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Breitenbenden, Mechernich, Eifel, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germanyi
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North Rhine-WestphaliaDistrict

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Name(s) in local language(s):Breitenbenden, Mechernich, Eifel, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Deutschland
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 50° 34' 40'' North , 6° 40' 51'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 50.57778,6.68111
GeoHash:G#: u0uz8p3hc
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Nearest Settlements:
Mechernich27,537 (2015)2.7km
Bad Münstereifel19,051 (2015)6.3km
Kall11,903 (2017)9.2km
Nettersheim7,901 (2012)10.0km
Euskirchen54,889 (2015)11.9km

Impregnations of lead minerals in conglomerates consisting of quartz pebbles and sandstones.
An abandoned quarry is located 0.5 km SE of Breitenbenden and about 2.5 km SE of Mechernich.

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
Eifel Mountains, Germany/BelgiumMountain Range

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

3 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", 1990
Formula: Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", 1990
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", 1990
Formula: Pb(MoO4)
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", 1990

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Group 9 - Silicates
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.

List of minerals for each chemical element

H DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
O DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O WulfenitePb(MoO4)
Al DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
P PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
Cl PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
Mo WulfenitePb(MoO4)
Pb PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
Pb WulfenitePb(MoO4)

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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358.9 - 419.2 Ma

ID: 3186341
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. [154]

Late Devonian - Middle Devonian
358.9 - 393.3 Ma

ID: 3156111
Middle Devonian sandstone

Age: Devonian (358.9 - 393.3 Ma)

Lithology: Major:{sandstone}, Minor{conglomerate,claystone,dolomite/dolostone}

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]

393.3 - 407.6 Ma

ID: 2617969

Age: Early Devonian (393.3 - 407.6 Ma)

Description: marine deposits

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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Meyer, W. (1983) Geologischer Wanderführer: Eifel. Franckh'sche Verlangshandlung W. Keller & Co., Stuttgart.
Weiß, S. (1990) Atlas der Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West. Weise (Munich), 50-51.

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