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Slag dumps, Virneberg Mine (St Josephsberg Mine), Rheinbreitbach, Linz am Rhein, Westerwaldkreis, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germanyi
Regional Level Types
Slag dumpsMine Dump
Virneberg Mine (St Josephsberg Mine)Mine
Rheinbreitbach- not defined -
Linz am Rhein- not defined -
WesterwaldkreisDistrict
Rhineland-PalatinateState
GermanyCountry

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Name(s) in local language(s):Schlackevorkommen, Grube Virneberg (Grube St Josephsberg), Rheinbreitbach, Linz am Rhein, Westerwald, Rheinland-Pfalz, Deutschland
Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 50° North , 7° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~1km
Locality type:Mine Dump
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate


Slags were also recently found during construction works in the city (Fuchs, 2009).

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
Rhenish Massif, EuropeMassif

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


26 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Antlerite
Formula: Cu3(SO4)(OH)4
Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Atacamite
Formula: Cu2(OH)3Cl
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Brochantite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Connellite
Formula: Cu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
Copper
Formula: Cu
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Cuprite var: Chalcotrichite
Formula: Cu2O
Devilline ?
Formula: CaCu4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
Elyite
Formula: Pb4Cu(SO4)O2(OH)4 · H2O
Ferrobustamite
Formula: CaFe2+(Si2O6)
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Lanarkite
Formula: Pb2(SO4)O
Langite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
Litharge
Formula: PbO
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Massicot
Formula: PbO
Nakauriite ?
Formula: Cu8(SO4)4(CO3)(OH)6 · 48H2O
Posnjakite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · H2O
Redgillite
Formula: Cu6(SO4)(OH)10 · H2O
Rhodochrosite
Formula: MnCO3
Schulenbergite
Formula: (Cu,Zn)7(SO4)2(OH)10 · 3H2O
Serpierite
Formula: Ca(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
Vivianite
Formula: Fe2+3(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Wroewolfeite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Group 3 - Halides
Atacamite3.DA.10aCu2(OH)3Cl
Connellite3.DA.25Cu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
var: Chalcotrichite4.AA.10Cu2O
Litharge4.AC.20PbO
Massicot4.AC.25PbO
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Aragonite5.AB.15CaCO3
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Rhodochrosite5.AB.05MnCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Antlerite7.BB.15Cu3(SO4)(OH)4
Brochantite7.BB.25Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Devilline ?7.DD.30CaCu4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
Elyite7.DF.65Pb4Cu(SO4)O2(OH)4 · H2O
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Lanarkite7.BD.40Pb2(SO4)O
Langite7.DD.10Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
Nakauriite ?7.DG.30Cu8(SO4)4(CO3)(OH)6 · 48H2O
Posnjakite7.DD.10Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · H2O
Redgillite7.DD.70Cu6(SO4)(OH)10 · H2O
Schulenbergite7.DD.80(Cu,Zn)7(SO4)2(OH)10 · 3H2O
Serpierite7.DD.30Ca(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
Wroewolfeite7.DD.10Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Vivianite8.CE.40Fe2+3(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Ferrobustamite9.DG.05CaFe2+(Si2O6)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Copper1.1.1.3Cu
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
AX
Litharge4.2.4.1PbO
Massicot4.2.7.1PbO
Group 10 - OXYHALIDES AND HYDROXYHALIDES
A2(O,OH)3Xq
Atacamite10.1.1.1Cu2(OH)3Cl
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Rhodochrosite14.1.1.4MnCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq, where m:p>2:1
Antlerite30.1.12.1Cu3(SO4)(OH)4
Brochantite30.1.3.1Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Elyite30.1.2.1Pb4Cu(SO4)O2(OH)4 · H2O
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Lanarkite30.2.1.1Pb2(SO4)O
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq·xH2O, where m:p > 6:1
Connellite31.1.1.1Cu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
Schulenbergite31.1.6.1(Cu,Zn)7(SO4)2(OH)10 · 3H2O
(AB)4(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Langite31.4.3.1Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
Posnjakite31.4.1.1Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · H2O
Wroewolfeite31.4.2.1Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
(AB)5(XO4)2Zq·xH2O
Devilline ?31.6.1.1CaCu4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
Serpierite31.6.2.1Ca(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
Group 32 - COMPOUND SULFATES
Hydrated Compound Sulfates containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
Nakauriite ?32.4.1.1Cu8(SO4)4(CO3)(OH)6 · 48H2O
