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Ritter Mine, Schneeberg, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 50° 35' 37'' North , 12° 38' 40'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 50.59361,12.64444
GeoHash:G#: u2bzzdr3h
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Ritterzeche, Revier Schneeberg, Erzgebirge, Sachsen, Deutschland


The Ritter mine was first mentioned in 1471 and operated until 1659. It was located in the center of the city of Schneeberg, only a few metres from the present St. Wolfgang church. Temporary access in the beginning of the 1990s and since 2008 during stabilisation and radon restructuring works underneath the church square (Kirchplatz).

Regions containing this locality

Erzgebirge / Krusné Hory Mts (Ore Mts), Germany & Czech Republic

Mining District - 778 mineral species & varietal names listed

Schneeberg Mining District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany

Mining District - 180 mineral species & varietal names listed

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


12 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Beyerite
Formula: Ca(BiO)2(CO3)2
Reference: Schlegel, L., Kleeberg, R. & Meisser, N. (1996): Lapis 21(9), 37-41.
Bismuth
Formula: Bi
Reference: G. Agricola: De natura fossilium, Libri X, book 1, page 186 (1546); Schlegel, L., Kleeberg, R. & Meisser, N. (1996): Lapis 21(9), 37-41.
Bismutite
Formula: (BiO)2CO3
Reference: Schlegel, L., Kleeberg, R. & Meisser, N. (1996): Lapis 21(9), 37-41.
Dewindtite
Formula: H2Pb3(UO2)2(PO4)4O4 · 12H2O
Reference: Schlegel, L., Kleeberg, R. & Meisser, N. (1996): Lapis 21(9), 37-41.
Metatorbernite
Formula: Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Reference: Schlegel, L., Kleeberg, R. & Meisser, N. (1996): Lapis 21(9), 37-41.
Pharmacosiderite
Formula: KFe3+4(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2O
Reference: Lapis 30(7/8):41-70 (2005)
Preisingerite
Formula: Bi3(AsO4)2O(OH)
Reference: Schlegel, L., Kleeberg, R. & Meisser, N. (1996): Lapis 21(9), 37-41.
Pucherite
Formula: Bi(VO4)
Reference: Schlegel, L., Kleeberg, R. & Meisser, N. (1996): Lapis 21(9), 37-41.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Schlegel, L., Kleeberg, R. & Meisser, N. (1996): Lapis 21(9), 37-41.
Scorodite
Formula: Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Lapis 30(7/8):41-70 (2005)
Uraninite
Formula: UO2
Reference: Schlegel, L., Kleeberg, R. & Meisser, N. (1996): Lapis 21(9), 37-41.
Walpurgite
Formula: (BiO)4(UO2)(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
Reference: Schlegel, L., Kleeberg, R. & Meisser, N. (1996): Lapis 21(9), 37-41.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Bismuth'1.CA.05Bi
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
'Uraninite'4.DL.05UO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Beyerite'5.BE.35Ca(BiO)2(CO3)2
'Bismutite'5.BE.25(BiO)2CO3
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
'Dewindtite'8.EC.10H2Pb3(UO2)2(PO4)4O4 · 12H2O
'Metatorbernite'8.EB.10Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
'Pharmacosiderite'8.DK.10KFe3+4(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2O
'Preisingerite'8.BO.10Bi3(AsO4)2O(OH)
'Pucherite'8.AD.40Bi(VO4)
'Scorodite'8.CD.10Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
'Walpurgite'8.EA.05(BiO)4(UO2)(AsO4)2 · 2H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Bismuth1.3.1.4Bi
Group 5 - OXIDES CONTAINING URANIUM OR THORIUM
AXO2·xH2O
Uraninite5.1.1.1UO2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Beyerite16a.2.3.1Ca(BiO)2(CO3)2
Bismutite16a.3.5.1(BiO)2CO3
Group 38 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, AND VANADATES
AXO4
Pucherite38.4.6.1Bi(VO4)
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
AB2(XO4)2·xH2O, containing (UO2)2+
Metatorbernite40.2a.13.2Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
(AB)5(XO4)2·xH2O
Scorodite40.4.1.3Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
AXO4·xH2O
Walpurgite40.5.9.1(BiO)4(UO2)(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)3(XO4)2Zq
Preisingerite41.10.9.1Bi3(AsO4)2O(OH)
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)5(XO4)3Zq·xH2O
Pharmacosiderite42.8.1a.1KFe3+4(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2O
(AB)7(XO4)4Zq·xH2O
Dewindtite42.9.8.1H2Pb3(UO2)2(PO4)4O4 · 12H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H DewindtiteH2Pb3(UO2)2(PO4)4O4 · 12H2O
H MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
H PharmacosideriteKFe43+(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2O
H PreisingeriteBi3(AsO4)2O(OH)
H ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
H Walpurgite(BiO)4(UO2)(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
CCarbon
C BeyeriteCa(BiO)2(CO3)2
C Bismutite(BiO)2CO3
OOxygen
O BeyeriteCa(BiO)2(CO3)2
O Bismutite(BiO)2CO3
O DewindtiteH2Pb3(UO2)2(PO4)4O4 · 12H2O
O MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
O PharmacosideriteKFe43+(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2O
O PreisingeriteBi3(AsO4)2O(OH)
O PucheriteBi(VO4)
O QuartzSiO2
O ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
O UraniniteUO2
O Walpurgite(BiO)4(UO2)(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
PPhosphorus
P DewindtiteH2Pb3(UO2)2(PO4)4O4 · 12H2O
P MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
KPotassium
K PharmacosideriteKFe43+(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2O
CaCalcium
Ca BeyeriteCa(BiO)2(CO3)2
VVanadium
V PucheriteBi(VO4)
FeIron
Fe PharmacosideriteKFe43+(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2O
Fe ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
CuCopper
Cu MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
AsArsenic
As PharmacosideriteKFe43+(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2O
As PreisingeriteBi3(AsO4)2O(OH)
As ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
As Walpurgite(BiO)4(UO2)(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
PbLead
Pb DewindtiteH2Pb3(UO2)2(PO4)4O4 · 12H2O
BiBismuth
Bi BeyeriteCa(BiO)2(CO3)2
Bi BismuthBi
Bi Bismutite(BiO)2CO3
Bi PreisingeriteBi3(AsO4)2O(OH)
Bi PucheriteBi(VO4)
Bi Walpurgite(BiO)4(UO2)(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
UUranium
U DewindtiteH2Pb3(UO2)2(PO4)4O4 · 12H2O
U MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
U UraniniteUO2
U Walpurgite(BiO)4(UO2)(AsO4)2 · 2H2O

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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Carboniferous - Precambrian
298.9 - 4000 Ma



ID: 2620328
Spili-Group

Age: Eoarchean to Carboniferous (298.9 - 4000 Ma)

Description: volcanic

Comments: Spili-Group: Cambrian to Dinantian

Lithology: Spilite, basalt, diabase

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

Early Paleozoic
443.8 - 541 Ma



ID: 3191030
Paleozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Paleozoic (443.8 - 541 Ma)

Lithology: Crystalline metamorphic 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]

Ordovician
443.8 - 485.4 Ma



ID: 3154112
Ordovician shale/slate

Age: Ordovician (443.8 - 485.4 Ma)

Lithology: Major:{shale/slate}, Minor{limestone,marlstone,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]

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

References

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- Schlegel, L., Kleeberg, R. & Meisser, N. (1996): Sekundäre Wismutminerale und weitere Neufunde aus Schneeberg/Sachsen, 1992-1995. Lapis 21(9), 37-41. (in German)


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