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Niedersachsen Potash Works, Wathlingen, Celle, Lower Saxony, Germanyi
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View of the Wathlingen potash mining area, ca. 1906.

Niedersachsen Potash Works, Wathlingen, Celle, Lower Saxony, Germany
View of the Wathlingen potash mining area, ca. 1913.

Niedersachsen Potash Works, Wathlingen, Celle, Lower Saxony, Germany
View of the Wathlingen potash mining area, ca. 2010.

Niedersachsen Potash Works, Wathlingen, Celle, Lower Saxony, Germany
View of the Wathlingen potash mining area, ca. 1906.

Niedersachsen Potash Works, Wathlingen, Celle, Lower Saxony, Germany
View of the Wathlingen potash mining area, ca. 1913.

Niedersachsen Potash Works, Wathlingen, Celle, Lower Saxony, Germany
View of the Wathlingen potash mining area, ca. 2010.

Niedersachsen Potash Works, Wathlingen, Celle, Lower Saxony, Germany
View of the Wathlingen potash mining area, ca. 1906.

Niedersachsen Potash Works, Wathlingen, Celle, Lower Saxony, Germany
View of the Wathlingen potash mining area, ca. 1913.

Niedersachsen Potash Works, Wathlingen, Celle, Lower Saxony, Germany
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
52° 31' 29'' North , 10° 8' 16'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Wathlingen6,431 (2014)1.6km
Eicklingen3,292 (2014)4.2km
Hänigsen6,033 (2014)5.5km
Altmerdingsen610 (2011)6.7km
Adelheidsdorf2,489 (2014)6.8km
Name(s) in local language(s):
Kaliwerk Niedersachsen, Wathlingen, Celle, Niedersachsen, Deutschland


