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Nunkirchen, Wadern, Saarland, Germanyi
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Name(s) in local language(s):Nunkirchen, Wadern, Saarland, Deutschland
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 49° 29' 36'' North , 6° 49' 54'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 49.49346,6.83169
GeoHash:G#: u0uce6n8m
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Weiskirchen6,316 (2011)6.4km
Losheim16,660 (2015)6.5km
Wadern17,282 (2015)6.7km
Schmelz17,596 (2011)6.8km
Lebach21,583 (2015)10.7km


Nunkirchen is the locality of the only mining for jasper in Germany. It ceased operation in 1970. The dumps are still visible but located on private property.

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


11 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Bariopharmacosiderite
Formula: Ba0.5Fe3+4(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 5H2O
Reference: MÜLLER, Gerhard (2000); Bergbau PSL Blatt Lebach 6507-4
'Bitumen'
Reference: MÜLLER, Gerhard (2000); Bergbau PSL Blatt Lebach 6507-4
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: MÜLLER, Gerhard (2000); Bergbau PSL Blatt Lebach 6507-4
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: MÜLLER, Gerhard (2000); Bergbau PSL Blatt Lebach 6507-4
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: MÜLLER, Gerhard (2000); Bergbau PSL Blatt Lebach 6507-4
Erythrite
Formula: Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Reference: https://www.mineralienatlas.de/forum/index.php/topic,38293.0.html
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: MÜLLER, Gerhard (2000); Bergbau PSL Blatt Lebach 6507-4
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Müller, G. (1988) Gedanken zu den Mineralisationen im Saarland und in seiner Umgebung. Aufschluss, Jg.39, Nr.5, S.257-68 (in German)
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: MÜLLER, Gerhard (2000); Bergbau PSL Blatt Lebach 6507-4
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Müller, G. (1988) Gedanken zu den Mineralisationen im Saarland und in seiner Umgebung. Aufschluss, Jg.39, Nr.5, S.257-68 (in German)
Quartz var: Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Reference: MÜLLER, Gerhard (2000); Bergbau PSL Blatt Lebach 6507-4
Quartz var: Jasper
Reference: Müller, G. (1988) Gedanken zu den Mineralisationen im Saarland und in seiner Umgebung. Aufschluss, Jg.39, Nr.5, S.257-68 (in German)
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: MÜLLER, Gerhard (2000); Bergbau PSL Blatt Lebach 6507-4
Zeunerite
Formula: Cu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 12H2O
Reference: MÜLLER, Gerhard (2000); Bergbau PSL Blatt Lebach 6507-4

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Chalcedony4.DA.05SiO2
var: Jasper4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Bariopharmacosiderite8.DK.10Ba0.5Fe3+4(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 5H2O
Erythrite8.CE.40Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Zeunerite8.EB.05Cu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 12H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Bitumen'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
AB2(XO4)2·xH2O, containing (UO2)2+
Zeunerite40.2a.14.1Cu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 12H2O
A3(XO4)2·xH2O
Erythrite40.3.6.3Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)5(XO4)3Zq·xH2O
Bariopharmacosiderite42.8.1a.3Ba0.5Fe3+4(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 5H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Bitumen'-
Quartz
var: Chalcedony
-SiO2
var: Jasper-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H ZeuneriteCu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 12H2O
H BariopharmacosideriteBa0.5Fe43+(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 5H2O
CCarbon
C SideriteFeCO3
C CalciteCaCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
OOxygen
O ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
O QuartzSiO2
O HematiteFe2O3
O Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O SideriteFeCO3
O CalciteCaCO3
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O ZeuneriteCu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 12H2O
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O BariopharmacosideriteBa0.5Fe43+(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 5H2O
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
SSulfur
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
FeIron
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe BariopharmacosideriteBa0.5Fe43+(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 5H2O
CoCobalt
Co ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu ZeuneriteCu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 12H2O
AsArsenic
As ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
As ZeuneriteCu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 12H2O
As BariopharmacosideriteBa0.5Fe43+(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 5H2O
BaBarium
Ba BariopharmacosideriteBa0.5Fe43+(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 5H2O
UUranium
U ZeuneriteCu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 12H2O

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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Pleistocene
0.0117 - 2.588 Ma



ID: 2614037

Age: Pleistocene (0.0117 - 2.588 Ma)

Description: fluvial

Lithology: Sand, gravel

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

Permian - Early Permian
251.902 - 298.9 Ma



ID: 3161907
Early shale/slate

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 298.9 Ma)

Lithology: Major:{shale/slate}, Minor{sandstone,conglomerate,coal}

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]

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

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Müller, Gerhard (1982): Mineralien des Saarlandes. - Saarland, Tagungsheft VFMG-Sommertagung 1982, pp. 5-32, Heidelberg 1982.
Müller, Gerhard (1988): Gedanken zu den Mineralisationen im Saarland und in seiner Umgebung. Aufschluss 39(5), 257-268 (in German).
Müller, Gerhard (2000): Bergbau PSL, Blatt Lebach 6507-4.


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