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Limberg Quarries, Sasbach, Kaiserstuhl, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 48° 8' 56'' North , 7° 36' 10'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 48.14898,7.60285
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Steinbrüche am Limberg, Sasbach, Kaiserstuhl, Baden-Württemberg, Deutschland

Minerals are found in vesicles in limburgite. Seven quarries exist, all of them are located within a national reserve. Collecting loose boulders is allowed, though.

Mineral List

20 valid minerals. 2 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.

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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ID: 2599802

Age: Anthropocene ( Ma)

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

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Lorent, G. (1933) Der Limburgit von Sasbach am Kaiserstuhl und seine hydro-thermale Mineralführung. Ber. naturf. Ges. Freiburg, 32, xx-xx.
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: 273. [as "Limburg"].
Tobien, H. (1958) Das Alter der Eruptionen am Limberg (Kaiserstuhl). Z. dt. geol. Ges., 110, xx-xx.
Fricke, G. (1965) Hyalit und seine verschiedenen Formen vom Limberg bei Sasbach im Kaiserstuhl. Der Aufschluss, 16 (10), 254-256.
Rinaldi, R., Smith, J. V. & Jung, G. (1975) Chemistry and paragenesis of faujasite, phillipsite and offretite from Sasbach, Kaiserstuhl, Germany. N. Jb. Mineral. Mh., 1975, 433-443.
Lapis 1978(3).
Der Aufschluss 1988(2), 70-73.
Betz, V. (2005) Ein Beitrag zur Morphologie, Paragenese und Geschichte der Zeolithe vom Limberg bei Sasbach/Kaiserstuhl. Der Aufschluss 56, 235-250.
Weisenberger, T. & Spürgin, S. (2009) Zeolites in alkaline rocks of the Kaiserstuhl Volcanic Complex, SW Germany – new microprobe investigation and the relationship of zeolite mineralogy to the host rock. Geologica Belgica, 12, 75-91. []

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