Ref.: Emser Hefte 1990(1), 23-26

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


22 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Anhydrite
Formula: CaSO4
Reference: 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: 427; Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Aphthitalite
Formula: (K,Na)3Na(SO4)2
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Bischofite
Formula: MgCl2 · 6H2O
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Boracite
Formula: Mg3(B7O13)Cl
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Carnallite
Formula: KMgCl3 · 6H2O
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Ericaite
Formula: Fe2+3(B7O13)Cl
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Glauberite
Formula: Na2Ca(SO4)2
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Halite
Formula: NaCl
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Kainite
Formula: KMg(SO4)Cl · 3H2O
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Kieserite
Formula: MgSO4 · H2O
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Koenenite
Formula: Na4Mg9Al4Cl12(OH)22
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Langbeinite
Formula: K2Mg2(SO4)3
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Leonite
Formula: K2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Mirabilite
Formula: Na2SO4 · 10H2O
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Picromerite
Formula: K2Mg(SO4)2 · 6H2O
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Polyhalite
Formula: K2Ca2Mg(SO4)4 · 2H2O
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Rinneite
Formula: K3Na[FeCl6]
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Sanderite (TL)
Formula: MgSO4 · 2H2O
Type Locality:
Reference: Berdesinki, W. (1952) Sanderite, leonhardtite, allenite and hexahydrite, new minerals of marine salts deposits. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie-Monatshefte, 28–29.
Sylvite
Formula: KCl
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Syngenite
Formula: K2Ca(SO4)2 · H2O
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Tachyhydrite
Formula: CaMg2Cl6 · 12H2O
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 3 - Halides
Bischofite3.BB.15MgCl2 · 6H2O
Carnallite3.BA.10KMgCl3 · 6H2O
Halite3.AA.20NaCl
Koenenite3.BD.25Na4Mg9Al4Cl12(OH)22
Rinneite3.CJ.05K3Na[FeCl6]
Sylvite3.AA.20KCl
Tachyhydrite3.BB.35CaMg2Cl6 · 12H2O
Group 6 - Borates
Boracite6.GA.05Mg3(B7O13)Cl
Ericaite6.GA.05Fe2+3(B7O13)Cl
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Anhydrite7.AD.30CaSO4
Aphthitalite7.AC.35(K,Na)3Na(SO4)2
Glauberite7.AD.25Na2Ca(SO4)2
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Kainite7.DF.10KMg(SO4)Cl · 3H2O
Kieserite7.CB.05MgSO4 · H2O
Langbeinite7.AC.10K2Mg2(SO4)3
Leonite7.CC.55K2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
Mirabilite7.CD.10Na2SO4 · 10H2O
Picromerite7.CC.60K2Mg(SO4)2 · 6H2O
Polyhalite7.CC.65K2Ca2Mg(SO4)4 · 2H2O
Sanderite (TL)7.CB.07MgSO4 · 2H2O
Syngenite7.CD.35K2Ca(SO4)2 · H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Halite9.1.1.1NaCl
Sylvite9.1.1.2KCl
AX2
Bischofite9.2.9.1MgCl2 · 6H2O
Group 10 - OXYHALIDES AND HYDROXYHALIDES
AmBn(O,OH)pXq
Koenenite10.6.2.1Na4Mg9Al4Cl12(OH)22
Group 11 - HALIDE COMPLEXES
AmBX3
Carnallite11.1.2.1KMgCl3 · 6H2O
AmBX6
Rinneite11.5.3.1K3Na[FeCl6]
Tachyhydrite11.5.5.1CaMg2Cl6 · 12H2O
Group 25 - ANHYDROUS BORATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Hexaborates
Boracite25.6.1.1Mg3(B7O13)Cl
Ericaite25.6.1.2Fe2+3(B7O13)Cl
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
A2XO4
Aphthitalite28.2.2.1(K,Na)3Na(SO4)2
AXO4
Anhydrite28.3.2.1CaSO4
Miscellaneous
Glauberite28.4.2.1Na2Ca(SO4)2
Langbeinite28.4.4.1K2Mg2(SO4)3
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
A2XO4·xH2O
Mirabilite29.2.2.1Na2SO4 · 10H2O
A2B(XO4)2·xH2O
Leonite29.3.3.3K2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
Picromerite29.3.6.1K2Mg(SO4)2 · 6H2O
Syngenite29.3.1.1K2Ca(SO4)2 · H2O
AmBn(XO4)p·xH2O, with (m+n):p < 3:2 and > 1:1
Polyhalite29.4.5.1K2Ca2Mg(SO4)4 · 2H2O
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Kieserite29.6.2.1MgSO4 · H2O