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
A3(XO4)2·xH2O
Vivianite40.3.6.1Fe2+3(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=3
Ferrobustamite65.2.1.3CaFe2+(Si2O6)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Aragonite-CaCO3
Cuprite
var: Chalcotrichite
-Cu2O
Redgillite-Cu6(SO4)(OH)10 · H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
H ConnelliteCu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H LangiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H PosnjakiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · H2O
H Schulenbergite(Cu,Zn)7(SO4)2(OH)10 · 3H2O
H SerpieriteCa(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
H VivianiteFe32+(PO4)2 · 8H2O
H WroewolfeiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
H AntleriteCu3(SO4)(OH)4
H AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
H ElyitePb4Cu(SO4)O2(OH)4 · H2O
H RedgilliteCu6(SO4)(OH)10 · H2O
H DevillineCaCu4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
H NakauriiteCu8(SO4)4(CO3)(OH)6 · 48H2O
CCarbon
C AragoniteCaCO3
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C CalciteCaCO3
C RhodochrositeMnCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C NakauriiteCu8(SO4)4(CO3)(OH)6 · 48H2O
OOxygen
O MassicotPbO
O AragoniteCaCO3
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
O CalciteCaCO3
O RhodochrositeMnCO3
O Cuprite (var: Chalcotrichite)Cu2O
O ConnelliteCu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
O FerrobustamiteCaFe2+(Si2O6)
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O LangiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O PosnjakiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · H2O
O Schulenbergite(Cu,Zn)7(SO4)2(OH)10 · 3H2O
O SerpieriteCa(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
O VivianiteFe32+(PO4)2 · 8H2O
O WroewolfeiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
O AntleriteCu3(SO4)(OH)4
O AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
O ElyitePb4Cu(SO4)O2(OH)4 · H2O
O LanarkitePb2(SO4)O
O LithargePbO
O CupriteCu2O
O RedgilliteCu6(SO4)(OH)10 · H2O
O DevillineCaCu4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
O NakauriiteCu8(SO4)4(CO3)(OH)6 · 48H2O
SiSilicon
Si FerrobustamiteCaFe2+(Si2O6)
PPhosphorus
P VivianiteFe32+(PO4)2 · 8H2O
SSulfur
S BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
S ConnelliteCu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S LangiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
S PosnjakiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · H2O
S Schulenbergite(Cu,Zn)7(SO4)2(OH)10 · 3H2O
S SerpieriteCa(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
S WroewolfeiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
S AntleriteCu3(SO4)(OH)4
S ElyitePb4Cu(SO4)O2(OH)4 · H2O
S LanarkitePb2(SO4)O
S RedgilliteCu6(SO4)(OH)10 · H2O
S DevillineCaCu4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
S NakauriiteCu8(SO4)4(CO3)(OH)6 · 48H2O
ClChlorine
Cl ConnelliteCu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
Cl AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
CaCalcium
Ca AragoniteCaCO3
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca FerrobustamiteCaFe2+(Si2O6)
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca SerpieriteCa(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
Ca DevillineCaCu4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
MnManganese
Mn RhodochrositeMnCO3
FeIron
Fe FerrobustamiteCaFe2+(Si2O6)
Fe VivianiteFe32+(PO4)2 · 8H2O
CuCopper
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
Cu Cuprite (var: Chalcotrichite)Cu2O
Cu ConnelliteCu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
Cu CopperCu
Cu LangiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu PosnjakiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · H2O
Cu Schulenbergite(Cu,Zn)7(SO4)2(OH)10 · 3H2O
Cu SerpieriteCa(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
Cu WroewolfeiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
Cu AntleriteCu3(SO4)(OH)4
Cu AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
Cu ElyitePb4Cu(SO4)O2(OH)4 · H2O
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu RedgilliteCu6(SO4)(OH)10 · H2O
Cu DevillineCaCu4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
Cu NakauriiteCu8(SO4)4(CO3)(OH)6 · 48H2O
ZnZinc
Zn Schulenbergite(Cu,Zn)7(SO4)2(OH)10 · 3H2O
Zn SerpieriteCa(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
PbLead
Pb MassicotPbO
Pb ElyitePb4Cu(SO4)O2(OH)4 · H2O
Pb LanarkitePb2(SO4)O
Pb LithargePbO

References

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Habel, B. (2006) Die Mineralien der Kupferschlacken der Grube „Virneberg“ bei Rheinbreitbach, Rhein. Mineralien-Welt, 17(1), 38-49.
Fuchs, F. (2009) Schillernde Zeugen im Erdreich. Rheinkiesel, 13, 18-20. [http://www.rheinkiesel.de/pdf/rk0911.pdf]
Heinrich, M. and Reinhardt, M. (2017) Virneberg, Rheinbreibach, Siebengebirge, Germania. I minerali delle scorie. Micro, 15(2-2017), 104-107.


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