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Quarry 1, Rockeskyll volcanic complex, Rockeskyll, Gerolstein, Vulkaneifel, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germanyi
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Quarry 1, Rockeskyll volcanic complex, Rockeskyll, Eifel Volcanic Fields, Germany

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Name(s) in local language(s):Steinbruch 1, Rockeskyller Vulkankomplex, Rockeskyll, Gerolstein, Eifel, Rheinland-Pfalz, Deutschland
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 50° 15' 16'' North , 6° 40' 41'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 50.25459,6.67829
GeoHash:G#: u0utzuwfp
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Dohm-Lammersdorf185 (2011)1.6km
Rockeskyll288 (2011)1.6km
Pelm1,047 (2017)2.7km
Gerolstein7,664 (2015)3.8km
Hohenfels-Essingen381 (2011)3.9km


Abandoned quarry in the scoria cone of an ancient volcano. Pyroclastics and lava dykes consisting of olivine-bearing Nephelinite-Leucitite.
The quarry is located on the western slope of Rockeskyller Kopf mountain.

Regions containing this locality

Eifel Volcanic Fields, GermanyGroup of Volcanic Fields
Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
Eifel Mountains, Germany/BelgiumMountain Range
West Eifel Volcanic Field, GermanyVolcanic Field

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


8 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Augite
Formula: (CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
'Biotite'
Fluorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3F
Leucite
Formula: K(AlSi2O6)
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
'Melilite Group'
Formula: Ca2M(XSiO7)
Nepheline
Formula: Na3K(Al4Si4O16)
Perovskite
Formula: CaTiO3
Sanidine
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Sodalite
Formula: Na8(Al6Si6O24)Cl2

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Perovskite4.CC.30CaTiO3
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Fluorapatite8.BN.05Ca5(PO4)3F
Group 9 - Silicates
Augite9.DA.15(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Leucite9.GB.05K(AlSi2O6)
Nepheline9.FA.05Na3K(Al4Si4O16)
Sanidine9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Sodalite9.FB.10Na8(Al6Si6O24)Cl2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Biotite'-
'Melilite Group'-Ca2M(XSiO7)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Perovskite4.3.3.1CaTiO3
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Fluorapatite41.8.1.1Ca5(PO4)3F
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Augite65.1.3a.3(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Sanidine76.1.1.2K(AlSi3O8)
Al-Si Framework Feldspathoids and related species
Leucite76.2.2.1K(AlSi2O6)
Nepheline76.2.1.2Na3K(Al4Si4O16)
Sodalite76.2.3.1Na8(Al6Si6O24)Cl2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Biotite'-
'Melilite Group'-Ca2M(XSiO7)

List of minerals for each chemical element

OOxygen
O Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
O SanidineK(AlSi3O8)
O LeuciteK(AlSi2O6)
O NephelineNa3K(Al4Si4O16)
O SodaliteNa8(Al6Si6O24)Cl2
O Melilite GroupCa2M(XSiO7)
O FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O PerovskiteCaTiO3
FFluorine
F FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
NaSodium
Na NephelineNa3K(Al4Si4O16)
Na SodaliteNa8(Al6Si6O24)Cl2
MgMagnesium
Mg Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
AlAluminium
Al SanidineK(AlSi3O8)
Al LeuciteK(AlSi2O6)
Al NephelineNa3K(Al4Si4O16)
Al SodaliteNa8(Al6Si6O24)Cl2
SiSilicon
Si Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Si SanidineK(AlSi3O8)
Si LeuciteK(AlSi2O6)
Si NephelineNa3K(Al4Si4O16)
Si SodaliteNa8(Al6Si6O24)Cl2
Si Melilite GroupCa2M(XSiO7)
PPhosphorus
P FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
ClChlorine
Cl SodaliteNa8(Al6Si6O24)Cl2
KPotassium
K SanidineK(AlSi3O8)
K LeuciteK(AlSi2O6)
K NephelineNa3K(Al4Si4O16)
CaCalcium
Ca Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Ca Melilite GroupCa2M(XSiO7)
Ca FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
Ca PerovskiteCaTiO3
TiTitanium
Ti PerovskiteCaTiO3
FeIron
Fe Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4

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: 2620478

Age: Pleistocene (0.0117 - 2.588 Ma)

Description: volcanic

Lithology: Alkali basaltic and feldspathic basaltic tuff and glass

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

Late Devonian - Middle Devonian
358.9 - 393.3 Ma



ID: 3133847
Middle Devonian sandstone

Age: Devonian (358.9 - 393.3 Ma)

Lithology: Major:{sandstone}, Minor{conglomerate,claystone,dolomite/dolostone}

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)
Hentschel, G. (1987) Die Mineralien der Eifelvulkane. Weise Verlag München.
Edgar, A.D. (1992) Barium-rich phlogopite and biotite from some quaternary alkali mafic lavas, West Eifel, Germany. European Journal of Mineralogy, 4, 321-330.
Meyer, W. (1994) Geologie der Eifel. Schweizerbart (Stuttgart).


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