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Hühnerkobel Mine (Hennenkobel Mine), Rabenstein, Zwiesel, Lower Bavaria, Bavaria, Germany

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 49° 3' 6'' North , 13° 10' 11'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 49.05167,13.16972
Name(s) in local language(s):Grube am Hühnerkobel (Grube am Hennenkobel), Rabenstein, Zwiesel, Niederbayern, Bayern, Deutschland

A small quartz mine in a phosphate pegmatite, which occurs in the contact zone between a mica granite and a garnet gneiss. It was abandoned in 1924 and the underground workings were subsequently backfilled.

Today, only the back wall of the quarry is preserved. Note that the locality is in a nature reserve and collecting is prohibited.

Mineral List

56 valid minerals. 3 (TL) - type locality of 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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541 - 1000 Ma

Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 Ma)

Description: metamorphic

Lithology: Paragneiss

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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Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 960, 977, 998.

Der Aufschluss, special edition 1971, 61-74

Der Aufschluss 1974(11), 596-603

Der Aufschluss 1979(3), 93-99

Der Aufschluss 1980, special edition no. 31, 55-58

Weiß, S. (1990) Mineralfundstellenatlas, Deutschland West. Weise (Munich), 320 pp.

Hochleitner, R. (2000): Rittmannit – Erstnachweis des Minerals der Jahnsit-Whiteit-Gruppe aus dem Pegmatit vom Hühnerkobel im Bayerischen Wald. Münchner Geologische Hefte, A 28, 29-33. [http://www.lrz.de/~Mineralogische.Staatssammlung/ritt.pdf]

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