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Graulay (Graulai; Graulei; Grauley), Hillesheim, Eifel, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 50° 16' 35'' North , 6° 40' 23'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 50.2763888889, 6.67305555556
Name(s) in local language(s):Graulay (Graulai; Graulei; Grauley), Hillesheim, Eifel, Rheinland-Pfalz, Deutschland


An active quarry. Minerals are either included in xenoliths or occur as late-stage phases in thin fissures of pneumatolytic origin (zeolites and carbonates). The quarry is famous for a number of rare barium minerals and skeletal perovskite.

Paragenesis is similar to that of the Löhley (Liley).

Mineral List


71 valid minerals. 3 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

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References

Hentschel, G.(1987): Die Mineralien der Eifelvulkane, Weise Verlag München, 2. Auflage

Hentschel, G. (1993): Die Lavaströme der Graulai: eine neue Fundstelle in der Westeifel. Lapis 18 (9), 11-23.

Meyer, W. (1994) Geologie der Eifel, Schweitzerbart Stuttgart

Blaß, G., Emmerich, F., Graf, HW., Schäfer, Ch., Tschörtner, J., (2006): Minerale der Eifelvulkane, CD, published by authors

Blaß, G., (2010): Die neuen Mineralienfunde aus der Vulkaneifel, Mineralienwelt, 21 (5), xx-xx.

Schüller, W. (2011): Neufunde aus der Eifel (5): 2008-2011. "König der Gipse" in der Graulai. Lapis 36 (5), 38-45.

Chukanov, N.V., Zubkova, N.V.,Pekov, I.V., Belakovsky, D.I., Schüller, W., Ternes, B., Blab, G. and Pushcharovsky, D.Y. (2012): Hillesheimite, (K,Ca,Ba,□)2(Mg,Fe,Ca,□)2[(Si,Al )13O23(OH)6](OH)·8H2O new phyllosilicate mineral of the gunterblassite group. Zapiski RMO 141 (3), 29-38.

Blaß, G. & Kruijen, F. (2014): Die Neuigkeiten aus der Vulkaneifel (2/14). Mineralien-Welt 25 (5), 62-75 (in German).

Pekov, I.V., Chukanov, N.V., Britvin, S.N., Kabalov, Y.K., Göttlicher, J., Yapaskurt, V.O., Zadov, A.E., Krivovichev, S.V., Schüller, W., Ternes, B. (2012): The sulfite anion in ettringite-group minerals: a new mineral species hielscherite, Ca3Si(OH)6(SO4)(SO3)·11H2O, and the thaumasite-hielscherite solid-solution series. Mineralogical Magazine, 76, 1133-1152

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