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Ratskalkofen quarry, Wunsiedel Marble quarries, Wunsiedel, Wunsiedel in Fichtelgebirge, Upper Franconia, Bavaria, Germanyi
Regional Level Types
Ratskalkofen quarryQuarry
Wunsiedel Marble quarriesGroup of Quarries
WunsiedelTown
Wunsiedel in FichtelgebirgeDistrict
Upper FranconiaAdministrative District
Bavaria- not defined -
GermanyCountry

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Name(s) in local language(s):Steinbruch Ratskalkofen ("Am Ratskalkofen"), Wunsiedler Marmorbrüche, Wunsiedel, Fichtelgebirge, Franken, Bayern, Deutschland
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 50° 2' 27'' North , 12° 1' 0'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 50.04097,12.01674
GeoHash:G#: u2bs9mwmf
Locality type:Quarry
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Wunsiedel10,295 (2014)1.0km
Bad Alexandersbad1,188 (2011)2.7km
Röslau2,402 (2015)5.3km
Tröstau2,583 (2015)5.5km
Marktredwitz18,204 (2013)6.4km


Abandoned (around 1985) marble quarry.

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
Bohemian MassifMassif
Fichtel Mountains, Germany/Czech RepublicMountain Range

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


5 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

'Asbestos'
Reference: Meier, S. (2008): Mineralien aus dem Wunsiedler Marmor im Fichtelgebirge. Lapis 33 (11), 22-27.
'Asbestos var: Mountain Leather'
Reference: Meier, S. (2008): Mineralien aus dem Wunsiedler Marmor im Fichtelgebirge. Lapis 33 (11), 22-27.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Meier, S. (2008): Mineralien aus dem Wunsiedler Marmor im Fichtelgebirge. Lapis 33 (11), 22-27.
Jamesonite
Formula: Pb4FeSb6S14
Reference: Meier, S. (2008): Mineralien aus dem Wunsiedler Marmor im Fichtelgebirge. Lapis 33 (11), 22-27.
Palygorskite
Formula: (Mg,Al)5(Si,Al)8O20(OH)2 · 8H2O
Reference: Lapis 34 (9) (2009) p. 6
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Meier, S. (2008): Mineralien aus dem Wunsiedler Marmor im Fichtelgebirge. Lapis 33 (11), 22-27.
Tremolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Meier, S. (2008): Mineralien aus dem Wunsiedler Marmor im Fichtelgebirge. Lapis 33 (11), 22-27.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Jamesonite2.HB.15Pb4FeSb6S14
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Group 9 - Silicates
Palygorskite9.EE.20(Mg,Al)5(Si,Al)8O20(OH)2 · 8H2O
Tremolite9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Asbestos'-
'var: Mountain Leather'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
2 < ø < 2.49
Jamesonite3.6.7.1Pb4FeSb6S14
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Mg-Fe-Mn-Li subgroup
Tremolite66.1.3a.1☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Palygorskite74.3.1a.1(Mg,Al)5(Si,Al)8O20(OH)2 · 8H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Asbestos'-
'var: Mountain Leather'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H Palygorskite(Mg,Al)5(Si,Al)8O20(OH)2 · 8H2O
OOxygen
O Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O Palygorskite(Mg,Al)5(Si,Al)8O20(OH)2 · 8H2O
MgMagnesium
Mg Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Mg Palygorskite(Mg,Al)5(Si,Al)8O20(OH)2 · 8H2O
AlAluminium
Al Palygorskite(Mg,Al)5(Si,Al)8O20(OH)2 · 8H2O
SiSilicon
Si Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si Palygorskite(Mg,Al)5(Si,Al)8O20(OH)2 · 8H2O
SSulfur
S JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
S GalenaPbS
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
CaCalcium
Ca Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
FeIron
Fe JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
SbAntimony
Sb JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
PbLead
Pb JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
Pb GalenaPbS

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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Early Permian - Late Devonian
272.95 - 382.7 Ma



ID: 3188790
Paleozoic intrusive rocks

Age: Paleozoic (272.95 - 382.7 Ma)

Lithology: Intrusive igneous 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]

Neoproterozoic
541 - 1000 Ma



ID: 3141087
Proterozoic III phyllite

Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 Ma)

Description: undifferentiated metamorphic

Lithology: Phyllite

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]

Neoproterozoic
541 - 1000 Ma



ID: 2611025

Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 Ma)

Description: metamorphic

Comments: Carbonate facies

Lithology: Marble (limestone-, dolomite-, calc-silicate-)

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

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

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