|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||51° 18' 12'' North , 8° 24' 16'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||51.30333,8.40444|
|Köppen climate type:||Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate|
|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.
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142 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of 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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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. 
|Late Devonian - Middle Devonian|
358.9 - 393.3 Ma
|Middle Devonian claystone|
382.7 - 393.3 Ma