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Luna mine, Wulmeringhausen, Olsberg, Hochsauerlandkreis, Arnsberg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germanyi
Regional Level Types
Luna mineMine (Abandoned)
ArnsbergAdministrative District
North Rhine-WestphaliaState

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
51° 17' 58'' North , 8° 29' 0'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Mine (Abandoned) - last checked 2020
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
Olsberg15,814 (2015)6.3km
Silbach885 (2015)7.8km
Willingen6,564 (2016)8.8km
Bestwig11,764 (2017)8.9km
Altenbüren1,321 (2017)9.8km
Name(s) in local language(s):
Grube Luna, Wulmeringhausen, Olsberg, Sauerland, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Deutschland

An ancient iron mine which, according to some sources, was also mined for zinc ores.

The mine was located along the road between Wulmeringhausen and Brunskappel (approximately halfway), on the western slopes of the Neger valley and the southeastern slopes of the Overlackersberg.

The mine was active until 1920 and all the mining facilities were demolished in 1922.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

2 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Formula: FeS2
Reference: Fritz Behrend und Werner Paeckelmann - (1937) Der geologische bau und die lagerstätten des Ramsbecker Erzbezirkes: page 150, die Grube Luna
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Fritz Behrend und Werner Paeckelmann - (1937) Der geologische bau und die lagerstätten des Ramsbecker Erzbezirkes: page 150, die Grube Luna

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2

List of minerals for each chemical element

S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
Fe PyriteFeS2
Zn SphaleriteZnS


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Behrend, Fritz, Paeckelmann, Werner (Berlin 1937) Der Geologische Bau und Lagerstätten des Ramsbecker Erzbezirkes, page 150, die Grube Luna.

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