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Borth salt mine, Rheinberg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germanyi
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View of the Rheinberg salt mining area, ca. 1960.

Borth salt mine, Rheinberg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
View of the Rheinberg salt mining area, ca. 1970.

Borth salt mine, Rheinberg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
View of the Rheinberg salt mining area, in 1914.

Borth salt mine, Rheinberg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
View of the Rheinberg salt mining area, ca. 1960.

Borth salt mine, Rheinberg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
View of the Rheinberg salt mining area, ca. 1970.

Borth salt mine, Rheinberg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
View of the Rheinberg salt mining area, in 1914.

Borth salt mine, Rheinberg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
View of the Rheinberg salt mining area, ca. 1960.

Borth salt mine, Rheinberg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
View of the Rheinberg salt mining area, ca. 1970.

Borth salt mine, Rheinberg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Name(s) in local language(s):Salzbergwerk Borth, Rheinberg, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Deutschland
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 51° 36' 51'' North , 6° 32' 1'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 51.61417,6.53361
GeoHash:G#: u1htssjdk
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Alpen12,908 (2011)3.6km
Xanten21,587 (2017)7.5km
Wesel61,685 (2015)8.4km
Rheinberg32,188 (2015)8.6km
Sonsbeck8,604 (2017)10.7km


Salt mine owned by esco (European Salt Company). Mining since 1924 (Deutsche SOLVAY).

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Commodity List

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Mineral List


2 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Anhydrite
Formula: CaSO4
Reference: R. Lang pers. finds
Halite
Formula: NaCl
Reference: R. Lang pers. finds

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 3 - Halides
Halite3.AA.20NaCl
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Anhydrite7.AD.30CaSO4

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Halite9.1.1.1NaCl
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anhydrite28.3.2.1CaSO4

List of minerals for each chemical element

OOxygen
O AnhydriteCaSO4
NaSodium
Na HaliteNaCl
SSulfur
S AnhydriteCaSO4
ClChlorine
Cl HaliteNaCl
CaCalcium
Ca AnhydriteCaSO4

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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Holocene
0 - 0.0117 Ma



ID: 2606652

Age: Anthropocene (0 - 0.0117 Ma)

Description: fluvial

Comments: In part, under alluvial clay [in den Alps with Pleistocene terraces and talus]

Lithology: Sand, gravel, crushed stone

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

Cenozoic
0 - 66 Ma



ID: 3185279
Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Cenozoic (0 - 66 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]

Miocene
5.333 - 23.03 Ma



ID: 3142970
Miocene undifferentiated

Age: Miocene (5.333 - 23.03 Ma)

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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