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Büchenberg Mine, Elbingerode, Oberharz am Brocken, Harz, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

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Name(s) in local language(s):Grube Büchenberg, Elbingerode, Wernigerode, Harz, Sachsen-Anhalt, Deutschland
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 51° 47' 22'' North , 10° 49' 1'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 51.78971,10.81707
GeoHash:G#: u1pwwhh8z
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate

Ancient iron mine in a deposit of the Lahn-Dill type. A visitor's mine since 1989.
Located north of Elbingerode.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

1 valid mineral. 3 erroneous literature entries.

Detailed Mineral List:

Formula: SiO2
Description: "Blutstein" is German for hematite, and does not mean heliotrope (bloodstone).
Reference: Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
Formula: SiO2
Description: "Blutstein" is German for hematite, and does not mean heliotrope (bloodstone).
Reference: Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
Quartz var: Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Description: "Blutstein" is German for hematite, and does not mean heliotrope (bloodstone).
Reference: Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
Quartz var: Jasper
Reference: "Amir Akhavan" collection

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz ?4.DA.05SiO2
var: Chalcedony ?4.DA.05SiO2
var: Jasper4.DA.05SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Bloodstone' ?-SiO2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz ?
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Bloodstone' ?-SiO2
var: Chalcedony ?
var: Jasper-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

O BloodstoneSiO2
O Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
O HematiteFe2O3
O QuartzSiO2
Si BloodstoneSiO2
Si Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
Si QuartzSiO2
Fe HematiteFe2O3

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: 2618498

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]

Carboniferous - Silurian
298.9 - 443.8 Ma

ID: 3191443
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Paleozoic (298.9 - 443.8 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]

358.9 - 419.2 Ma

ID: 3145962
Elbingeröder Fenster

Age: Devonian (358.9 - 419.2 Ma)

Lithology: Limestone

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]

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- Pawellek, T. & Betzler, C. (2013): Das Schaubergwerk "Büchenberg": Blick in einen 390 Mio. Jahre alten Vulkan. Aufschluss, 64 (2), 81-92.

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