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Mercur Mine (Merkur Mine), Silberg, Kirchhundem, Olpe, Siegerland, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germanyi
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Mercur Mine (Merkur Mine)Mine
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
51° North , 8° East (est.)
Estimate based on other nearby localities or region boundaries.
Margin of Error:
~1km
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Name(s) in local language(s):
Grube Mercur (Grube Merkur), Silberg, Kirchhundem, Olpe, Siegerland, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Deutschland


Copper- and mercury-bearing quartz-siderite vein, hosted by Devonian schists.
Located 1.5 km SW of Silberg and around 2 km NE of Littfeld.

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
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Rhenish Massif, EuropeMassif

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


36 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", 1990; Mineralien-Welt 19 (1), 28-35.
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
Brochantite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Reference: Mineralien-Welt 19 (1), 28-35.
Caledonite
Formula: Pb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", 1990
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", 1990
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
Cinnabar
Formula: HgS
Reference: Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001; Mineralien-Welt 19 (1), 28-35.
Clinoclase
Formula: Cu3(AsO4)(OH)3
Reference: Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", 1990
Cornwallite
Formula: Cu5(AsO4)2(OH)4
Reference: Mineralien-Welt 19 (1), 28-35.
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: Mineralien-Welt 19 (1), 28-35.
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: Mineralien-Welt 19 (1), 28-35.
Delafossite
Formula: CuFeO2
Reference: Mineralien-Welt 19 (1), 28-35.
Dickite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", 1990
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
Langite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
Reference: Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
Lepidocrocite
Formula: γ-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Mineralien-Welt 19 (1), 28-35.
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
Linarite
Formula: PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", 1990
Linnaeite
Formula: Co2+Co3+2S4
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", 1990
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001; Mineralien-Welt 19 (1), 28-35.
'Manganomelane'
Reference: Mineralien-Welt 19 (1), 28-35.
'Mercurian Tetrahedrite'
Formula: (Cu,Hg)12Sb4S13
Reference: Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
Mercury
Formula: Hg
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", 1990
Morenosite
Formula: NiSO4 · 7H2O
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", 1990
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
Nickeline
Formula: NiAs
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", 1990
Olivenite
Formula: Cu2(AsO4)(OH)
Reference: Mineralien-Welt 19 (1), 28-35.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", 1990; Mineralien-Welt 19 (1), 28-35.
Pyrolusite
Formula: Mn4+O2
Reference: Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
Pyromorphite
Formula: Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Reference: Mineralien-Welt 19 (1), 28-35.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
Siegenite
Formula: CoNi2S4
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", 1990
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
'Stibiconite'
Formula: Sb3+Sb5+2O6(OH)
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", 1990; Mineralien-Welt 19 (1), 28-35.
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", 1990

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Mercury1.AD.05Hg
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Cinnabar2.CD.15aHgS
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Linnaeite2.DA.05Co2+Co3+2S4
Nickeline2.CC.05NiAs
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Siegenite2.DA.05CoNi2S4
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
Delafossite4.AB.15CuFeO2
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Lepidocrocite4.FE.15γ-Fe3+O(OH)
Pyrolusite4.DB.05Mn4+O2
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
'Stibiconite'4.DH.20Sb3+Sb5+2O6(OH)
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Anglesite7.AD.35PbSO4
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Brochantite7.BB.25Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Caledonite7.BC.50Pb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
Langite7.DD.10Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
Linarite7.BC.65PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Morenosite7.CB.40NiSO4 · 7H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Clinoclase8.BE.20Cu3(AsO4)(OH)3
Cornwallite8.BD.05Cu5(AsO4)2(OH)4
Olivenite8.BB.30Cu2(AsO4)(OH)
Pyromorphite8.BN.05Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Group 9 - Silicates
Dickite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Manganomelane'-
'Mercurian Tetrahedrite'-(Cu,Hg)12Sb4S13

