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Auf dem Tommel, Rockeskyll volcanic complex, Rockeskyll, Gerolstein, Vulkaneifel, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germanyi
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Auf dem Tommel, Rockeskyll volcanic complex, Rockeskyll, Eifel Volcanic Fields, Germany

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Name(s) in local language(s):Auf dem Tommel, Rockeskyller Vulkankomplex, Rockeskyll, Gerolstein, Eifel, Rheinland-Pfalz, Deutschland
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 50° 15' 12'' North , 6° 40' 51'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 50.25361,6.68111
GeoHash:G#: u0uvbh3h9
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Nearest Settlements:
Rockeskyll288 (2011)1.4km
Dohm-Lammersdorf185 (2011)1.8km
Pelm1,047 (2017)2.5km
Hohenfels-Essingen381 (2011)3.7km
Gerolstein7,664 (2015)3.8km

Eroded tuffs of carbonatite and phonolite volcanism with several eruptive centres. Megacrysts (sanidine, augite) and xenoliths (Devonian basement, mica schist, crystalline schist, gneiss, sanidinite, subvolcanite, carbonatite-like rocks) on the fields.
Located west of Rockeskyll, on the south-east slope of Rockeskyller Kopf.

Regions containing this locality

Eifel Volcanic Fields, GermanyGroup of Volcanic Fields
Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
Eifel Mountains, Germany/BelgiumMountain Range
West Eifel Volcanic Field, GermanyVolcanic Field
No minerals currently recorded for this locality.

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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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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]

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]

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Haardt, W. (1914) Die vulkanischen Auswürflinge und Basalte am Killer Kopf bei Rockeskyll in der Eifel, Jahrbuch der Preußischen Geologischen Landesanstalt, Berlin, 35, 177-252.
Hopmann, P.M. (1914) Spuren eines Phonolithdurchbruches bei Rockeskyll in der Eifel. Zentralblatt Mineralogie, 35, 565-569.
Brauns, R. (1922) Die Mineralien der Niederrheinischen Vulkangebiete. Schweizerbart, Stuttgart.
Kalb, G. (1939) Analcim in Drusen des Nosean-Sanidinit von Rockeskyll in der Vordereifel. Decheniana, Bonn, 98A(2), 177.
El-Kaluoby, B. (1981) Mineralbestand und Gefüge vulkanischer Glimmerschiefer-Auswürflinge des Kyller Kopfes, Westeifel. Dissertation, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelm-Universität, Bonn.
Hentschel, G. (1987) Die Mineralien der Eifelvulkane. Weise Verlag München.
Meyer, W. (1994) Geologie der Eifel. Schweizerbart, Stuttgart.

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