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Kuhn Quarry, Waldhambach, Annweiler am Trifels, Palatinate, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 49° 9' 40'' North , 8° 0' 6'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 49.16111,8.00167
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Steinbruch Kuhn, Waldhambach, Annweiler am Trifels, Pfalz, Rheinland-Pfalz, Deutschland

Located 1 km ESE of Waldhambach and around 7 km north of Bad Bergzabern. The quarry is not open to public collecting.

NOTE: Pink hematite-bearing dolomite and calcite from this locality are frequently misidentified as rhodochrosite, which does not occur here. Fluorite has been erroneously reported as well.

Mineral List

20 valid minerals.

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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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]

Early Triassic
247.2 - 252.17 Ma

ID: 3162695
Early Triassic sandstone

Age: Early Triassic (247.2 - 252.17 Ma)

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

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]

298.9 - 358.9 Ma

ID: 2618358

Age: Carboniferous (298.9 - 358.9 Ma)

Description: plutonic

Lithology: Granodiorite

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

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- Lapis 1977(6):8
- Kanka, A. (1986): Achate von Waldhambach. Lapis 11(4), 25-27

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