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Wintershall Potash Works, Heringen, Werra-Meißner, Hesse, Germanyi
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Name(s) in local language(s):Kaliwerk Wintershall, Heringen, Werratal, Hessen, Deutschland
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 50° 54' 22'' North , 9° 59' 28'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 50.90611,9.99111
GeoHash:G#: u1p1e75m9
Locality type:Workings
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Heringen7,993 (2015)2.3km
Dankmarshausen1,147 (2016)2.8km
Großensee397 (2011)3.5km
Dippach1,136 (2011)3.9km
Philippsthal4,570 (2018)7.5km


This mine includes shafts at Grünberg, Heringen and Herfa-Neurode.

Regions containing this locality

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This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded from this region.


Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

31 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Anhydrite
Formula: CaSO4
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Aphthitalite
Formula: (K,Na)3Na(SO4)2
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: A.Dietrich, G.Behnke and T.Thonelt (2004): Kristalle aus der Tiefe - Eine Auswahl von Mineralen aus Kali- und Steinsalzlagerstatten. Kali und Steinsalz:3.p.6-14.
Bischofite
Formula: MgCl2 · 6H2O
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Blödite
Formula: Na2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Carnallite
Formula: KMgCl3 · 6H2O
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Celestine
Formula: SrSO4
Reference: A.Dietrich, G.Behnke and T.Thonelt (2004): Kristalle aus der Tiefe - Eine Auswahl von Mineralen aus Kali- und Steinsalzlagerstatten. Kali und Steinsalz:3.p.6-14.
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990; A.Dietrich, G.Behnke and T.Thonelt (2004): Kristalle aus der Tiefe - Eine Auswahl von Mineralen aus Kali- und Steinsalzlagerstatten. Kali und Steinsalz:3.p.6-14.
Epsomite
Formula: MgSO4 · 7H2O
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Erythrosiderite
Formula: K2[Fe3+Cl5(H2O)]
Reference: A.Dietrich, G.Behnke and T.Thonelt (2004): Kristalle aus der Tiefe - Eine Auswahl von Mineralen aus Kali- und Steinsalzlagerstatten. Kali und Steinsalz:3.p.6-14.
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: No reference listed
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: A.Dietrich, G.Behnke and T.Thonelt (2004): Kristalle aus der Tiefe - Eine Auswahl von Mineralen aus Kali- und Steinsalzlagerstatten. Kali und Steinsalz:3.p.6-14.
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
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
Löweite
Formula: Na12Mg7(SO4)13 · 15H2O
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Magnesite
Formula: MgCO3
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
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: A.Dietrich, G.Behnke and T.Thonelt (2004): Kristalle aus der Tiefe - Eine Auswahl von Mineralen aus Kali- und Steinsalzlagerstatten. Kali und Steinsalz:3.p.6-14.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: A.Dietrich, G.Behnke and T.Thonelt (2004): Kristalle aus der Tiefe - Eine Auswahl von Mineralen aus Kali- und Steinsalzlagerstatten. Kali und Steinsalz:3.p.6-14.
Rinneite
Formula: K3Na[FeCl6]
Reference: A.Dietrich, G.Behnke and T.Thonelt (2004): Kristalle aus der Tiefe - Eine Auswahl von Mineralen aus Kali- und Steinsalzlagerstatten. Kali und Steinsalz:3.p.6-14.
Sulphur
Formula: S8
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990; A.Dietrich, G.Behnke and T.Thonelt (2004): Kristalle aus der Tiefe - Eine Auswahl von Mineralen aus Kali- und Steinsalzlagerstatten. Kali und Steinsalz:3.p.6-14.
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
Vanthoffite
Formula: Na6Mg(SO4)4
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Sulphur1.CC.05S8
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 3 - Halides
Bischofite3.BB.15MgCl2 · 6H2O
Carnallite3.BA.10KMgCl3 · 6H2O
Erythrosiderite3.CJ.10K2[Fe3+Cl5(H2O)]
Halite3.AA.20NaCl
Rinneite3.CJ.05K3Na[FeCl6]
Sylvite3.AA.20KCl
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Aragonite5.AB.15CaCO3
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Magnesite5.AB.05MgCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Anhydrite7.AD.30CaSO4
Aphthitalite7.AC.35(K,Na)3Na(SO4)2
Blödite7.CC.50Na2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
Celestine7.AD.35SrSO4
Epsomite7.CB.40MgSO4 · 7H2O
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
Löweite7.CC.45Na12Mg7(SO4)13 · 15H2O
Mirabilite7.CD.10Na2SO4 · 10H2O
Picromerite7.CC.60K2Mg(SO4)2 · 6H2O
Polyhalite7.CC.65K2Ca2Mg(SO4)4 · 2H2O
Syngenite7.CD.35K2Ca(SO4)2 · H2O
Vanthoffite7.AC.05Na6Mg(SO4)4

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Sulphur1.3.5.1S8
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Halite9.1.1.1NaCl
Sylvite9.1.1.2KCl
AX2
Bischofite9.2.9.1MgCl2 · 6H2O
Group 11 - HALIDE COMPLEXES
AmBX3
Carnallite11.1.2.1KMgCl3 · 6H2O
AmBX5·xH2O
Erythrosiderite11.4.1.1K2[Fe3+Cl5(H2O)]
AmBX6
Rinneite11.5.3.1K3Na[FeCl6]
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Magnesite14.1.1.2MgCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
A2XO4
Aphthitalite28.2.2.1(K,Na)3Na(SO4)2
AXO4
Anhydrite28.3.2.1CaSO4
Celestine28.3.1.2SrSO4
Miscellaneous
Glauberite28.4.2.1Na2Ca(SO4)2
Langbeinite28.4.4.1K2Mg2(SO4)3
Vanthoffite28.4.1.1Na6Mg(SO4)4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
A2XO4·xH2O
Mirabilite29.2.2.1Na2SO4 · 10H2O
A2B(XO4)2·xH2O
Blödite29.3.3.1Na2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
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
Löweite29.4.3.1Na12Mg7(SO4)13 · 15H2O
Polyhalite29.4.5.1K2Ca2Mg(SO4)4 · 2H2O
AXO4·xH2O
Epsomite29.6.11.1MgSO4 · 7H2O
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
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Aragonite-CaCO3

