Clay pit, Vierstöck, Reichelsheim, Odenwald, Hesse, Germany
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||49° 42' 42'' North , 8° 53' 43'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||49.71167,8.89528|
|Köppen climate type:||Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate|
|Name(s) in local language(s):||Tongrube, Vierstöck, Reichelsheim, Odenwald, Hessen, Deutschland|
A clay deposit in brittle shales ("Bröckelschiefer") and Zechstein dolomite was mined here for use in the manufacture of ceramics. Dumps remaining of an unnamed old manganese mine are located immediately west of the pit.
5 valid minerals.
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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|Anisian - Late Permian|
242 - 272.3 Ma
Age: Phanerozoic (242 - 272.3 Ma)
Description: limnic - fluvial to brackish deposits
Reference: Toloczyki, M., P. Trurnit, A. Voges, H. Wittekindt, A. Zitzmann. Geological Map of Germany 1:M. Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe.