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A4 Highway tunnel, Thiemendorf, Görlitz, Oberlausitz, Saxony, Germany

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 51° 12' 54'' North , 14° 48' 40'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 51.21500,14.81111
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Name(s) in local language(s):A4 Autobahntunnel, Thiemendorf, Görlitz, Oberlausitz, Sachsen, Deutschland

Dump of material excavated during the construction of the A4 highway tunnel, and temporarily stored at both the western and eastern portals of the tunnel.
The abandoned quarries (in Königshain granite) are located above the western portal of the tunnel.
Western portal: 51°12'54"N, 14°48'40"E.
Eastern portal: 51°13'11"N, 14°51'31"E.

Mineral List

43 valid minerals.

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 - Late Devonian
298.9 - 382.7 Ma

ID: 2602268

Age: Paleozoic (298.9 - 382.7 Ma)

Description: plutonic

Comments: Variscan granite

Lithology: Granite

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

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Witzke, T. & Giesler, T. (2001): Neufunde aus Sachsen (VII): Bazzit, Bertrandit, Euxenit-(Y), Powellit und andere aus dem Königshainer Granit in der Lausitz.- Lapis 26(1), 43-48
Witzke, T. & Giesler, T. (2003): Thortveitit aus dem Königshainer Granit in der Lausitz, Sachsen - ein Neufund für Deutschland. Lapis 28 (6), 46-47
Witzke, T. & Giesler, T. (2007): Wismut-Mineralien aus dem Königshainer Granit, Lausitz.- Mineralien-Welt 18(4), 14-19
Witzke, T. & Giesler, T. (2012): Fayalit, Cristobalit und Tridymit aus dem Königshainer Granit, Lausitz.- Aufschluss 63, 301-307
Witzke, T. & Giesler, T. (2013): Eine Seltenerd- und Niob-Tantal-Mineralisation aus dem Königshainer Granit in der Lausitz, Sachsen.- Mineralien-Welt 24(1), 36-45

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