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H BischofiteMgCl2 · 6H2O
H BlöditeNa2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
H CarnalliteKMgCl3 · 6H2O
H EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H KainiteKMg(SO4)Cl · 3H2O
H KieseriteMgSO4 · H2O
H LeoniteK2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
H LöweiteNa12Mg7(SO4)13 · 15H2O
H MirabiliteNa2SO4 · 10H2O
H PicromeriteK2Mg(SO4)2 · 6H2O
H PolyhaliteK2Ca2Mg(SO4)4 · 2H2O
H SyngeniteK2Ca(SO4)2 · H2O
H ErythrosideriteK2[Fe3+Cl5(H2O)]
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C MagnesiteMgCO3
C AragoniteCaCO3
OOxygen
O AnhydriteCaSO4
O Aphthitalite(K,Na)3Na(SO4)2
O BischofiteMgCl2 · 6H2O
O BlöditeNa2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
O CalciteCaCO3
O CarnalliteKMgCl3 · 6H2O
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O GlauberiteNa2Ca(SO4)2
O KainiteKMg(SO4)Cl · 3H2O
O KieseriteMgSO4 · H2O
O LangbeiniteK2Mg2(SO4)3
O LeoniteK2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
O LöweiteNa12Mg7(SO4)13 · 15H2O
O MagnesiteMgCO3
O MirabiliteNa2SO4 · 10H2O
O PicromeriteK2Mg(SO4)2 · 6H2O
O PolyhaliteK2Ca2Mg(SO4)4 · 2H2O
O SyngeniteK2Ca(SO4)2 · H2O
O VanthoffiteNa6Mg(SO4)4
O CelestineSrSO4
O QuartzSiO2
O AragoniteCaCO3
O ErythrosideriteK2[Fe3+Cl5(H2O)]
O HematiteFe2O3
NaSodium
Na HaliteNaCl
Na Aphthitalite(K,Na)3Na(SO4)2
Na BlöditeNa2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
Na GlauberiteNa2Ca(SO4)2
Na LöweiteNa12Mg7(SO4)13 · 15H2O
Na MirabiliteNa2SO4 · 10H2O
Na VanthoffiteNa6Mg(SO4)4
Na RinneiteK3Na[FeCl6]
MgMagnesium
Mg BischofiteMgCl2 · 6H2O
Mg BlöditeNa2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
Mg CarnalliteKMgCl3 · 6H2O
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
Mg KainiteKMg(SO4)Cl · 3H2O
Mg KieseriteMgSO4 · H2O
Mg LangbeiniteK2Mg2(SO4)3
Mg LeoniteK2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
Mg LöweiteNa12Mg7(SO4)13 · 15H2O
Mg MagnesiteMgCO3
Mg PicromeriteK2Mg(SO4)2 · 6H2O
Mg PolyhaliteK2Ca2Mg(SO4)4 · 2H2O
Mg VanthoffiteNa6Mg(SO4)4
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S AnhydriteCaSO4
S Aphthitalite(K,Na)3Na(SO4)2
S BlöditeNa2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
S EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
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 LöweiteNa12Mg7(SO4)13 · 15H2O
S MirabiliteNa2SO4 · 10H2O
S PicromeriteK2Mg(SO4)2 · 6H2O
S PolyhaliteK2Ca2Mg(SO4)4 · 2H2O
S SulphurS8
S SyngeniteK2Ca(SO4)2 · H2O
S VanthoffiteNa6Mg(SO4)4
S CelestineSrSO4
S PyriteFeS2
ClChlorine
Cl HaliteNaCl
Cl BischofiteMgCl2 · 6H2O
Cl CarnalliteKMgCl3 · 6H2O
Cl KainiteKMg(SO4)Cl · 3H2O
Cl SylviteKCl
Cl ErythrosideriteK2[Fe3+Cl5(H2O)]
Cl RinneiteK3Na[FeCl6]
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 SylviteKCl
K SyngeniteK2Ca(SO4)2 · H2O
K ErythrosideriteK2[Fe3+Cl5(H2O)]
K RinneiteK3Na[FeCl6]
CaCalcium
Ca AnhydriteCaSO4
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca GlauberiteNa2Ca(SO4)2
Ca PolyhaliteK2Ca2Mg(SO4)4 · 2H2O
Ca SyngeniteK2Ca(SO4)2 · H2O
Ca AragoniteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe ErythrosideriteK2[Fe3+Cl5(H2O)]
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe RinneiteK3Na[FeCl6]
SrStrontium
Sr CelestineSrSO4

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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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]

Anisian - Late Permian
242 - 272.95 Ma



ID: 2604896

Age: Phanerozoic (242 - 272.95 Ma)

Description: limnic - fluvial to brackish deposits

Lithology: Fine-grained sandstone, claystone, conglomerate

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

Early Triassic
247.2 - 251.902 Ma



ID: 3134564
Early Triassic sandstone

Age: Early Triassic (247.2 - 251.902 Ma)

Lithology: Major:{sandstone}, Minor{siltstone,mudstone}

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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

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