Höwenegg Quarry (Hewenegg Quarry), Immendingen, Hegau, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||47° 54' 36'' North , 8° 44' 50'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||47.91000,8.74722|
|Köppen climate type:||Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate|
|Name(s) in local language(s):||Steinbruch Höwenegg (Steinbruch Hewenegg), Immendingen, Hegau, Baden-Württemberg, Deutschland|
A quarry in a Lower Tertiary nepheline-basalt, which was abandoned in 1979 and forms part of a protected area since 1983. Höwenegg mountain, where the quarry is situated, is also a very important locality for Tertiary fossil mammals. Collecting here is strictly prohibited.
Located about 3 km south of Immendingen.
This quarry is the type locality of Amicite, which was discovered by Otto Krumm in thin veins of the Melilite-Nephelinite-rock and provided for research. The first description was made by Alberti, Hentschel & Vezzalini in 1979 (see reference). Amicite is associated with Merlinoite, Calcite and Aragonite.
26 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of 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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2.588 - 66 Ma
Age: Cenozoic (2.588 - 66 Ma)
Description: effusive rock: lava
Reference: Toloczyki, M., P. Trurnit, A. Voges, H. Wittekindt, A. Zitzmann. Geological Map of Germany 1:M. Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe.