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Friederike mine, Bündheim, Bad Harzburg, Harz, Lower Saxony, Germanyi
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View of the Bad Harzburg iron mining area, ca. 1895.

Friederike mine, Bündheim, Bad Harzburg, Harz, Lower Saxony, Germany
View of the Bad Harzburg iron mining area, ca. 1895.

Friederike mine, Bündheim, Bad Harzburg, Harz, Lower Saxony, Germany
View of the Bad Harzburg iron mining area, ca. 1895.

Friederike mine, Bündheim, Bad Harzburg, Harz, Lower Saxony, Germany
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
51° 53' 0'' North , 10° 32' 35'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
Bad Harzburg22,954 (2015)1.3km
Abbenrode979 (2015)7.6km
Vienenburg11,417 (2015)7.8km
Goslar43,560 (2015)8.2km
Stapelburg1,386 (2015)8.4km

Mine that worked on oolitic iron ores.
Active from soon after the 1850s until 1963. The dumps were landscaped thereafter.

Not to be confused with the Friederike mine near Langelsheim.

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Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)

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H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

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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201.3 - 251.902 Ma

ID: 2605977

Age: Triassic (201.3 - 251.902 Ma)

Comments: Upper Austroalpine (locally Lower Austroalpine in the Stubai Alps)

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

201.3 - 251.902 Ma

ID: 3152258
Triassic sandstone

Age: Triassic (201.3 - 251.902 Ma)

Lithology: Major:{sandstone}, Minor{siltstone,mudstone,limestone}

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]

Carboniferous - Silurian
298.9 - 443.8 Ma

ID: 3191443
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Paleozoic (298.9 - 443.8 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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Hans Schmidt (1979): Die Betriebsgeschichten der Gruben „Friederike“, „Hansa“ und „Hermann“, sowie der „Mathildenhütte“. Ein Beitrag zur Geschichte der Eisenerzgewinnung und Eisenerzeugung im ehemaligen Amte Harzburg. Bad Harzburg, xx pp.
Ernst-Rüdiger Look (1984): Geologie und Bergbau im Braunschweiger Land. Nördl. Harzvorland, Asse, Elm-Lappwald, Peine-Salzgitter, Allertal. In: Geologisches Jahrbuch, Reihe A, Band 78, Schweizerbart, Stuttgart. [p. 426]

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