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Emmelberg, Üdersdorf, Daun, Eifel, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 50° 8' 56'' North , 6° 48' 24'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 50.14889,6.80694
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Emmelberg, Üdersdorf, Daun, Eifel, Rheinland-Pfalz, Deutschland

Abandoned quarry in the scoria cone of an ancient volcano. Olivine-nephelinite dykes and lava flow, with mineralizations both in cavities of the lava and in xenoliths (clay, sandstones, carbonatites, sanidinite).

Located on Emmelberg Mountain, 0.5 km south of Üdersdorf and about 6 km SSW of Daun.

Mineral List

77 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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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]

393.3 - 407.6 Ma

ID: 2608852

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]

Early Devonian
393.3 - 419.2 Ma

ID: 3159802
Early Devonian quartzite

Age: Early Devonian (393.3 - 419.2 Ma)

Lithology: Major:{quartzite}, Minor{sandstone,shale/slate}

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]

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Schäfer, H. (1979) Die Mineralien der Einschlüsse und Auswürflinge in den Schlacken des Emmelberges bei Üdersdorf / Eifel. Der Aufschluss 30, 273-282.
Hentschel, G. (1983) Die Mineralien der Eifelvulkane. Weise Verlag München.
Schüller, W. and Betz, V. (1986) Die Mineralien vom Emmelberg. Lapis 11 (12), 11-25.
Blaß, G., Emmerich, F., Graf, H.W., Schäfer, C., and Tschörtner, J. (2006) Minerale der Eifelvulkane. CD, published by authors.
Schüller, W. (2006) Mineraliensammeln in der Eifel (Teil II): Der Emmelberg bei Üdersdorf. Lapis 31 (3), 13-22.
Blaß, G. (2010) Die neuen Mineralienfunde aus der Vulkaneifel. Mineralienwelt, vol. 05.

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