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Prinz von Hessen Mine, Messel, Darmstadt, Hesse, Germanyi
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Prinz von Hessen MineMine
Messel- not defined -
DarmstadtMetropolitan Area
Hesse- not defined -
GermanyCountry

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Name(s) in local language(s):Grube Prinz von Hessen, Messel, Darmstadt, Hessen, Deutschland
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 49° 53' 58'' North , 8° 44' 2'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 49.89950,8.73410
GeoHash:G#: u0y5yezvx
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Messel3,916 (2011)4.3km
Roßdorf12,199 (2015)4.8km
Darmstadt140,385 (2015)6.8km
Groß-Zimmern13,870 (2015)7.7km
Ober-Ramstadt15,367 (2015)7.7km


Located 4.5 km SSW of Messel and about 6.5 km NE of Darmstadt.

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


13 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Anapaite
Formula: Ca2Fe2+(PO4)2 · 4H2O
Reference: Dietrich, R. (1978): Das Messelitproblem: Messelit und Anapait aus dem Ölschiefervorkommen bei Messel. Der Aufschluss, 29, 229-233; Aufschluss 1980(6), 192-204
Collinsite
Formula: Ca2Mg(PO4)2 · 2H2O
Reference: U. Kolitsch and M. Fleck (2005): Second update on compounds with kröhnkite-type chains. Z. Kristallgr. 220, 31-41. [single-crystal structure refinement + EDS on sample labeled as "messelite"]
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Aufschluss 1980(6), 192-204
Gypsum var: Selenite
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Aufschluss 1980(6), 192-204
Halotrichite
Formula: FeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Reference: Aufschluss 1980(6), 192-204
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Aufschluss 1980(6), 192-204
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Aufschluss 1980(6), 192-204
Melanterite
Formula: Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Reference: Aufschluss 1980(6), 192-204
Messelite
Formula: Ca2Fe2+(PO4)2 · 2H2O
Reference: Taborszky, F.K. (1977): Der Messelit und das Messelitproblem. Berichte der Naturforschenden Gesellschaft Freiburg, im Breisgau, 67, 335-345; Dietrich, R. (1978): Das Messelitproblem: Messelit und Anapait aus dem Ölschiefervorkommen bei Messel. Der Aufschluss, 29, 229-233; Aufschluss 1980(6), 192-204
Montmorillonite
Formula: (Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Reference: Aufschluss 1980(6), 192-204
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Aufschluss 1980(6), 192-204
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: Aufschluss 1980(6), 192-204
Sulphur
Formula: S8
Reference: Aufschluss 1980(6), 192-204
Vivianite
Formula: Fe2+3(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Reference: Aufschluss 1980(6), 192-204

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Sulphur1.CC.05S8
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
var: Selenite7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Halotrichite7.CB.85FeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Melanterite7.CB.35Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Anapaite8.CH.10Ca2Fe2+(PO4)2 · 4H2O
Collinsite8.CG.05Ca2Mg(PO4)2 · 2H2O
Messelite8.CG.05Ca2Fe2+(PO4)2 · 2H2O
Vivianite8.CE.40Fe2+3(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Montmorillonite9.EC.40(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Sulphur1.3.5.1S8
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Melanterite29.6.10.1Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
AB2(XO4)4·H2O
Halotrichite29.7.3.2FeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
AB2(XO4)2·xH2O
Anapaite40.2.1.1Ca2Fe2+(PO4)2 · 4H2O
Collinsite40.2.2.3Ca2Mg(PO4)2 · 2H2O
Messelite40.2.2.2Ca2Fe2+(PO4)2 · 2H2O
A3(XO4)2·xH2O
Vivianite40.3.6.1Fe2+3(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 clays
Montmorillonite71.3.1a.2(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Gypsum
var: Selenite
-CaSO4 · 2H2O
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AnapaiteCa2Fe2+(PO4)2 · 4H2O
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H Gypsum (var: Selenite)CaSO4 · 2H2O
H HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
H MesseliteCa2Fe2+(PO4)2 · 2H2O
H Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
H VivianiteFe32+(PO4)2 · 8H2O
H CollinsiteCa2Mg(PO4)2 · 2H2O
CCarbon
C SideriteFeCO3
OOxygen
O AnapaiteCa2Fe2+(PO4)2 · 4H2O
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O Gypsum (var: Selenite)CaSO4 · 2H2O
O HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
O MesseliteCa2Fe2+(PO4)2 · 2H2O
O Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
O SideriteFeCO3
O VivianiteFe32+(PO4)2 · 8H2O
O CollinsiteCa2Mg(PO4)2 · 2H2O
NaSodium
Na Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
MgMagnesium
Mg Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Mg CollinsiteCa2Mg(PO4)2 · 2H2O
AlAluminium
Al HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
SiSilicon
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
PPhosphorus
P AnapaiteCa2Fe2+(PO4)2 · 4H2O
P MesseliteCa2Fe2+(PO4)2 · 2H2O
P VivianiteFe32+(PO4)2 · 8H2O
P CollinsiteCa2Mg(PO4)2 · 2H2O
SSulfur
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S Gypsum (var: Selenite)CaSO4 · 2H2O
S HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
S MarcasiteFeS2
S MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
S PyriteFeS2
S SulphurS8
CaCalcium
Ca AnapaiteCa2Fe2+(PO4)2 · 4H2O
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca Gypsum (var: Selenite)CaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca MesseliteCa2Fe2+(PO4)2 · 2H2O
Ca Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Ca CollinsiteCa2Mg(PO4)2 · 2H2O
FeIron
Fe AnapaiteCa2Fe2+(PO4)2 · 4H2O
Fe HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Fe MesseliteCa2Fe2+(PO4)2 · 2H2O
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe VivianiteFe32+(PO4)2 · 8H2O

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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Early Permian
272.95 - 298.9 Ma



ID: 2599559

Age: Cisuralian (272.95 - 298.9 Ma)

Lithology: Mudstone, sandstone, conglomerate, coal, porphyry breccia, tuff

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

Devonian - Proterozoic
358.9 - 2500 Ma



ID: 3133162
Proterozoic amphibolite

Age: to Devonian (358.9 - 2500 Ma)

Description: undifferentiated metamorphic

Lithology: Amphibolite

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]

Proterozoic
541 - 2500 Ma



ID: 3185938
Proterozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Proterozoic (541 - 2500 Ma)

Lithology: Crystalline metamorphic 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]

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

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Dietrich, R. (1978): Das Messelitproblem: Messelit und Anapait aus dem Ölschiefervorkommen bei Messel. Der Aufschluss, 29, 229-233.
Der Aufschluss 1980(6), 192-204.


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