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Gaulsberg Quarry, Ortenberg, Vogelsberg, Hesse, Germany

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 50° 21' 43'' North , 9° 3' 17'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 50.3619444444, 9.05472222222
Name(s) in local language(s):Steinbruch am Gaulsberg, Ortenberg, Vogelsberg, Hessen, Deutschland


Basalt quarry with minerals in cavities and in altered xenoliths (rare). Good finds were made in the 1990s. The quarry has been closed 1. 1. 2010. It is completely fenced-in (situation 2015) (Stefan Koch information).

Mineral List


28 valid minerals.

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References

- Hentschel, G. (1979): Hydrothermale Minerale im Basalt von Ortenberg (Vogelsberg). Geol. Jb. Hessen, 107, 193-196
- Hentschel, G. (1986): Paulingit und andere seltene Zeolithe in einem gefritteten Sandsteineinschluß im Basalt von Ortenberg (Vogelsberg). Geol. Jb. Hessen, 114, 249-256
- Schuster, M. (1995): Die Mineralien vom Gaulsberg bei Ortenberg. Aufschluss, 46, 51-68
- Kolitsch, U. (1997): Tacharanit vom Gaulsberg bei Ortenberg (Vogelsberg, Hessen). Mineralien-Welt 8 (2), 25-26
- Passaglia, E., Gualtieri, A., Marchi, E. (2001): The crystal chemistry of Paulingite, European Journal of Mineralogy. Vol. 13, 113-119


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