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Steinbach meteorite (Potůčky; Breitenbach; Eibenstock; Gotha; Grimma; Johanngeorgenstadt; Rittersgrün), Schönheide, Eibenstock, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 50° 30' North , 12° 30' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 50.50000,12.50000
GeoHash:G#: u2bzk3npz
Locality type:Meteorite Fall Location
Meteorite Class:Anomalous IVA iron meteorite
Meteoritical Society Class:Iron, IVA-an
Metbull:View entry in Meteoritical Bulletin Database
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate


A cluster of iron meteorites found since the 18th century in Germany and what is now Poland.
See also Steinbach meteorite

Regions containing this locality

Erzgebirge / Krusné Hory Mts (Ore Mts), Germany & Czech Republic

Mining District - 771 mineral species & varietal names listed

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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6 valid minerals.

Meteorite/Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Tuček K.: Meteority a jejich výskyt v Československu. 1981, Academia, Praha.
Albite var: Oligoclase
Formula: (Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Reference: Tuček K.: Meteority a jejich výskyt v Československu. 1981, Academia, Praha.
'Anomalous IVA iron meteorite'
Reference: Meteoritical Society Database
Enstatite
Formula: MgSiO3
Reference: Tuček K.: Meteority a jejich výskyt v Československu. 1981, Academia, Praha.
Enstatite var: Bronzite
Formula: (Mg,Fe2+)2[SiO3]2
Reference: Tuček K.: Meteority a jejich výskyt v Československu. 1981, Academia, Praha.
Forsterite
Formula: Mg2SiO4
Reference: Tuček K.: Meteority a jejich výskyt v Československu. 1981, Academia, Praha.
Iron
Formula: Fe
Reference: Tuček K.: Meteority a jejich výskyt v Československu. 1981, Academia, Praha.
Iron var: Kamacite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)
Reference: Tuček K.: Meteority a jejich výskyt v Československu. 1981, Academia, Praha.
Tridymite
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Tuček K.: Meteority a jejich výskyt v Československu. 1981, Academia, Praha.
Troilite
Formula: FeS
Reference: Tuček K.: Meteority a jejich výskyt v Československu. 1981, Academia, Praha.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Iron1.AE.05Fe
var: Kamacite1.AE.05(Fe,Ni)
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Troilite2.CC.10FeS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Tridymite4.DA.10SiO2
Group 9 - Silicates
'Albite'9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
var: Oligoclase9.FA.35(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Enstatite9.DA.05MgSiO3
var: Bronzite9.DA.05(Mg,Fe2+)2[SiO3]2
Forsterite9.AC.05Mg2SiO4
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Anomalous IVA iron meteorite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Iron
var: Kamacite
1.1.11.1(Fe,Ni)
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Troilite2.8.9.1FeS
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with all cations in octahedral [6] coordination
Forsterite51.3.1.2Mg2SiO4
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Enstatite65.1.2.1MgSiO3
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Tridymite75.1.2.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
var: Oligoclase-(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
'Anomalous IVA iron meteorite'-
Enstatite
var: Bronzite
-(Mg,Fe2+)2[SiO3]2
Iron-Fe

List of minerals for each chemical element

OOxygen
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O Enstatite (var: Bronzite)(Mg,Fe2+)2[SiO3]2
O EnstatiteMgSiO3
O ForsteriteMg2SiO4
O Albite (var: Oligoclase)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
O TridymiteSiO2
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Na Albite (var: Oligoclase)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
MgMagnesium
Mg Enstatite (var: Bronzite)(Mg,Fe2+)2[SiO3]2
Mg EnstatiteMgSiO3
Mg ForsteriteMg2SiO4
AlAluminium
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al Albite (var: Oligoclase)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
SiSilicon
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si Enstatite (var: Bronzite)(Mg,Fe2+)2[SiO3]2
Si EnstatiteMgSiO3
Si ForsteriteMg2SiO4
Si Albite (var: Oligoclase)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Si TridymiteSiO2
SSulfur
S TroiliteFeS
CaCalcium
Ca Albite (var: Oligoclase)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
FeIron
Fe Enstatite (var: Bronzite)(Mg,Fe2+)2[SiO3]2
Fe IronFe
Fe Iron (var: Kamacite)(Fe,Ni)
Fe TroiliteFeS
NiNickel
Ni Iron (var: Kamacite)(Fe,Ni)

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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Permian - Late Carboniferous
251.902 - 323.2 Ma



ID: 3146882
Late Carboniferous granite

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 323.2 Ma)

Lithology: Granite

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]

Guadalupian - Late Carboniferous
259.1 - 323.2 Ma



ID: 2606486

Age: Paleozoic (259.1 - 323.2 Ma)

Description: plutonic

Comments: Early Variscan granitoids, postasturisch

Lithology: Granite, granodiorite

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

Early Paleozoic
443.8 - 541 Ma



ID: 3191030
Paleozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Paleozoic (443.8 - 541 Ma)

Lithology: Crystalline metamorphic 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

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