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Copper1.1.1.3Cu
Mercury1.1.7.1Hg
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Cinnabar2.8.14.1HgS
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Nickeline2.8.11.1NiAs
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:4
Linnaeite2.10.1.1Co2+Co3+2S4
Siegenite2.10.1.6CoNi2S4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
AX2
Pyrolusite4.4.1.4Mn4+O2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Lepidocrocite6.1.2.2γ-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
ABX2
Delafossite7.1.1.1CuFeO2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anglesite28.3.1.3PbSO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Morenosite29.6.11.3NiSO4 · 7H2O
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq, where m:p>2:1
Brochantite30.1.3.1Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Linarite30.2.3.1PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)4(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Langite31.4.3.1Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
Group 32 - COMPOUND SULFATES
Anhydrous Compound Sulfates containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
Caledonite32.3.2.1Pb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)3(XO4)Zq
Clinoclase41.3.1.1Cu3(AsO4)(OH)3
(AB)5(XO4)2Zq
Cornwallite41.4.2.2Cu5(AsO4)2(OH)4
A2(XO4)Zq
Olivenite41.6.6.1Cu2(AsO4)(OH)
A5(XO4)3Zq
Pyromorphite41.8.4.1Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Group 44 - ANTIMONATES
A2X2O6(O,OH,F)
'Stibiconite'44.1.1.1Sb3+Sb5+2O6(OH)
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
Dickite71.1.1.1Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Manganomelane'-
'Mercurian Tetrahedrite'-(Cu,Hg)12Sb4S13

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H ClinoclaseCu3(AsO4)(OH)3
H LangiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H CaledonitePb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
H LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
H MorenositeNiSO4 · 7H2O
H StibiconiteSb3+Sb25+O6(OH)
H BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
H CornwalliteCu5(AsO4)2(OH)4
H Lepidocrociteγ-Fe3+O(OH)
H OliveniteCu2(AsO4)(OH)
CCarbon
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C SideriteFeCO3
C CaledonitePb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
C CerussitePbCO3
OOxygen
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O BaryteBaSO4
O DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O HematiteFe2O3
O ClinoclaseCu3(AsO4)(OH)3
O LangiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O PyrolusiteMn4+O2
O QuartzSiO2
O SideriteFeCO3
O AnglesitePbSO4
O CaledonitePb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
O CerussitePbCO3
O LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
O MorenositeNiSO4 · 7H2O
O StibiconiteSb3+Sb25+O6(OH)
O BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
O CornwalliteCu5(AsO4)2(OH)4
O CupriteCu2O
O DelafossiteCuFeO2
O Lepidocrociteγ-Fe3+O(OH)
O OliveniteCu2(AsO4)(OH)
O PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
AlAluminium
Al DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
PPhosphorus
P PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
SSulfur
S BaryteBaSO4
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S CinnabarHgS
S Mercurian Tetrahedrite(Cu,Hg)12Sb4S13
S LangiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
S SphaleriteZnS
S AnglesitePbSO4
S GalenaPbS
S CaledonitePb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
S LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
S LinnaeiteCo2+Co23+S4
S MorenositeNiSO4 · 7H2O
S PyriteFeS2
S SiegeniteCoNi2S4
S TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
S BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
S CovelliteCuS
ClChlorine
Cl PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
MnManganese
Mn PyrolusiteMn4+O2
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Fe DelafossiteCuFeO2
Fe Lepidocrociteγ-Fe3+O(OH)
CoCobalt
Co LinnaeiteCo2+Co23+S4
Co SiegeniteCoNi2S4
NiNickel
Ni MorenositeNiSO4 · 7H2O
Ni NickelineNiAs
Ni SiegeniteCoNi2S4
CuCopper
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu Mercurian Tetrahedrite(Cu,Hg)12Sb4S13
Cu ClinoclaseCu3(AsO4)(OH)3
Cu LangiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu CaledonitePb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
Cu CopperCu
Cu LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Cu TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Cu BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
Cu CornwalliteCu5(AsO4)2(OH)4
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu DelafossiteCuFeO2
Cu OliveniteCu2(AsO4)(OH)
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
AsArsenic
As ClinoclaseCu3(AsO4)(OH)3
As NickelineNiAs
As CornwalliteCu5(AsO4)2(OH)4
As OliveniteCu2(AsO4)(OH)
SbAntimony
Sb Mercurian Tetrahedrite(Cu,Hg)12Sb4S13
Sb StibiconiteSb3+Sb25+O6(OH)
Sb TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
HgMercury
Hg CinnabarHgS
Hg Mercurian Tetrahedrite(Cu,Hg)12Sb4S13
Hg MercuryHg
PbLead
Pb AnglesitePbSO4
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb CaledonitePb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Pb PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl

References

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Der Aufschluss 1985(11):361-362
Emser Hefte 1990(1):49-53
Baade, R. (1991): Alte Erzgruben zwischen Littfeld und Silberg im Siegerland. Mineralien-Welt, 2 (4), 57-59.
Mineralien-Welt 19 (1), 28-35.

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