardite

Wroewolfeite

Wurtzite ?

Zircon


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

Localities in this Region

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References

- Herbst, F. (1932): Die Lagerstätten und wichtigsten Gruben im Ramsbecker Bezirk. Metall und Erz, 29, 149-151.
- Gebhard, G. (1981): Der Bergbau und die Minerale von Ramsbeck. Emser Hefte, 3 (6), 5-41.
- Lapis 1984(4), 30-33.
- Der Aufschluss 1985(6), 177-190.
- Schnorrer-Köhler, G. & Stübs, K. (1985): Ramsbeck - Bergbau, Geologie und Mineralbeschreibung. Der Aufschluss, Sonderheft 3, xx pp.
- Walenta, K. and Hess, H. (1985) Imiterite; a new silver- and mercury-rich sulfide mineral from Ramsbeck, Sauerland. Der Aufschluss: 36: 209-215. (in German)
- Der Aufschluss 1985(10), 303-312.
- Miederer, W. (1986): Über die Anfänge des Bergbaus in Ramsbeck in vorchristlicher Zeit. In: Jahrbuch Hochsauerlandkreis, Bd. 2, Brilon, 20-22.
- Der Aufschluss 1986(7), 252.
- Lapis 1987(1), 30-31.
- Schnorrer-Köhler, G. (1988): Mineralogische Notizen IV. Der Aufschluss, 39, 153-168.
- Schnorrer-Köhler, G. (1990): Ramsbeck - Neue Minerale aus dem ehemaligen Blei-Zink-Erzrevier des Sauerlandes. Der Aufschluss, 41 (4), 211-218.
- Weiß, S. (1990): "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich)
- D. Pawlowski: "Mineralfundstellen im Sauerland", Weise (Munich), 1991.
- Wagner, T., Boyce, A.J. (2001) Sulphur isotope characteristics of recrystallisation, remobilisation and reaction processes: a case study from the Ramsbeck Pb-Zn deposit, Germany. Mineral. Deposita, 36, 670-679.


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