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Winterslag Mine, Genk, Limburg, Flanders, Belgiumi
Regional Level Types
Winterslag MineMine
Genk- not defined -
LimburgProvince
FlandersRegion
BelgiumCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 50° 59' 12'' North , 5° 28' 40'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 50.98667,5.47778
GeoHash:G#: u15fh9ufc
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Genk63,666 (2018)2.9km
Zonhoven19,922 (2011)7.7km
As7,250 (2012)7.8km
Houthalen30,050 (2011)9.0km
Zutendaal6,962 (2011)9.1km


A coal mine started in 1917 and finally closed in 1988. The dumps and former quarry are completely recultivated.

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.


Mineral List


18 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Ankerite ?
Formula: Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Richard De Nul collection
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
'Bravoite'
Formula: (Fe,Ni)S2
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Richard De Nul collection
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Dickite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Galena
Formula: PbS
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Richard De Nul
Millerite
Formula: NiS
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Sideronatrite
Formula: Na2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · 3H2O
Reference: Handbook of Mineralogy - Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols
Siegenite
Formula: CoNi2S4
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Millerite2.CC.20NiS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Siegenite2.DA.05CoNi2S4
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Ankerite ?5.AB.10Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Aragonite5.AB.15CaCO3
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Sideronatrite7.DF.20Na2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · 3H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Dickite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Bravoite'-(Fe,Ni)S2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Millerite2.8.16.1NiS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:4
Siegenite2.10.1.6CoNi2S4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
AB(XO3)2
Ankerite ?14.2.1.2Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)3(XO4)2Zq·xH2O
Sideronatrite31.8.3.1Na2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · 3H2O
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
Dickite71.1.1.1Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Aragonite-CaCO3
'Bravoite'-(Fe,Ni)S2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H SideronatriteNa2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · 3H2O
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
CCarbon
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C SideriteFeCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C CalciteCaCO3
C AragoniteCaCO3
C AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O SideriteFeCO3
O SideronatriteNa2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · 3H2O
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O BaryteBaSO4
O CalciteCaCO3
O AragoniteCaCO3
O AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
NaSodium
Na SideronatriteNa2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · 3H2O
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
AlAluminium
Al DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
SSulfur
S MilleriteNiS
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S SideronatriteNa2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · 3H2O
S SiegeniteCoNi2S4
S GalenaPbS
S BaryteBaSO4
S Bravoite(Fe,Ni)S2
S PyriteFeS2
S MarcasiteFeS2
CaCalcium
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca AragoniteCaCO3
Ca AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
FeIron
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe SideronatriteNa2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · 3H2O
Fe Bravoite(Fe,Ni)S2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
CoCobalt
Co SiegeniteCoNi2S4
NiNickel
Ni MilleriteNiS
Ni SiegeniteCoNi2S4
Ni Bravoite(Fe,Ni)S2
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS

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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Cenozoic
0 - 66 Ma



ID: 3185279
Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Cenozoic (0 - 66 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]

Miocene
5.333 - 23.03 Ma



ID: 3137693
Miocene sand

Age: Miocene (5.333 - 23.03 Ma)

Lithology: Major:{sand}, Minor{clay,gravel}

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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License


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