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Silberner Mann mine, Hasserode, Wernigerode, Harz, Saxony-Anhalt, Germanyi
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Silberner Mann mineMine
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Name(s) in local language(s):Grube Silberner Mann, Hasserode, Wernigerode, Harz, Sachsen-Anhalt, Deutschland
Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 51° 47' 11'' North , 10° 45' 44'' East (est.)
Margin of Error:~0km
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate


The Silbener-Mann-vein is a huge quartz vein, that crosses the Holtemme valley and forms imposing rocks at both slopes: The Silberner-Mann-rock to the east and the Bielstein-rock to the west.
A small adit with a length of less then 20 meters at the south of the Silberner-Mann-rock is buried since some decades and can not really be called as a mine. Nevertheless the "myth of the Silberne Mann" (silver man) is one of the most known German miner's legends.
The mineralization of the vein is scanty, and economically - even at earlier times - of no relevance at all. And so the miner in the legend was going away empty-handed at the end (because he was too greedy).
On the other hand the vein is interesting for geologists and mineral collectors concerning the occurrence of large quartz crystals (some with inclusions) and parisite. The calcite attracts attention by forming large foliate crystals.

In the vicinity (to the south) exists a contact-metamorphic mineralization with garnet, epidote, titanite, diopside etc.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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4 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Thomas Lühr
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Thomas Lühr
Parisite-(Ce)
Formula: CaCe2(CO3)3F2
Reference: Haack, U., Schnorrer-Koehler, G. & Lueders, V. (1987): Seltenerd-Minerale aus hydrothermalen Gängen des Harzes. Chemie der Erde 47, 41-45 (in German).
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Haack, U., Schnorrer-Koehler, G. & Lueders, V. (1987): Seltenerd-Minerale aus hydrothermalen Gängen des Harzes. Chemie der Erde 47, 41-45 (in German).
Quartz var: Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Thomas Lühr

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Chalcedony4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
Parisite-(Ce)5.BD.20bCaCe2(CO3)3F2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Parisite-(Ce)16a.1.5.1CaCe2(CO3)3F2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
var: Chalcedony-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C Parisite-(Ce)CaCe2(CO3)3F2
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
O HematiteFe2O3
O Parisite-(Ce)CaCe2(CO3)3F2
O QuartzSiO2
FFluorine
F Parisite-(Ce)CaCe2(CO3)3F2
SiSilicon
Si Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
Si QuartzSiO2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Parisite-(Ce)CaCe2(CO3)3F2
FeIron
Fe HematiteFe2O3
CeCerium
Ce Parisite-(Ce)CaCe2(CO3)3F2

References

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Haack, U., Schnorrer-Koehler, G. & Lueders, V. (1987): Seltenerd-Minerale aus hydrothermalen Gängen des Harzes. Chemie der Erde 47, 41-45 (in German).
Gröbner, J., W. Hajek, R. Junker & J. Nikoleizig (2011). Neue Mineralienschätze des Harzes. S.102. Papierflieger-Verlag, Clausthal-Zellerfeld.


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