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Lontzen Mine, Lontzen, Plombières-Vieille Montagne-Moresnet mining district (Plombières-Altenberg-Moresnet mining district), Liège, Wallonia, Belgiumi
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Lontzen MineMine
LontzenMunicipality
Plombières-Vieille Montagne-Moresnet mining district (Plombières-Altenberg-Moresnet mining district)Mining District
LiègeProvince
WalloniaRegion
BelgiumCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
50° 40' 55'' North , 6° 0' 16'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Lontzen4,862 (2011)0.2km
Welkenraedt9,006 (2012)3.4km
La Calamine10,232 (2011)4.0km
Baelen3,928 (2011)6.1km
Eupen18,029 (2011)6.4km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:
Lontzen "Am Berg"


Lontzen Mine, Lontzen am Berg. Zinc-lead mine Vieille Montagne.

Located "Am Berg" about 150 m NNW of Lontzen.

The Lontzen Mine was the largest and most modern mine in the Plombieres-Vieille Montagne Mining District. The mine started in 1900 and was abandoned in 1935.

The mine operated from 5 levels: -3m, -40m, -80m, -112m and -118m.
This mine was well-known for its very rich galena ore at a depth of just 3 meters.
The mine used one main shaft and one ventilation shaft, the ore was transported by a 3 km long aerial tramway to Kelmis.

Total production:
66,641 tons schalenblende, 5,566 tons galena and 2,942 tons of pyrite.

It's the only mine in the Vieille Montagne District with its buildings still standing, only the main shaft has been demolished.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


3 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Uebags, F. (1971): Die Grube Lontzen - Aus der jüngsten Geschichte des Altenberger Grubenfeldes, Zeitschrift der Vereinigung für Kultur, Heimatkunde und Geschichte, Vol. 9, 5-14
Smithsonite
Formula: ZnCO3
Reference: Leon Hupperichs Collection
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Uebags, F. (1971): Die Grube Lontzen - Aus der jüngsten Geschichte des Altenberger Grubenfeldes, Zeitschrift der Vereinigung für Kultur, Heimatkunde und Geschichte, Vol. 9, 5-14
Sphalerite var: Schalenblende
Reference: Uebags, F. (1971): Die Grube Lontzen - Aus der jüngsten Geschichte des Altenberger Grubenfeldes, Zeitschrift der Vereinigung für Kultur, Heimatkunde und Geschichte, Vol. 9, 5-14
'Strickblende'
Formula: PbS
Reference: Paul De Bondt collection

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
var: Schalenblende2.CB.05aZnS
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Smithsonite5.AB.05ZnCO3
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Strickblende'-PbS

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Smithsonite14.1.1.6ZnCO3
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Sphalerite
var: Schalenblende
-ZnS
'Strickblende'-PbS

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C SmithsoniteZnCO3
OOxygen
O SmithsoniteZnCO3
SSulfur
S GalenaPbS
S SphaleriteZnS
S StrickblendePbS
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn SmithsoniteZnCO3
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb StrickblendePbS

References

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Uebags, F. (1971) Die Grube Lontzen - Aus der jüngsten Geschichte des Altenberger Grubenfeldes. Zeitschrift der Vereinigung für Kultur, Heimatkunde und Geschichte, 9, 5-14.
Dr. de Ruiter, G. (1980) Die ehemaligen Zinkgruben des Altenberger Grubenfeldes der Gesellschaft der Vieille Montagne. Im Göhltal, Zeitschrift der Vereinigung für Kultur, Heimatkunde und Geschichte im Göhltal, 27, 1-15.

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