Bleiwäsche quarry, Bleiwäsche, Bad Wünnenberg, Sauerland, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||51° 28' 3'' North , 8° 41' 48'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||51.4675, 8.69666666667|
|Name(s) in local language(s):||Steinbruch Bleiwäsche, Bleiwäsche, Bad Wünnenberg, Sauerland, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Deutschland|
A quarry in Devonian limestones, operated by SHI (Sauerländer Hartkalkstein-Industrie GmbH) (formerly owned by the Mitteldeutsche Hartsteinindustrie GmbH). Within fault zones that cross the quarry, hydrothermally formed baryte-quartz veins including a suite of lead, zinc and copper minerals crop out. Minerals are also found in karst caves.
Located near Bleiwäsche, about 9 km SW of Bad Wünnenberg.
Collecting here is forbidden since February 2008.
18 valid minerals.
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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315 - 330.9 Ma
Weiß, S. (1990) Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West, Weise (Munich)
Pawlowski, D. (1991) Mineralfundstellen im Sauerland, Weise (Munich)