ALMOST THERE!. Help us with a final push needed to keep mindat.org running. Click here to help.
Catawiki are hosting a mindat.org benefit auction. All proceeds to mindat.org! BID NOW
Log InRegister
Home PageAbout MindatThe Mindat ManualHistory of MindatCopyright StatusWho We AreContact UsAdvertise on Mindat
Donate to MindatCorporate SponsorshipSponsor a PageSponsored PagesMindat AdvertisersAdvertise on Mindat
Learning CenterWhat is a mineral?The most common minerals on earthInformation for EducatorsMindat Articles
Minerals by PropertiesMinerals by ChemistryAdvanced Locality SearchRandom MineralRandom LocalitySearch by minIDLocalities Near MeSearch ArticlesSearch GlossaryMore Search Options
Search For:
Mineral Name:
Locality Name:
Keyword(s):
 
The Mindat ManualAdd a New PhotoRate PhotosLocality Edit ReportCoordinate Completion ReportAdd Glossary Item
Mining CompaniesStatisticsThe ElementsUsersBooks & MagazinesMineral MuseumsMineral Shows & EventsThe Mindat DirectoryDevice Settings
Photo SearchPhoto GalleriesNew Photos TodayNew Photos YesterdayMembers' Photo GalleriesPast Photo of the Day Gallery

Hosenberg Copper Mine, Fischbach, Idar-Oberstein, Birkenfeld, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

This page is currently not sponsored. Click here to sponsor this page.
Key
Lock Map
Name(s) in local language(s):Kupferbergwerk Hosenberg, Fischbach, Idar-Oberstein, Hunsrück, Rheinland-Pfalz, Deutschland
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 49° 45' 16'' North , 7° 22' 57'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 49.75444,7.38250
GeoHash:G#: u0v5pcxb8
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate


Ancient copper mine, abandoned in 1825 and reopened as a visitor's mine in 1975.
Post-Variscan hydrothermal Cu-sulphide deposit in andesitic rocks of lower Permian age. Mineralization both disseminated and forming small veins.
Located in the Hosenbach valley, 2 km NW of Fischbach and about 10 km NE of Idar-Oberstein.




Regions containing this locality

Hunsrück mountains, Germany

Mountain Range - 333 mineral species & varietal names listed

Select Mineral List Type

Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.


Mineral List


15 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Scheiderhöhn & Kautzsch 1936, research R. Lang, 1994-1998
'Bitumen'
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", 1990
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Scheiderhöhn & Kautzsch 1936, research R. Lang, 1994-1998
Brochantite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Reference: Scheiderhöhn & Kautzsch 1936, research R. Lang, 1994-1998
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Scheiderhöhn & Kautzsch 1936, research R. Lang, 1994-1998
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Scheiderhöhn & Kautzsch 1936, research R. Lang, 1994-1998
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", 1990
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", 1990
Cinnabar
Formula: HgS
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", 1990
'commodity:Copper'
Formula: Cu
Reference: From USGS MRDS database
Digenite
Formula: Cu9S5
Reference: Scheiderhöhn & Kautzsch 1936, research R. Lang, 1994-1998
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Scheiderhöhn & Kautzsch 1936, research R. Lang, 1994-1998
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Scheiderhöhn & Kautzsch 1936, research R. Lang, 1994-1998
Prehnite
Formula: Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", 1990
'Pumpellyite'
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", 1990
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Scheiderhöhn & Kautzsch 1936, research R. Lang, 1994-1998
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", 1990
Quartz var: Agate
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", 1990
Quartz var: Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", 1990
Spionkopite
Formula: Cu39S28
Reference: Scheiderhöhn & Kautzsch 1936, research R. Lang, 1994-1998
Yarrowite
Formula: Cu9S8
Reference: Scheiderhöhn & Kautzsch 1936, research R. Lang, 1994-1998

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Cinnabar2.CD.15aHgS
Digenite2.BA.10Cu9S5
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Spionkopite2.CA.05cCu39S28
Yarrowite2.CA.05dCu9S8
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Agate4.DA.05SiO2
var: Chalcedony4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Brochantite7.BB.25Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Group 9 - Silicates
Prehnite9.DP.20Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Bitumen-
Chlorite Group-
Pumpellyite-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
Digenite2.4.7.3Cu9S5
Spionkopite2.4.7.7Cu39S28
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 9:8
Yarrowite2.7.3.1Cu9S8
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Cinnabar2.8.14.1HgS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq, where m:p>2:1
Brochantite30.1.3.1Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Group 72 - PHYLLOSILICATES Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings
Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings with 4-membered rings
Prehnite72.1.3.1Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Bitumen'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Pumpellyite'-
Quartz
var: Agate
-SiO2
var: Chalcedony-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
CCarbon
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C CalciteCaCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
O CalciteCaCO3
O Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
AlAluminium
Al PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
Si PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
S ChalcociteCu2S
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S CinnabarHgS
S DigeniteCu9S5
S MarcasiteFeS2
S PyriteFeS2
S SpionkopiteCu39S28
S YarrowiteCu9S8
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
FeIron
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
CuCopper
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu DigeniteCu9S5
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu SpionkopiteCu39S28
Cu YarrowiteCu9S8
HgMercury
Hg CinnabarHgS

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.

Click on geological units on the map for more information. Click here to view full-screen map on Macrostrat.org

Permian - Late Carboniferous
251.902 - 323.2 Ma



ID: 3161959
Late Carboniferous andesite

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 323.2 Ma)

Lithology: Andesite

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]

Guadalupian - Late Carboniferous
259.1 - 323.2 Ma



ID: 2599345

Age: Paleozoic (259.1 - 323.2 Ma)

Description: volcanic

Comments: Mainly andesite lavas, subordinate basalt; also tuffs, veins and subvolcanic intrusions with cuselite and tholeiite

Lithology: Andesite, latite, dacite (porphyry) and basalt (melaphyre)

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

Devonian
358.9 - 419.2 Ma



ID: 3186341
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Devonian (358.9 - 419.2 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]

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

References

Sort by

Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
- Lapis 1977(6), 14-17
- S. Weiß: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
- Bühler, Friedrich, Lang & Wild (1999): Der Kupferbergbau im Revier Herrstein-Fischbach - Pt. 1. Der Anschnitt, 51/1, 28-36.

External Links



This page contains all mineral locality references listed on mindat.org. This does not claim to be a complete list. If you know of more minerals from this site, please register so you can add to our database. This locality information is for reference purposes only. You should never attempt to visit any sites listed in mindat.org without first ensuring that you have the permission of the land and/or mineral rights holders for access and that you are aware of all safety precautions necessary.
Mineral and/or Locality  
Mindat.org is an outreach project of the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
Copyright © mindat.org and the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy 1993-2018, except where stated. Mindat.org relies on the contributions of thousands of members and supporters.
Privacy Policy - Terms & Conditions - Contact Us Current server date and time: December 17, 2018 02:47:50 Page generated: October 31, 2018 14:29:28
Go to top of page