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Kainite31.7.1.1KMg(SO4)Cl · 3H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Sanderite (TL)-MgSO4 · 2H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H SanderiteMgSO4 · 2H2O
H BischofiteMgCl2 · 6H2O
H CarnalliteKMgCl3 · 6H2O
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H KainiteKMg(SO4)Cl · 3H2O
H KieseriteMgSO4 · H2O
H KoeneniteNa4Mg9Al4Cl12(OH)22
H LeoniteK2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
H MirabiliteNa2SO4 · 10H2O
H PicromeriteK2Mg(SO4)2 · 6H2O
H PolyhaliteK2Ca2Mg(SO4)4 · 2H2O
H SyngeniteK2Ca(SO4)2 · H2O
H TachyhydriteCaMg2Cl6 · 12H2O
BBoron
B BoraciteMg3(B7O13)Cl
B EricaiteFe32+(B7O13)Cl
OOxygen
O SanderiteMgSO4 · 2H2O
O AnhydriteCaSO4
O Aphthitalite(K,Na)3Na(SO4)2
O BischofiteMgCl2 · 6H2O
O BoraciteMg3(B7O13)Cl
O CarnalliteKMgCl3 · 6H2O
O EricaiteFe32+(B7O13)Cl
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O GlauberiteNa2Ca(SO4)2
O KainiteKMg(SO4)Cl · 3H2O
O KieseriteMgSO4 · H2O
O KoeneniteNa4Mg9Al4Cl12(OH)22
O LangbeiniteK2Mg2(SO4)3
O LeoniteK2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
O MirabiliteNa2SO4 · 10H2O
O PicromeriteK2Mg(SO4)2 · 6H2O
O PolyhaliteK2Ca2Mg(SO4)4 · 2H2O
O SyngeniteK2Ca(SO4)2 · H2O
O TachyhydriteCaMg2Cl6 · 12H2O
NaSodium
Na Aphthitalite(K,Na)3Na(SO4)2
Na GlauberiteNa2Ca(SO4)2
Na KoeneniteNa4Mg9Al4Cl12(OH)22
Na MirabiliteNa2SO4 · 10H2O
Na RinneiteK3Na[FeCl6]
Na HaliteNaCl
MgMagnesium
Mg SanderiteMgSO4 · 2H2O
Mg BischofiteMgCl2 · 6H2O
Mg BoraciteMg3(B7O13)Cl
Mg CarnalliteKMgCl3 · 6H2O
Mg KainiteKMg(SO4)Cl · 3H2O
Mg KieseriteMgSO4 · H2O
Mg KoeneniteNa4Mg9Al4Cl12(OH)22
Mg LangbeiniteK2Mg2(SO4)3
Mg LeoniteK2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
Mg PicromeriteK2Mg(SO4)2 · 6H2O
Mg PolyhaliteK2Ca2Mg(SO4)4 · 2H2O
Mg TachyhydriteCaMg2Cl6 · 12H2O
AlAluminium
Al KoeneniteNa4Mg9Al4Cl12(OH)22
SSulfur
S SanderiteMgSO4 · 2H2O
S AnhydriteCaSO4
S Aphthitalite(K,Na)3Na(SO4)2
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S GlauberiteNa2Ca(SO4)2
S KainiteKMg(SO4)Cl · 3H2O
S KieseriteMgSO4 · H2O
S LangbeiniteK2Mg2(SO4)3
S LeoniteK2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
S MirabiliteNa2SO4 · 10H2O
S PicromeriteK2Mg(SO4)2 · 6H2O
S PolyhaliteK2Ca2Mg(SO4)4 · 2H2O
S SyngeniteK2Ca(SO4)2 · H2O
ClChlorine
Cl BischofiteMgCl2 · 6H2O
Cl BoraciteMg3(B7O13)Cl
Cl CarnalliteKMgCl3 · 6H2O
Cl EricaiteFe32+(B7O13)Cl
Cl KainiteKMg(SO4)Cl · 3H2O
Cl KoeneniteNa4Mg9Al4Cl12(OH)22
Cl RinneiteK3Na[FeCl6]
Cl HaliteNaCl
Cl SylviteKCl
Cl TachyhydriteCaMg2Cl6 · 12H2O
KPotassium
K Aphthitalite(K,Na)3Na(SO4)2
K CarnalliteKMgCl3 · 6H2O
K KainiteKMg(SO4)Cl · 3H2O
K LangbeiniteK2Mg2(SO4)3
K LeoniteK2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
K PicromeriteK2Mg(SO4)2 · 6H2O
K PolyhaliteK2Ca2Mg(SO4)4 · 2H2O
K RinneiteK3Na[FeCl6]
K SylviteKCl
K SyngeniteK2Ca(SO4)2 · H2O
CaCalcium
Ca AnhydriteCaSO4
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca GlauberiteNa2Ca(SO4)2
Ca PolyhaliteK2Ca2Mg(SO4)4 · 2H2O
Ca SyngeniteK2Ca(SO4)2 · H2O
Ca TachyhydriteCaMg2Cl6 · 12H2O
FeIron
Fe EricaiteFe32+(B7O13)Cl
Fe RinneiteK3Na[FeCl6]

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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Pleistocene
0.0117 - 2.588 Ma



ID: 2602467

Age: Pleistocene (0.0117 - 2.588 Ma)

Description: fluvial

Comments: Contains alluvial clay in parts (/T,U,S/Lf); includes lowland sands (valley fill) in parts

Lithology: Sand, gravel

Reference: Toloczyki, M., P. Trurnit, A. Voges, H. Wittekindt, A. Zitzmann. Geological Map of Germany 1:M. Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe. [94]

Jurassic
145 - 201.3 Ma



ID: 3185222
Mesozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Jurassic (145 - 201.3 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 Permian
251.902 - 272.95 Ma



ID: 3132869
Late Permian undifferentiated

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 272.95 Ma)

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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