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Louise Mine, Bürdenbach, Altenkirchen, Wied Iron Spar District, Westerwald, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 50° 36' 13'' North , 7° 30' 32'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 50.60361,7.50889
GeoHash:G#: u0vrfu5g3
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Grube Louise, Bürdenbach (Steinebach), Altenkirchen, Wieder Eisenspat-Bezirk, Westerwald, Rheinland-Pfalz, Deutschland

Ancient iron mine, abandoned in 1930.
Manganese-bearing siderite veins ('Georg-Silberwiese' veins) hosted by devonian schists, including a suite of Pb-Zn-Cu minerals.

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43 valid minerals. 2 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

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von Sandberger (1858) Ueber den Carminspath. Annalen der Physik und Chemie (Poggendorff), Halle, Leipzig: 103: 345 (as Carminspath).
Russell, A. (1910) On the occurrence of the rare mineral carminite in Cornwall. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 15, n° 71, 285-287 (referring to von Sandberger 1858).
Palache, C., Berman, H., and Frondel, C. (1951) The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 913.
Kingsbury, A.W.G. and Hartley, J. (1960) Carminite and beudantite from the northern part of the Lake District and from Cornwall. Mineralogical Magazine, 32, 423-432. (includes a reference to beudantite from "Horhausen" (https://www.mindat.org/loc-25793.html).)
Weiß, S. (1990) Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West. Weise (Munich).

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